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Use less energy for the same movement please.
https://solar.lowtechmagazine.com/2023/02/can-we-make-bicycles-sustainable-again
We can do it!
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remove more humans
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the most sustainable thing you can do is keep using old shit instead of constantly buying new

it's so fucking obvious
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>>1989280
based globohomo acronym disliker
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>>1981632
https://youtu.be/jgacSmLBSIQ
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>>1981632
make it steel

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Let's see those handlebar set ups, what gadgets and gizmos are you running and why?
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>>1990384
because its very unfunny and ancient joke
its as old as brakes are
people who did horse and carriage racing probably made that joke
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Realistically though what is actually useful in a bike/ebike dashboard?

Accessory devices
Dashcam
lighting control
Heated grip control
USB power outlet control
Rearview camera, mirrors, panoramic vision display

Navigation
Compass
maps like Google maps, fatmap, waze, gps

Weather
Weather outlook display (with aqi too maybe)?

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This man’s destiny was replaced by the iphone
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>>1987788
Garmin has that
>>1990790
This gives me a comfy feeling
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>>1990790
I'd recommend a high powered laser pointer to blind drivers and pursuing helicopter pilots but besides that it's a good list

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>a
>fucking
>screw
Eurosistas, they'll make fun of us...
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What could have been...
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>>1990902
Instead we're now getting the Scharfenberg-based thing that is incompatible and will make conversion an absolute mess.
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>>1990899
>to proud to use the superior Janney coupler
You get what you deserve.
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>>1990899
How much trailing tonnage can one of those really handle?
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>>1990903
why isn't the air hose in the middle?
do they never have to wye their cars?

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Have you ever defended yourself against a car while cycling?

I've considered executing U-lock justice a few times and knocking off a mirror or something, but it seems like a good way to go to jail or get killed.

Recommendations? Stories?
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>>1981402
>as soon as something opens the door and has a go
That's assault. Now it's Glock time.
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>>1981395
Not sure I would call it defence but I've broken mirrors and tail lights of cars parked in bike lanes. Oh an one time a ute overtook me very quickly and shouted something like "fuck off fag" but I caught up in the lights and broke his mirror with my lock, then hightailed it back throught the sidewalk.
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>>1988146
Glock owners are too stupid to defend themselves. They're more likely to shoot themselves on accident. They always screw it up somehow
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>>1988024
Carry pepper spray
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>>1981535
Yeah I was about to say OP is simply trying to get shot while legally being at fault. The city will celebrate your death.

A woman who is in a sexual relationship with an aeroplane has revealed that she travelled abroad 30 times in the last year just to spend quality time with her lover.

Sarah Rodo, from Dortmund, Germany, found love on her first flight with a Boeing 737 - after an unfulfilling attempt to date humans.

Since then, the 23-year-old has also 'met' 60 figurines and three larger models who she considers part of a 'collective being' that she is dating, and so she often refers to her lovers as one.

Keeping up a relationship with an object requires real commitment.

The avid jet-setter is so loved up that she has booked 30 mini-breaks in the last 12 months just to be close to her original beau, the Boeing 737.

Despite their many trips together, Sarah, who identifies as objectum sexual [having a sexual or romantic attraction to an inanimate object], is heartbroken that she's never been fully alone with her partner.

Sarah said: 'I'm proud to be objectum sexual – it's a wonderful sexuality, the only sad thing is that I can't be alone with a real plane.

'I flew a lot in the last year to be with the Boeing as often as I possibly could, I took about 30 flights and always combined it with a city trip or vacation.

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>over a year old
>still hasn't even reached the bump limit yet
Fuck all of you
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>>1985485
I, for one, support BBA (Big Boeing Airbus) supremacy.
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only deranged zoomies who are into toxic relationships like the 737 MAX...
you gotta fuck an airbus now thats a good piece of ass
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That the track is narrower? That it's elevated (chicago already has elevated trains)?
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>>1989376
>I don't need to solve it, the evacuation problem is already solved.
Just use the escape chute bro. Oh you're disabled? That stinks.Your monorail isn't equipped with one? Ah, too bad.
https://www.monorails.org/tMspages/KimEd3.html

>20 years of operation
No, I asked for a ratio of monorail mileage in Japan to conventional rail mileage.

Just saying "it's safe because a disaster hasn't happened" is inviting disaster.
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>>1989377
>No, I asked for a ratio of monorail mileage in Japan to conventional rail mileage.
Calculate it yourself if you want. But it is not relevant. If you think it is some kind of own because they have more trains than monorails your are dumb and don't understand how safety figures works.

>Oh you're disabled?
If 99% percent of the passengers can escape you just made the system 99% safer. You can't design these systems around inane scenarios.
And nothing prevents a disabled person from getting help form other people.

>https://www.monorails.org/tMspages/KimEd3.html
>1985
>A flat foam-filled guide tire was determined to be the cause of Silver's fire, heated by the friction
>2015
>suffered a similar tire fire

Poor safety practices by the industry to be honest. Suspended monorails, preferably of the Wuppertal type, are superior in that regard because all electronics are situated above the passenger compartment and the drive mechanism is much less complicated.

