Dead right. I suspect that is why so many non cyclists are prominent in the campaign to make us wear foam. Fatties Angie Lee and Eric Martlew are good examples.

  • Cycling Tips February Fifteen Strava challenge returns1 year 5 weeks agohoski wrote:mtm_01

    hoski wrote:
    mtm_01 wrote:
    Ideally, they're called friends Wink

    I prefer 'followers' to 'friends'...

    Followers makes you sound better granted Tongue

  • Cyclist's crash damages reduced because of 'contributory negligence': looking down at heart rate monitor1 year 5 weeks agoSo would the same be said if

    So would the same be said if a motorist glanced at the rev counter?

  • Cyclist's crash damages reduced because of 'contributory negligence': looking down at heart rate monitor1 year 5 weeks agoScoob_84 wrote:Out of

    Scoob_84 wrote:
    Out of interest, what level of personal injury did the rider sustain from this incident to warrant the rather large payout?

    A similar incident happened to me yesterday on my morning commute through London. A driver pulled into the cycle/bus lane which I was occupying without indicating or checking the mirrors to see if I was there and took me out. My front wheel and fork now need replacing and I've sustained some soft tissue injury to my wrist and shoulder (backed up by a letter from a doctor).

    I've reported the incident to the police on 101, but have yet to fill out the more comprehensive Road Traffic collision form.

    You should've called the police on the spot - in theory if there's a road traffic accident and someone has been hunt they are obliged to attend the scene.

  • Cyclist's crash damages reduced because of 'contributory negligence': looking down at heart rate monitor1 year 5 weeks agoGkam84 wrote:Fairs fair, we

    Gkam84 wrote:
    Fairs fair, we expect drivers to concentrate on the road 100% so they do not cause us any harm.

    The same should be expected from cyclists.

    There are only two reasons you need to check your HRM.

    1, You are a Team Sky member and you are getting ready to attack
    2, You are an old dude with a heart problem...

    Leave it to Strava to show all your details Rolling On The Floor

    Or you're training and you want to stay in a set HR zone?

  • Chris Boardman: "Helmets not even in top 10 of things that keep cycling safe"1 year 5 weeks agounclebadger wrote: Anyone who

    unclebadger wrote:

    Anyone who has ever crashed and hit their head will attest to the fact that a helmet can save your life. .

    The only time I have hit my head I was lucky enough to be wearing a Festina cap.
    I was hardly bruised. I urge all riders to wear a cotton cap, though I'm not sure the Festina design was important.

  • Cyclist's crash damages reduced because of 'contributory negligence': looking down at heart rate monitor1 year 5 weeks agoWhat about if the cyclist was

    What about if the cyclist was checking over his shoulder to pull out of a car that had abruptly stopped in front of him, does that constitute 'not looking where he is going' or more importantly contributory negligence?

    How about if he was a car driver looking at his speedometer, does that constitute contributory negligence?

  • Cannondale Synapse Carbon 3 Ultegra1 year 5 weeks agoLord Fishface wrote: Thanks

    Lord Fishface wrote:

    Thanks for that passive-aggressive whining; I'm sure you feel very mature now.

    Well fishface Cool , the trouble is my Caad10 is just too damn hardcore, and, get this, it's aluminium too Laughing . Mmmm, not very hip..... So, in order to give a more informative (and cool sounding Cool ) review, I swapped the frame for a Supersix evo hi mod Cool and added 8 carbon spacers under the stem Cool . Wow, this Caad10 really feels sorted now, Cannondale should have done this in the first place (and (like you!) I just look soooo damn Cool )

    Next time I'm going to review a Giant xtc 29er (but I'll put some 650b wheels on it so people like you will think I'm God)

    Yeah, now I feel mature Cool

  • Cycling Tips February Fifteen Strava challenge returns1 year 5 weeks agomtm_01 wrote:Ideally, they're

    mtm_01 wrote:
    Ideally, they're called friends Wink

    I prefer 'followers' to 'friends'...

  • Tour of Oman stage 31 year 5 weeks agoFeel a bit silly taking out

    Feel a bit silly taking out the majority of my sprinters now!

  • Tour of Oman stage 31 year 5 weeks agoPhew, Sagan second, so didn't

    Phew, Sagan second, so didn't lose much by bringing him in for Greipel.

    Bouhanni third, and from the photo on twitter there is a Sky rider up there but can't tell who. Hopefully Swift...

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  • Cyclist's crash damages reduced because of 'contributory negligence': looking down at heart rate monitor1 year 5 weeks agoOut of interest, what level

    Out of interest, what level of personal injury did the rider sustain from this incident to warrant the rather large payout?

    A similar incident happened to me yesterday on my morning commute through London. A driver pulled into the cycle/bus lane which I was occupying without indicating or checking the mirrors to see if I was there and took me out. My front wheel and fork now need replacing and I've sustained some soft tissue injury to my wrist and shoulder (backed up by a letter from a doctor).

    I've reported the incident to the police on 101, but have yet to fill out the more comprehensive Road Traffic collision form.

  • Chris Boardman: "Helmets not even in top 10 of things that keep cycling safe"1 year 5 weeks agoChris Boardman is right, talk

    Chris Boardman is right, talk of cycle helmets has stymied the campaign to improve road conditions for cyclists.
    There are only two irrefutable facts we should be concerned about concerning the wearing of helmets.
    They are: 1. Their introduction changed for ever the long held and correct perception that cycling was/is a low risk activity into one that is now considered, incorrectly, to be dangerous.
    2. Cycle helmet wearing has done nothing to improve
    road safety for cyclists.
    As an example of how twisted the safety debate has become,
    I recall hearing one nutter of an MP - at a hearing of the House of Commons Select Committee on Transport some years ago - come out with the following line: he said, "...if cyclists were made to wear helmets surely there would be no need to slow traffic."

  • Tour of Oman stage 31 year 5 weeks agoGreipel?!?!? Damn. I had a

    Greipel?!?!? Damn.

    I had a bet on Stybar.

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  • Tour of Oman stage 31 year 5 weeks agoGreipel wins Stage 3

    Greipel wins Stage 3

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    Cancellara, Froome, Sagan and Stybar attack. Peloton not far behind. 2km to go.

  • Tour of Oman stage 31 year 5 weeks agogonna be a sprint finish

    gonna be a sprint finish

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    Think I might have made my transfers a day early - Greipel takes it! At least he's in my purists.

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    Froome takes off with 5k to go

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    I've delayed making the Martin/Kwiatowski call until tomorrow, I can only afford one (unless I drop Costa which I don't want to) so will decide after today which to bring in tomorrow.

  • Colnago CX Zero Disc road bike1 year 5 weeks agoA lot of money for mechanical

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