• Buenos Aires fights for cycle commuters - by putting physical barriers up between traffic and riders1 year 2 weeks agoIt's all about perception,

    It's all about perception, beginners and non-cyclists perceive rear end collisions as the major risk when riding a bike. In fact I am pretty sure I have recently seen research that protected lane infrastructure makes cycling more dangerous for the pretty much the reason bikeboy76 is talking about - the greatest risk is at intersections and cyclists coming out of protected lanes are virtually invisible

  • Team Sky - Truth or Lie?1 year 2 weeks agoCraigS wrote: Froome(/Porte)

    CraigS wrote:

    Froome(/Porte) I want to believe but have my doubts - had he just transformed himself into one of the world's best climbers, that would be one thing, but to blitz the TT too?

    imagine if he had a Movistar jersey on, and then suddenly improved the way he has. I dare say ASO wouldn't stand for that!

  • Team Sky - Truth or Lie?1 year 2 weeks agobikeboy76 wrote:stumps

    bikeboy76 wrote:
    stumps wrote:
    As for balance, you seem to be level headed, is that due to a chip on both shoulders about Sky Wink

    daddyelvis bought a Rapha Sky large jersey but couldn't do up the zip.
    Yes I called you fat, I am that mature.
    Please call me a fanboy and we can get to the end of this thread a bit quicker.

    Hopefully you're not a fat fanboy, that would be terrible

  • Team Sky - Truth or Lie?1 year 2 weeks agostumps wrote:daddyelvis, i

    stumps wrote:
    daddyelvis, i didn't cut and paste from any forum. It was a lift from another rider's interview, there was nothing in it about Lemond so please dont try and twist to suit.

    As for balance, you seem to be level headed, is that due to a chip on both shoulders about Sky Wink

    he-he, nice one. No chips here, just use my experience and common sense to tell me when somebody isn't telling the truth. Keep believing, I'm sure you won't be disappointed.

  • The National Trust loves cycling - and they've painted Box Hill to prove it (well, the road)1 year 2 weeks agoreally love the new national

    really love the new national trust branding and this is a great application of it!

  • Tour de France Stage 15 - MONT VENTOUX-1 year 2 weeks agolivestrongnick wrote:In 2009

    livestrongnick wrote:
    In 2009 Panzerwagon was 2nd on this stage Surprise

    And the guys that finished 3rd,4th and 6th are also riding today!!

  • Extra races, extra features1 year 2 weeks agoenrique wrote:ray silvester

    enrique wrote:
    ray silvester wrote:
    ...how about this?... you pick a team for a stage and the winner proceeds to the next round... unlimited transfers....

    I really like this idea! How much fun! A stage by stage duel-off! Smile

    Cherry picking quotes again?

    You omitted the bit about 'price per competition' and 'prize funds'.........I wonder why?

  • Why can’t we have a women’s Tour de France?1 year 2 weeks agoIf all the logistics are in

    If all the logistics are in place already it seems crazy they don't just set the women off a few hours before the men.

    Spectators would get more to see, live TV coverage could start with the business end of the women's race before going into the mens and highlights programmes could cover both!

    Motorsport has multiple categories of racing in one day and it would seem logical for cycling to follow the same set-up as it has the advantage that people don't need to make time to follow women's cycling on top of what they're already watching!

  • Team Sky - Truth or Lie?1 year 2 weeks agoWiggins I could believe -

    Wiggins I could believe - massively strong endurance rider on the track who won the TdF because it translated to TT efforts and he had protection in the hills from a brilliant team.

    Froome(/Porte) I want to believe but have my doubts - had he just transformed himself into one of the world's best climbers, that would be one thing, but to blitz the TT too?

  • Brian Cookson interview: Standing for the UCI presidency, restoring the UCI, globalisation and that "baffling" Armstrong donation1 year 2 weeks agoI think the Olympics have a

    I think the Olympics have a distorting effect. Many of the sports represented show spikes of interest (and particularly if the sport has won a medal), but like gym attendance after New Year's it all tails off. After all there are many more men's road bike events that are not shown on TV which suggests something about the cost and return.

    The biggest barrier to the success of women's sport may also be women, and I mean that from the point of view that they do not actively participate or spectate in sport to the same level as men. There are obvious biological correlates for this in that testosterone is the main factor in fostering competitiveness and also aggression. Not that women don't have testosterone too, but the 'male' effects are a bit more of an outlier

  • Eurosport app1 year 2 weeks agoOrange have a service called

    Orange have a service called "Mobile TV", one of their "Swapable" options. Gets me Eurosport, bundled with a (£12 a month) smartphone contract.

    Then if you're really keen to have it on a bigger screen, you can put it on there with a bit of tinkering:

    http://triptogenetica.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/android-tethering-orange-pa...

    I really like having it on the phone, can carry it with me as i do the housework.

  • Tour de France Stage 15 - MONT VENTOUX-1 year 2 weeks agorcorbin wrote:... I think the

    rcorbin wrote:
    ... I think the fact I can bank transfers for the rest of the week will help me towards to the last few stages...

    Crying Big Grin

  • Team Sky - Truth or Lie?1 year 2 weeks agostumps wrote:As for balance,

    stumps wrote:
    As for balance, you seem to be level headed, is that due to a chip on both shoulders about Sky Wink

    daddyelvis bought a Rapha Sky large jersey but couldn't do up the zip.
    Yes I called you fat, I am that mature.
    Please call me a fanboy and we can get to the end of this thread a bit quicker.

