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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-09-2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 2,225
Views: 121,842
Posted By dakariste
Lol. I did get a free dinner at Dead Fish out of...

Lol. I did get a free dinner at Dead Fish out of the fiasco.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-08-2013, 07:41 PM
Replies: 2,225
Views: 121,842
Posted By dakariste
I'm in. Oops I'm a week early. Lol. They do...

I'm in. Oops I'm a week early. Lol.
They do serve beer from 1-9 or ten pm today and Wednesday. This month. I'm off to the dead fish in Crockett. I'll be back next week. :freaky
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-12-2011, 11:56 PM
Replies: 536
Views: 35,561
Posted By dakariste
I'm up for some weekend recon. I've been up on...

I'm up for some weekend recon. I've been up on and around Snow Mountain all winter.

A ride at the beginning of May most likely will not exceed 5,000 feet due to snow levels. That makes the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-09-2011, 10:58 AM
Replies: 536
Views: 35,561
Posted By dakariste
Question I've always wanted to rent the lookout if I had a...

I've always wanted to rent the lookout if I had a big group that needed a home port for a weekend gathering! Anybody ever check this place out?
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-17-2010, 09:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,455
Posted By dakariste
It always seems to take me 5 hours from Fortuna...

It always seems to take me 5 hours from Fortuna to Red Bluff on 36. It's a days ride from Eureka to Lake Almanor if you go 101 to 36. But you can easily make it from Fortuna to Lake Tahoe during...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-03-2010, 07:39 PM
Replies: 2,309
Views: 145,874
Posted By dakariste
I've been out Ponderosa way many times. There are...

I've been out Ponderosa way many times. There are trails that lead to Butte Meadows that I'm told are not big bike friendly but take less than a hour!

As far as heading to Red Bluff, the area can...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-14-2010, 09:09 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,384
Posted By dakariste
I just rode a loop down to Usal Road from Eureka...

I just rode a loop down to Usal Road from Eureka and back to Shelter Cove. Some parts of that road are a big pain in the keester. Just flat out 10 inches of pure silt hiding some nice hard ruts. I...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-20-2010, 05:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,951
Posted By dakariste
6-20-2010 ...

6-20-2010

http://img638.imageshack.us/img638/7302/titlowrd6202010.jpg (http://img638.imageshack.us/i/titlowrd6202010.jpg/)

That's about 40 miles from Willow Creek heading south. Easy downed...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-16-2010, 07:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 666
Posted By dakariste
As you go north from Redwood State Park (and do...

As you go north from Redwood State Park (and do take some of the side roads off the main Avenue of the Giants). Be sure to stop at both a few of the tourist traps (like a gondola through the tree...
Forum: Ride reports 06-16-2010, 05:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,448
Posted By dakariste
This is the best ride report ever. I will save a...

This is the best ride report ever. I will save a link to it as I will never have to post a ride report again. I've done this lap hundreds of times and this captures it in every way!

Trails, trees,...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-15-2010, 07:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,951
Posted By dakariste
That's enough to get me up there this weekend,...

That's enough to get me up there this weekend, thanks.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-10-2010, 07:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,951
Posted By dakariste
First thanks Ron. That bridge out sign of...

First thanks Ron. That bridge out sign of Paskenta Road threw me off...I must have been in a car when I saw it and I've been stupidly avoiding it on my bike. I've had some fun heading out Red Bank...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-09-2010, 09:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,951
Posted By dakariste
Thanks Zak. I wondered if I could cross that! ...

Thanks Zak. I wondered if I could cross that!

Have you made all the crossings on Vestal Road up to Thirty six? I've never tried the last one....meaning the first one off 36 when you are heading...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-08-2010, 10:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,951
Posted By dakariste
Alderpoint Road (from Garberville all the way to...

Alderpoint Road (from Garberville all the way to 36) has patches of gravel, not more than 100 yards, and plenty of potholes as of two weeks ago.

If you are up for this sort of goaty pavement,...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-06-2010, 11:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,951
Posted By dakariste
Hwy 36 is paved. There are paved routes to...

Hwy 36 is paved. There are paved routes to Covelo. 162 does not go from Covelo to Hwy 36.

162 is paved from 101 to Covelo. From Covelo, over the Pacific Coast Range, FH7 is not paved. (Forest...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-27-2010, 09:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 806
Posted By dakariste
http://www.magaliaweather.com/ Includes some...

http://www.magaliaweather.com/

Includes some camera/video links to Lassen Park and Butte Meadows.

When the snow melt allows a good dirt ride is Paradise or Butte Meadows to Lake Almanor. You...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-26-2010, 06:11 PM
Replies: 1,159
Views: 225,334
Posted By dakariste
Top boxes is purdy.:vardy :muutt :muutt ...

Top boxes is purdy.:vardy :muutt :muutt

http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/6316/photo1d.jpg (http://img440.imageshack.us/i/photo1d.jpg/)

http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/4998/990p.jpg...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-24-2010, 08:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,059
Posted By dakariste
I remember the one in Chico Rob. I last heard it...

I remember the one in Chico Rob. I last heard it was degrading by the rains. That was about '90.

We used to go out to the one in the Sutter Buttes in the seventies. The boys would bring a couple...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-24-2010, 06:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 504
Posted By dakariste
+1 And they have Premium Gas! They can even cook...

+1 And they have Premium Gas! They can even cook you hot food.

http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/6205/wildwoodgas.jpg (http://img138.imageshack.us/i/wildwoodgas.jpg/)
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-24-2010, 06:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,385
Posted By dakariste
Nice Stuff. There's another storm blowing in this...

