• why do so many people have it in for team sky ?1 year 3 weeks agowhat a load of rubbish, are

    what a load of rubbish, are we sure this wasn't written by one of the trolls on this thread?

  • Riders banned from New Forest sportives for urinating in public1 year 3 weeks agoI don't think i'd want to

    I don't think i'd want to visit the New Forest on a bike, on foot, in a car or any other way.

    The people that live there and the rules they insist on seem unrealistic in their expectations.

    What ever I did when I was there would probably get me into trouble.

    Best avoided I feel. There are plenty of other nice places to go

  • Challenge Strada Bianca 700C 30mm tyres1 year 3 weeks agoDave Atkinson wrote:Metjas

    Dave Atkinson wrote:
    Metjas wrote:
    the latest Challenge Paris Roubaix tyre has the same double PPS as this one and is now 300tpi, so probably a better allrounder for UK roads as it is also 70g lighter per tyre.

    the paris-roubaix tyre certainly doesn't have the same PPS as the strada bianca, as i received both at the same time and currently have them fitted to different bikes.


    that's interesting - my understanding and the details on the Challenge website indicate that for 2014 the Paris Roubaix tyre has been upgraded to the same double puncture protection layer that the Strada Bianca has, and now also 300tpi. I know paligap is trying to shift the previous 260tpi, single PPS tyres first - any chance you got one of these instead?

  • David Cameron says "this is a cycling nation" - as DfT stats reveal bike use falling across England1 year 3 weeks agoallez neg wrote:Disappearing

    allez neg wrote:
    Disappearing cars? Fk me, that would be dangerous!

    It'd be just like the way cyclists can manage to "appear from nowhere".

  • Video: Greg LeMond shows how to quickly change an inner tube1 year 3 weeks agoI thought he was going to add

    I thought he was going to add needles to his list of sharp foreign objects. Wink

  • why do so many people have it in for team sky ?1 year 3 weeks agohttps://uk.eurosport.yahoo.co

    https://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/blogs/blazin-saddles/martin-crash-nothing...

    Interesting comments on Sky here

  • Driver who killed teen cyclist sues his family - because "her enjoyment of life... has been lessened"1 year 3 weeks agoCanada's bigger than you

    Canada's bigger than you think. Ontario itself his probably a couple dozen times larger than the entire island of Great Britain. There are a LOT of rural areas, with LOTS of road. It's not all well-lit. It's not even all straight.

    I personally agree with the smell of bullshit being all over this woman's claims, as a Canadian, I don't find the road conditions at all unusual. I do think it's unusual that three cyclists were riding abreast on an unlit highway with dark clothes, no lights and minimal reflectors.

    Unfortunately, that's probably the biggest factor in the accident.

    Driving 10kph on a semi-rural or rural highway at 1:30am? I'm personally surprised she wasn't going much faster. 1:30am, most traffic is 20-30kph over the limit, even in the city in just about every city I have ever driven/ridden in.

  • Muc-Off Helmet Polish1 year 3 weeks agoRapha missed a trick with

    Rapha missed a trick with this - could have charged £45 easily.

  • David Cameron says "this is a cycling nation" - as DfT stats reveal bike use falling across England1 year 3 weeks agoSkimming the spreadsheets

    Skimming the spreadsheets with the report, the UK is becoming a SEDENTARY nation. Walking is unpopular too, despite pedestrians have a pretty good infrastructure already. They're called pavements.

  • Driver who killed teen cyclist sues his family - because "her enjoyment of life... has been lessened"1 year 3 weeks agoYES, it's INEXCUSABLE to be

    YES, it's INEXCUSABLE to be suing for this reason, but on the other hand, let's look at this a bit more measured.

    Posted speed limit is 80kph? That's not a city road. In Canada, 80kph is for highways. 70kph is typical for long rural area roads with good visibility.

    So the real question here is why were there 3 cyclists riding three abroad... on a HIGHWAY?

    I can think of quite a few places where there are highways in Canada at 80 or 90kph where there are indeed corners and places where a cyclist could be hard to see and actually at fault if they were riding in the middle of the road late at night with nothing for visibility. The Malahat is a big one on Vancouver Island. I drove that one a lot and never saw a cyclist stupid enough to venture towards the middle of the road. Plenty of spots where cyclists riding three abreast would be road lube.

    It's pretty ridiculous to assume that there might be someone with alzheimer's wandering around on that road though. It's 80-90kph for a reason. It's not in a city, it's at the top of a mountain that has a handful of residences hidden *well* off the beaten path and probably a half dozen small businesses.

