- Tech roundup: Sarto, Tune, Panache, Muc-Off, PDW, Stemlock and more1 year 6 weeks agoActually, my comment only
Actually, my comment only makes sense if the cycle is travelling backwards
Still, it is true about spray on the person behind you: these mudguards are anti-social.
- Yorkshire cyclists swap Lycra for lingerie for charity calendar1 year 6 weeks agoI think Mouleur's hit the
I think Mouleur's hit the nail on the head... don't live in denial of your basic programming... you are put on earth to pro-create and you are hard wired to do this.
Part of that process for men is to find women visually attractive, and women's bodies have developed to be just that...
Appreciating, celebrating, whatever, the human form and sexuality is fine... whats not fine is acting like a sexist dick.
Or put it another way... I'm sure most of us will at least once a week want to smack someone in the mouth... we don't though do we?
- Bad news for MAMILs - 1 in 3 think cyclists should ditch Lycra before turning 40, says British Heart Federation survey (+ infographic)1 year 6 weeks agoI think the guidelines should
I think the guidelines should be more weight-related.
Why *do* fat people try to squeeze themselves into Lycra? It never fails to both amaze and revolt me. Don't they have access to a mirror or something?
- Bad news for MAMILs - 1 in 3 think cyclists should ditch Lycra before turning 40, says British Heart Federation survey (+ infographic)1 year 6 weeks agoAt 54 I'm far less saggy than
At 54 I'm far less saggy than the majority of 'beauty' sector workers I have seen. Don't get me started on the teenaged muffin tops you see hanging around towns nowadays.
As someone past the MAMIL age, who still regularly wears lycra, I find the whole agist lycra debate to be facile. What we should really be talking about is a restriction on wearing anything tight fitting past a certain % of body fat. That will reduce the over stuffed sausage effect in all walks of life not just cycling. It's not about age!!!!!
- Bad news for MAMILs - 1 in 3 think cyclists should ditch Lycra before turning 40, says British Heart Federation survey (+ infographic)1 year 6 weeks agoTheres nothing better than
Theres nothing better than the sight of an older person or out of shape person blasting about keeping fit, keep wearing the lycra, I salute you inspirational characters, stay epic !
- Bad news for MAMILs - 1 in 3 think cyclists should ditch Lycra before turning 40, says British Heart Federation survey (+ infographic)1 year 6 weeks agoWhen I'm in my 40's (long way
When I'm in my 40's (long way to go yet), I hope that I still look fantastic in Lycra. Seeing the old boys in Lycra still going strong on their in their senior years riding their immaculate bikes fills me with hope.
- Kingston driver 'aimed car at cyclist,' missed - and crashed into hair salon1 year 6 weeks agoI don't know if its me but
I don't know if its me but this type of monster white car whether an audi, bmw or the like they always seem to want to be very aggressive. One of the white monstrosities once decided to squash me and another lady, who walked with a stick right into a bank with her car on a country road, screaming abuse. There was plenty of room but obvious she had a bad morning.
- Bad news for MAMILs - 1 in 3 think cyclists should ditch Lycra before turning 40, says British Heart Federation survey (+ infographic)1 year 6 weeks agoHang on, so over 40 is now
Hang on, so over 40 is now "over the hill"? I thought all the dividers for middle-aged/old/etc, were moving up/older...
Or is it just that "the people" think that people over 40 are a bit too saggy?
Like mrmo said, lycra is a functional material for those that wear it, in particular circumstances. I don't think anyone wears it just to look good (and, I've never worn it).
- Criterium-du-dauphine stage 41 year 6 weeks agoagain no changes for me
again no changes for me today!
- Roads Minister to look into harsher penalties as study finds texting at the wheel more dangerous than drink driving1 year 6 weeks agoFlying Scot wrote:whereas theFlying Scot wrote:Scotty; Aren't you assuming that someone using their phone will only do it once on a journey?
whereas the phone user is only a few seconds distracted.
Many years ago when I was very,very irresponsible I made a 24 minute business call while driving. It was in the early days of mobile phones - the phone and its attached battery was the size of a family bible.
You may have also heard of the Australian bi*ch who, while she was phoning ran over (and subsequently blamed) a cyclist . The Police were able to prove she had either made or received (I think it was 24) calls in the previous 30 minutes.
- Bad news for MAMILs - 1 in 3 think cyclists should ditch Lycra before turning 40, says British Heart Federation survey (+ infographic)1 year 6 weeks agoYawn... let's see what lame
Yawn... let's see what lame PR story we can come up with, from a survey, to get some coverage.
What would be great is highlighting how much money over 40's raise for the charity and the excellent work that is derived from the donations.
(i'm still 39 though)
- Bad news for MAMILs - 1 in 3 think cyclists should ditch Lycra before turning 40, says British Heart Federation survey (+ infographic)1 year 6 weeks agoas someone who has just
as someone who has just turned 40 I have no interest in ditching lycra, why would I? it does the job after all. What do they suggest plus fours and a cloth cap?
Cycling isn't about fashion for me, so not really bothered about what is right and what is wrong.
- Yorkshire cyclists swap Lycra for lingerie for charity calendar1 year 6 weeks agoI think it's fair enough,
I think it's fair enough, loads of groups do naked calendars - it's a tradition and I don't think there's a problem with that.
