Re: [rootsradicals] Re: Going Carless
- On 9/7/07, Anne Littlebird <issumatuq@...> wrote:
> I'll be stopping off at the shop to get them changed. Surely normal MTBI ride high-pressure near-slicks on my Trek 6500 Xtracycle. Some
> tires at 65 psi will work great with the X, right? perhaps a slightly
> smoother version but I'd like a little grip for bad weather. These ones
> made me slip on a little gravel yesterday which I've never done.
Bontrager things my LBS carried with kevlar belts. Great on the street
with pretty low rolling resistance and nice and quiet. I've got them
pumped up to max pressure right now (75 or 80ish can't remember) and
they're a little too hard and make everything on the bike rattle with
every bump. I need to let a little air out.
It's pretty easy to spin these on gravel with the X. I don't feel like
it really affects the handling though, mostly just means I have to
keep my weight back when I'm starting off in loose stuff.
Love the kevlar. Some jerk thought it would be fun to smash a beer
bottle in the middle of my commute route the other day and I was able
to ride on through with no damage done. Crazy that Washington doesn't
have a bottle deposit. Today I tossed my push broom on the X and
stopped to sweep the trail for people with less-bulletproof tires. :-)
Ain't the X the coolest thing?
- I couldn't really since I was trying to negotiate rush hour traffic on a
VERY busy narrow road with a lot of angry people. The fact that she
yelled at someone in that situation is inexcusable - it could easily
cause that person to become distracted which is not good in heavy traffic.
And I wear fur too - I tell people it's just a cultural thing but in
reality it's just smart. Both of my coats are old - both were gotten
extremely cheap but they are warm! A short parka made by the Inuit and a
full length raccoon coat. Both were in perfect shape when I found them
at a thrift store for less than $100 for both. Taken care of they will
out live me unless Peta finds me first. And if anyone damages the hat I
was given by a group of Mongolian musicians I played with one night in
Beijing I will be beyond upset. Should not have even gotten it back in
the country since at the last minute I realized that the crown of it was
leopard although all you see is the black fox and the tail that runs
down my back. :)
Mark Garvey wrote:
> I would probably have gotten grumpy at her anyway. No "indian/Native
> American" here, mostly Scots Irish and grumpy. Tell her to go...Ah
> hell, never mind, I get in more trouble that way!
> Why does PITA throw red paint on people wearing fur and NOT on people
> wearing leather? Because little old ladies are easier to pick on than
> Be a crab! Go for it kid!
> mark (grumpy)