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bio website erraticdev.blogspot.com
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seen May 20 at 19:32

I'm an analyst web developer and development consultant on Microsoft technologies. My main focus is in Asp.net MVC, CSS3, HTML5, Javascript, jQuery, C#, and T-SQL. I'm a contractor by nature working around EU.


Sep
6
awarded  Student
Sep
6
asked How to significantly lower HR[avg] while improving performance output
Sep
5
revised Where can I find local bike routes?
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Sep
5
awarded  Commentator
Sep
5
comment Where can I find local bike routes?
There are two major parameters: avg speed and climbing speed. Based on these two it calculates your route. You're fast on flats and it slows down on climbs based to steepness. That's why I love it.
Sep
5
comment is this derailleur short cage or long cage?
It's pretty obvious it's strictly short cage.
Jul
25
comment What kind of bicycles do they ride in the Tour de France?
@e100: I agree. Sometimes they keep a few things (not rotating ones) aluminium or even CrMo to keep the bike over weight margin. Handlebars and stems are quite common. And yes. Most of the riders use SRM integrated powermeters. I wich I'd have 3k€ to spare on one. :)
Jul
8
comment What kind of bicycles do they ride in the Tour de France?
"either Campagnolo Super Record, Shimano Dura Ace, or SRAM Red component set, depending on who's the sponsor": Not entirely true. Some riders may choose their own set based on their preference and what they're used to. It's rare but exists.
Jul
8
comment What kind of bicycles do they ride in the Tour de France?
A typical racing bike these days will be made of carbon. Full stop. Aluminium hasn't been used in top bikes for years. And carbon is used for most parts: frame, forks, handlebars, components, seatpost (usually always integrated as in Wilier Cento 1 for instance), seats...
May
20
comment How much to eat and drink during a 50km ride?
@ChrisW: 50k is not that problematic with your total ODO. I wouldn't worry too much about distance. But your pace is obviously rather low. If you'll participate on that event, be prepared that speeds may be higher than your average. This means that you won't need 4 hours for the ride. You'll see. You'll feel quite some adrenaline at start. Which is good. First 1/4 of the way will just slip away in a short time. Make sure you drink every 15 minutes.
Mar
24
awarded  Editor
Mar
24
revised Where can I find local bike routes?
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Mar
24
comment Where can I find local bike routes?
virtual partner is a function on Garmin units that shows you how you're doing compared to your partner (how much are you ahead/behind in terms of distance/time). You can compete against previous activities you've done (compete against yourself) or you can upload others and compete against those. bikerouteoaster.com is especially great at creating your own virtual partner activities to compete against. No signup required.
Mar
23
awarded  Teacher
Mar
23
comment What's your most useful cycle accessory?
Garmin Edge 500 + HR + CAD user here as well. Can't recommend it more. It actually is one of the best investments I've made related to cycling. Although thinking of the new Edge 800 but I'm not so sure about maps.
Mar
23
comment What's the best way to track your performance?
If you have a bit more money you can go for the premium EDGE 800 that has colour touch screen and maps.
Mar
23
answered Where can I find local bike routes?
Mar
23
awarded  Supporter
Mar
23
comment Where can I find local bike routes?
Drawing routes for uploading isn't really good because you can't use it as a virtual partner. A much better alternative for this kind of thing is bikeroutetoaster.com. You can set few parameters and to my opinion its calculated virtual partner timing is very good except for descends where you normally gain some advantage (which is a confidence booster anyway)
Mar
23
awarded  Autobiographer