• Team Sky announces Giro line-up, GB's Swift & Kennaugh join Ireland's Deignan for Belfast start1 year 4 weeks agoThats the problem, because

    Thats the problem, because Sky have won GT's and come second in 2 others people automatically think it has to be the GC or nothing.

    The other team riders have buried themselves so Wiggins, Froome etc get their moment of glory but now its their turn to win stages and get their bit of glory. I see no problem at all with them not going for GC here and as for the tour dont doubt Brailsford and the team getting Froome and Porte firing on all cyclinders.

  • Showers Pass Crosspoint Waterproof Socks1 year 4 weeks agoNeil753 wrote:Here's an

    Neil753 wrote:
    Here's an emergency "precaution" for you fair weather weight weenies. Carry couple of extra strong condoms, which you wear over the sock but under the shoe. Pick a colour that matches your kit if you like. I once rode a 12 hour in atrocious conditions, and my Durex sponsored feet were warm as toast.

    Ribbed or Tickler? Rolling On The Floor

  • 200 fined by police in Cambridge clampdown on law-breaking cyclists and drivers1 year 4 weeks agoTrust me! My last post was

    Trust me! My last post was not a dig at anyone merely a statement of position and an appeal to a bit of harmony and unity. Cool

  • Look Keo Blade 2 Help?1 year 4 weeks agoAre you 100% sure the cleat

    Are you 100% sure the cleat is secure on the shoe?

  • Tour de France Grand Depart hosts slammed for "outrageous" team presentation ticket prices1 year 4 weeks agomike the bike

    mike the bike wrote:

    Entitlement, yes I've seen it, mostly from the benefit grabbing, baby producing great unwashed, it wasn't really relevant here.

    Walk into most NHS hospitals and you will find a load of people with this so called sense of entitlement. And no, the majority are not benefit grabbing baby producing etc etc. The are the refined elite, who feel that their higher tax bracket salary entitles them to special treatment.

  • Showers Pass Crosspoint Waterproof Socks1 year 4 weeks agoNeil753 wrote:Here's an

    Neil753 wrote:
    Here's an emergency "precaution" for you fair weather weight weenies. Carry couple of extra strong condoms, which you wear over the sock but under the shoe. Pick a colour that matches your kit if you like. I once rode a 12 hour in atrocious conditions, and my Durex sponsored feet were warm as toast.

    I might try this, purely for the smugness of buying condoms that'll fit a size 10

  • 3T Tornova Team Carbon handlebar1 year 4 weeks agoThey don't say cinelli on

    They don't say cinelli on them, so I'm out.

  • Marcel Kittel says Yorkshire roads will be "very dangerous" for Tour de France peloton (+ video)1 year 4 weeks agoJenkin Road looks superb.

    Jenkin Road looks superb. Great finale. They're of course right about the dry stone walls on descents. It'll be carnage if there's a whip in pace on during parts of stage 1. I was quite surprised when the route was announced, but also had a sense of excitement that they're doing 'proper' Dales roads. Just hope nobody gets badly hurt - it never looks good!

  • Marcel Kittel says Yorkshire roads will be "very dangerous" for Tour de France peloton (+ video)1 year 4 weeks agoI miss cycling in Sheffield!

    I miss cycling in Sheffield!

  • Giro-del Trentino Stage 31 year 4 weeks agoNo worries, I'll cover you

    No worries, I'll cover you tomorrow Wink

  • Giro-del Trentino Stage 31 year 4 weeks agoGkam84 wrote:I'll go do

    Gkam84 wrote:
    I'll go do scores now...

    Sorry been on a late at work, same tomorrow im afraid.

    (at least I won't have this problem with Cali)

  • Tour de France Grand Depart hosts slammed for "outrageous" team presentation ticket prices1 year 4 weeks agoI got a ticket for the simple

    I got a ticket for the simple fact this is a once in a life time in Leeds also Leeds are changing the format from just a "team presentation" Leeds is making it a opening ceremony type affair.

    Expensive yes but its a one off.

  • Tour de France Grand Depart hosts slammed for "outrageous" team presentation ticket prices1 year 4 weeks agomike the bike

    mike the bike wrote:
    chrisp1973 wrote:

    Oh, one last thing, where did you get your Pinarello and Team Sky kit?

