• Wiggins: No more Tour wins, Rio 2016 is the new target1 year 1 week agoLinkinbassist wrote: I

    Linkinbassist wrote:
    I seriously don't understand why he wants to go back to the track,

    Lets see, it's warm, dry and not windy, races start afternoon or evening, so fewer early mornings, oh and he's good at it.. Wink

  • Cambridge approves UK's first cycle-only green lights at notorious blackspot junction1 year 1 week agoThey've been on the old

    They've been on the old shoreham road cycle path in Brighton for about a year and they do seem to work without drivers using them as their green! The actual lights are angled down and across the road rather than directly toward traffic so they are actually difficult to see if you are in the car(I drive and cycle along here).!

  • USA Pro Stage 11 year 1 week agoNot sure about today, not

    Not sure about today, not that many top sprinters around so will Cannondale and Argos have to bring the breaks back on their own? Couldn't decide between Bazzana and Reijnen, hope I picked the right one...

    Standard-
    Sagan
    Mezgec
    Gallopin
    Hanson
    Bazzana
    Voigt
    Acevedo
    Dombrowski
    Tejay

    Purist-
    Sagan
    Mezgec
    Van Avermaet
    Voigt
    Tejay
    Caruso
    Euser
    Danielson
    Jacques-Maynes

  • Six-year-old girl knocked over by cyclist on newly opened £2.1m Festival Way near Bristol1 year 1 week agoI think I see a solution

    I think I see a solution here:

    Stop using government/lottery funds to create 'cycle paths'.

    It's clearly not possible to build a utilitarian cycle route for people who want/need to cycle, as soon as one is built it becomes a 'linear park', 'shared use facility' , 'greenway', 'park', 'picnic site' anything but whatever it was described as to secure funding.

    As a cyclists I feel I am under attack from all parties in a way that I am not when I am a pedestrian or a motorist:

    When I'm walking I am not told I am too fast or too slow or I shouldn't cross the road, or I should stick to urban areas only. When I am driving in urban areas I easily drive at speeds that I would find hard to reach on a bicycle, yet as a cyclist I am too slow, too fast, too bright, not bright enough, riding the wrong bike, constantly open to criticism.

  • Cambridge approves UK's first cycle-only green lights at notorious blackspot junction1 year 1 week agoWe've had these in Brighton

    We've had these in Brighton for about a year now So not sure why Cambridge is claiming to be the first.
    But hey ho... they work, that's all that should matter

  • Wiggins: No more Tour wins, Rio 2016 is the new target1 year 1 week agoWhy not? Track isn't some

    Why not? Track isn't some poor relation to road, it's not as though he's stepping down a division. I liken it to Rugby Union and Rugby League, they look the same but to assume they are is missing the point. He's a natural track rider though, who's true talent lies in his ability to race within himself rather than in response to others, so he can still be top dog in the discipline. A mountainous stage race just really doesn't suit him at all well in comparison.

  • USA Pro Stage 11 year 1 week agoI think Stage 1 is harder

    I think Stage 1 is harder than it looks so I went a bit mixed with my standard team.

    Sagan
    GVA
    Gallopin
    Mezgec
    Reijnen
    Bazzana
    Caruso
    Tejay
    Acevedo

    Purist

    Sagan
    GVA
    Mezgec
    Reijnen
    Tejay
    Acevedo
    Rogers
    Bennett
    Danielson

    Just noticed I don't have any Sky riders. Thinking

  • Video: Dual-drive 50mph e-bike can be yours for US$50001 year 1 week agoI wonder if there will be

    I wonder if there will be problems with steering (under and over) if the power doesnt match up between the motors. Could be bad on the corners!

  • Cannondale 2014: Cheaper Evo and Synapse Disc launched1 year 1 week agoLove the look of the Evo

    Love the look of the Evo Black.

    Still don't like the look of discs though.

  • USA Pro Stage 11 year 1 week agoPurist Peter Sagan

    Purist
    Peter Sagan (CAN)
    Michael Rogers (SAX)
    Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (SKY)
    Luka Mezgec (ARG)
    Jens Voigt (RSN)
    Ben Jacques-Maynes (JHB)
    Tejay Van Garderen (BMC)
    Freddie Rodriguez (JBC)
    Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (CBA)

    Went randomish Devil

  • Wiggins: No more Tour wins, Rio 2016 is the new target1 year 1 week agoI think he could give the

    I think he could give the Ardenne classics a decent crack, but otherwise I'm slightly at a loss with Wiggo. I seriously don't understand why he wants to go back to the track, but I'm not Wiggins I guess. I think he'll have a task on his hands at securing the World TT champs this year, esp. if Martin and Phinney are anywhere near top form, but we'll see...

  • Wiggins: No more Tour wins, Rio 2016 is the new target1 year 1 week agoI really hope he tries to win

    I really hope he tries to win a monument or two next year. Love to see him win Paris Nice.

  • Chris Froome Looking at Stems1 year 1 week agoLooking at Brad’s stem when

    Looking at Brad’s stem when he’s not looking Devil

  • Cannondale 2014: Cheaper Evo and Synapse Disc launched1 year 1 week agoNote to Dave: The team

    Note to Dave:

    The team switched to the Sram Red 22 at Ride London. That was the first event where they used it but they will race it for the rest of the season as it's just an extra sprocket, no big changes.

