- Cycling Tips February Fifteen Strava challenge returns1 year 5 weeks agomtm_01 wrote:Ideally, they'remtm_01 wrote:
Ideally, they're called friends
I prefer 'followers' to 'friends'...
- Tour of Oman stage 31 year 5 weeks agoFeel a bit silly taking out
Feel a bit silly taking out the majority of my sprinters now!
- Tour of Oman stage 31 year 5 weeks agoPhew, Sagan second, so didn't
Phew, Sagan second, so didn't lose much by bringing him in for Greipel.
Bouhanni third, and from the photo on twitter there is a Sky rider up there but can't tell who. Hopefully Swift...
- Tour of Oman stage 31 year 5 weeks agoPossibly Froome 4th after his
Possibly Froome 4th after his late attack?
- Cyclist's crash damages reduced because of 'contributory negligence': looking down at heart rate monitor1 year 5 weeks agoOut of interest, what level
Out of interest, what level of personal injury did the rider sustain from this incident to warrant the rather large payout?
A similar incident happened to me yesterday on my morning commute through London. A driver pulled into the cycle/bus lane which I was occupying without indicating or checking the mirrors to see if I was there and took me out. My front wheel and fork now need replacing and I've sustained some soft tissue injury to my wrist and shoulder (backed up by a letter from a doctor).
I've reported the incident to the police on 101, but have yet to fill out the more comprehensive Road Traffic collision form.
- Chris Boardman: "Helmets not even in top 10 of things that keep cycling safe"1 year 5 weeks agoChris Boardman is right, talk
Chris Boardman is right, talk of cycle helmets has stymied the campaign to improve road conditions for cyclists.
There are only two irrefutable facts we should be concerned about concerning the wearing of helmets.
They are: 1. Their introduction changed for ever the long held and correct perception that cycling was/is a low risk activity into one that is now considered, incorrectly, to be dangerous.
2. Cycle helmet wearing has done nothing to improve
road safety for cyclists.
As an example of how twisted the safety debate has become,
I recall hearing one nutter of an MP - at a hearing of the House of Commons Select Committee on Transport some years ago - come out with the following line: he said, "...if cyclists were made to wear helmets surely there would be no need to slow traffic."
- Tour of Oman stage 31 year 5 weeks agoGreipel?!?!? Damn.
I had a
I had a bet on Stybar.
- "Kaiser Thiefs" - Sturmey-Archer attacks Leeds band for "blatantly copying" logo1 year 5 weeks agoGlad to see someone already
Glad to see someone already got the HMHB reference in. I understand that Nigel's on Shimano Ultegra now though.
- Tour of Oman stage 31 year 5 weeks agoGreipel wins Stage 3
Greipel wins Stage 3
- Tour of Oman stage 31 year 5 weeks agoCancellara, Froome, Sagan and
Cancellara, Froome, Sagan and Stybar attack. Peloton not far behind. 2km to go.
- Tour of Oman stage 31 year 5 weeks agogonna be a sprint finish
gonna be a sprint finish
- Tour of Oman stage 31 year 5 weeks agoThink I might have made my
Think I might have made my transfers a day early - Greipel takes it! At least he's in my purists.
- Tour of Oman stage 31 year 5 weeks agoChris Froome has attacked
Chris Froome has attacked with 5km to go at the #TourofOman after being led over the final climb by Dario Catald
- Tour of Oman stage 31 year 5 weeks agoFroome takes off with 5k to
Froome takes off with 5k to go
- Volta ao Algarve - Stage 21 year 5 weeks agoI've delayed making the
I've delayed making the Martin/Kwiatowski call until tomorrow, I can only afford one (unless I drop Costa which I don't want to) so will decide after today which to bring in tomorrow.
- Colnago CX Zero Disc road bike1 year 5 weeks agoA lot of money for mechanical
A lot of money for mechanical discs brakes and mechanical shifters. Boardman do Di2 and hydraulic brakes for less, and it looks nicer
- Volta ao Algarve - Stage 21 year 5 weeks agoOut with Demare and Lobato.
