southern humboldt rides

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

  1. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    I am sorry for your bad times,but like you say. It is worth what ever it costs to put it behind you.
    I was married once but got out clean luckily,bachelorhood suits me fine for now.
  2. madeouttaglass

    madeouttaglass Henny Youngman had it right

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    The bad times that lasted for over two years were off the charts and culminated last week. My mind was everywhere while my brother Panzer succumbed to his melanoma just hours before this brutal two + year divorce ended. I will miss his screwy humor and my best riding buddy. His second to last post here showed his wit well. I cannot believe what a different world that I have finally woke up to today. All good from here on forward.
  3. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly Supporter

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    I'm really sorry about Pete. I really liked him a lot. I'm glad you guys had some great times in Arizona together before this happened.

    He really declined quickly. He seemed healthy when we rode together and that was... 12 months (?) ago...
  4. madeouttaglass

    madeouttaglass Henny Youngman had it right

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    Pete had been diagnosed with stage four over three years ago. Plenty of ups and downs with different treatments. Mostly ups.
    Last October when I went there he was very sleepy much of the time. This past April ( four months ago), he trailered his new 1290 KTM down to Arizona and we rode quite a bit in the three weeks he visited with La Donna and I. He was in fine shape during every ride and walk we took. That is, until our personal “Road Of Bones” ride where a search and rescue plane was sent out. At the half way point his meds caught up with him and he lostbthe energy to ride that monster bike out. We ended up walking most of the way out of the desert. ( A sheriff’s atv drove us out our last few miles.) I will forever be grateful that the last ride we took was so epic.
    He drove back home and had another good three months. Last month, not so much.
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  5. waylongway

    waylongway madmax Supporter

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    On wife #4 -16 years in....:knary

    All the other 3 cost me was all my shit and starting over again. Oh plus those 14 years of child support and living in a 13 ft. camp trailer in my folk's back yard for a time w/ $200 left of my paycheck when they got done w/me....:viking

    If I could have seen all the good things that would come my way back then it would have made things a bit easier...:baldy

    Got to go there to get here..?
    Maybe ,maybe not...:hmmmmm
    good things ahead...!

    Gods speed to your brother and the rides you carry w/him now, as I lost my mother 2 weeks ago.....:2cry

    This ones a keeper.....:arch

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    and from the storm this weekend...:eekers
    not mine..
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  6. madeouttaglass

    madeouttaglass Henny Youngman had it right

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    Thanks Waylongway,
    Many similarities, right down to having the right forever girl now. Glad to say I finally have a real partner in my life. I never imagined what a difference there would be from a parasite to a self made partner who isn’t looking for anything but kindness. I am so grateful that Pete got to know La Donna when he came to visit us this April. Actually, the final things he said to me as he diminished was the name of my ex and saying “ F’n bitch, F.’n bitch,... I then reminded him of my new wonderful partner and he said “ She’s a peach.” What a gift to me to remember just that.
    I miss him a lot but am now loving every minute of this new life.
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  7. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly Supporter

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    The man was a goddamn poet!
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  8. waylongway

    waylongway madmax Supporter

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    [​IMG].....:thumb
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  9. Scotty707

    Scotty707 Been here awhile

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  10. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly Supporter

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    Well done!
  11. TwilightZone

    TwilightZone Long timer Supporter

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    Rips Millar capt. mediocre

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  13. Kenny M.

    Kenny M. Been here awhile Supporter

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    Great report. My favorite area of Ca.
  14. BigDogRaven

    BigDogRaven Been here awhile

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    excellent blog Scotty
  15. WRC51

    WRC51 Long timer

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    Enjoyed your ride/blog Scotty, that is an area I would like to visit also,Thanks.
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    Are you coming up with Vicki this weekend?
  17. WRC51

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    Cant make it this trip Randy, but I would love to get out of this heat. I did make it up for the Ferndale trial (on the bike no less) had a good time riding with my brother-in-law and his boys.
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  18. TwilightZone

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    Did a ride down to Ft. Bragg, with fish/n/chips lunch at the Warf (restaurant on the Albion River).
    Took Hwy 1 down... and Branscomb Road back... then Ave of Giants.

    Seems like most of the tourists are gone.
    Restaurant was pretty empty at lunch, did see a few motor homes but not many.
    Number of bikers... 90% BMW +-, 10% Harley +-... maybe a few KTM's.
    Avenue of the Giants was pretty empty of tourists too.

    Big thing... coming back... it was f/n HOT !
    100 to 104 along 101, pretty much south of Myers Flat.
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  19. madeouttaglass

    madeouttaglass Henny Youngman had it right

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    I have been wanting to do that ride for weeks now. Too much unpaid work for me to do first. I will go out and fix that leaky front valve stem on the FJR right now.
  20. waylongway

    waylongway madmax Supporter

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    Pretty Quite over here.....:jjen

    TwilightZone

    Been digging around in the back and I know we talked about this before, but could you remember more about this route that goes from gray back to I5 and is this coming from Blair lake...?

    https://advrider.com/f/threads/southern-humboldt-rides.1126607/page-11#post-30881043

    Thanks,