About Pineapple

He tried to call himself, "Malibu." But, you know the rules - you don't get to pick your own nickname. The word "pineapple" came to mind. Sorta tropical, spikey & rough, sweet on the inside. And so a nickname was born. "Bike mechanic, poet, sage, former collegiate hockey star. Ok, maybe not a star." (This should really be updated. He works for New Belguim now.) "i am full time bicycle mechanic, and all around nice guy. like to ride bikes, but not very far. like poetry, candle-light dinners, and short walks on the beach. i don't like getting hassled, and i don't like capitalization." Fort Collins, Colorado, USA

9 thoughts on “cold winter nights

  1. Bike in glowing snow…fun.
    Bike in yellow snow…bad.

    Moved to Nashvegas years ago. I miss snow. Real snow. None of this 2 inches shuts the city down shit, I want feet. Not sure when Jonny moved out west, but I know he remembers winter ’93 in PA. Last great snow I have seen.

  2. Snow would sure beat the damn Ice storm that shut down the Midwest yesterday. Glad I had a fireplace when the power went out.

  3. I’ve run home made studded tires before. rows of 3 or 4 3/8″ flat head machine screws spaced about 2-3 inches apart.

    The worked great on the ice. If it’s just snowy you would be surprised at how well you can ride in it though with just regular knobbies. As long as were talking inches and not feet.

    There is Nothing cooler then a snow night ride under a full moon. You don’t even need to run your lights.

  4. I remember the 92/93 winter in Philadelphia. It made me move back to SC!

    Oh, and it was 78 here today…I had to turn on the A/C in the truck.

    I’ll go fuck myself now…

  5. Mikey, check these…

    http://www.schwalbetires.com/bike_tires/off_road/spikes

    They are quite the hit once it gets icy here. As long as you are careful not to do crazy-shit, they work like a high-end male prostitute in the White house named Gannon.

    Seriously, they are nice, as long as youre not trying anything too crazy. But if its just snowdrifts, then get yourself a good DHtire with massive knobbies. Works better than spikes. They work when its more icy.

  6. Bikepunk–

    Cool tires. I was looking at the 700x38C version:

    http://www.schwalbetires.com/node/198/ok

    You gotta have a need, though! At nearly $100 and a full kilogram at each end of the bike, these are not a “daily rider” tire! Winter touring in Alaska, anyone? Guaranteed to be epic…

    Mikey

  7. Holy Moroni! I rode in snow a few times. Fun but fuck me, that weird shit is cold! Didn’t anyone tell you guys snow is a four letter word? I thought ice was for making drinks cold, you know, comes outta the fridge. Call me a pussy. I guess I am, but I’m outta here and off to Mexico for the duration…