• Metric Century Challenge 2013-20148 hours 7 min agoLets try this on the MTB! All

    Lets try this on the MTB! All rides on Strava.

    30 Jan 1 Point 64.8M/104.29KM.
    22 Feb 1 Point 84.0M/135.18KM.
    13 Mar 1 Point 64.8M/104.29KM.
    27 Apr 1 Point 79.13M/127.35KM. Tour of Pembrokeshire Sick
    31 May 1 Point 71.5M/115.07KM
    12 Jun 1 Point 100.9M/162.38KM
    05 Jul 1 Point 65.1M/104.77KM
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    Total Points 7

  • Chris Froome out of Tour de France8 hours 8 min agoNibali has it sewn up? Don't

    Nibali has it sewn up? Don't think so personally. Did you see Dauphiné? Long way to go. Lets hope for some almighty battles in the stages left!

  • TdF Stage 5: Lars Boom wins, Chris Froome crashes out, Vincenzo Nibali takes time on Alberto Contador8 hours 19 min agodaddyELVIS wrote:cub

    daddyELVIS wrote:
    cub wrote:
    I'll add, if Wiggins was there:

    ....he'd be stick thin, leading to illness after riding in rain today, and withdraws part way through next stage.

    Who knows what would have happened!?

    Wiggins would be eaten alive in this year's edition. Lowest number of individual time trial miles in a TdF since the 1950s. Couple that with Contador and Nibali in the mountains, and Contador was looking very strong in the Dauphine. I'm not sure Sky will be regretting their decision not to send him all that much, for all the difference it might make.

  • London 100. Getting there and getting about8 hours 19 min agoCycle it. Firstly, it's going

    Cycle it. Firstly, it's going to be early on a Sunday morning, so very little traffic. Secondly, you can do pretty much the whole ride on cycle paths, if you don't like riding city roads.

  • Sky back Richie Porte after Chris Froome's Tour de France exit8 hours 20 min agoWow, so Sky had pretty much

    Wow, so Sky had pretty much accepted at the start that froome probably wasn't going to finish.

    G did an awesome job on the cobbles.

  • Chris Froome out of Tour de France8 hours 30 min agoI was really looking forward

    I was really looking forward to the battle between Contador and Froome. Crying

  • Chris Froome out of Tour de France8 hours 38 min agoI don't think Brailsford

    I don't think Brailsford looked upset that he hadn't bought Wiggins. Sometimes there's more to it than just the riding. Team work and team spirit count for a lot.

    I think you have to say that a lot of the Tour teams missed a step with today's stage. It really did throw up Classics weather, but a lot of the riders looked uncomfortable riding it. That may have been the case without the rain in any respect. With or without Froome's fall you have to say that Froome would have struggled as much as Contador, and I think there was a tacit recognition of that given he got off the bike.

    Good luck to him though. I hope he can build for the Vuelta. You sort of feel that Nibali has this sewn up already now. He looks composed, confident and relaxed. Very impressed with him so far.

  • MAMILs may be at greater risk of prostate cancer diagnosis8 hours 46 min agoPretty much any man who lives

    Pretty much any man who lives long enough will get prostate cancer. It's a crap bit of design.
    Its very existence is proof that God's a woman, I think.

    (Most who get it die of something else before it gets diagnosed)

  • Is it worth a wheel upgrade?8 hours 47 min agoDon't you have a friend or a

    Don't you have a friend or a local bike shop who would lend you a set of better wheels to have a go on so you can make up your own mind?

  • London 100. Getting there and getting about8 hours 49 min agoCycling from Euston to excel

    Cycling from Euston to excel is not that bad but it depends what time of day ?
    First up, stay off the Marylebone/city road road as it is way too busy. A quick search on Google cycling routes gives a decent route taking you through UCL/Bloomsbury, into the city and then pick up the docklands cycle route at tower hill which is segregated. It is approx. 9 miles.
    Alternatively most black cabs will take a bike but you might need to take your front wheel off.
    Either way both are options

  • MAMILs may be at greater risk of prostate cancer diagnosis8 hours 53 min agoCall me what you will, but I

    Call me what you will, but I have nothing against being diagnosed. The sooner you learn about the problem, the greater your chances of full recovery are - especially in case of cancer. It's far too common for people (and from my observation, mainly men!) to be far more afraid of hearing the diagnosis than being actually ill.

