• Giro Stage 19 ITT1 year 5 weeks agoenrique wrote:Can you believe

    enrique wrote:
    Can you believe this team?

    Yes because I think most ppl thought of that bar zardini.... Drooling

  • Sensors of Crossrail lorry involved in cyclist's death not working1 year 5 weeks agoWere the sensors working -

    Were the sensors working - Irrelevant.
    Driver using hands free - Legal but possible relevance.
    Driver off approved route - Depending on why route was approved and by whom - Irrelevant.

    It must be remembered that these sensors and additional fitted signs and equipment that hauliers, crane hire companies, etc are not required by Law but by Crossrail.

    When you arrive at the gate you are asked if you are Crossrail compliant. You are asked if you are carrying a full set of spare bulbs, sensors fitted (notice fitted NOT working), additional signage (Pedestrians and Cyclists Keep Clear or risk being Vaporised) and a rake of other additional fripperies.

    Let me tell you, those bloody sensors cannot be turned off. You spend ALL day being randomly bleeped at, sometimes they detect something, sometimes they don't and sometimes the SODDING THINGS GO OFF FOR NO SODDING REASON AT ALL, YOU ARE IRRITATED, FATIGUED, DISTRACTED AND GENERALLY PISSED OFF TO THE MAX BY SOMETHING THAT SOME WANKER IN AN OFFICE THOUGHT "OH! THAT'S A GOOD IDEA, THAT WILL REALLY IMPROVE SAFETY AND MORE IMPORTANTLY EARN ME VERY MANY BROWNIE POINTS" BUT THEY DON'T HAVE TO BLOODY WELL LIVE WITH IT!

    I know I've over-ranted for effect but you get the picture. Wink

  • Shimano introduce Synchro Shift + video1 year 5 weeks agoThis seems to me such an

    This seems to me such an obvious step from current Di2- I can't really understand why they didn't just program this into the system in the first place. What's the point of riding with a computer if it's not going to think for you? That wasn't meant facetiously, btw. It's very difficult to think of any reason why you wouldn't want this on a road bike, if you were spending the money for Di2.

  • Giro D'Italia 2014 - Pick Three Italians1 year 5 weeks agoTwybaydos wrote:I assume

    Twybaydos wrote:
    I assume after today it's those who have Pozzovivo and Aru, unless Viviani wins on Sunday Rolling On The Floor

    Even if he did, I doubt it would be enough, presuming Pozzovivo and Aru will finish at least top 15 tomorrow and continue to score classification points.

  • Giro D'Italia 2014 - Pick Three Italians1 year 5 weeks agoLatest update, going into the

    Latest update, going into the final two stages. Gmancervelo looking good, but of course a DNF/S from Malacarne could change everything. I've snuck into the top ten, and am eagerly awaiting the Cataldo-Bongiorno-Pozzovivo podium on the Zoncolan tomorrow.

    Gmancervelo 509
    nata1ia 487
    Twybados 474
    chokofingerz 474
    arsene 474
    backflipbedlam 457
    stevemarks 438
    cgipryan 438
    Ghedebrav 394
    northstar 375
    Ed Greenough 375
    Alan Tullett 358
    debbieg 309
    chrisdstripes 296
    cavalry trousers 291
    john rutherford 281
    thorolf 280
    Philip Unwin 277
    chiv30 268
    livestrongnick 268
    lesley67 264
    JAndrewHill 263
    badhamsj 261
    ray silvester 252
    TERatcliffe26 251
    NeilG83 250
    JC 248
    Dave Atkinson 247
    drheaton 247
    d_jp 243
    VVV73 218
    enrique 206
    Joelsim 206
    Mikeh789 202
    Tom Amos 170
    Stumps 66
    djb123 46
    STEVESPRO 16

  • Giro Stage 19 ITT1 year 5 weeks agoCan you believe this team?

    Can you believe this team?

  • UCI looks into Chris Froome's claims about lack of drug testing on Tenerife1 year 5 weeks agoMount Teide is hardly remote.

