• Police in Devon stop cyclist riding the wrong way... along the M5 Motorway1 year 6 weeks agoIt's always been an ambition

    It's always been an ambition of mine to actually ride down the M1 as fast as I could between 2 junctions just to say I'd done it. Christmas Day afternoon would be the best bet I reckon. I'm not thinking of a mid week jaunt. I'm not totally mental!!

  • Wheels, wheels, wheels1 year 6 weeks ago700c wrote:Sorry if this

    700c wrote:
    Sorry if this blows your budget by 100 quid but I just had to point out Giant P-SLR1 for £400 online reduced from £750. Some good reviews and they appear to be sensibly designed as high performing all rounders. Have no experience of them directly but Giant as a company seem to be getting a lot of praise at the moment in a really competitive part of the market.

    http://road.cc/content/review/50655-giant-p-slr1-wheelset

  • Just in: Giant TCR SL 21 year 6 weeks agoWow - if that weight is

    Wow - if that weight is genuine that makes it a real challenger for low / medium end carbon. 2 quibbles though - a)why use an aluminum steerer fork - that's got to add a good 200g compared to a decent full carbon fork and b) that aero seat post is silly and severely limits choice in this area. Geometry is a bit long and stretchy for me. Otherwise, v. nice indeed.

  • Wheels, wheels, wheels1 year 6 weeks agoSorry if this blows your

    Sorry if this blows your budget by 100 quid but I just had to point out Giant P-SLR1 for £400 online reduced from £750. Some good reviews and they appear to be sensibly designed as high performing all rounders. Have no experience of them directly but Giant as a company seem to be getting a lot of praise at the moment in a really competitive part of the market.

  • Transfer deadlines as ICS?1 year 6 weeks agoIf it was generated by the

    If it was generated by the game system then it would be at least as up to date as the game is and hopefully your Calendar app should deal with fetching updated versions as it the content at the URL cahnges...

  • Paris-Nice: Stage 21 year 6 weeks agoI think 150 for me

    I think 150 for me Big Grin

  • I am a bike maintenence God!1 year 6 weeks agoIts a great feeling isnt

    Its a great feeling isnt it!

    I remember my first big mechanical job - sorted a duff rear mech, XT Shimano spring was damaged somehow - told it couldnt be fixed as a non-replaceable part/sealed it manufacture....HA! I sorted it with a lot of Fn and blinden and scars to match.

    Always do my own mechy stuff, i know why most dont though...first time I sorted a seized piston on my motorbikes front brakes, had me riding it like a nancy with the fear fo them not working after ME fixing them, but I neednt worried, i done a great job and they lasted years.

    I get much satisfaction from doing my own mechanicals, more then just saving money as its not about that for me.

  • Paris-Nice: Stage 21 year 6 weeks agoA paltry 104 today. Very

    A paltry 104 today. Very disappointing.

    Now, what to the hell do I do about tomorrow?

  • Paris-Nice: Stage 21 year 6 weeks agoLanterne Rouge - FLENS Rick

    Lanterne Rouge - FLENS Rick

  • Paris-Nice: Stage 21 year 6 weeks agoI was going to drop "Harvey"

    I was going to drop "Harvey" Kittel after he trailed in yesterday but I forgot. Just as well really. That's 6 out of yesterday's and today's top 4 scorers I've had in my team, boom.

    (Not Lars).

  • Paris-Nice: Stage 21 year 6 weeks agoI thought as much bloody

    I thought as much bloody Kristoff was up the front trying to contest the sprint, ended up 19th though

    11 RAST Gregory
    12 PETACCHI Alessandro
    13 TURGOT Sébastien
    14 SOUPE Geoffrey
    15 BOECKMANS Kris
    16 CHAVANEL Sylvain
    17 HUTAROVICH Yauheni
    18 IZAGUIRRE INSAUSTI
    19 KRISTOFF Alexander
    20 TALANSKY Andrew

  • Riding Stage 15 of the TdF. Givors - Mount Ventoux1 year 6 weeks agoHi Farky, I live in

    Hi Farky, I live in Northamptonshire and I'm going to join the local club "treads" next week. My Canyon is in transit and expected this Thursday!