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>>1986576
There's a variant with a scissor lift mechanism that allows the monorail car to be set down on the ground. This makes creating stations easy and temporary stations for special events can be little more a rope and someone collecting fares.
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>>1986576
>upside down monorails
It's mechanically more stable than regular monorail riding on a beam.
They naturally tilt as well thus give a comfy ride.
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>2024
>I am forgotten

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I've been debating selling my car for a bike and I want to know what you think /n/. All my life all I've ever owned are cheap ass big box store bikes and I thought that's just how bikes were. I thought the expensive ones at bike shops were just for hardcore riders. Well, I decided to check one out as there are several in my town because riding is quite big here. Well, I don't need to tell you guys how much better these bikes were. And it had me thinking.

I'm a tubby broke neet. I need to save more money and get in shape. I can get somewhere around $7000 for my car, enough to get a really solid bike and have plenty extra. I want to know if anyone has ever done this. I've thought about it for several days, and the ONLY reason I can think against it is "driving is easier". There are bike paths and lanes everywhere in my town. It snows maybe 2-3 weeks a year. Grocery store is a 5 minute bike ride away. Has anyone done this before?
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>>1990798
>I am still looking but the only used bikes I've seen for "fifty bucks" are walmart brands like nakamura. There are many brands mentioned from anons itt like canondale, giant etc but they are all well over $500, not fifty bucks. And unfortunately the ones I've found are all too big for me.


any idiot can find a $50 bike and overhaul it. you need a couple basic tools. some grease, and a wire brush. new tires, cables and brake pads and you're golden. $100 investment. i understand wanting a nice modern bike, but i can't understand selling my car to purchase one, especially when a cheap bike will suit your needs.
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>>1990891
how many times are you going to post this image from a shithole like sanfransisco in every thread? go back to /o/
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>>1990910
the thing is a car isn't really "free" even if it's paid off, maintenance, gas and insurance are gonna be hundreds of dollars a year if not over 1000
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>>1990805
I didn't say I wanted to put my feet flat on the ground. You said that. So I'm not gonna bother with the rest of your post since you didn't bother with mine.
>>1990910
Damn so /n/ has their own version of "3k civic" guy.
>i can't understand selling my car to purchase one
You might not do it and that's fine. But if you bothered to read you would understand it.

Thanks to those who were helpful but the shitposters are here so I'm out. Cheers
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>>1990910
yea and while youre at it you can make a decent pair of shoes out of cardboard boxes and twine, only an idiot would pay for brand new shoes

Still the most noble form of transportation is to be carried around by others, walking yourself is for plebs. Show us your palanquins then!
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can palanquin carrying be a good workout or no
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>>1990837
yes, it is a great workout.

Comfy Winter Edition

Old Thread: >>1938049
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>JR Hokkaido wants to decrease the travel time on conventional lines between Sapporo and Asahikawa from an hour and a half to around an hour through major infrastructure upgrades (Page 45 of the PDF)
I wonder if that's just a huge case of delulu since they will have to do a LOT to make that happen namely elevating basically the whole line to eliminate all level crossings.

https://www.jrhokkaido.co.jp/corporate/mi/vision/20240329-01.pdf
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>>1990402
If they're going to elevate the line and make it >100mph then they might as well make it dual-gauge and run Shinkansen, even if not going at full Shinkansen speeds. They already mix Shinkansen and freight south of Kikonai anyway.
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>>1990402
I looked up the data
>the fastest Kamuis take 1h25m
>stopping at Iwamizawa, Bibai, Sunagawa, Takikawa and Fukagawa
>served by 789-1000 series
>only goes 120km/h because Hokkaido even though it's rated for 145km/h
>2.4km/h/s acceleration, 2.5km/h/s non-emergency braking
>that's about 1600m of braking and re-accelerating taking 100 seconds+the time stopped at platform(usually 90 seconds for express trains in Japan from what I've heard)
>in that same 190 seconds a train will move 6.333km, so really every stop costs the same amount of time as going roughly 8 km
>that means every stop costs 4 minutes
>times 5 stops that's twenty minutes
All they need to do is run a sprinter once or twice a day and reraise the speed limit to 130km/h and they'll probably hit it.
Alternatively if they want to hit that on a 4-stop train(because realistically it won't stop at Fukagawa once the Rumoi line is closed in 2026), the line is literally a bunch of straights between Iwamizawa and the tunnels right before Asahikawa, so it wouldn't require any realignments to raise the speed, just grade separation.
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https://tabiris.com/archives/geibisen-saikochiku1/
>restructuring council for Niimi - Bingo-Shobara section of the Geibi Line
>maximum ridership of 10 people per train
>the eastbound 20:00 train from Bingo-Ochiai gets ZERO passengers REGULARLY
I don't think there's any way nor reason to save this one.
>numbers for rest of the line to Hiroshima also published
>Bingo Shobara - Miyoshi has 381 transportation density, sketchy but workable
>Miyoshi - Shimo-Fukagawa is safe at 988
>Shimo-Fukagawa - Hiroshima is an urban line at 8529
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>>1990643
I wonder if Kisuki Line and the section of Fukuen Line between Fuchu and Shiomachi will eventually get axed as well since they also have some pretty miserable ridership numbers at less than 200 passengers / km / day.

