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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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revised How can I teach my capable 20-something friend to ride a bike?
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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
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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
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Aug
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comment How can I teach my capable 20-something friend to ride a bike?
@STW: good point, made that explicit
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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.
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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?
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answered How can I teach my capable 20-something friend to ride a bike?
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revised Dictionary of regional vocabulary differences (US vs UK)
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answered Dictionary of regional vocabulary differences (US vs UK)
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reviewed Approve Equipment for a multi-day bike trip
Aug
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comment What are the benefits of a carbon seatpost?
At a cyclocross race I saw a failed carbon seatpost; broke as he was jumping back onto the bike. Borrowed my needlenose plier multitool to pull the rest out of the seat tube.
Aug
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comment Terminology index - a list of bike part names and cycling concepts
@Amb100: you've never seen a bike lane that ran through the area doors would open into? The "DOOR LANE" thing isn't real, but the configuration of bike lane in door zone is common in the US.
Aug
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reviewed Approve How to know when to change a chain?
Aug
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comment Toddler bike seat vs. bike trailer?
There are some US box-bike manufacturers (CETMA, Metrofiets, Bilenky, Hudson Urban Bicycles, Larry Vs Harry aka Bullitt, Madsen, etc) but $1200-$3000 for a cargo bike seems more likely to be out of budget (money and storage space) than a trailer or seat.