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>go to LBS
>ask to buy some road bike
>dude says I should try a size 56 compact frame
>feels extra long
>also my balls rest on TT
>look up sizes online
>guides put me at 54
>try some elops 500 speed at decathlon (54x55)
>balls rest on TT, feel neck strain cause I got to look up to see the road

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get 1x mtn bike.
anything under 1.95 inch wheels and you are a certified homo. you also need hydraulic disc brakes. anything less is pleb tier.
>track fit
>on an entry level endurance geo road bike
>by his lbs
Lowest INT build of any 4chan poster. I hope your party has a wizard to make up for you.

> track fitting

Where did that Anon ever mention he’s going to ride tracks you drooling imbecile?
It's called track fit if you ride a bike with the seat slammed cause its too big
+1 on this, these are peak comfort.

>be massive train autist
>look up train clubs in my area
>there's only 3
>one completely dominated by Boomers and their young zoomer grandkids that only organizes on Facebook is is unreasonably picky about who can join
>a "planes trains and automobiles" club which is literally a bunch of xoomers and millennials creaming their pants about planes and trucks and rarely give a shit about trains
>and a 3rd zoomer one which for some reason is completely inhabited by SJW tier homos and trannies
Fuck me I just want my autism in relative peace and all the choices are terrible
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Because I want to play with model trains and too poor for my own
join us as cahsrblog.org

or how about the epic caltrain compatibility blog, going on 13 years now
where are you looking for clubs?
Just hang out with the boomers, they can be alright when it comes to trains.

I read a bush pilot working in western Alaska say that his job easily allowed him to travel all over the world. Is this true? I was under the impression that you’d only be able to do that if you were an airline pilot that gets free flights as part of your contract.
Anyways, what’s the job like, being a bush pilot? I’ve looked into it a bit, and it seems like you need to get some hours as an instructor in anchorage (or some other cold, mountainous place) for a while before you can land a proper job.

Also, post cool bush planes. Floaters are a plus.
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Pretty much that, build hours then move on to a better job when ya can. The bush is an adventure and I'm glad I did it but i had two friends die in the span of a couple years. I still live in AK but you can't beat the money and lifestyle a major airline offers.
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From back in 2009, the duct-tape bush plane
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in 2013, after new fabric & paint
my dream is to be a bush pilot but its never gonna happen :(
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way to give up on yourself like that.

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The Derailer and it's consequences have been a disaster for the daily commuter.
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If I ever get a bike, I want a CVT in that thing.
I just want a basic reliable bike but for some reason bikes without gears are a premium
It’s because there’s not really a casual fixie market. Cyclists either own a fixie they’ve built and customised or don’t like fixies, as a rule. Most geared bike riders also like fucking themselves with a frozen spear of human shit which is uncommon with fixie riders so horses for courses
0.0001% efficiency
you nerds dont know how to bike i just roll wherever i want, no need for rails lmao

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I propose that we all collectively start calling walkable cities and neighborhoods "fat-free". This might seem like bullying because it is. Cagers should be bullied for being too fat to walk down the road to walmart or mcdonalds or anywhere else. I mean these guys literally drive to walmart just to scoot around in their fat people scooters, then they drive to the gym to use the treadmill.
>it goes a little like this: "i wish our neighborhood was more walkable" is replaced with "i wish our neighborhood was more fat-free". "I wish los angeles had less traffic" becomes "i wish los angeles was more low-fat (or fat-free, or low-carb)". "I wish american transit relied less on car ownership" becomes "i wish there were less fatasses in america". I wish transit enthusiasts were more fatphobic.
R8 my idea bros
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I have a better idea how about you walk and shut the fuck up and stop shitting up my board with your autistic shit.
>black people had low crime rates when the KKK was lynching them for doing crime and segregating them into negro containment zones
Not really helping your stupid arguments.
>literally everything in the video is europoor shit

