• Family calls for tough sentencing on driver who killed cyclists 30 years apart1 year 12 weeks agoIt beggars belief, 300 hours

    It beggars belief, 300 hours in exchange for a life.

    Oh yes forgot to add 5 year driving ban as well, that makes it alright then Angry Angry

    EDIT: and please tell me what ffs has the wearing of a helmet got to do with it.

  • Giro game - pick three Italians1 year 12 weeks agoI'll go with Nibali, G.

    I'll go with Nibali, G. Caruso and Locatelli Thinking

  • Giro game - pick three Italians1 year 12 weeks agoFabio Sabatini, Paolo

    Fabio Sabatini, Paolo Tiralongo, Mauro Santambrogio,

  • Better, lighter contact points1 year 12 weeks agozzgavin wrote:No money to

    zzgavin wrote:
    No money to burn, a few grammes saved for a ti bolt seems crazy when a carried but uneaten gel is 50g.

    In which case save your money and spend it on doing rather than having.

    Spending £240 to shave 220g off your bike seems a bit pointless to me - you won't feel the difference, except in your wallet.

    Spending £250 on coaching or riding your bike in places you really enjoy would be better value IMHO. Memories are so much more valuable than Ti chainring bolts!

    If your bum aches then certainly try a different saddle, see a sports therapist (glute issues?) or perhaps get a bikefit.

  • Family calls for tough sentencing on driver who killed cyclists 30 years apart1 year 12 weeks agoI don't get this bit "Sheriff

    I don't get this bit "Sheriff James Scott said he felt able to spare McCourt prison because there were no aggravating factors, such as drink or drug abuse."

    Surely one aggravating factor is that this is the second time he has killed. Is that taken into account re; sentencing?

  • Family calls for tough sentencing on driver who killed cyclists 30 years apart1 year 12 weeks agoJust re-read the comments

    Just re-read the comments above that the family made and how they were writing to the sheriff to make sure they were aware of his history.

    I can't begin to imagine how they feel at this response and the idiotic and highly offensive comments about a helmet.

  • Giro D' Italia Roster1 year 12 weeks agoGhedebrav wrote:chrisdstripes

    Ghedebrav wrote:
    chrisdstripes wrote:
    Still wavering over my purist team - 46 credits for last 2 riders. Want to go for Cav plus one, but there's always the chance he'll drop out halfway through, or get taken out by Ferrari again... If I don't pick him, I could bring in 2 good guys instead, but Cav could potentially score big in week one, which most of my others won't do. DAMN GAME.

    Barring catastrophic underperformance, Cav should really be first name on the roster for everyone's purist. No other rider is a likely to bag multiple stage wins, nor get as many sprint points thus consistent scoring even in high mountians. I'd even expect OPQS to do alright in the TTT. Even at his high price, he's still a bit undervalued.

    He'd only consider dropping, I think, if he (or his train Thinking ) performs disappointingly in the first few flat sprints, putting him out of contention for the overall points jersey.

    So - pick Cav. Unless, that is, you're doing some silly experiment of picking only Andean mountaineers...

    Not so sure that OPQS will do so well in the TTT this time without Martin,Chavanel and Velits to tow them around?

    No Cav in my purists......although my standards will have him for stage 1.

  • Giro D' Italia Roster1 year 12 weeks agoYep - thats what I'm

    Yep - thats what I'm intending - just trying to talk myself out of it - I don't think he is as obvious a choice as you do though! I haven't checked the details, but I'm sure last year the top 4 or 5 GC guys all outscored the top sprinter (Cav) in terms of fantasy points...

  • Giro game - pick three Italians1 year 12 weeks agogood game. Nibali, Pirazzi,

    good game.

    Nibali, Pirazzi, Gavazzi Nerd

  • Giro D' Italia Roster1 year 12 weeks agoBy the way, for the record my

    By the way, for the record my Purist team would have been:

    Cav
    Nibali
    Gesink
    Navardauskas
    Scarponi
    Aru
    Chalapud
    Mezgec
    Berard (or Azanza; I like to include a Basque for good luck)

  • Giro game - pick three Italians1 year 12 weeks agoFranco Pellizotti (AND)

    Franco Pellizotti (AND) 5.4
    Mauro Santambrogio (VIN) 14.7
    Stefano Pirazzi (BVI 15.6

    Well, it is only a game At Wits End

  • Giro D' Italia Roster1 year 12 weeks agochrisdstripes wrote:Still

    chrisdstripes wrote:
    Still wavering over my purist team - 46 credits for last 2 riders. Want to go for Cav plus one, but there's always the chance he'll drop out halfway through, or get taken out by Ferrari again... If I don't pick him, I could bring in 2 good guys instead, but Cav could potentially score big in week one, which most of my others won't do. DAMN GAME.

    Barring catastrophic underperformance, Cav should really be first name on the roster for everyone's purist. No other rider is a likely to bag multiple stage wins, nor get as many sprint points thus consistent scoring even in high mountians. I'd even expect OPQS to do alright in the TTT. Even at his high price, he's still a bit undervalued.

    He'd only consider dropping, I think, if he (or his train Thinking ) performs disappointingly in the first few flat sprints, putting him out of contention for the overall points jersey.

    So - pick Cav. Unless, that is, you're doing some silly experiment of picking only Andean mountaineers...

  • Giro game - pick three Italians1 year 12 weeks agoray silvester wrote:Or 3

    ray silvester wrote:
    Or 3 Yankees for Cali?

    Don't know, this is getting the point where it'll take me ages to do the scores, think I'll just save it for the Tour and Vuelta.

