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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.


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awarded  Autobiographer
Aug
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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
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awarded  Notable Question
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awarded  Curious
Jun
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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
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answered Am I required as a biker to use the bike lane on the right side of the road?
Apr
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comment Is it possible to ride 18km everyday for a beginner?
I think it all strongly depends on the pace. Riding at an easy pace is hardly exercise. In my view, the bicycle is just an extension to the body, and riding easy vs. racing is like walking calmly vs. running.
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awarded  Yearling
Feb
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revised How to relate wind chill, temperature, and cycling
clarified units
Feb
27
revised How to relate wind chill, temperature, and cycling
Added unit conversions to celsius
Feb
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suggested suggested edit on How to relate wind chill, temperature, and cycling
Feb
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comment How to relate wind chill, temperature, and cycling
On the assumption that your degrees are all in Fahrenheit, I added units and conversion to celsius. If you actually meant 15°C, 1°C, 10°C, and 20°C respectively, please edit your own question accordingly.
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suggested suggested edit on How to relate wind chill, temperature, and cycling
Feb
13
accepted Screw cap stuck in adjustable stem connection, how to remove or reattach?
Feb
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answered Screw cap stuck in adjustable stem connection, how to remove or reattach?