- Matthew Parris was right - fetch the piano wire1 year 1 week agoYou really shouldn't drop
You really shouldn't drop banana skins. Have you never played SuperMarioKart?
Although one time on a sportive I got stranded alone, and was thankful of the empty gel packets strewn everywhere, like a trail of breadcrumbs...
- Eight outer London boroughs in shortlist for share of £100 million 'Mini-Holland' funding1 year 1 week agonorthstar wrote:And none ofnorthstar wrote:
And none of these will come to fruition.
No, but think of the fun that'll have been had, and the money spent, pretending it might.
- Garmin launch Edge Touring and Edge Touring Plus GPS computers1 year 1 week agoPerhaps they should sort out
Perhaps they should sort out the navigation, altitude and firmware on the 810 first?
- Not-so-Happy Meal as cyclist refused service at drive-thru McDonald's1 year 1 week agofarrell wrote:You can't beatfarrell wrote:
You can't beat a double sausage and egg McMuffin, sugary chemical ridden crap but they are bang on.
I'm also a big fan of their lard filled milkshakes.
I've been stopped a couple of times from riding through the drive through on my bike, didn't feel the need to contact the press about it though.
[[[[ "No horses", eh? But do they mean in the restaurant or in the kitchens? Just askin'.
- Not-so-Happy Meal as cyclist refused service at drive-thru McDonald's1 year 1 week agogiff77 wrote:I had this ongiff77 wrote:
I had this on way home from work after night shift and was refused at the window.
Ironically the same drive through has a line of drunken pedestrians at 2am in the morning at the hatch. A greater risk than a sober cyclist I would have thought.
[[[[ But not as great as a pooping horse....which may have thought it was among friends. Ba-boom!
- Dozens of new cycle lanes and safety measures as councils set out their schemes for spending national cycling funding1 year 1 week agoNo doubt Basingstoke council
No doubt Basingstoke council will paint a few extra white lines down the footways on housing estates that will get glass broken on them and some bike symbols in the gutter along dual carriageways. Awesome!
- First Ride: the new Pinarello Dogma 65.1 Hydro +Video1 year 1 week agoDoes the less silly,
Does the less silly, straightened a bit for disc braking fork feel any different to the sillier and more wobbly one?
- Study finds pro cyclists live 6.3 years longer1 year 1 week ago[[[[ Last week this drunken
[[[[ Last week this drunken motorist, (my grandad), suddenly mounted the kerb, careered along the pavement narrowly missing several pedestrians, scraped past a lamp-post, and ended up with his front against a shop-window. Nobody turned a hair, probably because he didn't have his car with him, thank goodness.
Oh, and on the exciting new topic of helmets, that Dutch lass I mentioned the other day did indeed tell me she just wore a cap, but "mostly overnight", and then giggled in that giggly way Dutch girls do. And then added: "Any helmet is better than no helmet!". I never quite figured that out, but she was great fun to go riding with, I must say.
- Not-so-Happy Meal as cyclist refused service at drive-thru McDonald's1 year 1 week agoThe McDonalds in Camberley
The McDonalds in Camberley has a pedestrian serving hatch for night time use, like they have in petrol stations although I wouldn't eat that shit if you paid me to.
- Young riders in Vuelta1 year 1 week agoThere is no young rider
There is no young rider classification and therefore there are no points being given.
- Bike thieves strike at Tour of Britain ride1 year 1 week agoI took a proper D-lock on a
I took a proper D-lock on a 200k sportive last year and used it if I stopped for any length of time. Sometimes I don't take a lock with me if I'm trying for a few Strava segments as my bike is heavy enough as it is. Even in obscure places I'll lock it to something and I double lock in Cambridge city centre at all times.
- Matthew Parris was right - fetch the piano wire1 year 1 week agoLittering is one of those
Littering is one of those things that really bring out the inner middle aged grumpy git in me.
It's so, so fucking pointless. And I see it every fucking day in London, from everyone. It's fucking disgusting, thoughtless and irritating.
I even saw a Southwark council van chucking something out of its window the other day. Southwark council, who have to pick up the street litter.
