• How to enjoy a calorie neutral Christmas50 weeks 5 days agoIt's colder so you burn more

    It's colder so you burn more calories.

    Just ride the festive 500 without a base layer.

    Sorted.

  • How to enjoy a calorie neutral Christmas50 weeks 5 days agoHi Annie I'm 47 my elite

    Hi Annie I'm 47 my elite racing days are over (hand over the mince pies) Wave

  • 6 years in jail for drunk & banned driver who killed Sussex cyclist50 weeks 5 days agoBeyond pathetic, the guy ran

    Beyond pathetic, the guy ran off as well...the ultimate act of cowardice and self preservation whilst his victim was either dead or in a terrible state of fear and agony as she contemplated her demise. So so sorry for her and those who lost her.

    So, if a teacher sexually abuses a child, not even killing it we all stand together and collectively agree they're very naughty and certainly shouldn't be a teacher again.

    This guy, whilst banned and drunk chooses to drive like a total knob and kills a beautiful young woman in her prime and then runs off.

    We don't condemn him to the equivalent punishment we gave the teacher, which is a sexual offenders registration, imprisonment and the denial of his future career.

    Instead we give him a nominal custodial sentence and allow him back on the roads, it's just like telling the teacher they can come back and teach in three years.

    Question is no MP on the planet would face the public and argue that such a teacher should be allowed to return to their career.

    In contrast the vast majority of MPs by their continued indifference will stand and argue that this latest murderer has the right to join you back on the roads and put the lives if everyone you love at risk...and that's just fine?

    I believe it's time a focused campaign was started, perhaps using this guy as the subject, to call for a change in the law to support the notion that killer drivers like this are not permitted to hold a licence again.

    If they won't do that then we might as well let sex offenders back into the teaching environment, it's all just madness however you look at it.

    Would there be support on this forum to start such a campaign? Motorists should also support it bearing in mind none of them are dangerous and its always someone else's poor driving. It's about safety for everyone at the end of the day isn't it?

  • 6 years in jail for drunk & banned driver who killed Sussex cyclist50 weeks 5 days agoLess than half the maximum

    Less than half the maximum (which is 14 years) for someone who was drunk, banned, and did a hit and run.

    I wonder, what do you need to do to get the maximum?

    He pleaded Guilty at the Magistrates court in September..an early guilty plea gives an automatic reduction in sentence ..on the grounds it saves the family the trauma of a trial, but also as it is cheaper for the Courts...

  • CTC launches data-gathering app to help crash victims50 weeks 5 days agoJust had a look as it makes

    Just had a look as it makes good sense. The only one issue immediately jumps out, when recording the weather conditions you get sun or rain, no option for the cloudy/overcast which in Britain, is probably 60% of the time.

    Hopefully I never have to use it but it's now there if I need it.

  • Transport Scotland consults on trunk road 20mph zones trial (+ video)50 weeks 5 days agoConstantly annoyed by the

    Constantly annoyed by the deeply ingrained label of 'accident' automatically attached to each collision. In the vast majority of cases the incident was wholly avoidable for want of numerous factors excused as being somehow unavoidable, hence the continual 'accident' labels.

    If you took 500 people in a town centre and gave them iron bars to carefully walk about with any resultant 'accident' caused by one person hitting another where death or serious injury occurs would be considered assault.

    Use a car though and yep, even if you were using it in a similar manner to swinging a bar around recklessly you'll be excused or essentially let off.

    20mph is great but it will be ignored, those that do abide will have a bmw or Audi up their back end doing their typical aggressive thing and the resentment caused by having to slow in the 20 zone will just be vented on the rural stretches when yet again, a vulnerable road user will pay the ultimate price.

    So, in reality thus tiny piece of the road safety jigsaw is kind of like peeing into the wind...it's just that those in authority are still so far off the ball as to the nationwide radical changes needed in motoring law that they actually think this will change anything.

    Road safety has to be one of the most depressing aspects of overdue change at present. It's like watching your house burn down and along comes the government on a skateboard dressed in its finery eager to throw a eggcup full of water at the fire...and once they've done it they congratulate themselves and then look bemused as to why nothing has changed.

    Utterly useless and in my opinion negligent in its duty to look at the cause of the deaths (cars for the most part) and actually do something.

