• US judge dismisses attempt to sue Strava after cyclist killed while trying to recapture segment KoM1 year 11 weeks agoMartin Thomas wrote:I usually

    Martin Thomas wrote:
    I usually agree with Sustrans but they're well off the mark with this one if you ask me.

    I find myself disliking Sustrans more and more, they only appear to pipe up nowadays to assist in placing blame on cyclists and highlighting the minority of jeb ends and then have the stones to rattle their begging pots under the noses of the very same cyclists they've helped marginalise and demonise.

    They're just a caricature set of yoghurt knitting, earth mother types with a platform to large for them.

    I reserve the right to change my mind if they ever do anything of note that is positive to cyclists but I'm not holding my breath.

  • US judge dismisses attempt to sue Strava after cyclist killed while trying to recapture segment KoM1 year 11 weeks agocidermart wrote:Blimey a

    cidermart wrote:
    Blimey a legal decision in America that allows common sense to prevail. Surprise

    Surprise equally shocked, but relieved too. Would have been a very bad day had it gone the other way.

  • Chris Hopkinson's RAAM team looking for a crew member at short notice1 year 11 weeks agoMassive thanks to every one

    Massive thanks to every one who enquired and also to Road.cc for their help!

    we look to be set now, just time to pack and get to the airport and get the pedals moving!

  • Training well vs mileage accumulation1 year 11 weeks agoTotally agree with mixing it

    Totally agree with mixing it up. I have a similar commute and do a long ride at weekends and last year my 10 mile TT time barely changed through the summer. This spring I did some focussed work on the turbo three nights a week and I'm a full minute quicker. The session involved 3 weeks on a 1 week off during which I'd only commute.

    Would love to have done it on the road instead but find it impossible to get a route that allows it and still keeps me focussed.

  • BBC's The One Show needs cyclists for filming in Stevenage today (Thursday)1 year 11 weeks agoI lived in Milton Keynes for

    I lived in Milton Keynes for about 15 years and brought up two kids there. The red-paths were ideal for encouraging children to learn to ride bikes, as my two girls and my wife did, and not to rely on cars or even public transport to get around. Unfortunately, by the time we left, they were becoming less attractive places to ride and walk due to the inconsiderate attitude of a few who used them as race tracks and littered them with domestic rubbish, glass, dog crap and the rest of the stuff you find on most urban pathways.
    They also produced a generation of kids who had no idea how to ride on a road.
    While segregated facilities appear a great idea, Stevenage and MK are good examples of the worst problems.

  • BBC's The One Show needs cyclists for filming in Stevenage today (Thursday)1 year 11 weeks agoI rode through Stevenage last

    I rode through Stevenage last Friday (part of a charity bike ride from London to Newcastle, http://bigladsbigone.blogspot.co.uk/). It was rather quiet on the cyclepaths, apart from a woman on a moped!

  • Eggbeater Pedals.. Any good?1 year 11 weeks agoI'm looking at the Candy 2

    I'm looking at the Candy 2 model myself. Same boat as you, 540g Shimano SPD bugging me. Especially when I have a 96g stem and spent too much on 1500g wheels.

    If I were you, I'd look there as well. . The Eggbeater has a much smaller surface area, translating into energy lost when compared to using a platform.

    The downside I've heard is that it is less tight a pedal.

  • Digital EPO: smash your Strava times… by cheating1 year 11 weeks agoI use Strava to benchmark my

    I use Strava to benchmark my own performance mainly. Never had a KoM and never likely to.
    But I do notice there appears to be a 0.5 mile of a difference between Strava and my Garmin performances.
    Strava being slower. Confused

  • US judge dismisses attempt to sue Strava after cyclist killed while trying to recapture segment KoM1 year 11 weeks agoIt's ridiculous to blame

    It's ridiculous to blame Strava. I usually agree with Sustrans but they're well off the mark with this one if you ask me.

  • Cyclist injured in towpath goose attack1 year 11 weeks agoI always thought christmas

    I always thought christmas dinner was too good to be just once a year.

  • US judge dismisses attempt to sue Strava after cyclist killed while trying to recapture segment KoM1 year 11 weeks agoyee ha for common sense

    yee ha for common sense Plain Face

  • US judge dismisses attempt to sue Strava after cyclist killed while trying to recapture segment KoM1 year 11 weeks agodon't worry they will appeal

    don't worry they will appeal and be awarded 1 billion dollars and the first born of every Strava employee.
    That'll make things right again.

    Personally the only segments I think are worth looking at are uphill, all it takes to go down hill fast (on the road at least) is massive nads and a little skill.

  • UCI presidency: McQuaid comes out fighting as he questions Cookson over Makarov links1 year 11 weeks agoSam1 wrote:'McQuaid has since

    Sam1 wrote:
    'McQuaid has since secured the nomination of the national federation of Switzerland, where he lives.'

    Not strictly true. As a result of being challenged out of Ireland by the likes of Anthony Moran re the legaility of nominating PMQ before CI have held their EGM, the Swiss Fed convened a meeting of comiittee members last Monday evening to vote on whether to rubber stamp or overturn the decision to back PMQ. However as only 3 of the 8 members turned up to the meeting, the absence of the necessary quorum to vote meant that no decision could be made. And now it could be unlikely that a repeat attempt is made to convene another meeting before CI's EGM on 16 Jun.

    PMQ's nomination from either fed, looks uncertain right now.

    That was my understanding. I'm hoping both feds will have the balls to simply elect him out of the door.

