Friday April 15, 2022 Guerneville CA.
Kayaking nope, Dirt bike ride, yes
My plan today once I got it going was to go down and kayak and see if I could find the turkey vulture nest…………….But.
That changed when I saw my brother Barry at the door. He had his dirt bike on his truck and was going for a dirt bike ride up in the forested hills…………….So.
I got my dirt bike gear on and we took off for the hills. Fortunately the rain was holding off until tonight.
One gets lots of exercise riding in the hills on the dirt roads as there’s lots of turns and ups and downs. There’s only a few real steep ones which Barry likes so I have to do them too.
With all the strong winds we’ve had lately I was surprised there weren’t ‘more tress down on the roads.
I gave Barry a flat of eggs and he took off for home.
Gate lock woos
My old gate lock didn’t work after the fire guys damaged my gate pushing it open during my neighbor’s small fire that got away from him recently so I ordered a new one.
I thought this job would be an easy one, but no.
Not so good
Once I removed the old lock and compared the new one things weren’t looking good as the new lock was completely redesigned and all the mounting holes were not going to match up to the old mount welded on the gate which meant I had to drill and grind and file metal until I could make it all work which took some time.
Testing things out
Once things were all hooked up I gave it a test and had to make some adjustments to the lock mount to make it all work as it should and now it does.
It was late evening when I got the gate done so I did some chair hopping once I put a warm shirt on and sat around until dark.
Nice day, I’m happy to finally get the gate all working again.