Somehow my Cross Check got a little better looking recently when I was not paying attention. It might be the Conti Contacts (a little slimmer and white sidewalls as opposed to the nice wide black-wall Conti Top Touring tires that will come back out once the weather gets a litle worse) I also trimmed the fenders a bit, so that might have cleaned it up as well.
It's still pretty much the same old bike, but I shot some new photos at any rate because I did not have many good ones. The second photo is interesting because I shot it with the flash on to capture the reflective bits on the bike. The Contact sidewalls have space-age reflective stuff and the saddle bag is reflective as well. This one is a Banjo Brothers bag with a One on One logo embroidered into it. The Banjo Brothers stuff is always a good value and the One on One logo gives it some bike culture bling (ha!).
On another note, hits on this site have gone up in the last month. I can't imagine anyone actually taking the time to see what's out here, but thanks for stopping by at any rate. I get a lot of hits from people looking for the gear inch calculator, photos of the Pugsley or the Waterford 1200, people looking for the "stretching for cyclists" PDF I re-posted from MBL, and quite a few from people looking for a used Minoura truing stand (sorry - mine is sold to Nickel, who has been lucky enough to not need it just yet). I also got a lot of hits from a cross reference on Planetary Gears that had something to do with the startling resemblance of bike saddles to certain parts of the male anatomy. On a more troubling note, I get a low but steady number of people looking for their own amphibious assault vehicle as well.
That's what I've got tonight. Ride safe and be open to possibilities.
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