- JTL Signs for Sky1 year 22 weeks agoI can see JTL being sent to
I can see JTL being sent to race with Wiggo as his super domestique, whilst Froome races separately.
I do want to see a Contador v JTL smash up on some big mountains mind. That would be something.
- Winter road tyres1 year 22 weeks agoConti Gatorskins are the way
Conti Gatorskins are the way to go. I never get a puncture with them.
- Condor 2013: Lotus collaboration, new Baracchi and Acciaio Stainless frames1 year 22 weeks agohandlebarcamhandlebarcam wrote:Quote:
Condor are keen to state that unlike some other collaborations we've seen recently, the Condor/Lotus bikes will be realistically priced. The bike pictured will cost £5,200
Five grand is "realistically priced" now is it? For a bicycle that is, maybe, 1% better than a £1000 bike, and is rather incongruously painted to resemble a cigarette packet (because that was what the cars were painted to resemble)? I'd say your definition of realistic differs somewhat from mine.
I think it is realistically priced, considering there are only going to be 64 of them in the world. Its not a riding bike. Its a show bike
- JTL Signs for Sky1 year 22 weeks agobashthebox wrote:Wiggo wonbashthebox wrote:
Wiggo won the tour for the first time at 32. He was 29 when he unexpectedly came 4th.
He can 4th, but will be 3rd once Armstrong's case is over with
But that year his team leader was Christian Vande Velde and could only finish 8th. So wasn't as strong as Wiggo and there was no-one else in the team to back it up apart from him.
Lets just say they got to the TdF next year with, Wiggo and or Froome. Then pick a few more from below
EBH, Eisel, Knees, Rogers, Porte, Sutton, Thomas, Cataldo, Kiryienka, Lopez Garcia, Rasch, Dombrowski, Heano, Uran, Sivtsov and JTL
Where is he going to get a chance at a big tour? Let alone smaller races or classic's. Sky has them all covered before signing JTL......
- Daily Mirror columnist gets on anti-cyclist bandwagon1 year 22 weeks agojimmyd wrote:I think therejimmyd wrote:
I think there does need to be a set of rules for cyclists - and we can ignore them just as motorist do. Never seen a motorist jump a red light!!!!
Not that I condone jumping lights, but some cyclists have no sense of self preservation. No lights at night, helmet or understanding of they way roads and drivers work.
[[[[[[ JIMMYD---"No helmets" you say? Give it a rest! Are you not aware that there are far more drivers (and even more car-passengers) receiving serious head-injuries in traffic collisions, than there are cyclists getting injuries to THEIR heads. ERGO: You & your passengers need to get your skid-lids on....but I bet you won't. "No sense of self-preservation" indeed! ]]]]]]
- Herne Hill, why it's important to us all1 year 22 weeks agoI saw the same programme a
I saw the same programme a few weeks ago and I really enjoyed it as well. Last time I went on a track was when I was 17 in the 70s, indoor near Southampton, still going I believe. Let's hope all the arguments about leases and whatnot get sorted out. Lived in West Dulwich too once, 80s, but didn't know it existed and didn't cycle so much in London anyway.
- Equation needed to balance distance/speed training1 year 22 weeks agoYes I am much slower over the
Yes I am much slower over the hills. I have put together this graph with all my rides since March, 2558kms timed. The blue circle is three recent hill climbing expeditions. The line is 30kph, logarithmic style using my new patented equation. The pink triangle is my three target sportives for next summer. Basically I need to be moving to the top and right. Still haven't gone over 100km but a new season of Metric Centuries is coming soon. Now I can at least see how far away I am!
Oh yeah and you can always stop your watch at traffic lights (you have to speed up again anyway and slower than a green, so fair.)
- Condor 2013: Lotus collaboration, new Baracchi and Acciaio Stainless frames1 year 22 weeks agoI agree.
My condor pista
My condor pista comes into its own over the winter, far better to have a fixed beater bike than one with messy gears.
- JTL Signs for Sky1 year 22 weeks agoWiggo won the tour for the
Wiggo won the tour for the first time at 32. He was 29 when he unexpectedly came 4th.
- Condor 2013: Lotus collaboration, new Baracchi and Acciaio Stainless frames1 year 22 weeks agoLotus Condor, a bike styled
Lotus Condor, a bike styled after a packet of fags and a F1 car, now that's type of bike :-Q
- Police Driver Undertakes Cyclist, Head Camera Captures Everything1 year 22 weeks agoBecause he's a police office
Because he's a police office the driver has merely been "spoken to" but that's all:
Once again, power turns a pathetic knob into something much worse.
- Police Driver Undertakes Cyclist, Head Camera Captures Everything1 year 22 weeks agoUndertaking isn't allowed.
Undertaking isn't allowed. Driving too close to a cyclist isn't allowed. The cop's number isn't visible, which isn't allowed. The police vehicle appeared to be driving in excess of the speed limit, which isn't allowed unless it's an emergency. The police vehicle isn't allowed to be in the bus lane, unless it's an emergency.
