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I think that’s probably going a little too far. VPN’s for example?
I don’t know too much about it though.
I do know they appear to be doing a pretty good job with the divisiveness way out in the open and imho it doesn’t seem they need to take such measures.
My thoughts in no particular order:
I love bikes, I think they’ll be a big part of the transportation future. I’ve ridden them off and on for exercise. Last year I rode an e-bike and it got me off the couch I’d been riding for a few years. IMHO they are really, really, fun.
I go back and forth with buyers remorse of my Trek. I got the one that can go up to 28 mph. Just today I passed a truck (on the right) that was doing the 25 mph speed limit on the (pretty much 1) road we have that is bike/car friendly. In downtown I do better than cars due to being faster off the lights (or I can run them). I’m definitely not some super cyclist, in reasonably good shape.
The reason I have buyers remorse is that the alternative to buying a premade ebike is to build one yourself, which I’d also like to do in the future. The site I’ve found I would most likely use is Grin Technologies: https://ebikes.ca/
There’s alot of informative stuff on that site for anyone who wants to dig deeper.
I’m just throwing that out there. You mentioned using it for groceries and going to work and so forth. I feel reasonably safe in traffic with the additional speed, more so than I would on a regular bike. That being said, if there are cars around at all, anytime anywhere, you have to pretend you are invisible. Cars will cut you off and won’t even know they did. Wear bright colors, bright helmet. Lights on the bike. This safety applies doubly so for a regular bike.
I’ve contemplated building a couple of bikes and then renting them, they are renting the scooters nowadays. I believe this is the airbnb of bikes: https://www.spinlister.com/
You mentioned buying duplicates, I assume for parts. I would just buy the parts that most break down or need replacing. You’re also buying 4 frames if you buy 4 and you really don’t need 4 frames, or alot of the other parts either most likely.
I don’t consider myself to necessarily be gentle with my things or how I use them sometimes. Curbs will be hit and other things will happen regardless. I think Shimano dominates most of the parts and most of them are fairly durable. I can’t think of much that has had outright broken and needed replacing. Chains for sure is the only thing that comes to mind.
I’m pretty lazy about doing my own maintenance or any maintenance at all for that matter. I’d like to learn from a mechanic sometime how to maintain and fix it all properly. You can put alot of bikes (not wal mart crap) through quite a bit.
“Don’t go for the crazy light stuff its money wasted. you want ruggedness and durability, not tour de France performance.” — this for sure.
You’ll probably want to look at a commuter or hybrid type style, with a rack on the back or ability to install a rack. On the rack you will hang bags of some type (for the groceries). There are all sorts of bags. I read reviews on the Wirecutter and got a couple. My favorite out of the 2 is the Arkel Bug pannier backpack. Never done a front basket but I saw they have reviews of those too.
If I built an ebike out of a new bike, I was thinking I might order it from here:
I am definitely no connoisseur of bikes, generally speaking. I think the brands the site above sells are of fairly decent quality and the pricing seemed to be the best I could find at the time. They sell alot of Motobecane which I think is decent based on a little bit of research I did and I think I read some of the reviews on the site.
“trek/giant/mongoose/etc which would normally cost big bucks but can be had in your price range in the gently used bin” — Yes.
If you ever electrify it you’ll want good brakes.
Going back to me being lazy, the last thing I ever want to have happen is a flat. I accidentally got on a trail that I had no business being on. It was the most washed out, rutted out, full of rocks of all sizes, trail I have ever been on. I was worried one of the rocks would poke a hole in the tubeless tires that I have. If they didn’t go flat on that trail, I don’t know what would cause them to. They are just whatever comes stock on the Trek ebikes. They are wide, non-knobby. I think they are around $150 each. If it was me, I would put those or something like those on any bike I road and have some solid piece of mind, I know I do. I think the tubeless technology is pretty spot on these days, others here know better I’m sure.
