• TdF Stage 10 - Mâcon to Bellegarde-sur-Valserine1 year 27 weeks agoGo Luis Go Luis.........

    Go Luis Go Luis......... FINALLY, he might get me some points back in the purist as not many people have picked him Devil Devil

  • Lynskey Sportive Di2C unveiled1 year 27 weeks agoThere's no need to remove the

    There's no need to remove the battery to charge it though, you can just charge through the harness

    Really no excuse for a seized seatpost these days, but yes I agree that would be annoying!

  • TdF Stage 10 - Mâcon to Bellegarde-sur-Valserine1 year 27 weeks agodrheaton wrote:Quote:Kern,

    drheaton wrote:
    Quote:
    Kern, Cancellara, Hoogerland, Marcado, Dan Martin, Sylvain Chavanel, Gesink... are some of the riders who have recently been dropped by the peloton.

    Gesink has been tosh so far this race, he was not a great pick for my purist team and neither was Hoogerland Crying

    My just-for-fun purist team had Sammy Sanchez, Astarloza, Di Gregorio and Kittel. (I've stopped scoring it now...) Glad I didn't go to the hassle of creating that second account!

  • Google Maps adds UK bike navigation with Sustrans routes1 year 27 weeks agoSo now the brilliant

    So now the brilliant CycleStreets Ltd, a UK not-for-profit, has competition from American/transnational capitalists Google as well as the Westminster Government's mediocre TransportDirect? Shame on both of them. Stick with the original and the best, cyclists helping cyclists: http://www.CycleStreets.net

    And what the heck are Sustrans playing at? Buddying up to Google instead of working with UK cyclists? Are they hoping for a donation? And is it the death knell for the awful Ordinance Survey map viewer that used to be on the Sustrans website?

    (Disclosure: I've no connection with any of the above services, although I think I met CycleStreets's sysadmin Wookey once. You don't tend to forget a name like that and I doubt there's many of them around Cambridge.)

  • TdF Stage 10 - Mâcon to Bellegarde-sur-Valserine1 year 27 weeks agoQuote:Kern, Cancellara,

    Quote:
    Kern, Cancellara, Hoogerland, Marcado, Dan Martin, Sylvain Chavanel, Gesink... are some of the riders who have recently been dropped by the peloton.

    Gesink has been tosh so far this race, he was not a great pick for my purist team and neither was Hoogerland Crying

  • South West Trains ban bikes on all services for the duration of the Olympics1 year 27 weeks agodave_atkinson wrote:also,

    dave_atkinson wrote:
    also, many of these operators have booking systems in operation for bike places, and dedicated space on trains to carry them. why is it so hard to just carry on with what you're already doing?

    Fart+Grunt Western have up to 8 dedicated bike spaces, but no booking system for local services and a limit of 2 bikes per train. They're crazy normally, so why expect sanity during the Olympics?

    The Office of Rail Regulation should step in and sort out the squabbling train operating companies by modifying their licences to specify a sensible minimum standard of bike ticketing, but current chair Anna Walker doesn't seem interested in regulating them like that, more like wimpily "calling for improvement" as in http://www.rail-reg.gov.uk/server/show/ConWebDoc.10937

  • TdF Stage 10 - Mâcon to Bellegarde-sur-Valserine1 year 27 weeks agoThat's all my riders in the

    That's all my riders in the break scored for me so far Wink

  • TdF Stage 10 - Mâcon to Bellegarde-sur-Valserine1 year 27 weeks agoThe next 45 mins is going to

    The next 45 mins is going to be ace...

  • Tour of Poland Stage 1 scoring1 year 27 weeks ago[insert random Polish joke

    [insert random Polish joke here]

    Big Grin

  • Paralympian Rachel Morris hit by car during time trial1 year 27 weeks agoColeman wrote:"these

    Coleman wrote:
    "these incidents are often not adequately investigated and prosecuted."

