Posted by: caryandjohn | March 30, 2015

A ride down the coast

Schnitty and I took Monday off for a little get-away… We hit the road on Saturday to stay with Kyle in Santa Cruz

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Kyle has a great back yard with a hammock, fruit trees, garden, chickens and bees…

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There was a bee swarm that Kyle collected into one of the hives…

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Schnitty and I stayed our distance and watched from a far

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Kyle and I checked out some Hawaiian food in Santa Cruz- yum! A poke plate

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We went for a walk in the nearby Arana Gulch

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It took a little warming up… But Kyle and schnitzel were old buddies soon enough

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Schnitzel and I took off on Sunday to head south on the coast towards Big Sur and then east over Nacimiento-Fergusson Road to Fort Hunter Liggett. It was a beautiful ride …

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Hangin out at Fort Hunter Liggett… The Hacienda wasn’t open but the army hosts a hotel that the public can stay at. I got a queen bed with light breakfast for $90 +tax…

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Yellow wildflowers

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Ocean view heading west on Nacimiento-Fergusson Road

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Ocean view heading north on Hwy one

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Posted by: caryandjohn | March 23, 2015

City Living …

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Sausalito on Charley John!s birthday …

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Ice cream …

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Motorcycle girl …

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August Jeanne looking for mermaids …

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Haircuts …

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Family …

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More August Jeanne …

The next day Kalle and I visited our friend Ricky’s shop …

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Kalle’s latest Indian project, a ’35 that was chopped in the 1970s …

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Ricky inspecting the carnage …

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The carnage … frame, rear wheel, Paughco twisty-front end … goal is head bearings and a roller …

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Fun hard-tail Evo chain-drive Sportster …

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1987 GSX-R 1100 … it is for sale … :-)

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Shovel-head on the beach …

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View of the shop … ’69 Camero, I guess, and old Chevy pick-up that is the right color …

Posted by: caryandjohn | March 11, 2015

More Henry Coe

So, after STP, it was on down to Summit road … I jumped off onto Hwy 17, but got off too soon at Lexington Reservoir and wound up doing a big loop on Old Santa Cruz Hyw back up to Summit … Should have got off on Shannon Ave to get to Los Gatos and over to Morgan Hill to stay off Hwy 85, I guess …

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Found my way to EastbDonne Road in Morgan Hill and followed it up to the Coe Ranch in time to check out the sunset …

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The road up to 2600′ was awesome … Saw wild turkey, lots of deer…

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Many hair-pin turns …

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Ridge meadows …

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Schnitzel seemed to be having fun … It took some getting used to having him on the bike, but we soon adopted …

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The sunset, which was beautiful …

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Schnitel helping choose a camp spot …

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Tiger beauty pic …

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A likely spot … looked like I’d have a view of the sunrise in the am …

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Scavenged enough wood for a nice fire from the other fire-rings … listened to several different owls who-whooing into the night as the moon rose and the stars whirled in the firmament …

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Sunrise … from the same spot…

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Looking north toward San Jose …

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Schnitel approves, as long as breakfast is forthcoming …

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We loaded up and went looking for a spot to have coffee … this would do nicely …

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Frank Herbert, a cup of coffee, a place to sit under a tree and a view … my idea of heaven …

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Wildflowers …

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Looking south toward Gilroy …

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On the way home we stopped at puppy-friendly Alice’s Restaurant where we had pie and coffee with Steve, a random motorcycle guy who was on his way to Pismo Beach on a 2013 Aprilia Futura … good coffee and conversation … Steve was a sailor, so we chatted about J-boats …

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Ready to roll home … Schnitzel covered himself in glory on the bike, proving he enjoys camping … I just need to keep the chow-hound away from my dinner! :-)

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