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10-16-11, 08:43 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 70,892
Posted By MattP.

Kudos to you! Myself and a group were out hiking...

Kudos to you! Myself and a group were out hiking Table Mountain yesterday and definitely saw you riding up through the snow. Beautiful day out yesterday!
Forum: Touring
10-11-11, 05:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,670
Posted By MattP.

Great choice! I ran the same combo (but in 32H)...

Great choice! I ran the same combo (but in 32H) down the Pacific Coast last summer and they held up amazingly! No even a truing was needed.

I see you're from Bellingham, where did you ride?
Forum: Commuting
05-05-11, 01:45 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 9,508
Posted By MattP.

Oh, I've also chased down an elderly couple who...

Oh, I've also chased down an elderly couple who cut me off making a right (didn't care to look if someone was in the bike lane). Caught them as they parked in front of their church.... I'm pretty...
Forum: Commuting
05-05-11, 01:43 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 9,508
Posted By MattP.

I like to make a big deal of driver's mistakes....

I like to make a big deal of driver's mistakes. If I'm approaching an intersection with a green, and see that a car is wanting to turn right onto my street (on a red), I'll speed up just so I have to...
Forum: Touring
04-08-11, 10:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,313
Posted By MattP.

I toured form Seattle - San Francisco last summer...

I toured form Seattle - San Francisco last summer and started off solo. I was solo most of the way until Northern California where I hooked up with 3 other cyclists. We were roughly all the same in...
Forum: Touring
03-22-11, 07:27 PM
Replies: 4,338
Views: 2,016,513
Posted By MattP.

My Salsa Fargo loaded up on a 100 mile R/T S24O...

My Salsa Fargo loaded up on a 100 mile R/T S24O yesterday.
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Forum: Touring
03-18-11, 09:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 903
Posted By MattP.

Seedhouse SL1...

Seedhouse SL1 (http://www.basegear.com/big-agnes-seedhouse-sl-1.html) for $199.99 shipped, after tax. Sign up for the mailing list and use the 20% off coupon. I took receipt of one last week and look...
Forum: Touring
03-16-11, 11:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 278
Posted By MattP.

Excellent post!

Excellent post!
Forum: Touring
03-14-11, 07:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 574
Posted By MattP.

Nashbar Cycling sandals: on bike/off...

Nashbar Cycling sandals: on bike/off bike/everywhere. I now where these 80% of the time: to school, at school, running errands, walking around. ...
Forum: Touring
03-14-11, 02:20 PM
Replies: 541
Views: 282,872
Posted By MattP.

200X Marin Rocky Ridge on my first tour to the...

200X Marin Rocky Ridge on my first tour to the San Juans and then in Long Beach, WA on my Pacific Coast tour. Gear volume is slowly going down!
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Forum: Touring
03-14-11, 01:06 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,948
Posted By MattP.

Very true, thanks for the clarification! WA state...

Very true, thanks for the clarification! WA state parks were $14/night, OR & CA were $5-6/night with a KOA coming in at $18/night.
Forum: Touring
03-14-11, 12:19 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,948
Posted By MattP.

I took 19 days to ride from Seattle, WA to San...

I took 19 days to ride from Seattle, WA to San Francisco, CA. Stayed every night in a pay-campground, for food I either cooked or ate at cheap restaurants (ie fast food) and grocery stores. Managed...
Forum: Touring
03-10-11, 02:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 453
Posted By MattP.

Nick: I highly recommend purchasing this...

Nick:

I highly recommend purchasing this guidebook: Bicycling the Pacific Coas (http://www.amazon.com/Bicycling-Pacific-Coast-Complete-Canada/dp/089886562X). This past summer I rode solo from...
Forum: Touring
02-16-11, 12:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,135
Posted By MattP.

I did Seattle-San Fran this past summer starting...

I did Seattle-San Fran this past summer starting July 31 and ending Aug 18. Not a single day of rain, traffic was modest, and plenty of room at all the hiker/biker sites.
Forum: Commuting
02-14-11, 05:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,016
Posted By MattP.

Belt and suitable work clothes. I keep my work...

