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What's a good drink for a budding bicyclist to keep him going?
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What's kefir? Yoghirt drink of some sort?
worked for me
I'd also recommend lower gears and higher rpm on the bike, possibly a change in saddle position, and some deliberate strength work off the bike.

>Can you confirm they make square taper short cranks ?
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Protein for night-time cycling
I am fat so I tend to not bring any food.
When me and my dad used to ride I would have a snack after 12 miles or so at a cafe. Was fasting then and it was amazing how much a cookie would help replenish glycogen stores and have more energy.

I tend to only do 2-3 hour rides at an easier pace so I don't need food.
Irish coffee or beer does it for me

When you see it

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I miss u espee
Come back!! We miss you!
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Love the trains. Love you more.

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Why aren't we all on them?
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they tend to tip over if one of the rear wheels hits a pot hole
Have a read, long covered. Reverse trike then. No lossy differential, more aero dynamic long tail.
hey schwuchtellot was geeeeht
I agree with him on your post bein barely coherent/understandable:
>Yeah, that entirely unreasonable. Rather the bike be the helmet. Have enough trouble lugging my bike tools in a bag without getting treated like a homeless criminal everywhere. Thanks for nothing.
Hey, that's great. Try reading it again with your brain on. I don't see anyone saying this shit to bacon rider.

Am i a basedboy for riding a brompton?
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Is this a european/city person thing?
yeah you spent alot of money for a worse bike but at least you arent on some gross ebike scooter or carbon meme machine and god forbid a car so you still arent doing too bad even if you did blow some money
you arent an onion boy by any means but you did fall for a meme
its ok anon enjoy your brompton im sure its a great bike still
Where I live, only folding bikes/scooters are allowed in trains during rush hour.
The Brompton is a nice cargo bike if you get a big front bag, super comfy to go shopping with. But yeah I agree, not worth it if you never need to fold it.
and that is related to bromptons how?

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You DO have a front fairing on your bike, right?
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i want to hide that bike on my wifi
based nihon autists
oooooo eeeeee ooooo
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It'd be much more A e s T h e T i c if you cobbled yourself a proper holder for both of those flashlights and the white reflector out of bent aluminium or maybe bent plastic/acrylic.
Extra points if it mounts centrally, clamping on both sides of the handlebar around the stem like some eBike displays do.
Man, I really wanna see that done rn that I think about it.
WTF how have I not seen this sooner. Absolutely tight
Yes. The 'workout' activity is a lot less popular than the 'cycling' activity, so the segments are a lot less competitive.
this is what 29er riders look like

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what bike basket does /n/ use?
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>obvious westerner in Japan
>anime figure in basket
That answers your question anon, he ridea an ebike because he's morbidly obese

You will never be a woman.
Kek, why do you assume he's a tranny?
I like fumos too and would have one were they not so dispropirtionately expensive.
I like their smug aura.
no basket, just backpack if I need to carry anything
It's the chud catchphrase whenever they see anything japanese.

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Space transportation general. Since spaceflight is increasing exponentially, since we are up to at least a launch per week and since we are days away from an industry revolutionizing fully reusable
super heavy lift launch vehicle.

Upcoming launches:


SpaceX livestreams on Twitter/X:

Upcoming NASA operations:


SpaceX Mars goal

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Boongs barely lifted their heads enough to see the moon for 10k years and now they are naming the moon rover, wow
It's super annoying that they didn't actually take the public submissions. 2 abbo names and 2 non cultural tame bullshit names. Its embarrassing.
even mateship seems political in light of the recent maaate campaign
I didn't even think of that.. fucking tyrants
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SpaceX put up almost the mass of the ISS in just 3 months.

Do you guys carry a bunch of tools when ridding?
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in my frame bag i always have a screwdriver and a full set of bits
tire levers
valve adaptor
thats it
no need for all that junk in the op lol
what a dumb thing to say
rent free
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Multitool with a chain rivet tool is worth having with you.
Ask me how I know.

