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Coder. Geek. Cyclist. Rower. Ex-academic. Dad. Occasional manager. Part-time webmaster. Been on the Interwebs for longer than most realise there has been one.

Gentle opinions, strongly held.

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Oct
22
comment How can I fit 6 bikes on a hitch rack?
@jimirings a passenger vehicle seating 8-10 people would be somewhere between an MPV and a minibus. A 'van' is exclusively used in the UK for small commercial vehicles, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Van, e.g. a Ford Transit
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
14
awarded  Yearling
Aug
27
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
15
comment How can I interpret the intent of and respond to cars behind me honking?
@DanielRHicks you're not wrong, but I'm firmly of the opinion that you can only educate someone by standing up to them. While it might very well be the case that you might not want to educate them (or that they don't want to be educated), the only way the bad driver gets to learn he's bad is by being told - he won't work it out for himself.
Aug
15
answered How can I interpret the intent of and respond to cars behind me honking?
Aug
13
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
29
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Mar
4
comment Camera alternatives for commuting (2014 version)
60fps, absolutely, based on the consideration that if you're thinking about using the video evidence to submit footage or reports to the local police, or even just to name and shame on YouTube or Twitter, then 30fps (particularly if handlebar mounted) doesn't produce good still images. At 60fps (even if from a handlebar but definitely if helmet mounted) you stand a fighting chance of being able to produce legible images showing a good level of evidence of poor roadcraft.
Jan
21
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Downtube friction shifters for 11 speed
Jan
20
awarded  Taxonomist
Jan
9
answered 'Best' Gear inch to start with on a fixed gear? Moderatley hilly area
Dec
1
answered Will mounting a camera on the handlebar instead of the helmet make the picture more shaky?
Nov
22
answered What to look for when buying a single gear bike?
Nov
8
comment Turbo training programs for long distance events
@ChrisH - I tend to use technical podcasts, or just the Breaking Bad box set, but yes - double timing is useful. Still not as much fun as being out on the road, though.
Nov
7
answered Turbo training programs for long distance events
Oct
2
awarded  Popular Question
Oct
2
comment Does riding on the sidewalk make it more likely to get a flat tire?
Karma. Unless - and hopefully - you are referring to shared use facilities; riding on the pavement is anti-social and should be avoided.
Sep
14
awarded  Yearling