• Police stop cyclist - and find portable crystal meth lab in backpack1 year 4 weeks agoIf it's not cyclists on

    If it's not cyclists on drugs, it's drugs on cyclists...

  • Orica, Un acuerdo de firme la Porte?1 year 4 weeks agodrheaton wrote:So many

    drheaton wrote:
    So many capital letters....

    So is it not allowed? was making a point...HIS DAD IS AN AUSSIE , incase anyone forgot ! as a lot of English seem too !

  • Best vehicle you've ever drafted?1 year 4 weeks agoI've never thought to draft

    I've never thought to draft cars as they're generally not boxy enough to make too much difference.

    My favourite was drafting Dudman cement mixers when I worked in Shoreham and lived in Brighton. I could more or less get underneath them and get a free ride most of the way home.

    Rob

  • Orica, Un acuerdo de firme la Porte?1 year 4 weeks agoray silvester wrote: The

    ray silvester wrote:

    The argument between nature(genetics) and nurture(training) is an interesting one......Wiggo's father 'left' when he was two so would only impact on the nature side of things.
    quote]

    Totally agree here, it is indeed a very interesting.... I often think about it.
    Certianly both can have a major influence on you.
    Great to have nice Gene's, but hard to beat practice Smile

  • 'Flimsy little helmets' completely pointless, says leading brain surgeon1 year 4 weeks agoCanAmSteve wrote:But let's

    CanAmSteve wrote:
    But let's say we each get one smack at the other's head with a cricket bat. I'll have my helmet on, thanks.

    Yes, but it's an awful lot subtler than that though isn't it? If wearing a helmet increases the chances of you getting hit in the first place, and there are studies that suggest that, then it's not as straight forward as saying "I want a helmet on if I bump my head"

    For me the most compelling argument is that the countries with the lowest levels of helmet use also see the lowest levels of cyclist head injuries. That's probably largely down to the fact they have proper infrastructure, so that's what we need to concentrate on instead of endless arguements about polystyrene hats.

  • Orica, Un acuerdo de firme la Porte?1 year 4 weeks agoray silvester wrote:The point

    ray silvester wrote:
    The point I was making was that Britain's joint top Olympic medallist of all time could just as easily have qualified for Australia(Ian Thorpe and Dawn Fraser would top him there though) or Belgium(Where surprisingly he'd top all of the Belgian Olympic cyclists of all time put together!!).....thanks to his mother being such a......what's the word......'free spirit' ?

    Perhaps I should have put a LOL in?

    The argument between nature(genetics) and nurture(training) is an interesting one......Wiggo's father 'left' when he was two so would only impact on the nature side of things.

    Have I missed something or have we fallen out over something.....it is Northstar isn't it?

    Maybe it's just the capital letters make your posts seem more aggressive than they actually are?

    I rate Sir Steven Redgrave your greatest Olympian, and Phil Taylor your greatest sportsman ( best we will EVER see) .

    Gene's bro I was refering to wiggo dad, I wasn't serious, I know his dad was a alcoholic, read how he tried to tell brad how to ride and abusive from sidlene, when Brad came to Australia to meet him, so much Anti aussie in here from pommy chrony's..

    Caps just an Emphasise on his dad, not shouting, mean more then one think... Just good banter mate, no agro here Smile

    Were well on the nationality bit, its ridiculous...Matt LE Tessier played did /or could have played for England /wales and france. I can Play for Italy and Australia Smile

  • Police stop cyclist - and find portable crystal meth lab in backpack1 year 4 weeks agoBloody cyclists, jumping our

    Bloody cyclists, jumping our red lights, not paying taxes and cooking up meth. Hanging's too good for them.

  • The best video you'll see today of a goat getting a backie on a bike1 year 4 weeks agoWhere the hell is its helmet

    Where the hell is its helmet & hiviz? Completely irresponsible and dangerous.

