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Im from Vancouver and always wondered whats the verdict among train enthusiasts on the SkyTrain system? Personally I think its alright though it could use some cosmetic renovations, specifically I'm thinking of the inside of the cars which look quite rundown sometimes
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The problem with SkyTrains isn't so much the trains themselves as it is the fucking drunk natives, crackheads and surrey drug dealers that harass people who are just trying to go home after a shitty day at work.

Took them for a few years and never had a problem with them besides that. They were pretty punctual and fast. And the "driverless" thing is pretty cool, even grown men get excited by sitting in the captain's chair at the front or back. Also FUCK main street station, FUCK granville station and FUCK surrey station

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So with the first trainsets being delivered now to Miami for the Miami-Orlando route, Brightline is shifting its focus to the LA-Vegas route.
Brightline is funded by a big hedgefund so they have the money to build.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-09-28/fortress-to-finalize-vegas-rail-line-financing-in-six-months
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>>1718945
Yep. This new Vegas train will be perfect for LA residents because they can board at Union Station and ride Metrolink straight out to RC. It's only about an hour and 15 minute trip. For OC residents it's not too bad though. People down there could take Metrolink to San Bernardino and then maybe have an express bus from there to RC. Long term it would be better if Metrolink could somehow run trains from that big ARTIC station directly to RC. Should be doable with enough funding.
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And they’re building the Tampa route in the next few years.
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>>1717116
>drive from la to ox during commuter hours

LOL
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>A train route in California
It's not getting built.
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>>1715807
Maybe once prostitution is legal they'll be able to

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Over half of all bikes sold in the Netherlands last year were e bikes.

>Being able to arrive by bicycle to work without needing to take a shower is often cited as one of the main reasons commuters have switched to an e-bike after passing on adopting pedal bicycle commutes.

>Electric bike motors will be shut down when entering residential or built-up areas of Amsterdam, under a government-funded project to cut road deaths from the increasingly powerful vehicles

Since the pioneers of cycling infrastructure in general are switching to E, what does e bike specific infrastructure look like? What does an e bike future look like?
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>>1719997
>Here in the US
nobody asked, nobody cares
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>>1720002
nobody asked or cared at your birth faggot
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>>1720035
You really got me there pal. Good joke that makes sense bro. Nice job dude.
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>>1719997
Who gives a fuck about the Mutt states?
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>>1719747
Cars are actually killing everyone and making society awful.

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Can I take the cog of a freewheel and put it in another?
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>>1717611
Just get bigger legs
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>>1719465
The bike is a 27 1/8. Bigger than a 26, add to that the fact that tthe freewheel is pretty small and you end up suffering on slopes. Not to mention the bike is upright which naturally removes the weight of your body from the equation.
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>>1719815
>Not to mention the bike is upright which naturally removes the weight of your body from the equation.
lol wut
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>>1720225
so you've never used your body to move faster/easier up a slope?
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>>1720271
You mean by pushing the bicycle?

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ELECTRIC DIRT BIKE?

How much does an electric dirt bike cost? Will the cost depend on the size of the person? I'm 6'3 if that is an issue. I don't really want to spend more than 3K. Can I do it on my own? Any good tutorials if so? Or am I just priced out either way? If I am how much do I need to spend 4K+?
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>>1719646
Whos the wanker with the robe? Ever heard of Endless-Sphere.com?

Be careful if you buy a charge and go Ebike thats already done for you. Many of these companies will not be around in 5 years. Recommend you do a whole lot of research before buying anything.

You could also buy a new or used bike and get either a mid drive kit or a hub motor kit. Just dont use carbon fiber for anything structural in a conversion. So no carbon frame, fork, wheels, seat tube or stem. Its not designed for the extra oomph that a powered bike can deliver.
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>>1719749
dude if you dont know richard stallman thats cringe
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>>1719749
>Endless-Sphere.com
thank you useful tips and great website i appreciate it
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>>1719749
>Whos the wanker with the robe?
The /g/man

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well?
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Ride my 90s rigid mtb to the liquor store and buy some Wild Turkey
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turn 360° and fakie away
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Since they refuse to tell me what the danger actually is, it can't be that bad. Probably just a legal liability thing after some retard broke their wrist on the trail.
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>>1720123
Challenge accepted.

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Seems like there's a bit going on at the moment. All three Trans-Pennine canal routes across the Norf are now closed, either due to breaches or low water.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-58897281

Can't imagine living on a boat and falling out of bed one morning because my boat is leaning on its side, sat on the bottom of the canal.
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>>1719951
>>1719952
Most of the waterways are BW (now CaRT), which you pay an annual license for. Some canals are still privately owned so you have to pay a fee to use them. On the whole I'd say canal maintenance is suboptimal in CaRT waterways, not sure about the private ones (I'd guess they have better maintenance).
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>>1720034
hey that's the one where there's the tall one who thinks he's in charge, the short one, and the bumbling professor-ish one, and they all go sliding down the stairs in bathtubs and no wait that's Last of the Summer Wine
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>>1719948
https://railmaponline.com/ conveniently has a canals map as well. I could spend hours on this site.
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>>1719951
Unfortunately, they've all be kept in running order for hundreds of years. Quite a few have been lost over the ages.For instance the Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal is now just a series of ponds and a wildlife reserve. A similar fate begot the Hollingsworth Branch Canal and countless more no doubt. The Leeds canal was closed for decades before undergoing a huge restoration effort in recent times.
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>>1720230
*They've not all been

