• TdF Stage 11 year 4 weeks agoClearly at fault here, what

    Clearly at fault here, what did he say about his HERO ? MAN UP ,.

    Ciao Persona Non-Grata Wave

  • TdF Stage 11 year 4 weeks agoVVV73 wrote:Thank you

    VVV73 wrote:
    Thank you everyone for standing by and watching me take this..
    Am I so wrong here?
    Am I seriously at fault?
    Did I start this personal attack?
    Did I ever know this was his HERO lol till 5 mins ago ?
    Now, now, VV, now let's be a good little boy and come inside and take your medication, luv. You and your brother probably need to find something else to do rather than bother those good people at the Road.cc forum pages. I apologize for my grandson's behavior...

  • BMC GF01 Disc vs. Colnago CX Zero Disc1 year 4 weeks agoHi Kildafornia, thank you for

    Hi Kildafornia, thank you for your reply. I read somewhere (a US forum IIRC) that BMC doesn't set a rider weight limit (again IIRC that was posted by BMCUSA), but I sent a request for information from Colnago. I'll post back if I get a response.

    I'm not chasing super-light, with my weight it's a futile exercise, but strength and comfort. As to wheels, even my heft should be no problem for any of those that you mention, except the Mavic. But I was thinking of DT Swiss, at least the X-1900 Spline is what comes with the GF01 and is a BTO option for the Colnago. They're aluminium.

  • TdF Stage 11 year 4 weeks agoVVV73 wrote:Thank you

    VVV73 wrote:
    Thank you everyone for standing by and watching me take this..
    Am I so wrong here?
    Am I seriously at fault?
    Did I start this personal attack?
    Did I ever know this was his HERO lol till 5 mins ago ?

    And you still don't get it .....

    All ppl hear from you now is

    Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah Yawn
    or
    Waaahh waaahh waaahh waaahh Crying

    My original post calling you a tool may have been out of order however reading back through this thread I now think it's fully justified unfortunately

  • TdF Stage 11 year 4 weeks agoCavendish. Only thinking and

    Cavendish.

    Only thinking and talking about himself after the crash yesterday.

    Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team rider Mark Cavendish did not take the start of Tour de France Stage 2 on Sunday after crashing at the end of Stage 1. He met with the media outside the team bus prior to the start of the stage to talk about the decision. His responses are in the text below.

    On the crash and the decision to not start Stage 2

    "When I got on my bike after my crash yesterday it wasn't possible to hold my handlebars. When I took my skinsuit off I saw there was something wrong with my shoulder. It was sticking out a bit like it shouldn't. So we went to get it checked up and I was in a lot of pain. I couldn't move my shoulder. I held a bit of optimism that maybe it was just swelling and it would go down a bit this morning, but it's actually worse this morning. I can't move my arm. I'm gutted, I'm majorly disappointed, but it could be worse."

    On next steps for himself, as well as OPQS

    "I've got to go and get an MRI to see if it needs surgery, chances are it probably does. Unfortunately I'm likely to be out for a few weeks. I'm devastated to be fair. I'm in pain as well. I think anyone who crashes on the first day of the Tour de France is going to be disappointed. But Omega Pharma – Quick-Step is here with a strong team. We've got Tony Martin the world time trial champion. We've got Niki Terpstra, who won Paris-Roubaix. We got Matteo Trentin who won a stage of the Tour de France in his first year last year. We've got Jan Bakelants who won a stage in his first Tour last year and had the yellow jersey. We have a really versatile team. I'm confident we will be successful. We weren't just here to win the sprints, we are here to be successful within the full 21 days. We've got a strong and motivated group. I'm still massively optimistic about the team, there's a great ambiance, the eight guys who are there now. We've got an incredible team here and I'm actually devastated that I won't be sharing that success at the Tour with them."