    I bet it rides on sportives, disregarding rules of the road and giving the rest of us cyclists a bad name.

  • Police stop cyclist - and find portable crystal meth lab in backpack1 year 4 weeks agoBraking Bad?

    Braking Bad?

  • Stage 20 : Monte Zoncolan1 year 4 weeks agoI have 6 gc guys, two 3

    I have 6 gc guys, two 3 credit guys who aren't in the break, and brought in Monfort for the break - hope he can do something!

  • Video: Cambridge in 1945 – when bicycles ruled the roads1 year 4 weeks agoAlan Tullett wrote: Entirely

    Alan Tullett wrote:

    Entirely correct. The only time I didn't use a bike in Cambridge was when I was a student. As a member of the town I have rarely walked. There is a big difference between a half-mile journey and even one and a half. The only students who definitely use their bikes are the ones that hare down Huntingdon road every morning!

    Yeah, it's going to be college and subject dependent. A lot of Girton students probably have bikes. Kings' students studying on the New Museums site 100m away probably don't, or at least don't use them very much.

  • 96mph in a 30 limit & 149mph on a motorway: figures reveal insane speeding on roads of England & Wales1 year 4 weeks agoHeadlines like '96 in a 30'

    Headlines like '96 in a 30' may get lots of attention but let's be honest about this - one dickhead is scary but 1,000 drivers doing 40 in a 30 every single day is IMHO much more of an issue.

    It's not the extremes it's the chronic problem. Speeding and inappropriate behaviour, particularly in built-up areas where pedestrians and cyclists are more common creates much greater risk.

    Why is it that so many people think that speed limits need not be adhered to because "I'm a good driver", "it's not much faster" or "brakes are much better than 40 years ago"? All are irrelevant.

    But nothing will change until more people realise that cars and lorries should not dominate our towns, to the detriment of everyone else. Most streets were not designed to accomodate strings of cars nose-to-tail, but until more people get out of their cars and walk, cycle or take the bus then the spineless politicians, councillors and planning departments will cater for the majority.

  • Video: Road Bike Parkour - Max Schrom gets inspired by Martyn Ashton1 year 4 weeks agoWow. On a road bike. Lol. Y?

    Wow. On a road bike. Lol. Y?

  • Stage 20 : Monte Zoncolan1 year 4 weeks agoColombia must have missed

    Colombia must have missed it!!

  • Stage 20 : Monte Zoncolan1 year 4 weeks agoThe 19 riders out front

    The 19 riders out front are:
    Axel Domont (AG2R-La Mondiale, Franco Pellizotti & Jackson Rodriguez ( both Androni Giocattoli),  Francesco Bongiorno (Bardiani), Maarten Tjallingii (Belkin), Mattia Cattaneo (Lampre-Merida), Maxime Monfort (Lotto-Belisol), Yonathan Monsalve & Mattio Rabottini (bothNeri Sottoli), Yukiya Arashiro (Europcar), Simon Geschke & Georg Preidler (Both Giant-Shimano), Pieter Serry (Omega Pharma-QuickStep),  Maxime Belkov (Katusha), Dario Cataldo (Sky), Michael Rogers & Nicolas Roche (both Tinkoff-Saxo) Danilo Hondo & Riccardo Zoidl (Both Trek Factory Racing)

  • 'Flimsy little helmets' completely pointless, says leading brain surgeon1 year 4 weeks agoIt is a choice, Although I do

    It is a choice, Although I do wonder about these studies showing motorists take more care when someone isn't wearing one!

    I had a big accident and wasn't wearing one. Estimated impact speed 40MPH on to the road with my head leading, concussion was the least of my worries.

    I wear one all the time now, otherwise the wife won't let me out to play on my bike At Wits End

  • 50 + 100 Mile Advice1 year 4 weeks agoThanks so much for everyone's

    Thanks so much for everyone's advice. I'll use some of the tips tomorrow, but i'll make sure to stock up on everything fatty snacks before RideLondon. I've got a few gel packs and energy bars that i'm going to test tomorrow and see how effective they are.