  • Dauphine Stage 5 - Help!1 year 11 weeks agoray silvester wrote: Tour of

    ray silvester wrote:

    Tour of Cali wasn't that long ago Gkam.....even for someone with a brain like a sieve such as myself!!

    I must have a hole in my sieve....because I totally forgot he won a stage in Cali Surprise

  • Specialized produce limited edition S-Works Allez frame1 year 11 weeks agoSurprising that Dave forgot

    Surprising that Dave forgot to mention the Road.cc "Bike of the Year" was made of aluminium.

    Canyon Ultimate AL:

    http://www.canyon.com/_en/roadbikes/bike.html?b=3081

  • Digital EPO: smash your Strava times… by cheating1 year 11 weeks agoInteresting how some of the

    Interesting how some of the folks mocking those who take Strava too seriously have the veloviewer banner Thinking

  • Objects of lust1 year 11 weeks agoTrouble is, most of these

    Trouble is, most of these bikes people are lusting after are pure race machines. You'd need to be quick as **** in order to avoid looking like a numpty on a sportive!

    It's be like having a target on your back. Worse than wearing a Sky top, I reckon! Wink

  • Dauphine Stage 5 - Help!1 year 11 weeks agoGkam84 wrote:It seems Konig

    Gkam84 wrote:
    It seems Konig wasn't just my secret weapon today....I took him out for the TT and back in for today

    Daniel Moreno (for Martin)
    Michal Kwiatkowski (for Westra)
    Stef Clement
    Laurens Ten Dam
    Marco Pinotti
    Leopold Konig (for Sanchez)
    David Veilleux (for Stannard)
    Rohan Dennis
    Jakob Fuglsang

    Tour of Cali wasn't that long ago Gkam.....even for someone with a brain like a sieve such as myself!!

  • Dauphine Stage 5 - Help!1 year 11 weeks agoMartin,Pinotti and Clement

    Martin,Pinotti and Clement out

    Konig,Navarro and Damuseau in

    Froome
    Kwiatkowski
    Konig
    Navarro
    Dennis
    Fuglsand
    Veilleux
    Damuseau
    Fonseca

    and I'm hearing that Damuseau's in the break and crested the first KOM point in the lead!! Smile

    1. Thomas Damuseau (ARG), 4 fantasy points

    2. José Sarmiento (CAN), 3

    3. Tom-Jelte Slagter (BLA), 2

    4. Bartosz Huzarski (TNE), 1

  • Dauphine Stage 5 - Help!1 year 11 weeks agoIt seems Konig wasn't just my

    It seems Konig wasn't just my secret weapon today....I took him out for the TT and back in for today

    Daniel Moreno (for Martin)
    Michal Kwiatkowski (for Westra)
    Stef Clement
    Laurens Ten Dam
    Marco Pinotti
    Leopold Konig (for Sanchez)
    David Veilleux (for Stannard)
    Rohan Dennis
    Jakob Fuglsang

  • Dauphine Stage 5 - Help!1 year 11 weeks agochiv30 wrote:I actually think

    chiv30 wrote:
    I actually think vielleux will ry to get in the break again today to try to claim the mountain jersey , I also think Roland will attack on the summit finish to take the win ....still after the way my picks have gone I wouldn't bet on them Sad

    with Vielleux only 1.09 down on the leader he wouldn't be allowed to get in the break. Nerd

  • Dauphine Stage 5 - Help!1 year 11 weeks agoJust so we know who is in

    Just so we know who is in this break, here is the list with full names and team names: Bert Wellens (Lotto Belisol),Matteo Gavazzi (Astana),Tom-Jelte Slagter (Blanco), Matthew Busche (RadioShack-Leopard), Daniel Teklehaimanot (Orica-GreenEdge), Pelo Bilbao (Euskaltel), Kevin Reza (Eurocar), Frantiske Rabon (Omega Pharma-QuickStep), Cayetano Sarmiento (Cannondale), Imanol Erviti (Movistar), Bertjan Lindeman (Vacansoleil-DCM), Bartosz Huzarski (NetApp-Endura), Brent Bookwalter (BMC), Thomas Damuseau (Argos-Shimano and David de la Cruz (NetApp-Endura).

  • Criterium du Dauphine Stage 41 year 11 weeks agoray silvester wrote:I think

    ray silvester wrote:
    I think this is where the race begins to be honest(in real-life terms anyway!!)

    When I picked my standard team I basically picked a TT team and worked backwards into a stage 1 team(if that makes snese) so with a transfer saved I have:

    Froome(GC lead tonight methinks!!)
    Kwiatkowski(my man!!)
    Veilleux(heard he's not bad on the aero's)
    Fonseca(probably my only non-scorer today)
    Martin(how can you not!!)
    Dennis(he or kwia in white tonight)
    Fuglsang(long term goodies and top 20 today no problem)
    Pinotti(bargain!!)
    Clement(overlooked by many?)

    Martin,Pinotti and Clement to come out tomorrow

    I wouldn't be surprised by a sky/opqs top 5 on today's ITT what with Froome,Porte,Thomas,Martin,Kwiatkowski and Chavanel and maybe even Kennaugh all able to excel?

    Contador the unknown and I think we may see a few markers for Le Grand Boucle today?

    super happy with that....3rd place on the stage to complete my set of badges plus a 180 and podium with 3 transfers for stage 5.

  • Cyclist injured in towpath goose attack1 year 11 weeks agoAttacked by Goose? That's a

    Attacked by Goose?

    That's a bit of a Maverick move...

  • Cyclist injured in towpath goose attack1 year 11 weeks agoSounds like a classic Rule #5

    Sounds like a classic Rule #5 incident