• Halfords 'Tour de Francis' vid knits TdF ads together1 year 27 weeks agoMercuryOne wrote:I'm sick of

    MercuryOne wrote:
    I'm sick of the 'new lads' in cycling. Sick of them at sportives. Sick of them thinking they can then race after never riding at speed in a group and sick of them giving me their opinion on the T D effin F when I've been following it since Merckx and they've only picked it up since Armstrong won 5.

    This is the kind of elitist douche-baggery I've kind of come to expect from cycling forums but normally absent from road.cc (which is why I like it here). Out of interest, can you let me know exactly how many years I need to have watched the TdF before I can express an opinion about it? Seeing as you've been following it so long and all...

  • Transfers for stage 71 year 27 weeks agoCadel Evans could have a go

    Cadel Evans could have a go at trying to claw back some time from Wiggins tomorrow, apparently it's not the kind of constant gradient Wiggins likes so there could be a chance for Evans.

    I've loaded my team for breakaways, got three climbing stars and Sagan and a load of breakaways DSs plus Boeckmans who I can't get rid of Sad

  • Halfords 'Tour de Francis' vid knits TdF ads together1 year 27 weeks agoActually just watched it and

    Actually just watched it and quite enjoyed it, he seemed a nice chap who was offered a great opportunity and took it. It was inoffensive and obviously is aimed at those with only a passing knowledge of cycling and the TdF but what's wrong with that?

  • Tour de France Stage 6: Sagan gets his third stage win, big crash deals blow to many GC hopefuls1 year 27 weeks agoIndeed, thanks. Think it was

    Indeed, thanks. Think it was wife yelling "Come on Andy" at the Wimbledon highlights that planted that in my brain Wink

  • Tour de France Stage 6: Sagan gets his third stage win, big crash deals blow to many GC hopefuls1 year 27 weeks ago"Andy Schleck, third in the

    "Andy Schleck, third in the 2011 Tour de France, RadioShack-Nissan:"

    You mean Frank, right?

  • Tour de France Stage 6: Sagan gets his third stage win, big crash deals blow to many GC hopefuls1 year 27 weeks agoI presume the quotes from

    I presume the quotes from Andy Schleck should be attributed to his brother?

  • SRAM launch Via GT urban groupset1 year 27 weeks agoOops, embarrassed, I should

    Oops, embarrassed, I should have known that. And yes Sheldon is the one.

  • Halfords 'Tour de Francis' vid knits TdF ads together1 year 27 weeks agoIt's likely that if you know

    It's likely that if you know what you're looking for in a bike you probably won't go to Halfords.

    However for the kind of people that Halfords sell bikes to knowing that one of their brands is capable of conquering the TdF is actually a big selling point so the sense behind the adverts is clear. The TdF attracts a much wider base of viewers than most cycling coverage so they can pepper the ad-breaks with sales pitches to those who don't know a Carrera from a Canyon.

    If you do know what the difference is then you're probably less likely to buy a Carrera anyway and you're not the target market for the adverts.

    All that aside though, what's wrong with a brand that doesn't sponsor a team and doesn't have their bikes endlessly featured in TdF coverage trying to show that their bikes are perfectly capable of standing up to the same tests?

  • So whats the view of Sagan? Godsend or Gobshite?1 year 27 weeks agofarrell wrote:russyparkin

    farrell wrote:
    russyparkin wrote:
    if i won my first ever tdf stage on the first day i would be doing back flips

    I'd be windmilling my cock over the handlebars.

    i would like to do that but it would take me 30 minutes to un-roll mine Sad

  • VO2 Max testing and lactate testing; worth it?1 year 27 weeks agoTests have to be done

    Tests have to be done regularly to have any impact. My only experience of lactate testing is in swimming but I'd guess the principles are much the same. We had a computer system which would calculate training times for lactate threshold work. If you could find something similar for whatever discipline your riding in, that would certainly be beneficial.

  • Stage 6 - Epernay to Metz1 year 27 weeks agoTERatcliffe26 wrote:Wig_Billy

    TERatcliffe26 wrote:
    Wig_Billy wrote:
    From my team for tomorrow - only Gorka Izaguirre was in the first group. Angry

    I dont think your stage hunting plan has gone well!!!

    One of your riders has even abandoned...

    I know Crying . I'm wondering whether to give up on tomorrow and bring in a load of breakaway guys for Stage 8 instead.

    Lol - http://fantasy.road.cc/leagues?action=stage&sid=69 Cool

  • So whats the view of Sagan? Godsend or Gobshite?1 year 27 weeks agoPeter Sagan was 5 when George

    Peter Sagan was 5 when George Hincapie rode his first TDF.

  • Cycling ettiquette1 year 27 weeks agodaddyELVIS wrote:What about a

    daddyELVIS wrote:
    What about a points system for these kind of situations when out on training rides - something along the lines of:

    If you pass a rider who is on a superior bike: +20 pts
    If you pass a rider who is on an inferior bike: +5 pts
    If you pass rider who is on a similar bike: +10pts

    Get passed by a rider who is on a superior bike: -5 pts
    Get passed by a rider who is on an inferior bike: -20 pts
    Get passed by a rider who is on a similar bike: -10 pts

    If you pass a lady on a shopper: -50 pts (you're on the wrong training roads)
    If you get passed by a lady on a shopper: Give up!!

    already old hat

    http://www.itsnotarace.org/

  • Tour de France Stage 6: Sagan gets his third stage win, big crash deals blow to many GC hopefuls1 year 27 weeks agoOuch. Hope everyone's ok.

