• Advice on buying a TT bike1 year 6 weeks ago@Simon E - guess I view 100

    @Simon E - guess I view 100 miles as endurance/ social rather than something I'd want to time trial, but yes it's horses for courses! My only TT experience is over 10 mile routes to date.

    If terrain is varied over 100 miles then surely a 'normal', light bike with a variety of positions is best? Aero gear, yes, but a full on TT rig would hurt a bit, I reckon.

  • Tirreno Adriatico Stage 7: Vincenzo Nibali wins for second year running, Tony Martin takes closing TT1 year 6 weeks agoWhat was the time difference

    What was the time difference between Froome and Tony Martin?

    Nice to see Alex Dowsett doing well in that discipline. Didn't know he was even riding though.

  • Tirreno-Adriatico ITT1 year 6 weeks agoLooks like 141 for me(131

    Looks like 141 for me(131 with the 10pt penalty)....not too bad and at least my penalty transfer worked with Cstroviejo placing 5th for 20pts.

  • Tirreno-Adriatico ITT1 year 6 weeks agoAppollonio last man again

    Appollonio last man again

  • When is a climb too steep? When the pros have to walk1 year 6 weeks agoHang on. In those pics the

    Hang on. In those pics the ground looks bone dry. Was it raining further down the hill? Thinking

  • Strava founder and CEO insists company encourages responsible riding1 year 6 weeks agoThe Rumpo Kid wrote:"Whether

    The Rumpo Kid wrote:
    "Whether its (sic) dangerous depends on the person using it." Isn't that what the NRA say?

    strava aren't selling a product whose primary (and only) use is to kill other people. have some perspective.

  • Advice on buying a TT bike1 year 6 weeks ago700c wrote:Just curious, is

    700c wrote:
    Just curious, is the 100 mile TT held on a totally flat course? If so I really don't understand the appeal and if not, you'd need a bike that can climb as well as go fast on the flat..

    Variety is the spice of life, and racing a '100' is only as hard as you make it. If you're not into time trialling you probably wouldn't understand the appeal.

    Plenty of amateurs do 100 mile time trials. RTTC National 100 was on our local course last year and the Anfield '100' is a traditional event held on Shropshire's rough and grippy roads. As for climbing, the benefit of aero gear is more important than weight unless it's particularly steep.

  • Just in: Sabbath September1 year 6 weeks agoI would be interested in the

    I would be interested in the comparison to the Genesis but also to the kinesis gf ti, which I'd what I ride currently.

    The Genesis had a lukewarm review, and this Sabbath is both heavier and pricier than the Kinesis, I can't help thinking that the Kinesis looks the best option in this niche market.

  • Driver who lost consciousness and killed cyclist given suspended sentence1 year 6 weeks agostumps, I know you meant

    stumps, I know you meant cyclists, just where do you draw the line? horses and cyclists don't have a licence, are we to say a kid is to have a medical before they go out to play?

    Yes there are some who would call for licencing, same as the road tax lot carry on about bikes not being taxed, which if bikes were taxed by the current emmission based rules would cost them more money????

  • Strava founder and CEO insists company encourages responsible riding1 year 6 weeks agoCan't remember when Strava

    Can't remember when Strava told me to jump a red light!

    It's a great training tool in my opinion. we all check leader boards... but as long as my riding and fitness gets better, i don't care about KOMs.

  • Strava founder and CEO insists company encourages responsible riding1 year 6 weeks ago"Whether its (sic) dangerous

    "Whether its (sic) dangerous depends on the person using it." Isn't that what the NRA say?

  • Strava founder and CEO insists company encourages responsible riding1 year 6 weeks agoQuote:I've also got to say

    Quote:
    I've also got to say that it seems rather inappropriate to have segments on shared-use paths that are often dominated by walkers, joggers, children in strollers, and dogs on leashes. It's not that the segments can't be ridden safely, but I don't trust idiots to not crash into a child on a bike with training wheels while they are trying to get a segment.

    just flag the segment as unsafe.

  • Sneak peek: New Vulpine clothing1 year 6 weeks agoicebreaker merino - no

    icebreaker merino - no itch
    DHB merino baselayer - quite a bit of itch and skin reaction

    its one of those 'you get what you pay for' situations!

  • Science in Sport launch world's first recovery gel1 year 6 weeks agoBut hey each to their own but

    But hey each to their own but the info is out there with a bit of searching

  • Mavic launch Cosmic Carbone 40 clincher1 year 6 weeks agocat1commuter wrote:Inner

    cat1commuter wrote:
    Inner tubes (maybe only latex ones?) can fail from the heat of braking on a descent too, can't they?