    Mount Teide is hardly remote. It's sitting on a small island that is such a popular tourist destination for Europeans that it has *2* airports. Hotel Parador isn't much more than an hour's drive from *either* airport. Again, being a popular tourist destination, it is well served with flights from across Europe, and it's only about a 2 hour flight from Madrid.

    A tester could *easily* get from any major western capital with blood testing facilities to Hotel Parador and back within a day, with the blood samples spending no more than 12 hours in transit.

    This "remote island away from the testers" stuff is utter rubbish, even given the lack of testing facilities on Tenerife.

  • Giro Stage 19 ITT1 year 5 weeks agoTERatcliffe26 wrote:Another

    TERatcliffe26 wrote:
    Another full house, should not have dropped Wellens and Arredondo for Hesjedal and Dupont. would have scored 19 with those 2, rather than the 4 I will have scored. Damn never mind, will probably cost me the 200 pointer and will drop places.

    Ended up with 1,2,4,5,7,8,16,19 + Ryder. will not be a good score.

    Think I will go safe tomorrow, Ryder and Wilco out for Uran and Arredondo me thinks, or could just leave it as Wilco and Ryder, decisions

    Funny we both chose Ryder but I kept Wellens and dropped Arredondo as I think the mountain point comp should be mathematically his by now. Not going to change anything but could do with Ryder getting in a break tomorrow. We'll see how it goes. Only dropped one place to 4th but the gap opened up.

  • UCI looks into Chris Froome's claims about lack of drug testing on Tenerife1 year 5 weeks agoYou can't blame him for

    You can't blame him for commenting. Remember how he was persecuted at the Tour last year. If the authorities are "failing" to live up to their testing promises how does a rider defend himself.

    And again one can be cynical about choosing Tenerife but as said it's hardly that out of the way. And if the UCI were serious you would make sure competitors using a location like this would be at the top of the out of competition testing lists.

    We're all jaded by the past but give the guy a break. Seems now you're dammed whatever you do or say.

  • Video: Do you feel lucky, punk? How San Francisco police catches bike thieves1 year 5 weeks agoDrRocks: Banning the 2nd-hand

    DrRocks: Banning the 2nd-hand bike market seems wrong too. Is there a more practical solution?

  • Shimano introduce Synchro Shift + video1 year 5 weeks agoOh Dear! Another major

    Oh Dear! Another major innovation coming from the MTB side of cycling Devil although it is a logical extension of the Di2 system.

    Like Jug_23 I am puzzled as to how it is going to cope with the gear dumps that are necessary in MTB riding. Thinking
    Just to explain to non-MTB riders gear changing on the rear mech is single ratio changes up and multiple down. Front is single each way. Cool

    This really is a possible game changer. I can see this being the default on all mid to high end road bikes in the next five years, if not sooner. Party

  • Giro Stage 19 ITT1 year 5 weeks agodrheaton wrote:I make my

    drheaton wrote:
    I make my score 220, doubt I'll even get into the top 50 with that but at least I got my 200 pts badge. Just LR, Bookends and the top line to get, not that I'll get any of those this race.

    Same here on the badges Dr..... Thinking

  • Giro Stage 19 ITT1 year 5 weeks ago224 for me, podium and 200

    224 for me, podium and 200 badges Party 115th on stage
    Chuffed with that Wave

  • UCI looks into Chris Froome's claims about lack of drug testing on Tenerife1 year 5 weeks agoMount teide is hardly out of

    Mount teide is hardly out of the way though is it, major tourist island, plenty of planes, doesnt seem beyond the whit of man to get a tester there.

    And Im no fan of froome (mostly cos I cant stand his gobby fiancee and hes not s team player) but Im struggling with how the cynics out there have managed to turn Froome commenting about a lack of testing into a bluff by a doper

  • Tips for fuelling your sportive1 year 5 weeks agoSodium bicarbonate or sodium

    Sodium bicarbonate or sodium citrate is found in a lot of energy drinks. It's alkaline/basic (though sodium citrate only weakly so), possibly may act as a buffer against acidic by-products of metabolism. A range of studies suggest this has a small but significant positive effect on performance.