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God my country is crap!
Even Morocco has better high speed rail than we do!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNmgVCXxfpM
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HSR is gay and cringe
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>>1718780
está quase mano, não percas a esperança
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>>1718775
I moved somewhere with good public transit. It's not that great. Too many niggers so you can't use it at night.
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>>1718778
boarding a train takes o minutes and the station is in the city
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>>1718775
Yeah but I doubt natives and locals use it

the transportation device of the future.
are you ready?
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Once I'm not able to ride a bike anymore I might as well throw myself off of a bridge. At least after extending my life with an e-assist trike for a little longer.
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>>1718546
It looks a cross between a riding lawnmower and one of those Walmart electrocarts for lazy people
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>>1718546
based and scooterpilled
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>>1718721
>and one of those Walmart electrocarts for lazy people
that's what it is dude

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can this thing really work or is it doomed to fail
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A bus would work better and cheaper
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>>1719706
Is there a chance the track could bend?
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>>1719770
Not on your life, my Hindu friend…
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someone post the PAAC skybus this is what OP reminds me of
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>>1718297
The jews here wasted hundreds of millions of dollars in one. The concept is fine but nobody wants a good implementation of it because it triggers certain homosexuals.

I just bought a Lectric xp 2.0, super fun and very convenient!

My only gripe is that the batter doesn’t last very long when you give it all throttle, the advertised range is 45 miles but it’s more like 10 miles if you are using the throttle, I wish it they had advertised it that way.

Does anyone know if there are any ebikes that go a substantial distance on just throttle? Just in case anyone asks I only have 1 leg so pedal assist isn’t out of the question the throttle is just easier, I just don’t understand why they don’t advertise it more clearly.

I’m considering a WAU X or a Segway X260.
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>>1717723
easy to say when you don't have hills
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thoughts on the voltbike nitro? I wanna SEAcore
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>>1717723
he said he has one leg mate
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>>1717723
dumbass
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>>1716294
i work as a mechanic and regularly work on bikes exactly like this

they are an absolute nightmare. do not buy them. The brakes were designed for regular bikes and never engineered with the power and weight of an actual motor and are generally dogshit thats actually dangerous. They don't stop for shit and most of the time bikes like this come into my shop i have to spend awhile bending the rotors back in shape.
basic maintenance like fixing a flat can be made a pain in the ass with hub drives.
components like shifters are insanely unreliable, because theyre already cheap components and its made worse by being made to handle a motor ebike being throttled at max.

also no ebike will last long with a throttle. ebikes were made to be pedal assist, throttle is added on to win over nervous new buyers. cranking the throttle constantly will drain almost any ebike fast

basically youre trying to take a bike and make it something it isnt (a moped). you're straight up cramming a circle peg into the square hole

literally just get a moped/scooter. it'll do the job cheaper, better, more reliably, and safer. i know ebikes are cool right now but this isnt what theyre for. also never get a folding bike unless you absolutely NEED the folding aspect. not "itd be handy" but literally its the only option.

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Why do they fly so far out of the way when they could just fly straight across?
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>>1716688
fpbp
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>>1716754
uh sorry sweaty snopes and destiny on twice debonked the flat earth :)
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>>1716754
If the Earth is a stationary pancake then why does an ORD-FRK fight take as little as 7 hrs but FRK or MUC to ORD take around 9hrs? Head or tail winds dont make that much difference.
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The has some real bad curvature down there.
thats actually the fastest most direct line if you looked on a globe
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>>1716746
>oblate spheroid
>geometry

ITT: weird shit
pic is the Schienenzeppelin, a railcar propelled by a pusher propeller that maxxed out at 230.2 km/h

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/n/ has amtrak joined in the southwest airlines work stoppage protesting vaccine mandates?
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Word around the dumpsterfire is pilots and crews were using up paid time off before getting terminated later this month for not vaxxing.
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>>1718878
Something about this post has my sides in orbit
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>>1719543
It's so idiotic and terrible. Laughter is the better response, the alternative is dark.
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>>1718878
They didn’t actually fail to foresee that people would quit; it just doesn’t make sense to cancel the trips in advance until you know for sure which retards aren’t going to show up.
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>>1718878
All of the airlines have far more applicants than they have available jobs you fucking retard.

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What are some good examples of urban freeway removal?
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>>1716220
Are you fucking stupid? More trains go to downtown in the morning, more trains leave downtown in the evening. Where should Go park the train in between those two points?
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>>1716289
I don't think it can be fixed. In northern Queens the noise you hear is STILL almost all echoes from the FDR across the water, not the grand central. All the elevated sections are concrete with no asphalt dramatically increasing the noise too. I'm a bit radical in that I'd prefer the entire FDR just be removed. The problem with West Street is a bit similar. Yeah we have the linear park, but West Street is fucking huge and loud. It's a PITA to cross, literally bigger than some highways. If the FDR was torn down I'd rather see either nothing replace it, or a simple one-lane road. In FiDi the streets are small already, any replacement should be appropriately sized, not some 5 lane monster.
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Can’t believe no one has mentioned Seattle yet. Their most recent project was easily one of the most notable construction feats in modern history. They literally took the entire highway down bit by bit with excavators like ants
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>>1718944
>Their most recent project was easily one of the most notable construction feats in modern history.
The new highway tunnel to replace it is. Demolishing a viaduct isn't impressive
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>>1714281
> The land above the tunnel is a public greenway
and a massive sixlane arterial road that's harder for peds to cross than the old elevated highway.




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