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Here is another bit of my 110 mile ride a couple of weeks ago. Wanted to see if I could find a couple of things that forum members have an interest in. Will update further after work tonight.



About 20 years ago I rented a house next door to a Lady (90yrs old). Her husband built the house I was living in when he and Lois first got married. As things improved, they built a bigger house next door. When I moved next door, the husband was long gone, so I got to sit with Lois; open cans of peaches, count out her 'allowance' from the cash she kept in a shoebox in the closet. Then there were the ackward moments when I would get a call at 3a.m. Seems that Lois would sometimes fall out of bed, fortunately she was never hurt, but I guess because of her age, the skin on her feet was very dry and smooth (?). The floor in her bedroom was of all things, linoleum. With this slick material and smooth dry skin, she could not get herself off the floor.



She was on the big side as compared to me, so the process of getting her back into bed was not particularly dignified. I knew she would never let me buy one of those 'people hoists' because to the cost, but I suggested an engine hoist would be much cheaper, and she was ok with that.



Anyway, Lois use to tell me stories about going to Susanville with her Grandfather who owned a 'fleet' of cargo wagons. It seemed to be a trip that took the better part of a week. She suggested that they would haul up lots of nuts, Almonds, Walnuts and such. On the return trip they would carry dairy products.



I am reasonably certain, that the area with the cabins and over grown meadow would have been routinely passed on such a business trip. The other route over those mountains is much higher, although there are old homestead cabins at the base of the pass as well. Gerry





http://www.youtube.c...h?v=28YJTKFLipY
 

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looks like fun ! I'm glad I don't have that much rock around here though !!

Red clay that's slick as snot and turns blue when it dries though ~ plenty of that !!
 

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I know you mention the hot temps during the summer, but that sure looks like some neat scenery you get to drive in. Though I drive alot during winter months out in open country, I love driving in the woods/mountains similar to where you are riding. I was also thinking your road was pretty rocky and then you made the comment. Makes for slow going, but slow with those rocks is "a-ok" with me too. Exploring cool places whether it be old buildings, ghost towns, mines, and lookouts and having a mode of transportation to get to these spots are what drew me to the TW.



Thanks for sharing and putting together these cool video's.



Take care, Kris
 

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Wow. Nice video, Gerry. Did you have your camera mounted on your helmet? If so, how'd you do that? Velcro?



And why the convex mirror in front?



I've done that on a quad holding it in one hand, but I wouldn't get 25 feet on those rocks doing that on my TW.



Thanks for the view.



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Wow. Nice video, Gerry. Did you have your camera mounted on your helmet? If so, how'd you do that? Velcro?



And why the convex mirror in front?



I've done that on a quad holding it in one hand, but I wouldn't get 25 feet on those rocks doing that on my TW.



Thanks for the view.



George
Let you know where the camera is... ha ha ha, before Mr. Gerry gets in...



1. He mounted the camera at the Chest

2. Mirror is for the Camera Power status check, and Recording status check.

3. His camera is Kodak Pocket Camcorder, and this camera has Remote Controller which he mounted on the handle bar...



And I do have same camera, and do similar setup; copy of his idea, when taking bike riding video, that's why I know.
 

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WOW! I have always wanted a mountain retreat. A place in the middle of nowhere. Thanks a million Gerry. I will never be able to repay you! Someday I am going to go there.



BTW, the quality of your video is really good. I also won't be able to go to Stonyford in Sept. Maybe Oct things will free up a little. I have to see what happens.
 
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