• Video: Cambridge gets world's first glow in the dark path - coming soon to a city near you?1 year 5 weeks agowarpo wrote:Nice, but

    warpo wrote:
    Nice, but wouldn't you still need lights to see anything on/around the path? (other cyclists, pedestrians, animals, etc).

    Still very nice and good to see governments actually investing on cyclepaths even if it is to save some cash.

    Thats my concern. If a road/path isnt lit then that does not make it 'unsafe' . To be unsafe requires the user to drive/ride faster than the speed they can stop. If your showing them where the road/path is by luminous paint then its likely users will go faster than is safe, given the luminous paint wont warn of other dangers/users.

  • Greg LeMond: Lance Armstrong should be in jail... and was top 30 rider at best1 year 5 weeks agoMe too. I love the way he

    Me too. I love the way he wants to crap in Armstrong's cap Big Grin

  • London Cycling - Commuter Experience1 year 5 weeks agoColin Peyresourde wrote: At

    Colin Peyresourde wrote:

    At rush hour London is a rush of people like few others. Certainly nothing that Devon can hold a stick at. This is sort of my point. Whatever is happening in the rest of England, Scotland and Wales is likely to be different. No where in the UK do we have a melting point quite like London.

    On a pedantic note you left out Northern Ireland there. Would have let it go but you went and mentioned UK just sayin Nerd Wink

  • How NOT to handle yourself1 year 5 weeks agoBoth passes were also

    Both passes were also illegal. The first should have been completed before the zig zag lines and the twat was all over the crossing.

  • Just In: Garmin Edge Touring1 year 5 weeks agoFor anyone struggling with

    For anyone struggling with the course navigation and turn by turn directions on a Garmin edge 800, please check out this foolproof guide for some settings that really work. Well, they work fine for me!
    http://www.scarletfire.co.uk/2012/11/foolproof-course-navigation-on-the-...

  • Just In: Garmin Edge Touring1 year 5 weeks agoFor anyone struggling with

    For anyone struggling with the course navigation and turn by turn directions on a Garmin edge 800, please check out this foolproof guide for some settings that really work. Well, they work fine for me!
    http://www.scarletfire.co.uk/2012/11/foolproof-course-navigation-on-the-...

  • VIDEO: Cyclists hurt on 'lethal' Edinburgh tram tracks1 year 5 weeks ago@Edgeley - I don't really

    @Edgeley - I don't really think there is any contradiction between our statements. We should of course do our best to make our needs clear and enforce building proper infrastructure. But on the other hand, I live in a city with a large tram network and somehow there aren't many accidents like this despite the lack of proper cycling infrastructure in most places. This means that as long as people really think what they are doing, they can survive in a crappy environment. And I really do think people should learn basic maneuvers as there will never be 100% safe infrastructure anywhere in the world, no matter how badly we want it.

  • Gardeners urged to turn Yorkshire yellow for the Tour de France1 year 5 weeks agoLast year was The Year of the

    Last year was The Year of the Buttercup; never seen Yorkshire looking so yellow. Stunning.

    Can't believe I live just 6 miles off Stage 1, and The 'Tubs is a right on me local 45-miler...

  • Greg LeMond: Lance Armstrong should be in jail... and was top 30 rider at best1 year 5 weeks agoLoved Greg as a rider, love

    Loved Greg as a rider, love him even more after that.

    Chapeau.

  • London Cycling - Commuter Experience1 year 5 weeks agoYou may have cycled down here

    You may have cycled down here but I used to live in Staines.... And yes I used to cycle commute... It is just same shit different place

  • Regent's Park Freize art festival - poor road management1 year 5 weeks agoI managed 20 laps of Regents

    I managed 20 laps of Regents lastnight. Was a bit of a pain with all of the extra traffic but no different to normal rush-hour type traffic. It all peaked at 7ish but was ok either side of that.

  • How NOT to handle yourself1 year 5 weeks agowhilst I think that not

    whilst I think that not confronting the driver but just handing the film into the police will (unfortunately) not do any good as the police will take a look at it go ho hum then if you're lucky wait 40 days before telling you over the phone that they will not be persuing the matter further.

    I would not have done what this cyclist has done it could have ended very tragically.

  • HOY bikes competition - the shortlist1 year 5 weeks agothat number 16 one is nice.

    that number 16 one is nice. thought it looked familiar though.

    http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2012/10/fall-is-in-the-air-part-ii/10...

    was it entered by a Mr Luke MacGregor? there doesn't appear to be one in the shortlist, although some of the names are pretty cryptic

  • Greg LeMond: Lance Armstrong should be in jail... and was top 30 rider at best1 year 5 weeks ago(No subject)

    Applause

  • Regent's Park Freize art festival - poor road management1 year 5 weeks agoIs it just me, or does

    Is it just me, or does complaining about once-a-year event that spoils your usual routine make you sound just like that angry man from Surrey… substitute taxis for cyclists, Regents Park for Surrey, and Frieze Art Fair for RideLondon and the resemblance is uncanny. All you need to do now is start a petition.

