I'm Tough on Wheels, I Guess
This is the rear wheel on the Ghetto Orange commuter. Look closely, and you may be able to make out the four broken spokes (two on each side). Four... that's how many I broke on the DiamondBack snow bike before I gave up and built another snow bike. But, I broke those one at a time.
Bad part is, I don't really know how I broke them. I'm sure it's related to the curb jumping I do on the way home. All I know is, the rear wheel made an odd noise as I jumped up onto the curb at Cherry Street, after crossing the Evans/I-25 on-ramp. I looked down as I was riding, and I could see the wheel flex.
Since I was only about a quarter-mile from home, I just rode on, and checked the wheel once I got there.
I swapped the wheels out for a set of flip/flop 29er wheels I had in the shop. Hopefully the heavier-duty rim and spokes on the mtb specific wheel will hold up better than the 36 hole track wheels.
That's two rear wheels I've trashed on that bike. I may have to do something a bit more drastic to fix the problem.