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When I'm not bicycling, I'm a Linux SysAdmin. I'm on the board of my local bicycle advocacy group.

Bikes are my primary transportation. A 2009 Surly Long Haul Trucker, set up as a commuter and a 2012 Trek Ion CX. I also take the bus, but do not own a car.

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Jan
4
reviewed Close What is the advice for new cyclists?
Jan
4
answered Flat pedal road bike shoes
Jan
4
reviewed Close Do you change from cycling clothes when out and about
Jan
4
reviewed Close How do I determine current value of a used bicycle?
Jan
4
revised How can I safely go downhill on an antique penny-farthing bike?
Removed plug for other stuff and fixed up punctuation a bit...
Dec
29
reviewed Reviewed Converting kid trailer to cargo trailer
Dec
28
reviewed Approve Which public transport networks allow you to transport a bike?
Dec
16
reviewed No Action Needed Can I use Kerosene for lubing the cogs and the chain
Dec
16
reviewed Close Unicycle recommendation
Dec
15
reviewed No Action Needed Which waterproof shoes?
Dec
12
reviewed Approve How to decelerate effectively with a rear brake?
Dec
8
comment Torn. Want to support LBS but they don't carry what I really want
I've found that often if I order something through the LBS, they'll do pretty well at matching the real online price, since they won't charge me for shipping. (it's just one more thing in a big order from one of their suppliers).
Dec
5
comment Is there any rule of thumb for comparing lights rated in lux and lumens?
Lux is relative to distance. That graph is based on lux at 2 meters from the light. What distance is the light in the question getting 35 lux at?
Dec
5
reviewed Reopen What features make a good fitness tracker for cyclists?
Dec
4
reviewed Close Use Raspberry Pi (and C#) in a bicycles
Dec
2
answered Is a garmin oregon series GPS useful as a bike computer for navigation and ride tracking?
Dec
2
reviewed Close Shimano A520 SPD Touring Pedals cant clip out :-(
Dec
2
revised Is there any rule of thumb for comparing lights rated in lux and lumens?
http://chat.stackexchange.com/transcript/message/18854076#18854076
Dec
1
comment Is there any rule of thumb for comparing lights rated in lux and lumens?
For everybody else that isn't familiar with the units: lux is how brightly lit a surface is, candela is (usually) the brightness of the center of the beam, and lumens is the total light output. Candela can be converted to lux (and vice-versa) given a distance. Lumens can be converted to candela (and vice-versa) given degrees (how much of the sphere the light comes out), but most bike lights spread light unevenly.
Dec
1
answered Is there any rule of thumb for comparing lights rated in lux and lumens?