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turbofurball

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    TY175, Cota 349

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  1. turbofurball

    Future of Gasgas

    Replacements will be manufactured anyway, so manufacturing CO2 emissions are ongoing (and in the future may be able to increase the use of recycled materials and renewable energy ... plus if carbon credits ever take off there is the possibility for it to become at least somewhat better over all than it is now), and as I said before nobody is suggesting scrapping existing working vehicles just replacing them when they are at the end of their lives. You brought up the concept of peak oil when you said that humans would either burn all the fuel or choose an alternative. I do agree that petrol is cleaner than diesel, it's one of the reasons I have a (very old) petrol van, however petrol does still generate a large quantity of greenhouse and toxic gases. I agree that electric is the way forward for trials, it just makes sense if it wants to survive as a sport in the modern world, even without taking pollution into account. The particulate emissions from tyres isn't great, but compared to the CO2 production it's an ant to an elephant.
  2. turbofurball

    Mont Ventoux Classic October 2019

    I'm not in a position to enter this year, but may be able to next - is it ok to enter Yellow and then complete some stages in the blue route? Either way, it sounds like a nice system to encourage those who are trying to improve but can only do so gradually!
  3. turbofurball

    Future of Gasgas

    Ok, so at this point you're willfully missing the points I was trying to make - namely that reduction in CO2 output can be effected through the widescale adoption of electric vehicles, that CO2 production does have a direct effect on global warming, and that no existing vehicles need to be purposefully destroyed in order for that to happen. You're also repeating an old and incorrect idea there about "peak oil"; there's more than enough oil on the planet for use to incinerate our entire atmosphere! As for me, one of the largest attractions to going electric is to avoid air pollution, so just because it's not the case for you, doesn't mean it's the case for everyone - I'm riding around nature, why would I want to fill it with 2 stroke smoke? In the next 5 years I will be converting my TY175 over to electric, and I have begun slowly saving to replace my road bike with an electric one when it expires too.
  4. turbofurball

    Future of Gasgas

    There's a few big sweeping statements and logical falacies in there, eg. Renewable energy has got to the point where it can, on occasion, provide most of the electricity for an entire nation. Fossil fuel power stations do exist, however there are fewer of them as time goes on despite China building a handful of new ones. The ability of renewable energy sources will improve over time, along with large scale battery systems. If we stick at it traditional power stations can become an emergency backup and nothing more. Many of today's cars will end up in third world countries anyway, and will eventually wear out anyway. So replacing them with an electric alternative gives a net improvement in emissions (especially given the ability to recycle most of the materials in a new car). Nobody has proposed that existing cars be scrapped while they still work. CO2 is used as a gauge for global warming through human intervention because it's easy to keep track of. Having more of it in the atmosphere does increase global warming, although TBH the effects of methane release from permafrost is more likely to finish us off at this point, because that's harder to control than our own emissions. I could go on ...
  5. turbofurball

    Mont Ventoux Classic October 2019

    Sounds like they need some forestry management then! There's been more fires than normal this year, and not all firebreaks are large enough for the conditions that modern weather can make, so this is a problem in many areas
  6. turbofurball

    Missing E Bikes

    I'm struggling to see where this came from, in relation to what you were replying to ...?
  7. turbofurball

    MX clothing

    I like trials-ing in stretch jeans and long sleeved running tops made for Muslim women - comfy, works, cheap - but I don't do any hopping about two meters above the ground, so YMMV!
  8. turbofurball

    A break through moment, reliably starting a 125 GasGas

    What an odd finicky procedure! Has the carb been really *really* thoroughly cleaned, and put together with a rebuild kit? (My TXT Pro was probably the best kick starter I've ever owned)
  9. turbofurball

    Future of Gasgas

    Hmm
  10. turbofurball

    Mont Ventoux Classic October 2019

    I guess because they have a few endangered species there (unlike here where it's mostly just ants) Seems fair to me, don't want the last of something to get trodden on just because someone wanted to go for a jog!
  11. turbofurball

    Future of Gasgas

    So, like BMW bought Land Rover, got their hands on the tech they wanted, and then sold them off again? I guess it would make sense
  12. turbofurball

    Mont Ventoux Classic October 2019

    Do you have a source on that? Definitely not the case around here (and I can't think of any reason why or how that would change) but it'd be useful to know where this is happening
  13. turbofurball

    Mont Ventoux Classic October 2019

    Time to roll up sleeves and get on with electric conversions, then!
  14. turbofurball

    Mont Ventoux Classic October 2019

    What a pity I guess more environmentally friendly pursuits are of more interest to the general public these days
  15. turbofurball

    greetings from Barcelona

    Where in Barcelona do you usually ride? I'm down in Tarragona, but my bikes are in storage now, while we sort out a house with a garage 🙄
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