  • Family calls for tough sentencing on driver who killed cyclists 30 years apart1 year 12 weeks agoI don't know what is

    I don't know what is currently making me more angry, this puddle of piss punishment they have handed down or the achingly crass comments from Sheriff Scott:

    Quote:
    "I take into account that the accused has been ill and has suffered from depression and that he displays signs of post-traumatic stress disorder.

    "Mrs Fyffe wasn't to blame in any way for the accident.

    "However, she was not wearing a safety helmet and that in my view contributed to her death."

    Nothing to do with being driven at by a couple of tonnes of killing machine, oh no, I'm sure a lump of polystyrene would have been the key to keeping a 75 year old woman who was thrown in to the air after the crash alive and well.

  • Carbon vs Titanium1 year 12 weeks agoFocus Izalco Pro 3.0 Race

    Focus Izalco Pro 3.0
    Race ready out the box.
    Next year get some fancy wheels for it.

  • East Yorkshire bike races under threat after police reportedly insist on road closures due to safety concerns1 year 12 weeks agoThe East Yorkshire Road Race

    The East Yorkshire Road Race league events were to be my son's debut on the road this year after a winter of training. He is 16 and now posting times which place him second in the Hull Thursday Road Club Time Trial League among the seniors. If he is not the future of cyling then I don't know what is. When I told him his whole racing season is off he was crestfallen. I have spent £13,000 on bikes for him and myself in the last two years. There are only a handful of such youths riding in East Yorkshire - maybe a dozen at most. The sport is very thin for them as it is. There are very weak grass roots. It maybe booming for 40-year-old-men, but at the bottom end - the youngsters -there is next to nothing - lets not prtend he can drive to Teeside of Nottingham to take part in a road event. A velodrome ride in Manchester is but a dream. There are no velodromes in East Yorkshire, there are no off road circuits. There is no cyclo cross league (the last one was chucked off Beverley Westwood) For the police to say they are not kill joys is rubbish. Humberside Police has a track record of being killjoys, from policing football matches to Bank Holiday drinking.They let Ian Huntley slip through the net and having been letting down the public ever since. Taking away 100 years of HTRC history of racing instead of doing their job and targeting bad driving is the easy option - they like those.The police attitude has been far from constructive. They talk big but the bottom line is three races has been scrapped and counting.

  • Better, lighter contact points1 year 12 weeks agoChange your Chainset asap,

    Change your Chainset asap, save 200+g for <£200, just out of interest what category racer are you?

  • Giro game - pick three Italians1 year 12 weeks agoNibali, Santambrogio and

    Nibali, Santambrogio and Gavazzi for me please

  • bike fit, honest opinion1 year 12 weeks agoHi, I have just had a bike

    Hi, I have just had a bike fit at http://www.bespokecycling.com/bike-fitting last week after doing alot of reasearch on the web. I also considered cyclefit as an alternative but pleased I went with Bespoke as they were excellent.Ben the lead bike fitter is an X Pro cyclist himself and uses his BSc in Sports Rehabilitation to provide a very detailed anaysis using the Retul system. You are paying for the expertise (£200 in my case) and Retul is just the tool. He spent about 2-2.5 hrs in all starting with my flexibility,balance, injuries before getting anywhere near the bike. In addtion to going through the fitting process he also provided guidance on pedalling technique and left me with a number of exercises to follow to improve strength and flexibility. They then email you a full report and recommendations whether it's for a new bike in my case or I understand changes to your current one. Can't recommend them highly enough and I guess you get what you pay for.

  • Better, lighter contact points1 year 12 weeks agoJust out of interest, if you

    Just out of interest, if you swapped out the groupset to SRAM Red, you'd save nearly 800g according to this website:

    http://www.totalcycling.com/component-weights.html

    Maybe cassette and chain when you need as a first step (84g?).

    I'm by no means a weight weenie and agree that things like riding around with a full 2nd 500ml waterbottle (500g) all day is far more relevant. Knowing water refill points on a ride is the best weight saver ever.

  • Better, lighter contact points1 year 12 weeks agoConti GP four seasons 25mm in

    Conti GP four seasons 25mm in the winter, GP 4000s 23mm in the summer, 220g ish each and I trust them too Smile

  • Better, lighter contact points1 year 12 weeks agoThanks, No money to burn, a

    Thanks, No money to burn, a few grammes saved for a ti bolt seems crazy when a carried but uneaten gel is 50g.
    I'll look at comfort first, changing the wheels made a huge difference, looking forward to puting them back on again, now that winter might actually be over...

  • Better, lighter contact points1 year 12 weeks agoWhat tires and tubes are you

    What tires and tubes are you running?

  • Better, lighter contact points1 year 12 weeks agoI'm not sure there's much

    I'm not sure there's much more you can do apart from lose any excess weight yourself (if you have any). You gross outlay would be £240 but surely you'd get a few quid back from ebaying the C3 kit? Net outlay would be less than £200.

    From a personal point of view, I value comfort way above weight when it comes to saddles in particular. Having said that, the Fizik Arione I have is really comfy and probably lighter than your existing Prologo jobbie.

    If you have money to burn, titanium bolts for chainset and other bits will save a few grams (and wont rust).

  • Giro game - pick three Italians1 year 12 weeks agoNibali (30.0) No surprise

    Nibali (30.0) No surprise there Plain Face
    S. Pirrazzi (15.6) To offset all the Santambrogio picks Thinking
    Bongiorno (3.0) His name sounds ball bouncingly funny Big Grin