• Are police fining 'speeding' cyclists in Richmond Park exceeding their authority?1 year 8 weeks agoSurely one thing that should

    Surely one thing that should be taken into account is that bicycles are not sold with speedometers. As such it is not reasonable to expect a cyclist to know how fast they are going.

  • Are police fining 'speeding' cyclists in Richmond Park exceeding their authority?1 year 8 weeks agoWhere is Martin Porter when

    Where is Martin Porter when you need him?

  • ReconJet heads-up display computer coming to UK1 year 8 weeks agoNeil753 wrote:Just wondering

    Neil753 wrote:
    Just wondering if any ban will hit cyclists.

    Hopefully when the ban is drafted it will make it an offence to use the system while in control of a motor vehicle.

  • Are police fining 'speeding' cyclists in Richmond Park exceeding their authority?1 year 8 weeks agoGood work

    Good work

  • Cycling central to Saudi women's driving protest1 year 8 weeks agoEat your heart out Critical

    Eat your heart out Critical Mass. This is seriously brave.

  • Despite criticism London's 'Think! Cyclist' campaign extends to 5 other cities1 year 8 weeks agoAnother close- but- no- cigar

    Another close- but- no- cigar waste of taxpaying cyclists' money! Sad

  • Despite criticism London's 'Think! Cyclist' campaign extends to 5 other cities1 year 8 weeks agoOverall this looks like a

    Overall this looks like a decent campaign. Certainly the messages it is trying to put across are infinitely better than the Nice Way Code.

    Heading into Manchester a couple of times over the next couple of weeks so will be looking out for these.

  • Who introduced you?1 year 8 weeks agogoogle

    google

  • Brailsford sets twin targets for 2014 Tour: Grow cycling in Britain… and WIN!1 year 8 weeks agoAll professional sport is

    All professional sport is part "exhibition". If there was no spectacle there would be no spectators and therefore no sponsors. So it pays the organisers and participants to increase the spectacle and therefore attract more spectators.

    It's not just confined to cycling. Just enjoy it!

  • Brailsford sets twin targets for 2014 Tour: Grow cycling in Britain… and WIN!1 year 8 weeks agoThe TDF has always been part

    The TDF has always been part spectacle and part race since its inception - after all it was designed to help an ailing newspaper. Nothing new in the exhibition aspect I'm afraid...just enjoy it!

  • Despite criticism London's 'Think! Cyclist' campaign extends to 5 other cities1 year 8 weeks agoPerhaps the posters should

    Perhaps the posters should have pictures like the rule 163 highway code as detailed above printed on them.. There is absolutely no question where everyone should be having seen that.

  • Despite criticism London's 'Think! Cyclist' campaign extends to 5 other cities1 year 8 weeks agoPaul99 wrote:Just to add

    Paul99 wrote:
    Just to add something that no one else has seen - these things are plastered over the back of a lot of buses.

    Thanks for adding that detail. I confess I hadn't noticed them, but that's because I see buses as something to avoid, not something to read. I bet I'm not the only one.

  • First image from Stephen Frears' Lance Armstrong movie1 year 8 weeks agoWonder how much Lance is

    Wonder how much Lance is getting for all of these movies about him.

  • Is there ever a good time for 3/4 length bibshorts?1 year 8 weeks ago3/4 shorts make perfect

    3/4 shorts make perfect sense.
    Thighs and KNEES get (subjectively) colder than shins so they need ever so slightly more thermal protection. What's not to understand?

    I wonder if anyone would ever bothered with warmers if it weren't the pros using them Wink

  • Cycle deaths coroner calls for action on cycle superhighway 21 year 8 weeks agoSuggest that TfL gets an

    Suggest that TfL gets an unbiased and independent crash inquiry report specialist to deliver a reports on Aldgate and BOTH Bow Roundabout crashes and follow the neutral (ie no-blame style) used by all RAIB reports. A good idea might be to contract RAIB to do this as if these were crashes involving railway trains and cyclists.

