• Video: Experimental Ford takes over if driver fails to avoid a crash1 year 6 weeks ago"Obstacle Avoidance can sense

    "Obstacle Avoidance can sense that the pedestrian or that a object is coming across the front of your vehicle. If it doesn't sense you responding accordingly in your vehicle by braking or manoeuvring, it will take over." and blow poisonous gas into the vehicle. Rolling On The Floor

  • Paris-Tours1 year 6 weeks ago20km lone TT after reeling in

    20km lone TT after reeling in the break Wink

  • Setting the bar high1 year 6 weeks ago[[[ A slammed stem, ALANB, is

    [[[ A slammed stem, ALANB, is the virtual opposite of a Stemmed Slam, which causes Andy Murray to do his nut. A slammed seat-pillar, on the other hand, is one ridden by a geezer who's bike-frame is WAY too big, which looks well naff.
    P.R.

  • Mauro Santambrogio saved from suicide bid by outpouring of support on Twitter1 year 6 weeks agousedtobefaster wrote: “I have

    usedtobefaster wrote:

    “I have to do it and I will do it to win this race. Thank you.”

    I read this as meaning keep living and beat the psychological problem he seems to have.

    I read it as he had to end his life, because it was the only way he had any control over the stressful situation he was in.

    A cry for help? Maybe, but I don't doubt it was sincere. If any of you have experienced mental illness, whether in yourself or a close-one, you will know what a desperate situation it can be.

    If he doped, I hope he gets his appropriate ban, but I still have sympathy for someone who finds themselves in a position where they feel like they have no other option.

    IMHO

  • Paris-Tours1 year 6 weeks agoSprint or breakaway?

    Sprint or breakaway?

  • NOT WHAT IT USED TO BE1 year 6 weeks agoI missed the start date too

    I missed the start date too but managed to get in on day two with a standard team only. Yes I'm slightly peeved but I'll get over it.

  • Mauro Santambrogio saved from suicide bid by outpouring of support on Twitter1 year 6 weeks agoGkam84 wrote:Some of the

    Gkam84 wrote:
    Some of the comments totally appal me, having suffered with depression for the last 17 years, a cry for help is just that, no matter how its done.

    I empathize... I really do... I don't know how old you are but I know my parent's divorce and subsequent separation have affected me deeply... I hate to ask, but are your parents divorced, too?... You always seem like such a positive person on the forum, it's kind of surprising you've come out with this...

    Gkam84 wrote:
    DAVE, we need to find a way of showing WHO is clicking LIKE...
    On another note, why would you want this? What if people want to 'like' stuff without giving away they 'liked' it? I'm ok with not knowing who 'liked' what. Why would you want to know?

  • NOT WHAT IT USED TO BE1 year 6 weeks agoI'll be honest it's my first

    I'll be honest it's my first year here and I've really enjoyed it but even though I didn't have much chance of winning anything I too am miffed at missing the start date but only because it's one of the races I paid to play Angry

  • Win a unique HOY Autumn edition bike with road.cc and Evans Cycles!1 year 6 weeks agoTaken on commute into work.

    Taken on commute into work. Summer already seems like a distant memory!

  • Win a unique HOY Autumn edition bike with road.cc and Evans Cycles!1 year 6 weeks agoBoston Wheelers rider

    Boston Wheelers rider gingerly finding his way through the trees during the Alford Wheelers cross event.

  • Rear mech sizes and cassette sizes1 year 6 weeks agoWhy don't you go for a 9

    Why don't you go for a 9 speed mtb slx cage ?
    Reason I ask is it sounds like you want the weight saving ( although on a mech it's negligible) if you go with an mtb mech you canrun a 12-34 rear tiagra cassette if that's what you really need ( I used this setup in the alps this year as I much prefer seated climbing and spinning )

  • Win a unique HOY Autumn edition bike with road.cc and Evans Cycles!1 year 6 weeks agoTerrible effort I know, but

    Terrible effort I know, but as you can see I need a new bike...

  • BSA / Raleigh BB1 year 6 weeks agoGood luck! I had a Javelin

    Good luck! I had a Javelin through my teenage years and loved it. Resprayed and rebuilt it every summer. Would kind of like one now!

