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12-24-14, 06:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,880
Posted By WNG

^^ What you get from Santa, for riding carbon...

^^ What you get from Santa, for riding carbon fiber. More carbon.
12-24-14, 06:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,503
Posted By WNG

A very happy holiday wish to the folks and their...

A very happy holiday wish to the folks and their families, here on C&V. Love the vintage steel under (and above) the Christmas Tree. :)
12-24-14, 12:24 AM
Replies: 449
Views: 49,685
Posted By WNG

This is exciting news indeed! I will make every...

This is exciting news indeed! I will make every effort to participate...a chance to return to this region with vintage steel.
11-13-14, 01:57 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 14,600
Posted By WNG

@JTTDF...

@JTTDF (http://www.bikeforums.net/member.php?u=355417)
Thank you Paul, for the eye-opening good time and relaxing and recharging stay in Long Beach. I departed with enthusiasm and energetic, looking...
11-08-14, 02:16 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 14,600
Posted By WNG

Definitely Chris! Perhaps now, I won't get...

Definitely Chris! Perhaps now, I won't get dropped on the climbs! :D

Enjoying the weekend weather here in Long Beach with JTTDF, we're about to take a ride through the area, downtown, the Queen...
11-06-14, 11:34 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 14,600
Posted By WNG

Wildwood, you are spot on! The drivers since...

Wildwood, you are spot on! The drivers since Santa Barbara have gotten more aggressive and drive like I wasn't there. Even several locals in Santa Monica and Ventura told me to watch out for the...
11-04-14, 11:20 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 14,600
Posted By WNG

Thanks Jim and Jeff! Velocivixen : Yeah, after 2...

Thanks Jim and Jeff! Velocivixen : Yeah, after 2 months on the bike, I was beginning to sport a mullet! :D
So I lopped my locks the next day in the bay area.

Leaving Santa Barbara today for...
11-02-14, 01:44 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 14,600
Posted By WNG

@Nubra...

@Nubra (http://www.bikeforums.net/member.php?u=142204) : Thanks Rita! Santa Cruz was very nice! Lots of sea lions!
@Belg-Ital Steel (http://www.bikeforums.net/member.php?u=177894) : Thanks Doug, we...
10-21-14, 02:18 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 14,600
Posted By WNG

Another quick surfacing for air.... I had...

Another quick surfacing for air....

I had hopefully my last day of riding in rain along Hwy1 last Friday. Very big climb, with wind and rain....made for an exciting descent. It would have been...
10-17-14, 12:13 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 14,600
Posted By WNG

Glad you are enjoying them, Scott! Linking to my...

Glad you are enjoying them, Scott! Linking to my Flickr from one of the photos, is currently the best way for nnow to keep track of where I'm at. I'm able to upload them with an app and don't...
10-16-14, 09:57 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 14,600
Posted By WNG

Popping in to tell all I'm still pedaling and...

Popping in to tell all I'm still pedaling and heading south!
I am now on California HWY-1, reached it a few days ago heading into Fort Bragg, on one of my more challenging days, culminating with...
10-04-14, 10:42 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 14,600
Posted By WNG

Hahaha! You didn't miss anything. I'm terribly...

Hahaha! You didn't miss anything. I'm terribly behind with my updates. Mostly due to having netbook issues accessing my uploaded photos. These past two weeks have been so full of activity, weather,...
10-01-14, 04:24 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 14,600
Posted By WNG

Just letting you folks know I'm still alive and...

Just letting you folks know I'm still alive and kicking. Although a number of RVers pulling trailers did their best to run me off the road. :P

I've had a pretty busy and hectic first week down the...
09-23-14, 01:23 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 14,600
Posted By WNG

Just a quick status update: I left Portland...

Just a quick status update:

I left Portland Sunday for the coast and made it half way by nightfall, hampered by high temps and a strong headwind. I stayed with a host in the region, and departed...
09-18-14, 04:58 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 14,600
Posted By WNG

I most definitely will when I reach SD, we must...

I most definitely will when I reach SD, we must have a celebratory end of journey C&V Forums ride. The more the merrier!
09-18-14, 04:30 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 14,600
Posted By WNG

The day was ending and I took in a last few views...

The day was ending and I took in a last few views before heading over to the ferry terminal and get cleared through Customs.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3867/14992598608_3e80ff397d_b.jpg...
09-18-14, 11:38 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 14,600
Posted By WNG

I knew what I wanted, and headed into Chinatown...