    It's also pretty ridiculous to assume that *most* people don't drive 10kph over the limit. In my decades as a driver in Canada, I'd say 95% of the traffic drove around 8-10kph over any posted limits unless it was downtown.

    You say car use it too prevalent but this is Ontario you are talking about. It's a BIG place. And it gets *C*O*L*D* there. If you lived there, I doubt you'd be riding your bike 24/7 (I have done 365days/yr cycle commuting in Canada, but I wouldn't have if I lived in Ontario).

    Also, you say "all three with reflectors", but the article says that TWO had "minimal reflectors" and no lights. That's pretty common. I never had reflectors (although all night riding used good quality lights). But I can picture guys riding with a bit of 3M on their shoes or something.

    Methinks you need to use your brain a bit more before you speak.

    I'd agree that the woman needs to bankrupt herself. Would be nice if her SUV got repo'd and she had to downgrade to driving only during the grips of winter and biking for the rest of it.

  • Video: Unboxing the new Garmin Edge 10001 year 3 weeks agomrmo: Yeah, the privacy

    mrmo: Yeah, the privacy issues seem not to be worked out as well as Stravas. Lack of private zones - so you either make the whole ride private or completely public. With Strava your general profile can be restricted to followers only, while activities still appear (and are viewable via) the LBs.

    Other niggles: Creating a segment on Garmin, the start/end points can /only/ be set to a recorded GPS location. Recorded GPS points could be many tens, even hundred+, metres distance apart. So if you want to create a segment to start/end at specific places, well you're out of luck.

    It feels like a poor, clunky, copy of Strava.

  • How about adding the Women's Tour to the Fantasy Cycling?1 year 3 weeks agoAh that's a shame! Oh well

    Ah that's a shame! Oh well maybe next year, it'll be bigger and more epic by then too Smile

    Just looked at the in depth lineup on velouk - HOLY SH!T that's a wheelgasm of a race.

  • Mio Cyclo 505 HC GPS computer1 year 3 weeks agoDo the MIO 505HCs from

    Do the MIO 505HCs from box.co.uk come with UK maps only, or with Europe as well? Do you get the out front mount?

  • why do so many people have it in for team sky ?1 year 3 weeks agoI'm indifferent on team

    I'm indifferent on team ownership tbh, but I do have a bit more like for them since they started giving Manxies epic chances, what they've done with Pete since him turning pro is amazing and it's lovely to see someone of his caliber being given the chances he's worked so hard for. Same with the likes of Swifty and Thomas. It's a bit of a media circus because they're our "localised" team I suppose but I've a lot of respect for what they do for riders' development.

    The sciency coaching stuffs pretty cool too, this reflects down to team GB also, they're a pretty classy machine IMHO.

    At the same time, though, NTFO are now UCI, so I'm really hoping they progress to match those big teams eventually... they might not, but that would be an amazing thing to see happen. They've some brilliant riders and it's nice to see them focus on raw talent regardless of age (or gender!) the way they do. And their kits nicer.

    Don't like Rapha though. Too pricey. Apart from my raphaclava but that was a gift off a good pal so that's allowed.

    Not sure why everyone seems to have it in for Sky....like some have said I think sometimes it's just easy to critisise what's close. It's a shame, they're doing and have done a lot for British Cycling.

  • Video: Google’s self-driving car meets cyclists and out-performs far too many human drivers1 year 3 weeks agoThere was a case a few years

    There was a case a few years back in this country! Car driving up the M1 and the guy couldnt turn cruise control off/slow it odwn. Seem to remember he had a police escort until it ran out of petrol or something.

    Thankfully these things are rare but do happen.

  • Challenge Strada Bianca 700C 30mm tyres1 year 3 weeks agoMetjas wrote:the latest

    Metjas wrote:
    the latest Challenge Paris Roubaix tyre has the same double PPS as this one and is now 300tpi, so probably a better allrounder for UK roads as it is also 70g lighter per tyre.

    the paris-roubaix tyre certainly doesn't have the same PPS as the strada bianca, as i received both at the same time and currently have them fitted to different bikes.

