So I have a question about the origin of the phrase "designated service", which appears to be a term used in FRA standards to refer to locomotives that are temporarily used as B-units (i.e., because the cab equipment doesn't meet FRA regs). The regs say such locomotives need to have "DESIGNATED SERVICE—DO NOT OCCUPY" stenciled on them.
The term is used, and defined, in FRA Parts 223 (dealing with certified glazing) and 229 (general safety regs). Part 223 says that where a cab window is damaged or destroyed, the railroad must put the locomotive... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>986888 I don't get it. What's being designated? The service? Designated as what? Or in what way? What does "service" mean in the context? I'm just trying to wrap my mind around why "designated service" means "b-unit".
why is TDF so lame generally? I was watching Mercx videos and then cycling seemed so cool and dramatic now its spooky skeleton contest with no tactics, so predictable climb-climb-climb-TT-TT-TT, unlike for instance always fantastic Paris Robuaix none of the spooky skeletons can win
>no EPO/PEDs >muh traditionalism Those are the two main reasons why the tour isn't as exiting as before. The riders simply can't put out 7 W/kg for entire climbs.
The traditionalism because Sky rides to win. As a 9 man team with a single objective. None of the other teams challenge Sky as an entire team but they have 1 or 2 guys with the Sky train on climbs and then everyone complains how it's impossible to attack Sky when they need to drop 5 guys before the GC rider is alone. The Sky way... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>985641 Sagan really is a refreshment to the sport, so unpredictable...just look at his Richmond ride, risked everthing and won by 3s. He remindes me of Tom Dwan in poker, I hope those triathleete faggots will loose.
>>985647 >Watch a discipline that actually requires skill instead of just fitness.
cant blame you for the impression though, but cycling is very different than fitness oriented triathlone and other autist disciplines.
okay, so i know most people have heard of 69er mtbs, with a 26 inch wheel in the back and a 29 inch wheel up front, but what about a commuter/street bike with a 700c wheel in the back and a 26 inch wheel up front? would it be manageable at all? seems like it might be kind of fun but i cant find anything significant about it on the internet anywhere
>>984371 Honestly I'd be too afraid to ride one in today's world. I work for a freight railroad and just the other day we heard about an Amtrak crashing into a barricade made on the tracks by some drunk fuckheads on a 4 wheeler. It's almost a guarantee in America that some degenerate is going to sabotage the rails just to watch it crash. We are used to freight railroads and most people don't even think about them, but give them something nice, shiny, fast and new and they'll want to fuck with it.
What do you think the biggest blunders in transportation history were?
I'll start: >allowing the Milwaukee Road to de-electrify and abandon their Pacific Extension from Washington to Montana and not prosecuting the company's management for fraud, corruption, embezzlement, etc.
>>977133 Maybe not, but you can certainly expose them and their allies when they betray the American people for selfish gains.
I call it a blunder but the conspirators knew exactly what they were doing and made out pretty well, despite thousands of jobs lost and permanent damage to American infrastructure through their actions.
This is to all the anti car "muh death cages" "muh environment" Critical-Mass tier idiots.
Cry and complain all you want. Talk shit, get hit. The road is for everyone.
Most people (99%) are fine with BOTH cars and cyclists, but the special-snowflake cyclists think they deserve more privileges on the road, to the point that they bully people on the road with the so-called "Critical Mass" hooliganism.
/n/ bicycle threads are echo chambers that breed anti-car Critical Mass-ism. Come out and see how everyone else sees you. You are... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>987731 Hey there! I literally didn't read more than the three first words of you presumably shitty OP. But did surely did give me the incentive to advice you to go kill yourself,preferably in the most violent,bloody way imaginable.
You are literally worth less than dust,you are worthless,slow,out of the game. A Maggot,A shitstain. The world literally made a mistake by creating yet another 225 lbs manchild,complaining about some mundane shit. KYS Y S
Is cycling a form of catharsis for anyone else on /n/?
I have been suffering from clinical depression for about 26 years, and cycling daily is the only thing that helps alleviate it. I still deal with it, but commuting to work via bike has done a lot to make me more stable.
>>985618 >would commuting via a longboard be efficient? Sorta? Not nearly as efficient as a bike. but if you're really wanting a long board there's really no reason it wouldn't work. I mean as long as it's not too long
Longboards are easier to bomb down hills on but if it's flat you won't be really comfortable on either until you're comfortable on both. They're better for crappy roads but they're cumbersome as fuck in comparison so not really suited to commuting imo. A skateboard is no thing to bring into a shop or strap to a backpack but a longboard is a heavy large bitch.
Pic related is the Marquette interchange in Milwaukee, which a friend recently had the pleasure of driving across. I myself took a trip to Denver last week from the Twin Cities. Saw my first diverging diamond interchange under construction in NE, which was nice. Also out west seemed to have more parcloes than here, which was neat.
This one in the west end of Toronto. The original plan was for this to be a 4 highway interchange consisting of the 401, 427, Crosstown Expressway, and Highway 27. The Crosstown was never built except for the short stretch of Eglinton Avenue that leads into this interchange.
Jerseys and caps are now available at https://www.podiumwear.com/team-storefront/n-transportation-jerseys/ Water bottles available at http://www.cafepress.com/forevershinkansen.1785538294
The store will be open through Sunday, make sure to get your orders in before then. ETA for receiving our jerseys is mid July.
For those who missed the details on the differences between the jersey styles: Gold and silver are race fit, bronze is club fit. The silver jerseys are a little looser in the torso than gold, and also a little longer. The gold... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>986477 wat? there's no way in hell that's a real Bianchi. this is like the bike version of buying a Louis Vouiton handbag from a kiosk next to the subway, a chinese bootleg except not even pretending to look anything like the brand name product
when was the last time a bike video made you swing your arm and yell some "fu** yes" type of stuff? for me it had not happened in a while, i watched the giro and tdf and shits where ok but this right here really made it:
Where can I find in depth information about inflatable boats? Particularly recreation ones, for chilling on a river or lake. Not so much the navy seal zodiak ones, but those are bitchin' too. Not sure the differences.
Can these be stored in a truck bed? Or do you need a trailer? How do you inflate them? Are you a goner if you scrap rocks and puncture them?
hey /n/, what kind of attire do you usually bike in? Including shirt, pants/shorts, shoes, and any kind of bag/backpack? And does it change based on your riding situation, like commute for work vs. leisure?
I just wear the same plain white t-shirt and plain black basketball shorts with a black Jansport SuperBreak backpack and some kind of black shoes (usually sneakers or running) so that bike grease won't affect them. The same thing whether commuting or leisure
But sometimes I see people biking in a full suit and think its pretty cool. Then I see the Lycra... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
For today's 4.5 hour ride I took 2 bottles, plus the equivalent of 3 more in my trunk bag and still had to fill a bottle up in the park on the way home. The first 2 miles of a gravel road I went down was nasty. There was a dirt dump and numerous semis passing kicking up huge plumes of dust. A dirt road I went down didn't have much traffic since the last rain, so the surface was dry and cracked. That stuff crumbles when riding over it and eats a lot of speed.
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