• TfL warns cycle campaign group about poster copyright1 year 6 weeks agoI like the campaign.

    I like the campaign. Original, to the point and with balls, instead of the usual overly polite BS.

  • Pictures of your Bike1 year 6 weeks agoHoliday snap of my vaguely

    Holiday snap of my vaguely treved up Condor Fratello, taken on Paxos, all 7x2 miles of it.
    Please forgive the bar tape, it was spare and came off soon after, the shame..
    Bike as it should be, all unsporting and off on a fishing trip..

  • Eat yourself fit - Nutrition for weight loss1 year 6 weeks ago"What is wrong with eating

    "What is wrong with eating extra fat as a primary energy source for endurance ?"
    Not much at all I found, as I ate 80% fries, burgers and milkshakes while riding the Divide in the States last summer!
    Your 600km Audax on empty - what was the motive behind that, if any? Interested, it's quite a ride.

    I'd vouch for the fasted training too, had been doing that 1-3 mornings a week for around 2hrs for a couple of years. Seems to have made big changes in my ability to ride distances without sugar crashes as well as shifting weight fairly easily as needed.

  • The road.cc Bike of the Year 2013-141 year 6 weeks agoJon Burrage wrote:Id be

    Jon Burrage wrote:
    Id be interested to see the rationale for choosing the Hoy over something like the Felt F75 which has a very simimar spec but saves you £100 and is from a reputable, tour proven company rather than a newcomer.

    Not criticising the Hoy at all but the decision seems to be odd. I have ridden both too (and an Orbea Aqua 105 at £1k) and the Felt and Orbea never seem to get a mention on road.cc

    Tour proven company, not Tour proven bike… and what does that mean anyway? In most cases bike companies pay teams to ride their bikes, which team on the WorldTour goes out and buys their own bikes based on what they think is the best machine for the job?

  • The road.cc Bike of the Year 2013-141 year 6 weeks agodavegreen70 wrote:So the best

    davegreen70 wrote:
    So the best budget bike is the Boardman. A bike that costs £70 more than the Btwin Triban 5 that has new Sora as opposed to 2300?
    How does that work then? Thinking

    That'll be paragraph 3… y'know where it says we're picking from bikes we've tested

  • TfL warns cycle campaign group about poster copyright1 year 6 weeks agoGoingRoundInCycles wrote:Well

    GoingRoundInCycles wrote:
    Well intentioned or not I do feel that stopthekilling keep their brains where their prostates should be. A picture of a left turning HGV at a junction and a string of untrained or mentally deficient cyclists positioned on its nearside will I am sure do wonders to dispel the myth that victims of cycling accidents are more often than not cycling like twats.

    Wrong. 9/10 people seeing that poster will get the message:

    "most of these #bloodycyclists are asking for it, positioning themselves in such a dumbass position, when everyone knows that all large vehicles have blindspots. Look! It even says so in the poster. Idiots. Can't they read?"

    It is such an own goal, it beggars belief. My bottom jaw clanged on the desk when I saw the poster. This site badly needs a facepalm icon.

    Now for some more home truths:

    This HGV is lethal. Why is it allowed on London's roads?

    Because it is carrying lots of useful stuff that people want or need to buy, like for example food, furniture, clothes, building materials, brand new shiny bicycles and spares .... you get the picture. It is also doing it's job very efficiently.

    Why is it lethal?

    Humans don't yet know how to build HGVs that are big and heavy enough to do the required job but completely incapable of killing someone in the event of a collision. But we are working on it.

    So unless you have never ever bought anything from a London shop in your life and have no intention of doing so in future, don't be a hypocrite! You rely on HGVs just like the rest of us.

    Other examples of large lethal but essential vehicles on London roads include, buses, coaches, ambulances, prison transportation, fire engines, tipper trucks, refuse collection vehicles ... etc. They all have blind spots. Should they be banned too?

    Or maybe, we cyclists should be banned from busy roads if we are so certain that we cannot coexist with those making essential journeys in large vehicles?

    I am sick of the politicised bullshit that has engulfed cycling in recent years. If organisations like stopthekilling are determined to turn this into a war between us and them ..... there can only possibly be one winner. Them.

    No vehicle is inherently lethal. It is the environment it is used in, and the way it is used that can make it so. Change the environment and things get safer. These changes can be made via segregation (physical where possible, by time where not) of large vehicles and cyclists. The lorries themselves can be made safer by reducing the blind spot with lowered cabs and larger mirrors, cameras and sensors. They can be removed from the roads during peak cycling hours.

    As to your complaint about the "politicised bullshit" - how's the 'do nothing' approach going for you - made a difference yet?

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  • Shimano Ultegra 6700 Cranks 53/39T 172.5 New1 year 6 weeks agoSold

    Sold

  • Suspended sentence and 12 month ban for driver who killed Suffolk cyclist1 year 6 weeks agoPossibly a re-test, is it,

    Possibly a re-test, is it, CTC? I think you are too mild for your role, pehaps a bit too comfortable in it to be rocking the boat?

    If I were a CTC member, I'd be diverting my cash to the likes of the Stop The Killing campaign with their excellent "subvertising".

  • Trek Factory Racing reveal new team kit and roster1 year 6 weeks agoThems is vertical

    Thems is vertical pinstripes...!

  • UKIP slams Cambridge plans to spend money on Tour de France “parties”1 year 6 weeks agoI totally agree, the

    I totally agree, the government had to bail out Yorkshire's bid, why pump more money into it when services are being cut....

