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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    Well, Germany is east of Boston.
  2. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly Supporter

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    Yeah that's what he was going for. He said "east of Boston" and I said "are you a man-fish, because I believe the Atlantic is east of Boston?", he then laughed and said "well, pretty far east of there, Germany".

    Just answer the question dood!
  3. madeouttaglass

    madeouttaglass Hippie Ki Yay! Humboldt changed my life.

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    Germans. I grew up surrounded with nothing but them. ( My parents were off the boat in 57.)
  4. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly Supporter

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    My mom is an immigrant from Germany, in... umm... probably 1970? She was born in 1939. Her dad was a communications officer in the German army during WWII and was in a POW camp from maybe 1943 until the end of the war. Upon her entry to the US she lived in Chicago, where she met my dad - who was himself an immigrant from Iran. Then they randomly moved to Columbus, Ohio circa 1972.

    That history lesson is devoid of any point except it's fucking amazing how and why people can relocate and meet others and establish new lives.

    Sometimes I think of that when I am debating doing something outside the normal comfort zone (like selling everything I own and moving from Ohio to California). My dad didn't even speak English when he moved here, and neither he nor my mom knew a single person in the US. Talk about a leap of fucking faith. Makes my transcontinental move look like a baby step.

    But to corroborate your post, yes, I can vouch from personal experience that old timey Germans are kind of weird.

    Also I apparently adopted my dad's style of dressing without even realizing it.

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  5. TwilightZone

    TwilightZone Long timer Supporter

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    No worries ! I figure I might keep it for my er... I guess... 'final' road bike. Low, compact, nice.
    (sighs) The GS1200 is starting to get a bit heavy these days. Time flies on by !
  6. stormdog

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    Be careful if you decide to do a late season speed run up route one
    The county recently put down some short sections of new asphalt on Titlow Hill road. Not pothole repairs and not chip seal but short stretches where most of the lane is new.
    A few of these appear to be a bad mix of asphalt resulting in most of the road covered in small black pea gravel
    Really hard to see next to the new road bed
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    Yeah we saw that on our last ride. Next to the new er... 'pavement' was a layer of broken up pavement,
    fine black gravel/sand. That would be nasty stuff if you were leaned over and 'on the gas'.

    Maybe the USFS will patch the huge pothole in the middle of the road up from there.
    The one that has a warning painted on both sides of it.
    Dammit, I'm gettin' old. I can't remember what the lettering says... 'ouch' or something.
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    stormdog Long timer

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    Yea “Ouch” in white paint.
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    Yay... victory !!!
  10. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    Ive talked to several people who have dented rims out your way,both on v-stroms by chance,both out on the Lost Coast.

    Gotta watch it. Titlow/FR1 have more then a few potholes that can catch a guy out.
  11. waylongway

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    Last hole in my dance card for this lonely fool........? :dunno

    Had a loop around Ruth Lake I had been trying to get to. One last push before the snow falls....:hmmmmm

    Head out the ditch grade but they had cut the shoulders and dug the ditches so no Speed Racer..

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    This is the first time I have stopped at the new Wildwood Cafe it was good and I was hungry... breakfast...?:scratch
    Gas at the bar...Maybe...?If they are open....:drink

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    Quite cold after Wildwood where the Sun never shines...

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    It has been a long long time since I got gas at the Ruth store...:pope

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    Down the road
    I take a right at the forest station
    cross the Water Bridge forest service 2512 and up the hill...


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  12. waylongway

    waylongway madmax Supporter

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    On Google Maps it shows no road going through but on my Locus app it shows lots of Roads....:jjenI



    starts off really good.....

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    Top of the hill now on the other side I think I can see Ketten pom over there....?

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    Now things go kind of weird here I see a Goat Trail going right and a gate on the left so I stay on the main road..
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    As you see the main road seems to go nowhere on the map so I backtrack looking for some turn I missed which was the goat Road...

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    So I go up that... steep, little bit of a turnaround at the top but mostly a deer trail.
    Okay back down and we keep going on the main road see what happens....

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    I'm on the other side of the Hill again and I can see black lassic....:eyes
    I know van Deusen is down there somewhere but the road is very Steep and very sketchy with big rocks...:knary
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    I go a bit further but I start to get that feeling in my stomach. Its 1:30. It's cold.

    My bones hurt....:kurt
    weird being up here knowing that in 48 hours this will probably be all shut out with snow ....:stupid

    I can see this is going to take a long summer day. I could have come in the other way but then I would have to backtrack to Dinsmore for gas....
    Much as I hate backtracking I make the call and turn around. head back out the way I came back over the hill...:bluduh

    When I get home I look at the map further and realized if I had gone just a bit further and zoomed in more it may have hooked up just right...:becca

    One stop on the way back...

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  13. waylongway

    waylongway madmax Supporter

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    I salute the Warriors.....:dj

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    And tell old man Rock to stay right where he is for another hundred years....

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    Not great but not bad for the end of November....

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    Tell the snow melts my friends....:wave

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    Ive had some very presentable lunches at the Ruth Restaurant. Always nice to catch it when it's open.
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  15. MeefZah

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    Any of you guys know Bill ( i think last name is Hummel)? I met him today at Hummel Tire. 77 years old, rides a new F800GS on all the local dirt roads. He said he has 2 riding buddies in Fortuna who ride a 1290 and Tenere. Seemed like a cool guy and well traveled locally.
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    Where is that rock at ?

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    :nod
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    Wow... that's pretty far gone.