southern humboldt rides

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

  1. waylongway

    waylongway madmax Supporter

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    Anyone ever take the Stover rd. in Redwood after the Bair rd, all the all to the Bald hills rd...?
  2. Richard Dryden

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    I believe there are several locked gates through Green Diamond property.
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  3. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly Supporter

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    Stover dead ends.
  4. TwilightZone

    TwilightZone Long timer Supporter

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    Yup... it's actually the 'Stover Ranch Road'.
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  5. madeouttaglass

    madeouttaglass Henny Youngman had it right

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    A picture of the commemorative diorama of the Arizona death defying ride that I promised Meef:

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  6. Richard Dryden

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    Got some good group shots Resized_20190608_141207_9189.jpeg
  7. melville

    melville Long timer

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    The Stovers have held that land for more than a century.
  8. waylongway

    waylongway madmax Supporter

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    OK,....:jjen What about the (lost man trail) that goes down to the lost campground off bald hills ...? Is that just for bicycles.or what..?
  9. strictlyJDM

    strictlyJDM Been here awhile

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    Great group shot. Thanks for the good times today everyone.
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    (Sighs) Bicycles and foot traffic.
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  11. TwilightZone

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    Motley Semi-Crew Shot (Could be Dope Farmers) ???? GroupTunnel.jpg
  12. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly Supporter

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    That's awesome!!!!!!
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  13. MeefZah

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    6-8-19 Island Mountain RR Bridge & Tunnel ride

    Last year's ride / history on the tunnel / pics: https://advrider.com/f/threads/southern-humboldt-rides.1126607/page-84#post-35402020

    This year, Richard Dryden pulled together another fun ride to the NWP's crown jewel. Good turnout. Great to meet some new people!

    Thanks to Richard and Larry for leading, and to ranch owner Ted and his wife for their hospitality and trust.

    I also enjoyed catching up with Tom over a late lunch post-ride; and Ben and I had fun pissing off Hardley riders by passing them like hooligans on AoG (it was Redwood Run, aka Asshole Parade, aka why I'm glad to have weekdays off). It's got to hurt to be humiliated by a kid on a clapped out 250 enduro when you're riding a ape-hanger equipped $30,000 dick extension.

    Pics below, all are mine unless I credit them in the caption. Captions are above the respective photos.

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    Ben ran out of gas in my WRR just shy of Garberville. I rode into town, grabbed some plastic drink bottles from the trash at the gas station, and filled them up; enough to get him into town.

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    Alderpoint Rd

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    Group shots at the gate to Ted's ranch, just before dropping into the river canyon

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    (photo by Larry)

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    First glimpse of the bridge and tunnel as you round the final bend on the two-track ranch road that leads down into the canyon

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    Walking the bridge

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    View of the Eel R to the south...

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    ...and north

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    Iron deposits from an attempt to re-open a gold mine on this spot 20 years ago. No gold, only iron water / sludge that discharged into the river

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    Tunnel

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    Group in front of the tunnel (photo by Larry)

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    Tom and Ben move their massive balls out of the way to get on their machines and go through the 4,300 foot long, bat infested tunnel

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    And they made it! Ben...

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    and Tom, saluting in ADV fashion

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    Helmets off for some casual exploring of the old townsite. Richard...

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    Larry...

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    Jordan (StrictlyJDM) doing some investigative tinkering on his GS's ignition

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    Tom...

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    Ben...

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    Old apparatus in front of Rocky Knobby Rock Knob*

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    Me in abandoned house (photo by Larry)

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    Final group shot in front of bridge and tunnel before breaking off and heading for home (photo by Larry)

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  14. panzer

    panzer The Mountains Are Calling And I Must Go Supporter

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    Looks like all had a wonderful adventure! What the heck was Ben carrying in that huge backpack?
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  15. MeefZah

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    I have no idea. He was tucking in to try and minimize drag at freeway speeds on 101, but the backpack was still protruding up into the wind like a stubborn passenger.
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    Damn, that looks awesome! Sorry/not sorry to have missed it. I had a fun pillion date. She packed a picnic and bravely got on the back of Ernst and we rolled to FH1 and the rock outcrop at Cold Spring for the picnic. The view:


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    All the way to the ocean yesterday!


    On the way back down we saw two CHP coming up Titlow Hill, lights/no siren, followed by an ambulance and the Willow Creek FD chief's truck. I checked LoCo and found that someone had reported a car off the edge of the road. 'Possible Injuries.' Once CHP got down to it, the notes were 'Car been there for years. Buddy's alerted to a salvage recovery.'
  17. Bike Guy

    Bike Guy Been here awhile

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    Bike Guy Been here awhile

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    What a way cool ride ! Am bummed too. But great report and pics
  19. Richard Dryden

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    What a great group of guys! We did't get the green light til Wednesday. Everybody scrambled to make it happen. Special thanks to Mark and Larry for taking the time to document the trip.
  20. MeefZah

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    That's one of the more aggravating things about public safety in the era of advanced technology, hyper- laziness, and irrational fear of others.

    People see what their (stupid) mind processes as some great fucking crisis, but instead of taking 5 goddamn seconds to investigate on their own, they call the cops / fire / EMS to report it from their cell as they drive by without even pausing. "Oh, there's a crash and people must be on fire and shit, send fucking everybody!" "Oh, there's two guys stabbing each other on 5th Street!" "Oh, a woman walking down the street looks sad, you need to check on her welfare to make sure she's not suicidal!"

    Fuuuuuuckkkk.....you..... if it's such an emergency check it your own damn self and then call us...we don't even start thinking a complaint is legit unless we get like 10+ calls from different people on it.

    It is such a waste of resources, a risk to the safety of responders and the public, and just really fucking maddening. Meredith and I laugh because there is almost nothing we might see that would cause us to call 911... "oh look, there's a guy holding a baby out the car window at 80 mph while shooting a gun off into the air... meh, let's go to dinner".