  • Tour of Flanders1 year 6 weeks agoI did Flanders last year and

    I did Flanders last year and spent the weekend with Jean Marie Wampers, a Belgian ex-pro who won Paris Roubaix in 89 when men were men and all that. His advice was don't get too close to anyone's back wheel on the climbs. This saved me on all the climbs. People just stop dead. Leave a couple of wheel lengths and you can get round them, too close and you're stopping too! It's what cycling is all about.

  • road.cc’s 25 top cycling products of 2013-141 year 6 weeks agoGlympse is great for spouse

    Glympse is great for spouse reassurance but it doesn't half murder your battery, make sure you have a full charge before you set off.

    Still waiting for the long term test result on the Aithein you lot. Hint.

  • Strava in spotlight again as Preston's Guild Wheel creator says "poser" cyclists endanger others using shared path1 year 6 weeks agoInteresting idea mentioned

    Interesting idea mentioned above - cycle only routes. Leicester has "New Walk" - a road where only walking is allowed. I think Milton Keynes and Stevenage have cycle only routes - can't think of them anywhere else.

  • TfL warns cycle campaign group about poster copyright1 year 6 weeks agoThere have been many deaths

    There have been many deaths where HGV drivers have overtaken a cyclist then turned left - the picture above shows how dangerous this is.

    I read recently that a redesign of drivers cabs to reduce blind spots is being held up by red tape.

    London has some segregated cycle paths - around Tavistock Square for instance and they seem to work reasonably well (although at one end the planners have evidentially lost the plot by having riders switch lanes).

    ASLs should encourage riders to get to the front via the outside of a vehicle not the inside. Time to paint them differently?

    Incidentally on Euston Road tonight there was a PCSO telling drivers and other road users off for stopping in ASLs - she got a thumbs up from me.

  • Eat yourself fit - Nutrition for weight loss1 year 6 weeks agoThis guy has done some proper

    This guy has done some proper n=1 research on himself on a 90% fat diet doing endurance sports.:
    http://youtu.be/NqwvcrA7oe8

  • UKIP slams Cambridge plans to spend money on Tour de France “parties”1 year 6 weeks agoGodfrey! The blasted French

    Godfrey! The blasted French are coming and rumour has it they've got Romanians hiding in their saddle bags. Fetch the piano wire and get the chap from the New Forest on the blower, there's work to do.

  • UKIP slams Cambridge plans to spend money on Tour de France “parties”1 year 6 weeks agoYeah, go back to France where

    Yeah, go back to France where you belong, bloody cyclists! We can't be having with this sort of thing.

  • TfL warns cycle campaign group about poster copyright1 year 6 weeks agoCan we have an "unlike"

    Can we have an "unlike" button please?

  • TfL warns cycle campaign group about poster copyright1 year 6 weeks agoperhaps they shouldn't be

    perhaps they shouldn't be providing infrastructure that encourages cycists to cycle up the left hand side of HGVs... it should be to proper Dutch standards which segragate cyclists and HGVs so that these incidents do not happen?

  • Suspended sentence and 12 month ban for driver who killed Suffolk cyclist1 year 6 weeks ago"Mitigating, Michael Proctor

    "Mitigating, Michael Proctor said that Lumley-Holmes had no recollection of seeing Mr Evans before the accident. She was a vulnerable defendant who had suffered an abusive childhood, her teenage years in care and been diagnosed with a personality disorder."

    WTF... Surprise

    NO MITIGATION... Those items have absolutelu NOTHING to do with the incident...

  • Clothing and bits and bobs for sale1 year 6 weeks agoAssos sold, Saddle sold,

    Assos sold, Saddle sold, bartape sold.

    New items
    Mavic Yksion Powerlink tyres x2, put on bike but less than 50 miles. £15 each

    Sorry but black tyres in a dark garage at night dont photograph very well

    Michelin Krylion Carbon tyre 700 x 23c new still in packaging, silver stripe. Great tyres £15

  • Trek Factory Racing reveal new team kit and roster1 year 6 weeks agoFMOAB wrote:The same eye on

    FMOAB wrote:
    The same eye on merchandising over distinctiveness led to Manchester United's notorious indigo shirt, which was launched because it went well with denim

    You are confusing the blue grey England away shirt from Euro 96 (denim/Gareth Southgate miss etc.) with the Sharp Viewcam speckled Grey away shirt of Manchester United which they had to swap at half time against Crystal palace (I think) because they went 3-0 down and said they couldn't see each other against the crowd. Or something like that.

  • Suspended sentence and 12 month ban for driver who killed Suffolk cyclist1 year 6 weeks ago"Prosecutor Robert Sadd said

    "Prosecutor Robert Sadd said that she should have seen Mr Evans who was cycling on a straight stretch of road on a dry, sunny day with clear visibility.

    “Anyone could and should have seen the cyclist. There is no explanation other than it was driving in such a way that led to his death.”

    After the impact which shattered the windscreen of the car Lumley-Holmes did not stop for another 90 metres and no explanation had been given as to why, said Mr Sadd."

    http://www.buryfreepress.co.uk/news/local/latest-news/woman-receives-sus...

    I don't know this lady and I wasn't in court so I have no basis to doubt that the accident was unintentional but she should not be allowed to drive ever again until there is a satisfactory explanation of the part she played in this tragic accident.

    To the family and friends of Mr Evans, my thoughts are with you today. This outcome must be very hard to bear.

  • UKIP slams Cambridge plans to spend money on Tour de France “parties”1 year 6 weeks agoCambridge has got a pretty

    Cambridge has got a pretty good deal, hosting the race without paying for it. Admittedly, they get Monday morning, whereas Yorkshire gets the weekend.

    Still, UKIP are having to work pretty hard to find something to complain about. They are a miserable bunch of badgers.