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Africa edition.


Old thread: >>1225282
Current thread: >>1256543
Future thread: ????????
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>>1263430
Yeah, but if you're building in Jakarta or some shithole like that, you aren't getting a 30 year loan to pay for a LRT system.
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http://www.startribune.com/roads-less-traveled-attempts-by-minneapolis-to-boost-biking-aren-t-paying-off/502216431/
This guy did a study to try and see if bicycle really have the mode share they claim and if they are using the same amount of road space as their share of traffic. He finds:

>This means that 33 percent of the available roadway has been allocated to bicycles, which make up 2.5 percent of traffic on those roads.
>Wider bicycle lanes do not appear to improve the balance between bicycle usage and amount of roadway dedicated to bicycles. In fact, the widest bicycle lanes... ...in those situations constituted 2 percent of traffic while commandeering almost 40 percent of the roadway.

What do you say to refute the article or anyone who brings up similar arguments?
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>>1263452
>This guy did a study
Overstatement of the century.
>What do you say to refute the article or anyone who brings up similar arguments?
Do you seriously need help pointing out how shitty this article is? It's one of the worst pieces of journalism I've ever read, and that's saying something. Anyway, here's a little head start:

His research methods are very flawed.
>author calls his research "limited pilot research"; it "should be used to best fit the research objective"; "estimated width of the motorized vehicle and bicycle lanes was obtained by hurriedly measuring those lanes with a tape measure in moments where there was a brief lull in traffic. (The inches measured are good estimates but could be off by a couple of inches either way.)"
>also, times and places of his test samples were decided by him, who has a clear bias against bikes (rain is not the only factor here).
>author does not say which roads he measured
>all in all, this renders his research completely unscientific and anecdotal at best
>a different person counting vehicles in the same manner in different times and places would most likely arrive at completely different numbers

His argumentation and reasoning are very flawed.
>false premise that as soon as a bike path is built, bikers will materialize out of thin air and use it

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>>1263452
>>1263625
Cont.:
Probably the absolute worst offence in terms of argumentation and research is:
>ONLY LOOKS AT ROADS WITH BIKE LANES and then from that infers that A THIRD OF ALL ROAD SPACE IS CEDED TO BIKES when really that is only the case on the FEW DOZEN or so roads that even HAVE bike lanes
>THEN wonders why the overall share of bikes is so low in the city

He uses obfuscating style and rhetoric that borders on plain old lying.
>the 33% and 2.5% figures turn into "almost 40%" and "2%" along the way
>talks about public transport in an article on bikes, under a headline specifically referring to bikes
>uses arguments for not using public transport as arguments for using the car, when the relevant problems only really apply to public transport specifically and could be alleviated by using a bike

>DISTRACTED DRIVERS red herring
>pretends that city does not do anything against distracted drivers
>then lists actual safety measures taken by the city for cyclists, against distracted drivers

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>>1263637
>Oh, so the guy isn't even a journalist, nor an urban planning expert of any sort?
>He is a semi-retired marketing executive? Tell this fat boomer fuck to shove his uninformed opinion up his ass.
He actually worked on the region's Travel Behavior study in 1980. Things have changed quite a bit since then. It's amazing to think metropolitan areas used to learn about their region's travel by having police pull over every tenth car on a road to ask them where they are coming from and where they are going.

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what kind of housing is most comfy for the /n/ lifestyle?
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>>1262232
Nigga, they have low color temp LEDs. Or you can put a fucking filter on the lamp itself.
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maximum freedums
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>>1260085
>For Your Information: in soviet time architecture would be sent to gulag for this monstrosity - soviet commieblocks looks ugly but there is a tons of requirements(green areas with trees, near by infrastructure and etc) on them and you see city planners were thinking how people are gonna live in them. Modern development company just want to sell, sell, sell.
Same in ex-Yugoslavian countries and even in western European countries.

Architects these days are like manchildren playing with lego bricks..., state level regulations are anti urbanist and anti customer allowing developers building cheap, ugly and uninspired shit and sell it for maximal profit..., that's all.

I think housing architecture of our time period will be seen as abysmal in the future.,
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>>1260085
I wish we had this in bay area.
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>>1262228
>be former Wyomingfag
>visit city
>oh my god the traffic, it takes ages to get anywhere
> go back home and drive an hour and a half each way to get groceries
Once I drove four and a half hours one way because I needed to go to an Apple store in person.

I'm looking to model the National Railways of Zimbabwe. Does anyone know if any off-the-shelf products exist in this regard, or am I going to have to scratch build everything? Also in general can any Brits who've been to SA/Zim tell me if they even sell model trains there, and what they look like if they do?

