matt b

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  1. I'm cheap, I'll admit it. But I do think Volvo is pricing themselves on the high side, even when taking current norms into account.
  2. Agreed, works well on that car. I did price out a OSD V90 R-Design yesterday. Even without some of the pricier add-ons like sound system, etc... I was at $61,600. Fairly certain that my current wagon will be my last Volvo wagon for a very long time.
  3. Been putting miles on the road bike again, but my heart's not into it. Tuesday/Thursday I ride with 3 other people at 5:30 am. Same route, every damn week. It gets beyond mind numbing but they're set on the routes and won't change them for the world. I'd rather spare an hour during the day to do hill repeats than ride the same roads every time. Getting a little tired of the roadie "holier than thou"mentality, so goal is to ride my Salsa more often this year.
  5. tire rotation, checked to make sure AWD was functioning properly. Bought new tires. Will do oil change and some minor little repairs tomorrow. Amazon goes in for final check up tomorrow, will be listed soon. Other Amazon should be out of paint late next week.
  6. Lucky soul, I would not bother setting up any paint equipment if a neighbor had everything just 5 mins away. Can't say I miss the snow. Have fun with it though, go drifting!
  7. How long are you back in OH for Lucas ? Just the holidays ? Looks good Val. I would suggest starting small on the paint. I do some paint (I did panels on my 59 VW and then decided to have the whole thing painted in its original color locally) and yes prep is everything but a clean, large space with good ventilation is essential.
  8. Thanks! I love driving it.
  9. I have some on IG but there aren't many pics of it in general. Took it to Cars and Coffee this weekend, I'll post what they show on FB later if I can find them. The dual Webers drew quite a bit of interest. I'll take decent pictures once it's lowered properly and finished (buffed and all bright work back on)
  10. Digging what you're doing with this one. Looks good.
  11. Out on the road, again. At last.
  12. Blew out the quarter window on the DS when my 35 lbs mountain bike broke the roof rack. That was exciting.
  13. Not today specifically but within the past 30 days: DS axle (not really sure what happened there, may have been some issues with a prior axle install), fuel pump and sending unit and clutch. Also replaced the 4C delete resistors, since the AZ summers aren't kind to them in the engine bay. Doing clutch, 2 motor mounts, front brake lines (yaayy NY winters...), pads and rotors up front and re-sealing my angle gear. Collar on AG is also getting replaced.
  14. I absolutely love your riding pics Cameron.
  15. Except for that tip that acts as a bumper guard.
  16. He went all upscale on us and got a 2012 or 2013 XC90 Sport (V8 from Yamaha).
  17. That seat bag looks big enough to carry a laptop..... Digging the white walls, they work really well with the wheels and grey paint.
  18. Switching wheels very soon but I'm keeping the spare.
  19. IMG_2247 by Matt Bonaime, on Flickr Sneak peek....
  20. Nice! I like the trim on the 05, silver on nordkap is a nice combo too.
  21. I should have, you're right. Still on the hunt for the right FJ60 to replace the wagon.
  22. Not one in particular but racing season starts early in AZ. I will jump in a few MTB races this Fall to maintain fitness and will do another training block similar to my current one after Thanksgiving. Should get me ready for the early January road races. I may also head to SC and do some of the Hincapie races there. Main reason behind current training is that I was getting bored with some of the routes and rides so I thought I would increase intensity.