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Forum: Touring
08-22-19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,309
Posted By Matadors

Port Gamble ...

Port Gamble

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Forum: Touring
08-22-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,309
Posted By Matadors

The weather on Vancouver Island was amazing!...

The weather on Vancouver Island was amazing! Never hot or cold, no rain. Could not have asked for better.

We did get rained on at 2:30 AM in Sequim. Everything was wet when we packed up, but it...
Forum: Touring
08-18-19, 06:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,309
Posted By Matadors

The Olympic Discovery Trail was also a treat!...

The Olympic Discovery Trail was also a treat! Some sections were a little hard to find, but it was a great way to stay off 101....
Forum: Touring
08-18-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 395
Views: 145,170
Posted By Matadors

My 520 in Victoria, BC on my summer tour of...

My 520 in Victoria, BC on my summer tour of Vancouver Island.
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Forum: Touring
08-17-19, 07:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,309
Posted By Matadors

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The most level tent sites I have ever seen. Goldstream Provincial Park, BC.
Forum: Touring
08-17-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,309
Posted By Matadors

The Galloping Goose Trail was amazing! We rode it...

The Galloping Goose Trail was amazing! We rode it from Victoria to Sooke, almost 30 miles of paved and crushed gravel trail. There were a few places where it was obvious a trestle had been removed...
06-10-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 394
Views: 62,975
Posted By Matadors

Wow! Quite a transformation

Wow!

Quite a transformation
Forum: Commuting
06-03-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,544
Posted By Matadors

I'll take it! The reservoirs in California...

I'll take it!

The reservoirs in California are full to the brim. Photo from this weekend's Bikepacking trip where it rained both nights!
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Forum: Commuting
05-29-19, 02:32 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,544
Posted By Matadors

I bought the Gore Shakedry Stretch Jacket last...

I bought the Gore Shakedry Stretch Jacket last year and we have had an extreme amount of rain this year. I have loved the lightweight, totally dry riding with no condensation. It is form fitting so...
05-25-19, 09:43 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,345
Posted By Matadors

New bag. Love all the pockets, zippers and snaps....

New bag. Love all the pockets, zippers and snaps. Room for everything, but the bag is very light....
05-22-19, 02:11 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,345
Posted By Matadors

I really like the Wald basket. Quieter, lighter...

I really like the Wald basket. Quieter, lighter and more aerodynamic. I have a Swift Industries bag on order that cost more than the bike!
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05-17-19, 12:20 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 62,975
Posted By Matadors

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A friend had a front derailleur he was not using, so I added it to my bike even though I...
05-15-19, 04:05 PM
Replies: 6,708
Views: 1,603,036
Posted By Matadors

Can't beat the price!

Can't beat the price!
05-15-19, 04:03 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,345
Posted By Matadors

It took a number of times pumping up and letting...

It took a number of times pumping up and letting air out, going for test rides and then using a spray bottle with water to lube the rim until it finally seated correctly!
Forum: Touring
05-15-19, 03:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,309
Posted By Matadors

Excellent advice. I will post photos when I...

Excellent advice.

I will post photos when I return.
Forum: Touring
05-14-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,309
Posted By Matadors

My plan is to break the Sooke to Lake Cowichan...

My plan is to break the Sooke to Lake Cowichan ride into two days so that the hills are spread out. Do the quick, punchy hills to Port Renfrew one day and then the long, slow slog up to Cowichan the...
05-14-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,345
Posted By Matadors

A friend had a front derailleur that he was not...

A friend had a front derailleur that he was not using, so I put it on this weekend. I also swapped out the wine box for a Wald 137 basket, just to see which I preferred.
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05-14-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 394
Views: 62,975
Posted By Matadors

I swapped out my porteur wine box for a Wald...

I swapped out my porteur wine box for a Wald basket to see which I like better. The wood box acted like an acoustic amplifier for the road noise! The rack is more aerodynamic, lighter and my wife...
05-06-19, 03:39 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 62,975
Posted By Matadors

The rack held up great. It was cumbersome when I...

The rack held up great. It was cumbersome when I had to stand to climb an extended hill, but as long as I did not throw the bike sideways I was fine. The wood dividers rattled a lot and I am going to...
Forum: Touring
05-04-19, 06:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,309
Posted By Matadors

That is good to know. I planned to ride from...

That is good to know. I planned to ride from Sooke to Port Renfrew in one day and then Port Renfrew to Lake Cowichan the next day to keep the milage down so that I can enjoy the scenery.
05-04-19, 05:55 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 62,975
Posted By Matadors

Put my Bianchi to work today! ...

Put my Bianchi to work today!

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05-04-19, 05:50 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,345
Posted By Matadors

Bought six bottles, just because I could... and...

Bought six bottles, just because I could... and then climbed 10 miles back to the house over some 10% grades!

The rack held the weight with no problem. I had to be careful when standing to not...
Forum: Touring
04-30-19, 01:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,309
Posted By Matadors

It's the cougars I don't see that scare me! By...

It's the cougars I don't see that scare me! By the time you see them they have been stalking you for quite a while...
04-29-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,345
Posted By Matadors

Thank you, It has been a fun ride. It has...

