• €220m will not solve Dutch train station bike parking chaos, says railway company1 year 4 weeks agoSolution is clear, they need

    Solution is clear, they need to get more people off bike and into cars.

  • Road cyclists with bad backs1 year 4 weeks agoI am 51y old and had 2

    I am 51y old and had 2 prolapsed discs, l4 then l5, 18 months apart some 15 yrs ago. I was pretty much unable to work for over a year. I refused surgery and relied upon osteopathy and acupuncture( to deal with the pain from the former which was unusually invasive) and developing my core to recover. I was never particularly heavy but i also lost weight. Although they healed up i would get an occasional flare up. That only stopped after i took up road cycling just over 4 years ago. I know it sounds counter intuitive, but i ride fairly low, not stem slammed, on a planet x sl pro and so i am pretty stretched out. My neck occasionally gives me a little grief especially if i have not ridden much for a while but i actually find that riding a road bike has been a boon or aid to my back problems. I am long backed and apparently short legged so my experience may reflect my own physiology but riding a road bike has been an entirely positive experience for me. I just wish i could get out on the bike more!

  • UCI's on-board video experiment pays off with thrilling sprint footage from Tour of California1 year 4 weeks agoIt will be available live in

    It will be available live in no time, the joys of the internet.

  • Socks1 year 4 weeks agoThe groin as in where the top

    The groin as in where the top of the foot curves into the ankle.

  • UCI's on-board video experiment pays off with thrilling sprint footage from Tour of California1 year 4 weeks agoThis is what we need, takes

    This is what we need, takes us in the middle of the action, anybody who watches motorsport knows this is the way forward, I would like them to the use the Giro-Cam that MotoGP have though if that's possible, that keeps the camera perfectly in line, I guess that may require motors though.

    But a great start, can't wait for more of this

  • First look: new Garmin Connect1 year 4 weeks agoGarmin Connect looks like it

    Garmin Connect looks like it should deliver lots, but in practice its a nightmare...clunky, extremely slow and prone to glitches...im currently stuffed trying to edit a course that's saved under our clubs "group"...at the moment it just wont work at all...a few weeks ago, it wouldn't save a course to a Garmin unit..

    Additionally, it always seems a dark art and a near impossible task in trying to upload a gpx file from someone else and turn it into a course...surely this ought to be a fundamental function of these pieces of software

    Garmin should have a fantastic tool at their disposal, but currently its nothing but a pig....hopefully continued development will iron out the Everest sized creases...

  • Giro stage 51 year 4 weeks agoJoelsim wrote:Swift says he

    Joelsim wrote:
    Swift says he is not up for today, waiting for stage 7.

    Silly

  • Another Newbie What Bike Question.....1 year 4 weeks agoHow about a Kinesis, perhaps

    How about a Kinesis, perhaps the 4S or a T2/3

    fairly light and well designed frames,
    room for mudguards,
    You can even start with teh frame and build up with the spec you fancy,

    If your a 6'2" rugby player then perhaps hand-built wheels might be a a better option over factory wheels that are often replaced later anyway.

    e.g.
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/bhp/kinesis-bike

    I've seen examples on ebay that seemed fairly good value too

  • UCI wants YOU — to tell it what you want from sportives and mass rides1 year 4 weeks agoYorkshie Whippet wrote:I

    Yorkshie Whippet wrote:
    I thought helmets were an insurance stipulation not an organisers requirement, same with tri bars.

    Then British Cycling should get a better sportive insurer that doesn't undermine its public campaigning. CTC rides and some independent sportives don't require helmets, but since BC made helmet use a requirement of the guidelines organisers must follow to be listed on BC's publications, some independent sportives have changed their policy.

  • Giro stage 51 year 4 weeks ago1min 50 11 riders in the

    1min 50

    11 riders in the break- Elia Viviani (Cannondale), Ben Swift (Team Sky), Tyler Farrar and Fabian Wegmann (Garmin-Sharp), Miguel Angel Rubiano (Colombia), Tony Hurel and Bjorn Thurau (Europcar), Marco Frapporti (Androni Giocattoli), Yonathan Monsalve (Neri Sottoli), Kenny Dehaes and Tosh Van der Sande (Lotto-Belisol).

  • €220m will not solve Dutch train station bike parking chaos, says railway company1 year 4 weeks agoHKCambridge wrote:If 40% of

    HKCambridge wrote:
    If 40% of their commuters cycle to the station, storing bikes on trains is going to be a much bigger problem than parking them at stations.

    In the extreme, goods vans would be cheaper than land and buildings, no?

