• Laura Trott changes her mind on helmets1 year 5 weeks agoped wrote:Personal choice

    ped wrote:
    Personal choice wins for sure. I choose to wear one.

    For the myriad 'mate was wearing a helmet, had a crash, still got injured' stories I've yet to see a single 'mate was wearing a helmet, had a crash, still got injured, wished they hadn't been wearing a helmet' one.

    Wasn't there a link that showed in some cases helmets caused other fatal injuries, something to do with increased friction and causing necks to twist etc?

    This reads like some very bad science, so hopefully somebody a tad more clued up than me will dig out the relevant information.

  • Pothole crash cyclist wins £70k pay-out from council1 year 5 weeks agoCan anyone answer the

    Can anyone answer the following, had the road been inspected and the council found negligent for not fixing a known fault? Did this defect meet the councils own criteria? Was the inspection regime deemed at fault, not rigorous enough? Has the judge simply said the crash is because the road is not safe, and the council is duty bound to ensure the road is safe with no excuse?

    Important details because does this override section 58? the standard, we came, we saw and the hole wasn't there so not our fault and we won't pay out.

    I guess we need a council appeal to push this though, high court is one thing, appeals court I believe is where precedent is set.

    Personally I know of plenty of linear holes that fail to meet criteria so don't get fixed but are dangerous.

  • Laura Trott changes her mind on helmets1 year 5 weeks agoPersonal choice wins for

    Personal choice wins for sure. I choose to wear one.

    For the myriad 'mate was wearing a helmet, had a crash, still got injured' stories I've yet to see a single 'mate was wearing a helmet, had a crash, still got injured, wished they hadn't been wearing a helmet' one.

  • Laura Trott changes her mind on helmets1 year 5 weeks agoTHEONETHATROWS wrote:speaking

    THEONETHATROWS wrote:
    speaking from personal experience, my opinion is helmets should be compulsory, however everyone should have their own opinion. if it wasn't for a helmet my brother would probably not have survived his crash, the whole of the back of the helmet was destroyed but he only came away with a concussion. whilst not everyone wears one i strongly urge you to do so

    May I ask why your brother crashed? a "racing" incident or hit by a car?

  • Laura Trott changes her mind on helmets1 year 5 weeks agospeaking from personal

    speaking from personal experience, my opinion is helmets should be compulsory, however everyone should have their own opinion. if it wasn't for a helmet my brother would probably not have survived his crash, the whole of the back of the helmet was destroyed but he only came away with a concussion. whilst not everyone wears one i strongly urge you to do so

  • Volta Ciclista a Catalunya1 year 5 weeks agoIts like pinning the tail on

    Its like pinning the tail on the donkey with this line up. All guess work and recent results on my part !

  • Pothole related Crash claim1 year 5 weeks agoYeah Gkam, I saw that. Good

    Yeah Gkam, I saw that. Good luck to the guy.

    Having your quality of life permanently impaired due to no fault of your own is amongst the top worst things that could happen whilst you're on the planet. It's a shame the council contested it though... They'd have paid out almost automatically if it had been a car driver claiming for broken suspension or a cracked alloy.

    I'm fairly sure the issues I'm having will resolve themselves after a couple of months... I hope!

  • Giro Aeon helmet1 year 5 weeks agoCommenter who doesn't

    Commenter who doesn't wear/want to wear a helmet moans about expensive helmet shocker.

    Repeat.

    Repeat.

    Repeat.

    You realise you sound just like the "you could buy a car for that" non-cyclist, yeah? keep it up.

    so long as things exist that you can buy, there will be expensive and cheap versions of said things, and the expensive ones that cost four times as much will be better, but not four times better, and some people will buy them because they want the better one and can afford it, and some won't. it really isn't rocket science, this.

  • OTE Free Gel Sample - still waiting1 year 5 weeks agoNo, you are not alone!

    No, you are not alone!

  • Video: Helmet camera footage leads to aggressive driver pleading guilty to four charges1 year 5 weeks agoexcellent result - about time

    excellent result - about time fines were given out, doesn't happen enough

  • Video: Helmet camera footage leads to aggressive driver pleading guilty to four charges1 year 5 weeks agoSo those officers think

    So those officers think endangering and physically assaulting a cyclist is perfectly fine but him opting to defend himself is a punishable offence? What the actual heck ... you really should have followed this up again and again until something was done about it.

  • Spring into training mode (quietly)1 year 5 weeks agoalexholt3

    alexholt3 wrote:
    ragtimecyclist wrote:
    That urge to ditch the tights and go out in shorts and kneewarmers is a tough one to resist...oh, to look and feel like a cyclist again!

    Err, what? It's been warm enough for that for around a month!

    You need to come up north for a bit alex. Temps still in single figures up here and that's before windchill is factored in.

  • Laura Trott changes her mind on helmets1 year 5 weeks agoKarbon Kev wrote:this girl's

    Karbon Kev wrote:
    this girl's an idiot imo

    Why might I ask?

    Everyone is entitled to an opinion. it may be wrong, but that doesn't mean you can't have it.

