- Giro di Lombardia hits Muro di Sormano tomorrow after 50-year break - Jered Gruber films the climb1 year 24 weeks agoExcellent video. Beautiful,
Excellent video. Beautiful, inspiring, defiant.
- French 100-year-old Robert Marchand back on bike for another record-breaking ride1 year 24 weeks agoI can do moderation on the
I can do moderation on the wine and food but not the women.
- Cavendish to OPQS1 year 24 weeks agoSpesh may pay to get him out
Spesh may pay to get him out of his contract but I assume that would come as part of a large personal sponsorship/image rights deal as bashthebox has said. It'll also tie them into supplying OPQS for a few more years, possibly for the length of whatever contract he signs and ensure that Cav does a large amount of promotional work/appearances at Spesh events.
I wonder if the mid-season rumours of Sky ditching Pinarello only to re-sign with them came at the start of the horse-trading re Cav. Once Sky knew that he wanted out perhaps they gave up on a Spesh deal and stuck to Pinarello who likely would pay them more for the privalege of supplying their bikes.
- French 100-year-old Robert Marchand back on bike for another record-breaking ride1 year 24 weeks agoHe should have sponsors
He should have sponsors queuing up for endorsements.
- French 100-year-old Robert Marchand back on bike for another record-breaking ride1 year 24 weeks agoThis guy is a star:
This guy is a star:
"I have never deprived myself of anything: not wine, not food, not women, but always with moderation."
- Zullo Vergine1 year 24 weeks agoWhat a lovely looking
What a lovely looking machine.
Nice to see a *normal* looking bike doing well for once !
- Giro di Lombardia hits Muro di Sormano tomorrow after 50-year break - Jered Gruber films the climb1 year 24 weeks agoWas that guy carrying pieces
Was that guy carrying pieces of his bike down with him?
- Cube Agree GTC frame problems1 year 24 weeks agoI'm going to guess the shop
I'm going to guess the shop that told you not to don't sell Cube? I would have just lost all faith in that shop's opinions.
- Zullo Vergine1 year 24 weeks agoSounds and looks amazing. Why
Sounds and looks amazing. Why only 4 stars?!
- Diary of a cyclo-cross racer: Richard Mitchelson's first race of the season1 year 24 weeks agoThanks Pierre, onwards and
Thanks Pierre, onwards and upwards mate.
- Giro di Lombardia hits Muro di Sormano tomorrow after 50-year break - Jered Gruber films the climb1 year 24 weeks agoThis is why us lesser mortals
This is why us lesser mortals have triple chainsets. Note that the man walking down towards the end of the clip was having trouble keeping balance.
I do hope all that white paint doesn't make it too slippy tomorrow.
- Cavendish to OPQS1 year 24 weeks agoIf asked, I reckon would say
If asked, I reckon would say he was never happy on his Dogma. I get the impression he is very technical in his approach to bike setup right down to spoke tension. I also read that he changes the seat post height during stage races.
As for Specialized paying the loot, I wouldn't be surprised if the Venge was built 'for him'. What will be interesting is that QPQS is a Zipp and SRAM sponsored team so electronic shifting and PRO cockpit for him. I wonder how he will find the change to mechanical shifting?
- French 100-year-old Robert Marchand back on bike for another record-breaking ride1 year 24 weeks agofantastic, inspiration for us
fantastic, inspiration for us all ...
- The day Paul Smith came to play.1 year 24 weeks agoI've met him a couple of
I've met him a couple of times when I'm doing work at Fashion week - he's so obviously overjoyed to have a few moments to talk bikes in the midst of all the fashionistas. Such a lovely man.
I also met Victoria Pendleton the same day I last met PS. I was pretty much the happiest man in the world.
- Cavendish to OPQS1 year 24 weeks agoCav was really vocal on his
Cav was really vocal on his love for Specialized when he was at HTC, right? I reckon a glowing endorsement from Cav is worth an awful lot to a bike company. Plus there's probably something tied in to image rights now for X number of years.
