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I know we already sort of have a Bay Area thread, but I might as well start an official thread since it seems there's enough XV owners here for some chatting...

I'll start off by sharing my bike ride... (2013 TREK 8.4 DS)


Pictures of a bike ride I did a couple days ago, about 3000 calories burned, possibly in excess of 40 miles pedaled. Varied between San Jose all the way to Newark in the east of the San Francisco Bay.

album: (avoid looking at the 2nd picture, I took it for ****s and giggles)
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Downtown San Jose, Guadalupe River Trail
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Downtown San Jose, California Landmark, first state capital
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Looking eastbound above California State Route 237
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Looking westbound above California State Route 237
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NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field
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The San Mateo Bridge all the way out there (California State Route 84), which I did cross on my bike

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My favorite picture of the ride
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Very near the San Mateo Bridge (California State Route 84)
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A rare sighting, an XV!

no pics but saw it in downtown San Jose yesterday, dark colored (I barely caught sight of it)
 

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Sweet Trek. My main MTB is a Specialized FSR. I have a Trek STP 400. But it lacks a crank set right now and tires and gears.
 

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Hola! I am in Livermore CA....I have seen a Tangerine Crosstrek around the office complex here 8) Haven't seen too many around here overall kinda surprised.
 

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Wingnut said:
Illuminate me ..... what lights are you using?
Headlights
2 X Light and Motion Urban 550 headlights (used only during low visibility conditions)
1 X Knog Skink white headlight (daytime running light/backup)

Taillights
1 X CatEye TL-LD610 taillight (used only during ultra-low visibility conditions)
1 X Knog Skink red taillight (normal day/night light)


Both the Urban 550's running on maximum brightness are more than enough for competition use (1100 lumens!). They're EXCELLENT commuter lights, and the amber side-markers can double as a way for you to read your shifters' position.
 

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OMG

I'm gone for about a year and I'm seeing so many Subaru vehicles, more than I have before... and yes, the XV included!
 

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I'm seeing A LOT of XV drivers in the south bay.. anyone here from there besides me?
 

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I'm from East San Jose! My best friend got me a sweet pink Hello kitty Subaru sticker on the left side, rear window of my 2013 Icy Silver Metallic XV.
Definitely unique! I haven't seen your XV yet, but maybe someday I will.

As for mine, you can recognize my XV with the ClubCrosstrek.com stickers on the side, yellow fog lights up front, and RallyArmor UR mudflaps from the rear.
 

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i just found out about this forum! i'm in the east bay, commuting hayward to livermore for work.

i've seen a few xv's out there on 580. i drive a desert khaki xv and have seen only one or two other ones around in the same color.
 

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eswoodjam said:
i just found out about this forum! i'm in the east bay, commuting hayward to livermore for work.

i've seen a few xv's out there on 580. i drive a desert khaki xv and have seen only one or two other ones around in the same color.
I've hardly seen any Khaki XV's either, so if I see one, there's a good chance it's going to be yours. :)
 

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Awaiting arrival of my 2014 Crosstrek in khaki - likely sometime in November. I've already picked up a Yakima roof rack, and just ordered the short shift kit and knob from TWM. Looking into a light bar for the front and some Rigid Industries LED road lights.. 8) Anyone else in Livermore?
 

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Awaiting arrival of my 2014 Crosstrek in khaki - likely sometime in November. I've already picked up a Yakima roof rack, and just ordered the short shift kit and knob from TWM. Looking into a light bar for the front and some Rigid Industries LED road lights.. 8) Anyone else in Livermore?
I don't live by Livermore, but I pass by it on my way to school.
 

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Picked up the XV 7 days ago. First week has been great! Loving the 5 speed. Wishing the car had about 20-30 more ponys under the hood, but hey, it's not an STI ;)
 

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livermoron said:
Awaiting arrival of my 2014 Crosstrek in khaki - likely sometime in November. I've already picked up a Yakima roof rack, and just ordered the short shift kit and knob from TWM. Looking into a light bar for the front and some Rigid Industries LED road lights.. 8) Anyone else in Livermore?
Hey!! I am in Livermore :) I have a 2014 Khaki also.....maybe I will see ya cruising around.
 
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