    On the crash and Simon Gerrans

    "Simon and I came up, and I think two of us wanted Peter Sagan's wheel. The others moved to the left. I wanted to go but Gerrans was there. I used my head to try to take us across the road. Gerrans wasn't budging, I wasn't budging, we crossed bars and we both went down. At the end of the race, in different circumstances, I would have hit the brakes and not tried to go for the win. The stage had been lost. I wanted it that bad and I tried to find a gap that wasn't there. I spoke to Simon after the stage, I asked if he was OK, and I also spoke to him on the phone later and apologized to him. I really hope he's OK and today's a good stage for him. I wish him a good rest of the tour."

    On perspective about his circumstances

    "It could be worse. You saw my helmet yesterday for Helmet for Heroes, I've got friends who were in Afghanistan who've got no legs and one arm and I think when you put that into perspective, I don't think I'm too bad. I think I'm back in a few weeks. I'm disappointed but things could definitely be worse."

    On what he has to say to his supporters attending the Tour de France

    "I want to say to all the supporters at the Tour to enjoy it, it's going to be an incredible race. It was amazing to see the support that was out yesterday and I'm looking forward to watching it. I've been missing it like crazy but I'm looking forward to seeing it up north and then tomorrow in London."

    Read more at http://www.omegapharma-quickstep.com/en/news/show/mark-cavendish-update-...

  • TdF Stage 11 year 4 weeks agostevemarks wrote:Whine, whine

    stevemarks wrote:
    Whine, whine whine,

    You sound like Cavendish!

    You are a pomme! Wink


    Keep it going, finding it hard to argue against my points ?
    and it goes on and on... more names, some say it is a derogatory name, but it is not at all and no proof of Australian's using it that way, when it was used in that way in UK. oh btw It is Pom , pommy or Pommie normally with a illegitimate child thrown on the end Applause .

  • Clipless Pedals with back weighting?1 year 4 weeks agoThe Time pedals certainly

    The Time pedals certainly look like they have a much better front lip, which looks like clipping in is easier. The cleats are much bigger on the Time pedals? I guess they are easier to clip in too.

    It's a shame you can't trial run these things, as I feel each person likes different things about pedals!

    I might have to order 1 of each, and try the Time and Look Keos indoors, and see how I feel with them. Probably the best option.

  • Call for action as TfL stats reveal buses pose as big a danger to cyclists as lorries1 year 4 weeks agoBus drivers along the

    Bus drivers along the Uxbridge Road through Ealing up to Shepherd's Bush seem to enjoy the sport of barreling up as fast as possible behind cyclists in a bid to scare them off the road. It happens to me weekly.

  • Tour de France stage 21 year 4 weeks agoray silvester wrote:Took out

    ray silvester wrote:
    Took out Cav and Viv for Sagan and Paolini

    Sagan
    Paolini
    Navardauskas
    Demare
    Modolo
    Kittel
    Haussler
    Pichot
    Bideau


    I tossed and turned over Modolo yesterday, before going ummm.
    Morkov Rolling Eyes
    no Idea.

    Hey can you help me, I can't seem to be able to see the SAXO riders in peleton' LMFAO Rolling On The Floor

  • Tour de France stage 21 year 4 weeks agoCourtesy of Cycling

    Courtesy of Cycling News

    Ramunas Navardauskas (Garmin-Sharp) has a shot at taking the leader's yellow jersey at the end of today's stage thanks to his third place on stage one.

    He is a good climber and excellent tactician and is expected to be in the front group after the hilly finale. Garrmin-Sharp indicated to Cyclingnews that the team is ready to let him try for yellow despite targeting overall success with Andrew Talansky.

    Navardauskas was a late call up to the Garmin-Sharp team, replacing David Millar, but proved he has excellent form.

    "Anything is possible," he said when asked if he can take yellow in Sheffield.

    "We'll see how the stage ends. It's a difficult day with the hills. It wont be easy with the wind on the tops of the climbs. There are other smart riders hoping to take yellow. We'll see what happens. We've got nine category climbs and lot of other climbs too."

