• New Forest sportive organisers gallop to change route after pony drift… ambush?*1 year 1 week agoJust a thought but will the

    Just a thought but will the NIMBYs complain when the Nazi ponies start pooping on people's lawns?

    Smile

  • “Health & safety gone mad” – council orders removal of Tour de France bunting1 year 1 week agoReally, the lighting columns

    Really, the lighting columns were bending from a load that my washing line could handle?!?! Either lighting columns in Yorkshire are made out of marshmallow, or these people haven't got a clue...words fail me At Wits End

  • Burglars ransack David Millar’s home as he competes in Dauphiné1 year 1 week agoQuote:Not too keen on the

    Quote:
    Not too keen on the product-placement tweet,

    I think that was probably tongue in cheek knowing David...

  • Labour MP's anger after London cyclist leaves him bruised1 year 1 week agoIf red light jumping cyclist

    If red light jumping cyclist (95% of which in my experience are not cyclists as defined on here but casuals) then throw the book at them. They are a minority in London regardless of what people think but I'm sick of them.

    If they were legally filtering when some d*ckhead walked out in front of them without looking then I hope he reads this article and decides to sue.

    I 100% agree with giving pedestrians priority and forcing vehicles including cyclists to stop if they can but you simply can't overcome the laws of physics - I've seen this too many times and they always think they're in the right in the heat of the moment

  • Christoph Strasser smashes records in 3rd RAAM win; GB's Mike Hall leads Trans Am Bike Race1 year 1 week agoSad to see that Shu Pillinger

    Sad to see that Shu Pillinger is out of RAAM after breaking her collarbone near checkpoint 37.

  • Labour MP's anger after London cyclist leaves him bruised1 year 1 week agooliverjames wrote:I hope the

    oliverjames wrote:
    I hope the cyclist apologised for his carelessness. When cycling (or driving) you've got to think for everyone else but above all always give way to pedestrians. Just remember any crowd you've ever tried to walk through in a hurry...random motion.

    We'll never know what happened and it's always possible that Mr Perkins walked out from behind a slab sided van into the cyclist's path. However the cyclist should have been travelling at a speed that would have enabled him to stop, or at least limit the damage.

    Careless cycling will not win supporters for this excellent mode of transport.

    So, we don't know what happened, but the cyclist should apologise. It could have been a van blocking his view, but the cyclist should have been going slower?

    Basically we know nothing so how on earth can we ascribe "could have" or "should have" to anyone?

  • Wiggins down and out again?1 year 1 week agoHe's already out of the TdF.

    He's already out of the TdF.

  • Labour MP's anger after London cyclist leaves him bruised1 year 1 week agothose pedestrians going

    those pedestrians going through static traffic without caring are so annoying
    even when there is zero pedestrian path they run through cars.. and jump in the bikes. and of course they're completely wrong to do so.

    sounds like this is the stuff that happened there.

  • Six of the best track pumps1 year 1 week agoI had a pump from Pro Bike

    I had a pump from Pro Bike Gear. No complaints, other than the the valve head being somewhat awkward to remove after pumping. After bending a valve core I switched to a Lezyne track pump. It has the screw-on valve head with the air bleed system, that you can release pressure with from the valve head before disconnecting the chuck. Also the pump looks nice, shiny metal and wooden handle.
    It's not all good, though. The pump action is floppy compared to the Pro pump and the gauge is smallish. Also, attaching and disconnecting the head is a bit slower, well that I knew beforehand, goes with the design. The main issue is that the head can occasionally unscrew valve cores when disconnecting. Don't screw the head down too far.
    On new inner tubes, the cores need to be tightened with pliers or some other suitable tool before first use. So far, this has worked out. However, it's another hassle I'd rather do without.
    There is a more conventional chuck that came with the pump as well, I have not tried that one yet.

  • Wiggins down and out again?1 year 1 week agoHe had a crash, hardly means

    He had a crash, hardly means he's down and out.
    I imagine he decided to call it a day so he doesn't do any more damage, target the nationals and commonwealth games.

  • Labour MP's anger after London cyclist leaves him bruised1 year 1 week agoNothing is ever a

    Nothing is ever a politician's fault - you only have to look at this idiot Perkins' Labour collegues' reaction to what's happening in Iraq to see that

  • Burglars ransack David Millar’s home as he competes in Dauphiné1 year 1 week agoAwful losing all the personal

    Awful losing all the personal stuff.

  • “Health & safety gone mad” – council orders removal of Tour de France bunting1 year 1 week agothis is why 'Leaning on a

    this is why 'Leaning on a lamp post' was sung by a man from Lancashire - don't lean on a North Yorkshire lamp post, you might bring the whole street down domino style.

