• Graeme Obree talks passion and innovation1 year 29 weeks agoQuote:he fully disclosed the

    Quote:
    he fully disclosed the Superman position prior to using it, he wanted his rivals to adopt it, so he could beat them with all things being equal.

    That is quite incredible, if you think about it Cool

  • Project 1t4i announces name change to Team Argos-Shimano, reveals new kit1 year 29 weeks agoSimon_MacMichael

    Simon_MacMichael wrote:
    JonMack wrote:
    inrng posted this on twitter 40 minutes ago - http://twitpic.com/936gae

    *Cough* - last paragraph Wink

    I dont recall that being there when I wrote my comment Sad

  • nutrition question.1 year 29 weeks agoAccording to some quick

    According to some quick research I did, while carbohydrate is the most important thing to be taking in while exercising (something like 1g/kg of body weight/hr), muscle is actively being broken down as you ride. By consuming protein you help to delay that from happening because the body prefers to use dietary protein rather than existing protein in the body. So while carb content is the most important value to look at, protein is also an important factor.

  • Project 1t4i announces name change to Team Argos-Shimano, reveals new kit1 year 29 weeks agoBut Project 1t4i was so

    But Project 1t4i was so catchy!

  • Transfers1 year 29 weeks agoI suppose I didn't pay that

    I suppose I didn't pay that much attention to how many transfers we have and when, but as it as at the moment, I have a full team having made only one transfer since GW so I think this time I was lucky and I'm definitely going to pay more attention in the future. I think I'm gonna leave my final final final selection until tomorrow night, though, and then be paranoid the entire time at work on Sunday that I've messed up and picked guys who aren't riding after all

  • Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco1 year 29 weeks agoCouple changes please:

    Couple changes please: Nerd

    Daniel martin 29.8 in
    Baulke Mollema 36.8 out

    Jussi Veikkanen 7.8 in
    Fabian Wegmann 9.1 out

    Cheers Big Grin

  • Project 1t4i announces name change to Team Argos-Shimano, reveals new kit1 year 29 weeks agoMarcel Kittel and his merry

    Marcel Kittel and his merry band of Argonauts... the Golden Fleece as metaphor for the maillot jaune... ah, the possibilities are endless...

    *sharpens pencil*

    *remembers it's 2012*

    *charges laptop*

  • Project 1t4i announces name change to Team Argos-Shimano, reveals new kit1 year 29 weeks agocat1commuter wrote:Well I did

    cat1commuter wrote:
    Well I did not know that Argos were in the oil business. You learn something new...

    Well I'm guessing it's not the same argos as the place where you buy crap jewellery and all the kids toys. I may be wrong though.

  • Project 1t4i announces name change to Team Argos-Shimano, reveals new kit1 year 29 weeks agoJonMack wrote:inrng posted

    JonMack wrote:
    inrng posted this on twitter 40 minutes ago - http://twitpic.com/936gae

    *Cough* - last paragraph Wink

  • Tour of Flanders 2012 Preview1 year 29 weeks agoI can't wait, there something

    I can't wait, there something about this race....
    Nice little article too...

  • Transfers1 year 29 weeks agoI'm all over my tactics: read

    I'm all over my tactics: read simon's preview and pick riders that he namechecks Smile

  • KBC Driedaagse van De Panne - Koksijde on the side1 year 29 weeks agoCongrats to Gkam for winning,

    Congrats to Gkam for winning, here are the final points.
    Chrisdstripes ended up a clear 2nd as i managed to miss off his steve chainel points fron stage 2, but they have been added in.
    Myself, Nickobec and Drheaton all had very similar scorers throughout, with Ben Hermans 20th place in the ITT just giving me 3rd.

    TERatcliffe26 - 215
    Nickobec - 212
    Drheaton - 214
    Chrisdstripes - 246
    Carl simpson - 148
    Gkam84 - 282

  • Project 1t4i announces name change to Team Argos-Shimano, reveals new kit1 year 29 weeks agoinrng posted this on twitter

    inrng posted this on twitter 40 minutes ago - http://twitpic.com/936gae

  • Project 1t4i announces name change to Team Argos-Shimano, reveals new kit1 year 29 weeks agoWell I did not know that

    Well I did not know that Argos were in the oil business. You learn something new...

  • Transfers1 year 29 weeks agoCheers Dave Hope you've

    Cheers Dave Big Grin

    Hope you've got your tatics right, we need to catch Sparta_FC! Wink

  • Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco1 year 29 weeks agoRight, im gonna put all

    Right, im gonna put all current posted teams into the spreadsheet, so anyone who makes changes to those teams could you make it known via another post rather than editing the current post. However those like Gkam who ave said they will participate but have not yet enterered a team feel free to edit your post as i know you haven't entered a team

    thanks

  • Tour of Flanders1 year 29 weeks agoAlan Tullett wrote:Can anyone

    Alan Tullett wrote:
    Can anyone see beyond Sagan and Degenkolb for the TDF?
    I'd also go for Westra as a cheapish DS Thinking Thinking

    Is this a GKam style wind-up? Degenkolb couldn't make the split in GW (I had him and he's my one definite star transfer). Sagan I'm inclined to keep as he continues to do extraordinarily well and he just can't stop himself from winning even if this means annoying his teammates (Nibali in the TDFrance) and he will be the leader. Westra is a good rider but 8.something is not even cheapish with the current amount of points we have. Also, others in his team will be protected; Leukemans, who has a good, solid record in this race. Westra had his fun in the 3 days of de Panne. I expect him to just be a support rider, but I could be proved wrong. There are other riders at a similar price who are definite team leaders that I'll be picking ahead of him but he could spring a surprise.

