It's amazing, nothing compares to it. There are hundreds of miles of paved bicycle trails. There are lots of other cyclists out, giving it that cyclist city feel. There are dozens of bike shops, occasionally even a shop that is only accessible from the bike trail, not the death cage road. There are bike lanes on lots of streets, some are even designated bicycle boulevards. There are so many cyclists -- thousands out at any one time during the summer -- that drivers are very aware of us, and since they realize that stopping and then accelerating from a standstill can be... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>916541 the whole point of smart track was to use existing space used for the go train system and integrate it with the TTC. by 2017, it'll probably cost $3.50 to get on the bus and you'll have to use a presto card. Ellesmere, midland, and mccowan stations are nearly ghost towns. The LRT is going to be a much needed relief for anyone who's tried travelling all the way across Eglinton on a packed bus
So NASA is holding an airship design and construction competition.
The prizes are:
Award 1-- A proposed $1.0M will be split between teams successfully completing Tier 1 within 3 years of the challenge initiation. A possible scenario for splitting the Tier 1 prize money is 4 prizes of $500k, $250k, $125k and $125k, starting from the first to demonstrate to the fourth.
Award 2: A proposed $1.5M will be awarded to the first successful demonstration of Tier 2 within four years of challenge initiation.
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A bike with > Steel frame > massive spoke count > All loose ball-bearings for easy service > V-brakes > Full touring racks and fenders > Low SS gearing > MTB levers - no need to hunt for degraded bar tape
You'll have to take the tires, chains, and cables as you go.
I'd consider: > 26" if you're cross continents > multiple brake options. Run disc and V-brakes, one breaks? Run cable to the other option. > Run with gears, friction thumb shifters. Carry ss cog for inevitable break-down
>discover front flat tyre today >repair >go out >back light needs replacement batteries >shoot back home to get them >don't work >go to store >get them >back tire has Dr. Sludge anti puncture tape >it causes a blowout puncture when I get on it
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>>938553 >Wat do? just replace your broken stuff. jeez, man.
>Also, what are the best and most creative anti theft tips you guys know of? big, heavy chain with a big, heavy padlock. i'm talking about industrial 7/8 or larger big 'ol fuck-you steel chain and a padlock the side of your fist. simply seeing that acts as a deterrent to most bike thieves. they're not even going to try if it looks like it isn't worth the effort.
What sort of logistics would I need to plan, to be able to walk from the southern east coast to the northern west coast? Yes, this is transportation, because walking can take you from point A to point B.
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