  • US Postal dilemma1 year 6 weeks agoGkam84 wrote:I'd use the

    Gkam84 wrote:
    I'd use the "care factor" as in, Do I really care what others think??

    Well, if he didn't care, I don't think he would have written about his dilemma... It's very human to care about how you're perceived...

  • US Postal dilemma1 year 6 weeks agoColin Peyresourde wrote:Wear

    Colin Peyresourde wrote:
    Wear it. But I do hate it. I will think you are some deluded LA loving chump, misguided by the syrupy lies he wove.

    Heh heh. How true...

  • Rapha Pro Team bib shorts1 year 6 weeks agoHave a set of these and love

    Have a set of these and love them, by far most comfortable compared to my others ( Shutt and Enduro equipe club kit), understated considering it's in screaming chartreuse and seem pretty bomb proof. Managed to buy them a bit cheaper or else I may not have bought them originally but would now buy them without hesitation at full price.

  • Helmets!!!!!1 year 6 weeks agoThere are a number of 'older'

    There are a number of 'older' premium models available at hugely discounted prices. As some have mentioned, try the various brands etc on for size, fit and mushroominess.
    I have found Bell, Scott and Carrera helmets to suit my pinhead noggin, also flirted with Uvex (Ivo)...but although not really mushroom shaped...was like a pudding bowl in fit.... and made me look like a dwarf stormtrooper...and would suit a more buxom bonce than mine.
    Scott Fuga still my favourite. (Giro don't suit me...)
    £50 will still buy you a good helmet.
    It's the safety standard you want more than anything....as you go up in price it's the lighter materials (and therefore 'better design' and fortification required to maintain the rigidity) you're paying for. If you want to wear a 'yellow duck' helmet, then by all means do so...just make sure it has the appropriate minimum safety requirements. Cool

  • Pictures of your Bike1 year 6 weeks agoCanyon Ultimate AL 8 SRAM

    Canyon Ultimate AL 8
    SRAM Red
    Chinese carbon clinchers
    G3 powertap rear hub
    6.6kg
    Canyon Ultimate AL8

  • Paris-Tours1 year 6 weeks agoYup, just about to update it

    Yup, just about to update it Silly

  • Heroic – and a little bit crazy1 year 6 weeks agoMore Bianchi logos (and

    More Bianchi logos (and bikes) than anything else, yes. Some truly gorgeous bikes on show... I was riding an Olmo Grand Prix from around 1979. Drop dead gorgeous. If I wasn't saving the photos for my Simpson Magazine article I'd share more of them here Wink

  • Cannondale CAAD8 with Sram Forec Mavic Ksyrium Elite FSA SLK-Light1 year 6 weeks agoIn that case bear me in mind

    In that case bear me in mind for the stem and handlebar Wink I could go pick it up, cheers!

  • Tour of Beijing Stage 21 year 6 weeks agoI got them from the official

    I got them from the official site.....If you look at the 2013 results and then it says "live result" It takes you to the company responsible for doing the results Nerd

  • Cannondale CAAD8 with Sram Forec Mavic Ksyrium Elite FSA SLK-Light1 year 6 weeks agoI will keep that in mind. I

    I will keep that in mind. I will run the whole bike for this week and then i will probably split.

    cheers

  • Heroic – and a little bit crazy1 year 6 weeks agoSounds like a lot of fun

    Sounds like a lot of fun (except that downing a bottle of wine in one business!). I'm definitely up for pit stops that include stews! Beautiful photo. I'm guessing lots of Bianchi logos on show?!

  • Strava launch Route Builder1 year 6 weeks agoDavid Arthur

    David Arthur wrote:
    mikeprytherch wrote:
    It's been there for over a month, nice to see you guys are on the ball !,

    It was only available to premium members at first. As of today it's available to all members. Now who looks silly


    I've been a premium member fora while now..not for the 'benefits' but because I've had great service from their help desk...and someone has to pay their bills. It's a bit like the irratition I feel as a MTB rider when I go to a trail centre and see all those riders with £3&£4K bikes parking on the roadside to avoid paying the single digit parking fees..cheapskates At Wits End