    Like most of us I'll probably play safe and keep Boonen and bring in Cancellara for Degenkolb. I'm going to stick with Sagan but I haven't decided if I'm going to keep Freire, who has no record to speak of in this race but has been going well, or bring in someone else with a better history of doing well, (I won't say who, we can all read the history). If I kept him I could have an extra transfer for my DSs but I'm not sure if it's worth bringing in any more than the 2 I already want, (both definite team leaders).

    For me it's Boonen's to lose, he could do what Gilbert did last year and win 3 on the trot. Cancellara has a better chance in P-R which is an even greater war of attrition as long as his bike holds up! The other possibility is that Sagan and Cancellara work together to drop Boonen, who will beat both in a sprint, and then Sagan wins from Canc. Unless there are crashes or mechanical problems I can't see any other rider winning it apart from ones I'm probably going to put in my team and prefer not to mention.

    I echo what Alan has said (as we have a similar team) except im gonna go a more risky route in my replacement of degenkolb, it will be a rider costing less than degenkolb, but a more expensive DS that has previous at Ronde

  • Tour of Flanders1 year 29 weeks agoCan anyone see beyond Sagan

    Can anyone see beyond Sagan and Degenkolb for the TDF?
    I'd also go for Westra as a cheapish DS Thinking Thinking

    Is this a GKam style wind-up? Degenkolb couldn't make the split in GW (I had him and he's my one definite star transfer). Sagan I'm inclined to keep as he continues to do extraordinarily well and he just can't stop himself from winning even if this means annoying his teammates (Nibali in the TDFrance) and he will be the leader. Westra is a good rider but 8.something is not even cheapish with the current amount of points we have. Also, others in his team will be protected; Leukemans, who has a good, solid record in this race. Westra had his fun in the 3 days of de Panne. I expect him to just be a support rider, but I could be proved wrong. There are other riders at a similar price who are definite team leaders that I'll be picking ahead of him but he could spring a surprise.

    Like most of us I'll probably play safe and keep Boonen and bring in Cancellara for Degenkolb. I'm going to stick with Sagan but I haven't decided if I'm going to keep Freire, who has no record to speak of in this race but has been going well, or bring in someone else with a better history of doing well, (I won't say who, we can all read the history). If I kept him I could have an extra transfer for my DSs but I'm not sure if it's worth bringing in any more than the 2 I already want, (both definite team leaders).

    For me it's Boonen's to lose, he could do what Gilbert did last year and win 3 on the trot. Cancellara has a better chance in P-R which is an even greater war of attrition as long as his bike holds up! The other possibility is that Sagan and Cancellara work together to drop Boonen, who will beat both in a sprint, and then Sagan wins from Canc. Unless there are crashes or mechanical problems I can't see any other rider winning it apart from ones I'm probably going to put in my team and prefer not to mention.

  • Triple Crankset1 year 29 weeks agoCheers for this will have a

    Cheers for this will have a look.

  • Triple Crankset1 year 29 weeks agoMany thanks for all the

    Many thanks for all the advice it has been really useful

  • Round-the-world cyclist Sean Conway vows to carry on after being hit by truck in Arkansas1 year 29 weeks ago"America is about 20 years

    "America is about 20 years behind the rest of the 'western world' in terms of roads safety" quote from a Road Safety Auditor and highways engineer I knew that did some work over there. Driving standards are also appallingly low, as anyone who has taken a test over there will tell you, and drink-driving and using mobile phones is verging on 'normal' driving behaviour. Don't honestly know why anyone would want to ride over there unless the route was pre-planned to avoid areas that mean you are basically riding on inter-state highways.

  • Graeme Obree talks passion and innovation1 year 29 weeks agoI suspect he's already

    I suspect he's already thought of that Sideburn - I could only touch on the theories he mentioned as there was so many of them, he's a true innovator. I don't think he views things like the rest of us, which is a wonderful thing.

  • BBC drama Call The Midwife sparks record interest in Victoria Pendleton bike range, says Halfords1 year 29 weeks agoClassic and 'Dutch' style

    Classic and 'Dutch' style bikes have been popular for a lot more than the last year, my teenage daughters and their friends have been riding them for 3/4 years minimum.

    Their favourite tipple is perry as well, a drink that was virtually dead a few years back. Why these trends have occurred I have no idea but they were under way well before that TV prog. Bikes with baskets have always been popular in Cambridge. I had one for many years myself when I had a ladies bike with a child seat, although I now use detachable panniers on a road bike. But the move away from cheap MTBs as runarounds has been going on for some time.

    Victoria's bikes look fine although not much different in looks or price from the (Chinese-made) Dawes that my younger daughter has. However, if she needed a new one I'm sure as a fan of Victoria's she would want one of hers!!

  • Triple Crankset1 year 29 weeks agoI have one of these, nice

    I have one of these, nice chainset and even includes the bottom bracket - absolute bargain if you ask me. It's basically a triple version of the SRAM apex cranks.

    http://www.merlincycles.co.uk/Bike+Shop/Road+Parts/Transmission/Chainset...

  • Tour of Flanders1 year 29 weeks agoOnce again, Surely a slog

    Once again, Surely a slog between Tommeke and Spartacus.

    I can't see anyone else picking this one up.

    Except for a crap DS from Saur Sojasun Big Grin