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I'm a Post-Doctoral Fellow in atmospheric remote sensing at the University of Toronto in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I first came to Stack Exchange for practical reasons: Tex.SE has been of major help when I wrote my licentiate (midterm) thesis. Since then, I have discovered the joy of many websites. As my network profile will show, I'm interested in travel, outdoor, scientific skepticism, and as I work in academia, also in academia and LaTeX.


Mar
12
comment How to evaluate used bicycle price?
Aren't the frame and wheels on a racer too weak to support serious bicycle touring?
Feb
23
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Feb
22
accepted What is the purpose of this small block on the handlebar?
Feb
22
comment What is the purpose of this small block on the handlebar?
Did you have a word for the “thing”?
Feb
21
revised What is the purpose of this small block on the handlebar?
added 204 characters in body
Feb
21
comment What is the purpose of this small block on the handlebar?
How would it prevent scratches?
Feb
21
asked What is the purpose of this small block on the handlebar?
Dec
9
comment Why do we rarely see recumbents and almost never see velomobiles?
What kind of environment do you ride in? Bike trails? Bike lanes? Rural roads? Big city with roads shared with car traffic?
Nov
5
comment Should I replace both wheels/rims if I convert the front to a dynamo hub?
100 miles in 3 years of commuting? That's a short commute!
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Aug
12
comment 90 mile round trip work commute
Is it hilly or mostly flat?
Aug
12
comment 90 mile round trip work commute
+1 for a power-assisted velomobile
Jul
3
awarded  Notable Question
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jun
18
comment Am I required as a biker to use the bike lane on the right side of the road?
@Batman Of course, when walking the bicycle one should use the sidewalk.
Jun
12
comment Am I required as a biker to use the bike lane on the right side of the road?
@andy256 Belgium (see his google map link to my answer)
Jun
12
comment Am I required as a biker to use the bike lane on the right side of the road?
If the cycling lane is on the wrong side and not explicitly marked as bidirectional, cross the street and ride on the street. The street looks like one where that seems quite doable.
Jun
12
comment Am I required as a biker to use the bike lane on the right side of the road?
@NateKerkhofs Is it a bicycle lane or a bidirectional bicycle path? A photo could be useful here. If it's bidirectional then it's not against the flow of troffic.
Jun
12
comment Am I required as a biker to use the bike lane on the right side of the road?
Cops will be understanding — are you sure? I've heard of German cops enforcing anachronous laws where minimum bicycle light requirements are expressed in the power of the generator — rendering battery-powered lights OR modern hub generators technically illegal.
Jun
12
answered Am I required as a biker to use the bike lane on the right side of the road?