• Video: California reserve police officer suspended for posting “I hate cyclists” YouTube clip49 weeks 6 days agoSomeone in that Police

    Someone in that Police department will now be crawling through everything she did whilst a reserve. Americans love lawyers...

  • Aptonia Salted Butter Caramel energy gel49 weeks 6 days agoI've tried the GU Salted

    I've tried the GU Salted Caramel and I love it. Would happily put it on my ice cream.

    But the problem with Gu is the same as these, by the sounds of it - too thick. It's fine in the cooler conditions but in the heat or in a race if it gets stuck in your mouth or throat it isn't good.

    Speaking of flavours, I was in the US recently and found a line of recovery bars called Epic. They do flavours like Bison, Bacon & Cranberry and Lamb, Currant and Mint. The bison in particular is fantastic.

    The idea was exactly as StephenHerring mentioned - to have something more savoury and a bit of a change from all the sweet fruity flavours.

    Nom nom
    https://www.epicbar.com/

  • Tour de France leader Vincenzo Nibali insists Italian cycling is cleaning up its act49 weeks 6 days agoAfter the season his nibs has

    After the season his nibs has had and his now total dominance in this tdf, my gut says doping on a new drug that fails to show or can be masked within reason on the bio passports and urine tests Worried

  • Skoda FL49 weeks 6 days agoOh if only I had trusted my

    Oh if only I had trusted my gut and gone with haussler D Oh

  • Jersey finally passes mandatory helmet law - for under 14 year olds49 weeks 6 days agotruffy wrote:truffy

    truffy wrote:
    truffy wrote:
    martib wrote:
    When you have ensured that every driver in the UK, is driving as per the Highway Code, then we won't need to wear helmets. As an adult I can make my own decisions thank you.
    It's a pity that posts cannot be down-voted, because I would surely down-vote this, and others that solely aim at 'ignorant drivers' as being the cause of cyclists' problems.

    I don't disagree that there are a lot of ignorant drivers (and cyclists) out there.

    But two cases from my own (direct and indirect) experience might highlight why cyclists need to look out for themselves, irrespective of 'ignorant drivers'!

    CASE 1

    A friend and I were cycling around the NL/DE border around 15 years ago. We remarked on the few locals who red with helmets. My friend and I were both wearing helmets. At one point my friend went across road-level tramlines at an angle, his wheel lodged and he fell off, hitting his head on the ground.

    No drivers were involved in this incident!

    Anyway, we got him to the local hospital. The doctor examined him and asked him if he was wearing a helmet. When he replied that he and been, the doctor replied that he thought that was the case...and that they get a lot of head injury cases among cyclists!

    CASE 2

    A well-respected scientist (i.e. not 'that stupid') was cycling with his sons. They were wearing helmets, but he was not (immmm!). One of his sons was in front and wobbled into his father's path, sending his father into a ditch. Broken head, death

    And his son has to live with that for the rests of his life!

    MORAL

    Shit can (and probably will) happen. If you don't look out for yourself, no one else will. And if they're your kids, you have to look out for them.

    My children ALWAYS wear helmets. And I do too, as much to set an example. What kind of parent would not want to do all they can to protect their children while they have fun?

    And anyone who really thinks that "when...every driver in the UK, is driving as per the Highway Code, then we won't need to wear helmets" is a bloody idiot!

    Your two stories make you want to wear a helmet. Fine, wear one and make your kids wear one. But do you really think they are adequate evidence for a law compelling everyone else to wear one?

  • Video: California reserve police officer suspended for posting “I hate cyclists” YouTube clip49 weeks 6 days agoI wonder if she would be

    I wonder if she would be equally amused by a "satirical" video advocating driving over reserve police officers.

  • help choosing first road bike49 weeks 6 days agoCarbon for carbon's sake

    Carbon for carbon's sake because it was cheap is a bad way to go about getting a first road bike. If you are new to cycling a good relationship with a local shop is far more important; You'll get to try before you buy, get advice and have someone to go to when something goes wrong or needs serviced. Most good shops will throw in a year or mores servicing, and becoming a regular usually results in other benefits too.

