• TDF - Stage 191 year 5 weeks agoKittel should have 1 point,

    Kittel should have 1 point, not 0

  • Southwark can’t impose speed limits on cyclists, says CTC1 year 5 weeks agoWhoops. I meant point. You

    Whoops. I meant point.

    You are right about how pedestrians can be protected by some forms of car front design - in fact most are designed to be "pedestrian-friendly". However, if a car is taking up more width, then maybe there is more danger because there is more surface to hit the pedestrian in the first place.

    Basically, I think a 21 mph cyclist poses less threat to a pedestrian than a 21 mph motor vehicle - and also pedestrians can pose a threat to cyclists that they don't to motor vehicle occupants.

  • Sir Bradley Wiggins says he's unlikely to ride Tour de France again1 year 5 weeks agoHe may not be impressed

    He may not be impressed getting a silver medal but there are a hell of a lot of people who would be, so he has gone down in my estimation with his very quick removal of the medal.

  • Sir Bradley Wiggins the great.......?1 year 5 weeks agoJoint decision by Wiggins and

    Joint decision by Wiggins and Sky management perhaps ?

    He will be on mega bucks and having him off the payroll will release funds for the likes of Bardet, who Brailsford has made no secret of liking a lot, Pinot, Majka or Kwiatkowski. All young uns who will add to the team.

  • Phil 'N Paul Bingo1 year 5 weeks agoA few days ago they called

    A few days ago they called the current polka-dot wearer Majkcek, which sounded like Mike Check.

    Also:
    "All these roundabouts will help the breakaway riders of course"
    "On this descent he'll be approaching speeds of around 100km/h" (always the same number regardless of rider's actual speed)
    "By the look on his face he's really starting to suffer" (moments after "he's looking so strong today, I think he might just take this stage")

    And of course, the perennial classic:
    "This is a man who just loves to ride his bike" (about anyone)

  • Thoughts on going tubeless?1 year 5 weeks agoRichie Bikelane wrote:the

    Richie Bikelane wrote:
    the dreaded 'Bindy", not the obnoxious daughter of idiot wildlife pest Steve Irwin

    Thanks for that, it made my day! Laughing
    (five months later)

  • Southwark backs down on 20mph cycling limit1 year 5 weeks agoAs bikes are not legaly

    As bikes are not legaly required to carry computers/speedometer.... how is anyone on a bike supposed to tell how fast they are going???
    I believe I heard of a case some years ago where a cyclist had broken the speed limit with a computer fitted! but the judge threw it out beacause its pretty ridiculas to impose such a precedent on a machine that is not required to tell you what speed you are going.

    So called 'Dangerous cycling' is just an opinion that is almost impossible to proove from observation... eg I can ride considerably faster than my Mum and still remain safe because I have the skill... Peter Sagan could ride much faster than me & remain safe for the same reason.

    very wierd proposal imo Silly

  • Video: Colnago shows how it puts a C60 frame together1 year 5 weeks agoTrue enough. Speaking of

    True enough. Speaking of which, I think the Oltre is a better-looking bike than the C60. It's just a pity that I don't have the dedication, money, or ability to justify one.

  • Southwark can’t impose speed limits on cyclists, says CTC1 year 5 weeks agoChairRDRF wrote:There is a

    ChairRDRF wrote:
    There is a fundamental difference between a bicyclist going at more than 20 mph and a motorist going at more than 20 mph: the different mass of cyclist plus bicycle on the one hand, and a motor vehicle on the other, mean that there is radically different amounts of potential kinetic energy released on impact. So the plus 20 mph cyclist poses far less of a threat than the plus 20 mph driver.

    Interesting physics, if physics could ever be considered interesting that is. You're right, the mass of a car at 21mph is greater than that of a cyclist, therefore the kinetic energy is greater, as you state. But on impact with a pedestrian, for example, the impact is spread over a greater area in the case of the car. The victim may also roll onto the bonnet of the car, which will absorb some of the force of impact (OK, that won't work with a truck!) I think it's likely that more deaths would result from motor vehicles, but a sprightly cycle could still cause serious injury (or death to a child or the aged).

    ChairRDRF wrote:
    There certainly is an important pint missing here

    You're absolutely correct there. And I think I'll go an get one now! Smile

  • Sir Bradley Wiggins says he's unlikely to ride Tour de France again1 year 5 weeks agopastaman wrote:6 weeks prep

    pastaman wrote:
    6 weeks prep after 6 years apart - whatever happened to 'marginal gains'!?!?

    That's the point - this is the start of a program of gains, some marginal, some not. What we can take from that is that they don't take the Commonwealth games all that seriously.

  • Earphones on cyclists: Yea or Nay?1 year 5 weeks agoI often listen to an audio

    I often listen to an audio book in my left ear - is that any different to chatting on a ride. OK, maybe a little - but you can listen to other things and still hear other traffic.

