• wireless cateye strada 'freezing'1 year 6 weeks agoNo, I've never had this

    No, I've never had this problem with the Cateye wireless.

    When you say the "unit" rattles, do you mean the sensor on the chainstay or the display on the stem? I've never had any rattle from either, but I can't imagine that rattling will help the wireless transmission between sensor and unit.

    Perhaps try taking the whole lot off the bike and then reinstalling, making sure that the sensor, unit and magnets are tightly fixed.

  • Driver 'had no idea' cyclist was under lorry's wheels1 year 6 weeks agoMunicipal Waste wrote: As far

    Municipal Waste wrote:

    As far as I'm concerned, that's natural selection.

    What a revolting thing to say, someone has lost their life.

    Oh and if you can't stop behind the line you are either going too fast, or not paying attention, regardless of vehicle.

  • Tour de France Stage 161 year 6 weeks ago65km ish to go, break 8'20"

    65km ish to go, break 8'20" ahead. I can't see anyone trying to claw this back now so I reckon your top 20 will come purely from the break.

    Now, who's the favourite? Costa? Gilbert? Gallopin? Albasini? Voeckler? De Gendt? Maybe the Honey Badger (Navardauskas)?

  • Tour de France Stage 161 year 6 weeks agoDe gendt and Kadri in the

    De gendt and Kadri in the break. Only brought in De Gendt so pretty happy. Still got points for Froome and Quintana. So now it depends on what happens.

  • Froome & Brailsford speak out on doping, issue challenge for way to prove Sky is clean1 year 6 weeks agoColin Peyresourde

    Colin Peyresourde wrote:
    notfastenough wrote:
    Apply all this to your own job. If I put months of work into something which turned out awesome, only for people to make snide comments and suggest I cheated, I'd be mightily pissed off.

    "I have never taken performance enhancing drugs". It's thing that is trawled out by every doper ever. I'm not saying that this condemns team Sky, but it's a record that has been spun over and over.

    So what could he conceivably have said to satisfy people? There isn't an answer to that, so it's a complete non-question posed by crap journos who think that qualifies as 'asking the tough questions'. It doesn't.

    Colin Peyresourde wrote:

    I am heartened that Team Sky have shown suffering. It makes them human. But equally, Froome has not suffered in the same way.

    Sorry, I think you're wrong. Froome (or the DS via the race radio) has shown tactical awareness by going hard on the important days. If he was invincible he wouldn't have conceded 51 secs on that flat stage to ACs breakaway. Also, on that super Sunday where he was outnumbered by Movistar, Quintana admitted Movistar were riding to distance Porte, not drop Froome. Half the time CF just sat amongst blue jerseys just like he would sit amongst black jerseys. Their mistake IMHO, but it flattered Froome.

    As for Decster, you've just cited a race (2012 Vuelta) where CF, having finished the TdF and Olympics, was dropped by a trio that DID look turbocharged. They did that attacking shit day-after-day! Sky look like they're suffering for it at least. At that's your justification that CF must be doped?! I think it's you that's on the bloody drugs sunshine.

  • Police Scotland nabs dodgy drivers in crackdown to protect vulnerable road users1 year 6 weeks agorichteebis wrote:dreamlx10

    richteebis wrote:
    dreamlx10 wrote:
    Imagine if you had said PC Umbongo how would that have looked ? But it's only the "Jocks" anyway. Funny how Islam is considered a race but being Scottish isn't.

    Islam is not a race, similarly Scottish is not a race!

    Exactly my point, you can blithely criticise one but not the other, one brings a cry of racism the other doesn't. Colour, religion, and nationality are not races, so what exactly is racism ?

  • Pinarello launch Dogma with hydraulic disc brakes1 year 6 weeks agoDear Pinarello. Could you

    Dear Pinarello.
    Could you please stop calling EVERY SODDING BIKE that you make a Dogma.