Nice Stuff. There's another storm blowing in this week. I rode north from Shelter Cove yesterday (Sunday). The dirt portions were mostly dry. I didn't venture south to Usal or even Chemise Mountain...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-24-2010, 06:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,059
Posted By dakariste
Excellent Stuff. It's easy to see why this...

Excellent Stuff. It's easy to see why this paranoia was parodied in the Planet of the Apes series and well as Dr. Strangeglove, and various James Bond flicks.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-24-2010, 06:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,059
Posted By dakariste
Oh I see. They are Titan Missile Silos just like...

Oh I see. They are Titan Missile Silos just like in the tour video in the link.

And Titan missiles indeed held Inter Continental Nuclear Missles (BOMBS!)

"In September 1980, at another Titan II...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-20-2010, 10:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,059
Posted By dakariste
http://www.titanmissilemuseum.org/ ...

http://www.titanmissilemuseum.org/

http://www.titanmissilemuseum.org/media/video_2009_11.htm

http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/3638/titanj.jpg (http://img9.imageshack.us/i/titanj.jpg/)
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-20-2010, 09:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,059
Posted By dakariste
http://img91.imageshack.us/img91/8573/beneathapes7...

http://img91.imageshack.us/img91/8573/beneathapes7.jpg (http://img91.imageshack.us/i/beneathapes7.jpg/)

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Actually it's the home of the alpha...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-16-2010, 10:09 PM
Replies: 7,299
Views: 2,467,803
Posted By dakariste
http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/4411/bartlettbr...

http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/4411/bartlettbridge.jpg (http://img200.imageshack.us/i/bartlettbridge.jpg/)
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-16-2010, 10:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,196
Posted By dakariste
Good report on both accounts. I know the county...

Good report on both accounts. I know the county bulldozers race to open FH7 each spring. must be a fun day at work heading to the top. Looks like it won't open this year until JUNE!!!! I'm thinking...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-16-2010, 09:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,385
Posted By dakariste
Hey Stormdog. That's right I was told they had...

Hey Stormdog. That's right I was told they had gas in Hyampoml, but it was closed late Sunday afternoon when I was there last. I came back in my car this weekend because it needed to be driven a bit....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-16-2010, 09:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,196
Posted By dakariste
As I entered the dirt road, well as I passed the...

As I entered the dirt road, well as I passed the tulip winery in Nice, there was a signpost with an official metal state printed sign that said Twin Valley Road was closed due to a slide. I wasn't...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-16-2010, 01:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 602
Posted By dakariste
http://www.oregonmotorcyclist.com/ ...

http://www.oregonmotorcyclist.com/

http://www.pashnit.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1671
:deal
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-15-2010, 10:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,196
Posted By dakariste
I crossed over Barlett Springs road west to east...

I crossed over Barlett Springs road west to east today. I think Nice to Stonyford will stay open and possibly Upper Lake via Penny Pines to Fouts Springs may open up shortly. I met a guy on the road...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-14-2010, 10:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,223
Posted By dakariste
Plug this route into googlemaps. The portion from...

Plug this route into googlemaps. The portion from Shelter Cove, beginning with Chemise Mountain road is gravel. You have to force google to take you down Chemise Mtn road towards Usal-not through...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-14-2010, 10:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,385
Posted By dakariste
That's Usal Road! Here I am a few years...

That's Usal Road!

Here I am a few years back....ride out onto beach to end of skill level...camp where the bike is buried...
http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/9160/trips012.jpg...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-13-2010, 01:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,196
Posted By dakariste
I think tmex is right and you can make it to Nice...

I think tmex is right and you can make it to Nice via Bartlett Springs road which will bring you out on 20.

If you want to hit 36 you can leave Red Bluff on a road that is not 36 and intersect you...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-13-2010, 12:37 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,385
Posted By dakariste
Somebody in Eureka pointed out a dirt road that...

Somebody in Eureka pointed out a dirt road that connects 36 to 299. I had never noticed it before. It is said to be the longest ridge road in California forests. It is 'US Frst Service Rd 1' as...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-11-2010, 01:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,196
Posted By dakariste
Free topo and forest road maps are online: ...

Free topo and forest road maps are online:
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-11-2010, 12:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,385
Posted By dakariste
It's been raining cats and coyotes here Tmex....

It's been raining cats and coyotes here Tmex. I've been stationed in Eureka for a few months. I volunteered so I could commute back to Chico on weekends.

I've been going from Eureka to Chico,...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-29-2010, 09:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,346
Posted By dakariste
I've spent 3 nites near Windsor lately: from $50...

I've spent 3 nites near Windsor lately: from $50 to $63 a night by bidding at Priceline. Each time I bid on a 3 1/2 star hotel and got the Hilton. It's pretty close to the dealership.
:deal
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-29-2010, 09:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 629
Posted By dakariste
80 to 20 to 101, then decide on 101 or 1 to...

80 to 20 to 101, then decide on 101 or 1 to Livermore. Ok there's some choice about getting around San Francisco, depending on day of week and time of day. Cross over from Petaluma to 680 and south...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-28-2010, 08:10 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,702
Posted By dakariste
I'd like to order a golf bag fabrication...

I'd like to order a golf bag fabrication please:clap
Forum: Orange Crush 04-23-2010, 07:32 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,702
Posted By dakariste
It's not like you're pulling something crazy, i...

It's not like you're pulling something crazy, i mean useful....like a boat:rofl

http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/7246/boatpull.jpg (http://img269.imageshack.us/i/boatpull.jpg/)

Uploaded with...
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