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bio website miketwo.blogspot.com
location Chicago, IL
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Writer of mostly working code.


Oct
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awarded  Popular Question
Aug
25
awarded  Yearling
Apr
29
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
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awarded  Yearling
Aug
15
comment Rear wheel sliding/slipping on turns?
Check for loose spokes. I've had my rear wheel feel like it was slipping in a turn and found out later a few of my spokes had lost tension. Got those fixed and the slippage went away.
Aug
9
comment What is the usual pattern of use of a velodrome (cycling track)?
There is a town (Northbrook, IL. USA outside Chicago) near me with a public velodrome. northbrookvelodrome.org It is part of the local park district. It might be worth contacting them to get some info/help.
Jun
21
comment What foods do you consume after biking to retain energy?
This answer, bicycles.stackexchange.com/a/2899/9 is for a food to eat during a ride, but I've also used the same recipe for a post ride meal when I get to work and it's been helpful. It's a simple recipe for potatoes with olive oil and whatever seasoning you like.
Jun
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awarded  Citizen Patrol
Aug
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awarded  Yearling
Jul
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comment Tips for participating in a large organized ride
I think the last line and the first two paragraphs are the best part of the answer. Nothing wrong with the rest of it, but I'd keep that in. Key point being that an organized ride still requires you to be self sufficient.
Jun
9
awarded  Nice Question
May
23
comment Do Mandatory Bike Lights at Point of Sale Save Lives?
@moz - In some areas the reaction to Critical Mass goes beyond whining. I'm all for activism and in general for Critical Mass. But in my area there are drivers who have violent reactions to cyclists because the drivers are mad about Critical Mass. I've seen it once and been the victim of it once. It's one of the few groups standing up for cyclists rights and I support them in that, but it is a double edged sword.
Apr
25
comment How much to eat and drink during a 50km ride?
Also see bicycles.stackexchange.com/questions/2894/…
Apr
25
comment What should one eat while cycling?
Also see bicycles.stackexchange.com/questions/2894/…
Feb
17
answered Most suitable and tasty ride food?
Jan
6
revised What exercise should I do in the gym to assist with hill-climbing?
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Jan
6
comment What exercise should I do in the gym to assist with hill-climbing?
There is some semi-related information in the answers to bicycles.stackexchange.com/questions/463/… Not a duplicate or anything, but perhaps useful to someone looking at this question.
Dec
24
comment How to prevent my hub body from freezing?
+1 for peeing on it! Clearly the answer then is to drink as much coffee as possible so you can pee every 15 minutes. Beer may be substituted for coffee if needed.
Dec
20
comment How to carry a concealed firearm on a bike?
Is your intention to stop and then shoot? Or are you also looking for firing ranges that allow bicycles?
Oct
29
awarded  Organizer