12-10-12 Friday 180 days – 33 miles today – A day of people and lessons – nice riding too.
Well here I am today heading out pants tucked in my socks to keep the wind from blowing up my legs – it’s a little cool. The log was just stained.
Just rolling along – nice quite road
First Character of the Day – Super Dave – said good bye to him when he left camp this morning. He said his bicycling riding was as much a way of life as a trip to Santa Barbara – This is his 10th year. Super Dave said he was in a car accident about 15 yrs ago, and has the mind of a 20 yr old, and no short term memory. He is probably the most real fellow I met today. I mentioned I think like I am 25 and don’t have any short term memory either. I can’t blame a car accident, my excuse is life.
This is Chad from Ohio he and his buddy are out looking for work in the Agriculture area cutting weed. Have been here a month. He is not sure when they will leave or where they are going. Nice fellow.
And here is another story Sean Dugan from BC riding back from down south – He is missing a Pannier that someone stole off his bike in Garberville yesterday. I gave 20 bucks to help him till his money comes in from his brother in BC Canada
Michael and Mindy from Seattle on their first bike journey going to South. They have hit the Wall and need a motel night to recover a little.
The infamous Garberville – seems like a nice town – there are lots more than a dozen hitch hikers and park folks.
Wow Some of the old Hippies who didn’t OD and are still protesting the War – not sure which one though – and the economy of course – take down the rich folks.
This is the grass harvest season up here.
This is sad – every corner has young adults hanging out waiting for a had out – a young woman came up to me asking for money for food. we talked for a couple of minutes – she appeared to have a herpes on her face – She also shared she was not going to take any of those minimum wage jobs, she wanted something with a future that paid well.
Back out on the freeway out of town – Now I am thinking again Darn – Been there see and done that – how do you help these adults – perhaps a CCC works program but then you still have to sign up.
Made it into Richardsons Grove campground – not too many folks here yet. 33 miles to here looking forwad to The Ranch in a few days.