[a / b / c / d / e / f / g / gif / h / hr / k / m / o / p / r / s / t / u / v / vg / vm / vmg / vr / vrpg / vst / w / wg] [i / ic] [r9k / s4s / vip / qa] [cm / hm / lgbt / y] [3 / aco / adv / an / bant / biz / cgl / ck / co / diy / fa / fit / gd / hc / his / int / jp / lit / mlp / mu / n / news / out / po / pol / pw / qst / sci / soc / sp / tg / toy / trv / tv / vp / vt / wsg / wsr / x / xs] [Settings] [Search] [Mobile] [Home]
Board
Settings Mobile Home
/n/ - Transportation

Name
Options
Subject
Comment
Verification
4chan Pass users can bypass this verification. [Learn More] [Login]
File
  • Please read the Rules and FAQ before posting.

08/21/20New boards added: /vrpg/, /vmg/, /vst/ and /vm/
05/04/17New trial board added: /bant/ - International/Random
10/04/16New board for 4chan Pass users: /vip/ - Very Important Posts
[Hide] [Show All]


Janitor acceptance emails will be sent out over the coming weeks. Make sure to check your spam box!


[Advertise on 4chan]

[Catalog] [Archive]

File: proxy-image 4.jpg (64 KB, 1181x607)
64 KB
64 KB JPG
Imagine a world where any trip longer the your grocery trip would be an airplane ride

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Yu5wLKryv-g

https://www.insider.com/cameron-airpark-estates-california-neighborhood-designed-for-pilots-2021-2

https://www.thedrive.com/news/38555/wide-streets-massive-garages-meet-the-neighborhoods-designed-for-pilots-and-small-planes
>>
Ah yes the flyable cities... the ultimate blackpill...
>>
>>1884323
>where is my flying car
It's here, it's called an airplane/helicopter. You're just too poor and retarded to use one.
>>
Do we have to have city planning around runways for this to work? How do we account for IFR flying?
>>
Been there, drove it all. One decent size street, a few stubs.

Its adjacent to some ghetto ass projects, "youths" walking in and out. Plus it's near Sacramento, so deduct a few points from what you may hear.

Worth taking a spin through, though. Lot of planes in the yards...and a publicly accessible air-park is rare.
>>
>>1886408
I’ve landed there, Cameron park is cool. Houses on private strips are sorta common in that area around Sacramento

Geoffbros

What is he doing

Where's Vicky?
>>
>>1885657
Rumor was Geoff just couldn't satisfy her.
>>
>>1885657
Got cucked, broke up, now dating an old tranny. Many such cases.

File: 23452354234325.png (1.12 MB, 873x580)
1.12 MB
1.12 MB PNG
What would happen if seattle decided to just turn I5 into a giant canal+bikeways/trams/public transportation on the sides? Maybe build more buildings or some shit, and have more evergreens and vegetation. The highway is wide as fuck and makes the city look like shit. It also makes the entire southern end of seattle just a drive-by town
54 replies and 8 images omitted. Click here to view.
>>
>>1884321
>Cars equal freedom
Imagine having Stockholm syndrome that runs so deep you uniroincally believe American propaganda that cars = freedom. If anything, the car is the single most freedom eliminating object humans have brought upon itself and the media pushes American car propaganda because money. Humans back in the day were significantly more free when they weren't debt slaves to the car companies who are debt slaves to the government who is a debt slave to big oil. Local governments wouldn't have had to go in debt just to build the infrastructure for their socially isolating sprawl
>>1884365
The government is subsiding your freedom. If the government wasn't subsidizing the cost of oil as well as paying for the manufacture of the car, 99% of humans can't afford a car. That cost is taken from all of us. There's a reason the dollar keeps inflating, let me rephrase that better, there's a reason the dollar is not gaining value. The government is kind of forced to however because it shot itself in the foot by creating policies that continues to promote car and car infrastructure as well as actively sabotage its rail infrastructure with poor freight-passenger rail sharing policies.

