• How to cut the grass quicker so you can spend more time on your bike1 year 4 weeks agoBeatnik69 wrote:bikeboy76

    Beatnik69 wrote:
    bikeboy76 wrote:
    What is a garden?

    Somewhere for the cat to shit.
    Somewhere for someone else's cat to shit. Angry

  • Tour de Pologne1 year 4 weeks agoAgree. It doesn't make any

    Agree. It doesn't make any sense to do scores on intermediate sprints. It is confusing and is pure luck.

  • How to cut the grass quicker so you can spend more time on your bike1 year 4 weeks agobikeboy76 wrote:What is a

    bikeboy76 wrote:
    What is a garden?

    Somewhere for the cat to shit.

  • Game Suggestions1 year 4 weeks agoTwybaydos wrote:... Formolo

    Twybaydos wrote:
    ... Formolo has done 12 stages... yet he is 17.9...
    That's interesting... does that mean the algorithm just takes a look at points per type of stage but ignores number of days of racing in the last 12 months?... Thinking That could explain why they're more expensive I guess... Thinking

  • Tour de Pologne1 year 4 weeks agoJoelsim wrote:Maybe. The

    Joelsim wrote:
    Maybe.

    The summit finish only looks like 5% average for 12km, not totally sure there will be massive time gaps, and Majka will need to take some time there to protect himself on stage 7. Poels could go well for sure.

    Majka may be on a victory tour after the TDF....look at the last 2 winners for the sort of race it is(Moser and Weening).

    My standard team has a nice little Scandinavian flavour

    Hansen
    Hushovd
    EBH
    Moser
    Bos
    Hutarovich
    Matthews
    Gasparotto
    Fernandez

    My Purist has even more Vikings and is based on perhaps trying to nick a Forum Scorum stage win on the climb or TT stage

    Hansen
    EBH
    Nordhaug
    Hushovd
    Sammy Sanchez
    Jungels
    Henao
    Hesjedal
    Franczak

  • Clasica Ciclista San Sebastian1 year 4 weeks agoTwybaydos wrote:Had Txurruka

    Twybaydos wrote:
    Had Txurruka in standard but Valverde and visconti in purist, Jrod and Micky Winter in both.
    Micky 'Snow'... Nice going with the JRod pick... must have put you up there...

  • Video round-up: Bad driving, bad cycling & a great brother1 year 4 weeks agomuffies wrote: Taking over in

    muffies wrote:

    Taking over in the middle of the lane is fucking suicide.

    Weirdest comment I've ever seen here.

    You just carry on cycling in the door-zone as cars overtake you inches away at 40mph. I'm sure it will go well for you.

  • Tour de Pologne1 year 4 weeks agoWhat does this mean? Points

    What does this mean?

    Points jersey scored will be the Lotto Most Active Rider (intermediate sprint points)

    If the points jersey is only based on intermediate sprint points then it is a complete lotto.

  • Tour de Pologne1 year 4 weeks agoTERatcliffe26 wrote:Similar

    TERatcliffe26 wrote:
    Similar from me for standard

    Modolo
    Mezgec
    Lobato
    Bos
    Matthews
    Gatto
    Silvestre
    Matysiak
    Vakoc

    Much bigger difference for purist

    Mezgec
    Lobato
    Bos
    Matysiak
    Majka
    Capecchi
    Poels
    Zakarin
    Hansen

    I think Cannondale said Boivin was their sprinter for this race.

    Let's hope so Laughing

  • £3k budget (max) and struggling.1 year 4 weeks ago£3k should get you something

    £3k should get you something nice with Athena on.
    Probably a fairly standard wheel set and finishing kit though.

  • How to cut the grass quicker so you can spend more time on your bike1 year 4 weeks agoWhat is a garden?

    What is a garden?

  • Tour de Pologne1 year 4 weeks agoSimilar from me for

    Similar from me for standard

    Modolo
    Mezgec
    Lobato
    Bos
    Matthews
    Gatto
    Silvestre
    Matysiak
    Vakoc

    Much bigger difference for purist

    Mezgec
    Lobato
    Bos
    Matysiak
    Majka
    Capecchi
    Poels
    Zakarin
    Hansen

  • Just in: Canyon Endurace CF 9.0 SL1 year 4 weeks agoComfort is important although

    Comfort is important although it can make you lazy.

  • Tour de Pologne1 year 4 weeks agoAnd my Purist team. Ahem, 9

    And my Purist team. Ahem, 9 sprinters.

    Luka Mezgec (GSH)
    Tyler Farrar (GRS)
    Thor Hushovd (BMC)
    Fabio Silvestre (TFR)
    Konrad Dabkowski (POL)
    Theo Bos (BLK)
    Marco Haller (KAT)
    Jacopo Guarnieri (AST)
    Juan Jose Lobato (MOV)

  • Tour de Pologne1 year 4 weeks agoHere's my team for the day.

    Here's my team for the day. Hopefully few changes before the Queen stage. 9 sprinters.

