Monday April 18, 2022 Guerneville CA.
I started the day off sitting around the yard and not doing much but enjoying the day. I’d planned to go to town to get some pipe fittings to fix the broken water pipe but didn’t really feel like going to town, so that can wait.
I had some other work to do in the yard but decided that can wait too, might as well enjoy the day.
Just for the exercise
There was a light drizzle just starting as I rode up the trail. I didn’t bring any rain gear, I’m hoping the big trees will block some of the drizzle at least long enough for me to do my work.
Large rain drops
The drizzle was starting to penetrate the trees and the rain drops where large because they were dripping off the trees. I got done just in time, before I got real wet.
On the way and almost home the quad runner died on me a couple times and then just died here and wouldn’t start.
It acted like it was out of gas but I knew it had plenty when I started as I’d checked the gas level the other day but still that’s what it acted like. I looked in the gas tank and couldn’t see any gas so what to do. The drizzle was getting me wet but not too bad.
Since I was close to home I walked on home and got some gas and walked it on back thinking I can just put some gas in and ride on home,…………but no.
I filled up the tank and tried to start the quad but it wouldn’t start. After a couple tries I happened to notice gas was pouring out the bottom. OH, OH.
I wasn’t sure what to do as where the gas was coming from I couldn’t see or get to, but I decided to try turning off the gas valve and that worked.
It seems one of the gas lines is broken or got knocked off by a stick or something. At any rate, with it drizzling and things a bit wet I left the machine here and walked on home and will fix it later, once I get it towed home which wasn’t today. The machine should be just fine in this spot although it will get a bit wet during tonight’s rain which shouldn’t hurt it.
Bit of a rest and rain coming