• Updated: Col du Galibier back on the Giro menu… but it could be off again it the weather worsens1 year 3 weeks agowhat a shame, was looking

    what a shame, was looking forward to the galibier featuring in the giro

  • Fears of speeding 'competitive road cyclists' leads to protests against proposed cycle path upgrade1 year 3 weeks agoIn my experience it is not

    In my experience it is not the cyclists at fault on shared use paths the vast majority of the time, it is the foot pedestrians and dog walkers that create the problems.

    Cyclists are alert, pay attention, and negotiate their way around others safely because they have to. Foot pedestrians walk three abreast and refuse to move, they walk with hoods up and earphones in meandering all over the path and they dont hear your bell or calls. Its like they have this right to be more important citizens than cyclists and have no duty of care.

    And dont me started on dog walkers.... cycle ways or shared use paths are like freaking magnets to dog walkers where I live. They are like parasites and they look at cyclists like they have no right to be there with their 15 foot leads and no duty of care whatsoever. I'm convinced they only invade these paths so they dont have to pick up their dog crap as the dogs do it off to the side of the path in the grass or shrubbery/wasteland, which makes it okay.... scumbags.

    I'm sick and tired of always exercising my duty of care, being safe, being considerate, and being friendly when the other groups of people are assholes.

    I', not some cycling vigilante, I'm a car owner, dog owner and cycling enthusiast but it irks to me come across assholes when I'm out on my bike.

    This article just smacks of arrogant, ignorant foot pedestrians and I wonder how many walk dogs...

  • Tour of California stage 51 year 3 weeks agoNo probs, thanks : )

    No probs, thanks : )

  • Puncture Proof Tyres for 100kg Rider1 year 3 weeks ago95-100kg up and down. GP4000

    95-100kg up and down. GP4000 run them hard. never had any problems except the odd metal shard here and there.

  • Schwalbe ZX or Conti GP40001 year 3 weeks agoCan't comment on 4000s but

    Can't comment on 4000s but the ZX is a great tyre, really fast, looks great and no punctures in over 1500 miles. Only problem is after about 750 miles, strands of material start peeling from the side wall, which at the time was a bit unnerving. Spoken to schwalbe who reassure this is not structual and tyres remain safe??????

  • Giro d'Italia - Tappa 141 year 3 weeks agoLooks like a lot of very very

    Looks like a lot of very very very similar teams today. The penalty points might decide it. All I'm saying is I have taken no penalty points (sorry enrique) and I 'm praying Gavazzi is not outside the time limit Worried

  • Giro d'Italia - Tappa 141 year 3 weeks agowith Wiggins gone, will they

    with Wiggins gone, will they totally be behind Uran now, does this mean Henao wont be allowed to attack??

  • Sore Knees! Any help appreciated1 year 3 weeks agoI am a physio and it could be

    I am a physio and it could be any number of structures around the knee: patella tendon, fat pad, plica, the patella itself or it could be the femoral nerve. If it persists then follow the advice of those above that have said to see a physio. Don't google fix it!!

  • Giro d'Italia - Tappa 141 year 3 weeks agoNo

    No Penalties

    Nibali
    Gesink
    Uran
    Santambrogio
    J-Rod II(told you I love making up nicknames)
    Chalapud
    Majka
    Pirazzi
    Betancur

    Looks like I could do with Cuddles cracking today?

  • Oakleys - are they worth it?1 year 3 weeks agoThey're expensive due to the

    They're expensive due to the bullet proof lenses. My blue iridium lenses sharpen up the dark days and keep the sun out on brighter days.

  • Fears of speeding 'competitive road cyclists' leads to protests against proposed cycle path upgrade1 year 3 weeks agoJust to say I whole heartedly

    Just to say I whole heartedly agree with your comment
    we have good fast paths in Brighton but take us through hotspots like the entrance to the pier. You just have to be patient and most of the time I go on the road. .... less dangerous Ha ha.. except once a lady car driver told me to get off the road and use the cycle path....just cant win. Confused

  • Wiggins, career over?1 year 3 weeks agoHe's still a legend!

    He's still a legend!

  • Giro d'Italia - Tappa 141 year 3 weeks agoNo

    No penalties

    Nibali
    Evans
    Uran
    Betancur
    Majka
    Pirazzi
    Chalapud
    Di Luca
    Santambroggio

  • What are the virtues of disc brakes?1 year 3 weeks agojust to add to the mix, the

    just to add to the mix, the downsides.

    Discs do rub, how ever you set them up you find the odd ping ping noise.