    These things are far more valuable to me than getting a carbon frame I've never ridden from a brand I've never heard of. What's valuable to you may be different. At this price point carbon isn't necessarily going to be any better than a good alloy bike.

  • Crack in Giant Defy 2 seat tube49 weeks 6 days agoYou are probably not at fault

    You are probably not at fault for the failure, and in any case it does not matter. Just take the bike in, tell them nothing specific about how or where you ride, and expect to have it taken care of. You don't need to provide any information. If you don't get the answer you hoped for, ask to have the bike inspected by the factory rep, and ask when that will be done. Be prepared to leave the bike for that.

  • help choosing first road bike49 weeks 6 days agoYour first road bike should

    Your first road bike should not be purchased online. You need to ride it before you buy it, and you need advice from a trusted and knowledgeable person who can see you on the bike. Focus on finding that person. Cycling clubs are a good source of referrals to local shops, bike fitters, and coaches who can provide that service.

  • Video: California reserve police officer suspended for posting “I hate cyclists” YouTube clip49 weeks 6 days agoWhat a moron! Can't believe

    What a moron!
    Can't believe the gratuitous hatred.
    Yes, you should do everyone a favour and move to a colder place... like the freezer!

  • Will Andy Schleck ever be any good again?49 weeks 6 days agoAndy reminds me of Tom

    Andy reminds me of Tom Danielson. Incredible talent, but something missing from the package.

  • Tour de France Stage 1649 weeks 6 days agoWasn't so successful from a

    Wasn't so successful from a Road.cc Fantasy perspective. 37 points from 15 stages.

  • Jersey finally passes mandatory helmet law - for under 14 year olds49 weeks 6 days ago39% of deaths in Jersey in

    39% of deaths in Jersey in 2012 were caused by circulatory or respiratory diseases.

    I suppose people are pretty inactive over there if it's too dangerous to cycle without the helmets.

    http://www.gov.je/Government/Pages/StatesReports.aspx?ReportID=1060

  • Jersey finally passes mandatory helmet law - for under 14 year olds49 weeks 6 days ago"The country has long lobbied

    "The country has long lobbied for tighter laws", says the article.

    Can this be true? I thought they had their own laws. Who did they lobby?

  • Video: California reserve police officer suspended for posting “I hate cyclists” YouTube clip49 weeks 6 days agoseven wrote:Das wrote:Crystal

    seven wrote:
    Das wrote:
    Crystal Meth FTW!!!!! Dont do drugs kids!!!!!!!

    Just say no to bad drugs!

    but some can "enhance your performance", allegedly

  • Richie Porte says chest infection put paid to Tour de France hopes49 weeks 6 days agoIn an interview with an

    In an interview with an Australian media outlet, Porte said, “At the moment my aim is to finish the race, but the doctor wants me to take it day by day. Obviously, there is no point in absolutely killing myself to make it Paris."

    I suspect Porte won't start on Tuesday. Vuelta here he comes!

  • Video: California reserve police officer suspended for posting “I hate cyclists” YouTube clip49 weeks 6 days agoDas wrote:Crystal Meth

    Das wrote:
    Crystal Meth FTW!!!!! Dont do drugs kids!!!!!!!

    Just say no to bad drugs!

  • Wen to Wen49 weeks 6 days agoTom Amos wrote:What time of

    Tom Amos wrote:
    What time of day does this leave?

    8 or 9am, not yet decided, and may differ between the official ride & the recce, which is also open to comers. There'll be plenty of notice about the time. Less so perhaps for the date, which as mentioned above, depends on the weather.

    Although I've made it clear I'm not interested in doing this if it's raining, it doesn't have to be all things bright and beautiful, either, as I don't want this to be the lobster ride.

    At the risk of this turning into the Goldilocks ride instead (not too dreary, not too scorchio): I just want it to be dry. The ideal day would in fact be cloudy. But not too cloudy.

