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Is it the blimp trains time to shine?
Could this be used to get Ukraine grain to the rest of europe?

They have different rail gauge between rooskie and EU tracks but blimp can be handed off with out even slowing down

THIS CAN WORK???!!!!!!!

Now Im on the edge of something
Wondering bout the blimp train
ooooohhhhaaaaa eeeeeaaaaahhhooooaaaa
Talking bout the blimp train
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Does this belong here?

Train plane https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRH5BO-bnDw
Is he one of us?
And they say azns cant be creative

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i live next to a traintrack.. why do you people do this.. please just stop please


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Not polished yet: https://close.city/

It's an interactive map to show the best places for transportation and walkability.

The default is Grocery + Library which makes the map really really narrowly defined and there's no real way to weight the options, so I recommend disabling Library and/or using just one at a time. But it does an incredible job of highlighting walkability and would make a great tool for deciding where to develop or move
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The far left hates cars. They want to get rid of the word private. Cars? Use the bus. Housing? Here’s a pod sized room with shared facilities. All in the name of efficiency and “fairness”. They want us living packed up like bees in a hive, a totally unnatural and unhealthy way to live. A reasonable man would conclude that a mix of sense urban accommodation and less sense housing on the outskirts is the way forward but these chumps only think in terms of surviving on what you “need” only, which funnily enough drives up profits for developers who can make far more money off sell/rent larger numbers of smaller apartments for far more than they can ever hope to get from larger family sized offerings. It’s an utter charade.
>where do kids go to study these days?
Either at the uni itself or at home/dorm
Definitely not at the public library lmao
From what I've seen, public libraries are used almost exclusively by very old women and street children who don't have a computer at home.
>lives in a place where school playgrounds aren't open to the public on evenings and weekends
>nearby shoe boutique is labeled as supermarket but drugstore with full grocery is nowhere to be seen
definitely needs tuned up. at first glance the map look about right though
When I was young. My school's playground would be opened and closed at random. So it wasn't something I could relay on.

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Ocean liner fans rejoice! The Queen Mary reopened for hotel guests in May and in June, I had the privilege of spending two nights on board. I'll be uploading my album of the ship over the next few days and discussing the history of the ship that I learned while onboard.
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Well that's it for the photos. Unfortunately I only had time to stay on the ship for one full day due to late arrival/early departure but I think I made the most of it.

It's been a fun 10 months. If anyone else has been to the Queen Mary or just wants to post about ocean liners in general, feel free to do so, otherwise I'll just let this thread die.
very cool


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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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don't threaten me with a good time
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Back pain time?
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imagine being so weak you can't even carry 100kg on your back. can you even imagine it?

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I'd like to buy whoever invented the thru-axle a beer. It's a fantastic invention and I have no idea how it manages to be so good. It makes replacing a wheel so much nicer than fucking qr skewers.
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>roadside flat repair
>flip bike over
>remove axle
>it's covered with grease
>nowhere to put it
skill issue
>flip bike over
>>remove axle
skill issue
>>it's covered with grease
skill issue

t. toobless chad
Just add "everything is covered in sealant" after the first line.
sounds like a <32mm problem
was that the bad guy in "marathon man"

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Why don't you own one with direct front drive?
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Cuntmobile is back lmao
Had a good laugh in the old thread
anoyone know where i can find a new headrest for my M-009 tadpole that doesn't cost $90?
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>Actually a couple months ago I did some airflow simulations, the result was that my design is shit.
Pic related. I went with forward slanted windshield. Also on the side the top is slanted outwards. To protect against the sun. At the front the window is bigger for better visibility.
Enclosed wheels. The whole velo is quite high, because the hottest air is always at the top and there is also where the head is, so I tried to give more headroom. But extra height is not good for aerodynamics. Forward slanted window also not good. Mainly I think, because of high sides, so the air doesn't have anywhere to go. But I need these high sides because of the riders shoulders and also the wheels.
I was also trying with different angles at the back (kammback style). For my surprise the sharp transition from main body to the angle gave better results than smooth (fillet) one.
Aerodynamics is though.
Design issues I see right off the bat.

>Large profile: will act as a sail in crosswinds
>Large windows: adds a lot of weight if using a hard material or very scratch prone if using something lighter and weaker. Will need to be replaced, which will be expensive and a PITA.
> Condensation: the thermal difference between inside and outside will condensate the air on the window. Unless you have some kind of holes or fan that blows air into it.

Current commercial velos (Bulk, snoek, and the likes) the the way they are because of a reason, and your velo defies all of that. If you go for style rather than efficient you'd still have to solve the issues I greentexted. Wishing you good luck.

What software is that btw?
>Large profile: will act as a sail in crosswinds
Some say that can help go faster, sailing like a sail boat. I assume it might work in steady winds, but in sharp abrupt winds seems to be more trouble.
Otherwise I agree with all you said. That all was my concern, but I was playing around with forward slanted window design and I ended with this shape. if it would prove to be good aerodynamically, I might compromise on other stuff, but it is not.
Also it's impossible to see any traffic lights, because you can't see above eyelevel.
That is why I have abandoned that design. It is no good on any aspect. I thought of it, I tried it. In a trash it goes.
Next one will be more slim and compact. And small window. I still want to make it forward slanted though.
I've got some new ideas, I'll see how it goes.
Software is solidworks.

Is he still around?
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You're out in lycra riding your campagnolo fitted road bike and this guy points a gun at you and says "haandit ower,,, sumunabitch"

Your move?
*pulls up next to you on a trike, points a gun
We love you bacon

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am i retarded how is this possible
this doesnt seem sustainable in the long term
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Get a load of oscar romero here taking a bullet from the woke mob who would steal the the poor oppressed oligarchs's gulfstream jets if not for their heroic martyr defending their right to shit up the planet
>making third world migration to the first world easier than ever
Can't wait for Europeans to get Hondurans
This, I also support oppressing the poor further
They are getting out of line these days

,,,,jump to26;00
I work for a mid-tier carrier as customer support, traps are gay, any other questions?

