southern humboldt rides

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

  1. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly Supporter

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    Those guards in Mexico reminded me of this old railroad bed trail we used to ride in Walhonding, Ohio.

    Pick the line and look forward!

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  3. idea man

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    Yep
    A different view from an earlier trip
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    We ate at that truck stop in the background, right side; after doing Canol Rd in 2017. Shit food. Cool area.
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    Can't wait to go back. But it looks like we have another year.... at least.
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    Yes, Mer and I were planning on going back this year and we were going to meet up with our friends Tim and Nikki somewhere in Montana, then caravan up together in our 4Runners and spend a month camping and exploring BC, Yukon, and Alaska.

    That's off the table.

    Mer and I went up in 17 and 19 and had a great time living out of the truck. I honestly don't know that I'd want to do it on a bike so respect to those that do.
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    Idea Man,

    What year(s) did you go up to AK? I remember talking with you in SLO in 2008/2010 time frame about you going up. I rode up from SLO to Prudhoe Bay in August 2007. Your posts have brought back wonderful memories of my trip. Great to know those pre-teen drugs did not remove all of my memories.
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    Yeah, I remember(vaguely :-) ). 2007 was the second time I drove up there with my boys. I think maybe we were on the road at the same time?
    We just moved up to Eureka from SLO about 6 months ago.
    I’ve been up to AK a few times. Pretty much every which way but on Bicycle. 2009, Dyvking and I did our Great Ride North trip. We went up from Orcutt. Did the haul road past the Arctic Circle, down to Anchorage and Girdwood, TOW hwy, Dawson City, etc. did a big ride report (below) during the ride....back when social media was not really a thing yet (at least to us).
    Also been by cruise ship (honeymoon, but still fun...found the Costco in Juneau); by airplane to Juneau for a job test and ride along; by pick-up truck first time 25 years ago (the Alcan still had some old Alcan parts on it, no longer); and twice by mini-van, with children both those times. I got some serious questioning crossing the boarder with 6 and 7 year old boys by myself the second time. I guess that’s not typical. Idea wife had sense enough to fly up and meet us there. That was a great trip too. Been up (and back) via the Cassiar as well.
    Hopefully I’ll get to ride a time or two more. Then do it a few more times dragging some form of civilization behind me. There’s an old tourism saying about Alaska but it applies to the Yukon and Northern BC as well: Once you go up, you never come all the way back.
    Great memories. On the GRN I took about 600 pictures. Nothing else to do on the bike.
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  9. Scotty707

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    You can't post pics and not say where they were! Holding out on us!
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  10. TwilightZone

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    IMHO: Kneeland - Bridgeville Road.
    Double waterfall is coming down the mountain from the Kneeland Airport/Bridgeville cross roads.
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    TZ is half right. Waterfall is at the base of the paved switchbacks coming down Kneeland Rd from Mountain View Rd.

    Dirt road is Mountain View Rd.

    I put 210 miles on the WR today... on one tank! This 4.7g Safari is a game changer!

    This is from today's ride... this big SOB is like a Sasquatch Malamute. That's a full size Chevy truck he's riding in.

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    Ah yes... the openings coming down off the airport. (Sighs) all those roads kinda look the same.

    Waterfall... we (dad and I) used to shoot a .22 Woodsman pistol in that spot (summertime).
    That was long, long ago.
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    My malamute was 120lbs, would have looked like a chihuahua next to that thing...
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    I'm pretty sure it's a Caucasian Shepherd. They can weigh up to 220lbs. I'm not kidding. Look it up.
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    I've seen that dog at Petco. Very tempting to throw a saddle on him and go for a ride.
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    i googled caucasian shepherd, what a beauty!!! Still not sure if that's one though.
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    Doing some break in miles (me breaking in to it, since it's already well worn)

    Ran up to Oregon to get a pic of the state welcome sign for a photo game I play...

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    Always gotta get these guys when I pass by. Does anyone else wave at Paul when they pass? I always do.

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    IMO the old bear is better than the gold bear...

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    +1 on the horn for PB&B (J).

    Whenever I have stopped during open hours (past many of times in the dead-of-night), I’ve always run into an old aquaintance out of the blue? Funny how life works!
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    Hmm... We drove past you taking a photo... just South of Crescent City. Good looking Tenere.
    Told the wife... hey, there's Meefzah.

    >"Always gotta get these guys when I pass by. Does anyone else wave at Paul when they pass? I always do."

    Dad's shop made the er.... internal... skeletons for those statues.
    Somewhere there was a photo of him er... lifting the balls into place.

    >"IMO the old bear is better than the gold bear..."

    Standing on the old bridge end... you can imagine how high the water got to take it that bridge out.
    There was a fairly substantial town of Klamath right across from you... leveled and taken out to the ocean too.

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    Klamath after '64 flood...

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