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Can I get a quick rundown on e-bikes? I have no idea how they work and what to look out for except that it absolutely has to be from KTM. Recently I feel like I've gotten too fat and my legs aren't as strong anymore but I still want to ride to get out for some fresh air and green scenery. Though I was never a good cyclist anyway as my average speed was like 17/kmh. I used to be able to do 50km but now I'm at 30km routes. Most of the routes I'm taking are on the road but some are in the forest for a bit and there is also a good amount of uphill sections.
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Are ebikes just not useable without the motor? If I were to get one I'd say I would use it mainly for going uphill. When it's even or downhill no motor. Is not using the motor on an ebike like riding a normal bike permanently on the highest gear or something?
>muh brands
I do that and they don't feel different to a regular bike when the motor is not turned on but most of them are heavy as fuck and on really slow tires so it can be a pain
Even the best ones only manage about 1500 m of elevation change.
Ar ebike batteries fucked for both cold and hot weather?

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

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>Yesterday was the last day of classic EuroCity wagons used on the IC Zurich - Stuttgart
I'll miss those comfy cars
during weekdays some relations on the IC4 Zürich - Singen will keep using the EC wagons but with a 460 (aka Lok 2000).
Sad how locomotive-hauked trains are dying out in Switzerland. Instead we get fucking Schüttelzug.
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DB used some special 101s to say goodbye as well.
soon the classical locomotive drawn EuroCities between Austria and Germany will be replaced with ICE 4. If I get that right ICE 4 will run on the Arlberg line.

Also mir kommen die Züge bisher nicht voller vor als sonst und der (vorhersehbare) Scheiß mit der Ticketkontrolle ist bis Ende Juli deutschlandweit kein Problem.
Ob die "Experten" auf der Entscheiderebene das Problem bis dahin gelöst haben, steht wiederum auf einem anderen Blatt, aber der Artikel liest sich nach Gutmensch,
der schrecklicherweise mal wieder mit seinen Zeitgenossen in Berührung kommen musste, und dessen rosa Weltbild deshalb in Gefahr zu geraten droht. Einfach unangenehm sowas.
(Just realized: Sorry for the German, but I suppose anyone capable of reading the article is capable of reading my post as well.)

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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Never knew Elon Musk got around like this.
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Ebikes should require registration and an active insurance policy. $15 million in liability insurance per bike, minimum, to cover the average damage they do every time they explode. That doesn't even cover the loss of life but it's a start. Possession of an unregistered ebike or unregistered parts such as batteries should be a mandatory minimum sentence of 5 years in prison and being banned from touching another ebike ever again. Second offense is life in prison, you can't prove me wrong.

>but muh cost of deliveries
Muh cost of rebuilding the entire block after it was leveled and rebuilding the lives destroyed, cash me outside howbou dah?
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Turn about is fair play. Drivers have been destroying property for a century.
>ebike fire don't happen
>but if they do it's drivers who get killed
Imagine how much better this board would be if flyover land IP addresses were permanently rangebanned
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So what now I have to have anything with a battery registered and insured? Can't have a drill or saw?
Does your cordless drill come with a 24ah battery that will burn through a fireproof battery box in a few minutes and keep going? Do cordless drill fires cause a fire every 36 hours in your city? Is your local morgue getting flooded with dead bodies from cordless drill fires? Then yes, that's probably a good plan you absolute genius. Someone should make you mayor.
the scooter is still in a pretty good condition despite 1,000 degrees of heat.

Why is America so retarded?
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My mistress works for one of those real estate developoors and often tells me her bosses would fucking die if the investors found out the occupancy rate of their chinkshit buildings.
In theory, but in practice the trends of the environments Americans choose to live has only gone in one direction, and is increasing, not decreasing in the post 2020 era.
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>does not give location (Hawthorne Blvd. and 139th Street, Hawthorne, CA)
>deliberately crops out giant flashing lights overhead
>ignores that there are signalized intersections 100 meters to the south and north
>largely street-facing buildings and bike lanes, speed limit is modest 35 mph
>parking area in between wide boulevard
For a group who thinks they're unequivocally right about everything, your arguments sure are framed dishonestly.
It's likely that people kept dying here, and thus their "solution" was a bunch of cosmetic bullshit and suggestions not to cross for most hours of the day
A preference largely based around cost of housing.

