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#1 dcarver

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Posted 26 July 2010 - 06:02 PM

Day One - Hondarosa to the Highlander's
The trip starts. MCML arrived the night before departure. Much food and drink. We decided to make hotel reservations after imbibing. Not always good, but it worked out great this time, stay tuned. BTW, MCML is a lady killer. Trust me. Had I known now what I didn't know then, no way would I allow my gal to get this close to the stallion.. (hey, what's the hand location about, eh?)


First stop, in true CBA style, was, oh, about 30 miles west of the Hondarosa - Kitty's in Morro Bay..


Next stop, oh, about 30 miles north on highway 1, to snooker lookies at the sealies.


This guy reminded me of Old Michael! dribble.gif





Another 25 miles and it's time for a pottie stop. Too much coffee at Kittie's. Ragged Point, on CA 1.


Road construction would be a common theme on this ride.


Ms. dcarver's long time friend.


Finally, arrival at the Highlander's - oh nooo, more good food, drinks and much laughter! yahoo.gif
Oh, this was the start of the the 'Big Deck' hillarity later up in Eureka!




Nice deck, Highlander!


Nice bike too!


Ok then, you caption this one! (oh baby, oh baby, what nice firm ones you have? yahoo.gif )





...to be continued


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Posted 26 July 2010 - 06:07 PM

Do not believe anything this man has to say.
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Posted 26 July 2010 - 06:12 PM

Great pictures Don. clapping.gif

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Posted 26 July 2010 - 06:30 PM

Day Two - Highlander's to Gualala, CA

Every day should start with a good friend and a map..


Leaving the hill's of the HighLander domain..


Lot's of fog was a routine element of this ride too. There really is a town down there somewhere..





Where the heck are we?


Name the location if you can...


Ms Dcarver on the GroupW bench! rofl.gif


Oh Look!






We crossed the GayBayBridge...





..and ended up at Nic's Cove, Tomales Bay CA on highway 1. Great place, friendly peeps, EXCELLENT food.


Ms Dcarver and the fisher dude..






There's a pier that ends in a hut like thing that had really cool old stuff there..




Ms dCarver yaks it up with the manager, a really nice guy who has made all the proper decisions for his family.. left the big city and opportunities for better education for his kid and better life for the family. Got to respect that..


And look who rolls up? The Highlanders! They left after we did, cause they are slaves to the man and had to work a half day, rofl.gif




We ran across really friendly peeps and business's on this trip - this is Bone's in Gualala CA




See what I mean about MCML, the stallion? Notice how I'm tossed to the side like an old worn out shoe.. unsure.gif


If you ever have the chance, stay at this hotel. The manager, Erik Bennett, is a great guy. VERY motobike friendly place. They put a fresh towel on your bike before you wake to clean with. The provide a microfiber cloth in the room to clean your helmet and shield. He was very interested to learn what else could be done for the motobike club. I suggested small spray bottles with envio cleaner for bike windshields, mirrors, chrome, etc. My bet is it will soon be done. Stop by if you can.


..to be continued
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Posted 26 July 2010 - 06:40 PM

QUOTE (dcarver @ Jul 26 2010, 07:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>


Oh, so this is the nice deck you were salivating over....


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Posted 26 July 2010 - 06:53 PM

QUOTE (dcarver @ Jul 26 2010, 07:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

...to be continued


Those are some skinny white legs there man! You are stylin' in those shorts, I gotta say. derisive.gif

Highlander: You live in the best freakin treehouse I've ever seen. good.gif
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Posted 26 July 2010 - 06:53 PM

Day Three - Gualala Ca to Eureka, CA

Somebody has to ride these roads..


and see these beaches. We ran across a Shakespearean actor learning his lines here. He was a bit, uh, different, but a nice guy.


MCML considers the theory of evolution and wonders if the waitress will appear from the waves...


Neat old wooden tressel.



Where or what is this? Name it and win a prize. Keep it clean boyz n' gurlz.. laugh.gif


Ok too late, the location is revealed!


Arriving at the Red Lion, Eureka. Let the games begin! StinkyBigPants (notice the erect camera lense?) and Ms dCarver.




Mr. and Mrs. FjRay


Fairlaner and Ms dCarver


Nieheart


Escapfjrst or something like that. Call him George.


The unconquerable Petey. If you want to have fun, try to determine a conversation between Fairlaner and Petey, jes sayin'..





Mrs. Bluestreek and her hot, hot, hot hat!


On to the nightlife unsure.gif

The brain trust table..


The Hcycles


Rob and Terry (what is there handle? jeesh, too many things to remember..)


Rog n' Deb ps, Rog LOVES cats! wacko.gif


MadMike2 in rare form!






I have no idea how Dolly got up there, really!


...to be continued
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Posted 26 July 2010 - 07:04 PM

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QUOTE (dcarver @ Jul 26 2010, 07:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>


Oh, so this is the nice deck you were salivating over....

