• To Shave or Not To Shave1 year 11 weeks agoI'll fix that - Three good

    I'll fix that -

    Three good reasons to shave in order of importance:
    1. It looks like you know what you are doing on a bike even if you are c**p and in a 3/4 race, no-one will follow the hairy bloke in black shorts up the road making break away's even harder.
    2. Easier to deal with road rash (on those rare occasions that it matters).
    3. Less painful massage than with hairs in the way (for me, even rarer but it's a good reason).

    It's got a hell of a lot more to do with fitting in than it has to do with speed.

  • Forum's Scorum's Mini League1 year 11 weeks agoThree purist teams shone in

    Three purist teams shone in the Forum's Scorum's Tour De Romandie Prologue....Jonas Lorenzen leads JAndrewHill with fluffchucker third.I personally think JAndrewHill's pick of Moser will stand him in good stead during the purist competition but expect to see a few standard teams higher up after stage 1 proper.

    Wig_Billy read it well again and continues to dominate the Forum's Scorum's overall. NeilG passed stevemarks for 7th and JAndrewHill broke back into the top 10 at the expense of silas chime who lost 3 places thanks to a miserable 21pt prologue.

    For the record Wig_Billy's transfers in for stage 1 were Gavazzi and Meersman....standby for a 1-2!!

  • No charges for road rage van driver who assaulted cyclist (+ video of incident)1 year 11 weeks agostumps wrote:No previous

    stumps wrote:
    No previous convictions mean he is entitled to a caution if he admits the offence, its not mumbo jumbo its what we, as Police officers, have to abide by.

    Civil proceedings can still be taken out which is not a Police matter.

    Yes stumps we do, he is entitled to a caution if the inspector authorizes it. but given the gravity of the act, and the fact that there appears to be no remorse then there should be a predilection to charge. The problem is now that means the officer in case (oic) will have to compile a file. As there's been an admission CPS don't need to be consulted. If I'm honest this looks like a case of the oic taking the easiest route to a detection. A community resolution is much less paperwork, and to a less than dedicated police officer still a detection, which they will be measured on as part of their performance.
    HOWEVER policy dictates that the victim MUST agree to the resolution. I am seeing more and more cases of officers "pushing" community resolution on victims as its easier for them than doing a file and going to court. THIS IS WRONG, we're supposed to support victims aren't we?
    If this was me I'd be making an official complaint about the officer (dereliction of duty maybe?)

  • Tour de Romandie - Stage 11 year 11 weeks agoLagutin (vcd) has a sore

    Lagutin (vcd) has a sore throat and doesn't start today.

  • Get Britain Cycling report calls for 10 per cent of journeys to be made by bike by 20251 year 11 weeks agoThe pictures of Cambridge are

    The pictures of Cambridge are all very idyllic but the city centre is an absolute arse to cycle through.

  • Shameless Plug for my friend1 year 11 weeks agoLiked, But I do like the

    Liked, But I do like the Spanish bull one aswell Big Grin

  • Tour de Romandie - Stage 11 year 11 weeks agoI bought Gavazzi and Pinot in

    I bought Gavazzi and Pinot in for Spilak and Martin....Pinot for GC and youth points in the 3 transitional stages at least and Gavazzi for reduced bunch sprint chances.

    Once again playing catch-up though after a sub-par 60pts in the Prologue

    Pinot
    Gavazzi
    Matthews
    Kelderman
    Bobridge
    DuMoulin
    Westra
    Talansky
    Reichenbach

    Seriously misjudged the effects of the slope in yesterday's ITT and now it's difficult to get Froome in considering his price....but never mind Pinot will earn the same 'standings' points as him each day all being equal so just need to get Froomey in time for the queen stage.

    My purists will look forward to these next 3 stages after a dismal 15pts in the prologue

    Alabasini
    Meersman
    Goss
    Sutton
    Westra
    Martin
    Rasch
    Dennis
    Kreuziger

  • Pro Cycling Stats1 year 11 weeks agoletsgoup wrote:Sounds like we

    letsgoup wrote:
    Sounds like we (using the term loosely and including road cc and PCS) could be the start of a cycling gossip, fantasy playing empire. How did facebook and twitter start exactly? Surprise Next year the world year after the universe. Big Grin

    All going to plan, once I get it together and on approval from the head honcho's around these parts. There should be a fantasy game app aswell. Apple and Android Nerd

  • Tour de Romandie - Stage 11 year 11 weeks agoI haven't even bothered with

    I haven't even bothered with sprinters as I don't think its coming down to a sprint, but everyone else seems to....Have I missed something? Thinking

  • First of Bristol's car-free Sundays to take place on 23 June1 year 11 weeks agoThe comments on the local

    The comments on the local rag's article would be hilarious if they weren't so depressing. Taking a handful of streets away from drivers for a few hours on the quietest driving day is apparently heresy.
    http://www.thisisbristol.co.uk/Traffic-banned-city-centre-roads-month/st...

