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It’s funny that retards claim high-speed rail wouldn’t work in America when we now have private airlines replacing regional flights with fucking BUSSES.
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Pop around the vid if you want to see the innards.
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We don't need a high speed rail network in America, we need better public transit within cities.
I don't care if I fly or take the train from Las Vegas to Jackson, I care about if I need a car to get around Jackson when I get there.
Idc if you're going to Jackson Wyoming or Jackson Mississippi just rent a fucking car. Getting around isn't hard in either.
Why wouldn’t you just drive there then
Amtrak already does it. I think certain airlines have partnerships with Greyhound and other bus liners.

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Have you ever rode into trouble? What gear do you carry when away from main roads?
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maybe i had shit shoes but the small contact patch gives my feet hotspots and numbness. spd-sl are much more comfy over time
I once bounced off of a rock into a bunch of brambles
I had to get out of them by myself, pushing into the brambles to stand up. I think I still have some thorns inside my hands.
I once desperately had to shit while out on a ride and there wasn't a single building as far as I could see so I just rolled off the road and got shittin, and a truck drove by in the middle of it. They didn't say anything, but the driver made eye contact with me while I was wiping my ass with leaves, and that was real awkward. I don't ride out that way anymore
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When I lived out in NM, there were all kinds of spiky plants, but there's some kind of grass that the tip breaks off into your skin, then it swells up from your skin moisture. Impossible to get out with just your fingers.
So I asked at a local shop, and they recommended these miniature tweezers (Uncle Bill's Silver Grippers) and carrying a sewing pin (stick the pointy bit into a foam ear plug). Picking out thorns always sucks, but having the right tools at least makes it faster.

Please help me, my /n/igguhs.I'm a Brazilian flag moving to Ottawa in a month.

I want to live car-free there and I want to cycle through winter. I understand that Ottawa has one of the worst winters in a big city.

What do I need to do to be able to cycle when it's snowing? Does it make sense for me to buy a Fuji Touring Disc and swap the tyres for winter, studded tires when it starts to snow? Do I also need to install mittens on the handlebars?

Any Canadians, Americans, Finnish, Russian, Norwegian, Swedish, Icelanders, Greenlanders, Scottish or some other people that could share some experiences?

You guys are literally the people I trust the most for actual, relevant opinions on what's legit reasonable to do while cycling
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>coldest day of my life in my city in Brazil was positive 7 Celsius
> 45 F
bro. you are looking forward to 5 straight months of the temperature *never* getting that high.
and that's not even factoring in wind chill. ottowa will hit -40F/-40C one or two times every winter.
and yes, the difference from 130F/ 54C to 45F/ 7C, is the exact same difference from 45F/ 7C to -40F/ -40C.
good luck.
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>>1787264 Ex-moscow boi here. 5-10km commute in winter is not a big deal. Just get a spiked tyres, pedals, nice warm boots, gloves, scarf and light motorcycle helmet.
Ma quanto sei scemo. We didnt do Jack shit
So my dad lives in Ottawa and doesn't own a car. He's biked everywhere for like 15 years (55 years old now), and he uses studded tires with the handlebar glove things. He also wears ski goggles in the winter, and does a lot of layered clothing. He has these slush gator things as well to protect his feet from the slush. Other than that, reflective clothes, flashing light on the bike for visibility, and helmet. He has a summer bike, and a winter bike that are both dedicated to the purpose. I think he's got studded tires too for wintertime. He works 15 kms away from his house, so they are decent length bikerides and he's able to do it. Welcome to Ottawa, Anon. As much as people shit on it, it's quite a nice city.
>public transit


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>no escape from traffic
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>is being able to lock it anywhere
Do that in Portland and see how long your rig lasts before it is stolen or stripped clean
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That works fine when you're the only one who rides your bike to a given place, but when everyone bikes there it becomes a problem.
Freedom starts with 17. Kids can't walk to school, to the playground or take the bus downtown on their own without risking being put up for adoption due to child neglect.
More than you can afford pal

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Bless you anon.
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so can we talk about the girl concorde dipping her nose bashfully while she gets sniffed or is this thread just tripfaggotry
let's just say she's transferring fuel to her trim tanks

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what about that track out in Pueblo Colorado where they test high speed electric trains?
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thats one big duck cooker
>tonight we're upcycling this old coal train boiler into a big fucking smoker that nobody is going to ever use
What's that?

It’s a pretty interesting form of urban transportation. I just use it for trips where I’m going a few blocks but it really makes running errands faster.
I've got one that I barely use and its got 110mm scooter wheels which you should never do because the handling is awful. Does look cool though.

