- Bike Bags1 year 5 weeks agoi bought a red EVOC -
i bought a red EVOC - £180-250 quid or so and can recommend as far as the soft ones go. i could have hired one at £50 quid, but i know in the long run i'll use it for more 4-5 times. Well made, good protection, easy to use. whats not to like
- Bike Bags1 year 5 weeks agoI have used a soft bag for
I have used a soft bag for years, but slipped some polycarbonate sheets down inside to effectively make it a sandwich with the bike as the filling. However, this did leave the ends a bit exposed, and I did have to take both wheels and lots of other stuff off to get it in.
I have now twice used one of the cardboard boxes that are used by the manufacturer to deliver the bike to the shop. Much easier and also give more protection.
I only have to take the front wheel out and unbolt pedals and bars and there is a bit of room for other small items. And it was FREE!
Used it twice and it's now getting a bit scuffed, so will get another new one the next time I fly.
Beware the weight of some boxes - they can double the weight and take you over the weight limit even for sporting goods! I see the Wiggle one mentioned by Martin Thomas weighs 11kg empty.
- Canal & River Trust wants your views on sharing towpaths1 year 5 weeks agoI ride down the canal
I ride down the canal towpaths regularly, I shout from at least 100m then 50 etc on your left or right, if they make no attempt to move or move across into my line I don't move or slow down, if they do then I will always slow and say thanks. I don't blame kids under 10ish or dogs. A couple of summers ago I shouted at the top of my voice to a fisherman who had one of this great white fishing poles across the path I was well over 100m away he looked straight at me and carried on doing his thing, so I ran straight over his pole, lovely crack. I consider myself to be considerate to others in every way, however one chance is all you get as that is all I will get from a lorry.. However ref the headphones and walking, let's talk about idiotic cyclists who wear them..idiots, far more so than walkers on a canal towpath.
- Video: Houston cyclist uses flagpole to enforce often-ignored passing law1 year 5 weeks agoI heard that a long time ago
I heard that a long time ago one of the old gents in Norwich used to go around with a garden fork mounted sideways on his bike and apologise profusely any every time somebody hit it "Oh dear. I'm so sorry that you didn't see me."
Geniuses. Both of them.
- Video: TfL apologises to cyclist after bus driver calls him a “knob” following close pass1 year 5 weeks agoWhy should he have been
Why should he have been forced to slow...yes he should of for his safety but at no time is it his responsibility that this situation occurred.
Loving the helmet cams now, next purchase I think.
And the apologies mean nothing if it's not from the individual that caused the problem. It's just a company doing the PR thing..it's worthless. Driver should be fined and get points for endangering a member of the public. Shame we got rid of the duelling law
- Rider Names - Giro1 year 5 weeks agoEnrique....go sort it out for
Enrique....go sort it out for me. http://www.letour.fr/la-fleche-wallonne-femme/2014/us/starters.html
Just about to enter final start list for the womens race....look who appears there aswell....
- Video: Houston cyclist uses flagpole to enforce often-ignored passing law1 year 5 weeks agoeddie11 wrote:Indeed. Wheneddie11 wrote:
Indeed. When your laws on cycle safety are behind Texas then you know it's time to worry,
So far, it's just Houston and they've always been the oddball in Texas. I worked briefly in Dallas, and I got a few odd looks from colleagues when i told them I walked to the office (it took 15 minutes...).
- I may have found a good reason for a bike helmet!1 year 5 weeks agoOldRidgeback wrote:
Regarding how safe things were back in the 80s though, they weren't. The fatality levels on the UK road network peaked in the late 1970s and early 1980s. There were six times as many deaths from drink driving alone in 1979 than there were in 2012. The difference then was that crashes weren't reported on so frequently, largely because they happened so often.
The increase in cycling fatalities in the UK in the last couple of years is worrying and this is at odds with the overall decline in road fatalities in the UK (and which are now at about the same level as in the late 1940s). I see a lot of comment on this website about how dangerous the roads are for cyclists these days, but they were far, far worse in the 1970s and 1980s.
It is strange how misinformed people were about casualty rates on the roads in those days. Deaths on the road were reported, rates were covered and anyway the deaths of acquaintances, friends and relatives would have been noticed.
My parents must have been very neglectful to allow me to ride four miles to school at the age of ten in 1960, along a trunk road. Many parents were as careless of their children as mine. We did not wear helmets or hiviz. Its amazing any of us survived.
No, I don't agree that the roads were far far worse.
How long have you been riding? Do you feel safer and safer as the decades pass? I don't.
Death rates are not a good measure of danger. The animal which kills most Australians is the horse. So best avoid riding, but swimming in the shark infested ocean, or the crocodile infested rivers seems to be much safer.
- Canal & River Trust wants your views on sharing towpaths1 year 5 weeks agoDogs mainly those on long
Dogs mainly those on long leads that give a massive no ride zone, especially for kids.
- Giro Del Trentino - Stage 11 year 5 weeks agoJoelsim wrote:I can't pickJoelsim wrote:
I can't pick Evans...
