• Giro-del Trentino Stage 41 year 4 weeks agoJoelsim wrote:Glad I took

    Joelsim wrote:
    Glad I took Landa out straight after stage 2.

    Yer me too

  • Colombian cyclists refused UK visas for Giro d'Italia Big Start in Northern Ireland1 year 4 weeks agoGhedebrav wrote:I've a friend

    Ghedebrav wrote:
    I've a friend from South Africa - a doctor, working for the NHS - who gets taken into a side-room for interrogation every time she re-enters the country. This in spite of having legal right to live and work here, and being married to an Englishman with whom she's had an English son.

    Then they have a marker on them. This could be for a variety of reasons that they are aware of but might not be telling everyone about. The most common reasons might include:

    Criminal convictions or arrests for certain crimes
    Visa overstays
    Previous possession of entry contraband typically large cash amounts cos if its drugs you'd be refused out of hand
    Dodgy associates (criminal, political)
    Membership or previous membership of proscribed organisations

    Your friend probably knows why (but may not be keen to say) and UKBA know. I'm pleased to see that they don't let people just stroll in and out of the country and have a system for keeping an eye on particular people of interest.

  • Marcel Kittel says Yorkshire roads will be "very dangerous" for Tour de France peloton (+ video)1 year 4 weeks agoNo problems, this is just a

    No problems, this is just a bump on a normal commute for us 'ard northerners.

  • Lance Armstrong set to testify under oath after appeal refused in $12m case?1 year 4 weeks agoSon of Crunch wrote:Armstrong

    Son of Crunch wrote:
    Armstrong - BORING!!!! At Wits End

    But not boring enough for you to resist going to the story and making a comment... Thinking

  • RANT ALERT - Getting fed up..1 year 4 weeks agohttp://m.youtube.com/watch?v=

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RDjCqjzbvJY

  • I may have found a good reason for a bike helmet!1 year 4 weeks agostumps wrote:allez neg

    stumps wrote:
    allez neg wrote:
    That's harsh, given that the same ACPO pdf I've just seen indicates device accuracy tolerance to 2 mph

    Yep it is, but there will be people who can say (some no doubt on this forum) they've been done through a camera at 32 and got the ticket through the post. In the end its a guideline not a strict ruling and that leaves it open to the person setting the camera up.

    Then I say again that speed enforcement of that nature is more about revenue raising or box ticking and would do nothing to get the public 'onside'

  • RANT ALERT - Getting fed up..1 year 4 weeks agobashthebox wrote:Fuck me this

    bashthebox wrote:
    Fuck me this is a tiresome forum thread - I'm not blaming Moo, if she feels the victim of sexism on this site, then she's the victim of sexism on this site. Attempts to justify it as trolling or banter are pretty pathetic. Perhaps those bantermeisters ought to leave that shit for the sales rep meetings rather than exhibit their misogyny on a public forum?

    Also, and though I try to resist picking on people's writing skills, "Northstar", your use of quotation "marks" not "only" make you look "thick" but also make me "think" you're a Daily Mail "reader". Food for "thought".

    Oh look, another "thicko", what kind of fan club membership would you like?

  • Cycling in London1 year 4 weeks agoI do a 20 mie round trip

    I do a 20 mie round trip commuting to central and back everyday, you'd be amazed the amount of cyclists who go the inside of cars who are clearly indicating left.

  • Giro-del Trentino Stage 41 year 4 weeks agoGlad I took Landa out

    Glad I took Landa out straight after stage 2.

  • Colombian cyclists refused UK visas for Giro d'Italia Big Start in Northern Ireland1 year 4 weeks agoEdgeley wrote:I hate to say

    Edgeley wrote:
    I hate to say it, but a real problem is that you need a different visa for the UK and Ireland than for the Schengen countries. If we stopped being so littleenglandish the problem would go away. The other problem appears to be the combined incompetence of the teams and of the UK embassy.

    We are not in Schengen for a very good reason. There's nothing little Englandish about it. It's just common sense.

  • Cycling in London1 year 4 weeks agoI don't much like HGV'S

    I don't much like HGV'S either - they make me a little nervous when they overtake me when I'm on my bicycle, they're a tiresome and slow encumbrance when I'm in my car, and while they aren't much of a factor when I'm on my motorcycle I generally prefer to give them a wide berth. That said, how do you propose that shops stock their shelves or that factories receive their materials? One HGV carries the load of several vans.

