Greenhorn Road

Once when my ace support crew and I visited our son and his family in Yreka in far northern California, they drove us over the mountains to Scotts Valley via a quiet road that turned into dirt. It seemed like it would make a great bicycling route. Now, every time we’re in Yreka I try to find an opportunity to slip away for awhile with the Ogre. On this trip, I finally succeeded in making some time for a ride.

Plus, I snapped my theme for the month’s Challenge again, as well as themes chosen by Greg (as previously noted) and Hopkins.

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7 response to "Greenhorn Road"

  1. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: February 24, 2020

    That is some fantastic scenery! Great photos!

    Nice little Snowman (person) (chipmunk)

    Who is that in the stage coach peering out??

    PS: Watched the movie Bottle Shock, which I would never have done without an introduction to wine country — not a bad flick, and fairly accurate too they say. (How a California winery opened up a bottle of Whoopa** on the French wine makers back in 76)

    • By: gregblood Posted: February 24, 2020

      “Bottle Shock” was an interesting movie, and quite controversial from the French perspective. My favorite wine movie is “Sideways.” Check it out for the scenery in California wine country and for Paul Giamatti’s amazing wine snob performance.

      • By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: February 25, 2020

        Loved that movie (sideways)

    • By: Bill Stone Posted: February 24, 2020

      Bottle Shock is a huge favorite in these parts. In Sonoma County as well as Napa County, many folks connected to the wine industry. Difficult to go for a bike ride around here without cruising past vineyards and wineries. On the other hand, I’m with Greg on Sideways, which is set much farther south in a different wine region. Hilarious stuff!

  2. By: Hopkins Escapades Posted: February 24, 2020

    Hopkins very much approves of the stagecoach mural, so do I. We both liked the mutant snowsquirrel (or snow-squirrel or snow squirrel), as we seem to recently have a plethora of squirrels emerging from their winter hangouts looking for free feed handouts. Your snowsquirrel looks like it could take them all on. Sure looked like a beautiful day for a ride in Yreka! You’ve gone from the desert to the pines in almost no time at all – both scenic in their own ways. Cheers & happy pedaling.

    • By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: February 25, 2020

      Love the way the scenery changes so quick in the US. I remember going from Four Corners Monument to Durago, Total desert to alpine meadows in 80 miles.

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