• and then there was one, one year time trial7 hours 52 min agojust read on twitter, hit by

    just read on twitter, hit by a moped and broken ankle by the sounds of it.

  • Cyclist suffers serious head injuries after collision with runner racing in London Park7 hours 53 min agoFirstly let me say I hope the

    Firstly let me say I hope the young lady makes a full & speedy recovery, however if there was an organised event which involved runners crossing the road, where were the stewards and traffic controls to ensure the runners could cross the road safely? As I'm not London based prehaps a poster from the area could enlighten me.

  • and then there was one, one year time trial7 hours 54 min agoWhat do you mean??

    What do you mean??

  • Can we double women's share of bike journeys? Conference aims to find out how8 hours 25 sec agoI agree infrastructure is the

    I agree infrastructure is the main problem, but its legal to have a dress code requiring women to wear heals and a skirt to work, which means a change of footwear even for a short journeys. Lots hybrids for sale in the UK are not as skirt friendly as traditional dutch bikes. Handbags are a arse to manage on a bike. Women are used to being judged based on appearance.

    All of this is pretty easy for a women to overcome if she wants to cycle, but it still all acts as barriers to entry. (Although requiring staff to wear things that are known to damage peoples' health should be banned).

    Still, in the absence of decent infrastructure and the world getting less shit, retailers could try selling more hub geared, utility bikes that come with guards and a basket.

  • DannyShane Genova II Grey Jersey8 hours 9 min agoDrab colours. Drab design.

    Drab colours. Drab design. £96 "good value". The reviewer clearly earns way too big a salary...

  • Cyclist suffers serious head injuries after collision with runner racing in London Park8 hours 9 min agoFrom the pictures it looks

    From the pictures it looks like the accident happened on a road in the park ? I cycle through there 4+ times a week and often joggers will just run across the road without looking. For some reason in a park that is 180 acres they like to run in the one road that goes through the park.

  • Minister opens £1.5m Bike Hub at Brighton railway station8 hours 23 min agoIt looks totally outdated

    It looks totally outdated when you see the new bike parking facilities they have in Japan. Smile

    https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=923807177630643&fref=nf

  • Gent Wevelgem8 hours 36 min agoTop 20

    Top 20

  • Gent Wevelgem8 hours 40 min agoJoelsim wrote:Poor day for me

    Joelsim wrote:
    Poor day for me after forgetting to do any transfers last night. Just Sep. On the plus side I have a decent team for Flanders already and 35 transfers left.

    Mind you 1,3,4 on the women's.

    Went with 1,3,8,9 on the womens (I tossed up between choosing 4th or 8th and 9th, went with 8th and 9th + 5 for teammate)

  • Miche Primato Shimano-fit cassettes8 hours 43 min agoMy percentages were going to

    My percentages were going to an easier gear each time which might give the difference.

    Actually, I've just remembered seeing a review a couple of months ago for a Miche cassette where you could choose what ever cogs you wanted. Looking at their website it would appear to be the SuperType.

    http://www.miche.it/uploads/pdf/catalogo%20pagine/pag122-123_cassette_Su...

    Six choices of small cog from 11 to 18 and six choices of large from 23 to 32 (30 for campag) and fill in the middle with what ever you want.

    Downside is the rrp at €206.80 plus tax!

    12-30 with a 16T as the 11th cog?

  • Spring Classics 20158 hours 46 min agochiv30 wrote:Surely stumps

    chiv30 wrote:
    Surely stumps got extremely lucky today especially looking back over the last few years results for Ghent , still top marks to him Applause

    Luck maybe, i like to think its the effort i put in checking form and the weather to see what it was like etc, but your probably right !!!!!!!!!!

  • Cairo to Cape Town in 50 days – Mark Beaumont attempts to secure another long distance cycling world record8 hours 55 min ago130 miles a day for 50 days.

    130 miles a day for 50 days. Quite impressive and something I could never do, but let's be honest: Mike Hall is probably reading this article and chuckling at the record.

  • Gent Wevelgem8 hours 56 min agoPoor day for me after

    Poor day for me after forgetting to do any transfers last night. Just Sep. On the plus side I have a decent team for Flanders already and 35 transfers left.

    Mind you 1,3,4 on the women's.

  • Handlebar width?8 hours 57 min agoThe transition was something

    The transition was something of a surprise to say the least!

    I'm still wondering how riders are managing at speed out of the saddle, as my new bike felt extremely nervous to me & my sense of balance could be better.

    I went from feeling that I was sitting 'in' the bike to sitting 'on' the bike. I went from about a 58cm to a 56cm frame, 68cm bars to 38cm bars. Granted, the 68cm were comically wide and after 3-4 hours I did feel the strain on my shoulders. No real pain, but I felt discomfort.

    Having tried out 42cm & 44cm bars, I felt that 44cm is a compromise. The 56cm is a great fit and will compensate for the 44cm bars, which are much better than the 68cm ones.

  • Spring Classics 20158 hours 57 min agoSurely stumps got extremely

    Surely stumps got extremely lucky today especially looking back over the last few years results for Ghent , still top marks to him Applause

  • "Is it April First?" Councillor criticises lorry cycle safety measures9 hours 43 sec agoBeefy wrote:total bastards!

