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Standard gauge was a mistake

No.1440893 ViewReplyOriginalReport
It made sense at the time, sure, lower costs, but broad gauge is superior, and enables higher speeds, while encouraging broader, safer rights of way.

/ARG/ Australian Rail (and other transport) General

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Surely there's enough of us around we can have a general?

Here's some talking points
- Sydney Metro
- Melbourne Metro
- Cross-river rail
- There are NO regional trains in South Australia and The Overland will probably die at the end of the year, thanks to constant neglect by successive SA governments
- Why the Melbourne B2 is the best tram in Australia and nothing will ever surpass it
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>as you can see from the fact that I am wearing $1200 John Lobbs to pedal my $5000 custom made Tru-Temper Stroopwafel Heerfietserwagon™ I am totally just a down to earth regular guy wearing regular clothes I totally didn't special order from an obscure ultra-expensive Copenhagen "not for cyclists" cycling clothes boutique. Why in fact I haven't carefully planned every aspect of my uncyclist image to ape what I saw on vacation in Amsterdam, this is what the Italians call "sprezz", I'm just a carefree guy who happens to be on a bike, which I just happen to own and is not at all a fashion accessory just like my $120 box calf pant leg holder from lapassioe (that's a brand, you've probably never heard of it, I know it looks just like a $2 piece of plastic from Ali Express, I'm not a fashion slave like you it's about UNBRANDING and ARTISANAL CRAFTSMANSHIP)
>Ugh, your bike has a derailleur? How JUDGMENTAL, what YEAR is it you judgmental NIMBY racer boomer?!? No more zoning! Zoning is like checking your tire pressure, this is not a race, why so racist?! Earth tones brother, do cars come in hi-viz? Of course not because the Stvzo would have said so, oh, you've never been to Germany, you absolutely must some time you would love it. Why are you wearing a crash helmet, they don't do that in Amsterdam! Vehicular cycling is TOXIC MASCULINITY, get that disgusting racing bike out of MY city, this is NOT a race! I am SO chill and unraced, not like those JUDGMENTAL tryhards who don't wear all natural fibers in subdued, earth-friendly colors on their leather and steel UNBRAND custom bikes (it doesn't have a model it was made to order because I am so unique!)
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11-23 10 speed was the pinnacle of road cassettes both aesthetically and functionally. Everything before this was ass. Everything after this was a downgrade. Wide range cassettes are an aesthetic abomination, the wheel equivalent of roast beef curtains or saggy breasts. Are you weak? Yes you are weak. Why not get strong instead of slapping a butt ugly uggo cassette and ruining the looks of your bike.

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Work Bike Innovation Fails

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There is a growing trend that seems to be wanting to reinvent the wheel.

Included in this category of Work Bike Fails is the attempt to "innovate" using any type of configuration that seems "different" to demonstrate the capacity to carry anything they want around town for a quick buck, as long as their Smart Phones are turned on and are feeding them 3 dollar tokens for a few miles of "Customer Service" for a company that does not even exist except behind a facade of a few computerized networks.

I am not against this opportunity to make money by bike, but as a designer and pioneer of this industry, I find that the majority of these newer Work Bikes are somewhat trivial in their addition of numerous accessories.

This thread is for the demonstration of any crappy new design that is falsely marketed for commercial purposes and to critique their design flaws.

Please join me....I know you too have seen this around town in different form.
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Planefags needed, K, POL,N crosspost

No.1440851 ViewReplyOriginalReport
I don't know where to find the planefags but I need this confirmed/proven false before monday's rally. This could be massive
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/PYBT/ - Avoid the wrath of (Youman) Edition.

No.1427288 ViewReplyLast 50OriginalReport
Wash and polish those fine steeds. Refine those camera angles. Dare to post your bike and avoid the wrath of the evil (Youman)
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Brooklyn-Queens Connector

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Thoughts on this project?

My main qualm is, it only serves the waterfront areas (which are already built-up and subway-accessible). I just don't see how it improves mobility or spurs investment if this is its route.
It should go a little deeper into Brooklyn and Queens to help spur development.
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Ukraine International Airlines flight 752 from Tehran to Kiev crashed shortly after takeoff from the Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport.

The Boeing 737-800 was carrying 180 passengers aboard.
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