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The only city with a questionable system I can think of is Phoenix but only because Phoenix has no Amtrak into it so people can't just take a train in and transfer as is done in Reno, Utah and Colorado. This is also likely to change with all the recent discussions about expanding Imperial Valley/AZ Amtrak service.
Good. Where at?
>getting this triggered
lmao cry more snowflake
desu one time i was crossing on yesler and got the ped light to go across...AS the streetcar was coming through. but it isn't perfect, even so, i love the streetcar and ride it every day.
this. bus is a never-ending museum of horror in this town. the streetcar is relatively clean and doesn't bump and jostle nearly as much.
tfw will never experience utopia
literally just walk up to cagers and start shooting them.
They never should've rerouted the Sunset Limited out of Phoenix

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Hello, /n/.
I'm not really from this board, but you guys helped me out the most and seem more interested in this subject than /trv/ (they don't seem to see touring as a valid form of travel). If anyone thinks I should move this to /trv/ or cross post just let me know and I'll comply.

Finished the tour in October. Lasted 30 days. Left from the U.S. and flew to Chitose in Hokkaido. Rode down to Osaka. This was not my first tour, but it was my girlfriends. That was the greatest challenge of the tour.

If anyone has any logistical, gearing, or personal questions feel free to ask. I want to help anyone who might be interested in starting their own tour.
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What is the approx cost of whole trip?
Is there any downside to loading all your stuff on the back? I'm looking at my gear and reckon it could fit fairly comfortably into two rear ones with a tent, mattress and sleeping bag in a stuff sack on top. I could always fit my tools and a few other things into a frame bag if needed. I just don't like the idea of a bunch of weight on the front forks.
As someone living in Shikoku, it's so interesting to see how tourism has boomed around here over the past few years. I say boomed in a relative sense, as most of the island is still tourist-free.
lots of people do that but it's really not ideal
you end up more or less constantly fighting the bike to stay stable and it's extremely ungainly to stand and pedal
you'll also lift your front wheel on steep climbs
you also increase the risk for the single most common mechanical failure which is a tacod rear wheel.

on the plus side, losing the front panniers makes you WAY more aero which is significant at speeds above 35km/h

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Are there viable alternatives to salting roads to get traction in freezing winter weather?
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Good. Fuck plants
>Can you still lose traction on a sheet of ice?
Yes, you can always lose traction.
Even on dry pavement you can lose traction.
Tire chains
Global warming = no more freezing winter = no more salting needed

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the New Atlantis just dropped
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Oh lol I didn't see the discs. That's the one that someone had TiCycles modify. Apparently it made Grant really mad.
>Oh lol I didn't see the discs. That's the one that someone had TiCycles modify. Apparently it made Grant really mad.
no no no, its the New Atlantis

Yes ironically the New Atlantis is a bit of a throwback!
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>Apparently it made Grant really mad.
Why are the noses of those leather brooks saddles I see so often pointed up at an angle?
because the bit at the back that your sitbones mould angles down when the saddle is level so if you don't point it up a bit then you tend to slide forwards

Internal gear hub
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>Average weight 1,470 g
Of all the various components of my bike, the Alfine-8 hub has been the hardest working and most reliable. Not the performance or the budget option of course, but if you want it to just work and just keep working it's well worth the mass and cost.
What's the story of that hole, though?

Someone thinks that instead of proper annual greasing, it's more fun to squirt oil in after every 100km or so, because that shit isn't going to stay in, even if there was an oil nip in there.
>annual greasing
you aren't supposed to take these hubs apart. the oil stays in if the hub is in good shape and isn't missing any gaskets or whatever.
Okay, maybe annually was excessive. But someone is supposed to take them apart, otherwise that lifetime lubrication will give a short lifetime.

I highly doubt if the seals/gaskets "whatever" in Nexuses are good enough to not leave black puddles everywhere. There's at least some evidence on the internet that people have modified Alfine 8s successfully for oil.

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I need to write a 100 pages essay about air traffic accidents and incidents due to mistakes in radio communications. Can you tell me some obscure cases which will let me surprise the public?

Already mentioned
>los rodeos 1977
>zagreb 1976
>avianca flight 52
>chakhiri dadri 1996 mid-air colision
>garuda indonesia 152
>gol 2006 air lines
>lot polish airlines 282
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PSA Flight 182 was partially caused by ATC transmissions
>KLM had suggested initially that Veldhuyzen van Zanten should help with the investigation, not realising that he was in fact the KLM captain who had perished in the accident.
why do yoy write so strangely?
Woy doy yoy?
I want to see crashes that were caused by metric units

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Do you even have a balloon?
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I cant even describe how much I hate hot air balloons.
[spoiler]Only because he did it wrong.[/spoiler]
How embarrassing.
im eyeing buying a used balloon, but i want to find an instructor first

all the balloonists near me tell stories about how back in the day they traded crew time towards balloon lessons, but they refuse to instruct at all now. they just tell me to go all the way out to arizona for one of those two week balloon programs
I used to. I filled mine up with helium, so I could set off right away every time.
Unfortunately, the line broke when I was away, and it floated off.