I wanna buy myself a nice multitool and will find a way to mount it - probably tucked away imperceptibly under my saddle.
solid kek/10

I love plier wrenches.

do you guys socialize when on the subway/train/bus/etc?

>been taking subway every day for many years
>never speak to anyone
>see same people at my stop meaning they live in my town, still don't talk to them
>go on train with my bike, see other guys/women with bike shared interest, still don't talk to anyone

i know most people are just on their phones anyway and probably dont want socializing anyway but it make sme feel even lonelier.
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>>instead of trying to socialize, I do my best to not stare at her and just glance from the corner of my eye every so often
That's what you're supposed to do, do you think beautiful women like being badgered by strange men every time they're stuck in a train with one?
>but I'm a woman
In that case I take it back, homosexual encounters are to be encouraged
That’s exactly the point of making this thread. It feels like a catch 22. Sharing a train with someone for 30+ minutes would be a great way to socialize with someone, but then that feeling that even speaking to a woman in an enclosed environment like that would make you look like a creep and I want to avoid that at all costs

But man when she got off, likely to go to work, I just wonder what it would be like to work with her and see her/talk to her every day. I would be overwhelmed
I got kicked out of a rave a month and a half ago and on the way to another rave on the other side of the city I started peaking on MDMA and I was sitting sweaty and paranoid when I heard those anglophone tourists sitting next to me (middle aged men and women) and I noticed their australian accent so I just started speaking to them, they told me they were here for the world cup, that it was their first time in the city and they loved it, the architecture and so on. It made the commute pass faster. I think they noticed that I was talking like a spaz but it was still civil and fun. It's the only time I had a full fleshed convo with somebody in public transportation
>because I looked gay. I'm actually gay
I'm gay-capable too though, I guess
Makes me kinda insecure whether people can tell or not.

Dw anon, as long as you approach people in an upbeat manner you'd be surprised how easy it can be.
Interesting convos on top of that.
Just try it and in the worst case you just say "okay, anyways - have a nice day"
Be uncramped and it'll mirror on others.
To build up courage you can also just be looking around, observing your environment and smile - genuinely - when your gaze meets that of another.
Occasionally the person will even smile back.
based autist
The bmx dudes probably were just paranoid and unable to take your request at face value.
The problem was that they were unsure of your intentions.
It happens, don't get too upset about it.
Also - it's pretty normal to misunderstand one another when spontaneously conversing like with that girl, so don't beat yourself up about it.
Enjoy the ride!

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Electric planes. Are they able to work? Will they replace the short hauls? What about the wide Bodies?
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harbour air update from this year. I actually saw telhe test aeroplane flying around Nanaimo
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for large vehicles NO
electric sucks for anything big unless its a train
for small vehicles its great
i think one day electric microlights will be extremely popular
imagine pic related but electric
its possible there could be some breakthrough in engine tech that could allow for less batteries needed
but yeah some kind of breakthrough would be necissary for electric to not be an absolute meme
>Are they able to work?
Yes. Large passenger ones are still tough to make. Single props like Rolls-Royce ACCEL and Extra 330LE do extremely well.

>Will they replace the short hauls?
Unlikely. Considered the current tech issues.

>What about the wide Bodies?
Never. Short range planes can (and usually are) turboprops, which is something electric can do. Long and medium range airliners are jets. No way there.
Single props like Rolls-Royce ACCEL and Extra 330LE do extremely well.

