- Judge wants to ban cyclists from some A-roads1 year 22 weeks agoIf you support banning on A
If you support banning on A roads why not any road?? A dual-carriageway has lots of room to overtake and visability is amazing. Small country lanes have poor visability, hedges, farm animals crossing, mud on the road etc. Sounds far too dangerous. B roads often are much more twisty with a speed limit of 60mph. They are narrower- cars give little room to overtake. Urban roads- there is so much going on, how could the poor drivers be expected to see every little bike on the road.
Lets just get those pesky bikes off the road once and for all. Maybe we should let them do the odd sportive a couple of times a year.
Perfect cycle lanes would be fine- I have never seen one that allows me to get from A to B at a decent speed safely.
- Judge wants to ban cyclists from some A-roads1 year 22 weeks agoIn my view, the
In my view, the half-way-house that is the dual carriageway A-Road is a dangerous anachronism- they've often (from a driving point of view) got horrible dangerous junctions, many are cramped and narrow etc. Really, they should all be Motorways, with properly engineered junctions etc- and both a local access road and a seperate, non-shared-use (segregated) cycle route roughly paralleling them.
It would be unpopular in many places, yes, and hideously expensive, but the end result would be a much more pleasent driving and cycling experience.
- Sir Chris Hoy calls for more respect on the roads and says Scotland can become a nation of cyclsts1 year 22 weeks agoThe full interview is well
The full interview is well worth a read. He addresses the ingrained media prejudice against cyclists and it's great to see him mentioning the part that cycling can play in reducing childhood obesity (29% in Scotland) and saving NHS resources.
A report to parliament last year stated that 10% of the NHS budget is spent on treating diabetes. Why doesn't the Daily Fail campaign against that rather than the minority of cyclists who run red lights?
- Judge wants to ban cyclists from some A-roads1 year 22 weeks agoAs a general principle it has
As a general principle it has merits but so many loopholes and possible errors that practically it may not work. How ever I can think of places where it would make perfect sense for both cyclists and car drivers. After all cyclists don't moan about being banned from motorways. Banning mopeds as well would be good.
- Updated: Choose your rumour - 2013 Tour de France to finish on Alpe d'Huez... or go up it twice on final Thursday?1 year 22 weeks agoAnything to stop the
Anything to stop the procession.
- Tour of Beijing1 year 22 weeks agoPretty sure Sky are just
Pretty sure Sky are just going in with 5...
- Daily Mail issues correction over Petronella Wyatt-mother-hit-by-cyclists column1 year 22 weeks ago"...and to observe that Ms
"...and to observe that Ms Wyatt has some rather unpleasant friends"
I have a suspicion her friends have the worst end of the deal.
- Daily Mail issues correction over Petronella Wyatt-mother-hit-by-cyclists column1 year 22 weeks agohow ridiculous this whole
how ridiculous this whole thing is, why is it even 'news' I don't know.
- Judge wants to ban cyclists from some A-roads1 year 22 weeks agoThere are dangers, we can all
There are dangers, we can all appreciate that .. and I understand where he's coming from .. but don't agree
I toured Eire a few years back and the vast majority of "A" roads or their version thereof had very adequate cycling provision - a good width of well surfaced tarmac ....
I came back singing their praises ... the drivers had WAY MORE RESPECT also..
- Daily Mail issues correction over Petronella Wyatt-mother-hit-by-cyclists column1 year 22 weeks agoLife is a MATRIX, lies, lies
Life is a MATRIX, lies, lies and more lies ...
Do not believe anything that you cannot see with your own eyes as you are deceived daily ..
Roll on the Tory Conference for more of the same ..
You betcha ..
- Gran Fondo di Roma1 year 22 weeks agoAl
Would love to meet up,
Would love to meet up, although I suspect you'll be dropping me on the climbs rather than the other way round.
Drop me an email on sperry [@] tiscali.it and we can arrange how to meet. Probably best to meet Sat at some point, as Sunday morning will be chaotic in true Roman style.
Weather forecast for Sunday is currently low of 15˚C, high of 25˚, slightly cloudy. Lets hope it stays that way.
- Judge wants to ban cyclists from some A-roads1 year 22 weeks agoOn one thread, people are
On one thread, people are arguing against cycling on shared use paths, and then here we're suggesting we should use a path. I'm struggling to understand where my place is when cycling, not all of us have the luxury of a 'good' traffic free alternative to using A roads, but where there are good traffic free alternatives, cyclists are often criticised for using them..
