- Does a diet affect your power to weight ratio?1 year 2 days agoSpurs.
@cyclist - will get
@cyclist - will get in touch.
- Head-on collision leads to calls for wider bike path in Worthing1 year 2 days agofret wrote:Surely on a blindfret wrote:
Surely on a blind bend you should give warning of your approach?
Still not a nice thing to happen to anyone, no matter where the blame lies.
Surely on a blind bend you would follows the norms of riding on the left and not cross the theoretical centre line.
I appreciate that these are norms and not rules or laws, but people would move more easily if they stayed on the left at all times, except when overtaking, and without going into detail applying certain rules from the highway code/common sense. Obviously, because there are no set rules to follow one can do whatever the f*ck one wants and screw everyone else! And if there is an accident it's clearly your fault...
- We have a winner for the Vulpine autumn clothing bundle worth over £5001 year 2 days agoBest thing about Autumn
Best thing about Autumn riding? Knowing it is OK to be using the inner ring all the time because I'm now in 'winter training mode' (and not because I ate too many cakes this week).
- ChainSet, Cassette advise1 year 2 days agoYour gearing should be
Your gearing should be adequate to climb most hills, though you could fit a larger cassette (I always find it reassuring to have another lower gear, even if I rarely use it). I think the issue is probably technique. Everyone is different, but this works for me.
At the bottom of the climb, don't attack. Find a gear in which you can ride comfortably, similar cadence to that on the flat. Then drop one gear, keeping the same cadence. Then ride up, keeping in the saddle, remembering to turn the pedals rather than stomp on them. Then when you get near the top you can put in an extra effort and go past the riders who passed you at the bottom.
- Vulpine Men's Jinzu Raw Selvedge Cycling Jeans1 year 2 days agoyep at any price point,
yep at any price point, general non specific cycle gear comes in cheaper, and a lot of running, climbing kit has a similar cut. Especially climbing which tends to have a lean cut, long arms, stretch material, and a dropped back. Mind in the summer a pair of old combat shorts and t-shirt seem do the trick.
- We have a winner for the Vulpine autumn clothing bundle worth over £5001 year 2 days agoOooh, yes please!
Oooh, yes please!
- Chris Boardman calls for free bikes on the NHS1 year 2 days agosurreyxc wrote:no tax onsurreyxc wrote:
no tax on sporting equipment would be a start.
So what like shotguns, archery equipment, and fishing rods and dartboards, and high protein shakes, energy drinks, what about towels, sunglasses, shower gel, stop watches, GPSs, trainers, flip flops. And that's not even getting into motorsport gear.
Your problem there is the definition of sporting equipment and why some rich fellah buying a new drive shaft for their Ginetta race car should get a tax break because a fat bloke somewhere has made excuses that he can't afford a pair of trainers whist eating enough food for 4 people.
- ChainSet, Cassette advise1 year 2 days agoComments appreciated gents.
Comments appreciated gents. On the lowest gear it would be 30 on the chain set and 25 on the cassette, it just seems like i'm pedalling frantically and climbing slowly.
I train 3 times a week and constantly put hills in the workout, but I am new to road riding really, last few years mainly been MTB.
I was contemplating that I may have bought a bike with the wrong gearing for what I actually require?
- We have a winner for the Vulpine autumn clothing bundle worth over £5001 year 2 days agoYES!
- GB cycle tourist in Italy does a Mario Cipollini - by riding on road where bikes banned1 year 2 days agoMy top 3 worst drivers in
My top 3 worst drivers in Europe:
It is always a relief to roll out of an airport in France or Italy where motorists in general just slow gently and then breeze past when they overtake.
Are motorists in the UK taught to always brake suddenly and then accelerate as hard as possible when they approach and overtake cyclists?
I don’t remember that from my lessons but perhaps I had the wrong instructor, as it seems like the norm?
- We have a winner for the Vulpine autumn clothing bundle worth over £5001 year 2 days agoLove the cool misty mornings
Love the cool misty mornings with the sun rising. slipping and sliding around on wet leaves, conkers bouncing off your head.
It's all good fun!
- We have a winner for the Vulpine autumn clothing bundle worth over £5001 year 2 days agoWould love the Vulpine cycle
Would love the Vulpine cycle clothing to keep me snug and warm on a crisp and cold winter day, when my water bottles freeze and my tyres turn white. My breath turns white as my legs scream get off going up my favourite hill. Bring on the winter is all I can say!!
- Kids Bikes.1 year 2 days agoSimon E wrote:GREGJONESSimon E wrote:GREGJONES wrote:
In my experience stabalisers are pointless, if anything they delay children learning to ride a bike. Either get a balance bike and then use the 'proper bike', or just get a proper bike and take off the peals so they can use it as a balance bike.
I'd go as far as saying that stabilisers are the devil's work. They actively hinder a child learning to balance. When they are removed the child has to unlearn the way of turning and correcting, and most find this disconcerting. I would urge any parent to avoid them like the plague (this is another area where Isla's advice proved to be spot on).
