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Inertiaman internazionaliditaliaseries's article
Apr 4, 2021 at 12:07
Apr 4, 2021
Inertiaman alicialeggett's article
Apr 2, 2021 at 11:23
Apr 2, 2021
Round Up: 7 Cockpit 'Suspension' Options
Now if Fasst could make those bars actually fold down, it would be a boon for the #vanlifers!
Inertiaman alicialeggett's article
Apr 2, 2021 at 11:21
Apr 2, 2021
Round Up: 7 Cockpit 'Suspension' Options
@wakidesigned: Not sure if you're citing rebar as an example of high compliance or low compliance? All the rebar I've ever handled was very flexy . . . to the point I would be deathly afraid of using an 800mm length of rebar as a handlebar. I imagine the grips moving 25-50mm relative to the stem.
Inertiaman alicialeggett's article
Mar 30, 2021 at 10:18
Mar 30, 2021
Update: The Ever Given is Free, But Experts Say Catching Up May Take Time
New model now available from Sick Bikes: the Never Given.
Inertiaman alicialeggett's article
Mar 30, 2021 at 10:12
Mar 30, 2021
Update: The Ever Given is Free, But Experts Say Catching Up May Take Time
Or casing a landing so bad that your friends need to drag you to safety.
Inertiaman alicialeggett's article
Mar 29, 2021 at 11:19
Mar 29, 2021
Canyon & Orange Comment on Delays Caused by Blocked Suez Canal
@radrider: Did exactly what you thought? That's some bold revisionist history. Consider: - You literally suggested that a pair of 1000 ton winches would easily solve the problem. - You described it as "slightly beached". - You asserted that no experts exist to work on these issues. Contrast that with: - no winches were used. A flotilla of the worlds most powerful tug boats were used. - they had to dredge more than 60 feet deep, nearly 1 million cubic feet of sand/mud/rock - multiple expert marine salvage companies cooperated on the effort As for your claim that everything I expressed was bullshit, note the last statement from my prior post: "The best chance in the short term is apparently the big tides coming in on Sun/Mon combined with a high volume suction dredger that is now on site. They are hoping they can dislodge the stern and sort of back the bow out." THAT is exactly what happened, not your naive comments that implied all the people working on this were incompetent idiots. What you label as "worry mongering" is really just thoughtful awareness of the ways the problem could worsen. One of the articles I read described the teams actively measuring hull deflection while they were tugging on it, monitoring it to ensure they didn't introduce problematic stresses. Now the ship must be fully inspected before being declared sea worthy again, because the engineers know that damage is a POSSIBLE result of the stresses on the hull. All of that contradicts the opinions you expressed.
Inertiaman alicialeggett's article
Mar 27, 2021 at 12:08
Mar 27, 2021
Canyon & Orange Comment on Delays Caused by Blocked Suez Canal
@radrider: Search on google news w/ your preferred search terms and you'll link to many articles, some that will answer virtually all of your questions. Not sure why you doubt there are experts re: these situations. Consider Nick Sloane, who led the epic removal of the Costa Concordia. “This is definitely not a quick refloat operation,” Sloane, who has participated in at least a hundred salvage operations of ships, aircrafts, oil rigs and pipelines, said in a phone interview from Cape Town. “The worst case is that the ship is presently supported over her bow and stern areas, meaning possible sags in the middle. Those sags could lead to the ship splitting in two, spilling the fuel and cargo . . ." You can ask all the questions you want. It just seems silly to pose them to mountain bikers, when there are plenty of interviews in articles with people that have led the largest marine salvage efforts in history. The best chance in the short term is apparently the big tides coming in on Sun/Mon combined with a high volume suction dredger that is now on site. They are hoping they can dislodge the stern and sort of back the bow out.
Inertiaman alicialeggett's article
Mar 27, 2021 at 8:54
Mar 27, 2021
Canyon & Orange Comment on Delays Caused by Blocked Suez Canal
Its not that simple. There are several articles online describing the difficulty of moving the ship. The force of the "beaching" is not just equal to the wind force when it occurred. There are tide movements depositing sand in all sorts of ways. The speed (reputedly 80% above the speed limit there) and huge mass of the ship would have created huge forces to drive the bow into the beach. .Its a 200,000 ton ship and it was going 14 knots. As for unloading and/or lightening, that also brings challenges. There are apparently very few maritime cranes with the necessary height to offload containers from this type of ship. Getting one to Egypt doesn't happen overnight. The experts need a full survey of the sea bottom at the site, full schematics of the ship structure and packing, computer simulations to determine forces on the ship during various lightening scenarios, etc. There is real risk of capsizing the vehicle during attempts offload or move it. I saw descriptions of scenarios where the ship could roll over (it is very top heavy), or how the hull could fail, etc. The idea that there is some lone backhoe driver trying to fix this situation is utter BS. There are highly sophisticated maritime salvage firms working w/ expert engineers to identify and implement an optimal sequence of operations to get this thing moving again.
Inertiaman mikekazimer's article
Mar 18, 2021 at 8:32
Mar 18, 2021
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 53 - Should Climbers Still Have the Right of Way?
My pet peeve is the rider who sees that you've already stopped and moved aside for them, but then they stop and insist that you ride through. WTF is the point of BOTH of us stopping?? F'ing passive-aggressive control bullsh^%.
Inertiaman jamessmurthwaite's article
Mar 17, 2021 at 10:09
Mar 17, 2021
Smart's Airless Tires are Made From Metal & Designed for Mars
OK, in this case, I will concede that the contact patch surface area is not determined by the PSI.
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