Sunday December 19, 2021 Guerneville CA.
Dirt bike ride
I got up a bit late today and when I did I saw Barry out in the front yard unloading his dirt bike so I got it going so I could join him.
It was about 45 degrees F. as we got ready to go and very chilly out. There was a dampness in the air. I decided to add another sweater before we left and borrowed some leather groves from Barry as I couldn’t find mine. I knew it was going to be a chilly ride and it was even chillier than I thought it was going to be. Burrrr.
So we rode up into the hills and Barry takes a short cut so I followed him. As I went around a turn on a steep hill there was a two inch small tree hanging across the trailer where Barry had just gone though. He said it wasn’t there when he just went through. I hit it and veered to the right where there was a big tree I barely missed but by now I was going slow and lost the bike after just barely missing that tree and it was now on it’s side on a steep hill. I was able to hale Barry back as he was waiting just up ahead to see if I made it or not and came on back and volunteered to get the bike up and out for me which helped a lot. Did I mention it was cold out and we were both about frozen or at least felt like it.
Top of the World
We rode around for about an bit freezing our butts off and made it to the Top of the World where we usually stop for a break, but not today as it’s cold and overcast so we didn’t even get off our bikes, well but did stop for a moment otherwise I wouldn’t have gotten this picture. Well I guess I did get off the bike to take the picture.
View from the Top
Lost Ridge, we had enough
We still had more roads to ride on so we continued and stopped at this spot I call Lost Ridge and stopped for a bit. We were chilled through and both said we’d had enough for the day and would head towards home, but not a direct route going on several roads on the way.
I went in the house and warmed up until I was nice and toasty.
Quad runner ride checking trails for damage
I still had time to do something constructive today so I changed into some warmer clothes and took the quad runner back up in the hills to check on how some trails were holding up after the last rains that I hadn’t had time to check out yet.
I set my stuff down on this log for a break log. I find a chair is handy where ever I am. That log is in the ditch where the water is supposed to be flowing when it rains so I worked just above it to put the water back so it flows through here.
Keep the chickens happy
Chilly but still a nice day playing in the forest.