• Did Cervelo Save my life?1 day 22 hours agoLooks like a bit of cosmetic

    Looks like a bit of cosmetic damage there, drop it into your LBS and I am sure they'll patch it up for you Wink
    Seriously, pretty amazing you're able to write about this one and hope any physical and mental scars heal quickly

  • “Cycling madness” – Highland road safety campaigners warn of chaos due to event clash1 day 22 hours ago"The A 82 partnership" exists

    "The A 82 partnership" exists to lobby for "upgrading" the A 82. In other words, they are road building pressure group based on the idea that you have to accommodate - and inevitably generate - lots of fast moving motor vehicular traffic.

  • Vuelta stage 81 day 23 hours agolivestrongnick wrote:Joelsim

    livestrongnick wrote:
    Joelsim wrote:
    A few transfers needed tmw livestrongnick?

    Yeah looking at 4/5 got 3 free ones. Just gotta decide in which of movistar to put in? Thinking

    Herrada?

  • Vuelta stage 81 day 23 hours agoJoelsim wrote:A few transfers

    Joelsim wrote:
    A few transfers needed tmw livestrongnick?

    Yeah looking at 4/5 got 3 free ones. Just gotta decide in which of movistar to put in? Thinking

  • Did Cervelo Save my life?1 day 23 hours agoI was on this bike

    I was on this bike

  • Vuelta stage 81 day 23 hours agoA few transfers needed tmw

    A few transfers needed tmw livestrongnick?

  • Vuelta stage 81 day 23 hours agoDamn you sagan! Messed up my

    Damn you sagan! Messed up my Podium Badge Angry

  • “Cycling madness” – Highland road safety campaigners warn of chaos due to event clash1 day 23 hours agoIs Cycling Madness the little

    Is Cycling Madness the little known sequel to Reefer Madness?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Azf320JDdqU

  • Vuelta stage 81 day 23 hours agoFroome another sprint stage

    Froome another sprint stage Top 20!

  • “Cycling madness” – Highland road safety campaigners warn of chaos due to event clash1 day 23 hours agoJoeinpoole wrote:I'm amazed

    Joeinpoole wrote:
    I'm amazed that 800 cyclists are prepared to stump up £1600 for a "fully supported package" to ride LEJOG. I'd have thought that planning your own route, accommodation, etc was half the fun of doing it. Trundling along in a massive peloton, with support wagons fore and aft, doesn't sound terribly adventurous to me. Cycling is about freedom and self-sufficiency surely?

    Cycling is about whatever you want it to be about surely?

    The ride serves a purpose - plenty of people have neither the time, experience, ability* to plan such a trip on their own or they don't have any cycling friends who are up for joining them at a particular time or they can't make the logistics work for them or whatever. So this is a way round that. Not everyone wants to ride it with a tent, making it up as they go; equally, not everyone wants to do it with 800 other riders. But the option exists and that's great.

    *delete as applicable

    It's not a massive peloton, it's no different to a Sportive. 800 riders set off over about 2-3hrs, riding 100 miles. The route goes up the eastern (not the main road) side of the loch and the Rat Race does the same but travelling south. Meanwhile, all the traffic uses the A82 on the western side of the loch.

    This reads like another of those doom-mongering articles with people determined to be upset, very much like New Forest residents who are determined to make sure that they will be as angry as possible.

  • Mavic Tyre Direction1 day 23 hours agomonty dog wrote:Tread pattern

    monty dog wrote:
    Tread pattern makes no difference to how a road tyre performs - as said, the pressure between rubber and road is so high it simply pushes the water into the cracks in the tarmac.

    Tread does make a difference on road tyres, in the wet at least, it's just not a big effect compared with compound, pressure, compliance etc. Here's some interesting points from people that might know a few things

    http://velonews.competitor.com/2014/05/bikes-and-tech/technical-faq/tech...

  • Carrying your load2 days 7 min agoAs many seem to have already

    As many seem to have already said, a small saddle bag can take a pretty impressive amount of stuff. It's basically like a third bottle cage, but in a more aerodynamic* position, and... not where the existing bottle cages are.

    I had this conundrum before buying one. My bottle cages were needed for bottles and my pockets were needed for food and clothing (especially in the colder months), which left everything else in limbo. Enter saddlebag/Sandman.

    For anyone not constantly riding with a support vehicle laden with several spare bikes behind them, I think saddle bags are a wise investment.

    *I've never heard this stated, but I'm pretty sure it's true.

  • Vuelta stage 82 days 14 min agoLots of sprinters didn't make

    Lots of sprinters didn't make it there.

    Echelons!

  • Carbon Lite Racing CLR-38mm Clincher Wheels2 days 16 min agoseem quite good for the price

    seem quite good for the price but got to agree on the looks, needs some nicer decals

    i would like to see a comparative test done on say 5-6 different makes of sub £1000 full carbon clinchers

    especially the superstar ones

    http://www.superstarcomponents.com/en/carbon-clincher-icon-hubs-2024-hol...

    http://www.superstarcomponents.com/en/carbon-clincher-volta-hubs-2024-ho...

  • FS: Lee Cooper - Custom built - 54cm £12002 days 18 min agoOOOOooooppppph! That's a

    OOOOooooppppph! That's a beaut! GLWTS..........

  • “Cycling madness” – Highland road safety campaigners warn of chaos due to event clash2 days 36 min ago“People get frustrated when

    “People get frustrated when they get caught behind large numbers of cyclists and start to take risks by trying to overtake in all sorts of daft places.

    “This is cycling madness,” he went on."

