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>It's an ethnic Irish name, bigot.
Doesn't change the fact that it sounds absolutely retarded, almost like something out of Africa. Naming your kids like this just makes their lives harder, why would anyone use an ethnic name unironically?
If we've got chemistry then we fly.

oh my fucking god can't you lot read the article, the woman in the picture was the instructor and the guy with the weird name was the student who had a dumbass moment and pulled the stick back all the way

also if i were to guess i would say his name comes from west africa not ireland
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>also if i were to guess i would say his name comes from west africa not ireland
good evening i despise women

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I decided to kill a thread to brag that I just rode from the Pacific ocean to the Atlantic. Did it on a 1982 Specialized Sequoia that an anon here found for me on craigslist. Also this post is to spit on the fags that said I wouldn't do it.

Also discuss bike touring, post your bikes, and ask your questions. I have a lot of questions too.
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I bought a Garmin Edge 130 Plus with a voucher for around £100 as my first computer. The map is very basic (just a black line on a white background) but given it sends pings for turns I get on fine with it. Have taken the occasional wrong turn so you need to use your own intuition sometimes.

The Garmin App has its own route planner which works fine but for rides I either find GPS files from forums or Komoot.
I actually got this shot in Aviero last week. I left Porto today after spending a few days. Tomorrow hopefully I'll reach Spain to start the next stage.
I've learned to ignore it, a good chunk of it has retarded suggestions.
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>retarded suggestions
the minsk-moscow highway is my favorite
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Years ago I posted in /trv/ and here about wanting to do touring, with making the tour of Europe. I worked for 6 years at some IT position, got a few thousands saved and after doing a first 800km tour in France, I'm leaving in 5 days for the big trip. ~8500 to 9000 km, 7-8 months, budget : 3k€ for the bikes, between ~500 to 1000€for the gear (tent, stove, pan, some clothes, panniers etc.) and 10k€ for the year spent outside. Mostly bivouacking, but we have a budget to get hostels in big cities as we want a place to store our stuff, take a shower, and be able to visit around most big cities.
Kind of made it thanks to the advices grabbed in those threads so that's just me thanking you all bastards for sharing a nice hobby with all of us.

Pic related, my bike in January when I wanted to test my gear during a -5°C temps with snow on my tent in the morning. I'll try to come by here once in a while. I managed to have a 230GB internet plan for all the Europe for 20€ somehow + dynamo and decent external battery

What does /n/ think of Melbournes Level Crossing Removal initiative and the "skyrail" developments?
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>anon it was previously a surface level railway
Yeah, which doesn't dominate anything in its proximity
>its "nearby environs" was the back of suburban homes
Exactly, you don't live there so you don't care about a massive concrete structure being built next to them.
>now the land has been opened up with a bike trail, park areas, basketball and table tennis courts
So what

It's ugly and there's a reason why cities moved away from building elevated trains a century ago.
>Yeah, which doesn't dominate anything in its proximity
The 5 level crossings in a short span of just a few km it required?
>Exactly, you don't live there so you don't care about a massive concrete structure being built next to them.
There was already a railway behind them!
You do understand that right?
Now the railway is elevated and all that remains are concrete pylons and a new green space.
>So what
Figure it out
> cities moved away from building elevated trains a century ago.
This isn't in Melbourne city it is in the suburbs - did you not get that from the railway being on the surface and it being behind homes?
The geology of the area would have made excavating out a cut and cover trench - oh boy looking out your back yard at a giant hole would be great wouldn't it - very difficult, costly, and time consuming causing significant delays to two commuter lines and a regional line
>The 5 level crossings in a short span of just a few km it required?
Those don't dominate views and loom over their surroundings
>There was already a railway behind them!
As you said, it was on ground level, easily blocked partly or fully by a fence or shrubbery
>Now the railway is elevated and all that remains are concrete pylons
And the spans themselves which intrude upon sight lines more than anything on the ground did. Enjoy the perpetual graffiti and tagging btw
>Figure it out
I already did
>This isn't in Melbourne city it is in the suburbs
Makes it even worse
>oh boy looking out your back yard at a giant hole would be great wouldn't it
Yes that's the cut. Then you cover it. You get your precious green space without ugly viaducts blocking the view and light.
>very difficult,
Cut and cover is the least difficult tunneling method

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why have a serpentine bike path
why is it mixed use and not separated bike and pedestrian paths
I would love to ride as fast as I want all the way through
nobody will use this
looks exactly like the skytrain in vancouver, it's a good way to build trains if you have the money and need to get around strict land use and ROW issues if subways are more expensive/impossible. hopefully it's also automated like the skytrain, glad to see the retards in that picture didn't get it blocked.

