• Hoy's Hidden Bikes compo gives you the chance to win a £1,000 bike1 year 11 weeks agoI would start looking for a

    I would start looking for a skate park next to the Thames....

  • Tour de Romandie - Stage 31 year 11 weeks agojohnny2names wrote:i booted

    johnny2names wrote:
    i booted nizzolo and goss ( mistake?) for pinot and betancur, starting to transfer to climbers for tomorrow, and it could end up as a more reduced bunch sprint where the GC guys start to occupy top 20 finishing positions- still banking on meersman, albasini and gavazzi to take the lions share of points though.

    Thats my thinking too - fingers crossed...
    Hoping to see Fumeaux in the break today or tomorrow for my purist team. Was very confident that he'd do something this week, but only 2 chances left!

  • Updated: UCI rejects Travis Tygart's claims over Lance Armstrong cover-up... and claims credit for catching him1 year 11 weeks agod_jp - I thought exactly the

    d_jp - I thought exactly the same when I read the article! It's like saying "USADA is incompetent but we're really incompetent".

  • To Shave or Not To Shave1 year 11 weeks agoNow I'm a hairy fellow; in

    Now I'm a hairy fellow; in certain parts of Manchester City Centre I would be feted as a 'bear'. Normally I get the clippers out to keep everything tidy. (Really bushy legs and lycra does look wrong).

    I was pruning the legs the other night and pruned a little too vigorously, ending up with a bald spot. So I thought, might as well go the whole hog and see what all the fuss is about.

    Initially all was well, legs a little colder, trousers felt strange in a strange sort of way. 12 hours post shave and the trouble began. 5 o'clock shadow. Unpleasant. 36 hours later and I'm walking like John Wayne. Respect to all the ladies who shave every day!

    Blimey! If you've never shaved, and are shave-curious. Stop. Think. And be prepared to either a)shave forever or b)be in considerable discomfort until it grows back!

  • Controversal - Trailer for Paul Kimmage Rough Rider Documentary1 year 11 weeks agoSimon E wrote:jova54 wrote:

    Simon E wrote:
    jova54 wrote:
    As he states in one of the articles I linked to, he is querying why the Wiggins of 2012 has such different responses on the subject of doping to the Wiggins of 2007. Is that not a legitimate question?

    Only when the questions are answered and serious doubts allayed will we be able to make our own minds up. Too many people who claim to be journalists just want to file easy stories and a bit of gossip and most readers are undemanding and content to let sleeping dogs lie. You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.

    I imagine it gets incredibly tiring and frustrating to have to constantly answer the same questions, questions that don't have a shred of evidence to warrant being asked.
    Wiggo in 2007 is not the same as Wiggo in 2013. In 2007, Wiggo was pretty new to the sport, having chosen to compete in the somewhat cleaner arena of track cycling - it's the same reason Brailsford took so long to get a road team up and running. They only wanted to race on the road when it became apparent that it was possible to compete and win clean - something they seem to have been proven right in.
    Yes, they've mistakenly employed riders and a doctor who have later admitted to being involved in doping, and those people have then been pushed out of the team. They've made mistakes, but I imagine it's really fucking hard to find experienced people who are 100% clean - that's the legacy of doping in the sport. Everyone was at it for a very long time. They are at least makig a very public attempt to run a clean team. Doping is not tolerated at all, not now, not in the past. That was the very thing they were founded on, what sense would it make to go against that?
    The question is, why does Kimmage feel the need to ask questions almost exclusively of Sky and Wiggo? Why not Astana? Katusha? Blanco? Saxo? Movistar? IAM? Radioshack? A hell of a lot more proven doping in these teams. As was mentioned above, the sight of Contador, Valverde and Rodriguez yo-yo-ing up the Vuelta climbs last year, leaving the strongest Tour climber in their dust, was... not normal. There you go, a little innuendo to end on.

  • Tour de Romandie - Stage 31 year 11 weeks agostevemarks wrote:Picked it up

    stevemarks wrote:
    Picked it up this morning, in a tweet from RSN.

    For a moment I thought you had a crystal ball.

  • Tour de Romandie - Stage 31 year 11 weeks agoi booted nizzolo and goss (

    i booted nizzolo and goss ( mistake?) for pinot and betancur, starting to transfer to climbers for tomorrow, and it could end up as a more reduced bunch sprint where the GC guys start to occupy top 20 finishing positions- still banking on meersman, albasini and gavazzi to take the lions share of points though.

  • Lake reveal prototype CX shoe1 year 11 weeks agoIs it going to be the 331

    Is it going to be the 331 then? Because the 331 is a mountain bike shoe. I thought that had taken that as a starting point, made some adjustments and that's how the 331 ended up in the pictures.

    They currently run a MX331 mountain bike and a CX331 road bike range.

    It would make sense for it to be different Thinking

  • Tour de Romandie - Stage 31 year 11 weeks agoPicked it up this morning, in

    Picked it up this morning, in a tweet from RSN.

  • Tour de Romandie - Stage 31 year 11 weeks agoFrank (BMC) other non starter

    Frank (BMC) other non starter

  • Controversal - Trailer for Paul Kimmage Rough Rider Documentary1 year 11 weeks agoI have copied this over from

    I have copied this over from the other thread all about Kimmage's film....

    I watched the trailer the other day....not something that interested me anymore. He's off to the TdF this year to make this film....He's just going to sensationalize everything and try and make a story from nothing....