    So in other words, twats in cars will try and kill somebody, so cyclist to say off the roads.

    How about dealing with the dangerous drivers, that's an idea isn't it.

  • “Cycling madness” – Highland road safety campaigners warn of chaos due to event clash2 days 51 min agoThis is nowt to do with nowt

    This is nowt to do with nowt but does anyone know the location of the photograph that accompanies this story?
    It looks heavenly

  • Vuelta stage 82 days 55 min agoPhilip Unwin wrote:Sprint 2 1

    Philip Unwin wrote:
    Sprint 2
    1 Favilli
    2 Aramendia
    3 Paulinho
    I presume Enrique has all of them across his teams somewhere

    I suspect he has them all at least twenty times

  • “Cycling madness” – Highland road safety campaigners warn of chaos due to event clash2 days 57 min agoJoeinpoole wrote:I'm amazed

    Joeinpoole wrote:
    I'm amazed that 800 cyclists are prepared to stump up £1600 for a "fully supported package" to ride LEJOG. I'd have thought that planning your own route, accommodation, etc was half the fun of doing it. Trundling along in a massive peloton, with support wagons fore and aft, doesn't sound terribly adventurous to me. Cycling is about freedom and self-sufficiency surely?

    I'd imagine for a sort of corporate sponsorship gig like this you'd be getting a pretty specific subset of cyclists taking part.

  • “Cycling madness” – Highland road safety campaigners warn of chaos due to event clash2 days 1 hour agoI'm amazed that 800 cyclists

    I'm amazed that 800 cyclists are prepared to stump up £1600 for a "fully supported package" to ride LEJOG. I'd have thought that planning your own route, accommodation, etc was half the fun of doing it. Trundling along in a massive peloton, with support wagons fore and aft, doesn't sound terribly adventurous to me. Cycling is about freedom and self-sufficiency surely?

  • Vuelta stage 82 days 1 hour agoSprint 2 1 Favilli 2

    Sprint 2
    1 Favilli
    2 Aramendia
    3 Paulinho
    I presume Enrique has all of them across his teams somewhere

  • RIdes around Newton Abbot2 days 1 hour agoLook no further than sunny

    Look no further than sunny Dartmoor Rolling On The Floor
    I say sunny Liar
    Seriously, I would treat Dartmoor with care, getting lost is easy and not recommended at any time of year. There are some great routes though, get hold of a laminated leaflet published by 'Goldeneye' they are not too difficult to get hold of. None of the routes are 50km long but they can be joined together to make a longer ride.
    My favourite is route 7 and 8 done as a figure 8 (you need to see the maps to make sense of this) route 8 as the top loop and 7 as the bottom loop. Start and finish in Princetown (Plume of Feathers pub Drooling ) this will give you 50ish km with the option to cut back early. Enjoy...
    Road routes can be based on the Dartmoor Classic routes (they start and finish in Newton Abbott)

  • “Cycling madness” – Highland road safety campaigners warn of chaos due to event clash2 days 1 hour agoDesperately have the urge to

    Desperately have the urge to make a correction. Loch Morar is the deepest loch in the GB. Loch Ness does though have the greatest volume!! Pedant urge now over.

  • Metric Century Challenge 2013-20142 days 1 hour ago18 Jan | 70.82M/113.97KM | 1

    18 Jan | 70.82M/113.97KM | 1 Point
    25 Jan | 71.70M/115.39KM | 1 Point
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    01 Feb | 70.82M/113.97KM | 1 Point
    15 Feb | 82.17M/132.24KM | 1 Point
    22 Feb | 71.36M/114.84KM | 1 Point
    ──────────────────────────
    08 Mar | 71.18M/114.55KM | 1 Point
    15 Mar | 72.03M/115.92KM | 1 Point
    23 Mar | 65.00M/104.61KM | 1 Point
    29 Mar | 90.09M/144.99KM | 1 Point
    ──────────────────────────
    04 Apr | 65.65M/105.65KM | 1 Point
    12 Apr | 85.49M/137.58KM | 1 Point
    19 Apr | 75.25M/121.10KM | 1 Point
    28 Apr | 75.07M/120.81KM | 1 Point
    ──────────────────────────
    03 May | 71.03M/114.31KM | 1 Point
    17 May | 67.85M/109.19KM | 1 Point
    25 May | 67.07M/107.94KM | 1 Point
    30 May | 65.22M/104.96KM | 1 Point
    ──────────────────────────
    08 Jun | 95.55M/153.77KM | 1 Point
    19 Jun | 63.01M/101.40KM | 1 Point
    21 Jun | 72.11M/116.05KM | 1 Point
    22 Jun | 65.86M/105.99KM | 1 Point
    29 Jun | 80.55M/129.63KM | 1 Point
    ──────────────────────────
    02 Jul | 65.43M/105.30KM | 1 Point
    05 Jul | 85.63M/137.81KM | 1 Point
    11 Jul | 95.22M/153.24KM | 1 Point
    12 Jul | 65.20M/104.93KM | 1 Point
    26 Jul | 82.70M/133.09KM | 1 Point
    29 Jul | 63.28M/101.84KM | 1 Point
    ──────────────────────────
    02 Aug | 82.69M/133.08KM | 1 Point
    03 Aug | 71.39M/114.89KM | 1 Point
    30 Aug | 65.01M/104.62KM | 1 Point
    ──────────────────────────
    Totals: 3,687.70KM | 31 Points

  • Vuelta stage 82 days 1 hour agoSprint 1 1 Favilli 2

    Sprint 1
    1 Favilli
    2 Aramendia
    3 Degenkolb