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post the best bike paths you know lads
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Isn't there a danger of getting attacked on these trails? Do to protect against ambush
You really think bandits are lurking in the woods waiting for a cyclist to ride by?
This isn't the middle ages.
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Beware of bears
North Dakota resident here, want to ride this someday. But live in the eastern part of the state. Never really been "proper" mountain bike riding either and no place to develop the skills to do it around here
I'm >>1316154
Right now there are tons of homeless people living in places along the ARP. So long as you leave them alone, they leave you alone.
In 20 years I'm aware of, there's been maybe 1 or 2 instances where there was an alert of any kind about anyone perpetrating any sort of 'attacks' on anyone along the whole 32 mile length of it. It's well patrolled and rangers are responsive. Really you have to worry more about the deer, turkeys, occasional coyotes, and the ever-present suicidal squirrels, than anyone attacking you. Even the non-cyclist *pedestrians* are more of a hazard.

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Are there any known late 19th-early/mid 20th Century intact examples of tramp steamers left in existence (not counting shipwrecks/abandoned ones)? Any still in revenue service? I imagine some obscure freighter line in a Third World shithole might still have one or two up and running on duct tape.
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Just a quick update to keep the bump somewhat useful.

As I am caulking the deck, I used the opportunity to shift packing under the round skylights that were leaking. The old packing used was some black silicone and rubber ring. We are slowly getting rid of that as it is not historically correct. I used linseed oil putty instead. While the rubber might actually last longer, it is a bitch to remove and it took me 3 hours to carefully remove the glass that was still glued there with the silicone (which was leaking anyways...) The putty will in the future be much easier to replace. And I polished the brass ring a bit while at it, because it doesnt need to look like shit..

Later this year I want to try to polish the glass itself, but the damage is extensive and I might not have time or that.
Posting in an undying thread.
Whose idea was to use modern silicone for that in the first place? The stuff that it expels while curing can corrode brass quite quickly.
Good job replacing it with something proper, Anon.
>Later this year I want to try to polish the glass itself, but the damage is extensive and I might not have time or that.
Why not get a new piece of glass cut? It shouldn't be that expensive.
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Dont even ask... I do things like hand scraping/howeling teak surfaces back to somewhat uniform shape where they were vandalised by electric sander (general policy nowadays is, if it has an electric cord and could be used on wood, throw it overboard).
It is an interesting problem tho. You have a group of volonteers in their later years who have lifetime of maritime experience and skills, but focused on somewhat cheap and easy maintenance. They are not used to think in historical accuracy and making the ship very nice. And also fuckton of incompetency.. six of the bulls eyes are screwed in spot by normal screws for nuts directly to the wood... probably because their heads matched the sinkholes in the brass rings while being also simple flatscrews (the only we want to use since no cross and certainly not fucking stars were used in 1869)

I want to polish the glass because we want to cut the costs where we can. We get fuckall funds from the state. never enough to do anything properly.

Anyway, Today I began re-caulking in places where the caulking iron went too deep (we dont change all the hemp now, I just hammer it down, pour pitch on top of it and move to scraping and greasing the deck as that is more crucial now. BTW look at that brand new caulking mallet in the picture. The quality of this rather expensive tool is abysmal. They dont even use the proper carbon steel ring, just metal stripe bent and welded (with the weld bulk not grinded away ofc). Next time Ill make the mallet myself...

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/bqg/ - Bike Questions General

Last thread: >>1308610

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If you want help picking out a bike to purchase, ask in >>>/n/bbg
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suicide shifters are comfy as hell on old steel roadies
I like Wellgo MG-1s
why would you go on the internet and tell lies?
just looked up the "winning bikes of the dirty kanza" from last year and every single one of them was on 700x38
mostly maxxis rambler

