• Updated: Norwich Police seek driver who tweeted about collision with cyclist1 year 8 weeks agoThe legal system does not

    The legal system does not have the balls to deal with this. Prisons are overflowing so they will not imprison an individual such as this. And to take awaay their licence is futile as there is no guarantee that the same individual will actually never get in a car again or be caught driving unlicensed by an already stretch police force. And while cyber bullying is unexcusable, the social network has apparantly aaalready caused this girl to shut down her twitter account. Maybe just maybe she has learnt from her foolish tweet and will correct her attitudes and driving skills.

    I'm not that old, but I grew up in a street where neighbours as well as my parents took a hand in discipline. Never physical but a really good ragging. And one of the most embarrassing things to happen was to be brought home in a police landrover. Try explaining that one away.

  • Updated: Norwich Police seek driver who tweeted about collision with cyclist1 year 8 weeks agosponican wrote:The Rumpo Kid

    sponican wrote:
    The Rumpo Kid wrote:
    sponican wrote:
    If all is as it seems then this is a terrible thing. If. But we need to wait and see. This is starting to sound like a lynch mob and is making me feel queasy. Let's not be the pitchfork wielding peasants in the Hammer movie.

    Ei incumbit probatio qui dicit, non qui negat, people.


    "The burden of proof rests on one who asserts, not one who denies"? She boasted about it on Social Media! I wouldn't like to see this person literally lynched or attacked with pitchforks, and agree the law should take its course, but a good cyberkicking won't do her any lasting harm.

    I disagree. Strongly. What you seem to be proposing is targeted cyber bullying of an individual (who is, let's not forget, yet to be found guilty of any offence). There are numerous cases where suicides have been linked to cyber bullying. What you propose is arguably as bad as the alleged crimes of this girl.

    I suggest you take some time to read the Malicious Communications Act. It applies to you just as much as her, and I suspect that what you have posted breaches it just as flagrantly.


    I am NOT proposing we all join together and cyber bully this person, and I am aware of cases where children and adolescents have committed suicide. What I am saying is that the presumption of innocence until guilt is proven does not apply in this case, and that what she is experiencing is less traumatic to an adult than being hit by a car, by a person who then goes on to boast about it.

  • Why is it considered wanky to wear sky kit1 year 8 weeks agoI found the picture of the

    I found the picture of the individual that was posted to be a little cruel. He obviously enjoys the sport and has worked hard to get his kit and bike up to a standard to enable him to compete. If he is into cycling there is a strong chance he reads this site or will stumble across it in the future. I know I would be gutted and annoyed to know that others are publicly making fun or laughing at me for the who world to see just because he has chosen to buy a specific design on cycling top and because of his appearance.

    I find a lot on here are 'more holy than thou'. Opinion is good, cruelty is not!
    Shame on lots of you!

Exactly what I thought on reading this thread.

I hope it was his first 10 and he did a 22:00, discovered he had a massive talent for TTing, went on to win a national title, then turned up at his next club 10 deliberately looking as wanky as possible and put three minutes into the second placed rider, then rode home into the sunset laughing to himself without bothering to check the result board.

  • Giro D'Italia - Tappa 161 year 8 weeks agoWell that went well

    Well that went well Angry Angry Angry

    Twisted when I should've stuck. Crying

    Still, fabulous day's racing, so vafanculo to the fantasy points, I'm binning today off! My plan for tomorrow continues, I shall bring in one (1) transfer and save one for the ITT.

  • Giro D'Italia - Tappa 161 year 8 weeks agoCycling fever listed Roux as

    Cycling fever listed Roux as DNF along with Phinney and Wynants for today.

  • Strava,legs,recovery!1 year 8 weeks agoI use a kids flotation snake,

    I use a kids flotation snake, hard to describe but my kids used to use it for swimming, it's about 6ft long and blue, you may of Sen them in your local pool, I do yoga with it and roll myself up and down it, great for my back, actually I may of even invented a new form of yoga accidentally,I shall call it yoga massage look.

    all cyclists should do yoga btw your body can become too reliant on using the same muscles.

  • Giro D'Italia - Tappa 161 year 8 weeks agoNot doing anything was pretty

    Not doing anything was pretty much worth it, dont think I'll have scored heavily but doubt I'll lose too much ground.

    Have 8 transfers now for tomorrow plus 2 more after tomorrow mean I can bring in and take out again 5 sprinters.

    Thinking Cav, Nizzolo, Viviani plus a couple more although I could also be tempted to just bring in 3 or 4 and bank the transfers for later.

  • Giro D'Italia - Tappa 161 year 8 weeks agoOK - so Roux has now been

    OK - so Roux has now been removed, presumably a DNF today. Three times in a week now that an FDJ rider has abandoned my team - best not pick Pinot in the TDF if I want to see Madiot's car-banging antics again...

  • Giro D'Italia - Tappa 161 year 8 weeks agoWell.....my gamble wasn't

    Well.....my gamble wasn't totally worthless , dropped niemic for Sammy plus had di Luca in , I saw it as Sammy attacking on the final descent and time trialing his way to a stage win Confused not seen the stage yet so have no idea how it panned out ....still may have lost some places Crying

  • Am I aiming too high with my budget??1 year 8 weeks agolook at the second hand

    look at the second hand market, I just picked myself up a really good carbon bike for 800, with ultegra Big Grin

  • Revolutionary Kappius hubs use 3D printing process + video1 year 8 weeks agoit's official - 3D Printed is

    it's official - 3D Printed is the new CNC machined. As for forging, that is so 20th Century?