    The 'red light' issue for example would be reported as a causal factor, as would the failure of the road painting to enforce any priorities or protocols that would prevent conflicting interaction between (motorised) traffic turning left and cycle traffic moving straight ahead.

    Plus the real HUGE elephant in the room. If as TfL/Jacobs statements appear to suggest, initial site surveying revealed that in the absence of any official 'safety' interventions 60% (my observations suggest it is nearer 70%) of cyclists travelling along route CS2 rode (and continue to ride) over the flyover, why was the delivery of a scheme that avoided riding on the roundabout not considered?

    I feel it was unfortunate that this question did not appear to be directly asked at the inquest, with the follow through question to those traffic 'experts' who have delivered a second scheme potentially worse than the original one through its added complexity of traffic signal timings and road markings.

    "If a cyclist was riding through this junction over the flyover, how, in comparison with the current official CS2 route might the level of risk of being run over by a left turning truck or other motor vehicle be changed?" Clue here - turning left in a truck when travelling over a flyover is generally not a manouevre that drivers have been seen to attempt.

    Basically risk of this on current CS2 'high' risk on route over flyover perhaps 0.01% . Specification of road safety measures - 1) Reduce risk - ideally by removing hazard.....

  • Cycle deaths coroner calls for action on cycle superhighway 21 year 8 weeks ago@Crazy-legs : Correction

    @Crazy-legs : Correction "Obviously lethal if 32Tons of Truck is doing it - you can drive up to 7.5T GVW (3T tare) on class C1 (ordinary driving licence)

  • ReconJet heads-up display computer coming to UK1 year 8 weeks ago@ Dave Atkinson. I'm guessing

    @ Dave Atkinson. I'm guessing it's because it would be difficult to tell whether a driver (or a cyclist) is looking at the display data, or other road users, at any given moment, if they are using one of these devices. Whereas if someone's taking a peek at their satnav, or other device, it's easier for others to witness that momentary inattention and react accordingly.

    It's certainly an interesting development.

  • ReconJet heads-up display computer coming to UK1 year 8 weeks agoDoes it give you vision like

    Does it give you vision like the terminator or (showing my age) Steve Austin? Smile

  • brakes on single speed/fixies1 year 8 weeks agoI'd suggest not jumping the

    I'd suggest not jumping the gun. Try 'em out and see whether you're comfortable with the performance. In my experience even the low end Tektro brakes are effective enough (though I've only recently moved from old and battered single pivots, so anything is an improvement). Only thing is that they lack the little centering screw, making adjustments trickier.

  • Greeting other cyclists -Wife rules1 year 8 weeks agoI've changed the screen saver

    I've changed the screen saver on the Apple TV to black and white Rapha women's images to encourage her to get out more. I heard a cry out for help last week so I dashed up stairs and found her on the floor having treated herself to the delights of the foam roller.

  • Greeting other cyclists -Wife rules1 year 8 weeks agoMy friends and I thought

    My friends and I thought about doing a sportive such as the Etape Caledonia (as it's quite flat) on one of those 3 person tridems (sic) just like The Goodies.

  • Greeting other cyclists -Wife rules1 year 8 weeks agoMy friends and I thought

    My friends and I thought about doing a sportive such as the Etape Caledonia (as it's quite flat) on one of those 3 person tridems (sic) just like The Goodies.

  • Greeting other cyclists -Wife rules1 year 8 weeks agoBuy a tandem & stick her on

    Buy a tandem & stick her on the front. You can fiddle with your cap as much as you want then. (unless it's my wife who has eyes in the back of her head and doesn't miss a thing)

  • Greg LeMond: Lance Armstrong should be in jail... and was top 30 rider at best1 year 8 weeks agoA little bit off course but

    A little bit off course but my 2 cents ...

    Watch the documentary 9.79, about the Ben Johnson incident, listening to the head tester at the LA and Seoul Olympic games there were so many positives across so many athletes they didn't do anything about it.
    Watching Carl lewis and his coaches interviews is like watching lance and his coaches all over again.

