• Wen to Wen1 day 3 hours agoHi Sam, I'm defo up for this.

    Hi Sam,
    I'm defo up for this. I'm a teacher so I'm free most days. Let me know when u r free or thinking of going out..If u wanna text or call my number 07791764520..
    Ta Soph

  • Video: California reserve police officer suspended for posting “I hate cyclists” YouTube clip1 day 3 hours agoAnyone notice a disturbing

    Anyone notice a disturbing trend here? A significant growth in cyclist-haters who feel so *mainstream* in their thoughts that they are happy to share them on social media (and even expect to be applauded for them).

    Commentators on the DM (yes I know!) appear to be largely sympathetic to Weintraub too;

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2699018/Cop-suspended-posting-du...

  • Jersey finally passes mandatory helmet law - for under 14 year olds1 day 3 hours agoPaul J - you said "Plus

    Paul J - you said

    "Plus compulsory helmet laws would be the death knell for any hope of mass cycling"

    I did a short survey over a 5 week period, not scientific by any means, basically i just counted the bikes on the road i saw and whether they were wearing a helmet or not. I found that of over 900 cyclists i saw it was about 98% were wearing a helmet.

    EDIT: this is the second time i've done this and the figure remained the same.

  • Video: Thomas Voeckler returns Dutch fans' abuse — with interest1 day 3 hours agoAlright, I'll be the one to

    Alright, I'll be the one to break ranks. I can't stand Voeckler.

  • Game Suggestions1 day 3 hours agoTERatcliffe26 wrote:I use the

    TERatcliffe26 wrote:
    I use the home tab to check my overall standing, and to switch those standings between my normal and purist teams...
    I guess I never check my overall standings, especially during a competition... I could probably do without seeing my overall standing for the whole time a race is going on... Well, Dave, maybe you could rename the 'Home' tab 'Overall Standings'... or maybe you could have a checkbox somewhere that - if selected - would take you staright to your rider selection page every time you log in. I guess I'm just lazy and don't want to click 1 time to get to the competition and then another to select the riders.... It's too many clicks and my fingers hurt... Thinking I guess I'm just annoyable.. and annoying... and unreasonable... Thinking

  • Tour de France Stage 161 day 3 hours agoGhedebrav wrote:I've made 7

    Ghedebrav wrote:
    I've made 7 (seven) changes. Alea iacta est.
    Bold move. How many penalties?... Thinking Going for the break or the favorites? Thinking Nice quote. Had to look it up.

  • Video: Thomas Voeckler returns Dutch fans' abuse — with interest1 day 3 hours agoUps to Thomas!

    Ups to Thomas!

  • Boris Bike turns up in Wolverhampton – 3 years after disappearing in London1 day 4 hours ago“According to Google Maps it

    “According to Google Maps it would take a cyclist around 12 hours to cycle the distance between London and Bradley.”

    12 hours on a decent bike - 3 years on a Boris Bike Wink

  • Video round-up: How to wash your bike like a pro, Texas close pass, TdF peloton goes bug hunting and more1 day 4 hours agoStopped watching that clean

    Stopped watching that clean your bike like a pro vid after they used the chain brush to clean the rest of the bike - if I look at my chain the evil black muck affixes to my eyeballs....

  • Game Suggestions1 day 4 hours agoenrique wrote:enrique

    enrique wrote:
    enrique wrote:
    Dave, can we have an option next year of having our first page to come up in the game be the rider selection page of the current competition?...
    Dave, I don't think we need a 'Home' tab, honestly, I don't think anybody ever really stops there except because it's where you land when you log in.... It's just a click-through page to get to the current competition in my opinion... Why don't you change the 'Home' page to a 'Badges' page and stick that in the background somewhere? I don't think badges are a talking point anymore, really, and, well, old people like me just want to go to the current competition to get our fix of our daily adrenaline rush... Thinking I hate to sound demeaning, but could you get rid of the 'Women's World Tour' Tabs, too? Not the races, just the tabs... In my rush to get to the TDF and the constant jiggling of tabs and the jiggling of the page layout due to the huge ads wreaking havoc on the page design I have to wait more than 1 second to click on the TDF tab, which is quite annoying in this day and age... In my haste I have been forced to go to the Women's World Tour on more than one occasion because of my haste in clicking... Thinking Something should be done about that... Waiting

    I use the home tab to check my overall standing, and to switch those standings between my normal and purist teams. I find it useful anyway

  • Video: California reserve police officer suspended for posting “I hate cyclists” YouTube clip1 day 4 hours agoI'd like to say only in

    I'd like to say only in america but alas there are morons both sides of the pond.

  • Video round-up: How to wash your bike like a pro, Texas close pass, TdF peloton goes bug hunting and more1 day 4 hours agoHave to agree with Mathelo

    Have to agree with Mathelo that looked deliberate. admittedly there is only a short piece of footage to judge the pickup's driving but you can see it driving in lane prior to the incident then coming over (poss just to scare the cyclist) but he miss-judges it badly. I hope the driver is charged with attempted murder (vehicular homicide? I think is what the yanks call it).

  • Michael Barry: Shadows on the Road, pub by Faber and Faber1 day 4 hours agoThis is a book worthy of

    This is a book worthy of anyone's time and money. Barry is one of the peloton's genuine thinking men. His insights are not sensational but nonetheless revelatory and have a real ring of truth. One thing that makes this account stand out from the crowd is that it is not self-serving but rather compassionate and poetic in a way that a less honest account could not hope to achieve.

