• Richmond Park Time Trials. Entries open.1 year 2 weeks agoYou also need another mate at

    You also need another mate at the roadside holding a deer ready to release it into your path.

  • Lance Armstrong names names1 year 2 weeks agoSo he's not really

    So he's not really named-names. He's just repeated things people already know or at least expected.

  • Red light 'hoppers'1 year 2 weeks agoI don't understand the

    I don't understand the description of the problem.

    If you don't want anyone stopping in front of you why not just stop just behind the forward-most stop-line? I presume you aren't saying you stop right at the back of the ASL and then object to anyone else entering it, but I don't understand what you are saying is the problem.

  • Richmond Park Time Trials. Entries open.1 year 2 weeks agoSome 'country boys' at work

    Some 'country boys' at work were telling me it's illegal to take away your road kill for food consumption. The way around this is to have a mate follow you in a car/bike to do the picking up bit for you.

  • Video: Cyclists behaving badly - helmetcam cyclist turns his lens on other cyclists1 year 2 weeks agocyclingDMlondon wrote:I

    cyclingDMlondon wrote:
    I really don't get how, when someone sees a fellow human being fall, or stumble, that the first reaction isn't to rush to their aid. I do not find people hurting themselves to be at all amusing.

    But then, I don't like slapstick comedy.

    Have you never seen the clip of the midget in a monkey suit being drop kicked by a Mexican wrestler then?

    I nearly passed out.

  • Rotor 3D + Chainset with Aero Rings1 year 2 weeks agoWhat BB does this work

    What BB does this work with?
    Shimano/SRAM or campag rings?

  • Red light 'hoppers'1 year 2 weeks agobikeboy76 wrote:KiwiMike

    bikeboy76 wrote:
    KiwiMike wrote:
    I wasn't taking anything out of context - I can envisage your setup exactly. So you're right on the second white line of the ASL, and your gripe is with them riding a meter or so beyond then stopping. OK, that's a £50 fine if the light is red. You are actually talking about RLJ. Different discussion.

    Jeez you really are trying to be obtuse. Nowhere have I said I am at a 'second' line. I am at the stop where I should be. I specifically distinguished between these 'hoppers' over RLJs because they can't get through the junction but still put themselves ahead of other cyclists even if they have just been overtaken by the same. It is this blocking behaviour I am talking about. You still seem to be under the illusion that it is something I am doing that makes people act like this.

    OK, fair point - let's just call it 'the line' - whether there's an ASL behind it or not is irrelevant. It's a line you are not allowed to cross if the light is red. The people you describe are red light jumpers. £50 fine. The fact they then decided not to go much further is kinda irrelevant. If there's no ASL it would explain their behaviour even moreso - they want to get away from the cars and into a primary position.

    (noting you did say 'Feel free to criticize my don't-get-in-my-way/holier-than-thou attitude' - this is exactly what it is. The infrastructure is crap (otherwise you'd have room to safely pass), and people are just doing what feels right/justifiable)

  • Lance Armstrong names names1 year 2 weeks ago“Johan Bruyneel participated

    “Johan Bruyneel participated in or assisted with Armstrong’s use of PEDs, and knew of that use through their conversations and acts,” Armstrong states.

    3rd person chatting. What a lovely man.

  • Red light 'hoppers'1 year 2 weeks agoKiwiMike wrote:I wasn't

    KiwiMike wrote:
    I wasn't taking anything out of context - I can envisage your setup exactly. So you're right on the second white line of the ASL, and your gripe is with them riding a meter or so beyond then stopping. OK, that's a £50 fine if the light is red. You are actually talking about RLJ. Different discussion.

    Jeez you really are trying to be obtuse. Nowhere have I said I am at a 'second' line. I am at the stop where I should be. I specifically distinguished between these 'hoppers' over RLJs because they can't get through the junction but still put themselves ahead of other cyclists even if they have just been overtaken by the same. It is this blocking behaviour I am talking about. You still seem to be under the illusion that it is something I am doing that makes people act like this.

  • Video: Cyclists behaving badly - helmetcam cyclist turns his lens on other cyclists1 year 2 weeks agocyclingDMlondon

    cyclingDMlondon wrote:

    Aaaaaaaaaaaand the point goes straight over the top of your head.

    Kinetic energy is not the point. 'risk' is not the point.

