• Were you on Wiggle Dragon Ride 2013? Seriously injured rider makes witness appeal1 year 4 weeks agoTheSpaniard wrote:Can't help

    TheSpaniard wrote:
    Can't help but have uneasy feelings about a firm of solicitors (or possibly ambulance chasers) getting involved with this, and the precedent it could set.

    Needless to say, my thoughts go out to the rider involved and I wish him the best possible recovery.

    Understandable but it could be to help him - they are HIS solicitors after all and will be trying to act on his behalf.

    For example if the rider is making a claim (through his solicitors) on the insurers for the event, the insurers may question whether he was riding safely, which could have an effect on the payout. It would make sense to have some witnesses lined up who could speak to that.

  • Love and hate1 year 4 weeks agoAlex14: "Suitable for Road

    Alex14: "Suitable for Road Bikes?"

    Don't know. My Dad -who lives fairly close- thinks it may be tarmac'd. However the point in my original about gradients was that above 20% is not really compact road bike territory. Maybe on a triple. Perhaps someone local can do a recce? Sam?

  • Lance Armstrong set to testify under oath after appeal refused in $12m case?1 year 4 weeks agodon simon wrote:He should be

    don simon wrote:
    He should be left broke and broken, if only to show that cheating doesn't pay.

    With that logic all bankers, politicians and ceo's should be put in that same basket!

  • Marcel Kittel says Yorkshire roads will be "very dangerous" for Tour de France peloton (+ video)1 year 4 weeks agoandyp wrote:'Someone will get

    andyp wrote:
    'Someone will get their bum felt '

    Other than a reference to Sagan's podium antics, what on earth is that even meant to mean?

    Thought someone might have replied by now, but I think it means a helping hand up the hill.

  • Netherlands reports rise in bike-on-bike cycle path injuries1 year 4 weeks agoMore first world problems.

    More first world problems. Just what I need this early in the morning.

  • RANT ALERT - Getting fed up..1 year 4 weeks agoI'm just gonna get out of the

    I'm just gonna get out of the way, and hope Moo (and the other lady posters and columnists) keeps doing what she's doing, and as awesomely as she does already. World needs more women on bikes, in and out of competitive cycling.

  • Cycling in London1 year 4 weeks agoWell, Chris82's certainly got

    Well, Chris82's certainly got a pair of brass ones, let's give him credit for that. And some cake to get him on board and get our feels without 7 tonnes of armour plated invulnerability around us. He feels like one of the more responsible, slightly scared lorry drivers who's trying to not not cause harm to anyone.

    Unlike some of his slightly less reputable colleagues who see tonnage/hour as a competitive target like pros see wattage and bugger the consequences. There's lots of solutions for these - taking crap fleets off the road en masse, rush hour bans, better design. To those suggesting cyclists drive a lorry for a day, remind me again how many lorry drivers have been killed in collisions with cyclists.

    On the cycling side of things, I see plenty of numptiness, including some from paid up lycra commuters who really should know better. The mad dash for the ASL box or an extra five yards up the inside of a bus down the double yellows makes no blooming sense to me. Might take two minutes off my journey, might take me off my bike for a whole lot longer. At junctions and lights - take and control the lane, control the visibility, control the space. Even if it's three spots back from the white line. I'll still get across the junction/lights in the first wave. The more I demand, take and control that lane space, the more space and respect I get from drivers, and the better I can respond to abject bampottery.

  • Thick as Thieves - Man who stole £2.5k e-bike phones owner for help in recharging it1 year 4 weeks agogreat to hear a good ending.

    Wave great to hear a good ending. Bring back hanging for low lifes who commit crimes. ... we don't need them...

  • CUBE Super HPC Litening 'SCR' acronym stands for...?1 year 4 weeks agoMost of the time, there

    Most of the time, there acronyms are just randomly chosen letters that sound like they stand for something important. Sometimes, the marketing guys can retrospectively fit some equally meaningless words (what's "high performance composite", exactly?) in to explain them, sometimes they're just left as is because capital letters after a name makes everything look more important.

  • Eric Pickles turns down Cambridge councillors' car vs bike challenge1 year 4 weeks agoWhen I was part of Pickles

    When I was part of Pickles so-called elite, 45 years ago, bikes could beat cars as it was easy to match their speed and bikes could take short cuts.

