- Video: TfL apologises to cyclist after bus driver calls him a “knob” following close pass1 year 5 weeks agoJoeinpoole wrote:
Yes, yes,Joeinpoole wrote:
Yes, yes, yes. In the perfect world that you obviously inhabit nobody uses their mobile phones whilst driving ... and everybody obeys the speed limit ... and nobody makes minor misjudgements of the situation they find themselves in ... and *everything* is perfect really.
Unfortunately those aren't the roads that I drive on, where drivers *are* actually fallible, so therefore I *do* have to take allowance of that and moderate my own actions to take account of that.
There's no point in getting your knickers in a twist over that particular bus driver's minor infraction, when you have plenty of time to take avoiding action yourself. Just deal with it and ride on. Share the fucking road and stop being a cycling tosser who thinks you own the road and no other road user should *ever* cause you to apply your brakes.
I think you may be trivialising the bad overtake by calling it a "minor infraction", I know no one is perfect but out of the first Rule I quoted, he ignored 2 out of three points, and on the second ignored at least 3. There's another Rule (167) which states amongst others: "DO NOT overtake where you might come into conflict with other road users. For example when you would force another road user to swerve or slow down".
By ignoring those rules, forcing an overtake for no gain, the driver was putting the cyclists's life at risk, I suppose sometimes close or bad overtakes get people's knickers in a twist due to the near death experience, whether real or perceived.
If you can't see that the bus driver was in the wrong, dangerously so, then I guess your mind is clearly made up already. And if you can accept that it was dangerous, you can then probably understand why the guy chased after the bus to try and make that point.
4ChordsNoNet has stated it was more the insult afterwards so I guess a lot of this is moot. But if you say that people are fallible and make mistakes (which I agree with), if someone points one out to you, maybe just hold your hands up and say sorry instead of insulting them?
- Colombian cyclists refused UK visas for Giro d'Italia Big Start in Northern Ireland1 year 5 weeks agoFarky wrote:Simple answer -Farky wrote:
Simple answer - IRISH VISA's - they DONT need British ones.
I honestly dont know the answer but will Irish visa's allow them to take part in N Ireland as well ?
The pro teams need a kick up the backside though for not getting it sorted correctly.
- Boris bikes fuel rising prices in London rental market, says lettings agency1 year 5 weeks agobriano 55 wrote:
This is notbriano 55 wrote:
This is not a benefit Mr Alworth.
It's a benefit to those who are willing to pay up to 25% more in rent to use it, surely? If they can eschew car ownership, or save money/time on other forms of public transport?
- Giro Rider Roster (The previously hijacked Giro D'Italia thread)1 year 5 weeks agoSebastian is Sergio's cousin
Sebastian is Sergio's cousin I believe.
Evans is looking pretty good and could pull it out of the bag with TT's
- I may have found a good reason for a bike helmet!1 year 5 weeks agoIn France they reduced the
In France they reduced the number of deaths from road accidents by starting to only count those deaths resulting from an accident in the first 15 days following the accident, and not a month, as had been done previously.
- Colombian cyclists refused UK visas for Giro d'Italia Big Start in Northern Ireland1 year 5 weeks agoSimple answer - IRISH VISA's
Simple answer - IRISH VISA's - they DONT need British ones.
- Cold when not riding1 year 5 weeks agoGlad it's not just me then! I
Glad it's not just me then! I assumed it was a high ratio of lean muscle (which burns calories just sitting there) and low insulation (fat). Sometimes when I get cold, eating is the only thing that warms me up, even though I don't feel hungry.
Massive well done on losing the 10 stone though, great achievement, I'm not surprised you feel the cold having lost that!
- Verve Cycling to launch InfoCrank power meter1 year 5 weeks agoThe value for this doesn't
The value for this doesn't appear to be too bad considering it's the complete crank and chainrings etc, not exactly cheap, but when you consider the stages ones are just a left side crank arm this looks quite good, Especially if the prices start to come down in a few years.
Nice to see them using the Praxis works chain rings, they really are great.
- Boris bikes fuel rising prices in London rental market, says lettings agency1 year 5 weeks ago“We have always known that
“We have always known that Barclays Cycle Hire would bring a range of benefits to London, so it’s nice to see some of these further confirmed by this latest research.
This is not a benefit Mr Alworth.
- Colombian cyclists refused UK visas for Giro d'Italia Big Start in Northern Ireland1 year 5 weeks agoQuote "......and 2012 Tour de
Quote "......and 2012 Tour de France runner-up, Nairo Quintana."
