• Tour de France Stage 1549 weeks 1 day agoenrique wrote:Ok, so what

    enrique wrote:
    Ok, so what takes longer? The system updating all the rider and league data or the actual loading of today's scores? How long does it usually take to upload the daily scores? So, after you do that, then you click 'Submit', the job is done and then all you have to do is wait for the system to process everything?... Is that what takes 15 minutes or so?... Thinking

    Caveat, I know nothing about the way they've built the fantasy league here, but I am a software developer.

    In theory updating the system should happen reasonably swiftly, there's a fixed number of cyclists involved, a fixed number of points issued per position and so on, then calculate the scores for each user but once again that should be reasonably quick as there's not hundreds of thousands of people playing. I imagine they have to wait on ASO to publish the results, and for whatever data service they use for calculating the rider form scores to update to include that information as well.

    Reloading the page won't make it slower to get the results though, in theory. Makes it seem longer though Wink

  • Jersey finally passes mandatory helmet law - for under 14 year olds49 weeks 1 day agonuclear coffee wrote:truffy

    nuclear coffee wrote:
    truffy wrote:
    nuclear coffee wrote:
    I call bullshit. *Which* well-respected scientist? They are all traceable by virtue of being published authors.

    You doubt my word?

    Wrongfoot wrote:
    PS. I agree that CASE 2 is clearly rubbish, a story like that with such tragedy and pathos would have made the nationals and/or be quoted with a proper source and named victim by the pro-compulsion campaign till everyone was sick of it. The classic urban myth phrases give it away for what it is, hearsay repeating a fiction. Prove me wrong...
    Consider yourself proven wrong:
    http://www.scienceinthebox.com/tff/
    (it happened in Belgium, so it may not have appeared in the grotty rag you read)

    Fair enough, it checks out, although the report I found states things occurred differently, but not significantly so.

    Why is it important that he was a scientist?

    Oh wait found it. Scientist = not dumb. Still not sure what point you're trying to make though.

  • Mavic backs attempt next week to break Tour du Mont Blanc record49 weeks 1 day agoWell I broke no records but I

    Well I broke no records but I did finish yesterday, in some of the worst conditions I have ever ridden through, Five of the I think seven Cat 1 climbs in the pouring rain, The last two in a lightening storm, freezing cold with rock slides, fallen trees and rivers of water. Still I got the finishers Shirt but I am not sure if I should wear it or frame it Thinking

    One interesting point with regard to the article, the organizers make a point of the riders being self sufficient except for the refreshment stops, But many riders where fully supported, I'm only jealous I could have done with 2 or 3 changes of kit Big Grin

  • Team sky49 weeks 1 day agomooleur wrote:Just because

    mooleur wrote:
    Just because everything's gone wrong for them at the tour doesn't necessarily mean they've had a shite season.

    Anyone'd think folks don't know there's more races than just the Giro & TdF.

    Personally, despite it being a bit poo that Froomes our and poor Porte is struggling, I think it's nice the Tour's been shaken up a bit with some of the bigger contenders having left - it's been way more exciting in recent stages - yesterday's finish was a fine example!

    +1

    It would be great to see Nibali's closest rivals put some time into him over the next two or three days. I think Vincenzo is worried he's going to get stiffed in the time trial which is why he's being so aggressive. If Valverde or van Garderen close the gap in the Pyrenees it will be a very interesting final weekend. Those boys can TT.

  • Moral Dilemma - See Through Bottoms49 weeks 1 day agoThere is a fella I've been

    There is a fella I've been stuck behind on a few occasions that really needs to buy himself some new shorts, I've never brought myself to say anything to him but the sight of his bum crack is somewhat off putting.

  • Anger in Bournemouth and Bury St Edmunds as government refuses to fund safer cycling schemes49 weeks 1 day agoLeodis wrote:I would say

    Leodis wrote:
    I would say dodging dog walkers with extended leads, dog shite, glass and wild children a lot more stressful than riding on roads.

    Where I am, it's horse shite - sometimes practically across the entire path. Lovely after rain.
    But still, it makes my 'rush hour' commute more pleasant than the dual carriageway or twisty narrow lane options that would be the alternative.

  • Jersey finally passes mandatory helmet law - for under 14 year olds49 weeks 1 day agoBergerac enabling toss pots.

    Bergerac enabling toss pots.

  • Video: California reserve police officer suspended for posting “I hate cyclists” YouTube clip49 weeks 1 day agoha ha, thick as mince

    ha ha, thick as mince

  • Beginner's advice on pedals & shoes?49 weeks 1 day agoThey say everyone falls over

    They say everyone falls over three times when they make the move to clipless pedals. I must be special because I've done it four times so far, including once in a column of traffic at a junction and once in front of my wife and kids on a family joyride. But hey, perseverance is the mother of, you know, whatever...

    Big Grin

  • Jersey finally passes mandatory helmet law - for under 14 year olds49 weeks 1 day agotruffy wrote:nuclear coffee

    truffy wrote:
    nuclear coffee wrote:
    I call bullshit. *Which* well-respected scientist? They are all traceable by virtue of being published authors.

    You doubt my word?

    Wrongfoot wrote:
    PS. I agree that CASE 2 is clearly rubbish, a story like that with such tragedy and pathos would have made the nationals and/or be quoted with a proper source and named victim by the pro-compulsion campaign till everyone was sick of it. The classic urban myth phrases give it away for what it is, hearsay repeating a fiction. Prove me wrong...
    Consider yourself proven wrong:
    http://www.scienceinthebox.com/tff/
    (it happened in Belgium, so it may not have appeared in the grotty rag you read)

    Fair enough, it checks out, although the report I found states things occurred differently, but not significantly so.

