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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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Aug
13
comment Why are cycle components so heavily branded?
@ʍǝɥʇɐɯ: But there's no solution to any actual problem here, just a general history lesson and complaint.
Aug
13
comment Why is there a stitched hole in the back pocket of my new jersey?
found your spelling a little hard to understand, please feel free to revert my changes if they didn't help.
Aug
13
revised Why is there a stitched hole in the back pocket of my new jersey?
grammar and spelling
Aug
13
comment Why are cycle components so heavily branded?
@zenbike: you have the necessary rep to vote to close a question.
Aug
13
comment Why are cycle components so heavily branded?
@ʍǝɥʇɐɯ it seems "this question will likely solicit opinion, debate, arguments, polling, or extended discussion". Is there a specific problem you're trying to solve that you can spell out better for us?
Aug
12
revised Dictionary of regional vocabulary differences (US vs UK)
Added track pump and some explanation about differences
Aug
12
comment How can I check tire pressure without a pressure gauge?
@Angelo: I think that may actually be a regional language difference since I've seen "track pump" used to refer to any kind of floor pump by UK and AU folks before.
Aug
12
revised Dictionary of regional vocabulary differences (US vs UK)
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Aug
12
answered How can I check tire pressure without a pressure gauge?
Aug
10
comment Why ride a fixed-gear bike?
Welcome to Bicycles Stack Exchange! How is this different than the "smoother pedaling style" mentioned in the top-voted and accepted answer on this question? Maybe edit that answer with a little more details instead?
Aug
10
revised How can I teach my capable 20-something friend to ride a bike?
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Aug
10
comment Dictionary of regional vocabulary differences (US vs UK)
@NeilFein: agreed, but I gather that in the UK they use "puncture" in a sense that includes pinch flats, blowouts, etc...
Aug
10
comment Dictionary of regional vocabulary differences (US vs UK)
@Kibbee: please edit my answer and change "US" to "US/CA" and "UK" to "UK/CA" for anything that you've seen/heard as the preferred Canadian term.
Aug
10
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
9
comment How can I teach my capable 20-something friend to ride a bike?
@STW: good point, made that explicit
Aug
9
revised How can I teach my capable 20-something friend to ride a bike?
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Aug
9
comment Equipment for a multi-day bike trip
@NeilFein: seems like merging has a lot of side effects and isn't intended for this circumstance. And the questions are different (this one is multi-day, other question is not), it's just that Mikle needs to provide more details on what they're looking for.
Aug
9
revised wheels wiki excerpt
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Aug
9
comment How can I teach my capable 20-something friend to ride a bike?
See also: What is the best method to teach a young child to ride?
Aug
9
revised How can I teach my capable 20-something friend to ride a bike?
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