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If you haven't guessed, I have a lot of fuck-around money. I've been thinking about possibly buying a locomotive and some other rolling stock and setting up a miniature railroad on my property. If I do a circle of the perimeter I would have about 10 miles of rail to lay. How much would initial purchases cost for track and everything else, and how much is maintenance going to cost me? Is fixing a small steam locomotive something a mechanic could figure out with enough time to tinker, or will I need to find somebody with experience on locomotives. Also, what's the smallest gauge should I look into? I want something big enough that I can actually sit inside of.
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>You might find a spot that floods or is on very. Wet soil. That will have to be dealt with.
Another plug for "my" Feldbahnen:
Aparently they are used in bogs to harvest peat, so there's probably solutions for this with those (apart from the legal/environmental issues)
the other two too.
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This may be the most cost effective and practical option. A 1/3rd scale Darjeeling locomotive running on 7 1/4" or 7 1/2" gauge rails.

They were originally 2 foot narrow gauge locomotives, so are easily scalable to sensible track widths while still being a proper steam train. Could probably pull 50 people.
Bump for interest.

Here are 10" gauge locos

15" gauge locos. This railway is 13 miles long and takes paying passengers.

How big are you going to go?


Link for 15"

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You're never too old for a

>that fucking abo narrating the video
Jesus christ I'm in stitches
>tfw you'll never get to twist a fat dwarf around a zip line while a bogan narrates
Why even live?

>goes 25 under the speed limit
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wtf shithole job/country/whatever you work at motherfucker? Goddamn get a different job/country/life, shit
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>"""false flag"""
fuck you faggot FIGHT ME xD xD xD
>I swear on me mums life I will wreck you
xD xD xD
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all day
are you a triathlete

>So you're from 2019 lad? Well tell us, are Britain's railways still the envy of the world?
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hey at least HS2 will become a thing
the renaissance train that were meant to be used in Britain are crap compared to the comfy bombardier

Could have been a thing long ago if the Great Central Mainline wasn't closed because BR Midland had a hate boner for their former rival.
are you a local boy?
who are your parents?
Who's got that macro about Mallard's record run being the high water mark for rail in Britain? I think the photo OP posted might even be the background.

The wars really did a number on Britain.

Why do you faggots not consider sidewalks bike lanes? Amerifats don't even walk and the law has never pulled me aside to say "you can't use this empty path because it's for people to walk on". Literally piss off.
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Because I don't live in Russia
>empty path because
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I will ride on the road if there are no cars on it. I will ride on the sidewalk if there are no pedestrians on it
those are usually meant for both at least here.
Not on the road they don't
Here in Switzerland some sodewalks are bike lanes as well, but usually only outside of urban areas where there are few peds.

Why aren't emergency parachutes more common on ultralight aircraft? These are literally smaller and less obtrusive than a lifejacker and passengers only need basic safety instructions regarding what to do when freefalling. It's really simple. I plan on becoming a balloonist but I always want to carry a chute.

>inb4 too expensive
it's paracord and a piece of cloth. Don't make things look more complex than what it is. Even a ww1 parachute would be better than nothing. And back then carrying chutes was standard for all flight operations.
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>Is it possible for a plane to safely ditch on open sea without esplode like a beer can?
Wtf they are like jesus?
Well yeah. But these are intended for small GA planes that pilots routinely kill themselves in.
i would not want to go in any kind of plane without one.
they wont really help if your plane is going into the ocean like they seem to usually do

Not your bike edition.

Old thread is past bump limit.
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I like your eastern block front suspension XC mtb

>lol watching paris roubaix this year many riders had a large stack

That is something specific to the cobbled classics. More weight over the back wheel and less weight over the handlebars means faster over Pave. That's why the Specialized Roubaix is such an odd upright duck for a road bike- designed for the Cobbles.

>Practically all the guys that looked like having large stacks were on the same Roubaix frame with the shock.

Pinarello's dual susp road bike appeared to be a bust at Roubaix. And it is worth noting that the guy who finished second for Katusha team was riding a non micro-susp road bike with 25mm tires so who the fuck knows with that race.

The infrequent amounts of time people win it back to back leads me to think it's a lot of luck.