Normally I'd think bait but this confirms eurofags being retards so it's real
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here you go
no no, I don't care that yiour 'movement' has a name; i hate it because it's retarded

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What if we purposefully tried to make flying and driving as unenjoyable and painful as humanly possible by significantly increasing costs, delays, and traffic as an attempt to force transportation modal change in society? For example, by purposefully shutting down streets to cars and making routes extremely circuitous you could make driving slower than walking and extremely unenjoyable. Or by cutting the amount of staff the TSA have and doubling the amount of security they have to do to make airports even more hellish to spur train usage or preventing the trips at all. What do you think?
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>poor continues to seethe
ask me how I know that you think it's normal to have brown greasy stains on your underpants at the end of a day.
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>hurr durr we must give up le cars because shithole-inhabitors are too poor to own cars

freedom is worth it, coward. You're free to go live in any of the aforementioned shitholes that can't afford cars. (Warning: they picked the only other efficient transport, motorbikes, which are even more dangerous. But still safer than cycling.)
No, I'm turning left in 10 miles.

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Chinese HSR is back on the menu, boys
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China has not had a fatal accident in the high speed rail system since 2011 and America with its decaying infra has had like 4-5 since, what the fuck are you on? Not even a tankie but like, the industrial accidents and disasters happen under privately owned and operated factories that skirt regulations, not the state of the art technological wonder with billions of dollars pumped in that California still can't build a fraction of after a decade lmao
Based Great Satan understander who prioritizes cold hard pragmatism over muh ideology
Your mom voted 95% to take my cock up her ass, tough luck bud stand aside
What percentage of Czechs voted to join Germany retard? If you want to see what the figures look like for genuinely wildly popular changes to the status quo, look at brexit etc
>muh shinkasen
>literally single line along japan
dont ride it too much habibi the vibrations might affect your ovaries

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Why do these people exist?

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they were the only people to see Premium rush
I see a lot of fg content from Russia.

imagine if Russia became some sort of fg powerhouse. I could finally buy some dank Raketa or Strela fixed gear.

Shit would be privet or something.
>no mention of pedal kino yet
>Don't make the mistake of thinking you can win round angry people who irrationally hate you.
I'm thinking based. Drivers are space-entitled cunts and will hate you whether you follow the law to the dot or lane-split bomb. Each one has their own set of traffic pseudo-laws in their head that make you in the wrong in any situation. What they really want, but can't say, is for you to not exist at all. So just embrace it and enjoy the seething.

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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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dry lube is a lot better man. stays cleaner. even if you do ride in the rain a lot just re-apply it somewhat more.
I do ride in rain and snow a lot.

I've tried dry lube. Shit sucks. Thanks for the reply, but kindly fuck off.
i have a dutch type bike, my chain is completely orange brown with rust, do i need to replace it? it also rattles quite a bit, is that an indication? it's an internal hub gear, shimano i think
he's right, wet lube is shit and gunks up your drivetrain quickly. i wouldn't suggest dry lube in the rain but dry lube for dry conditions is ideal. listen to good advice when it's given to you, faggot.
Just put some gear oil on it

What’s goin on here exactly?
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i like this one
what motor is that?
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I have a few captures from my fellow tapatian niggas doing mods. Here's the gardener's bike.
Cyclone mid drive
I got it as a flex cuz it's supposed to be hard to install, but it isn't actually any different to a BBS02 except that you have to look up what each wire does.
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my mod

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>But I've had the stick back the whole time!
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as another anon already explained there was increased focus in training on how to recover from an approach to stall not how to recover from an actual stall. Here doing what Bonin did might have actually made sense.
how can i blame (((them))) for it

Wait I don't get it, we have cyclist who go ~45mph with nothing but this tiny helmet. And yet we have motorbike riders who wear full on Arai helmets going ~35mph on their commute.