- Matthew Parris was right - fetch the piano wire1 year 1 week agoOn a Lincoln sportive I saw
On a Lincoln sportive I saw riders throwing uneaten bananas away before the final climb. It made me wonder if getting rid of the weight was more beneficial than eating the damn thing and having a bit more energy. And oh yeah, it's not a race godammit.
- Matthew Parris was right - fetch the piano wire1 year 1 week agoAl__S wrote:Not as if you'reAl__S wrote:
Not as if you're not going to wash your jersey afterwards- a little bit of sticky residue in the pocket ain't going to matter.
I always wash my kit after every use to remove sticky residue.
- Vuelta - pick three Spaniards1 year 1 week agohey! i'm doing really well!
hey! i'm doing really well! well, Moreno is
- Vuelta Stage 111 year 1 week agoI haven't picked out my team
I haven't picked out my team yet, but with 14 transfers in the bag, I might go TT guys and then back
- Vuelta - pick three Spaniards1 year 1 week agoCould Moreno not push for
Could Moreno not push for KoM?
- First Ride: the new Pinarello Dogma 65.1 Hydro +Video1 year 1 week agoAt the risk of sounding like
At the risk of sounding like a bit of a luddite, isn't this a solution to a problem yet to be invented.....bit like electronic shifting
Couldn't be another example of manufacturers trying to find an excuse to encourage us to part with our "hard earned" could it?
Strangely, I don't find a good mechanical groupset (with dual pivot calipers) too problematic
Get a set of winter wheels (or, better still, a winter bike) and keep road bikes looking like road bikes!!
- Not-so-Happy Meal as cyclist refused service at drive-thru McDonald's1 year 1 week agoThis happens in Australia too
This happens in Australia too as some friends have just pointed out to me so it is some kind of policy.
My friends were at Lakes Entrance in Victoria and rode their bikes through the Macdonalds drivethrough. They were refused service no matter how hard they argued.
- Matthew Parris was right - fetch the piano wire1 year 1 week agoI always take a spare
I always take a spare sandwich bag on rides to put rubbish in, stops anything else in pockets getting sticky.
- Winter Gloves1 year 1 week agoI just wear a pair of liners
I just wear a pair of liners under my mitts to keep the chill off.
- Not-so-Happy Meal as cyclist refused service at drive-thru McDonald's1 year 1 week agoI had a similar experience at
I had a similar experience at a McDonald's in Boston, up in Lincolnshire a couple of years ago. When I stopped to photograph the entrance to the drive through, which did not indicate a ban on cyclists in any way, the teenage "manager" came out and threatened to call the police if I didn't vacate the premises. Annoyingly, it was the only food available near where I had to catch my train back to London, and I didn't have a lock, so I went hungry instead. I didn't alert the media, but I do think about it every time I see a McDonald's ad.
- Matthew Parris was right - fetch the piano wire1 year 1 week agoIt is unnecessary, you can
It is unnecessary, you can even put empty wrappers up your sleeve or bib leg, I've also seen stack loads of discarded gel wrappers on half marathon and 10k routes - it just rudeness plain and simple.
- First Ride: the new Pinarello Dogma 65.1 Hydro +Video1 year 1 week agoDeanF316 wrote:So in realityDeanF316 wrote:
So in reality disc brakes do not live up to all haype. Any chance of Road CC not mentioning disc brakes for 24 hours. Before disc brakes no ome eved really mentioned brakes.
Hype is kind of subjective though. While I think they are a good idea as fully hydraulic disks should offer a lot lighter lever action, modulation and all weather stopping + rims not wear out so fast - it's just early days.
Electric/hydraulic shifting with hydro disks is ideal for winter too, just the price is a bit high!
- Winter Gloves1 year 1 week agoI use Gore Bike Wear Xenon
I use Gore Bike Wear Xenon 2.0 Windstopper gloves for chilly days (just looked and they are £40 - bit steep!). I cant fault Gore Gloves - survived a 30mph spill and are generally superb. For full winter I use
Altura gloves. I've ridden in -15. They are so good I took em skiing.