    There must be some other name out there to avoid confusion.
    Looks better now you've gone with straighter forks too, well done on the aethestics. #marginallybetter

  • Froome & Brailsford speak out on doping, issue challenge for way to prove Sky is clean1 year 6 weeks agoPosted this in another story

    Posted this in another story by mistake but basically:

    These guys are trying to bring some analysis to the argument which is similar to other posts where they try to analyse and compare against previous results:
    http://www.sportsscientists.com/

    particularly:
    http://www.sportsscientists.com/2013/07/mont-ventoux-preview-looking-for...

  • Tour de France Stage 161 year 6 weeks agoShhh! You should have

    Shhh! You should have claimed to have been targetting a breakaway stage win with your purist team Big Grin

    Mine has one in the break, Coppel, who's been a total waste of space (as has Gadret). I'm about 280 points of the purist leader but I reckon I can make that up over the next few days, I have Froome and Quintana whereas they only have sprinters. The problem is, I'm sure lots of people ahead of me will have Froome/Quintana too so I'm not holding any hopes of winning.

  • Tour de France Stage 161 year 6 weeks ago6 in the break from my

    6 in the break from my disastrous purist team... Drooling

  • Police Scotland nabs dodgy drivers in crackdown to protect vulnerable road users1 year 6 weeks agoDon't let the usual helmet

    Don't let the usual helmet and hi-viz comments distract us from what to my mind is a good news story.

    I cycle in Scotland. I want cars to drive at appropriate speeds and I don't want drivers using a mobile phone. I want careless and dangerous drivers stopped.

    Yes, much more needs to be done. A short campaign does not fix much. Yes, I wish the final comments were not made. But overall it is a good thing.

    As someone who regularly skips into West Lothian on the bike, using B roads, it could have been me hit by the lorry that killed Douglas Brown. I am sorry for his death and the impact it will have on his family.

  • Police Scotland nabs dodgy drivers in crackdown to protect vulnerable road users1 year 6 weeks agoIt's so easy for us cyclists

    It's so easy for us cyclists to get all superior isn't it? I'm adding that we also need to challenge poor CYCLING behaviour. In the last few days alone, I have noticed a significant number of people riding bikes on pavements, including one who was travelling at such speed that he only narrowly missed pedestrians at a bus stop. When I suggested (from the vantage point of my bike on the road) he might want to get off the pavement, I got a mouthful of abuse. While we can draw distinctions between "people on bikes" and "cyclists", sadly the general public does not and we are all tarred. I have also encountered general and CLUB cyclists riding at speed along cycle tracks and while we can say that they are supposed to be for cyclists, the fact is they are multi-use tracks now. For us to be moaning about road users not giving us respect only then to do exactly the same to other track users is more than a little hypocritical.

    Bottom line is for bad things to persist, all it takes is good people to do nothing. If the police are even starting to take action then let's support them instead of knocking them.

  • Tour de France Stage 161 year 6 weeks agoGame on, Dan! I need Froome

    Game on, Dan! I need Froome and Quintana's GC points, plus Hoogerland, to total more than Kwiatkowski plus whatever Navarro and Gilbert get if I'm to beat you...

  • Tour de France Stage 161 year 6 weeks agoMwahahaha My plan appears to

    Mwahahaha

    My plan appears to have worked. I have Gilbert, Voeckler, Navarro and De Gendt in the break Big Grin

    Unfortunately Bakelandts missed out but you can't have everything I guess.

    Also very glad Sagan missed the break in the end, I'd considered him for today and I think a lot of people will have brought him in so if this stays out I'll be very happy.

  • Tour de France Stage 161 year 6 weeks agoDave Atkinson wrote:i was

    Dave Atkinson wrote:
    i was just un-jinxing you. seems to have worked Big Grin

    Two in the break. Thank you!

  • Pub landlord apologises for anti-cyclist comments1 year 6 weeks agoseven wrote:northstar

    seven wrote:
    northstar wrote:
    Same old story from people who reliase they have put their foot in it.

    Not quite the same old imho - compare Emma Way's non-apology and she really did hit someone and brag about it in public, not just trash talk with mates on a nominally private forum.

    Some of the anti-car lines I come out with at work trying to get a rise out of my car enthusiast mates would, if taken out of context, piss off a lot of people. Likewise the crap those guys come out with when they're trying to wind me up. There's a big difference between trash talk and saying these things out of ignorance.

