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I am a scripting language connoisseur, regular expression aficionado, network geek, general lover of Linux and a frequent contributor to open source software. I transitioned to programming from other work because I was too busy automating my own work environment to actually do the other work. I have a hobby interest in cartography. For more see my personal site. Most importantly, my life is defined by the grace of God given to men through Jesus Christ. It is my ambition that everything I do would reflect His glory and point people towards Him.


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comment Protocol for downhill cyclist overtaking a car?
@RoryAlsop I have on occasion seen the opposite as well, and I think I made it clear that it still needs to be the cyclists judgement call. The point is the driver is signalling something, and if a little bit of guess work can surmise what that is, it at least is one more factor to consider.
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comment Protocol for downhill cyclist overtaking a car?
@Johnny I've seen the left turn signal used that way in at least several (western) US states plus Turkey. When somebody is ridding a cars tail clearly looking for an oportunity to pass, a temporary left blinker seems to be pretty universally understood as an all-clear. As a cyclist I've had quite a number of cars and truckers give me this signal. Usually one or two blinks seems to be the most unambiguous way. If the blinker gets left on I start looking for where they plan on turning.
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revised Protocol for downhill cyclist overtaking a car?
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comment How practical is an unicycle on uneven surfaces?
Here's another nut case doing stuff on one wheel I can't do with two. But I agree, this stuff isn't easy and "practical" isn't the word for it.
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answered Protocol for downhill cyclist overtaking a car?
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comment 24V Vs 36V Brushless DC HUB Motor For Electric Bike
Yes, but but batteries are physical objects subject the restrictions imposed by classical physics and real world matter :) Multiple smaller cells bring increasing overhead in psychical packaging. There are of course various trade offs at various size factors depending on battery technology, but in very general terms the less meta packaging you have to do the more battery you get.
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revised Why don't most MTBs have rear shocks?
Fixed English grammar
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comment 24V Vs 36V Brushless DC HUB Motor For Electric Bike
Author cross posted here.
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answered 24V Vs 36V Brushless DC HUB Motor For Electric Bike
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