i remember breaking a buddy of mines (?) mongoose in half back when i was about 13. he still bitches about it to me. i remember i had a redline with z rims. i saved for seemingly months for those rims. then bent the hell out of them watching them spring back into shape doing 360 and 180 bunnyhops. i also have a gt borrego with and old rock shox. i used to ride from winchester to boston almost everyday to work. that was when i had my bianchi mt bike. living next to the fells provided plenty of oppertunity to to mtn bike. when i rode to work, sometimes id come back on mass ave and go through arlington. a nice ride. ive done the tour de graves in boston way before they shortened it to 20 miles or whatever stupid length it is/was many times. it used to be 40 miles to all of the grave yards around boston, and id ride to the meeting in the common from winchester then back home afterwards. i gave myself a concussion when i crashed riding to work one day. i was lost for 15 mins. when i got to work i didnt even know if i still worked there. i had to ask at the desk. i have faceplanted onto concrete and busted my front teeth. still broken. broke a rear derailer crossing atlantic ave at summer street. face kissed the bars, and i went down hard in the intersection. of course at rush hour, trying to beat the light, round 515 in the afternoon. that one hurt too. so ive taken plenty of abuse, and those are just the recent ones! so, how do you keep the rims true?? i still cant figure that one out.