I'm a 25 year old male living in Los Angeles, and bikes just seem like a more efficient form of transportation out here. Not to mention they look fun as hell. I rode small dirt bikes when I was much younger, in my early teens, but haven't been on one since. How do I go about learning bike laws and getting a class M license, etc? What would be a good bike to start on for a 6'2 180 lb man?
you'll probably want a honda 350 of some sort. try not to get anything earlier than '85
My first bike was a nighthawk 250. You'll want something a little bigger, just so you'll have some pick up and go when you need it. LA freeways are hell, but a motorcycle makes them fun. Be defensive all the time.
>>894638 >>894629 oh and if you want to learn about moto safety laws, get the handbook from the DMV and read it. The permit test is super easy, you can fail it twice, and still have a chance to pass it. The CHP motorcycle safety class is worth it, it will usually make your insurance payments cheaper and will pay off in the long run. A moto permit doesn't allow you to ride with a passenger, on the freeway, or at night.
>>894613 ya, well, that seems to be their niche in society. that and computers. but it makes sense. they aren't going to have any interest in, say, public relations or retail etc. they want rules and order. IRL trainsets.
I went riding in thick, sticky mud all day today. Absolutely packed in all over the chain and gears. First I got chain-slip, then I got chain-suck, and finally I got chain snap.
Bodged the chain back together with my multitool and started making my way home, but it snapped again after a distance. Pushed for a bit till I met civilisation/street lights, then dubiously fixed it again.
By this point, it was dark, visibility further worsened by thick fog. Set off again, sticking to the pavement and not the road (I have no lights, because I'm an idiot). After... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>894520 It's hard to make any sort of assessment without official performance statistics and a track record for the manufacturer, but if China's aviation industry at large's track record is anything to go by it's probably not going to have much international success, just by reputation alone.
I'm not sure if I should get a cheapo $10 computer or spring for a Garmin 25
I hate the complicated navigation kind that's the size of a phablet, and I use my phone for map history anyway, but the G25 looks pretty kawaii in addition to the fact that the Garmin Connect thing looks potentially interesting for personal non-attention whoring use.
OTOH all I really care about while I'm actually on my bike is knowing exactly how fast I'm going. I think. Anyway I'm not going to strava.
What should I... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
My winter bib tights arrived but the leg length is too long, and everywhere is glued to my skin, so a perfect fit otherwise, I'm 5'11 with a 31" inseam. I always heard that your kit needs to stick to skin but there's a few stacks on the bottom of my leg of excess fabric, refund them or will it be OK?
Senior Liberal party figures and donors, including the party's federal treasurer, have reaped multi-million windfalls from the former Baillieu government's signature urban renewal project in inner Melbourne.
An investigation into the controversial Fishermans Bend project has found Liberals' honorary treasurer Andrew Burnes is among a slew of party activists and donors who either bought into the renewal precinct before it was rezoned or were long-term property owners that pressed for redevelopment of the area.
Others include auto dealer John Ayre... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Among them is Liberal party honorary treasurer Andrew Burnes, a close friend of former Federal treasurer Joe Hockey.
Mr Burnes and his travel company, Australian Outback Travel, donated at least $150,000 to the Liberals in the past 15 years, including $80,000 in the year 2013-2014.
He paid just over $7 million for new offices for his business at Laconia House at 179 Normanby Road, near the West Gate freeway in March 2012, the most expensive of about 80 land acquisitions in Fishermans Bend in the 16-month period between the drawing of the boundaries and the July... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
The first site was Crown land gifted to the group in 2003 and they paid a mere $1.5 million for the second site in the 1990s; agents now value them around $80 million.
Mr Ayre is a shareholder of ULR Automotive, which donated $25,000 to the Liberals in 2013. He personally donated $13,500 in 2013-2014.
In the mid-1990s BRW rich lister and Liberal donor John Higgins paid $936,000 for a site at 297 Ingles Street that is now worth an estimated $15 million. He donated $25,000 to the Liberal party in 2013.
Some party donors bought in to Fishermans Bend after the rezoning, but have made significant paper profits under flexible height limits introduced by Mr Guy, now leader of the Victorian Liberal Party.
Notable among those donors is developer and Liberal supporter Bill McNee's company MaxVic Holdings, which paid $10.1 million for a Johnson Street site in 2014.
In May, this year McNee's development company VicLand won state government approval to build more than 1300 apartments across four towers on the site under rules established by Mr Guy.
It is now seeking to "flip" the site for an expected price of more than $70 million – a seven-fold increase on the purchase price.
Mr McNee's VicLand corporation donated $150,000 to the Liberals between 2012 and 2014.
Other Liberal donors to make windfalls include property veterans like the Buxton family (MAB Corporation) who had been sitting on low-value industrial land in South Melbourne for decades.
After paying $483,000 for a site in Gladstone Street site in the 1990s, MAB sold the site with a planning permit for three apartment towers in April this year for a price believed to be $37 million.
At the time the rezoning decision was made, there was no binding master plan, height limits, or any mechanism to capture any of the rise in property values to ultimately pay for the infrastructure and services of a residential community that could be large as the City of Ballarat.
Nor was there a strategy or funds for decontamination, transport, open space or affordable housing.
Instead, the rise in land values delivered billions of dollars in windfall to landowners.
Senior planners remain bemused as to why the large-scale rezoning at Fishermans Bend occurred when government-sponsored Docklands next door remained unfinished and planning had already started for publicly-owned sites in North Melbourne and E Gate in West Melbourne.
Property industry sources are adamant that one of the reasons was the influence of some long-standing landholders... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>894169 Brunel and a load of other engineers already beat him to the punch.
It's kinda sad that the media praised Musk for thinking up something that has already been extensively researched by engineers since the late 19th century but I guess you can't expect much from the "quick&dumb" media cycle.
Wanna go fast? Do you need to go outside the city? What is the terrain like? What is the climate during whole year? Do you have seasons? Is your neighbourhood filled with niggers? Are you rich? Do you often carry passengers or cargo? Why are you such a faggot? What is your typical commute? Does your city have good infrastructure for different types of vehicles? Do you have disabilities? How old are you? Do you need to appear representative because... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
That's a columbus dove. That means it is nice. I think it's probably just a conventional kind, and you're missing the plates that clamp either side of the saddle rails and that that bolt threads into. You might find parts that will work on it at a bike co-op / second hand bike shop. It's short as fuck though, you might want something longer anyway. It probably has the side printed on it, but if it doesn't measure it with calipers (cheap from an autoparts store, get mechanical ones). There's a small chance it isn't the correct size post for... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
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