• Tour de San Luis49 weeks 5 days ago35.3 Nairo Quintana 30.1

    35.3 Nairo Quintana
    30.1 Mark Cavendish
    17.2 Pieter Weening
    21.8 Janier Alexis Acevedo
    20.1 Taylor Phinney
    12.0 Sacha Modolo
    7.4 Leonardo Fabio Duque
    3.0 Daniel Diaz
    3.0 Julian David Arredondo
    Total 149.9

  • Eat yourself fit - Nutrition for weight loss49 weeks 5 days agoPaul_C wrote:I have no choice

    Paul_C wrote:
    I have no choice in the matter. As a T2 diabetic on diet and exercise control, all I can do is avoid carbs like the plague as they cause my blood glucose level to take off... So I'm on a low-carb, high-fat diet ALL the time...

    Good for you mate! That's the only drug free way of "curing" diabetes (type 2)and amazingly diabetes uk refuse to admit that the body can adapt to running on fatty acids as an alternative to glucose.

    DONT FEAR THE FAT!:

    http://youtu.be/dON-fPp5Hy0

    Diabetes uk secretly funded by drug companies in a big way:
    http://www.drbriffa.com/2006/10/25/drugs-company-accused-of-disguised-ma...

  • Lord Berkeley tables amendments to bill giving PCSOs power to fine reflectorless cyclists49 weeks 5 days agoI think you are wrong on the

    I think you are wrong on the licence requirement in Belgium and possibly most other countries.
    It was tried in France decades ago but discontinued as it was shown to be impractical.

  • People think cyclists are cooler, smarter and more charitable - survey49 weeks 5 days ago77% that wouldn't go on a

    77% that wouldn't go on a date with a lycra clad cyclist are probably put off by all that useless information we spout at them.

    Always wondered why talking about bottom brackets out clubbing gets me an odd look or a slap.

  • Suspended sentence and 12 month ban for driver who killed Suffolk cyclist49 weeks 5 days agoShouldbeinbed wrote:I

    Shouldbeinbed wrote:
    I volunteer in my local community, I've raised money for charity. Am I allowed a stay out of jail free card if I find myself stamping on a few kittens or worse. I promise to say I don't remember doing it & I'm very sorry.

    Go murder someone, you've earned it.

  • Suspended sentence and 12 month ban for driver who killed Suffolk cyclist49 weeks 5 days agokie7077 wrote:I just did the

    kie7077 wrote:
    I just did the math....

    THE MATHS

  • Just In: Orange RX949 weeks 5 days agoLove the video. It comes a

    Love the video. It comes a close second to the 'Late for work' Cotic X video for me.

    If I didn't already have a Cotic X, I'd get one of these...

  • Ride Forza Italia 2 bibshort49 weeks 5 days agoWhat is wrong with that guys

    What is wrong with that guys legs ? Couldn't you get a cyclist to model the shorts ?

  • Suspended sentence and 12 month ban for driver who killed Suffolk cyclist49 weeks 5 days agoI just did the math on the

    I just did the math on the stop as well, it takes 6.71 seconds to go 90meters at 30mph it would take longer with stopping taken in to account, unless she was driving crazy fast.

    Why can't she account for not seeing him for 14.91 seconds and why did she not stop with a shattered windscreen for 7+ seconds.

    She should be in prison, I'm thinking from the science and the lack of forthcoming that she may have done this WITH intent. Did this case even have anyone acting as prosecution - what were they doing?

    Next time your driving, think about how scary it would be to not look at the road ahead for 5 seconds, let alone 15seconds.

    Does anyone know the stretch of road in question? If I were the victims family then I would probably be appealing this sentence.

