• Embers Merino Sun Jersey1 day 2 hours agoregarding sizing, i'm not as

    regarding sizing, i'm not as svelte as Mat, so it didn't bunch in that manner for me - but as the review says, if race fit is what are after then drop down a size.

    It has been ridden in temps between 15 and 25, so not quite Abu Dhabi or even Ventoux in August, but still pretty warm - i had no issues with sweat or clamminess in those temps.

  • Cannondale unveils all-new SuperSix Evo road bike + video1 day 3 hours agoPaul J wrote:I bet rim braked

    Paul J wrote:
    I bet rim braked will stay in the peloton. Discs have their time and place, but rims have advantages too (e.g. weight and much less likely to rub).

    Disc brake setup are less likely to rub, due to being mounted on the hub, hence dont suffer from flex issues which occur at the rim of the wheel under cornering or power being applied. Weight difference will be minimal, calipers will weigh approx the same as rim setup, then there is the weight of the disc, this is cancelled out by not needing extra weight on the rim for braking surface.

  • The ethics of self-driving car collisions: whose life is more important?1 day 3 hours agoooldbaker

    ooldbaker wrote:
    Quote:
    Therefore if manufacturers are not tied down to a set of algorithms (and of course they will cheat, just like they do with MPG figures) then market forces are going to favour the cars that prioritise the passengers.

    I think there will be a collaboration to agree a universal algorithm. Not to do so would leave each company open to be sued by one party or other every time there is an accident.

    Also in an inevitable collision it would be important to ensure that each vehicle knows exactly what the other one is going to do. You don't want to get a situation where both vehicles decide to take out the cyclists to avoid crashing with one another and everybody ends up being killed.

    There is already a universal protocol, called the Highway Code (plus various case laws). For all the bile the legal system actually solves these ethical problems pretty well (albeit it is sometimes spotty is in enforcing its own rules). Follow that and you have no lawsuit.

    It's entirely ethical for a company to design their product to avoid lawsuits, on the basis of trusting that the law is doing its job and that, therefore, it its product does not generate lawsuits it must not be misbehaving.

    The implementation is up to each individual OEM, personally I'd rather have variety. If OEM #1's implemenation doesn't cover some edge case, I'd rather only one car on the road failed rather than all of them.

  • Canal & River Trust wants your views on sharing towpaths1 day 3 hours agoI'm not sure pedestrians

    I'm not sure pedestrians should have priority for all possible movements. I don't know if it has been clarified whether that is what 'pedestrian priority' means. If we give them priority for unexpectedly moving across the towpath then cyclists would need to give them enough space to allow that at any time, which I think would make it impossible to overtake on most towpaths.

    I mostly try to avoid riding on towpaths because its so slow if there are pedestrians.

  • Getting back on after a crash.1 day 3 hours agoI had an accident the other

    I had an accident the other week - broken cheekbone, stitches and bashed knee. I have just been out. My advice is to pick a quiet scenic route - drive there if you need to. Take your cleats and computer off your bike and enjoy it.

  • Getting back on after a crash.1 day 3 hours agoForester wrote:I started with

    Forester wrote:
    I started with a turbo trainer after breaking collar bone, hand, ribs, pelvis and shoulder blade and having a subarachnoid haemorrhage after riding into a deep gutter on a country lane. !

    And we have a winner Applause

    Wow, I broke my hip and was nervous about getting back on the bike. If I'd had all that I'm not sure I would have had the guts. Chapeau to you.

    As for the OP, looking back I think it helps to do it in manageable steps. It's a process - you won't get all your confidence back straight away so aim to build up.

    I also started back on the turbo for a while to get my fitness back and the feel of turning the pedals.

    Then just did some easy rides, on my own, on dry roads at quiet times.

    After that the next step was longer rides and with other people/small groups and in traffic.

    Then descents and larger groups.

    I haven't yet done anything in crap weather (one of the advantages of being most of the time in the desert) and I haven't done a race. So those will be the next boxes to tick I guess.

  • Beginner looking to buy a bike1 day 3 hours agoThe Ribble & the Merlin bikes

    The Ribble & the Merlin bikes are outstanding deals for the money.

  • Father cleared of killing cyclist son by careless driving1 day 3 hours agobirzzles wrote:Guy balancing

    birzzles wrote:
    Guy balancing on bike loses balance as car drives past flicking front wheel out at right angles. Car hits wheel and flips bike catapulting son to ground where he hits head. Dies due to not wearing helmet.