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If you ride without a helmet...you ride with NIXON!
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Obama was just a puppet of Rahm Emanuel.
Only 1 person on McCarthy's list turned out to be a spy and by the time she was investigated Joe had Chicken Littled himself out if any credibility.
All of them were on the list because they already had open investigations on them. The list was a group of case numbers mainly pulled from the Lee list of investigations into various members of the state department. Some 9 of them of them wound up being identified as conducting espionage by the Venona project or by the Gorsky memo (http://www.johnearlhaynes.org/page62.html). Others were risks due to some connection to the communist party. He did wind up overreaching badly (although he was right about Monmouth) and went up against some of Ike's boys, which gave the media carte blanche to wreck his shit. Not a particularly intelligent guy.
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If you steal bikes you steal with Bill Murray.

How do you commute when it's wet and rainy?
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How do you commute when it's just slightly icy? Like it's icy in the morning then it melts during the day then freeze again in the evening. Are studded tires necessary?
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If it's gone to that every day i put on studs. If it's just few mornings in autumn / spring, just control your traction and Kojak in straight lines.

Poncho that covers legs and fenders + flaps. Don't get rain jacket - anything over 5C and you'll sweat soaking wet anyway.

Depending on season - waterproof sandals that drain, chucks+overshoes, waterproof walking boots.
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I wear this on top of my regular pants when commuting in the rain, don't get wet at all
Walking in the rain with a nice umbrella is incredibly underrated. Strolling along in your little patch of shelter with the sound of the raindrops above you, knowing when you get home things will be that much cosier.
>Are studded tires necessary?
More or less, yeah. I've days so slick with ice it was impossible to ride without studded tyres. Could barely get on the bike before falling down. Went from upright to laying on the ground seemingly without moving through the space in between.
Put on some studded tyres and it was more stable than walking.

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>Drought and heatwave in my area (southern hemisphere)
>Dust in my mouth, sunburn all over my face, but I hate sunscreen
>Start commuting in a shemagh.
>MFW head fully protected and people give me more space because I look like I'm about to detonate.
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Well what do you wear to prep for tsunamis?
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based and terroristpilled
underrated post

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I'm a market urbanist and after studying the history, I agree the government made Americans reliant on cars.
Car-dependency is the result of urban planners.
>pissing away their wages
ok boomer. Yeah, when you were working for 10/hour and the average house sold for 100k, that dooooesn't really compare when college grads make 20/hour and the average house is 500k. Go fall asleep in front of a television.
>depreciating black hole of money
lol k
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>cars hold their value pretty well after the initial depreciation
Yeah, looks real swell to me. Reckon if that were a stock chart that would be a real damn winner right there.
Utilizing your high credit limits doesn't make you rich.
Looks nice

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Is it just me or do airports constantly smell like farts?

I guess people are always holding it in on the plane so as soon as they get into the building they just let it rip. Everywhere I go in airports I smell a fart.
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You don't need to. The air conditioning system on planes is designed to direct it downwards
It is very possible. Scrap aluminium is only 1 dollah per kilo.
No, you fart silently. Bonus points for farting during dinner

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>tfw passing helmet fags with the wind in my hair
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I downhill/mtb freeride and i have never used a helmet have fallen some times but never hit my face or head i always get my hacks on the ground first
>Not bait
of course i may be wrong, but you sound like the pretentious type who thinks he can control everything that happens around in a millisecond in the unexpected ocurrence of an accident.

if so, go sonic, go! roam the world without a helmet and make us the favor of a fast death.
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>i always get my hacks on the ground first

and maybe one time your hacks get entangled on a root, or blocked on a rock, or your wrists just gives off on the hit, and you go over your hacks and smash your face on a tree, a boulder (or even a lamp post) without even get to the ground.

there's always the possibility of a first time, fast hacks anon. but i'm not reccomending a full face helmet, to each his own.
I doubt there aren't any muslims in Chicago.

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Because I want it.
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>consumer drones

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new cockpit rate thread
post a picture of the cockpit for any aircraft you like (fixed wing, rotary, etc.) and rate from a scale of 1-10
(.5 ratings also accepted, example: 7.5)
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love flying the bus in FSX exept it shits on muh computer with having active sky next and AI planes flying.
Using the Aerosoft one?
>muhh minimalism

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