- Which among the following Trek road bikes!!1 year 5 weeks agoI dont know a great deal
I dont know a great deal about Trek bikes but if your desperate for the 4.5 have a look at this:
60 Bishopswood Road
Telephone:+44 (0)118 9821021
Option 1 - Internet Sales Enquiries
Option 2 - Workshop Bookings and Enquiries
Option 3 - Store Enquiries
They have a few left at £1500.
- Cold when not riding1 year 5 weeks agoTry taking your temperature
Try taking your temperature every morning on waking. If it is consistently a degree or more below "normal" 37 degrees centigrade, 98.4F, you may have an underactive thyroid. If you are cycling regularly and are 16 stone it may be another indication. If so go to your G.P. and fight for a full thyroid test. Don't let them fob you of with a TSH test, not truly indicative of the state of your thyroid.
- Just In : Koga Beach Racer1 year 5 weeks agoshawnriffhard wrote:Lovingshawnriffhard wrote:
Loving this bike. Seems like the perfect machine for a Gates belt drive with Di2 setup.
Wouldn't that require a split frame?
- Carbon vs Titanium1 year 5 weeks agoWent from one alu and one
Went from one alu and one carbon to one Ti with/without guards and haven't
It's just so much nicer to ride all day than either of the other two were, doesn't
weight that much more and scratches etc are fixed with a 3m scotchpad and
some gt85 I'm looking to further improve comfort by adding a carbon post
but alu ones at 31.6mm seem to be just as flexy so still experimenting !!
Currently ride a Kinesis GF Ti v2 with handbuilt 32 spoke wheels ...... bliss
- Turas Poggio 105 road bike1 year 5 weeks agoIs the frame actually made in
Is the frame actually made in Italy then?
- Video: Houston cyclist uses flagpole to enforce often-ignored passing law1 year 5 weeks agoI am in two minds about this.
I am in two minds about this. Firstly, I think what he is doing is great, after all he is just going along his normal route, i.e. not looking out for trouble, and highlighting the law as he is perfectly entitled to do so.
On the other hand I do worry about these overly provactive methods, after all we are not surrounded by a steel cage for protection and while that guy may be able to handle himself if it came to fisticuffs the next cyclist along the road who is wound up by his demonstration of the law might not be able to.
It is a shame that like so often, there is a law that is not being enforced. The point of laws are to protect the vulnverable so why aren't they enforced?
- Boris bikes fuel rising prices in London rental market, says lettings agency1 year 5 weeks agoUK city in
UK city in Build-It-And-They-Will-Come Utility Cycling Shocker.
Tomorrow's exclusive: Removing human waste from beaches found to encourage swimming!
- 2014 WorldTour bikes: The bikes of the peloton this season1 year 5 weeks agoThomas Geraint?
- Canal & River Trust wants your views on sharing towpaths1 year 5 weeks agoI used to ride to work on the
I used to ride to work on the towpath put they just arent great for commuting. Most of us ride quite fast on commutes and it just doesn't mix well with joggers, fishermen etc.
Great for gentle rides with the kids etc.
I can only imagine how busy the towpaths in London must get!
- Colombian cyclists refused UK visas for Giro d'Italia Big Start in Northern Ireland1 year 5 weeks agoThank god all the track
Thank god all the track cyclists at the Worlds in Cali this Feb could speak Spanish, otherwise the Colombians would never have let them in.
- Buyer’s Guide to Saddles1 year 5 weeks agoJoemmo: The saddle on my
Joemmo: The saddle on my modern road bike is a Prologo Scrach Pro. Relative to that 70s saddle it doesn't have much of a kick at all! Need to try find an LBS that sells San Marco, to see how the old style Concor compares.
I guess the raised / kicked tail doesn't work for everyone .
- Cold when not riding1 year 5 weeks agoI get that, especially after
I get that, especially after a ride I end up having to stand in a boiling hot shower for about 1.5 hours before I feel even remotely warm! Never used to feel the cold at all!
No idea why, maybe because of lots of lean muscle and not much surrounding it?
- 2014 WorldTour bikes: The bikes of the peloton this season1 year 5 weeks agopastaman wrote:Pinarello -pastaman wrote:
Pinarello - still the ugliest bike in the peleton. Yuk
I don't know, Merida are pushing them hard in that respect.
- 2014 WorldTour bikes: The bikes of the peloton this season1 year 5 weeks agoPinarello - still the best
Pinarello - still the best looking bike in the peloton
- Colombian cyclists refused UK visas for Giro d'Italia Big Start in Northern Ireland1 year 5 weeks agoAren't these people employed
Aren't these people employed by teams who have someone to deal with things like visas?