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A REAL exercise bicycle

 
 
Reply Tue 1 Jun, 2010 05:30 pm
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roger
 
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Reply Tue 1 Jun, 2010 07:28 pm
@talk72000,
Yeah, but if he falls off, he's going to need a labor detail to get upright again.
talk72000
 
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Reply Tue 1 Jun, 2010 07:40 pm
@roger,
He goes so slowly and in back streets, he would probably not fall. That tire will keep him upright. Of course, the determining factor is that one has to be fit to ride that bike.
roger
 
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Reply Tue 1 Jun, 2010 10:25 pm
@talk72000,
I have never noticed that riding slowly resulted in fewer falls. I'll keep an eye out for it, though.
talk72000
 
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Reply Wed 2 Jun, 2010 07:41 pm
@roger,
The monster bike had a high gear ratio so he had to pedal faster but with less effort and slower bike speed. The tire is so wide and heavy it does not seem possible to knock it over easily. I once hit a highway snowplow's tire just like that. It dented my fender but there was nary a scratch on that tire. The tire was hard as wood.
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talk72000
 
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Reply Wed 10 Nov, 2010 08:25 pm
Here is a powered unicycle which seems like fun.

http://images.gizmag.com/hero/flyrad.jpg

http://images.gizmag.com/inline/flyrad-4.JPG

http://images.gizmag.com/inline/flyrad-2.jpg





http://www.gizmag.com/flyrad-unicycle/16863/
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Cycloptichorn
 
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Reply Wed 10 Nov, 2010 08:34 pm
@talk72000,
talk72000 wrote:

He goes so slowly and in back streets, he would probably not fall. That tire will keep him upright. Of course, the determining factor is that one has to be fit to ride that bike.


The tire definitely would keep him upright, but the slower you go, the more likely you are to fall on a bike. Also, he's on a Trike, so he's inherently good to go on the stability.

Cycloptichorn
chai2
 
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Reply Wed 10 Nov, 2010 08:59 pm
I hate to be all practical and everything, but what exactly is that bike good for?

Is this one of those "man" things?
Cycloptichorn
 
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Reply Wed 10 Nov, 2010 09:04 pm
@chai2,
chai2 wrote:

I hate to be all practical and everything, but what exactly is that bike good for?

Is this one of those "man" things?


Yeah. It's not good for anything.

Cycloptichorn
chai2
 
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Reply Thu 11 Nov, 2010 05:50 am
@Cycloptichorn,
Cycloptichorn wrote:

chai2 wrote:

I hate to be all practical and everything, but what exactly is that bike good for?

Is this one of those "man" things?


Yeah. It's not good for anything.

Cycloptichorn



Ah!

ok then, carry on.
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talk72000
 
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Reply Fri 12 Nov, 2010 04:38 pm
@Cycloptichorn,
The base was too small so it appears unstable. The two back wheels are too close to the big wheel and the seat too high. However, the weight of the big tire would provide stability. That tire must weigh close to 300 - 500 lbs.
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talk72000
 
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Reply Fri 12 Nov, 2010 10:11 pm
Here is another fun creation:

http://images.gizmag.com/hero/lovelove.jpg

A boat made to appear to be sinking.

http://www.gizmag.com/onthewater/

A shark shaped submersible
http://images.gizmag.com/hero/seabreacher-x-shark-boat.png



http://www.gizmag.com/seabreacher-x-supercharged-shark-boat/16075/
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chai2
 
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Reply Mon 15 Nov, 2010 04:09 pm
This reminds me of when a bunch of guys got together to build a trebuchet.

They tested it by trying to knock down an old stone wall in the middle of a field.





Good times I tell ya, good times.



(the wimmins were happy because it kept the mens out of their hair all day)
roger
 
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Reply Mon 15 Nov, 2010 04:28 pm
@chai2,
Until a few years ago, my town held trebuchet contests. All they let them shoot were tennis balls, but they seemed quite powerful. They year I watched, there was a pretty good headwind, so the balls would go roaring downrange, practically stop dead in the air, and sometimes start to return.
chai2
 
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Reply Mon 15 Nov, 2010 05:05 pm
@roger,
ah man, that's a pussy trebuchet.

you should fling dead cats, or rats that died of the plague, or people's heads (with plague rats stuffed inside them).
roger
 
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Reply Mon 15 Nov, 2010 05:10 pm
@chai2,
It was sponsored by the Farmington Museum, fer cryin' out loud.
talk72000
 
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Reply Mon 15 Nov, 2010 05:16 pm
@chai2,
The plague altered life in Europe by inproving workers' lot. Before the plague Europe was like the Third World with over-population and cheap labor. It ended serfdom as all the serfs went into the city to get work. The slum conditions wiped out all the city folks. Italy began to grow fruits and vegetables and gardens with the vacated land.
roger
 
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Reply Mon 15 Nov, 2010 05:18 pm
@talk72000,
Oh, yeah. Kill the bastards off and end cheap labor.

I never cease to be amazed by these pearls of wisdom.
talk72000
 
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Reply Mon 15 Nov, 2010 05:33 pm
@roger,
I only pointed out that the plague had some positive effects. A disaster was going to happen at some time if not then as the living conditions were unsanitary with poor medical knowledge and overcrowding. Illness wasa treated with leaches, sickness was because of humors, holes were drilled into skulls for headaches and people went to the priest to rid illness. There were flagellants roaming around at the time of the plague to ask God for forgiveness.

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The distinction of the Flagellants was to take this self-mortification into the cities and other public spaces as a demonstration of piety. As well as flagellation, the rituals were built around processions, hymns, distinct gestures, uniforms, and discipline. It was also said that when singing a hymn and upon reaching the part about the passion of the Christ, one must drop to the ground, no matter how dirty or painful the area may seem. Also one mustn't move if the ground has something on it that may cause an inconvenience.

The movement did not have a central doctrine or overall leaders, but a popular passion for the movement occurred all over Europe in separate outbreaks. The first recorded incident was in Perugia in 1259, the year after severe crop damage and famine throughout Europe. It spread from there across Northern Italy and thence into Austria. Other incidents are recorded in 1296, 1333-34 (the Doves), notably at the time of the Black Death (1349), and 1399. The nature of the movement grew from a popular interest in religion combined with dissatisfaction with the Church's control.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flagellant
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chai2
 
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Reply Mon 15 Nov, 2010 05:35 pm
@roger,
roger wrote:

It was sponsored by the Farmington Museum, fer cryin' out loud.


Farmingtons getting a little over-populated, don't you think?
 

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