Woke up really early to catch the lunar eclipse that was visible from the west coast today... Not bad!!
Golf Alltrack | Kona Rove allroad bike | Kona Manomano MTB
Outdoors stuff: biking, skiing, climbing, hiking, geology
Photo stuff: Canon 6D, 16-35mm/50mm/100mm/300mm lenses, landscapes mostly (and some cars and cities)
Aerospace stuff: High power rockets, RC planes
Can't let the trucks be the only ones to have the fun here
Who's got a longroof here!?
For the purposes here, you have a wagon if:
-it has glass over the rear cargo area
-it's based on a sedan or hatch but with an extended roofline
-it has a seat height and roofline lower than a typical CUV (I'll let the outback slide here, lifted wagons are good)
Haven't had much time to post lately but life has had a couple fun little upsides lately...
First off, both bikes got new contact points on the bars. Lock on grips for the manomano and fancy donut bar tape for the rove:
Been riding the wheels off both bikes as much as possible. Good times...
Then... my macro lens arrived! Shortly followed by the older EOS Rebel G.
Couple photos from the macro lens. This thing is a total blast and I should've gotten one AGES ago haha.
Ran my first serious downhill trails (climbed the proper way, via a fire road-no chairlifts here!) today. Super fun time... only went a little bit beyond my skill level, but walking a couple rock gardens was ok. Found the best of the flow trails a bit lower down and had a blast going as fast as possible.
Roof rack: great success! Only brought the MPG from 30 to 25.
Halfway up the climb to drop into the trails.
On-trail adjustments. My riding buddy and I both made some tweaks on the fly. The Manomano recently got a dropper post which has been game-changing especially for downhill like today.
Been meaning to post a longer update but life has been hectic (mostly in good ways)... hope all of oppo is doing well!
@azw123 Honestly I think the entire layout is identical, but I know my aunt's GSW has just fix a flat. Also no fullsize spare with the optional subwoofer...
The storage spot is big enough for a full-size spare, but the storage tray for the jack and tire iron won't fit with a full-size spare in there.
Haha this is why the vw wagons have it tucked away in the fender well I think. Didn't know the outback had room for a full size spare, that's really good to know as the wheels + tires are pretty big.
Also, love the signature!
@just-jeepin Got it. Two SUVs...
Both fit a full size spare under the trunk floor without any comprimises, though both have donuts at the moment, I've confirmed a full size fits.
Tesla Model 3
Hate the interior, hate the build quality... drove one and HOLY SHIT is it fun to drive. It's so easy to forget about the issues they have when you hit the go pedal and watch every other car disappear like they were standing still, or nip through a couple corners with that super fast well dialed steering.
@Carbon-Fiber-Sasquatch mine is one I'm sure you'll relate to... toyota power split hybrids. The best drivetrain for like 95% of driving. I don't think I'll ever own a CUV but the RAV4 prime tempts me a lot... just gimme that 300hp drivetrain in a corolla hatch for maximum AWD hybrid hoonage.
@partypooper2012 I want to do an ev conversion on one.... Tesla drive unit with like 450 hp. Would be a riot if you could pull it off.
Careful, if you do this I'm gonna be bugging you to drive it constantly
Hi, I'm Ben (or @spacekraken). I'm mostly known for bikeposting around these parts but I do have a fairly boring, but also fairly oppo (cause blue turbo AWD wagon) car that gets driven quite a lot, mostly for biking or hiking trips. I like going fast on two wheels or skis without a motor, and hope to eventually be paid to inspect volcanoes.