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Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 06-23-16, 04:06 AM
Replies: 1,270
Views: 183,238
Posted By Terry66
I have a couple of road bikes but built this...

I have a couple of road bikes but built this Surly up a couple of winters back for off road exploring. Did a few days riding up is SD a few weeks ago.

http://watsonfx.com/sd2.jpg
Forum: Touring 06-22-16, 10:14 AM
Replies: 3,792
Views: 1,600,812
Posted By Terry66
Surly Ogre in South Dakota ...

Surly Ogre in South Dakota
http://watsonfx.com/sd2.jpg
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 10-09-14, 02:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,946
Posted By Terry66
The AWOL is pretty cool. I test rode one and it...

The AWOL is pretty cool. I test rode one and it felt a lot like my Salsa Vaya. I haven't compared the geometry, but they have to be close.

The new Diverge looks pretty interesting. I have a Spec...
Forum: Road Cycling 09-09-14, 06:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 813
Posted By Terry66
Saturday I rode in Ohio's Tour de Donut....

Saturday I rode in Ohio's Tour de Donut. Basically it is a road "race" with two donut stops along the way. Every donut you eat knocks 5 minutes off your time. There are usually 800-1000 riders. The...
Forum: Commuting 08-29-14, 08:37 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,774
Posted By Terry66
As a Vaya owner, I can tell you that it is an...

As a Vaya owner, I can tell you that it is an excellent commuter, touring bike and all around road bike. Not to mention it has a nice endurance style geometry that you can ride all day. It will never...
Forum: Road Cycling 08-26-14, 07:24 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,713
Posted By Terry66
Yeah, it is pretty clean...especially considering...

Yeah, it is pretty clean...especially considering it has around 10K miles on it. Funny that I ride my Salsa just as much and in worse conditions, commuting, touring, etc and I probably only clean it...
Forum: Road Cycling 08-25-14, 08:50 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,713
Posted By Terry66
I use whatever automotive spray cleaner\polish I...

I use whatever automotive spray cleaner\polish I have onhand.

On my Spec Roubaix, I pull the wheels, put the frame on the stand and completely wipe the entire bike down after pretty much every...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 08-21-14, 11:47 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,889
Posted By Terry66
Easy....Salsa Vaya. Road bike, commuter bike,...

Easy....Salsa Vaya. Road bike, commuter bike, touring bike and gravel grinder.

Commuter Mode
http://watsonfx.com/svu2.jpg

Mule mode
http://watsonfx.com/gap_2014_1.jpg
Forum: Touring 08-14-14, 08:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,895
Posted By Terry66
Thanks, it is an awesome bike! My inseam is about...

Thanks, it is an awesome bike! My inseam is about 33-34. I did not try a 55. I ordered my frame based on the size chart. We just recently got a Salsa dealer and I tried a 54 they had in stock. Wish I...
Forum: Touring 08-14-14, 06:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,895
Posted By Terry66
I'm 5'10" and I ride a 56 with a 90mm stem. Fits...

I'm 5'10" and I ride a 56 with a 90mm stem. Fits me perfectly. 54 was too cramped.

http://watsonfx.com/gap_2014_1.jpg

http://www.watsonfx.com/svu2.jpg
Forum: Touring 07-31-14, 10:16 AM
Replies: 3,792
Views: 1,600,812
Posted By Terry66
L-R - Surly Disc Trucker, Surly LHT and my Salsa...

L-R - Surly Disc Trucker, Surly LHT and my Salsa Vaya. Pic taken in Ohiopyle, Pa. Just rode in from Cumberland Md on the GAP.

http://watsonfx.com/tgap5.jpg

Better pic of the Salsa
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Forum: Touring 07-31-14, 06:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,236
Posted By Terry66
Over the winter, I put on a set of SKS P50...

Over the winter, I put on a set of SKS P50 Longboards. They are a nice wide plastic fender that won't break the bank. My buddy has the regular SKS P50 and these are bit longer. They also have a nice...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 07-28-14, 05:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,176
Posted By Terry66
The Vaya only has one mount, so the top is zip...

The Vaya only has one mount, so the top is zip tied. Put a small piece of cut inner tube under it to protect the frame from rub
Forum: Touring 07-28-14, 03:46 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,512
Posted By Terry66
A still image shot from my buddy's rear facing Go...

A still image shot from my buddy's rear facing Go Pro. Me and another friend coming through the Big Savage tunnel on the Great Allegheny Passage. The red above my helmet is the LED from my Contour...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 07-28-14, 03:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,176
Posted By Terry66
I have two sets of wheels. One built up with the...

I have two sets of wheels. One built up with the knobbier WTB All Terrains and another set with WTB "Slicks". Even though they are called Slicks, they do have a nice tread. The cool thing about them...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 07-27-14, 07:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,751
Posted By Terry66
We rode the GAP from Cumberland to Ohiopyle and...

We rode the GAP from Cumberland to Ohiopyle and back on a weekend bikepacking trip. We've ridden the length of the GAP and the Katy as well. Left to right are a Disc Trucker, LHT and my Salsa Vaya....
Forum: Road Cycling 07-23-14, 05:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,755
Posted By Terry66
Do you like your Secteur? If so, then I would say...

Do you like your Secteur? If so, then I would say check out the Roubaix. The obvious choice will be the one you pick after a test ride. Personally I would test ride all of the comfort, plush,...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-02-14, 05:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,154
Posted By Terry66
I think building a bike is a great idea. I built...

I think building a bike is a great idea. I built my Salsa Vaya from a frameset. Sure, it may have cost a little more but it was a great learning experience. Since then, I've built up a couple of...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-29-14, 01:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,174
Posted By Terry66
Double bag??? That adds like .000341 grams. :lol:

Double bag??? That adds like .000341 grams. :lol:
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 06-29-14, 06:15 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,648
Posted By Terry66
Congrats! I'm a grandpa X4. My old man bike was...

Congrats! I'm a grandpa X4. My old man bike was switching from a Tarmac to a Roubaix.

you could always borrow my 1928 Elgin single speed

http://www.watsonfx.com/sr2.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling 06-27-14, 09:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,982
Posted By Terry66
There is a point where a decline is impossible.

There is a point where a decline is impossible.
Forum: Road Cycling 06-27-14, 08:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,459
Posted By Terry66
When I built up my gravel/touring/commuting bike...

When I built up my gravel/touring/commuting bike a few years back, I just had to have disc brakes so I went with Salsa. There really weren't that many disc brake options back then. I have no...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-25-14, 01:19 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,269
Posted By Terry66
My LBS doesn't carry Salsa or Specialized, so I...

My LBS doesn't carry Salsa or Specialized, so I drive about 40-50 miles away and buy my frames. I do all my own wreching and have pretty much every bicycle specific tool known to man. I press in my...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-25-14, 08:25 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,335
Posted By Terry66
I'd recommend one of the endurance style bikes...

I'd recommend one of the endurance style bikes like the Specialized Roubaix, Cannondale Synapse, Fuji Grand Fondo, etc. Pretty much all brands have something similiar. Usually the geometry is a...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-25-14, 08:08 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,335
Posted By Terry66
Cause we all ride for different reasons. Last...

Cause we all ride for different reasons. Last summer I had a blast finishing a 30 mile TT in under 90mins. I was pretty darn proud of myself. At the same time, I took an entire day to cover 30 miles...
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