    Sacha Modolo (LAM)
    Luka Mezgec (GSH)
    Yauheni Hutarovich (ALM)
    Marco Haller (KAT)
    Theo Bos (BLK)
    Thor Hushovd (BMC)
    Fabio Silvestre (TFR)
    Juan Jose Lobato (MOV)
    Konrad Dabkowski (POL)

  • FS: Garmin Edge 810 Bundle + Carradice Rack Pack1 year 4 weeks agoGarmin and bag both now sold

    Garmin and bag both now sold

  • Foffa Urban 7 Speed Nexus bike1 year 4 weeks agoWe're really interested to

    We're really interested to know what people think of the bike shot up top, with its annotations that tell you more about the bike. Let us know here in the comments.

  • Just in: Canyon Endurace CF 9.0 SL1 year 4 weeks agoI would love if they sold it

    I would love if they sold it as a frameset aswell, but i doubt they will. Looking at their other carbon framesets, this one would end up at 5-600£ and i think it would seem to cheap. They don't do a frameset of their inflite model either.

  • £3k budget (max) and struggling.1 year 4 weeks agoI guess with Record, a nice

    I guess with Record, a nice frame and nice wheels £3k is not enough

    There are cheaper frames and 105 isn't as nice but it costs a fraction and does work. That's what he rest of us do

  • 2010 bianchi 928 c2c and 2002Colnago C401 year 4 weeks agohere are the bikes: Bianchi:

    here are the bikes:

    Bianchi: http://www.kapaza.be/nl/vi/86603824.htm

    Colnago: http://www.kapaza.be/nl/vi/82158497.htm

  • "Marco Pantani was murdered" - shock claim from Italy as magistrates reopen case1 year 4 weeks agoPantani, legend - RIP. From

    Pantani, legend - RIP.

    From the little bits I've read about Pantani, he was used and (indirectly) abused by the various interested parties who had a stake in him - doing all they could to keep him on a bike when he should have been getting medical and psychological treatment.

    But, as to what happened in that hotel room, it will be difficult to prove anything 10 years on.

    The state of the room alluded to in the article - I understand noises were heard over a few days of furniture being moved (especially to barricade the door) and things being smashed, so reasonable to assume that was Pantani's doing.

    However, by that point he was moving in some very dodgy circles!

  • Video: Man versus Sheep - animal outpaces cyclist1 year 4 weeks agoEvery morning on my bridleway

    Every morning on my bridleway commute I get this. The trick I have developed is to move slowly to one side of the track behind them and then cut quickly to the opposite side. Sheep have good peripheral vision [prey animals] so the sudden disappearance from view on one side usually causes them to execute an escape onto the opposite verge...works a treat 8 or 9 times out of 10.

  • Game Suggestions1 year 4 weeks agoI have an issue with the

    I have an issue with the algorithm for working out points for new riders, specifically those who have a few races under their belts.

    Looking at Tour of Poland Formolo, Arredondo and Seb Henao are very expensive. Formolo has done 12 stages within the competition (9x Suisse, 3x Trentino) yet he is 17.9 cost on the back of one moderately successful event (and pulling out of Trentino). On a twelve month basis he has scored less than, Riblon, Siutsou, Jungels, Capecchi, Ion Izaguirre, Barguil etc. But costs more than them.

    Arredondo has done two very good events but had a bad volta catalunya. Is he really worth so much more than Cataldo and D. Caruso in a race to be decided on the time trial?

    Same earlier in the season, Simon Yates was prohibitive on the back of only doing tour of britain, but Adam was cheap. IIRC Hofland and Coquard cost silly amounts in their second competition in the game because their first was so good.

    It would be good if these up and coming riders could have their scores smoothed until they get enough races under their belts to accurately gauge their cost. Is this achievable?

  • Video round-up: Bad driving, bad cycling & a great brother1 year 4 weeks agoControlling road position is

    Controlling road position is an essential method to be used sometimes, where pinch points and obstructions would be more dangerous than holding traffic behind you.

  • Video round-up: Bad driving, bad cycling & a great brother1 year 4 weeks agomuffies wrote:As a long time

    muffies wrote:
    As a long time commuter (5 days a week) in a big city - I agree with a lot of points from the driver in the first video.

    Taking over in the middle of the lane is fucking suicide. Blindly taking over is suicide.
    Going on the road when you have a pretty decent bike path is stupid. Theres a little more dirt so? It's a bike. It's not even less comfy. Its a lot safer in the bike lane.

    The only issue I have are the RLJ's and footpath hoppers. As for the overtaking, well the cyclist in the first instance moved into a lane that was not for oncoming traffic, so perfectly safe. His second overtake the lorry didn't swerve as the cyclist pulled back in. Even motorists do this. The bike lanes you say the cyclists should be in, they look to me to be shared use. I'd rather take my chances on the road in primary than dodge jog gears and dog walkers. I don't know about the bike lanes where you live, but in the UK they are usually on a stretch of road that the councils don't want to clean. There's a stretch of my commute with a bike lane that hasn't been cleaned for 5 years. And I know because I use it daily. I've also found that motorists in the UK have a tendency to hug the nearside and that white line that identifies the bike lane, well they use it as a marker, others meanwhile think the bike lane is a parking area. Though did anyone else notice the wee shoulder check the cyclist made before jumping the red and hoping onto the footpath in case Bristols finest were there. Confused