- Video: 5.45 Rouleur - riding in London as you seldom see it6 hours 57 min agoAlso, a note to RPR solo
Also, a note to RPR solo riders in the park that RLJing in club kit is kind of silly
- Podium Cafe VDS7 hours 1 min agoOoh - they do combined
Ooh - they do combined rankings - http://pdcvds.com/teamscombined.php?mw=0&y=2014
I'm overall first in the women's game - I know nothing about womens' cycling
- Womens World Cup7 hours 5 min agoFairly low prices, what's the
Fairly low prices, what's the budget?
- 'I Worked at Raleigh' website chronicles life at iconic Nottingham bike factory7 hours 9 min agoI found the Raleigh
I found the Raleigh wheelbarrow I once owned.
- MöBIUS Cycling launch 236g Infinity pedal on Kickstarter + video7 hours 13 min agoHmmm, I can't work out if the
Hmmm, I can't work out if the springy cylinder bit rotates, or if the cleat just grinds around the springy cylinder bit. If it's the latter it'll wear out in no time.
- MöBIUS Cycling launch 236g Infinity pedal on Kickstarter + video7 hours 18 min agoLove the idea of circular
Love the idea of circular clip in, would want far less float though.
The answers to the questions are a little too wolly for my liking; I've commited to a few cycling projects and they were all more certain of their direction than this.
- MöBIUS Cycling launch 236g Infinity pedal on Kickstarter + video7 hours 24 min agoCritical but where's the
Critical but where's the progress if it's just one big love in...
The video, aside from appearing as a fairly tacky American engineering action film, doesn't actually explain the mechanics of the pedal. We see it clipping in very quickly on a jig so you can kind of work it out for yourself but isn't that missing the point with this style of video?
He's missing a huge, huge portion of the market whos shoes don't use 2-bolt SPD cleat fittings. That's almost every non-Shimano road shoe user wiped out.
Can't see this revolutionising the pedal myself but I love being proven wrong!
- MöBIUS Cycling launch 236g Infinity pedal on Kickstarter + video7 hours 26 min agoIt looks like a neat design,
It looks like a neat design, but I'm curious about one thing mentioned in the video (and the patent wording): do people really need to look at their pedals to clip in? I mean, I get that it's frequently a PITA off-road, for specific reasons, but surely even then looking is not really required?
- Womens World Cup7 hours 26 min agoI'm sorry it has taken so
I'm sorry it has taken so long, It should be open soon, I've set it up, Dave will be opening it whenever he gets a chance.
Here is a startlist. The riders are in red because I was using the startlist for something behind the scenes.
The values of each rider are in orange to the left of them.
- Video: 5.45 Rouleur - riding in London as you seldom see it7 hours 30 min agoThey were filming a load of
They were filming a load of this stuff on a Saturday morning about 9am holding everybody up by riding slowly behind a car with camera dude in it.
The shots of everyone overtaking them seem to have been lost in the edit.
- Sensa bikes7 hours 33 min agoThanks Miles, I went for a
Thanks Miles, I went for a Sensa Romagna Special... As mentioned its my first road bike so can't give a comparative review, but I love it! Agree with wanting to upgrade, already found myself making eyes at various wheel sets...
- Just in: Orbea Avant M10D with Shimano Ultegra Di2 and hydraulic disc brakes7 hours 33 min agoSigh. Unzips.
Not many disc-equipped road bikes out there at the low/mid price range, unless I want to put slicks on a CX bike. No way I'm spending four grand and change on a - cough - winter trainer. And that's if I make it out of the bank with the stocking over my head.
- 'I Worked at Raleigh' website chronicles life at iconic Nottingham bike factory7 hours 37 min agoMine was a Raleigh Dart blue
Mine was a Raleigh Dart blue with a removable cross bar so could be unisex
- Mood buster7 hours 41 min agoGood to see a few comments
Good to see a few comments although we could do with a few more. I think sometimes we forget that we cycle simply because it makes us feel good. `
- Just in: Orbea Avant M10D with Shimano Ultegra Di2 and hydraulic disc brakes7 hours 41 min agoSeek the word "Orbea" on the
Seek the word "Orbea" on the site forvo (dot) com.