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How can trains and busses fix the bluetooth speaker problem? Should it be the death penalty to play rap from a bluetooth speaker on public transit?
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On that note, on train rn. Two tweakers join, one is in a wheelchair and they got their boom box. Aparently they are big on hard tech. Oh well it's a bit of a weird choice when you can't dance but thats up to wheelybro.
If you're American, that's an easy way to get raped by the FCC. Some Bluetooth devices are buggy and you can force them to disconnect, that's better than straight up jamming the frequency. I have to test it some day, most of those speakers are cheap chink shit so most likely vulnerable.
>If you're American, that's an easy way to get raped by the FCC
They're not going to waste time tracking down someone fucking with bluetooth on the subway
If you do it every day, eventually they will track you down. Jamming Bluetooth would also mess with Wi-Fi.
>And it's still less of a shithole than the US.
lol. lmao

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Chinkshit edition.

Park Tool
>my back hurts and my dick's numb, wat do?

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That is an angled photo of an offset crown fork turned the other direction, that’s a retarded assessment
It's a crashed fork, that's what it is
aww, it's retarded
I use Wald fold-out baskets which are awesome except they are super heavy. it makes them durable, though. after years of speculation that I could haul loads of bricks with them, I can now say that they certainly can, since I nicked both baskets mostly full from a construction site to make a border for my garden. there are similar baskets made by Sunlite that weigh a little less but I haven't tried them
how are the dropouts in line with the hub? wouldn't the hub be twisted somehow?

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we like pics of bikes

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I just realized I posted this in the wrong thread although realistically most of you are probably in that thread anyway but just in case
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Really felt like car drivers were actively trying to kill me today. 3 occasions of people just actively making an effort to be deliberately dangerous - on a 20 mile ride. I had written up a whole greentext but that's gay. It at least helped me to work it through in my brain.

The thing is, I've tried to talk about such "events" to people IRL and I've got the usual "It's no use being in the right and dead HAHAHAHA" when it isn't even about that, I couldn't give less of a shit about right of way, as much as I do want to die, I don't want people literally trying to kill me when I'm just trying to not be fat.

(pic isn't from today or even the bike I was riding, I just wanted to post something)
the solution is violence if you catch them at a red light, of course
When I was riding home yesterday there were 6 widely spaced vehicles parked on the side of the gravel road that runs past the airport near the approach. Apparently the exciting event was a 787 landing. Usually the biggest planes we get are 737s, but now its most Q400s.
oh totally. it's even better if the traffic lights have cycle boxes, you can just roll to the front of the queue. Right past the cunt who was so desperate to overtake you 20 seconds ago. Then they get to be mad about you existing all over again!

Let's have a thread about track gauges.
Would Indian broad gauge (1,676 mm) have been in retrospect a better standard gauge than 1,435 mm?
How capable is 1,067 cape gauge?
Do the narrow gauges have any future beyond legacy lines and systems in the modern age?
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>In other words, basically Toronto (4 ft 10+7⁄8 in/1,495 mm). or Russian gauge (5 ft/1524 mm)?
Bilbao was built with metre gauge for possible connection to the narrow gauge railway. And now that the NG rail line was re-routed into a tunnel they've started running the trams over the now disused section.
I bet you can't find any new metre gauge system that has no connection or prospect of connection to an existing metre gauge system.
>I bet you can't find any new metre gauge system that has no connection or prospect of connection to an existing metre gauge system.
By that metric standard gauge lines being built are legacy because they're only being built to connect to existing standard gauge networks.
Considering the standard units for freight if you we're going to broaden the railways I think it would have to allow 12 foot wide boxcar interiors to allow 3x48" pallets to be loaded. You could also develop a system that loads 12 foot JR freight containers widthways and reduces infrastructure reqirements.
that kind of what makes it standard
>new line
>it might at some point connect to a standard gauge line
>lets make it standard gauge, just to future proof

