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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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Jun
7
comment What tactics other than 'setting an example' successfully encourage friends/family/others to become cyclists?
@Mathew: The "not a real question" designation is a technical term in the Stack Exchange network. Basically, we want to figure out how to rewrite this to be more answerable. We're talking about it at "How can this question be improved?" on meta.
Jun
2
comment Recommendation for panniers to carry a laptop for daily commute That's available in the UK
@Kibbee: laptops "park" the drive head when off, so that minor bumps and whatnot don't cause a problem. Some even have an acceleration sensor and park the drive head when that gets set off.
Jun
2
revised Recommendation for panniers to carry a laptop for daily commute That's available in the UK
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Jun
2
revised Recommendation for panniers to carry a laptop for daily commute That's available in the UK
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Jun
2
revised Recommendation for panniers to carry a laptop for daily commute That's available in the UK
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Jun
2
answered Recommendation for panniers to carry a laptop for daily commute That's available in the UK
Jun
1
comment Effects of design on speed?
The rolling resistance will probably be lower on the larger tire (if at same psi), but the wind resistance will be higher on that larger tire, and at higher speeds that wind resistance is a bigger facter. There's no general formula, it depends on more construction details than just the size.
May
31
revised Why do the front and rear brakes work independently?
Added comment about an available lever for pulling both brakes.
May
31
awarded  Good Answer
May
27
awarded  Nice Answer
May
26
comment Why do the front and rear brakes work independently?
@StephenTouset: well I voted yours up for covering control so thoroughly. :)
May
26
answered Why do the front and rear brakes work independently?
May
25
comment Multi hour ride nutrition
@NeilFein: I don't think it's a duplicate, because that other question specified a much shorter ride which has very different needs.
May
22
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Winter Tires with removed studs as Summer Tires?
May
18
answered How to fix a detached brake cable?
May
18
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Why don't most MTBs have rear shocks?
May
15
comment How to safely remove pump off presta valve?
Could you please tell us the model of pump or provide a picture of the head of the pump? Not all pumps attach or lock the same.
May
14
revised What are the reasons for and against wearing a bicycle helmet?
Removed the "one reason per answer" bit
May
13
comment Should the laws be amended to allow cyclists to run red lights?
The common types of vehicle detection systems can be adjusted to detect a bicycle. When an in-road induction coil is set up very sensitive, however, it will pick up water on the road, so they'll often err on the side of not sensitive enough to pick up a bike. I've contacted the local government (via my local bicycle coalition who has a program for this) and they've fixed a couple intersections (adjusted the sensitivity, tested, and marked the spot your wheels should be at). It's a major safety issue so they should prioritize it.
May
12
answered Are there any cyclocross/road bike rims that I could buy that will fit on my Cannondale F600 mountain bike?