    What is the point, is that it's illegal.

    If you really can't get your tiny brain around that fact, then *shrug* .. have a nice life.

    I don't get your point. Many things are illegal, from entering ASLs on red to downloading music without paying the copyright-holder. Does everyone hate motorists because it seems the vast majority of them do the former all the time, or hate owners of computers and phones because many of them do the latter?

    The hate has little to do with the legality or otherwise of what some cyclists do, it has other causes. And even if it did, there's nothing much that can be done about it by us non-RLJing cyclists.

    I don't hugely care if other cyclists jump reds. There seems little evidence that it causes many accidents. I only care if they do so in a way that menaces pedestrians or other cyclists (one such once shot out across a junction right in front of me - I did care about that, I admit). In other respects its their own look-out and not an important issue for me.

  • Vuelta Pais Vasco - Stage 41 year 2 weeks agoQuote:#itzulia 14km to go and

    Quote:
    #itzulia 14km to go and gap is 42"

    Will it stick?

    EDIT: No, no it wont.

    Original break caught, Txurruka off the front, OPQS/Tinkoff leading the peloton.

  • 2014 Boardman CX Team... Does it do what it says on the tin?1 year 2 weeks agoThanks guys. You both have

    Thanks guys.

    You both have the old version, which is basically the drop bar version of the Team Hybrid that I am replacing. My questions are specific to the 2014 version. Ive edited the thread title so that its more obvious.

    Bollandinho... I put 32mm Marathon Supremes on - they're great commuting tyres. I also changed the front mech to Ultegra after a few hundred miles... the microshift ones are gash.
    My hybrid has done about 8000 miles through Glasgow - it needs a new rear hub and after recent crash damage needs brakes (levers smashed but they're hydraulics so its a full replacement).

    All in all I'd say the old Hybrid/CX bikes were a bargain... is the 2014 version the same?

  • Video: Cyclists behaving badly - helmetcam cyclist turns his lens on other cyclists1 year 2 weeks agocyclingDMlondon wrote:bikebot

    cyclingDMlondon wrote:
    bikebot wrote:
    It's terrible that we often find the pain and suffering of others hilarious. I've been watching the last clip (jacket guy) repeatedly for the lat ten minutes to try to understand why this is Rolling On The Floor

    I've never understood that mentality, either. As a teenager, a mate and I were hanging around, ogling girls, chatting. I was sitting on a railing next to a busstop, and at one point, fell backwards onto the pavement. No injuries, got up seconds later. My mate was bent double, laughing so hard he was struggling for breath, a line of saliva stretching from his gaping lips, as he clutched his sides.

    I really don't get how, when someone sees a fellow human being fall, or stumble, that the first reaction isn't to rush to their aid. I do not find people hurting themselves to be at all amusing.

    But then, I don't like slapstick comedy.

    “Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you fall into an open sewer and die.”

    ― Mel Brooks

    Though actually that's not my philosophy (I probably just don't have a very good sense of humour). That sequence just made me wince and hope he didn't injure any more than his dignity. But I don't really understand what the guy was attempting to accomplish - where was he trying to put the damn jacket?

  • Garmin to launch Edge 1000 bike computer1 year 2 weeks agoA smartphone could do that

    A smartphone could do that stuff. Just add a USB-connected interface to read Di2 data and any ANT connections.

    Seems like lots of money for very little.

  • Richmond Park Time Trials. Entries open.1 year 2 weeks agoquickerbybike wrote:I'm

    quickerbybike wrote:
    I'm pretty sure that any cyclist who hits a red deer stag hard enough to kill it and then carries it off for dinner gets a round of applause and a medal. Better check the actual wording of the law with Royal Parks.

    Awesome, I've also got a great idea for a set of aero bars...

  • Vuelta Pais Vasco - Stage 41 year 2 weeks agoI spoke too soon

    I spoke too soon Sad

    Quote:
    #itzulia Lead group is Durasek, Sicard, Dumoulin, Gastauer and J Izaguirre. 21.5km to go and gap is 43"

    Some strong riders in there so still got my fingers corssed that it sticks but we'll see. Other than Durasek I was set up for a GC shoot-out so I'm happy either way.

  • Coroner concludes Venera Minakhmetova died after riding through red light at Bow Roundabout1 year 2 weeks agoThis is hideous. To suggest,

    This is hideous.

