Why is the F/A 18 so underrated?
Maybe the E/F/G models but the A+/++/C/D models have plenty of power.
Is urban planning of the former Warsaw Pact/Eastern Bloc countries something the west should strife for?
Built around mass transit/public transport and equal access to amenities like schools and healthcare.
Also post Commie public transport of every kind.
Pic related is Nowa Huta (currently a district of Cracow) built from the ground up as an "utopian ideal city" according to soviet/socialist ideals.
those commie blocks make me even more depressed
As for the whole planning and such, can't tell, as most if not all Eastern Bloc planning was already done taking into account previously established public transport systems and areas
As for my city, Riga, they wanted to build a metro, which would have probably collapsed , one of the main reasons why it was cancelled (also protests and other factors)
low production volume
high quality (I assume)
Bug chunk (1/2?) of the cost is the shell. They might have bought molds for that, which would not be cheap.
You can build yourself an electric recumbent trike for under half that (new). I rode one for a few months, it was not for me. Dangerous and slow to ride in a US city w/o much bike infrastructure. Recumbent looks good on paper; there are reasons besides the UCI that they're not ubiquitous.
Because that's what hipsters can/will pay for it.
You can buy a decent used car for that much. Without even looking, I'd bet you could buy a used Prius for that much.
I'd be annoyed if I had to dodge around one of these because it took up the entire width of a bike lane on a public street. I'd be even more annoyed if I had to dodge around it on a bike path -- and I'd consider reporting it to the Rangers if one was available to complain to.
My wife is a lazy little turd. but she's my lazy little turd!
She doesn't really care for cycling, and honestly, it's a seasonal hobby at best for me. So I want her to come along with me on rides, but her Wal-Mart bike is always so slow, and she gets tired and uncomfortable on long rides.
Are there dog/child carriers big enough for a 5'3" 105lb Asian woman? She thinks it's a funny idea to have me tow her, and I think it'd be a good workout, while also having her come along with me on bike rides.
did any video games make you want to get into riding?
After going back to my childhood 26" small frame bike, riding my 29er large frame feels fuckhuge. 6'1" ~185lbs. Is it too big? I love how nimble and agile the 26" small light frame is. However the trails near me are not technical, I need a big monster truck of a bike like the 29".
ITT we discuss why paramotoring/gliding is the patricians tra/n/sportation of choice
Paddled boats thread(?)
like kayaks and canoes etc.
How do I know if a spray skirt is tight enough on a kayak?
is there even a point in this
A G G R E S I V E G E O M E T R Y? I mean this page is for buying and selling bikes in NYC so most of these bikes are meant for urban commuting with a small percentage of messengers. Would this even be practical or do these fucks just want to look cool hunching over at a negative angle while navigating traffic?
They give you about a 2-5% advantage, moreso at higher speeds.
Important if you're doing 400W down the french countryside but if you're a hipster whose AIDS legs can't manage more than 100, then this aggressive 'fuck me in the ass' position is more for retaining flexibility for when big boys want to fuck them in the ass.
most of the people on this page are beans. As are, apparently, most messengers in NYC, not really hipsters, but working class. Also what is the practicality of having no brake fixed gear in the city? Another side effect of "Fixed gear no brakes cant stop dont want to"?
>mfw I realized TdF peleton rides around 60kmh on the flat sections, and I cant even reach 50kmh sprinting
Really makes you think about what, exactly?
>hurr I suck so much I should just quit
That sort of shit? LOL. Nothing quite like defeating yourself before you even get started.
>If you're not as good as a professional, you're wasting your time and should quit!
That's one of the dumbest things that someone can say about anything.
Guess what? Even the top pro riders started out as slow and weak compared to where they are now. You're not a loser for aspiring. The real losers are the ones who won't even bother trying. Maybe you never reach that level. So what? For every pro rider who can perform at that level, there are hundreds and hundreds of amateur racers who can't compete with that, but that are head-and-shoulders above the typical garden-variety recreational rider. Even if you never even think to try road racing, you can still improve your level of fitness as a rider to raise you above the typical, ride-on-the-weekends-only-when-the-weather-is-nice casual. You crank up hills and make it look easy, and they marvel at how strong a rider you are. You ride for distances on the flat like you're a machine, when they have to slow down or take a break. You sprint to beat the light before it turns red, and they have to stop because they know they won't make it. It's all relative. Then maybe your efforts inspire some casuals to make an effort to improve. Who's the real hero now, you or some pro rider they may never have heard of and will never meet?
The Queen of /gag/... FO Sabrina edition
Post rare trains you encountered irl or in the internet.
Recently saw this one near Düsseldorf, Germany.
For me it would be Gazelle here.
Those DMUs were formerly owned by the AKN running local lines north of Hamburg.
In 2016 two of them were sold to a company called BayernBahn that uses them around Nördlingen.
This year they were leased to handle additional traffic on Düsseldorf's S28 during the Tour de France.
Rolls Royce v GE v P&W
I don't get how jet engines work. The compressor blades push the air backwards but then the turbine blades use the airflow to turn the shaft. It just doesn't make sense that the turbine can provide more energy to turn the shaft than the compressor is expending to push the air. I guess the combustion helps but how does it only help the turbine turn and not slow down the compressor? Jet engines just don't make sense.
and then they do shit like this that makes even less sense
I'm pretty sure science is just an elaborate hoax by college elitists to make us think God isn't real
They won't happen. If you believe this, you're a hype-drone retard
No, there are no self-driving cars on the market today. No, nobody is actually going to make one. They are Jetsons tech: nice to dream about, will not exist in our lifetime
Stop worry about them and chill. Also, Tesla and SpaceX will go out of business by 2019.
>You're dumb as fuck. I see them driving around literally every day. Not to mention there are a bunch of models out there that are already semi-autonomous.
Oh look, a silicon valley bubble person. Remember this post, retard. Remember it when you're old and retired. Think about how naive you were, so arrogant. lol. Keep dreamin bub
They're pushing them, but I don't think they'll ever really catch on, not the fully autonomous type with no controls. It's all about psychology; people won't trust them because they can't control it, won't trust it, and it takes away choice. There are about 10 basic emotional needs that all people have and self-driving cars violate 3 of them. At best it'll be a more sophisticated 'cruise control' feature, or a safety feature to prevent you from rear-ending someone. But people just plain won't trust it.
Also the technology is being rushed to market by companies like Google and the auto manufacturers, who are more interested in making back the money they've invested than they are human safety. They have whole platoons of lawyers who will tell them that paying off some wrongful death lawsuits is cheaper than waiting another 5+ (probably more like 20) years to develop REAL 'AI', not the half-assed 'learning algorithms' they're passing off as AI.
Also, currently NO ONE has any actual PROOF that they're safer. All anyone has is Google and auto manufacturers' word that they're safer, and worse, they're being pushed by beaurocrats and politicians who have no fucking idea how any of it works, they just listen to all the HYPE and believe it because they don't know any better. The tech is NOT READY to be out in the wild. Your DOG is smarter than a self-driving car, and I'd trust a dog more.
What are the best looking bicycle jerseys currently on sale?
no /n/ jerseys do not look good you cringelords.