• SRAM reveal Road Hydraulic Brake replacement plan1 year 1 week agoSeems fair. Not sure from

    Seems fair. Not sure from personal experience on the cost implications as to whether one would financially lose out.

  • Worthing pavement cycling shame page changes tack after cyclists hit back1 year 2 weeks agojezmellors wrote:I never

    jezmellors wrote:
    I never cycle on the pavement, because it's illegal and i ride really fast, but you would be surprised at the number of motorists who shout at me as they pass telling me to "get out of the way, get on the pavement" or some such nonsense.

    Quote the amendment to the highway act 1888 above to motorists.

    We have a cycleway in Plymouth that sends you from the road onto a footway at traffic lights then back onto the road in the middle of a junction. Am I supposed to stop on the footway at the lights or carry on? Will plod FPN me once I'm off the ramp on the footway, its not marked for cycling, there are no dismount signs.

    Ooh I feel like being reckless later, nah responsible.

  • Team Sky switch to Stages Cycling power meters for 20141 year 2 weeks agoFrom SRM Themselves: "SRM

    From SRM Themselves: "SRM representatives believe there’s no value today in measuring power elsewhere, nor in providing left/right measurement. They did concede recovery from injury was a potential use case for left/right power measurement, but don’t see any plans to add it." - http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2013/08/srm-pc8-preview.html

    There is currently no training benefit from separate L/R. This may change in future, but at present it just isn't there yet. Injury recovery benefits do not for me fall under normal training tasks.

  • Transport minister: Responsible cyclists CAN ride on the pavement1 year 2 weeks agoPretty much the same as it is

    Pretty much the same as it is now then.
    My rule should I ever become a law upholder/minister is children acceptable to ride on a footway to say age 14, adults wearing 'Lycra' stay on the road.
    Don't take the Lycra bit seriously some of you (you know the over opinionated ones).
    Motorist should stay off the footways too unless of course your really need to park on a footway then it's perfectly acceptable to block the way through cos of course, plod will alway turn a blind eye as it stops cyclist riding on the path.
    Sarcasm!

  • Team Sky switch to Stages Cycling power meters for 20141 year 2 weeks agogiobox wrote:bici1977

    giobox wrote:
    bici1977 wrote:
    If they want light and money aint an issue (obvs), why not go for a two-legs system --> Garmin Vector?

    There is zero training benefit to separate L/R measurement.

    There is, apparently, a reported benefit for single leg recovery analysis following injury, and also (in conjunction with high sample rates) spin-scan analysis - which can be used for investigating things like torque smoothness as well as gross balance. This also does not deal with the perceived problems with the assumption and extrapolation used by single leg power meters, which is another issue, e.g. balance drift during exercise.

    giobox wrote:
    SRM doesn't do this either.

    According to their Director of Sales and Marketing towards the end of last year they "will be implementing left/right balance metrics, including Torque Effectiveness and Pedal Smoothness".

    giobox wrote:
    It's a total marketing gimmick.

    Not really, although what seems to be without too much controversy is that no-one is actually sure what a "good" balance should be or whether it makes much difference (injury aside). Leg balance can change also change during a session (I can attest to this without a power-meter, having a mostly-snapped quad in my left leg) - which could make single leg power meters interesting to watch over the course of, e.g. a stage in a Grand Tour.

    That said, I rather like the look of the Stages stuff (especially their temperature compensation) and wish them all the best.

  • Transport minister: Responsible cyclists CAN ride on the pavement1 year 2 weeks agouserfriendly wrote:arfa

    userfriendly wrote:
    arfa wrote:
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    *Someone* forgot an opening QUOTE tag ... Waiting

    I know, this won't bug anyone but me Nerd ... Do feel free to ignore this completely OT post, its sole purpose is to fix the comment markup.

  • Tour de San Luis1 year 2 weeks agoDave Atkinson

    Dave Atkinson wrote:
    Sagan
    Quintana
    Cavendish
    Pozzovivo
    Duarte
    Arango
    Teruel
    Barrientos
    Messineo

    total 148.4

    You may have the record for the most Argentinians on a team, Dave... You're in! Smile

  • Tour de San Luis1 year 2 weeks agoSTEVESPRO 79 wrote:MORENO

    STEVESPRO 79 wrote:
    MORENO 25.3
    INTXAUSTI 22.5
    ACEVEDO 21.8
    RICHEZE 18.4
    MOSER 18.0
    WEENING 17.2
    RUBIANO 10.3
    YATES 4.7
    DIAZ 3.0

    TOTAL = 141.2

    Very creative! You're in! Smile

  • Transport minister: Responsible cyclists CAN ride on the pavement1 year 2 weeks agoarfa wrote:There's a specific

    arfa wrote:
    There's a specific No Cycling sign on that bridge. Similarly I wouldn't expect this 'guidance' to apply to sections of pavement where there are No Cycling signs.

    I know the Millennium Bridge well - I certainly would consider cycling over it to be antisocial especially when it's busy. Appreciate you were doing it at 6am but I'm not surprised that you were pulled up.

    'Plastic Copper' seems a bit unfair. Public servant doing their job.