>new line
>no way it will ever connect to another line
>lets make it standard gauge as it will give us the easiest access to vehicles

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>lighter than an MTB
>can do everything a casual MTB does
>almost as quick on paved roads as a road bike
>a lot faster on paved that an MTB
>works well as a touring bike
>great commuter if you have shitty roads
>comfy thanks to dropbars
>wide choice of bikes to cover your riding needs
>fun as fuck
I get all the meme-tech criticism and just get a 90's MTB, but at the end of the day, the only drawback is the price of entry and the price of maintenance. I've owned a 90's MTB and a modern MTB, they were shit for my riding habits and a road bite makes little sense where I live. Gravel fixes all those problems and the only issue is just some more money to maintain it, like not going to the local hack bike mechanic, rather a proper store where they treat you like a kind and it's just a few buck more.
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>we got this bike that covers all your dad bases and looks cool and is not made of shit parts
It was like that when the hybrids started in late 80s, MTB like geo with thinner 29" tires and flat bars, good frame and good parts. It was so popular that soon everyone and their dog was welding shitters and selling hybrids and put on shitty parts to increase profits. And the walmart BSO was born.
Honestly I would recommend myself two years ago when I had 0 training to start witha gravel bike instead of the crappy hybrid I bought.
But now I own bot a lightweight roadbike and a cheap but durable aluminium hardtail MTB and Im happy as fuck. probably would have sold teh grabbel anyway.
>It was like that when the hybrids started in late 80s, MTB like geo with thinner 29" tires and flat bars, good frame and good parts.
I had one of those during my high school days like 20 years ago, it was marketed as an "all-terrain bike" aka ATB. I got it used and it was already like 20 years old at the time but I forgot the brand of it, it was a steel frame bike with flat bar and thumb shifters on a 2x6 gearing system and a 27x1-3/8" wheel and tires (ISO 630, not 622). I really liked that bike
this. or are people regularly going above 30kph against atrocious winds?
and the flat bars are better for dealing with any gravel a road bike cannot handle...
The catch is getting a good bike to start with, all hybrids are trash except for gravel bikes.

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>New terminal on Kumamoto Airport opened
>Access rail to be opened in 2034
How the fuck does it take ELEVEN YEARS to build 6.5km(4.03 miles in burger units) of track?
For one they just decided which route to take to the airport, and the schedule on that news bit (taken from Kumamoto Prefecture) implied they are just starting the paperwork, EA, and permit with the actual construction work starting in 2027. Can't forget that the airpot is around 80 meters above Higo-Ozu Station in terms of elevation so that will probably means more work too.
Don't look up how long it took to build the Minatomirai Line in Yokohama or you'll be really pissed...
The bigger question is why Kumamoto needs an airport and an airport access rail.
>Minatomirai Line
It's a bit unfair to compare adding a branch line to an airport in a rural-ish area to what essentially is Albatross: The Line, which took 13 years to dig 4.1km and only began to make a profit starting in 2016 (although in terms of Albatross-ness I'm not sure if it is worse between Minatomiral Line, Oedo Line, or any other ones that I'm not aware of)

The airport had been a thing for 50 years but the new terminal building just opened last week, and as far as rail access is concerned the idea was brought up in the late 90s to early 2000s but it was shelved in 2008 due to cost and perceived lack of ridership.


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>Rabbit Edition
Post your bike and rate or hate others
>previous edition
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literally kys
Tell me you don't have any friends without telling me you don't have any friends
weak lmao
Columbus chro-moly steel? Low key, a high quality frame
>This would make a wicked fixed gear bike, but I'm kind of biased
It is a fixed gear >:)

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Which chain lube are you using and why?

