• Wahoo RFLKT+ iPhone Powered Bike Computer1 year 2 weeks agochokofingrz wrote:If the

    chokofingrz wrote:
    If the screen could light up and show navigational cues from a GPX file that your phone app (e.g. OsmAnd) was following, now that really would be clever.

    If it did this, I'd definitely get one. I'm always getting lost even on roads I ride all the time. Would be great for touring or riding on holidays.

  • Halfords wants to hire over 400 "cycling gurus" to boost its bike boom1 year 2 weeks agoYou have to admit that

    You have to admit that Halfords are 'on the march'. Bit of a 'chameleon' as a company and the shares are often tipped as a buy. I quite often find that if you need something quickly, they often have something in stock, unlike the LBSs, and they're open a bit later.

  • Am I over-analysing this?1 year 2 weeks agoI know this keeps being my

    I know this keeps being my standard answer, but trust me I am not related to planet x at all....now thats out of the way, for the money you are looking at, you will get 2(ish) x Planet X Ultegra. http://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/CBPXSLPULT6800/planet-x-pro-carbon-shimano-...

    This was actually a discussion point the other week with some friends, everyone tends to go towards the big name brands, and when you compare what you get from a smaller name, well, the differences are astonishing. One of my friends, against all advise spent nearly £2k on a Scott that was 1/2 fitted with 105 kit, a FSA crank, and tektra callipers. A fair comment was made in the conversation that you get what you pay for, and in most cases this is true, but when you analyse what you are getting in a bike, its basically a frame, wheels and groupset, so we compared the Planet X with the Scott, both carbon frame, both had basic wheels, the Scott has part 105 groupo, and the Planet X has a full Ultergra. OK so the people I was talking to all agreed that thew Planet X must have a rubbish frame/wheels, so we all agreed to go to the local Inter Club TT and see what people were riding.

    Guess what, very few people in big name bikes (those not riding ridiculously expensive TT bikes), probably 1/4 were on Planet X or Dolans, a few canyons and then a mix of everything else.

    My point is, dont assume that because the have a big name, they are the best quality/value

  • MAMILs may be at greater risk of prostate cancer diagnosis1 year 2 weeks agoLinusLarrabee wrote: Huh????

    LinusLarrabee wrote:

    Huh???? That is EXACTLY the conclusion of the "well known" research. It was demonstrated by altering the source and quantity of protein (animal or plants, 5% - 20% of calories) that the growth of tumours could be stopped and started. And there is nothing crocked about the science, it's all been peer reviewed and it's all repeatable.

    That tumour study was done on mice. There's an enormous amount of discussion about what it means, and ongoing research. To suggest it is all peer reviewed and undisputed is nonsense.

    The human dietary studies have also suggested the effect reverses around the age of 65, with lower cancer rates for those on a high protein diet. I'm assuming you don't endorse that.

    Selective reading and interpretation based on personal beliefs is bad science.

    And as someone who has lost friends and family to cancer, I have one piece of advice for you. If you're ever unlucky enough to hear those words, take the fucking surgery, the chemotherapy, the radiotherapy, the drugs and whatever else medical science can offer. You can't stop a tumour growing with your diet.

    Yes, people that spread that myth annoy me, you're propping up quack doctors and conmen.

  • Wahoo RFLKT+ iPhone Powered Bike Computer1 year 2 weeks agoSo no problems with

    So no problems with persistent ANT+ / Bluetooth connection dropouts as experienced by multiple users on the DC Rainmaker site?

  • London BMW 4X4 driver faces jail for assault on cyclist1 year 2 weeks agoIf you look at Streetview for

    If you look at Streetview for 187 Fawcett Estate, Clapton, there's a black X5 parked on the pavement. Ahhh, Schadenfreude. Best served icy cold.

  • The Armstrong lie on channel 41 year 2 weeks agoIt made for a depressing but

    It made for a depressing but totally engrossing watch. Lance has clearly not totally accepted the whole truth, he'll not be able to begin true reconciliation until he does. I feel for his family and friends who trusted him, they are the ones who will suffer the most because of him.