  • TfL warns cycle campaign group about poster copyright49 weeks 5 days agoSecond poster - Turning max

    Second poster - Turning max length trunk haul tractor & semi trailer. Well for a start you'll hardly ever see one of those rigs crawling around London. At around £300K a shot with operating costs to match, that sort of truck will be doing 80Kph for as much of the driver's working time possible and running in to large warehouse stores and distribution depots, close to the motorway network - of and they, and almost all other HGV's disappear from M1 M2 etc between 07.30 and 09.30 (as the drivers arrange to drop their loads and take statutory breaks when the road becomes clogged with private cars - just check it out on any motorway in the mornings especially.

    Second poster, if the truck driver has to do 2 deliberate acts* of dangerous driving in order to turn a corner then there is something wrong with the way the road is being used. As has been pointed out very clearly earlier most of the cyclists crushed by left turning trucks have been overtaken and cut up. In two of the fatal crashes in November it is clear from the position of the large vehicles (skip truck and a coach) that the drivers have approached the junction in a right hand lane, not in the nearside lane and pulling out slightly but fully in the lane marked for traffic travelling straight ahead, and to turn left they have deliberately chosen to use the bulk of their vehicle to threaten traffic travelling with legitimate priority in the nearside lane - basically saying "I'm coming through here and will smash into you if you don't stop" sadly the failure to account for a cyclist in the way when they deliberately drove in a dangerous way has resulted in many of the deaths we see, and as pointed out the driver of the articulated rig in the picture also has to force a priority on traffic passing on in the lane he has to swing in to to get round the corner.

    The answer is simple - no need to ban HGV's just stop them making turns as dangerously as that illustrated in the poster, by either banning the turn or making it possible to turn safely without cutting across the nearside lane(s).

    As for poster 3 that just about sums up the dangerous way cycle lanes are delivered, and simply taking a direct quote from the coroner's hearing for the death of Brian Dorling at Bow "it's just a strip of blue paint it does nothing to prevent the fatal collisions (3 in 2 years) from taking place - and the subsequent action - not to remedy but to slide out of liability - when TfL burned off the blue paint where it went across the slip roads on and off the A12 effectively implying that the cycle route no longer existed for that 4-7 metres, where the hazard of being hit is greatest. Thanks a bunch. It's great to know that those responsible for delivery of safer routes recognise the points of greatest hazard in this scheme and make sure the cycle routes don't go there, but if a safe route cannot be delivered there is no alternative delivered either.

  • People think cyclists are cooler, smarter and more charitable - survey49 weeks 5 days agoRegarding London to Brighton

    Regarding London to Brighton and trains:

    If eve just half those doing the ride wanted to get trains back to London afterwards, that means moving 12,500 cyclists and bikes.

    A 12-car southern train can seat about 730 people (there's variations).

    Trains to and from Brighton are already very busy in the summer. So you're really looking at putting on extra trains. Without even considering where they put bikes, just to move the people would require 17 extra 12-carriage services. Remember this is on a frankly conservative estimate of only 50% wanting to go back up to London. And this doesn't take into account bikes.

    Anyone know how many coaches and lorries are hired in to provide transport?

  • Just In: Orange RX949 weeks 5 days agoIt's clearly a beefed up

    It's clearly a beefed up cross bike aimed at mountain bikers tastes, less so for roadie sensibilities. I have a soft spot for Orange, having had 3 of their frames and would probably consider this if there was a frame only option at a good price.

    The video is fun, definitely one of those that makes you want to go and ride.

  • Suspended sentence and 12 month ban for driver who killed Suffolk cyclist49 weeks 5 days agoI volunteer in my local

    I volunteer in my local community, I've raised money for charity. Am I allowed a stay out of jail free card if I find myself stamping on a few kittens or worse. I promise to say I don't remember doing it & I'm very sorry.

  • Phew Lobster Outer Shell Winter Cycling Gloves49 weeks 5 days agowoollee23 wrote:Gloves that

    woollee23 wrote:
    Gloves that fit over gloves: "overgloves" if you please. Nope, still finding that concept hard to grasp...

    Thanks for the feedback. The idea of overgloves is to give you more flexibility. With two layers, your hands stay warm if you start out on a long ride in cold weather, then as the conditions (and your hands) warm up during the day you remove the overgloves and wear just the normal gloves. I have updated the main review to clarify this.

