On my long trip I did some cowboying across a grassy rise and my mini umbrella bounced into the back wheel where it chewed up my cast spokes but did no real damage. If the spokes had been wire spokes I would have had to respoke or replace the wheel. I'll never buy wire spokes, but I'll always be a cowboy. I also 'neighed' to a stallion with filly on the prairies and the stallion raced me for about a quarter mile until I slowed because I didn't want him to take a chance of running into a fence. I also unintentionally stampeded a herd of horses as well as a herd of cattle who obviously thought they had met more than their match in a Tomos Targa LX. That was some swell ride across Big Sky Country, pardner.