• dhb launch Goldline summer clothing range1 year 3 weeks agoHad the Goldline kit for over

    Had the Goldline kit for over a month now.

    Very good too.

  • I saw a deer in the city on Friday, what's the most unexpected thing you've seen on your commute?1 year 3 weeks agodogging, probably. On my

    dogging, probably.

    On my ride home last night, it was gratifying to see that the concept of 'hedge pornography' still exists in this digital age

  • Video: Sussex Police use CCTV footage of motorist knocking 12-year-old girl off bike in safety campaign1 year 3 weeks agoLooking at the video, I'm not

    Looking at the video, I'm not sure that hi-viz or anything would really have made a difference to the incident. The girl was waiting almost exactly in front of the car, one carriage-width away, not dressed like a ninja, and yet the driver completely failed to see her.

    Dressing up like a highlighter pen and having lights and reflectors that can be seen from space make absolutely no difference if the other parties aren't actually **looking**.

    In my experience, trying to perhaps explain the behaviour of some motorists, I think they honestly don't see cyclists because they are only looking for the big metal boxes on four or more wheels. Like that university exercise where nobody notices a gorilla walking across a film of a basketball match, because its so unlikely that it becomes "somebody else's problem" and the viewer edits it out.

    I think cyclists are that gorilla, to far too many motorists.

  • Ride London Surrey 100 entry1 year 3 weeks agoMore like £500 for entry. In

    More like £500 for entry.

    In the small print: "I Pledge to raise for disabled children. Minimum Donation £499 or more per rider."

    Not saying charity is a bad thing but I'd have a tough time squeezing my friends for that much.

  • DfT launches road sign consultation - with strong focus on cycling infrastructure1 year 3 weeks agoGreat photo at top of the

    Great photo at top of the article. Where did they find an ASL box that didn't have a car and 2 or 3 motorcycles stopped inside it?

  • Tour-de-Romandie-stage-31 year 3 weeks agoChris Froome ‏@chrisfroome

    Chris Froome ‏@chrisfroome 41s
    Today's profile and heavy rain forecasted. 3 guesses what Nibali is planning for today.. #WWND (What Would Nibali Do) pic.twitter.com/twNufXdrZK

  • Tour-de-Romandie-stage-31 year 3 weeks agoRainy day, long downhill, had

    Rainy day, long downhill, had to be nibbles didn't it?

    I don't expect Froome is going to kill himself on a wet downhill chasing Vincenzo when he knows he can beat him in the time trial.

    Also picked Spilak and Tschopp. Had Talansky and Dennis since day 1.

    I think Matthias Frank would do well but I'd have needed to take a pen to bring him in, then take a pen to take him out again tomorrow so didn't risk it

  • Tour-de-Romandie-stage-31 year 3 weeks agoConsidering i've not scored

    Considering i've not scored 100+ and still been getting green Arrows i'm pleased so far Big Grin
    Although struggled with todays picks, wanted Talansky and Izaguirre but ment more pens and dropping others i didn't want to leave out so left myself with-

    Kwiatkowski
    Costa
    Pinot (for dennis)
    Herrada
    Vallis Ferri (for Brandle)
    Albasini
    Zoidl
    Earle
    Schurter

    Def gonna go pens for the next 2 days Nerd

  • Trek launch Domane 6.9 Disc (there's a Domane 4.0 Disc too)1 year 3 weeks agoKiwiMike wrote:For £6,000

    KiwiMike wrote:
    For £6,000 they couldn't be bothered to route the front cable through the fork?

    Zip ties? *Really*?

    Agreed. Looks terrible.

  • Riccardo Riccò reportedly caught red-handed buying doping products1 year 3 weeks agonotfastenough wrote:Doping to

    notfastenough wrote:
    Doping to win a gran fondo. Seriously. Christ.

    You seem to be underestimating how seriously those on the continent take Gran Fondos. Some of the riders are proper, bona-fide, massively sponsored, cycling celebrities.