  • Giro-del Trentino Stage 41 year 4 weeks agotony kappler wrote:The fault

    tony kappler wrote:
    The fault was with Sky who kept changing their roster until the last moment, not the guys who do such an excellent job running road.cc. I suppose one could sit on the computer until the last minute, but you would think an hour before cutoff would be OK. What is so annoying is that it was so obvious you needed 2 Sky men; anyone would have done the job. I had consided Sutton at one point in time but he was also pulled out of the team, leaving only 6 Sky riders.
    Cheers

    Congrats to Tony nice effort.
    I came second by 1 piont in the amstel gold, and previous races i had matej mohoric(another young sagan clone) in most races, but not this one and he rides break , the 10 pionts would got me home lol.

  • Giro Rider Roster (The previously hijacked Giro D'Italia thread)1 year 4 weeks agocgipryan wrote:Well, since

    cgipryan wrote:
    Well, since this doesn't really seem to be about the Giro, I'll just mention that a special prize for wheelsucking this season has to go to Stybar. I know, one could mostly (but not entirely) put it down to team tactics. But that doesn't change much, it only means that Stybar plays the wheelsucking role in Omega's tactics...

    And the special prize for suicidal tendencies has got to go to Viviani, for being at the start of the Giro del Trentino... I know, I know, he's probably looking for some climbing legs for the Giro, but still...


    Well it was , as Iwas defending and stating my ipions on Cadel for the GIRO. Ibeen saying since early january he is gunna go close, BUT then somebody decided to personally attack me calling me names and having ago at my experince...It was an all nighter , I should have went to bed earlier... WELL DONE CADEL,,, CYA in the ROSA in a cpl weeks .

  • Giro-del Trentino Stage 41 year 4 weeks agoThe fault was with Sky who

    The fault was with Sky who kept changing their roster until the last moment, not the guys who do such an excellent job running road.cc. I suppose one could sit on the computer until the last minute, but you would think an hour before cutoff would be OK. What is so annoying is that it was so obvious you needed 2 Sky men; anyone would have done the job. I had consided Sutton at one point in time but he was also pulled out of the team, leaving only 6 Sky riders.
    Cheers

  • Giro-del Trentino Stage 41 year 4 weeks agoWELL DONE....CADEL "I will

    WELL DONE....CADEL "I will suck the rubber off ya rear tyre" EVANS Smile AUSSIE AUSSIE AUSSIE

    Congrats Cherry, I have been keeping an eye on you, your a very good judge mate...well done.
    Likewise Igot caught up in the Sky debarcle, but Ihad Meintjes in my purist team as Ifound him at the worlds last year, was a very good second or 3rd in the youth with howson and mohoric and co...promising young rider. As is DAMIEN HOWSON.

  • Updated: Cyclist airlifted to hospital after crashing on yesterday's Wiggle Dragon Ride1 year 4 weeks agoHere's a tip. When these

    Here's a tip.

    When these events get advertised, visit there webpages, download the gpx file, study it, and then with some friends, plan a weekend together and ride the course.

    It'll be safer, more enjoyable, and you'll be with people you trust.

  • Updated: Cyclist airlifted to hospital after crashing on yesterday's Wiggle Dragon Ride1 year 4 weeks agoOh, by the way, there was no

    Oh, by the way, there was no implication that I didn't care about the fallen rider, and the typical response from medics, not the other professions I mentioned. Typical.

  • CUBE Super HPC Litening 'SCR' acronym stands for...?1 year 4 weeks agoSCR is short for "scrotum",

    SCR is short for "scrotum", as it is the "dogs bollocks".

  • Were you on Wiggle Dragon Ride 2013? Seriously injured rider makes witness appeal1 year 4 weeks agoTheSpaniard wrote:Can't help

    TheSpaniard wrote:
    Can't help but have uneasy feelings about a firm of solicitors (or possibly ambulance chasers) getting involved with this, and the precedent it could set.

    Needless to say, my thoughts go out to the rider involved and I wish him the best possible recovery.

    I wholeheartedly agree with the best wishes to the rider involved, and all those that supported and aided him.