  • Halfords wants to hire over 400 "cycling gurus" to boost its bike boom1 year 2 weeks agoI wish Halfords would stock

    I wish Halfords would stock Quad Lock as its a great addition to anyones bike!

  • The Armstrong lie on channel 41 year 3 weeks agoI missed the whole Lance era

    I missed the whole Lance era because I fell out of love with cycling after some a**hole stole my bike in the mid 90s and I was too poor at the time to get another. I didn't get back in to cycling until 2009 and didn't really have much of an opinion on Lance before watching this documentary.

    After watching it, I liked Lance a lot more than I did - mostly for the part where, after his battle with cancer, he decides "f**k it, I'm going to try and win the Tour de France" - and then sets about doing whatever it takes to achieve that goal. I admire both the single-mindedness and the realisation that he'd have to exploit every possible advantage - including doping.

    It's harder to justify the bullying though and I do feel for the people he trashed along the way. But, to some degree, I wonder what people were expecting him to do when confronted with allegations that he doped? Did people seriously expect him to say, "shucks, you pesky journalists have figured it out! - it's a fair cop - you got me!". With so much at stake, it was inevitable that he'd cross a line that most folks wouldn't in a bid to defend himself, his team, his foundation etc. And at the end of the day, what have all the revelations achieved other than selling more books and generating newspaper headlines? The tests for EPO and the biological passports came in before he was rumbled - so it's not like it lead directly to those developments (unless you count his donation to the UCI for the testing machine - I'm joking of course).

    In life, most of us (the 99%) are taught from an early age that we must be honest, respect the rules and laws of the land etc. It's a form of programming that attempts to keep us all in line. But we all lie, cheat, bend or break the rules in small ways every single day and we tell ourselves stories to justify what we're doing. Those people and organisations that make it big - the politicians, entertainers, athletes, companies etc. are all lying, cheating, bending or breaking the rules or exploiting some other advantage other people don't have. We get offended if what they're doing doesn't conform to the rules the rest of us have - but that's how they get to be where they are. The only real difference between them and us are the stories we tell ourselves. Morals are really nothing more than socially acceptable rules.

  • MAMILs may be at greater risk of prostate cancer diagnosis1 year 3 weeks agobikebot wrote:It shouldn't be

    bikebot wrote:
    It shouldn't be interpreted to mean that cancer is "grown by feeding it animal protein", which in turn suggest that someone with a cancerous tumour could halt its growth by removing animal protein.

    Huh???? That is EXACTLY the conclusion of the "well known" research. It was demonstrated by altering the source and quantity of protein (animal or plants, 5% - 20% of calories) that the growth of tumours could be stopped and started. And there is nothing crocked about the science, it's all been peer reviewed and it's all repeatable. The only thing that is crocked is the unshakable worldview that people have. People like eating animal proteins and they don't want to be told that doing so is what's killing them - it's much easier to blame genes, bad luck or riding a bike then and hope that somebody comes up with a pill, potion or vaccine that will allow them to continue eating animal products. And no, the scientists who first published this research are not selling special diets or cleansing therapies - their recommendation is to eat a whole foods, plant based diet of fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts and seeds, but there's not much money in recommending that.

  • Lomo 30L High Visibility Backpack Dry Bag1 year 3 weeks agoThis looks quality, a

    This looks quality, a potential nice upgrade from my Alpkit Gourdon.

  • rider weight1 year 3 weeks agoA guy I follow on Wordpress

    A guy I follow on Wordpress oddly blogged about this very thing today, good read... http://fitrecovery.wordpress.com/2014/07/10/what-is-the-ideal-cycling-we...

  • Tour de France Stage 71 year 3 weeks agoIt's last chance for the

    It's last chance for the sprinters for a while isn't it.

  • Tour de France Stage 71 year 3 weeks agoI've brought Nibs in after

    I've brought Nibs in after seeing the weather and the downhill bit to finish which is right up his street.

    Due to my picks though it will no doubt be fine weather and all the sprinters will make it over the last hill together ready for a sprint finish.............. D Oh

  • Wahoo RFLKT+ iPhone Powered Bike Computer1 year 3 weeks agoIf the screen could light up

    If the screen could light up and show navigational cues from a GPX file that your phone app (e.g. OsmAnd) was following, now that really would be clever.

