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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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Apr
12
comment Hand signaling while decelerating
@hhh: instructables.com/id/turn-signal-biking-jacket
Apr
10
comment Converting kid trailer to cargo trailer
I've seen that type of kid trailer used for cargo as-is. As you noted, it's rated for a decent amount of weight. The cover should be handy for keeping rain and wind off your cargo, so you can more often just toss stuff in without separately securing it.
Apr
9
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Choosing a bike for errands
Apr
7
comment How can I improve my stamina?
Is it possible that you're pushing hard on the pedals? You might last longer if you go at a lower gear with a higher cadence.
Apr
6
answered Mapping the most gentle route for my single speed
Apr
5
comment Software to evaluate *.gpx files
If you want a non-website solution, you definitely need to include information about your computer. Windows? Mac? Linux? superuser.com?
Apr
4
comment iPhone app to follow/navigate an imported .gpx
See also: apple.stackexchange.com/questions/11309/…
Apr
4
comment What should I expect from a GPS logging device?
You might want to check out our Android sister site, too: android.stackexchange.com
Apr
1
comment Shimano PF-M545 pedals Mavic Alpine All Mountain Shoes how to fit the cleats
mavic.com/en/product/footwear/mountain-bike/footwear/Alpine
Apr
1
comment Shimano PF-M545 pedals Mavic Alpine All Mountain Shoes how to fit the cleats
techdocs.shimano.com/techdocs/…
Apr
1
revised Shimano PF-M545 pedals Mavic Alpine All Mountain Shoes how to fit the cleats
added 61 characters in body; edited tags
Apr
1
comment Need a well-fitted bike for urban commuting
@ChrisW: If you make two objects with the same strength, the steel one will be heavier and the Aluminum one will take up more volume. Alu bikes have wider tubes than steel, but the steel frame will weight more.
Mar
28
answered Is there anything similar to motorbike roadbook holders for bicycles?
Mar
28
revised What's the definition of a Mixte?
edited tags
Mar
27
answered Need a well-fitted bike for urban commuting
Mar
27
answered Modern Retro-design (Peugout-mixte) bicycle for girlfriend
Mar
27
comment Modern Retro-design (Peugout-mixte) bicycle for girlfriend
One more question: do you have an approximate budget in mind?
Mar
27
comment Modern Retro-design (Peugout-mixte) bicycle for girlfriend
Does she want a steel frame, or would another frame material be fine, too? A lot of the older steel bikes have thinner tubes than ones made from aluminum, so there's a different sort of look to them.
Mar
27
comment Modern Retro-design (Peugout-mixte) bicycle for girlfriend
Does she want a road-bike (drop handlebars)? Or something with a more upright position?
Mar
27
comment Modern Retro-design (Peugout-mixte) bicycle for girlfriend
Does she specifically want a mixte, or would another step-through design work? A "step-through" is generally any kind of bicycle design where the top is low. This makes the bike easier to get onto, especially easier to do in a dress/skirt without exposing undergarments. A "mixte" is a step-through where instead of a low top-tube there's a pair of stays (thin tubes) that run from the headset all the way to the rear hub, either in a straight line or with a bit of a curve. Mixtes are still made, but other step-through designs are more common now.