• Plans being drawn up to bring Tour de France back to Devon?1 year 14 weeks agoLuminosity wrote:At least

    Luminosity wrote:
    At least that would mean Devon County Council HAD to repair some of the roads and not with chip and spray...wouldn't it?

    You'll be lucky. I foresee a bodge job that starts falling apart as soon as the broom wagon's passed.

  • Fizik to launch handlebars and stems1 year 14 weeks agoAll helps get closer to

    All helps get closer to conforming to rule #8

  • Tour Down Under1 year 14 weeks agoIs there a prologue on the

    Is there a prologue on the 20th as steephill.tv claims?

  • Tour Down Under1 year 14 weeks agoTry steephill.tv

    Try steephill.tv

  • Something completely off piste here - Watches.1 year 14 weeks agoAs far as selling one goes i

    As far as selling one goes i would try ebay, put a price on it you would be happy with, add 5 - 10% and put that as your reserve (covers your selling costs).

    You would be covered under paypal and obviously payment before delivery.

    Other than that its a reputable auction house but the same rules apply about reserves etc.

  • The Case for Non-Expiring Tranfers for Standard Users Too1 year 14 weeks agoDave Atkinson wrote:... if

    Dave Atkinson wrote:
    ... if you want, you can just compare yourself to the other standard players, or set up a league with the people you're *actually* competing against and all agree to play standard.

    That's a good idea you bring up, Dave. That's pretty cool. I know I'm probably asking for too much right now, but, would you consider setting up an automatic league for all people that are playing Standard for later in the year, maybe for the Grand Tours? Thanks!

    I wish I could enjoy the non-expiring transfers without paying for them, 'cause you can plan out a Grand Tour better, but otherwise I have to admit it's a hell of a game and I love it! The game is simply awesome! Thanks!

  • Tour Down Under1 year 14 weeks agoCycling fever have an OK

    Cycling fever have an OK one

    http://www.cyclingfever.com/stage.html?editie_idd=MjM2NjQ=&etappe_idd=Mj...

  • Bike owners have an average of 23 months before their bikes are nicked1 year 14 weeks agoDr. Ko wrote:I would be more

    Dr. Ko wrote:
    I would be more in favour of secured parking. Pay 50 p or what ever and to not have to worry about it.

    This is available in the Grand Arcade shopping centre in Cambridge next to the free bike parking, although I think it's £1.

    Wouldn't use it all the time, but handy if you've forgotten your lock or are riding something unsuitably expensive.

  • Where does charity and generosity stop?1 year 14 weeks agoRaleigh wrote: You wait

    Raleigh wrote:

    You wait until some idiot starts a helmet debate again.

    Tim, stick with us, its good to talk Big Grin

    Raleigh, have you seen my latest article ??? Rolling On The Floor Rolling On The Floor

  • Helmet debate ? (not what you think)1 year 14 weeks agoMmm not good, the impression

    Mmm not good, the impression was they all had to do one. Typical beaurocratic crap.

    Sorry folks, thought it was a good way to express our concerns over the lack of road safety campaigns in our favour. Waiting

  • Tortec Reflector Guards1 year 14 weeks agoHave these, love them. They

    Have these, love them.

    They have a mm or three more clearance under the front brake bridge than SKS's I had previously which caused rubbing with conti 23mm (contis have a higher 'height' apparently). These guards meant the rubbing went. This is is because they are arc shaped rather than side, flat top, side, so the tyre has a bit more up room.

    Reflective pinstripe is really effective and also, to me, looks good.

  • Not another January weightloss blog... oh wait, yes it is!1 year 14 weeks ago- PALEO - two years now and

    - PALEO - two years now and apart from crashing every now and then due to a vicious sweet tooth - unfortunately i am an real extreme all or nothing went it comes to sweets & biscuits -

    i have never felt healthy, been more toned than any other time of my life and cycled more than ever including being fit enough to feel able to join my first ever cycling club all this whilst rolling ever closer to 50 years old.

    - PALEO - it's not actually about eat this seaweed eat that blah - its learning what we preceive as normal foods not fast food or overly processed but normal foods that we eat regularly are not giving us the best benefits that we deserve and how to just change them for as simple a common replacement.

