• Tour De France stage 4 Nice > Nice TTT1 year 10 weeks agoTERatcliffe26 wrote:Pretty

    TERatcliffe26 wrote:
    Pretty happy with today, bringing in kwit and Gutierrez for Dumoulin and Hivert worked. Now I have Gerrans, Sagan, EBH and Kwiatkowski for tomorrow. Just who to bring in for Nava. Play it safe with Kittel, or go for Simon Thinking

    Simon rarely comes above 6th in this sort of company and likely lower tomorrow. Kittel may get IM points. I've kept Kittel for now. Wish I'd brought in Gerrans rather than Simon for 3, but there are some much bigger decisions to come. The mountains will decide everything. Trying to find some cheap climbers who are worth a punt as you can probably only have 2 big guys in a team, (which is how it should be).

  • Carrying bikes by car in France - what's the real position on stap-ons?1 year 10 weeks agoWell my brother and I

    Well my brother and I traveled from s Wales down to Alpe d'huez last year then to Paris with no numberplate showing or an electrics board and not a single gendarme batted an eyelid ....or a UK copper ...go figure Surprise

  • Eurostar clarifies its bike carriage system1 year 10 weeks agoMy bike needed a new paint

    My bike needed a new paint job after I entrusted it to these people, and to get the money I had to threaten legal action. Following the contemptuous level of customer service I got from Eurostar, I'm not joking when I say I will swim the Channel before I use them again.

  • Recycled, single-use paper pulp helmet could cost as little as £1 + video1 year 10 weeks ago+1 to what Kim and Ush

    +1 to what Kim and Ush said

    One of the potential negatives of wearing a helmet is the possible increase in severity of torsional/twisting injuries; the shape and material used here look like the worst possible design in this regard.

    I actually think an egg box-like material with a bit of genuine crumple would be pretty good for a helmet inner, but it would need a hard shell outer and some way of adjusting the size so it actually fits; the guy in the main picture could crush his entire face before road contacted the helmet because it is tipped back. If you're going to wear something, you might as well wear it so the limited benefits will apply.

  • Tour De France stage 4 Nice > Nice TTT1 year 10 weeks agoPretty happy with today,

    Pretty happy with today, bringing in kwit and Gutierrez for Dumoulin and Hivert worked. Now I have Gerrans, Sagan, EBH and Kwiatkowski for tomorrow. Just who to bring in for Nava. Play it safe with Kittel, or go for Simon Thinking

  • Schwalbe One racing tyre launched1 year 10 weeks agoI just bought the ultremo

    I just bought the ultremo zx's a couple of weeks back and the change from hardskins is impressive, better handling and better rolling, even with the tyres at 130psi the ride feels smoother Big Grin

  • Eurostar clarifies its bike carriage system1 year 10 weeks agoWe have had a few customers

    We have had a few customers suffering when visiting us because their bikes have been put on different trains. Well worth making sure when you make the booking.

  • Tour De France stage 4 Nice > Nice TTT1 year 10 weeks agoNot sure if Europcar are

    Not sure if Europcar are definitely not renewing but it's probably going to be decided based on how successful the Tour is.

    There were also rumours that team 'Europcar' were aiming at World Tour next year so were looking to build up some decent WT points. That'd mean targetting GC (as GC gives more points than jerseys/stage wins by a country mile) with Rolland who's a better GC bet than Voeckler.

  • Video: How to stop your bike getting stolen - London police guide1 year 10 weeks agohttps://www.youtube.com/watch

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNNcceoeTok

    Locked even worse than the one in the photo.

    I'm waiting for some new super light and strong material to come along, what's the point of having a 7kg bike if you've got to carry 2.5kg of locks and chains/cable.

    And if your bike cost £3k then £300 of locks would be overkill. My gold rated lock was £25ish.

    /dont have a £3k, 7kg bike btw.

  • Tour De France stage 4 Nice > Nice TTT1 year 10 weeks agodrheaton wrote:chiv30

    drheaton wrote:
    chiv30 wrote:
    130 ish day for me plus gerrans in for tomorrow already
    Not sure on the Simon Clarke idea I actually think Pierre Rolland has targeted the polka dot Jersey and they are playing the tommy v card for gc tbh
    Thinking

    Europcar are coming to the end of their sponsorship contract so I think the team have decided to use Rolland early on to get some air-time in the polka dots then switch to thinking about GC next week some time. It won't put too much strain on Rolland to chase the odd small climb this week so I reckon it's win-win for them.

    Well I didn't know that about the sponsorship , shame I quite like the colourscheme makes it easy to spot

  • Tour De France stage 4 Nice > Nice TTT1 year 10 weeks agochiv30 wrote:130 ish day for

    chiv30 wrote:
    130 ish day for me plus gerrans in for tomorrow already
    Not sure on the Simon Clarke idea I actually think Pierre Rolland has targeted the polka dot Jersey and they are playing the tommy v card for gc tbh
    Thinking

    Europcar are coming to the end of their sponsorship contract so I think the team have decided to use Rolland early on to get some air-time in the polka dots then switch to thinking about GC next week some time. It won't put too much strain on Rolland to chase the odd small climb this week so I reckon it's win-win for them.