    "I think Sagan is a big rival for the yellow. We'll see at the end of the stage."

  • Tour de France stage 21 year 4 weeks agoTook out Cav and Viv for

    Took out Cav and Viv for Sagan and Paolini

    Sagan
    Paolini
    Navardauskas
    Demare
    Modolo
    Kittel
    Haussler
    Pichot
    Bideau

  • TdF Stage 11 year 4 weeks agoWhine, whine whine, You

    Whine, whine whine,

    You sound like Cavendish!

    You are a pomme! Wink

  • Mark Cavendish crashes out of Tour after just one stage1 year 4 weeks agoThis is the tweet yesterday

    This is the tweet yesterday when I knew he wasn't going to be starting today

    https://twitter.com/CaleyFretz/status/485486866209439744

  • YOUNG RIDERS in TDF - Who are they?1 year 4 weeks agoHi Moyston, If you ever in

    Hi Moyston,
    If you ever in doubt about who are the youth riders. I found the best way is to go to Procyclingstats and click on the TOUR, then click on STASTICS, then on right side near top you will see list like this... Ranked, sprinters, TT , u25, it is the UCI points for those riders in THIS TOUR now.
    Click U25's and u see all the youth riders for this tour in points ranking order for the year. It certainly helped me find a couple earlier this year.

    Good luck, its a tough fantasy sport, as is this forum. Rolling On The Floor

  • Clipless Pedals with back weighting?1 year 4 weeks agoMiles253 wrote:Time are great

    Miles253 wrote:
    Time are great pedals, a bit less ice skating than speedplay I've heard. Does that depend on how you set them up?

    IME they are less ice skating than Speedplay, as there is the (slight) resistance on the footplate, but although the Speedplays felt a bit odd at first I really don't notice it now. I'm using the Zeros, so you can wind in (limit) the float on either foot, adjust it on either or both of the inside or outside rotations, or even lock them out completely (hence the name). TBH i'm not conscious of any twist at all during normal riding, perhaps my pedalling and/or ankle has adapted - I do do it deliberately sometimes to shake out my legs a bit but that's about it.

    I did really like the Times - started with iClic2 Racers and went onto Xpresso 4 when I trashed the Racers. The only thing is that they didn't hang particularly well, the Xpresso basically not at all which made them a little less easy to clip into (well for me anyway) - but the Xpresso had a noticeably better foot plate with loads of support. I'd personally recommend them over the SPD-SLs i've tried, never tried Looks or the top-notch Shimano ones so can't comment.

    (edit) Meant to say - the thing with the Speedplays that I really like is that you don't really deliberately clip in like a lot of other pedals i've used, you just sort of stomp down on them and the pedal slides into the cleat and aligns itself. The KeepOnKovers (very useful) add the ease of doing that.

  • Game Suggestions1 year 4 weeks agoVVV73 wrote:ray silvester

    VVV73 wrote:
    ray silvester wrote:
    Chava for IAM has a stage win in him somewhere too but he may well save his best for the French crowds and is not as good a value as HH?
    Yeah for sure, Chava is one of the toughest riders I ever seen, so many times I seen him go down think he is out of race, then next minute he is at front attacking , ripped jersey flapping in wind LOL absolutely love him.

    P.s. ALL the IAM squad are peaking so hard atm. after the Suisse, I really like Brandle and bit less Hollenstien for future.

  • Mark Cavendish crashes out of Tour after just one stage1 year 4 weeks agoMarkus wrote:A dislocated

    Markus wrote:
    A dislocated shoulder can sometimes be put back in place if you find the right guy to do it.

    I doubt it's still dislocated (could be, odd though) - that normally gets reset pretty damn quickly - but there's more often than not a whole bunch of associated damage which can be bloody painful for a while. Gutted for the man either way.