Nothing about the modern car is freedom. You can't even offroad a modern car without proper modifications, how is it real freedom if you're stuck on designated roadways? The car cages the body like it does the mind.
>>
>>1886396
>The government is subsiding your freedom.
Wait until you hear about passenger trains, airlines, ports, and mass transit
>>
>>1886398
Those forms of transport are alright because the cost/burden of maintenance is lower than the futile attempt at maintaining roads. Outside of the cost or burden of maintenance, those alternative transports bring positive revenue to a city while cars have shown to usually result in net negative.
>>
>>1886400
Sorry, but they're all subsidized.
>>
>>1886396
>seething poor: the blog post

File: ARGOCanopy5.jpg (204 KB, 3000x1687)
204 KB
204 KB JPG
Are there any rain solutions that protect the rider instead of the cargo / baby? I'm not a pussy but I'm tired of getting soaked in -3c temperatures
7 replies and 2 images omitted. Click here to view.
>>
>>1882603
full fenders keep road spray off your feet and legs and the bike. raincape keeps rain off you and the bike. its open bottom lets air circulate better than closed rain gear and you don't overheat (or not nearly as much)
>>
File: bike zeppelin canopy.jpg (129 KB, 797x597)
129 KB
129 KB JPG
>>1882603
Maybe.
>>
>>1882603
A personal automobile.
>>
>>1882603
Make your own enclsed ff bike
>>
File: Regenpak-393023348.jpg (108 KB, 406x512)
108 KB
108 KB JPG
>>1882603

File: IMG_20221031_083957[1].jpg (1.44 MB, 2016x1512)
1.44 MB
1.44 MB JPG
I decided to kill a thread to brag that I just rode from the Pacific ocean to the Atlantic. Did it on a 1982 Specialized Sequoia that an anon here found for me on craigslist. Also this post is to spit on the fags that said I wouldn't do it.

Also discuss bike touring, post your bikes, and ask your questions. I have a lot of questions too.
142 replies and 29 images omitted. Click here to view.
>>
File: shithole.png (464 KB, 564x330)
464 KB
464 KB PNG
>>1885683
>>1886186
2/2

Find yourself a private camping park, an hostel, couchsurf or a tinder slut.
Now don't go around being paranoid, you being Swede you probably have 10cm on the average Portuguese so if some random retard starts shit tell him to fuck off and ride away, 95% chances nothing bad happens either way.

As for the rest if you find yourself needing a lift, bike tools or something when you reach Porto's region be sure to post here and I would have not problem helping you anon. I know there's another Portuanon here and he's from further south, Lisbon region, I'll try to redirect him to this thread to see what input he can give you.
>>
>>1886165
Yep, they were hugely popular before 2021, then just vanished.

I did some sleuthing and found that the rims are from some random Polish company, so there is evidence that these bikes are put together in Easter Europe. The frame is a mystery, but again, after looking for an extra derailleur hanger, I found similar frames in Novara bikes, which are now defunct

In any case, the frame on my bike is steel, solid as can be and I haven't had any issue with it. The name is beyond fucking stupid, I hate it with a passion and to add more insult, it's not a sticker but instead under clear lacquer. My strategy is to just cover it in stickers, especially those of each country I pass through.
>>
File: portugal alt.jpg (130 KB, 1064x755)
130 KB
130 KB JPG
>>1886186
>>1886189

>suburbs of Lisbon

I took your advice and I've made some amendments to my route, pic related. The other reason was that Eurovelo 1's suggestions are abysmal, and add a whole lot of pointless detours I'm not interested in. So instead, through Setubal, and onwards to Montijo. I am a little sad since I wont do a photo stop at Cristo Rei, maybe when I'm on my day off in Lisbon. But I've been there before.

>Now don't go around being paranoid
I noticed that when you're on a bike, you're not at all threatening, in fact, it gets people curious and in some cases really open to you. I've had good experiences in the past, but in one country.

