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Mostly I ride a commuter bike short distances as an environmentally friendly, cheap and healthy mode of transport.

Occasionally I ride off road on a hard-tail mountain bike.


Oct
18
comment Nice Work Shoes That Won't Get Messed up in Toe-Clips
You can get "summer" or "light" overshoes as well as "winter" ones. I assume a commute is a relatively short distance at a slow / moderate pace so overheating shouldn't be too much of an issue.
Oct
18
answered Nice Work Shoes That Won't Get Messed up in Toe-Clips
Aug
24
awarded  Notable Question
Aug
5
comment Are New York pedestrians allowed to use bike lanes?
"How do I handle people walking in bike lanes?" might be a better question.
Jul
30
answered Exertion time vs heart rate or %LT(Lactate Threshold)?
Jul
29
comment Exertion time vs heart rate or %LT(Lactate Threshold)?
I read a paper on this (for marathon running) I'll see if I can find it. Basically exercise is fuelled by a mix of fat and glycogen, the harder you exert yourself the higher the % of glycogen you use. You've got lots of fat but limited glycogen.
Jul
20
awarded  Necromancer
Jul
15
awarded  Electorate
Jul
11
comment Why do some road bikes cost more than motorbikes? Are they grossly overpriced?
Why Is Carbon Fiber So Expensive? - gizmodo.com/5843276/why-is-carbon-fiber-so-expensive
Jul
10
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What cassete do I need to run with a compact crankset (50/36), to equal the same gearing as running a standard crankset (53/39) with a 11-28 cassete?
Jul
2
comment Are there road bike tires invulnerable to popping?
possible duplicate of Which puncture-resistant tires?
Jun
25
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
25
answered Hybrid electric bikes, how do they work?
Jun
18
answered How to choose the right Citi Bike?
Jun
17
awarded  Notable Question
Jun
17
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
13
answered How can I prevent cars from passing me too closely?
May
29
answered What is the reason for starting before the traffic light turns green?
May
19
awarded  Yearling
May
11
answered Thinking of quitting due to dangerous driving