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>>1363868
After the fun I had on this ride I think it's finally time to do a century.

Gonna shoot for Saturday, on the bike by 0630.

As long as I remember to actually stop and fucking eat I should have no issues.
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>>1360093
is the m here for meter, mile, or minute? probably not meter...
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I'm fucking dead
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>>1364523
i assumed it was mile

>>1364632
chapeau, fre/n/
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>>1364447
Are you in the Strava group? You should join.

The report estimated that the line could bring 160,000 jobs to the Cascadia region and more than 350 billion new dollars in economic activity. "Drastically cutting travel time between the cities would also have the knock-on effect of drawing more companies to the region, which the report from the Washington State Department of Transportation argues would generate hundreds of billions of dollars in economic growth," Tyler Orton writes for Business in Vancouver. The new service could also curb emissions if it could tempt car and air commuters to use the train. The report estimates the project would eliminate 6 million tons of carbon emissions.

The planned train would travel at just under 200 miles per hour and be faster than any train service currently operating in the United States.

https://www.planetizen.com/news/2019/07/105313-report-makes-business-case-vancouver-portland-high-speed-rail
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>>1363850
There's no reason for PA to have an HSR express service stop.
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>>1363925
>>1363931
Stop doubling down in bring retarded. There are way more than enough people and passenger traffic between the areas to justify service. This is fucking proven every single year by car and air traffic.
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>>1364598
Did I at any point say it's not enough people to warrant service? Even regular a Seattle to Spokane line would be worthwhile.
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>>1364620
I have the misfortune of living in Spokane (and am still bitter about the city and surrounding suburbs voting down light rail a decade ago, not that living in this area doesn't make me bitter), and while a high-speed line to Seattle makes sense, Eastern Washington will never go for it.
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>>1364598
Flawed methodology


>>1364642
>Eastern Washington will never go for it.
Because that's an even worse idea

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Hey guys, I was repairing my old city daily driver. The rear gear shift has never really worked, but now i want to fix it so i can do some trips in the hills. So I changed the cable and now it works but it is incredibly hard to change gears and after a while it tends to return back to the first gear. I think the cable is too tense but if i try to use any less tension it won't even change. The screws in pic related lokk like just start and end of travel regulation.
Can anybody help me?

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>>1364693
Thanks for the tips, will try later
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>>1364698

Or, tighten the screw that attaches the cable to the derailleur. Cable slip, or shifter malfunction. It's one of those two.
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>>1364700
allg
here's what i used to do when i was a poorfag
it's just an old ironing board base with some rags taped on it and a box of tools weighing it down
worked pretty well
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>>1364700
before that i used this rope hanging from a tree at the park
i've got a proper stand now but you don't need to buy one
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>>1364701
That couldn't be tighter, believe me. The cable isn't slipping for sure. Probably the shifter then

>>1364703
>>1364705
Nice ideas for someone on a tight budget (like me), pretty good

What is the cap mileage for bikes where you would need something like a car? 50 miles?
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>>1363149
Farthest i ride on the reg is 3.5 miles (to work).
I prolly wouldnt ride more than 5 miles regularly. Id get a car at that point.
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>>1363356
Just get a touring bike instead of a racing bike you fucking dipshit.
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>>1364331
Yeah fucking amazing crawling up a hill at 5 kmh when having to actually put out watts.
Truly a show of physical strength and not some beta compensation for being past their prime
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>>1363149

I used to cycle 10 miles to college each way. I found it was too much to do every day. 5-6 miles is a comfy distance each way. Or 1/2 hour in the saddle.
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>>1364331

Where I am, most of the roads are too narrow to have one of them in traffic. If you have cycle paths or wide roads on your route, they would be perfect. Maybe a commute of 12 miles each way would be doable on the regular for the average cyclist.

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Post here for help picking out a bicycle and autism.

>I want a cheap road bike
Aluminium frame & Carbon fork.
Most bikes are much the same
Current gen Claris, Sora, Tiagra or 105 are all good
Giant Content 1 ($650), or Vitus Razor (£399.99) are examples of the entry level.
Things worth looking for: threaded bottom bracket, clearance to fit 28 or 32mm tyres
Things worth paying more for: in-series hollowtech crank. In-series brakes.
Discs & rim brakes are both good.

>I want a hybrid
Buy something with a rigid fork.
Ideally, buy something with a chromoly, or carbon fork.
Buy 8 or 9 speed, not 7.