    Aaah, now I see it; the textbook example of patronising.

    That's the ticket old chap.

  • Giro Rider Roster (The previously hijacked Giro D'Italia thread)1 year 4 weeks agoarsene wrote:On paper

    arsene wrote:
    On paper Movistar was the best team in the race, but sure they disappointed. Kreuziger wasn't at his best either though.

    And did you see the first stage? Contador clearly showed who's stronger there on the steep gradients. Valverde never managed to drop Contador. Contador won a stage and the overall, Valverde didn't win anything and finished 5th.

    Also of the World Tour races, Valverde won Flèche while Contador won Tirreno and País Vasco.

    Ok Valverde won a lot of races and is having an outstanding spring campaign, but Contador was clearly the best stage racer this spring and he beat Valverde.


    All I will say is Valve does both, he wins classics, and is mega competitve in stage races..I havent seen conta face much in classics, oh he is saving himself so he crush valve later in grand tours when valve he is working for quintana... While Conta will have Romain, Majka, Roche , 2 soronsen brothers working ...No rogers this year, BUTi just heard rogers got suspension lifted Smile

    Anyway good banter, I dont like either rider that much, Ijust think valverde is flying this year and I havent seen that same electricty in conta's pedals since he came back from suspension. My current day fav rider is SPARTACUS by far my fav rider, tho I support Orica Greenedge and Aussies Porte, sutherland etc....Pantani is my all time favorite rider, I also enjoyed watching Jan Ulich ride the big ring in mtns...Indurain was prob first champion I seen win TDF as a kid on tele..I am also currently reading Phil THE ANIMAL Anderson's Biography:)
    Honestly Ihope the Colombians and Young Pols Smash the spainish in GT this year.
    Actually one rider I really don't like Rui Costa...bad tempered Portaguese...lol

  • 3T Tornova Team Carbon handlebar1 year 4 weeks agogot a pair of these on my

    got a pair of these on my track bike in size 38cm best bars that i have had.

  • 200 fined by police in Cambridge clampdown on law-breaking cyclists and drivers1 year 4 weeks agoIf one were to read my posts

    If one were to read my posts in an acidic manner, then I guess I could come across as an 'acidic snob'. Personally, when the prose allows, I like to read the good in people. I'm no english expert but, i think you can do the same with my posts too. They were certainly written in that manner.

    Keep riding guys, on whatever, whenever, with whoever, and for whatever reason. Be nice to people, and have fun. That was the intent of my 'cyclist' definition after all!

    Cheers

  • Scottish Road Share campaign steers presumed liability law towards Parliament1 year 4 weeks agoformat wrote: Presumed

    format wrote:

    Presumed Liability works very well in several european countries with very low cyclist KSI rates. There is absolutely no reason it won't work here.

    Where's your proof for this? Why is presumed liability a cause of low cyclist KSI rates rather than, for example, better cycling infrastructure or laws that clearly set out what drivers and cyclists can and cannot do.

    Also, in which of these countries does presumed liability apply where the cyclist is a fit adult (as opposed to a child or vulnerable adult)?

    Presumed Liability would be a strong disincentive to this minority (and everyone else) to improve their behavior to other road users.

    How can placing almost all of the responsibility for road safety on only some road users possibly be better for safety than placing responsibility on ALL users?

    That's why we're campaigning for 'Presumed Liability' - if a road user has acted completely responsibly then the presumption of liability will evaporate!

    Sorry, but I fail to see how this encourages ALL road users to act "completely responsibly"?

    Except the highway code *does* allow filtering. Rule 72 only applies to vehicles turning left. It says nothing about multiple lanes or traffic or filtering past stationary traffic. Filtering is perfectly acceptable in this situations.

    The fact is that Cycle Law Scotland is highly selective about what parts of the highway code it refers to on its website. It gives the impression that cyclists have a universal right to filter, when that is NOT the case.

    I should stress, I write as an occasional cyclist, and someone very dear to me is a regular cyclist. Safety for cyclists is paramount. But that is far better done through the right infrastructure, a clearer understanding for all road users about how they behave, for all drivers to behave properly and for no cyclist to give their fellow cyclists a bad name.

