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bio website prayingmadness.com
location Amsterdam, Netherlands
age 37
visits member for 3 years, 11 months
seen Jun 16 at 19:29

Technical Director at Resn in Amsterdam. Canadian expat. jQuery fanboy. All-around swell guy. Thinks you're pretty awesome.

You can find me on the Twitters: @humantorch.


May
27
comment Cross tires on a road bike
The Surly Cross-Check is another great cyclocross bike that's under $1500 USD. I've been riding one for nearly 6 years now – both with cross tires and road slicks – and it's been nothing but a champ all along.
Apr
27
comment How should I train for a hilly ride while living in a flat country?
Nice, those aren't too far away from me. Will definitely give those a try. Thanks!
Apr
23
awarded  Nice Question
Apr
23
comment How should I train for a hilly ride while living in a flat country?
There are really no "wrong" answers to my question but I'll mark yours as "correct" since you answered first. :)
Apr
23
accepted How should I train for a hilly ride while living in a flat country?
Apr
23
comment How should I train for a hilly ride while living in a flat country?
I live right in Amsterdam so those spots aren't super close, but I have friends in Maastricht I can stay with so it's not entirely out of the question to get down there occasionally.
Apr
23
comment How should I train for a hilly ride while living in a flat country?
The RSVP? Nice, I rode the STP (Seattle-to-Portland) back in 2005. Never got around to the RSVP though I've heard it's incredible.
Apr
22
asked How should I train for a hilly ride while living in a flat country?
Mar
5
comment
I'd vote for you purely based on the milk thing listed in your profile alone. ;)
Mar
4
awarded  Caucus
Sep
8
awarded  Popular Question
Aug
25
awarded  Yearling
May
23
answered Fixed gear Biking, how to ride properly?
Jan
11
awarded  Critic
Jan
11
comment Why ride a fixed-gear bike?
I experienced this on my fixie just a few weeks ago: pedaling (on flat, level terrain thankfully) at a pretty high cadence, going quite fast, and thunk chain snapped completely off the bike. There was a curve coming up and if I'd not had a front brake to hit I'd have caromed right into a Dutch countryside canal (or "stopped" by falling off the bike). So yeah, if you ride fixed, have a front brake. Seriously.
Dec
17
comment What do you wish someone had told you before your first commute?
While I'm happy to take credit for a great quote, that was actually Dennis Wurster (bicycles.stackexchange.com/users/178/dennis-wurster) who said that below, not me.
Sep
26
comment Rear dropout adjustment screws on fixed-gear conversion
How often is that going to be an issue? Chains don't stretch out that quickly.
Sep
24
awarded  Scholar
Sep
24
accepted Rear dropout adjustment screws on fixed-gear conversion
Sep
24
comment Rear dropout adjustment screws on fixed-gear conversion
Hm, I actually hadn't thought of using them as an alignment guide that way. Getting the wheel set properly and then adjusting the screws in place so that I can just fit the wheel in against them the next time is probably a better idea than removing them completely. Thanks!