It’s been nearly three months since we’ve done our “normal” ride. You know the one…..down to Pebble Beach and back. With all of the rain and wind we have had the last few weeks there has been a lot of damage down there and we wanted to see it first hand. We were going yesterday and just about to get on the bikes when it started blowing about 25mph (the storm winds were 60-90mph) and pouring rain again😂😂 Enough….Uncle already!! We had to settle on a fast walk between squalls….. but today – today was perfect!!
The gate house is now gone….there was another car on the other side and no one was hurt. Not in their cars or in the building. Amazing. We had to take the Pacific Grove Gate to get in today.
I stopped counting down trees at 30! Pt Lobos was also closed for nearly a week because there were 97 down trees on the trails…they don’t know how many further in the forest. Of course they fell on power lines and uprooted water lines. They have had no power or water for the week also. I know when you hear about wind and rain in the Midwest or east you don’t think of it s being an issue but believe me it is. You couldn’t even drive through Carmel for two days because of power lines on the road.
The ultimate irony of all of this is that if you want to thin or cut trees on your property around here it takes nearly an act of god to get a permit. You will be fined if you cut trees without city and county approval. I drive by 80ft trees that are leaning out over the road and they can’t get cut down until something like this happens. Ok…off my band wagon and back to the ride.
Oh Well, I tried to load a video clip it didn’t work…..how do I do that?
We made it home safe and sound…..that’s my storm report.