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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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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.
Jul
18
revised combining friction shifting with indexed components
removed tagline
Jul
8
awarded  Synonymizer
Jul
7
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
2
revised Should I use a narrower saddle on a road bike than I would on my hybrid commuter?
added 163 characters in body
Jul
2
answered Should I use a narrower saddle on a road bike than I would on my hybrid commuter?
Jun
24
comment Daily commuting - are dietary supplements recommended?
You must be ovo-lacto vegetarian, otherwise B12 would be in the list.
Jun
19
comment How to practice jumping over cars with disc brakes and SPD shoes?
Very very carefully, wearing as much protective gear (helmet, knee/elbow pads, etc) as you can. :)
Jun
17
comment Most favoriable collision with a car? How should I act before collision, supposing enough time?
Would "crash" be a better word than "smash"? Or maybe "collide", as in "Suppose a car is going to collide with you."
Jun
16
comment Secure Storage for Running Errands
from reading the question, I think they're looking for something where the cargo system locks to the bike and also locks shut (somehow), so that things can be left securely on the bike while it's locked up outside the 2nd shop being visited.
Jun
16
comment Best advice for buying a replacement spoke
@moz: How relevant is that weakness? Is it just in the area where they've cut and threaded the spoke? I've never had a spoke break at the rim end (where they'd be cutting), they always break at the hub end.
Jun
15
comment How is infrastructure for bicyclists designed, and how does it evolve?
Nice answer. From what I've seen where I am (city in california, US) it's very similar here as well, with the possible addition extra intermediate levels of bureaucracy/politics (national, state, multi-county transportation district, county, and local city). Also, our step 12 was more like "one cycling-related project with some very vocal opponents creates political pressures that lead to an anti-cycling majority on next city council and all cycling infrastructure projects suffer and/or die for at least a couple years".
Jun
14
comment How is infrastructure for bicyclists designed, and how does it evolve?
I'm having trouble finding a "practical, answerable question based on actual problems that you face" in there.
Jun
14
comment How is infrastructure for bicyclists designed, and how does it evolve?
There's no one answer for this. It depends on every level of government, and it's changed over time.
Jun
14
comment Which countries should be avoided due to political reasons?
A fairer Sharia example: in Saudi Arabia, women are not allowed to ride bicycles (or drive cars).