• WRR WTF is going on?1 year 4 weeks agodrheaton wrote:The fact is,

    drheaton wrote:
    The fact is, the Worlds weren't a big target of any of the top class British riders, Wiggins wanted the TT and Froome wanted the Tour. Neither started the season targetting the worlds so you can see why it's ended as it has.

    Froome was probably the only Brit with a chance of a medal but traditionally, if you're targetting the next TdF you're resting now so preparing hard for the Worlds like the Spaniards and Italians did was counterproductive to his major goals, winning multiple Tours.

    Sorry mate that is a load of bunkum..... Its the world championship.....I saw many other grand tour riders giving it their all in conditions that suited them less...Shambolic showing by the Brits and a total waste of money...

  • Video: Police apologise for stopping helmetcam cyclist - after admitting their officer broke the law1 year 4 weeks agoHaha! Good point.

    Haha! Good point.

  • Team Sky's Jonathan Tiernan-Locke asked to explain blood values by UCI1 year 4 weeks agoI'm sure I read an interview

    I'm sure I read an interview with him a few months ago where he was saying he's felt really tired for most of the season. Although I'm not defending him, far from it, that could explain the blood values. He might have been simply over-training.

    Alternatively, he could have been a cheat beforehand!

  • Video highlights + reaction to Rui Costa's world championship victory in Florence1 year 4 weeks agoI say chapeau to any rider

    I say chapeau to any rider that made it to the finish, even Tommy Voeckler, last to finish, I think. Heroic failure for Uran, Nibali and Purito, whose turn on the top step will surely come.
    GB massively disappointing, one of the biggest teams on the starting line, all out by lap three, was it? It's time they learned how to dig deep and scrap for results (not that I could get round even one lap).

  • WRR WTF is going on?1 year 4 weeks agoNibali, Valverde, Rodriguez,

    Nibali, Valverde, Rodriguez, Costa. They will be targeting the Tour, and the Giro next year too, so the resting excuse holds no water whatsoever.

    Okay so we do not think we have a chance of winning, so why start? why build up the expectations of the public with all the pre race talk of "we are all here for Froom" etc etc.

    Frankly it is embarrassing not to have a single rider trying to finish the race, there is nothing else to go for this year, so if you are going to start why bail out half way through? Frankly, it looks like British Cycling has gone to all the expense of flying these guys and the teams to Florence for a beano.

    They should be ashamed!

  • Video highlights + reaction to Rui Costa's world championship victory in Florence1 year 4 weeks agoCompare and contrast: 1. I

    Compare and contrast:

    1. I gave my all to get back on after the crash, I didn’t even want to get back on the bike after the blows I took, but then I managed to recover and I tried every way I could.

    2. It's a big disappointment, especially having made it such a big objective, but with these conditions it just wasn't meant to be.

    The first three laps on the circuit, there were crashes everywhere. It's rained solidly all day.

    After three laps the split started happening and I looked around and realised I didn't have any team-mates left and it wasn't going to happen.

  • DS competition1 year 4 weeks agoThat's something that a few

    That's something that a few of us attempted to do on the forums and in blogs on the site but in the end it was quite a lot of work.

    If it was built into the game then I would definitely play it but over the last couple of years I've come to realise that the road.cc fantasy game can't cater for everyone and there are games elsewhere that cover this kind of thing.

    One I found at the start of the year is on http://www.podiumcafe.com/

    The game is at http://podiumcafevds.com/ and involves you picking a squad at the start of the year and them scoring in races all year long. It's closed to new entrants fairly early, there are no transfers and no teams to pick, you just select a squad and that's it. There's a forum, community and other types of games (draft picks etc) if you want to get more involved but if you're just looking for something to complement the standard game on road.cc then that might be what you're after.

  • WRR WTF is going on?1 year 4 weeks agoThe fact is, the Worlds

    The fact is, the Worlds weren't a big target of any of the top class British riders, Wiggins wanted the TT and Froome wanted the Tour. Neither started the season targetting the worlds so you can see why it's ended as it has.

    Froome was probably the only Brit with a chance of a medal but traditionally, if you're targetting the next TdF you're resting now so preparing hard for the Worlds like the Spaniards and Italians did was counterproductive to his major goals, winning multiple Tours.

  • Video: Police apologise for stopping helmetcam cyclist - after admitting their officer broke the law1 year 4 weeks agotherealsmallboy wrote:Kitkat,

    therealsmallboy wrote:
    Kitkat, Kinky aggro, that is true and undertaking a left-turning vehicle is idiotic.

    However, if the Police car wasn't in the ASL Mr Smiles would have been able to use it correctly for the purpose it is meant- to protect cyclist from bigger vehicles when the lights change. The car would have been so far back from the junction that the cyclist would have had adequate room for safety. As it happened, the car was too far left and too far forward.

    Then to make matters worse the PO pulled him!

    I think you're absolutely spot on. The only person on the wrong was the police officer. My point was merely that if you risk serious injury or worse just because you think you're in the right, then you're not using common sense. You then become a danger even if you aren't breaking the law. Example: what is the minimum speed limit on the motorway? There isn't one, so can you assume it's safe to drive at 25mph?

    There are times to take a stand and times to shake your head and get on with your life.
    Hitler invades Poland: take-up arms and fight for human rights.
    PC invades ASL box in front of you: take a picture, send it in & move on.

  • Road Worlds 2013: Portugal's Rui Costa beats Joaquin Rodriguez of Spain to rainbow jersey1 year 4 weeks agodaddyELVIS wrote: Nibs showed

    daddyELVIS wrote:
    Nibs showed true grit after his fall to get back into contention.

