• Cyclist doing something legal in Scunthorpe makes the local paper1 year 2 weeks agoshay cycles wrote:tom_w

    shay cycles wrote:
    tom_w wrote:
    Highway code rule 169?

    I don't like it when people criticise people on bikes for doing the right thing.

    Sorry, pet peeve!

    I completely agree, which is why I didn't criticise him. If there was nowhere for him to pull over then he did exactly the right thing to continue to take the primary position and ride up the hill as is his right. I was simply pointing out that if there was somewhere for him to pull over safely then the highway code advises he should do so.

    Someone else has suggested that 169 doesn't apply to cyclists, in which case I stand corrected, although I still think it's a pretty good rule for anything on the road to adhere to; my dislike of people causing massive tailbacks is not because of the delays they cause, it's because of the idiocy they seem to trigger in some drivers. I'm sure we've all followed a tractor and seen cars overtaking on blind corners etc. because they simply 'can't' wait any longer.

    As someone else very rightly said, traffic management for road works often completely fails to take account of cyclists and other slow moving vehicles and that needs to be corrected. That goes for the timings on traffic lights at roadworks too which are often much to short to allow average cyclists to clear the area under traffic control.

  • Looky, likey. road.cc is now on tumblr1 year 2 weeks agoFor all the confused middle

    For all the confused middle aged men reading this, go ask your teenage daughter what tumblr is.

  • This coming week's Giro1 year 2 weeks agoI'm doing badly in this, so

    I'm doing badly in this, so will probably go stage-hunting, eg make my TT transfers a day early so I don't incur pens on the day, that kind of thing. Will end up with some very poor stages, but hopefully a couple of really good ones as well.

    My main hope of getting something out of this is backing Kelderman at 150/1 each-way a few weeks ago...

  • Cyclists need to show more respect to motorists, says Salford councillor1 year 2 weeks agoI actually had quite a

    I actually had quite a incident free long cycle yesterday.

    When i say incident free, i actually mean just the three incidents where drivers showed consideration to me at all.

    I do abide by his so called consideration rules, i do generally try to keep left (without being too left) BUT it still does not stop cars driving by far too closely or failing to realise that i as a vehcile on the road have right of position when in a pinch point on the road.

    Look see Mr Councillor, I too can highlight examples of poor behaviour

  • Cyclists need to show more respect to motorists, says Salford councillor1 year 2 weeks agostealfwayne

    stealfwayne wrote:
    jason.timothy.jones wrote:
    How about we start with people having more respect for people in general, and move on from there

    I heartily agree. No more them and us or us and them scenarios. We should be all be given the space to travel on our roads with respect to all road users.
    I did a lovely 50km ride in London yesterday - nothing happened of any note. It was beautiful.

    Hear hear!

  • Video: On board Jens Voigt’s bike at the Tour of California1 year 2 weeks agoLoved the Vid. Can anyone

    Loved the Vid. Can anyone tell me the music/band used?

  • Cyclists need to show more respect to motorists, says Salford councillor1 year 2 weeks agoNext up, Robin Garrido

    Next up, Robin Garrido advises sending Peter Sutcliffe a thank you note, you know, for not murdering your mam with his hammer.

    He's a dicksplash.

  • Tour de la Manche1 year 2 weeks agonotfastenough wrote:"Lunch

    notfastenough wrote:
    "Lunch was pasta (what else) but this time we actually had some sauce to go with it!"

    I find it odd that anyone thinks you can race on *just* carbs, with no veg or anything.

    Great blog, hope it's 24 degrees there today like it is here!

    I'm not sure that rider health is the race organiser's (they put on the hotel and food) top priority! More like cost...

    Yep, pretty awesome day here. Nice little coffee ride down to the Kortrijk market

  • Newbie - Why aren't Aero section rims good for climbing?1 year 2 weeks agoFLO cycling have run a number

    FLO cycling have run a number of simulations with deep section wheels vs. climbing wheels and so on - see http://flocycling.blogspot.co.uk/. The data seems to suggest that even with dramatic weight differences, you are better off with aero wheels unless you're doing something like a mountain TT. Obviously you wouldn't want 90mm deep section wheels in huge crosswinds though.

    This doesn't explain why most pro tour teams still ride low profile rims on mountain stages however, but that could be to do with aero advantages being important when riding in a group. The same could be said for aero frames, which can provide an even bigger aero advantage than wheels.

    Finally there is one other thing - weight benefits are easy to demonstrate with data. A lot of manufacturers have data out there on their wheels, but it doesn't mean a lot to the average cyclist.

  • Cyclists need to show more respect to motorists, says Salford councillor1 year 2 weeks agojason.timothy.jones wrote:How

    jason.timothy.jones wrote:
    How about we start with people having more respect for people in general, and move on from there

    I heartily agree. No more them and us or us and them scenarios. We should be all be given the space to travel on our roads with respect to all road users.
    I did a lovely 50km ride in London yesterday - nothing happened of any note. It was beautiful.