    Quite. The driver shouldn't be on the road. Ensure they never drive again, serve a custodial sentence and contribute financially to the well-being of the victim.

    Or just do the usual and put some points on a licence and say it was an "accident". The law is an ass.

    So from that article, which says next to nothing about what happened, you can judge the level of the driving and stick him in jail?? Surprise

    Are you mental or something, the only mention about the car is this "a car ran into the left side of her hand-cycle"

    Was the driver at fault? Was there a problem with the car? Could something other than the driver have caused this??

    Oh no I forgot......Lets just lock up all driver's who are involved in any incident with a cyclist Yawn Yawn Yawn

    Hopefully Rachel is able to recover from her injuries, If not in time for the para's, just in full to be able to ride at her best again

  • TdF Stage 10 - Mâcon to Bellegarde-sur-Valserine1 year 27 weeks agoThe points for the sprint in

    The points for the sprint in Beon were won by:
    1. Matt Goss (OGE) 15pts
    2. Yauheni Hutarovic (FDJ) 14pts
    3. Peter Sagan (LIQ) 13pts
    4. Yukiya Arashiro (EUC) 12pts
    5. Jens Voigt (RNT) 11pts
    6. Marcus Burghardt (BMC) 10pts
    7. Sandy Casar (FDJ) 9pts
    8. Luis Sanchez (RAB) 8pts
    9. Michael Morkov (STB) 7pts
    10. David Millar (GRS) 6pts
    11. Michele Scarponi (LAM) 5pts
    12. Dmitry Fofonov (AST) 4pts
    13. Dave Zabriskie (GRS) 3pts
    14. Simon Gerrans (OGE) 2pts
    15. Thomas Voeckler (EUS) 1pt

    What's the point in having two guys in the break if neither score you any points! Angry

  • Lynskey Sportive Di2C unveiled1 year 27 weeks agoThe battery in the seat post

    The battery in the seat post is a cheeky solution. At least it would encourage people to take the post out from time to time.

    I'd hate to get a jammed seat post with a battery stuck in there too - nearly all of the standard removal techniques would be out of the question.

  • South West Trains ban bikes on all services for the duration of the Olympics1 year 27 weeks agodave_atkinson wrote:i

    dave_atkinson wrote:
    i remember a story (apocryphal maybe) of a chap who took the wheels off his bike and sellotaped them to the bars, then got on the train claiming his bike was in fact a piece of modern art he'd bought at a gallery

    I don't remember modern art, but I do remember http://forums.canadiancontent.net/hot-topics/45932-how-clever-cyclist-ca... (original vanished behind the Times paywall, perhaps - reproduced there as fair dealing for commentary, I think).

  • Cycling ettiquette1 year 27 weeks agoI had a day off work today,

    I had a day off work today, so went out on a morning ride. I got the urge, for the first part of the ride, to take my old commuter route from a few years ago (These days I sit in the car my employer kindly supplies Crying ).

    Wow, what great fun - picked up loads of points (although I lost a load too for passing ladies on shoppers!). But the best takes are the cars - the definition of satisfaction is whizzing down the centre of two lanes on a (usually fast) bypass, filtering through the slower moving traffic, seeing the glum faces of the drivers Devil

    Tomorrow I'll be a driver again Crying

  • Wheeler Dealing1 year 27 weeks agoSo you swapped an unusual

    So you swapped an unusual "might come in handy one day" item that manages to take up over 2 foot of space in the spare room, for a slightly less unusual "might come in handy one day" item that manages to take up over 2 foot of space in the spare room. Result! Big Grin

  • South West Trains ban bikes on all services for the duration of the Olympics1 year 27 weeks agoJust remember folks, these

    Just remember folks, these games are being touted as the greenest ever Laughing

  • Genesis CdF1 year 27 weeks agoBikesoup wrote:Have I got

    Bikesoup wrote:
    Have I got this right - this bike is called the CdF & is the cheaper sibling of the Croix de Fer?

    yup, spot on Smile

  • Lifetime Bans For Doping Violations1 year 27 weeks agoCase by case basis. I think

    Case by case basis.

