- Police stop Evesham cyclists to warn against dark clothing15 hours 7 min agomrmo wrote:
most driversmrmo wrote:
most drivers break the law and most drivers get away with it, and even if they do get caught they don't get banned. Can you imagine any other crime where this would be so tolerated?
Yes I can. How about cyclists breaking this law: 69 You MUST obey all traffic signs and traffic light signals Laws RTA 1988 sect 36 & TSRGD reg 10(1)
- Steve Abraham passes 5,000-mile mark on way to Year Record15 hours 9 min agoThis is awesome, but I can't
This is awesome, but I can't help but wonder what they do for work, do they have family etc....? It's one thing being a pro athlete and training / competing for a job, but these guys are amateurs aren't they? How are they managing to actually do it and still live?
- Ritte Ace launches in the UK15 hours 9 min agoThere's a post somewhere on
There's a post somewhere on weightweenies in which Spencer the owner categorically states that Ritte frames are not open mould.
I've seen a Vlaandern in the flesh: oh my!
- Research finds measures aimed at making drivers slow down increase danger to cyclists15 hours 11 min agoI was going to come out with
I was going to come out with a sarky 'do the bears do it in the woods' type comment.
But... while this may be blindingly obvious to anyone to have ridden a bike on UK roads - this is something which does need to be said, and the report/blog does address the point very well.
- Police say hands tied on stolen bike spotted on Gumtree due to data protection laws15 hours 14 min agoThe police need to check
The police need to check their understanding of DPA. I worked in data for a while and the purpose of the law is clear. That if you give someone data for one purpose, the person holding that data can't use it for a different purpose or pass it in to anyone else without your permission. Any time you give your data to a proper organisation then they will have two opt out buttons 1
saying can we keep contacting you with all our other stuff 2 can we let 3rd parties contact you.
Using an account to sell stolen goods will remove your DPA protection and the data holder has no obligation to protect you from disclosure to the police.
I would imagine that the data holder is simply refusing and the police are being overly polite. The threat of arrest for the person refusing and obstructing the course of justice ought to be applied.
People simply don't understand what the DPA is about. It's a perfectly common sense law about using your personal information for proper purposes, A police enquiry is a proper purpose and no-one is going to arrest you or sanction you for telling the police which of your customers is the one with the stolen bike.
Imagine the police turning up to a pub where they are looking for a person called John Smith and the landlord refusing to point him out because of client confidentiality? I think the landlord might find his feet not touching. The same should happen here. They should have Gumtrees guts for garters on obstruction.
- Proper shop that sells De Rosas15 hours 15 min agoContested Will wrote:AroundContested Will wrote:
Around Christmas I found it pretty tricky to find a shop that's got the Idol in stock, ended up at Tweeks in Wrexham. The UK importer isn't expecting any more until at least the end of Feb. Glad I picked mine up last week!
How is it? Are you happy? What idol did you get?
- Does clipping in and out become second nature??15 hours 15 min agoYes.
- Does clipping in and out become second nature??15 hours 16 min agoThanks everyone! That's
Thanks everyone! That's reassuring.
- Research finds measures aimed at making drivers slow down increase danger to cyclists15 hours 16 min agoThe basic issue is : does the
The basic issue is : does the infrastructure change force the driver to behave differently (and thereby help other road users) or just hope they behave differently - and have a negative impact if they dont?
I'd have thought any decent designer with half a brain would design out the second option. But then...
- Does clipping in and out become second nature??15 hours 16 min agoIt will get easier and easier
It will get easier and easier until it's completely second nature if you ride enough. And everyone falls off at least once while learning, so don't worry.
- €14,000 EDDY70 steel racing bike launched to mark Eddy Merckx’s 70th birthday15 hours 18 min agoturboprannet wrote:itturboprannet wrote:
it definitely said 16th July and 17th July when I commented, now I just look like an idiot.
Don't worry, its not you that looks like the idiot. His birthday is 17th June. http://www.eddy70.com
- road.cc Metric Century Challenge 201515 hours 19 min agoAnother year - I'm in again.
Another year - I'm in again. This encourages me to get off my backside for a longer ride every now and then.
24 January - 1 Point - 119.5km - Road ride using the CX bike (bit frosty)
- Does clipping in and out become second nature??15 hours 21 min agoYes it does (and most of us
Yes it does (and most of us fall over at least once) although with most pedals you can set the entry/release tension so it might be worth slackening yours a little while you get used to them.
