There are known events where people in these balloons stay aloft for 2/3 days in the clouds. They carry all the supplies (food, water, sleeping bags etc) and then sleep high in the sky while going with the wind currents. They map out their route perfectly by using high technology to follow the wind flow they need. The gas balloons are less than half the size of most of the hot-air balloons and don't need burners or propane tanks.
>>959659 You referring to east africans? That's kind of a freak thing due to one ethnic group that happens to have long legs and also happens to live at high altitudes, as it happens long legs isn't necessarily a huge advantage for cycling, plus running is free, a crabbon fred machine is not. But poverty is a motivator, so if you have a million bucks to spare you could probably start your very own cyclist farm in the country of Africa and recruit the race of negroid people for the finest cyclists who may or may not... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>959659 Long legs are good for bikes so some africans could be potential cycling beasts, but I think bikes are expensive and need some infraestructure, so white people have that advantage. I think there is an newish african team that promotes cycling on Africa, I have seen them last year in the vuelta and Tour?.
The same thing happens with south america, but at least they are starting to get better and many good riders come from there, being small and surrounded by mountains makes great climbers.
Spur of the moment I did my first clipless ride borrowing a friend's setup at a mtb trailhead and didn't fall once. Riders better than me have fallen multiple times their first time riding on pavement. Set the tension low and practice clipping in and out at a stop. Really though just don't overthink it and go for a ride
>>959389 I didn't fall a single time in almost two years of clipless, just sometimes I fucked up when starting riding after stopping at a traffic light but basically because cars get me nervous when they are behind me. Weeks ago I started to pedal with a single leg, and It works to get started after stopping at a traffic light.
On urban roads with stops and stuff, be sure to use smaller speeds, some of the close calls were because I was on big ring/small cog and did not pull enough to make a fluid movement.
any canada bros think they can hook me up with some undervalued gems? I'm on a bit of a budget but want to get into cycling. I've visited many bike shops in montreal but most vendors keep redirecting me to the thousand dollar bikes. Looking for a road bike for 2/3/400 dollars max, can anyone guide me to somewhere where i can find a deal like this?
Easy to work on with no crank puller required, and if you replace the tension bolt (or get cranks with a hex bolt) then you only need some allen keys to remove them. Wider and larger outboard bearings for strength and longevity. Quite a lot of component options due to being compatible with most other 24mm axle 2 piece cranks and bottom brackets. And lastly, the one thing I hate most about square taper, there's no need to worry about getting the right axle length.
where's a good place in the U.S, Pennsylvania to get an oil change for a good price?
is pepboys or any other chain stores reasonably priced? how much? i've got a 2004 hyundai elantra with 70,500 miles on it and last time i got the oil changed was at 65,000 and i think it needs an oil change.
I've been frequenting /n/ and after exploring nearby trains and train hotels, I've decided I want to buy a train. I currently live in an apartment but I just inherited $40,000 and I want to buy a piece of property for starters and then a good entry level tank engine. I'm going to build a plated loop or maybe infinity symbol for starters but want to continue building tracks later in life. What is a good cheap and hardy train?
I ride safe. Where I live, there's lots of old people riding those huge ass tricycles, at snail's pace, taking half the lane, and I don't think I've ever heard of one of them getting on an accident. That's because almost every cyclist-related accident has something to do with the cyclist being reckless, swerving around, running red lights, etc. As long as you keep your line and don't break the law, nothing will happen. Probably.
>>955608 Is this guy riding on some weird freeway/public road interchange? The car that goes right looks like it's entering a freeway. The trucker clearly was in the right spur that the car was taking but decided to go straight. What do we know about truckers, boys and girls? That's right; they are usually hopped up on some form of speed because they choose to overwork themselves. Lack of sleep, apathy for being on the road every waking minute of their lives and substance abuse tends to kill people around them.
You don't ride like a fucking retard. Those guys were on a highway, you don't bike on a highway, period. Why? Because there's no space for biking, and it's not even enjoyable, you're gonna have a bad time. Just fucking don't.
Other than riding in the wrong roads, the only real concerning area for bikers is big cities, so follow these simple steps
>always respect the law as if you were on a motorbike. No light running. No wrong ways in. BUT >do take shortcuts if its viable to... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>955421 Depending on where you go /out/ you could get by with a tarp or a one or two man tent. If your bike of choice doesn't have a place to attach a rack you could do Revelate style and/or frame bag.
What, exactly, are you considering?
Where do you live?
Do you have a bike already or are you thinking about getting something just for this?
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