    I hope he doesn't, but the production team will edit it up that way in the end. Knowing this, NO team is going to talk to him or have anything to do with him. So what's the film going to be about.

    An ex cyclist, who was RIGHT for many years about riders doping, wrote a book, got into various spats with people, got sued, had the case dropped and is now getting filmed travelling round France in a camper van following the sport he loves.....

    I love cycling, I could go cause some arguments, does anyone want to pay for me to travel around France for three weeks trying to ask people questions and getting doors slammed and funny looks.....

    Sometimes you need to be told when to LEAVE IT ALONE and get on with your own life, stop worrying about others...Someone needs to sit him down and explain.

  • Tour de Romandie - Stage 31 year 11 weeks agoSorry Nizzolo and another as

    Sorry Nizzolo and another as yet unnamed DNS

  • Staying visible!1 year 11 weeks agosome peeps on the review

    some peeps on the review saying they've had trouble with the batteries &c. no issues with mine in that regard, though the double sided tape did give up after about 4 months. glued 'em on then.

  • Tour de Romandie - Stage 31 year 11 weeks agoNo DNS today

    No DNS today

  • Controversal - Trailer for Paul Kimmage Rough Rider Documentary1 year 11 weeks agojova54 wrote:If he's as good

    jova54 wrote:
    If he's as good as he thinks he is he should provide proof and let people make up their own minds not use insinuation, innuendo and spiteful comments because he can't get all he wants.

    I don't think it's about himself or his ego. He's asking questions and does not get satisfactory answers. Unlike many, he doesn't give up. He's not accusing, he's doubting and asking. As he states in one of the articles I linked to, he is querying why the Wiggins of 2012 has such different responses on the subject of doping to the Wiggins of 2007. Is that not a legitimate question?

    Does the team's pathetic and delayed response re. Geert Leinders or non-answers as to why a so-called 100% clean team hired Rogers and Barry really give you confidence and mean you can make your own mind up?

    Only when the questions are answered and serious doubts allayed will we be able to make our own minds up. Too many people who claim to be journalists just want to file easy stories and a bit of gossip and most readers are undemanding and content to let sleeping dogs lie. You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.

  • Giro D' Italia Roster1 year 11 weeks agoUlissi has been quoted as

    Ulissi has been quoted as saying that he is riding neither the giro nor the tour and will concentrate on the vuelta.

  • Updated: UCI rejects Travis Tygart's claims over Lance Armstrong cover-up... and claims credit for catching him1 year 11 weeks agoSo... why is it better that

    So... why is it better that the UCI tested 189 times and didn't detect anything in comparison to USADA who tested 49 times... just asking? Thinking

  • Tour de Romandie - Stage 31 year 11 weeks agoStick and Twist for me

    Stick and Twist for me Nerd

    Talansky
    Porte
    Cav (stick)
    Dumoulin (stick)
    Pinot (twist for westra)
    Bravo (twist for tuft)

  • Staying visible!1 year 11 weeks ago@Dave They look nice On the

    @Dave

    They look nice Tongue On the wish list I think!

  • Staying visible!1 year 11 weeks ago@Brett It looks pretty nice,

    @Brett

    It looks pretty nice, I'm gonna say now that the shape of the reflective sections look a touch like things that you'd put a golf ball on (maybe that was intended)
    I'd like to see if it would work for jerseys too?

  • Tour de Romandie - Stage 31 year 11 weeks agoNizzolo finished in the

    Nizzolo finished in the second group yesterday.

  • Tour de Romandie - Stage 31 year 11 weeks agoThat's a good point, after an

    That's a good point, after an unpredictable TT it may have been worth just picking the sprinters and then having them in from the start.

    Also, wasn't aware Nizzolo had abandoned, that sucks Crying

  • Tour de Romandie - Stage 31 year 11 weeks agoI was going to do nothing

    I was going to do nothing then Nizzolo abandons so have to make changes and having done so do I take the penalty points today and change things around. Thinking

    It's all a bit difficult really needed to get it right from the start and although I left all the sprinters out should really have had the strong sprinters in from the beginning. My failure to read the first TT has cost me dearly in terms of being able to transfer. Spilak and Peraud, not happy with those guys they were my bankers and they turned out to be something rhyming, good practice for the Giro though, can't wait.

  • Controversal - Trailer for Paul Kimmage Rough Rider Documentary1 year 11 weeks agoIn the end I'd sooner see 5

    In the end I'd sooner see 5 years of Kimmage's accusations flying (even if half of them are wrong) and sponsors dropping out if it means the UCI and cycling finally fully pull their finger out (something only a loss of earnings will achieve). Whilst obviously there have been a fair number of high profile admissions and some far more believable teams around now, you only have to look at some of the DS's and riders on certain teams to see nothing has really changed.

    But then again, perhaps we should all just assume things are better and just enjoy the surprisingly turbo-charged climbing in the vuelta .....

  • Controversal - Trailer for Paul Kimmage Rough Rider Documentary1 year 11 weeks agoI have contributed to his

    I have contributed to his fighting fund as I don't doubt that Paul Kimmage has done a lot more good than most in exposing drug usage but he seems to have become a victim of his own publicity and now believes that he is the only arbiter of what is right and what is wrong.

    If he's as good as he thinks he is he should provide proof and let people make up their own minds not use insinuation, innuendo and spiteful comments because he can't get all he wants.

    Cycling's attitude towards drugs is changing and probably needs to change a lot more, but taking a pop at SKY and Wiggins because they won't play his particular game is not going win him any friends or help to prove his point.