• Ride London Surrey 100 logistics - borderline abandonment.1 day 6 hours agoDaveyraveygravey

    Daveyraveygravey wrote:

    You're missing the point! The early start is part of the fun! The ride from Stratford is brilliant - it's early, the roads are closed, but they are full of cyclists, most of whom are flying along! It's effectively a motorway, 3 lanes wide in each direction, gentle uphills that don't seem to slow you and downhills that add 10 mph. Then there's flying through the Limehouse link, and into the City!

    And there are people cheering you on! If you haven't done it, then you don't know what a brilliant experience it is. In my humble opinion.

    Agreed. There was a time in my early 20's when i hit Saturday night London nightlife only to emerge from the nightclubs at about 7am Sunday. Wandering through London at that time of the morning in various conditions was surreal. To be back there partaking in a healthy past time in my mid 30's feels somewhat like i am redressing the balance!

    You have to embrace the whole weekend. Going to the Excel, lunch in a pub near Excel, meeting the different people excited about riding on the Sunday. Riding to the start line and being one of the thousands of 'ants' homing in on the Olympic Park. The atmosphere on the whole route, culminating in the roar of the crowd through Whitehall and then down The Mall.

    It does feel like a royal PITA to get to the start line, but great memories of the event far outweigh the efforts to make it happen.

  • Boris Johnson apologises for giving his wife a backie1 day 7 hours agogood on him... and her

    good on him... and her

  • Another video on Facebook shows cyclist being pushed off bike1 day 7 hours agovonhelmet wrote:If a person

    vonhelmet wrote:
    If a person doesn't perceive that their actions will cause harm, then it's difficult to hold them accountable for the crime of causing harm.

    If you speed through a residential area and kill a pedestrian you can't by law argue that you never intended to kill anyone, even though no-one speeds thinking that they will cause any harm by doing so.

    Mens Rea, which loosely translates into intent and is a necessary part of a guilty verdict, applies in this instance. You know speeding is illegal, but did so anyway, hence you are culpable for the consequences.

    This applies to anything we do. We have a duty of care for other peoples safety. If our actions show wilful disregard for others safety then Mens Rea applies.

    I don't think that there's any question about the wilfulness of the behaviour of the twat in the video.

  • Strava reveals the gruelling demands of the 2015 Tour de France1 day 7 hours agoI might have ate the same

    I might have ate the same amount of Big Macs watching them !!

  • Transcontinental bike race: Josh Ibbett’s bike and equipment1 day 7 hours agommm... one pair of knicks

    mmm... one pair of knicks for how long,

  • Rose Xeon CDX-44001 day 7 hours agoGreat to hear from someone

    Great to hear from someone that owns a 3100 Di2. That's about the only piece of independent feedback I've seen on this model (that's not on the Rose Website). Any further thoughts, please add them.

    I'm 5'10 and have gone for the 57cm frame. This is almost identical in size (and very close in geometry) to my current 56cm Specialized Secteur (Al version of the Rubaix).

    I also spoke with Finlay a few times before the purchase (by phone and email). He was extremely useful and recommended the 57cm frame from the start, whilst I took a little convincing and a lot of research.

    Great to hear Di2 is living up to it's excellent reputation. Interesting about the braking, I will have to test this extensively when it arrives. Smile

    When you say it "rattles". Is this something that your previous bikes didn't do, but this one does ? Or something you'd expect on any bike ? Rattling and German built quality rare sit together.

    Currently expecting a 7/8 build date and it sounds like it will be posted very soon after.

  • Weather Sites / Apps For The Pyrenees?1 day 7 hours agoJust as a follow up, the

    Just as a follow up, the forecast for here was cloudy. I am sitting under a clear blue, sun filled sky. I use them as a guide but always have a light jacket. Sometimes you may get to a col dripping with sweat and it's useful for a cooler descent. Have fun!

  • The best multi tools — get the right bits to fix your bike's bits1 day 7 hours agoI've always found this

    I've always found this multi-tool the best to be honest:
    http://bit.ly/Best-Bike-Multi-Tool

  • Rapha Pro Team Rain Overshoes1 day 7 hours agoThat's for the product, not

    That's for the product, not any of the comments, BTW.

  • Rapha Pro Team Rain Overshoes1 day 7 hours ago(No subject)

    Laughing

  • UCI to suspend Androni-Giocattoli after second rider tests positive1 day 7 hours agoI blame Froome!

    I blame Froome!

  • Boris Johnson apologises for giving his wife a backie1 day 7 hours agowebster wrote:This is hardly

    webster wrote:
    This is hardly a story worthy of any press time.
    I'm so disappointed in The Sun. Seriously have they nothing better to do?

    Indeed, just who is hacking dead girl's phones?

  • Transcontinental bike race: Josh Ibbett’s bike and equipment1 day 7 hours ago' I singlespeeded from

    ' I singlespeeded from Albania to Turkey.' - possibly the most manly sentence I've ever read.