  • Fantasy Tour de France1 year 1 week agoenrique wrote:I can't find

    enrique wrote:
    I can't find Guardini on either the PCS or Cyclingfever start lists... Is it by chance Guarnieri who should tentatively be listed?... Thinking

    possibly. but there's not much point worrying about it two weeks and more out. i'll probably go through them again on monday

  • Fantasy Tour de France1 year 1 week agoray silvester wrote:Sorry

    ray silvester wrote:
    Sorry Boss.....can you confirm prizes and whether they are available to premium AND standard players?

    prizes are available to everyone. they were last year, too

  • Labour MP's anger after London cyclist leaves him bruised1 year 1 week agoI hope the cyclist apologised

    I hope the cyclist apologised for his carelessness. When cycling (or driving) you've got to think for everyone else but above all always give way to pedestrians. Just remember any crowd you've ever tried to walk through in a hurry...random motion.

    We'll never know what happened and it's always possible that Mr Perkins walked out from behind a slab sided van into the cyclist's path. However the cyclist should have been travelling at a speed that would have enabled him to stop, or at least limit the damage.

    Careless cycling will not win supporters for this excellent mode of transport.

  • “Health & safety gone mad” – council orders removal of Tour de France bunting1 year 1 week agoHealth n Safety and wool

    Health n Safety and wool jerseys
    Baa humbug!

    Chances are someone who's not in the spirit complaining to get the bunting down and a knee jerk reaction from a council.

  • New Forest sportive organisers gallop to change route after pony drift… ambush?*1 year 1 week agoWhilst the money the Sportive

    Whilst the money the Sportive will bring to the area will help the working locals it is an inconvenience to the well off retired and holiday home owners. Most wanted National Park status but a lot of people would prefer not to have the extra visitors this brings. As a resident of the Isle of Wight it is good to see more events taking place over here, even if a few with too much time on their hands vent their fury in the local press. It may be mile for mile one of the most expensive stretches of water to cross but (at present) they do not charge to bring bikes over on car ferries.
    Whatever you do though do not consider turning up in the New Forest with a horse and buggy, if they think the travellers are in town they will not be out with tin tacks but torches and pitchforks!

  • Labour MP's anger after London cyclist leaves him bruised1 year 1 week agoHow about this then? Labour

    How about this then?

    Labour MP is running late and in a hurry decides to cross the road weaving through the stationary cars. No problem , he is after all a 'by right' user of the highway.

    He is so intent on reaching his destination that he fails to see another by right user [the cyclist] and react to the fact that their paths will cross causing a possible conflict. As he is the one crossing traffic flows then he is the one who has the main responsibility for avoiding collision. (See rules of the sea from time immemorial). Or put another way his actions directly caused the collision.

    He when arrives at his destination after berating the person he has assaulted and then proceeds to denigrate the victim via social media and whinge about his self-inflicted injuries. Note: He makes no mention of his victims injuries as he didn't endeavour to find out and doesn't care.

    "How dare this Pleb get in my way! Doesn't he know I'm a very important person - I'm a Member of Parliament!" aka Pompous Git. Devil

    Just a thought. Big Grin

  • Labour MP's anger after London cyclist leaves him bruised1 year 1 week agoQuote:I'd much rather read a

    Quote:
    I'd much rather read a story one here entitled 'politician shoves RLJ'ing cyclist under a bus then stamps on his jaw' than this sort of story.

    Why? I don't know why it helps to gratuitously introduce imagined assaults into the story.

  • changing stem length1 year 1 week agoThe change from 130mm to 90mm

    The change from 130mm to 90mm is very large. Ideally you would probably make changes in smaller increments, unless you are very certain about the changes. You may also want to change the rise of the stem to position the handlebars higher. That will bring the bars closer to you.

    The decision you are making would be easier if you had an experienced bike fitter look at you on the bike and talk about these issues. That person should also be able to provide stems of different dimensions for you to test. You might find it a worthwhile investment compared to buying lots of stems, trial and error.

  • changing stem length1 year 1 week agoYes, It's positive way, maybe

    Yes, It's positive way, maybe 130mm stem is too long for you.

  • Fantasy Tour de France1 year 1 week agoI can't find Guardini on

    I can't find Guardini on either the PCS or Cyclingfever start lists... Is it by chance Guarnieri who should tentatively be listed?... Thinking

  • Fantasy Tour de France1 year 1 week agoCedric Pineau is showing on

    Cedric Pineau is showing on the 'Riders' page (http://fantasy.road.cc/riders) but I can't find him on the game rider list...

  • Fantasy Tour de France1 year 1 week agoHmmm... It seems to me like

    Hmmm... Thinking It seems to me like I'll be playing the 1st week with 4 3.0 riders...