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>bike got stolen last november
>whatever it's cold soon anyway
>also bought a car in december
>missing outside activity other than running, really miss going on trails etc.
>considered buying another bike but also like the idea of skating because I enjoy ice skating and am pretty good at it
>also would fit in car easier than a bike
What are some good beginner cheapish skates for a big guy with wide feet?
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can confirm, I thought 3 big wheels looked cool to start on and I live in an area surrounded by hills, no bueno. You pick up to mortal speed pretty quickly so learning to stop and build leg strength right away was a big challenge. Also tore my TCFF in my wrist because I forgot about guards.
I think wrist guards are a great safety net for inexperience in hindsight.

tldr; 4 wheels probably less fast and more manoeuvrable
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pickrel: 3x100 k2 lt trios
I have worn them to pieces
I also have a 4x110 k2 marathons but they are to stable for me. very fast though.
I'm looking at getting some 3x125, probably powerslide. but The fr skates do look good.
>tldr; 4 wheels probably less fast and more manoeuvrable
I think it's the other way around, 4 wheels gives high speed stability at the expense of low speed agility. 3 big wheel skates pick up speed faster and have better turning agility at the expense of stability. This is of course a generalization, what's more important than wheel count is wheel size and skate length, however, number of wheels do heavily dictate ideal wheel size in a skate's design. Bigger wheels give a smoother ride but brings CoG higher off the ground resulting to less stability and more agility, opposite for smaller wheels. Those 3 factors are like a bike's geometry and heavily influence how a skate feels. I'm not an expert in the subject (am a bikeboy) but I'm familiar, interested, and I do intend to buy my own set of skates soon enough
/xs/ has a roller blading thread, /rag/, that is sorta active. The newfag buy question is fairly common there, I'd recommend lurking through it if you want to get some reviews.
thanks for the info crossboard anon

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Old beater edition
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rule of thumb that Ive heard is ~1 metric ton per 10 horse
so by that logic, you should be able to get about 2.5 to 3 tons out of it
>Would you intrested in some progress pics?
>should I spam them or make a mega folder
Im good with either
Cheers for being helpful.
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My maglev proposal for China.

What do you think?
nah too expensive
I legitimately do not understand the preoccupation some people on this board have with chinese maglev, waco to branson maglev, ougadougou to bujumburi maglev, or any other such irrelevant speculations, and it makes me think the "chang" shitposter might be on to something. Literally what is so boring about the NEC, western europe, taiwan, peninsular malaysia, or japan, that makes these other (irrelevant) places so worthy of your attention? Other than the fact that you see them as probable future colonies for the CCB-Tencent corporation's future workforce, but if that were the case you'd be targeting Taiwan too so it just doesn't make any sense
I don't understand the appeal, especially when they already have an impressive HSR network. The benefits of maglev compared against HSR are very minimal. Maglev pretty much exists as gadgetporn.

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narrower and higher pressure tire IS faster
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post sauces
as far as i know there is no hard evidence only speculation based on ideal conditions
in the real world based on actual experience it seems to not be true
fat tyres dont seem to roll any worse to me and in not ideal conditions (the real world) fatter tyres roll faster
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It's obviously a 110 and 140. Nobody makes 150/55.

That's still a relatively wide tire, thoughever, a much lighter prototype racing bike of that displacement uses a 90 or 100 front and a 115 or 120 rear.
If you only ride on smooth glass, sure.
My favorite feeling is when my tire pressure is dialed in just right and the tire deflection under cornering rebounds so predictably, I love it. It has a weird feeling of being soft and firm at the same time, it's kind of like that feeling of a really good pencil eraser
This approximately the same reason why I'm slower with clipless than with pinned flats. It's a confidence issue.

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The science is in, rim brakes are and always have been superior to disk brakes in every metric, weight, stopping power, aerodynamics.

The ONLY exception, and there are caveats even to that, is on carbon rims, which are gay.

Watch the first part to see the sciencey bit about how the industry lied about disks to force consoomers into buying cheaper to manufacture disk brakes for more money

tfw when they pushed disk brakes in order to usher in a world where everyone would be proud to pay over the odds to ride bikes made of chinese plastic, including fragile plastic rims that cannot withstand the forces of rim braking without exploding in a catastrophic fashion.
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You're just a contrarian who wants something to argue about.

Wrong. Not true. Don't care about your gay eceleb. Also you're gay and wear lycra.
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This video is literally an advertisement for their product. Everything they said about disc breaks is true but they only really mentioned it in regards to aero TT/Tri bikes. Yes there's no reason for dick brakes if you just was a fast aero light bike.

All other use cases are unmentioned because, surprise surprise the dick breaks offers a better compromise for more people. Sorry to all the rim brake fags out there but it's not like you can't still go out and get a nice used rim brake bike
What the fuck is this rim brakes vs disk brakes meme, I don't use /n/ often but I see it all the time, I've had bikes with both systems and they're both fine, what's all the reeing about.
we like to be angry and autistic
hydro discs make my dick

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Is grant petersen's quote still true?
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this but replace the jeans with a good jacket and the dutch bike with an old mtb and its trueer than ever
No. They are made for riding slow through a dense flat city traffic.
>*charges you $5000 for an obsolete piece of shit in your path*
nothin personnel kid
tells you a lot about his character that he bases his purely capitalistic marketing approach on shitting on what others enjoy
peak neoliberal faggot

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