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Old 11-11-2011, 11:54 AM
5-7HEAVEN 5-7HEAVEN is offline
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Default Re: what did you do to your motor bike today?

Yesterday, "rush-home traffic" was very heavy and the roads were wet. That steep hill near home was gridlocked, and riding the hill were three kids on modified mopeds. I chose to ride the dirt path on the road's shoulder. With my new gearing, my bike charged up the hill like a dirtbike. Instead of keeping up w/traffic @ 30mph on the flats, I rode into the neighborhood streets at a slower speed. It's a much safer route when it rains.

On the steep ramp at work, my bike charges it like gangbusters. I can shift to second gear before I reach the top. On the other two ramps, I can run them in second gear. At the top of the last ramp, I turn off the engine and coast 200 feet to the bike rack.

The one feature I notice about my new Schwalbe Big Apple 26 x 2.50 tires is that it can roll much farther than the older Armadillo 26 x 1.95 tires.

Last edited by 5-7HEAVEN; 11-11-2011 at 12:34 PM.
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