• Mood buster1 year 5 weeks agoDunluce wrote:And I sneaked

    Dunluce wrote:
    And I sneaked onto the new road circuit at the Olympic Velodrome and had a blast round it until security made me leave. I came away feeling like a naughty schoolboy.

    What has lifted your mood lately?


    Why didn't I think to do this?!!?! I could have set a KOM Big Grin

  • Womens World Cup1 year 5 weeks agodrheaton wrote:Time for quite

    drheaton wrote:
    Time for quite a few people to learn some more about women's cycling I think. There are loads of good riders out there riding well and women's cycling is as diverse and exciting (if not more so) than men's.

    It's the usual example but the women's road race at the 2012 Olympics was more interesting to watch and had a more exciting outcome than the men's.

    Likewise there are really great riders out there who should be household names but aren't.

    I'm quite excited about the women's races and it'll be interesting to see how they take on. Coverage is a problem and they do seem poorly organised but I think it's a great addition and I'll forward to beating you all Smile


    Well said, and I completely agree; my comment was more that despite following all racing as much as I can (while holding down a job...) I still have trouble naming more than about a dozen female riders. Outside of the three above, the leading lights of the Wiggle squad, Wyman and Siri Minge I really struggle. More coverage needed.

  • Paris-Nice Stage 5: Carlos Betancur attacks to win, Geraint Thomas keeps lead1 year 5 weeks agoInteresting subtitle...

    Interesting subtitle...

  • Where's daddy going?1 year 5 weeks agoJimmy Ray Will wrote:I think

    Jimmy Ray Will wrote:
    I think is my point, just do what feels right and fair. Have fun.

    Nail on the head. Although the kids will still see the joy of it and dedication - I'll still be out training in the mornings and riding with the club at weekends. Even at 2, my lad tells me he's exercising (whilst jumping off the back of the sofa Worried ).

    My wife's not pressuring me on this, it's a decision that I made - obviously she's happy about there being less days away. I'm not one of those who would end up happier without their wife!

  • Video: 5.45 Rouleur - riding in London as you seldom see it1 year 5 weeks agoNice video, hats off to them

    Nice video, hats off to them for getting out of bed to do it!
    Agree the voiceover lets it down though. Partly because it's trying too hard content-wise and just sounds a bit naff, even if you sort of identify with what he's talking about, and partly because of the wooden delivery.

  • Video: 5.45 Rouleur - riding in London as you seldom see it1 year 5 weeks agoWow, lots of London-haters in

    Wow, lots of London-haters in tonight. Tough crowd.

    I like the film; it's nice to see people I recognise from training zooming around a beautiful place where I do most of my riding too, and having an great time before 8 hours of work. Good for them.

  • Video: 5.45 Rouleur - riding in London as you seldom see it1 year 5 weeks agoI quite liked it! And if

    I quite liked it! And if nothing else, there's the achievement of completing the film and submitting it while all the internet warriors moan about it. If it's that poor, lets see your Oscar winning efforts!

    They're up at 6am doing something they love, making a bit of a film about it while it seems all the moaners and detractors on here were all in bed.

    And unlike plenty of clubs/riders I've seen, these guys actually look the part - smart kit, good technique. Yes it's a bit Rapha-esque but they do say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

    Honestly, the negativity on here gets worse by the day. Sad

  • Womens World Cup1 year 5 weeks agochiv30 wrote:That comment in

    chiv30 wrote:
    That comment in itself shows you don't use the fantasy forum much and if you actually think the above is true and you have then come out with that then surely you are the epitomy of your own comment?

    As for the women's world cup it's the same with the rest of the road.cc fantasy cycling if you have an interest play if not don't bother each to their own I guess

    I'm not sure I quite understand what you mean, or where you're coming from?

  • Where's daddy going?1 year 5 weeks agoSo many things I'd like to

    So many things I'd like to say having read this.

    On one level its great to know I'm not alone in the battle of guilt... Guilt that self generated, guilt that the missus generates in abundance...

    On the other level its depressing to know that we are all in the same boat... and that actually, from that, the consensus must be that yes, we are extracting the urine from the family unit with our selfish activities. I'd always clung to the idea that I had a high maintenance missus, and if everyone else did it, then its OK.

    I've seen some gents hang up the hoops, I've seen others put their foot down, whilst others have striven for a suitable compromise. The irony of it all, is that no matter what action these gents have taken, the ones that have ultimately separated from the other half have ended up happier, with more time for the bike, and curiously, with more dedicated time with their kids.

    Spending more time with the kids is why I'm hanging up the safety pins at the end of this season, but at the same time, I am already feeling guilty that by stopping the sport, I won't be showing them the joy of sport, and the importance of dedication.

    You honestly can't win... I think is my point, just do what feels right and fair. Have fun.