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>>1364161
yeah I think I want disc brakes, and a wheel size that's still made
>>1364162
thanks for the tips
>>1364170
>And imo you're likely better served with a nice older rigid chromoly mtb than a shot to hell/ still old, but more modern hardtail.
hm... I'll keep that in mind.
>other anon look in the OP for what to look for with a used bike.
I didn't see anything about mountain bikes in the OP. I guess "aluminum frame and carbon fork" may still apply.
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>>1364541
>I didn't see anything about mountain bikes in the OP.

>Check the frame for hairline cracks. Check the hubs, headset & crank bearings, all spin smoothly with no play. Check the wheels spin straight and have evenly tensioned spokes. Check the chainring teeth aren't badly worn. Check the cables aren't cracked. Check it brakes and shifts well. Check the derailer cage doesn't move much when you wiggle it. Moderate surface rust is ok.
Most things aside from frame damage are fixeable and haggling points.
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>>1364400
But that's because the wheel well is often a spot for rust, and dirt on a car will trap moisture and cause rust.
Rust is rarely an issue for bicycle frames.
It's hardly analogous. You can check for frame damage anyway, and it won't cause it.

And serious cyclists who autistically clean their bikes often put big miles on them and cause real, not superficial wear. Or, if it's really spotless, it's because they know what they've got and want top dollar.

Dirt on a bicycle is basically just a sign that you can get whatever bike it is cheaper. It's generally a good thing. Like bad photos or vague descriptions.
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>>1364579
Yeah, a lot was general I guess. I must've gotten caught up in the fact that road bikes and hybrids were explicitly mentioned while mountain bikes weren't.
Are there any brands or models I should look for, though? Like, probably 90s or newer, preferably not something that was low-end for its time.
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>>1364677
That's not how it works anon. You don't shop on brand in a used market and you don't shop on 'high end vs low end' either, if you want something modern with discs and suspension, a 'low end' but newer and better condition bike will be better.

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Are you going to fly on the 737-MAX/8200 when it comes back in November? Is it a safe plane?
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>>1363955
>I'm a millennial and know jack shit about aviation
Many airplanes had some problems at the beginning of their service, even groundings, MAX is not the first nor the last. All of them came back to service, so will MAX.
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It's not a death trap. Boeing certainly had fault in what happened but shitty training of foreign pilots had a big role in what happened. The pilots were pants on head retarded and didn't disconnect the stab trim when it started to runaway. In training here in the US, they run it though our heads over and over to disconnect the stab trim any time you experience an un-commanded pitching motion. In my aircraft its a simple switch on the top of the yoke. In the 737 max its a toggle switch directly next to the thrust lever quadrant. The second they started panicking, everyone on board was doomed.

Boeing needs to work in a bit more redundancy into the system and once they do, it will be cleared for service once more. Give it 2 years and the general public will forget all about it. This isn't the first time this has happened to a new aircraft and it certainly won't be the last. Don't like it? Take a car
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>>1364208
>Bullshit

Stop trying to blame the pilots. Boeing fucked up with the training, they fucked up with a non-compliant design, and they actively hid the existence of their hack from regulators to try to skate by.

I understand the attitude in aviation tends to be "no fault" in the interests of safety for everyone, but in this case, it wasn't half as much the aviation section as it was the business side putting pressure on the engineering side to deliver the unattainable.

If, and it's a big if, this plane flies again, it had best damn well be with a guarantee that this type of certification hack is rendered unenviable in the future.

With enough training of the pilots, I'd probably get on one myself, but not without grilling the captain to make damn sure he knows what to do.
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>>1364208
>Don't like it? Take a car
I think I can order tickets for Airbus A320 or something.
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>>1363678
>when it comes back in November
lol good joke

>Is it a safe plane?
even funnier

Insider from the industry here. Ebikes are absolutely going to take over. You have no idea what how big numbers and forecasts are. blabla its a fad blabla. Within the next 5 to 7 years 90% of bicycle commuters are going to use electric. Decreasing costs and increased density are going to make it too tempting not to. We're heading into an unprecedented personal transportation revolution, personal mobility is going to increase a lot, and guess what, its all beautifully simple and easy on the wallet. Ebikes will replace all mopeds/scooters within the next 5 years, and reduce car usage by a good 30-50% in major cities over the next 10 years.
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>>1364414
>Dockless electric scooters have been ENORMOUSLY more successful everywhere they get deployed.
a lot of that is a function of the dock being inconvenient to use compared to picking up a scooter off the street, and cyclists being forced off of sidewalks (just wait for e-scooters to get banned from sidewalks, they'll drop in popularity then just like bikes)
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>>1364574
>enjoy hitting one pothole and dieing
wat
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>>1359237
>abuse
ok fatass
>>1359140
the world is illegal
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>>1359259
based
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saw one of those bike shaped motorcycles few days ago. its the first ever i have seen here. it was not a e bike but something with a tiny moped motor or something strapped on it.