>As for the rest if you find yourself needing a lift, bike tools or something when you reach Porto's region be sure to post here and I would have not problem helping you anon.

You've seriously given me excellent advice already. I really appreciate it, it's likely it might make a big impact to the overall journey and outcome, so again, big thanks for the offers and advice :)
>>
How do you deal with bike cases for one-way flights? Either I need to fly to one end of the tour and cycle home or I ride to the destination and fly home, acquiring a case there. The destination (Key West) is small so it would be impossibles to source a case there and backtracking to Miami would definitely be non-ideal. I think want I really would like is the to ability to order or send it to a secure address/business and then pick it upon arrival. Looking into the possibility of the UPS store or some kind of "porter service" being able to do this. The complexity of this type of planning suck some of the enjoyment of the simplicity out of it. Makes me just want to plan a more extreme round trip tour.
>>
File: Cardboard-bike-boxes.jpg (39 KB, 900x501)
39 KB
39 KB JPG
>>1886345
You don't need or want a case.
Go to a bike shop and get a cardboard box from them. They get them in all the time and throw them away. It will be free. A larger chain store will always have these boxes on hand but a smaller one you might want to call and ask them to save one for you.

They will also likely have a bin filled with packing doodads, the fork end-spacers, plastic and foam, that you could pad it out with. You'll have to take the front wheel, seatpost, and bars off but the rest of the bike can stay pretty much together.
When I ship a bike to someone I autistically wrap and pad it all and ziptie/tape everything together so nothing can move or rattle and it's all padded out but that's not really necessary for touring you can basically just put your stuff in there quickly and it will be fine. Just pay minor attention to ensuring the sharp things won't poke through the box. I think the box can usually fly with you as a piece of luggage.

Then at your destination you can just throw it all away. Take a knife and cut/flatten the cardboard up and it won't be much for a recycling bin. Pretty easy to talk someone into letting you use theirs if there's nothing obvious and public to use.

If you want to send it to somewhere you could send it to a bike store and give them a box of beers or something to let you assemble it there. Most bike shops will be filled with people who have toured or want to support you doing it.

File: 1669566587363534.jpg (184 KB, 692x985)
184 KB
184 KB JPG
I fear my time is upon me, how do I not die?
112 replies and 13 images omitted. Click here to view.
>>
File: velocipede.jpg (1.14 MB, 2569x1788)
1.14 MB
1.14 MB JPG
>>1884066
Reminds me of those really early bicycles, before they thought of pedals and shit. Where you just run and then stick your legs out like a heron.
Back when bicycles were this weird upper class thing for fancy assholes.
>>
File: IMG_20230128_205230.jpg (786 KB, 3024x4032)
786 KB
786 KB JPG
OP here,
i have been beeped at a few more times because i didnt see a cyclists dismount sign infront of road works

also i fell off my bike and fractured my wrist when it was raining omw to work
i tried to go from footpath onto bikelane and the wheel slid out and threw me

>>1882943
i will get a gopro/dash cam at some point
problem is the people who do it are normally speeding

>>1882919
thanks

>>1885343
no australia
>>
>>1885900
Anon those beeps are an lesson unto you from god
He says you suck at riding your bike and you need to up your game or ride the bus / buy a car

What will you do?
>>
>>1886282
i will buy ebike speed delimiter so next crash kills me
>>
>>1886290
mucho basado

https://twitter.com/swyftcities/status/1605251995538845696?s=46&t=x7U-sZLAWnWEkVtvGk_0QA

https://swyftcities.com/

Some new startup wants to make large gondola networks in cities
65 replies and 8 images omitted. Click here to view.
>>
>>1886104
This guy gets it
>>
Mexico City went all in on trams because they realized it was just easier than fucking up the surface streets, permitting, and the trams felt safe for all the mamacitas
>>
>>1877010
Destroy the left and the "right". Make defending onself and ones property with deadly force even easier. Much easier. Guns in everybodies hands.