    Meanwhile, the vulnerable continue to be slaughtered 'accidentally'. Shameful.

  • Michael Rogers of Saxo-Tinkoff provisionally suspended after positive test for clenbuterol50 weeks 5 days agoHis career with Saxo is well

    His career with Saxo is well and truly stuffed.

    *Edit*

    That's Paxo i'm thinking of, Jesus, what a bell.

  • Michael Rogers of Saxo-Tinkoff provisionally suspended after positive test for clenbuterol50 weeks 5 days agoSaxo have really left him out

    Saxo have really left him out in the cold. He must be Friesian

  • Transport Scotland consults on trunk road 20mph zones trial (+ video)50 weeks 5 days agoI presume that they hope in a

    I presume that they hope in a 20 mph zone people will at least manage to do 30 as opposed to the 35/40 they normally do in a 30 zone

  • 6 years in jail for drunk & banned driver who killed Sussex cyclist50 weeks 5 days agoPeowpeowpeowlasers wrote:>

    Peowpeowpeowlasers wrote:
    > What is the point of giving him another driving ban?

    Driving while banned is an arrestable offence, unlike driving without a licence.

    Unbelievable, and only 3 to 6 points on a license you don't have if caught!! UK driving laws are a joke.

  • Castelli or Gore ?????????50 weeks 5 days agoI have both a Castelli

    I have both a Castelli Elemento 7x and a Gore Xenon 2.0 SO Softshell in hi-viz that I use for commuting. Both are excellent. With your budget I'd go for the Gore just make sure you get the right size; it needs to be snug. Neither are totally waterproof (the Castelli hardly at all) but I've never really needed an additional waterproof with the Gore. It's quite similar to a Gabba in some respects. There's a few online shops that do the Gore at sub £150.

  • Castelli or Gore ?????????50 weeks 5 days agoDepends what you want and

    Depends what you want and need from a jacket. If you've already got a waterproof jacket, then a good softshell jacket could be the best option. They're toasty warm, keep the wind out and are pretty good in light rain too, and really versatile - it's rarely cold enough that a softshell won't cope. You can easily stuff a few more layers underneath or over the top to adapt

    My softshell jackets get a LOT more use than any other my hardshell or waterproof jackets. They're perfect for UK riding. With your budget you've got quite a large choice as well. Worth checking out available online discounts, can often get some good deals

  • SRAM president Stan Day apologises for disc brake recall50 weeks 5 days agoYou have to keep in mind that

    You have to keep in mind that 'the cutting edge' is often referred to as 'the bleeding edge.' Pleased they have finally admitted to their brake issues.

  • Birzman Velocity RG Mini Pump50 weeks 5 days agoHmmm, pump 200 times or buy a

    Hmmm, pump 200 times or buy a CO2 pump and 20 cartridges.

    + looks like price is more now.

  • Isle of Man TT star switches to bicycle for TV attempt on 110mph British record (+ video)50 weeks 5 days agoallez neg wrote:I think

    allez neg wrote:
    I think within the tight knit world of real road racing, its Guy that's seen (by some) as the primadonna.

    But again I reiterate - I like him, and he's certainly different to the charisma vacuum platitude spouting types in F1 and MotoGP

    And tennis Rolling On The Floor

  • SRAM president Stan Day apologises for disc brake recall50 weeks 5 days agoade wrote:It's been

    ade wrote:
    It's been interesting to compare and contrast SRAM and Specialized's crisis communications over the last few days...

    Agreed

  • 6 years in jail for drunk & banned driver who killed Sussex cyclist50 weeks 5 days agoNeil753 wrote:What a sad

    Neil753 wrote:
    What a sad story. RIP to the cyclist.

    But what I've never understood is a ban whilst someone is in jail. Surely it would be more sensible (and act as more of a deterent) if the ban started on the day the offender is released. Does anyone else agree with this?

    See bauchlebastart's comment.... (ban starts at end of prison term)

  • SRAM president Stan Day apologises for disc brake recall50 weeks 5 days agoAn apology wouldn't make me

    An apology wouldn't make me feel any better if I was affected by this recall. Major flaw from a company competing with the big boys, and failing in a massive way.

    I am gratefully not an owner of anything Sram, particularly their mickey mouse groupsets.