    Around 200 athletes on the records for Operación Puerto - only the cyclists get named, what about the other athletes?

    I don't condone drug taking in any way, I've had people ask me about them and I have explained the dangers and told them if they chose that route there was the door.

    Don't get me wrong I definitely think he should pay for the way he destroyed others careers and lives, but if everyone thinks the sports world is clean they really do have their heads in the sand, there will always be the genetic freaks, (Eero Antero Mäntyranta the finish cross country skier, yes I know ironically he got busted for drugs, but his EPO levels were the cause of a genetic mutation) and they usually become the ones who do win more.

    How many of you were going crazy when you saw armstrong attack on the hills?... did you really believe that one year after being on his cancer deathbed he could come back and win a race run over 3500+ miles in 3 weeks? seriously?... have you actually met any one who has had cancer or seen how they are feeling recovered from cancer after 1 year??

    I loved watching him win, (unfortunately oblivious to his antics towards others, which probably would have influenced my attitude) , I read his books (one actually helped me understand a lot about my dad who died from cancer and what was going through his mind when he had it, but would talk about)
    Did I ever think armstrong was clean? no I can honestly say not, in fact I used to argue with a personal friend of his over the issue when I said there was no way he was...however did that stop me enjoying what I saw, no it didn't.
    But then I also think the Jamaican's aren't clean either, or a lot of top tennis players, or footballers, or NFL, or Baseball...... etc etc

    I'm not cynical just realistic, (I will say though Lemond after reading his book is definitely one of those freaks, and is definitely a cycling hero, as is a guy like Hampsten , who did win clean... but then I also like Coppi, Bartali, Hinault, Merckx and Sean Kelly, and they were all most probably riding on PEDS, but I still like them and reading about and seeing the way they rode)

    I wish every one was clean, I love cycling, I love to see the battles in the hills, over the cobbles, the sprints for the line.
    We we live in a society where we want hero's, where money and success unfortunately go hand in hand, and sponsors demand results.
    it's us who put athletes on a pedestal,
    we want our team to win after all who wants to ride a losers bike, or wear a team that never wins jersey
    we want to see the records broken,
    we want to see people go faster and higher and longer ,

    Have you ever asked yourself who it really is putting the pressure on athletes across all sports to achieve these feats?

    would you be happy with records never getting broken, seeing no one go faster... it was pretty cool to see Usain break the record huh, how about when he broke it again .. insane!

    let me ask you this
    have you bought a lighter bike to go faster?
    aero wheels?
    latest aero kit?
    lighter components?

    why ?
    two answers I can think of
    1. Lets face it aero wheels look damn cool
    2. You wanted to go faster the pros use them after all.. guess what .. the marketing worked... money out of your pocket to sponsors pocket.

    For the record I've had my ass kicked by guys on steel bikes while I was on a carbon bike racing up the hills, I've also had the pleasure to be able to out sprint people on much more expensive bikes than mine with wheels that cost more than my whole bike....its the rider and the results on the scoreboard, not the bike except at the very top levels where seconds and 100th's of seconds can make a difference and mean gold or silver or that hill top win... however I am saving up for some aero wheels they look pretty cool.

    Am I saying you cant win without drugs (sprinting yes) ,cycling no, I generally do think it can be done in our sport, and would like to think it is becoming more common place.

    Just Enjoy it for what it is and how it makes you feel, and don't be sucked in or surprised when the next one hits the fan, after all we are what make cycling, but we are also the ones who want our guys/girls to win, its what many of us associate with.

    it does make us happier when our team/athlete wins, and from my experience people enjoy being happy it feels good.. fact.

    ... you do want them to win right?

  • FS:- Forme Hiver frameset 54cm + CX bits1 year 8 weeks agoInterested in your ad there.

    Interested in your ad there. not far from you either. could you send me some pics please?