• Sky TDF Team - looks poor!1 year 10 weeks agoSuper Domestique wrote:Well

    Super Domestique wrote:
    Well to open a can of worms (given the inevitable talk about doping) yesterday's performance by the team, or lack of performance to be exact, does at least ring true with a team riding clean to me.

    On another note, it also highlights that the team is a 'bit light on experience' imho too. The rest day couldn't have come soon enough but with Kiryienka gone I have a feeling we might see some teaming up to beat Froome, as per last years Vuelta) again soon!

    I agree, with the rest day, then tt and flat stages lets hope they can regroup and get a second wind. EBH might have to put any stage aspirations to bed for now and just keep his powder dry for the inevitable attacks from Movistar. Kiriyenka will be a massive miss though, no denying that and some just sitting in the pack is required now.

  • Tour de France - Stage 91 year 10 weeks agoNo disasters for me, but the

    No disasters for me, but the 2 I brought in scored about the same as the 2 I dropped, so could've saved a couple of transfers. Still, 7 consecutive days of green arrows puts me up to 52nd overall - considering I was outside the top 200 in the Giro thats a considerable improvement...

    Stuck now - keep Froome for the TT or sub him out and back in again?

    Anyhow - as I learnt to my cost last year, rest days are primetime for doping eliminations, so I won't be doing anything til tomorrow morning...

  • FS: Continental GP 4000s 25mm £24 posted1 year 10 weeks agoOffer you 18 posted. David

    Offer you 18 posted.

    David

  • Boardman Road Sport1 year 10 weeks agoand it's painted in the

    and it's painted in the fastest colour money can buy.

  • Video: Phil Liggett reveals route of 2014 Tour de France grand depart in UK1 year 10 weeks agoIt's not the first time the

    It's not the first time the "pro's" have been up the Moss.

    Have been up there for a few of the races going over. most notably for me was hold the flag for the top of the climb, Sean Kelly sprinting towards it. Awesome.

  • Tour de France - Stage 91 year 10 weeks agoTERatcliffe26 wrote:Dave

    TERatcliffe26 wrote:
    Dave Atkinson wrote:
    Took out Dan Martin

    [sad face]

    Same at least I replaced him with Rolland, I also took Navarro out for Nieve, bad choice and I now have 2 greyed out riders, but they are gonna have to stay in for now at least


    Took out Dan Martin - replaced him with Potre...

    Sums up my fantasy TdF '13. Sad

  • Castelli Core Mesh Sleeveless base layer1 year 10 weeks agoWhats the difference between

    Whats the difference between this and the seamless one by Castelli tested a week or so ago?

  • Social attitudes survey on transport: The people have spoken but are they telling the whole truth?1 year 10 weeks ago"like the fact that the vast

    "like the fact that the vast majority of people have no idea how much alcohol would make them over the legal limit for driving"

    Not actually a very telling stat. I have no idea but with a personal level of zero imposed on myself for driving, whatever the actual legal limit is makes no difference to me: I will be under it, at zero. But if was packing away pints oblivious to the limit because I neither knew nor cared I'd come out of that particular question with the same answer.

  • FS:Mavic Ksyrium SLR R-SYS Tubular Road Wheelset1 year 10 weeks agoSorry. decided to keep em!

    Sorry. decided to keep em! Cool

  • Horse put down after it was scared by sportive riders1 year 10 weeks agoSirruslyFast wrote:Idiots are

    SirruslyFast wrote:
    Idiots are idiots no matter on two wheels, four wheels or two legs.

    If you can't ride a sportive [or a race] properly, don't ride one.

    Head. Nail.

    Lock the thread.

  • Sky TDF Team - looks poor!1 year 10 weeks agoWell to open a can of worms

    Well to open a can of worms (given the inevitable talk about doping) yesterday's performance by the team, or lack of performance to be exact, does at least ring true with a team riding clean to me.

    On another note, it also highlights that the team is a 'bit light on experience' imho too. The rest day couldn't have come soon enough but with Kiryienka gone I have a feeling we might see some teaming up to beat Froome, as per last years Vuelta) again soon!

  • Horse put down after it was scared by sportive riders1 year 10 weeks agoWell, if I wanted to

    Well, if I wanted to something to provide confirmation bias for my prejudiced ideas as to the sort of person who does a sportive and the sort of riding that sportives encourage, this would probably be it.

    How would cyclists feel if cars or motorbikes undertook an unlicensed race (yeah, yeah, ok, it's not a race, it's just timed and with awards for being faster, so it's definitely not a race, just so we're clear, not a race) on public roads of a weekend?

  • Horse put down after it was scared by sportive riders1 year 10 weeks agoThe problem is, like in all

    The problem is, like in all walks of life, you get some right numpties taking part who care little for anything else. You just have to look at this forum to see some of the comments directed at other users and cyclists to see that.

    Mind the title is a little bit confusing, i had a picture in my mind of a rider slamming into a horse and giving it a heart attack.

    In the end we all have a responsibility when using the roads and whilst vehicle drivers will say otherwise (the usual crap about excise licence, insurance etc etc) the more we, as cyclists, behave correctly the less people can complain.

  • Horse put down after it was scared by sportive riders1 year 10 weeks agoRoastie wrote:Sounds like the

    Roastie wrote:
    Sounds like the cyclists behaved like morons.

    And Sportives are not races. If you want to race, enter a race,and pin a number on your back.