  • Mood buster1 year 5 weeks agoAfter last Sundays ride, I

    After last Sundays ride, I could feel a slight tingling sensation and a tightness on my brow like I caught a bit of sun.

  • Video: 5.45 Rouleur - riding in London as you seldom see it1 year 5 weeks agoI quite liked the visuals,

    I quite liked the visuals, there are some nice shots, but i agree about the voiceover, its a little, well dull. I remember at school being told that when reading something out loud, try not to sound like you're reading. I think he missed that day in school. I think it is because there is no emotion, no feeling or real emphasis, it sounds as if the person reading is just reading a bunch of unrelated words that have then been put together to form sentences in the edit, a bit like Siri.

  • Womens World Cup1 year 5 weeks agomooleur wrote:. @Ray

    mooleur wrote:
    . @Ray Silvester - you are either a huge troll or incredibly stupid, either way your understanding of cycling, let alone women's cycling, probably needs improving.

    That comment in itself shows you don't use the fantasy forum much and if you actually think the above is true and you have then come out with that then surely you are the epitomy of your own comment?

    As for the women's world cup it's the same with the rest of the road.cc fantasy cycling if you have an interest play if not don't bother each to their own I guess

  • Tirreno - Stage 21 year 5 weeks agoWell glad my Cav prediction

    Well glad my Cav prediction paid off.
    Anyone got a top 20 yet?

  • Paris-Nice Stage 51 year 5 weeks agoGo Betancur! Glad he's back

    Go Betancur!
    Glad he's back to winning ways!

  • Tirreno - Stage 21 year 5 weeks agoThat was turd. Demare,

    That was turd.

    Demare, Greipel. That's it. Need a GC before I decide to ditch the prima donnas.

  • Tirreno - Stage 21 year 5 weeks ago(╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻ Modolo only

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    Modolo only

  • Plans to upgrade A9 fail to provide properly for cyclists, say Scottish Greens1 year 5 weeks agoThe section from Dunblane to

    The section from Dunblane to Perth is bad. it has numerous "at grade" right turns for cars and foot crossings- on a road that otherwise has been entirely built for high speed travel The vaguely-parallel minor road route is pretty but twisty and up-and-downy.

    It needs fixed. That'll be expensive. This is a lot of new building. Far cheaper to include the facilities now.

  • Video: 5.45 Rouleur - riding in London as you seldom see it1 year 5 weeks agoI liked it

    I liked it Smile

  • Pioneer power meter to launch mid-March1 year 5 weeks agoglynr36 wrote: The

    glynr36 wrote:

    The instrumentation isn't cheap at all, we use similar kit for different applications in work and it's in the region from £750+ in our application.
    Industrial uses have a much bigger market too, it's a very small amount if customers in cycling.

    Thats interesting, thanks.

    glynr36 wrote:

    Also what's the crime with making a profit?
    SRM etc are a business, not a charity...

    I do not think there is a crime in making a profit.

    My hypothesis was that perhaps they could produce and sell many more units at a lower unit cost and at a lower profit per unit, but still make a decent profit overall.

    Cheers

  • Lidl cycling gear!1 year 5 weeks agoGizmo_ wrote: Aldi stuff is

    Gizmo_ wrote:

    Aldi stuff is actually half decent... my 'winter' softshell (£15) has paid for itself many times over.

    I grabbed that one when it was down £8 Big Grin Indeed one of my best cycle clothing related investments.

    Also got a pair of their 'winter' tights - very comfy, and after using it all winter long, for a daily 35 mile commute, it's showing very few signs of wear.

  • Pioneer power meter to launch mid-March1 year 5 weeks agoSRM are still arguably the

    SRM are still arguably the Gold Standard of power measurement, and will continue pricing their product as such for as long as it's economically viable. And there's nothing wrong with that, we would all do the same if our names were Mr/s SRM, wouldn't we?

  • Tirreno - Stage 21 year 5 weeks ago1,2,3,8,10

    1,2,3,8,10 Party

  • Mood buster1 year 5 weeks agoAnd I sneaked onto the new

    And I sneaked onto the new road circuit at the Olympic Velodrome and had a blast round it until security made me leave. I came away feeling like a naughty schoolboy.

    What has lifted your mood lately?

  • 105 and Ultegra for future proofing1 year 5 weeks agoIt's a lot of fun, but I've

    It's a lot of fun, but I've not had that much time on it because the strong winds and rain up here in Glasgow. The one proper ride I've had on it was amazing though, and I've got a lot of plans for it.

    The only thing I'm not wild about is the seat clamp, which is really hard to get tight with a multitool when you're still getting your position on the new bike. Once it's all sorted though, I don't see it being a problem.

  • Pioneer power meter to launch mid-March1 year 5 weeks agoThey do, their power metres

    They do, their power metres as a standalone product are still at the top of the scale in price.

    Price-regardless SRM are at the very peak of the game at the moment, some of the work they're doing is fascinating. (for power metre nerds)