    That said, I hope that it's just a case of a "false positive" and a sign of health-awareness of cyclists!

  • Chris Froome out of Tour de France8 hours 58 min agoIf only Geraint Thomas was a

    If only Geraint Thomas was a bit more explosive in the mountains. He put in an awesome ride bringing Porte home.

  • MAMILs may be at greater risk of prostate cancer diagnosis9 hours 7 min agoBest I don't get out of bed

    Best I don't get out of bed anymore, bed sores permitting...

  • Bristol plans £35 million spend on cycleway network9 hours 30 min agomrmo wrote:Shades wrote: The

    mrmo wrote:
    Shades wrote:
    The only way to get them out of their car is to prise it out of their cold dead hands.

    I would suggest the only way is to make driving virtually impossible, to make it cost too much, to be too inconvenient. Say build a new cycle path that cuts a road in half, you can get round this with a driver dismount sign, it'll be fine... maybe some chicanes across the M32 and some speed humps? maybe introduce phoneboxes in the carriageway? How about the odd one of putting pedestrian and cyclist signs in the road way? All seem to help cyclists so I am sure drivers won't mind a bit of reciprocation?

    If national government ensured that motoring cost what it costs - in other words, that it wasn't heavily subsidised out of general taxation - that might well do the trick.

  • MAMILs may be at greater risk of prostate cancer diagnosis9 hours 30 min agoDr Mark Hamer, of UCL’s

    Dr Mark Hamer, of UCL’s School of Epidemiology wrote:
    Obviously the men who are cycling for the most amount of time are more health aware so they may be just more likely to be diagnosed.

    I always find it hard to take people seriously who say "Obviously" before a stupid statement. Better fitness is a nice side effect but I don't cycle for health reasons at all.

  • Chris Froome out of Tour de France9 hours 32 min agoNever got on with the

    Never got on with the smugness of SKY, but I have to say that Froome looked a broken man when he was getting in the car.
    Hopefully Nibali has found his form and Contador will have to fight for his win.
    Look forward to seeing Froome at La Vuelta.

  • Deda Superleggera Black Bar9 hours 35 min agoI wonder if the wife would

    I wonder if the wife would notice? I also wonder if I'd notice the difference between my current (and rather old) Deda alloy bars and these new fangled carbon bars? Thinking

  • TdF Stage 5: Lars Boom wins, Chris Froome crashes out, Vincenzo Nibali takes time on Alberto Contador9 hours 45 min agoBeaufort wrote:This is not

    Beaufort wrote:
    This is not about BW.

    Well done Boom, showing 'em how it's done. Alberto looked like he might cry in the rain, on the pave. Whether you like Nibali or not, he stuck it up AC today.

    Nibali rode it like a God. He's lit it up so far. Can't wait to see how he's climbing at the minute.

  • Chris Froome out of Tour de France9 hours 45 min agono-one will be as gutted as

    no-one will be as gutted as Wiggins,
    to deny someone the opportunity to race as they are in a small window of optimum fitness and mental state, on the off chance that the other fella on form the same time who had also peaked.....would not fall off/get a bug/bomb in a time trial seemed too ridiculous for words

    its the tour for god sake....anything can happen in 3 weeks, and counting their chickens has spunked away the chance of a lifetime for someone else......they should have both raced

    sorry for froome
    sorry for wiggo
    brailsford you are a plumb!!!

  • Chris Froome out of Tour de France9 hours 48 min agoMaybe Froome should just get

    Maybe Froome should just get his dad to teach him how to ride a bike.

    I was supporting Nibbles from the start but it will be disappointing if he doesn't get some stiff competition.

  • Chris Froome out of Tour de France9 hours 55 min agoFroome didn't even make the

    Froome didn't even make the cobbles.

    Porte should be good for podium, I've felt Niballi was favourite for the overall for a while. Froome just hasn't looked convincing all season. Pressure/nerves or just a poor streak. Doesn't really matter now.