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Norco should release

1) A leaf livery with white, red and leafs all down the top tube.

2) A touring bike called the Norco Narco with racks and panniers that fit multiple kilo sized objects.
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Got my girlfriend her first bike
I bought dis for mine
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over limit on this thread if we don't make a new one rad bikes will cease to exist and your rockhopper snaps in your sleep tonight

Helicopter thread?
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>be me
>be airship
>engine falls
>do repairs
>continue journey
>literally explode
blimps don't explode. There's not enough oxygen in there to make it happen. Instead, they are CONSUMED BY FIRE. So, completely safe, idiot.
>Get torn apart in inclement weather
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>Use the remaining gasbags to free-balloon down to earth safely
Who wouldn't want to be part of an epic adventure like that?

Seriously though, The Graf and Hindenburg flew through thunderstorms. A modern rigid could be strong enough to be proof to most weather. Sergey Brin is building one.

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>Ethiopian Airlines Pilots Initially Followed Boeing’s Required Emergency Steps to Disable 737 MAX System

>the software system kicked in as many as four times before the 737 MAX dived into the ground

It's even worse than everyone thought
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Boeing’s stock price went up after the announcement,
It will tank again when China decides to fuck with Boeing and demand complete recertification or risk cancellation of all Chinese orders to gain advantage in trade renegotiations started by Trump.
more 737 crash 8 news

>Boeing Co. said in a legal document that large, upgraded 737s “cannot be used at what are referred to as ‘high/hot’ airports."

tldr, the max 8/9/10 is unsuitable for certain airports because Boeing wanted to preserve market share for the max 7
YouTube Vox Assplains it - https://youtu.be/H2tuKiiznsY
I've encountered all those words used seriously on reddit.

>Despite securing 41 net orders last month, Airbus still ended the first quarter with just 62 new firm orders year to date, compared to 120 cancellations. The European aerospace giant still has some work to do just to get its net order total for 2019 into positive territory.

Just put an end to this unprofitable vanity project that only exists so Europeans can feel like they matter.
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Yeah, if UPS have that much money to burn to order a fuel inefficient aircraft
747-8f is basically THE perfect cargo aircraft for busy routes. its cubes out at almost the exact time it weighs out, its legitimately perfect for its role and its very unlikely UPS will let it fall out of production.
Yeah, because using up every single inches of space is more important than saving fuel cost
in the parcel world every square inch not taken up by cargo is a waste of fuel
Even with all those extra space, the fuel consumption per tonnes of cargo is still gonna be lower than the outdated aircraft

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I'm going on a 2 day 300 mile ride in 2 months. I can currently ride 20 miles at a time no problem.

Get me in shape, /n/
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I noticed it I just don't care. It's obviously a photo shoot for stock photosets. I mean if you want to get nitpicky they also photoshopped her thighs, photoshopped the tire logo, she doesn't have a water bottle, and the lighting on her body doesn't match the background lighting. She also isn't wearing gloves, her helmet straps are over her sunglass temples, the entire bike is way too small for her, she's cross chainling like crazy, and santa claus isn't real.
>santa claus isn't real
what the FUCK dude take that back
Those are sincerely the nicest legs I've ever seen. I know it's proper on the chan to point out background details as if oblivious to the obvious but damn, those are some nice legs.
that's what it felt like because you literally starved yourself
2,600 Calories a day is plenty for anyone outside of arctic special forces. Starving brings a feeling of lethargy with it which I never had. I had more energy. My stomach was just crying out for food because it was used to being stuffed full of shit.

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Nestled Edition

Previous >>1218128
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When I join ship, whose balls should I gargle first, the captain or chief engineer?
That sucks, i hope she didnt take much and you didnt waste too much time in raising the bastard

Piss them both off to assert dominance
You're both retarded. The correct answer is the Chief Steward.
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Nice. Autosage time. Yeah, it was about six months she kept up the lie. I'm still relatively young, freshly blackpilled, and living life. M(ariner)GTOW
New thread here boys

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