- Paris-Nice Stage 57 hours 41 min agoIf it helps you any
If it helps you any
Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez AG2R La Mondiale 49
Jakob Fuglsang Astana Pro Team 31
Bob Jungels Trek Factory Racing 30
Bryan Coquard Team Europcar 25
Tom Boonen Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 20
Geraint Thomas Team Sky 19
John Degenkolb Team Giant-Shimano 19
Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg Team Giant-Shimano 18
Tom Jelte Slagter Garmin Sharp 18
Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil Movistar Team 17
Jan Bakelants Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 17
Sylvain Chavanel IAM Cycling 17
Tony Gallopin Lotto Belisol 16
Greg Van Avermaet BMC Racing Team 14
Borut Bozic Astana Pro Team 12
Brice Feillu Bretagne - Seche Environnement 12
Marco Marcato Cannondale 11
Alexander Kristoff Team Katusha 10
Marko Kump Tinkoff-Saxo 10
Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa Lampre-Merida 9
Michael Matthews Orica GreenEdge 8
Moreno Hofland Belkin-Pro Cycling Team 8
Wilco Kelderman Belkin-Pro Cycling Team 7
Vincenzo Nibali Astana Pro Team 5
Alexis Vuillermoz AG2R La Mondiale 5
Mickael Cherel AG2R La Mondiale 5
Sebastien Minard AG2R La Mondiale 5
Romain Bardet AG2R La Mondiale 5
Sebastien Turgot AG2R La Mondiale 5
Samuel Dumoulin AG2R La Mondiale 5
Gorka Izaguirre Insausti Movistar Team 4
Valerio Agnoli Astana Pro Team 4
Romain Zingle Cofidis, Solutions Credits 3
Jens Keukeleire Orica GreenEdge 2
Matthew Busche Trek Factory Racing 2
Zdenek Stybar Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 2
Christophe Laborie Bretagne - Seche Environnement 2
Wilco Kelderman Belkin-Pro Cycling Team 2
Armindo Fonseca Bretagne - Seche Environnement 1
Cyril Gautier Team Europcar 1
Jon Izaguirre Insausti Movistar Team 1
Details below - with hopefully no mistakes!
- Just in: Orbea Avant M10D with Shimano Ultegra Di2 and hydraulic disc brakes7 hours 45 min agohttp://www.forvo.com/word/orb
- Tirreno-Adriatico Stage 2: Pelucchi wins for IAM as big names miss out in sprint (+ Kittel bike throw video)7 hours 51 min agoI see he isn't as good at
I see he isn't as good at parking as Brad
- Cratoni C-Blaze RD helmet7 hours 57 min agoMikroos stated
Actually, every helmet sold in the EU must comply with EN1078.
And yes you are correct. So why do Trading Standards keep finding helmets that claim to be complying with EN1078 that don't.
Why are helmet manufacturers so happy to reach this low standard? Is it because it is so low? Is this why helmet wearing seams so pointless?
If you want to read more go to www.cyclehelmets.org
- Paris-Nice Stage 57 hours 57 min agoJust in, scores on the way
Just in, scores on the way
- Just in: Orbea Avant M10D with Shimano Ultegra Di2 and hydraulic disc brakes8 hours 2 min agoIrrelevant to the bike or the
Irrelevant to the bike or the review and what not but how does one pronounce ORBEA?
Asking for a friend.
Im guessing - Ore -beer?
- Plans to upgrade A9 fail to provide properly for cyclists, say Scottish Greens8 hours 4 min agokcr wrote:Par for the course.kcr wrote:
Par for the course. Another high status piece of Scottish civil engineering with no cycling provision.