- Diary of a cyclo-cross racer: Richard Mitchelson's first race of the season1 year 24 weeks agoGood work! I've raced the
Good work! I've raced the last couple of Beastway series off-road at Hog Hill, it's got some lovely courses and great facilities.
- i will soon be getting a road bike (finally) :-)1 year 24 weeks agoWhen you say you won't be
When you say you won't be shaving your legs I assume that is because you've only just started puberty (you did say you were a mtb'er) and don't have many to lose!
- French 100-year-old Robert Marchand back on bike for another record-breaking ride1 year 24 weeks agoHe's such a cool dude, KUDOS
He's such a cool dude, KUDOS to him.
- Transfers for 2013 (World and Pro Continental Tours)1 year 24 weeks agoTop one Gkam, very
Top one Gkam, very interesting reading
- Ready for a century?1 year 24 weeks agoAs with the others above, I
As with the others above, I think you can do it. My longest ride before the first 100m I did was 81 miles and the others before that were in the 62ish region.
My tips in no particular order would be:
1. work out a realistic pace for the full distance (let's say 16mph for the sake or argument) and stick to it, at least initially. If you've got gas in the tank for the last 30 (say) then by all means speed up. Bear in mind you might be riding alone for a long period, it might be very windy, might be more climbing than you thought etc;
2. start eating early and keep at it with small amounts at regular intervals - bonking comes on without any warning and it's no fun;
3. keep drinking little and often, even if you don't think you're thirsty;
4. don't assume that there will be food at the last feedstop;
5. as others have said, take a variety of things to eat so you don't get bored. I also keep a Zipvit 7c gel in reserve - I was very glad of this when I was shattered and found that the last feedstop at 77 miles had run out of food (see point 4 above) as it got me home comfortably. Do try any gel before the big day though to make sure you like it and it doesn't give you the trots;
5. learn to open your food with one hand and your mouth;
6. make sure your bike is clean and lubed so you minimise the chance of mechanicals; and
7. make sure you've got pump, patches, spare tubes etc. No doubt there'll be mechanical assistance but it might take a long time to get to you and their spares will probably be a lot more expensive than your LBS.
Hope that's useful and let us know how you get on.
- Insurers of driver who badly injured Paralympic cycling champion Simon Richardson refuse to pay for operation1 year 24 weeks agoMaybe I've missed something,
Maybe I've missed something, but if he's going to be in pain and discomfort for a year if he chooses the NHS option, that deserves compensation? I'm not normally in favour of ambulance-chasers, but if the insurers are refusing to pay for the treatment because the alternative is free under the NHS, surely they're liable for the extra pain and inconvenience poor old Simon will suffer?
- Rise of video cyclist's1 year 24 weeks agoI don't think he needs to
I don't think he needs to take the bus just wind in his neck! most of what he was pointing out was bad/dangerous driving, phone use and rlj all of which we can do without.
Not wishing to sound like Mary Whitehouse the language was not needful and to the non cyclists hearing that is only going to reinforce the "lycra lout" stereotype.
- Updated: UCI queries reasons behind delay in USADA's delivery of Lance Armstrong report1 year 24 weeks agoAnnouncing the result before
Announcing the result before the written case file is ready sounds like a PR step - was USADA merely showing it's teeth while cycling was so high profile globally, what with the olympics etc?
- Cube Agree GTC frame problems1 year 24 weeks agoI've never heard of Cube
I've never heard of Cube frame problems. I ride an Agree GTC SL and it's a great bike. The only thing I have heard of is that some riders have experienced brake cable rattling in the top tube, but this is easily resolved and is nothing to do with the frame. Hope that helps.
- FS: Nitto Bar and Stem and Shimano Ultegra Front Brake Brand New1 year 24 weeks agoEmail me for pictures
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