Belt and suitable work clothes. I keep my work pants/shirt in my locker at work, one day when it was -3 wind chill, I came in dressed like an eskimo: long wool underwear, thick socks, long sleeve...
Forum: Touring
02-03-11, 12:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,451
Posted By MattP.

Shimano 520s with Nashbar cycling sandals. Rain...

Shimano 520s with Nashbar cycling sandals. Rain or shine. I absolutely love clipless (for everything from touring to downhill mountain biking) and the 520s have proved to be pretty more than adequate...
Forum: Touring
01-28-11, 10:14 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,093
Posted By MattP.

My Trangia Mini performed great on my Pacific...

My Trangia Mini performed great on my Pacific Coast tour this past summer. Light, easy to use, and finding fuel was never an issue.
http://s3i.dotphoto.com/iF3372E9E-3E50-4782-B2D8-3A3706CC1911.jpg...
Forum: Commuting
01-20-11, 10:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,593
Posted By MattP.

I've been loving this style of rack, recently...

I've been loving this style of rack, recently installed all across my university campus (Western Washington University). The rack allows you to lock many points of your bike up, and they are all...
Forum: Commuting
11-08-10, 03:51 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 3,567
Posted By MattP.

Bike: 6 minutes Car: 2.5 minutes

Bike: 6 minutes
Car: 2.5 minutes
Forum: Commuting
11-03-10, 12:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 513
Posted By MattP.

It was a fantastic day up in Bellingham!

It was a fantastic day up in Bellingham!
Forum: Touring
09-19-10, 11:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 889
Posted By MattP.

Howdy! I finished Seattle-San Francisco...

Howdy!

I finished Seattle-San Francisco several weeks ago and encountered one dog. It was just outside of Elma, WA as I was heading west to the coast. Let's just say it was scary enough to make me...
Forum: Touring
08-31-10, 09:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,135
Posted By MattP.

I recently completed my first tour, Seattle - San...

I recently completed my first tour, Seattle - San Francisco and ended up packing too much clothes as all I wore the entire trip is as follows:

1 button-down REI polyester shirt
2 pairs lycra...
Forum: Touring
08-19-10, 08:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 728
Posted By MattP.

I don't know if the iPad 3G coverage is the same...

I don't know if the iPad 3G coverage is the same 3G coverage as that with the iPhone, but I just completed the Pacific Coast (Seattle-San Fran) yesterday and I had 3G in Seattle and San Fran and...
Forum: Touring
07-27-10, 06:38 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,235
Posted By MattP.

It's going to vary person to person. I have...

It's going to vary person to person.

I have a B17 and it's quite comfortable to ride without cycling shorts.
Forum: Touring
07-15-10, 09:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 410
Posted By MattP.

Fixed:...

Fixed: http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/ondofirsttour

Good read!
Forum: Touring
07-02-10, 10:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 767
Posted By MattP.

Nashbar sandals w/ Shimano 520s for me.

Nashbar sandals w/ Shimano 520s for me.
06-24-10, 08:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,685
Posted By MattP.

Orcas is wonderful! This weekend marked my first...

Orcas is wonderful! This weekend marked my first overnight biking trip and my second day placed me on Orcas. Biked from the ferry to Eastsound, stocked up on groceries, and headed to Moran. Set up my...
Forum: Touring
06-09-10, 11:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 848
Posted By MattP.

On the reservation site that WA state parks uses,...

On the reservation site that WA state parks uses, you can still view the non-reservable hiker/biker sites and their price. Attached, for example, is at Moran State Park for June 17th. I'm just...
Forum: Touring
06-09-10, 10:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 848
Posted By MattP.

WA State Parks Hiker/Biker Fees (xpost from PNW)

Hey all,

Currently looking at the reservation site for WA State Parks campsites, and it appears that the "Price based on selected dates" (any date for that matter) for the parks I'm looking at...
06-09-10, 05:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,799
Posted By MattP.

WA State Parks Hiker/Biker Fees

Hey all,

Currently looking at the reservation site for WA State Parks campsites, and it appears that the "Price based on selected dates" (any date for that matter) for the parks I'm looking at...
Forum: Touring
06-03-10, 11:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 663
Posted By MattP.

