• Game Suggestions1 year 4 weeks agoBit late for the deadline

    Bit late for the deadline although I've been touting him all weekend.....I like Paolini for today'stage 2 and my team's looking OK with the likes of Haussler,Sagan and Ramunas also in the mix

  • TdF Stage 11 year 4 weeks agostevemarks wrote:VVV73

    stevemarks wrote:
    VVV73 wrote:
    CXR94Di2 wrote:
    Sad incident for all those caught up, pointless comments about whose fault it might of been.

    Have you heard Cav whinge every tour about dangerous riders and riders who shouldn't be there. You can't defend that , he was WAY OUT OF LINE. everyone called Cadel a dog in Giro (he didn't endanger any lives), yet Cav's is going to break someone's neck one day.
    I actually made a comment to mate 12 hours earlier about Cav pushing into other teams trains back in the day!

    let me Guess, Your British Smile

    I do not slag off the riders I do not like on Aussie forums just to get a rise out of people.

    I'll ask you a question, how did I know what you had said before I even logged into the thread? What made me recognise your pseudonym and think "here we go" before I had even read your comment. It is not about whether Cav's caused the accident or not, just your prejudicial hate of my hero, perhaps in much the same way that you wanted to defend Cadel.

    I am quite happy to argue and banter with you about it forever, but it's pretty pointless now lets move onto the next one.


    See this is your problem (I know a good Shrink) not mine, if you seriously think I come here to SLAG OFF BRITISH RIDERS and I am not a full paying premium member who was leading the OVERALL NON PREMIUM PURIST LEADER! till last week of this SITE.

    The reason I said You must be British is because he defended Cav in what IMO was undefendble ! With the man Himself admitting so
    .
    This is the only rider I have ever slagged off, shown my reasons and provide articles why.
    YET you START this personal attack on me, I never said a word about YOU!
    And I am the unreasonable person, am I.

  • Clipless Pedals with back weighting?1 year 4 weeks agofukawitribe wrote:madindehead

    fukawitribe wrote:
    madindehead wrote:
    Cool thanks.

    I am thinking I am going to change my pedals, as I don't like the way the R540 pedals are. I find it quite hard to find the area to clip into, because of the lack of any rise at the front of the pedal.

    Can anyone recommend any specific pedals?

    You might want to have a look at Speedplays. I loved my Times for the ease of clipping in over SPD-SLs (and their float) but after a sort of forced move to Speedplay, prefer them over both. Double sided, easy to clip in (especially with KeepOnKovers) and brilliant float - might not be your cup of tea but could be worth a try.

    Time are great pedals, a bit less ice skating than speedplay I've heard. Does that depend on how you set them up?

  • TdF Stage 11 year 4 weeks agostevemarks wrote:VVV73

    stevemarks wrote:
    VVV73 wrote:
    CXR94Di2 wrote:
    Sad incident for all those caught up, pointless comments about whose fault it might of been.

    Have you heard Cav whinge every tour about dangerous riders and riders who shouldn't be there. You can't defend that , he was WAY OUT OF LINE. everyone called Cadel a dog in Giro (he didn't endanger any lives), yet Cav's is going to break someone's neck one day.
    I actually made a comment to mate 12 hours earlier about Cav pushing into other teams trains back in the day!

    let me Guess, Your British Smile

    These comments appear to be before I "chimed in" so I think its a bit rich the you started it name calling.

    Cavendish is a legend to me. 25 grand tour wins, world champion, put cycling in the public eye here by becoming Sports personality of the year before Wiggins had even won the tour de France. Calling him a whining dog and the most dangerous rider in the peleton is not going to stand well with me and I stand by everything I have said. In my one real name.

    I have never had a problem with Evans, or any Aussie rider, they all seem to be great athletes and good people, I do not slag off the riders I do not like on Aussie forums just to get a rise out of people. There are plenty of riders I do not like but I try to keep that to myself.

    I'll ask you a question, how did I know what you had said before I even logged into the thread? What made me recognise your pseudonym and think "here we go" before I had even read your comment. It is not about whether Cav's caused the accident or not, just your prejudicial hate of my hero, perhaps in much the same way that you wanted to defend Cadel.

    I am quite happy to argue and banter with you about it forever, but it's pretty pointless now lets move onto the next one.

    I couldn't afford to put Gerrans in my team today because I wanted Valverde and Sagan. I hope Gerrans wins today because it would be a nice story and I am a big fan of Orica generally, I live near Neil Stephens in the summer, and was pretty upset that Bling crashed before the tour as I had high hopes of him being a real star this year. Still think he will be.

    Let's move on!


