• USA Pro Stage 11 year 1 week agoI will get points done when

    I will get points done when they put up official results Wink

  • USA Pro Stage 11 year 1 week agoI thought my purist team had

    I thought my purist team had a chance at the stage until I saw yours Wig.

    Thought 8 in the top 20, of which 6 in the top 10 would be pretty good (1,2,4,5,8,9,14,18).

    Still I think my purist team has a shot at purist overall.

    Missed a trick with Reijnen for both teams, him for Mezgec would have done the top.

    Think you will take the stage wig and my purist could be top 10

  • USA Pro Stage 11 year 1 week agoThanks. I changed my doctor

    Thanks. I changed my doctor recently and he's been giving me really some good tips. I think his name is Eufemiano. Devil

  • Liberal Democrats propose £1.2 billion per year for cycling infrastructure1 year 1 week agoaren't the lib dems currently

    aren't the lib dems currently in power? - why wait to be elected to push thru these policies?

  • Liberal Democrats propose £1.2 billion per year for cycling infrastructure1 year 1 week agoNo. It illustrates very

    No.
    It illustrates very clearly that the professional political class who see politics as a career rather than an opportunity to serve their country have wasted any respect they may once have had.

    The only reason, the only bloody reason, that this has been proposed is because someone has noticed that cycling is becoming popular and appeals to a demographic that the Lib Dems would like to attract to vote for them.

    Lets be grown up? The grown up thing to do is to treat everything suggested by a politician with an enormous dose of cynicism until proven otherwise.

  • USA Pro Stage 11 year 1 week agoWig_Billy

    Wig_Billy wrote:
    1,2,3,4,5,6

    Do I get two podium badges for that? Wink

    & Wig is back chapeau mate Applause

    1, 2, 3, 4, 10 for me

  • USA Pro Stage 11 year 1 week agoWig_Billy

    Wig_Billy wrote:
    1,2,3,4,5,6

    Do I get two podium badges for that? Wink


    And I was thinking I had done well....well done billy

  • "Politcal correctness gone mad" - £50 fines issued to anti-social cyclists in Bolton1 year 1 week agoFirstly can I say if cyclist

    Firstly can I say if cyclist are riding in a manner which endangers pedestrians in a shared space they deserve to be fined.
    However I am a little confused reading this story as from a cyclist point of view in some pedestrianized zones – cycling is allowed and in others it isn’t so it can be confusing. In fact in this pdf from cycling England it names the areas where it is allowed and parts of Bolton are named ( I don’t know Bolton so have no idea if the area mentioned in the pdf is the one in this article)
    http://www.ciltuk.org.uk/Portals/0/Documents/The%20Hub/infrastructure/Cy...

    Even if they are not from reading the article it seems to be normal behaviour to ride on this pedestrianized area – The question I have is it clearly signed that cycling isn’t allowed if yes then fair cop. Also fair cop if cycling to fast or you are behaving aggressively to other users.
    But this is where it gets interesting as the department of transport recommendation is that cyclist should be allowed in pedestrian area.

    http://www.ukroads.org/webfiles/LTN%202-04%20Adjacent%20and%20Shared%20U...

    The link above takes you to the pdf and the details are in section 8.2. – but section 8.2.1 states:-

    “Cyclists often need access to pedestrianised areas to reach their workplace, shops or other destinations. Studies by Transport Research Laboratory‚ have shown that
    there are no real factors to justify excluding cyclists from pedestrianised areas ”

    With this in mind if people are cycling safely across the zone it does appear pedantic at best to fine the cyclists if their only offence is cycling in a pedestrian zone.

    I am also interested in the councillor’s quote about taking action after numerous complaints against cyclist – Our village has made numerous complaints about speeding motorists but while both the council and the police tell us that they agree they state they have no resource to take action. One rule….?

  • USA Pro Stage 11 year 1 week ago1,2,3,4,5,6 Do I get two

    1,2,3,4,5,6

    Do I get two podium badges for that? Wink

  • USA Pro Stage 11 year 1 week agoPurist much better than

    Purist much better than standard today! And yes I did pick the wrong UHC sprinter, never mind...

  • Cannondale 2014: Cheaper Evo and Synapse Disc launched1 year 1 week agoThe stem light reminds me of

    The stem light reminds me of the Sparse that was on Kickstarter a while back... http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sparse/sparse-bicycle-lights

  • "Politcal correctness gone mad" - £50 fines issued to anti-social cyclists in Bolton1 year 1 week agoOwen rodgers re the correct

    Owen rodgers re the correct safety equipment - it does now state in rule 59 of the highway code what cyclist should wear- it is advisory as apposed to mandatory but I think this is where they are coming from

    The other interesting quote is that 90% of cyclists don’t have training- currently the law doesn’t require them to – now there is an argument, which I agree with, that cycling training should be taught in school as part of wider road safety education but it does seem wrong to target a group for not having training when it isn’t legally required and fining them -I mean what percentage of pedestrians have had training ??? Will the police be targeting them?

