I had a Bianchi bicycle as a young adult,main mode of transportation for me when I was going to university.
One day I decided to ride the Malahat (40-50 miles ) on a whim.No water bottle,no tire pump nothing.
Didn’t realize how tough it would be but I survived.
Have a Giant brand bike I bought about 10 years ago,rode it maybe 5 times
Victoria is actually a big biking city,but I generally need a vehicle for work so I don’t ride much