Come on lads, let's really focus on making this thread the best yet, we have kind of taken out eye off the ball of late, some very good questions have gone ignored while troll posts are getting many replies. Stop falling for bait!
We are better than that, just read the question, if you know the answer then formulate a polite and concise response, if you don't know the answer keep your mouth SHUT! With that being said the eyes of the bicycling world are on us, this is where the word now comes for it's bike related wisdom, let's not let them or ourselves down.
I've only ever seen them on faux-motorcycle novelty bikes
pee wee herman's bike had one on the back.
they don't really make any sense on real bicycle for multiple reasons
The CLOSEST thing I can think of is a skirt guard, specifically a front skirt guard, which is not available in most of the world. They attach to fenders. See also Low Rider bikes for possibilities, mamacharis, and dutch commuter bikes.
Folding is twitchy enough without it. Anon, check the ENTIRE assembly.
>>1690621 >I used to have some shitty 100$ bike
so you want the mountain bike for actual mountain biking like riding berms and hitting jumps at bike parks? for general use you should look at other bikes
>want to get into road biking >wanted to get a carbon one initially but prices are through the roof so have to settle for an aluminum >got one for 900$ with Claris >a month later found out there is a huge second hand market with grey bikes(bought/stolen from Europe and imported here) and they are all dirt cheap, like 1500$ for a full carbon bike with 105 Bros...
Can't do that - it's not all there :}
To get into road biking you just need a bike and a road. No need for carbon memes. Just push your fucking legs.
Is alu frame and carbon fork a good combo?
It do what it do: edition
GA refers to all non-military or Part 121 flying, gliders, single engine trainers, spendy twin training, Part 135 prop or jet, corporate, fire fighting, etc. Regional peasants pls get bullied.
interested to know this a well
flew 25 hours this month. Making around what a 2nd year regional CA makes. For a guy with no kids & a girlfriend that works I would consider that good money. If I wanted to instruct on the side or do contract work I could easily fly 80+ hours a month. But I have 2300 hours and at this point I couldn't care less about TT, only interested in multi-turbine. In the meantime this is the first break in YEARS of flying my little nuts off 6/7 days a week. I need to take the time to get back to my health & relationships that have been pushed aside.
That seems pretty good to me. Should have a decent amount of disposable income with that. You mentioned on the road. Are you stuck in hotels waiting to fly somewhere else for most of those days? How many are spent at home?
I haven't touched the controls of a plane since Dec 2019 and all this pandemic bullshit never seems to end but everything is still fucking expensive and there's no chance for loans plus I'm fucking done with school
I'm fucking done bros, the boomers won, I'm out of the game.
I'd say 6-8 of those days I'm on call in a hotel. The rest I'm at home. On call just means be within a reasonable amount of time of the airport and if they call you up to fly you better be sober.
When you see it
I was here when this thread started, I walked away after a few hours, I just figured out today what the hell this was all about. Made me seethe.
What is this magic?
I finally fucking saw it after like 10 minutes of me adding and subtracting all the numbers on the locos to try and find a pattern like a schizo
How do I go about booking a private flight from NYC? What kind of cost am I looking at (ballpark, most basic private jet ride you can get, I just hate all that waiting at the airport and being shoved around like cattle).
I just got a signing bonus for a new job and I want to visit home in the south.
>>1690537 >just hate all that waiting at the airport and being shoved around like cattle
Flying domestic commercial sucks major ass, and that was before the plague made everything worse.
you are such a whiny little bitch holy fucking shit
>>1688318 >nooo i was told to wait in line that's literally being shoved around like cattle!
grow a fucking pair or try living in a town with less than 10 people you dumb fuck
Look at those BOMBAS!
If you don't care about speed or time and can't stand the sight of another person then just rent a limo to your destination you dumb autistic fuck
>mfw Texas is getting the first high speed rail project in the country >construction contract already signed for $16 billion >100% private, not going for state or government gibs >land completely bought, just waiting on permits from the federal government trying to cuck it at every step >physical groundbreaking beginning this year, will be completed in 2023/24
If anything, comparing Texas Central Railway to California's fully government-run high speed rail project that still doesn't own all the land along its proposed route and has been in construction hell for 2 decades shows that private infrastructure is the only way America can build high speed rail.
