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matt.toigo

WHY CONSUME WHEN YOU CAN CREATE?

Avid Shorty Ultimate Brake O Ring Replacement

January 7th, 2017 wheels

If you're running Avid Shorty Ultimate cantilever brakes on your bike and need to replace the small rubber pieces on them, here's where to get them.

Toilet Racing

September 20th, 2016 wheels

Soapbox Derby... but with Toilets!

3 Days of Bicycle Camping on the C&O Canal

June 19th, 2016 wheels

Riding from Cumberland, MD back to DC over 3 days with 4 friends.

Brooklyn Bikepark Pumptrack

March 8th, 2016 wheels

I was up in NYC for work and my dad's birthday the other week and hit up the awesome new pumptrack in Brooklyn.

Mountain Biking at Meadowood

October 14th, 2015 wheels

Some GoPro footage from tearing around Meadow Wood in Lorton, VA.

Mountain Biking at Fountainhead

October 1st, 2015 wheels

Some footage from the green and blue loops at Fountainhead on the hardtail 29"er.

74 Schwinn Twinn Deluxe Rebuild

April 25th, 2015 wheels

Rebuilding an old Schwinn Tandem bicycle for a summer of fun.

Wednesday Night Spins Video

April 3rd, 2015 wheels

Onboard footage from the awesome Wednesday Night Spins race series that Crosshairs Cycling put on in a parking garage in Crystal City. This footage is from the C Group Race on March 26th.

2014 Cycling

October 5th, 2014 wheels

I've gone through the arch of being really into running when I was younger, then dabbling with triathlons, and lately I've been getting really into cycling. Here's some photos and rides from this year.

FYBO Scooter Rally Interview

January 18th, 2014 wheels

A local paper in Raleigh, NC interviewed me about a vintage scooter rally I was down there for.

Biking from Pittsburgh to DC

August 9th, 2013 wheels

The story of that time when I rode my bicycle 335 miles through the woods from Pittsburgh to DC.

Vespa P200 Full Rebuild

January 13th, 2013 wheels

Photos and details on going through my old Vespa.

Vespa Engine Rebuild

October 25th, 2012 wheels

A little bit about what it took to get the P200 back on the road after the cannonball.

Scooter Cannonball

October 19th, 2012 wheels

I rode a 1979 Vespa P200 2500 miles across the US as part of the 2012 Scooter Cannonball Run.

Charm City Mods vs Rockers

October 2nd, 2011 wheels

"So what did you do with your weekend Matt?" "Pretended I was in a gang from 1960s Britain.... trust me it's cooler than it sounds."

9/25 - Summit Point Track Day

September 26th, 2011 wheels

A great first track day with Motorcycle Xcitement and a Ninja 250.

Colonial Beach Scooter Camping Trip

September 10th, 2011 wheels

Just a short weekend camping trip with the P200.

Motorcycle Trip to Nashville

September 4th, 2011 wheels

1400 mile trip to Nashville and back on an 81 CB750

North of San Francisco

August 30th, 2011 wheels

Riding a Triumph Bonneville north of San Francisco for the day.

June Northern Virginia Ride

June 26th, 2011 wheels

Monthly ride on some of the best roads around DC.

Pittsburgh Vintage Scooter Club: Band Camp XII

June 19th, 2011 wheels

Vintage scooters take over a band camp in Ohio.

East Coast Classic Scooter Rally

June 9th, 2011 wheels

What kind of maniac rides a tiny little 37 year old scooter over a 200 miles? Pretty awesome weekend at the largest scooter rally I've ever gone to.

74 Vespa Super

April 7th, 2011 wheels

I've owned a 74 Vespa Super for about a year now and racked up over 2,000 miles on it. Luckily I've yet to run into any issues with it that I haven't been able to fix. It is extremely satisfying learning how to work on old scooters like this and I would highly encourage anyone who owns one to spend the time learning how to fix it (you pretty much have to though). Below are resources and notes that have helped me through any repairs I've encountered.