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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
3
comment Looking for a first race worthy road bike - What should I look for?
Mentioning your commuter bike and the types of racing you're interested in really helps make this question more specifically answerable. Much better.
Aug
3
comment Looking for a first race worthy road bike - What should I look for?
Look at the question now, was edited a few hours ago and makes it clearer that larger tires, fenders, etc aren't relevant for the questioner.
Aug
3
comment Looking for a first race worthy road bike - What should I look for?
With the edit to the question, it's clear that he's been riding a bike (CX as commuter) and is specifically looking for something to do 50-100 mile races with. With that edit to the question, I think your answer could stand to have some stuff taken out...
Aug
2
comment How do you know if you can trust your LBS?
Related: How to Choose a Local Bike Shop
Aug
2
comment How do you know if you can trust your LBS?
+1 -- awesome answer. Note about chains: it's very difficult to tell "chain" store from "franchise" store from a "partner"/"concept" store. Even with the brand name in the store it might be a franchise or owner-operated "concept" store.
Aug
2
comment What is the best technique for carrying a large box on my bike rack?
@ʍǝɥʇɐɯ, sadly I only had enough bungee to photo one at a time. The two in the photo are about enough to attach a six pack of beer and 3 plastic (or cloth bags same size) grocery bags. (or 2 six packs and 2 bags).
Aug
1
revised What is the best technique for carrying a large box on my bike rack?
pictures and more explanation
Aug
1
revised What is the best technique for carrying a large box on my bike rack?
added 533 characters in body
Aug
1
revised What is the best technique for carrying a large box on my bike rack?
added 533 characters in body
Aug
1
answered What is the best technique for carrying a large box on my bike rack?
Aug
1
comment Child seat: how to keep the child's head from falling forward?
This answer would be more helpful if you could describe a little what a BEABO is, how it works, how it's different from the other solutions in the other answers on this question...
Aug
1
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Child seat: how to keep the child's head from falling forward?
Jul
28
revised Can a bike with an internal bottom bracket be retrofitted to have an external bottom bracket?
fixed duplicate phrase
Jul
24
answered if I replace chainset and chain should I replace back cassette as well?
Jul
24
comment if I replace chainset and chain should I replace back cassette as well?
See also: Do I need to change my cassette if I can't see any wear?
Jul
24
comment What is a simple mnemonic for remembering the thread direction when removing pedals?
This is interesting, but I don't see what it has to do with the question asked, which is about ways to remember which way the threading is, not why the threading is that way. Maybe you could ask an answer about why the threading is that way and move this answer there?
Jul
23
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
21
reviewed Approve suggested edit on handlebars tag wiki
Jul
18
comment Tips for participating in a large organized ride
@wdypdx22: You mean you want to participate in one, or do you mean that you plan to organize one?
Jul
18
comment Tips for participating in a large organized ride
We've had "Levi's Gran Fondo" the past couple years, with this year slated to have 7500 riders. Seemed pretty organized to me, but there were 800 volunteers (including myself) last year making it all work.