In two years public transport becomes useable.
>>
>>1886276
Literally the only thing that needs to be "destroyed" for public transportation to be viable is the fascism of cars
>>
This is the kind of nonsense that just looks to suck dumb venture capitalists dry while some engineers and planners fuck around with the money on more realistic projects until they dissolve.

File: steel-bike.jpg (149 KB, 550x314)
149 KB
149 KB JPG
How feasible would it be to make my own bicycle out of scrap? I don't like the idea of being locked into the bike manufacturers proprietary ecosystem
6 replies and 1 image omitted. Click here to view.
>>
>>1883193
UCI treated him terribly and he kept making them look bad. What a legend.
>>
>>1883540
How much is UCI crooked compared to lets say the biggest sport crook FIFA?
>>
>>1883545
It's all fucked up.
>>
I can't even make my own rack out of scrap
>>
>>1883171
you could probably build a crude fixie but honestly itd be so much more work than its worth for what would be an awful bike
it would be extremely based tho
also you do realize bicycles are all built from highly universal and interchangeable parts right?
if you buy an old steel mountain bike itl last you forever and you can swap any parts on it new or old
you arent locked into anything

File: Babelsberg.png (3.88 MB, 1680x852)
3.88 MB
3.88 MB PNG
For a positive change, post an area depicting your ideal style of urban development with the associated transport.
My choice falling on Babelsberg in this case on the downtown core of the borough of Babelsberg in Potsdam just outside of Berlin, which has both a pretty extensive tram network, a highly central S-Bahn station connecting it directly to Berlin and Potsdam central station, while still remaining pretty quiet, walkable, and nicely suburban and mid-density.
37 replies and 11 images omitted. Click here to view.
>>
File: 1675013539021.png (522 KB, 609x1017)
522 KB
522 KB PNG
>>1886253
There is no niggers here. Sounds like an urbanite problem.
>>
>>1886254
>There is no niggers here.
> is no niggers
You're not even an american lmao.
>>
>>1886255
Europe is also full of niggers plus mudslimes.
>>
>>1886256
In EU more cars = more niggers.
>>
>>1886257
>/n/iggerbrain

File: hitchhiking.jpg (163 KB, 1200x800)
163 KB
163 KB JPG
Re-popularising hitchhiking would decrease demand for public transportation and would make cars up to 5x as efficient. I see so many cagies driving to their work alone in their shed on wheels. Why drive all that metal around if your car isnt full?
Psyops like 'stranger danger' caused hitchhiking to regress, before it was normal and common practice.
8 replies and 1 image omitted. Click here to view.
>>
>>1886056
I'm not doxxing myself from my town of under 5,000 people, all I'll say is i live in Arkansas
>>
>>1886061
you could have just said that cunt
>>
>>1886063
you could have just not minded dick
>>
>>1886048
>if you pick up a hitch hiker you will get fined
>land of the free
Every fucking time.
>>
wait wait hold on ... what if we made the cars bigger so they could hold more people. and what if, for convenience, we made them drive around on a schedule, so if you knew when the car would be passing by you, you could get in the car and be a passenger for as long as you needed to get where you're going

File: merida vs focus.jpg (326 KB, 700x860)
326 KB
326 KB JPG
Which one bros?
4 replies and 2 images omitted. Click here to view.
>>
>>1884852
Neither, because both have suspension and suspension is cringe.
>>
>>1884927
>how is a bicycle transportation
You people are brain rotted
>>
>>1884852
The white one looks better.
Now fuck off with your poor man motorbike.
>>
>>1885882
hate to be the bearer of bad news but that isn't a bicycle, lard arse.
>>
>>1886064
my bmi is lower than yours