    If anyone has any more advice, please let me know.

    Thanks a lot!

  • 'Flimsy little helmets' completely pointless, says leading brain surgeon1 year 4 weeks agojamiemfranklin wrote:Are

    jamiemfranklin wrote:
    Are helmets likely to cause harm in the event of head trauma? No. Could they offer some protection in the event of head trauma? Clearly. You don't need a randomised-controlled trial of parachutes...

    That's your opinion, not science. The world is clearly flat.

  • 'Flimsy little helmets' completely pointless, says leading brain surgeon1 year 4 weeks agoHe wears a cowboy hat? That's

    He wears a cowboy hat? That's cool but how does it stay on at speed?

  • Stage 20 : Monte Zoncolan1 year 4 weeks agoray silvester wrote:So has

    ray silvester wrote:
    So has Anton....but neither are the rider of 3-4 years ago.

    I agree but basso has already gone in one break and knows the finish and how to ride it in a race situation so he may go again today , and if the break have the time , if he is there he could / should get a top ten .....either way I still didn't pick him Smile

  • 'Flimsy little helmets' completely pointless, says leading brain surgeon1 year 4 weeks agoAngie Lee, Chief Executive of

    Angie Lee, Chief Executive of the Bicycle Helmet Initiative Trust said: “I hope he is going to take responsibility for the cyclist who gets injured because they take their helmet off following his comments.

    1) He's a leading neurosurgeon so yes %^&$% he takes responsibility.

    2) Are you going to take responsibility for all of the close passes by drivers who assume that wearing a helmet means you don't need to cycle around pot holes? No, because your responsibility is to bitch about things when someone threatens the profits of helmet manufacturers, money 1st right?

  • 'Flimsy little helmets' completely pointless, says leading brain surgeon1 year 4 weeks agoThat's just one experts

    That's just one experts opinion. There will no doubt be many others that disagree.

  • 'Flimsy little helmets' completely pointless, says leading brain surgeon1 year 4 weeks agoThe key phrase here, in the

    The key phrase here, in the second paragraph, is 'his patients'. He only sees/operates on the patients with significant neurological brain injury, but not those who potentially saved a trip to Neuro ICU/theatre by their helmet. Equally, for all he knows 'his patients' may have had even more significant injuries without their 'flimsy helmets'. He has extrapolated from his personal experience.

    Are helmets likely to cause harm in the event of head trauma? No. Could they offer some protection in the event of head trauma? Clearly. You don't need a randomised-controlled trial of parachutes...

    Concerning to hear drivers give a helmet-wearer less space, but this is about driver behaviour and not about the efficacy of helmets.

  • 96mph in a 30 limit & 149mph on a motorway: figures reveal insane speeding on roads of England & Wales1 year 4 weeks agoAll of this is feeding the

    All of this is feeding the 'speeding' industry. It's driving too fast at any speed that causes accidents and that is dangerous driving. If too fast happens at all speeds it's clearly not 'speeding' 90 MPH, 30 above the limit isn't speeding it's dangerous driving and the penalties are sufficient for that purpose. Why aren't these people charged with dangerous? Ask the lazy police who make lots of money from speeding.

    How does any of this 'speeding' focus for money, instead of dangerous driving help road safety or any road users?

    At 60MPH speeding is at 61. At 100+ it has to be something else then. If they kill someone they get charged with death by.............? Not death by speeding. So there's the case that the police are charging the wrong offence. And yes of course they're speeding too just as a murderer has clearly committed assault, ABH and GBH too along the way.

    Don't let the 'speeding' industry fool you guys.

  • Strava adds routes to mobile app1 year 4 weeks agoThe route planner doesn't

    The route planner doesn't know that the Cambridge guided busway is there. That's a bit disappointing - not to mention surprising, since it's very popular with Strava types!