Gatoraid powered engine
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: NW Houston, TX.
Bikes: A mixed-breed beater util/commute rigid hybrid I frankensteined out of assorted resqued components, called "Streetdancer". Ugly as sin, yet beautiful in function.
Welcome to gashappy Houston, where the cagers are plum stupid, plum crazy, got their heads up their @$$es, or all of the above, where bike commuting isn't just an adventure, it's a safari.
IMHO, the best bike for these untamed streets is a rigid beater hybrid or cityfied MTB, steel or cro-mo, with at least cantis on the front, puncture resistant simislicks, and lit up like a UFO. Be prepared to dodge stupid cager tricks in an instant.
Oh, and congrads on the job.