The new Forth bridge has no pedestrian or cycle access. Instead, cyclists will use the old Forth crossing. If they had put cycle lanes on the new bridge, as well as providing an all weather crossing (which the old bridge is not) there would have been a ready made tourist attraction; a circuit of the two bridges by foot or cycle. How can Scotland fail to include cycling provision in transport infrastructure in this day and age?
Just look at 'who ate all the pies' Alex Salmond and you understand the answer. His idea of physical exercise is lowering his behind into the seat of his car and then opening the door and getting out of it at the other end of his journey. I know this website isn't about politics but some Scots like me really loathe the fat little creep and what he's trying to do.
- Plans to upgrade A9 fail to provide properly for cyclists, say Scottish Greens8 hours 7 min agogiff77 wrote:I agreegiff77 wrote:
I agree Oldridgeback. I do think though, that the majority of collisions involving tourists have been down to impatient motorists from Scotland making the suicide passes and the tourist is ultimately the victim. I also used to do outdoor pursuits which involved using both the A82 and A9 quite frequently and was astounded by the amount of poor driving demonstrated by other motorists especially in the winter.
If they can't put more traffic cops on the road then as you say average speed cameras would be the ticket. It worked for the A77. But as you know, there is huge opposition to this.
Driving standards in Scotland are s**tpoor and the attitude towards other road users be they vulnerable or not is atrocious. Things need to change, and it is not necessarily through the duelling, straightening and anti-skid surfaces.
Scotland's record on road crashes and road fatalities is actually better than that for England. I get a lot of stats like that across my desk at work. Driving standards in the UK aren't that bad, when you compare them with just about anywhere else. Again, the stats back this up. But the A9 is a killer and has been so for decades. My sister lives in Inversnecky so I find myself heading that way from Embra from time to time and I've been using that road for over 30 years.
The A9 carries a high percentage of HGVs. As our truck driving, cycling chum Neil 753 said, raising the limit for trucks to 40 would reduce the incidence of suicide passes. Turning the route to a dual carriageway along its length will improve safety even more, but claiming that it costs to much to install a cycle lane alongside is nonsense. Average speed cameras would deal with the maniacs who seem to think it's a racetrack - they are vastly more effective than single speed cameras that drivers typically slow down for and then speed up again once they have passed.
A cycle lane can be narrower than a standard lane for motor traffic. As the load it carries is so much lighter, its structure is simple and cheaper than a section of conventional road and it can be surfaced with two thin layers of asphalt, rather than the three layers on top of hard core you need for a road carrying motor vehicles. Adding the cycle lane wouldn't add much to the total cost of the project and there are warm asphalt technologies using alternative bitumen types that would address any concerns over environmental issues anyway.
The people at Transport Scotland are talking out of their respective behinds, and they probably know they're lying as well. A cycle lane is needed though as the A9 is definitely not cycle friendly in its current form and will be even less so once the widening work is done.
I try to avoid using the word accident, as most are avoidable and are therefore not accidents. Calling them crashes is more accurate.
- Video: 5.45 Rouleur - riding in London as you seldom see it8 hours 10 min agoPersonally I liked the film
Personally I liked the film just for being an honest dipiction of a group of riders pushing it. The fact that they are in London, or wear Rapha does not matter, Its what they do, (and thinking about it) which we all do that matters. If you don't ride then what are you doing on the site.
Hope you Rouleurs stop at the lights though.....
- Where's daddy going?8 hours 27 min agoThis is a lovely post.
This is a lovely post. Pre-kids i remember wondering what all the fuss was about, and couldn't quite understand how those of my mates who'd become dads suddenly found it so hard to get out for a ride. Now, much as i enjoy 5 hours in the saddle, it does tend to feel like a waste of some good quality time with the kids.
As for the suggestion above about getting out for a ride before the kids get up in the morning, in my case that would involve heading out for a ride at about 3am!!!
(come on...a bit of sympathy for 3 years without a lie in!! )