• GELS: best/tastiest/most economic1 year 5 weeks agoFlap Jacks contain about a

    Flap Jacks contain about a 5th of the daily calories an inactive person needs, they handily contain different types of sugars and carbs so they are not just a quick fix but slow release as well

    They are also only 50p in Aldi.

  • Rider Names - Giro1 year 5 weeks agoI have to do EVERY rider

    I have to do EVERY rider individually, I can wipe the roster in one go, but to put them in is individual.

    Henao is spelt right, the twitter you are showing is for a Colombian actor....not the pro cyclist Rolling On The Floor

    Also, I've checked elsewhere, he's not anywhere to be seen

  • Rider Names - Giro1 year 5 weeks agoThere's a 3.0 rider called

    There's a 3.0 rider called Mauricio Henao available on the game roster for Fleche Wallone. When I click on his name I get:

    Thinking

    Then on Twitter, there's this:

    Thinking

  • Texas truck drivers arrested for killing cyclist and trying to dump his body in a ditch1 year 5 weeks agoJimmy Ray Will wrote:Driving

    Jimmy Ray Will wrote:
    Driving without due care and attention, with potentially, attempting to pervert the course of justice... Nothin more. Small fine and maybe some community service tops.
    No such offence in the US.

    It's Texas and those two are looking at Vehicular Manslaughter at least and they have got them cold for Obstruction Of Justice. That alone will almost always bring jail time in Texas, in relation to the first offence it's an agrivating factor which may in fact kick it up to murder

    This is assuming they don't have previous violent felony convictions of course which could lead to them being over the limit on the three strikes law - then it's life imprisonment.

  • Wheel upgrade1 year 5 weeks agoI did some research regarding

    I did some research regarding wheels a few weeks ago, at first I was blinded by carbon but after some reviews and wheel weight, pound for pound alloy are miles better. I opted for racing zeros had I opted for carbon I would have either ended up with a heavier or more expensive wheel.

  • Rider Names - Giro1 year 5 weeks agoWow... it looks like we're

    Wow... it looks like we're already set up for La Fleche Wallone! Applause Cool! Ok, so I've got Rebellin and Denifl already grayed out... Out of curiosity, does the game engine work like the game interface? Meaning, can you deselect a whole team or do you have to 'individually', 'activate' and 'deactivate', each rider? Just curious... Thinking I'm really impressed! Smile

  • Video: White van man loses job, convicted of assault, after road rage incident caught on cyclist's helmet camera1 year 5 weeks agojasecd wrote:bobcdc wrote:At

    jasecd wrote:
    bobcdc wrote:
    At the risk of sounding like a self-righteous person, I recommend any daily commuter or rider of busy routes to have a head cam of some sort. I use one on my daily commute and it adds a layer of piece of mind. I hope one day I wont need it for an event like this. I have recorded a few 'near misses' (which we all eventually face) but nothing road-rage worthy.

    I have mixed thoughts about this - I agree that it might be helpful after the event, but the worry is that you start to become overly self righteous.

    .. [snip]

    Point well taken and you are generally correct about the potential down sides .. too much watering down of the car-bike conflict.

    I failed to mention another side of wearing a helmet cam, it also helps keep myself in check. There are temptations to curse at drivers or give the finger. Cyclists can be idiots too. The fact that we're outweighed by many tons by vehicles many times faster makes it a more important defense to me - to me that's the real issue here.

    I have a friend in a recent severe collision with a vehicle (now in hospital). I'm not sure a helmet cam could have helped here as they were struck from behind but it wouldn't hurt. There are also good "tail cams" out there also (like the Fly6 - not trying to promote it). As it stands that person is out there still. We have vehicle description, the remains of a mirror broken off, description of the driver. The reports been out on the local stations and papers with reward being offered. I'll give a link but it's in the U.S. .. but the problem is world wide isn't it, so awareness of the problem is something we all deal with.

    http://www.wjla.com/articles/2014/03/hit-and-run-lynn-kristianson-remain...

  • Video: White van man loses job, convicted of assault, after road rage incident caught on cyclist's helmet camera1 year 5 weeks agojasecd wrote: What does

    jasecd wrote:

    What does posting a video like this actually achieve?

    Discussion about removal of cycle lanes, gutter cycling, lack of indication.
    Clip was poorly named I admit. Seems you have broader questions to ponder on why people using bicycles are using cameras.

  • Video: White van man loses job, convicted of assault, after road rage incident caught on cyclist's helmet camera1 year 5 weeks agoWe're straying a little off

    We're straying a little off topic here. Ultimately one very ill suited delivery driver who was a hazard to others has been brought to book and I applaud the efforts of others to make the roads safer for all of us. I'll have more of this rather than less.

  • GELS: best/tastiest/most economic1 year 5 weeks agoglynr36 wrote:Make real food

    glynr36 wrote:
    Make real food instead.
    I feel better on rides since I started making rice cakes etc for rides. Miles cheaper too.

    Why not both? I've a taste for hot cross buns with jam, bananas and jelly babies but on a long ride I'll also have a gel or two.

  • Amstel Gold Race1 year 5 weeks agoJoint 26th overall, happy

    Joint 26th overall, happy with that. Smile

  • Amstel Gold Race1 year 5 weeks agoArsene....why the same team

    Arsene....why the same team in both? Yawn Yawn Yawn

  • Amstel Gold Race1 year 5 weeks ago12th!