As Greg says, start without pedals. Walk/trot alongside with your hands under their armpits; this way you can prevent them falling but they learn how to correct the wobbles themselves with steering and bodyweight. Remind them frequently to keep looking ahead, not at the front wheel. As they progress they need less support.
I couldn't agree more. I taught both my kids to ride and have since taught various others, younger siblings of children in the club or children of friends mainly. Balance bikes are the way to go, or even a bike with the pedals (and possibly the cranks) taken off temporarily.
Holding onto the saddle while teaching a child is a common mistake and hinders learning as the child is not manoeuvring or balancing the bike, while holding the bars is worse still. Hold the child upright under the armpits is much better. Another way is to get the child to wear a backpack and hold that.
- We have a winner for the Vulpine autumn clothing bundle worth over £5001 year 2 days agoTha weather !
Tha weather !
- We have a winner for the Vulpine autumn clothing bundle worth over £5001 year 2 days agoThe cold burn of frosty air
The cold burn of frosty air on the lungs and the heat in the legs as the cadence rises to fight the cold!
- We have a winner for the Vulpine autumn clothing bundle worth over £5001 year 2 days agoKeep me toasty
Keep me toasty
- Edge 8001 year 2 days agoGents, I did get it working
Gents, I did get it working again on Sunday, I did the master reset and set all the bike settings again. I was lucky that I only lost one ride and not a load of them and also it wasn't a fatal failure. Although it would've been a good reason to get an upgrade
Thanks for the help anyway.
- Chris Boardman calls for free bikes on the NHS1 year 2 days agoWhilst I usually agree
Whilst I usually agree wholeheartedly with CB about most things and even agree with getting people on bikes for health reasons, I can't really support this idea.
The trouble in the UK is that the NHS is seen as being a magical money tree. And yes you can say that spending this or that will save this or that amount of money sometime possibly in the future. But you still have to spend the money.
And frankly this is also not going to work on the obese. All evidence of succesful weight reduction shows that the first thing necessary is that people need to be motivated. If they aren't motivated you can give them a gym membership or send them to weight watchers or buy them a bike and it still won't work. They have to want to lose weight. And if they want to lose weight they can. They don't need a bike or a gym membership. But even if they did, if they were motivated them most of them could and would get their own. The fact that they aren't in weight watchers, or don't exercise, have a gym membership, ride a bike, walk to the shops or to work is because they don't want to. They don't want to because they aren't motivated to.
Buying them stuff or funding opportunities is unnecessary in most cases. if people are motivated to lose weight they will probably be motivated to do some exercise, buy a gym membership of a bike or just go walking. And if they aren't motovated to lose weight then providing those things is pointless because they won't use them. Either way it's a waste of public money.
Being overweight is not an access to exercise, issue. It's a mental issue along the lines of addiction and compulsion and the cure is not buying them a bike. It's sorting out their head so they want to lose weight and if you do that some of them may want to go buy their own bike because they want to ride it.
So it's a no on this one for me Chris.
- We have a winner for the Vulpine autumn clothing bundle worth over £5001 year 2 days agolow autumn sun
low autumn sun
- Recommends for lower priced sunglasses with interchangeable lens for the missus1 year 2 days agoHave a look at the Wiggle
Have a look at the Wiggle website and their DHB brand. The missus has been using their ladies specific ones with 3 lenses for a while now.
I think they are about £28 so good value.
- We have a winner for the Vulpine autumn clothing bundle worth over £5001 year 2 days agoAn excuse to try Cyclocross
An excuse to try Cyclocross for the first time this year (and buy a CX bike of course)
- Recommends for lower priced sunglasses with interchangeable lens for the missus1 year 2 days agoNothing wrong with the one's
Nothing wrong with the one's i got off ebay from Hong Kong. Cost me £5.99 and they have lasted well over a year having taken some hefty handling.
I've got a set of Oakley Radar's and to be honest the build quality between my cheap ones and the Oakley's isn't that much different.
- Vulpine Men's Jinzu Raw Selvedge Cycling Jeans1 year 2 days agosurreyxc wrote:In general Isurreyxc wrote:
In general I find this, most of my cycle kit is non specific outdoor kit, climbing etc. It performs as well, more versatile and costs less.
I find that Karrimor hiking/running gear from SportsDirect is hugely more cost-effective and nearly as functional as cycling-specific kit... but then again I don't train to race exactly, so my needs aren't at top level.
- We have a winner for the Vulpine autumn clothing bundle worth over £5001 year 2 days agoMoar skidz
- We have a winner for the Vulpine autumn clothing bundle worth over £5001 year 2 days agoWhy? What's not to
Why? What's not to like:
Where darkness slowly creeps and shadows softly sleep,
Garmins bleep, legs creak and wheels whirr.
Where morning kindly glows, and drifting mist burns slow,
leaves burn gold, legs roar and spirits soar.
Where hills begin to climb and cadence drops,
hearts pop and shut up legs, shut up legs, shut up legs.