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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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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).
Jun
14
revised What does WSD mean relating to mountain bikes?
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Jun
14
comment What does WSD mean relating to mountain bikes?
@ChrisW: somebody had to write an answer with more specifics, so I did.
Jun
14
comment What does WSD mean relating to mountain bikes?
As an aside, my girlfriend always finds the "men's" frames fit her better than the "women's", because she doesn't have a torso that's particularly shorter than a man the same height.
Jun
14
answered What does WSD mean relating to mountain bikes?
Jun
13
comment SPD shoes that look like normal shoes
quocpham.com/products/tourer_tan.html
Jun
13
comment Why has indexed shifting displaced traditional friction shifting?
FYI, it's common for "touring" bikes (Surly LHT, Trek 520, Novara Randonee, Raleigh Port Townsend, Bianchi Campione, Fuji Touring) to have shifter levers, with the front shifter non-indexed, and the indexing on the rear easily disabled.
Jun
12
comment What is the difference between a TREK 7.2 FX and a TREK 7.3 FX?
@JL01: @ToddPierce's answer covers it pretty well. For the same model year, the 7.3 is better than the 7.2 (but in very minor ways). Is there some reason you can't go to two bike shops and check them both out?
Jun
12
awarded  Talkative
Jun
11
revised What is the difference between a TREK 7.2 FX and a TREK 7.3 FX?
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Jun
10
answered Best advice for buying a replacement spoke
Jun
10
awarded  Self-Learner
Jun
9
revised How to encourage people close to me to become cyclists?
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Jun
9
comment What tactics other than 'setting an example' successfully encourage friends/family/others to become cyclists?
Similar question asked here, trying to be less "chatty" and more answerable.
Jun
9
comment How to encourage people close to me to become cyclists?
Please feel free to edit this answer to add your own items
Jun
9
answered How to encourage people close to me to become cyclists?
Jun
9
asked How to encourage people close to me to become cyclists?
Jun
9
awarded  Enlightened
Jun
9
awarded  Nice Answer