• GP Camaiore1 year 7 weeks agoQuote:7km to go Leaders -

    Quote:
    7km to go Leaders - Nocentini, Nibali, Sagan, Moser, Ulissi, Scarponi, Santambrogio, Caruso, Menchov, Reda & Rubiano

    4 of mine in there, hoping for good things Big Grin

  • Avanti Corsa DR - designing the new aero bike video1 year 7 weeks agoThat's my bike later this

    That's my bike later this year ..... I hope.

  • Tour de France 2013: Official 100th edition trailer released… and it's a corker1 year 7 weeks agoSimon_MacMichael wrote:Equipe

    Simon_MacMichael wrote:
    Equipe Rpm90 wrote:
    Those hairpins are on the grand colombier me thinks on last years stage to Bellegarde .... A great shot... An amazing climb..

    Been driving me mad... I knew it was on last year's race, and on one of the Alps stages,just couldn't pin it down exactly. Remember thinking it was a breathtaking shot at the time.

    Yes, that's the place. ITV4 managed to miss those shots during an advert break. The same climb was featured in the Dauphiné.

  • SOLD: 3T Ergonova Pro bars - SOLD1 year 7 weeks agoNo worries amigo!!!

    No worries amigo!!!

  • SOLD: 3T Ergonova Pro bars - SOLD1 year 7 weeks agosorry jp ... was in the

    sorry jp ... was in the middle of updating ... The Gordini
    has taken both pairs ....

  • SOLD: 3T Ergonova Pro bars - SOLD1 year 7 weeks agoToo late ??...2nd dibs if a

    Too late ??...2nd dibs if a pair is still avaliable ..
    Cheers
    Jp

  • Fantasy Cycling Calendar1 year 7 weeks agoI'm happy with them all in

    I'm happy with them all in the overall as the people with the best knowledge will win at the end of the day.

  • WTD: New Shimano RS10 Front Wheel (wheelset) or similar1 year 7 weeks agoi have a set that was brand

    i have a set that was brand new, they came with my CAAD 10, and i swapeed them straight away, but i trashed my bracciano rear wheel at the weekend. i will have done 80 miles on the RS10 this week, but to all intents and purposes it's brand new. i'm going away saturday morning. i'm tulse hill way.
    over to you

  • Tour de France 2013: Official 100th edition trailer released… and it's a corker1 year 7 weeks agoColin Peyresourde wrote:I'm

    Colin Peyresourde wrote:
    I'm not sure that it is the Pic Du Midi observation tower. It looks very different to the one in the video, though I accept the view point maybe different.

    What I want to know was when did that crash happen and who was it that crashed? It looked pretty spectacular.

    Good spot, not the Pic du Midi but the Aiguille du Midi over by Mont Blanc in the Alps.

    Crash on the descent? Stage 14 of 2006 race, Saunier Duval rider is David Canada, also involved Mathias Kessler of T-Mobile and Rik Verbrugghe of Cofidis (who is already over barrier on right I think).

    Don't look at this pic if you're having lunch Sick

    http://cdn2.media.cyclingnews.futurecdn.net/photos/2006/tour06/tour0614/...

  • It Ain't About Cav film on 2012 Tour of Britain released - watch it for free (+ video)1 year 7 weeks agoPerhaps this could have been

    Perhaps this could have been more tightly edited. The pacing of the film is not quite right for the shots. Not enough commentary to the pictures, and they don't really explain themselves, or where the piece is going.

    Some beautiful and interesting shots. But it hasn't really engaged me. Sorry Benedict. I hope that you can see that as a challenge for next time. I don't think I would do better to be fair.

    I got the impression that most of the big teams were not really expressing themselves in these races. Pretty much just showing their faces for appearance money.

  • SOLD: 3T Ergonova Pro bars - SOLD1 year 7 weeks agoI'll take them both. Paypal

    I'll take them both. Paypal or bank transfer?

  • Zipp’s new 30 clincher wheel1 year 7 weeks agoDon't know about the

    Don't know about the aeodynamics comparison, but I can't help thinking that for this price, you'd opt for Dura-Ace C24s; lighter, carbon with an alu brake track, can be had for less money and, from what I've heard, are very well-regarded in all respects.

  • New cycling magazine Simpson launches this week1 year 7 weeks ago+1 for the guys at Spincycle

    +1 for the guys at Spincycle - issue 2 out now for nowt!

  • GP Camaiore1 year 7 weeks agoSo if they all finish, these

    So if they all finish, these guys will all score 10.

    Pedro Paulinho
    Alessandro Proni
    Maxim Belkov
    Stefano Agostini
    Taylor Phinney

    I just hope the results are up sharpish, Got a bus to catch at half 3 Nerd Nerd

  • GP Camaiore1 year 7 weeks agoQuote:#GPCamaiore Gap has now

    Quote:
    #GPCamaiore Gap has now dropped to 3'50" with 47km to go

    All coming back together Big Grin

  • Fantasy Cycling Calendar1 year 7 weeks agoI agree that the team

    I agree that the team management idea, picking a squad for example and running a team from that, making transfers at the year end and managing a budget etc, would be fun but that's not really what this game is about. One game can't be everything to everyone and given the increasing popularity of this game it appears to fill a good hole in what was already provided elsewhere.

    If you're looking for less effort try something like http://podiumcafevds.com/ (sadly the deadline for this has past but maybe something for next year) where you pick a squad and then that's it for the whole year, no messing around. There are other games around doing similar things.