    If you want the specifics, I didn't "mount" the bike and only freewheeled on one pedal on the last downhill bit as there was no one there due to very heavy rain (until he jumped out from behind the phone box he was hiding/sheltering behind). I now realise that this constitutes cycling (on the one time I crossed the bridge due to Southwark being shut & blackfriars a death trap at the time). I agree that cycling amongst pedestrians is a no no, but combine heavy rain and the time of day and you will get the picture.
    Plastic copper is fair I am afraid, as he was only trying to hit his quota of proof of exercising the extremely limited powers entrusted to him, even if it meant ignoring home office guidelines which I highlighted to him at the time, hence the wholly unsatisfactory "guidance" in place at the moment.

I cycled to my secondary school back in 70s. We weren't allowed to cycle on the small service road inside the gates but had to walk our bikes from the gate to the bike sheds. I once pulled this same defence. I stood on the pedal and because the roads was slightly downhill just freewheeled to the bike sheds. I got caught and argued that I wasn't actually riding the bike. The headmaster was very patient with me. "Were either of your feet on the ground?" he asked. Obviously they weren't so after me answering they weren't he asked "Were you floating along unsupported in mid air?" "No I wasn't Sir" I replied. he looked theatrically puzzled then asked. "So if neither of your feet was on the ground, and you weren't floating along in mid air, what was keeping you of the ground?" "Well the bike Sir" says I. "So you were moving along supported by a bicycle but not actually riding a bicycle were you?" "That's right Sir" I replied. "Well that seems entirely in order then..." he said "..but please give me 1000 words under the title: How to move along supported by a bicycle without actually riding it by tomorrow... and then re-write it every time you move along the school road supported by a bicycle whether you are riding it or not -- That will be all."

  • out of touch media1 year 2 weeks agoMatt eaton wrote:As a

    Matt eaton wrote:
    As a motorist I suffer very little from potholes. When I do hit them it can affect ride quality somewhat but, in my experience, never enough to cause injury or for me to loose control of the car.

    You must have a better car than I ! Smile

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  • Green councillor says £2m planned for bike bridge in Suffolk would be better spent on cycle paths1 year 2 weeks agonorthstar wrote:No shared

    northstar wrote:
    No shared paths thanks, do it properly or not at all.

    You do realise that the odds are that it will be nothing at all don't you. I can imagine loads of council meetings where cycling provision and cost is being discussed where a lot of councillors that will be pro cycling will find it a lot easier to get the project through if it also benefits pedestrians. Same amount of money but more people benefit.

    In my mind the long term strategy is not to hold out for some gold plated 5* provision exclusively for cyclists but incrementally improve provision that is affordable and supportable and that encourages people to use their bikes. The more they use the provision then the bigger the cycling constituency becomes and the less controversial even more provision becomes due to actual demand and usage.

    Councillors have to vote for this stuff and having built a £2m pound bridge no doubt with some inconvenience during construction to local residents it's going to go down like a pork pie at a barmitzvah is the locals can't even walk across the bridge their rates just paid for. Blimey even us cyclists walk sometimes.

  • Team Sky switch to Stages Cycling power meters for 20141 year 2 weeks agoI believe SRM still need to

    I believe SRM still need to go back to base for calibration or some sort of internal bobbin fettling. With the number of bikes Sky has Stages can be on every bike with no need to return to base.

    If you're logging a serious chunk of training on Mt Tidy and every once in a while you have to ping your power meter back to uk/Germany, you might get a little frustrated.

  • Strava in spotlight again as Preston's Guild Wheel creator says "poser" cyclists endanger others using shared path1 year 2 weeks agoYeah but who cares.

    Yeah but who cares.

  • Strava in spotlight again as Preston's Guild Wheel creator says "poser" cyclists endanger others using shared path1 year 2 weeks agoparksey wrote:Precisely why I

    parksey wrote:
    Precisely why I don't use Strava, I could not give a rat's ass about leaderboards when I'm out riding.

    Shared paths are fundamentally not for use for time-trialling, they're intended for ordinary cyclists just trying to get to work or school, or for families out riding for leisure (let alone the multitude of reasons why pedestrians are there). None of these people are there to be intimidated by others blasting past at 25mph, regardless of the time of day.

    If you want to go chasing records, keep it to the road, or to properly-organised events.

    + 1

  • Transport minister: Responsible cyclists CAN ride on the pavement1 year 2 weeks agoThere's a specific No Cycling

    There's a specific No Cycling sign on that bridge. Similarly I wouldn't expect this 'guidance' to apply to sections of pavement where there are No Cycling signs.

    I know the Millennium Bridge well - I certainly would consider cycling over it to be antisocial especially when it's busy. Appreciate you were doing it at 6am but I'm not surprised that you were pulled up.

    'Plastic Copper' seems a bit unfair. Public servant doing their job.