Thank you, It has been a fun ride. It has provided a great excuse to get out and enjoy the spring riding!
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Forum: Touring
04-27-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,309
Posted By Matadors

Excellent information. I expect cold and wet, but...

Excellent information. I expect cold and wet, but will be prepared for super hot!

Also good to know the logging trucks pay attention.

The Renfrew beach camp does not have any valid contact...
Forum: Touring
04-26-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,309
Posted By Matadors

Vancouver Island Tour Tips?

This summer I am planning a trip from Victoria to Sooke, Port Renfrew, Lake Cowichan and back.

I have read about the Galloping Goose and Cowichan Valley Trails. Are they better than the roads?
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04-14-19, 11:53 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,345
Posted By Matadors

The VO saddle is rock-hard, like a new Brooke's....

The VO saddle is rock-hard, like a new Brooke's. It is going to take a couple of hundred miles to break it in, but the fit is perfect. It feels the same as my B-17 when it was new. I could not pass...
04-13-19, 03:45 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,345
Posted By Matadors

First trip to the winery to pick up our shipment....

First trip to the winery to pick up our shipment. Handled the weight up front just fine. Next time I will get six bottles, just because I can. The gearing was perfect for riding with my wife who has...
04-13-19, 03:37 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 62,975
Posted By Matadors

Perfect ride to the winery! It handled 4 bottles...

Perfect ride to the winery! It handled 4 bottles just fine. Next time am getting six, just because I can!
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04-11-19, 01:18 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 62,975
Posted By Matadors

The crate is fairly lightweight and it only holds...

The crate is fairly lightweight and it only holds six bottles, so it is probably only going to be 15-20 pounds.

I will find out Saturday when my wife and I ride to the winery to pick up our...
04-09-19, 03:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,077
Posted By Matadors

From mountain bike to upright coffee shop/winery...

From mountain bike to upright coffee shop/winery bike!

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04-09-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,101
Posted By Matadors

Bianchi Ibex made in 1991

Bianchi Ibex made in 1991
04-09-19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 62,975
Posted By Matadors

55mm tires were cushy at 30 psi, I will continue...

55mm tires were cushy at 30 psi, I will continue to lower the pressure to find the sweet spot between mushy and supple.

It was downhill to the winery, so the middle chainring and smallest cog were...
04-09-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,345
Posted By Matadors

No front derailleur because I did not need the...

No front derailleur because I did not need the full gear range. This is a casual bike for shorts and flip flops on the way to the coffee shop (or winery) as the mood strikes. It will not be hard to...
04-09-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,101
Posted By Matadors

Finished product: ...

Finished product:
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Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,400
Posted By Matadors

Here is the finished product, Spray.bike Milan...

Here is the finished product, Spray.bike Milan Celadon 2

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04-09-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,345
Posted By Matadors

Thank you, I think I will!

Thank you, I think I will!
04-09-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 62,975
Posted By Matadors

I headed back home when I realized I needed a way...

I headed back home when I realized I needed a way to carry the wine bottles.

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04-07-19, 08:36 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 80,460
Posted By Matadors

1992 Bianchi Ibex mountain bike repurposed for...

1992 Bianchi Ibex mountain bike repurposed for more relaxed riding.
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04-07-19, 08:26 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,345
Posted By Matadors

Went for a test ride and then finished it up. ...

Went for a test ride and then finished it up.

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04-07-19, 08:22 PM
Replies: 1,134
Views: 268,666
Posted By Matadors

Here is my 1992 Bianchi Ibex ...

Here is my 1992 Bianchi Ibex

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04-07-19, 08:20 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 62,975
Posted By Matadors

Thank you. Went for a test ride to see how...

Thank you.

Went for a test ride to see how it rode.

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04-07-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 62,975
Posted By Matadors

It is starting to look like a bike again! ...

It is starting to look like a bike again!
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04-07-19, 12:25 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,345
Posted By Matadors

It is starting to look like a bike again! ...

It is starting to look like a bike again!

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04-06-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,345
Posted By Matadors

More coats of clear now that the rain has...

More coats of clear now that the rain has stopped!

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Forum: Touring
04-03-19, 12:10 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 145,170
Posted By Matadors

Some more photos of my 520 out for adventure: ...

Some more photos of my 520 out for adventure:

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Sacramento to Marysville

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04-02-19, 08:49 AM
Replies: 394
Views: 62,975
Posted By Matadors

Still putting the clear coat on over the paint....

Still putting the clear coat on over the paint. It will take a couple of weeks with the rain interruptions!...
04-01-19, 07:01 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,345
Posted By Matadors

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04-01-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,345
Posted By Matadors

Started with the clear coat yesterday and it is...

Started with the clear coat yesterday and it is looking nice. Have to hold the can much farther from the frame because it runs much easier. It just means very thin coats repeated more often. Got...
Forum: Touring
03-27-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 145,170
Posted By Matadors

Here are some of the adventures of my 520: ...

Here are some of the adventures of my 520:
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Sacramento to Calistoga...
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