• NYC cab driver in crash that severed British tourist's foot blames cyclist for incident1 year 8 weeks agoi can believe "it all went

    i can believe "it all went cloudy". im sure when he was in his rage of anger trying to run down the cyclist that it was a "haze of anger".
    doesnt change the fact that he either tried to accelerate past a cyclist that he had already said was in front of him OR he hit th wrong pedal.
    the conclusion is the same, its the drivers fault and no one else.

    problem is, the cyclists history is bad and i am worried officials will try to use him as a scapegoat and put the blame on him.
    the only penalty for th driver will be stopping him driving a cab... bet they dont remove his driving license or give him any other punishment tho!

  • Sir Bradley Wiggins: Cycle helmets should be compulsory, and iPods banned while riding bike1 year 8 weeks agoKarbon Kev wrote:funny how he

    Karbon Kev wrote:
    funny how he didn't bother to say any of this before his 'fame', these are issues lots of us have been bothered about for years ....

    He probably wasn't asked to be on Newsround before he was famous mind...

  • Sir Bradley Wiggins: Cycle helmets should be compulsory, and iPods banned while riding bike1 year 8 weeks agoThere is a lot of

    There is a lot of over-confident mouthing off here about how little helmets help. But has anyone here actually had a full on crash ? I know 3 mates who have had massive smashes, with broken bones, hospitals stays, the lot. None of them had any cranial injury, all their helmets were smashed to buggery and all of them swear that the helmets saved them. A sample of three admittedly, but I have never met a serious cyclist in the last 15-20 years who does not wear a helmet. If anyone has had a serious smash without wearing a helmet and had no head injuries, feel free to correct me.

  • Rookie league, new player questions and discussions1 year 8 weeks agoHi, Is the £10 to go premium

    Hi,

    Is the £10 to go premium a yearly fee or one-off? If it's yearly is it season start to season end or for 365 days from the payment?

    Thanks

  • Best general wheelset?1 year 8 weeks agoThanks for the advice. I have

    Thanks for the advice. I have been reluctant to move to tubs due to the ease of changing flats with clinchers. Is there much of a problem with sorting out a flats with tubulars?

    Sorry in advance for my ignorance!

    Thanks

  • Forum's Scorum's Mini League1 year 8 weeks agolivestrongnick wrote:Cheers

    livestrongnick wrote:
    Cheers Dave.....I mean Ray Big Grin

    Nice one Lance....I mean Nick

    Well the big boys showed some form in the Eneco Tour with long term Forum Number One Wig_Billy winning the standard competition and his nearest rival TERatcliffe26 took out the purist event.

  • Sir Bradley Wiggins: Cycle helmets should be compulsory, and iPods banned while riding bike1 year 8 weeks agofunny how he didn't bother to

    funny how he didn't bother to say any of this before his 'fame', these are issues lots of us have been bothered about for years ....

  • STRAVA Cycling Study1 year 8 weeks ago@Billyman, agreed, I did add

    @Billyman, agreed, I did add something in the freetext bit re the difference between people who create daft, unsafe segments and race them, and those who use it to set times on longer, safer sections.

  • Best general wheelset?1 year 8 weeks agoupdate: A quick google of the

    update: A quick google of the above wheelset I mentioned shows it at under £1,000 reduced from £1900 at CRC, leaving you change for decent tubs, a spare, glue and more..

  • Sir Bradley Wiggins: Cycle helmets should be compulsory, and iPods banned while riding bike1 year 8 weeks agoBradley, much as I admire you

    Bradley, much as I admire you as an athlete, you are wrong.

    If you ban ipods for bikes then you should ban loud music in cars. No body is suggesting infringing on drivers' rights, so why should they infringe on cycists'?

    Agree with comments above about cause of accidents being car drivers. This sounds like victim blaming, or at least gives drivers an excuse for when the inevitable collisions happen.

    we are all entitled to personal choice on these matters.