Good luck and keep persevering.
- Vulpine Thermal Storm Cap15 hours 21 min agorjfrussell wrote:presumablyrjfrussell wrote:
presumably not photographs of the reviewer
But it does remind me to watch the latest season of "Sons of Anarchy".
- Does clipping in and out become second nature??15 hours 21 min agoIt does - I felt the same way
It does - I felt the same way when I started on clipless 6 months ago - never actually had the slo-mo keel-over and still have the occasional "foot stirring" to find the clip on the second pedal but otherwise it's now odd when back to a flat pedal.
- Coldfinger: the man with the Raynaud's touch15 hours 22 min agoMy two cheap solutions which
My two cheap solutions which both work very well:
12 degrees down to 5 degrees or so:
Normal track mitts then cheap thinsulate fleece gloves on top. Surprisingly windproof, quick-drying and super-breathable so not sweaty.
4 degrees down to minus 5:
Aldi waterproof cycling lobster mitts. First time I tried lobster type and very impressed. Each finger seems to keep its neighbour warm, simple but effective. At temps above freezing I get sweaty hands!
- Come and work at road.cc!15 hours 24 min agoSounds nice, shame I'm not a
Sounds nice, shame I'm not a web developer.
Any tea-boy related opportunities?
- Police stop Evesham cyclists to warn against dark clothing15 hours 24 min agoa few points 3.8Million
a few points 3.8Million drivers have points.
(note 43% of those with more than 12 are still driving)
c32Million Adults have licences.
two thirds of drivers ADMIT to speeding
I grant the numbers are from different years, and aren't directly comparable.
I think they make the point well enough
The point I am trying to make, most drivers break the law and most drivers get away with it, and even if they do get caught they don't get banned. Can you imagine any other crime where this would be so tolerated?
- Compact double or triple chainset for women?15 hours 24 min agoJohn Stevenson wrote:Off theJohn Stevenson wrote:
Off the peg triples are stupid.
I disagree. My 50/39/30 triple may seem "stupid" to you John but, like Chris James, it suits my purposes perfectly. Horses for courses.
Those wanting super-low gears for laden touring would be better off with a MTB (triple?) chainset.
The 9 speed Sora CX chainset is 46/34 and the rear derailleur will handle 32 teeth. The shifters are rebadged Tiagra 9 speed so reliable yet slick & smooth. The saving over a 10 speed groupset could be spent on some nice wheels. If I was building a bike similar to the OP's purposes that's what I'd choose.
- Fondriest reveal TFDisc disc-equipped road bike for 201515 hours 25 min agocampag is lovely stuff but
campag is lovely stuff but I've never got the whole which is best argument.
- Coffee15 hours 25 min agoAl__S wrote:Plasterer's RadioAl__S wrote:Plasterer's Radio wrote:
Tea shits on coffee.
I'm glad I'm not the only heretic. Can't stand coffee. Feel like this makes me wrong.
Coffee's great first thing, but on a long, tough, cold ride, its a cup of tea over any other drink, even the energy ones, which keeps me going.
- €14,000 EDDY70 steel racing bike launched to mark Eddy Merckx’s 70th birthday15 hours 26 min agofor that £, i would need
for that £, i would need Eddy to take me for dinner and tell me how good a cyclist i was
- LAS Victory Vento helmet15 hours 27 min agoDon't some brands supply
Don't some brands supply plastic covers for their helmets that serve the same purpose as this, but without the need for another helmet?
- Research finds measures aimed at making drivers slow down increase danger to cyclists15 hours 28 min agowycombewheeler wrote:bikebotwycombewheeler wrote:bikebot wrote:
I love the way the cyclist is clearly instructed to give way to overtaking traffic, a clear recognition that the overtaking traffic will never give way to the cyclist. I bet at busy times a cyclist who stopped there could wait ages until the road is clear.
I don't imagine many cyclists actually use the 'cycle-lane' bit. I certainly wouldn't; I'd just stay in the 'normal' lane.
- Research finds measures aimed at making drivers slow down increase danger to cyclists15 hours 29 min agoThe idea is fine but the
The idea is fine but the execution is poor. The narrow parts need to be very narrow so that a car cannot pass a cyclist and the cycle lane needs to take the cyclist into the primary position. Add signs that say "Do not pass cyclists at pinch points - Stay back ". And CCTV.