There's gonna be 3 stations - in Dallas, Houston, and a central one near College Station that's probably gonna allow a new line later into Austin and San Antonio. This is just the start, once this route proves its profitability (which it obviously will on one of the shittiest highway commutes in the country) you'll see private HSR zooming ahead leaving Commiefornia in the dust.
No, it's just been falling apart and being totally dysfunctional for over 20 years with it only getting worse.
Rolling brown outs being the norm and black outs being more common then states that have blizzards.
Not for long given certain trends and mass migrations.
It's been fucked up ever since Enron got involved
The overall economic benefits of a railway outweigh direct return on investment. Just look at Prussia. Japan's efforts at industrialization were similarly abetted by rail, and we can see it now with China as well. Most of an economy is about moving shit around and nothing facilitates overland transport more than rail.
>>1688937 >st-Study? >Stu..stuuhh.STUDY?
STUDY STUDY STUDY STUDY STUDY
i meant more along the lines of checking compatibility, grandpa's bike is in working condition.
Old shitty pic but the most recent one I have
If you just want some big general resource then go to sheldon brown. If you post pics and info about your project as it progresses then we can actually answer your questions directly but this isn't the place for a non-specific infodump
compatibility is typically either quite obvious, or, is governed by moxie rather than infographs
This is how China beat the USA
You should visit there sometime anon, it's a real eye opener.
You are numerically illiterate. Even in Shanghai, Beijing, and Hong Kong (the highest income places in the country), large majorities of the population are still quite poor by global index standards. They went from agrarian poverty it industrial poverty, which is still an upgrade, but not one anyone from the developed world would find acceptable. If you can't tell the difference between flashy lights and vanity projects and the actual condition of average people, that's your problem.
all I need to do is watch how housing prices in the west are increasing due to wealthy Chinese throwing their money around
but yeah, I guess I'm too "numerically illiterate" to understand this stuff
That's a complete non sequitur you ignorant fucking cunt. And the percentage of housing units in the west purchased by Chinese nationals is tiny. Housing prices primarily go up because NIMBY shitstains prevent adequate supply from being built.
Buy hey, by all means, continue to embarrass yourself with your admittedly extremely limited knowledge based on some show you watched.
Who knew uplifting 1.4 billions out of poverty wouldn't be done in 30 years, really, quite a shocker. And yet, despite still being poor, they get efficient transportation systems and infrstructure.
Fuck, i don't want to play the wumao but sometimes you peeps are retarded.
Cycling is late stage 3 or early stage 4 in many places.
In some areas, it may have even progressed to stage 5. What's the best way to reverse this? I for one have been pestering local elected officials to block the construction of new bike lanes.
the Danish are from Denmark and the Dutch are from Netherlands, yeah as an Ameriburger it fucked with my head too when I learned about that
another word for the Danish are the Danes.
And if they emigrate to the UK then they're Great Danes
Are people from Holland called Hollandaise?
They're called rodents
>MFW there are people who seriously advocate for new interstates like I advocate for HSR
It still can serve all the cities it goes nearby because it will have interchanges with all the interstates and major routes it crosses. Looks like its primary use will be as an east-west gateway from the west coast to the southeast for truck freight with the benefit of not going directly through a number of cities, which diverts traffic congestion and ultimately reduces pollution. It would bring business and jobs to extremely poor regions of the country.
Come back down to Earth
and the regions that need HSR the most in the US are not that long, and regions that lengthy are already connected in europe, northeast coast at least is connected by decently fast rail but west coast really needs it.
>>1690240 >Great for trucks headed to the southeast from the west coast.
Yes. Atlanta needs its anime, manga, and other weeb products dropped off at Long Beach, CA.
we should just use this as a targeting map for surplus cold war MIRVs. wipe the slate clean and repopulate the south with people who aren't inbred theocrat child rapist freaks