    I've doen a couple and can honestly say I've ridden less competitive crits and road races here in the UK.

  • Trek launch Domane 6.9 Disc (there's a Domane 4.0 Disc too)1 year 3 weeks agoKiwiMike wrote:For £6,000

    KiwiMike wrote:
    For £6,000 they couldn't be bothered to route the front cable through the fork?

    Zip ties? *Really*?

    Maybe they had their reasons? I'm not a fan of internal cable/hose routing anyway so it doesn't look so bad to me

  • Tour-de-Romandie-stage-31 year 3 weeks agoThe way things have been

    The way things have been going for me, if I started with a 30pt penalty I would end up getting a minus number.

    Michal Kwiatkowski (OPQ)
    Pirmin Lang (IAM)
    Simon Spilak (KAT)
    Andrew Talansky (GRS)
    Tony Martin (OPQ)
    Nathan Earle (SKY)
    Johann Tschopp (IAM)
    Damien Gaudin (ALM)
    Martin Kohler (BMC)

  • A thoroughly good cove1 year 3 weeks agoThe guy does seem like a

    The guy does seem like a thoroughly good bloke with a good sensible view of the world.
    I hope he feels the need to get involved in teamGB coaching in the future as he has alot to teach and inspire

  • Trek launch Domane 6.9 Disc (there's a Domane 4.0 Disc too)1 year 3 weeks agoFor £6,000 they couldn't be

    For £6,000 they couldn't be bothered to route the front cable through the fork?

    Zip ties? *Really*?

  • Tour-de-Romandie-stage-31 year 3 weeks agoGone for; Vincenzo

    Gone for;
    Vincenzo Nibali
    Jean-Christophe Peraud
    Maxim Iglinskiy
    Martin Kohler
    Ion Izaguirre
    Nino Schurter
    Jesus Herrada Lopez
    Andrew Talansky
    Nathan Earle

    Earle and Schurter are my 2 3.0 fillers, maybe a 5 pointer for Earle if Froome comes through.

  • I saw a deer in the city on Friday, what's the most unexpected thing you've seen on your commute?1 year 3 weeks agoIn no particular order I've

    In no particular order I've spotted squirrels, rabbits, hares, foxes. Also encountered badgers which are much bigger in than I expected, it was the claws I heard before I saw it. I was followed by a bat briefly on one night time commute judging by the shape I saw, not an owl shape object above me, could it have been the LED pulses it was 'hearing'?

  • Video: Sussex Police use CCTV footage of motorist knocking 12-year-old girl off bike in safety campaign1 year 3 weeks agooozaveared wrote: And on the

    oozaveared wrote:

    And on the flip side how easy it is for people to be careless and not look carefully enough so making the point about doing everything you can to mitigate the chances that their mistake ends up with you getting hurt.

    Please quote the peer-reviewed sciency stuff showing the Hi-Viz reduces collisions. I'm sure a lot of people will want to see it. Particularly the Hi-Viz industry, who - strangely - don't cite any evidence their products improve safety. Rather like the helmet industry, come to think of it...

    But I digress. For further proof of the victim-blaming-wrapped-up-as-safety-message bent of this whole thing, look no further than the follow-up article, including comments from the driver himself: http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/11187568.Driver_who_knocked_down_girl_cyc...

    "It was my fault that I hit her but she was dressed in all grey on what was a rather grey day.

    "It may not have made a difference in this case, but I would urge cyclists to wear bright clothes, or high visibility items."

    Spot the two 'buts' in there? This person clearly believes they were not fully responsible. Sure, they have admitted liability - but I bet only because it was on tape.

    And I disagree with your comparison that this is akin to taking sensible anti-theft precautions. Theft is a calculated action, minimised by sensible precaution. Road collisions are more often than not the fault of one party, and no amount of precaution or clothing on the part of the other will save you - unless, as requested, you do have that Hi-Viz-works proof. The fact that the Police still bang on about it being an equal responsibility is corrosive. It's victim-blaming.

    No more no less.