    It was impressive, but if he hadn't been Italian it would likely have been much harder to get back.

  • Sussex hit and run: Three arrests and police appeal for witnesses after killing of 27 year old woman cyclist1 year 4 weeks agoNeil753 wrote:Prison isn't

    Neil753 wrote:
    Prison isn't neccessarily a deterent: the driver of this car, with his possibly chaotic life, might even enjoy three hot meals a day, Sky Sports TV, and the company of similarly disposed individuals. And, as we know, he won't be inside for very long in the grand scheme of things.
    .

    It should perhaps be pointed out that he only jails with Sky in cells are those "outsourced" to the likes of G4S, who do so because it's cheaper to leave prisoners locked in their cells watching TV than it is to have enough staff to run decent rehabilitation.

  • Video: Police apologise for stopping helmetcam cyclist - after admitting their officer broke the law1 year 4 weeks agoI used to commute past

    I used to commute past Gateshead Police Station, and both on duty and off duty staff would regularly come out of the car park and drive straight into the cycle box.

    I am not a fan of the ASL and cycle box, but it is irritating that the police themselves either didn't know or didn't care what it was for.

  • Sussex hit and run: Three arrests and police appeal for witnesses after killing of 27 year old woman cyclist1 year 4 weeks agoMart wrote:This happened

    Mart wrote:
    This happened just down the road from me. It could have easily been me.

    Likewise, I live in Horsham having just moved from Surrey.

    The area, with lots of dual carriageways seems to attract idiots driving like tw*ts. Its almost a weekly occurance someone is killed or seriously injured on the roads nearby.

    I have to say I never really experienced animosity when I rode around Surrey, but since moving to Sussex I notice it a lot more.

    Very sad news, and easily avoidable.

  • Surrey County Council to hold public meeting on how to make county a cycling destination1 year 4 weeks agoThey do have a right to

    They do have a right to express their opinion. They also have a right to be told that they're being ridiculous.

  • WRR WTF is going on?1 year 4 weeks agoIt was too hard for them and

    It was too hard for them and there were no race radios to tell them what to do.

    Bottom line, the best riders came through to win!

  • Video: Police apologise for stopping helmetcam cyclist - after admitting their officer broke the law1 year 4 weeks agoKitkat, Kinky aggro, that is

    Kitkat, Kinky aggro, that is true and undertaking a left-turning vehicle is idiotic.

    However, if the Police car wasn't in the ASL Mr Smiles would have been able to use it correctly for the purpose it is meant- to protect cyclist from bigger vehicles when the lights change. The car would have been so far back from the junction that the cyclist would have had adequate room for safety. As it happened, the car was too far left and too far forward.

    Then to make matters worse the PO pulled him!

  • WRR WTF is going on?1 year 4 weeks agoFind the excuses about the

    Find the excuses about the weather conditions a little lame from the British team....we probably have the wettest climate in the entire peloton....The medallists came from Portugal and Spain.....I thought those countries were renowned for their sunny climates....

    Basically our cycling superstars could not be bothered...Really poor showing...

  • Surrey County Council to hold public meeting on how to make county a cycling destination1 year 4 weeks agoJust a reference to the

    Just a reference to the headline, opponents if they are Surrey council taxpayers surely have a right to express their opinions.

    Just a thought.

  • Video: Police apologise for stopping helmetcam cyclist - after admitting their officer broke the law1 year 4 weeks agoAgree with kitkat. It's all

    Agree with kitkat. It's all well and laudable videocam cyclists performing this manoeuvre to prove a point, but I doubt that will be much consolation to his mother when we're all on YouTube watching a video of the day a poor driver decides to turn left too sharply without looking...

  • WRR WTF is going on?1 year 4 weeks agoFroomes drugs don't work in

    Froomes drugs don't work in the rain!

  • Video highlights + reaction to Rui Costa's world championship victory in Florence1 year 4 weeks agoGotta feel for J-Rod, to

    Gotta feel for J-Rod, to loose by a bike length after 7 1/2 hours in those conditions, no wonder he was in bits on the podium. Still gonna have to back him for podiums in grand tours next year.

  • Chilli Technology Mini Cam Pro HD 720p Sports Action Camera1 year 4 weeks agoMobius ActionCam Full HD

    Mobius ActionCam Full HD Sports Camera 1080P 30FPS 720P 60FPS Pocket Camcorder, available on Ebay for US$69, is one of the better deals at the moment.
    As with most of these cameras, the real achillies heel is the short battery life. Even 2.5 hours isn't really enough.

  • Road Worlds 2013: Portugal's Rui Costa beats Joaquin Rodriguez of Spain to rainbow jersey1 year 4 weeks agoGreat race. Costa and

    Great race. Costa and Rodriguez showed their class. Nibs showed true grit after his fall to get back into contention. The Brits are missing a vital ingredient of what it takes to be a truly great bike rider. You can have the best training, the best technology, the best pillows, the best bus, the best preparation and doctors, but if you haven't got the bollocks.....

  • Video highlights + reaction to Rui Costa's world championship victory in Florence1 year 4 weeks agoGB tactics once again

    GB tactics once again terrible in a major single day road race.

    I can't remember seeing Wiggins or Cummings do anything of note, they were all disappointing.

    The only person in the GB team who did their job today was Cav.

  • Rapha launch commemorative Tour de France Team Sky jersey and new range of winter gloves1 year 4 weeks agoSome Fella wrote:Perhaps if

    Some Fella wrote:
    Perhaps if Froome et al had had these gloves today they wouldnt have climbed off like big babies.

    Funny 'cos its true.

    Pathetic today.