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Software engineer. Interests include Python, Ubuntu, Cycling, Badminton, Sailing, Philosophy.


Sep
23
answered Is it good practice to wave following cars through when safe?
Sep
23
comment Is it good practice to wave following cars through when safe?
+1 I've now changed my mind and behaviour to agree with this answer.
Sep
22
revised Is it good practice to wave following cars through when safe?
Clarified the situation that it is legal to overtake.
Sep
22
awarded  Nice Question
Sep
20
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Why aren't Tour de France riders going any faster?
Sep
15
comment Is it good practice to wave following cars through when safe?
I can kind of see the sense of both comments. :-/
Sep
15
asked Is it good practice to wave following cars through when safe?
Sep
15
answered Is there a polite way to take the centre of the road without antagonizing motorists?
Sep
11
comment Does it make you safer to use lights during the day?
Anecdotally, I've noticed that riding with a 200 lumen steady front light changes the way that oncoming traffic treats me. I seem to be taken seriously, given more respect on the road. I guess that this might be because for a split second they think I'm a motorbike. Perhaps having a light puts me in the mental category of vehicle, rather than pedestrian. As such they expect me to be going a bit faster and will be more likely to wait to let me through.
Sep
11
awarded  Popular Question
Aug
27
comment Is it preferable to pedal downhill?
+1 for "soft pedalling". The example might be MTB, but there's plenty here that works for road riders too. In my experience that threshold depends on how tired you are. If you've spent the last 5 mins above your LT, then a brief rest makes a huge difference.
Aug
19
reviewed Approve suggested edit on 5 speed cassette on 8 speed hub
Aug
13
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Will Slick Tires Work for a Mountain Bike Ridden by a Heavier Rider?
Aug
1
comment What are the most effective exercises to improve stamina and speed on my cycle to/from work?
Good answer, definitely get out more often, even in rain/snow/wind, but I'd caution against riding when there's ice on the road. Unless you have studded tyres or a trike, then an accident is likely and could stop you cycling for some time.
Jul
30
comment What is the easiest way to fix a loose chain?
Welcome to Bicycles.SE! I've edited your answer to remove the caps and hopefully clarify things a bit. If I've inadvertently changed your intention, please say.
Jul
30
revised What is the easiest way to fix a loose chain?
Edited out the shouting, reformatted, added small explanatory words.
Jul
30
answered What is the downside to me purchasing a road bike instead of a hybrid?
Jul
25
comment Carrying Pizza on a Bicycle
Is pie a synonym for pizza?
Jul
21
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How do I get my hydraulic disc brakes working well again
Jul
20
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Deep-Profile Carbon Wheels — How to choose depth?