    It's a little unfair to make a dig at his legal team, when you have no idea who they are, if they chased him, or any facts pertaining to this matter. As some of the information that might be pertinent to this matter, is on this site, it is best to leave our opinions aside.
    The company mentioned, who according to the article, were engaged by the injured rider, seem very reputable. Let's hope they aid this rider.
    If you did see something, however small, get in touch, care for a spinal injury is horrendously expensive, not only to the rider, his family, but for all of us as taxpayers.

  • Mark Cavendish launches CVNDSH clothing range with Specialized1 year 4 weeks agoAll this makes me wonder

    All this makes me wonder whether SKY is really a contraction of something else. Maybe they are actually Team Soakey. They sound a lot more splishy-splashy and fun-loving that way! Go Team Soakey! Leave them sopping!

  • Cycling in London1 year 4 weeks agoI think the object responses

    I think the object responses work better than the 'fu@k offs' generally. It at least treats the person with a degree of respect rather than just dismissing them.

    I can't say that the poster has eloquently and sympathetically posted this forum, but I can understand his frustration. In the same way that cyclist, men, women and any other 'grouping' get frustrated with being unfairly tarnished I am guessing there are a good few truck drivers feel traduced by the focus that is put on them when they see rampantly poor road craft from cyclists.

    I'm not suggesting that anyone deserves to be killed by a lorry, but there are a lot of cyclists who would give me stress as a lorry driver. In fact I hate driving in London because there are so many cavalier road users.

  • Mark Cavendish says aero bikes and helmets have reduced his edge over rivals1 year 4 weeks agoWell you've nailed Mooleur

    Well you've nailed Mooleur dead to rights. She's a bit to in love with her pro-cyclists and doesn't exactly listen to anything but herself. I guess that's because she's in love with her 'pro-cycling' career which you can read all about, if it doesn't bore you first. But that's only my opinion given her proclivity to abuse me over my opinion.

    Not that I claim to have any expertise in aero-dynamics, but the claim always seemed to be that Cav's lower frontal area gave him a massive advantage over bigger sprinters with a bigger power output (i.e. Griepl). Griepl hasn't exactly been trouncing the sprints in the age of new aero helmets, and it's only really Kettel who seems to have benefitted last season. I'm not going to debate the aero advantage as it seems to be a read herring. If the helmet and bike are the same (assuming all other sprinters have received the same aero benefits from these) the differences I would think would be marginal and proportional - not enough to deny Cav a win - after all he's still going to have a much smaller frontal area.

    In my mind the jury is still out as Cav has, for two seasons, played second fiddle to Wiggins and then a team of Classics riders. OPQS is a Low Countries team, and is filled with the sorts of riders which would have as strong a following in the fan base area so I can see him having a fight of personalities to be recognised and have riders work for him like he had at HTC, But even then he seemed to fair far better at Sky when then were very obviously not focused on sprint finishes. So, either the team isn't working well enough (though this didn't stop Cav in previous years), the competition has caught up, OR Cav has had a dip in form (temporary or permanent).

    Still, given he won the Sprinters jersey in the Giro it's been far from a disaster. He's got everything to play for.

  • Fenwicks Fast Blast Degreaser1 year 4 weeks agoif you look for it on amazon

    if you look for it on amazon its......104 quid Crying Nerd

  • Giro-del Trentino Stage 41 year 4 weeks agoCongratulations also. tony

    Congratulations also.

    tony kappler wrote:
    Feel slightly diddled by missing 16 points cos of the Henao/Boswell debacle.

    I had not read that far down that thread so had no idea...sounds like there was some conflicting information around at the time.
    I don't think we can't hold the from what i understand volunteer admins to update every minute of the day. My advice is, if you are definite someone is riding but they are grey, leave them in. I've done that before. You can even select them if they are not in current rider list by changing to all riders.

  • Love and hate1 year 4 weeks agoI love this climb too - did

    I love this climb too - did it again this morning before work. I know what Sam means about the hate bit though - esp as you pass the Kirk and head up to the hairpin. Definitely gets the heart, legs and lungs going and feels fantastic when you get it all balanced just right so you get to the top knowing you've done the best you could that day. The views from the top are great too - esp if you go over to Blackford on a clear day. Nice writing Sam Smile

  • Showers Pass Crosspoint Waterproof Socks1 year 4 weeks agoas far as I know the only

    as far as I know the only tights that have a waterproof membrane right to the ankle are lusso wintex tights. wear mx80 boots and put the loop of the lusso tights over the boots. job done