• Road rage footballer who admitted assaulting cyclist avoids jail and driving ban1 year 3 weeks agoIronically if the injured

    Ironically if the injured cyclist had used a racial epithet against nosworthy no doubt the full force of the law would have been brought down upon him?

    Strange that the law today views injury to ones sensitivity more seriously than actual physical harm!

  • Should good cyclists do more to stop bad cyclists1 year 3 weeks agoShould all responsible

    Should all responsible wearers-of-glasses do more to challenge bespectacled people who misbehave in public?

    Should all bald men do more to prevent anti social and criminal acts by their fellow follically-challenged?

    Or just maybe, people all have to make their own individual decisions about how confident they feel about challenging bad behaviour, depending on how safe they feel, how bad the behaviour and how dangerous the person indulging in it appears to be?

    And whether the miscreant is a fellow hat-wearer, bike-user, jogger, or smartphone-user, really has absoutely bugger-all to do with it?

  • Prendas launch Dave Rayner Fund caps1 year 3 weeks agoWoop woop! I now have

    Woop woop! I now have something to look forward to receiving from the postie (should have bought him one too perhaps - he's a cycling nut too). A most worthwhile cause.

  • Witness appeal after cyclist killed on Manchester's Wilmslow Road1 year 3 weeks agoWilmslow Road, Oxford Road,

    Wilmslow Road, Oxford Road, Portland Street and Bridgewater Way have all been identified as dangerous for cyclists. But nothing gets done about it.

  • Road rage footballer who admitted assaulting cyclist avoids jail and driving ban1 year 3 weeks agoI don't understand why a

    I don't understand why a driving ban isn't applicable just because it would cause inconvenience. Administering justice is suppose to affect the offender isn't it?

  • Tour of Qatar - Stage 41 year 3 weeks agoBoonen, followed by Terpstra

    Boonen, followed by Terpstra then Roelandts in 2nd sprint

  • Vote for my Project One Bike - here is why you should1 year 3 weeks agonotfastenough wrote: It was a

    notfastenough wrote:

    It was a 6.9 SSL frameset, using 700 series OCLV. Price including stem etc, for £1249, which was half the RRP, and the colour scheme was nicely unique. At the time I was wrestling with bike-fit issues and didn't know whether the 56cm H2 was right for me. Turns out it is right for me, and I could have taken the gamble and built up a phenomenal bike, but hey, hindsight is 20/20. There was also a black one with blue flames for £50 more, so when reading this I have to smile, as at the time the flames look was a bit too flashy.

    Ouch, that does sound like a bit of a steal and I don't know much about these things really TBH, but that frame for half price...

    Would have ignored the flames one (just not a flames type person)

  • Should good cyclists do more to stop bad cyclists1 year 3 weeks agoSo I've started a fun game on

    So I've started a fun game on my ride in/out of nottingham every day. we have a pair of junctions 50m apart, both with ASL attache to them.

    If a vehicle is turning right (as I do) and stops illegitimately in the ASL I nonchalantly ride my bike in front of it, a take the lane.

    I indicate right and upon the green light I pull away slowly, sometimes very slowly, knowing full well that because of the light timings we will get stopped in 50m anyway.

    If the car overtakes in the 50m then you can bet your butt it won't encroach into the ASL again!

    NO-ONE has ever said anything about it......

  • Vote for my Project One Bike - here is why you should1 year 3 weeks agogregww1 wrote:notfastenough

    gregww1 wrote:
    notfastenough wrote:
    Looks like Juliet Elliot is running away with it. Fair play, but I couldn't pick that colour combo.

    I do still massively regret not buying the project one frame I saw in a January sale last year. "Leadout grey with pink accent" I think it was.

    How much was the saving?

    It was a 6.9 SSL frameset, using 700 series OCLV. Price including stem etc, for £1249, which was half the RRP, and the colour scheme was nicely unique. At the time I was wrestling with bike-fit issues and didn't know whether the 56cm H2 was right for me. Turns out it is right for me, and I could have taken the gamble and built up a phenomenal bike, but hey, hindsight is 20/20. There was also a black one with blue flames for £50 more, so when reading this I have to smile, as at the time the flames look was a bit too flashy.

