• Video: Greg LeMond shows how to quickly change an inner tube1 year 4 weeks ago'the lance hate gang'?

    'the lance hate gang'? really? ffs.
    and why would anyone hate anyone because they set up a charity?
    That's just a bizarre thought process. And no, he wasn't on a level playing field. Read up on that a little.

    The drug cheating thing, for me certainly, is the minor part of it. The perjury, slander, intimidation, ruining of others' lives...that's the side of it which really stinks. Simple 'cheating' can be forgiven, on the whole. Stamping all over anyone who gets in your way, that's a different thing altogether.

  • Video: Sussex Police use CCTV footage of motorist knocking 12-year-old girl off bike in safety campaign1 year 4 weeks agoSB76 wrote:A question, should

    SB76 wrote:
    A question, should the sentence be worse because it was a cyclist? No doubting the consequences of hitting a cyclist are potentially far worse and more dangerous but would anyone be calling for a harsher sentence if it was car on car??
    I'm not defending the sentence but I don't know if the law views car/bikes or pedestrians differently??

    If it had been car on car, there would almost certainly have been no injuries, no police called, no offence recorded, just another piece of shit driving the cost of which adds to everyone elses insurance.
    One in 6 people claim on their car insurance each year. The massive majority for accident damage. Obviously barely any resulted in any driving offence charges. I think the law changed in about 1965 that all knocks had to be notified to the police. Personally I'd revoke that, increase the number of traffic cops tenfold and fund them from the roughly 5 million fines that would be issued from crashes alone.

  • Pilates for flexibility?1 year 4 weeks ago+1 for a class. I have a

    +1 for a class. I have a couple of DVDs and a real instructor who comes and prods you when you get it wrong makes all the difference. Plus it's a good laugh. Or at least the class I go to is.
    From someone who could not get on the drops, I now ride on the drops mainly, I've dropped my stack height, and I get so flat on tri bars my knees are coming right up to my chest. Riding on the drops, I'm not putting my weight through my arms, so I have them bent, and loose, so no more ulna paralysis, and being able to drop my shoulders in, I don't get neck ache any more. All after 6 months of classes. 3 years of using the DVDs did nothing.
    One other benefit, my musclature is rather different to the girls, none of whom cycle as much as I do, and we've had to tailor some of the exercises a little. Which my instructor has been brilliant at doing.

  • Video: Greg LeMond shows how to quickly change an inner tube1 year 4 weeks agoWhile a expect to get shot

    While a expect to get shot down I think the L.A hate a bit too much. Yes drug cheats are wrong, thought I qualify this by the question, when L.A won't the tour was he playing on a level playing field by taking drugs? I would also ask why other drug cheats are still admired and no one sees that as a problem , Coppi (speed), Simpson (speed and alcohol), Merckx positive test 1967 Giro, Mosser when training for hour record, Kelly had corticode injection, Chiappucci, Roach implicated in EPO 1993, Pantani, LeBlanc, the list goes on and on and on. I'm not fed ending any of them but why does Lance get the stick while others are still heroes? Is it because he set up a cancer charity that did and does still do good or is it because he survived cancer and inspired millions of patient, who benefitted from that inspiration even if it was a lie? Can any of the Lance hate gang explain why he is treated differently? Genuine question.

  • shocking police video1 year 4 weeks agoYep, it's an alarming

    Yep, it's an alarming incident. Luckily the victim wasn't badly hurt but it could've easily been very different. I'm sure a lot of people will be happier once the driver is found.

  • Podium boys and equal prize money for women’s race at Tour de France finale in Paris1 year 4 weeks agoGkam84 wrote:.....I am all

    Gkam84 wrote:
    .....I am all for equal prize money...BUT, how can 90 km racing be compared with the last stage of a 3 week race.....

    It's not for a whole race, it's for just the one stage and at the same rate that the men get for the equivalent stage. They're being paid for the win not the 89.5km that goes before it, again the same as the men.

    About time too. The only way to raise the profile of women's racing is to put it on the same stage as the men's.

  • Met says thieves target mass-market commuting bikes - because they are easier to sell1 year 4 weeks agoIf you've got a carbon frame,

    If you've got a carbon frame, consider dropping one of these down your seat tube or steerer column. The signal gets picked up by the nearest phone (maybe even the thief's phone Big Grin ) and then you get an alert on your phone as to the whereabouts of your pride and joy. Clever concept.
    (http://www.thetileapp.com).

  • shocking police video1 year 4 weeks agoI saw this on the Manchester

    I saw this on the Manchester Evening News site. I am at least glad to see that the police recognise that the car was 'used as a weapon'. Hope they catch the driver.

  • Riccardo Riccò reportedly caught red-handed buying doping products1 year 4 weeks agoHamster wrote: SPORTIVES

    Hamster wrote:

    SPORTIVES AREN'T RACES.

    Someone had better let the journalists know as plenty of reports on these events I've seen recently refer to "the race".

    Easy to get confused...I have the etape caledonia 'race guide' here!

    Timed, yet non competitive mass participation tack hunt?

  • Podium boys and equal prize money for women’s race at Tour de France finale in Paris1 year 4 weeks agoPrize money. About bloody

    Prize money. About bloody time, it is the 21st century.

  • Video: Sussex Police use CCTV footage of motorist knocking 12-year-old girl off bike in safety campaign1 year 4 weeks agoAlmost as bad as the driver

    Almost as bad as the driver responsible for the collision is that the driver of the oncoming red Fiesta just drove past, completely ignoring the fact a young child may have been seriously injured.
    Frightening just how uncaring and selfish some people are.