Let's shill and share some experiences on what works well and what doesn't.
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I used green Finish Line as well as the dry one depending on the conditions and currently using the white ceramic whatever the weather is. Does it actually make a difference to use wet lube for wet conditions? The only difference I have seen so far is that the white ceramic stuff doesn't attract much dirt and you don't have to wipe your chain after applying it.
I also have half a bottle left of some bee-wax based shit (pic-rel), that I got as a present. I guess it's ok, though apparently super expensive. It kinda smells and when dirt catches on it builds this layer of something akin to Plasticine that flakes off and sticks to the frame, rims and so on. Shit did a good lubing job, but was annoying. More so than molibden grease I used a couple of years back (great protection and lubing, but attracts dirt like a motherfucker).
I'm genuinely curious, if all those types of lube actually matter, or it's just marketing. I used pretty much everything over the years including sewing machine oil and only found that as long as the chain is lubed regularly, dirt seems to be the only issue. Current chain has been in use for 2 years and doesn't show signs of stretching, though I plan on replacing it any day now, when I don't feel lazy.
I noticed the same when I started to use the >>1872884 flowerpower drip. I think the key is to just dry the chain after a ride in the wet. Three months in salt slush shit season, 100km/week without fenders (very retarded) and the chain and cassette are looking very clean, no visible rust and extremely smooth.

The claims of 400-800km riding without relube, yeah, maybe if it never rains. From my experience despite good results on the wet weather performance, after a rainy ride a new round of lube is absolutely needed. Maybe in summer there is chance to see how long it lasts without a rain.

I will probably keep using this dry lube simply because I hate drivetrain cleaning and the price is fair at about 13 euro / 100ml. Though I wouldn't put it on my beater because of how easy it rusts if you dont have a rag to dry the chain with, or even bother to do that on a 8 euro chain.
Decathlon wet&dry lurbicant with the teflon label. Seems good, apply one drop to every link joint then wipe.
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>currently using the white ceramic
That was interesting thanks

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All bets are off!
Is it going to work out?

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If you replace "Biden" by "Bush" then the chant wouldn't be out of place at any anti-war protest in the 00s all over Europe.
Anyway, not really /n/ related.
except biden didn't start a war
Yeah it was Obama but let's not pollute the thread talking about off-topic minutiae.
>Die Branchenorganisation Alliance Swisspass stellt neue Angebote für Jugendliche vor.
>Darunter bietet die Branchenorganisation auch ein Nacht-GA an.
>Auch neue Angebote wie die «Friends-Tageskarte» und «Tandem-Tageskarte» hat die Branchenorganisation präsentiert.
Why can't they extend this offer to the whole population?
Even without the discounts this could have been a great opportunity to convert some cager friends and make public transport more attractive for doing excursions with foreign friends, especially since the Tageskarte Gemeinde is going to be neutered as well.
>they don't want to ruin their economy and give up what little prosperity they have left over a war between some shitholes
>surely they must be Russian agents

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your general thread for general aviation, and aviation generally

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Weight can be an issue, but more importantly what type aircraft are you flying. I'd say theres zero issue if you're in a C172/PA28 or bigger. If you're doing your Commercial under Part 61 and the instructor wants a ride along, it's because the instructor wants the XC/night etc time and your money, not because there's any value in you bringing him along. I wouldn't bring him. Part 141 Commercial is an FAA scam, so definitely stick through doing it under 61. All you need an instructor for under your Commercial is the maneuvers.

it's literally made up, airlines don't like weirdos

You serious dude? It's all about social ques and jerking off other people around you. CUSTOMER SERVICE. The reality is, if you can get on with a regional, if you make nice with the Captains (and FOs if you upgrade) they might help you advance your career when they move up to bigger and better things. This is the most important and rarely spoken aspect, it's about WHO you know, not WHAT you know. You need to be a total Chad and non-sperg on an interview, especially with a Major. You need to take classes on how to desperg yourself for your interview day. You need to at least be able to play nice through training in case you have any issues, so the instructors don't throw you under the bus. The most sure you can be to relax is after your probation is over, but you'll always have the chance that wahmen flight attendants will complain about you to HR because you're creepy!! No, cargo is not a suitable alternative just because of FAs.
>it's literally made up, airlines don't like weirdos
Par the course for plebbit

thanks m8. Burger here wanting to transfer eventually to UK. I'll have to look into all that.
This has got to be bait. You sound kind of like a retard and like you're actually still IN high school. There's no way a profession centered around a highly specialized skill of operating a $100 million piece of equipment that takes years and thousand of hours of expensive training to master is going to be determined by what some glorified waitress in the sky thinks of you. That's clown world tier logic.
Do you.. forget where we are?
Eh, soon you'll realize those "bad" habits" are great when doing IFR training.