Yep....on the Highlander Hillside Estate. yahoo.gif

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One has to appreciate the driveway in Don's last photo.

AND.....Joe....You go!!! clapping.gif
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Posted 26 July 2010 - 07:23 PM

Day Three - Eureka day ride and Party

Over the last three exhausting days we had ridden almost 600 miles. Ms dCarver wanted a rest day, and I wanted to ride. Fairlaner invited me on a ride but I declined when it was morbidly apparent excessive testosterone and penis envy was at stake. So I had planned a solo ride based on a route Fairlaner and MadMike had generated.

At breakfast, ran across Niehart, Panman, George of the Jungle aka fjrescpaeartist or whaterverthehellhishandleis and, once they realized I had a MAP they wanted to go. So went to 4.

Somehow, 4 went 8. RuhRohRollie, this group is getting big. One dropped out when he heard the temps would exceed 64F, so back to 7. Niehart, a guy I've not ridden with, but who I know by rep as being a solid and thinking man's rider, volunteered to run sweep. K7Volvo, or whateverthehellhishandleis, Luis, had a radio, and the bike to bike really helped keep the group together. I slotted him midpack.

And off we went. Oh damn, another beautiful day to ride motobikes on roads not yet ridden! yahoo.gif
The base route was 299E to 3S to 36W to 101N and back to the barn.


299E was a bit of a slog. It's a main road from Redding? to Eureka, had 28 miles of construction zone. At a rest stop, I asked the group how they felt about crossing double yellows - the response was 'only if entirely safe'. I can live with that, literally. So we slow poked, and I was careful to not grab a pass that the entire group or at least half the group could not make. And so it went.

Finally, on a huge uphill, the 3 trucks ahead ground down to a first gear pace.
"I've been soo good for soooooo long" I radioed to Luis.
"I can't take it anymore" and with that put the trucks into quick dispatch. Then waited and ran a slow pace for the crew to get by too.





Not many pix of the best part of the road, 3, as it was simply too much fun to ride. Eventually we hit 36, and I had to stop. The only other time I was here was with Tim, TwoWheelNut, and Barabus. A flood of nice and warm memories washed and cleansed my soul. fuck.gif Hugs n' Kisses Timmie.






Niehart


K7Vulva or whateverthehellhishandleis - Luis


Fred, aka juniorfjr or whateverthehellhishandleis rolleyes.gif


Panman showing how to hula dance an FJR without the FJR!





Hudson


Girl with nice boobies taking hamburger orders. Gawd, she was slow, but who the hell cares? exhappysmiley.png


Truck driver guy waiting for his big rig tire to be replaced.
"600 dollars for the service call from Redding, $450 for the tire. Not much profit in today's run"














Closing comment -

Thanks to all the riders on this ride, seriously. We had a good pace, everyone paid respect to the laws of physics and personal abilities. I did not see anyone unintentionally cross the double yellow due to a blown line and didn't see any white line dancing either. For those that know, I'm really reluctant to ride in groups much less lead a group. This group rocked - thanks again for not ruining my ride due to sheer stupidity.


...to be continued
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Posted 26 July 2010 - 08:03 PM

Day 4 - What day is this? Wow, I'm having a GREAT time!

Somehow, not quiet sure, but breakfast for the old farts rolled around at the Samoa sp? house. One waitress for 25+ hungry peeps = no problems! Boy oh boy, that gal was GOOD!



Speaking of good women.. Tyler, you ROCK!


Longrider and Kwanajawdge get chuckles from a foto. Sidenote - It was really cool to see a grandpa and grandson on a riding adventure. It gives hope and future to the sport and is just great to see from a human perspective. Both are really cool peeps.


I'm not sure Tyler is buying what KJ just put out as 'fact'.. unsure.gif


Neat place this Samoa House..






Met BikerGeek and the entirely better half! He has a great RR titled 'Milestones'. If you've not read it, get going slackers..


...and don't forget to wash your ANUS before returning to work!





Back a the hotel, peeps were heading out for another ride. Ms dCarver and I decided to chill and see what the day brought.
Ignacio, on the other hand, had been out bird hunting...


Ryan and Jeanette were heading out..


Of course, smart-assed forum peeps saw the 1 and 2 fingers and had to add in...


Which lead too... well, geeesh, you get the idea...


Tyler - they say the eyes are the window to the soul, and you, my dear, are wonderful. We wish you all the wonderful things life has to offer, especially with your new perspectives.


Sam the Man!


03SilverBullet - what a great riding suit that is - and OBTW, that's Tim's FJR. Ride on Steve, you do Tim proud - said one rider of Tim's bikes to the other. We are an elite group.




Ms dCarver tried to get an action shot of me sleeping...


Foolish gurl....


OldMichael


ExSkiBum


MadMike2 without ATGATT! OMG! The world is ENDING!


The infamous bike lineup starts. Talk about herding cats..






And that's all me and Niehart have to say about THAT!


