I was pretty pissed when I broke a pair of the originals. Hope these are beefier.
Tswassen Ferry Terminal-Saltspring-Crofton-Railgrade to Lake Cowichan-Railgrade to Mill Bay-Swartz Bay-Home (2-3 days) https://vimeo.com/172316214
Tswassen Ferry Terminal - Victoria - Black Ball Ferry to Port Angeles - Discovery Trail to Port Towsend - Whitby Island to Anacortes - Bellingham - Home (4 -5 days)
Some variation of VikB's Route. Last year I did:
Tswassen Ferry Terminal-Saltspring-Crofton-Cowichan Rivers Campground-Railgrade to just past Kinsol tressle-Logging roads up over the mountains via VikB bike packing route to Sooke - Victoria - Then home via the ferries (4 days)
I had the RF Indys and slowly destroyed them over about a year and a half. They weren't bad but the fabric around the actual pad wasn't beefy enough. Now using Dakine Slayer pads. Better fit and beefier fabric. But I've had to hand sew a seam together again. But overall tougher than the Indys.
Have to say I am not impressed with the durabilty of any of the MTB apparel brands i have tried. Gloves seams, short seams, pad seams etc. The sewing just isn't up to the task. Roach needs to come back or if they are going to charge $100 bucks for a pair of shorts I better not have to sew it back together again in half a season.
Riding a reverb right now that came on my new bike but had a GD for 3-4 years and still have it kicking around. Very simple to service for your average home mechanic, pretty reliable and works good. The Reverb feels more polished but realistically I never noticed the play in the post once I was riding with the GD. Also prefer the lighter lever feel of the GD.
I am very happy with my new Altitude 750 msl. The adjustable geometry means you can leave if fairly slack and low for park days and then steepen it a bit for everything else. Might be on the lighter side of things though but I am surprised how stiff it is coming from an older bike.
The Wreckoning sounds like a fun bike but I would be pretty sketched out spending that kind of cash with a company that can't update their website. Will they be answering warranty calls in a couple of years if the website is too much to handle?
I do most of my own basic tune up work. Don't bother with suspension overhauls, wheel trues and brake bleeds but tune ups, drive train swaps, new cables etc I do myself. I spend way under $1000. I am also not super mechanically inclined but some basic tools, some patience, and some time and almost anybody can do most of this stuff. HUB does maintenance workshops if you are interested in learning the basics (like this one) Youtube is also great for this stuff. When I lived in an apartment I would drag my stuff into the parking garage.
I support the change. It is the last political act of an MP dying of ALS. Our anthem should reflect equality in this day and age. Sure it is a little thing (from the perspective of a bunch of dudes) but it is symbolic and a thing taught to every school child.
I had a quick ride on the Rocky Mountain Pipeline on Seymour and rode it back to back with an Altitude and the Instinct BC ed. All were great bikes. Very impressed with traction on the Pipeline, I think it would be great for beginners and really marginal conditions. I can really see using the tire size for bike packing. I was also impressed with how light it felt. Little bit of drag but not boat anchors. That said it didn't feel all that playful and I had the most fun on the Altitude. I ended up buying an Altitude but in an ideal world I would have bought all three bikes and have the different vibes for different days.
2008 fit. Cargo room is crazy, good on gas and fun to drive. Partner has a Nissan versa. Better passenger room but not nearly the cargo space. Little more power but not as sporty as the Fit. We are happy with both but I prefer my Fit.
nice vid and like the choice of music
can you ride rail grade all the way to Grand Forks now?
You can ride rail grade all the way from Castelgar to Grand forks. And aside from a fenced off portion by greenwood you can go all the way to Penticton. I haven't ridden the part from Penticton to Princeton but Princeton to Brookmere is also good.