• Marks & Spencer launches cycling chinos1 year 5 weeks agoIt's a shame they're only

    It's a shame they're only available for short people. Sad

  • FORUM's SCORUM's MINI LEAGUE 2014(Desert and Mediterranean legs)1 year 5 weeks agoTwybados,stevemarks,happylemo

    Twybados,stevemarks,happylemon(first podium) are your 123 on the opening stage in Oman(steve 'pips' lemon on overall season GC countback)......looked like a decent day in the marks household as I believe 4th and 5th placed natal1a and c4rolina are steve's daughters?

    FSUCI Rankings

    1)cherrypicked 20
    2)Julie Danson 19
    3)TERatcliffe 18
    4)Wig_Billy 17
    5)silas chime 16
    6)Twydados 14
    7)stevemarks 13
    =8)the domestique,naffets,drheaton 12
    =11)ray silvester 7
    =12)willskill 6,adholman 6
    =14)Ghedebrav,SounDaz_7,andynic 5
    =17)livestrongnick 4
    18)STEVESPRO,JAndrewHill 3
    =20)Ghedebrav,obutterwick,chrisdstripes,C4rolina,mikeh789,Jonas Lorenzen,backflipbedlam 2
    =28)johnny2names,Alan Tullett,Dave Atkinson,simon F,debbie g,chiv30,space cowboy,happylemon 1

  • Boris Johnson’s bike destroyed - by a pothole1 year 5 weeks agooozaveared wrote: Boris is a

    oozaveared wrote:

    Boris is a plain old vanilla one nation Tory. Nothing so ideological or exotic as a current neo-liberal.

Well, I am not sure Disraeli would see necessarily agree with that definition to be honest with you and just because someone says something doesn't necessarily mean its true, which as you've studied political science then I am sure you know. He is a Thatcherite elitist though, I hope you'd agree with that. I think that he's pretty dangerous to be honest and hides it well.

Shouldn't we take this outside to the Guardian though, I come here to forget about such things normally and have dreams of Titanium on a cro-moly budget...

  • Railway staff catch thieves stealing bike - and let them get on with it1 year 5 weeks agoI have to blame the staff at

    I have to blame the staff at the station. It seems plain common sense not to allow people to use bolt cutters on a bike lock until they have actually proved beyond doubt that it is their bike and more importantly their lock.

    Any genuine person that had a bike that they lost the keys for would almost certainly ask in advance about releasing the bike before turning up with the croppers.

    Sheer unmitigated incompetence. And to say this was a clever con just compounds matters. It was just a simple lie that the staff dumbly accepted without question. There is just no clever about it.

  • The 3.0 rider competition.1 year 5 weeks agochrisdstripes wrote:Peter the

    chrisdstripes wrote:
    Peter the kitchen man is still down to ride Algarve - watch me surge up the table!

    the kitchen table?

    no points for any of the tiddlers in Oman stage1 D Oh

  • Times sportswriter Simon Barnes denounces Derby cycle track1 year 5 weeks agoAs a Derby cyclist who

    As a Derby cyclist who actually attended the planning meeting when this application was passed maybe I could answer a few points.
    The site itself was created when all the contaminated topsoil from Pride Park was dumped and covered with a membrane and fenced off to keep the public away. This allowed nature to regenerate the area and attracted wildlife (mainly birds) and the area was later upgraded to a Local Nature Reserve.
    The funding from BC specified that the track should be next door to the velodrome so that the changing rooms and car parking can be used for both.
    The track itself will be screened from the rest of the reserve by an earth bank to keep disturbance to a minimum and the whole area will be fenced off to protect both the LNR and the track.
    The planning committee approved it by 6 votes to 5 ; all 5 Labour councillors voted for it while the 4 Tories opposed so it came down to the 2 Lib Dems who were split on the issue (or if you are cynical you could say they were allowed to make their own minds up Thinking )

  • Tour of Oman1 year 5 weeks agoaccidentally replicated the

    accidentally replicated the overall in the stage finish Big Grin

    updating again now

  • Going to Dublin to watch the Giro1 year 5 weeks agoMay 10th is my sons 10th

    May 10th is my sons 10th birthday, he is mad about TeamSky, so figured what better treat than to take him watch his heroes..
    Sadly the £300 ferry fare is outrageous & no way I can justify the cost
    1 very very dispointed child here

  • Project One Clarification1 year 5 weeks agoNot being in the final 25,

    Not being in the final 25, perhaps my views are meaningless. But it seems to me that whatever happens, one person will be getting a bike they didn't previously have, and haven't paid for; and 24 others are no worse off than they were.

    Had entries required stumping up of cash, I'd feel differently. But as it is I can just see a whole lot of greed. Which isn't particularly becoming.

  • Boris Johnson’s bike destroyed - by a pothole1 year 5 weeks agocyclingDMlondon

    cyclingDMlondon wrote:
    Niallsimpson wrote:
    Applause Got to love Boris, when you have the dismal selection of politicians we have here in N. Ireland, it's good to see one you can laugh at... in a good way!