  • Cyclists need to show more respect to motorists, says Salford councillor1 year 2 weeks agoOnce again, someone wheels

    Once again, someone wheels out the tired old 'respect' line. It's time we started pushing people on what exactly they mean when they say this. I think we're all agreed that road users should obey the law and stop at red lights, but when someone like Cllr Garrido says "show respect", what exactly is he expecting cyclists to do? I'd wager it's some or all of the following:

    - Don't filter either on the inside in the bike lane, or the outside
    - Don't ride to the front of traffic queues to use advanced stop boxes
    - If you reach a queue of traffic, queue like a car
    - Yield right of way to the bigger, faster vehicle all the time
    - Stay in the gutter to permit drivers to pass, at all times
    - Don't use primary to prevent unsafe overtakes
    - Give a big wave of thanks to every driver who doesn't kill them

    Basically, when I hear someone say cyclists should 'show respect' to drivers, or that cyclists should 'share the road', it's a veiled threat that cyclists should get out of their way, and stop flaunting the fact that congestion and traffic jams don't really slow bikes down.

  • Cyclists need to show more respect to motorists, says Salford councillor1 year 2 weeks agoDick

    Dick

  • Cyclists need to show more respect to motorists, says Salford councillor1 year 2 weeks agoHow about we start with

    How about we start with people having more respect for people in general, and move on from there

  • Newbie - Why aren't Aero section rims good for climbing?1 year 2 weeks agoSammyG wrote:Your not going

    SammyG wrote:
    Your not going to feel 500g on a climb, or notice aero wheels. The only time you do notice aero wheels making a difference is when you have a side wind and your getting blasted of the road, especially annoying on a decent.

    I'd disagree re not noticing 500g, I've just switched to 300g lighter wheels and they certainly feel faster up hills to me. My hill times seem to confirm they are too.

    I find it particularly noticeable when spinning them up to speed again after a steep section on a hill.

  • Cyclists need to show more respect to motorists, says Salford councillor1 year 2 weeks agoCouncillor Robin Garrido who

    Councillor Robin Garrido who is a member of the Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) committee.

    Perhaps with his attitude towards cyclists and complete lack of understanding of the problems faced by cyclists that this person displays he should not be on the transport commitee.

  • Cyclists need to show more respect to motorists, says Salford councillor1 year 2 weeks agoLoad of bollocks really.

    Load of bollocks really.

  • Lezyne Super Drive XL front light1 year 2 weeks agoI have 3 of these. Picked up

    I have 3 of these. Picked up dirt cheap end of last year. Used in all weathers with no problems. A pair mounted on the bars of my winter bike allow full speed down unlit country lanes and give plenty of warning to cars from either direction.

  • Cyclists need to show more respect to motorists, says Salford councillor1 year 2 weeks agoI suspect Councillors need to

    I suspect Councillors need to get off their fat expense account ridden arses and ride some bikes in traffic to learn what they are talking about.
    And what does he mean by "crossing from the near side to the left hand side."?

  • Video: On board Jens Voigt’s bike at the Tour of California1 year 2 weeks agoAgreed, not reLly an issue

    Agreed, not reLly an issue for fat old blokes (like myself) but noticed it in the last couple of vids. A bit of post processing should sort it out.

  • Video: On board Jens Voigt’s bike at the Tour of California1 year 2 weeks agoThey need a technical

    They need a technical solution to reduce the rock and roll when they are sprinting.

  • Cyclists need to show more respect to motorists, says Salford councillor1 year 2 weeks agoCouncillor Robin Garrido who

    Councillor Robin Garrido who is a member of the Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) committee.

    Perhaps with his attitude towards cyclists and complete lack of understanding of the problems faced by cyclists that this person displays he should not be on the transport commitee.

  • SRAM outline hydraulic disc brake redesign1 year 2 weeks agoSo was the recall only on the

    So was the recall only on the disc brake system or was the hydro rim system affected too?

  • SRAM outline hydraulic disc brake redesign1 year 2 weeks agoI have been a SRAM

    I have been a SRAM (mechanical) user since switching from Campag in 2008. I have a variety of bikes with Rival, Force and Red. I like SRAM's ergonomics. So maybe I am biased, but ....

    I don't understand the depth of vitriol directed at SRAM in the comments above. I'd understand if any of those posters had just purchase a disc equipped bike and had that bike rendered unrideable by the recall, but I don't imagine this is the case.

    SRAM bought choice and innovation to a market that was a (mostly) cosy duopoly. They seem to have made a mistake with their hydros (kinda surprising given they own Avid) but they appear to have tried hard to prevent their mistake affecting too many people. And from memory the only people affected were 'cross riders competing in sub-zero temperatures, for the vast majority of users in the vast majority of cases (like DLemke), they worked "perfectly".

  • 5,000 ride in London to demand Space for Cycling - 100s more turn out in Bristol, Newcastle and elsewhere1 year 2 weeks agoFATBEGGARONABIKE wrote:In

    FATBEGGARONABIKE wrote:
    In Newcastle around 150 took part, 150? surely that's a typo.

    Sounds about right to me. Very good turn out.

  • Newbie - Why aren't Aero section rims good for climbing?1 year 2 weeks agoI've been told that aero

    I've been told that aero section rims will improve average speeds on the flat by between one and two miles per hour, is that bull?