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I'm a software developer living in Portland, OR. Cocoa development is my specialty, both for Mac OS X and iOS.

Have a look at some of the software I've written at Downtown Software House, or click here to learn more about me and how to get in touch.


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answered Recommended budget waterproof jacket
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Feb
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answered What are important items for a touring first-aid kit?
Feb
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answered What to put on or inside winter-SPD-boots to keep toes warm?
Feb
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answered How to plan routes for touring?
Feb
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answered Using a ski helmet for winter biking
Feb
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answered What's your most useful cycle accessory?
Feb
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comment What's your most useful cycle accessory?
Avoid the really small ones (that are only an inch or so in length). I made that mistake, and found it didn't have enough leverage to tighten my seat post bolt when I needed it.
Feb
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comment What's your most useful cycle accessory?
@Kevin look into a tool roll instead. I gave up on saddle bags in part because they're a pain to take off and carry when you lock your bike up inside. Tool rolls are easier to fit into a messenger bag, pannier, or jersey pocket.
Feb
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comment What's your most useful cycle accessory?
When you look at fenders look at how well they cover the wheel. Get ones with long rubber mudflaps, the ones that come with short mudflaps or none at all may keep water off of you, but still send lots of muck into your drivetrain.
Feb
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comment Bike touring/camping tip(s)
I bought a Hennessey Hammock instead of a tent for bike camping. To be specific it's more of a tent hammock, it's completely enclosed and includes a separate rain fly. It's very light weight and packs up small, it only takes about half the space in my front pannier.
Feb
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comment Bike touring/camping tip(s)
Electrical tape will also work for some things if you find duct tape too bulky.
Feb
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comment What kinds of kickstands are good for touring?
One related tip you might think about is taking some long velcro straps on your bike. One to wrap around the brake lever to lock it, one around the front wheel and frame to keep it from flopping around. This can help keep your bike from more stable when on a kickstand or even just leaning against something, especially when you're on an incline or uneven ground.
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