    Ouch. Hope everyone's ok.

  • Stage 6 - Epernay to Metz1 year 27 weeks agoWell im leaving sagan for the

    Well im leaving sagan for the intermediate sprint tomorrow, then will take him out for sunday in place of my breakaway guy

    none, rogers will be in my team.

  • Watching the Olympic road race1 year 27 weeks agoI had that idea, then

    I had that idea, then realised I'm coming back from holiday that day - gutted!

    Anyway, everything I've read indicates the hill will be packed!! I wouldn't be surprised if people camp over night too.

    Should be a great atmosphere!

  • Cycling ettiquette1 year 27 weeks agoWhat about a points system

    What about a points system for these kind of situations when out on training rides - something along the lines of:

    If you pass a rider who is on a superior bike: +20 pts
    If you pass a rider who is on an inferior bike: +5 pts
    If you pass rider who is on a similar bike: +10pts

    Get passed by a rider who is on a superior bike: -5 pts
    Get passed by a rider who is on an inferior bike: -20 pts
    Get passed by a rider who is on a similar bike: -10 pts

    If you pass a lady on a shopper: -50 pts (you're on the wrong training roads)
    If you get passed by a lady on a shopper: Give up!!

  • Cycling ettiquette1 year 27 weeks agoWhat about a points system

    What about a points system for these kind of situations when out on training rides - something along the lines of:

    If you pass a rider who is on a superior bike: +20 pts
    If you pass a rider who is on an inferior bike: +5 pts
    If you pass rider who is on a similar bike: +10pts

    Get passed by a rider who is on a superior bike: -5 pts
    Get passed by a rider who is on an inferior bike: -20 pts
    Get passed by a rider who is on a similar bike: -10 pts

    If you pass a lady on a shopper: -50 pts (you're on the wrong training roads)
    If you get passed by a lady on a shopper: Give up!!

  • Northwave Blade Jersey1 year 27 weeks agoIt's a wee bit peely-wally

    It's a wee bit peely-wally looking....

  • Ras de Cymru. The 6th and final stage1 year 27 weeks agoThank you . I have really

    Thank you . I have really enjoyed these too.
    Your very modest really- You did brilliant

  • Stage 6 - Epernay to Metz1 year 27 weeks agoTERatcliffe26 wrote:only one

    TERatcliffe26 wrote:
    only one of mine lost time as i am changing all 4 of my stars tomorrow....and you know which star that is

    Anyone think sagan could be there at the finish tomorrow?

    I'm not sure about the finish but he could definitely be there on Sunday.

    Transfers planned but just waiting for the highlights to assess the damage that crash caused. Time to take some risks so gambling on a couple of stars who've lost time to go for the win tomorrow. Probably not ones you expect though Wink

    Out of interest, apart from Rogers and Gusev, which under 20 credit stars do you rate for the TT?

  • Halfords 'Tour de Francis' vid knits TdF ads together1 year 27 weeks agoitaliafirenze

    italiafirenze wrote:
    mattbibbings wrote:
    Poor bugger. I hope he got a free bike out of it as well as the holiday because he is being used to annoy lots of us as we wonder whats happening during the ITV ad breaks.

    This does nothing for my view of Halfords bikes.

    Alex Moulton was always a keen fan of the idea that if you wanted your engineering to be respected then you need to prove it's worth in either competition or adversity. The tour de francis only goes to show that if you offer a bike to a regular dude for a free cycling holiday, he'll take it. I strongly suspect Mr francis would have taken this opportunity regardless of the Brand on offer. Says alot more about free holidays than it does Halfords bikes then doesn't it? Thinking Thinking

    Yes but how many of us can say we actually ride bikes that have been tested in the hardest competitions?

    Cervelos are used right off the shelf, but I don't know of another.

    Indeed, but how many other bike companys out there attempt to shove the idea down your throat that their bikes are tested under the harshest conditions when the slightest of inquiry shows that they were ridden around France for a few days with a spare and a mechanic in tow! By those standards all my bikes i've ever owned must be better than a Generic carbon framed Carrera. Come to think of it, they are.

    It's patronising and annoying advertising.

  • Campagnolo Chorus, Record and Super Record1 year 27 weeks agoi didnt mind getting rid of

    i didnt mind getting rid of my sram red as i was so worried about crashing it or wearing it out in bad weather. the kinda thought of if i go down on this bend its gonna cost me £300 for a shifter and £250 for a mech!

    i run veloce on my winter bike it is b-b-b-b-brilliant and cheap to replace

  • F/S Colnago frame, inc forks, headset, stem & seatpost.1 year 27 weeks agoHi Ben, have just sent reply

    Hi Ben,
    have just sent reply with additional photos as requested.

    Regards

    Trikeman. Wink

  • Stage 6 - Epernay to Metz1 year 27 weeks agosagan's perfectly capabale of

    sagan's perfectly capabale of being in the hat for the intermediate points tomorrow, i'd guess that'll be his goal for the day