• Bodmin council admits getting more people to cycle, walk and take public transport is 'unrealistic' - so decides to build another road instead1 year 5 weeks agoSomething that can help

    Something that can help reduce car use is to separate ownership and use. If you own the car and are already paying for the fixed costs then it's a no-brainer to pay the relatively small amount extra to use it.

    Car sharing schemes like street car and zip car can be a huge help here.

  • Bodmin council admits getting more people to cycle, walk and take public transport is 'unrealistic' - so decides to build another road instead1 year 5 weeks agoNeil753 wrote:I recently read

    Neil753 wrote:
    I recently read a book about Bletchley Park, the home of code breaking during the war, and how thousands of workers stationed there cycled the lanes of Buckinghamshire on their days off.

    The thing is, most of these workers would probably have gone on to own a car after the war, because they could afford it. And we're now seeing things start to move the other way, through a recorded reduction in miles driven, the first time this has happened.

    Any economist worth their salt will tell you that a 5 percent supply deficit in an inelastic commodity (like oil) results in a price rise of 400 percent. We haven't seen this phenomenon yet, because of the global recession, but we're competing with new wealth in India and China, and literally millions of new car owners who all want to live like us, so we're likely to see a dramatic fall in car useage in the future, possibly within the time it takes to get round to building yet another bypass in fact.

    Bodmin cycle useage may only be 2 percent at the moment, but people without access to cars have tended to get on their bikes en masse in the past, and will no doubt do so again as the cost of motoring rises inexhorbably beyond the point of affordability for huge numbers.

    Was it a book by Sinclair McKay? He's written couple, both fascinating.

  • Brailsford: Olympic gold in Rio would be "fitting end" to Wiggins' career1 year 5 weeks agoIf Cav is that hungry for it,

    If Cav is that hungry for it, he'd make it happen. Employers can be resigned from, contracts can be bought out of. Fair do s to him if he decides to remain at OPQS, and his palmares already guarantee a place on history, but he's the one who decides what he wants the most. I can't help but think he's left it a bit late - he no longer has quite the same air of invincibility these day - significant that Brailsford's description also seems to agree with this perception.

  • Mosaic RT-1 titanium road bike frame1 year 5 weeks agoA splodge of superglue would

    A splodge of superglue would have been better.

  • 'cafe' bike lock1 year 5 weeks agobrilliant idea. thank you.

    brilliant idea. thank you. just bought one from ebay

  • Tour of Oman1 year 5 weeks agoGreipel maybe in standard,

    Greipel maybe in standard, neither in Purist

  • Bodmin council admits getting more people to cycle, walk and take public transport is 'unrealistic' - so decides to build another road instead1 year 5 weeks agoI recently read a book about

    I recently read a book about Bletchley Park, the home of code breaking during the war, and how thousands of workers stationed there cycled the lanes of Buckinghamshire on their days off.

    The thing is, most of these workers would probably have gone on to own a car after the war, because they could afford it. And we're now seeing things start to move the other way, through a recorded reduction in miles driven, the first time this has happened.

    Any economist worth their salt will tell you that a 5 percent supply deficit in an inelastic commodity (like oil) results in a price rise of 400 percent. We haven't seen this phenomenon yet, because of the global recession, but we're competing with new wealth in India and China, and literally millions of new car owners who all want to live like us, so we're likely to see a dramatic fall in car useage in the future, possibly within the time it takes to get round to building yet another bypass in fact.

    Bodmin cycle useage may only be 2 percent at the moment, but people without access to cars have tended to get on their bikes en masse in the past, and will no doubt do so again as the cost of motoring rises inexhorbably beyond the point of affordability for huge numbers.

  • London bike show 2014: Passoni, Seven, Kinesis, Giant, Saffron, Salsa, Canyon, Stevens, Zullo + more1 year 5 weeks agoStill lots of bikes (not

    Still lots of bikes (not particularly on this posting) complying with UCI standards. I wanted more disc equipped bikes, I couldn't give a toss if it's not 'race ready'. It's what I want to ride.

    I'll never buy another rim braked bike. Maybe I'm the only one.

  • Vachery Triathlon organiser claims Surrey County Council reneged on deal to hold event following anti-cycling protests1 year 5 weeks agoNot on this issue it doesn't.

    Not on this issue it doesn't.

  • Brailsford: Olympic gold in Rio would be "fitting end" to Wiggins' career1 year 5 weeks agoWiggins has been a cert for

    Wiggins has been a cert for medals on the track for around 10 years now, everytime he focuses on it he seems to deliver. Would be hard to argue that he wouldn't get it in Rio too!

  • Tour of Oman1 year 5 weeks agoSagan or Griepel to start ?

    Sagan or Griepel to start ? Griepel is used to the climate after Qatar but Sagan is well... is Sagan,,,,, Thinking

  • Seven days in cycling: Your weekly catch up service of the week's big news stories on road.cc1 year 5 weeks agoBusy week!

    Busy week!

  • Project One Clarification1 year 5 weeks agoIt is open season, if I had a

    It is open season, if I had a bike in, I'd employ ever single tactic, that I would describe as cheating now. can't beat them? Join them, then destroy them...

  • ARGH.... Rapha1 year 5 weeks agoI love Rapha kit. Quality

    I love Rapha kit. Quality stuff, my opinion, just like you don't like it, I doubt you don't have a real argument too why you don't? Just like I don't like endura kit, I have no real reason I just don't. I have a number of Rapha items and they wear well wash well and are extremely comfortable and will last for a good time.

