Tuesday February 9, 2021 Guerneville CA.
Dirt bike ride day
When I went out the door this morning I found my brother Barry out there getting ready to go for a dirt bike ride. I hadn’t eaten yet so I told him to come back in about an hour and I’d go for a ride with him.
I got the dirt bike out and joined him for his second ride.
Checked out some forest fire rehab areas
We rode on up into the hills and through these fire break areas. We were checking to see how things were holding up as far as erosion control. We haven’t had any real big rain storms and things were all looking pretty good.
Not all play
Riding dirt bikes in the hills isn’t all play as there’s always some work to do, especially when the winds knock down a lot of trees. Barry is looking to see if we could move this one or not as they are pretty heavy. We decided just to move it enough to get by it and we barely could do that. There seems to be a never ending supply of downed trees on the roads in the forest.
Top of the World
We rode up to the Top of the World for a break. I live in this forest just off to to left.
Barry wasted no time to find a good resting spot and I soon joined him.
This is a good relaxing spot so we stayed awhile shooting the bull.
This is what the top of the hill looks like.
Off we go
After a good break we saddled up and took off down the hill for some more riding.
We rode down this main road a couple of miles over to the state park area. It’s a good road and one can really get hauling on it.
Barry is a retired surveyor so he’s always looking for corner markers and property lines. He’s pointing to where he couldn’t find a park corner marker when we were looking for some real old roads coming off the hills, likely the ones our great grandfather would of used.
From there we headed back up the hill and towards home the long way.
At the bottom of the hill we have to go through this locked gate to cross the main highway over to my place. If you are smart you let the other guy get to the gate first so he has to deal with the lock.
Barry loaded up his dirt bike on his truck and went on home.
Enjoying the day
I napped a bit then went outside and did some chicken stuff and mostly sat around the rest of the day chair hopping.
More daffodils are starting to bloom. I have quite a few daffodils scattered around the yard and very soon they all will be blooming.
You mention your great grandfather. Mine bought our place behind Berry’s mill in 1876. He left us a lot of roads too. I wonder if they knew each other.
-Tom, the fisherman at the Monte Rio ramp who wasn’t as interested in your chickens.
What a fun ride. I know that old gate trick … from riding horses and moving cattle. Your daffodils are beautiful! What a nice way to brighten up your day!!
What a great view from the Top of the World. I can see why you enjoy going up there for a rest.
I can see who the smart guy is at the gate. :)
Daffodils!! Oh my, such a beautiful sight for us wintering folk. Thank you.