I'm confident that I can keep 1.5 bikes running smooth at all times. My main bike (Vertigo Meatplow V.7) and my tarck bike... well, at least half of it. I have enough focus to do that. Any other bike will never get ridden often enough for me to remember that there's something going on that needs attention.
I felt a little... ummmmmmmm, timid on the By:Stickel Meatplow V.6 while I was playing in West Virginia. The last time I personally rode it off-road? The stage of the TSE where I wrecked and died.
So it's no wonder that my pads were worn down to the retention springs, both brakes had a sticky piston (the front way worse than the rear), I still needed to replace one more bearing in the rear wheel (pretty sure those bearings are the originals, 1+ year old), the 32X19 gear was still in there, and I also still didn't have the correct pressure in the fork. Eeeeeeeesh.
It was time to wipe off the white board ("build a clothesline" is still on there?) and start all over again with a clean but now not so clean slate.
Four day work week has me all horned up on getting some riding in and some shit done SOON.
Tools of the fixing a sticky piston trade.
TruckerCo metallic sintered pads work vs the organic semi-metallic that are on the Vertigo.