  • Lucas King of the Road front light1 year 3 weeks agoDr_Lex wrote:Sorry, but

    Dr_Lex wrote:
    Sorry, but having experienced Lucas' reliability through previous decades that accorded with their nickname as the "Prince of Darkness", it's no longer a name I trust, even if it's merely a logo on a foreign-sourced unit. Still waiting for more manufacturers to follow the German requirements of a road-shaped beam, rather than just uber-torches.

    I was going to post something along similar lines but you beat me to it.

    My old Triumph 500 had electrics from Lucas. Sometimes when I turned on the headlight, the engine would cut out. I never managed to resolve that issue and sold it on to another starry-eyed dreamer wanting to relive the so-called golden days of the British motorcycle.

    I've two different types of German lights that work very well for bicycle use.

  • Video: Greg LeMond shows how to quickly change an inner tube1 year 3 weeks agoMost Americans I know aren't

    Most Americans I know aren't psychopaths. I'm not sure you can legitimitely make such a sweeping generalisation.

  • Cambridge Tour de France road closures a "nightmare" says councillor1 year 3 weeks agomattsccm wrote:They have

    mattsccm wrote:
    They have every right to complain, indeed they should be compensated as should anyone else who looses out through some one else's recreation.

    Why? I live near a football ground, and have to deal with the traffic that brings upwards of 30 times a year. Should I, and everyone else in my neighbourhood, get compensation?

    It's entirely likely that more people will turn out to watch the race go by than would go to said garden centre on that day, so what makes the garden centre's wants more important?

    It's one day of the year. Unless they're suggesting that every single person who would have gone there on that Monday would only have ever gone there on that day, the number bandied the money they would 'lose' is nonsense (and is certainly nowhere near £50k).

  • Ride London Surrey 100 entry1 year 3 weeks agoI won't get involved with

    I won't get involved with Ride London if I was anyone.

    Give me a shout if you want to know why.

  • Tour-de-Romandie-stage-31 year 3 weeks agoDoing well in this one so

    Doing well in this one so spent a while mulling over the options - really enjoyed working out all the different permutations!

    Had to decide whether to just use one penalty transfer and keep Kittel & Nizzolo for tomorrow, or use three pens in order to bring in two more climbers. Went with the latter, so starting today on minus 30...

    Went Froome over Nibali more because I'd be keeping them til the end and expecting Froome to outscore Nibs over the three stages.

    Leaves me with...

    Froome, Spilak, Talansky, Frank
    Tschopp, Zoidl
    Kern, Gaudin, Hivert

    More pens to come over the next 2 days methinks...

  • Cambridge Tour de France road closures a "nightmare" says councillor1 year 3 weeks agoallez neg wrote:Chuck

    allez neg wrote:
    Chuck wrote:
    There'll be somebody unhappy about any large event wherever it's staged. I accept they have a right to be unhappy, but I'd like to think that as a society we like to have the odd big event, and that will always mean that someone somewhere is going to have to suck it up.

    http://road.cc/content/news/114656-sheffield-cyclists-protest-cycle-lane...

    Rolling On The Floor

    Ha! Not sure if that proves my point or not... Still, I think that's slightly different.

  • Trek launch Domane 6.9 Disc (there's a Domane 4.0 Disc too)1 year 3 weeks agoyes please. (this is a Schwag

    yes please.

    (this is a Schwag Grab sint it?)
    Wink

  • Cambridge Tour de France road closures a "nightmare" says councillor1 year 3 weeks agoJoelsim wrote:I suspect he

    Joelsim wrote:
    I suspect he reads The Daily Mail and votes UKIP.

    Miserable f*cker.

    I have it on good authority that he reads the Guardian and votes Green. His objection is based on the fact that professional cylists are merely the peddaling poodles of a capitalist hegemony and that the whole spectacle is merely a distraction from the real economic issues facing the proletariat. That cycling is indeed the EPO of the people.

    Oh OK I don't know the fellah and was just making it up.

    What's he like really?