..to be continued
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Posted 26 July 2010 - 08:16 PM

Yep, we had a good time! Couldn't ask for a better bunch to tear up the pavement with. Thanks for leading, and for taking the pictures.

Is this the best pic??? tongue.gif
QUOTE (dcarver @ Jul 26 2010, 08:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Girl with nice boobies taking hamburger orders. Gawd, she was slow, but who the hell cares? exhappysmiley.png

Notice where the guys are looking? I guess they already know what's on the menu - and what isn't... biggrin.gif


BTW -- how was that Cowgirl hamburger? sleep.gif That local beef seems to be prime stuff...
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Posted 26 July 2010 - 08:19 PM

The final stretch

Well, I have to work tomorrow, and I've spent hours on this already - and still don't have the video ready or even started. Onward we go!

Tyler presented a heartfelt 'Thank You' to the community for assisting with her recovery. Nary a dry eye was to be found. Fortunately, some peeps had off color comments to get us chuckling again, even after Kaitsdad read a roll call of missing and lost forever members.


MadMike2


Madmike2 and Tyler enjoy a warm moment.


Dean Tanji presented a most excellent preview of his new video documenting the last Iron Butt Rally. It was truly good and I'm buying a copy.


Even better was watching Ignacio when the presentation hit the screen. I was watching, knowing that competitors are competitors.. when I see a MX race, even on TV, the adrenaline starts to flow. Think this happened to Iggie? rolleyes.gif


Tyler had brought 'special' presents for MadMike2. Now then, how to get Mike's ticket number so it could be 'accidentally drawn'? What happens in Eureka...


JB, Hans, won an air filter! He also gave a great presentation on the riding tribes, customs, rituals, and social somethingortheother!


Oh Canada! This gal, sorry, I don't recall your name, (France!) but whe ROCKED! Solo rider, really fun spirit, ready for anything life has to offer. You go Sistah!


And then, Sunday rolled around, and it was time to go home. We left at a lesiurely 8:30 or so, and found the Highlanders riding home! Woot Woot! All I can say is that this was the first time Ms dCarver has ever split lanes and I got a genuine (and LOUD) holler out of her once! rofl.gif


There were old cars heading back from the car show in Fortuna.




Laguna Seca motogp was this weekend, and the riders heading North had a helluva bad run ahead of them.. the traffic was like this for miles and miles.


I'm going to end this thread with a pix for my bud Niehart..


I want to thank the organizers for this WFO, especially Hal, KaitsDad. I can't imagaine the amount of work involved to pull something like this off. Kudos to all, we had a great time and fully appreciate your efforts.

for TWN -
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Posted 26 July 2010 - 08:39 PM

QUOTE (k7lvo @ Jul 26 2010, 09:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yep, we had a good time! Couldn't ask for a better bunch to tear up the pavement with. Thanks for leading, and for taking the pictures.

Is this the best pic??? tongue.gif
QUOTE (dcarver @ Jul 26 2010, 08:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Girl with nice boobies taking hamburger orders. Gawd, she was slow, but who the hell cares? exhappysmiley.png

Notice where the guys are looking? I guess they already know what's on the menu - and what isn't... biggrin.gif


BTW -- how was that Cowgirl hamburger? sleep.gif That local beef seems to be prime stuff...


Beemerdons, Gregory and I stopped at that same booby burger shack and enjoyed the wonderful view as well. Those are the things mammaries memories are made of!
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Posted 26 July 2010 - 08:51 PM

FABulous report, DC, and so nice to meet Shauna... you're lucky she puts up with you... wink.gif Oh, and I think I still owe you another slap or two upside the head just for good measure... why? Because I can. biggrin.gif

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Posted 26 July 2010 - 09:07 PM

Carver, it was a really awesome ride that you led. You can lead the PNW Crew anytime. Folks, if you want to know how to properly lead a ride, follow Carver's lead.:

1. Explain the rules of the group, reinforce sanity
2. Stop every hour to let the group rest.
3. Ask about the pace, and make sure people are not in over their heads.
4. Lead a brisk, fast, heart-pumping run, but make sure the group is riding their own ride.

Hwy 3 was just epic for me. I had come off the run from Cave Junction to Happy Camp the day before, and didn't think it would be topped. But lo and behold, the 3-36 route was just splendid, the hightlight of the trip for me.

Nice going, Don. Thanks for the excellent time. C'mon up to the PNW and let us repay the favor.
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Posted 27 July 2010 - 03:48 AM

Outstanding and Fantastic Ride Report and Photographs, dcarver; Thank You Very Much! There are certainly some wonderful folks here on our FJR Forum and the FJR Events are memorable!!!

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 04:15 AM

Are Petey and Nosecone hitting every FJR Event this year?! Met them both at CFR - good peeps!
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Posted 27 July 2010 - 04:22 AM


I believe her name is France. They even named a country after her.



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Posted 27 July 2010 - 05:15 AM

Great report Carver, you knucklehead! clapping.gif

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 10:09 AM

Wonderful report, dcarver.
Thank you for sharing your adventure with us.