  • Bath's new road racing circuit to open on Saturday1 year 11 weeks agoStop whining, you can barely

    Stop whining, you can barely get a club booked session at hillingdon or hog hill, get out on a practice session or get out racing, sadly these facilities are not ten a penny

  • Tour de Romandie - Stage 11 year 11 weeks agoMay have got today wrong,

    May have got today wrong, OPQS seem to think today is for Cav Thinking

  • No charges for road rage van driver who assaulted cyclist (+ video of incident)1 year 11 weeks agoI had that discussion with a

    I had that discussion with a police person - I had been cut up twice in the same journey but the same taxi - he had not been able to compute that a cyclist might choose to ride on the right and chose to express his inability to understand with close passes and swearing... I was discussing this with him when the police person came along...

    The police person started by telling me off for being aggressive and pointed out how old the taxi driver was... as if that was in any way relevant...

    I suggested to him that he was there to help in situations just like this and that I would like him to remind the taxi driver not to use his car to make up for his lack of intellect

    the police person looked dumbfounded at this point too...

    I suggested to him that in the event of him not, even a little, reminding the taxi driver that behaving that way is dangerous - then if he did not mind - I would like to go over there and hit him... 2 tonnes of car v my fist I felt was fair...

    he threatened to arrest me

    I told him he was an utter waist of my tax payers money and went for my train

    yes - if nothing is done the whole point of the police is removed and the only way to feel a sense of justice is to exact it in the moment

    other police people have told me in similar circumstances that they are not that bothered unless I was dead or seriously injured - however stories abound in this site alone would suggest thats not true...

  • selecting a new bike - HELP!!1 year 11 weeks agoCheers! I am totally lost as

    Cheers!
    I am totally lost as you can see! I thought R7 were fairly light so this is a great help!
    Never considered campag as was informed at the weekend they make a racket when changing gear?

    Ive also been told that the Ultimate AL by Canyon is a decent bike for my budget. Thoughts?

    Im thinking about weight of the bike. Hoping to start racing this summer.

    And being quite pedantic about stuff is my problem!

    Thanks for your help again Big Grin

  • Mekk Pinerolo Al 1.01 year 11 weeks agoGhedebrav wrote:CALL THE

    Ghedebrav wrote:
    CALL THE 'LITERALLY' POLICE!

    Unless the brakes are actually carved from faeces, that is.

    /pedantry

    Literally is the new metaphorically, don't cha know?

  • No charges for road rage van driver who assaulted cyclist (+ video of incident)1 year 11 weeks agoMatt eaton wrote:There's

    Matt eaton wrote:
    There's obviously a lot of strong feeling about this and it's easy to see why. If you want to make a real difference why not put together a petition to send to the Home Office suggesting that they amend their guidlines? As pointed out by others already all of this internet bitching doesn't do anything to change the world that we live in.

    http://road.cc/content/news/81522-get-britain-cycling-report-will-recomm...

  • Drink-drive nurse who killed teen cyclist in hit and run sentenced to five years four months in jail1 year 11 weeks agoColin Peyresourde wrote:I'm

    Colin Peyresourde wrote:
    I'm going to write this for those people who are like my girlfriend, who find it hard to hear this stuff. This is a sad event and very avoidable.

    Cycling is not the safest sport. If you want safe, drink pints and throw darts. But it is a healthy sport, a healthy and enjoyable activity, one that I love.

    These reports, while enlightening to those that care about road usage and the troubles that do beset cyclists DO NOT represent those of the average cyclist. We're not being killed everyday by sadistic motorists and the risks of cycling are VASTLY outweighed by the benefits. Reading about these events is an exaggeration of the minority of what happens with cyclists. People commute everyday using bikes, people exercise everyday using bikes and people cycle everyday of their adult life without being killed.

    These articles are about delivering justice for cyclists and ensuring that the justice system protects cyclists.

    My deep felt sympathies for Luke and his family.