    Lets move on when you clearly in the wrong attacking me.
    After I pointed out you started this personal attack here.

    What is so wrong with what is written above .
    PLEASE EXPLAIN THIS TO ME..
    what did I saywrong there?
    oh Cav is a professional sportsmen open to crisitism.

    I DID NOT START A PERSONAL ATTACK ON A MEMBER OF THIS FORUM.

    This is a public forum about cycling , I seen far worse here written about other riders then I have ever written. Dog and Tool???
    Actually lets go back and see what was written about Cadel in Giro, yet not a word about Quintana a few stages later, who is being pulled over the coals atm by UCI
    Lets move on when you clearly in the wrong attacking me.

    U never called a footballer a name mate hey ever, I bet I wouldn't have to look back far in here to find some. I never called u anything. YOU are way out of line.

    Never bagged Cav's ability, but I nearly choked when some said is he the best ever last year when he won his 200th stage, Ever heard of a bloke called Zabel .400 +

    Yeah Lance Armstrong was a legend too, Bet you called him some names , even before he was proven guilty ?

  • TdF Stage 11 year 4 weeks agoJohnnyRemo wrote:I've left

    JohnnyRemo wrote:
    I've left Gerrans in - so hopefully he'll be okay as it's a stage made for him.

    Ive gone for his mate Albasini Thinking

  • Tour de France stage 21 year 4 weeks ago3 changes for

    3 changes for me

    Valverde
    Albasini
    Vanmarcke
    Sagan
    Kittel
    Bideau
    Van Summeren
    Rast
    Visconti

  • TdF Stage 11 year 4 weeks agoVVV73 wrote:CXR94Di2

    VVV73 wrote:
    CXR94Di2 wrote:
    Sad incident for all those caught up, pointless comments about whose fault it might of been.

    Have you heard Cav whinge every tour about dangerous riders and riders who shouldn't be there. You can't defend that , he was WAY OUT OF LINE. everyone called Cadel a dog in Giro (he didn't endanger any lives), yet Cav's is going to break someone's neck one day.
    I actually made a comment to mate 12 hours earlier about Cav pushing into other teams trains back in the day!

    let me Guess, Your British Smile

    These comments appear to be before I "chimed in" so I think its a bit rich the you started it name calling.

    Cavendish is a legend to me. 25 grand tour wins, world champion, put cycling in the public eye here by becoming Sports personality of the year before Wiggins had even won the tour de France. Calling him a whining dog and the most dangerous rider in the peleton is not going to stand well with me and I stand by everything I have said. In my one real name.

    I have never had a problem with Evans, or any Aussie rider, they all seem to be great athletes and good people, I do not slag off the riders I do not like on Aussie forums just to get a rise out of people. There are plenty of riders I do not like but I try to keep that to myself.

    I'll ask you a question, how did I know what you had said before I even logged into the thread? What made me recognise your pseudonym and think "here we go" before I had even read your comment. It is not about whether Cav's caused the accident or not, just your prejudicial hate of my hero, perhaps in much the same way that you wanted to defend Cadel.

    I am quite happy to argue and banter with you about it forever, but it's pretty pointless now lets move onto the next one.

    I couldn't afford to put Gerrans in my team today because I wanted Valverde and Sagan. I hope Gerrans wins today because it would be a nice story and I am a big fan of Orica generally, I live near Neil Stephens in the summer, and was pretty upset that Bling crashed before the tour as I had high hopes of him being a real star this year. Still think he will be.

    Let's move on!

  • Catch a big screen showing of Pantani: The Accidental Death of a Cyclist1 year 4 weeks agoWOW, So excited to see this

    WOW, So excited to see this is out soon. IL Pirata is my all time favourite rider. Never a dull moment with Marco around. Some of my fondest memories are Lance and Marco going H2h up Mt. Ventoux for one. Can't wait to watch this ....has put a smile on my face Smile ty

  • Catch a big screen showing of Pantani: The Accidental Death of a Cyclist1 year 4 weeks agoSee on iTunes this evening.

    See on iTunes this evening.

  • Mark Cavendish crashes out of Tour after just one stage1 year 4 weeks agoThe one time I put him in my

    The one time I put him in my purist team....

    Sad news for him though

  • Catch a big screen showing of Pantani: The Accidental Death of a Cyclist1 year 4 weeks agoBobbinogs wrote:The Pantani

    Bobbinogs wrote:
    The Pantani story is ultimately one of tragedy but it also goes to explain why drug cheating (as long as one doesn't get caught) is still tolerated in many Italian teams and amongst the tifosi.

    Being Italian, it's interesting how many things about Italians I get to learn from non-Italians.

