• Riders banned from New Forest sportives for urinating in public1 year 4 weeks agoKiwiMike wrote:Gkam84

    KiwiMike wrote:
    Gkam84 wrote:
    FFS, I give up, They were taking a piss in the hotel grounds, infront of others....not just wild in a field or forest like an animal would.

    If you cannot see the difference, then you are a lost cause.

    ...as I said, Things We (and You) Don't Know...do feel free to jump to conclusions that suit your world view of sportive riders though. Oh, you did. OK.

    It clearly STATES in the article

    "The riders banned for urinating in public were caught outside the Forest Park Hotel in Brockenhurst".....

    How am I jumping to conclusions and how would you know my view on sportive riders....I take part in sportives, not as much as I used to, because many won't accept my recumbent trike.

  • Riders banned from New Forest sportives for urinating in public1 year 4 weeks ago/\ this..jump on the back or

    /\ this..jump on the back or ride it whenever you like.

  • Buyers guide: Sportive and endurance road bikes1 year 4 weeks agoJust wanted to go on record

    Just wanted to go on record to say that the Domane has never been a bike that was developed as a 'sportive' bike. In fact, we're a bit confused why it has been branded as such, considering that it was created from demands set forth by Cancellara, who is definitely NOT a sportive rider. He pins his numbers on. Smile

  • Riders banned from New Forest sportives for urinating in public1 year 4 weeks agoThat'll teach those riders.

    That'll teach those riders. Now they'll be stuck having to just ride on these public roads without paying a fortune for the privilege.

    Poor buggers.

  • Driver who killed teen cyclist sues his family - because "her enjoyment of life... has been lessened"1 year 4 weeks agoSaw this yesterday, did some

    Saw this yesterday, did some more reading and digging around (Gawker, r/rage, local and national news sites). There's only 25% of this reported so far, and seems there'll be 25% that never comes to light because of odd behaviour by the police at the scene and in the investigation.

    The current position appears to be that Majewski's have lodged a PI claim against Simon's insurance company, and alleged to have been raising merry hell in the home town, resulting in Mrs Simon being harassed at work, and their home vandalised. The suit against the dead kids and their families is a spoiler countersuit, albeit one which leaves a very, very bad taste in one's mouth.

    I'd prefer to read good stories about cycling as well. Mine's a receipt dated this morning for a cup of coffee and some cake, pinned up on the noticeboard. It won't get a thousand posts on Reddit, but it's my little bit of good cycling news for the week.

  • Riders banned from New Forest sportives for urinating in public1 year 4 weeks agoGkam84 wrote:FFS, I give up,

    Gkam84 wrote:
    FFS, I give up, They were taking a piss in the hotel grounds, infront of others....not just wild in a field or forest like an animal would.

    If you cannot see the difference, then you are a lost cause.

    ...as I said, Things We (and You) Don't Know...do feel free to jump to conclusions that suit your world view of sportive riders though. Oh, you did. OK.

  • Should I get a power meter?1 year 4 weeks agoOld-school power measurement:

    Old-school power measurement: ride the same hill once or twice a week, go hard, and time your ascent. You could even keep a log of the times if you need charts to look at.

    Sure, you could use a £500 electronic gizmo or a mathematical formula, but time-to-the-top over a set course is really as good a metric as any for the amateur cyclist to track (and improve) their performance.

  • Riders banned from New Forest sportives for urinating in public1 year 4 weeks agoInteresting, this. I know the

    Interesting, this. I know the area well and where the alleged pissing took place isn't somewhere in the middle of nowhere, it's a busy area that'll be occupied by families and other non-cyclists on days out (I even looked at the hotel for my wedding), so the prospect of seeing a bunch of impatient, red-faced mamils with their cocks out is rather unpleasant. But, elsewhere on the route where there won't be anyone other than the odd pony around, does seem fair game, *if* you're discreet about it.

    I daren't even read the comments on the Daily Echo about this. Their "readers" have enough of an anti-cyclist bias as it is, so news such as this is like fanning the flames with a hand grenade... Best be that extra bit vigilant on the commute tomorrow morning.

  • Riders banned from New Forest sportives for urinating in public1 year 4 weeks agoFFS, I give up, They were

    FFS, I give up, They were taking a piss in the hotel grounds, infront of others....not just wild in a field or forest like an animal would.

    If you cannot see the difference, then you are a lost cause.

  • Riders banned from New Forest sportives for urinating in public1 year 4 weeks agoFor god's sake, it's just a

    For god's sake, it's just a wee: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-18072905

    and Things We Don't Know:

    How long was the queue for the loos at the time?
    Given the 'ban' on bodily functions except at Approved Locations, how long had it been since the last?
    Were the 8 suffering from any sort of medical condition?
    What does 'In full view of families' even mean? what distance? were the riders hanging it out over picnic tables?

    Would a rider who had paid a lot of cash and most likely travelled a long distance, willingly and flagrantly jeopardise their future participation? Seems to me there must be substantial extenuating circumstances.

