The Breakfast Club: Last group at Old Station

Wednesday, Jun 16 2021

Pics from Marc and Rob
Marc and Randy at the Bear Garden in Chico

Marc and Randy at the Bear Garden in Chico

Marc and Randy at the Bear Garden in Chico

I rode to Rob’s house in the city and met Randy and Rob for the ride north to Old Station. It was a mostly freeway ride with stops for brunch, ice tea, and gas. Our last stop was at the store in Shingletown where we found Neil and Chris cooling down after their ride to Susanville and other sites. We followed Chris to his place in Old Station.

Time for beer and snacks. And getting the sleeping arrangements set.

Home for two nights

Home for two nights

Home for two nights
Snack?

Snack?

Snack?
Randy and Randy

Randy and Randy

Randy and Randy
Extra beds

Extra beds

Extra beds
Christian, Chris, and Rob

Christian, Chris, and Rob

Christian, Chris, and Rob

Some of the guys went to the local plinking spot. While they were doing that I wandered the streets near Chris’s house.

Chris and Chris shoot at dirt

Chris and Chris shoot at dirt

Chris and Chris shoot at dirt
The range

The range

The range
Christian shoots

Christian shoots

Christian shoots
Neighborhood carving

Neighborhood carving

Neighborhood carving
Where does this go?

Where does this go?

Where does this go?
Evening trees

Evening trees

Evening trees

As I was finishing my walk Chris W was giving Christian some instruction for riding the old Honda while dad got ready to follow on the big Honda. Some were prepping for dinner while this was going on.

Chris Rand and his Wing as Randy and Neil look on

Chris Rand and his Wing as Randy and Neil look on

Chris Rand and his Wing as Randy and Neil look on
The old Honda fired right up

The old Honda fired right up

The old Honda fired right up
The lesson begins

The lesson begins

The lesson begins
Chris and Christian

Chris and Christian

Chris and Christian
Second loop around the block

Second loop around the block

Second loop around the block
Bikes

Bikes

Bikes

Thursday, Jun 17 2021

Marc's KTM and Randy's BMW

Marc’s KTM and Randy’s BMW

Marc’s KTM and Randy’s BMW
Where the Fall River meets the Pitt River

Where the Fall River meets the Pitt River

Where the Fall River meets the Pitt River

This was a stop on the way to breakfast/brunch. Chris is leading us on some of the local back roads with one requirement in mind: I want to stop at Burney Falls because I’d never been there. Neil left earlier in the morning for his ride home.

Rest stop

Rest stop

Rest stop
Rob wonders where we are

Rob wonders where we are

Rob wonders where we are

Pitt River Power Hovse No 3

Pitt River Power Hovse No 3

Pitt River Power Hovse No 3
Ran's bike near power house

Ran’s bike near power house

Ran’s bike near power house

Burney Falls

Burney Falls

Burney Falls
More Burney Falls

More Burney Falls

More Burney Falls

Chris, Chris, Christian, and I stopped at Burney Falls. The others headed back to the house to escape the heat.

Farm implement

Farm implement

Farm implement
Sugarloaf Lane

Sugarloaf Lane

Sugarloaf Lane
Moss on fence

Moss on fence

Moss on fence

I took another walk around the neighborhood once we got back to the house.

Friday, Jun 18 2021

Rob woke up to a flat tire. While he was arranging for new tire to be mounted in Redding I was packing up. As the others left breakfast I finished packing and left for home. I later found out that Rob’s old tire held air – don’t know why it went flat – all the way to Redding.

I took 89 through Lassen and didn’t stop until Greenville for some Coffee and a chance to stand. It was a very pleasant ride with temps mostly in the 70s.

From Greenville I continued on 89 until 70. I took 70 west along the Feather River for a wonderful ride with almost no traffic. I finally picked up some traffic around Pulga where some road work was going on and I had to wait for a pilot car. By this time the temperature was about 100. It was going to get worse.

I stayed on 70 with a stop in Marysville for gas and lunch. While at a stop light on the way out of Marysville the bike thermometer read 111 °F. That was the highest I saw. I though it was a “stuck in traffic at a stop light high” that would soon go down. Go down it did – to about 107 °F where 70 joins with 99. Once on I80 things didn’t get much better. It was 109 °F around Davis. The temperature didn’t drop much below 107 °F until I aproached American Canyon. Valejo was less than 100 °F. It was 68 °F going through the city.

I got home a little before 5 PM. Good trip. I understand why Chris is going to miss his place at Old Station once the sale is final.