Friday was our “messing around”day. It’s a good idea to keep at least one day as an unscheduled free day because we always find something we’d like to do.
We started our day having breakfast at the Samoa Cookhouse, an historical point of interest for my family. My great grandmother Hannah worked at the cookhouse as a cook from about 1907 to 1912. At that time the Cookhouse was on a wharf at the end of the pier. There was a fire during the time my great grandmother worked there.
The breakfast is served family style, and you get whatever they made that day. We had biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, pancakes and sausage (for those that wanted it).
From Samoa we headed to Willie’s house, the Airhead member who offered us a spare clutch cable. The Airhead group publishes a guide with members listed by city and state. It’s a wonderful network of people ready to help other Airheads. Jerome was carrying that guide with him. A very smart move.
While my K75 is not an Airhead, I was traveling with Airheads and Lance was able to make an Airhead clutch cable work on my bike, at least temporarily. So we descended upon Willie en masse, as invited. He had a spare clutch cable for us to carry and gave us some advise on good roads to ride.
We traveled the short distance south from Eureka to 211, and took that to Ferndale, a small town known for its Victorian architecture. We stopped here to stretch our legs and walk up and down the main street.
Ferndale is only a few miles from the coast, so we drove the narrow country lane out to the Lost Coast along the great Pacific Ocean.
True to a messing around day, we headed back to Eureka with no clear destination in mind, other than a stop at AAA for maps. A quick google search for best restaurants in Eureka provided a lunch spot name, Brick & Fire. We had a lovely lunch and I can now recommend Brick & Fire without reservation. The grilled oysters were wonderful.
Friday’s ride was a good test for the makeshift clutch fix, which performed well. It was also our last night in our rented mid century modern house, with a rather long riding day to follow.
What I learned today: The BMW K75 is affectionately referred to as “the flying brick”. Airheads are classic BMW’s with opposing twin engines that are air cooled.