  • If you want the specifics, I didn't "mount" the bike and only freewheeled on one pedal on the last downhill bit as there was no one there due to very heavy rain (until he jumped out from behind the phone box he was hiding/sheltering behind). I now realise that this constitutes cycling (on the one time I crossed the bridge due to Southwark being shut & blackfriars a death trap at the time). I agree that cycling amongst pedestrians is a no no, but combine heavy rain and the time of day and you will get the picture.
    Plastic copper is fair I am afraid, as he was only trying to hit his quota of proof of exercising the extremely limited powers entrusted to him, even if it meant ignoring home office guidelines which I highlighted to him at the time, hence the wholly unsatisfactory "guidance" in place at the moment.

  • Team Sky switch to Stages Cycling power meters for 20141 year 2 weeks agoat least the social media

    at least the social media team of sky states that they are going to use garmin head units...see the comments

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152268586259873&set=a.22589070...

  • Transport minister: Responsible cyclists CAN ride on the pavement1 year 2 weeks agoPaul. Oh Ok it's that is it?

    Paul. Oh Ok it's that is it? Mind you I have encountered people who'd been pinged driving in France on holiday claiming that the French police were out to get British motorists and just ticketed all British cars as a matter of principle. They'd been there once and got a ticket so it must be true. I used to get off the Hovercraft and then latterly the Eurotunnel in Calais headed for various countries at least 15 times a year for 15 years. And since then camping and skiing one or the other pretty much every year. I've driven hundreds of thousands of miles just in France alone. Never had a ticket or even been stopped. So I'm always a bit suspicious of claims that people are stopped for what they "are" rather than what they "do" or how they behave. But if you say that's what it is then it must be that?

  • Video: BMXer Matt Olson nails crazy sky-high ride over bridge arches1 year 2 weeks agoOldRidgeback wrote:Super

    OldRidgeback wrote:
    Super Domestique wrote:
    Initialised wrote:
    One to not show my son who's just getting into BMXing

    Nice to see some responsible parenting.

    Unlike me, who emailed the link to his son!! Surprise

    I'll show my son. We go BMX racing together, though in different age categories.

    Cool. My son is more into MTB (likes 4x particularly) but we have just 'inherited' a bmx from a neighbour that moved out. Their son barely rode it but its scratched etc from being moved in and out the way of the table tennis table they had.

    When they moved out they said 'you like bikes, have this' and so it now has been cleaned up, now brakeless (it was before really as they didn't work before I took them off!) and just needs a bmx saddle (its got one off a Carrera road bike ATM as the old one was ripped and mouldy).

    Don't know its brand but its nothing special. Great for those pop out to post a letter runs though Smile

  • Worthing pavement cycling shame page changes tack after cyclists hit back1 year 2 weeks agoPavement cycling may be

    Pavement cycling may be something that needs to be discussed, but does a random person in Worthing changing the name of a Facebook page really count as 'news'...?

  • Worthing pavement cycling shame page changes tack after cyclists hit back1 year 2 weeks agoI think I'll just stick to

    I think I'll just stick to riding on the road surface and avoid the sidewalk

  • Team Sky switch to Stages Cycling power meters for 20141 year 2 weeks agoPretty awesome that Stages

    Pretty awesome that Stages was able to pull this off. It will be a huge boost to the reputation of their product and the article is right if there is one frame in the peloton that can deal with some weight savings is a Dogma

  • Transport minister: Responsible cyclists CAN ride on the pavement1 year 2 weeks agoPauldmorgan

    Pauldmorgan wrote:
    Gottdammerung wrote:
    Well this is interesting...

    I live in Tottenham and I have to quickly go on the pavement for about 30 seconds or so in order to get from the main road onto the back streets behind my house..

    How much longer would it take you to walk that section?

    I have a similar need to go against the flow in my neighbourhood (just down the road from you) - I get off and push and then get back on again.

    It takes me an extra 30 seconds.

    I get very angry with people who don't do this and endanger my children when walking to school etc.

    Statistically your children are at far, far greater risk from an out of control motor vehicle leaving the roadway and mounting the pavement. The numbers of people killed or seriously injured by such incidents in the UK are rather large. The numbers of people seriously injured by pavement riding cyclists each year can be counted on your fingers. I get a lot of road safety statistics across my desk at work. You really should direct your anger towards bad driving.

  • Video: BMXer Matt Olson nails crazy sky-high ride over bridge arches1 year 2 weeks agoSuper Domestique

    Super Domestique wrote:
    Initialised wrote:
    One to not show my son who's just getting into BMXing

    Nice to see some responsible parenting.

    Unlike me, who emailed the link to his son!! Surprise

    I'll show my son. We go BMX racing together, though in different age categories.

  • out of touch media1 year 2 weeks agoMatt eaton wrote:As a

    Matt eaton wrote:
    As a motorist I suffer very little from potholes. When I do hit them it can affect ride quality somewhat but, in my experience, never enough to cause injury or for me to loose control of the car. As a cyclist, well that's a different story.

    Lets not forget what causes damage to road surfaces. Weather plays an unavoidable role but its motor vehicles rather that cycles that do the bulk of damage in terms of road users.

    Some of the potholes on the route I commute on are deep enough to cause serious damage to your car's suspension. For a cyclist or motorcyclist, some are potentially lethal.