- The Cycle Show on ITV: what did you think?1 year 18 weeks agoI wrote the presenter off as
I wrote the presenter off as an idiot when he asked Nigel Mansell if he wanted to take his reasonably successful - but third tier - cycling team to the Tour one day. I think Nigel did too.
- The Cycle Show on ITV: what did you think?1 year 18 weeks agoWas the helmet Wayne
Was the helmet Wayne Hemingway was wearing a Met Camaleonte Executive? You know, the one Which? don't like - http://road.cc/content/news/62272-which-stirs-helmet-debate-product-test
- The Cycle Show on ITV: what did you think?1 year 18 weeks agoi thought it was just a
i thought it was just a vehicle for product placement which i found off-putting. Regarding the content it's impossible to please everyone which was what they were trying to do which ended up pleasing no-one by the sound of it.
- Take note Boris: this is what a cycle superhighway looks like1 year 18 weeks agoIt never ceases to amaze me
It never ceases to amaze me when I see the sheer number and range of excuses from a certain type of British cyclist as to why we could never achieve what has been achieved in The Netherlands or Denmark here, all of them utter tosh. Of course we could achieve exactly what they have here, although cyclists themselves insisting that we can't doesn't help the cause much. For more information see The Cycling Embassy of Great Britain website
- Take note Boris: this is what a cycle superhighway looks like1 year 18 weeks agoOldRidgeback wrote:It's notOldRidgeback wrote:
It's not rubbish Loki. I travel to Amsterdam for conferences and exhibitions regularly and know the city quite well. Its population is rather smaller than London and it is also a much smaller city with shorter commutes as well as having more people actually living close to the centre of the city. The main streets are broad and offer greater space for cycle lanes. I don't know Copenhagen so well and haven't been for a couple of years but from what I remember, it is more similar to Amsterdam.
London does not have the space for dedicated cycle lanes unfortunately and even its main streets can be comparatively narrow with few available lanes.
London's urban population is around 8.3 million and its metro population around 13.7 million and it is one of only three true 'mega' cities in Europe, along with Paris and Moscow. There is quite a bit of green space between Amsterdam and Rotterdam for instance, or for that matter between Cologne and Dusseldorf, another major population centre in Europe.
Amsterdam has an urban population of around 1.2 million people and a metro population of 2.3 million. Copenhagen's urban population is about 1.2 million also, while its metro population is 1.9 million or so. The experience of these smaller European cities may well be applicable to other UK cities, but not really to London.
It most certainly is rubbish. I currently reside in Amsterdam (Jordaan) and have done so since 1997. UK statistics office proves your population density argument false. As does EU statistics. And in any event population size/density is irrelevant.
If London has room for all those cars and busses then it can make room for bicycles. This is precisely what Amsterdam had done. They made room for the cycles. Simple as that.
It is through pessimistic and closed-minded attitudes such as yours that will continue to ensure that England is the arm-pit of Europe. And completely backward as regards cycling. Cars will continue to rule the roadways because of reactionary positions like yours.
- Olympic Road Race1 year 18 weeks agoHi Dave,
RE how does it
RE how does it work.
Thanks for posting here, as my original post seems to have been hijacked in lieu of mug shots.
- Take note Boris: this is what a cycle superhighway looks like1 year 18 weeks agoOne cycle superhighway would
One cycle superhighway would be nice!
What we have now are standard (rubbish) bike lanes painted blue to advertise a bank.
- And it's goodbye from him? Brailsford says Mark Cavendish can leave Team Sky if he wants to (but he'd rather he didn't)1 year 18 weeks agoMikeL wrote:Virgin ProMikeL wrote:
Virgin Pro Cycling. Imagine that?! C'mon Richard, its your destiny.
I am also a fan of this idea.
Having said that, I also really like the idea of a second Sky team built around Cav and acting as a good development platform for some of the promising younger riders. Allows Brailsford and potentially Yates to retain some involvement in both teams. And they could share the 'science' freely.
Not sure how much UCI or TDF would be keen to have two dominating Sky teams though. But with worlds top sprinter in one team, and two of the world's top 5 GC contenders in the other, it would be really stupid to exclude either.
- single layer do-it-all jersey/jacket , autumn winter... (and this crappy summer!)1 year 18 weeks agoCan't comment on the others
Can't comment on the others but I wouldn't wear the Rapha Softshell without at least a base layer underneath (but it is as good as they say!)
- Olympics Tech 2012: Ryder Hesjedal's Cervélo R5ca1 year 18 weeks agoI think what happens with
I think what happens with stem length is that the pros like a fork with sort rake and/or a steep head tube angle for snappy handling, but that makes the bike unstable, so they prefer a long stem which neutralises the snappy handling and makes it normal again. ie: I think it is just fashion.
Or, to be more charitable, maybe they prefer to get their weight further over the front wheel, which makes the bike feel better in corners?
- Take note Boris: this is what a cycle superhighway looks like1 year 18 weeks agomoving slight further afield
moving slight further afield than London, I wonder how many cycle superhighways could have been put in Edinburgh instead of the 775million quid trams, that are even yet to be finished.
mmmm covered cycleways, free bike hire.
build them , and they will come.
