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Old 05-11-2004, 04:13 AM   #91
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If this is where I think it is......
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Old 05-11-2004, 04:20 AM   #92
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You wanted to know..... what it's for

AND I KNOW...................
Thanx for your report... and keep save..
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Old 05-11-2004, 04:57 AM   #93
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It's probably used for seed or grain processing.
In the middle is an elevator leg with angled tubes dropping the product down into bins or whatever.
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Old 05-11-2004, 07:56 AM   #94
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Got to be some X Files thing... Grain Elevator - Huh!

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ps Blimey - does it ever stop raining in Oregon
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Old 05-11-2004, 04:15 PM   #95
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Thumb Was nice to meet you Mike

It was a pleasure to meet you at Joemama beach ( I was the one trying to auction off your helmet) A great thread you have here, you have gone places that most of us will just dream of, and your not even done yet I will be following your travels and pretend I'm riding with ya.
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Old 05-11-2004, 06:30 PM   #96
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Could it be ..... the ADVrider salute??
Ahem - I think that may be the wrong finger -
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Old 05-11-2004, 06:31 PM   #97
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Old 05-11-2004, 07:57 PM   #98
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11th May

It was raining hard when I woke, so I went back to sleep

As I packed the bike (having delayed the inevitable, by making a few phone calls to the UK), the skies began to clear and the rain abated. I rode south down the Highway 101, the Pacific Coast Highway (PCH). As I leave Newport, I ride over a very elegant bridge…



I continue down the 101 all day. It follows the coast quite closely to begin with, but occasionally strays inland, when the coast gets too rocky. Just after I stop for lunch in Waldport – which has another bridge – this one with a visitor centre (the car park for which, it is fair to say, was not full…)



…the road started to climb. The highway is cut into the side of the cliff, which affords an excellent view down the Pacific Coast…



…which is looking far from pacific – surf’s up!



As I travel further south, the weather improves, and the sea state calms a little, until, by about 1600, it looks fantastic…



I find a Mom & Pop Motel in Brookings and, after a Mexican meal in the restaurant opposite, settle in for the evening…



Sorry – don’t know what it is – just seems like there’s some great looking bridges today :

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Old 05-11-2004, 10:03 PM   #99
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Truly outstanding! Thanks for sharing your adventures with us all. It is wonderful seeing our country through the eyes of a clever, "detached" observer. Your insights are great.

I think you'll find California to be a very special place. Hope you enjoy it. We have had fabulous weather for the past couple of weeks. I think your rainy days are behind you for good.
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Old 05-12-2004, 10:09 PM   #100
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12th May

A beautiful day. I feel confident enough to put the heated jacket in the left hand “won’t be needing that for a while” pannier. I’m on the road, heading south, by 1000, and I’m in California by 1010…



I continue south, through the Redwood forests – at times the GPS loses satellite reception and I get quite cold in the shadow of these huge trees…



I ride past the “Trees of Mystery” museum : The “statues” are of Paul Bunyan, an American folk hero, and his blue ox. Mr Bunyan seems to have been indiscreet in his trousers…



I stop for brunch at Rolf’s Café in Orick – a traditional German café – which serves German food…



…in German sized portions – Being California, there is a flower as part of the garnish…

As I eat at my outside table, a bird with neon blue plumage steals sugar from the next table...



After finishing the meal (I don’t need to eat again for the whole day – maybe not tomorrow ), I carry on down the PCH.



The road wanders inland for quite long distances, often following the Eel River…



I soon leave the highway and ride down the “Avenue of Giants” – truly enormous trees – some are 300’ in height and over two thousand years old…



A few miles further down the road, I find that, even in ‘Green’ California, profit has been put in front of principle and someone has callously exploited one of these 2400yr old trees for a bit of paltry gain – unbelievably, they’ve cut a hole in one and made a road through it…



Well, you can’t pass up a photo-opportunity like that – can you? :yelrotflm

Further down the 101, in the town of Willits, I find that the local schoolbus has met an untimely end…



I’m feeling very tired, for some reason (probably not unconnected with eating a half million calorie brunch :P), so I search out a Best Western in Ukiah, paying an exorbitant $89 for the night – made worse by $8!! Of ‘Arnold Tax’ – part of Mr Schwarzenegger’s attempt to adjust California’s balance of payments…

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Old 05-13-2004, 12:43 AM   #101
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Great story - cost me 3 hrs of my night's sleep.

And when have you planned the inspection of the rest of the colonies?

Carry on, please!
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Old 05-13-2004, 02:50 AM   #102
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Too bad, that I am still in Germany...... #You could have crashed at my place for a night or two.... But there will be other offers .... I guess/bet.

And keep 'em commming

Stay healthy .. laterz
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Old 05-13-2004, 03:05 AM   #103
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Not if you see it from your point of View.... (left Hand...get it??)
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Old 05-13-2004, 07:10 AM   #104
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''I ride past the “Trees of Mystery” museum . The “statues” are of John Bunyan, an American folk hero, and his blue ox. Mr Bunyan seems to have been indiscreet in his trousers…"

Hey I didn't know Paul had a twin???

This is my favorite ride report ever.Mike you are my kinda Wanker.The pics and the way you put the words down really make me want to keep reading.Also gives me ideas about how to put together a travel plan.Good luck to you!
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Old 05-13-2004, 07:18 AM   #105
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Hey I didn't know Paul had a twin???
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