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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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    Looks like mixed snow and rain right now. Couple days of good weather on Sun-Tuesday.
  2. CA-Cincinnatus

    CA-Cincinnatus Semi-retired GI-Bill student, husband, GSD-host Supporter

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    Watching this thread... :D
  3. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly Supporter

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    This thread is watching YOU
  4. Scotty707

    Scotty707 Been here awhile

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  5. WRC51

    WRC51 Long timer

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    Stumbled on these photos from a quick trip to Humboldt last year...trip didn't go as planned.:D Miss riding in that area, so many neat places to see.
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  6. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    I remember the ski area at Lassen,flailing around having no clue.
    Also been X-Country skiing up there,it gets wild when there's a huge snow pack. We stayed out in a white out when everyone else packed it in. I could hold my jacket out like a sail and be blown up the hill.
    Couldnt see enough to tell if I was hitting bumps or holes,good times.
  7. chrislitt

    chrislitt Drinking the Orange Kool-Aid Super Supporter

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    As I approach retirement in July I'm actively planning the next part of my life, which will include a lot more riding. So one would naturally, to me anyway, look for folks to ride with on advrider. Having grown up in Arcata and lived there until my career moved me, I'm going to ride a lot in Humboldt, Trinity, and in general, the true northern California. My family and I worked in the timber industry so I appreciate TwilightZone's compassionate response about Hupa and statement about the impact of declining timber harvest on the many small communities. I'm grateful I changed industries when I did. BTW, I worked for Simpson too. I was at Klamath woods in late 80's when it was shut down. I chased contract fallers and loggers around. Used to walk fell and bucked right down to Blue Creek and even the Klamath River occasionally. Big yarders and chainsaws and toughest bunch of characters you would ever want to meet- mostly honest and hard-working. So, that is my introduction. I'm looking for people to ride with and ideally add to my short list of friends.
  8. chrislitt

    chrislitt Drinking the Orange Kool-Aid Super Supporter

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    And I need to update my info. Bikes have change!
  9. chrislitt

    chrislitt Drinking the Orange Kool-Aid Super Supporter

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    And I am really looking forward to not working for the first time in my life! Done!
  10. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly Supporter

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    I assume since the first part of your quoted post is actually me on a rant about Hoopa that Twilight Zone cut and pasted instead of quoting... and since it was anything but compassionate...I may not be your ideal BFF

    But

    I am off through the week, I ride every day, and it's my number one hobby. If you like to eat, ride fast and far, take a bunch of pictures, explore remote and random stuff, and basically live with one finger always hovering over the SPOT '9-1-1 button' then look me up
  11. chrislitt

    chrislitt Drinking the Orange Kool-Aid Super Supporter

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    I will look you up and I hope to ride with you somewhere sometime though you may have to wait for me from time to time. I’m still employed until July-ish and my distant proximity to Humboldt will require a little planning. I have kids, grandkids, father 92 yo, property and in-laws in McKinleyville/Arcata so we make the 6-hour drive from Stockton often. I can put bike(s) on trailer and ride while up there.

    Regarding Hupa, I was probably defensive and ouch, condescending. I have family in Pecwan, who have brought a stain on the rest of us, but still are family. The whole Native American saga is irreconcilable for me and a bit of a soft spot. Regardless, no one is more wary of that part of the country than me and stopping in Hoopa is a bad idea.

    I’m not so sure we couldn’t be friends based on that photo of you and your parents. It is heartwarming!
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  12. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly Supporter

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  13. Rips Millar

    Rips Millar capt. mediocre

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  14. stormdog

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    On a lighter note.....
    A few years back I had to sit at the mini mart in Hoopa with my broke down 690 while I waited for a friend to come and get me.
    A very drunk local kept me company, and for entertainment would flag down another local and yell out
    “ Hey ....this guy wants to fight you, no really he mentioned you by name”
    It was a long 3 hours. Funnier looking back then it was then
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  15. TwilightZone

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    690. Clutch gave out ?
  16. stormdog

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    I was up off of Baird and picked up a nail in my rear tire.
    Changed it but my spare tube had chaffed, and had several holes.
    No problem I carry a patch kit,
    Problem... the glue was bad.
    I put the first tube back in with a patch but no glue , but by now I had used up all my CO2 cartridges
    My CO 2 inflator doubles as a pump( kind of) so I put about a thousand pumps into the tube, which got it to around 10 pounds, and rolled down the hill
    Stopped a couple times to put another thousand pumps in.
    I bought a can of fix a flat at the mini mart, but by then the tube was shot.
    Nothing left to do but try to blend in and act casual till my buddy could get my truck and drive up from Trinidad.
  17. TwilightZone

    TwilightZone Long timer Supporter

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    Yup. That reminded me to change tubes in my 'kit'.
  18. waylongway

    waylongway madmax Supporter

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    Always keep my tubes in a plastic bag full of powder......:loaded
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  19. stormdog

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    I keep them in their own bag now plus I carry an extra pump
    The irony was that it was a spare set of sub frame bolts that I had stuffed in with the tube that caused the damage. I carried them because the internet said the bolts were a “known issue” with the early 690’s
    Sold the bike with over 30,000 miles and never did have any problems with the bolts
  20. TwilightZone

    TwilightZone Long timer Supporter

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    Same with mine... but they deteriorate at the folds... when kept in a 'front fender bag'.
    (Or at least the tube brand I had did. )
    New tire. Put the old one in a new tire and put a new one the bag.
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