  • Showers Pass VelEau hydration system49 weeks 1 day agohttp://www.stickybottle.com/l

    http://www.stickybottle.com/latest-news/anybody-see-the-ingenious-new-co...

  • Video: California reserve police officer suspended for posting “I hate cyclists” YouTube clip49 weeks 1 day agoWow. I really can't

    Wow. I really can't understand why she didn't go on to bigger and better things. Oscar-winning stuff right there.

  • Anger in Bournemouth and Bury St Edmunds as government refuses to fund safer cycling schemes49 weeks 1 day agoI would say dodging dog

    I would say dodging dog walkers with extended leads, dog shite, glass and wild children a lot more stressful than riding on roads.

    Sustrans are not interested with current cyclist needs, its been proven time and time again they are only interested in the Dutch dream and getting kids on bikes.

  • Kona Kapu 853 returns along with two new Rove bikes for 201549 weeks 1 day agoWot no chrome lugs? My 'best

    Wot no chrome lugs? Sad

    My 'best bike' is based on a Dedacciai 14.5 2008 Kapu frame. It's a really nice ride, but that can't really have been designed with geometry […] for long-distance comfort as this one is, as it's really quite twitchy. I _think_ that this new model does look more relaxed in the pictures though, and certainly has a more sloped top tube.

  • Jersey finally passes mandatory helmet law - for under 14 year olds49 weeks 1 day ago@truffy Case 3 - when running

    @truffy

    Case 3 - when running round the school playground as a child I tripped over a wall and landed on my head, getting severe concussion
    Ergo all children in playgrounds should wear helmets

    case 4 - a friend tripped down the stairs and broke her leg - ergo everyone should wear full kevlar body armour when walking down stairs

    case 5 - someone somewhere suffered fatal head trauma in a car crash (such car crashes being the main cause of such trauma so pick any case you like). Ergo everyone should wear driving helmets.

    This 'proof by anecdote' lark is pretty easy, I must say. Though sadly its worthless. Its probably because you know, at some level, that its worthless that you throw around insults to try and bolster your point.

    The most infuriating thing is that making an unnecessary car journey has far greater negative health effects (via pollution, risk of RTAs and physical inactivity both for the driver and indirectly in its effects on everyone else) than does cycling without a helmet, yet those who favour compulsory helmet laws never say a word about banning such journeys.

    That double-standard makes it impossible to take them seriously or to take at face value their claim to want to reduce deaths. Given that compulsory laws suppress cycling and thus increase mortality, I can only assume that the compulsory helmet crowd (by which I don't mean those who merely suggest people voluntarily wear them, I specifically mean those who favour legal compulsion) actually like death.

  • Jersey finally passes mandatory helmet law - for under 14 year olds49 weeks 1 day agoOh, and using anecdotes about

    Oh, and using anecdotes about the death of a *SCIENTIST* - someone whose life's work revolved around basing conclusions on hard, sound data & logic - to argue your pet case does the memory of that person quite a disservice.

  • Moral Dilemma - See Through Bottoms49 weeks 1 day agoIf they've got underwear I'd

    If they've got underwear I'd leave them to it, no worse then people bending over or having their trousers around knees.

    Have seen a few horrors on males who have squeezed themselves into very old/thin shorts that look several sizes too small.

  • Kona Kapu 853 returns along with two new Rove bikes for 201549 weeks 1 day agopistol13 wrote:"they’ve also

    pistol13 wrote:
    "they’ve also got one eye on the past with the return of the Kapu. This is their old school lugged steel frame that pays homage to the bicycles of yesteryear"

    This is a tig welded frame guys

    It certainly is, well spotted. Went all misty eyed remembering the old lugged Kapu from a few years ago http://www.konabikeworld.com/09bikes/large/2K9_KAPU.jpg

  • Jersey finally passes mandatory helmet law - for under 14 year olds49 weeks 1 day agoAh, I missed Truffy's link to

    Ah, I missed Truffy's link to the scientist. That link doesn't report on what happened though. Did Truffy know the scientist perhaps?

    Anyway, again, just because 1 cyclist dies of a head injury from a bicycle accident still is not evidence that helmets are the answer.

  • Performance Wheel Parts49 weeks 1 day agocx-rays and H Plus Sons

    cx-rays and H Plus Sons Architypes .... try justridingalong.com

  • Moral Dilemma - See Through Bottoms49 weeks 1 day agoMy missus thinks it looks

    My missus thinks it looks horrific. She'd want me to tell her, but I doubt she would be happy with a stranger telling her. I think her view is that any self-respecting woman would check before she left the house.

  • Moral Dilemma - See Through Bottoms49 weeks 1 day agoi've thought several times I

    i've thought several times I "should" say something but can never come
    up with the right words so tend to just shut up ....

  • Video: California reserve police officer suspended for posting “I hate cyclists” YouTube clip49 weeks 1 day agonotfastenough wrote:"Vice

    notfastenough wrote:
    "Vice Squad Vixens: Busted!" - what kind of 'actress' are we talking about, exactly?!

    Looks classy! - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prwpMrXyjP4

  • Bianchi Oltre XR2 road bike49 weeks 1 day agoBobbinogs wrote:I am still

    Bobbinogs wrote:
    I am still puzzled as to why Bianchi seems to have given up on the celeste, except for optional use as highlighting every now and then.
    I realise that it's a matter of personal taste, and therefore there is no 'right and wrong', but I prefer the minimalist approach to the application of celeste, as used on the Infinito CV Disc and Oltre XR2 Disc models. In my view, all celeste is a bit gaudy. That's not meant to inflame, just my opinion.

  • Moral Dilemma - See Through Bottoms49 weeks 1 day agoTricky, isn't it. See a lot

    Tricky, isn't it. See a lot of it myself. Stretchy cheapo Primark leggings, not lycra ones...

    I choose not to say anything.