  • Why is it considered wanky to wear sky kit1 year 8 weeks agoI quite happily sport the

    I quite happily sport the club jersey...rather support my own "team" than somebody else's!

  • Barclays teams up with Sportsdirect.com for national cycle helmet promotion1 year 8 weeks agoThe polystyrene in a helmet

    The polystyrene in a helmet absorbs the most energy when it deforms through crushing. It absorbs significantly less energy if it cracks and splits - the cracking of itself absorbs much less than crushing, plus the loss of structural integrity adversely affects further crush deformation.

    Good helmets, like certified motorcycle helmets and some of the better hard-shell bicycle helmets, have a hard, smooth outer shell, with as few discontinuities as possible (e.g. for ventilation). This hard shell resists cracking/splitting and helps spread the force away from the impact point, and across as much of the polystyrene as possible. This increases the level of impact at which the helmet will fail and crack at the impact point, and it maximises the energy absorption through crushing.

    Many cycling helmets however lack a hard shell. They are able to pass only a very low standard - EN1078:1997. If your helmet split apart in a crash, it absorbed much less energy than it could have if it hadn't.

    The above is fairly obvious, but I should be able to dig up references in the scientific literature if needed.

  • Giro D'Italia - Tappa 161 year 8 weeks agoPicked a load of Colombians -

    Picked a load of Colombians - I figured they'd be up for sorting out last week of tour!

  • Giro D'Italia - Tappa 161 year 8 weeks ago4,5,6,8,10,11 and 12 for me

    4,5,6,8,10,11 and 12 for me Thinking + santambrogio and Di Luca's sprint points, should be solid. Thinking Felline, Cav + another for tomorrow Thinking

  • Mitie London Revolution1 year 8 weeks agoOh, yeah, and you may have

    Oh, yeah, and you may have spotted me standing at the bottom of boxhill which is where my rear gear wiring failed. I was debating doing it in my 39-11, but I just thought I'm going to need it being seen to whether I do or not, so I stopped and got a 'Team Boardman' to ride on (I was not particularly enamoured with it as a bike if anyone was asking - but thankful to be able to use it).

    There were SOOOOO many people going up that climb (or past it) that had never ridden Box Hill before and it was amusing listening to them talk in tones of awe and fear. It reminded me of my first time, though actually it's not a tough climb at all. The later climb over the North Downs was far more testing in that respect.

  • Giro D'Italia - Tappa 161 year 8 weeks ago3,5,6,8,10,12,14 + minor

    3,5,6,8,10,12,14 + minor points for J-Rod the 2nd and Santambrogio....And 7 transfers for tomorrow....Sorry enrique... Smile

  • Giro D'Italia - Tappa 161 year 8 weeks agocherrypicked wrote:Great

    cherrypicked wrote:
    Great stage. Just wish I could sit on my hands a bit more. I took out Majka, Niemiec and Uran for Pirazzi, Visconti and Paolini. arrgh

    Is there a prize for the biggest net loss of points due to transfers!?!


    Ha! I took out Pirazzi, Weening, Sammy Sanchez and Majka! The four I replaced them with scored a total of one point. But they will be the top 4 tomorrow I'm sure...

    (How is this guy in the top 20 overall? I hear you cry - and believe me I have no idea either...)

  • Updated: Norwich Police seek driver who tweeted about collision with cyclist1 year 8 weeks agoBez wrote:It's beyond

    Bez wrote:
    It's beyond depressing to think that people can mow others down on the road in what clearly had the potential to be a fatal incident, and just carry on as if nothing happened. It takes a really special kind of arsehole to do that.

    This.

  • Why is it considered wanky to wear sky kit1 year 8 weeks agoCharlie96 wrote:Does no one

    Charlie96 wrote:
    Does no one ride in their club colours? Looks way better than anything you'll buy in a shop!

    +1. Even when not in full club kit I use the club gilet.

  • Giro D'Italia - Tappa 161 year 8 weeks agoFelline 20th! GET

    Felline 20th! GET IN.

    Seriously tho', one of the best days of the tour so far. Totally unexpected to me, no idea whether that's naivety or whether it was a genuinely surprising outcome but I fully expected a 10-man break to be let off the leash and finish ten mins clear. I guess the break was so big that a couple of teams decided they couldn't let it go especially with Caruso in there.

    No regrets fantasy-wise - you never know what will happen the next day! I'll keep all my breakaway guys, add Cav and Nizzo and maybe another, then make a load of penalty transfers for the TT and see what comes out.

    Just looked at the profiles for 19 and 20 - still a helluva long way to go!

  • Giro D'Italia - Tappa 161 year 8 weeks agoTERatcliffe26 wrote:I think

    TERatcliffe26 wrote:
    I think Kangert has cemented his place in my thoughts for thursday Thinking

    and Aru was back too.

  • Am I aiming too high with my budget??1 year 8 weeks agoThe Ribble bike builder is

    The Ribble bike builder is excellent.

    Choose from any number of really good frames (carbon or Alu) and choose your components.

    They also do the cycle to work scheme as well. You will be surprised by the spec you get for £1000

  • Giro D'Italia - Tappa 161 year 8 weeks agoI think Kangert has cemented

    I think Kangert has cemented his place in my thoughts for thursday Thinking

  • Giro D'Italia - Tappa 161 year 8 weeks agoGreat stage. Just wish I

    Great stage. Just wish I could sit on my hands a bit more. I took out Majka, Niemiec and Uran for Pirazzi, Visconti and Paolini. arrgh

    Is there a prize for the biggest net loss of points due to transfers!?!