  • Carbon vs Alu New Bike49 weeks 5 days agoI have a carbon road bike, I

    I have a carbon road bike, I was going to get a second bike for winter, I tried the Stevens Stelvio (ali) and a Specialized Tarmac (carbon) the Stelvio felt horrible, buzzy, harsh and not comfortable when compared to my own carbon bike and I didn't feel the Tarmac was as responsive as mine either. I ride a Stevens Izoard and absolutely love it. I would look at the carbon each bike is using and research it.

  • BMW driver who blamed cyclist for crash after hitting rider, 2 pedestrians, and a bus fined £300 and disqualified for six months49 weeks 5 days agoThe 2nd story down here

    The 2nd story down here https://docs.google.com/document/d/1S1eQvXOLvRw_WxutbjxTMed4JHrnQkF1iDeu... is relevant.

  • BMW driver who blamed cyclist for crash after hitting rider, 2 pedestrians, and a bus fined £300 and disqualified for six months49 weeks 5 days agoAgain the courts show just

    Again the courts show just how biased they are towards drivers. With that amount of carnage he only gets 6 months ban and £300 fine. These judges are complete clowns!

  • BMW driver who blamed cyclist for crash after hitting rider, 2 pedestrians, and a bus fined £300 and disqualified for six months49 weeks 5 days agoWe never did do the t-shirt

    We never did do the t-shirt Big Grin

  • BMW driver who blamed cyclist for crash after hitting rider, 2 pedestrians, and a bus fined £300 and disqualified for six months49 weeks 5 days agowhat a bell end. 6 months not

    what a bell end.

    6 months not enough!

  • TfL warns cycle campaign group about poster copyright49 weeks 5 days agoIf it get's the message out

    If it get's the message out about the dangers of HGV's, positioning and our crappy infrastructure then it is a good thing.
    For all those who know just how dangerous manoeuvring around lorries are good for you but you are completely missing the point. Just contemplate the Katherine Giles inquest for a moment. Here is a highly educated intelligent woman killed because she went up the inside of a left turning lorry. Do you seriously think for a moment that she was fully aware of the risks of her actions and had fully taken it into account in that fateful moment ? Of course she didn't as there is no way she would have done it. So we have a pretty serious issue here which desperately needs addressing. TfL's response says it all really for me and they should hang their heads in shame having encouraged people to cycle and not fully informed of the risks

  • Carbon vs Alu New Bike49 weeks 5 days agoadamthekiwi wrote:The ideal

    adamthekiwi wrote:
    The ideal for anyone, irrespective of what or where they ride, is the bike that they love so much that they want to ride it all the time. That might be because of the way it looks, the way it feels, the looks it gets from mates, the kit on it, the paint finish, the cost, the perceived value, the name on the downtube, or any combination of all of these - whatever. Test ride as many as you can within your budget (or slightly outside it if you can). Buy the one that makes you smile the most.

    ..great comment!

  • First race but dont understand how works?49 weeks 5 days agoreally helpful thanks,

    really helpful thanks,

  • Trek Factory Racing reveal new team kit and roster49 weeks 5 days agoManages to be both boring and

    Manages to be both boring and ugly at the same time so at least it's not just instantly forgettable...

  • Eat yourself fit - Nutrition for weight loss49 weeks 5 days agoI have no choice in the

    I have no choice in the matter. As a T2 diabetic on diet and exercise control, all I can do is avoid carbs like the plague as they cause my blood glucose level to take off... So I'm on a low-carb, high-fat diet ALL the time...

  • Phew Lobster Outer Shell Winter Cycling Gloves49 weeks 5 days agoThis could be the latest

    This could be the latest weapon in my War On Raynauds.
    Thin undergloves, mycoal hand warmer and the excellent Craft Siberia outer gloves are as good as I've got. Wonder whether these on top is an option.