- Cavendish to OPQS1 year 21 weeks agoRaleigh will be gutted!
Raleigh will be gutted!
- French 100-year-old Robert Marchand back on bike for another record-breaking ride1 year 21 weeks agoTotally amazing. Bon chance,
Totally amazing. Bon chance, Robert.
- Mad Fiber's mad-looking wheels1 year 21 weeks agoA few guys around here race
A few guys around here race them. There was a guy trying to sell a set for a rather steep discount, but it didn't seem that anyone was biting. I had no interest b/c it's an unproven technology, and I need reliable race wheels.
- New York City campaign warns taxi passengers of danger of opening doors in path of cyclists (+ video)1 year 21 weeks agoSuspect in the UK we'd also
Suspect in the UK we'd also need one on the windscreen reminding drivers to have a look before executing an on-a-sixpence U-turn.
- DfT release 2011 annual report for road casualties1 year 21 weeks agoOldRidgeback wrote:In 2013,OldRidgeback wrote:
In 2013, we must see a drink driving education campaign, backed up with enforcement, to put an end to these completely unnecessary deaths.
This (my emphasis) is the only way it will work. Sadly, far too many drivers have shown complete disregard for being asked nicely to be considerate towards those with whom they share the roads.
Lack of 'stick' and a tiny 'carrot' is part of why the £80k spent on the recently announced campaign that isn't even supported by cycling campaign groups won't make any difference.
- Cavendish to OPQS1 year 21 weeks agoOne thing the transfer thread
One thing the transfer thread doesn't cover... (unless I've missed it)...
Mehdi Sorabi has been dropped by Lotto!
- Hit and run driver who critically injured police officer sentenced to 15 months in jail1 year 21 weeks agoVelo_Alex wrote:While IVelo_Alex wrote:
While I applaud the jail term it would be nice to see this kind of justice applied equally. Drivers have killed cyclists and escaped heavy sentences, if the injured rider had been a civilian would we have seen such a determined effort by the Police to find the person responsible? Would we have seen a jail term handed down? Past events suggest no.
Agreed. The evidence speaks for itself. Most injured civvies would be lucky if the perp was ever caught let alone charged and sentenced. Don't know the details but most of these cases result in a charge of 'careless not 'dangerous' driving, which often attracts a heavier sentence.
Most cyclists would probably agree that more of these cases should be charged with the latter offence but the CPS argue there is often too little evidence to support the successful prosecution of the more serious offence. At least the tosser was sent down . Should have been banned for life, though.
- Giro di Lombardia hits Muro di Sormano tomorrow after 50-year break - Jered Gruber films the climb1 year 21 weeks agoI hadn't realised that the
I hadn't realised that the road markings are at every metre of elevation, which when you look at how close together they are on this stretch, just make the thought of climbing it downright daunting:
EDIT: Thanks Jered for posting the link to Flickr, I hope you don't mind me linking to the pic above.
- Gran Piemonte, anyone?1 year 21 weeks agoA very quick calculation
A very quick calculation tells me I got 20, 14, 12 and 1 for Betancur, GVA, Visconti and Failli, total 47. Could've sworn I picked Henao too, but in a mildly drunken haze I must've gone for Sammy instead at the last minute. Oops...
- Cavendish to OPQS1 year 21 weeks agoIf you look in my signature,
If you look in my signature, you'll see a link to the transfer thread, but not to be filled with gossip.
Its my understanding aswell that JTL has signed for Saxo. But as Saxo as not naming any signing till the end of the calender, we'll have to wait and see
- Cavendish to OPQS1 year 21 weeks agoDarthshearer wrote:TheDarthshearer wrote:
The Pinarello's IMO are an awful bike, I really dont like them.
Sky have know Cav was leaving months ago and I am sure they are happy with what they have.
Ardenne rides would goto JTL, the others, a mix of EBH & Gee Thomas.
Seeing how Thomas goes next year is one of the things I am most excited about - would be great if he can become a strong classics rider now he's off the track.
- Van driver convicted of killing RAF officer as he rode home on A40 escapes jail1 year 21 weeks agoAgreed. Nuff said.
Agreed. Nuff said.
- Cavendish to OPQS1 year 21 weeks agoI think he was training with
I think he was training with the 'GB' squad rather than the 'Sky' squad (ignoring the fact that they are, for the most part, identical). Saxo may have him on some sort of pre-contract agreement but if he's looking to break that there's no reason they publicise the signing. Sky may well be waiting to cash in on Cav before paying off Saxo so it could end up being domino's.
- Giro di Lombardia hits Muro di Sormano tomorrow after 50-year break - Jered Gruber films the climb1 year 21 weeks agoCool. Imagine being able to
Cool. Imagine being able to include that in the club run!
- Team Sky confirms signing of David Lopez from Movistar1 year 21 weeks agoI'd normally call anyone in
I'd normally call anyone in that role a soigneur myself, but in this case we've gone with his actual job title according to Team Sky; likewise, Nicolas Portal is sports director, not directeur sportif.
