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zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jun 26, 2013 - 06:26pm PT
Not a surfboard, but this looks like a reverse tricycle with a skateboard deck mounted on it.

Credit: godfatherofsoulBrown

Credit: Mickey Cohen

It seems somebody up there in The Great Central Valley (has anyone checked the crime stats?) liked Leonard, at least enough to paint a picture of him.




That's not the electric light, my friend,
that is your vision growing dim.

They were well on the way to world dominance with the scheduled introduction of the czBrown model, but they somehow lost their vision and it was tossed in the junk heap.





"it's possible to say that there is a bit of CZ on all the Japanese motocross bikes! "

http://www.kocmoc.com/BikeCorner/cz/

more historically accurate "it's possible to say that had the czBrown not been abandoned, there would have been no Japanese motocross bikes! "

lostinshanghai

Social climber
someplace
Jun 26, 2013 - 07:17pm PT
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Hey! where have I seen that photo before. Wonder if they upgraded the viewers with 1/2 " polymer clear plates same stuff that they make beer cans straps of. Dimes to doughnuts they haven't but soon hopefully.

Don't want sticky hands reaching those handles to open.

Credit: lostinshanghai

Credit: lostinshanghai



throwpie

Trad climber
Berkeley
Jun 26, 2013 - 08:01pm PT
Lucky are we who have spent our lives dunking in River of Mercy. Being a Merced/Yosemite boy has always been a point of pride for me.
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jun 26, 2013 - 08:53pm PT



Note: A Shelle Production (apparently spelling was not their forte).

Stay tuned there may be another episode in the pipeline.

Credit: TheGreatPretender
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 26, 2013 - 09:28pm PT
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Throwpie, mass urination on the forces of aging is called for.

But it might take a while.

I'm glad urinal pal of mine.

Remember cruising Mariposa's dirt roads?


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Dig this! A mouse scared a big bad owl out of his midday roost, the peckerhead! I was just gonna pee, too. Lucky shot here.

I swear he was there!
I swear he was there!
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But I totally missed the coyote skylined on this hill.

As for wildlife in the foothills

Kevin Pickett/Long Strange Ride
http://www.reverbnation.com/kevinpickett
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 26, 2013 - 10:10pm PT
Oak pod.  Agua Fria Creek.
Oak pod. Agua Fria Creek.
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Ciao, Pappa!
Ciao, Pappa!
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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 26, 2013 - 10:13pm PT
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Da bridge at Bridgeport.
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Intersection of Agua Fria and Hwy 140. It is the site of the Yosemite Slate Quarry, as advertised.
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Feeder of Agua Fria next to McGregor's driveway.
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North side of Da Bridge. Choked.
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South side of Da Bridge. Fading.
throwpie

Trad climber
Berkeley
Jun 27, 2013 - 01:22am PT
As a kid, I always thought the sign to Agua Fria road meant "fried water".
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 27, 2013 - 09:24am PT
"Here comes the sunshine, Superman! Blow your little Kryptonian mind!"

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Wait for it...

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Wait for it...

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Sunshine came softly through my window today.





zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jun 27, 2013 - 12:09pm PT
As a kid, I always thought the sign to Agua Fria road meant "fried water".
And as an adult, it sounds good to me.

Some folks have thought so highly of it, they made it into a national monument.




mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 27, 2013 - 12:49pm PT
Holy Friday Water being liberally dispensed by the Holy Faucet.
Holy Friday Water being liberally dispensed by the Holy Faucet.
Credit: mouse from merced

Oh, God, we thank Thee for Fridays.

zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jun 27, 2013 - 01:29pm PT
Isn't all this a bit premature? Aqua Friday doesn't arrive until the dog figures out how to cross the river.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 28, 2013 - 04:59am PT
Fried A, on the menu under Plan B.

