Re: what did you do to your motor bike today? I had a good ride on my friction bike. I haven't gotten the grubee out in a while, waiting on that Howard Sprocket Mount. Plus, it's not as fun as the Tanaka bike. I rode the friction drive with my kid, to the park, and did a little light off-roading with it. We pulled up some steep hills in the rich neighborhood with the bike and trailer. The little 33cc was working hard, but didn't shake or stall. Bet the clutch got hot though. A very nice time though. I really like the Diamondback Softee gray BMX v-brake pads. No squealing, and lots of fine control of the brakes, great stopping power. I have been working on tidying up my cables (getting rid of the bird's nest) as I have replaced them in routine maintenance. I got a new brake cable and thicker housing, way better than the walmart stock cables on the Schwinns.