  • Giro-del Trentino Stage 31 year 4 weeks agoI'll go do scores now...

    I'll go do scores now...

  • Giro Rider Roster (The previously hijacked Giro D'Italia thread)1 year 4 weeks agoBeyond whether Cadel has the

    Beyond whether Cadel has the gas in the tank to win over three weeks (as my prediction before implies, he might run short toward the end), there's also the team issue. BMC actually have quite a star-free line-up (for them), with Señor Zapatos de Oro in the super-dom role. So they're taking GC very seriously. Gilbert won AGL, but they'll have been frustrated at their performance on the cobbles; after LBL, where Gilbert has a reasonable chance, I imagine the Giro will be the last major prize of the season they can realistically win.

    As to the man himself, I don't have any problems myself with his style or personality. I wouldn't mind if he won (but still don't think he will!). I doubt anyone associated with Ferrari in the 2000's wasn't involved in dubious preparation, but that in itself is not proof. I'm inclined to believe that he isn't using now, anyway.

  • Marcel Kittel says Yorkshire roads will be "very dangerous" for Tour de France peloton (+ video)1 year 4 weeks agoI'm lovin some of the new

    I'm lovin some of the new resurfaced roads spesh the Harewood to Otley road, nice run with a tailwind.

  • Tour de France Grand Depart hosts slammed for "outrageous" team presentation ticket prices1 year 4 weeks agochrisp1973 wrote: Oh, one

    chrisp1973 wrote:

    Oh, one last thing, where did you get your Pinarello and Team Sky kit?

    Aaah, now I see it; the textbook example of patronising.

  • Mark Cavendish says aero bikes and helmets have reduced his edge over rivals1 year 4 weeks agochrisp1973 wrote:I have to

    chrisp1973 wrote:
    I have to say that I think all the points made so far are valid and make sense.

    I think you're all missing a very important point though - if I had Peta Todd at home I wouldn't be putting all my energy into sprinting either.

    In all seriousness, becoming a father reduces levels of testosterone [insert peer-reviewed reference here].

  • Showers Pass Crosspoint Waterproof Socks1 year 4 weeks agoHere's an emergency

    Here's an emergency "precaution" for you fair weather weight weenies. Carry couple of extra strong condoms, which you wear over the sock but under the shoe. Pick a colour that matches your kit if you like. I once rode a 12 hour in atrocious conditions, and my Durex sponsored feet were warm as toast.

  • Team Sky announces Giro line-up, GB's Swift & Kennaugh join Ireland's Deignan for Belfast start1 year 4 weeks agoCome on Road.cc, this is an

    Come on Road.cc, this is an undigested Team Sky press handout. Where's the analysis? Two years ago Sky had so many GC contenders they were bickering with each other, now they've thrown in the towel at the second biggest race in the world before they've even begun. No Uran, no Wiggins, JTL lost without trace, Thomas is strong but keeps falling off. Are the wheels coming off the Sky bus? Valverde and Contador are out there winning races, my spies in Tenerife tell me Froome and most of Sky have been spotted this week hidden away on Teide. Doesn't look good for the Tour

  • Giro-del Trentino Stage 31 year 4 weeks agoJoelsim wrote:johnny2names

    Joelsim wrote:
    johnny2names wrote:
    Joelsim wrote:
    johnny2names wrote:
    Joelsim wrote:
    VVV73 wrote:
    Joelsim wrote:
    johnny2names wrote:
    cadel wins... looking good for the Giro! that will make Joelsim happy....

    Urgh.

    If he wins the Giro, I'll...I'll...I'll...


    You will what, threaten to ban him, not going to select him, bag the arse out of him, THEN SELECT HIM VERY NEXT DAY....A man of strong convictions hey ....LOL

    Absolutely. But there are points at stake!

    I agree, one's own standpoint must step aside when roadcc points are at stake Smile

    I've just had to go and do some each way on cadel on skybet at 16:1 for the giro, to rub salt into your wounds Joel...

    I've got some EW on Arredondo at 150/1

    Not a bad shout, who's riding for trek? He's a likely top 10, think top 3 is a big ask though

    No-one of note really, that's why I went for him.

    Kiserlovski gets the GC nod I think, so that might hamper the bet- although he's not had a scintillating start of the season as such...