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I have been doing some thinking and I have come to the conclusion that GE is vastly superior to EMD. Here's why- EMD has three letters in its name while GE has only two. When a train needs to start moving, that extra weight of the "D" on EMD locos weigh them down. Much in the way that BNSF takes way longer to start moving than NS. Why do you think ALCos aren't around so much anymore? Something that also comes into effect (though, is not related to the previous point) is what color paint a railroad uses. Have you ever noticed how if you look at (identically built) lights, blues, greens (and most colors in that area) seem much brighter, even to the point where it hurts your eyes a smidge? This is because these lights actually weigh much more. The same goes for paint. Railroads like CSX and Raritan Central are heavier due to thier colors and therefore take much longer to get to speed. However, railroads such as CP and MBTA are much lighter due to their color. Because of these facts, I propose that the FRA should ban all bright color paint on all railroad equipment and excessive paint jobs therefore cutting fuel costs and saving railroads money. Pan-Am could use it...
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Hey /n/, can we start a custom fixie thread? I'll start.
I built her from scratch. All pretty cheap parts, totaling about $450, but so far, she rides great. I've been riding her for over a year with no problems. I ride brakeless, too. Let's discuss that.
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Monday my legs hurt so bad I tripped twice on my fifteen minute walk to work. I was destroyed, I was brutal on myself over the weekend. I could feel my pressure lower than usual.
I fitted some new tyres and a new chain today and went out there to get them checked out. The new tyres are awesome, much more comfortable and responsible than the worn ones I was riding on, I bet they'll also be faster. The chain is smooth as silk. Shifting is absolutely perfect now. I sprinted over a 50m hill right next to my house.
It is such a pleasant night today. Well, pleasant to my standards. 10ºC, very light rain, absolutely pitch black. Winter training can be a bit hard on your mind sometimes. Too much rain and wind on my face manage to make me lose my cool for a few minutes on some occasions.
I was I was riding right now, /n/. I belong out there, in the rain, wind and darkness. Keeping my line over the shoulder markings on the road, chasing an imaginary peloton. Trying to drop absolutely nobody from my rear wheel. At times it feels like keeping a secret. I'm there hidden in plain sight, joined by the rain and cold. That feel, /n/. That feel.
Tomorrow is not a rest day and I already feel pretty recovered.
If you ever go out there on your own, you're not alone. I'm also out there.