southern humboldt rides

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by brewmike, Feb 27, 2016.

  1. Scotty707

    Scotty707 Been here awhile

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    They're probably going to have even less since Measure U didn't pass last month. That would have funded many road repairs.
  2. Foot dragger

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    I thoroughly enjoyed my last pinch flat out by Petrolia,psi may have been a little low,I dont remember cringing and smacking any potholes extra hard,but a pinch flat nonetheless. And parked near me at the Petrolia store was the guy on a Goldwing who had just bounced out of one pothole into another and crashed pretty hard,but was ok and waved the ambulance off.
    I think not going at all fast may be the answer on that road.
    I would hate to subject my truck to those chuckholes,no way to miss em all on 4 wheels.
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    12 mile hike through the snow,that would give one time to reflect on many things. A friend lives way out a local county dirt road @ 4000',off and on all winter people show up at his door,they drive way out there,with street tires,nearly out of gas,no money on them. Just thought they would go for a drive and bury their car in the snow and mud/ice. Hes drug more then a few out.

    Honeydew wasnt making burgers last time we were there,its only certain days of the week for burgers I heard.
  3. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly Supporter

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    I bent my Strom rim on a pothole on Mattole, flattened the front tire. Had to bash the wheel back as best I could with a rock and air up every 20 miles or so. I wonder if the county is liable ? Back east you could file a claim if there was damage.
  4. TwilightZone

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    >"...less since Measure U didn't pass last month..."

    What killed 'U' is that they had er... 'Airport Funding' in it.
    If they ran it again without that... it would probably pass.

    >"I think not going at all fast may be the answer on that road."

    Yeah, they have 'lowered' the speed limit to 35 on most of that road.
    The 690 handles potholes pretty well though, if you are 'on' the throttle.
    I wouldn't want to nail a big one on a big bike, which is why the R1200GS stayed home.

    >"12 mile hike through the snow,that would give one time to reflect on many things."

    Yeah, I rescued 'Lin' (a Chinese national on a Cross-Country ride) there years ago.
    He dumped his bike 7 times on the Usal road, (which was muddy) and ended up in the exact 'center' of the road.
    He couldn't pick it up anymore. (BMW 1150GS).

    He walked about 12 miles out, and turned around about 1 mile short of the north end of the road.
    Then he walked back to the bike. Had no water. He was going to go down a gully to find
    water, (which might have ended up in disaster) and decided to use his SPOT 911.

    Shelter Cove FD went in to rescue him, took him to Shelter Cove...
    but didn't want to take him back to the bike next day.
    Gary and I went down in a 4WD pickup...(ended up in the dark at his bike)... and he rode his bike out.
    (ADV Rescue Story/Darth Peach)

    <"I wonder if the county is liable ?"

    Heh heh heh... Biggest MC wreck on that road (in recent memory) is the
    County left a pretty big hole along the road after a corner, didn't have signs up...
    5 guy on dualsports piled into it. Multiple ambulance trips.

    >"Honeydew wasnt making burgers last time we were there,its only certain days of the week for burgers I heard"

    Yeah... I should have photographed the 'opening' sign when I was there.
    I think it was open 6 days a week... closed Sunday.
    Sign was written on whiteboard in erasable pen tho... so it might change day by day !
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  5. Scotty707

    Scotty707 Been here awhile

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    I know people make claims all the time with Caltrans when gravel from road de-icing cracks their windshields. I suppose it wouldn't hurt to ask. The worst they could say is "no."

    The previous statement is in no way an official statement as a duly appointed County employee.
  6. Scotty707

    Scotty707 Been here awhile

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    I would have thought that Measure Z the previous year would have killed it. The taxpayers had just voted a half-cent tax increase for public safety (Thank you, by the way), they probably didn't want another half-cent for road repairs.
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    There are SO many huge holes above and below Petrolia its impossible to pick any out that are special. The road has always been rough and slowing down and riding around the holes is part of the deal.
    It might be better to turn it back into a gravel road if this is the best that can be done with it.

    I was at Honeydew once on the bicycle,the locals had a baseball game going. The characters that came out of the woods to play ball were all pretty much one of a kind.
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    FTW.

    Thursday
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  9. madeouttaglass

    madeouttaglass Hippie Ki Yay! Humboldt changed my life.

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    Still beats the forecast for the places I and MeefZah used to call home. What comes out of the clouds there meant work. Lots of it. That Mog of mine was bought for working. Here it is for playing.

    Edit- I have no idea why my writing suddenly has become underlined.
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    >"Edit- I have no idea why my writing suddenly has become underlined. "

    You clicked on underline above. Click again to turn it off.
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    madeouttaglass Hippie Ki Yay! Humboldt changed my life.

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    I thought it was my new ipad. Thank you.
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    I do prefer rain, to a point. Standing in it for 14 hours on a post kind of sucks, but I guess you really only can get so wet. I do like the lack of shoveling.

    Kenny, were you babysitting 6th and C last night?
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    Kenny M. Been here awhile Supporter

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    [QUOTE="MeefZah, post: 30983347
    Kenny, were you babysitting 6th and C last night?[/QUOTE]

    Not me. I stay away from that shit. I was babysitting in Elk River, waiting for Cal Fire.
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    Humboldt Co. has many beautiful spots that can be enjoyed without the crowds of "the big city". But.. the above forecast is one of the reasons we moved South to Santa Rosa. And from what I was told the 3 years we lived up there is was " the driest in many years". Oh well it is only 200 miles away not that far when we need to visit family up there.
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    madeouttaglass Hippie Ki Yay! Humboldt changed my life.

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    A 6.5 up near Ferndale this morning. Shook the house down here just a touch. Anything fall over up that way?
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    >"Anything fall over up that way?"

    Eureka... Nope. One of these days though... there is gonna be a big one.

    In 'recent' history there is usually a Richter 7 (+-) earthquake about 15-20 years.

    1906, San Andreas quake, big damage in SF. Damage extended into NW California.
    1935 (?) knocked down the lighthouse on Samoa spit
    1954 (?) knocked down the courthouse in Eureka, (dunno but it was big) I was a little fart.
    1965 (?) damaged high school building, they had to tear it down.
    1979 7.1 overpass collapsed at CR, portions of Humboldt bay sunk, revealed a fault underneath the Nuclear plant
    1992 a 'triple' 7... those were 'nasty'. 10' uplift at Lost Coast. Third one had er...'wicked' sounds with the earthquake... and earthquake lights.
    2004 (canna remember ??) we had a 6.5 close by in Eureka. (damaged chimneys)
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    Nothing fell over. I was actually working, was at Starbucks getting coffee. This one woman suddenly exclaimed "ohhhh, you guys feel that! ?" and everyone looked at her weird, because no one else had.
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    madeouttaglass Hippie Ki Yay! Humboldt changed my life.

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    Pics of the woman? :sweeti
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    LOL
  20. Scotty707

    Scotty707 Been here awhile

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    It's too quiet in here.