  • Jersey finally passes mandatory helmet law - for under 14 year olds49 weeks 6 days agotruffy wrote:martib

    truffy wrote:
    martib wrote:
    When you have ensured that every driver in the UK, is driving as per the Highway Code, then we won't need to wear helmets. As an adult I can make my own decisions thank you.
    It's a pity that posts cannot be down-voted, because I would surely down-vote this, and others that solely aim at 'ignorant drivers' as being the cause of cyclists' problems.

    I don't disagree that there are a lot of ignorant drivers (and cyclists) out there.

    But two cases from my own (direct and indirect) experience might highlight why cyclists need to look out for themselves, irrespective of 'ignorant drivers'!

    CASE 1

    A friend and I were cycling around the NL/DE border around 15 years ago. We remarked on the few locals who red with helmets. My friend and I were both wearing helmets. At one point my friend went across road-level tramlines at an angle, his wheel lodged and he fell off, hitting his head on the ground.

    No drivers were involved in this incident!

    Anyway, we got him to the local hospital. The doctor examined him and asked him if he was wearing a helmet. When he replied that he and been, the doctor replied that he thought that was the case...and that they get a lot of head injury cases among cyclists!

    CASE 2

    A well-respected scientist (i.e. not 'that stupid') was cycling with his sons. They were wearing helmets, but he was not (immmm!). One of his sons was in front and wobbled into his father's path, sending his father into a ditch. Broken head, death

    And his son has to live with that for the rests of his life!

    MORAL

    Shit can (and probably will) happen. If you don't look out for yourself, no one else will. And if they're your kids, you have to look out for them.

    My children ALWAYS wear helmets. And I do too, as much to set an example. What kind of parent would not want to do all they can to protect their children while they have fun?

    I call bullshit. *Which* well-respected scientist? They are all traceable by virtue of being published authors.

  • Let's ban the word "cyclist"49 weeks 6 days agoYou can easily have a pop at

    You can easily have a pop at ***-ists. Racists, terrorists, extremists, jihadists, marxists, communists, cyclists. If you're an -ist you have already become a sub-species. You can't ban people calling other people xyz-ists but you can ask them - are you on the slippery slope to bigotry?

    Also, cyclist, like motorist, sounds a bit French n'est pas? Perhaps that is why people can spit it out with venom. Pah! (spit) Cycliste!

    On the other hand, you could call yourself a rider. Now this sounds a lot sportier and less French. Nerd

  • Will Andy Schleck ever be any good again?49 weeks 6 days agoThe problem for Andy is that

    The problem for Andy is that he needs to rediscover form very soon- with potentially more teams folding and losing their sponsors there could be a pool of very available and capable talent again this year (maybe even more so than last season) and Trek management aren't going to keep his place ringfenced forever.

  • Video: FDJ.fr’s Arnaud Démare answers TdF call of nature – by nipping into fan’s motorhome49 weeks 6 days agoHe's had a truly merde tour

    He's had a truly merde tour until now.

  • Video: California reserve police officer suspended for posting “I hate cyclists” YouTube clip49 weeks 6 days agoThis woman desperately needs

    This woman desperately needs help.

  • Video: FDJ.fr’s Arnaud Démare answers TdF call of nature – by nipping into fan’s motorhome49 weeks 6 days agoAny truth in the rumour that

    Any truth in the rumour that there was a box of Nacer Bouhanni postcards in the motorhome a la Slaying the Badger?

  • How long should a frame last?49 weeks 6 days agoAs a raw material, and as an

    As a raw material, and as an alloy Aluminium naturally age hardens. When you buy a brand new Aluminium frame it's almost certainly been artificially aged / hardened. As the metal ages it becomes harder and potentially more brittle until it reaches it's point of maximum hardness at which point it can then begin to soften.

    How many years you can expect to get out of a frame depends on a number of factors. If you wants frame for life, your best bet is Titanium or Steel (provided you don't let it corrode).

    You're right about the breaking point too. Ti and steel normally give you a warning when their about to break, normally a tell tale creak or flex. Ali and Carbon on the other hand can just go!