• Giro stage 51 year 2 weeks agoThat'll be Viviani and Swift

    That'll be Viviani and Swift going for the intermediate sprint and points jersey.

  • UCI's on-board video experiment pays off with thrilling sprint footage from Tour of California1 year 2 weeks agoWOW...Look at Cav pouncing

    WOW...Look at Cav pouncing onto JD's wheel at 50 seconds...key position decision made!....awesome footage right in the epicentre of the action...

  • Cycle clothes for tall people1 year 2 weeks agoI'm only 6'2 and this annoys

    I'm only 6'2 and this annoys me. You can spend £20 on a work shirt and choose collar and sleeve length separately. Yet, spend £100 on a cycling jersey or bibs and you get S, M, L and XL to choose from.

    In my experience, the size of cycle clothing refers solely to the waist/chest. L and XL good usually only for someone who is 5'8 and weighs 18 stone.

  • Giro stage 51 year 2 weeks agoAfter 40km the lead of the

    After 40km the lead of the break is up to 3:30.

  • Another Newbie What Bike Question.....1 year 2 weeks agoI'm not quite sure on this

    I'm not quite sure on this 'excitement' you're on about?
    The bikes you rode weren't race geo, which gives for a sharper/quicker handling bike and if you have all those injuries/twinges then a race geo bike isn't going to be ideal for you.

  • Now I understand why.1 year 2 weeks agoJust look at the adverts you

    Just look at the adverts you see to become an instructor - they have the distinct air of just inviting anyone with a license to complete a course. I suspect the course focuses on teaching more than on the actual driving skill of the instructor-to-be.

    I was given loads of room by a student under instruction a little while ago, I had hoped to catch them at the lights and thank them (bit of positive reinforcement doesn't do any harm), but it didn't happen.

  • UCI's on-board video experiment pays off with thrilling sprint footage from Tour of California1 year 2 weeks agoBring it on. First they need

    Bring it on. First they need to get the cameras transmitting live, battery capacity is the limiting factor there. Then they need to air these in event cinema.

    The only problem I can see is the rear facing camera is going to pick up the sound of every emission from the rider. Wink

  • €220m will not solve Dutch train station bike parking chaos, says railway company1 year 2 weeks agoSolution is clear, they need

    Solution is clear, they need to get more people off bike and into cars.

  • Road cyclists with bad backs1 year 2 weeks agoI am 51y old and had 2

    I am 51y old and had 2 prolapsed discs, l4 then l5, 18 months apart some 15 yrs ago. I was pretty much unable to work for over a year. I refused surgery and relied upon osteopathy and acupuncture( to deal with the pain from the former which was unusually invasive) and developing my core to recover. I was never particularly heavy but i also lost weight. Although they healed up i would get an occasional flare up. That only stopped after i took up road cycling just over 4 years ago. I know it sounds counter intuitive, but i ride fairly low, not stem slammed, on a planet x sl pro and so i am pretty stretched out. My neck occasionally gives me a little grief especially if i have not ridden much for a while but i actually find that riding a road bike has been a boon or aid to my back problems. I am long backed and apparently short legged so my experience may reflect my own physiology but riding a road bike has been an entirely positive experience for me. I just wish i could get out on the bike more!

  • UCI's on-board video experiment pays off with thrilling sprint footage from Tour of California1 year 2 weeks agoIt will be available live in

    It will be available live in no time, the joys of the internet.

  • Socks1 year 2 weeks agoThe groin as in where the top

    The groin as in where the top of the foot curves into the ankle.

  • UCI's on-board video experiment pays off with thrilling sprint footage from Tour of California1 year 2 weeks agoThis is what we need, takes

    This is what we need, takes us in the middle of the action, anybody who watches motorsport knows this is the way forward, I would like them to the use the Giro-Cam that MotoGP have though if that's possible, that keeps the camera perfectly in line, I guess that may require motors though.

    But a great start, can't wait for more of this

  • First look: new Garmin Connect1 year 2 weeks agoGarmin Connect looks like it

    Garmin Connect looks like it should deliver lots, but in practice its a nightmare...clunky, extremely slow and prone to glitches...im currently stuffed trying to edit a course that's saved under our clubs "group"...at the moment it just wont work at all...a few weeks ago, it wouldn't save a course to a Garmin unit..

    Additionally, it always seems a dark art and a near impossible task in trying to upload a gpx file from someone else and turn it into a course...surely this ought to be a fundamental function of these pieces of software

    Garmin should have a fantastic tool at their disposal, but currently its nothing but a pig....hopefully continued development will iron out the Everest sized creases...

  • Giro stage 51 year 2 weeks agoJoelsim wrote:Swift says he

    Joelsim wrote:
    Swift says he is not up for today, waiting for stage 7.

