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I have spent the past 8 years working at a small ISP, where I manage E-mail, DNS, Web, and Voip servers for a couple thousand clients.


Dec
19
answered Is a recreational bike sufficient for a 10-hour bike trip?
Dec
18
comment Why are there a large number of businesses that do not allow bicycles in the drive through?
I highly doubt that, or they wouldn't allow bikes in parking lots, either. Besides, when was the last time you've seen anyone in a drive-thru exceeding 5mph?
Dec
18
comment Is there any advantage to using pedal straps over clipless pedals?
I've noticed that this isn't just a problem with beginners. If you ever have to dismount unexpectedly, you're going over, end of story. Noone can unclip that fast.
Dec
17
comment Why do cyclists shave their legs?
Of course, you could prevent infection/pull off bandages easier by not crashing too. :P
Dec
17
awarded  Commentator
Dec
17
comment How can I keep my bike safe in my garage?
Heh. Sure. Then that raises the bar to "thief with an angle grinder". Because he just needs to close the garage door and has all the privacy in the world. A neighbour would hear the angle grinder, yes, but coming from a garage, that's not unusual.
Dec
14
comment Evidence on “Uglify Your Bike: Effective Theft Deterrent?”
1. Dude be crazy. 2. Dude didn't care about the condition of the bikes, just gave $20 for any bike the neighbourhood crackheads gave him. So of course the condition of the bikes varies widely here.
Dec
14
comment Evidence on “Uglify Your Bike: Effective Theft Deterrent?”
@Kohi: You're kidding right? How much duct tape do you think it takes to add 5lbs to the weight of a bike, anyway?
Dec
14
comment Affordable security nuts and bolts
Hah! The last part works two ways as well: Not only does it mean a more attractive target exists right next to yours, but perhaps its owner took more care to park it in a place where it's not as likely to be stolen, either. In which case, you're benefiting from someone else's research. :)
Dec
14
comment Will a bicycle trailer damage my (steel) bicycle?
I had a cheap trailer that used that hitch type too, and I hated it. After a bit (okay, a lot) of wear, it wouldn't stay on very well at all. After that trailer, I just went and got a Chariot Cougar off Craigslist and found their hitch system 100x better. Find a Chariot dealer near you and ask for their hitch upgrade kit. they're usually around $50, and you can easily make them work for any trailer.
Dec
14
answered Trailer hitch between a bike and trailer?
Dec
14
answered How to handle an attempted bike theft
Dec
14
comment What do you wish someone had told you before your first commute?
Nevermind how your back doesn't get sweaty with panniers.
Dec
14
comment What do you wish someone had told you before your first commute?
I would +1 this so much more if I could. Avoid arterial streets as much as you can. I'm lucky to live in a city that has side streets marked as bike paths (and other infrastructure to help cyclists), with maps to help you find your way.
Dec
14
awarded  Teacher
Dec
13
answered What kind of panniers is this tubus rack flange for?
Dec
13
comment Should I be wearing sunblock?
Also, we haven't spent our entire evolutionary history under the sun. Historically, we just avoided it when it was highest in the sky. And then there's the whole Caucasian thing. We all evolved from Vikings and other cultures that spent vast amounts of time in places that got no sun at all 6 months of the year. Or 12 months of the year, in the case of Britain. ;)
Dec
13
answered Really big panniers and other baggage
Sep
20
comment What do you wish someone had told you before your first commute?
There is no such thing as bad weather. Only the wrong clothes! Doubly so on a bike.
Sep
20
awarded  Supporter