Asking here because it's too niche for /toy/ and, since we are talking about Zimbabwe not Rhodesia, this is not a /pol/ thread.
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>>1263224
I really like this concept, although I can't help you OP. please kept us posted
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>>1263224
Assuming you are serious, best thing to do is to find a roster of locomotives used by Zimbabwe, find models of those models and then custom paint them yourself. I'm assuming almost all of the locomotives used there, including the one in your pic, are exports made by British locomotive manufacturers. So search for the generic model type and go from there.
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>>1263528
Since I'm feeling generous, here's a list.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_locomotives_of_Rhodesia_and_Zimbabwe

Searching "u20c" (which is a DE6) in Toys and Hobbies on ebay returned several HO models which could be repainted without much difficulty. Good luck!
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>>1263282
>>1263224
I find it hard to believe that there aren't any suitable models for Garratts. It's just a matter of repainting them in NRZ or Rhodesia Railways colors.
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>>1263224
Well the first thing is that you’re working with 3’6” gauge, so there’s not much in the way of track work available unless you go S scale/HO gauge.
On eve you decide on a scale, you’re probably still going to need to build everything yourself.
You will have so good crossover potential with SAR modelling
Best of luck

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Somebody explain to me the appeal of boutique bikes like this. I'm pretty sure I can build one that does 99.3% of what this one can do for about 10% of the price. What am I paying for?
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you don't get the concept of someone liking something you don't? fucking kids today, the world's going to kick your ass. kid.
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>>1263594
I like the smell of my own farts.
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>>1263594
But that's not what he's saying at all
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>>1263601
debased and brownpilled
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>>1262009
slap my face and call my stupid for spending a lot more than that on ti, anon
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>>1262114
I think in this context it's referring to gravel and bikepacking sort of stuff
>>1262143
>1x11
ree get that mtb shit out

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breitspurbahn

>ywn travel from Lisboa to Helsinki in a rolling hotel
Why live? How could would it be to have trains of that size coasting across our beloved homeland? Please tell me we can revive the project.
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>>1262727
>steam-turbo-electric
Actualy a pretty good idea, considering germany has a lot of coal and verry little oil.

>>1262890
Sounds interesting, especialy when running like 150 mph in mainlines.
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>>1263394
In current year, coal is a terrible idea any way you put it, though.
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Swimming pool car when?
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>>1263416
Indeed, however we are importing huge amounts of biofuel these days...
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>>1263317
>The point is that the journey would become the end in itself.
Look, I'm the type of person to understand that, but there are simply not enough rich people with such an inclination in the world to make such a "luxury train" possible these days.
You'd have to appeal to InterRailers in order to get a decent ridership.

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>4 February — Amtrak Silver Star train #91 traveling from New York City to Miami collided with a CSX freight train early Sunday in Cayce, South Carolina, killing at least two people, injuring at least 100 others, and spilling thousands of gallons of fuel.
>17 June — A freight train consisting of 89 cars derails and causes an explosion outside of the city of Princeton, Indiana. Of the 23 derailed cars, 5 contain propane. Authorities evacuate homes within a 1-mile radius of the derailment.
>4 October — A Union Pacific freight train loses its brakes and collides with the rear of a stationary train in Granite Canyon, Wyoming. The crew of the runaway train were killed.

And that's just from this year. Why can't Americans into trains?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_rail_accidents_(2010%E2%80%93present)
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>>1263431 #
I'm surprised that they don't have them release brakes if power's lost. Bit difficult to engineer, I'd imagine, but definitely possible.
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>>1263546
If the power is lost, how would the device actuate anything?
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>>1263554
Just like the way train brakes work.

Electric power holds a spring loaded valve closed. No power means the valve flys open and plugs the train.
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>>1263557
That's not how really how train brakes work but I see your point. However, I think such a valve would consume more power than current EOTs do, and may not be practical.
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>>1262627
I'm taking the bait
>25 January – Italy – Pioltello train derailment: A train derailed in Pioltello near Milan, Italy leaving at least three people dead and over 100 injured, including over 10 seriously. The derailment occurred between the Treviglio and the Pioltello railway stations.
>12 February - Austria - Niklasdorf train collision: Two passenger trains are in a sidelong collision at Niklasdorf. One person is killed and 22 are injured.
>7 May — Germany — A passenger train collides head-on with a freight train that had been parked on the same track in Aichach, Bavaria. The train driver and a passenger are killed in this accident.
>23 May — Italy — A Trenitalia Turin-Ivrea regional train crashes into an oversize load truck that had been stuck between the bars of a railroad crossing near the town of Caluso, Metropolitan City of Turin, Piedmont. The accident happens on Chivasso–Ivrea railway. Two people are killed and 18 are injured.
>20 September — Netherlands — Oss rail accident: a passenger train collides with a Stint cart on a level crossing at Oss, killing four people and injuring two.