- Garmin signs Nick Nuyens1 year 22 weeks agoResults should be easy as he
Results should be easy as he can time travel too
"Moving to Cofidis for 2007 and 2008, he was less successful on team that didn't make the Classics such a central target, but still took the overall in the Étoile de Bessèges stage race and a stage of the Eneco Tour of Benelux.
With Rabobank in 3009 and 2010 Nuyens again won GP de Wallonie, and a stage of the Tour of Austria"
- Updated: Choose your rumour - 2013 Tour de France to finish on Alpe d'Huez... or go up it twice on final Thursday?1 year 22 weeks agoHow about another TT in Paris
How about another TT in Paris like Lemond's dramatic last day victory. The Alpe then Paris TT would certainly be a weekend finale to be remembered. Imagine Chris/Brad loosing seconds to Contador on the mountain then battering them back down the cobbles! (sorry Cav.)
- What Sportive was on today between Ashley and Mobberley, Cheshire?1 year 22 weeks agoThanks SomeFella, you have
Thanks SomeFella, you have brought the mysteries of time and space into alignment. The signs must have been up early on Saturday (sensible.) I checked the cycletta route map and about half of it the route I use around the bottom of the airport.
So sadly I won't be entering it next year unless I am involved in a tragic ferret trousering accident.
Still there was quite a group going the other way, but strangely I don't see too many people going in my direction. If I can accelerate enough I might see an infinite string of old fellas going the other way.
- Daily Mail issues correction over Petronella Wyatt-mother-hit-by-cyclists column1 year 22 weeks agoQuelle suprise.
- Judge wants to ban cyclists from some A-roads1 year 22 weeks ago"momentary inattention"?
"momentary inattention"? That'd be Careless, then. It's almost as if the law had already considered the question (albeit it's barely enforced).
- Will I be able to manage my first sportive?1 year 22 weeks agoI reckon you will be fine
I reckon you will be fine ribbledibble. As you say distance won't be an issue. A ride like yours, with lumpy climbs, all comes down to recovery. Getting up the first one, then recovering enough in-between to get the next one (and repeat). Doing the miles you've been doing your body will be geared up enough to recover.
- Judge wants to ban cyclists from some A-roads1 year 22 weeks agowhat planet is this guy from?
what planet is this guy from?
- The best £900 to £1,000 road bikes1 year 22 weeks agowhat about thius, it comes
what about thius, it comes with mavic aksiums and ritchey wcs finishing kit:
- Thomson stems1 year 22 weeks agoYes it is a complete mind
Yes it is a complete mind field!
Is the general rule, bars should be the same width as shoulders? I don't think I will need much reach as only small so thinking 90mm stem with 10 degree rise?
- Updated: Choose your rumour - 2013 Tour de France to finish on Alpe d'Huez... or go up it twice on final Thursday?1 year 22 weeks agoif this was the last stage,
if this was the last stage, it would mean whoever has the yellow jersey wouldn't be able to enjoy a nice easy day to celebrate, as they could lose it at the last second
- Judge wants to ban cyclists from some A-roads1 year 22 weeks agoHe is right.
I already avoid
He is right.
I already avoid dual carriageways because of the speed involved and the volume of traffic. But as we all know some 'bike users' have no sense of their vulnerability.
- Shimano Ultegra chainset, 105 levers & front & rear derailleur - £280 ONO1 year 22 weeks agoIf you get to the stage where
If you get to the stage where you decide to split the items I would be interested in the levers.
- Will I be able to manage my first sportive?1 year 22 weeks agoNo one will respond to this
No one will respond to this now I don't suppose. But I've been having a few nagging doubts. I'm 60 I ride about 100 miles a week. My long weekend rides are between 50 and 60 miles around the rolling rlandscape of Bedfordshire, Bucks, Cambs and Northants.
I've signed up to do the standard distance of The Dorking original next weekend. The 76 mile distance will be the longest I've ridden sinc my twenties though not much more than my average weekend ride. The distance isn't my concern its those Surrey lumps. Lethal Leith and White down that are giving me loose bowels. Box is tame compared to those.
Anyway. I've got a lot from this thread. Thanks. I hope I find a friendly group of old farts to ride with.