- Pedal-powered coffee grinder: ultimate hipster accessory or spoof?8 min 19 sec agoFurther proof that riders of
Further proof that riders of fixies should be kept at arms length or more
- Cannondale gives Christmas gift of new bike to podium hostess pinched on behind by Peter Sagan8 min 26 sec agoCycling needs more Sagans -
Cycling needs more Sagans - great cyclist with great character. Pleased Cannondale made this gesture.
- Pedal-powered coffee grinder: ultimate hipster accessory or spoof?8 min 29 sec agoActually I wish they'd had
Actually I wish they'd had the balls to stand by their 'Twat' campaign.
If you took it as cyclists talking to cyclists then in some ways its quite good, and using humour (albeit of very questionable taste) rather than patrician preaching might have struck a few chords. I can however see how a non cyclist could have perceived it
- Cannondale gives Christmas gift of new bike to podium hostess pinched on behind by Peter Sagan10 min 57 sec agoSagan would make a perfect
Sagan would make a perfect grinch if he dyed his whole head green and not just his disgusting goatee
- Dundee cyclist assaulted by fellow rider he asked to get off pavement and ride on road11 min 44 sec agoAnyone who says "could care
Anyone who says "could care less" has to watch the video. It's the law.
- Pedal-powered coffee grinder: ultimate hipster accessory or spoof?13 min 33 sec agofarrell wrote:I suspect thatfarrell wrote:
I suspect that Dan and Dave could benefit from having their cocks kicked off.
This made me snort tea across my desk.
- Pedal-powered coffee grinder: ultimate hipster accessory or spoof?14 min 41 sec agoBut Karmarama was also
But Karmarama was also responsible for the "don't be a tw*t" adverts targeted at cyclists a while back. "not officially sanctioned" allegedly.
Need to take their own advice
- Dundee cyclist assaulted by fellow rider he asked to get off pavement and ride on road17 min 31 sec agoCould care less about a
Could care less about a criminally violent yob. Happens all the time regardless of mode of transport.
What we should all be properly cross about here is the clear inference, in writing, by Road.CC no less, that he was a 'fellow' cyclist.
Like fuck he was.
My 'fellows' are other middle-aged blokes with kids, on eBay'd used bikes of assorted gruppo. People who I know, care about, lend money to etc. Brother's keeper etc.
If I ride next to someone like this guy, the semblance starts and ends with 'also male'. When a pedestrian attacks another pedestrian, as 99.99999% of violent crimes are, are they reported as 'A man in Dundee who asked a fellow pedestrian not to walk on the pavement has spoken of how he was pushed against a wall and then had his head banged against a set of railings"?
No. The use of 'fellow' in this case implies a sub-group, a community, a minority. Road.CC, please don't seek to reinforce the idea that all cyclists know/are responsible for all other cyclists. We see every day what that gets us in the eyes of legislators and authorities.
I am surprisingly cross about this.
- Losing your cycling 'mojo'?21 min 58 sec agofarrell wrote:Royal Mailfarrell wrote:
Royal Mail drivers are contractually obliged to drive like the are huffing paint thinners and smoking amphetamines.
It's nothing personal.
They are 'mental'; way more dangerous than taxis, white van man or 4x4 school run mum. Was on foot the other day and saw a RM driver who had to slow up while the car in front let another car turn into a road. The RM driver was red faced with his eyes popping out as he screamed obscenities that you could hear through a closed window!
- Craddock Cycles offer made in the UK carbon fibre frames23 min 20 sec agoNice looking frame, shame
Nice looking frame, shame the name isnt a little more evocative or dynamic.
- Pedal-powered coffee grinder: ultimate hipster accessory or spoof?24 min 8 sec agoWhat was that they were
What was that they were saying about twats?
- Craddock Cycles offer made in the UK carbon fibre frames25 min 17 sec agoWhen I started reading this,
When I started reading this, I thought the retail price would be about £500
With the "factory gate" price of a Chinese carbon frame rumoured to be just 17 (yes, seventeen) dollars, the only reason for high prices is the supply chain and shipping, costs that would arguably be less for UK manufactured products. Sure, labour would be more, but how many hours does it take to mould a frame? Surely it's a matter of hours, rather than weeks.
- Craddock Cycles offer made in the UK carbon fibre frames25 min 53 sec agoFanny
- Pedal-powered coffee grinder: ultimate hipster accessory or spoof?40 min 42 sec agoPretty funny
- Pedal-powered coffee grinder: ultimate hipster accessory or spoof?52 min 42 sec agoI'll stick to the dynamo
I'll stick to the dynamo driven charger for my beard trimmer.
