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https://youtu.be/FByA2WCKVTo

>better climbing
>smaller turning radius
>less noise

Why aren't more companies making maglev trains for metro/subway use?
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>>1118757
Japan and south korea also did it.

The main drawback of this type of this type of train is vertical load.
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>>1118762
Different kind of Maglev.

>>1118715
Difference is that the linino line was built in some God-knows where area while this line is built in Beijing
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>>1118763
Yeah. All stupid fuckers with a desperate, nationalistic urge to be 'better' than their neighbours.

T. someone who has lived in all 3 countries
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>>1118767
Kek a one week vacation doesn't equate as "living" in said countries
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>>1118516
>maglev line connecting two of the least populated districts in beijing

i know they build one subway line a year but come on, there's a fuckton of places in beijing where this maglev would be better used, like the line going to the great wall which is america-tier.

the only upside is that they will have the passenger use they want. any transport line that gets build goes beyond full capacity after 3 months.

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>>1057418
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>>1118280
Nuclear would actually be a really good alternative for cruise ships. too bad environmentalists will never go for it. Better to spew harmful pollutants into the air.
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>>1118316
I agree that nuclear ships are/would be awesomez but it's more shippers than anything. Nuclear ships are expensive as fuck to commission, operate, crew, maintain, and decomission. Can't just run a nuclear powered ship up on the beach of a Turkish ship breaker. Much cheaper to drop a low speed diesel in the hull.
Also, not for nothing, ships sink. Ships run aground, catch on fire, and collide with one another all the fucking time. I'm all for alternative solutions, but fission plants in ships ain't it.

>>1118280
>ship emissions are barely regulated or even thought of.
>t. Normie

Ship pollution is a serious issue that is considered and is/will be further regulated by the IMO in the future. I've seen that million-car comparison so often and it is a misunderstood figure. Right now the shipping industry is responsible for ~2.5% of CO2 emissions globally.
The big problem with bunker fuels is that they are high in sulfur. This causes the disproportionately high levels of pollution in sulfur and nitrogen dioxides, contributing to smog and acid rain. Most North American and European ports now bunker only with Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel. Further fuel restrictions are coming down the pipe from the IMO in 2020
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>>1118454
how do you feel about LNG/CNG powered ships?

the emissions would be a significantly cleaner. no special decommissioning.
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>>1118694
I'm really all for it. It's a cleaner, more abundant resource. The stumbling block right now is storage and delivery infrastructure in ports, let alone adoption of the propulsion aboard ships. It's sort of a catch 22. Systems won't be put on new builds until there's refueling capabilities in port, and those won't be built until there's demand from shippers.
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I got hired on as an OS for a tugboat company!

Starting soon. 30 days on, 30 off.

Any advice or input?

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>Destination
>How much did it cost
>Value for money
>Mode
>Single/ return
>How long did it take
>How far
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>Certain snack food store
>US$5
>Bus/rail on outgoing leg, bus/bus on return leg
>An hour per leg
>About 30km
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>Natchez, Mississippi
>About $50
>4/10
>Bus (Greyhound)
>Single
>Almost 7 hours
>about 300 miles
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>>1118500
>Home (downtown)
>used bus pass (shown) $65
>$1.63
>LNG powered bus
>one way
>21 mins
>~12 km
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>first station within the area covered by my student ticket
>24,70€
>very nice
>regional train
>single
>four hours
>about 200 km
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>>1118500
>uni
>15 euros
>10/10
>metro
>monthly card
>1h
>27 km

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I just butchered the drivetrain on this old roadbike, thoughts?
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That's just a ghetto SS conversion, hardly "butchered"
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Simply put, KYS
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>>1118621
Please tell me that isn't a Koski fork.
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>>1118646
that isn't a Koski fork
boom
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Fuuck, the chain wasn't tight enough and it shifted to a lower gear and locked up.

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old thread nowhere to be found
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>>1112355
MODSSSSSSSS
This is actually a tranny for fuck sake, he's fully on the seat.
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>>1112480
>Alexa smearing movie
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>>1112376
this is a BLUE BOARD fucc my boss is gonna see this
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>>1112530
Thank you. It's nice to know that I'm not the only one that sees that.
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>>1112376
>mfw I'm literally in the process of doing exactly what you describe in this post to build up my winter bike

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Pics and discussion of interesting /n/ related infrastructure. Could be bridges, viaducts, tunnels, roads, stations, ports what ever.
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>>1118659
>artists
Shame they didn't fall.
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>>1118617
Probably not, it's way more expensive to tunnel than even building a bridge so they use a tunnel only for going underneath the shipping channel.

>>1118659
Wish they'd fallen off
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>>1118659
this pic makes my nuts tingle
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>>1118710
>Probably not, it's way more expensive to tunnel than even building a bridge so they use a tunnel only for going underneath the shipping channel.

