I was looking around for free (as in freedom) social networks and I'm happy to see #mastodon 😃
Now planning to make the (probably) first #Turkish mastodon :-)
Ich überlege mir ein #Cargobike anzuschaffen, um dann möglichst ein Auto einzusparen. In dem Cargobike würde ich dann gerne ein oder zwei Kinder und Einkäufe transportieren können. Kann mir jemand etwas empfehlen, was vielleicht nicht zu teuer ist aber trotzdem langlebig?
Wo kann man vielleicht auch im #Münsterland oder in den Niederlanden solche Räder Probefahrten?
OK, so I'm not sure if I mentioned this thing on the Fediverse, but I'll run through it quickly anyway: http://www.nexxtdrive.com/#emobility
Basically, it's a power split #e-bike transmission.
In a normal e-bike, you use standard #bicycle gearing, combined with a motor. This tends to be highly efficient, but bicycles tend to use stepped gearing - not as flexible as it could be, derailleurs are fragile, internal gears are expensive and considered a black art.
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german #bicycle twitter is debating if infrastructure should accomodate cyclists riding at speeds of 40km/h.
I really don't get this german mentality of having to be able to go at the fastest possible speed all the time.
it's a complete illusion to believe you could ride 35km/h in the city, even the average speed of cars is 20km/h
ok maybe thats german mentality + birbsite having a little negative synergy effect on each other.
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in my #bicycle list on twitter one guy posts statitics claiming that cycling would fight "obesity in women" linking to an article where they say basically the opposite.
I hate this blather about cycling being nice for weight loss shit, the only time I've ever lost weight with cycling was on a 1000km tour and that was unintentional. and my weight returned to and stabilized in its normal range afterwards. (which is by current standards overweight and close to "obese")
it reinforces the wrong opinion that fat people can't be sporty and sporty people can't be fat.
I'm so tired of it
Oh wow... Berlin soll binnen zehn Jahren zur Fahrradstadt werden https://www.tagesspiegel.de/berlin/polizei-justiz/senat-beschliesst-radgesetz-berlin-soll-binnen-zehn-jahren-zur-fahrradstadt-werden/20983246.html #bicycle #cycling #fahrrad #berlin
(eng) the berlin senate passed the "Radgesetz" today, which is a plan for making #berlin a bicycle-friendly city within the next 10 years.