    Yes they can, both regular and latex tubes. Carbon rims just can't dissipate the heat generated from braking as quickly as aluminium rims

  • Strava founder and CEO insists company encourages responsible riding1 year 6 weeks agoI am slightly bemused by the

    I am slightly bemused by the whole concept of:
    "Someone else MADE me ride like a complete Spacktard"

    No - idiot - they didn't. You did that all by yourself!

  • Mow Cop1 year 6 weeks agoI echo the above. Conserve

    I echo the above. Conserve energy from the railway crossing at the bottom and through the trees etc. Don't be dis-hearted when you see what looks like a wall of road in front of you. Get to the bottom of the climb proper in good nick and you'll be fine. The hardest bit is seeing those in the pub beer garden having a pint!

    If you get caught in a group waiting at the railway crossing, hang back for a couple of minutes or you'll be fighting for road on the steep parts. If it's wet, stay in the saddle (see yesterday's Tirreno for why this is important....) Down an Energy Gel at Scholar Green if you need it.

  • Science in Sport launch world's first recovery gel1 year 6 weeks agoThe twitchy legs comment made

    The twitchy legs comment made me smile but he did say 'while he was recovering' and the other guy didnt like the taste simples and as for in my world in OUR world one is a manufactured drug with side effects the other is a natural product clinically and scientifically proven to do what it says it does so no contest imo.
    Google fruitflow and you'll find this kind of info:
    Fruitflow® is a patented, scientifically-proven tomato extract which inhibits platelet aggregation, a known cause of heart attack, stroke and venous thrombosis. Fruitflow® is the first product to receive approval from the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) under Article 13(5). It has also been cleared by the Food and Drug Administration in the US.
    Its good for you and from what im reading you'd have to swallow buckets of tomatoes to get the same effect Thinking Thinking

  • When is a climb too steep? When the pros have to walk1 year 6 weeks agoThe pros are sometimes forced

    The pros are sometimes forced to walk the Koppenberg, but that's really due to how narrow the road is and them getting in each others way, rather than because of the severity of the gradient, as in the case of this 30% climb

  • When is a climb too steep? When the pros have to walk1 year 6 weeks agokinza wrote:Interesting

    kinza wrote:
    Interesting content - but this could really have done with being proofread before being posted and highlighted on the site!!

    Yes sorry about that, published the wrong version by accident, you weren't meant to see my mistakes!

  • Strava founder and CEO insists company encourages responsible riding1 year 6 weeks agoStrava ate my homework Strava

    Strava ate my homework

    Strava forced US Postal to dope like Keith Richards

    Strava Shot JFK

  • Tirreno Adriatico Stage 7: Vincenzo Nibali wins for second year running, Tony Martin takes closing TT1 year 6 weeks agoGood point re TdF contenders.

    Good point re TdF contenders. I just can't see Nibali winning the Giro for some reason. He was dropped twice during Tirrano and whilst he played a blinder to win yesterday, the parcours suited him. He struggles on longer climbs to dislodge others and is only an average TTer. Unless every stage finishes with a mountain top descent (when is clearly awesome), then I just don't see it.

    Having said that, he's moved to Astana and if Vino has anything to do with it, he'll be flying this season.

  • Lights On All The Time1 year 6 weeks agoI use a rear on 'twinkle'

    I use a rear on 'twinkle' (rather than on-off-on-off) all the time.

    Not because I'm completely convinced it will make a difference, but in the event of an accident I don't want any shadow of doubt who was negligent.

  • Mow Cop1 year 6 weeks agoThe 25% comes at the end of

    The 25% comes at the end of quite a long climb though, so be careful not to blow yourself out on the way up. I did it in 34/27 last year and my fitness wasn't incredible at the time if I'm honest.
    As the chap above me says, be careful of people stopping in front of you - if you stop, you won't be able to start again. Find a line up the ramp, and gun it.
    It's hard, but it's pretty fleeting... though that said my heart went up to 202 (i didn't know it went up that high!) and the world was beginning to close in at the top.
    Remember to look awesome for the cameras too.

    Big advice though - there's another 3 good climbs that come after, and Gun Hill especially is quite tough. Don't leave it all on Mow Cop. Oh, and watch out for the descent off Mow Cop too - it's narrow, technical and unless they've resurfaced it since last year it'll be quite bumpy too.

  • Riding your bike and training are two different things1 year 6 weeks agoI have to agree that doing

    I have to agree that doing steady stuff on the turbo can be mind-numbing. Perhaps use rollers for this kind of effort? Much more engaging and time passes more quickly - I can also recommend the Sufferfest videos for entertainment! Then use the turbo for intervals - time passes a lot more quickly if you have reasonably frequent changes of pace.