    Loud music I would say no, since I want to hear cyclists if they want to warn me they are passing.

    Not noise cancelling earphones, obviously, but I reckon I am more alert when I am not completely bored on a very long ride.

  • Thoughts on going tubeless?1 year 5 weeks agoNot something i've ever

    Not something i've ever considered but having read this thread and watched a couple of videos of tyres being fitted i've now realised my assumptions have been completely wrong! Surprise
    I thought tubeless tyres were like big hollow rubber hoops and the sealent you used to glue them to your wheels.
    Was doing my head in trying to work out how someone put a tube in one. At Wits End

  • Not sure if worth reporting to Company, never happened to me before? (Video)1 year 5 weeks agobashthebox wrote: I'd be

    bashthebox wrote:

    I'd be fairly certain they would dismiss it as being nothing to get too excited about. It's normalised driver behaviour, i guess.

    Which is precisely why it needs to be highlighted as unacceptable more often. It's the only way this is ever going to change.

  • Feel the pain of overweight cyclists1 year 5 weeks agoYou can do it! Just keep

    You can do it! Just keep thrashing yourself, and as others have said I bet there's little naughty things in your diet you can cut out/cut right down on. Crisps, perhaps? That last pint of the evening? Mid morning snack?

  • Sir Bradley Wiggins says he's unlikely to ride Tour de France again1 year 5 weeks agois he going to walk the road

    is he going to walk the road bits between the cobbled sections in PR?

  • Sir Chris Hoy asked for ID - to get into Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome1 year 5 weeks agobikebot wrote:MercuryOne

    bikebot wrote:
    MercuryOne wrote:
    Did anyone ask the Queen for ID?

    And if they did, would she whip out a £10 note?

    and scrunch it up a bit...

  • TDF - Stage 191 year 5 weeks agoDon't think I will end up too

    Don't think I will end up too bad today with 3,4,16,18 + Taaramae, along with Kittel and Coquard, Peraud and Nibs. Another full house I guess.

  • Earphones on cyclists: Yea or Nay?1 year 5 weeks agoI don't. In both the forces,

    I don't. In both the forces, and martial arts training, you'll always be advised never to wear hoods due to the impairment of your hearing and the risk of attack from behind. The same applies to earphones. Whether that risk is from an individual intent on harming you, or as per this discussion a careless driver, makes little difference.

    Maybe my background just makes me paranoid.

  • Sir Chris Hoy asked for ID - to get into Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome1 year 5 weeks agobikebot wrote:MercuryOne

    bikebot wrote:
    MercuryOne wrote:
    Did anyone ask the Queen for ID?

    And if they did, would she whip out a £10 note?

    and scrunch it up a bit...

  • TDF - Stage 191 year 5 weeks agoBrought in Sagan and Coquard,

    Brought in Sagan and Coquard, both of whom went down in the crash - best plced for me was Visconti Laughing

  • Video: Colnago shows how it puts a C60 frame together1 year 5 weeks agotruffy - as would be the case

    truffy - as would be the case with certain other very prestigious Italian brands.

    Colnago's never made a secret of it; in fact, he's been too open about it if anything.

  • Cyclists' Defence Fund appeals for help for cyclist fined for riding round a phone box1 year 5 weeks agoshould have

    should have been;
    "...obstructed by a phone box, A PHONE BOX, MIND YOU!"
    Inna loud Michael Cane stylee.

  • Feel the pain of overweight cyclists1 year 5 weeks agoOh yes, I'd forgotten about

    Oh yes, I'd forgotten about them.

    First month of all this I was having to stop on some of these hills. Much better now and never need to stop, but as the video shows, there's still a lot to do!

  • Video: Ninja skills cyclist lands on feet in miracle escape after being hit by car that cuts across him1 year 5 weeks agoWatching that clip again and

    Watching that clip again and presuming that the camera was mounted on his helmet.
    He really doesn't seem to do himself any favours i would have checked behind me at least 3 times along there especially when pulling out past the car sticking right out of the junction.
    I would have certainly clocked both cars at the junction and probably the guy by the crossing he seems to be just heads down piling through.
    OK that's all fine in a perfect world but things like this happen i agree that it's the drivers fault but it's one of those things that's too easily done especially with the blind spots on some cars if you've not been seen on a first glance and once you are in that blind spot behind the mirror you continue to be in that spot as both the bike and the car head towards collision point you can't just believe they can see you.
    Also at the very end he takes off what look like brown lens sunglasses i probably wouldn't have worn them in the rain.
    I'll change my user name to mr cautious or something. Wink

  • Sir Bradley Wiggins says he's unlikely to ride Tour de France again1 year 5 weeks ago6 weeks prep after 6 years

    6 weeks prep after 6 years apart - whatever happened to 'marginal gains'!?!?