  • #mycyclingweekend: Broken bones, hardcore rides, and a multi tool winner1 day 7 hours agoShe's really pleased to have

    She's really pleased to have won a multi tool now dad will have to show her how to use it Cool

  • Ride London Surrey 100 logistics - borderline abandonment.1 day 8 hours agosurly_by_name wrote:Would

    surly_by_name wrote:
    Would avoid the early start and the hassle of getting to Olympic park and (frankly pretty dire) ride from Stratford. You wouldn't get an official time but its a sportive so who cares.

    You're missing the point! The early start is part of the fun! The ride from Stratford is brilliant - it's early, the roads are closed, but they are full of cyclists, most of whom are flying along! It's effectively a motorway, 3 lanes wide in each direction, gentle uphills that don't seem to slow you and downhills that add 10 mph. Then there's flying through the Limehouse link, and into the City!

    And there are people cheering you on! If you haven't done it, then you don't know what a brilliant experience it is. In my humble opinion.

  • Another video on Facebook shows cyclist being pushed off bike1 day 8 hours agoReasonableness and intent

    Reasonableness and intent aren't the same thing, as you say. The question of reasonableness is relevant in relation to the charges like battery and ABH, where you have to question whether the perpetrator could have reasonably foreseen the consequences of their actions. If you're dealing with a charge like attempted murder, then for there to be an attempt there has to be an intent, and for there to be intent there has to be a reasonable (or unreasonable, depending on how you look at it) understanding that your actions will cause harm, because you can't intend to murder someone if you don't foresee your actions causing harm.

  • Ride London Surrey 100 logistics - borderline abandonment.1 day 8 hours ago700c wrote:To the OP, why not

    700c wrote:
    To the OP, why not give your place to someone who didn't get in but wants to, such as Daveyraveygravey for instance? just sign the rider registration form and say you allow him to pick it up, then he can turn up on the day..

    sure its officially against the rules, but they aren't going to check..

    You sir are a gent, chapeau to you! One of the problems with that plan is I only have one eye, so unless the OP is in a similar condition, id could be tricky! Plus the Mrs thinks she has me at home this Sunday...wouldn't want to disappoint her...

  • Is Froome the Greatest British cyclist?1 day 8 hours agoFlying Scot wrote: The guy

    Flying Scot wrote:

    The guy swapped sides from Kenya.

    Nowt wrong with Kenya. I found this public information video on YouTube. I think it may be from the Kenyan tourist board, or something

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FbYtASAakAI

  • Rapha Pro Team Rain Overshoes1 day 8 hours agoI've got some altura

    I've got some altura ones...

    ..which I no longer use since I bought some goretex winter boots but...

    I gotta say, the main reason I ditched the altura overshoes (rrp £30 - £35+) was they were awful breathability wise. They definately leaked water on my commute (around an hour) but sometimes...in light rain or where I put them on expecting rain but there wasn't any...my socks were utterly soaked anyway - they don't breathe!! And thats in colder temperatures too.

    Not sure I'd pay RRP for these but if they are breathable as well as waterproof/resistant then they are usuable then they may be worth the money...

  • Another video on Facebook shows cyclist being pushed off bike1 day 8 hours agoThe test of reasonableness is

    The test of reasonableness is an important one (in tort more than criminal law), but it's not a test of intent. So it simply isn't applicable to a charge like "attempted murder".

    Perhaps it should be. I don't actually make the law. I'm just telling you what it is.

    And I know perfectly well what "moot" means; *either* "debatable" *or* "inconsequential". So how about you actually check that you're correct in future, before trying to correct people Wink

  • Muc-Off C3 Dry Ceramic Lube1 day 8 hours agowashes off at the slightest

    washes off at the slightest hint of wet, let alone rain, won't be using again!

  • Protester at final stage of TdF1 day 8 hours agoI've been putting images and

    I've been putting images and posts all over the net! ... Nothing but tumble weed. I started with in the hour of it happening, twitter, facebook, etc etc.... but nothing. nothing in the papers, nothing on the news. Its crazy strange! This guy could have brought them all down and thank heavens wasn't a suicide bomber .... unless it didn't go off.

  • Protester at final stage of TdF1 day 8 hours agoI've been putting images and

    I've been putting images and posts all over the net! ... Nothing but tumble weed. I started with in the hour of it happening, twitter, facebook, etc etc.... but nothing. nothing in the papers, nothing on the news. Its crazy strange! This guy could have brought them all down and thank heavens wasn't a suicide bomber .... unless it didn't go off.

  • Video: Peter Sagan pulls a wheelie - and lands on his backside1 day 8 hours agoKerching.....and who can

    Kerching.....and who can blame them

  • UCI to suspend Androni-Giocattoli after second rider tests positive1 day 9 hours agoEdgeley wrote:daddyELVIS

    Edgeley wrote:
    daddyELVIS wrote:
    Small fry dopers caught again trying to catch-up with the clean elite! Why dope when it clearly doesn't work?

    We don't know whether it works or not, as we can only know about the ones that get caught. It is impossible toprove a negative, and suspicion will carry on. And new drugs will carry on being developed, one step ahead of the testers.

    Sad, but true.

    I think you missed my point - I don't for a minute believe the elite riders are clean when the lesser riders / teams clearly aren't!