You're just going to ignore him then? What if he wins the Giro del Trentino? You wouldn't ignore him for the Giro then, would you? I admire your conviction but, there must be a limit to it if he shows superb form, huh? I don't think you'll have to worry so much, but, it's interesting... I cringe every time I have to think about putting Kreuziger on one of my teams... I always hope he works for Alberto and won't score a thing!
- Video: TfL apologises to cyclist after bus driver calls him a “knob” following close pass1 year 5 weeks agoQuote:I thought I was aloneQuote:
I thought I was alone in being unable to see "a close pass" in that video. The bus only began pulling back in when the front of it was well past the cyclist. At that point the bus was clearly the lead vehicle and it was the cyclist's responsibility to moderate his speed to avoid a collision.
I think you've just invented a new rule of the road.
If you're overtaking in a vehicle, you do need to get the whole vehicle safely past a cyclist, not just part.
- Emma Pooley says it's 'nuts' she gets more prize money from triathlon 'hobby' than pro cycling1 year 5 weeks agoJoeinpoole wrote:There's noJoeinpoole wrote:
There's no point in me complaining that photography should be better paid though (like engineering is say) because it is market forces that determine the 'worth' of an occupation. Same with sport.
Although here we're comparing "bike riding" with "bike riding", rather than different occupations.
- Video: Houston cyclist uses flagpole to enforce often-ignored passing law1 year 5 weeks agoIndeed. When your laws on
Indeed. When your laws on cycle safety are behind Texas then you know it's time to worry,
- Emma Pooley says it's 'nuts' she gets more prize money from triathlon 'hobby' than pro cycling1 year 5 weeks agoThere seems to be a strong
There seems to be a strong current here of "Yes, the world is sexist, but that's just how it is, pointless trying to change it". To which I say: Um, no, that's rather the point here. Lets cause change.
- Cabbie who blamed cyclist after he maimed pedestrian back behind the wheel1 year 5 weeks agoYou think you've heard all
You think you've heard all the self-serving, self-pitying crap that drivers come out with to justify their dangerous driving and appalling lack of regard for other road users, and then this comes along...
- Video: Houston cyclist uses flagpole to enforce often-ignored passing law1 year 5 weeks agoMeanwhile, the UK minimum
Meanwhile, the UK minimum pass distance is a bunch of inconsistent advice and one big shrug in law. This has come up a number of times, cyclists are generally supportive of the idea and yet CTC have ignored it.
Personally, I'd like to see Britain adopt the French guidance, (1m for town roads, 1.5m everywhere else).
- Video: Houston cyclist uses flagpole to enforce often-ignored passing law1 year 5 weeks agoha! very good ...
ha! very good ...
- I may have found a good reason for a bike helmet!1 year 5 weeks ago"logical fallacy" - a fallacy
"logical fallacy" - a fallacy is either a mistaken belief or in a case like this a failure in the reasoning or logic of an argument. That being the case "logical fallacy" doesn't quite make sense.
Then neither does calling anyone a knob!
Another article on here today involves an apology for calling someone a knob.
I may or may not agree with what people say but there is no need to insult them for what they say, is there?
- Video: Houston cyclist uses flagpole to enforce often-ignored passing law1 year 5 weeks agoMaybe some extra long Stephen
Maybe some extra long Stephen Boyd style wheel nuts would do the job
- Video: Houston cyclist uses flagpole to enforce often-ignored passing law1 year 5 weeks agoOldRidgeback wrote:Way backOldRidgeback wrote:
Way back when I used to use a piece of piano wire with some high visibility, sticky tape on it. The piano wire was fixed to the rear stays just behind the saddle. An old record player stylus was slipped over the end of the wire and held in place by the reflective tape. When a car hit the piano wire it'd bend back and then whip along the length of the car's side, leaving a very fine line along the paintwork. And as the stylus had a diamond tip, that fine line was cut all the way through to the steel, leaving an additional racing stripe that came up in distinctive rust red finish a short while later.
Pictures or it didn't happen.
- Should I get a power meter?1 year 5 weeks agoNo!
- Video: Houston cyclist uses flagpole to enforce often-ignored passing law1 year 5 weeks agoI had a folding plastic arm
I had a folding plastic arm like this with a reflector on the end on my raleigh chopper circa 1980, only about 500mm though.
- Haribo Beacon says prompt first aid saved rider Levi Moody’s life after cardiac arrest1 year 5 weeks agoAs a hobby cyclist with an
As a hobby cyclist with an arrhythmia, I'd be keen to know what caused this.
- Johan Bruyneel banned for 10 years, former USPS manager 'at apex' of team's doping 'conspiracy'1 year 5 weeks agoWhile I'm happy to see the
While I'm happy to see the ban, I do hope he takes this further, as I think he's quite right in his statement to say that USADA cannot rule over him as a Belgian and a UK resident who has never had anything to due with USADA
- Canal & River Trust wants your views on sharing towpaths1 year 5 weeks agoHeadphones and dogs are the
Headphones and dogs are the biggest issue I have on tow paths. Not the dogs wearing the headphones....