    I've seen sportives with numbers recently. I did a charity ride with numbers recently. I'm not sure it's helping break the misconception.

    The charity ride had a pretty good briefing and marshals patrolling the course, which was good.

  • Horse put down after it was scared by sportive riders1 year 10 weeks agoThis is more of a general

    This is more of a general comment on sportives/group riding than relating to this incident. As others have said there is not enough verifiable fact to give an opinion either way.

    Club cycling, weekly leagues etc. are pretty much the only way to prepare folk and teach them how to act properly in groups riding on this scale (not that I'm saying it definitely will in all cases - as others have pointed out an idiot is an idiot, and some clubs are better than others) but this sportive culture seems to bypass that whole learning curve completely, shunting inexperienced "heads down" commuters, many of whom are decent individual riders with good awareness and bike control - after all you often need those skills not to become a statistic in rush hour traffic - straight into big group organised rides where they become a danger to themselves and others because they don't even know that they don't have a clue. IMHO "open admission" events like these - where you are guaranteed a high proportion of riders inexperienced in groups - should be either closed-course or off the public highway.

    jollyselfrighteous wrote:
    These lycra-clad thugs are a menace to all... It's the same story on main roads... They have no respect for anyone or anything... Not even the law..
    #MENACE

    Aww, did you get lost on your way to the Daily Mail? Or did they dispatch a wee troll for our entertainment?

  • Shimano Dura Ace C24 for 1.92m 90 kg rider?1 year 10 weeks agostep-hent wrote: You had a

    step-hent wrote:

    You had a classic speed wobble - it's caused by air flow over the bike causing the front wheel to oscillate. Whilst wheels are a factor (if you change the wheels, you might find it happens at a different speed or not at all) it's not transferrable to another bike and rider, since the airflows over that other bike and rider will be very different.

    Yes, I'm not going to dispute this. All I can say is that it's the same bike and fit that I had before over many miles without problems, but when I changed to the c24s I started getting the speed wobble. As you say my particular combination of factors won't be the same as somebody else's but I'm pretty clear that the change of wheels is what has introduced this problem for me.

  • Horse put down after it was scared by sportive riders1 year 10 weeks agoThese lycra-clad thugs are a

    These lycra-clad thugs are a menace to all... It's the same story on main roads... They have no respect for anyone or anything... Not even the law..
    #MENACE

  • Airports near Vuelta finishes1 year 10 weeks agohttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2013_Vuelta_a_Espa%C3%B1a

    looks like your best bet is stage 8 or 10 in the south. Some of the other mountain stages are up near Andorra.
    Easyjet fly all over the UK to Malaga.

    http://www.easyjet.com/EN/routemap

  • Leopard SA reasserts position on Fränk Schleck as he and brother Andy hit back1 year 10 weeks agomaybe he should become a good

    maybe he should become a good rider first... then reconsider why the team doesn't want him back

    I think most riders would happily consider a TdF podium and 3 other top 5 grand tour finishes as a good result for a career. Until the TdF last year, he was still riding well.

  • Inner side knee pain1 year 10 weeks agoI had something similar and

    I had something similar and it turned out the muscle on the outside of my thigh was too tight, pulling the kneecap out of place and causing the pain on the inside of the knee. Would be worth getting it checked out by a physio. Might be nothing to do with bike fit.

  • Horse put down after it was scared by sportive riders1 year 10 weeks agoPS If it was a motorist who

    PS If it was a motorist who had caused this, it would never have reached the papers.

  • Horse put down after it was scared by sportive riders1 year 10 weeks agoCyclist dies on road.

    Cyclist dies on road. Everyone shrugs shoulders and says RIP.

    Horse breaks leg and is put down by vet. ALL HELL IS LET LOOSE.

    If only there was the same reaction when a cyclist is injured or killed.

  • Horse put down after it was scared by sportive riders1 year 10 weeks agoandyp wrote:Aside from the

    andyp wrote:
    Aside from the main issue here...a horse gets *killed* because *it broke its leg*??

    ffs. And we aren't allowed to euthanise people in extreme pain who *want* to die.

    Horses are large, heavy creatures - you can sometimes splint a clean break, but if it's a complex fracture putting the horse down is often the only real option. Keeping a horse in a sling to keep the weight off the leg for several months often leads to them going downhill quickly. Just FWIW.

  • Horse put down after it was scared by sportive riders1 year 10 weeks agoLegalFun wrote:nicstevenson

    LegalFun wrote:
    nicstevenson wrote:
    , it seems sportives cater for riders who maybe ride in the countryside less than others so are not as aware of the correct, safe and sensible way to rode when horse riders are in the road...

    I reckon most people I see cycling in big groups are the middle class, 30-45yo white males who drive executive cars like idiots during the week and spend a few grand on a racing bike but only ride at weekends...

    at the end of the day it is cyclists like this that give us a bad reputation.

    And you know this how? And how many cyclists will only have time to ride at weekends?

  • Tape for muscle injuries1 year 10 weeks agododgy wrote:How can tape

    dodgy wrote:
    How can tape applied longitudinally apply lateral support? Doesn't make sense to me.

    It's not for support, it's supposed to help lift the skin and soft tissues, thus promoting increased blood flow to an injured muscle. You can tape for joint support as well but that would be a different tape applied differently.

    Source: I watch TV and sometimes vaguely remember things I read.