    I started to watch the youtube clip but turned it off as soon as the header flew on saying...
    'Natural talent'
    That has gripped me more... Hero worshiping a confirmed PED and coke user hmmm what an idol, do people worship him, because he died early.... Of drug use. He is worse than armstrong IMHO, but as he was an Italian with flair?? If your an American it's called arrogance and bullying! I don't support Armstrong in anyway, but it is looking like one rule for one and one for another, Pantani was a drugs cheat and coke head we new it then we know it now, let's not brush over it when others are being vilified over it and the sport is trying to give us clean new icons of the sport. TBH it makes me sick. And to be clear that is one item of Rapha kit I have no interest in.

    Also just maybe, trying not to be cynical, but maybe Millars redemption could be down to having a sister in cycling PR? Just a thought. I have know doubt whatsoever that in a room on his own he has toasted himself too a job well done!

  • Relaxed Chris Froome aims to repeat 2013 success to dispel doubts1 year 5 weeks agocolinth wrote:andyp wrote:Not

    colinth wrote:
    andyp wrote:
    Not accelerating away from a tiny Colombian climber as if he had an engine fitted would probably convince more people than another win.

    Convince them of what ? Are you saying it's impossible for a heavier rider to drop a lighter one without doping ? Maybe we should just have a weigh in at the start of the tour and declare the winner ?

    Agreed Smile Well, given than I weigh midway between Froome and Quintana I guess that means I should beat Froome up a climb as well? If we accept that's not true then then we have to accept that many factors come in to play 2.5 weeks in to a stage race and the last climb of the day, and its _just _ possible that the light Columbian isn't guaranteed to win.... Otherwise as you say, we could do a weight in (for the climbing calculations) and an aero drag test (for the time trials) do he calculations, and declare the winner on day 1 of the race Smile personally I want to watch history being made. If retrospective tests catch him out he'll be dragged through the mud and rightly so, but without any evidence to the contrary he is as innocent as you or I are - he can't prove a negative result, its an impossibility. The only proof some people appear to be willing to accept would be him not winning in the first place.

  • Tour de Med Stage 51 year 5 weeks agoPaid the price for not

    Paid the price for not putting Cummings in for the last couple of stages.

  • Tour of Oman1 year 5 weeks agoYup - this should be a good

    Yup - this should be a good one. Some big selection decisions for us all to make, and no obvious three or four riders (at least at this stage) that everyone picks. loads of choice even for the sprints and the MMs

  • FORUM's SCORUM's MINI LEAGUE 2014(Desert and Mediterranean legs)1 year 5 weeks agoShould be a nice 13 points

    Should be a nice 13 points for me, with a stage win and overall victory (I think)

    (Also think my purist team may have come 5th out of purist teams so maybe anther point too)

  • Tour de Med Stage 51 year 5 weeks agoWell 45th on stage. Quite

    Well 45th on stage. Quite pleased. Did have 8 transfers though

  • Project One Clarification1 year 5 weeks ago..... Well at least its a

    ..... Well at least its a level field now i guess. The question was asked, no reply given. I for one will still look for votes (manly because its become quite fun), but i'm not just gonna sit back and watch people sail off in to the distance.
    You are right Paul, these competitions are always about promotion above all else

  • The 3.0 rider competition.1 year 5 weeks agoAnd most recent scores were,

    And most recent scores were, as of end of Tour Med:

    Hepburn(stumps) 39
    Zoidl(drheaton) 39
    Domont(enrique) 32
    Flakemore(arcadiak) 24
    Kolar(turboprannet) 22
    Ignatyev(giff77) 17
    Sergent(chiv30)16
    Alaphillipe(Big Boss Dave Atkinson) 11
    LeCuisinier(chrisdstripes) 10
    C.Kern(NeilG83) 10
    Zabel(gizmo) 7
    Ewan(DylanChurchill) 6
    Earle(mikeh789) 5
    Schleck(ray silvester) 3

  • Tour de Med Stage 51 year 5 weeks agoHappy with that, 5th on the

    Happy with that, 5th on the stage and 3rd overall, and win on Forum scorum. Also up to 4th overall

  • Tour de Med Stage 51 year 5 weeks agoGah! ELEVENTH on the stage

    Gah! ELEVENTH on the stage Surprise At Wits End Crying Silly

  • Project One Clarification1 year 5 weeks agoDefine cheating. This was

    Define cheating.

    This was always going to be a lucky dip followed by a popularity competition.

    Given that one aim of the road.cc website is to maximise views, and the aim of the competition is to promote the trek project one service I'd say that the only people who will be bothered by what has been uncovered are the 24 finallists who don't win.

    Road.cc and trek will only be looking at (& happy with) the number of hits.

  • Project One Clarification1 year 5 weeks agoGkam84 wrote:I know what I

    Gkam84 wrote:
    I know what I would be doing and who I would be contacting, but I do not want to cause ructions..

    Wow... maybe Dave can count the likes registered only by users with Road.cc accounts? Then again, maybe the sponsor doesn't care who gets the bike or how, or doesn't want to cause mayhem by stopping the bike competition now so maybe there won't be a rule against all this "extra" vote getting, but it's a shame. The winner should be the most 'liked' bike not the one that got the most votes. Well, maybe next time they'll limit it to registered users, but hell, then people could just as well create a bunch of new user accounts... too bad! Confused