I would hope the cop at the very least gets an official warning for his driving. Of course if that was an ordinary driver, the person would be getting a number of penalty points for that string of driving offences.
- Police Driver Undertakes Cyclist, Head Camera Captures Everything1 year 22 weeks agoI hope the ones on the forum
I hope the ones on the forum aren't like that
- Police Driver Undertakes Cyclist, Head Camera Captures Everything1 year 22 weeks agoHe had no good reason to be
He had no good reason to be in the bus lane.
"Inconveniencing" him? How? He had to stop at the lights. No blue lights so obviously not rushing back to the nick for doughnuts.
I thought deliberately undertaking for your own advantage (as opposed to the 'my queue is moving more quickly' scenario) was illegal.
If I was a reactionary individual of no significance whatsoever I could froth about all police occifers are therefore inconsiderate, rude and arrogant law-breakers* and stating to my disinterested readers that "the only good coppper is a dead copper". But I'm not a nobody editor or a cheap hack or sad old has-been desperate for attention, so I won't.
* I'm hoping they aren't. Does anybody know one that isn't?
- Police Driver Undertakes Cyclist, Head Camera Captures Everything1 year 22 weeks agothe police driver says that
the police driver says that the cyclist is in the wrong lane! so what was he doing driving in a BUS lane!
- Team Sky confirms signing of Jonathan Tiernan-Locke1 year 22 weeks agoDarthshearer wrote:I hope SkyDarthshearer wrote:
I hope Sky dont change the way he rides too much.
And there in lies the problem. JTL has been riding as a team leader. He won't be that at Sky. If he's in a grand tour team. He'll be perfect for breakaway wins. But he'll be held back to nurse Wiggo up the slopes with help from Cataldo
- Transport Scotland announces £6 million funding boost for country's cycle path network1 year 22 weeks agoThe final paragraph of this
The final paragraph of this story is the part which fills me with the greatest hope - I just pray the right people from Holyrood make a point of attending
- Castelli Sanremo Thermosuit takes winter clothing to next level1 year 22 weeks agoDavid Arthur wrote:There's noDavid Arthur wrote:
There's no mention of the temperature range it has been designed for
Castelli product page suggests down to 3º - http://castelli-cycling.com/en/products/detail/681/
I've got one on order
- Team Sky confirms signing of Jonathan Tiernan-Locke1 year 22 weeks agoApologies, I read 1983
Apologies, I read 1983
I like JTL, I really do and wish him luck. I hope Sky dont change the way he rides too much.
- Dalby Bike Barn opens with mini cycle expo on Saturday 13 October1 year 22 weeks agoNice one joemmo.
Nice one joemmo.
Rider on left is riding a 400km Audax non-stop, fellow on right is overtaking him on the approach to a feed stop in a sportive. Both are determined to have more fun (or more something) than the other.
- Halfords enjoys Olympic bike boom, reveals size of cycling division's sales and market share1 year 22 weeks agoWhen potato face Jeremy
When potato face Jeremy Clarkson and lying scrote Jan Etherington get a biek things might change.
- Team Sky confirms signing of Jonathan Tiernan-Locke1 year 22 weeks agoYup, I'm 84 and turned 28
Yup, I'm 84 and turned 28 this year.....
- JTL Signs for Sky1 year 22 weeks agoragtag wrote:First step up,ragtag wrote:
First step up, hopefully a chance to learn a lot and then go somewhere else in a couple of years.
You do know he's 27, 28 in a couple of months. So in a couple of years will be 30.
With Froome being 18 months younger and others coming up through the ranks. JTL is just going to be a good DS and get his chance is small low profile races.
- Halfords enjoys Olympic bike boom, reveals size of cycling division's sales and market share1 year 22 weeks agoYou only buy a bike from
You only buy a bike from Halfords once.
- "Road tax" jibes to be consigned to past? Think tank recommends scrapping Vehicle Excise Duty1 year 22 weeks agogiff77 wrote:GZA wrote:Igiff77 wrote:GZA wrote:
I think we should pay 'road tax'. It would end the argument forever and give us an equal say - worth it IMO.
I already pay for the roads through council, income, vat, and all other taxes/duty that the govt cares to throw at me. I do not own a car yet my taxes contribute to the costs of motorways and certain A roads which I am not allowed to cycle on. My bikes do not rip up the road surface or damage road furniture yet I have to endure shitty surfaces created by lorries and cars. The reason why there is no tax dedicated to roads is to prevent the small minded argument of "I own a car and pay tax therefore I own the road"
The only way forward is to scrap VED and increase fuel duty to create an even playing field. Then, no matter how much you use your polluter, you compensate for the damage caused by your emissions.
I do hope you were basing your comment on the fact that you would be paying nothing for owning a zero emission vehicle.