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Cyclist. Rubyist.


May
21
comment Is having your hands “on the hoods” of drop handlebars safe for braking?
Yes, but descending as fast as possible using flawless technique is fun. :) I also suspect that on most types of curvy mountain descents, wind resistance won't slow you down enough to make braking from the hoods safe.
May
21
awarded  Enlightened
May
21
comment Is having your hands “on the hoods” of drop handlebars safe for braking?
Yep. Indeed I did.
May
21
revised Is having your hands “on the hoods” of drop handlebars safe for braking?
edited body
May
21
awarded  Nice Answer
May
21
comment What tools on a multi-tool do I actually need?
@DanielRHicks Don't forget a chain breaker.
May
21
answered Is having your hands “on the hoods” of drop handlebars safe for braking?
May
15
comment Does frame size inside a particular model affect the ride characteristics of the bike?
Never purchase a bike before riding it, full stop.
May
15
comment Does frame size inside a particular model affect the ride characteristics of the bike?
Even if it is, what is that even supposed to mean? Does it matter? If the bike fits you, is fast, and light, buy it. If it's not, don't.
May
14
comment Why did I feel like crap after racing against a car?
Alternatively, do hard efforts close to this more often. Your body reacted this way because you don't frequently stress it to similar levels. Relatively untrained people will experience these symptoms after engaging in a hard effort. Biking harder, for longer distances, or both will increase the threshold where this phenomenon occurs.
May
13
comment How do you protect your bike from scratches?
No need to delete the post. It's a valid question. But the responses in the comments are valid too. :)
May
7
comment How to get back on the road again?
@Johnny I believe the disagreement here may be caused by a different understanding of the condition described by OP. heltonbiker appears to believe the edge of the road is a "ramp", while you appear to believe it is a "ledge". I've asked for clarification from OP.
May
7
comment How to get back on the road again?
Does the road smoothly drop down 3–10cm (e.g. a "ramp"), or is does it immediately drop that distance when the paved surface ends (e.g., a "ledge")?
May
6
comment What are the benefits of a carbon seatpost?
Not to mention, aluminum can fail catastrophically too.
May
3
awarded  Yearling
May
2
awarded  Notable Question
Apr
22
comment Can Garmin Edge 500/510 and 800/810 be charged while riding?
Apparently it's possible. Garmin also sells a battery pack, the description of which appears to indicate suitability for 24-hour races.
Apr
8
comment How hard is a category 2 climb?
And the Strava segment.
Apr
8
comment How hard is a category 2 climb?
Keep in mind, though, that you should adapt pretty quickly to the climb. A 5.5% grade is pretty reasonable, and not nearly as soul-crushing as something like a 9–12% grade can be. You should be able to make constant progress, even if slow, whereas steeper grades can simply be prohibitively unrideable for long distances.
Mar
28
comment How to protect myself when falling off the bicycle
What do you propose a person crashing do to protect their spine or ribcage? I don't believe there's anything one can do about those parts of the body, particularly if their hands are preoccupied with the head.