    Lots of people here prefer to believe narrative that father lies about circumstances of sons death, rather than believe the above.

    I think it's not that people don't believe that's what happened (though a certain amount of scepticism about a helmet helping is understandable), it's that they believe that if you overtake someone so closely you can hit their wheel, that is careless driving, even if this case the usual statements about "the driver will have to live with this for the rest of his life, no other punishment is needed" would be more valid than usual.

  • National Road Championship: Peter Kennaugh retains title, Lizzie Armitstead wins for third time1 day 3 hours agoNo matter how you pronounce

    No matter how you pronounce Kennaugh's name, it's spelled incorrectly on the front page headline

    Edit: And now it isn't Smile

  • The ethics of self-driving car collisions: whose life is more important?1 day 3 hours agoSo many silly arguments. If

    So many silly arguments. If you're ever in a position where you have to choose between killing a cyclist, a grandmother, or the people in the car, it's because you've fucked up royally somewhere. Autonomous vehicles simply won't put themselves into these situations.

    Sure, we might see a few deaths to begin with as a result of software issues and faults, naysayers will bask in their moment of glory, but these'll be ironed out and deaths on the roads will drop to a tiny percentile of what they are now.

    Imagine a fleet of motorists that always obey the rules, don't take unneccessary risks, have unlimited patience, aren't affected by emotions, drive super efficiently, and have 360 degree situational awareness. Sounds like bliss? That's what autonomous motoring will be.

    If you follow the rules of the road, ethics don't really play a part. Not killing people isn't hard.

  • Cannondale unveils all-new SuperSix Evo road bike + video1 day 3 hours agoI bet rim braked will stay in

    I bet rim braked will stay in the peloton. Discs have their time and place, but rims have advantages too (e.g. weight and much less likely to rub).

  • Father cleared of killing cyclist son by careless driving1 day 4 hours agoGuy balancing on bike loses

    Guy balancing on bike loses balance as car drives past flicking front wheel out at right angles. Car hits wheel and flips bike catapulting son to ground where he hits head. Dies due to not wearing helmet.

    Lots of people here prefer to believe narrative that father lies about circumstances of sons death, rather than believe the above.

  • Different tyre size combo, 23 fr 25 rear??1 day 4 hours agoI was using those 22 mm and

    I was using those 22 mm and 24 mm Contis on one bike but they wear out pretty quick so I thought I would try 23 mm GP 4000S on the front and 25 mm on the back, on my other bike. It works fine, I don't need any extra comfort on the front but it's good at the rear. I have never tried a 25 mm on the front though, so don't know if 23 mm is any better apart from a possible slight aero advantage.

  • The ethics of self-driving car collisions: whose life is more important?1 day 4 hours agoracyrich wrote: Indeed. And

    racyrich wrote:

    Indeed. And yet there are those 'instinctive' decisions that are invariably wrong. Slamming on the brakes when a cat/dog/fox/squirrel runs out, causing multiple collisions behind (P.S. don't bother explaining about driving with adequate room to stop, etc, everyone does it).
    Or being overtaken approaching a junction and something emerging from the right and the overtaking car swerving in (P.S. don't bother explaining about how you still have to give way to the left when emerging left from a T junction, everyone does it. And yes, don't overtake through a junction, but again, so many people do it).
    I'm sure there are numerous other examples where the instinctive human response to a sudden, unforeseeable event is different from what a computer would decide.

    Your point about everyone does it, what happens when you have a computer running to rules driving rather than a person ignoring the rules?

  • The ethics of self-driving car collisions: whose life is more important?1 day 4 hours agofelixcat wrote:Its

    felixcat wrote:
    Its interesting that Google is making formal decisions which are already made, but informally and not really acknowledged. I suspect that the resulting choice is made differently. I am coming to welcome these self driving cars.

    Indeed. And yet there are those 'instinctive' decisions that are invariably wrong. Slamming on the brakes when a cat/dog/fox/squirrel runs out, causing multiple collisions behind (P.S. don't bother explaining about driving with adequate room to stop, etc, everyone does it).
    Or being overtaken approaching a junction and something emerging from the right and the overtaking car swerving in (P.S. don't bother explaining about how you still have to give way to the left when emerging left from a T junction, everyone does it. And yes, don't overtake through a junction, but again, so many people do it).
    I'm sure there are numerous other examples where the instinctive human response to a sudden, unforeseeable event is different from what a computer would decide.

