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Aesthetic planes only.
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i came here to extinguish wildfire and spray crops and i'm all out of wildfires
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PA-42 Cheyenne 400LS
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Does /n/ have any thoughts about the NYC ferry? Is it viable? Will it help connect areas of the city without subway access? Is it worth the cost?
Yes, my only problem with it is that it still uses only the same two piers in Manhattan which is fucking dumb. It's a fucking island for godsakes, have one every 20 blocks at minimum and run it as brooklyn/si-queens/bronx through services. That's not to say it's impossible to work with only 2-3 piers, SI Ferry only goes to Battery Park, LIRR only goes to Penn Station/Atlantic Terminal and so on. I just think it's a great way to not only serve new areas but also take crowds off the subway and buses if you do that for a comparatively minimal cost. And don't get me wrong I understand this is an experimental service so they don't want to put too much money into it just yet but they're joking with those hour frequencies and small boats. It's fine for now but if the city wants to get serious about ferry as a transport mode (which they should) they have to do more than that.
Any map of the routes compared to subway routes and bridges?
This is the most complete map of the ferry system. I dont know of any maps with train and ferry. Right now fares for the two are separate, because the ferry is not run by the MTA. They are trying to integrate them, I hear

When did the Bronx become its own island???
Growing wealth divide. Tough times all around.

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No wonder nerds like this guy, he's validating their social retardation by saying dumb shit like this.
Classic Elon Musk, thinking he's magically better than industry veterans:

>And tunnel engineers seriously doubt Musk can improve tunneling speeds at least 14 times over, as he has promised.
>"What does Musk think, we’re all idiots?"
>“I think public transport is painful. It sucks. Why do you want to get on something with a lot of other people, that doesn’t leave where you want it to leave, doesn’t start where you want it to start, doesn’t end where you want it to end? And it doesn’t go all the time.”

“It’s a pain in the ass,” he continued. “That’s why everyone doesn’t like it. And there’s like a bunch of random strangers, one of who might be a serial killer, OK, great. And so that’s why people like individualized transport, that goes where you want, when you want.”

Why the fuck is this guy idolized like a demigod?, here if you talk like that people will think you are a weirdo and a crazy guy.
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>all the problems will be fixed if we simply make this scene electric
>this is what this guy actually thinks

>man who sells cars wants people to drive cars


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Colonia claudia ara agrippinensium edition

Previously >>1109637
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>America will never have beautiful, European style cities with amazing architecture, excellent public transportation, and compact, mixed use developments that don't require you to rely on a car
You can still have decent cities even if they're not euro-style dense. Northern european cities tend to be less dense then mediterranean cities, which are the most dense. The key is good public transit. Burger cities went to shit when they got rid of their streetcars. Look at LA, it was never a dense city, but it was breddy gud when you had streetcars going everywhere. Instead of walking to the shops you take the streetcar to go there. That's good enough to keep the city liveable without getting to the point of truly compact development.
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>amazing architecture
Weeeeeell ... it's not all smiles and sunshine. Around here it's entire districts made up of dreary apartment blocks because of an urgent need for social housing after both world wars. Lots and lots of cobblestone that's absolutely horrible for bicycling. Traffic just as bad as in the US because although there are fewer cars there are also fewer lanes to begin with. Zoning is far better though, grocery stores and bakeries and butchers in walking distance wherever you live.
Im gonna move to Amsterdam because of this truth. Live in New York for a decade then go to Amsterdam for the rest of my life.

Good read

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/BRT/ Bike Racing and Training -- Comfy road to dream of riding in the winter edition

Previous thread (currently on auto-sage): >>1113676

IN THIS THREAD, we discuss:
* Training for bike racing (road, MTB, track)
* Bike racing tactics and strategy
* Bike handling skills relating to racing (pacelining, maneuvering within the pack, blocking, when to attack, etc)
* Your races
* Pro races
* Equipment choices (including power meters, heart rate monitors, etc)
* Anything and everything relating to bicycle racing and training

When discussing power, post W/kg (watts per kilogram), not just watts.

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le beet juice fase

I have a Trek with BB86. Should I expect this in my future?
When is it from? Supposedly (I mean, according to a guy who sells these things for a living) they fixed that issues in more recent models.