    To suggest, without any real evidence, that the cyclist brought it upon herself is offensively dismissive to the deceased and her family and friends.

    For the coroner to then to make the leap, as it seems she has, from "most likely" cycled through a red light, to "she cycled through a red light" beggars belief.

    The crash investigator and Hassell both seem to be jumping to conclusions, and someone needs to have a word with both of them about these kind of loose unverified (unverifiable?) comments.

  • Vuelta Pais Vasco - Stage 41 year 2 weeks agoDurasek ( ) is the sole

    Durasek ( Big Grin ) is the sole leader with a 48' gap with 23km to go.

  • Red light 'hoppers'1 year 2 weeks agobikeboy76 wrote:KiwiMike

    bikeboy76 wrote:
    KiwiMike wrote:
    "Same biker comes cruising past" <- explicitly states OP was occupying a section of road wide enough for others to pass. There is no obligation to not utilise all space available, particular to then obtain primary position ahead of motorists - which is the purpose of ASL's that TfL et al instruct cyclists to use.

    Nice try at a quote out of context. I said "get to the next junction and stop at the light. Same biker comes cruising past..."
    Why would I not have already stopped at the appropriate stop line? Why would I not have already stopped in a ASL if one is available? I don't know if you ride in the UK much KiwiMike but the lights are always set back from the junction. These guys are riding past me, through the lights and stopping on the edge of the junction just as far as the traffic will allow.

    If your argument is 'let them get on with it' then fine, others have said that already, but you are attempting to dress this up as my mistake. I suspect you regularly get out dragged by roadies at the lights. See you next Tuesday.

    Heh. No need to get personal there petal. I do about 6-7,000km a year in the UK and cycle in London semi-daily. Am I allowed to comment now? Smile

    I wasn't taking anything out of context - I can envisage your setup exactly. So you're right on the second white line of the ASL, and your gripe is with them riding a meter or so beyond then stopping. OK, that's a £50 fine if the light is red. You are actually talking about RLJ. Different discussion.

  • Is this the world’s lightest cargo bike?1 year 2 weeks agoMaybe not THE lightest... we

    Maybe not THE lightest... we made a 15.1kilo bike complete with the stock steel frame and fork for a 24 hour race.
    http://omniumcargo.dk/655km-in-24-hours/

    and our team riders won 1st and 2nd place at the very hilly world Cargo Messengers champs in Lausanne in 2013 too...
    http://omniumcargo.dk/omnium-cargo-team-rider-wins-world-championship/

  • Best Cycling kit?1 year 2 weeks agotry on different stuff from

    try on different stuff from brands that you like on, find the best fit and stick to that brand forever, eventually you will find what items fit best from each brand.

  • Vuelta Pais Vasco - Stage 41 year 2 weeks agoAndy Schleck still near the

    Andy Schleck still near the front... that's a turn-up.

  • Red light 'hoppers'1 year 2 weeks agoThis is the bane of my life

    This is the bane of my life on one stretch of my commute. Four sets of lights set a couple of hundred yards apart.

    Further down the road is a bus lane which ends at a set of lights with an ASL box at the front. Usually, I'll stop behind any buses because they have a clear run for a quarter of a mile to the next bus stop... Mr and Miss slow however, invariably sail past me, wriggle their way into the box and hold everybody up as they wobble away from the lights at 3mph. There is no feeder lane into the ASL box, and frequently they'll be pushing themselves along with one foot on the kerb to get up the side of the bus.

    These two sections of road really make me hate a lot of other cyclists.

  • Pictures of your Bike1 year 2 weeks agosome nice bike posted so

    some nice bike posted so far!

    here's mine

    the work bike

    the good weather bike


    the bmx collection (a couple have changed & more added Big Grin Big Grin )

    the around town bike

  • Garmin to launch Edge 1000 bike computer1 year 2 weeks ago£439 is ridiculous. My mobile

    £439 is ridiculous. My mobile phone (Moto G) cost just £99 and does everything a Garmin can do - it just doesn't mount particularly nicely, it's not waterproof and the battery life is about half that of a dedicated unit. For those reasons, I have an Edge 800, but boy does my el-cheapo mobile dump on it from a height when it comes to usability, features and screen res.

    I'm just nipping off to search Kickstarter for an Android-powered bike computer.