Is it safe to say new york city has the most iconic bridges and tunnels?
213 replies and 120 images omitted. Click here to view.
>>
File: 29881315.jpg (2.14 MB, 3237x2160)
2.14 MB
2.14 MB JPG
Soo Line High Bridge between Minnesota and Wisconsin, completed 1911, still in service with Canadian National
>>
File: 382712018.jpg (547 KB, 1841x1227)
547 KB
547 KB JPG
Ouse Valley Viaduct in Sussex UK, completed 1842
>>
File: 477016338.jpg (179 KB, 1024x471)
179 KB
179 KB JPG
French King Bridge in Massachusetts, completed 1932
>>
File: maxresdefault.jpg (130 KB, 900x600)
130 KB
130 KB JPG
Lover's Leap Bridge near New Milford, Connecticut
>>
File: Capture(2).jpg (482 KB, 1280x857)
482 KB
482 KB JPG
A bridge that spells out Lincoln Highway on its parapet in Tama, Iowa

File: 20221023_162202s.jpg (2.91 MB, 4032x3024)
2.91 MB
2.91 MB JPG
Why don't you ride an electric unicycle? Don't you want to effortlessly zoom around at 30mph/50kph with no hands?
305 replies and 49 images omitted. Click here to view.
>>
How do we make these dangerous weapons off our walkways and paths?
>>
>>1885080
we don't
>>
>>1884473
Here go. Gf has the Ks-16s. Honestly get the most use out of the Tesla T3 cuz I don't feel the need to go full space suit when I ride it. The master is fucking sweet though.
>>
File: top kek .jpg (427 KB, 895x557)
427 KB
427 KB JPG
>>
When I was in Lisbon a few years ago I saw a black Muslim man in impeccably clean Islamic prayer dress confidently speeding through the alleys of the inner city in one of these things.

One of the most bizarre things I've ever seen, especially because I was not aware of the vehicle at that time.

File: southwestdesert.jpg (49 KB, 800x608)
49 KB
49 KB JPG
General aviation- aviation in general. General aviation is not general enough for aviation.

"Only one way to pay off this debt" edition.

Previous: >>1864892
346 replies and 57 images omitted. Click here to view.
>>
>>1887330
Chad seaplane can land on 70% of the Earth’s surface.


Passed my instrument check ride this week. I heard a lot of horror stories about otherwise “flawless” pilots failing this ride for going 1 foot outside PTS, etc etc. It definitely has more to do with if you carry yourself well and are generally safe. If you act like a schmuck the DPE will pick any reason to fail you.
>>
Is there enough interest for a /rotor/?
>>
File: file.png (167 KB, 388x315)
167 KB
167 KB PNG
It's over
>>
>>1887722

I wish, but probably not. Even though gyroplanes might get more popular if/when the FAA finalizes the changes to LSA regulations. Technically, small helicopters like the R22 would squeak in under the LSA weight limit, so that might be interesting.
>>
>>1887663
>>1887673
Troon pilots are explicitly allowed by the FAA, retard. That’s not what I’m talking about.

File: pepe-crazy-eyes.jpg (149 KB, 1500x1500)
149 KB
149 KB JPG
>giant in financial distress asking suppliers to defer payment of invoices
>Specialized firing 8% of employees
>wahoo reports bad financial news

Is this the new dawn? An era of cheap bicycles like on the 80s?
24 replies and 1 image omitted. Click here to view.
>>
>>1884491
You know Murphy's law dictates that the one component you didn't think to stock a spare of is the thing that will break.
>>
>>1884491
Get a spare gear hanger.
>>
>>1884373
>Sure its getting harder to find but it does exist.
It's getting harder to find because they've stopped making the parts.
>>
>>1883696
I could see one of them putting remote kill switches for all major car brands on their 2024 line of bikes and sell them at 20 grand a pop like hotcakes.
>>
>>1884333
Which is funny because it has the same geo as a bottom tier hybrid from giant or spesh, while also being heavier


[Advertise on 4chan]

Delete Post: [File Only] Style:
[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10]
[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10]
[Disable Mobile View / Use Desktop Site]

[Enable Mobile View / Use Mobile Site]

All trademarks and copyrights on this page are owned by their respective parties. Images uploaded are the responsibility of the Poster. Comments are owned by the Poster.