This. It's also the reason that Japan's first rail lines connecting Kanto and Kansai areas took the Tokaido route instead of going through central Japan like the government and military originally wanted.
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West Gate Bridge, Melbourne

broken spokes edition

Post your bike touring stories, questions, setups, advice, plans, or pictures.
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cycling through the czech republic last summer, on a month trip between hamburg and budapest (1000 mi)
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>>1103204
>i
>damn

Kendrick Lamar is that u
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>>1117953
I always tour with a buddy and one of us stays with the bikes when we go into a shop
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>>1118154
if you find someone thats done an interesting route in your area talk to them about their experience. people love to talk about their tours and give advice
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>>1118438
are you just sneaking onto campsites? I'd be pretty nervous

Patrick "Outsource the entire fucking Metrolinx to Keolis" Brown Edition
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>>1110835
i laugh when i see cyclists get hurt

>>1116371
good, rental bike users are the absolute fucking worst.
>dumb ass tourists
>trying to ride their bikes on the sidewalk outside eaton center
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>>1117583
>if i made 100% of my income online i would just move to ottawa.
>there are places in like the busiest parts of downtown ottawa that only cost 750$ a month.
Ottawa sucks compared to Toronto, especially without a car.

I moved here in August.
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>body(knee) is being destroyed by riding fixed
>not enough money for a car
>don't want to get screwed over by ttc
what's the best way to get around? should I just zipcar for big trips? idk
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so fucking excited for the Ottawa LRT
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>Google company Sidewalk Labs partnering with waterfront Toronto for portlands redevelopment, dubbing area "Sidewalk Toronto"
>The area is going to be a testbed for urban technology
>Will explore autonomous vehicles, low-cost construction, underground utility channels
>seeks to mitigate weather effects through design to encourage active transportation
>TTC streetcar, bus and LRT routes will be enhanced to provide connectivity to the area
>aiming for a cycling modal share of 35% and transit 40%
>aerial rapid transit like skyways will be piloted

Introducing Sidewalk Toronto: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQYSy8w9j5c

Press conference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_yg_BsJy_o

What do you think /n/?

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What the fuck is the point of the Dirty Diamond interchange for arterial to expressway? Why not use Parclo?
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>>1117792
Justify using this if your budget is unlimited.
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>>1117664
Parclo takes too much room. DDI is a decent upgrade from a regular diamond interchange that's too built-up to be expanded.
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>>1118194
>driving on the opposite lane of traffic ever
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>>1117711
This is by far the best solution
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>>1117711
If the "underground" section was the middle layer (not underground) this would make much more sense. This would also avoid issues going from the left-right roadway to the underground layer.

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How the fuck do you fix something like this, in a transportation sense, without razing the whole thing and starting over?
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>>1118340
Straight highway is a bad idea
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>>1118159
You mean
>has been since the 70s
>won't be for much longer due to broke-ass millenials
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>>1118743
>has been since the 70s
Anon I believe you to be retarded
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>>1118761
muh murica cars freedom
george washington drove a caddy
fuck off bike faggots
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>>1118765
Automobile assembly line was invented here in the early 1900s
Drive-in theaters and eateries popular by the '40s
Interstates started in the 1950s
Uhhh yeah we have only been car crazy since the 70s anon
>dipshit

Opinion on the FUCI?
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>>1115640

Looks stupid and douchey... one should not sit on it unless they are the fastest rider on the planet.

Imagine how stupid you'd look getting passed / beaten.
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>>1115640

It looks like a cross between prison rape and your parents catching you jerking it whilst finger fucking the family pet.
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>>1115640
>SRAM
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>>1116046
>Buying $10,000 bike so you can cruise slowly on a bike path is normal
>Buying bike with windscreen is an atrocity
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>>1115780
Recumbents intimidate casual riders.

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Are these things actually worth the investment, or is this just another meme?

I currently have a full-suspension enduro bike, but the local trails are more or less muddy or snow-covered for over six months of the year.
Do fatbikes have any actual benefits in mud in particular compared to normal bikes or are they a waste of money and a funny novelty bikes at best?
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>>1099012
>Tandem fatbike
Ultimate goon ride
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>>1111056
Wider is better is my motto. If you dont like them the it's easier to switch them for 3.8s or 4s
Whereas if you go 4'' from the get go you might not be able to go fatter if you decide to switch
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Now cruising a beach near you...
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>>1106811

The 29+ momentum and rollover is what does it for me. Just point and hang on.
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>>1099003
hmmm yay

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>>1118673
why is that man wearing a balloon?
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>>1118721
muh aero
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>>1118619
Well I fucking hate your for having a landshark, all things aside I love your bike and you have great taste, I really want a landshark
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>>1118619
I like those bottles
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>>1116527
Thaanks! The alpine here makes it so easy to take great pics. And the bike is too much fun!

>>1116532
I've only posted one other pic of this ridge a few times, but yeah great spot. Other anon got the general area correct. Highwood pass, off the highest road in Canada!

>>1116766
Oh sikkk I got fans! Cheers dood

>>1116791
Thx bruv. I got tons of alpine riding pics... many of them you can peep here: https://www.pinkbike.com/u/Kyle201/album/riding/

>>1116830
Oh fuck yeah dude. Mega boners. My Instigator likes to get gnar

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>>1118720
Waaaay lighter, desu
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>>1118664
But you can only produce your full power in the first two positions, in all the rest all you can do is descend -- BADLY. The more 'efficient' it is according to that pic, the more DANGEROUS it would be on a high speed technical descent. Therefore the pic is garbage.
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>>1118691
>Wide surface on top of tube for lying face-down
>Springs for maximum performance
>Cloth for traction
>Pillow for optimal airflow alignment
>Pajamas for maximum range of motion

Snore de France 2017
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>>1118689
>hits a bump
>anally violated by tire
this is ok
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Hay guiz look at this cock ring I found!!



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