Plan B involves building bridges going back into The Day: The Day Bridges.

http://beniciaherald.me/2011/06/10/building-bridges/

“I spent a long time on it — and the other two — and now it’s time to do something else, like getting my Leonard Nimoy impression down pat. It would be a logical follow-up to bridge-building.”--Frellson Powell

Frellson Powell is NOT, NOT, NOT related to Mike Powell or his daughter, Emily, who seem to be cornering the used books market on the West Coast.

http://www.sfgate.com/business/article/Powell-s-Books-looming-large-in-the-Bay-Area-2514719.php

Which brings us to a real Jullabaloo, featuring the YOUNG Stevie Miller, not the aging gangster, who played on Flaming Pie with Sir Paul.

Paul McCartney/Used to Be Bad--09 Flaming Pie
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOFk-lgJ14I&list=PLF6C1AC41F1CF86DB

That guy, the young Stevie Miller, learned his lessons a long, long time ago, as did Sir Paul.

Goldberg-Miller Band/The Mother Song on Jullabaloo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLB261z-7PQ

"Beam me up, Bones."--Magnetic Dog in the Milky Way Bar, ready to call it a nite, not wanting to swim the Milk River, and knowing he doesn't know how to swim

Presented, to you, our loyal customers, by the Leland Powell Company.
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Say, if Ru Paul hooked up with Sir Paul...Ru Paul McCartney?

Flamin' Groovies/Between the Lines
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sanueRku7n0

"Poetry is read best between the lines."--some American rhymsester with a pointy-tailed friend
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 28, 2013 - 05:50am PT
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One for neebee.

The wide-open in Mariposa County.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 28, 2013 - 06:40am PT
This sequence of road shots is of Bear Creek, which comes out of Bear Valley, I think, and flows down to Merced. The road is Indian Gulch Road and it parallels Slate Gulch.

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Looking upstream.  The lower slopes of Schultz Mtn above the creek, I ...
Looking upstream. The lower slopes of Schultz Mtn above the creek, I believe.
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Looking downstream.
Looking downstream.
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And then I came to "Gordo's Place."
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 28, 2013 - 07:08am PT
Geo. C. Gordo may well be deceased and a live-in caretaker/renter in this spread now. It isn't too neglected yet, but there is evidence no one cares: the chairs, for example. And the mailbox.

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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 28, 2013 - 07:12am PT
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This place is on Indian Gulch Road (5470, in fact) and is not far from Cathey's Valley, where I intersected Hwy 140 again, a quarter mile from where I turned of on Old Highway earlier that morning.

And THEN I got to the Ag Museum and old Charlie...

And yesterday, Thursday, I drove out on Hwy 59 just north of town and found the place I'd photographed for the tractor thread. I went to the door and Willie told me to take all the photos I wanted.
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jun 28, 2013 - 10:19am PT


Gives a whole new meaning to the phrase wordburner.




Ah to be home again, back at the interesection of Indian Gulch and State Gulch Roads. I burned a lot wood there one year. I do not remember which.

Visit the Pyrography/Pyrophotography page, at your own risk.

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&site=imghp&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1280&bih=585&q=woodburniong+kit&oq=woodburniong+kit&gs_l=img.4...3658.8300.0.9085.18.13.0.5.1.1.262.2131.4j1j8.13.0...0.0...1ac.1.18.img.V_fNvfRCwFw#hl=en&site=imghp&tbm=isch&q=pyrography&revid=1974616742&ei=KZ3NUd2UH4jysgavnoGICg&ved=0CA0QsyU&bav=on.2,or.r_qf.&fp=8730df4aa8174617&biw=1280&bih=585&imgdii=_
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Jun 28, 2013 - 10:29am PT

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 28, 2013 - 10:57am PT
Woody Holly, buddy?

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Woody Wood Burner, outa Turner Ranch, Merced County, north o' Chowchilla, ma'am. Ah'm new in town and was hopin' ya might be able to tell me how to git to the Statue o' Liberty?
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