• Tour of Oman - Stage 31 year 8 weeks agoSagan followed by Phinney

    Sagan followed by Phinney would be good for me today, then if Goddaert can show himself too

  • Tour of Oman - Stage 31 year 8 weeks agoHoping that Sagan's Cali

    Hoping that Sagan's Cali training is going to get him todays win Thinking

    Sagan
    Bouhanni
    Kirstoff
    Appollonio
    Kittel
    D Van P
    Arndt
    Cataldo
    Dombrowski

  • Thinking caps on.....Bike case1 year 8 weeks agoYES, great idea Mr Not Fast

    YES, great idea Mr Not Fast Enough Big Grin

    Then I just need to get a couple of luggage straps and a little dolly skate board style thing to wheel it around on.

    Will get a quote today Nerd

  • Volta ao Algarve1 year 8 weeks agoOk further to you previous

    Ok further to you previous point, it seems movistar and a couple of other teams may only be sending 7 riders so I will remove all others, and add back in any other rider if the rosters change

  • Chris Boardman video asks, Who Are Cycle Lanes For? ahead of Parliamentary Inquiry appearance (+ video)1 year 8 weeks agoApart from stopping and

    Apart from stopping and starting the movie a couple of times before realising it wasnt buffering, it was good.
    We all know cycle lanes are for convenient delivery van parking and that advanced stop boxes are for cars to get ten feet closer to the lights.

  • Volta ao Algarve1 year 8 weeks agomakiavelli wrote:the movistar

    makiavelli wrote:
    the movistar roster on the league list has riders not on the official start list (JJ Rojas, Eros Capecchi)

    Correct as I wont remove the non-riding riders until I have there full roster, as they have only name 7, which I have posted in this thread so you can see the 7 that are definitely riding

  • Just in: Cube Litening Super HPC Race1 year 8 weeks agoI have a carbon entry-level

    I have a carbon entry-level Cube and this looks similar. Tubes are attractively tapered and the bike looks great. I think the colour scheme will always divide opinion but I think the wheel decals don't do this bike any favours. I reckon if the wheels were more subtle then the bike would look much better.
    At least this bike has a decent name mine is the "Agree" ??? who ever thought of that one?

  • Garmin-Sharp pull out of Tour Méditerranéen after overnight theft of 16 bikes1 year 8 weeks agoI've worked in security on &

    I've worked in security on & of for years & sadly if some drongo wants to get sumit no matter how well it is covered there no way other than standing with your hands on it that it cant be taken & even then! Need to Get Big Laim Neason after them scrots!!

  • Just in: Cube Litening Super HPC Race1 year 8 weeks agoPretty sure most of the

    Pretty sure most of the moulded frames from most manufacturers now use a an internal bladder during curing- certainly at the top end. It isn't revolutionary technology; it really isn't something worth transcribing from the press release!

  • Chris Boardman video asks, Who Are Cycle Lanes For? ahead of Parliamentary Inquiry appearance (+ video)1 year 8 weeks agoBrilliant! I'm off to join

    Brilliant! I'm off to join British Cycling if I can

  • Chris Boardman video asks, Who Are Cycle Lanes For? ahead of Parliamentary Inquiry appearance (+ video)1 year 8 weeks agoPlease read the following in

    Please read the following in the voice of a Hollywood movie trailer guy: Chris Boardman stars, in the Academy Award nominated adaptation, of the bestselling book of our times, authored by the renounced Warrington Cycle Campaign, BCF Stuidios is proud to present, "Crap Cycle Lanes: The Movie". Co-starring some mossy tarmac, a patch of frost, and two badly placed road signs. Featuring the voice talents of squealing brakes and clicking gears. Coming to a browser window near you...

    Seriously, it's a nice effort to depict what is wrong with almost all bike lanes in this country. But I'm afraid that there are plenty of people who think that if it gets the bloody cyclist - who is adding an extra two seconds to their journey, or forcing them to think about their driving - off "their" road, then paths like that are fine. If they could have rigged it so that he encountered a dog on the path, that probably would have elicited more sympathy in many people (for the dog, not the Lycra lout who might run it over.) Still, Chris Boardman is an Olympian, and people care about that. And it might avoid the usual response when ordinary cyclists post videos of their commutes on line. Which is typically hundreds of vitriolic and uninformed comments about "road tax", and how the lack of any visible hand signals means the rider is clearly incompetent, and that unless they post their entire journey from door-to-door then how can we know they didn't jump any red lights in the bits they edited out.

  • Tour of Oman - Stage 31 year 8 weeks agoI think its the same finish

    I think its the same finish as stage 2 last year, and that proved too tough for most of the sprinters. Sagan won it from Cooke, Slagter and Gallopin. So fingers crossed for a similar result. Not very happy with my team, so 4 transfers coming up after today...

    Sagan
    Gallopin
    Bouhanni
    Boonen
    Van Avermaet
    Appollonio
    Goddaert
    Mezgec
    Devolder

  • Chris Boardman video asks, Who Are Cycle Lanes For? ahead of Parliamentary Inquiry appearance (+ video)1 year 8 weeks agoYou've only got to look at

    You've only got to look at some of the Cycle "Super"Highways in London for the best and worst of it. Some of the sections of CS3 (Barking to Tower Bridge) are absolutely dreadful - see the section in and around East India for some of the worst

    I swear The blue paint makes the tarmac more slippery in the wet as well.