What I don't think needs to be done is banding 'womens cycling' together with 'charity calendars' - these are just ladies who bike (a social group, just like the WI who do the same) - doing a shoot in underwear (though the tog sounds a bit on the oioi side). I don't think it should be seen as representative of women's cycling, especially, as others have said, since so much has been done to try and balance out the sport.
I'd quite happily gawk at a calendar of Fabian Cancellara pics all day.... that doesn't make me sexist, it makes me human, if I met him in person I wouldn't slap his arse and tell him to show us some skin, I'd ask him about his bike riding....and maybe politely compliment him because I think he's a bit of alright while also being my hero at the same time.
If people want to buy this to gawk then fine, if people want to buy it for charity then fine, personally I'd rather just send some money in to the charity regardless - or reward something like a big athletic challenge or something like that. I don't think boobs need to be got out to raise cash.... there are better ways, but don't give the ladies shit for doing it - if it were a load of 70+ WI birds no one would bat an eyelid, in fact they'd probably be all for it because "awww isn't that nice"
It's just unfortunate that so many people would and will display unsavoury opinions around it, i.e. there's a difference between being politely attracted to an image and being disgustingly misogynistic about it - THATS what the problem is.
- Bad news for MAMILs - 1 in 3 think cyclists should ditch Lycra before turning 40, says British Heart Federation survey (+ infographic)1 year 6 weeks agoYet more bad news for Chris
Yet more bad news for Chris Horner...
- Altura Explore Seatpack1 year 6 weeks agoI find I can never get a
I find I can never get a seatpack to fit properly with a Thomson seatpost due to its shape. This, with its post rather than rail fitting might be an answer...
- Bad news for MAMILs - 1 in 3 think cyclists should ditch Lycra before turning 40, says British Heart Federation survey (+ infographic)1 year 6 weeks agoWhy is it "Bad News" ?
Why is it "Bad News" ?
- Criterium-du-dauphine stage 41 year 6 weeks ago4:10 @70km
- Joanna Rowsell talks body image: "being as skinny as possible isn’t necessarily healthy"1 year 6 weeks agoRupert wrote:
I don't haveRupert wrote:
I don't have any answers for our modern day existence & I especially don't know how we can stop magazines and media in general obsessing about starving stick like women.
Maybe the main problem is food these days is a product rather than actual food that should go in your body.
We are all responsible for what goes in our mouths but the overall pressure on young women and men these days to be thin is not healthy.
Completely agree. You get it in cycling a lot which I think is a disgrace, I often get told I'm a "chunkier" rider (I'm more of a tester so generally am a bit bigger) - despite being a size 8 and 60kgs. In what world is that chunky!?
I remember a lass I race with saying recently some of her fellow club riders had told her to shift some pounds for racing, she's the same height as me and in the mid 50kg range, she also wins - a lot. What made it worse is that she's very young, what sort of example are experienced riders setting when they 'advise' young riders to get smaller!?
I don't think social media helps much, there seems to be a lot of keyboard warriors happy to dish out the abuse to people they don't see as fitting into their made up ideal of how a human should look.
Strength should punt weight every time, and weight should only be lost if it absolutely needs to be in a controlled and healthy way.
Saying that I think things are starting to get better, especially with lovely people like Jo around
- Criterium-du-dauphine stage 41 year 6 weeks agoI'd really like Gerrans to
I'd really like Gerrans to win today!!!
- World Naked Bike Ride proves to be all a bit too much for Clacton on Sea1 year 6 weeks agoReading this article because
Reading this article because of the present attempts by the council to stamp on people's right to freedom of expression regarding this year's protest ride, I am struck by how it seems to be down to the prejudice of just one councillor. The police do not seem to have an issue with it, which is quite right as there is nothing illegal being proposed.
Even the few comments made here do not support the councillors objections, quite the opposite. Shouldn't we therefore fight the council's attempts to stamp on our rights?
- Help - carbon road bike.1 year 6 weeks agoFrom what ive heard, Focus,
From what ive heard, Focus, Canyon and Rose all offer superd value for money, all offering a good carbon frame with at least 105 for under £2000. Most in fact have Ultegra. Cayo evo, Ultimate Cf SL, etc
- Yorkshire cyclists swap Lycra for lingerie for charity calendar1 year 6 weeks agoall woman cyclists should
all woman cyclists should dress like this. woman. know your limits. and remember dont try and look decorative and think it just wont work. stay healthy
- Ditching cars for school run could save £2 billion a year, says Sustrans1 year 6 weeks agoI've cycled and trailered
I've cycled and trailered mine to school on occasions when I'm doing drop off and pickup but the wife usually does it and the girl don't ride and she's usually on the was home or going to work.
It does bother me as they all be better off getting some outdoor action.
- Criterium-du-dauphine stage 41 year 6 weeks agoStrong break. I was going to
Strong break. I was going to bring in Jungels but changed my mind at the last minute - fortunately for Caruso. Could be one of those stages where a couple of the break guys stay out and the rest get caught?
- Video: How much aero difference does cycle clothing make?1 year 6 weeks agoDavid PortlandDavid Portland wrote:
Obviously if it's a tailwind then you'll be wanting the baggiest jersey you can lay your hands on
Presumably in a strong tailwind (until you're cycling fast enough to feel wind on your face!) one really should be riding sitting up, arms straight, etc?