- unshiny bike :-(1 year 18 weeks agoI'd heard a few horror
I'd heard a few horror stories about Shiny Bikes, but when I needed a few bits (significantly cheaper than elsewhere) I called them up and asked if they had the bits in stock. The nice lady went off and checked, came back and confirmed they had stock and could send it out the next day, and that's what they did. No complaints at all, polite and efficient service.
- Olympics Tech 2012: Ryder Hesjedal's Cervélo R5ca1 year 18 weeks agoOh, by the way, here's the
Oh, by the way, here's the full story on the name from Slipstream Sports who own the team:
"The official UCI-registered name of the team will be Garmin-Sharp (GRS), just in time for start of 2012 Tour de France. Barracuda Networks will continue as an important co-title sponsor, and team materials and the website will refer to the team as Garmin-Sharp-Barracuda."
- Now sold: New Bont Vaypor 2011 size 41 white and black shoes, £1301 year 18 weeks ago...still available?
from a side photo the buckle seems scratched
let me know in PM if you always have it.
- Using delisted riders1 year 18 weeks agoThe fact is no rules have
The fact is no rules have been broken....Personally I think that its a loophole that should not be there...I spotted the option and chose not to do it....For me it was not morally right,I play with riders declared for the race.....and always will....
- The Cycle Show on ITV: what did you think?1 year 18 weeks agoI thought the 1st show was
I thought the 1st show was disappointing but they were never going to get it right straight from the off. They need to cut the background noise down it was quiet obvious that Graham Obree Gary Fisher & Nigel Mansell were struggling to here the questions they were being asked. I think they also tried to cram to much into the 30 minutes. Having said that I hope it sticks around & I'm sure it will get better.
- Odds slashed on Bradley Wiggins to be knighted following Tour de France win1 year 18 weeks agoCooks wrote:As long as LesleyCooks wrote:
As long as Lesley Garrett doesn't sing at the ceremony....
Yes, a bit odd, that. At least Brad was his best funny self....!
- Using delisted riders1 year 18 weeks agoYeah, by freeing up what is
Yeah, by freeing up what is actually around 0.8 - 1.5 credits (2.3 point DS instead of the minimum 2.7 in the race or likely more as he already had Izagirre/Bernaudeau) you can bring in other riders costing more than you would otherwise have been able to afford.
Dave is right in that you still need to pick the right guys and that this in no way is a guarantee of success but what you can do is pick a team otherwise unavailable to you (Wiggins, Froome, Voeckler, Kessiakoff, Pinot, Izagirre, Bernaudeau +2 non-riders). By keeping these non-riders in through the rest of the tour you also get to keep those credits for every subsequent stage assuming you don't make transfers.
It all depends on how who you want but it can be the difference on one stage between picking Goss or Griepel for example or being able to keep Kessiakoff throughout the mountains rather than having to juggle him in and out to get other riders in.
In the case of johnking he's brought the two non-riders in well before the stages where he's scored loads of points and it's difficult to see how much advantage there's been until you get to stage 16/17 at which point without having the non-riders he would not have been able to afford the team he had. He may have chosen to drop Pinot and lose a handful of points or he may not have been able to bring in Voeckler and therefore lost out on maybe 150 points...
I'm not arguing that he's not done well, he's made the right picks and fair play to him, he deserves his prize, but there's a clear advantage to having those non-riders in there.
- RoadCC club on strava1 year 18 weeks agoRaleigh wrote:Oh, dave, canRaleigh wrote:
Oh, dave, can we embed the club summary widget onto the road.cc homepage?
That would be SWEEEEEET
- Sir Chris Hoy named GB flag carrier at Friday's London 2012 opening ceremony, calls for Bradley Wiggins to light Olympic flame1 year 18 weeks agoThe only thing which the
The only thing which the comments from "diverse sources" prove is that they know little about cycling - if anything - and have utterly failed to check the schedules. 00.30 am - light Olympic flame (on feet for 90 minutes). 10.00a.m same day, start major race to ride for GB.
Which shows who is trying for a bandwaggon and who thinks before opening mouth/going into print.
Sir Steve Redgrave is the obvious choice, but according to reports (unreliable) it could be a "surprise". Will anyone remember once the medals start coming in, anyway?
- RoadCC club on strava1 year 18 weeks agoI made you an admin.
I made you an admin.
You're probably better at it than me
- Fantasy Cycling the final TdF scores + get set for the Olympics!1 year 18 weeks agoThere is a great variety of
There is a great variety of prizes that have been available. Well done on keeping everything on course and moving especially considering the possible server issues last month.
Only criticism I have is where is my prize
Haha only joking.
- Rapha Mens Grand Tour Gloves1 year 18 weeks agoI had a pair of those Gore
I had a pair of those Gore Retrotechs. For 10 minutes.
Stitching failed as soon as I pulled them on, which is very unusual for Gore, as all the other products of theirs that I own are very well assembled.
- RoadCC club on strava1 year 18 weeks agoOh, dave, can we embed the
Oh, dave, can we embed the club summary widget onto the road.cc homepage?
That would be SWEEEEEET
- RoadCC club on strava1 year 18 weeks agoHow do you make
How do you make challenges?
Do I have to do it?