    I think there should be scope to ban for longer than 2 years, but I don't think all cases can be treated the same.

    There has been substance-taking in cycling since racing began, with some soigneurs in the days of Bartali & Coppi behaving almost like witch-doctors with their lotions and potions. The top cyclists were always trying to find out what each other were taking, and what 'mixture' was in their bottle - trying to get the edge.

    So it's been a part of cycling as long as shaving legs has been a part of cycling, and moving away from that will take time.

    Handing out a lifetime ban to a young kid who's been told that everyone's doing it (and that if he does it right he won't get caught) won't suddenly clean up cycling or any other sport for that matter (just like the death penalty doesn't stop crime).

    Great work from pros inside the peloton, and teams such as Garmin who have their own internal testing programme, is the way forward (I believe the UCI is going to make all the top teams run internal testing). Of course if Wiggo wins the Tour, that really will go a long way to showing the young riders coming through what can be achieved as a 'clean' rider.

    Also, perhaps a look at the doping rule-book is needed - when did anyone last question exactly what should be considered doping? Replacing lost nutrients, minerals & vitamins is fine (although this can no longer be done hyperdermically). During a stage race as gruelling as the Tour, is it in the rider's best interests to not allow replacement or at least encourage production of hormones which are abnormally low due to the stress that the body has been put through? I'm not saying this should be ok, just throwing it out there as an example that anti-doping rules may not always be in the best interest of the cyclist.

  • Google Maps adds UK bike navigation with Sustrans routes1 year 27 weeks agoNow if they could allow you

    Now if they could allow you to plan your routes on tow paths (where permitted)and bridlepaths that would be fantastic.

  • Tour of Poland Stage 1 scoring1 year 27 weeks agoYeah the link that Dave

    Yeah the link that Dave posted seems to have the correct listing, But the link in my opening post is supposed to be the official site and its where all the wrong guys are coming from Devil Devil

  • TdF Stage 10 - Mâcon to Bellegarde-sur-Valserine1 year 27 weeks agoreat i dropped morkov and

    reat i dropped morkov Crying and no one in the break for me either Angry Crying

  • Tour of Poland Stage 1 scoring1 year 27 weeks agoid go with the results that

    id go with the results that cycling news/fever have

    which would relate to the riders you have with the surnames in capitals

  • TdF Stage 10 - Mâcon to Bellegarde-sur-Valserine1 year 27 weeks agonice work from mr Grivko

    nice work from mr Grivko Smile

  • TdF Stage 10 - Mâcon to Bellegarde-sur-Valserine1 year 27 weeks agoOK, TdF is getting like ToP,

    OK, TdF is getting like ToP, but at least they have the right riders in the race Devil Devil (points are race points not the game points) Wink

    Morkov was the Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank rider who was first at the top of the first climb today (not Kroon as previously report).

    The points for the cote de Corlier were won by:

    1. Michael Morkov (STB) 5pts

    2. Andriy Grivko (AST) 3pts

    3. Jens Voigt (RNT) 2pts

    4. Thomas Voeckler (EUC) 1pt

  • Tour of Poland Stage 1 scoring1 year 27 weeks agoJust had another quick

    Just had another quick scan

    21 Castroviejo Nicolas Jonathan 163 Movistar Team
    21 PARDILLA Sergio 163 MOV

    36 Petrov Evgeni 57 Pro Team Astana
    36 SILIN Egor 57 AST

    41 Tsatevich Alexei 48 Team Katusha
    41 FLORENCIO CABRE Xavier 48 KAT

    55 Vaugrenard Benoît 157 FDJ-Big Mat
    55 COURTEILLE Arnaud 157 FDJ

    62 Devolder Stijn 71 Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team
    62 LINDEMAN Bert Jan 71 VCD

    I can't be bothered looking any further, but its messy Devil