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>mogs your airplane
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pilot error
*stalls into a spin on you*
i love helicopters and planes but ima be honest planes kinda do mog helicopters in so many ways besides their versatility of flight and landing sites
id say the ability to autorotate is a pretty massive mogging though
planes aint got shit on that with their gliding
as if that doesnt apply even moreso to planes
depends on the plane and the helicopter
i would rather be in a helicopter with a dead engine than a plane
>An R22 is unironically cooler than an F22.
real but anything is cooler than an f22
i love this guy!
ive seen his videos before hes an amazing pilot
btw if you want to go down the autorotation rabbithole look up "no flare" / "zero speed" autorotations
they look scary as fuck

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theres something extremely satisfying about helicopters
i love flying planes too but my short time in an r22 was rly something else
i got to ride in the back of a sea king too that was rly fun
I can confirm, helos are based.

t. ATPL(A) and ATPL(H) holder. A350 and AW139 type rated.

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Why aren't you a pilot?
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I am a pilot. I fly widebody international.

It's okay. Hours suck, family life is shit, pay is good.
I don't like to follow procedures. And your life as an airplane pilot is to follow the fucking procedures all the fucking time.

Gone are the times of WE GAAN
>don't tip your waitress if you make less than 80k a year (working 25 hours a week).
thats only like 60 an hour. i can turn two or three tables an hour for 60+ EACH. if you're working in the kitchen you're an idiot. people are forking over money for the bare minimum right now. if you're not on heroin or a complete trog you need to get out front and let the losers and yes-chef sociopaths cook while you make 5x their wage. i plan to RETIRE at 35 off this.
Seethe more. Glorified bus driver my ass. This is the classic retarded bullshit coming out of somebody with zero knowledge about flying.

t. Airline pilot (and EASA is way better)
Hey fella! Fellow long haul pilot from across the pond here. How are ya?

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How do these large cargo backpacks compare with a bicycle trailer? I need to haul 100kg of cargo on a bicycle
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100kg in a backpack sounds painful
just get the trailer
im not sure how much weight ive hauled in mine probably not even half that but i gotta say a trailer is gonna feel alot better than a backpack or pannier bags
i use mine for hauling shopping and while i ride i always forget im even towing the trailer, you just dont feel the weight at all its kinda surreal
get a giant cassette too if you gotta deal with hills like i do
that picture did not fucking happen
break me in half mommyyyyy <3<3<3
i wiegh 105lbs you could snap me like a twig uuuughdsfkjghfdsgjhkjwdhfg
oh i see this is a bait thread i feel retarded for even posting a genuine response now
Assuming you weigh about 80Kg that's 160Kg to carry.
What are you even using to carry that?
And how far?
Why not on a sack/wheel-barrow?
What was it you were carrying?
It's not that I doubt it's possible for an 80Kg man to carry 160Kg on his back, but I find it hard to imagine what it is he'd carry if not specifically steel, fat, short pieces of round stock cutoff or a particularly heavy but dense/low-volume machine.
Can you link a/the cargo backpack you used?
I'm legit curious now, you must be built like a tank, I probably can't carry twice my bodyweight an appreciable distance on my back.
Nit that I ever required that - there was usually some kibd of barrow or cart arou d rather than a backpack that'd eeven survive that.

Still the most noble form of transportation is to be carried around by others, walking yourself is for plebs. Show us your palanquins then!
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rare beast, an amphibious sedan chair

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What rechargeable bicycle lights does /n/ prefer? Tried searching Amazon, got the usual Bezos Bullshit (inexpensive bestsellers initially look promising, but "top reviews" mask common complaints, in this case batteries which stop charging and slipping/failing mounts). What would the discerning autist/snob in fluorescent spandex recommend? Do you really need to spend $100 or more for a quality front+rear set?
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Qrd on all these survival tips for a city slicker?
Dunno, stole it from /out/, maybe check there for the lore.
Also, for the urbanite, the most important tips are still:
>something something, never relax
>something something, you lose
Most important thing outdoors is to never being to quiet. You dont know what you might see if you sneak around the woods.
And you certainly dont want to.
Remember, the wilderness is much much older than mankind.
I use lezyne power pro 115+. It's really good, but battery life in freezing conditions is short, slice it in half.
Battery level indicator is imprecise too, so you have to learn how to use it.

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