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Software Developer at a large international IT corporation, working on databases and programming languages, sometimes digging into other things. Can often be found riding one of his bikes.


Jul
28
awarded  Commentator
Jul
28
comment Why don't cyclists wear all-encompassing motorcycle-style helmets?
Even with traffic speed one should know what happens behind. Mirrors, of course, allow doing that almost unconsciously ;-)
Jul
8
comment Why don't Tour de France riders always ride their TT bikes?
Ah and here a video of Ullrich in '97 - swapping his bikeduring a time trial - from thel ight ike to climb up the hills to a different machine with different wheels etc. youtube.com/…
Jul
8
comment Why don't Tour de France riders always ride their TT bikes?
If there weren't so many rules about what bikes are allowed riders might even consider to switch when eing in a break-away-group or something ... like starting ;-)
May
11
comment Should I get a road bike?
So what's the actual, notable benefit of the road bike? And well, I like the "One more than you currently have ..." comment from above, but somehow I have to quantify it "yes, I spent X thousand Euros on a bike" ...and renting, yeah, probably I have to find a place to rend some bike in roughly the price range I'm willing (able) to spend ... I think it isn't useful to get a cheap rental road bike and then being disappointed ... while that might save me money ;-)
May
10
asked Should I get a road bike?
May
10
answered What kind of bicycles do they ride in the Tour de France?
Apr
6
awarded  Scholar
Apr
6
accepted Taking a bike on a sailing boat
Mar
2
awarded  Student
Mar
1
awarded  Editor
Mar
1
revised Taking a bike on a sailing boat
edited title
Mar
1
asked Taking a bike on a sailing boat
Feb
23
comment What is the best method to teach a young child to ride?
This at least worked for me and my siblings. :-)
Jan
13
answered Why aren't Tour de France riders going any faster?
Nov
27
comment What advanced cycling skills are useful for a commuter or city rider?
A big part of he car noise actually are the tires on the road. And there are ideas in different legislations to require some "sound machine" for electric cars.
Nov
18
answered What are the minimum requirements to commute comfortably through the winter?
Nov
13
comment Is it legal for me to ride a bicycle on the pavement (sidewalk)?
As you mentioned children: Here in Germany there's an conflict of law - children may not use the road but have tu se the pacement. Adults may not use the pavement and have to use the road. By law parents are also required to look after the children. In the end there's no good way to deal with this in a legal way and many parents ride on the pavement, too ...
Oct
21
comment Is it generally the case that bikes are allowed to use the “full lane”?
That's also why I'Ve added the last paragraph. This will also depend on the cycling-culture. The less common cyclists are in an area the more on the right I will go.
Oct
21
comment What to do after an accident?
The order is good as it's really a good thing to care about safety first. There's little sense to reanimate the cyclist on a highway corned shortly after the hilltop and then being run over, too. Better ensure the cars approaching are being warned and slow down first. (Yes, my example is not that realistic, but to make it clear ...)