What gives? Shouldn't cyclist wear motorbike helmets nowadays?
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As a slow fat person, living in poverty and unable to lift my (ugh) 2 year old carbon S-Works bike, this is great to hear. Thanks anon.
>What gives?
Bicycles should have speed governers limiting their speed to speeds riders safety gear was tested.
It's not the shell, it's the EPS liner that absorbs impact, and bicycle helmet EPS is as thick as MC helmet EPS. OP's pic looks like a full inch bump liner thickness, where MC helmets typically feature 3/4"-7/8" liners.
Bicycles don't need as thick a shell because of the slower speeds (even you downhill chuds don't get up to 300KMH) and you don't have a 250kg bike falling on your head.
i'm sure 22kph is a good commuting speed (you still need to use energy for work after all). But by any means thats not absolutely impressive as physical preparation goes. You probably are pushing below 80-100w most of the time.
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>he's back

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Say what you will about freight train operating companies but they mog passenger trains in every single way.

>bigger network that spans the entire continent
>hauls useful stuff for the economy, not just the dregs of society
>longer trains
>more variety in car types (tank car, boxcar, hopper, etc.)
>at-grade crossings are usually more interesting
>no ugly wires
>spurs and sidings everywhere, every town has something to offer
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It has the same aesthetic of high-voltage power lines or stoplights dangling off wires in an intersection.
Passenger trains used to be nice. In the 20th century they looked incredible, whether they were steam or diesel.
>no ugly wires
Everyone loves steam trains and those things produce more fumes and pollution than modern diesel.
yeah i'd love them a lot less if there were a hundred of them going past my house per day

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Didn't know where else to post this but I've been interested in trainhopping/freighthopping and was wondering where do I start?
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My little kids love his fucked up hand. Praying to Odin that his cancer treatment works.
It's extremely fucking dangerous. Be it from the inherent risk of illegally boarding a train, the police/railyard security, or hobos and other drifters who have no qualms about stabbing and beating you before stripping every item worth anything from you. If literal tweakers and fentanyl addicts can still get cars, you can too anon. That's why nobody trainhops anymore.
It's very dangerous.

Trains shake - a lot. I mean a fucking lot. And they're loud. It takes some skill to deal with that.

Then you've got violent vagrants and drug addicts who you have to deal with who will fuck you up for whatever you have.

Then there is the rail police who don't take kindly to freight hopping. You don't want to end up in county jail for a week because you were found inside of a dirty gondola.

How to do it though? Well, learn the trains. Learn the safety involved (3 points of contact kind of stuff, how to get on/off while it moves etc). Learn the routes...you don't want to end up on a train that isn't going to be stopping for 18 hours when you only have 2 granola bars and a litre of water.

Check out some YouTube channels about it. Brave Dave's Big Fat Freight Hop Part 1 to 4 gives a good PoV from a total newbie, but keep in mind he had help and was doing this in Canada where it's 100000 times safer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUg0jFO7NTo

Stobe the Hobo was a famous hopper. He was a very intelligent guy, talented musician and knew everything about the rails but also a drunk and got himself killed doing this: https://www.youtube.com/@hobestobe

Hobo Shoestring also does some informative videos, but also rambles a lot: https://www.youtube.com/@TheHoboShoestring

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Historically there were many different overlapping hobo communities, and a big one was workers following seasonal jobs. Many of them were politicized IWW types who saw the hobo lifestyle as a political act. There were down and out drunks and people equivalent to today’s homeless. There was a criminal element and a gay/pedo community (original uncensored versions of “Big Rock Candy Mountains” are about an old “jocker” seducing a young farm boy with tales of life on the road) Even back then there were LARPers who wanted the experience and adventure as an escape from normie life and bought into the hobo mythology, a trend that continues today with threads like this, as freight hopping is deep Americana.
adding to this i also really rte GIFGAS/poison really highly when it comes to freighthopping content for europe

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Hello this is the first ever post I will make on this board
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that's a big plane
for you
I like this guy I reckon he stays
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