But idk, around 25k miles happened to both of mine, my friend who had the same issue was ~18k miles

2014. No problems yet. Got it second hand tho.
interesting, could be bb90 only maybe. good luck either way

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helmetfags why? explai/n/
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ITT freds that never took a fall while going fast
>speed wobble at 80km\h
My car fish tails every time I get above 100 km/h on that abandoned road by my house
Mandatory for XC racing here, also don't want to bash my head with a rock if I fall. My dad crashed head on with another biker on a trail and his helmet made him get to E.R. instead of the morgue. Pretty self-explanatory
Mostly because I'm trying to prevent OP's pic related

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Oh yeah, I remember that.
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>Japanese bullet train
That's not japanese, is a fucking spanish Renfe train and it happened in Galicia, even they say it clearly on the video.
Very smart of the driver to take a bend almost twice as fast as he ought to have. What did he think would happen?
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I'm spanish, I think the driver was looking at his fucking telephone and there wasn't any emergency system to brake the train because the government is corrupt and security on the rails was poor.

What does /n/ think of GCN?

Are they the only decent cycling channel on YouTube?
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Lots of shilling but I think they genuinely nice people.
It's not shilling when they tell you it's advertisement
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>I'm gonna shill this product now
>this makes it not shilling
I like how theyre trying to make the videos more funny. Of course they aren't actually funny still, but wholesome chuckles happen.

Matt Simon and Dan are all top lads. Tom last is cool IRL I would imagine but boring to watch and a shit presenter.

I hate the new gear guy. He is like a kid's show presenter.

Also, I used to like them and Cycling Maven equally when he actually rode his bike.

Now he is just an increasingly fat guy moaning about how fat he is whilst getting fatter and filming lifestyle porn, with the same shitty dance tunes.

Could we ever separate /bike/ from /n/? Would it help or harm the board?

I feel guilty starting new threads here. "another bike thread to clog the board that the train guys started"

I don't wanna cause trouble with this post. Things are good enough as-is. But would both audiences get more users if there wasn't so much noise on the board?

The filters in pic related basically turn /n/ into a cycling board
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i agree
I'm mostly here for train stuff and public transport threads, but I don't mind the others. Biking is pretty much how i get around the city in summer, ade everything that's not a car is cool and good in my book
Because you get butthurt at the existence of old train threads on this board and try to spam them to death. Or maybe that is one of you other faggots. Just because you don't like trains doesn't mean you have to be malicious about it. Apologies if you are not who I am thinking of.
>Because you get butthurt at the existence of old train threads on this board and try to spam them to death.
What? I merely pointed out that /n/ is such a slow board a 2.5 year old thread still exist. I wasn't particularly concerned with what the thread was about. Sorted the catalog by creation date and this one was the last on the list. For all I cared it could've been a bait thread with reddit frog in the OP.

Out of all boards /n/ is in the group of boards that needs splitting the least.
But your reaction truly proved what I was saying - trainfags are massive turboautists.
Split /po/ into papercraft and origami. The whole cut vs uncut debate needs to be stopped.
Foamers need to fuck off and go back to one chan

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How was your ride today? Mine was very challenging
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nice to have a soft fall onto the razor wire were you to slip on that snowy path
Yeah I was pretty paranoid around barbed or electrified wires. I just fell once tho, on a large uneven path.
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got a cold so i cant ride
Bout to go out in a hour, we have a pretty hot but calm day here today, so will be very easy

Friction shifting hydraulic road has arrived

Cycling will never be the same
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Sti literally > guestimate shifting
Am I the only one who actually prefers friction shifting over brifters for the shifting flexibility?
I love being able to shift several gears down in one motion as i get to a hill, i don't want to hit the shifter multiple times
It's only guessing if you're bad
They're better than single piston mechanicals but they're still not in the same league as hydros, you still have the friction from the cable and it will be different front and rear.
>Am I the only one who actually prefers friction shifting over brifters for the shifting flexibility?
> I love being able to shift several gears down in one motion as i get to a hill, i don't want to hit the shifter multiple times