  • Game Suggestions1 year 4 weeks agoray silvester wrote:Chava for

    ray silvester wrote:
    Chava for IAM has a stage win in him somewhere too but he may well save his best for the French crowds and is not as good a value as HH?
    Yeah for sure, Chava is one of the toughest riders I ever seen, so many times I seen him go down think he is out of race, then next minute he is at front attacking , ripped jersey flapping in wind LOL absolutely love him.

  • Tour de France stage 21 year 4 weeks agoTwybaydos wrote:No changes

    Twybaydos wrote:
    No changes for me. Because I got up too late. I still have Cav in the team.

    Ouch.....OPQS haven't!! Wave

  • Tour de France stage 21 year 4 weeks agoStandard Valverde Gerrans Sla

    Standard

    Valverde
    Gerrans
    Slagter
    Haussler
    Greipel
    Demare
    Pichot
    Gerard
    Oliveira

    Greipel is climbing the best I ever seen this year str8 from get go in TDU and recently coming 4th in KOM yes KOM lol at tour of Lux, he is still getting lighter each year too losing that track weight, tho still got some of the broadest shoulders in peleton.

    Purist

    Contador ( Really like the Saxo Squad )

    Sagan (speaks for himself)

    Mollema (team is totally set up for Mollema to give his best go)

    Pinot ( my number one pick for youth, as I really like this bloke always have, if only you were allowed to use training wheels to descend)

    Bardet (my number 2 for yth, extra points help I hope)

    Tom Dumolin ( This bloke is absolutely flying and stamping himself as a serious TTer)

    Visconti ( was backed earlier in year to win TDU before falling if I remember first stage. Seems to have some back well with 4th in Nationals last month.( How good does Fromolo look )

    Oliviera (this bloke is a pretty smart TTer and was bought across to Lampre by Rui Costa, Oliveira said he hopes to learn lots, he is already climbing better, winning Portugese Nationals (both TT and ROAD last month beating the likes of Rui and Machado)

    Last but not least my BIG GAMBLE
    his last chance before he goes on my BFL=Barred For Life.

    REIN TARRAMAE ( we know what promise he showed a few years ago, he seems to have shown a bit lately at Turkey and Rhone. I am hoping he will go for KOM and get Cofidis on Tele)

    Good luck everyone, well nearly E1.. Silly

  • Game Suggestions1 year 4 weeks agoChava for IAM has a stage win

    Chava for IAM has a stage win in him somewhere too but he may well save his best for the French crowds and is not as good a value as HH?

  • Tour de France stage 21 year 4 weeks agoNo changes for me. Because I

    No changes for me. Because I got up too late. I still have Cav in the team.

  • Game Suggestions1 year 4 weeks agoray silvester wrote:Bit late

    ray silvester wrote:
    Bit late for the deadline although I've been touting him all weekend.....I like Paolini for today'stage 2 and my team's looking OK with the likes of Haussler,Sagan and Ramunas also in the mix

    Tom Slagter? Ray.
    I am a big fan of To0ms, he impressed the hell out of me, and every time he goes away , he comes back either faster(TDU,13') or tougher/stronger ( this year in Paris vasco, classics)

    Yes I have Haussler in my teams too. I feel he has been quiet this year so far as IAM are targeting this race big time cause first year and want to consolidate a spot and Haussler has been primed to go bang. Look at the squad they bought , has to be their best if not.
    I am very worried I forgot to bring Sagan in in standard. Tom Dumolin is my secret weapon in Purist too, I am hoping for something from him today too, Only went him and Sagan as sprinters there.

  • Mark Cavendish crashes out of Tour after just one stage1 year 4 weeks agoA dislocated shoulder can

    A dislocated shoulder can sometimes be put back in place if you find the right guy to do it.

  • TdF Stage 11 year 4 weeks agoThank you everyone for

    Thank you everyone for standing by and watching me take this..
    Am I so wrong here?
    Am I seriously at fault?
    Did I start this personal attack?
    Did I ever know this was his HERO lol till 5 mins ago ?