    A classic one is when you tell people porridge isn't really that good for them - has never failed to freak every single person out i have told this too - myself included!

  • The disc brake revolution is coming + industry insider comment1 year 14 weeks agoA footnote about disc brakes

    A footnote about disc brakes in top level cyclocross: top Italian MTB/cyclo-cross racer Marco Fontana took third place in Rome World Cup riding a disc-equipped Cannondale (and dedicated his third place on the podium to Burry Stander).

    Photo gallery from Rome by Balint Hamvas.

  • Bradford drivers whose 80mph race led to cyclist's death each jailed for four years1 year 14 weeks agoribena wrote:The cyclist was

    ribena wrote:
    The cyclist was also crossing the road, not cycling along it. Could easily have been a (legally unlit) pedestrian crossing the road instead.

    Exactly. If you're going too fast to stop in the event of an unexpected pedestrian or animal, neither of which we expect to be lit, then you are going too fast, period.

    Whatever happened to driving for the conditions? I don't do 20mph across unlit commons on my bike either. If nothing else because I'd probably lose against a cow.

    Bloody cows. Never wear their hi-vis either.

  • The Case for Non-Expiring Tranfers for Standard Users Too1 year 14 weeks agothis year everyone's playing

    this year everyone's playing for the main prizes, there's no premium only game in the big races. that means you can rock up as a standard player, have a go for free and walk off with a bike in one of the grand tours.

    if you pay your tenner you get better stats, more sort options and a better deal on rollover transfers. all of those things could make a difference to your score. soon you'll be able to mark riders you're watching and make notes about them, which will help you even more. you'll also be able to play for other leagues in the grand tours, specifically KOM and sprint lagues, if you want. on top of that you get the achievement badges to play for, 12 extra tours and two teams on one account.

    what we've tried to do is make the premium game better value, and give you more for your tenner, as well as giving you a slightly better shot of winning one of the prizes. if you still don't think it's worth it – even just counting the non-premium competitions it's only 8p a stage – then that's your call. if you want, you can just compare yourself to the other standard players, or set up a league with the people you're *actually* competing against and all agree to play standard.

  • Railway station bike thieves jailed... but police need help tracking more down (+ gallery of suspects)1 year 14 weeks agoScumbags! That's all these

    Scumbags! That's all these thieves are. Angry

  • Not another January weightloss blog... oh wait, yes it is!1 year 14 weeks agoSideBurn wrote:ALIHISGREAT

    SideBurn wrote:
    ALIHISGREAT wrote:
    mckechan wrote:
    I'm 182cm. I've Gone from 82kg to 75kg in less than 2 months by following the principles from the Paleo diet for athletes (Joe Friel). I had some help from the Norovirus too!

    I can keep up with my lighter friends on the hills now. Big Grin

    Lets not kid ourselves that it was the diet that made any difference..

    I spent 10 days in Ghana and came back 6kg lighter due to food poisoning... its the quickest.. and probably least healthy way to lose weight!

    Ghana; Let me think Thinking Did you have amoebic dysentery (giardia)? When I Had that it came out both ends at the same time Crying

    I don't know what I had, was just incredibly sick 6 or 7 times one night, then spent the next day recovering and didn't have much of an appetite for the rest of the trip.

  • Plans being drawn up to bring Tour de France back to Devon?1 year 14 weeks agoubercurmudgeon wrote:Isn't it

    ubercurmudgeon wrote:
    Isn't it time some region or county looked past one-off bids for the Tour or the Olympics, and put together a proposal to the UCI for an annual one-day race? There is space in the calendar for a new autumn or early spring classic. Something that will last, and grow. Ronde van Yorkshire maybe, or Bristol-Exeter perhaps?

    That would be fantastic and we've certainly got the terrain for a proper old-skool hard race, whether here in Devon or up in the North.The biggest problem would probably be convincing the UCI to find space in the program.

  • Plans being drawn up to bring Tour de France back to Devon?1 year 14 weeks agoAt least that would mean

    At least that would mean Devon County Council HAD to repair some of the roads and not with chip and spray...wouldn't it?

  • New Fantasy Competition ticks all the boxes1 year 14 weeks agoLike this! Thanks! : )

    Like this! Thanks! : )

  • Frameset advice1 year 14 weeks agoThanks for the

    Thanks for the advice.

