ATTN Coos Bay, Roseburg, Coquille, Bandon riders....

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by DaFoole, Dec 24, 2013.

  1. peterman

    peterman cop magnet

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    it's a tough place to live bro,,always has been,,boom and heyday with the big trees was winding down long ago.
    Coos Bay was at one time the largest exporter of logs in the world!
    Bye bye jobs!
    You cut the big trees and make the big money, then,,wait for ?????,,how long did it take for them big trees to grow?? who cares!,, we got ours!

    I have : cleared brush by hand and machine,
    ,planted trees,
    cut down trees,
    set chokers on trees,
    built fire trails around treeless logged scabs on the hillside,
    then,

    most of my machinist/welding exist-trance is based in wood products industry,,after 16 years here,, I am nearly as slow as I was when I started out,,it ain't you,,it's the sucky fucks you want to blame,,any frikken bunch of them.
    what you don't see,, because you don't have the history,, is the changes in the creeks and rivers since the trees lived there. It was HUGELY different in 1960's even,,de-nuded, raped, and abandoned since then,,Whorehauser,,International Raper, and the rest, made it .
    When I was 10,,there were cedar trees in the coast range so big that they were almost scary,,,to a 10 yr old!
    this is one of the hunfreds of stupid responses I have frikken deleted,,more killed than posted,, fuck it, post it,,only one beer left anyway!
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  2. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer

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    We have two areas very near us that still have what appears to be old growth stands, that are currently officially unprotected. It would also appear that somebody that makes decisions in the FS knows this, because there has been lots of logging smack up next to the big area on second growth stuff. When I checked online, I was relieved to see these sections were not part of any current lumber sale.

    They are small sections, probly too small to justify "wilderness" classification, but it would be nice to know they could never be cut by an agency that needs $. I'm certainly not at all against logging done right, but I sure hope these small stands of OG are here forever. Damn beautiful trees. The biggest one is accessible to view from one of our many one-lane sweet forest pavers.
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  3. BlueSmokeWrench

    BlueSmokeWrench Been here awhile

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    I have LOTS of relatives within 20 miles of you. All of them are retired. I would live in the area in a nanosecond... If I could make a living.

    Seems like down there, (been going several times a year for about 20 years) the only folks who seem to get by well are working for the government in some capacity.

    Schools, forestry with the US govt. county and city. And my brother found enough money with a waste mgmt. company to make do.

    I feel for you on the job front.

    Next time I'm in town (Myrtle Point) a night of debauchery is on me. I'll PM you before my next trip.
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  4. Parepin

    Parepin The Filthy Nomad

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    Sounds like I picked up a gig working at an auto shop between Coos Bay and North Bend. 70 mile round trip commute, but it's something goddamnit. I don't start for another week, so I'm still going to keep my ear to the rail, but I don't expect to hear anything else coming.

    Nice weather we're having today, eh?
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  5. DaFoole

    DaFoole Erudite inchoate...

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    Date TBD....work schedule blows right now... Hopefully June/July-ish Might be as late as September. Wrangling some days off....



    (Just don't tell Peterman and Road Rash.......):evil



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  6. Parepin

    Parepin The Filthy Nomad

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    And they gave the position to someone else. Goddamnit.
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  7. Scott_PDX

    Scott_PDX Leisure Engineer

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    Hey Parepin, Oregon treating you any better?
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  8. Parepin

    Parepin The Filthy Nomad

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    Yeah. Finally got a gig that looks like it will work out, after nearly half a dozen false starts. All it took was carpet bombing the county in resumes and a handful of harassment suits / restraining orders. Workin at a mill, now. I'll probably still be on edge until I've got a few weeks under my belt, but it's a step in the right direction.

    Holy hell that was one intense dry spell.

    So... Uhh... What're YOU up to?
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  9. el guapo nada

    el guapo nada Been here awhile

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    This is excellent news!!
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  10. beemerron

    beemerron machine washable

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  11. tblume

    tblume gettin'it

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    Gonna have weekends off? Fools campout in April?
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  12. Parepin

    Parepin The Filthy Nomad

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    I would REALLY like to see this happen. I've actually been rationing my bike's last few hundred miles for this. Though I don't know how official, or how much notice I'll be able to provide. True to my nature, I may just end up crashing the rally like a teenager at the neighborhood party.
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  13. tblume

    tblume gettin'it

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    If you promise to keep posting on the root beer run thread, and involve some Fucking root beer from time to time; I got your fuel home.:deal
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  14. Scott_PDX

    Scott_PDX Leisure Engineer

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    Meh, that's pretty much how we all do it.

    Congrats on the employment...hope it sticks!

    New jobs are tough on time-off, if ya can swing it, it'll be a good time, first drink(s) on me! If not, I may just swing by and say hi on way back north.
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  15. Parepin

    Parepin The Filthy Nomad

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    Hah, awesome. While I appreciate the offer, it shouldn't be necessary. The gas money isn't the issue, it's moreso that my KLR seems to be in a constant state of "Uh oh, here we go. Aaaahhhhh I'M GONNA GRENADE!!! Lol, j/k"

    And believe it or not, the tales shall continue... eventually.


    It SHOULD stick. I actually feel good about this one, and seem to fit in very well. Plus, on fridays I get off at 10 AM, which makes for a good long weekend. And while I haven't checked the April Fools Dates, usually these things are on a Fri-Sat-Sun kind of deal.
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  16. tblume

    tblume gettin'it

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    Yep, the 11th 12th and 13th.
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