  • Arranging the next rideout1 day 4 hours agoMcCagey, By the look of the

    McCagey,

    By the look of the last mail-out... It looks like Ian and I are no longer needed for the route for the ride?

  • The ethics of self-driving car collisions: whose life is more important?1 day 4 hours agoQuote:Therefore if

    Quote:
    Therefore if manufacturers are not tied down to a set of algorithms (and of course they will cheat, just like they do with MPG figures) then market forces are going to favour the cars that prioritise the passengers.

    I think there will be a collaboration to agree a universal algorithm. Not to do so would leave each company open to be sued by one party or other every time there is an accident.

    Also in an inevitable collision it would be important to ensure that each vehicle knows exactly what the other one is going to do. You don't want to get a situation where both vehicles decide to take out the cyclists to avoid crashing with one another and everybody ends up being killed.

  • Tyres for campagnolo proton or easton ea50 sl wheelset1 day 4 hours agoThanks guys for answering

    Thanks guys for answering thread, but the problem is my friend needs to be able to get these bl***y things off and on again at the roadside if he punctures! These rims are so tight even getting ONE side of the tyre on is nigh on impossible! I would have got them on EVENTUALLY but would have been pointless cos he would have never got them off and on again! Cheers again for answering, those are good suggestions but I realise I didn't ask the question clearly enough so I have reraised under another thread!!

  • Shame a foul-mouthed camera-holding car driver?1 day 4 hours agoHe says something about

    He says something about sticking his phone to his steering wheel, and the angle of the camera does seem to track with the steering, but he also moves to showing the speedo and so on with ease, so I think maybe he's just holding it in his hand against the wheel.

    Bit of a nob, whatever he's doing.

  • Father cleared of killing cyclist son by careless driving1 day 4 hours agoBatchy wrote:Terrible

    Batchy wrote:
    Terrible accident for all parties . Though once again we should take note of the pathologists report regarding helmets ! No I am not trying to stir things up regarding this old chestnut but it does highlight how easy it is to sustain head injuries !

    Is there a non subscription link that explains that claim further? Did they test or is the pathologist speaking based on prejudice or assumption?

  • Plans to rip out Hackney cycle lane will stop people from cycling, say campaigners1 day 4 hours agoVincent Stops's war on

    Vincent Stops's war on cycling for the rest of us continues?

  • Meat-eating cyclists wanted for study looking into the performance benefits of vegetarianism1 day 4 hours agoThe problem is that the only

    The problem is that the only people capable of winning the TDF etc are those that are on the special sauce. I don't think you'd find a vegan/vegetarian willing to pump that shit into their body.

  • Rise of cycle cams debated on This Morning1 day 4 hours agoJohn Mitchell wrote: You talk

    John Mitchell wrote:

    You talk about the number of deaths caused by road users and yes there are a lot. My point what that not everyone will see this as the special case that you do. For example obesity is a huge drain on the NHS and causes a much much larger number of deaths than traffic. Perhaps therefore it is OK to name and shame people who are deemed to be over-eating? Other people may focus on smoking in public, doing drugs in public, over-drinking, contributing to climate change, offending religions etc etc. Road deaths aren't going to be a special case in everybody's eyes. I'd suggest that it is our bias as cyclists that makes it seem like they are.

    A better analogy / comparison would be KSI's in the workplace.

    Compare and contrast the establishment reaction to a person being killed by a works vehicle in the workplace and a person being killed by a works vehicle on the road between workplaces. Or even the case of a highway worker killed or seriously injured on a highway by any type of vehicle and indeed any other person killed or seriously injured on the same highway.

    So yes, name and shame or sending the footage to the authorities to deal with can be considered a public spirited duty. It would appear that the name and shame part encourages the authorities to do something sometimes.

  • Shame a foul-mouthed camera-holding car driver?1 day 5 hours agoI doubt that he is recording

    I doubt that he is recording hands free as he records out of the side window at the start before returning to filming through the windscreen. Perhaps he's recording on a helmet mounted GoPro. Laughing

  • The ethics of self-driving car collisions: whose life is more important?1 day 5 hours agoDriverless vehicles will kill

    Driverless vehicles will kill many times less people every year than human-driven vehicles. Everything else is irrelevant.