And those are just incidents with deaths

Imagine yourself lining up on the runway, thinking you’re going to have a safe flight, but shit starts going wrong right as the nose lifts.
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>>1263397
Stupid question here. If you accidentally Mach 2.0 on airplane, will it put down the flame, or it will make it burn even more?
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>>1263519
Well, for one you'll disintegrate midair, and if somehow that doesn't happen, the exterior will melt away. Then the supersonic air infiltrates into the airframe and it disintegrates anyways.
If none of the above happens, then congrats, either you're in the Concorde era, in the new supersonic era (Release date TBA), or flying a fighter jet.
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>>1262869
*muffled naval laughter in the distance*
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>>1263518
It collided with a small plane fucking up the control surfaces.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/PSA_Flight_182
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>>1262869
Imagine being in the first few rows of this one.

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Do airplane pilots post on this board? If so, what advice would you give to a new student pilot?
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>>1257486
>advice
Pull back, cows get smaller.
Push forward, cows get bigger.
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>>1263521
I pulled back, and how I'm upside down. What do? Quick.
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>>1263545
Just keep pulling back.
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>>1257486
I got my PPL in about 4 weeks on a scholarship course. It was super condensed. ALWAYS listen to your instructor over anything anyone here says
>Practice your theory until you know it well enough to thoroughly explain it to someone else
>Stay calm
>It sounds dumb but control the aircraft, instead of letting the aircraft control you. Make the aircraft do what you want it to, when you want it to.
>Don't stop practising circuits and landings
>Don't get overconfident as you (as well as myself, and probably the majority of private pilots) know very little of all there is to know
>When you get your license, don't stop being a student, and always take opportunities to learn
>Don't let your currency expire by seizing all the opportunities that you have to fly, and accumulate hours.
>Don't do something new for the first time by yourself
>When you're flying, take time to enjoy the experience
>Try and buy decent headphones, as rental ones are often crap/unreliable
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>>1257486
40 hours RAAUS pilot here. Not much time but here's what I learned

>Sometimes flying schools aren't the best option, try and find an old instructor who won't ditch you to go fly for an airline. I've had two instructors, first one was brilliant, old guy who pushed the p92 around and knew the limits of the plane, and used it to his advantage. Unfortunately he's like 90 now and didn't pass his medical. Other one is similar but around 70, won't ditch for an airline
>if your gonna stick around GA for a bit, buy an old Cherokee/152/172/182. They go for very little (I saw a Cherokee 6 for less than $50000AUD)
>MAKE SURE YOU HAVE FUNDS! better to get all your hours in one go rather than stretch it out over a few years

Best of luck anon

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Have you ever met another /n/igger irl?
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>>1263462
>Moot
spotted the newfag
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>>1263467
seconded

Someone read ED/LM wiki and thinks they’re an expert.
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>>1263467
>>1263473
>9001 times more retarded than the average /b/tard
Go do your math homework underage b&
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>>1263558
Every post you make proves more and more than you are a newfag
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>>1263558
>boxxy
>not menstrual-blood-make-up-chan
>not newfag
>yes I intentionally didn't name her that so you can't google it as easily

What do you all ride? I have a Trek roscoe 8 and a bikesdirect bike. I think it’s called a “Monster Gravity” Fat Bike. I enjoy them both. Opinions on off brands like bikesdirect or even dicks sporting goods vs name brand?

Pic is my Roscoe 8
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>>1262877
>Riding jump trails
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>>1262952
>without chest armour
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>>1262772
>>1262838

Surly owner here. I've definitely thought about what would happen if I smashed my sternum on it. Luckily I haven't fallen that way since I started riding bikes 20 years ago. I would also cut it, but I have another frame with a long head tube that I wanted to retain the ability to swap the fork to.
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>>1259943
Ah i'm jealous man. I miss my stylus. Sold it recently and got a transition trans am. I like the aggressiveness of the trans am and the 29's on it. But damn, sometimes it's hard to say goodbye.
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>>1262453
paradise royale is an awesome trail. used to live out there too.

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Planes that never flew thread.

Let's have a thread series dedicated to honoring aviation marvels that could have changed the aerospace world as we know it, but sadly had the plug pulled before they even had the chance. Gone but not forgotten.

RULES:

>aircraft must be serious proposals from real manufacturers and not just outlandish pitches from either retarded engineers or aerospace enthusiasts
>aircraft who's development was cancelled, but managed to have one or more prototype test flights are disqualified (thus they technically did "fly)
>global rules and local /n/ rules apply don't be a faggot.