    Which is exactly what he wants. He plays the buffoon to hide the pure, sadistic evil of neo-liberal policies. He is a very dangerous man, and if Britain is foolish and blind enough to elect this pile of feces to N° 10 Downing Street, we shall rue the day.

    He is indeed a monumental shitbin.

  • Tour of Oman1 year 5 weeks agomust be a bad line from

    must be a bad line from sweden Wink

    i'll get it sorted, don't worry

  • Project One Clarification1 year 5 weeks agoDarren C wrote:Gkam84

    Darren C wrote:
    Gkam84 wrote:
    No the competition was for a bike and ONLY bike, for ONE winner, no runners up, no splitting of the prize pot

    Yes I accept that was the original intention and in an ideal world, where all the voting had taken place with everyone on a level playing field, it would work.
    But with suspicions of a unfair result, all trust has since disappeared.

    If you wanted to make an issue of all 25 getting something, I would make an issue of the judging that picked the 25 in the first place....Why didn't mine get in? I want a prize....

    It would just get silly

  • Railway staff catch thieves stealing bike - and let them get on with it1 year 5 weeks agodafyddp wrote:Doesn't really

    dafyddp wrote:
    Doesn't really require extensive security training does it? Bolt-cutters = ask for ID and ask if they would mind waiting twenty minutes for Transport Police to be present.

    A thousand times this.

  • Tour of Oman1 year 5 weeks agoWho did the scores today? I'm

    Who did the scores today? I'm really confused Worried

  • Tour of Oman1 year 5 weeks agoLOts of issues with the

    LOts of issues with the scores someone please tell me how Terpstra gets more points than Bouhanni?

  • Tour of Oman1 year 5 weeks agoTERatcliffe26 wrote:Is it

    TERatcliffe26 wrote:
    Is it just me, but I think the points may be wrong Thinking

    Bouhanni 18 points, but came 4th, 9th on GC, 4th in points, 4th in youth
    Boonen 13 points, but came 5th, 10th on GC, 5th in points
    Markus 10 points, but came 7th, 5th on youth
    Vanspeybrouck 2 points, but came 14th

    Benatti and Fortin also look a bit wrong (5 and 4 pts for 11 and 12th)

  • Tour of Oman1 year 5 weeks agoIs it just me, but I think

    Is it just me, but I think the points may be wrong Thinking

    Bouhanni 18 points, but came 4th, 9th on GC, 4th in points, 4th in youth
    Boonen 13 points, but came 5th, 10th on GC, 5th in points
    Markus 10 points, but came 7th, 5th on youth
    Vanspeybrouck 2 points, but came 14th

  • Tour of Oman1 year 5 weeks ago.

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  • Tour of Oman1 year 5 weeks agoI think Boonen (5th), Van

    I think Boonen (5th), Van Staeyen (6th), Markus (7th) and Swift (13th) points are incorrect - PLUS MY SAGAN POINTS!!!

  • Project One Clarification1 year 5 weeks agoGkam84 wrote:There should

    Gkam84 wrote:
    There should have only been a couple of winners to this. Road.cc with increased traffic, Trek with publicity and THEN, the eventual winner....So far it has proved that much and more, I think it is getting alot more attention that ever though of.

    Exactly this!

    I actually bought a Madone off the back of this comp - their job is being done from a marketing perspective, however positive or negative it is.

  • Project One Clarification1 year 5 weeks agoI haven't unleashed my final

    I haven't unleashed my final assault yet, so don't be surprised when my votes suddenly spike from one an hour to three. Wink

    And, I'll have you know I'm quite an attractive MAMIL, with my man-boobs and beard. They could do a piece on me and how this bike helps transform me into a lean, mean riding machine, lol.

  • Marks & Spencer launches cycling chinos1 year 5 weeks agoI like M&S, they have

    I like M&S, they have variable leg lengths in the womens Depts is one of the few places that makes trousers that are long enough for me at 36"
    Shame they're not doing that in this line or i'd happily buy a pair

  • Marks & Spencer launches cycling chinos1 year 5 weeks agofatsimonstan

    fatsimonstan wrote:
    chokofingrz wrote:
    My local M&S doesn't carry anything in a waist smaller than 32in. Complete waste of time for a normal person going in. I hope they fail to sell a single pair.

    I'm not sure about anyone else but claiming legs longer than 33" and waists less than 32" as normal. Bloody freaks! Laughing

    Rule of thumb - if your waist size is bigger than your inside leg, you need to lose a bit from around your middle Smile

  • Tour of Oman1 year 5 weeks agoAlso, where does Terpstra get

    Also, where does Terpstra get 32 points from? I see he finished 77th but is 5th GC so that's 6 points.

  • Beacon bikes – any knowledge/views1 year 5 weeks agoAaaaaaahhh...

    Aaaaaaahhh...