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location Ohio
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Senior Software Engineer with 9 years of professional experience. Currently coding in Java and C#.

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awarded  Scholar
Sep
7
accepted Adjusting saddle angle on a road bike (drop bars)
Sep
7
comment Adjusting saddle angle on a road bike (drop bars)
Excellent point, for whatever reason, I completely forgot about sliding the seat forward a bit. The weather stinks here right now, but I threw the bike on a trainer and played with it, and sliding the seat forward did seem to help in my situation. Thanks!
Sep
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awarded  Student
Sep
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comment Should the laws be amended to allow cyclists to run red lights?
This isn't an answer, but a general statement; In Ohio, cyclists are supposed to follow motor vehicle laws. However you can convert yourself to a pedestrian at-will by walking your bike. If you REALLY don't want to wait for a red light, hop off your bike and jog across the street. If you get busted, it is a (relatively inexpensive and minor) jaywalking ticket, and not a $120-$180-ish ticket for running a red light.
Sep
6
comment Should the laws be amended to allow cyclists to run red lights?
+1 for "Here in Ohio at least, motorists have no idea how 4-way stops work." I'm in OH too, and having cars actually stop at a 4-way stopsign is practically unheard of. Usually if a driver sees you rolling up tot he stop sign, they make even less of an effort to stop, and quickly get through the intersection just to "beat you to it" so they don't have to wait for you to cross. On the other hand, I hear non-cyclists complain all the time about bikes riding in the road (at all). I think the consensus among non-cyclists is that cyclists are annoying pedestrians, and should be on sidewalks. :(
Sep
6
comment What does this warning symbol on my pannier bag mean?
Likely 1 person some time hit it with a hammer or other tool trying to latch it, cracked the plastic, had the bag break open, and tried to sue. Like 90% of 'warning' stickers on products, its probably just there to prevent liability. You can tell it was an afterthought, since the sticker is too big for the latch its stuck to, so some lawyer probably made them stick it on there well after they engineered it.
Sep
6
comment Night cycling: Is it worth using electroluminescent wire?
After having multiple friends get hit by cars as both pedestrians and cyclists, even in broad daylight, riding at night, quite frankly, scares the heck out of me. I try to avoid major roads all together; ride on sidewalks where possible (not like there are many pedestrians on them at night), and take back roads less traveled, even if the ride is longer. For what its worth, I find reflective things that are moving (cranks, legs, wheels, etc) to be more noticeable and identifiable at a short distance at night, and are easier to gauge distance than a single light.
Sep
6
answered Can replacing my handlebar tape help reduce finger numbness?
Sep
6
asked Adjusting saddle angle on a road bike (drop bars)
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6
awarded  Supporter
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awarded  Autobiographer