There are no rules in FF bicycle design so there's a lot of areas for possible improvement. How would you design a feet forward that has the possibility of becoming mainstream?
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Tor Hovland is a great channel on cruzbikes
he does >1000 km brevets on them
great quality videos

since a moving-bottom-bracket bent moves around the bottom bracket, I wonder if its better for the legs or not. The whole ride is less static.
Plus you can sprint on this type of recumbent because you can pull on the handlebars and push on the cranks
That front wheel is dangerously close to his junk. And imagine all the dog shit riddled water getting sprayed into his face when he goes through a puddle.
you can just use fenders brah
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Put an engine in it
I like this one some anon posted some time ago. It’s a shame recumbents are so expensive, they’re pretty chill to cruise about on.

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Well there's your problem.
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So efficient doesn't even need an engine. Beautiful
One of my friends did this in college.
His idea was to ride the one train south, wait til it passed another, then hop over onto the train going north.
Where we were, there are parallel tracks, but they soon merge so it's just one line heading out of the city. There's a passing siding maybe 6 miles away, but there was no other train. So to get off safely he had to wait til the next little town, ~16 miles further.
Of course he called me, "Bro, can you pick me up?"
fake news. that video is slowed down. fake news
>click this video
>suddenly all my youtube recs are in indonesian

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/n/' EDC
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Yeah I wouldn't recommend carrying a whole darn PDW, but a little mousegun will never hurt
Truck driver here, /n/ is my life. I carry the usual phone, keys, wallet of course. I always (like: always) have my Victorinox Swisstool on my belt. About the heaviest multitool around, beefy enough for normal scale jobs. Often wear my personal H2S monitor as well, more difficult to justify that but it's handy in the 'patch.

Don't feel any need for a weapon, my world feels pretty safe.
For what purpose?
No tire thumper?

How true is it that the big issue with Beeching's cuts was the excessive focus on closing down lines, especially ones with relatively limited usage, to cut costs as opposed to reforming British Rail's bureaucracy and most importantly modernizing the network and replacing the huge amounts of manpower-intensive equipment still left over from the victorian era like much of the signaling, introducing rail buses and motor coaches for smaller stations, and ending the permanent staffing of many smaller stations?
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hm yes, indeed. on the other hand: shut the fuck up
Do you have the freedom to walk?
beeching was appointed to head of the British Railways Board by a tory, and the original report was published and followed through upon by a tory government. The second report was rejected by a labour government and he was sacked
You can tell by the way I look and I talk I'm a truck driver, no time to walk.

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What is the best intersection and why is it the Cloverleaf without slip lanes?
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that has been part of the vanilla game for a few years now
its definitely fucking not
cloverleafs suck
>t. american
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This seems like a reasonable place to ask: What is this kind of intersection called?
I've only ever seen two in my life, and both felt pretty screwy to drive through.
It's called "la luz extinguida".
Seriously, not every random interchange design has its own unique name.
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I don't think everything has a name. Personally, I'm partial to the five-stack interchange. The High Five in Dallas has the frontage road intersections on the second level.

Anyone actually own one? How is it?
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>Had a schwinn stingray growing up that looked similar, rode it around the driveway maybe twice but that piece of shit was so awkward to ride.
you're supposed to wheelie constantly
No, I'm not a 14 year old Hispanic
Now i've seen some gay shit but this beats it all.
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Feliz Navidad!!!!
mira lo que te tengo!
yes, pic related is my whip, it’s bretty comfy and fun the putz around in the suburbs

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Post a pic of the one that you've been watching for years
i passed up a $150 rb-1 (albeit in bad condition with some dumb parts on it) in my size last year because it was awkward to pick up and i didn't really have $150

i'm still mad about that
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It isn't a Race, though
>>friction shifters mounted on sram hoods
pics now
it's beautiful. The only thing I'd change is the seat

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Pizza edition


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there is a bunch of tape and metal wires...
should i strip it down? cause for now no wrench of mine fit.
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also this one does have a nut and i can unscrew it easily
>there is a bunch of tape and metal wires...
>should i strip it down?
Yes, professor.
I have a 29 inch wheel with centrelock, it has a slightly fucked front hub from a crash.

I was thinking of changing it later in the year for a dynamo hub, is it best to buy this then ask a bikeshop to fix it, or should I just buy a new fucking wheel?

How much do you think a bike shop will charge for this?

Found a solution: To repair this you need a new "Seegerring" or circlip and special pliers like in the pic.
I unscrewed the ball joint from the brake ever and put the new ring on. After screwing it back in just enough to fit back into the joint, I pulled the brake lever a bit. Now i could use the pliers to pull the ring together, put it into the cartridge and open it again. Now the ball joint/the washer is being stopped by the circlip.
My brake works again :)
Went to my lbs and even they couldnt get it loose. now im buying a bike frame off ebay.

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