    IMHO this event and the organisers with their pandering to a hateful, bigoted minority have jumped the shark. Seems to be a Stockholm Syndrome developing of the organiser fawning obsequiously at the feet of Mary Whitehouse-esque councillors and community leaders. Hold the event, set the bar for future bans at the level of gross misconduct or criminality.

  • Team Sky....Discuss1 year 4 weeks agoSky was the only team in

    Sky was the only team in Liege Bastogne Liege with only a single rider finishing - since they were not in the running it just became a training ride. A bit more respect for the 100th edition of LBL is certainly deserved. Same happened in Flèche Wallonne and Amstel Gold - only two Sky riders finished the race.

  • Cyclist reunited with £7k Colnago - three years after it was stolen1 year 4 weeks agoGood on him. I purchased a

    Good on him.

    I purchased a decent-spec Colnago for £10 from the Andover Recycling Depot (council tip) last year - was in their pile of scrap metal, sans front wheel and saddle.

    Did all the searches online, called the police, nothing registered as nicked. Ended up selling the cleaned-up bits for about £350. Well-used, but perfectly functional. Good crit fodder.

    Sometimes people bin stuff they simply have no idea of the value of.

  • Riders banned from New Forest sportives for urinating in public1 year 4 weeks agoHow about the horses? They

    How about the horses? They pee and crap all over the place yet they are not singled out.

  • Riders banned from New Forest sportives for urinating in public1 year 4 weeks agoSo,more than two

    So,more than two abreast...how do you define the difference between this and two abreast being overtaken by another?

  • Apple patents technology to stop texting while driving - but 6 years on, it's still not live1 year 4 weeks ago@FATBEGGARONABIKE - Errr,

    @FATBEGGARONABIKE - Errr, then what's the point of having a satnav if you can't look at it? Doh! Should it also be illegal to look at the speedometer while driving? Perhaps we should ban the use of the accelerator pedal too!

  • Riders banned from New Forest sportives for urinating in public1 year 4 weeks agowill they ban TDF riders in

    will they ban TDF riders in Yorkshire/Essex?

  • Eat yourself fit - Nutrition for weight loss1 year 4 weeks agoFasted training is great for

    Fasted training is great for long distance endurance riding (e.g. >= 12 hours). The ride ending killer on long rides is not fatigue, it is having a stomach full of sh-t and no more room left to take in any new energy source - even sports drink does not get absorped properly - just turns your stomach into into mud. The only solution is to ride on an empty stomach, and that requires practice.

  • Driver who killed teen cyclist sues his family - because "her enjoyment of life... has been lessened"1 year 4 weeks agoGkam84 wrote:So lets have

    Gkam84 wrote:
    So lets have stories about fluffy bunnies and pretty flowers
    Is that really the choice? Either we can soak in all the awful tales that are dreadful enough to be heard this far away or we can read about bunnies? Really? How many thousand people cycled to the Scottish parliament the other day in the Pedal on Parliament? How young was the youngest? Did it go well? No idea. But I know all about some depressing idiot case from Canada. It's not real life vs bunnies. The coverage of Canada here is not representative of real life. And before it is suggested, no, I will not submit my own PoParliament story. This Canada misery was trawled up by a paid writer (more into cooking than fixing bikes, as he admits in his profile).

  • Driver who killed teen cyclist sues his family - because "her enjoyment of life... has been lessened"1 year 4 weeks agoFirstly. Reporting from all

    Firstly. Reporting from all over the Anglo Saxon world vastly enriches this site. The discussion of best practices in a number of countries could even tempt UK voters to want some of them implemented in their own country! Especially regarding cycling, what this site is all about.
    Secondly. This tragic fait divers lifts the tip of the curtain ever so slightly on the very different models of jurisprudence evolving in the New World vs the Old one, where the former becomes ever more litigious. A generation or two from now, the USA/Canada will have become a very difficult place to understand for a European!
    Thirdly. Please check out the article in road.cc earlier this week on the introduction of presumed liability which emphasizes that the road user capable of the greater harm has the greater responsibility (Jacknorell).Introduction of presumed liability would have reduced the temptation to litigate: driving above the speed limit in a SUV? killing and maiming 2 out of 3 cyclists? Guilty. Now, let us hear about mitigating circumstances.

  • Problem with access1 year 4 weeks agolooking into it

    looking into it

  • Riders banned from New Forest sportives for urinating in public1 year 4 weeks agoWhen you gotta go, you gotta

    When you gotta go, you gotta go. Now they're gone.

  • Problem with access1 year 4 weeks agoBlank again

    Blank again

  • Riders banned from New Forest sportives for urinating in public1 year 4 weeks agoGolfers do it, not to mention

    Golfers do it, not to mention several 1000 London marathoners...

  • Riders banned from New Forest sportives for urinating in public1 year 4 weeks agoGood. they were told. Pleased

    Good. they were told. Pleased that they were also punished for riding in a manner that was banned by the organisers. Legal aside. you break the rules, you are punished

  • The ubiquitous Carlton Kirby1 year 4 weeks agoI see there is there is now a

    I see there is there is now a petition to bring back David Harmon:

    http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/bringbackharmon