  • I may have found a good reason for a bike helmet!1 year 4 weeks agoPaul J wrote:700c, No

    Paul J wrote:
    700c,

    No offence, but it's that kind of reasoning that has me baffled. On the one hand, every little anecdote about a helmet *possibly* helping are seen as informative ("like in this incident, it's possible that it could help", you said), while on the other hand actual statistically meaningful data is dismissed ("they can be manipulated to back up any argument").

    Pointing out how this kind of thinking - if it were logical and evidence based - should similarly lead one to conclude that pedestrians must wear helmets is then painted as "polarising" or "antagonising". Why is that? Why is it "antagonising" to point out a possible problem with how people are applying logic and/or evidence?

    No offence taken!
    why rely on anecdotes? I'm not. Nor am I relying on statistics. I don't think either will give you a definitive answer. I'm balancing risk and probability, adding a bit of common sense and drawing my conclusion accordingly.

    Thinking that you can justify a decision, and be entirely confident in it, by either using anecdotes or 'evidence' is wrong when it comes to wearing helmets I feel. Doing this would apparently lead all pedestrians to wear helmets! which demonstrates the ludicrousness of holding such an uncompromising position. Not that anyone with any common sense would, of course.

    Why do I feel that comment was polarising? simply because, suggesting that someone's else's reasoning would lead to all pedestrians wearing helmets assumes they will apply no common sense or be able to factor in risk and probability, just because of disagreement with their decision to wear a helmet!

  • Giro-del Trentino Stage 41 year 4 weeks agoOverall GC / Classifica

    Overall GC / Classifica finale:
    1. Evans 14.14.03
    2. Pozzovivo + 0.50
    3. Niemiec +1.01
    4. Duarte 1.01
    5. Meintjies + 1.06
    6. Machado + 1.07
    7. Aru + 1.09
    8. Scarponi + 1.11
    9. Pellizotti + 1.26
    10. Landa Meana + 1.32

  • Giro-del Trentino Stage 41 year 4 weeks agoI'm on scoring duty today.

    I'm on scoring duty today. I'll get them done as soon as I can. So we can wipe Trentino off and get Romandie open Laughing

  • Giro-del Trentino Stage 41 year 4 weeks agoStage 4 unofficial results 1.

    Stage 4 unofficial results
    1. Landa
    2. Meintjev + 0.10
    3. Pellizotti + 0.35
    4. Niemiec + 0.41
    5. Evans + 0.41
    6. Duarte + 0.41
    7. Pozzovivo + 0.46
    8. Scarponi + 0.46
    9. Machado + 0.49
    10. Aru +0.49

  • RANT ALERT - Getting fed up..1 year 4 weeks agobashthebox wrote:Fuck me this

    bashthebox wrote:
    Fuck me this is a tiresome forum thread - I'm not blaming Moo, if she feels the victim of sexism on this site, then she's the victim of sexism on this site. Attempts to justify it as trolling or banter are pretty pathetic. Perhaps those bantermeisters ought to leave that shit for the sales rep meetings rather than exhibit their misogyny on a public forum?

    Also, and though I try to resist picking on people's writing skills, "Northstar", your use of quotation "marks" not "only" make you look "thick" but also make me "think" you're a Daily Mail "reader". Food for "thought".

    In all fairness you lost your right to comment with your opening two words....

  • Colombian cyclists refused UK visas for Giro d'Italia Big Start in Northern Ireland1 year 4 weeks agonoether wrote:Overwhelm these

    noether wrote:
    Overwhelm these bumbling paper pushers with emails. They are a discredit to a nation that hosted Olympic Games.

    Hang on a moment. You don't seriously suggest that civil servants should take it on themselves to ignore rules and procedures for visa applications do you? Seriously, They should just throw the regs out cos they are cyclists?

    The real question is why wait until now to start buggering about with visas and get all hot under the collar about the process not being quick enough. I work in an industry where we need various travel visas quite a lot. If we don't get there we don't get the work. ipso facto we get ourselves organised and make sure we have the visas in place good and early so if there is any shenanigans we have plenty of time to get it sorted out.

    In the army it's called "hurry then wait" it's a standing joke but it has a role in making sure you are nice and organised and calmly waiting before all the shit hits the fan.