You are not alone at all. Once I got meme'd into bar-ends by Rivendell I couldn't go back. The adjustment period took a month, then I couldn't stand brifters

I'm about to pull the 9 speed Ultegra levers off of my new bike to install bar-ends. I keep reaching for the ghost bar ends and cringing at the plastic click click click shifters

I've never used campy, sram, or modern Shimano though. From the looks of it, I suspect campy would feel and shift the best (to me). But I bet modern Shimano is worlds better than this 9 speed I've got

Anyone have an opinion re: 2004 ultegra vs 2017 Tiagra?(all I could afford)

I will probably just stick to bar ends anyways but I'm considering barends + hylex

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Post 'em Airports new thread Mk 12 .... starting with LHR
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I like that Southwest still has peanuts, no upcharge seats, two free bags, cheap drinks and free drinks on holidays. Delta's newer planes do have nice in-seat entertainment screens and better snacks though. And I like the MD-80s.
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SBP added them after seeing how popular they were at SBA.
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You mean to say that a Finnish Embraer 190... ISN'T in the U.S.?!?!?
>Yeah I too love waiting in 20 plane backups waiting to take off
>Only 20 planes
It's like you have never been 45th in line at KATL.
Just flew out of there a couple weeks ago and it was fine, they seemed to be sending out planes really close to each other actually. I could see two in the distance that had just taken off with a third one still rolling on the runway.

Which is your favorite bike brand/manufacturer, /n/?

Mine is Canyon
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>>1133776 >>1133800 >>1133804 >>1133836
see diagram
>I almost expect him to start droning on about how obama is a lizard people halfway through
disinfo shill, obama isn't a reptilian he just works for them
Does anyone here have experience with Planet X bikes?
Good for running over moms who are glued to their smartphone and don't look where they walk.
Delete this

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So I was trying to watch Man in the high castle and I noticed they had a sick monorail system going on in NYC in addition to an awesome underground network.

Anything like this irl?
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Nah, there's a lot of small differences.
My point wasn't about the headway which is ok, but about train capacity. Point taken tho. I do wonder if at that point a monorail still has any advantage over elevated metro. Wouldn't the structural capacity have to be pretty much the same as for heavy rail?
The show is filmed in Seattle. I know for a fact that some of the scenes set in San Francisco are filmed in Pioneer Square. That monorail in the show is obviously the Seattle Center Monorail edited with some special effects magic.
Interesting. So those middle seats are actually cowls for those rubber tires. I always wondered why they put seats in the middle of the aisle when I rode one.
Slightly off topic but remember that peoplemovers are commonplace in most airports around the world. While not a monorail, they utilize the same basic concept (rubber tires on a guideway with a central power pickup). They're used in places that have intermittently high periods of traffic (as opposed to a continual stream, which does better with moving walkways) within a 3-4 mile space.

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Stop arguing about stupid things and go ride your bike.
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Stop using tubes.
Stop dramatizing everything and acting like bicycle "maintenance" is complicated mechanics or rocket science so you sound sophisticated and smart like those car guys who made fun of you
But riding bikes is boring.
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>Stop dramatizing everything and acting like bicycle "maintenance" is complicated mechanics or rocket science so you sound sophisticated and smart like those car guys who made fun of you

Car guy: uhh wut part I order? Me screw it in

Bike guy: I'm gonna shimango this Raleigh 20 to be a fat tire drop bar disc tourer cargo bike for my flicjr acct
i got started on bikes completely out of the blue, bought three clunkers at an auction for less than 30$ after not having ridden a bike for at least 15 years. took them apart in my kitchen and figured i would see what i needed to buy to fix them up. end result: three frames in the corner and and a pile of bike parts on my kitchen table and i had literally no idea what goes where. hadn't it been for sheldon i would never have figured it out and probably thrown it all away and gone back to playing video games. but i didn't, i fixed one and started riding that, then fixed another, then bought another, then sold the first one, and its just been an endless cycle(lmao) since then.
now i ride 40+ miles a week, work delivery, got a road bike, an mtb and have fixed countless bikes for and helped family, friends and neighbours.
if i get to heaven there is nothing i look forward to more than shaking this mans hand. sheldon is a god damn hero

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