- Tour de Romandie - Stage 21 year 11 weeks agoNo
Hoping that Rensburg can feature today on a slightly flatter run in and for Meersman/Nizzolo/Gavazzi to do pretty much what they did yesterday.
An Albasini, Wyss and Morabito breakaway would suit me well too
- Invisible cyclists: Eye-tracking experiment finds drivers don't see more than 1 in 5 riders (+ video)1 year 11 weeks agoI wandered lonely as a cloud
I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host of oh bloody hell where did those nuns on bikes come from?
Clouds? I mean, seriously, clouds?
- Invisible cyclists: Eye-tracking experiment finds drivers don't see more than 1 in 5 riders (+ video)1 year 11 weeks agoit's clear that we are often
it's clear that we are often not seen. However, I would question the test based on peripheral visison. If I am looking at the car as the user was doing - I see the cyclist in my peripheral vision - that doesn't mean I don't register that they are there [just because I don't look directly at them]. Best advice is to ride with purpose and make your self seen - also don't ride very close to the curb as this will lead to motorists coming way too close (attemting to stay in lane whilst passing you).
- Invisible cyclists: Eye-tracking experiment finds drivers don't see more than 1 in 5 riders (+ video)1 year 11 weeks agobohrhead wrote:Surely youbohrhead wrote:
Surely you don't need to look directly at a cyclist or even completely focus on them to know that they are there. I focus on things other than the road when I'm driving (e.g. spring lambs) but my field of vision is quite enough to passively take in the road and what's on it too.
But human peripheral vision is not good, and we have a tendency to make up things which we expect to see (see pilot link above). You cannot, and should not rely on peripheral vision while driving. It only take a moment to move your eyes or head.
In any case, it doesn't explain the discrepancy with pedestrians.
- TRP launch Hylex hydraulic road/CX brake1 year 11 weeks agoWhy oh why do they always
Why oh why do they always show the dull boring part of the caliper and disc and never what's under the hoods?
- Tour de Romandie - Stage 21 year 11 weeks agoNo DNS today
No DNS today
- Invisible cyclists: Eye-tracking experiment finds drivers don't see more than 1 in 5 riders (+ video)1 year 11 weeks agojackh wrote:
Another point isjackh wrote:
Another point is that the use of the term jaywalker, meaning a person crossing illegally (not possible in the UK AFAIK) or irresponsibly (of course, possible anywhere) is in my view pushes responsibility from the car driver onto the pedestrian crossing. What constitutes a jaywalker? Anyone crossing the road?
Would guess a pedestrian crossing where there is no crossing, or crossing against the lights. Which is more of a mouthful.
But yes, not really relevant terminology in UK.
- Invisible cyclists: Eye-tracking experiment finds drivers don't see more than 1 in 5 riders (+ video)1 year 11 weeks agoIts also worth noting that
Its also worth noting that drivers are almost equally not noticing motorcyclists. I've always thought that drivers only look for big boxes of metal.
They will happily see a 'cyclist but just not register their existence.
- Invisible cyclists: Eye-tracking experiment finds drivers don't see more than 1 in 5 riders (+ video)1 year 11 weeks agoSo who wants to brainstorm
So who wants to brainstorm ways of making drivers look at cyclists instead of clouds, buildings or what was likely lovely lassies? Its obviously my responsibility to make sure drivers pay attention to their driving.
- What's happened to the race news?1 year 11 weeks agoMattT53 and Gkam84 - I'm not
MattT53 and Gkam84 - I'm not sure that republishing PR like the update of a Howies jacket or Hincapie opening a hotel is any more relevant than a quick stage report.
- Invisible cyclists: Eye-tracking experiment finds drivers don't see more than 1 in 5 riders (+ video)1 year 11 weeks agoIt seems like allowing sat
It seems like allowing sat navs into the car has normalised the use of gadgets at the wheel, I think a lot of people think it is perfectly ok to use a smartphone while driving. after all its just a box with a screen on
Also astonished to see promotion for 'in car wifi' or 'google send to car' features in new cars and a whopping great touchscreen in the centre console - it's just insane putting those kind of distractions in front of a driver. Surely there must be some legislation about what can and can't be placed there?
- Carbon clincher vs carbon tubular1 year 11 weeks agoa clincher has a hooked rim
a clincher has a hooked rim and is for normal tyres + inner tubes (or tubeless).