  • Sir Bradley Wiggins: Cycle helmets should be compulsory, and iPods banned while riding bike1 year 8 weeks ago@Sim1 - i wasnt suggesting he

    @Sim1 - i wasnt suggesting he is ill informed. He is a much more experienced cyclist than me. I was just saying he has a different day to day cycling experience than the vast majority of cyclists and that will inform his opinion.
    As far as Shane Sutton goes - neither he or his doctor knows whether his helmet saved his life - they are both speculating. Sutton rides without a helmet sometimes (he admits it and ive seen him). His 'accident' was caused by a stupid old driver not looking where he was going.
    As i said - we should be focussing more on that sort of thing than what people wear on their heads.
    And whilst im being patronising - do i *really* have to post up again videos of thousands and thousands of Dutch and Danish cyclists going about their business day in day out - none of whom are wearing a lid?

  • USA Pro - Vail TT1 year 8 weeks agoFroomedog is IN.

    Froomedog is IN.

  • STRAVA Cycling Study1 year 8 weeks agoI'd like to think my masters

    I'd like to think my masters dissertation will be a bit more complex Wink.

    That is one aspect I am assessing, peoples *perceptions* of safety. But there's a fairly strong focus on privacy and social elements which I am actually more curious about!

  • Sir Bradley Wiggins: Cycle helmets should be compulsory, and iPods banned while riding bike1 year 8 weeks agoandybwhite wrote:...What

    andybwhite wrote:
    ...What about in car music? Surely that should be banned for the same reason. I frankly can't see the difference in these arguments.

    These are all arguments about making the victim culpable for the acts done to them by the carelessness/recklessness of other road users. In my mind such arguments will one day be seen for what they are: predjudicial and on a par with sexism, homophobia and racism; all things that were one acceptable but no longer are. Anti cycling rhetoric will one day go the same way.

    1+

    I find it shocking that from doctors, politicians to pro cyclists no one has balls to say anything negative about idiots drivers in this country (in case it may offend a large part of the population?) and instead bang on about helmets, high-viz clothing and Ipods.

    It's no different from suggesting that women should be wearing baggy trousers instead of mini skirts to avoid being raped.
    Like doctors and other "experts" Wiggins should stick with what he does best for living and nor trying to be an expert on traffic safety. We have too many of them already.

  • Choosing a new bike, how hard can it be?1 year 8 weeks agoI had a Trek 1.5, so a fairly

    I had a Trek 1.5, so a fairly big upgrade. Not surprising that the difference is so noticeable, but I'm very happy.

    I can why you say that about the crankset, personally I quite like it, but each to their own. It's Wilier branded too so it might not be the easiest to sell it on if you were to switch it out

  • STRAVA Cycling Study1 year 8 weeks agoit's easy enough to spot it's

    it's easy enough to spot it's intentions, they simply want to see how dangerous the use of strava is.

  • Swiss Cycling president resigns following withdrawal of McQuaid nomination1 year 8 weeks agoChassot can still fall back

    Chassot can still fall back on his other job as Director of the Tour de Romandie.

  • Sir Bradley Wiggins: Cycle helmets should be compulsory, and iPods banned while riding bike1 year 8 weeks agoSome Fella wrote:The man is

    Some Fella wrote:
    The man is entitled to his opinion.
    Opinions are (hopefully) formed from experience.
    His experiences are of a life in high intensity bike racing where crashes are common and high speed.
    His experiences of cycling arent the same as mine and many of yours.
    In my experience a helmet seems superfluous and therefore it is my opinion that i am not going to wear one.
    Its a shame Bradley's opinions on bad infrastructure, general contempt of cyclists by motorists and bad driving arent made widely known.
    The biggest problem i see is that helmet wearing shifts the balance of culpability onto the cyclist ("Its your fault you've got brain damage from being hit by a lorry") when really we should be looking at shifting the external factors that can make cycling safer higher up the agenda

    If you want to presume to somehow know the full extent of Wiggins' experiences, perhaps, just perhaps, you might have overlooked experiences of others close to him. Someone like, oh, Shane Sutton, who was hit by a car at the same time as Wiggins last Nov, and who said in an interview that the helmet saved his life (quoted his hospital doctor on the subject). Sutton had head injuries if you recall.

