• Funeral etiquette1 year 11 weeks agoSlipstreaming or reaching out

    Slipstreaming or reaching out for a sticky bottle would be a no-no too. Think the first response pretty much covers it.

    My dad wants his ashes ridden up to top of Winnat's Pass by a peleton, so slipstreaming on that occasion would be appreciated.

  • Giro d'Italia - Stage 31 year 11 weeks agoDoes this mean that bringing

    Does this mean that bringing Puccio in was a poor move?

  • Painful calves - updated1 year 11 weeks agoMay be that your not quite

    May be that your not quite set up right on the cleats but I think you'd notcie a lot sooner than 30/50 miles. If your doing a lot of riding you might be doing to much to soon? Perhaps take it easy for a few days and rest them as much as possible?

    My cleat wasn't set up properly and I found that it effected my ankle mostly. Were all different though!

    You could try yoga there are some really good videos on here!

  • Funeral etiquette1 year 11 weeks agoWas it Lance Armstrong's

    Was it Lance Armstrong's career?

  • Road etiquette1 year 11 weeks agoI started off road cycling on

    I started off road cycling on a mountain bike, always got a little kick out of passing people on roadies!
    I once had a mechanical and a lovely chap stopped and gave me a hand, it was very early on in my cycling life and I thought what great comradeship!

  • Funeral etiquette1 year 11 weeks agoCheers guys, not strictly

    Cheers guys, not strictly relevant, but wrt helmets, I've had a bad experience not wearing one, is beyond question my wearing one now

  • Funeral etiquette1 year 11 weeks agoOne of the (many) joys of not

    One of the (many) joys of not being a helmet wearer is to be able to tip ones cap to a passing funeral.
    Chapeau!

  • Video: My Brevet Cymru1 year 11 weeks agoSorry to hear you had a bad

    Sorry to hear you had a bad time on the A40 to Brecon! Shame, that's one of my favourite bits of the Brevet Cymru: it's a coach road so the climbs and descents are very gradual. I stopped somewhere on the A40 to put my mp3 player on, two guys went past and I got into a bit of a race up with them.

    Just in case you think I am over doing the machismo -
    I had a bit of a bad patch on that last section from Talybont, especially on that really big climb just before Chepstow. The flesh was willing but the mind was asleep.

    Some photos on the blog..

  • Giro - Stage 2 (TTT)1 year 11 weeks agoCattaneo gets 7 for stage 2

    Cattaneo gets 7 for stage 2 not the 5 he currently has.
    5 for stage + 2 for Youth =7

  • Transfer windows1 year 11 weeks agoWhat time is it RIGHT NOW in

    What time is it RIGHT NOW in Sydney? To save me looking up and then I can figure times out Wink

    But I can't see things being changed, because it needs to end before the stage starts, so that people aren't holding off to see who's in the break

  • Short sleeved jersey recommendation?1 year 11 weeks agoChapeau gear looks nice.

    Chapeau gear looks nice. Thanks for the tip!

  • Funeral etiquette1 year 11 weeks agoDo a wheelie to cheer

    Do a wheelie to cheer everyone up.

  • Funeral etiquette1 year 11 weeks agoWhen its passing the other

    When its passing the other direction, just look down at the road, as long as you don't stare, you are fine.

    If you come upon on, follow it, don't pass.

    If one come's upon you, get out of the way and let them pass.

    If you are in the coffin, don't worry to much about it.

  • Community service for driver convicted of killing second cyclist in 25 years1 year 11 weeks agoMcCourt had a "momentary

    McCourt had a "momentary lapse of concentration". He had a responsibility to maintain his concentration when he chose to drive a vehicle on a public highway but clearly failed to do so not only on this occasion but also on a previous one. Both of these instances resulted in loss of life and as such McCourt should face the maximum penalty permissible by law. It is not proportionate to punish this with community service and a ban. Sheriff Scott has failed to carry out his duties and if he had any decency would resign. The cycling organizations have to object strongly to these sort of decisions and encourage us cyclists to also complain in an organized and tactical manner. My sympathies to Mrs Fyfe's family whom from what I have read are very let down by the Scottish legal system.

  • Eurosport Giro stage 31 year 11 weeks agoStarting NOW on Eurosport 1

    Starting NOW on Eurosport 1

  • New Wheels Reviews Please!1 year 11 weeks agoThanks all, this is a total

    Thanks all, this is a total minefield.

    Been to my LBS and they have dissuaded me from Mavics as he literally had a pile (7) of broken ones out the back all with the same problem (snapped spokes where they meet the hub) they also commented that there are some nylon Mavic only bits in the hub which makes them less serviceable? Not sure about that bit but the combination of seeing all the broken spokes and my concerns around my weight were enough to put me off!

    So I ended up going for Fulcrum Racing 5s as they are standard cup and cone. And we're the right price £180.

    I have then saved a bit of cash to build up some winter wheels as per some of your suggestions........how hard can it be! Thinking

  • Video: My Brevet Cymru1 year 11 weeks agoOfficially now a bad ass.

    Officially now a bad ass. Chapeau!

    Despite the Sick

  • Eurosport Giro stage 31 year 11 weeks agoMy TV and Eurosport website

    My TV and Eurosport website says it's on Eurosport 1 in about half an hour and is on 1 all week

  • Scottish transport chiefs to visit Netherlands to study Dutch roundabouts1 year 11 weeks agoYou will never have a 100%

    You will never have a 100% safe bike environment, unless you will not allow idiot people to drive their car anymore. Also in Holland a lot of car drivers are not that friendly to bikers.

  • Giro d'Italia - Stage 31 year 11 weeks agoShudda picked taaborre. He

    Shudda picked taaborre. He wins The Sprint.

  • Eurosport Giro stage 31 year 11 weeks agoOn week days live coverage

    On week days live coverage only on eurosport2. Sick

  • Giro - Stage 2 (TTT)1 year 11 weeks agoletsgoup wrote:So Viviani

    letsgoup wrote:
    So Viviani gets 5 for stage 2 not the 4 points he was allocated. Thats what I make it Big Grin

    I think so too...4 for pts comp and 1 for youth comp makes 5.

  • Giro d'Italia - Stage 31 year 11 weeks agoTaborre at 22" behind on GC

    Taborre at 22" behind on GC is best placed of these.

    Wauters at 34" behind is best placed on Youth.

    Sky won't mind this.

  • Giro - Stage 2 (TTT)1 year 11 weeks agoSo Viviani gets 5 for stage 2

    So Viviani gets 5 for stage 2 not the 4 points he was allocated. Thats what I make it Big Grin

  • Giro d'Italia - Stage 31 year 11 weeks agoExcellent, Pantano is in my

    Excellent, Pantano is in my purists.

    I made four changes, Nibali, Visconti, Paolini, Felline in, Cav, Viviani, Chicchi, Ferrari out to give me

    Nibali
    Paolini
    Felline
    Visconti
    Bouhanni
    Bennati
    Dehaes
    Mezgec
    Gavazzi