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I'm a software developer based in Nottingham, England. I mostly know about C#, asp.net and asp.net MVC, SQL Server, report writing in Crystal and SSRS and even a bit of VB6.

Most of my recent work has involved developing systems for some of the busiest airports in the world.

Twitter: @Martynnw


Sep
19
comment What type of shoes should a commuter/road biker use?
What sort of pedals do you have? If you are just using the shop pedals that came with the bike they could be the real problem.
Sep
14
comment Does pedaling while standing damage my knees even if I don't feel pain?
@Kibbee It's an interesting discussion - from a mountain biking perspective people don't stand up enough! When you say people on the road stand more than they should is that just about efficiency or is there another reason? When I ride to work on my road bike I sit down all the way if I feel tired but if I'm fresh I stand up and attack he hills just for fun.
Sep
14
comment Does pedaling while standing damage my knees even if I don't feel pain?
One more thing :) i'm not just thinking of road cycling. Check out the standing pedalling in a top level XC race, in the Olympic race Marco Fontana got bronze even after his seatpost fell off.
Sep
14
comment Does pedaling while standing damage my knees even if I don't feel pain?
Also, it's not the most efficient rider who wins, it's the one with the best power to weight ratio. That said, standing up is only ever going to be faster over shorter distances because of the decreased efficiency.
Sep
14
comment Does pedaling while standing damage my knees even if I don't feel pain?
@kibbee well there's actually a lot of standing in that video, an average person wouldn't be standing up at all. As you say you see most standing at the end of a stage and that is often where the race is won.
Aug
16
comment How is this kind of cycling correctly called?
It's interesting the Red Bull Rampage is billed as a freeride event, not North Shore - maybe they aren't trendy enough? It's also worth comparing how many manufacturers sell freeride bikes to how many sell North Shore bikes.
Aug
16
comment How is this kind of cycling correctly called?
North Shore isn't the right term here - North Shore is a subset of freeriding that includes riding on man made wooden bridges, skinnies and logs.
Nov
22
comment How to tell when disc brakes are worn?
Reach adjustment has nothing to do with how worn the pads are or when the pads contact the disc. It adjusts the position of the lever so it's in the ideal place for your finger. See sram.com/avid/setup-guides/hydraulic-brake-setup.
Sep
16
comment Trainers & Mountain Bikes
I don't think semi slicks are totally compatible with a muddy British winter - Maybe I'll get some lights instead!