    @Squiggle - thankfully the R5 didn't go in the burglary. It's the replacement for the Giant that did go and I just managed to get the frame half price in my size.

    I came so very close to ordering the Dolan, and the Condor is a lovely looking bike, but on the end plumped for the De Rosa Milanino.

    It's old school looks hooked me.

  • Motorist takes wrong turn onto Cambridge railway cycle bridge1 year 14 weeks agonotfastenough wrote:Must have

    notfastenough wrote:
    Must have felt a right tool, poor fella! Wonder if the signage is obvious or whether it would be an easy mistake to make?

    Google street view is posted on this blog: http://cambridgecyclist.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/cycle-lane-hogging-cambri...

    It's pretty obviously a cycle bridge. It's not just the signage, it's the colour and the width and the whole feel of the thing. Not to mention I'd think it was actually quite hard to maneuver on to it with a car given the width and the raised kerbs at the entrance!

    There are some bridges in Cambridge where I always dismount because I think it's the considerate thing to do. Green Dragon bridge isn't one of them: it's short, not as crowded as some, and there is comfortable space to pass simultaneously provided people go slowly and are aware of others. The inconsiderate people aren't going to obey signage if it actually were illegal, and it would deprive decent cyclists of a valuable route. Plus, from memory, I've I feeling it only says dismount in one direction!

  • Bradford drivers whose 80mph race led to cyclist's death each jailed for four years1 year 14 weeks agoI had the misfortune to hit a

    I had the misfortune to hit a pedestrian once in a car. I was only going 25mph, so fortunately just a broken ankle. He had run out at speed from behind a minibus, but I was completely liable regardless.
    The law should change to do the same for cyclists. The fact he was wearing headphones and with no lights is exactly why speed limits are what they are. So that when accidents (read unforeseen circumstances) happen you have time to take evasive action and hopefully avoid collisions.

  • Garmin reveal Edge 810 and 510 GPS computers +video1 year 14 weeks agoI gotta admit to being a

    I gotta admit to being a techie/gadget addict and yet i find myself trying to balance the cost Vs function designs of these Vs mobiles.

    I havent used any Garmins and currently use 2 devices to track my rides/performance; Polar CD800Cad and a iPhone4s with Strava and a spreadsheet.

    Polar does speed, cadence, time and HR well, logs about 15 rides and clears the oldest to leave room for new rides. Wire free but loads of cable ties and 2 big sensors. Display is great and HR works well.

    Communication is via my fingers and a spreadsheet as I dont use a PC anymore, smartphone only.

    Strava we all know, it also tracks distance, always different from the bikes actual, logs my route for others to see and gives me some additional performance stats like segments and gradients that can be broken down easily enough.

    I dont have issues with my iPhones battery though I dont often do rides over 4 hours. I do use Airplane mode when I do club runs as they tend to be longer times rides and Strava hasnt has an issue as yet but I have lost one short ride doing the same, just one though.

    Non of the Garmins do everything either but the 510 looks to do things much better albeit with a cadence sensor being required.

    The communication via bluetooth looks excellent against having to addon an adapter to a smartphone or plug it into a pc physically, still not foolproof as BT is problematic at best but the link to a smartphone is the main key for me in this scenario.

    Id not have to take a mobile and bike computer on myrides anymroe...except I always would as I like to have emergency backup of a phone and I use the camera loads. The iPhone also has great mapping options for review rather than direction in my case and the battery will never be in doubt if using a Garmin.

    This will be on my list, as will testing one at a sportive that rents them for the day.

    Best start saving for a 510 then...

  • Plans being drawn up to bring Tour de France back to Devon?1 year 14 weeks agoubercurmudgeon wrote:Isn't it

    ubercurmudgeon wrote:
    Isn't it time some region or county looked past one-off bids for the Tour or the Olympics, and put together a proposal to the UCI for an annual one-day race? There is space in the calendar for a new autumn or early spring classic. Something that will last, and grow. Ronde van Yorkshire maybe, or Bristol-Exeter perhaps?

    Good point! Maybe if World Series Cycling ever gets off the ground, it would be nice to think that there will be a British event.