Anyways, so today I needed to ride my bike to the library for an APUS study session. I go to get on it, and what do you know? Over the winter it has gone pretty damn flat. So I just took my dad's bike (he said I could use it, if mine had problems) and rode it. And even though it was flat it was a much better and lighter bike than I have. So I brought it to the library. And then went back to atrack meet afterwards. Talked to a friend who bikes a lot, and he mentioned that my dad's bike seemed super heavy. So he offered to sell me his old bike for like 50 bucks. Which seems liek a great deal lol.
I went home and realized that my 65 dollar walmart bike weighs 47 pounds. That means the bike was 1.40 a pound lol. So I talk to my friend about buying it, and he says that once he reassembles the gear assembly I can have it for 50 bucks. Which is a good deal, considering it weighs like 25 pounds, compared to 47, has quality gears, etc.
So I get home, and talk to my mom about it.
Me; So I was thinking about buying a 300 dollar bike for 50 bucks used to replace my heavy bike.
Mom: Why would you do that?
Me: Weighs half as much, higher quality, nicer to ride
Mom: My schwinn was like 80 pounds, an I rode it for 20 pounds.
Me: well, if there are lighter alternatives
Mom: Well, whatever, but I don't see why your 65 dollar bike isn't adequate.
For all intents and purposes the other bike is adequate, but because she won't let me have a drivers license I'm going to be biking a LOT. So a nicer form of transportation would be nice.... Hopefully this works out.
In other news, my continued quest against shitty internet is failing. Parents again see no utility, and although I've offered to pay that fell flat
Right now we have 768kbps d/l and half that for upload. What would I need to be able to stream in terms of upload. I"m trying to figure out whether to try to get comcast or AT&T :/ They want me to know concretely what I want. If I wanted to stream at reasonable quality what upload would be required. if I wanted to watch streams in 720p, or multiple 360p streams, about what bandwidth would I need?
My options for AT&T are current, 1.5/.75, 3,0/1.5 and 6.0/3.0
For comcast it's 6/2, 10/4, and like all the way upto 60/40 (for like 100 a month lol)
My current fail bike