Monday, February 28, 2005

This snow is starting to piss me off...............

Well, it's not that bad but I am ready for some nice weather. Considering how much we got dumped on last's all good I suppose.

Anybody have a favorite winter tire?

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I run Specialized Armidillo 23mm tires on my Surly-thinking about upgrading to a larger size for a little more butt cushioning. Can't beat them for flat protection though. Got them last year at my LBS and haven't had a flat since.

One of my favorite tricks for getting rid of alot of ads is using a modified "hosts" file. Now, I'm a geek but I'm not 100% comfortable going into the inner workings of my harddrive to do it manually-I use this.

You're gonna have to have a Yahoo e-mail to access the Yahoo "Groups" for an e-mail telling you when there are updates available, but it seems to work really well. I've been using it for over a year with no probs.

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Schwinn just came out with some new chopper bikes.

They look pretty cool but I know how much my stripped out Kona weighs, these things must weigh 7o pounds. I think I like the stripped out look of my bike better though...........

Not sure why someone would use one of these, but it beats walking around talking using one of those mini earsets. At least you know the person is on the phone and just not talking to themselves.

I really like the way this guy delivers pizzas. SFW video on a NSFW website.

That's about it for today.........

Till later.


Pete LaVerghetta said...

Winter tire? One word - Nokian

Anonymous said...

I'm with fixedgear. Nokian. They're heavy and loud and the rolling resistance is as high as it gets, but they don't slip and the studs last a long time. I probably put 1000 miles (easily) on my Hakapellitta 106 700x45s this winter. I only fell once, while executing a sharp low-speed turn in some packed wet snow. I rode those tires many times across several of the ice-covered lakes in my fair city. People looked at me like I was nuts, but I was in total control. I'd venture to say that I have more control with those tires, on that surface, than I do with normal rubber tires on hot asphault.