How much would things change if there were 300kph trains all over Europe? Is it actually feasible to do it?
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>more passenger capacity
Great news there. Maybe this will finally help drive prices down a little.
Oh who am I kidding, they probably cost a lot more than older models.
>making profits is a good thing, no?
For investors yes, for public service no.
However, expensive high speed trains between countries would maybe make sense because they'd probably be used mostly for business trips (if they can manage to compete with planes), the average people would only use these things once or twice a year and still have the slow and cheap alternative.
Haven't bought cross-border tickets of the old type in ages, but isn't TCV/SCIC still a thing?

You are paying out of your ass, when you use that, but I think the pricing information is generally available from the Atlantic to the Pacific.
The parts of the former JNR that were (hugely) profitable have made it to the stock market alright.
The entire rest of JNR is either still completely or partially government owned and funded, while bleeding money everywhere.

It's the good-old "privatize profits, socialize losses"-scam.
The JR Group showcases that phrase beautifully. And I'm not even the type of guy, that would employ that phrase usually.
Bro that's not nice, the reason might just be some simple corruption.

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How do you justify not putting reflective sidewall tires on your bike?
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Anon, are you intentionally being a moron?
My nigga
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I love schwalbe, my favorite budget tire right now are kojaks, which have discreet reflectivity on the checker patterned side walls.
my bike is all black
i wear all black
no reflectors
no lights
fuck you

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>Good enough cycling infrastructure
>Home to Fuji, Shimano, and other cycling brands
>Sits on the confluence of 4 tectonic plates resulting in fuckhuge mountains and hills
>Food culture where most dishes are made of carbs, water, and salt
>Generally shorter which is better for climbing hills
>Autistically hyperfocusing on your hobbies is a cultural institution
Given these ideal conditions, how has Japan not created the best cyclists on the planet?
you can’t take panty shots of teenage girls while riding a bike
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They don't really live at altitude. That's the edge most of the manlet climbers have.


Highest town in Japan is 875 metres.

By comparison Nairo Quintana grew up at 2,825 m

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What is the most efficient way to store lots of bicycles so they take up less space?
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Depends on the context..do you mean in your home, or in a transit facility like >>1915921 or something else? I think hanging vertically is the optimal solution in general.
I live at my parents house. We have approximately 10-20 bikes hanging up vertically in our 3.5 car garage(weird size measurements).
We alternate which way the bars face and just have them hanging via the cheap pulleys they sell.

Have had one rope fail. while going down, but we have had this setup for damn near 2 decades.

From lightweight road bikes to my 40lb dh bike.
Here's a good solution for wheel storage. Clothing rail with s-hooks, it's wheeled so it can be easily moved around.
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Motherfucker that's my bike!

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Why are they so superior to centralized radial systems?

Post em, bonus points for smaller systems that still manage to be spaghetti grids
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It's called metro *line* not metro sine wave ffs
I am aware that most of the world does not live in barcelona

are you criticizing the topology of the barcelona metro for not going everywhere in the world?
Some of that is going round an airport.
Some of that is WTF dude, how big a kickback did the people in charge get to do that.
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this count. There is no real "hub" but the purpose is clearly to connect shit to SF

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We will never get rid of car dependence unless we address the initial reason why people chose it.
>be me
>live near small TX town
>town doing the revitalizing downtown meme since Bush was governor
>actually booms during covid from all the blue state refugees moving their families and business in
>goes from 10% occupancy to 75%
>city decides to be walkable, spends the boom money on wide sidewalks, parks, trails
>garages for you to leave your car in at the edge and walk/cycle/scooter the rest
>bus and shuttle lines
>revamped the library
Major event last weekend:
>98% of attendants on one street, filled with bars , food trucks and hipster stands selling bullshit
>everyone fighting for street parking
>decide to walk around investigate why
>first thing that hits me is the smell of piss in the new beautiful park around the jungle gym

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Hey retard nigger, have Finland taking in millions of illegal migrants annually and see how well that housing solution works.
Hubert! Sayid!
la vache la vache la vache!
>until we find a place for drug addicts and mentally ill.
yes it's 6 feet underground but western countries r too pussy to do it so they will be plagued with it the only exceptions r the euro countries that haven't had a junkie boom yet
Huh thats pretty neat. Still doesn't redeem the suburb of Houston, but good on them.
So you saw thousands of people having a good time in a revitalized historic city center but you focused on one drug addict.