    12th! Party

  • Video: White van man loses job, convicted of assault, after road rage incident caught on cyclist's helmet camera1 year 5 weeks agoEvo Lucas wrote: I don't post

    Evo Lucas wrote:

    I don't post 'every little thing' and I'm plenty aware of the polarising effect some video cammers clips can have on popular opinion, even to go as as far as to call it out.

    Although I agree with your final statement, you have fallen into cliche with "self appointed "camera warriors" on YouTube". We are just people wanting to get about safely. We are not all Traffic Droid.

    Ok Evo, you've got hundreds of videos up there so obviously I haven't exhaustively looked through them. I did however watch 8 or 9 and the majority of them seemed pretty minor - a Range Rover selecting the wrong lane without signalling, a van on the opposite carriageway and far in front of you getting flashed by a speed camera and a few close passes that were no different to what any London cyclist experiences daily.

    I'm not saying the drivers were correct in their actions but as I reasoned above I don't see how posting these videos achieves anything.

    You say you're not Traffic Droid - I had to google him but I've seen his clips before - but to the casual observer there may not seem to be much difference. As I said before I'm worried that the posting of such minor infractions polarises debate as well as feeding the perception of danger that keeps potential cyclists from getting on their bikes.

    What does posting a video like this actually achieve? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SooDrCmEBK4

  • Amstel Gold Race1 year 5 weeks agoWinner today 1 yarman 166

    Winner today

    1 yarman 166

  • Video: White van man loses job, convicted of assault, after road rage incident caught on cyclist's helmet camera1 year 5 weeks agojasecd wrote: I have mixed

    jasecd wrote:

    I have mixed thoughts about this ....

    My feeling is that posting every little thing serves no purpose but to obfuscate and polarise the debate about cycle safety. There are a number of these self appointed "camera warriors" on YouTube and while I understand their motives and frustration I think that they get on their high horses a little too easily.

    I would rather see far fewer helmet cam videos posted online so the ones of genuine unsafe behaviour are more visible.

    I don't post 'every little thing' and I'm plenty aware of the polarising effect some video cammers clips can have on popular opinion, even to go as as far as to call it out.

    Although I agree with your final statement, you have fallen into cliche with "self appointed "camera warriors" on YouTube". We are just people wanting to get about safely. We are not all Traffic Droid.

  • Northern Ireland’s first television cycle safety advert to run until after the Giro1 year 5 weeks agoQuote:Other advice from the

    Quote:
    Other advice from the police in Northern Ireland included always wearing a helmet and exercising common sense and goodwill.

    I shall exercise my common sense as I understand that a helmet does nothing to prolong my life should I be hit at anything above around 15mph. Because the force that my head could hit anything, a piece of compressed polystyrene isn't going to do anything at all apart from save some skin.

  • Video: White van man loses job, convicted of assault, after road rage incident caught on cyclist's helmet camera1 year 5 weeks agoI view helmet cameras in the

    I view helmet cameras in the same way drivers in many countries use dash cams, it just makes it a whole lot easier to sort things out with insurance companies and even the police. However posting "pointless" minor infractions on youtube is, in my opinion, a bad idea. I don't think the power of videos on the internet should be overlooked though, as the MD of the company was especially cooperative as he didn't want a viral video.

  • Wheel upgrade1 year 5 weeks agoif it's just about weight,

    if it's just about weight, then don't get blinded by the black stuff. it's much easier to extrude a light, strong alloy clincher rim than make one from carbon. so they're a *lot* cheaper.

    Something like Novatec's Sprint (http://extrauk.co.uk/product/detail/Novatec/Road_Wheels/3154/) would weigh about the same as the attacks for half the money.

    there are plenty of other options too

  • Mind your language! Volunteers told to tone down terms of affection when Tour de France visits1 year 5 weeks agoEasy do what I do when some

    Easy do what I do when some oik refers to me as "mate" turn around and tell them that you are not their friend and certainly not the breeding partner Wink

  • Podium Cafe VDS1 year 5 weeks agoWell with Vanendert, Gerrans

    Well with Vanendert, Gerrans and hopefully Matthews I've finally dragged my self off the bottom Silly

  • Amstel Gold Race1 year 5 weeks agoYeah, Jelle is setting a

    Yeah, Jelle is setting a little trend in this race now

    13th 2011
    2nd 2012
    13th 2013
    2nd 2014

  • Amstel Gold Race1 year 5 weeks ago2,4,8 for my punting purist,

    2,4,8 for my punting purist, though suspect I might have a couple of the 11-20 as well.

  • Wheel upgrade1 year 5 weeks agoShimano Dura Ace

    Shimano Dura Ace C24...awesome wheels!

  • Amstel Gold Race1 year 5 weeks agoTERatcliffe26 wrote:Why did I

    TERatcliffe26 wrote:
    Why did I not have Vanendert At Wits End although where did his form come from?

    DRUGS, OBVS.

    Oh sorry, thought I was on the cyclingnews comments board for a moment. Consistently strong finisher in this race, and at the end looked like none of the other contenders really fancied anything other than the win. Podium a great result for Mr Jelly.