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Tupperboard edition

The purpose of this thread is to discuss various light electric modes of transportation, such as ebikes and escooters.

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What kind of helmet do you guys ride with (if you use one at all)? Should I get a full face helmet if I'm going to be riding one of the more powerful scooters or EUCs?
>Should I get a full face helmet if I'm going to be riding one of the more powerful scooters or EUCs?
Absolutely.Full helmets are the most protective.

>What kind of helmet do you guys ride with
It really depends on the shape of your head, there is no helmet that fits all sizes.

I'm a bob-head and I found out the Caberg Rviera V3 fits my shape perfectly.
It's heavy as fuck, and on days where I'm tired I can really feel it pull down my head through sheer gravity.
But it's very safe, the windbraker is useful for keeping out cold air, however it fogs up over time when the anto-fog coating wears off.
But it also protects my face from getting scratched up if I ever crash face first into road. Not as rigid as a full helmet, but good enough for my usage.
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I have a question for electric skateboards, how easy are they to repair?

I suspect the motherboard on my SYL-08 has become fried due to rainwater getting into the electronics box. The batteries are fully charges, but the motors don't react.
I need to fix it somehow.
Full face always if you want to keep your teeth and jaw.
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I have tried nearly everything there is to try. Here's my take on things.
Negatives: Barely any, if there are it's usually because you on the deep end in affordability.
Positives: Pricing, and affordability, and pricing, and affordability.

Negatives: expensive
Positives: The safest form factor bar none.

Negatives: 30 hour learning curve. Can be reduced to 1 hour learning curve if you have an experienced rider give you instant feedback on your mistakes.
Positives:Long range. Lowest energy consumption per mileage. Easy to stove away.

Negatives: More hazardous than EUC.

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Some guy who got molested when he was 5 sent me to this board. Let me ask: Is it feasible to have chinook style helicopter busses somewhere like the Midwest or Mojave to cross longer distances? Why did helicopters not take off as a more common transportation method?
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The reason why helicopters were briefly used, and might make a return to big cities is because they were good at filling a niche planes couldn’t: short hops from the center of one city to another. This is where the helicopter made almost all the money, places that were too far/congested for cars but close enough that travel times to and from airports cancelled out time saved by flying. The Midwest/deserts are the exact opposite of this. Cities are spread out far from eachother and congestion between them is practically a non-issue. There’s also no shortage of land here so airports are usually closer to city centers than they are back east. Essentially anywhere that would have the traffic to justify a helicopter route out here already has an airport route that’s faster and cheaper.

People have this strange idea that helicopters are cheaper to maintain because they aren’t as fast as planes, but that isn’t the case. Especially since most helicopters now use turbine engines, they’re more expensive than a prop aircraft to maintain but have less seating capacity than a jet, and get outrun by both.

Maybe this could work in Texas where you have a bunch of large cities that are relatively close to each other, but calling it the “midwest” is a stretch.
people will often say "midwest" as a euphemism for the rest of the US outside the northeast corridor and the SF bay area, for some reason from a certain perspective it sounds softer and kinder than "flyover shit hole hellholes" which is what they really mean
i remember seeing a doc where the russians used them as public transport in siberia, since the roads are shit, everything is far apart & setting up railroads is expensive.

they use a bunch of MI-8's (presumably ex-army) as flying buses, basically
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Fifty years ago, a helicopter company called New York Airways whisked passengers from the rooftop of the iconic Pan Am Building in midtown Manhattan to any city airport in just 10 minutes. A fatal accident in 1977 brought that era to an end.
Kobe Bryant hates choppers now.
surely we are much safer than those days

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