I knew what I wanted, and headed into Chinatown in search of a Vietnamese restaurant I passed last night. I was craving Pho. A noodle soup with a broth, if done to perfection, is so tasty and...
09-18-14, 10:57 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 14,600
Posted By WNG

Statue of Queen Victoria... ...

Statue of Queen Victoria...
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09-18-14, 10:53 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 14,600
Posted By WNG

Victoria, BC Day 2: continued... As I...

Victoria, BC Day 2: continued...


As I headed towards the Inner Harbour, the BC Parliament Buildings and the old Empress Hotel came into view. The harbor was full of activity with seaplanes...
09-18-14, 09:40 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 14,600
Posted By WNG

mikemowbz @holden west...

mikemowbz @holden west (http://www.bikeforums.net/member.php?u=372455) @Drillium Dude (http://www.bikeforums.net/member.php?u=168558)

I'm fine guys, just skinned a knee. The bike only suffered...
09-17-14, 10:18 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 14,600
Posted By WNG

Victoria Day 2 continued: Another...

Victoria Day 2 continued:

Another cruise...uhh more like star ship made port into Victoria today. The Hamilton registered to Bermuda. It's so massive, I wonder if pictures can do justice to...
09-17-14, 06:24 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 14,600
Posted By WNG

gaucho777 The man wins a cigar! Yes, a crow...

gaucho777 The man wins a cigar! Yes, a crow swooped over my head as I shot this one.
09-17-14, 03:44 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 14,600
Posted By WNG

Just a quick location update: I'm now in...

Just a quick location update: I'm now in Portland.

Enjoying the vibe of the city and inhabitants. My luck ran out Tuesday when I had an accident with my front wheel trapped in tram track on a...
09-16-14, 03:34 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 14,600
Posted By WNG

holden west Thanks for filling in the details...

holden west
Thanks for filling in the details of the displays!
09-16-14, 03:29 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 14,600
Posted By WNG

Victoria, BC: Day 2 Sunday, another warm and...

Victoria, BC: Day 2

Sunday, another warm and sunny day...decided to take the last ferry to the USA at 7:30pm to maximize my visit.
With all my gear packed and strapped to the bike, I bid...
09-16-14, 02:21 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 14,600
Posted By WNG

It was getting late, as the sun was beginning to...

It was getting late, as the sun was beginning to set. So Rob and I finished up and headed back to our bikes. He would be taking the direct route back to Saanich, and will find my way back to the...
09-16-14, 02:05 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 14,600
Posted By WNG

continued... The manager then asked me...

continued...


The manager then asked me something that came unexpected, "Would you like to try out his bike?" Uhh Sure!
He took down the Cervelo from the display and brought it down for me. How...
09-16-14, 01:33 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 14,600
Posted By WNG

Now onto the cool modern stuff on display... ...

Now onto the cool modern stuff on display...

George Hincapie's signed USPS jersey.
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3843/15166520512_8e912e876c_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/p7do9Y)IMG_8551...
09-16-14, 01:13 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 14,600
Posted By WNG

I found my way through Victoria to my...

I found my way through Victoria to my accommodations and got myself checked in. Immediately went online to check for messages and got a hold of Victoria forumite, @holden west...
09-16-14, 12:43 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 14,600
Posted By WNG

We bikers disembark first and the 'peloton' sets...

We bikers disembark first and the 'peloton' sets off with enthusiam.
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09-16-14, 12:32 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 14,600
Posted By WNG

The ferry needs to navigate the narrowed waters...

The ferry needs to navigate the narrowed waters between Mayne and Gallano Islands.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3906/14979832760_9594cbc91b_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oPHyoC)DSC03466...
09-16-14, 12:30 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 14,600
Posted By WNG

Continued... Oddly enough, we were...

Continued...

Oddly enough, we were immediately in USA territorial waters after leaving the terminal. My cell phone had coverage again, but only for a brief hour.

Full steam ahead, with the...
09-16-14, 12:24 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 14,600
Posted By WNG

Part III Victoria, BC ...Goodbye Vancouver! ...

Part III Victoria, BC ...Goodbye Vancouver!

Taking both mikemowbz and my host's advice, I chose to take Vancouver public transit to the ferry terminal. On my map, it looked like a few hours ride,...
09-12-14, 08:48 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,366
Posted By WNG

Public Service Announcement: Jeff told me today...

Public Service Announcement: Jeff told me today his Portable T-Mobile Hotspot went on the fritz and needs a bit of tech support!
09-12-14, 04:33 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 14,600
Posted By WNG

A fun fast descent off the bridge... ...

