Jack, I actually do have a cyclocross "style" commuter bike with big fat fenders and skinny road tires on it right now -- it looks really really weird. And now that you mention it, the bar tape doesn't match the tires! I need to replace the tape right away! :-)
Anon 9:56 - label is lined up with the valve to assist with puncture finding when patching a tube. Find the hole in the tube, then locate the spot in the tire that caused the puncture.
Wirehead: who's insane enough to ride in the rain? I mean besides those professionals who get paid to do it?
Chatterbox: My tire. I was setting it up for the photo and realized my mistake with the label.
Juan: I thought about doing it that way. Oh well - next time.
a) Price discrepancies aren't always bad. My commuter has crappy Alex rims, but expensive Marathon Supreme tires because I hate flats. So far I'm happy with my choice. Can see the problem with the pic tho - whatever weight savings the tires made the rims lost 3 times over.
b) I prefer to line my valves up to the PSI rating, as I can never remember the max pressure and hate scanning the sidewall for it. As long as you're lining it up to SOMETHING, you're good.
c) Can't stand trip computers. Shopping for CR2032 batteries (or whichever) is a pain.
Not enough light? Really. Shooting at 1/25 at f/4.0 using 1600 ISO. Where were you? In a cave? And I'll bet you were depending on image stabilization rather than using a tripod. And then there's the composition...