    Silly

  • Another Newbie What Bike Question.....1 year 2 weeks agoHow about a Kinesis, perhaps

    How about a Kinesis, perhaps the 4S or a T2/3

    fairly light and well designed frames,
    room for mudguards,
    You can even start with teh frame and build up with the spec you fancy,

    If your a 6'2" rugby player then perhaps hand-built wheels might be a a better option over factory wheels that are often replaced later anyway.

    e.g.
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/bhp/kinesis-bike

    I've seen examples on ebay that seemed fairly good value too

  • UCI wants YOU — to tell it what you want from sportives and mass rides1 year 2 weeks agoYorkshie Whippet wrote:I

    Yorkshie Whippet wrote:
    I thought helmets were an insurance stipulation not an organisers requirement, same with tri bars.

    Then British Cycling should get a better sportive insurer that doesn't undermine its public campaigning. CTC rides and some independent sportives don't require helmets, but since BC made helmet use a requirement of the guidelines organisers must follow to be listed on BC's publications, some independent sportives have changed their policy.

  • Giro stage 51 year 2 weeks ago1min 50 11 riders in the

    1min 50

    11 riders in the break- Elia Viviani (Cannondale), Ben Swift (Team Sky), Tyler Farrar and Fabian Wegmann (Garmin-Sharp), Miguel Angel Rubiano (Colombia), Tony Hurel and Bjorn Thurau (Europcar), Marco Frapporti (Androni Giocattoli), Yonathan Monsalve (Neri Sottoli), Kenny Dehaes and Tosh Van der Sande (Lotto-Belisol).

  • €220m will not solve Dutch train station bike parking chaos, says railway company1 year 2 weeks agoHKCambridge wrote:If 40% of

    HKCambridge wrote:
    If 40% of their commuters cycle to the station, storing bikes on trains is going to be a much bigger problem than parking them at stations.

    In the extreme, goods vans would be cheaper than land and buildings, no?

  • Raleigh Chopper rider reaches summit of Mount Ventoux for charity1 year 2 weeks agoJust amazing. I think at

    Just amazing. I think at least I'd have clipped in! Big respect for riding up that hill on shiny rubber pedals, having the bars almost level with your head is also not best for powerful climbing ; ]

  • First road bike - help please1 year 2 weeks agoBtw, these are all bikes to

    Btw, these are all bikes to get you started, but there's little to stop you from up-speccing from time to time Cool

  • UCI's on-board video experiment pays off with thrilling sprint footage from Tour of California1 year 2 weeks agoSomeone did a comp of the

    Someone did a comp of the race footage along side the bikecam footage:

    http://youtu.be/rbPAc4CREAI

  • Wattbike Training1 year 2 weeks agoI think maybe you're right

    I think maybe you're right about asking WB about the data question. Unfortunately I might have a little more time than I thought to sort all this, as one of the babies picked up a cold in creche that he has kindly passed on to me - the 2nd in a month! (How do pro athletes train and cope with lurgy from the kids - use nannies?!)

    As for the pedals, well they have a strict rule against pedal changes on the spinning bikes thanks to some dimwit cross-threading during a changover and thus writing off a crank, so I imagine they would feel the same way about a £1k specialist bit of kit.

    Anyway, thanks for the help all. Time to find out just *how much* more power than me that the pros produce...

  • First road bike - help please1 year 2 weeks agoSome really useful comments

    Some really useful comments and observations on here to mull over.
    A few of the guys at work have the TdF and have been really happy with it, after a year's w&t.
    One guy has a Zelos but, as the smallest rear cog has 14 teeth, he struggles a bit to keep up with 12T bikes.
    Despite that niggle, however, he's pleased with his purchase, as the steel fork rides well over Plymouth's potholed and rutty roads.
    I'm considering buying a Zelos for £269 (even less, if can find a discount code) to do the Around Dartmoor and the Lands End & Back routes, soon.

  • €220m will not solve Dutch train station bike parking chaos, says railway company1 year 2 weeks agoa.jumper wrote:Simple

    a.jumper wrote:
    Simple solution: stop charging people to take their bikes on trains and provide enough on- train spaces, then they won't park bikes at both ends of their train journeys and taker up two spaces.

    If 40% of their commuters cycle to the station, storing bikes on trains is going to be a much bigger problem than parking them at stations.

  • Chris Boardman says UK MEP candidates should be "ashamed" of attitudes on cycling1 year 2 weeks agoracyrich wrote:andylul

    racyrich wrote:
    andylul wrote:
    This is pretty good considering UKIP's attendance and participation in the European Parliament...

    Why single out UKIP? They have 10 MEPs out of 80 odd. The only respondent was a Liberal. That means the Greens failed to reply too. Does that suit your political dogma?

    Because they voted against EU Directive 96/53/EC to improve HGV design, despite overwhelming support for it from every other party.