BARF - Bay Area Riders Forum

Go Back   BARF - Bay Area Riders Forum > Moto > Moto Photos & Videos


Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-27-2020, 01:32 PM   #1
GB500guy
Veteran
 
GB500guy's Avatar
 
Contributor + +

Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Vacaville
Motorcycles: 1975 Honda CB125S 1989 Honda GB500 1989 Honda NX250 1989 Honda CB-1 1997 Honda CB50V
Name: Bill
Local roads, beautiful no more

Like many areas my favorite neighborhood roads suffered devastating damage from the recent LNU Complex fire. Here are some before and after horror shots. Very sad to see, and this is just the vegetation loss. The burned out homes are heartbreaking.













-Bill
GB500guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2020, 01:39 PM   #2
Slow Goat
Fun Junkie
 
Slow Goat's Avatar
 

Join Date: May 2017
Location: Pleasant Hill
Motorcycles: Make me feel better about life...
Name: Bob
My god, such beauty lost.

Thanks for posting these; you know what they say about pictures and words.
Slow Goat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2020, 02:28 PM   #3
Johndicezx9
Rolls with it...
 
Johndicezx9's Avatar
 
Contributor ++

Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Monterey Pen
Motorcycles: :o)
Name: John
Maybe you can look forward to chronicling the robust rebirth that's sure to follow...

I know I will.
__________________
"I used to be 'with it', but then they changed what 'it' was. Now what I'm with isn't 'it', and what's 'it' seems weird and scary. It'll happen to you!"

Last edited by Johndicezx9; 09-27-2020 at 03:04 PM..
Johndicezx9 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2020, 03:15 PM   #4
ScottRNelson
Mr. Dual Sport Rider
 
ScottRNelson's Avatar
 
Founding Member
Contributor

Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Meridian, ID
Motorcycles: Honda XR650L, KTM 790 Adv R
Name: =Username
There are a lot of areas that I ride through where you can see evidence of a past fire. Not quite as discouraging as what you guys are posting. At least you should get some green again next spring.

__________________
Scott R. Nelson - Meridian, Idaho (after 30 years in the Bay Area)
ScottRNelson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2020, 04:10 PM   #5
kuksul08
Suh Dude
 
kuksul08's Avatar
 

Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Hoon Valley
Motorcycles: Whee!
Name:
Give it 6 months and it'll be popping with wildflowers and new life.
kuksul08 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2020, 05:05 PM   #6
Johndicezx9
Rolls with it...
 
Johndicezx9's Avatar
 
Contributor ++

Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Monterey Pen
Motorcycles: :o)
Name: John
Might be a few mudslides along the way, but yeah....
__________________
"I used to be 'with it', but then they changed what 'it' was. Now what I'm with isn't 'it', and what's 'it' seems weird and scary. It'll happen to you!"
Johndicezx9 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2020, 06:35 PM   #7
berth
Veteran
 
berth's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Orange County
Motorcycles: KRS-1200
Name:
Yea, these areas come back surprisingly fast.
__________________
#69 #45 NP
berth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2020, 06:37 AM   #8
GB500guy
Veteran
 
GB500guy's Avatar
 
Contributor + +

Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Vacaville
Motorcycles: 1975 Honda CB125S 1989 Honda GB500 1989 Honda NX250 1989 Honda CB-1 1997 Honda CB50V
Name: Bill
Quote:
Originally Posted by berth View Post
Yea, these areas come back surprisingly fast.
Sadly what often comes back first is flammable brush rather than more fire resistant trees. That's the case in the area I showed, which up until a big fire in 1982 was a mix of oak and other large trees with some understory. Afterwards very few trees came back and brush dominated. The other likelihood is erosion and slides if winter rains come too fast, too soon.

-Bill
GB500guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2020, 09:55 AM   #9
CDONA
Home of Vortex tuning
 
CDONA's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Based in Spearfish SD. rolled over there >
Motorcycles: Triumph scrambler, TW200, Monkey
Name: # 44659
The black & white of the burned, reminds me of photography class in high school.
Working with grainy Tri-x film and my bike, I was up Gates, Mix canyons, Green Valley highlands, Suisun, Wooden, and Pleasants Valley, Rockville park and out to Pope valley.
I haven't gotten my head around all this yet, but from what I hear, all of that is back in black.
__________________
"Chip Tank" in Vacaville Ca.

Started hammerin' Honda 90's around Berryessa, Summer of Love '67
CDONA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2020, 10:03 AM   #10
budman
General Menace
 
budman's Avatar
 
AMA Life Member #203453
Highway Aviator
Founding Member
Top Percent Poster
Community Contributor + BB
Moto Junkie

Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Palo Alto, Ca.
Motorcycles: Keep me rocking life
Name: Budman
Thanks for sharing Bill.

Amazing beauty lost.

Rebirth will happen and seeing that will be interesting.
budman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2020, 08:12 AM   #11
GAJ
Veteran
 
GAJ's Avatar
 

Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: SANTA ROSA
Motorcycles: DRZ400SM, F800ST
Name: Geoff
Of course this has been going on for millennia but the before/after is indeed stark.
GAJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2020, 05:50 PM   #12
auditude
Wut, bodda you?
 
auditude's Avatar
 
Contributor + 3%

Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: East Bay Area
Motorcycles: Eyetallion Hooligan Macchina; Ellsworth Truth (pedal power baby)
Name: "Daddy"
The brush and foliage is not nearly as devastating as the homes lost; having worked the Santa Rosa Tubbs fires, my heart still aches each time I come across such scenes.

On a recent flight back to the bay, I could clearly see thousands of acres of California ablaze from 30k feet up.

This year has adversely impacted more people that I know; from covid, to fires, to social inequality, to despicable inhumanity than I care to count.

I pray daily this all will end, but Iím aware that it takes more than prayers during times like these...

Count your blessings, brethren.
auditude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2020, 05:12 PM   #13
EEEliminator
Blah
 

Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: East Bay, CA
Motorcycles: Monster 1200S
Name:
The brush will grow back soon enough. The trees, well not in my lifetime...
EEEliminator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2020, 05:56 PM   #14
DataDan
Mama says he's bona fide
 
DataDan's Avatar
 
BARF Mod Alumni
BARFie winner 2010 & 2014
Contributor ++++

Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: San Luis Obispo
Motorcycles: Yamaha FJR1300
Name: Dan
The first time I rode SR-229, "Rossi's Driveway", was in 1988, weeks after a devastating fire that left the area charred to the ground. But I've ridden it often since and watched it grow back. Though the oaks might have looked dead at the time, they weren't. They did what oaks do--they sprouted new leaves and resumed growing.



In the picture above, zoom in on the big tree on the left. THAT is a dead tree. And look around at the dead brush. It's all fuel for the next fire, which will eventually come, as they always do, and make it more intense than it needs to be.
__________________
How can I help seeing what is in front of my eyes? Two and two are four.
--Winston Smith

I see four lights!
--Jean Luc Picard

A is A.
--John Galt
DataDan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2020, 10:25 AM   #15
CDONA
Home of Vortex tuning
 
CDONA's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Based in Spearfish SD. rolled over there >
Motorcycles: Triumph scrambler, TW200, Monkey
Name: # 44659
Fire crews were out piling dead fuel for small burn piles for my last romp on 299, March/April. Must be maint. for the pipeline, not PG&E
__________________
"Chip Tank" in Vacaville Ca.

Started hammerin' Honda 90's around Berryessa, Summer of Love '67
CDONA is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 02:15 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.