    All the Italian cycling fans I ever spoke to condemn doping without any doubt, but since you're so certain of your statements, I guess I'll have to comply and start condoning it?

    Or maybe you should think twice and avoid posting so broad, unsubstantiated and offensive statements?

  • Game Suggestions1 year 4 weeks agoray silvester wrote:Joelsim

    ray silvester wrote:
    Joelsim wrote:
    When was the last time Navardauskas scored anything. Oh...

    201pts in the rolling calender year,although i'm sure he was youth points eligible for about half of it)....not bad.....and he's a good shout for yellow on stage 2 today?

    And there was me thinking it would be Viviani the difference eh Joel? Day Dreaming

    Even if i did think it was Demare and not Ramunas at first.


    I must say, besides Viviani, the others were 3 very very nice picks, I was quite impressed when I read the H2H .. Tommy Slagter my outside tip today.
    I hope you will continue to share thoughts with me Ray, much appreciated.

  • TdF Stage 11 year 4 weeks agoJohnnyRemo wrote:I've left

    JohnnyRemo wrote:
    I've left Gerrans in - so hopefully he'll be okay as it's a stage made for him.

    I still bought him in too Johnny Party along with The Valve and 1 pen for Tom Slagter who I think is a chance of taking Yellow today. I actually forgot to bring Sagan in today( huge worry ), as have a few fantasy's and thought I already had him in this one, with the constant defending myself and feeling a bit beaten down I just forgot ....OPPS... Rolling On The Floor

    P.s The Rider I mentioned earlier getting kicked off tour for Headbutting, wsnt Browny but Mark Renshaw who was leading out for Cav at the time at HTC. both Aussies both ridden in Rabobank colours. (seems I am getting old . memory) D Oh

  • Tour de France Stage 1: Marcel Kittel wins in Harrogate - Cavendish crashes metres from line1 year 4 weeks agobikeboy76 wrote:fukawitribe

    bikeboy76 wrote:
    fukawitribe wrote:
    bikeboy76 wrote:
    "Thousands of people died on D-Day, this is a bike race"
    Seems like he though it was the Superbowl. Some might consider it a racing accident but Cav brought his accident on himself, he was competing for space that wasn't there when the stage was already lost, trying too hard. The days of 5 stages and green jerseys are gone. Sorry Cav, get well soon, but time your efforts more carefully.

    Yeah - cheers for regurgitating what he said himself in a snide and supercilious manner... and then pointing out the bleeding obvious.

    Yeah - cheers for regurgitating what I said in a snide and supercilious manner... and then pointing out the bleeding obvious.

    Touché - but I wasn't reguritating what you said, I was criticising it, and pity what I said was obvious no ?

  • Call for action as TfL stats reveal buses pose as big a danger to cyclists as lorries1 year 4 weeks agoBuses are just as dangerous

    Buses are just as dangerous for cyclists in London as lorries - but they do not kill as often.

    That'd be because they have mirrors that actually work. Why HGVs don't have to have this, particularly construction vehicles is beyond me.

  • Video: London cyclist gets £50 for straying off shared use path blocked by phone box1 year 4 weeks agoPCSO's are possibly the most

    PCSO's are possibly the most pointless creations ever, you either have been trained to know the law and enforce it, or you haven't. It's pretty clear which category this plastic copper falls into.
    They're out in force at the moment outside Southwark tube station and having witnessed a really bad high speed near miss with a car recklessly turning right across a cyclist and watched the PCSO turn actively his back on it and walk away just earlier in the week, I can only include they are a form of tax raising drones.

  • Video: London cyclist gets £50 for straying off shared use path blocked by phone box1 year 4 weeks agoI'd like to know why it is

    I'd like to know why it is that police are allowed to piss off cyclists with their petty 'spirit of the law' ignoring egotistical badgering of cyclists but apparently your average copper is not authorised to do anything about traffic violations by motorists other than call the traffic cops, which of course they're not going to do.

  • 100 Tours: 10 iconic moments (+ videos)1 year 4 weeks agoOK, I'm an Aussie, so I will

    OK, I'm an Aussie, so I will admit some national bias in some of my faves, but here they are:
    1. The stage to Galibier in 2011. Brilliant attack by Schlek, then Cadel dragging what was left of the peleton up the hill, limiting his losses and ultimately winning the tour.
    2. The stage to Canterbury last time the tour was in the UK. McKewan crashed just as the peleton began to wind up near the end of the stage, his team chased, but no-one gave them a chance. He was not seen until 100m to go, but was first across the line.
    3. Hoogerland finishing the tour and still attacking despite being attacked by a car and a barbed wire fence.
    4. Pretty much any time Voekler decides he wants to race properly. That man can suffer.