Out with Demare and Lobato. Couldn't quite afford Kwiatkowski, so brought in Tony Martin and Machado, for tomorrow as much as today.
- Chris Boardman: "Helmets not even in top 10 of things that keep cycling safe"1 year 5 weeks agoIt never ceases to amaze me
It never ceases to amaze me how many of the helmet advocates manage to keep falling off their bikes! It's easy; learn not to fall and if you are to fall learn how to fall!! Don't overcook descending or corners. Don't cycle through standing water as you don't know if there's a crater under there. In the last 5 years I have accumulated well over 40,000 miles and have had two offs. Once when a ped stepped out in front of me and I twisted my shoulder as a result and the other at a set of lights when I didn't un clip in time.
Boardman is correct in what he says. Note, he is not anti helmet. He is only saying that the helmet is not at the top of the agenda. And yet we have a torrent of anecdotes of helmets saving peoples lives. The wearing of a helmet will not make cycling on the UK roads any safer. As will the wearing of HI Viz. Many motorists out there treat vulnerable road users with total and utter contempt.
The only way of making the roads safer to use is more indepth driving tuition and difficult, better infrastructure for cyclists, better sentencing for driving offenses.
There is so much more that can be done rather the vague slap a bit of plastic on your head and everything will be all right.
- Suspended sentence for lorry driver who killed cyclist and claimed he was unable to avoid hitting him1 year 5 weeks agoVery sad. Nothing would
Very sad. Nothing would posess me to cycle on a dual carriageway. Tried it commuting 18 years ago, on the advice that it was a quicker route, and it scared the cr#p out of me. I can still remember the feeling of cars and lorries thundering past me at 70mph.
- When's too many bikes enough ?1 year 5 weeks agoIt is always n+1.
It is always n+1.
- Cyclist's crash damages reduced because of 'contributory negligence': looking down at heart rate monitor1 year 5 weeks agoSensible outcome - always
Sensible outcome - always ride within your stopping distance (which, if you're not looking where you're going, is about 0mph!) and expect those around you to be idiots!
It should be noted, however, that this is anouther case of a driver lying to the Judge...and this being (seemingly) acceptable
- Cyclist's crash damages reduced because of 'contributory negligence': looking down at heart rate monitor1 year 5 weeks agoI suppose this would depend
I suppose this would depend on how long he was looking at the HRM for but i can't disagree that you should look where you're going, particularly if a car has just passed you. Regardless of what car or other drivers get away with (sun in my eyes, didn't expect a cycle etc)
- Volta ao Algarve - Stage 21 year 5 weeks agoAfter my purist team beat my
After my purist team beat my standard team yesterday I've kicked out Cav, DeMAre and Lobato and brought in Costa, Spilak and Kelderman. Taken a pen
- Cyclist's crash damages reduced because of 'contributory negligence': looking down at heart rate monitor1 year 5 weeks ago"Mr Justice Stephens found
"Mr Justice Stephens found more credible Mr McAllister’s claim that Mr Campbell had just pulled in in front of him"
So the driver was lying. He'll be getting done for perjury and attempting to pervert the course of justice then will he?
- Cyclist's crash damages reduced because of 'contributory negligence': looking down at heart rate monitor1 year 5 weeks agoI went into the back of car
I went into the back of car after the driver thought it neccessary to slam his brakes on and pull over after seeing an approaching ambulance on the other side of the road, this was shortly after over taking me.
I stood no chance of taking the guy to court even though he left me no chance of stopping. Was left with broken hand and a bill for new rear light cluster of the driver.
“If he had been he could have braked or taken evasive action.”
Clearly the judge doesn't ride or he'd know how much more time/space you need and how much worse bike brakes are than a cars from around 20mph to 0mph.