A fun fast descent off the bridge...
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5596/15130227056_3bb707f15d_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/p41nnJ)IMG_8431 (https://flic.kr/p/p41nnJ) by WNG555...
09-12-14, 04:32 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 14,600
Posted By WNG

Part II Vancouver Day 5: Friday was another...

Part II Vancouver Day 5:

Friday was another blue skied warm day. I stayed an extra day to help get some apps and computer stuff prepared for my host's Euro bike tour, oversee the morning delivery...
09-12-14, 04:29 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 14,600
Posted By WNG

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5591/14956667348_b0...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5591/14956667348_b09711aea1_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oMEQ7Y)IMG_8368 (https://flic.kr/p/oMEQ7Y) by WNG555 (https://www.flickr.com/people/9195604@N02/), on Flickr

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09-12-14, 04:24 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 14,600
Posted By WNG

Granville Island Public Market. ...

Granville Island Public Market.
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5558/14956428909_371bcee942_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oMDBeX)IMG_8330 (https://flic.kr/p/oMDBeX) by WNG555...
09-12-14, 04:22 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 14,600
Posted By WNG

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3897/15139251192_63...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3897/15139251192_63d588e47d_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/p4NBWh)IMG_8236-001 (https://flic.kr/p/p4NBWh) by WNG555 (https://www.flickr.com/people/9195604@N02/), on Flickr
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09-12-14, 04:19 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 14,600
Posted By WNG

Vancouver, Day 4 continued: Since our meet...

Vancouver, Day 4 continued:

Since our meet up was at 12pm, that gave me some time to capture some of the urban life along the end of False Creek.


Converted 2010 Olympic games housing campus,...
09-11-14, 07:43 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 14,600
Posted By WNG

There are some quick posts in the Where'd you...

There are some quick posts in the Where'd you ride today thread for the last two days in Port Angeles. Tim updated some nice photos and ride report for yesterday in Port Angeles.

UGH, Firefox on...
09-11-14, 05:35 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 14,600
Posted By WNG

gaucho777 Thanks Randy for the very kind...

gaucho777

Thanks Randy for the very kind wishes! Almost all have come my way, and looking forward to more as I start south. You were around when things were happy and hopeful, I think this...
09-11-14, 05:00 AM
Replies: 13,748
Views: 1,204,155
Posted By WNG

northbend Yes, a late start in the afternoon....

northbend Yes, a late start in the afternoon. Thinking I could make it up there in the estimated 4 hrs....I took 5! :-P The last 2 were tough. By the time I descended, it was dusk. And the last 3...
09-10-14, 02:42 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,366
Posted By WNG

What an epic event! C&V spirit all the way....

What an epic event! C&V spirit all the way. Sounds like you guys had a hell of a good time, flats and all.
Wonderful photos and recaps, everyone!
Drillium Dude and Alex Moll You guys sure made a...
09-10-14, 01:10 PM
Replies: 13,748
Views: 1,204,155
Posted By WNG

Yesterday, I took on and conquered Hurricane...

Yesterday, I took on and conquered Hurricane Ridge, at Olympia National Park in Port Angeles, WA.

19 miles of never-ending climbing, with 12% grades at times. Toughest thing I experienced. Took...
09-09-14, 02:46 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 14,600
Posted By WNG

Hi everyone! I wanted to put in some updates and...

Hi everyone! I wanted to put in some updates and respond to the posts recently.
Thanks for the patience, as I'm continuing to have technical difficulties with my netbook and flickr.
Perhaps the...
09-09-14, 02:37 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 14,600
Posted By WNG

Revolving restaurant... ...

Revolving restaurant...
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09-09-14, 02:36 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 14,600
Posted By WNG

Sky Trains running overhead, near the end of the...

Sky Trains running overhead, near the end of the Seaside trail.
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3867/14952845130_68be61335f_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oMkeUE)IMG_8195 (https://flic.kr/p/oMkeUE) by...
09-09-14, 02:34 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 14,600
Posted By WNG

La Casa Gelato. Over 400 flavors, with 218...

La Casa Gelato. Over 400 flavors, with 218 flavors available daily!
The gelateria was overwhelming trying to sample those choices. The gelati were as good as the best I sampled in Rome and Cassino....
09-09-14, 02:31 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 14,600
Posted By WNG

Vancouver continued: The 2nd day in...

Vancouver continued:

The 2nd day in Vancouver was a wet one. It rained all day with a chance of thunderstorms. So I opted to stay indoors and skip any riding. Instead, I made myself useful by...
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