Saturday morning Lori and I had our ATV safety class out at the Samoa dunes. It was pouring rain but they said rain or shine. We enjoyed the class even with the rain. The dunes provided a very different riding environment from the local river bar. Sorry no pictures, but like I said, it was pouring rain.
.Today Ferndale had their annual Firemen’s Games. This is an event just for the Ferndale Volunteer Fire Department. The four different companies compete in different events. The event pictured was a timed event. A team of firemen would line up and with the wave of a flag they ran down main street, assembling four hose sections. Then one would run back to the truck, one would man a Y-valve that split the main hose into two smaller hoses, and then the two remaining guys would have to attach nozzles to each of their hoses. When all was ready they would turn the water on and then the two guys at the nozzle end each had to knock a duck decoy off of their water barrel. It was pretty funny to watch as sometimes the hoses would kick back so violently when the pressure was turned on that the guys would end up on their butts. Some of the teams looked a lot more skilled at duck hunting than others, I wonder if you get your choice when you call the department in an emergency.
After that I took the KLR for a ride over the Lost Coast loop. I found that riding it almost non-stop (stopped once for the picture) I could cover the loop in just over two hours. It is definitely a KLR road as it has a few sections of gravel and it is very bumpy and twisty.