Sounds like OP is the mentally ill one.

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Do you think people in major American cities will start using scooters more? I could see it happening as traffic calming measures take effect and roads aren't all ridiculously wide anymore.
Wouldn't having scooters in traffic decrease congestion?

I could see it being really useful in Los Angeles for example.
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Slowly but surely, yeah.

Because of the incorrect belief that a generic face mask will protect them from particulate matter emitted from combustion engines. Or stuff like SARS-CoV-2. Masks only make sense as a *form of protection* if each person wearing one was fit tested for a correct N95 model. Otherwise, it's just superstitious bullshit they believe in.

That's why despite all the virtue signaling nonsense from pro-mask retards over the last 3 years, the virus still spread all around the world and killed millions of people. Because a 2 cent Chinese face mask does nothing. Only a proper respirator like an N95 or greater does anything.

Asians have long incorrectly believed these cheap masks protect them, when that's not what they're meant for. So they still wear them in smoggy cities or in crowded spaces believing they're being protected, meanwhile they're inhaling just as much smog or virus as someone without.
>killed millions of people
No because:
You don't allow lane splitting in the majority of your states. Removing the best thing a two wheeled contraption allows you to do after wheelies.
You don't have dedicated motorbike parking spaces everywhere like in Europe.
You have multiple lanes per road and huge fuckin SUV making urban driving a nightmare for bicycle and motorbikes.
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There is different scooters, in most EU country the 50 cc can't go on freeway they are drived in city and possibly short journey on regular roads anyway they can be tuned and go up to 80 Km/h but limited at 40/55 Km/h vanilla they are usually used by young lads (no licence required), there is 125cc, driver licence required more powerfull you can take the freeway and then you have maxi-scooters picrel, basically a motorbike engine in a scooter 250 to 800cc up to 160 Km/h vanilla, with those you can litterally go for a very comfy and secure trip on interstate but like big car they are mainly drived for short distance by douches to flex in cities.

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Title,i have a interview wensday with them for conductor trainee.

How fucked am i and any advice.
Inb4 middle of fuckin nowhere spot Albuquerque or some shit.

Also do have vet preference.
Good luck anon
>How fucked am i

If you're asking 4chan how to prepare for an interview for a Class I railroad then you're probably already fucked. They'll smell the autism and inexperience 20 kilometers away before you're even there.
Aint asking to prepare for a interview just how fucked am i if i get it?
I know an ex-heroin addict who got that position ez. Just don't be a retard during your interview. Very hard hours though.

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This is the best means of transportation.
A shame they are being replaced by cruisers or ferries.
Where do people still use those to commute?
I miss going on them
They are inefficient, that's why they aren't used in more developed countries or industries. If you're just floating a boat down a river in rural South America or Africa? Sure, it works just fine. But once you reach a certain degree of development, this stuff just becomes annoying. Different cargo - passengers or durable goods or resources - requires different sort of logistics, ports, staff etc to handle and process it all. But if you can have dedicated boats/trains/planes/whatever carrying specific cargo going to specific ports of import/export entry, then it's more efficient.

Shit hole countries still use it because they're inefficient shit holes with poor leadership, but everywhere else tries to phase it out while they can. I suppose if you're still living in the developed world you can enjoy these sort of trips? But to be honest anytime I've been on one it fucking sucked. Get stuck in a port for 48 hours on some shit river in Brazil because they need to unload 500kg of sugar cane, then load 500kg of prostitutes, isn't exactly a nice experience.
>Why aren't transport trucks also busses!?
This sort of concept is only effective if you have very, very little of either type of cargo.

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How do you attach the bike steering tube to something other than a fork, like in picture?
Well it looks like they have got an old threaded fork and cut the legs off it then stuck a second quill type stem up the bottom end of it. Actually a pretty clever idea.
Is that a bike powered wheelbarrow? Pretty cool idea, even if it would be totally awkward to use.

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