    Though, the amounts used in studies are usually a good bit higher than the teaspoon I suggest. Too much sodium bicarbonate can cause heart arrhythmias, so be careful.

    Sodium citrate is produced if sodium bicarbonate reacts with citric acid. E.g., if you add fruit juice or concentrate to your drinks bottle with sodium bicarbonate.

  • Giro Stage 19 ITT1 year 5 weeks agoAnd my 200 pt badge. I make

    And my 200 pt badge. I make it 227.

    Shucks, if I hadn't thrown my toys out of the pram and put 6 sprinters in without looking at the stage a couple of days ago I would still have finished with a good placing. First GT, pretty happy though.

  • Video: Do you feel lucky, punk? How San Francisco police catches bike thieves1 year 5 weeks agoDrRocks wrote:If you are

    DrRocks wrote:
    If you are buying a bike on Gumtree or eBay you might have well stole it yourself. If we remove the demand for stolen bikes then the supply of stolen bikes should dry up.

    So, serious question.

    Can anyone see any problem with requiring that second hand bike listings include the frame number?

    I've mentioned on this site before that I'd like to see all new bikes contain an RFID/NFC tag in the frame. As with mobile theft, there are ways to use technology to reduce the demand. And I completely agree with DrRocks, reducing the demand is the key to reducing the problem.

  • Sensors of Crossrail lorry involved in cyclist's death not working1 year 5 weeks agoThe way I see it there are

    The way I see it there are three options:

    1. The driver failed to maintain the standard required for a competent motorist.
    2. Maria failed to maintain the standard required for a competent cyclist.
    3. Both maintained acceptable standards yet our standards are not high enough.

    Only if option two applies can we sit back and say this is just one of those things and somehow I feel that option two was not the case.

  • Giro Stage 19 ITT1 year 5 weeks agoAnother full house, should

    Another full house, should not have dropped Wellens and Arredondo for Hesjedal and Dupont. would have scored 19 with those 2, rather than the 4 I will have scored. Damn never mind, will probably cost me the 200 pointer and will drop places.

    Ended up with 1,2,4,5,7,8,16,19 + Ryder. will not be a good score.

    Think I will go safe tomorrow, Ryder and Wilco out for Uran and Arredondo me thinks, or could just leave it as Wilco and Ryder, decisions

  • Giro Stage 19 ITT1 year 5 weeks agoI make my score 220, doubt

    I make my score 220, doubt I'll even get into the top 50 with that but at least I got my 200 pts badge. Just LR, Bookends and the top line to get, not that I'll get any of those this race.

  • Giro Stage 19 ITT1 year 5 weeks agoJoelsim

    Joelsim wrote:
    1,2,3,5,7,8,10,13,16. Full house!

    I already have a full house, damn!

    I'm pretty sure like me you have probably picked up a lot more than just the 2 fh badges lol

  • Giro D'Italia 2014 - Pick Three Italians1 year 5 weeks agoI assume after today it's

    I assume after today it's those who have Pozzovivo and Aru, unless Viviani wins on Sunday Rolling On The Floor

    Arsene (ponzi), Natalia (Gatto) and Gman (malacarne) to fight it out for the finish, with Chicchi and Rosa out Chokofingerz would place 4th and I assume I finish 5th on tiebreak,

  • Giro Stage 19 ITT1 year 5 weeks ago1,2,3,5,7,8,10,13,16. Full

    1,2,3,5,7,8,10,13,16. Full house!

    I already have a full house, damn!

  • Giro Stage 19 ITT1 year 5 weeks ago1 2 3 4 7 8 10 13 16

    1 2 3 4 7 8 10 13 16 Nerd

  • Giro Stage 19 ITT1 year 5 weeks agoFull house witgh zoidl, enao

    Full house witgh zoidl, enao and cataldo methinks. Kelderman might not score enuf for me though. But dropped pozzo a whiole back.