It's designed by a bunch of passionate and committed engineering artisans in Portland who were tired of The Man (as represented by big electric companies) profiteering fron those needing to keep a really well trimmed beard that doesn't catch the macchiato froth.
It's available in recycled packaging from all good Hackney bike shops, craftsmen made in China by people equally passionate, so much so that they left education early and willingly work 18 hour days lovingly crafting them. Or is that Apple?
- 6 years in jail for drunk & banned driver who killed Sussex cyclist55 min 41 sec agoOK, it's perhaps not the
OK, it's perhaps not the finest but it's a start.
Interested to see how it develops, does anyone actually want change and can 'another campaign' change anything?
At least it keeps the issue at heart and promotes discussion.
- How to enjoy a calorie neutral Christmas56 min 32 sec agoHow about - relax and eat
How about - relax and eat what you like, because actually you're not a pro cyclist who relies on winning bike races to feed your family? So it's probably fine to indulge for one week out of 52, actually...
- Cannondale gives Christmas gift of new bike to podium hostess pinched on behind by Peter Sagan1 hour 1 min agoI thought it was a feminist
I thought it was a feminist protest showing how women are STILL objectified as just pieces of meat to be leered at.
On a serious note I thought it the height of naffness in the Giro (or was it the Vuelta) where the 2 podium girls kissed the winner in a delightfully spontaneous and not at all painfully staged manner. Especially farcical when it was Cav who's not the tallest.
Either that or Sagsn just liked her arse.
- Pedal-powered coffee grinder: ultimate hipster accessory or spoof?1 hour 2 min agoIf it had a milk
If it had a milk frother/heater then there maybe.
- 6 years in jail for drunk & banned driver who killed Sussex cyclist1 hour 7 min agoragtag wrote:His sentenceragtag wrote:
His sentence (that is actually going to prison) probably has more to do with his driving while being banned. I think this annoys the courts more than killing people. They don't like being ignored. But agree, being banned and driving while drunk, the guy doesn't give a toss and very little will stop him doing it again.
I agree with the point but think that the courts are right to treat contempt of court very seriously indeed. Otherwise the whole system breaks down.
I know that the police do keep a record and an eye on people with bans. They can't do it round the clock or anything and probably make judgement calls on who is likely to be at it.
The police's frustration is that they catch the same people time and again. The courts fine them or ban them but they are often "can't pay" types and they just carry on as before, it hasn't effected their job, their home, their income and they don't care they just carry on until they kill someone or commit so many offences or such a serious one that they get a custodial for a short while and then they start again.
My wife heard a surreal conversation at work albeit a few years ago before ANPR got so popular. Woman in her office was fined for having no insurance. The fine was relatively small. It was roughly half the cost of the insurance. Sh had figured she was quids in because she hadn't been insured for 3 years. That's how some people think about road crime as a sort of cost benefit analysis for compliance costs.
- Do we challenge red light jumpers/green man means cyclist1 hour 11 min agodaddyELVIS wrote:
I thinkdaddyELVIS wrote:
I think we'll agree to disagree, although I will consider my choices the next time I'm at either of these junctions in light of what you said about drivers' perceptions.
I guess that's fair enough, probably the best I hope for when I try and talk to cyclists face to face, which is why I do it (bringing it back round to the OP).
- Do we challenge red light jumpers/green man means cyclist1 hour 11 min agoMatt eaton wrote:In otherMatt eaton wrote:
In other words, if I jump a red light on a deserted junction on a Sunday morning my wife will know that I either a. went though on red or b. waited for green by my arival back at home as she intuitivley knows that one of the lights must have been on when I passed through the junction.
I'm going to go and feed that cat........
I think it's more that if you ride through traffic lights when no one is around and you have your eyes closed, you may or may not have jumped a red light, but the universe knows which one, and so presumably does your wife as they tend to know everything else that's going on in the universe.
- Pictures of your Bike1 hour 16 min agoSo many great pictures!
So many great pictures! Here's mine...
- Pedal-powered coffee grinder: ultimate hipster accessory or spoof?1 hour 18 min agoYou're being laughed at,
You're being laughed at, guys...
- Transport Scotland consults on trunk road 20mph zones trial (+ video)1 hour 20 min agoI can't help but think that
I can't help but think that the fact that no enforcement of the 20mph limits will undermine the value of the trial. If the limit was actually enforced then the statistics drawn from these trials would show what impact reducing traffic speed to 20mph actually has. As it stands the figures will only show the impact of putting up 20mph signs.
I'm on the fence a little bit on this issue as I do recognise the importance of making good progress when travelling on trunk roads and many of these roads pass through lots of towns and villages. On the other hand I see HGVs travelling on roads that were never designed to take such heavy traffic.