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*blocks your path*
This is my biggest fear. How do I avoid getting doored?
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>>1364372
Become a senator, bribe congress and pass a bill outlawing cars.
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>>1364372
Where I live we can legally claim the lane. If it's legal I suggest you do to, is it worth someone's convenience for you to be disabled?
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>>1364372
Ride at least 1m or 3'4" away from parking cars.
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>>1364372
I run wide around cars that just parked if I can, if not I slow down
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>>1364372
Move to a first world country with proper infrastructure.

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This is a thread for bus foamers. Post interesting buses or the last bus your rode. My system opened a new BRT line with electric artic buses but they recently had to take the electric buses out of use because of charging issues.
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>>1364526
were those buses Chinese by any chance
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Rate my cities bus.
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Mercedes O500U OF1726 Low Entry Bus used in Jakarta

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poop edition

Welcome to the /gag/~

/gag/ is dedicated to all the pilots and pilot applicants out there, and although the name suggests otherwise, airline, military, and charter discussion is welcome. Keep it on topic, keep the shit throwing to a minimum.

Previous thread here: >>1336469
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After watching aviation memes I magically manage to land in simulator more-less smoothly, with proper flare (at least it looks to me like proper flare), and I didn't watch any in-depth how-to guides...
Should I get into aviation but IRL?
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>>1360835
I am a Chilean in the US trying to start flying over here. I really wanted to stay away from that market, its small and kind of elitist. Beware as the Air Force is in charge of the medical examination and they will deny you for anything if they feel like it. I got my 1st Class here no problem but I was denied back there. If you need any help with translation or to find a school let me know tho, I have no issues in helping. And yes, our spanish sucks.
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>>1364460
>He can't get Chinese puss even at home in China
Sad!
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>>1364619
Has a working model been made of that?

Is there any upcoming /n/ tech you're particularly excited about?
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future cruise ships

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200 million car drivers and yet this board is full of car haters. Why is this?
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>>1364529
>advocating for violence against any group for any reason whatsoever
You need to be b& and locked in a jail cell, extremist scumbag.
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>>1364545
(You) are the n*gger here, and not because of anything as trivial as skin color. KYS, the world is tired of you assholes.
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>>1364543
I don't have said BSO with me now, but I might do it on a different bike again soon.
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>>1364430
popularity ruins things. thing could be good but too much stupid people doing it makes it annoying.
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>>1364438
dont really think so. im sure that using public transport daily would cost more than having a car.

It seems that some people think that trains are just for passengers or cargo. We need to show them our war machine.
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Some one asked about the US having ICBM on rails.

Regan era they pitched that Idea. have photos somewhere -- just some scraps of what I found.
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Picture of the missile car
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Some trollys during WW1
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One of CN rail prototype early diesel electrics.

WW2 they moved it all the way from Toronto to the BC coast because some rail line ran near the ocean and they worried that Japanese submarines would shell steam locomotives by seeing the smoke -- have a photo of it fastouned with machine guns
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>Sabotages the railway tracks
heh nothing personnel, kids

Hi guys, what bike locks do you use, and how do you put them on? What is the best way to avoid getting my bikes stolen?

I've spent over $1000 for a bicycle, and now I'm thinking about security aspect of it, when i park the bike in front of a store etc.. when i do groceries or go to lunch.
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Dear Everyone In This Thread: I found your bikes.
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Hey everyone, (A seat, that's also a bike lock!!!).....pay me a trillion dollars when you have the money
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>>1364621
Also, I'll buy one from you.
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>>1362506
>buying stolen goods

You're just as shite of a person as the spic. Die.
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>>1353615
Fucking manlets, when will they learn?

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>Turn signals? Optional
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I hate this shitty thread format.
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>>1363423
Go back to r*ddit plox
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>>1363487
>d-do i fit in yet guise
not fooling anyone, reddit
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>what walking? did you just call me gay!?
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Stop making me thirsthy, now I need to get some prune jewce ffs


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