  • Vuelta - pick three Spaniards1 year 1 week agowats the budget?

    wats the budget?

  • Supersix vs Evo1 year 1 week agoI own a SuperSix 105 and rode

    I own a SuperSix 105 and rode an Evo RED on C'dale Demo day at my LBS. HOLY GEEZ NIGHT AND DAY! Not only is it noticeably lighter, the RED group is a bit different as well. I run a compact crank and the demo EVO had a fullsize crank, so that made a big difference on my ability to average a higher speed. The EVO is "tossable", super agile. Hope that helps Cool

  • "Politcal correctness gone mad" - £50 fines issued to anti-social cyclists in Bolton1 year 1 week ago..

    ..

  • fs-huge clearout1 year 1 week agolol!! years of training!

    lol!! years of training! messenger bag sold

  • Going ultralight, help identifying a 5.2kg beauty1 year 1 week agoBike Boy, think I'm like you

    Bike Boy, think I'm like you - above average size, stronger on the flat, not so good on hills.

    I also have a history of breaking bikes! Would love a superlight bike but daren't!

    Also, a featherweight bike is no good if it's really flexible.

    To that end, I've focused the equipment spend - and weight loss - where it matters most - wheels, and have gone for a slightly heavier, Ti frame for hopefully longevity and a bit of reassurance.

    The aero wheels also play to my strengths by making the most of speed I can hold on the flat.

    So, is 'lighter is better', answer is, it depends, IMO!

  • Cannondale 2014: Cheaper Evo and Synapse Disc launched1 year 1 week agoPretty nice overall, the rear

    Pretty nice overall, the rear disc brake mount looks fairly tidy but good lord - what happened on the fork?? A post mount + a post mount extension? It looks like someone in the design dept. or factory got some drawings wrong and a bodge was hastily machined up.

  • Liberal Democrats propose £1.2 billion per year for cycling infrastructure1 year 1 week agoI'm not a Lib Dem, but the

    I'm not a Lib Dem, but the whole thing on ripping into them for the tuition fees thing really just illustrates how infantile the public political discourse is in this country (that and the knee-jerk ALL POLITICIANS ARE ALL LYING GREEDY SCUMBAGS ALL THE TIME response we tend to see on comments sections/Twitter).

    OK, so if they got into coalition, they might not actually push this money through. But it would be on the table for discussion, and that alone is a step in the right direction. Let's be grown up and say that this is tentatively good news.

  • "Politcal correctness gone mad" - £50 fines issued to anti-social cyclists in Bolton1 year 1 week agoQuote:Stuff like this misses

    Quote:
    Stuff like this misses the point that anti-social driving is main reason for people ride on pavement. Tackle the cause, not the symptom.

    This ^^.

    Why do people ride on the pavement?
    cos the roads are dangerous

    Why do cyclists jump red lights?
    cos the junctions are badly designed

    Sort out the dangerous driving, the rest falls into place. Or have the police not learnt their lesson from London - fining cyclists for riding along a bus-only lane, cyclists go the long (and dangerous) way round to avoid it, one dies under the wheels of a tipper truck. Sad

  • USA Pro Stage 11 year 1 week agoOops, forgot to tweak my

    Oops, forgot to tweak my purist in time for the deadline! Wanted Atapuma in there (and for some reason I too left out Voigt). Oh well.

    Standard team (picked like a week ago) runs:

    Sagan
    GVA
    Bookwalter
    Gallopin'
    Acevedo
    Mezgec
    Geschke
    Pantano
    Voigt

  • Liberal Democrats propose £1.2 billion per year for cycling infrastructure1 year 1 week agoHow dare they propose to do

    How dare they propose to do things that might help us everyday cyclists.

    Tear into them chaps, the beggars!

  • "Politcal correctness gone mad" - £50 fines issued to anti-social cyclists in Bolton1 year 1 week agokeirik wrote:personally I

    keirik wrote:
    personally I don't ride on the pavement but if I did Id take the fine and tell 'em where to stick their 'awareness' training.

    I'm all for better skilled riders but this smacks of an easy way to get money

    only from numpty riders think they are better than receiving advice and insist on paying, like err... you!

  • "Politcal correctness gone mad" - £50 fines issued to anti-social cyclists in Bolton1 year 1 week agoI'm kind of on the fence on

    I'm kind of on the fence on this as a whole (I'm a bit of a law-abiding stickler on the road, whether two wheels or four), but what really hacks me off is the handing out of hi-vis vests.

    It's stupid and vaguely fascist to force free people to wear special clothing without a genuinely compelling reason. Follow the logic - why then aren't all cars given a luminous yellow paint job? Why don't pedestrians have to done the orange & reflective roadworker gilets at a zebra crossing?

    Angry

  • Liberal Democrats propose £1.2 billion per year for cycling infrastructure1 year 1 week agoCycle_Jim wrote:Remember when

    Cycle_Jim wrote:
    Remember when they said that students wouldn't pay fees? Yeah...that happened.

    That's spot on... they always the sell down the river.