- Giro di Lombardia hits Muro di Sormano tomorrow after 50-year break - Jered Gruber films the climb1 year 21 weeks agoPetethepump wrote:OMG Thats aPetethepump wrote:
OMG Thats a work of ART.
Totally agree. That really is awesome.
- New York City campaign warns taxi passengers of danger of opening doors in path of cyclists (+ video)1 year 21 weeks agoGreat idea - had a taxi
Great idea - had a taxi passenger open a door on me once when I was filtering thru traffic on my motorbike. Given that my old Ducati had thunderingly loud exhausts, I can only assume the woman in the cab was hearing impaired. She did get rather a shock as my front wheel came so close but luckily for all concerned I'd been paying rather more attention than she had.
This campaign should be introduced in the UK, and for car drivers too.
I also had a woman in the middle of a traffic jam open a car door on me and the edge of the door smashed into my hand, which hurt a lot. She'd decided simply to get out of her driver's seat and hadn't bothered to look. I managed to stay on my mountain bike and on that occasion, unleashed a volley of language. I try not to lose my cool on those occasions as it doesn't help, but I was in pain.
- Mad Fiber's mad-looking wheels1 year 21 weeks agoThere was a recent episode of
There was a recent episode of one of those manufacturing TV shows (How It's Made, How Do They Do It?, etc.) that featured these Mad Fiber wheels being made. The whole process was... weird. The whole time I was watching it I was thinking they were just making cheap "poseur" wheels with that blingy carbon look. It almost looked like they were just slapping a bunch of carbon stickers together to make something that loosely resembled a wheel. I had to go googling to see if they were any good, and to my surprise the reviews are quite overwhelmingly positive. Who'd have thunk it?
- Team Sky sign Italian national time trial champion Dario Cataldo1 year 21 weeks agoSeems pretty clear to me what
Seems pretty clear to me what Team Sky's cunning plan is. GC's are won by climbers who can also time trial. I expect Wiggins to retire next August to start a clothing range with Paul Smith and Team Sky to sign Contador. Then we'll see some real teeth gnashing from Froome's girlfriend!
- New York City campaign warns taxi passengers of danger of opening doors in path of cyclists (+ video)1 year 21 weeks agoMaybe it would freak the
Maybe it would freak the customers out but it would just be best for the driver to keep the doors locked until he deems it to be safe.
I'm sure there have been more than a few smashed doors than the 7 tragic deaths involving cyclists.
- Hit and run driver who critically injured police officer sentenced to 15 months in jail1 year 21 weeks agoUnfortunately it costs more
Unfortunately it costs more to jail them then ban them. Happy to see 6 years. It would be great as a minimum for causing serious harm after proven bad driving - perhaps with another 3 years for leaving the scene and another 3 years for having no insurance?
If you lose you job with your licence - tough. As an employer I wouldn't want to employ anyone responsible for hit and run anyway. With no licence you can then get the bus - or even use a bike instead.
All makes sense to me!
- Team Sky confirms signing of David Lopez from Movistar1 year 21 weeks agoI know this might not be the
I know this might not be the time, place or context to raise it, but could we, i.e. all of us, please stick with "soigneur" instead of "carer"? Newcomers can learn a few foreign words easily enough.
- Cavendish to OPQS1 year 21 weeks agoI read months ago he had
I read months ago he had signed for AG2R, then that go quashed and its all about Sky now.
I think if Saxo had signed him they would have come out now. It just smells of Sky if you ask me.
He was training with them in Tenerife so makes sense really that he has joined Sky.
Dont forget, he is 28 almost 29 so not a spring chicken.
- Melbourne cyclists plan protest against Australia's compulsory helmet laws1 year 21 weeks ago"The only effect of the
"The only effect of the helmet law in Australia was to reduce the number of cyclists, there was no reduction in risk to each individual cyclist. The drop in the number of cyclists more than explains the fall in the number of cyclist deaths. Sorry, not quite the only effect: the helmet manufacturers made obscene profits as well."
A great pity for your argument that that's not true. There was one study done in Melbourne, which I've read and I bet you haven't, which concluded that there appeared to have been a drop in teenagers cycling. Not adults and no other effect. The Rissel argument that there was no effect on injuries was thoroughly debunked - basically, Rissel and his co-author didn't align the time period for the injuries with the time period pre and post helmet law.
I've been riding in Melbourne for almost 30 years and I can tell you that there are far more cyclists around now then there were when you didn't have to wear a helmet. Frankly, the helmet law has not inhibited the uptake of cycling at all. Sorry.
"It may not be coincidence that Australia now has the second most obese population in the world."
And that's utter and complete rubbish - according to the OECD it's midrange. Noteably the UK obesity rate is much higher, by which I conclude that NOT requiring bike helmets causes obesity.
- Giro di Lombardia hits Muro di Sormano tomorrow after 50-year break - Jered Gruber films the climb1 year 21 weeks agoOMG Thats a work of ART. I
OMG Thats a work of ART. I just love all the detail on the road. I wish our councils allowed such wording on some of the famous climbs in the UK. But that said where I ride in the Chilterns it would probably just depress me on a ride. "How steep is this !!!" PTP.