  • Raleigh Chopper rider reaches summit of Mount Ventoux for charity1 year 4 weeks agoJust amazing. I think at

    Just amazing. I think at least I'd have clipped in! Big respect for riding up that hill on shiny rubber pedals, having the bars almost level with your head is also not best for powerful climbing ; ]

  • First road bike - help please1 year 4 weeks agoBtw, these are all bikes to

    Btw, these are all bikes to get you started, but there's little to stop you from up-speccing from time to time Cool

  • UCI's on-board video experiment pays off with thrilling sprint footage from Tour of California1 year 4 weeks agoSomeone did a comp of the

    Someone did a comp of the race footage along side the bikecam footage:

    http://youtu.be/rbPAc4CREAI

  • Wattbike Training1 year 4 weeks agoI think maybe you're right

    I think maybe you're right about asking WB about the data question. Unfortunately I might have a little more time than I thought to sort all this, as one of the babies picked up a cold in creche that he has kindly passed on to me - the 2nd in a month! (How do pro athletes train and cope with lurgy from the kids - use nannies?!)

    As for the pedals, well they have a strict rule against pedal changes on the spinning bikes thanks to some dimwit cross-threading during a changover and thus writing off a crank, so I imagine they would feel the same way about a £1k specialist bit of kit.

    Anyway, thanks for the help all. Time to find out just *how much* more power than me that the pros produce...

  • First road bike - help please1 year 4 weeks agoSome really useful comments

    Some really useful comments and observations on here to mull over.
    A few of the guys at work have the TdF and have been really happy with it, after a year's w&t.
    One guy has a Zelos but, as the smallest rear cog has 14 teeth, he struggles a bit to keep up with 12T bikes.
    Despite that niggle, however, he's pleased with his purchase, as the steel fork rides well over Plymouth's potholed and rutty roads.
    I'm considering buying a Zelos for £269 (even less, if can find a discount code) to do the Around Dartmoor and the Lands End & Back routes, soon.

  • €220m will not solve Dutch train station bike parking chaos, says railway company1 year 4 weeks agoa.jumper wrote:Simple

    a.jumper wrote:
    Simple solution: stop charging people to take their bikes on trains and provide enough on- train spaces, then they won't park bikes at both ends of their train journeys and taker up two spaces.

    If 40% of their commuters cycle to the station, storing bikes on trains is going to be a much bigger problem than parking them at stations.

  • Chris Boardman says UK MEP candidates should be "ashamed" of attitudes on cycling1 year 4 weeks agoracyrich wrote:andylul

    racyrich wrote:
    andylul wrote:
    This is pretty good considering UKIP's attendance and participation in the European Parliament...

    Why single out UKIP? They have 10 MEPs out of 80 odd. The only respondent was a Liberal. That means the Greens failed to reply too. Does that suit your political dogma?

    Because they voted against EU Directive 96/53/EC to improve HGV design, despite overwhelming support for it from every other party.

  • Giro stage 51 year 4 weeks agoJoelsim wrote:I can't believe

    Joelsim wrote:
    I can't believe more haven't gone for Uran and Majka given they should be on the GC and GC/Youth points respectively at least after today.

    There were a lot of options for today and being top of youth class will only get you 5 points- if Evans wins the stage and Uran comes third, Evans gets more points for example. I think a lot of people have gone with their gut today...

  • Actor Alec Baldwin handcuffed after riding bike wrong way up New York City's 5th Avenue1 year 4 weeks agoGood on officer Montero

    Good on officer Montero justice should be blind, as for "don't you know who I am" what a (fading) prima donna.

  • UCI's on-board video experiment pays off with thrilling sprint footage from Tour of California1 year 4 weeks agoMore... encore...

    More... Applause Applause Applause encore... Applause Applause

  • Chris Boardman says UK MEP candidates should be "ashamed" of attitudes on cycling1 year 4 weeks agoandylul wrote:This is pretty

    andylul wrote:
    This is pretty good considering UKIP's attendance and participation in the European Parliament...

    Why single out UKIP? They have 10 MEPs out of 80 odd. The only respondent was a Liberal. That means the Greens failed to reply too. Does that suit your political dogma?

  • Irish cyclist apologises to Marcel Kittel for selfish selfie1 year 4 weeks agofarrell wrote:For clarity and

    farrell wrote:
    For clarity and to make sure it is on record whilst it may seem like I am defending his behaviour I want to make it clear and certain that I, in no way, condone his awful attire.

    I will support Kittel 100% if he wishes to press charges based on having a terrible tracksuit and bodywarmer combo at such close proximity.

    Nico Roche is usually pretty well turned out, I think he needs to start cascading this knowledge downwards.

    He doesn't even have 'runners' on...he's wearing a pair of Converse...awful co-ordination....tsk...tsk...and he's a 'ginger'.... Surprise

  • Tour of California stage 31 year 4 weeks agoJoelsim wrote:I can't

    Joelsim wrote:
    I can't count.

    But can you check the scores for Acervedo and Stetina? I calculate they are both 21 points, but they are listed as 26 and 16.


    Stetina should be 21points
    Acervedo is 26 points (5 point team bonus)

  • Giro stage 51 year 4 weeks agoSwift says he is not up for

    Swift says he is not up for today, waiting for stage 7.