  • Isle of Man TT star switches to bicycle for TV attempt on 110mph British record (+ video)50 weeks 5 days agoI think within the tight knit

    I think within the tight knit world of real road racing, its Guy that's seen (by some) as the primadonna.

    But again I reiterate - I like him, and he's certainly different to the charisma vacuum platitude spouting types in F1 and MotoGP

  • Isle of Man TT star switches to bicycle for TV attempt on 110mph British record (+ video)50 weeks 5 days agoallez neg wrote:I was perhaps

    allez neg wrote:
    I was perhaps wrong in my choice of word but I know there's been a few other road racers (possibly envious of his celebrity status) who have questioned his commitment to the roads given his media work and his truck fixing.

    I know Simon Buckmaster had some fairly strong opinions on him a while back.

    Perhaps this is the type of person the country should be admiring rather than cutting down then, Guy is just a normal guy Smile that goes about his daily business as the rest of the normal folk do, races a bit on the weekend and does well, and occasionally does a bit on the telly. as opposed to the Prema donna's who think the world should beg at there feet for an autograph or prostrate themselves as they walk past with there snotty noses in the air. Reminds me of Eric Bana, Hollywood movie star, national icon in Australia and on the weekends he plays around with muscle cars and drinks in the local pub with his mates

    So my point is, I dont care what some overpaid pro of questionable talent thinks, Guy is just getting along with what he does, and it will be entertaining

  • How to enjoy a calorie neutral Christmas50 weeks 5 days agoMatt eaton wrote:@ Ghedebrav,

    Matt eaton wrote:
    @ Ghedebrav, do you use gears and a freewheel on your 25 minute commute? I used to commute a measly 5 miles on my fixed gear which took me about 13-16 minutes each way depending on how I was feeling on the day and my bike fittness has never been as good, before or since. I certainly sweated a bunch on those rides too, even in th cold.

    +1 on that - switched to a SS on my almost 6 mile each way daily commute 2 years ago & yep - u sweat snow on the ground wind howling rain beating.. on a SS u still sweat, add any elevation in and even more. lol it is strange how quickly u notice your in the mood or not days when u ride one too.

  • 6 years in jail for drunk & banned driver who killed Sussex cyclist50 weeks 5 days agoThe trouble is that this sort

    The trouble is that this sort of sentence is not only half the maximum ( I agree what do you have to do to get the max if you drunk, already banned, uninsured, cause death by dangerous driving and hit and run. I mean what else is there left to take you to 14 years? the trouble as I was saying is that initial sentences are too lenient.

    There is a criminology theory nicknamed "broken windows" that studied the effect that run down areas suffer increasing crime and vandalism. In short the sign that some broken windows etc give off is that this is an area that no-one really cares about and that leads to further disrespect. No-one is going to stop you for something like littering in an area like that. Nobody cares.

    The lesson that New York City took in reducing it's crime rate so dramatically was to start policing the little stuff. The lesson being that if you do get fined for something seemingly trivial like littering then you had best not consider fly tipping. The point was that the police showed they did care.

    Instead of trying to be the motorists friend like some 70's hippy teacher/social worker, the police ought to grow a pair and be police officers. That means sweating the small stuff. Because if you get done for the small stuff it sends the message that the police do care about the road space.

    And courts need to back that up. So far as I can tell this sentence should have been near or at the maximum as there are very few mitigating circumstances.

    Six years is half so that's what I'd expect yes for causing death by dangerous driving but perhaps with an otherwise clean record, not over the limit, and taking proper responsibility after and not just driving off.

  • Castelli or Gore ?????????50 weeks 5 days agoGore power active shell.

    Gore power active shell. Amazing jacket and well within budget

  • Michael Rogers of Saxo-Tinkoff provisionally suspended after positive test for clenbuterol50 weeks 5 days agoCow pat?

    Cow pat?

  • Castelli or Gore ?????????50 weeks 5 days agoRapha Wind Jacket. It's

    Rapha Wind Jacket. It's really got to be thrown into the mix because it's within budget - £170, and is one of the best performing jackets I've come across.

    Very lightweight, packs down very small, is wonderfully breathable and extremely comfortable - Can be used for three seasons. It's water resistant, and dries super quick too.

    Either way, I would suggest getting windproof over waterproof - much more versatile.