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bio website macsmarts.com
location Rochester, NY
age 38
visits member for 4 years, 2 months
seen Nov 3 at 15:21

Enthusiastic ameteur cyclist, who finds time to ride when he's not running his own business, spending time with his family, or writing about himself in the third person.


Oct
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awarded  Popular Question
Mar
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awarded  Popular Question
Sep
1
awarded  Yearling
Dec
16
awarded  Nice Question
Sep
1
awarded  Yearling
Jun
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comment What's the purpose of cycling gloves?
I've actually gone the other direction with this... I bought some 'mechanics gloves' and use them as full-finger gloves for those early and late-season rides when fingerless gloves aren't warm enough. It's worked out great for me!
May
26
asked Which Crank Brothers cleat do I need?
Sep
2
awarded  Yearling
Jan
13
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
27
answered What to wear when it's cold?
Oct
27
answered What's the purpose of cycling gloves?
Oct
20
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
4
comment What hand signals work best for cyclists in the US?
I've been making a closed hand and sticking out my thumb when making the right-turn signal lately. Among the people I ride with, left hand pointing up vs. right hand pointing out seems to be about 50/50. None of us has been hit by a car yet. I find that signalling left turns with a quick 'shake' of the wrist every few seconds, while holding out index-and-middle finger to work fairly well. I want to believe that the shaking makes it easier to see.
Oct
4
accepted What's the cheapest way to get into training with power?
Sep
27
awarded  Scholar
Sep
23
answered What do you wish someone had told you before your first commute?
Sep
23
answered How long should a road tyre hold its pressure?
Sep
14
comment What should I look for in clipless pedals and shoes?
Every time someone tells me that they just went clipless, I always (jokingly) ask "So, have you fallen over yet?" If they chuckle, I know they have, and if they don't, I say "Don't worry, your turn is coming, it happens to everyone."
Sep
14
comment What should I look for in clipless pedals and shoes?
I've used the same pair of EggBeaters for over 4000 miles, and they're still going strong. I bought them on sale for ~$40. They are the cromoly ones with the blue threads. They don't spin /quite/ as well as they used to, but they are by no means in need of replacement.
Sep
10
answered What should I look for in clipless pedals and shoes?