/BBG/ bike buy general

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"90s rigid MTB with track bars and fat supple gumwall slicks" edition.

Please post your requirements in a bike and also your budget and height anons, and someone will more likely be able to help you.

I'm looking at buying something with drop bars, briftees, and very big tire clearance (~45mm) for very comfy cruising, commuting and some gravel and cargo hauling day trips.
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/britrail/ - British Rail General

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I've been making a lot of railway journeys this summer and have just done the Mid Cheshire line which was nice and the Penistone line which was beautiful but not very comfy being stuck in a crowded pacer for almost an hour and a half.

Planning to do the Settle > Carlisle line in about two weeks so looking forward to that.

Where have my fellow britbongs been lately - made any nice train journeys? Any hidden gems? What about nice/unique stations visited?
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Embraer Praetor

No.1256199 ViewReplyOriginalReport
>Praetor

Why do companies uses these stupid names folk names to appease rich people?
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Los Angeles Metro is considering renaming their light rail/subway/busway lines. Currently they are based off colors, but that may change with multiple expansion projects upcoming before the 2028 Olympics. I just did the survey and chose to have all lines named after a letter.

>How would you rename them?
>How do you rate this concept map?
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Bailing out of a locomotive.

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So a couple weeks ago a UP train in Speer, Wyoming lost brakes coming down a long steep incline. Which resulted in it colliding with another train at 50 mph and killing the run away train's crew.

I happen to work for UP and in Wyoming. Today I was getting taken to a soda ash train by my senior MTO. He was talking with my engineer about the crash and how hard it is to do anything at all to prepare for a crash.

I thought about what they said, the ballast chewing you up, rolling to avoid a hard impact with the ground, and all the shit you could hit on the right of way. I figured the safest way off is to slide off and onto the ground, on a sled. This should eliminate the impact forces and the sled will take the abrasion for you. A hardened nose to the sled and padded on the inside. The sled will protect your head and body from impacts of objects in the right of way.

The only thing left to solve is stability of the sled once freely sliding on the ground. You dont want it to flip, roll over, spin, or veer off. Especially dont want it to steer back in to the train and go under the axles.

If you are lowered on the right side of the locomotive. Then at least on double track you are between tracks and won't have things to slide into or go down a hill. The ballast should be groomed into a useful shape to help keep you sliding straight. Though you run a greater risk of going under the train.

If lowered on the left side or right side in single track. You have one side with the right of way maintenance road, and the other side will be just what ever is there next to the ballast. More chances to run into crap and wildly veer away. Though less likely to go under the train.

Being lowered between the rails is out of the question. While it would be the clearest and most easy to stabilize. You would be beaten to death by 300 glad hands and the plows would maim you.
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Daily ride thread: Flandrigan edition

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Old thread (no longer updating): http://i.4cdn.org/n/1533662166633s.jpg

I've riden 36 km today including my commute and my 2 hours of deliveroo riding, it was a good day. Trying to make my best of the early autumn conditions before shit gets Flandrigan.
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/gta/

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/toronto/ thread
we need to keep this general going guys

post subways,streetcars, buses, roads, trails bikes, airports, planes and anything else once it's related to toronto
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How much you wanna bet these two are fucking?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hSGwPgEh2E
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Bike Touring

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Has anyone on this board done anything notably intrepid? I am going on my third tour. My last was ~1,500km, now I'm finally impressed with the scope of the trip. R8 my r00t
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