  • Aussie company kickstarts combined rear light & camera at bargain price1 year 3 weeks agoThe test of this camera is

    The test of this camera is can you read number plates on cars, at night, and not just the ones right behind the bike.

    This guy does great camera reviews:
    http://www.youtube.com/user/Techmoan/videos

    This $99 cam has a great sensor:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnHDu-oW7_Y
    It uses High-Dynamic-Range, any good cycle cam needs to have something like this.

    If it's not 1080p then it's out of date already, action cams will be 4k before you know it.

    5 hours is great for a cam's battery life, even 4 would be very acceptable (is the battery replaceable for longer rides?).

    Will a seatpost mud-guard fit underneath it? And hydrophobic - will it still be working after a weeks cycling through London, we've just had our wettest January on record.

    Does it detach easily for recharging?

    What I'd really like to see is some night-time video footage of a car driving too close behind the bike / doing a close overtake like what happens to me regularly - this is the kind of footage I want to catch. Remember in the UK and other places this far north we travel to/from work in darkness for several months of the year.

    [edit]
    I'm might be asking for too much here, I do really like the idea of light + cam, I've always wanted a rear cam on the bike but never figured out where to attach one that could then be easily detached again. Better spec version could come later, with 4k becoming the new HD, the prices should drop rapidly for 1080p.

    But it's still worth visiting the Techmoan channel - he and his viewers give a great idea of what is wanted from a good cam, the light bit is easy - one high power red led, 2 settings - flash/constant and don't make the flash go at strobe speed - those should be banned.

  • Altura Thermastretch gloves1 year 3 weeks agomight want to talc your hands

    might want to talc your hands before putting them in tho....

  • Tour of Qatar - Stage 41 year 3 weeks agoSounds like Katusha working

    Sounds like Katusha working hard for Kristoff today, which is about right as i'm not bringing him in to my team untill tomorrow! Silly

    Terpstra
    Boonen
    Roelandts
    Boom
    Howard
    Greipel
    Sergent
    Waeytens
    Ruffoni

  • Tour of Qatar - Stage 41 year 3 weeks ago33 seconds for Gilbert and

    33 seconds for Gilbert and Salomein

    Damn was gonna bring Gilbert in for Elmiger (would have done it instead of Kruopis but was 0.1 credits short)

  • Podium Cafe VDS1 year 3 weeks agoI'm in: both team and DS name

    I'm in: both team and DS name is (surprise surprise)
    The Domestique

  • Should good cyclists do more to stop bad cyclists1 year 3 weeks agoScoob_84 wrote:Now GKam84,

    Scoob_84 wrote:
    Now GKam84, maybe you don't see anything wrong with that in your eyes but some people do.

    I'm pretty sure GKam84 didn't say it was OK. I think he was cautioning against vigilante behaviour like yours. Yes, you got away with it that time. Next time, the scofflaw may take a swing, or worse. We aren't the traffic police and if we encourage mob rule, how do you think that will end on our car-dominated roads?

  • Should good cyclists do more to stop bad cyclists1 year 3 weeks agoTwo things for me, of which

    Two things for me, of which only one is directly related to the original question.

    1. We are not part of a big club, or a religious group, or anything else, we are just individual people who each choose to ride bikes for whatever reason. Therefore, why should we need to look out for each other, why should we feel any responsibility for other cyclists actions, why is it up to us, to get our 'collective' house in order? etc etc?

    If another riders actions directly impact on me, then yes I'll say something, otherwise good luck to them.

    2. This thread made me think... does all the publicity surrounding red light jumping ultimately encourage or discourage red light jumping? Personally I think it encourages it.

    As a society, we work to the rules of fear of getting caught, and directly associated with that, the fear of the implications of being caught. It would be nice to think we're all good, dutiful folk, but actually we are wild animals controlled by societal restraints and enforced rules. That doesn't make us bad people, it's just as it is.

    So... every time someone says, 'gosh, look at all those cyclists jumping lights, they are all doing it' it merely reaffirms that everyone gets away with red light jumping, that its the norm, its what the majority are doing.