    Riding as a group is the thing that I need to experience. The company I'm doing this with is arranging regional rides as there are 45 of us taking part. Yeh I'm not getting a completely free ride as I'm having to shell out for the kit but like you say it's a challenge!!

  • Paris-Nice: Stage 21 year 6 weeks agoYippee.....Wig-Billy is not

    Yippee.....Wig-Billy is not immortal after all.....Just simply different class.... Smile Loser

  • Paris-Nice: Stage 21 year 6 weeks agoI got got rid of Kittel last

    I got got rid of Kittel last night. Angry

  • Riding Stage 15 of the TdF. Givors - Mount Ventoux1 year 6 weeks agoWhen you say you dont have

    When you say you dont have much gradient in your area...do you live in Norfolk?

    Theres bound to be a local bike club who can take you out on social/club runs to get to grips with riding in groups and keeping the group speed up. That bits important to experience prior so you can cover the initial 70 odd miles.

    Its really easy to learn to sit in at 16mph average, which, if youve been a regular mtb rider, shoudl be achievable, however the increase to 18/19mph in a group requires much more effort/skills knowing when to rest and when to push to keep up.

    Seek out the Sky Go-Rides as a great start as are Go-Race races especially if they are on closed-circuits. Really safe way to learn in a group and learn to hold a wheel safely whilst working together. Go-Rides have differing levels of events so you can choose the higher ones for more miles and there will be a ride leader controlling peoples ambition Vs ability.

    Dont be put off by the enormity of the challenge...thats why its a challenge - fair play to you for investing into it in the first place, your not exactly getting a free ride are you!?

  • Paris-Nice: Stage 21 year 6 weeks agoBah, dropping Howard after

    Bah, dropping Howard after stage one keeps coming back to bite me in the ass. Anyone know where Haussler ended up?

  • Paris-Nice: Stage 21 year 6 weeks ago1 Marcel Kittel (Ger) Team

    1 Marcel Kittel (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano
    2 Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling
    3 Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge
    4 Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team
    5 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
    6 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step
    7 Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team
    8 Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol
    9 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team
    10 Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack Leopard

  • Paris-Nice: Stage 21 year 6 weeks agoHad Bouhanni and once again

    Had Bouhanni and once again failed to select Viviani. Silver lining though - had Kittel in the squad Big Grin

  • US politician apologises for saying cyclists' heavy breathing helps cause global warming1 year 6 weeks agoI'm aware of that. Just an

    I'm aware of that. Just an attempt a humour but thanks for your input.

  • Paris-Nice: Stage 21 year 6 weeks agoViviani takes the second

    Viviani takes the second sprint followed by Chavanel and Perez Moreno.

    Viviani now in yellow by a second over Chavanel.

    Boonen and OPQS on the front. Looks like they're driving the pace to try and break the sprinters and give Chavanel a shot up the short climb to the finish.

  • Danish police seek man who repeatedly masturbates onto woman's bicycle saddle1 year 6 weeks agomerckxman wrote:Come on... It

    merckxman wrote:
    Come on...

    It must be a Crank Brothers saddle bag...

  • Paris-Nice: Stage 21 year 6 weeks agoQuote:Lip and hand injury for

    Quote:
    Lip and hand injury for Bouhanni
    The race doctor told France Televisions: "Nacer has a deep wound in the lip and a hand trauma. He's staying with us until the end of the stage and then going to hospital for further checks."

    Nice to see it's not something that'll wreck his season. Hopefully he'll be up and running again and at full pace for the Tour.

  • Danish police seek man who repeatedly masturbates onto woman's bicycle saddle1 year 6 weeks agoCome on...

    Come on...

  • New 'Dora' helmet design incorporates indicators + video1 year 6 weeks ago@farky. about your last

    @farky. about your last comment in getting them built into high viz jackets. Well that has already been done. I was at the cycle show Birmingham last year, and a small seller had hi viz jackets with LED indicators built into them. You activate them by putting out your left or right arm. So you are still doing the necessary arm signalling plus giving extra visible cues to other road/pedestrians.

  • RH+ reveal 2013 range highlights1 year 6 weeks agoI remember petacchi wearing

    I remember petacchi wearing their shades a few years ago, looked nice even then ...