    Beefy wrote:
    total bastards! How dare they try and make it safer for cyclists! More victim blaming Silly

    The guy objecting to it is a Tory councillor, not a cycling campaigner (and while by no means are all Tories hostile to cycling, or all non-Tories supportive. the more UKIP-leaning Tories do tend to be).

    I doubt he says anything about 'victim blaming'. Can I suggest you are doing sarcasm wrong?

    I don't think it sounds like a big deal either way, myself. Just another form of indicator, might help a bit.

    Edit - though fatbeggar above makes a good point. Its of limited use if it only kicks in once the turn actually starts.

    Though motorists do try to make up for not signally till after starting a turn, by carrying on signalling long after they've finished making it!

  • #mycyclingweekend 8 - Storm's a-brewing...9 hours 1 min agoTook a friend out for his

    Took a friend out for his first road ride, gentle 28 miles in decent weather

  • Gent Wevelgem9 hours 2 min agoMy women's racing went better

    My women's racing went better it seems ......gotta love gusty conditions Silly

  • Gent Wevelgem9 hours 5 min agoJust 6,9,10 for me, need a

    Just 6,9,10 for me, need a change of luck at this game!

  • road.cc Metric Century Challenge 20159 hours 5 min ago31st Jan / 100km / 1pt 15th

    31st Jan / 100km / 1pt
    15th Feb / 101km / 1pt
    23rd Mar / 100km / 1pt
    25th Mar / 105km / 1pt
    26th Mar / 130km / 1pt
    27th Mar / 118km / 1pt

    Totals: 644km / 6pt

  • Spring Classics 20159 hours 6 min agoNix wrote:... we have... - a

    Nix wrote:
    ... we have...
    - a 5 rider... comp with 140 credit budget.
    - plus a 3 rider purist no trade comp with 10 credit budget...
    It certainly feels that way. Today was a beautiful day of racing. Bet there'll be a ton of low scores. Looking at the pre-race favorites, say Sagan, Degenkolb, Kristoff and Cavendish, you could only fit in those 4 and 4 3.0 or so riders... Confused I hope next year we get a chance to have rider values lowered to the point we can have 7 or 8 riders and not have half the team be 3.0 or so riders if we choose the favorites...

    Stumps did mighty well today, though:

    stumps wrote:
    3,4,6,7,9 + 5 for winner, not bad.

    I just wish we had more riders to cheer on for our team... Plain Face

    chiv30 wrote:
    Great tv bad fantasy day Sad

    And that we didn't have to skimp on a good team for lack of transfers:

    TERatcliffe26 wrote:
    ...Bottled bringing in Paolini... to save transfers...

    It is fun, though... In a weird way... Crying

  • #mycyclingweekend 8 - Storm's a-brewing...9 hours 7 min agoLambs in St Barnabé.At last

    Lambs in St Barnabé.At last the hour has gone forward meaning it will stay light until about 21.00

  • Cyclist suffers serious head injuries after collision with runner racing in London Park9 hours 15 min ago...That said, I now wonder

    ...That said, I now wonder what the balance of risks actually is between the cyclist and the pedestrian. It doens't seem clear-cut.

    The pedestrian will take the impact of the bike, but there's a high chance the cyclist will come off and hit the ground and take the brunt of most of their own KE - which could actually be worse.

  • Rotor Chainsets9 hours 16 min agoTricky thing with changing a

    Tricky thing with changing a crankset is whether its just the crankset or the bottom bracket that is also changed (for example if moving from SRAM to Shimano crank)? Adds in additional factors that will affect flexure.

    The most revealing example for me was switching from a Shimano tiagra 2-piece crankset to a Shimano Ultegra 6700 Hollowtech II crankset on the same frame (Specialized Tarmac SL2) using exactly the same BB (it was left installed).

    The Ultegra crank was noticeably stiffer, especially when stood out of the saddle sprinting in the big ring - this felt rock solid 'like a platform'. The Tiagra in contrast felt 'soft' in the big ring. I actually switched it back to Tiagra to understand this, and that softness returned.

  • Cyclist suffers serious head injuries after collision with runner racing in London Park9 hours 19 min agoshawnriffhard

    shawnriffhard wrote:

    Seriously? How does this one incident lead you to believe they are "less likely" to injure the slower party? I'm not a physicist, so if there is a principle at work here, please enlighten me, but if I'm walking along, and a bicyclist creams me at 15-20 mph, I would think it more likely for me to absorb the damaging energy, no?

    A car has far greater mass (and generally, greater velocity) than a cyclist and their bike. The 'principle' is just Newtonian physics.

    Of course a cyclist-pedestrian collison _can_ injure the latter. Sometimes seriously. It clearly happens.

    But if someone proposed an experiment, whereby you pedalled into them at 15mph and they in turn drove into you with a car at 30mph, would you really take them up on it? (even if you got to go first!)

    Not only the physics, but the accident statistics seem to bear this out as well.

    PS as well as learning a bit of basic physics, you need to look up what the word 'illustrates' means, by the way. It doesn't mean 'leads one to believe'.

    Edit - Actually, apologies, you probably just misunderstood my point - 'cos I release I made it in an ambigious way - it would have been clearer had I added 'than a motorist is' to the end of the sentence.