    I blame them/their team manager for not getting it sorted earlier.

    And I don't care if it's the Queen of Sheba applying for a visa, I want the proper process followed without fear or favour and decided on the basis of clear and transparent rules, not by some civil servant taking it on themselves to decide matters on a whim granting visas easily to some people and not to others based on criteria only known to them.

  • Giro-del Trentino Stage 41 year 4 weeks ago1 Landa 2 Meintjes 3

    1 Landa
    2 Meintjes
    3 Pellizotti
    EDIT - pipped to the post by chrisdstripes Smile

  • Giro-del Trentino Stage 41 year 4 weeks agoLanda goes straight past

    Landa goes straight past Meintjes to win, Pellizotti 3rd, the GC boys about 30secs back...

  • Giro-del Trentino Stage 41 year 4 weeks agoMeintjes is going for it!

    Meintjes is going for it!

  • Apple patents technology to stop texting while driving - but 6 years on, it's still not live1 year 4 weeks agoThe iphone can or apps can

    The iphone can or apps can translate texts and emails into text. Frankly, its not really an improvement. Same with bluetooth, still a massive distraction although at least it stops people holding their phones.
    I have used bluetooth and faffing with the cars controls is as bad as a phone.

    i dont use my phone at all in the car, i do think it's dangerous (not to say i havent used it in the past). In all honesty, their is an answer and that for cars to be made into faradays cages BUT that would stop passengers and alsort of other things as well. At the end of the day, it's us who need to drive forward any change, the car companies and phone companies wont and to be honest, why should they? They aren't our moral guardians so instead they will continue to push the boundaries of legality.
    Angry

  • RANT ALERT - Getting fed up..1 year 4 weeks agoFuck me this is a tiresome

    Fuck me this is a tiresome forum thread - I'm not blaming Moo, if she feels the victim of sexism on this site, then she's the victim of sexism on this site. Attempts to justify it as trolling or banter are pretty pathetic. Perhaps those bantermeisters ought to leave that shit for the sales rep meetings rather than exhibit their misogyny on a public forum?

    Also, and though I try to resist picking on people's writing skills, "Northstar", your use of quotation "marks" not "only" make you look "thick" but also make me "think" you're a Daily Mail "reader". Food for "thought".

  • First look: Stoemper Darrell Disc1 year 4 weeks agoThat looks fantastic. Stick

    That looks fantastic. Stick some King hubs and a mechanical group set on it and it'd be spot on.

  • Turbo training music1 year 4 weeks agostumps wrote:mooleur

    stumps wrote:
    mooleur wrote:
    Used to DJ techno lots so loaaaads of mixes of that stuff, and some progressive house on my playlists. Nice bouncy bassy stuff. Smile

    SLAYER as well, mmmmmmm.

    My spotify is getting a bit messy at the moment, it goes from classical to DNB far too quickly for a constructive training session!

    Yep i know what you mean, my ipod jumped from The Clash to Amazing Grace performed by the mass bands of the Scots Guards ! not a good way to keep your momentum going.

    Hahaha brilliant, good interval training though!!

  • Cycling in London1 year 4 weeks agoQuote:and under no

    Quote:
    and under no circumstances, whether its indicating or not DO NOT go up the inside of it.

    The next time you go driving your truck anywhere in London, try having a look at the cycling infrastructure that currently exists and look where it directs cyclists to ride.

    Quote:
    Secondly if you wear headphones whilst riding so you can't hear whats going on around you, well your a moron.

    So you think that deaf people riding bikes are morons?

    Typical victim blaming, ill thought out, ignorant nonsense that does nothing to either further the dialogue, or contribute solutions.

    I'll lay this down for you: Dont drive your HGV in London (or other major cities and towns).

    A few simple reasons:

    1. You have piss poor visibility to see whats going on around your vehicle.
    2. You have poor manoeuvrability in Londons already small streets.
    3. Your diesel engine runs inefficiently with Londons (and other cities) stop start traffic flow therefore creates vast amounts of pollution. Pollution that consists of PM2.5 which is incredibly damaging and gets deep into the lungs and body.
    4. The majority of HGVs stopped fail inspection checks by the police. Either with the vehicle being unroadworthy, the driver being unlicensed or driving for too long without breaks or a combination of all three.

    It is HGVs that are a danger to all road users, not the other way around.