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Check and mate carbrains
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>>1990085
i love these little vans
id love to have one
peak practicality (for a car)
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>>1987579
Better yet the RWD sedan was killed by CARB emissions, the same thing that made trucks huge. About to make them even larger too lmao.
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>>1988753
Going to get even worse emissions when Exhuast filters get put on gas engines.
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>>1987400
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cargo bikes for short-med distance intercity trips doing light delivery or trades that require small amounts of tools. medium pickup trucks and vans for bigger deliveries and trades that require bigger tools or delivery of glass/wood etc, that's all anyone needs.

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Here is mine:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2lT4oE4DxE

Just do it:
https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=cW8VLC9nnTo
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>>1987204
a lil bit too shoegazy for keeping a cadence, but there's just something about female indie voices with a dreamy texture that gets me pedaling in bad weather
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KnYw4EwYGc
anyway playlists are for fags, music on bike enjoyers listen to 1 or 2h curated mixes
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Johann Strauss Sr. - Radetzky March
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eab_eFtTKFs

Loituma's Levan Polkka
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbAHzYQIf40
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https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_6rUeOCm7S0&pp=ygUPdmxnYSBjcmVhbSBzb2Rh

VOLGA Cream Soda
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>>1987413
Who asked bitch ass
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>>1980316
How da fuck is hurt by johnny cash cycling music breh lol

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MWLpR6Fsc6Q&pp=ygUKYmlydGggNDAwMA%3D%3D

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my favorite transportation related song is "Nighttime In The Switching Yard" by Warren Zevon
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E16K4LBT0FU
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Pearl Harbor and the Explosions "Drivin' "
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4nYl2U5GTg
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You say black, I say white
You say bark, I say bite
You say shark, I say, hey, man
Jaws was never my scene
And I don't like Star Wars
You say Rolls, I say Royce
You say God, Give me a choice!
You say Lord, I say, Christ!
I don't believe in Peter Pan
Frankenstein or Superman
All I wanna do is
BICYCLE, BICYCLE, BICYCLE
I want to ride my
BICYCLE, BICYCLE, BICYCLE
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>>1985151
Oh that takes me back.
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>>1981606
MD-90bros? Where are we at?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ivJBYF_HTw&ab_channel=ElectronicEDM

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How do these large cargo backpacks compare with a bicycle trailer? I need to haul 100kg of cargo on a bicycle
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>>1957688
ok you are a retard but i will bite. The weight will be on your asshole/saddle not just your shoulders. It will split you're gay asshole in half.
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>>1963357
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>>1983994
don't threaten me with a good time
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>>1957568
>>1957570
Back pain time?

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You WILL fly supersonic this decade
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>>1984125

Why do you think Boom won't fail the same way Aerion did?
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>>1989753
I think one of the big issues was re-engining. It used the same 1960s-era afterburning turbojets it did back when it was first designed. However, there wasn't any newer engine available that could do the job. So it was eventually decided to pull the plug on support.
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Considering that Olympus593 was developed in the 60's, 50 years of advances in metallurgical technology could improve the fuel efficiency of the engine by about 20%
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>>1989711
Concorde was economically inefficient because it was built in the 1960's. An old airframe with inefficient engines that guzzled fuel.

A newer design can be more efficient; in fact the Concorde B was always planned to be built which would have had a more efficient wing profile and engines (no afterburners) and used much less fuel, but it obviously never got built because nobody bought the original.
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>>1990857
>only 20%
They already knew how to increase efficiency in the 593 by 25% back in the 70's. They just never built them because nobody needed them.

https://www.heritageconcorde.com/concorde-b

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Do you enjoy any /n/ games, like city builders and tycoons?
>picrel OpenTTD, the best transportation game
If not a game, what software would you use to make model junctions and rail systems? /diy/ has solidworks, autocad, etc. Unironically a dumb game like OpenTTD seems to be the best option for exercising what you learn in your hobby, at least for free (so, not including real model railways.) It's also just fun as fuck.
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>>1986631
I do this for a living, but I have no idea how I would simulate trains running on the tracks.
Nowadays I mostly struggle with getting the right property sets to be exported to IFC, which is a true pain in the ass of manually punching info.
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>>1983633
OpenTTD

>>1983700
Transport Fever

>>1983730
mini metro

>>1983820
Rolling line

>>1983886
Rail Route


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I love Railroader, but the scenery is very bare bones. Let's hope they have finished this game in a couple of years time.
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i like spectating the transport autists in openttd multiplayer games
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>>1990311
I'm looking forward to Century of Steam.


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