    Now personally I believe in freedom of choice when it comes to wearing a helmet. I happen to wear one, but if you want to go without it doesnt matter one toot to me.

    But this knee-jerk reaction to people in the public eye who voice a pro-helmet opinion, and claiming that somehow they're ill-informed and dont know what they're talking about because they race bikes, and so OBVIOUSLY only ever go on a bike at high speeds...well...that's just silly. And patronising.

  • Sir Bradley Wiggins: Cycle helmets should be compulsory, and iPods banned while riding bike1 year 8 weeks agocrazy-legs wrote:Dear

    crazy-legs wrote:
    Dear Bradley,

    Please STFU and concentrate on riding your bike, you're quite good at that.
    Otherwise, you don't have a clue.

    How many crashes have you had, Crazy Legs? Less than Sir Brad I suggest. The idea that he is not qualified to comment, or should STFU is ridiculous. Don't resort to ad hominem attacks it makes you sound childish.

    Meanwhile I don't support compulsion but I do always wear a helmet when commuting or training. I would gladly pick out a new shiny helmet for shopping trips if legislation came in and we saw a drop in deaths. I would make it bmx styly to go with street clothes not aero-venty for my road kit. Any excuse for new kit. Helmets are cool.

  • Sneak peek: Boardman superlight sportive frame + video1 year 8 weeks agoOn that video I will have to

    On that video I will have to buy one LOL

  • Best general wheelset?1 year 8 weeks ago£1200! Wow. You could

    £1200! Wow.

    You could consider some alternatives - e.g. there have been some great reductions at CRC recently on Reynolds wheels - both the 32 or the 46. Assume you are happy to go tubular at this price..

    I got the 46 recently - they have transformed my ride - sub 1200 grams for an aerodynamic wheelset which climb fantastically. backed by warranty and crash protection plan. They are my general purpose summer wheels, can turn their hand to TT's and are very efficient especially in bunch riding. I don't use them in the wet or on v windy days, however.

    But note that the law of diminishing returns will apply. a £1200 wheelset will not be 4 X better than a £300 set!

    If you are spending money on equipment some on the forum will always be against this as a concept. I do agree that it's pointless if you don't train much, can't get into an aerodnamic position, or are really fat, but you can have a sensible discussion about equipment and performance with the presumption that you already do all the right things to keep in good shape.

  • Sneak peek: Boardman superlight sportive frame + video1 year 8 weeks agoAustria - hmmmm, I see no

    Austria - hmmmm, I see no potholes. Must be nice! Day Dreaming

  • Vuelta - pick three Spaniards1 year 8 weeks agoDaniel Moreno Javier

    Daniel Moreno
    Javier Moreno
    Mikel Nieve

  • Sir Bradley Wiggins: Cycle helmets should be compulsory, and iPods banned while riding bike1 year 8 weeks agosidesaddle, I don't have the

    sidesaddle,

    I don't have the stat or link to hand, but I gather that in the Netherlands helmeted cyclists are over-represented amongst admissions to hospital by a factor of 10 or so.

  • Sir Bradley Wiggins: Cycle helmets should be compulsory, and iPods banned while riding bike1 year 8 weeks agoThe man is entitled to his

    The man is entitled to his opinion.
    Opinions are (hopefully) formed from experience.
    His experiences are of a life in high intensity bike racing where crashes are common and high speed.
    His experiences of cycling arent the same as mine and many of yours.
    In my experience a helmet seems superfluous and therefore it is my opinion that i am not going to wear one.
    Its a shame Bradley's opinions on bad infrastructure, general contempt of cyclists by motorists and bad driving arent made widely known.
    The biggest problem i see is that helmet wearing shifts the balance of culpability onto the cyclist ("Its your fault you've got brain damage from being hit by a lorry") when really we should be looking at shifting the external factors that can make cycling safer higher up the agenda