  • Tour De France stage 4 Nice > Nice TTT1 year 10 weeks agoI was right, 133 but 15th on

    I was right, 133 but 15th on the stage! Up 200 places in the overall!

    Not a bad day in the end, bringing in Gerrans/Kwiatkowski/Chavanel for yesterday's stage really paid off. Shame about Millar, time to ditch him and Amador I think.

    One question, is anyone keeping EBH?

  • Tour De France stage 4 Nice > Nice TTT1 year 10 weeks ago130 ish day for me plus

    130 ish day for me plus gerrans in for tomorrow already
    Not sure on the Simon Clarke idea I actually think Pierre Rolland has targeted the polka dot Jersey and they are playing the tommy v card for gc tbh
    Thinking

  • Tour De France stage 4 Nice > Nice TTT1 year 10 weeks agoDefinitely going to drop a

    Definitely going to drop a bit but my team will be ok for tomorrow. Gerrans in and someone else, not sure who yet. Simon Clarke for a solo win? He'd pick up a few mountain points to tie for the polka dot if he goes first over every climb. That's a better long-term goal and they'd keep yellow as well.

  • Tour De France stage 4 Nice > Nice TTT1 year 10 weeks ago1,2,2,6,9,9, plus

    1,2,2,6,9,9, plus 1st,4th,5th,6th on GC and some jersey points for Kwiatowski. 141 points on my calculations. Not a bad day after all.

  • Tour De France stage 4 Nice > Nice TTT1 year 10 weeks agoDave Atkinson wrote:Gerro

    Dave Atkinson wrote:
    Gerro will try and win in yellow tomorrow. parcours suits him.

    Agree, it will be another shoot out between him and Sagan

  • Tour De France stage 4 Nice > Nice TTT1 year 10 weeks agoGerro will try and win in

    Gerro will try and win in yellow tomorrow. parcours suits him.

  • Tour De France stage 4 Nice > Nice TTT1 year 10 weeks agoThis will alter tactics from

    This will alter tactics from now on, I think. Until we hit the Pyrenees, OGE will be relentless protecting Gerrans' yellow and working hard to close down any escapes.

    I (and many others) probably had tomorrow down as a potential break-sticking (or even solo win) day. I'm going to take the penalty hits and get the sprinters in!

  • Tour De France stage 4 Nice > Nice TTT1 year 10 weeks agodrheaton wrote:chrisdstripes

    drheaton wrote:
    chrisdstripes wrote:
    Worked out well for me but not in the way I expected - 1,1,2,6,9,10. If Albasini was in Orica's lead group, then I make GC Gerrans, Impey, Albasini, Kwiatkowski, Chavanel.

    http://www.letour.fr/le-tour/2013/us/classifications.html

    Results show Albasini in 3rd GC so he must have been in the front group.


    Great! Thought I'd had a bad day but Gerrans and Albasini saved it.
    My "plan" took me up to today - so not a clue what to do next... Some places saying tomorrow could be a sprint, but doesn't look like it to me...

  • Tour De France stage 4 Nice > Nice TTT1 year 10 weeks agochrisdstripes wrote:Worked

    chrisdstripes wrote:
    Worked out well for me but not in the way I expected - 1,1,2,6,9,10. If Albasini was in Orica's lead group, then I make GC Gerrans, Impey, Albasini, Kwiatkowski, Chavanel.

    http://www.letour.fr/le-tour/2013/us/classifications.html

    Results show Albasini in 3rd GC so he must have been in the front group.

  • Tour De France stage 4 Nice > Nice TTT1 year 10 weeks agoWorked out well for me but

    Worked out well for me but not in the way I expected - 1,1,2,6,9,10. If Albasini was in Orica's lead group, then I make GC Gerrans, Impey, Albasini, Kwiatkowski, Chavanel.

  • Tour De France stage 4 Nice > Nice TTT1 year 10 weeks agoIf it stays as it is then I

    If it stays as it is then I make my score 133. Not too unhappy although dissappointed with Movistar.

  • Tour De France stage 4 Nice > Nice TTT1 year 10 weeks agooops, i am getting too

    oops, i am getting too nationalistic. its always a mistake.
    i am just regretting swapping gerrans for millar.
    oops.

  • Tour De France stage 4 Nice > Nice TTT1 year 10 weeks agoRip rip rip, I'm figuratively

    Rip rip rip, I'm figuratively tearing up my Fantasy team sheet, throwing it on the floor and stamping on it.

    Only have two transfers so I'm basically going to have a rubbish day tomorrow as well. Pfft.

  • Tour De France stage 4 Nice > Nice TTT1 year 10 weeks agoI thought of transferring

    I thought of transferring Gavazzi for Gerrans with a pen but didn't do it but as I want Gavazzi for 5 and 7 it's not so bad. Not having Gerrans for 2 days has cost me quite a bit now.

    Never that great at TTTs. Thank god the mountains are coming up.