    So yes, those evangelists out there may get more frustrated and resolute, whilst everyone else will just think the decision to run the light is a little less significant, and more acceptable/normal.

  • Commonwealth Games road race to follow 2013 National Road Race route1 year 3 weeks agoI'm excited, should be a good

    I'm excited, should be a good race.

  • Prendas launch Dave Rayner Fund caps1 year 3 weeks agoIf these happen to sell out

    If these happen to sell out before I get paid on Friday I am holding Road.cc fully responsible.

    Also, to put yet another nail in my purchasing coffin, these caps are in the 4 for £25 quid offer (along with a selection of musettes).

  • Commonwealth Games road race to follow 2013 National Road Race route1 year 3 weeks agoI'm very excited too. Two

    I'm very excited too. Two elite races coming almost past my front door in two years is very much something worth getting excited about.

  • Tour of Qatar - Stage 41 year 3 weeks agoFinally started to take an

    Finally started to take an interest in this race after doing surprisingly well yesterday with a 170 on my standard team.

    Dropped Cancellara and Haedo for Roelandts and Morkov. No Greipel, Demare or Viviani so watch today be a proper sprint for the first time in the race.

    Terpstra
    Boonen
    Roelands
    Stannard
    Boom
    Kruopis
    Morkov
    Hepburn
    Guardini

  • Tour of Qatar - Stage 41 year 3 weeks agoMorkov, Roelandts, Kroon in

    Morkov, Roelandts, Kroon in that order for the first sprint

    Good move brining in Kroon in seems, also means I have at least 4 in the front group

  • Vote for my Project One Bike - here is why you should1 year 3 weeks agobreezergood

    breezergood wrote:
    notfastenough wrote:
    Looks like Juliet Elliot is running away with it. Fair play, but I couldn't pick that colour combo.

    I do still massively regret not buying the project one frame I saw in a January sale last year. "Leadout grey with pink accent" I think it was.

    It is a nice looking bike (she's better looking). Not sure i'd get away with that colour scheme as a bloke, but i'd have a go.

    Well it kind of helps she has a rather large following and a popular blog. All fair though. Not lost hope...yet.

  • Prendas launch Dave Rayner Fund caps1 year 3 weeks agoI have recently come to terms

    I have recently come to terms with the fact I have a cycling cap addiction, I might have to feed it a little more and get one of these to support a good cause.

  • Road rage footballer who admitted assaulting cyclist avoids jail and driving ban1 year 3 weeks agostumps wrote:It can never be

    stumps wrote:
    It can never be proven that he deliberately tried to break the wrist as it was a push and as for a years rehab - get real. i had 2 ops on my left knee (the second quite major on the tendons / ligaments) in the space of a month and i was back at work walking normally after 6 months.

    My old man is still having physio on his wrist ten years after breaking it, uniformed or not I wouldn't fancy your chances of anything resembling a polite response if you decided to nip round and tell him to "get real".

    Let's be honest here, the police will not have given two fucks about the cyclist and were probably chuffed as buttons that they got to have a footballer grace their presence (hence the giant shoehorning of their insistence of how great he was with their enquiries yada yada). Nosworthy will have had a very pricey legal team representing him, a team pulling out all the stops to ensure the very best result for their client versus the CPS. The CPS probably had someone representing them who just happened to draw the short straw that morning and got lumbered with the case and yet Nosworthy was still guided to plead guilty got handed a suspended sentence and a fine. Much less than any right thinking person would believe he should have got but if the cyclist was in anyway in the wrong Nosworthy's legal team would have had this bounced out of court in seconds.

    Funny isn't it, if Nosworthy had responded to somebody swearing at him by breaking their wrist on a football pitch he would have been given a stiffer punishment by the FA.

    Instead he pretty much gets away with hitting someone with a car, getting out, abusing them and then assaulting them. Madness.

  • Commonwealth Games road race to follow 2013 National Road Race route1 year 3 weeks agoWell, myself and Gkam84. And

    Well, myself and Gkam84. And David Millar & Mark Cavendish. There's four people interested.