I haven’t looked too hard into how to do security of (the battery in particular) in the ebike scenario. There’s a few places I’ve contemplated moving to where I’m pretty sure I could rent lots of bikes, and security would mostly be a non-issue, which is a nice plus. There’s all sorts of trackers you can put, hidden and not hidden. There’s a service called Boomerang that you can attach to your bike and there’s even an alarm, makes your phone go off if the bike is vibrated for example. It’s pretty cool actually imo.
One advantage of having a crappy looking, non electrified bike, is maybe not even having to worry about using a bike lock.
I’m not necessarily trying to steer you to electrify. There’s nothing wrong at all with a regular ‘ole bike. It’s just that they are so fun.
I get they depend on the electricity being there. One reason the DIY route is appealing, fairly simple and easy to de-electrify.
Don’t forget you’ll want a comfortable SEAT. They have all different kinds of seat posts you could put on a used (or new) bike to make it more comfortable if needed.
6th post from the bottom, albeit about an injectable version:
“Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing.”, from below, talking about I think the pill version:
Going back to the ivomec injectable,
IVOMEC Injection has been shown to be stable for five years when stored under normal conditions.
Store bottle in carton to protect from light.”, from:
You can find other opinions in favor of refrigeration/freezing, but not sure that’s best or makes a difference in this situation, imho.
My post was prompted by James Corbett’s latest editorial:
It serves mostly as a warning to not go too deep down the path of ‘everyone who disagrees is an infiltrator’, as it is counterproductive thinking.
Probably the biggest consequence that I see here sometimes are long, well thought out rebuttals (to questions or comments that mostly either don’t make sense or are a rehash of MSM points that have already mostly been discussed in the forum), that obviously take alot of time to write, potentially taking time away from writing or thinking about something else. The rebuttals do though serve as good references in many cases so even then I can see the value of ‘wasting time writing a response’.
Lastly, and I’m not accusing anyone of anything, more trying to make a joke, but it is interesting that posts 3&4 (the ones that derailed the original topic), the users have the same sign up date (i.e. team anyone?, lol).
All that said I personally don’t worry about this all too much. For myself, I find it fairly easy to spot most of the tactics outlined in the article. More importantly, there are some stout intellectual guard dogs that roam around and protect this territory pretty well imho.
A couple of months ago an acquaintance passed suddenly. I had met her 5-10 times in the last couple of years and she seemed at least outwardly to be in good health, maybe around 80 years old. I didn’t ask any questions as that is something I’m not allowed to do (thanks again PP and tribe for being here), but I speculate that even the thought of the vax being a possible cause didn’t even cross anyone’s mind. I speculate there are many cases like this.
James Corbett is one of my favorite sources of information. He has a ‘solutions watch’ series, and in recent episodes has highlighted some different research tools that most of you probably know about, but me being a caveman was not aware of.
The Wayback Machine: https://web.archive.org/
I can often see articles behind paywalls by using the site above.
At this site, you can click on ‘video’. There are several choices offered. ‘Understanding 9/11’ is an archive of 19 tv stations from across the world and their footage from 9/11-9/17.
Tons of other stuff, all searchable in a variety of ways. I believe the news channels go back to at least 2010 and some footage goes back to 2000.
The dvd of the original was given to me by a friend shortly after it was released. Every once in a while I wonder how things would be without having taken that red pill.
A while back a new found friend related this story: As a good redneck young boy, one of his favorite things was watching videos of explosions, fires, and demolitions. Fast forward to his late teens, and he happens to be sitting in a jail on 9/11. They wheel a tv into the large shared holding cell to show the inmates what happened. He said he immediately recognized it as a demolition and tried to frantically explain to his fellow inmates what happened as they looked at him like he was crazy. He says he knew right then that ‘we are f****d’.
Monomoy Girl is a mare, the most expensive horse sold at public auction in 2020, for $9.5 million. Why would someone pay $9.5 million for a horse? So that horse can make baby horses like Hip 132 ($1.4 million). These horses are given the same IVM as the glue horse at your local animal shelter. If there was cause for concern of fertility problems, I’m pretty sure that several parties would be interested, not the least of which would be the insurance company of the horse owner.