Tubular rim is for glued-on tubular tyres, which are more expensive than their clincher equivalents.
Clinchers are supplied on virtually every bike on the market so are much more popular. They are a little heavier as they require more material.
IMVHO carbon rims are overhyped and overrated (though that's not to say people shouldn't buy them).
- Invisible cyclists: Eye-tracking experiment finds drivers don't see more than 1 in 5 riders (+ video)1 year 11 weeks agoThat film footage is bloody
That film footage is bloody terrifying
- What's happened to the race news?1 year 11 weeks agoSky has the rights to show it
Sky has the rights to show it so it is on there and thankfully that numpty Phil Liggett is not the commentator.
- Just in: Pinnacle Arkose Three1 year 11 weeks agoThat looks ace. I'd have it
That looks ace. I'd have it if it wasn't for the Kinesis Pro 6 in the garage...
- Donhou Bicycles 100mph bike and more from Bespoked Bristol 20131 year 11 weeks agoHe puts our some properly
He puts our some properly classy bikes. Not flashy, or overelaborate, they just look fit for purpose.
- Invisible cyclists: Eye-tracking experiment finds drivers don't see more than 1 in 5 riders (+ video)1 year 11 weeks agoWell they can't very well
Well they can't very well blame the people who pay them their wages can they so the two wheeled demons, who apparently don't even pay for the roads, can take some responsibility for their own injuries. I do despair
- Forum's Scorum's Mini League1 year 11 weeks agoAs expected the three purist
As expected the three purist teams at the front of the Forum's Scorum's Tour Du Romandie peloton got shelled during stage 1 proper and it was KeejayOV who took the lead.....without Meersman!!Bravo was his star man in the break and that gives him an advantage over obutterwick who seems to be returning to a bit of form.fluffchucker is the best placed of the purists now.
Fair to say that the shadow of Wig_Billy looms large in 3rd.
The Forum's Scorum's Overall saw TERatcliffe pull alongside ray silvester for joint 4th(don't worry....he's just bringing up my drinks!!)and Jonas Lorenzen skid past stevemarks for 8th.Honourable mention to simon F who scored 91 on the stage climbing 3 places to 11th.
Wig_Billy's lead is a massive 669 standard and 506 purist
- What's happened to the race news?1 year 11 weeks agoMostly because there are
Mostly because there are other stories to be covered and if you check out the forum's. There is a daily log of Romandie, normally someone will give a bit of insight
- FS: Specialized Expert 2012 shoes1 year 11 weeks agoThey are sweet and just the
They are sweet and just the right size.....But I had to spend £80 on a new chain (3 chains for the trike)
- Shameless Plug for my friend1 year 11 weeks agoCome on guys last hour,
Come on guys last hour, please get voting!
- Rapha offer personalised Team Sky replica jerseys1 year 11 weeks agoThe Rumpo Kid wrote:If youThe Rumpo Kid wrote:
If you don't care, why did you make the assertion that Rapha can define what the word "replica" means in the first place? I would ask Rapha why they are ripping off the SKY fanbase by misrepresenting their product in this way, but I'm not too confident of a reply.
Pay attention, cloth-ears.
Rapha don't define the term "replica", that's what a dictionary is for. They can describe it as they wish, it will make no difference to me, and probably not to the people who consider buying one.
Are you some kind of self-appointed moral guardian for "the SKY fanbase"? The team's supporters are individuals who can surely decide for themselves.
- Tour de Romandie - Stage 21 year 11 weeks agoChristopher Froome
Christopher Froome (SKY)
Andrew Talansky (GRM)
Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (MOV)
Gianni Meersman (OPQ)
Francesco Gavazzi (AST)
Reinardt Janse van Rensburg (ARG)
Rohan Dennis (GRM)
Dominik Nerz (BMC)
Luka Mezgec (ARG)
- Invisible cyclists: Eye-tracking experiment finds drivers don't see more than 1 in 5 riders (+ video)1 year 11 weeks agoHey Crazy-Legs, thanks for
Hey Crazy-Legs, thanks for posting the pilot article...well worth a read.
Makes me much more inclined to have flashing lights during the day as well as night.
- Tour de Romandie - Stage 21 year 11 weeks agoThink that the Swiss will
Think that the Swiss will want something today....Albasini should suit the stage if he is in the mood.....But as I have brought him in, then he probably won't be in the mood...