  • Tour de France: David Millar shares his safety tips for fans at organisers' request1 year 2 weeks agoTeamExtreme wrote:One thing

    TeamExtreme wrote:
    One thing that galls me year after year with the grand tours is the complete lack of respect most 'fans' seem to have for the riders. If it's not moronic photo hunters, loose animals or half-naked runners, it's the behaviour of the big crowds on the big climbs. It gets to the point where riders can't actually launch attacks when they want to because the spectators are closed in around them so tightly. I know the organisers can't/don't want to put in barriers for the entire length of the climbs, but personally I'd welcome it even if I was there.

    Could not agree more. It always frustrates the he'll out of me.

  • Tour de France Stage 14 reaction as Italy gets overdue win while the French still wait (+ Ventoux preview video)1 year 2 weeks agoPierre Rolland still wearing

    Pierre Rolland still wearing "those" shorts then.
    Christ On A Bike.
    *holds head in despair*

  • Women's cycling.1 year 2 weeks agoPS IM not always certain, but

    PS IM not always certain, but I'm pretty sure most enthusiasts on this very forum are male, most members of cycling clubs are male, most grass roots racing competitors are male, as are most sportive riders.

    Ultimately this demographic is going to be reflected in participation gender make up at the pro level, and in the balance of interest between male vs female sports series

  • Women's cycling.1 year 2 weeks agoNot sure how much we can

    Not sure how much we can conclude from UK viewing figures from one, unique (London Olympic) event -would these same people tune in to watch a Womens TDF? Not sure..

    That said, Womens cycling is certainly getting noticed and indeed more popular. The UK now has several female household names who have become known through their cycling success.

    But the thread was about equality, and on this point, just as in other sports such as tennis and football, it probably will never have the same status, interest or following as the mens version

  • Tour de France: David Millar shares his safety tips for fans at organisers' request1 year 2 weeks agoOn second thoughts, a

    On second thoughts, a snowplough effect could be achieved by having two cars drive up the climb, side-by-side, directly in front of each group. Alternatively two motorbikes a few meters apart would clear a decent path.

  • Tour de France: David Millar shares his safety tips for fans at organisers' request1 year 2 weeks agoSteppenHerring wrote:Maybe

    SteppenHerring wrote:
    Maybe they should send a snowplough ahead of the riders on the climbs.

    The ref's cars and motorbikes are supposed to achieve this but rarely do. The way it works in reality is a bit like this:

    1. Initially everyone stands near the side of the road, in a rough line. Excitement rises as the Caravan, then the Safety Car come through. Finally the ref's car rolls through, and the race is very close. Everyone wants to see the race as best they can.
    2. One person who wants a better view, to take a photo or just to get their cause/flag/banner/arse on TV steps slightly forward.
    3. This slightly obscures the view of the person behind (uphill from) them. They step out slightly further, obscuring the view of the person behind them...
    4. Repeat this effect all over the climb, and pretty soon everyone is in the middle of the road and nobody can see the race, and often no racing can happen because there is no road to ride on.

    As Terry Pratchett has said numerous times, the collective intelligence of a crowd has an inverse-square relationship to the number of people in it. The people who go out to see good racing act in a way which prevents it.

  • Tour de France Stage 14 reaction as Italy gets overdue win while the French still wait (+ Ventoux preview video)1 year 2 weeks agogreat vid - thanks

    great vid - thanks

  • Help with tyre choice1 year 2 weeks agostumps wrote:bikeboy76

    stumps wrote:
    bikeboy76 wrote:
    Here is a link to another thread with all the usual people to tell you there can be only one GP4000S:

    http://road.cc/content/forum/76738-new-tyre-time-please-help

    Yes, i see what you mean after reading the replies.

    Yet despite all that the OP in that thread went with Michelin in the end! Wink

  • Women's cycling.1 year 2 weeks agostumps wrote:The Rumpo Kid -

    stumps wrote:
    The Rumpo Kid - could be an increase in viewers due to the images on display ?

    Personally i would like to see more womens racing on TV and its got nothing to do with who is racing. I've been watching the womens euro football and the skill level on display would embarass some current English premiership players its been that good.

    Whatever the reason for a TV audience, it is the audience that itself attracts the money. Let's face it, TV Companies would show Pro-am turd juggling if they thought they could sell advertising time. So why isn't more being done to challenge the fallacy that there is no audience for Women's cycling?

  • Women's cycling.1 year 2 weeks agoThe Rumpo Kid - could be an

    The Rumpo Kid - could be an increase in viewers due to the images on display ?

    Personally i would like to see more womens racing on TV and its got nothing to do with who is racing. I've been watching the womens euro football and the skill level on display would embarass some current English premiership players its been that good.

  • Help with tyre choice1 year 2 weeks agobikeboy76 wrote:Here is a

    bikeboy76 wrote:
    Here is a link to another thread with all the usual people to tell you there can be only one GP4000S:

    http://road.cc/content/forum/76738-new-tyre-time-please-help

    Yes, i see what you mean after reading the replies.

  • The National Trust loves cycling - and they've painted Box Hill to prove it (well, the road)1 year 2 weeks agoSaw these today. They are

    Saw these today. They are quite striking. It would be nice to have something saying "if you want to drive quickly, don't come this way" or "I being called a cnut when I'm out for a ride with my son".