    A well balanced pint of view, and correct. Benefit versus risk is clear. Unfortunately the cases where something awful happens get reported. There's no news in reporting the millions of miles ridden and the long and generally healthy lives lived by anyone who exercises regularly. Enjoying the process on a bike, for instance!

  • No charges for road rage van driver who assaulted cyclist (+ video of incident)1 year 11 weeks agocyclinglawyer wrote:stumps

    cyclinglawyer wrote:
    stumps wrote:
    No previous convictions mean he is entitled to a caution if he admits the offence, its not mumbo jumbo its what we, as Police officers, have to abide by.

    Civil proceedings can still be taken out which is not a Police matter.

    Exactly what Thames Valley Police said to me when I was assaulted by Timothy Denman. I spent many hours and some expense getting a Judgment against him and then with the support of CTC engaged solicitors to enforce it. He made an application to the Court to pay at a derisory rate which the Court granted and failed to make him pay any of my lawyers' costs. The result is that taking civil proceedings was completely uneconomic.
    http://thecyclingsilk.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/the-timothy-denman-saga-dra...
    I do wish the police would stop saying 'We will not do anything, but never mind you can always sue.'
    On whether hands are tied the 'Gravity Factors Matrix' allows account to be taken of the vulnerability of the victim. There is huge discretion here. How many rioters were cautioned after an admitted first offence? Answer: none, all prosecuted.
    Where there is a will there is a way.
    Sadly there is no will.

    It does seem that if you wish to harm someone, make sure they are on a bicycle.

  • No charges for road rage van driver who assaulted cyclist (+ video of incident)1 year 11 weeks agoI remember a similar incident

    I remember a similar incident that didn't make the papers. Guy cut up cyclist, stopped car got out and took a swing at him. Chap took the punch and went down. He then stood up, all 6'5" of him and bounced the man of the car bonnet (several times). Oddly the incident was never reported to the police. I happened to be in the group just behind him.

    When the Police act like this it is natural that people will seek other means of recourse. Devil

  • Tour de Romandie - Stage 11 year 11 weeks agoAh, now why didn't I pick

    Ah, now why didn't I pick Meersman? Hmmm.

  • Hincapie announce new season lineup1 year 11 weeks agoThe model is very

    The model is very fetching...can I buy one of those? Wink

  • Addison Lee bus lane row reaches Court of Appeal1 year 11 weeks agoWhat ever happens I hope AL

    What ever happens I hope AL will try and explain to their drivers that there are some who set a poor image of the company with their style of driving. This can be kindly described as "erratic", or "thrusting". Others may have another word for some of the antics I have seen in London and the surrounds, whilst travelling on four and two wheels. Black cab drivers, not always known for being patient or considerate, look pretty good on average compared to the ALs.

  • Alessandro Petacchi announces retirement with immediate effect1 year 11 weeks agoI thought the investigations

    I thought the investigations into Lampre were into events from 2009 and before; which is before Petacchi joined the team.
    He is most probably retiring because he hasn't been chosen for Lampre's team for the Giro or the Tour.

  • To Shave or Not To Shave1 year 11 weeks agoWhy is speed always mentioned

    Why is speed always mentioned with shaving ???!!!...for me three good reasons to shave in order of importance:
    1. Damn sight easier to put on sun block evenly
    2. Less painful massage than with hairs in the way,
    3. Easier to deal with road rash...
    Ok one more - it looks like you know what you are doing on a bike even if you are c**p Wink

  • No charges for road rage van driver who assaulted cyclist (+ video of incident)1 year 11 weeks agostumps wrote:No previous

    stumps wrote:
    No previous convictions mean he is entitled to a caution if he admits the offence, its not mumbo jumbo its what we, as Police officers, have to abide by.

    Civil proceedings can still be taken out which is not a Police matter.

    Exactly what Thames Valley Police said to me when I was assaulted by Timothy Denman. I spent many hours and some expense getting a Judgment against him and then with the support of CTC engaged solicitors to enforce it. He made an application to the Court to pay at a derisory rate which the Court granted and failed to make him pay any of my lawyers' costs. The result is that taking civil proceedings was completely uneconomic.
    http://thecyclingsilk.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/the-timothy-denman-saga-dra...
    I do wish the police would stop saying 'We will not do anything, but never mind you can always sue.'
    On whether hands are tied the 'Gravity Factors Matrix' allows account to be taken of the vulnerability of the victim. There is huge discretion here. How many rioters were cautioned after an admitted first offence? Answer: none, all prosecuted.
    Where there is a will there is a way.
    Sadly there is no will.