  • Tour de France Stage 161 day 4 hours agoI've made 7 (seven) changes.

    I've made 7 (seven) changes. Alea iacta est.

  • West Yorkshire gives free bikes to job starters1 day 4 hours ago1) We will be funding a

    1) We will be funding a further 150 reconditioned bikes and sets of cycling accessories for jobseekers, who have a job start but no means to get there.

    2) However, most of the funding will be spent on public transport including a free MetroCard to help people with new jobs travel to work, and expansion of the region’s smart card programme.

    So the choices are work (sorry pedal) to work, or use a bus free of charge. Thinking

  • Jersey finally passes mandatory helmet law - for under 14 year olds1 day 5 hours agoOh, and I *never* talked

    Oh, and I *never* talked about helmets, until a cycling club I had joined decided to bring in a rule requiring them (because someone had crashed and hurt their fucking leg). They brought in this rule by fiat - some inner clique just updating the rules by themselves, which was against the constitution of the club.

    After that I realised I needed to fight the anecdote lovers with the facts.

  • Video: California reserve police officer suspended for posting “I hate cyclists” YouTube clip1 day 5 hours agoApparently she's

    Apparently she's resigned

    https://www.facebook.com/SantaPaulaPoliceDepartment/posts/935004553191673

  • Jersey finally passes mandatory helmet law - for under 14 year olds1 day 5 hours agoAirzound: I would love to be

    Airzound: I would love to be able to not have to talk about helmets. However, the UK seems to be full of people who seem to think I and/or my children must be made to wear them. Some of these people are well-meaning but simply misinformed, and potentially may be swayed by evidence. Others are simply anecdote obsessed idiots who just don't give a flying fuck about reality.

    So long as those people exist, spreading their misinformation and lobbying for compulsory helmet laws for the young or all, the rest of us must counter that crap. Yes, it's highly tedious and annoying, but otherwise the misinformed and the idiots may well win, and then I'll have to risk fines most times I or my kids cycle.

    Plus compulsory helmet laws would be the death knell for any hope of mass cycling. And without higher rates of cycling, there will never be the political will to do any of the things that *really* can improve cycling safety.

  • Chris Snook's 5th generation Genesis Volare 953 race bike1 day 5 hours agoDrJDog wrote:It is beautiful,

    DrJDog wrote:
    It is beautiful, but I still have weight reservations. And price reservations.

    Price yes but weight? Really? Apologies if you are the owner of several Strava KoMs and local climbing legend but I seriously doubt the frame weight will be much of a factor.

    I love this bike and the idea of bringing Steel (or Ti) back to the racing ranks.

  • The bikes of the Tour de France1 day 5 hours agoScreamingly the Colnago wins

    Screamingly the Colnago wins by three bike lengths, with the Katusha a distant second edging out the Ridley. I'm strangely attracted to the Giant. Just looks fast. Skinwalls too.

    I'm such an Eighties hark back.

  • Attention SPD'ers: Time/Mavic Alternatives1 day 5 hours agoYou should check out the new

    You should check out the new Look mtb pedals.

  • Jersey finally passes mandatory helmet law - for under 14 year olds1 day 5 hours agoAirzound wrote:I reckon the

    Airzound wrote:
    I reckon the contributors to the comments on this thread are either 1) retired miserable old gits with too much time on their hands or 2) the work shy or 3) the sick lame or lazy.

    Which one are you...? Wink

  • Michael Barry: Shadows on the Road, pub by Faber and Faber1 day 5 hours agoJoeinpoole wrote:Great

    Joeinpoole wrote:
    Great review. Thanks.

    I've checked on Amazon and the book is currently available on Kindle for just £2.99. Bargain.

    sweeet!

  • Kona Kapu 853 returns along with two new Rove bikes for 20151 day 5 hours agoLet my Kona Jake go about 3

    Let my Kona Jake go about 3 years ago due to more focus on road riding. Wished ever since that I'd kept it - loved that bike!

  • Jersey finally passes mandatory helmet law - for under 14 year olds1 day 5 hours agoKiwiMike wrote:stumps

    KiwiMike wrote:
    stumps wrote:
    Just read this and as usual there are the "yes brigade" and the "no brigade" each being typically arsey with each other.

    Why doesn't the site, when reporting on helmet stories, do like they do with fatals and not allow comments because to be honest i think everyone who comes on this forum already has a firm opinion set in stone in relation to helmet use and all that happens is that we go round and round and round in abusive / sarcastic circles.

    ...I used to be very pro-helmet - growing up in NZ probably had a lot to do with it. Then I read comments like the above, the references they cite, the 'references' cited by pro-helmeteers (usually including the 1998 Thompson-Ravera '88%' publication) and decided for myself that on balance and taking population-level effects into consideration, I had been completely wrong. Presented with evidence or lack thereof, minds can and do change.

    Debate is good. And when one side of the argument hasn't got a leg to stand on and regularly gets its arse handed it by rational debate, that too is A Good Thing.

    Nothing wrong in rational debate and i agree people will have their minds changed by such debate, however what i find distasteful is forum users basically slagging off another user purely because they dont agree with them, debate and argue yes, abuse no.