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bio website web.pas.rochester.edu/~tobin
location Livingston, LA
age 34
visits member for 3 years, 8 months
seen Jul 20 at 21:58

My Twitter handle is @nibot.


Mar
19
awarded  Excavator
Mar
19
awarded  Editor
Mar
19
revised What headset/radio products exist for bike-to-bike communication?
Edited for generality, since I have the same question. Hope you don't mind!
Mar
19
suggested suggested edit on What headset/radio products exist for bike-to-bike communication?
Mar
15
comment I wish to get fit, therefore should I have a heavy bike?
@NeilFein: From a physics perspective, riding a 35lb bike at constant speed over level ground takes exactly the same amount of energy as riding a 10lb bike at constant speed (all else being equal). When you are riding over level ground at constant speed, all of your energy output is going into wind resistance. The heavier bike will require more energy to accelerate from a stop and more energy to climb hills than the lighter bike. However, the effect isn't as great as you might expect, as you must include the rider's weight when making comparisons.
Feb
11
comment Restoring an old xUSSR bicycle for commuting… Feasible? Silly?
@Artiom Chilaru, could you re-upload the picture? The link is broken now. Use the built-in photo uploader and it will stick.
Oct
19
awarded  Teacher
Oct
19
answered Do any bike sharing schemes provide a way to rent or share helmets along with the bikes?
Aug
29
awarded  Supporter
Nov
16
awarded  Autobiographer