  • Video: Unboxing the new Garmin Edge 10001 year 3 weeks agoPaul J wrote:The new "modern"

    Paul J wrote:
    The new "modern" Garmin Connect is at: http://connect.garmin.com/modern/

    Thanks Paul, but if I use the URL you provided, I get redirected to the old web site. Sad

  • BMXers vs mountain bikers vs roadies as Parkour Ride comes to London (+ video)1 year 3 weeks agoMrs Toast

    Mrs Toast wrote:
    Quote:
    chokofingrz wrote:

    General question about mountain biking: do those rucksacks they all wear come with the bikes?

    Nah, they actually grow out of mountain bikers' backs over the years, to provide a protective shell of flapjacks. Wink

    When I go mountain biking, I wear one because it's got my hydration pack in it. Because I'm basically a hobbit, my bike frame is too small to fit a bottle cage. Plus if you're riding in wet, muddy conditions, the bottle gets utterly plastered.

    As my MTB friend has pointed out to me 'it's not XC without a backpack'.

  • Forever Lock: the 'unpickable' bike lock + video1 year 3 weeks agolol, I bought 4 Kryptonite

    lol, I bought 4 Kryptonite New York locks for that price. I got a couple of D locks, and a couple of Noose types with disc brake mini-D. Two per bike. With a car jack, they'll get through the D lock of Kryptonite or this brand, but not the Mini-D.

    Yeah, you can access the port, but good luck picking it. Those blade type locks held up to the thieves convention folk - the best in the world. The losers around my place haven't a prayer.

  • Kickstarter: Three cycling projects seeking funding1 year 3 weeks agoLieutenant Dan really doesn't

    Lieutenant Dan really doesn't need to feign invalidity by clipping in during his video to highlight the benefits of his pedal design.

  • Video: Greg LeMond shows how to quickly change an inner tube1 year 3 weeks agoI liked checking the tyre for

    I liked checking the tyre for pellets Smile

  • David Cameron says "this is a cycling nation" - as DfT stats reveal bike use falling across England1 year 3 weeks ago“I’m going to be riding this

    “I’m going to be riding this route myself as soon as the weather brightens up.”

    This doesn't help. It reinforces the idea that
    a) cycling is a leisure activity for sunny weekends
    b) you might consider riding to work/the shops/school when the weather is nice.
    c) if it's raining the car is the right choice

    Cycling for transport is something that we can do every day in all but the most extreme weather conditions (and driving a car in often not a good idea at such times either). This comment is very telling in terms of Cameron's perception of cycling and probably the wider public perception of how/when bikes are used.

  • why do so many people have it in for team sky ?1 year 3 weeks agoWow, you go away for a

    Wow, you go away for a morning and it all turns upside down.

    The question was asked. Why do people have it in for Sky? I gave my opinion, but that is not good enough, I now have to explain every little part of my opinion...

    I get to know bits and pieces from inside team Sky, because there are two people working in different roles who have been long term family friends, way before sky was even thought about and before I was even born.

    I don't get to know the inner workings of anything, but I do get my queries half answered now and again.

    That is as much as I am willing to say on that, for fear of putting anyone's lively hood at risk.

  • David Cameron says "this is a cycling nation" - as DfT stats reveal bike use falling across England1 year 3 weeks agosimon.thornton wrote: I know

    simon.thornton wrote:

    I know it's quite unscientific, but based on my observations :

    North Yorkshire - numbers of cyclists on the road : Well up !


    In and around Cardiff: Well up

  • David Cameron says "this is a cycling nation" - as DfT stats reveal bike use falling across England1 year 3 weeks agoYennings wrote:Classic

    Yennings wrote:
    Classic Camoron. And yes, that's a deliberate typo.

    I am not a Conservative supporter by any stretch of the imagination and I know this is a comment site and your are entitled to your opinion but I do think it's probaby better to make your case why you think someone is wrong rather than just say they are a moron (Camoron).

    He may be wrong but he'snot a moron. Moron was once applied to people with an IQ of 51–70, better than "imbecile" (IQ of 26–50) and better still to "idiot" (IQ of 0–25).

    Cameron passed 12 O-Levels and then three A-Levels. He obtained three 'A' grades. He got a '1' grade in the Scholarship Level exam in Economics and Politics. He passed the entrance exam for the University of Oxford, where he was offered an exhibition. That's a scholarship. That's awarded on merit. He graduated with a first-class honours degree (MA).

    His Oxford professor Vernon Bogdanor (not a Conservative either) described Cameron as "one of the ablest" students he has taught.

    Say why you think he is wrong by all means. But an MA from Oxford and on a scholarship award isn't easy to get. I would conclude he's smarter than the average bear.