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Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by KillerD, Jan 10, 2014.
hum....you might ping KillerD about riding off road up Woods Creek...
Convert shop tube to LED.
Nix's pesky ballasts too.
Best version I found yet !
fire up you tube and watch
Into the Dust
I can’t think of any c2c rides that I’ve been on that you couldn’t ride on that bike. Of course, mud changes everything, so there’s that. Good on ya for not letting the calendar dictate your riding season!
Off-road vs off-pavement... there’s a difference. Don’t know of any off-road routes to the coast, tho I’m sure there are some. And then there are closed roads - those are pretty obvious!
Sounds like you’re enjoying your ride - that’s the important part!
Here’s my new ride...
The turning radius sucks, there’s no front brake for nose wheelies, and there’s no cup holder for my beer - otherwise, it’s pretty handy!
Thanks for the video links Digger - IDK how Righty is doing this twice
In a row. I’m one week in and five to go and I’m already goin nuts with boredom.
Somebody needs some whittling knife's !
I have really been enjoying an old TV series I watched in the late 70's.
Free on You Tube.
About a veterinarian in UK before WWII.
A time if I had a choise would have liked to live.
"All Creatures Great and Small"
Here's hope you surgery was successful.
Bet Zoob could be talked into a cage ride next weekend to some pub for a beer and grub ! Hang tough..
Hmm... whittling - good idea! I can whittle on all the sticks my dog brings me from outdoors to get me to play with her!
The surgeon that did the job was happy - I'll be more mobile in a couple weeks. I'll hobble on down for a beer or two - I'm sure my wife will be glad to get me out of the house!
Whittle a custom set. Not the best model...but you get the idea...
Not exciting -
Long story... combination of a chronic overuse injury, new (to us) dog, too much speed-walking with said dog and a tendency towards ignoring the obvious.
Short answer - getting old and brittle.
Technical answer - ruptured perineal tendons.
The takeaway - take care of your feet and don’t ignore chronic ankle injuries!
The good news - it’s fixable. Just add $$$ and modern western medical technology. And time.
See you out on the trails next spring!
In the middle of that, put Burnt Woods Ridge Rd to Wolf Ck, then back east on the Harlan rd for a mile to Sunny ridge and out to Ona Beach.
The other route with the most dirt road starts at Ferguson Rd west of J-city and ends on Fairview Mt road.
Start with full gas tank, always. Cool head. Good walking boots. Water. Energy bars. Compass. Hard copy maps. Never ride over your head back there.
You might not see anyone for days / weeks.
Learn to recognize land marks, like Mary's Peak, Old Blue, Grass Mountain, Prairie Peak, Green Peak, Table Mountain.
Mountain land marks go out the window in the fog / rain / night.
Know that you will be traveling between Hwy 20 and Hwy 34, so you can only get so lost.
The roads were built to haul logs out of the woods, not for pleasure rides, so they might not always go where you want them to.
Stay on the main roads until you can recognize where you are.
There have been people like myself who have 40 and more years use of that woods.
Some have been hunting that same land for many years, and are not over joyed that you are there.
The road signs may / may not be correct...
"Dirt trails seem to be OK but I'll need a guide for those."
Dirt trails back there are game trails, not for a 500lb+ lump.
I use a Android phone, or tablet. I had the app named " Locust Pro" maps in both devises. You buy the program for $10.
You can download 3 free states. And $5 worth of points will get you everything West of the Mississippi. The maps are good for 1 year. Then you buy points and load then up again, for another $5
I am very pleased with the function of Locusts Pro maps.
I'm recovering from surgery, stop bye, and check out my maps. And I'll give you the route your looking for :)
The off road adventure Digger is referring to was a delightful high side I had on just such a ride a few years back. There are paved single lane logging roads on the route through woods creek to the coast that are beyond treacherous this time of year. Moss = green ice, so be extra careful when you get to paved sections, you can go down in a heart beat even if youre riding carefully. I ended up cracking two ribs and breaking just about every lever on my bike, and I was riding at an incredibly slow, careful speed to avoid just such an outcome.
I use a garmin montana, backed up by Gaia GPS app for iphone, further backed up by paper maps and a compass. A good piece of advice is to set your gps to record long/lat every mile or so. THat way when you stop you can jot down a quick reference in case your electronic devices fail. I wouldnt ride out there alone without a GPS and a map.