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Over 35 years designing and building software systems, both in-house and for profit, and building and leading the teams that do so. A proven track record of delivering releases on time and meeting requirements, enabling sales and marketing to plan well and to execute according to plan.


Feb
22
awarded  Autobiographer
Apr
24
awarded  Commentator
Apr
24
comment What does a cyclocomputer actually measure for calculating the speed of the bike?
+1 for citing a Usenet post that's old enough to vote.
Apr
2
comment How do Traffic Lights Notice Bicyclists?
@user652 The coming thing is actually the cameras. Motion-detection-camera-based signal control is all the rage right now, the prices (at least in the USA) having been pushed way down by technology changes in the camera market (so-called "IP cameras"). They are, in fact, usually infra-red, and often have "illuminators" (IR sources) attached to to make them more responsive.
Mar
31
awarded  Teacher
Feb
26
comment Learning to bunny hop on a MTB
That video would have been a whole lot more useful if the cameraman could have kept the rider's lower half and the bike in frame during the "try it yourself" section :-)
Feb
26
answered Buying a car with the bike rack in mind
Feb
22
comment What is the best method to teach a young child to ride?
Yup, it was very effective. Both of them came to love cycling, and one became a tri-athlete. I believe it worked because they were fully supported by someone they trusted at all times when they needed it, and that support was gradually replaced with their own ability, whether they initially realized it or not. As a parenting strategy in general, it's not bad.
Feb
22
answered What is the best method to teach a young child to ride?
Jan
8
comment Does bicycle helmet use lead to lives saved?
+1 because this question doesn't bury the lead the way bicycles.stackexchange.com/questions/1678/… does, even though there's a great answer there to this one: bicycles.stackexchange.com/a/1734/1679
Dec
23
comment What can I wear in the cold weather to be able to bike to work (where I don't have a shower)
So, we haven't had much cold weather in the DC area yet, but there were a few days. How's it going?
Dec
23
answered Safest way to slow down a bike quickly if both sets of brakes fail
Dec
23
comment What is the practical advantage of disk brakes over rim brakes?
"The rotor is also less likely to hit obstacles as it's further from the ground." - Perhaps in Australia, where they ride upside down. Every rim brake I've ever see up here in the Northern Hemisphere is mounted well above the center of the wheel. :-)
Dec
23
comment Do glueless tube patches work as well as glue ones?
+1 for the ex-gf :-)
Nov
24
awarded  Supporter
Nov
24
comment How should I deal with bike messengers + others (salmon) riding the wrong way in a bike lane?
It's your problem when you're contending with them for the lane.