  • Surrey resident launches campaign against closed-road cycle events1 year 5 weeks agoI get where Northstar is

    I get where Northstar is coming from. I am also an advanced driver. I like the idea of assisting traffic flow even as a driver but you do need to be careful. I see drivers all the time doing things that they think are useful like stopping to let cars out from side roads. Nice idea until you get rear ended and someone accuses you of "slam on" accident.

    Long ago I was hit by a car that was "flashed through" a gap by another motorist that hadn't seen me. They were just being kind and thoughtful and the other motorist was just doing what most of us would also do. Legally it was the fault of the motorist that hit me for not checking themselves that it was clear but a big contribution was made by the other motorist deciding to "help" the traffic and making up their own rules.

    As an aside the motorist that flashed just drove off. The motorist that hit me claimed it wasn't her fault as she had been flashed through. Her insurance company tried to blame me and claimed my bike was unroadworthy because it was made up of different parts and wasn't a specific make and model. Luckily my BCF licence gave me insurance and they explained that it was roadworth as had been inspected for a race the previous day.

    So be careful giving hand signals or otherwise beckoning people through or giving way when you have right of way. You can't make up your own rules. And if you change the assumptions of the Highway Code whilst trying to be helpful you could easily end up being blamed or even hurt when someone misinterprets your gestures.

    Keep it simple. Only use hand signals in the highway code. Keep your lane, occupy your space. It may annoy some motorists that you don't just get out of their way but the principle is clear. You have a right to be where you are. It is safer when you are visible and drivers need to take account of you. The chances that drivers will see you and then just run over you anyway are miniscule (however much they moan) The chances that by trying to be helpful and keeping out of their way or making room for them to squeeze past will result in them misjudging are much higher.

    You can be polite and courteous without overdoing it.

  • Just In: Garmin Edge Touring1 year 5 weeks agoAgree with the 'garmin just

    Agree with the 'garmin just don't get touring' comment.

  • Howies Leadout bibshorts1 year 5 weeks agoAl_S has it spot on - what a

    Al_S has it spot on - what a refreshing change it is to deal with a customer-service team like Howies'. A handwritten letter with a returns label might not be as quick as an automated returns email but it certainly gives the impression that someone's actually bothered by the fact that you've had a problem.

    Just got the replacement bibs through yesterday so will put some miles into them and see how they compare. First impressions are that they are broadly similar to before, same good fit, same comfy pad (apparently now better held in place). The radio pocket has disappeared from the back (which is now a lighter-weave material), and they've added a slim pocket on the front of the shoulder strap on your chest. I'm not sure what this is for - it would be inside your jersey so wouldn't be that easy to reach on the bike. It would accommodate a pair of tyre levers nicely.

  • Albert Bourlon, doyen of Tour de France - and man who made longest break - dies at 961 year 5 weeks ago+1, that's the best I can

    +1, that's the best I can think of.

  • Surrey disused pub reborn as bike shop1 year 5 weeks agoI'm an avid roady and so is

    I'm an avid roady and so is my son. I live about a mile from this new shop max. I pass it about 4 times a week. My son actually works in Farnham about 200m away. I could see that something was happening with the Seven Stars but didn't know what. Neither of us have heard anything about it until now.

    Gary is going to need to get the word out a bit.

  • A Day on The Alpe: Experiencing an iconic stage of the 2013 Tour de France1 year 5 weeks agoSteppenHerring wrote:othello

    SteppenHerring wrote:
    othello wrote:
    Stupid question, but do they have portaloos all the way up those climbs? With the amount of 'liquid refreshment' going on, makes e think there would need to be something!

    I know there's a public toilet on Dutch Corner but watch out as the flush on the urinal sprays out and soaks your shorts.

    Or go round the back and hang on one handed to the roof as you dangle your wanger over the edge as many seemed to think was a better approach!

  • A Day on The Alpe: Experiencing an iconic stage of the 2013 Tour de France1 year 5 weeks agoothello wrote:Stupid

    othello wrote:
    Stupid question, but do they have portaloos all the way up those climbs? With the amount of 'liquid refreshment' going on, makes e think there would need to be something!

    Not at every corner but they do have them on some of the turns, probably nowhere near enough though to be honest. On turn 10, Irish Corner, the Gendarmes apparently said if it was going to happen again they would make recommendation for the turn to have its own bottle banks and toilet.

    I guess it depends on historically how busy a bend is as to what they provide.

  • Just In: Garmin Edge Touring1 year 5 weeks agogive me a nice paper map to

    give me a nice paper map to look at any day.. far more satisfying to the soul when exploring a new country, and the battery life is brilliant.

  • Charge 2014 range first look1 year 5 weeks agochokofingrz wrote:I'm all in

    chokofingrz wrote:
    I'm all in favour of a wider choice of British-built steel road bikes. In fact that's practically all I ever look at. But it looks like I'll be filing this lot under "things that make me go 'meh'". And only Sora on the Plug 3? There are various offerings from Ribble, Genesis and Kona that appear to give more bang for the buck.

    My Charge Filter Apex says "Designed in GB" on the frame decal but "Made in Taiwan" on the seat tube.

  • A Day on The Alpe: Experiencing an iconic stage of the 2013 Tour de France1 year 5 weeks agoWas up at 2km to go, save

    Was up at 2km to go, save Riblon attack for the win, the noise as a French man went for the win was incredible!