  • How do I claim for a damaged bike following car encounter?9 hours 57 min agoErrr your lawyer is the one

    Errr your lawyer is the one to progress your claim against the other party. If they don't know or care then you are stuffed.

  • TdF Stage 5: Lars Boom wins, Chris Froome crashes out, Vincenzo Nibali takes time on Alberto Contador10 hours 11 min agoThis is not about BW. Well

    This is not about BW.

    Well done Boom, showing 'em how it's done. Alberto looked like he might cry in the rain, on the pave. Whether you like Nibali or not, he stuck it up AC today.

  • Metric Century Challenge 2013-201410 hours 12 min ago22 Jan/1 point/112.1km/1

    22 Jan/1 point/112.1km/1 point/112.1km total
    13 Feb/1 point/114km/ 2 points/226.1km total
    14 Feb/1 point/158km/ 3 points/384.1km total
    17 Feb/1 point/107.7km 4 points/491.8km total
    19 Feb/1 point/ 119.2km 5 points/611km total
    20 Feb/1 point/ 130.7km/ 6 points/741.7km total
    21 Feb/ 1 point/107.8km/ 7 points/849.5km total
    24 Feb/1 point/ 140.6km/ 8 points/990.1km total
    25 Feb/1 Point/123.3km/ 9 points/1113.4km total
    27 Feb/ 1 point/128.9km/ 10 points/1242.3km total
    28 Feb/ 1 point/102.2km/ 11 points/1344.5km total
    14 Mar/ 1 point/108.7km/ 12 points/1453.2km total
    16 Mar/ 1 point/126.7km/ 13 points/1579.9km total
    20 Mar/ 1 point 113.7km/ 14 points/ 1693.6km total
    27 Mar/ 1 point 110.2km/ 15 points/1803.8km total
    30 Mar/ 1 point 101.8km/ 17 points/ 2012.8km total
    02 Apr/ 1 point 150.4km/ 18 points/ 2163.2km total
    28Mar/ 1point 107.2km/ 19 points/ 2270.4km total
    04 Apr/ 1 point 149.0km/ 20 points/ 2419.4km total
    06 Apr/ 1 point 123.5km/ 21 points/ 2542.9km total
    09 Apr/ 1 point 167.1km/ 22 points/ 2710km total
    17 Apr/ 1 point 103.1km/ 23 points/ 2813.1km total
    20 Apr/ 1 point 128.9km/ 24 points/ 2942km total
    27 Apr/ 1 point 147.4km/ 25 points/ 3089.4km total
    04 May/ 2 points 200.8km 27 points/ 3290.2km total
    11 May/ 1 point 160km/ 28 points/ 3450.2km total
    22 May/ 1point 117.4km/ 29 points/3567.6 total
    03 June/ 1 point 104.1km/ 30 points/3671.7 total
    11 June/ 2 points 212.8km/32 points/3884.5 total
    17 June/ 1 point 118km/ 33 points/ 4002.5 total
    19 June/ 1 point 100.2km /34 points/ 4102.7 total
    27 June/ 1 point 160.4km/ 35 points/ 4263.1 total
    30 June/ 1 point 136.8km/ 36 points/ 4399.9 total
    04 July/ 1 point 108.3km/ 37 points/ 4508.2 total
    06 July/ 1 point 100.3km/ 38 points/ 4608.5 total
    09 July/ 1 point 119.8km/ 39 points/ 4728.3 total

  • How do I claim for a damaged bike following car encounter?10 hours 12 min agoOne thing I have found out,

    One thing I have found out, the insurance company of the driver are saying that despite communications to the driver, he has not responded, and until he says yes, they cannot enter into negotiations, and that we have to sign a paper which effectively says we are suing him via them. And as he has not communicated with them his policy is invalid.
    My lawyer has responded stating that a guilty verdict in a law court should mean no consent is neccessary. Also the insurance policy was valid at the time of the accident, and all the pussy footing about is affecting my "suffering" caused by the crash.
    She says they are just trying to wear us down.
    Apparently as I have no insurance apart from bike covered by household contents, we have no recourse to ombudsman or british assocoation of insurers.