    I avoid it - there's some big fat bus lanes on the A13 that provide a far more pleasant route to Docklands from Aldgate/Tower area

  • Garmin-Sharp pull out of Tour Méditerranéen after overnight theft of 16 bikes1 year 8 weeks agoabudhabiChris wrote:I can

    abudhabiChris wrote:
    I can understand they don't want to put stuff on the race bikes but surely it's not beyond the wit of man to fit some security.

    OK, I'm biased, but a chain and ground anchor come to mind. Gosh! We even make some! I do believe there might be other manufacturers, too.

    This sort of thing keeps happening, with demo bikes stolen from importers and shops and magazines etc. I have much more sympathy for individual members of the public that have bikes stolen than for people in the trade that should know better. If I was a sponsor of a team that allowed an event to be compromised by such a basic failure to protect critical items, I would be asking stern questions of the team.

    The perpetrators are still thieving scumbags, but while the trade sets such a poor example of how to protect valuables, how likely is it that bike theft will reduce overall?

  • Sustrans stresses shared use paths are for all after Taff Trail dog incident makes news (+ video)1 year 8 weeks agoI have come across the

    I have come across the problem along the camel trail here in cornwall again there are signs advising to keep dogs under control i.e on a lead but almost on every occassion dogs are running loose near misses happen all the time then tempers flare!

    The whole point of Sutrans is to provide sustainable transport as i understand it transport is a conveyance of some form now not being biased walking a dog is not suatainable transport is it? And saying 15mph is too fast is a mute point some people travel faster than others like cars etc.

  • Tour of Oman - Stage 31 year 8 weeks agoMine: Sagan Bouhanni Kristoff

    Mine:

    Sagan
    Bouhanni
    Kristoff
    Gallopin
    Nocentini
    Appollonio
    Jarc
    Nishitani
    Roulston

  • Chris Boardman video asks, Who Are Cycle Lanes For? ahead of Parliamentary Inquiry appearance (+ video)1 year 8 weeks agoExcellent piece of work,

    Excellent piece of work, this.

  • Thinking caps on.....Bike case1 year 8 weeks agoDon't know about bike bags,

    Don't know about bike bags, but what about a custom size cardboard box? Just collapse it and store somewhere while riding.

    http://www.1stbox.co.uk/quote.html

  • Charge Filter Hi (2013)1 year 8 weeks agoIt does seem bizarre to

    It does seem bizarre to criticise a bike for not being something it wasn't designed to be. Given the price point, this appears to have cycle to work schemes in mind for which it seems to be nearly perfect barring a few matters of personal taste. I don't suppose most people need or want triple chainsets. This is no Long Haul Trucker.

  • Tour of Oman - Stage 31 year 8 weeks agoAye, hoping for a similar

    Aye, hoping for a similar result to Monday but alot of people seem to think Sagan is going to win today, I'm hoping he doesn't!

    My team (for the third day in a row):

    Bouhanni
    Kristoff
    Boonen
    Kittel
    Gallopin
    Breschel
    Appollonio
    Fortin
    Iglinsky

  • Rapha Hardshell Jacket1 year 8 weeks agoInteresting although if the

    Interesting although if the waxy stuff is a coating then doesn't it have the same weakness as DWR in that it will disappear after a few washes and leave you having to reproof it?
    For the person that posted about the Endura Stealth - it's cheap because it's not breathable. I have one but rarely use it (basically only if it's sub-zero and I'm on the MTB).
    I think I'll stick with a decent softshell + breathable rain jacket for now...

  • Forum Users Mini league1 year 8 weeks agoHmm - We have 4 in common -

    Hmm - We have 4 in common - Sagan, Appollonio, Fortin and Kittel. Apart from that, its not great - Bodnar, Breschel, Van Avermaet, Bouhanni and Terpstra. So it'll be a short-lived stay at the top I think.

    No-one's really mentioned Velits but he did really well last year, so...

  • Chris Boardman video asks, Who Are Cycle Lanes For? ahead of Parliamentary Inquiry appearance (+ video)1 year 8 weeks agoNice one Chris.

    Nice one Chris.

  • Suffolk motorist will kill someone, warns victim as man convicted for 43rd time of driving while disqualified1 year 8 weeks agoTo sfichele You're not going

    To sfichele
    You're not going to like this but no. Because it is what is referred to as a summary only offence, even if he were sentenced for 10 offences at the same time, the maximum sentence would still be 6 months in prison. Of course, if he were sentenced separately, he could go to prison each time. Prior to 1988, the sentence was higher. I think it was 2 years then. I suppose, like now, they didn't want prisons full of people committing driving offences. Parliament have now actually made it more difficult to lock people up for such offences. You now can't remand someone in custody if they commit a summary only offence except in very rare circumstances so the bloke referred to above, provided he wasn't on bail at the time, could not be kept in custody prior to conviction.

  • Suffolk motorist will kill someone, warns victim as man convicted for 43rd time of driving while disqualified1 year 8 weeks agoRaleigh wrote:Anyone know

    Raleigh wrote:
    Anyone know what car he drives?

    He doesn't drive a car, he's banned from driving ... oh wait a minute!

    I have never seen the point of a court banning somebody from driving who is found guilty of driving whilst disqualified, Isn't it likely that having ignored that sentence in the past they will do so again?