Time for some not truck pictures.This is the kind of adventure a life on the road can help fulfill. I picked up my nephew @roszko in Portland for a two week visit which included a 5 day bike packing trip. We rode a big loop in the Ochoco mountains near Prineville, Oregon. Yes that is my Ibis HD3 with bags strapped on. It just didn't seem worth it renting a bike when I already had one. No, not the best bike for the job but it did fine and gave me a good excuse for not keeping up with my young whipper snapper nephew. We had a great ride, the highlight being our stay at the @spokenhostel in Mitchell, OR. What a cool place. A working hostel for bikers that turns church on Sundays. I highly recommend a stay there and the veggie burger at the pine street cafe. Most pictures by @roszko
These Goodyear tires really kick up some dust. Photo by @roszko It's time for the wheel saga final chapter. John at @stazworks paid me back for all of the hardware, a drill bit, cost of balancing, and a refund for the balance beads that weren't installed. Although a huge pain in the butt for me it appears to be working out. I still need to pull each wheel apart to install beads and center the beadlock insert which is a bummer but the singles are worth it to me. Other than a minor imbalance issue the singles have been great.
Here's another comparison. I visited my friend in Portland who owns this cool unimog. I think it's a 416, but maybe it's a 406. I'm sure someone on here will know. This thing is pure function and has some great features. I'm back from Canada and my Oregon bike packing trip . Now settled in Hood River for a few days. The plan from here is to ride my brains out and see the sights. I'm now completely schedule free and it feels great.
I hope this loads from the boonies near Bend. Just a quickie video from my nephews drone. Fun scrambling through the truck to get the shot. The truck and the wheels are doing great.