    Granted, Walker has a business to protect - and a lot of comments I've read reckon he's apologising out of self interest - but to me that's a red herring. Even if he for some insane reason had stuck to his guns instead of unreservedly apologising I reckon he could've picked up plenty extra custom from the cyclist-haters. When it comes to his business if there even is an effect then he's probably damned either way as there's a lot of folk who aren't buying his apology. Hence: red herring.

    If this story makes the mainstream news it'll probably do more for VED awareness than ipayroadtax.com has ever been able to despite banging that drum for years now.

    Yes quite, he got found out and now everyone knows his true opinions it seems.

  • Tour de France Stage 161 year 6 weeks agochrisdstripes wrote:Didier

    chrisdstripes wrote:
    Didier and Kloden are also in the group but were omitted from the list I pasted...

    So I have my wish of 3 in the break, didn't think Astana would want to miss the break but maybe they tried. If it stays out, I'll be cheering on three of my favourite riders (De Gendt, Voeckler and Hoogerland) so should be a fun afternoon!

    well picked sir. i have gilbert and navarro, nearly went hoogers but didnt quite work out with plan for tomorrow- and he's just gone over the cat 2 first Crying
    I thought de gendt for save himself for the big ones and this wd be flecha's day, got that wrong Thinking

  • Tour de France Stage 15 reaction after Bastille Day fireworks on Mont Ventoux1 year 6 weeks agoIt's like a panto round

    It's like a panto round here:
    Oh yes he DID!
    Oh no he DIDN'T!
    Did!
    Didn't!
    Sleepy

    At least these guys are trying to bring some analysis to the argument:
    http://www.sportsscientists.com/

    particularly:
    http://www.sportsscientists.com/2013/07/mont-ventoux-preview-looking-for...

    Anyone who wants to cast aspersions should at least have something to bring to the table. Anything else is tedious trolling

  • Froome & Brailsford speak out on doping, issue challenge for way to prove Sky is clean1 year 6 weeks agoPower and time calculations

    Power and time calculations alone on climbs still don't add up.

    Everyone is saying that Ventoux was really fast, faster than when Lance did it blah blah but you've got to look at all the factors - the break didn't have any EuropCar riders in it so they started chasing. The break, realising that if EuropCar caught them, the KOM leader Pierre Rolland would probably win, put all their effort into avoiding the catch.

    There was a screaming tailwind. Sky and TST sat there behind EuropCar ready to unleash hell when EuropCar died (which they did) and then the pace went up another notch when Sky and TST got to the front and started jostling for position.

    So to an outsider, it just appears that the pace was high therefore they must have been doping. Not true at all, got to look at all the factors involved.

    Trying to second guess power from Strava estimates is probably worse than just sitting there and accepting what you saw - estimated data like that is likely to be WAY out, especially as it's derived to cope with normal riders, not TdF pros!

  • Exclusive: Emma Pooley on women’s Tour de France sponsors, money & scheduling1 year 6 weeks agoAll sounds eminently

    All sounds eminently sensible.

    I'd certainly get stuck into women's Fantasy Cycling with equal vigour as the men's (and with equally poor scores, no doubt)...

  • Tour de France Stage 161 year 6 weeks agoDidier and Kloden are also in

    Didier and Kloden are also in the group but were omitted from the list I pasted...

    So I have my wish of 3 in the break, didn't think Astana would want to miss the break but maybe they tried. If it stays out, I'll be cheering on three of my favourite riders (De Gendt, Voeckler and Hoogerland) so should be a fun afternoon!

  • Tour de France Stage 161 year 6 weeks agoi was just un-jinxing you.

    i was just un-jinxing you. seems to have worked Big Grin

  • Tour de France Stage 161 year 6 weeks agoHi Dave, ?????

    Hi Dave,

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  • Tour de France Stage 161 year 6 weeks agoJoined by Jeannesson.

    Joined by Jeannesson.

  • Tour de France Stage 161 year 6 weeks agostevemarks

    stevemarks