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Month: January 2024

Xcode must be fully installed before you can continue. Continue to the App Store?

Are you using and Expo and seeing this error when trying to run the app in the simulator?

› Opening on iOS...
✔ Xcode must be fully installed before you can continue. Continue to the App Store? … yes
Going to the App Store, re-run Expo CLI when Xcode has finished installing.

The problem is that Xcodes installs apps with a version like: Where the App Store installs it like:

All you need to do is let it know when you Xcode is with the following command:

sudo xcode-select -s /Applications/
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Bike Shop Etiquette

Visiting a bike shop for repairs or maintenance is a routine part of a cyclist’s life. However, it’s not just about dropping off your bike and picking it up later. There’s an unspoken etiquette that ensures a smooth experience for both you and the shop’s staff. In this guide, we’ll go over some key points to remember before your next visit.

1. Clean Your Bike Beforehand

It’s basic courtesy to clean your bike before taking it in for service. A bike caked in mud or road grime can make the mechanic’s job more difficult and time-consuming. While bike shops are equipped to handle dirty bikes, they’re not a cleaning service. If you bring in a particularly dirty bike, be prepared to pay an additional fee for cleaning. A clean bike also helps the mechanic accurately diagnose and fix issues without dirt obscuring any problems.

2. Be Mindful of Shop Hours

Just like any other business, bike shop employees appreciate customers respecting their operating hours. Avoid bringing your bike in for service minutes before the shop closes. This doesn’t give the staff enough time to assess your bike and can lead to rushed or deferred service. Plan your visit with ample time for the staff to help you properly.

3. Know What You Need

Having a clear idea of what service or parts you need can greatly expedite your visit. If you’re unsure, that’s okay too, but try to describe the problem as best as you can. This helps the mechanic understand your needs and provide the right solution.

4. Patience is Key

Sometimes, the repair or service you need might take longer than expected due to various factors like parts availability or workload. Be patient and understand that the mechanics are working to provide the best service possible.

5. Trust the Experts

Your local bike shop staff are likely experienced and knowledgeable. Trust their advice and recommendations, even if it’s not what you initially had in mind. They understand bikes and can offer insights that might save you time and money in the long run.

6. Respect the Space

Remember that the workshop area is for staff only. It’s tempting to hover and watch the repairs, but this can disrupt the mechanics’ workflow and space. Feel free to ask questions, but also respect their workspace.

Following these simple guidelines of bike shop etiquette not only ensures a smoother experience for you but also shows respect and appreciation for the mechanics’ hard work. Happy cycling, and remember to treat your bike shop visits with the same care and respect you give to your bike!

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Speedy Shoe Drying Tips for Cyclists

If you do a lot of winter riding, your shoes often come home wet or muddy. Cleaning those muddy shoes makes them wet. How do you dry them quickly, so you can get back on the trail (or road).

1. Grab a newspaper.
When it comes to quick shoe drying, the trusty newspaper is your best ally. It’s cheap and easily available. I usually get it from my neighbor.

2. Extract a single sheet.
Select a single page from the newspaper.

3. Fully unfold the sheet and crumple it into a ball.
Spread the sheet out, then crumple it into a compact ball.

4. Insert the newspaper ball into your shoe.
You can typically fit around three newspaper balls into each shoe.

5. Let it sit until the newspaper becomes wet.
Allow some time for the newspaper to absorb the moisture from your shoes.

6. Remove the newspaper when it’s saturated.
Once the newspaper feels damp or wet to the touch, take it out of your shoes.

7. Repeat if necessary.
If your shoes are still damp, repeat the process with fresh newspaper balls until they are adequately dry.

How long should you leave the newspaper in your shoes? The drying time depends on the initial moisture level. If your shoes are thoroughly soaked, the first round of newspaper may take anywhere from 5 minutes to an hour. For mildly damp shoes, leaving them overnight should suffice.

Additional Tips:

Consider Removing Insoles and Laces: In cases of extreme wetness, it’s advisable to remove the insoles and laces from your shoes. This allows for better airflow and ensures a more effective drying process.

Eco-Friendly Disposal: Don’t forget to dispose of your wet newspaper responsibly. Consider composting it to minimize waste and contribute to a sustainable environment.

With these practical steps and tips, you’ll be well-equipped to rapidly dry your cycling shoes and get back to your favorite trails or roads, no matter how wet or muddy they may be.

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A list of books I read in 2023

Here is a list of book that I read in 203.

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