    Inserting wheels can be a real ball ache, the gap between the pads isn't great, it is very easy to insert the wheel with the rotor trying to go behind the pads. This is far worse for the back wheel where your also fighting chain and rear mech.

    Disc pads do where out, and some rotor pad mixes wear extremely fast!

    Banshee like howling!!! if you thought squealing callipers was bad, wait till you have a set of disc brakes that want to squeal!

    This is from my experience of running discs for the last 5-6years on the MTB. Whilst there are benefits on the road, there are downsides, would i use discs, well i suspect my next road bike will have discs because that will be what is available, would i buy a new bike to get discs? no.

  • Updated: Col du Galibier back on the Giro menu… but it could be off again it the weather worsens1 year 3 weeks agoSo, 50Kms. ITT or

    So, 50Kms.

    ITT or Sprint?

    Could be another one for Cav.

  • Tour Of California Stage 61 year 3 weeks agoCaptain America short of a

    Captain America short of a Full House Angry

    deadline time is difficult for me with work and such so I'm tending to make my transfers at the same time as at the Giro but hey-ho it's swings and roundabouts I suppose as our friends in other timezones probably have the same problem with european races......and to be fair I would have probably wasted a transfer and bought in Zubeldia!!

  • Giro d'Italia - Tappa 141 year 3 weeks agoNIBALI EVANS SANTAMBROGIO BET

    NIBALI
    EVANS
    SANTAMBROGIO
    BETANCUR
    NIEMIEC
    MAJKA
    PIRAZZI
    PELIZOTTI
    KRUIJSWIJK

    10 point penalty...

  • Wiggins, career over?1 year 3 weeks agoit got some people talking,

    it got some people talking, and some grunting (as they are incapable of logical thought). Away to the Daily Mail, lads.

  • Giro d'Italia - Tappa 141 year 3 weeks agoIm glad to see all you guys

    Im glad to see all you guys taking penalties today!!! I'm not doing as well as I wanted to but am hopeful for today, with no penalties...

    Santambrogio
    Nibbles
    Garzelli
    Cuddles
    Uran
    Pirazzi
    Wurf
    Majka
    Betancur

    Lets hope for Pirazzi, Garzelli and Wurf in a break up the first mountain!!

  • Giro d'Italia - Tappa 141 year 3 weeks agochrisdstripes wrote:I took a

    chrisdstripes wrote:
    I took a 30-pt hit, went riskier than you so could be losing more ground today!

    Six the same as you, but no Uran, Battaglin or Niemiec - instead I have 3 guys that I'm hoping will get in the break today or tomorrow. Don't plan to make any more changes until Tuesday morning...

    I'm figuring Pirazzi,Pozzovivo and Pelizotti?

  • Giro - Tappa 131 year 3 weeks agoFull House,Sprinter and

    Full House,Sprinter and Lanterne Rouge(is Gavazzi doing this on purpose?) badges for me......131pts and a 157place jump up the Giro standings(albeit still way back in 547th).

    4 transfers for tomorrow. Thinking

  • Updated: Col du Galibier back on the Giro menu… but it could be off again it the weather worsens1 year 3 weeks agoSame happened on Stage 1 of

    Same happened on Stage 1 of last years Tour of California, remember that? Pics of team cars under 6" of snow!

    They cancelled the whole stage and moved south for Stage 2.

  • Giro d'Italia - Tappa 141 year 3 weeks agoI took a 30-pt hit, went

    I took a 30-pt hit, went riskier than you so could be losing more ground today!

    Six the same as you, but no Uran, Battaglin or Niemiec - instead I have 3 guys that I'm hoping will get in the break today or tomorrow. Don't plan to make any more changes until Tuesday morning...

  • Updated: Col du Galibier back on the Giro menu… but it could be off again it the weather worsens1 year 3 weeks agoI wonder if Wiggins would

    I wonder if Wiggins would have continued if he knew these climbs would not be ridden?

  • Oakleys - are they worth it?1 year 3 weeks agoTheHatter wrote:I've had Rudy

    TheHatter wrote:
    I've had Rudy Projects with inserts and never got on with them and I've been happy with my Oakley Half Jackets that I got last year. They didnt work out that expensive either as I got the lenses from http://www.balanceoptics.com/index.php/lens/prescription-sports/prescription-lenses.html and the frames from ebay. All in with transitions presciptions came in at a little over £200 including postage which is only a little more than the cheapest presciption sunnies.

    Thanks very much for this. I can't believe the difference in price. I can't see where the option on the website is for transitions though. Did you get your pupillary distance from your optician? On the Balance Optics site frames and lenses [prescription] are coming out at £250 & optician was £439! Am I seeing things and do I need to get my eyes re-tested??!!