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  • Bicycle Touring, League of American Bicyclists Education Program, and active transportation advocacy. My goal is to make bicycling a safe, convenient, and fun mode of transportation and recreation for as many people as possible through education
  • Retired software developer. Am now a League of American Bicyclists Cycling Instructor and regional LCI coach, training and certifying instructors for the League Cycling Instructor program. I promote bike advocacy with Active Transportation Alliance, and my community
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  • Posted in thread: Advice for a beginner? on 06-03-2015 at 04:54 PM
    The kitty litter design on CrazyGuy does use a standard bungee chord on each pannier, however I
    do not recommend using bungee cords. Imagine what happens when one of the hooks pops off and
    snags a spo...

  • Posted in thread: Advice for a beginner? on 06-01-2015 at 03:33 AM
    +1 on getting out and riding a bit with the bike loaded. And +1 on keeping the load low. You
    could build your own kitty litter panniers Or, if your budget will allow about $200, consider
    some Arkel T4...

  • Posted in thread: How do you stop a bar tape tear on 06-01-2015 at 03:15 AM
    ^^ Thank you. I love that bike.I've decided to go with a version of the shellac solution ... a
    liquid bandage called New Skin. It dries to leave a clear, colorless, flexible, protective
    coating. The s...

  • Posted in thread: Protected intersections? on 05-28-2015 at 09:10 PM
    Good design

  • Posted in thread: Riding Texas style on 05-28-2015 at 04:36 PM
    Then there's this[ame][/ame]

  • Posted in thread: How do you stop a bar tape tear on 05-27-2015 at 12:21 AM
    That sounds good. I think I'd just have to reverse the tape on the bar. I.e. start wrapping
    near the hand grips with the end of the tape that is currently near the center of the bar.

  • Posted in thread: How do you stop a bar tape tear on 05-24-2015 at 07:20 PM
    Unfortunately my handle bars took a hard bump during transit last week. The Bonti Gel Cork bar
    tape was scuffed at a bend on the butterfly bars, right where I normally place my hands when
    riding. If n...

  • Posted in thread: Advice for a beginner? on 05-19-2015 at 01:26 AM
    He is probably right. I called the bike company and they told me the bike was designed to carry
    300lbs on the seat. Since I weigh in just below 200, I figure that I could carry a decent I h...

  • Posted in thread: Bicycle Trailer Design Concept - BEng Hons Mechanical Engineering Design Module. on 04-30-2015 at 05:18 PM
    You may want to look more closely at the way the trailer tow arm connects the bike to the
    trailer. It's hard to see detail in the views presented, but it looks like you need to allow
    one more directio...

  • Posted in thread: Riding Sandals - Frequently Ignored ad/or Forgotten on 04-29-2015 at 10:02 PM
    ...[snip...]So, do you ride with a sandal? Ever considered it? Think it is cold - WRONG!!Very
    timely. I never have ridden with sandals, but I was looking this particular Nashbar model last

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