  • USA Pro Cycling Challenge 20131 year 1 week agoWell I got a std team in but

    Well I got a std team in but missed the purist by about 10 seconds ....gutted especially after missing the eneco tour first stage so no purist there and missed out on first stage points Angry

  • Six-year-old girl knocked over by cyclist on newly opened £2.1m Festival Way near Bristol1 year 1 week agoandybwhite wrote:What I am

    andybwhite wrote:
    What I am hearing in these discussions is that in a shared use environment, speeds should be reduced to near those of the most vulnerable user. If they can't then the modes should be separated i.e. walkway and separate cycle path.

    Surely the same principles should then also apply to roads. Low speeds if shared use, otherwise separation.

    love it. all roads should be reduced to 20mph to meet the speed of the most vulnerable user - the cyclist. seeing as most cyclists wouldnt often go above 20mph it should work perfectly. (especially in london where going above 20mph is pretty dangerous anyway due to the number of pedestrians who dont know how to cross th road)

  • Cannondale 2014: Cheaper Evo and Synapse Disc launched1 year 1 week agoHi Carousel, Last year

    Hi Carousel,

    Last year (2013) there was the Supersix, and the Supersix Evo (generally just referred to as Evo).
    The Supersix Evo started at £3499 in 2013 but that now starts at £1699 and replaces the standard Supersix bike which has been laid to rest.

    So there are now four levels of Supersix Evo for 2014.
    Evo Nano (lightest frame used only on the black inc bike)
    Evo HM (himod) used on models between £4299 and £8299
    Evo Carbon (used to be called SM for standard mod) used on bikes from £1699 to £3799).
    The two entry models (£1699 and £2499) have an external brake cable to meet the cost criteria of these models.

    Hope that helps.

  • Video: Dual-drive 50mph e-bike can be yours for US$50001 year 1 week agoSo because it's got pedals

    So because it's got pedals that he doesn't use and it can "only" do 50mph it's an e-bike.

  • Eurostar clarifies its bike carriage system1 year 1 week agoEurostar report, Aug 2013 I

    Eurostar report, Aug 2013

    I did exactly what bobinski above questions:

    Booked bike onto Eurostar
    Booked bike onto Lyria (Paris -> Geneva)

    But you really do have to book all in advance.

    Worked like a charm! It all relies on the bike booking number so make a good note of it when you book the bike. You basically have to book by phone as you need to reserve a seat, then book a bike place, then go back and confirm your seat (3 calls).

    Eurostar: unnerving but it worked fine. Picked my bike off the platform both times, the hard part was finding the drop off points (both 10 minutes walk from check in so leave plenty of time).

    SNCF Lyria: You sit in the same carriage as the bike - it's a little 2nd class carriage on the back of the main engine. A bit tatty compared to the rest of the train, but I was not quibbling.

  • What's the best pro cyclists's name?1 year 1 week agoKNEES Because anyone who's

    KNEES

    Because anyone who's named after a body part is a hero.

  • Video: Dual-drive 50mph e-bike can be yours for US$50001 year 1 week agoNever ridden a motorbike but

    Never ridden a motorbike but wondering if it might be safer to wear leathers going at those speeds, not being a TDF descent specialist!

  • Chris Froome Looking at Stems1 year 1 week agoBest thing to happen to the

    Best thing to happen to the internet, ever. [note to self - get out more]

  • Video: Dual-drive 50mph e-bike can be yours for US$50001 year 1 week agothis could really upset a few

    this could really upset a few Strava users!

  • Chris Froome: ban drug cheats for life1 year 1 week agoThe Rumpo Kid wrote: I think

    The Rumpo Kid wrote:

    I think a reduced sanction for people who give assistance to anti-doping agencies is a valuable tool in cleaning up the sport. Life bans remove the incentive to provide such assistance.

    Ah true. I'm not sure where I sit with that one tbh, I'm just not sure if that's too much of a get out of jail free card for people who I [personally] view as the scourge of cycling and the scum of the earth. If it were up to me I'd ban them for life, no incentives or sanctions.. Purely because with every life ban for a cheat, a space opens for a young talent.

    ..But then if it helps to create a cleaner sport then... that speaks volumes too.

    Proofs in the pudding I guess.

    Now I'm confused.

    Tongue

  • Chris Froome: ban drug cheats for life1 year 1 week agomooleur wrote:The Rumpo Kid

    mooleur wrote:
    The Rumpo Kid wrote:

    I think it would just ensure the dirt stayed under the carpet. Did lifetime bans stop British Olympians doping?

    I couldn't comment on British Olympians - I don't actually know anything about any other sport other than cycling (and a bit of football but that's reserved for Sunday banter).

    But surely going forward, cleaning out the sport from the top (getting rid of Pat being a wonderful example) would ensure a continuing example towards everyone filtering down?

    I.e. if we can continue to test, and provide justice where testing proves positive - and the people doing the testing, and providing the justice aren't corrupt themselves, then the natural progression is an eventually clean sport. Which is why outspoken peers are important, the faces of cycling SHOULD be making comments like this, if only to ruffle feathers that well and truly need a good ruffling.

    You can't keep things under a carpet that isn't there. Obviously what's happened in the past is unfortunate, but it's the past - we should move on, because there's really nothing anyone can do about it.


    I think a reduced sanction for people who give assistance to anti-doping agencies is a valuable tool in cleaning up the sport. Life bans remove the incentive to provide such assistance.