    The team management side of it, buying and selling riders etc to increase your budget, got stripped out a couple of years ago because it wasn't really working. From a fairness point of view it meant that unless you got a great start to a competition you were pretty much out of contention after stage 1 because those who do well had more budget to keep doing better throughout the race. The amount of value change was scaled back mid-season and in the end it just became frustrating as you were always 0.1 credit short...

    There's also the problem of managing the individual competitions (TdF, Giro, Vuelta etc) against the overall. If rider values and team budgets were persistent through the season then the winner of the Giro would be miles head on budget and be in the best position to win the rest of the races, that's why values were reset ahead of each race. That took out alot of the season long management.

    I would absolutely play a game based around running a squad (I'm actually doing that as a blog at the minute, the Fantasy DS challenge) and it's great fun. Running a persistent keeper league style squad with a draft where each rider is only available to one team and you can buy/sell and increase your budget would be awesome, especially if it were done to the same high level of quality as this game and the engine Dave and the guys have built.

    Unfortunately though, that's not this game and I don't think it's possible to cover both ends of the spectrum in one game.

    Calendar wise I do enjoy Catalunya/Pais Vasco but agree some of the others I could pass on (Beijing, ENECO, Poland etc). Perhaps the best solution to suit everyone is to keep all the races but then strip a few out of the overall so that you don't feel under pressure to take part in every race. I've suggested elsewhere just including World Tour races in the overall and stripping all the others out, what do you think?

  • Tour de France 2013: Official 100th edition trailer released… and it's a corker1 year 7 weeks agoIt's like a J.J Abrahms

    It's like a J.J Abrahms sci-fi film but I like it.

  • Surgeons in Scotland debate the helmet issue - do they increase cyclists' safety or not?1 year 7 weeks agoYorkshie Whippet wrote:Does

    Yorkshie Whippet wrote:
    Does is make me ride in a safer manner? Not always. I take more risks than I would without.

    That's right, I have never been white water kayaking without a helmet, it must be the helmet that makes me do it.

  • New tyre time, please help...1 year 7 weeks agoVredestein Fortezza Tricomp

    Vredestein Fortezza Tricomp Slick - lighter than GP4000, grippier in all conditions and suprisingly durable. I've been using them for 2 years and have had 1 puncture.

  • Tour de France 2013: Official 100th edition trailer released… and it's a corker1 year 7 weeks agoI'm not sure that it is the

    I'm not sure that it is the Pic Du Midi observation tower. It looks very different to the one in the video, though I accept the view point maybe different.

    What I want to know was when did that crash happen and who was it that crashed? It looked pretty spectacular.

  • New tyre time, please help...1 year 7 weeks agoI went for the Michelin Pro

    I went for the Michelin Pro 4s due to price.

    Only done one ride with them (in the dry), but they seem to roll very quickly and cornering was an improvement (on the cheapo bonty tyres that came with my Madone).

    We shall see re durability Thinking

    Thanks all.

  • Fantasy Cycling Calendar1 year 7 weeks agoFor my two cents, it's all

    For my two cents, it's all too complicated.

    I joined the premium because most of the people in my league had, and the functions in premium which make it more competitive. The data, the transfer bank etc.

    I feel that to keep up I have to obsessively monitor my twitter and email, or scour the web for obscure accounts of races nobody cares about.

    I could choose not to, but then lose points in the overall table and in my league table for the season.

    At least I think I do... I don't know. I've played for several years and it keeps changing.

    I want to select riders I've heard of from watching or reading about most World Tour races, in events I don't need to look up to know the profile.

    One thing I liked previously but which doesn't seem to have been developed is the rider values. I know they change slightly but I like the idea of getting up and coming riders cheaply at the start of the season and gaining some advantage by selling them and banking the points. In that sense I wish it was more like a team management game than one where each race or mini-group is considered more or less in isolation, but that seems to be against the way it is going.

    To the OP, I would say from your list I have no game interest in:

    Mediterranean
    Algarve
    The early classics apart from Nieuwsblad, KBK and Strada
    Catalunya
    Vasco
    Trentino
    Romandie (maybe)
    Poland
    ENECO
    Pro Challenge
    ToB
    Beijing

    Maybe we should have a number of racing days per year and we choose how to allocate them. Again, more like being a team manager than just picking individual races.

  • Surgeons in Scotland debate the helmet issue - do they increase cyclists' safety or not?1 year 7 weeks agoI'm sorry if this has already

    I'm sorry if this has already been said before, maybe we need to look at the word "safety".

    Does a helemt make a fall safer? Yes to a point.
    Does it make me feel safer? Yes
    Does is make me ride in a safer manner? Not always. I take more risks than I would without.
    Does it make the other idiots on the road safer? Nope.
    Does it make the idiots on the road drive/walk/cycle safer? Nope!

    How does an inanimate object improve the suicidal/murderous tendancies of those organic sqishy things around it?

    The safer things are made, the more of a risk people will take.

  • Avanti Corsa DR - designing the new aero bike video1 year 7 weeks agoThat's a nice bike!

    That's a nice bike!

  • It Ain't About Cav film on 2012 Tour of Britain released - watch it for free (+ video)1 year 7 weeks agobikeboy76 wrote:Are a lot of

    bikeboy76 wrote:
    Are a lot of Bens coming out as Benedicts these days? Thanks to the Cumberbatch.

    Not in this case, Benedict Campbell was working as a photographer when Benedict Cumberbatch was still at primary school Wink

    ps Actually I forgot how posh Cumberbatch is... that should have been prep school not primary school...