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Rents brain for food.

Programmer by day, OpenStreetMap enthusiast by night, bicyclist in-between.


Jul
23
awarded  Teacher
Jul
8
comment Why are bicycles considered vehicles and not “walking aid”?
@Daniel R Hicks: the "taxes" reason was specific to the classification of tomatoes; in general, I agree with your comment.
Jul
7
comment Why are bicycles considered vehicles and not “walking aid”?
@Daniel R Hicks: Indeed, and those are lines are drawn largely in legal terms (see also: "is tomato a fruit or a vegetable?" The answer is "varies by jurisdiction, for tax reasons"). In other words, the reasons for the distinction are not always dictated by the technical parameters, nor are they necessarily logical.
Jan
25
comment Safe cycling lights red but the man is green
@Ian: ah, thanks for the links. It does make sense, yes.
Jan
25
comment Safe cycling lights red but the man is green
@Ian: [citation-needed]
Jan
3
comment What does a flashing yellow arrow traffic signal mean?
@Brian Knoblauch: I remember flashing reds were quite common in PA, when I was taking my driver's test in the late 1990s; mostly in night-mode traffic lights: the main direction got the "proceed with caution" flashing yellow ball, the side street got "stop, then proceed with caution" flashing red ball. Nobody seemed to treat those as a novelty, so perhaps they're only now being introduced in your area?
Sep
26
comment What is a good camera arrangement for city riding?
@Kibbee: Actually, I've been thinking about getting one of those - my city is getting increasingly bike-hostile (despite its own propaganda) lately. Not every city is Delft, NL (or San Francisco, CA, for that matter); bikers are second-class road users here and we sometimes need every scrap of leverage we can get.
Sep
9
answered Can you be ticketed for breaking the speed limit on a bike?
Jun
24
comment Affordable GPS with maps?
"Affordable"? Only if you already have one; and even then, I would hesitate to have a smartphone clipped to the handlebars.
May
30
comment What is considered the maximum safe downhill speed on a road bike?
@user unknown: Furlongs per millifortnight, obviously ;)
May
22
awarded  Supporter
May
22
awarded  Autobiographer