  • Mark Cavendish crashes out of Tour after just one stage1 year 4 weeks agovia @tourdejose

    via @tourdejose https://twitter.com/tourdejose/status/485713357593645056
    Lefevere: "Mark can't lift his arm up. He can't pull on his handlebars. We took the decision at breakfast. It was hard." (NOS radio) #TDF

  • Bournemouth cyclists tell council: We warned you, and now you've built 'unsafe' cycle paths1 year 4 weeks agospending money badly is never

    spending money badly is never a good idea, if the motive was good or not. waste of time and effort.

  • Game Suggestions1 year 4 weeks agoJoelsim wrote:When was the

    Joelsim wrote:
    When was the last time Navardauskas scored anything. Oh...

    201pts in the rolling calender year,although i'm sure he was youth points eligible for about half of it)....not bad.....and he's a good shout for yellow on stage 2 today?

    And there was me thinking it would be Viviani the difference eh Joel? Day Dreaming

    Even if i did think it was Demare and not Ramunas at first.

  • TdF Stage 11 year 4 weeks agoI've left Gerrans in - so

    I've left Gerrans in - so hopefully he'll be okay as it's a stage made for him.

  • TdF Stage 11 year 4 weeks agoray silvester wrote:VVV73

    ray silvester wrote:
    VVV73 wrote:
    ray silvester wrote:
    thefatcyclist wrote:
    Coquard caused the crash ultimately, Cavendish and Gerrans had untangled, then Coquard hit Gerrans, who's wheel crossed in front of Cav, then both down.
    Cavendish was leaning into Gerrans to start with, but Gerrans was riding with his elbows right out, and it was so spread out peeling off riders were not able to clear.

    But I blaim Cancellara in fact, because his jump of the nose, which was never going to succeed in a month of Monday's caused chaos in the sprint teams.

    I hope both are ok tho'

    Or take it back further and blame Cofidis 3 man effort over to the left prior to Spartacus' effort.....or even further back and blame the Jensie......hell let's go all the way back and blame Kate Middleton for starting the race?

    That's funny cause if you read back I said exactly the same thing bout Cofidis riders in reply to Spartacus remark, and in no short terms got told Iwas more or less being a plonker...more names...have a look. Absolutely hilairous.

    I was only really commenting on the events of the 'scrap' in the race to be honest rather than reacting to the 'scrap' on the forum.....and even then only in an effort to try to be a bit humorous.

    Never really had a beef with VVV(apart from the Caps Lock)....in fact we've always had some decent pommie/aussie banter(his assertion that Phil Taylor was England's greatest ever spoirtsman was a good'un) so won't be commenting on the personal attacks flowing back and forth......but will say that people seem to be taking umbrage with perceived insults that are actually terms of endearment in the 'bar-room' vocabulary in their particular country(i.e you wouldn't have to know someone to call them 'mate' in Oz whilst friends call each other 'plonker' all the time in England).

    If anyone's interested about the condition of the riders it would appear that Cavendish has a torn clavical ligament(good luck with that on the Pave!!) and is(or was as of last night) 50/50 to start stage 2 whilst Gerrans has lost a fair bit of skin and will definitely start it.........Fantasy Cycling wise I've seen riders crash before like Gerrans and then removed them or discounted them from the next stage only to see them perform superhumanly and win the stage almost as if the extra adrenalin from the previous day's crash has somehow improved their physiology?

    Phew......lively start to the race eh?


    thank you Ray, I cant see what I did wrong, before I was called a little bitch, Cretin, Criminal and some other derogatory remarks ? Caps is just an emphaisis on that point , where does it say all caps are shouting ? But Ok , Thank you again.
    P.s. Ray, Gerrans said he is going to be feeling pretty sore today, but I agree he can win stage still just ruined any chance of him getting yellow.
    Chavanel, Voecklar and Vinikourov 3 riders who come to mind of riders who love to ride hurt and stick it to the man.

  • Video: London cyclist gets £50 for straying off shared use path blocked by phone box1 year 4 weeks agoPCSO are just glorified

    PCSO are just glorified traffic wardens. Agree just refuse to accept or give any of your details. They can only detain you for 30 mins from the time they have called a real constable to arrive. After 30 mins had expired if constable has not arrived you're Free to go about your business.

  • Modern day Evans opinion1 year 4 weeks agoIf I go into Evans I won't be

    If I go into Evans I won't be looking for advice really, I do most of my own research and don't like to be 'sold' things after a long time in retail. I would simply be going in to buy/order the bike I want, or test ride my short list. So people here find the test rides they provide handy? Or does it once again depend on the store?