Was "cut off" by a coyote once in Forest Park. I thought to myself that was sooo much cooler than being cut off by some impatient ahole while driving
Q'Ztal - thanks for the tires info...you definitely don't want to ride on what I have (took a tumble on a wet manhole cover a week ago -- I was almost stopped too...piece of crap tires).
Bikieboy - thanks for the Saltzman idea. maybe I'll try it out sometime but for now, I kinda like the gravel punishment.