southern humboldt rides

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

  1. TwilightZone

    TwilightZone Long timer Supporter

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    ^^^ Neat photos when the sun is low in the sky...
  2. Scotty707

    Scotty707 Been here awhile

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    Looks like Meef and I went to the same places yesterday!

    A.A. Hadley Bridge in Petrolia
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    Mattole Rd. north of Petrolia
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    A wild Meef appeared!
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    And an anonymous GS Cyndi (who is not a member)
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  3. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly Supporter

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    Salmon River Rd loop Thursday if anyone is interested
  4. waylongway

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    I went Sunday over the mountain again. I have some ideas for you more later....:augie
  5. TwilightZone

    TwilightZone Long timer Supporter

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    Lots of the images are 'blanks'. Countryside is drying out.
    Take the road going around the old lookout back down to the Forks of Salmon.
    Saves a lot of time.
  6. madeouttaglass

    madeouttaglass Hippie Ki Yay! Humboldt changed my life.

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    Same here. Most are blank.
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    waylongway madmax Supporter

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    waylongway madmax Supporter

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  9. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly Supporter

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  10. TwilightZone

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    Token Photo - Lone Star Ranch, gateway to Showers Pass.
    Cold and foggy down on the beach. Up above... 75 degrees, a summer day.

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  11. TwilightZone

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    Couple comments on photos.
    No snow... nearly mid November. No good.

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    You can take some neat photos in the old Sawyers Bar churchyard.

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  12. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly Supporter

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    Ya

    Old wood, iron fences, ancient Madrone trees, crooked tombstones... and the human desire to check stuff out are all ingredients to interesting photos

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  13. stormdog

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    If any of you need a battery I just swapped out the one on my 1290 . So the old one is free to a good home
    YUSA brand Number YTZ 14S
    Nothing wrong with it I just put in a new one because I’m heading off on a long trip this winter and don’t want to worry about it.
    The new battery has an interesting feature, it is an anti gravity brand that has a built in reserve.
    If the battery goes dead ( say I leave the ignition on) you just push a button on top of the battery and it will “ jump start” itself
  14. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly Supporter

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    So I made a new friend who is retired and wants to ride nonstop. Cyndy. Rides a '18 GS1200. Moved here recently from the Sierras.

    I post about 1/3 of the rides we've been doing. Today Meredith came along and we did the Kneeland / 36 loop.

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  15. TwilightZone

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    ^^^ Neat photos. We did FH1/Hayfork/Hyampom/Burnt Ranch on Sunday.
    'Brews and Screws' in Hyampom looks like it has a new owner (or a pending owner).
    Either way, the cook was good... cheeseburgers and fries were tasty !!!

    Oddly, the Hyampom store was closed on Sunday ?
    I shoulda swung over and looked in the window, it seems like the bulletin board was empty. (?)
  16. Hookalatch

    Hookalatch Born Under Bad Sign

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    Were you able to miss most of the potholes between Hyampom and Burnt Ranch? I think that is one of the worst sections for potholes I have been on.
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    On Underwood Mtn Rd? Those are brutal. That road, FH1, and Mattole should just be gravel. Be smoother (and more fun).
  18. TwilightZone

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    Heh... I tried anyway. I must have got about a couple dozen of 'em head on.
    They re-finished a section of FH 60 up there... but there is probably a dozen miles of bad pot-holes.

    >"That road, FH1, and Mattole should just be gravel."

    Maybe, yup. But if you don't grade the gravel regularly... it turns into huge pot holes... then mud.

    Sometimes I wish the FS roads were back to conditions when I was a kid. Bloody Jeep roads !
    '50's and 60's FS1 from Berry Summit to 36 was pretty much an all day drive. (KTM 500) !
    (That is, if you got through.)

    It appears that the USFS has no interest in maintaining their roads. (Or much of anything.)
    Oh well...
  19. madeouttaglass

    madeouttaglass Hippie Ki Yay! Humboldt changed my life.

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    FYI - Shelter Cove Rd. will be bypassed for a few weeks for some emergency repairs near Redway. They are currently fixing Whitethorn Rd to handle the redirected traffic.
  20. Scotty707

    Scotty707 Been here awhile

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    Hit part of Dyerville Loop Rd. today from Avenue of the Giants to Elk Creek Rd. Would have done more, but I started to feel under the weather.

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    River bar at McCann.
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    GS Cyndi formulating a plan.
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    Personal milestone reached.
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