Starting with a classic: the McDonnell Douglas MD-12, or the plane the A380 wishes it was. It would have been the first real competitor to the 747 and would have solidified the supremacy of the American aerospace industry, but complications with MD fucking up the cargo door design on the DC-10 made customers never trust them again and led to the entire company going under. They were bought by Boeing in 1997.
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>>1258371
>>1258421
ding ding ding winrar
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>>1254463
i lived next to the boeing plant and i remember the engineers came to school and told us about the sonic cruiser and jsf like they were real

mfw
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tfw when mustard makes cgi models of platic models of your favourite aviation oddities

tfw there is a picture on google of some broad pretending to fly one
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>>1263255
this makes my penis the big penis
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The long range bomber the Nazis never put into service

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>>1257478
CN and CP's vintage liveries are probably the most aesthetically-pleasing schemes I've ever seen.
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Steam hauling modern freight is beautiful
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how does /n/ feel about the fast as fuck scooter craze?

heavily modified some of these fuckers hit 60mph

they recently got heavily fucked in singapore, effectively getting banned
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I don't know where to complain, so I will here.
Ninebot ES1 scooter. Fucking garbage.
Suspension doesn't exist. (I know, only front spring, but it doesn't filter a fuck). Brake force changes every fucking firmware upgrade...
First one broke, due to chinesium, Chinese assembly, and Chinese engineering met together. (there were couple of photos of scooter with ripped bolts)
Okay, I got second one for free, since it is warranty case.
I was driving today, not that deep pothole... I was driving slower, than usual. Wheel stuck there, ECU registered 0 km/h, and since 'safety feature' exists, it cut off the power to wheel. It result, I'm flying 18 km/h into a ground, just because some chink programmer decided that it would be nice to disable throttle lever at speeds lower than 3-4 km/h.
You might say, I cant drive and so on, but no. This pothole wouldn't be an issue, if this fucking piece of shit would spin the wheel. I have ridden many other scooters (i.e. E-TWOW), and had zero issue with this pothole, just add some throttle.
Now I know how those 'nigger was riding lime/bird scooter and died' happen.
Also, throttle is doing something weird, it is not adjusting power...

Fuck Ninebot/Segway. Don't buy this piece of junk, unless you want to suicide. Materials are shit, power is laughable, "safety features" cause damage to rider.
Better get a bicycle, or get an E-TWOW, or it's clone if you can use soldering iron.
Now, what should I do with this piece of shit? I'm fed up with it. Should I get a normal ECU (from e-bike) and install wheel-motor on normal scooter, or repair it and sell?
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>>1256696
>stops more rapidly
you've never ridden a bike with good brakes if you think a scooter can stop faster than a bike
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>>1256426
>I think the surge in scooter popularity came out of nowhere.
I disagree. I think it's following the surge of longboards and pennyboards we've seen over the past few years. People are recognizing the convenience of having a set of wheels you can just pick up and stuff in a backpack when you're not riding, but are potentially averse to the difficulty and danger of riding a skateboard. A folding scooter is nearly as portable and much easier and safer to ride.
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>>1256585
>steer around them
There is no 'around' in my city.

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>>1263466
>blackpilled incel
absolutelydisgusting.jpg
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>>1262881
Warm fronts on the weather radar.
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>>1263403
Omg liek I know
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>>1263399
from the local white bike dealer, he paid for the bike in instalments
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>>1263259
Probably an Indian, arabs are too retarded to be doctors

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Fortunately no one die nor severely injured.
The accident happened on yesterday's morning which was quite cold and thus the rapid temperature drop have been cited as a possible reason for the problem to occurs to the track and cause the derailment.
When the accident occurs, the train was only 5 minutes away from its terminal, still running on a single track section and the speed was just a bit above 100 km/h
This section of track is relatively new, opened last December that it haven't reach its first anniversary yet.
The Korail president seems to think the use of Jacobs bogie have help prevented the train from overturning in this accident and thus achieved zero death nor sever injury
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>>1263343
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>/reddit/
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>>1263426
>4chan has degenerated to the point where posters unironically think that "don't feed the trolls" is reddit

why do I still come here
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>>1263460
Because you don't want to let the retards win?
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f

>>1262929
thats his fukcing point retard

>>1262796
ride a bike and have good bike handling skill then this wont happemn to you
>t. ride 28mm in snow and ice and even when my tires go sliding and my bike spins out, I hold it together and dont crash or even have to put a foot down cause i am competent at bike handling
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>>1263503
I consider myself a decently competent cyclist, but I will never be this good. I just don't have the nervous system for it.


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