Best wishes on your tour! I look forward to...

Best wishes on your tour! I look forward to following your journal!
11-11-08, 04:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 638
Posted By MattP.

Damn, now I feel bad. I'm running a granny ring...

Damn, now I feel bad. I'm running a granny ring and still end up pushing some. :lol:
11-09-08, 09:51 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,433
Posted By MattP.

2.7 Minion up front 2.3 Specialized Pinner Pro...

2.7 Minion up front
2.3 Specialized Pinner Pro in the rear.
10-23-08, 02:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 418
Posted By MattP.

Azonic, Transition, Spank, and others all make...

Azonic, Transition, Spank, and others all make colored rims, but they are probably out of your price range.
10-23-08, 02:13 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 7,273
Posted By MattP.

Haha, neither :D It's pushing up Snakeonia, a...

Haha, neither :D It's pushing up Snakeonia, a trail, which for the most part, is way over my head.

Couple more pics form it (not me):...
10-23-08, 01:55 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 7,273
Posted By MattP.

How about one of me off of my rig? ...

How about one of me off of my rig?
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b103/mattpirotto/Snake1005.jpg
And one on:
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b103/mattpirotto/Bellingham/DSCF0073.jpg
06-11-08, 07:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 902
Posted By MattP.

50mm on my DH bike, and 70mm on my trail bike.

50mm on my DH bike, and 70mm on my trail bike.
06-11-08, 12:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,020
Posted By MattP.

Haha, I saw that over a PB the other day. Some...

Haha, I saw that over a PB the other day. Some funny stuff.
06-11-08, 12:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 258
Posted By MattP.

My Codes needed a bleed right out of the box...

My Codes needed a bleed right out of the box...
06-09-08, 11:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 540
Posted By MattP.

They post one item at a time, leave it up till...

They post one item at a time, leave it up till it's sold out, then put a new item.

Great deals to be had.
06-09-08, 11:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 958
Posted By MattP.

Damn, I can't true tires, any tips? ...

Damn, I can't true tires, any tips?





eh, how can a seattube be stuck? I'm like, eh?
06-08-08, 08:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 540
Posted By MattP.

I've got a pair of shorts on the way!

I've got a pair of shorts on the way!
06-04-08, 11:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,870
Posted By MattP.

I have a couple pairs of baggies with lycra built...

I have a couple pairs of baggies with lycra built in.

For the others, yes, I just wear a pair of lycra shorts underneath.
06-04-08, 11:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,087
Posted By MattP.

One ride is enough to give a sound review?

One ride is enough to give a sound review?
06-03-08, 11:35 PM
Replies: 3,459
Views: 380,684
Posted By MattP.

Yes, bent seat tube bikes :) The wheels have...

Yes, bent seat tube bikes :)

The wheels have been good so far, no complaints..... yet. I'm sure they'll hold up to living at Northstar and riding it daily for the next 3 months, then moving to...
06-03-08, 08:37 PM
Replies: 3,459
Views: 380,684
Posted By MattP.

Updated pic. New Titec Scoper Prolite, and a...

Updated pic. New Titec Scoper Prolite, and a Minion DHF 2.7 for the gnar gnar.
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b103/mattpirotto/Can%20Diggle/Diggle001.jpg
06-02-08, 10:32 PM
Replies: 3,459
Views: 380,684
Posted By MattP.

Dminor, Very nice! Glad to see you went with...

Dminor,

Very nice! Glad to see you went with the floater, I think you'll be very happy! That new upper shock mount looks much cleaner, and those stickers are sweet!

Have fun on it, counting...
05-22-08, 05:51 PM
Replies: 3,459
Views: 380,684
Posted By MattP.

They still have Possum frames for sale.

They still have Possum frames for sale.
05-22-08, 03:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 421
Posted By MattP.

This summer and the next 4+ years...

Are going to be sick!

Starting June 15, I'll be working at Northstar at Tahoe, so that means riding! Then in late September, I'll be moving to Bellingham, WA, which will mean more sick riding! And...
05-21-08, 04:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 629
Posted By MattP.

My bike weighs a metric ton.

My bike weighs a metric ton.
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