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Former member of C# team at Microsoft. Now a stay-at-home dad and DIY homesteader.


Oct
14
awarded  Yearling
Aug
31
comment What is the 3 foot law and which states have it?
Let's get a 3-mile-law: no cars within 3 miles of a bike (except emergency vehicles). Who's with me?
Aug
2
awarded  Notable Question
Jul
27
comment What should a big guy look for when buying a road bike?
Remember that most bike stuff is designed to minimize weight, with barely enough strength. For us, weight of bike is not important, but strength matters much more. Especially in frame and wheels.
Jul
27
comment What should a big guy look for when buying a road bike?
In bicycle circles, big folks like us are called "Clydesdales".
Jul
17
comment I wish to get fit, therefore should I have a heavy bike?
@meagar: I don't think I explained myself well, but my real thoughts on the the matter are both off-topic and too complex for this setting. Too bad for me.
Jun
30
comment What is the hand gesture for “I'm sorry”?
The picture doesn't make it clear, but your fist is supposed to be against your chest, not out in the air. You're not shaking your fist at someone. Also, in ASL you would bow your head and make a forlorn facial expression. All together, it's pretty obviously not a sign of aggression. A (non-ASL) alternative would be to put your fist on your chest and bow your head.
Jun
29
awarded  Notable Question
Mar
30
comment I wish to get fit, therefore should I have a heavy bike?
There's some evidence that you can't exercise to lose weight. There's even some that you can't make yourself lose weight and keep it off. Focus instead on enjoying your life.
Feb
25
revised How do I deal with a dog chasing me when I'm touring?
grammar and formatting. Still needs more help.
Feb
25
suggested suggested edit on How do I deal with a dog chasing me when I'm touring?
Feb
9
comment What type of bicycle rack should I buy for my car?
Have you decided if you want a roof- or trunk-mounted rack? Or is that part of your question?
Feb
9
comment What type of bicycle rack should I buy for my car?
Are you asking for a specific product recommendation (usually not a good fit for Stack Exchange)?
Jan
10
awarded  Announcer
Dec
13
awarded  Popular Question
Oct
24
awarded  Nice Question
Oct
14
awarded  Yearling
Sep
30
comment How can I avoid getting chain grease on my trouser leg
The veclro straps don't slip down for me, but they do open up and fall off. I haven't tried gaiters.
Sep
30
answered How can I avoid getting chain grease on my trouser leg
Sep
17
comment For a slightly warped wheel, is it worth getting it repaired?
" tighten the spokes on the opposite side where the brake pad rubs" is bad advice, and I don't want to see anyone copy it. There's no room here for a tutorial on truing, but the basic problem is that you're adding tension as you go; you need to release tension to keep the wheel balanced, and you need to avoid twisting spokes as you go.