  • London Cycling Campaign says Tube strike highlights fear that puts people off cycling1 year 4 weeks agoCentral London has

    Central London has essentially been heavily congested so traffic has been slow moving and a lot of cyclists feeding their way through the traffic. Personally I have been slower due to the volume of traffic. The traffic on back roads has generally been quieter as only the determined commuter appears to have taken to the road.
    Yes there have been a few shed bikes out and good for them, I hope they realise it is not as dangerous as the media portray it.
    I have volunteered to guide people in but no one has taken me up on it - I'm not taking it personally ! What I think would be a good idea would be to have some formally endorsed route leaders guiding and coaching newbies just to get them started - just the sort of thing the government could organise/endorse if they are serious about the UK as a "cycling nation". But they won't.

  • Riccardo Riccò reportedly caught red-handed buying doping products1 year 4 weeks agoSPORTIVES AREN'T

    SPORTIVES AREN'T RACES.

    Someone had better let the journalists know as plenty of reports on these events I've seen recently refer to "the race".

  • Riccardo Riccò reportedly caught red-handed buying doping products1 year 4 weeks agoDoping to win a gran fondo.

    Doping to win a gran fondo. Seriously. Christ.

  • Podium boys and equal prize money for women’s race at Tour de France finale in Paris1 year 4 weeks agoSo very, very wrong. Podium

    So very, very wrong. Podium boys aren't the answer - getting rid of podium girls is. No place for it. It's not boxing c. 1982 you know.

  • Video: Sussex Police use CCTV footage of motorist knocking 12-year-old girl off bike in safety campaign1 year 4 weeks agoWondering why this footage

    Wondering why this footage was needed....willing to bet it was because the motorist denied everything, and likely blamed the cyclist for appearing out of nowhere....especially one of these reckless kids...

  • Riccardo Riccò reportedly caught red-handed buying doping products1 year 4 weeks ago'how long till someone gets

    'how long till someone gets busted doing sportives in the UK...'

    why on earth would anyone get busted? SPORTIVES AREN'T RACES.

  • Podium boys and equal prize money for women’s race at Tour de France finale in Paris1 year 4 weeks agoThey better be fully dressed

    They better be fully dressed and not some half naked body builder crap.

    I am all for equal prize money...BUT, how can 90 km racing be compared with the last stage of a 3 week race.....

  • Video: Sussex Police use CCTV footage of motorist knocking 12-year-old girl off bike in safety campaign1 year 4 weeks agoI hit a car last year. It was

    I hit a car last year. It was my fault entirely. I could plead mitigation by saying that I was trying to make eye contact with the guy in the van to ensure he didn't pull out in front of me as two roads merged into one (he was thinking about it - you could almost see the cogs turning as he assessed it) but while I was doing that I wasn't looking at the old dude slowing, indicating and turning into his driveway just ahead of me

    Bump!

    As the slightly tiresome IAMs might say, I was going at a speed where I couldn't stop in the distance I could see to be clear, or riding without due care etc but it was a second or two where I was looking to my side, not ahead, that's all. No longer than a look in a rear view mirror, a look at a cycle computer or a speedo. Or someone cute in something minimalist.

    The old boy in the car was mortified and couldn't have been nicer, but bike and car ok, and just a light scuff on my knuckles and knee. Still, accidents happen, no harm done and no wailing or gnashing of teeth required. It was all appropriately English - apologies all round.

    No intent, no grossly negligent conduct, no recriminations, just an.............accident.

  • Mavic launch Ksyrium 125 Wheelset + tyre system1 year 4 weeks agoLet's not also forget that

    Let's not also forget that Mavic were *very* early adopters of road discs. Speed Citys, anyone? When did they come out, 2004? They were too early in fact, which is probably why they're being a bit more reticent about it this time around Thinking

  • Riccardo Riccò reportedly caught red-handed buying doping products1 year 4 weeks agoDid he supersize it?

    Did he supersize it?

  • Mavic launch Ksyrium 125 Wheelset + tyre system1 year 4 weeks agoGood for you. I'll be buying

    Good for you.

    I'll be buying up the nicely price reduced traditional wheelsets while folk like you pay hand over fist to jump onto the disc-train Smile

  • Pilates for flexibility?1 year 4 weeks ago+1 for Pilates not just for

    +1 for Pilates not just for flexibility but for core strength which will improve your power.
    It is something that at the very beginning you'd be best going to classes because some of the moves are quite subtle and an instructor would undoubtedly help, especially if you are inflexible at the moment.

  • Aldi’s latest cycling bargains include shorts, jerseys, & convertible jacket/gilets, on sale Sunday1 year 4 weeks agoThe padded

    The padded shorts/underpants... erm. I can fully understand (and I wear) lycra cycling shorts/tights, without underwear. But surely if you're after padded shorts for under "normal" clothing, then maybe lycra isn't the right material? Weirdly, tips it into seeming a little "specialist".

    In a way that somehow wearing lycra without underwear isn't. I'm aware this is lacking something in the logic.

    (this is coming from someone that's almost convinced to splash out £45 on some wooly padded pants from Vulpine mind)

  • David Cameron says "this is a cycling nation" - as DfT stats reveal bike use falling across England1 year 4 weeks agoOozy - the world around you

    Oozy - the world around you is like it is by design and it can be what we want if to be by design.

    Btw I'm surprised to hear the "your not taking my car away" argument on a cycling website, that's usually the preserve of the more narrow minded end of the local newspaper websites.

    So for clarity..you can keep your car, you can work wherever you like however neither car users or the car/transport industry should expect everyone else to pay for your choice, not directly through taxes on infrastructure or healthcare or indirectly in quality of life.
    We can and do already regulate similar industries (alcohol/fags/gambling/drugs etc) without world coming to an end.