  • Tour de France Stage 71 year 3 weeks agoKeeping all my sprinters in

    Keeping all my sprinters in except Kittel.

    That'll be Sagan, Kristoff, Demare, Van Popp, Coquard.

    Intermediate sprint points plus points even if they don't get over the last hill, which some will.

  • The Armstrong lie on channel 41 year 3 weeks agoIf you ignore the doping,

    If you ignore the doping, Lance stood out for slandering people (e.g. that Emma O'Reilly had been prostituting herself, that Greg Lemond had alcohol issues); false lawsuits (which cost people money to defend, and even lose lots of money in judgement, e.g. The Times and SCA Promotions); he even used his status to get people drummed out of their livelihoods (Greg Lemond lost his Trek deal; Bassons and one other lost their jobs in the peloton).

    Lance went way beyond doping.

  • MAMILs may be at greater risk of prostate cancer diagnosis1 year 3 weeks agoLinusLarrabee wrote:bikebot

    LinusLarrabee wrote:
    bikebot wrote:
    Cancers cells will feed on anything they can take, the idea they are selective to meat and dairy is a load of old pseudo science nonsense.

    Only if you consider a 25 year joint study between Oxford and Cornell Universities and the government of China (the result of which was over 300 peer reviewed papers) pseudo science.

    Yes, that's well known research, there's an increased risk in developing cancer from a high meat/dairy diet.

    It shouldn't be interpreted to mean that cancer is "grown by feeding it animal protein", which in turn suggest that someone with a cancerous tumour could halt its growth by removing animal protein. There's a whole crooked industry of alternative doctors selling such nonsense, with special diets and cleansing therapies, which will have precisely zero effect except to relieve desperate people of their savings.

  • Tour Tech 2014: Chris Froome's Team Sky Pinarello Dogma F81 year 3 weeks agoThat big ring is certainly

    That big ring is certainly out of shape...
    Had exactly the same thought, looks like but not quite my Avanti Corsa DR3
    Maybe a trip to Halfords for some Triumph or Austin Healey decals ?

  • Pactimo Summit Raptor bib shorts1 year 3 weeks agoBack in stock, discount code

    Back in stock, discount code also still works!

  • The Armstrong lie on channel 41 year 3 weeks agoIt's fun though, having

    It's fun though, having villians adds drama and he was undoubtably a nasty bastard.

  • Squirrel & Rabbit deterents ?1 year 3 weeks agoCan we add pigeons to the

    Can we add pigeons to the list. I was cycling to work the other morning, doing 25 -30 mph downhill when one decided to take off in front of me almost wiping me out.

  • Halfords wants to hire over 400 "cycling gurus" to boost its bike boom1 year 3 weeks agoAll for the better - more

    All for the better - more bikes sold and the cycling part of the store is at least visible to car drivers.

    Though maybe they need to put up a picture in the assembly area... saw yet another Boardman yesterday with the fork turned the wrong way.

  • The Armstrong lie on channel 41 year 3 weeks agoIt was fascinating. I never

    It was fascinating.

    I never liked Lance... I was pretty much cheering whoever was his closest rival each year, and when the whole can of worms flew open last year (or the one before?) I felt vindicated!

    But... attempting to apply a little perspective (and not questioning for an instant that he doesn't appear to be a terribly nice person, trampling all over anyone who gets in his way), yes he cheated, but so did everyone else. He was perhaps better than the rest, but was the playing field all that far from level?

    He was undoubtedly a brilliant rider, and who knows, perhaps in a clean sport he'd have been unbeatable in the tour for those 7 years? I feel I have to grudgingly accept that his crimes are probably not much different to many others. His success and personality added authority and he used that position to crush people, but on a pure sporting front, was he any worse than the competition?

    Meh, I'm new here and you've probably talked it all to death... Yawn

  • London 100. Getting there and getting about1 year 3 weeks agoLast year was a fantastic

    Last year was a fantastic event - the best thing I'v e ever done - but getting to the start line was farcical.