    Sooner people stop focusing on helmets and start asking why cyclists are getting hit by cars the better! Might be me, I might be odd, but i'd rather not find out how effective or ineffective a helmet is if I get hit by a car.

  • Volta Ciclista a Catalunya1 year 5 weeks agoIt's roughly what the game

    It's roughly what the game suggested as the right average of prices, also, remember that this is not a big race in the grand scheme of things and that some of the riders who are expensive but targetting the Ardennes or Giro may not be riding to win anything.

    Sky in particular are an interesting set up. Will Froome be riding to win or will Porte be stretching his leadership legs ahead of the Giro? We can assume Wiggins won't ride to win but who will he support? What about Nieve? Will this be a race for him to race for himself?

    The same goes for AG2R with Pozzovivo, Bardet and Betancur, which will race and which will support?

    Which Contador will we see? He could race to win or could be recovering from TA.

    TJVG? What's his target for the season, will he be riding for himself or for a team member?

    Picking the preferred riders in any team will be key to getting off to a good start in this race.

  • Police identify driver who unleashed torrent of abuse on Sussex cyclist (+ video)1 year 5 weeks agovery very typical of the

    very very typical of the attitude of british drivers who think they own the road.

  • Pothole crash cyclist wins £70k pay-out from council1 year 5 weeks agoI got paid out by ETA cycle

    I got paid out by ETA cycle Insurance for a new Dura Ace C35 wheel @ £600 last month. ETA is chasing Croydon Council in London for reimbursement, and asked me if I could take a photo of the pothole (which I thought was amusing - wouldn't any photo do?)

    Needless to say, I spent two hours at the scene on a Sunday honing my photographing skills in the face of traffic chaos to get them their 12 photos in minute detail, as well as my Garmin FIT files and video footage in glorious 1080p!

    Laughing

  • Laura Trott changes her mind on helmets1 year 5 weeks agothis girl's an idiot imo

    this girl's an idiot imo

  • Video: Helmet camera footage leads to aggressive driver pleading guilty to four charges1 year 5 weeks agoMany years ago I got knocked

    Many years ago I got knocked off my bike from behind while in a right-only lane by a driver who wanted to skip the traffic queues and go straight. It wasn't an accident. he was hooting at me for several seconds beforehand but I ignored him.

    I yelled at him, which prompted him to get out of his car and start shouting at me in a typical anti-cyclist pay road tax tirade of abuse. I picked up my D-lock when he got close, at which point Plod, who had been at a roadside stall getting food throughout the episode (top of Putney Hill anyone?) and said they were going to arrest me for threatening assault with a deadly weapon.

    I did, at the time, tell them to bring it on given that the people in the pub opposite had watched the whole episode and would be on my side as witnesses. Much heated argument ensured, I was told that "they would drop it", I told them they were abusing their power and took their badge numbers and wrote a letter to the Met. I got a stock response saying the officers would be investigated. Nothing else happened.

    Muppets,

  • A radical approach to junction safety - opinions wanted.1 year 5 weeks agoI would prefer the cameras

    I would prefer the cameras that are triggered when jumped. There's a junction my way the record is sitting at 6 and all doing 30mph. As for roundabouts. A total redesign to stop them being sling shots for motorists.

  • Laura Trott changes her mind on helmets1 year 5 weeks agoHelmet didn't prevent my

    Helmet didn't prevent my friend from sustaining major injuries. Depressed fracture of cheek bone and traumatic brain injury.

  • Laura Trott changes her mind on helmets1 year 5 weeks agoLight the blue touchpaper and

    Light the blue touchpaper and retire...

  • Video: Helmet camera footage leads to aggressive driver pleading guilty to four charges1 year 5 weeks agoJust a quick comment for

    Just a quick comment for Martin Cox on "tooling up". Courts will wonder why you were carrying such an implement ? Was it for a genuine mechanical need or was it a weapon ? Was it something cyclists normally carry ? Why had you chosen to carry it. If the answers are that it was for anything other than normal mechanical usage then you are in the brown stuff. Also, you have just put your premeditated thinking on the internet.....
    As others have said, avoidance is your best bet. Ian Botham famously said that he didn't fight because it was a choice between prison and hospital food, neither of which appealed.

  • Video: Helmet camera footage leads to aggressive driver pleading guilty to four charges1 year 5 weeks agoWhy did even they have to try

    Why did even they have to try him? He has ignored a judge or magistrate who removed his driving licence, why is this not contempt and automatic jail time?

  • Volta Ciclista a Catalunya1 year 5 weeks ago145 credits is real stingy

    145 credits is real stingy with this line up..... Sad

  • Volta Ciclista a Catalunya1 year 5 weeks agoCompetition is now open.

    Competition is now open. Strong field so a budget of 145.

    You'll note from the scoring information (http://fantasy.road.cc/stages?sid=7901) that only KoM points are listed, this is becauase this race doesn't appear to run a standard 'sprint jersey' or 'points jersey' (there's no record of it last year) and I remember this having to be cut last year so it's out entirely this year.

    There's no young rider comp listed and no 'combative' award which means the only jerseys scored will be GC and KoM.

    Something to consider when picking your team.