• IAM survey highlights party differences among councillors on road-related priorities1 year 12 weeks agoProbably out side a

    Probably out side a councillers house...

  • Just in: Pinnacle Arkose Three1 year 12 weeks agoTa Dave, looking at it I

    Ta Dave, looking at it I couldn't see why a disc brake specific pannier was needed, so that's for confirming my supicions, contary to what Evans told me.

  • Giro D' Italia Roster1 year 12 weeks agodrheaton wrote:Here's a game

    drheaton wrote:
    Here's a game for you then, pick three Italians for 50 credits or less, combined fantasy score at the end of the race wins.

    Only riders making it to the end of the race count, if your's quits mid race, they get no points Devil


    Ha - the three that spring to mind add up to 50.1 credits! Always the way...

  • Giro D' Italia Roster1 year 12 weeks agoGhedebrav wrote:Colombians

    Ghedebrav wrote:
    Colombians (plus one Venezuelan) now selected!

    For California, may see if I can go all-German. TdF all Brits, Yanks or Italians (not sure which yet) and all-French in the Vuelta.


    What about Aussies?

  • Giro D' Italia Roster1 year 12 weeks agoColombians (plus one

    Colombians (plus one Venezuelan) now selected!

    For California, may see if I can go all-German. TdF all Brits, Yanks or Italians (not sure which yet) and all-French in the Vuelta.

  • Specialized’s new aero helmet spotted at Milan-San Remo1 year 12 weeks agoI didn't say anything about

    I didn't say anything about giving Specialized the credit for innovation, as you say.

    Yes, granted Lazer came up with the idea first, as you say. That was simply a clip-on cover though, the story here is really about helmet manufacturers, such as Specialized, designing aero helmets, not about clip-on covers

  • The very, very childish OS place names thread1 year 12 weeks agoI think its actually

    I think its actually Queenzieburn but Queenziebum is much funnier/ childish

  • Giro D' Italia Roster1 year 12 weeks agoHere's a game for you then,

    Here's a game for you then, pick three Italians for 50 credits or less, combined fantasy score at the end of the race wins.

    Only riders making it to the end of the race count, if your's quits mid race, they get no points Devil

  • Torq release Raspberry Ripple flavour gel1 year 12 weeks agoNectar Fuel Cells are

    Nectar Fuel Cells are brilliant, been meaning to try torq as well though!

  • Grab an Aldi bargain this Thursday1 year 12 weeks agoThe panniers look alright

    The panniers look alright too. As does the foot pump.
    Twiglets at 99p too. Better than those poncey gels you lot all eat.

  • Giro D' Italia Roster1 year 12 weeks agodrheaton wrote: EDIT: Yes,

    drheaton wrote:

    EDIT: Yes, very easy to put a purely Italian team together.

    Yes, without even trying, I have 5 Italians in my purist team anyway! And 2 Brits (wonder who they could be...), a Russian and a Frenchman. Chances of me not changing it all around again by Saturday are fairly slim...

  • Somerset Hills GF recon.1 year 12 weeks agoYes, I was surprised the

    Yes, I was surprised the Medio had all the big climbs in.

    My best advice on the Crowcombe climb is when you've had enough and feel like stopping - do so. Just stand still and get your heart rate back down.

    You'll be amazed how much you can recover, and how fresh you'll feel when you start again. Just need a clear road so you can clip back in whilst coasting across the road before heading back up it.

    Anyway, the alternative of walking up such a steep slope with cleets on isn't a happy thought.

  • Giro D' Italia Roster1 year 12 weeks agoIt's how it's supposed to be,

    It's how it's supposed to be, it's pronounced as a 'cruoghz' sound... Liar

  • Giro D' Italia Roster1 year 12 weeks agoNot that it's relevant, but

    Not that it's relevant, but for some reason Tiziano Dall 'Antonia has a back-slash (\) in the middle of his last name in the game - "Tiziano Dall\'Antonia" Smile

  • Riding Alpe D'Huez1 year 12 weeks agoYorkshireMike wrote:Great Dun

    YorkshireMike wrote:
    Great Dun Fell is the nearest thing you will find around the NW. Traffic-free and smooth tarmac. Glorious.

    I've been to Kirby Stephen and Brough absolutely loads of times and never got round to this.

    Definitely have to have a bash at it before the Alpe.

  • Giro D' Italia Roster1 year 12 weeks agoSounds like fun, and an

    Sounds like fun, and an interesting idea, I'll look forward to your French team during the Tour de France.

    I suppose a purely Italian team would be too easy? Might have a look just for fun.

    EDIT: Yes, very easy to put a purely Italian team together.

    And if you wanted to stick to your Columbian team you can always pick a non-rider like Anacona of Lampre to fill a spot, there's also a Columbian on Movistar I think.

  • The very, very childish OS place names thread1 year 12 weeks agoHaving lived just in the part

    Having lived just in the part of Colchester just outside of fingringhoe I can say from experience that the signposts in the area don't last that long (pesky students...)

  • Video: British cyclist rear-ended by motorbike in California... amazingly, no bones broken...1 year 12 weeks ago@Pepita - thumbs up for

    @Pepita - thumbs up for getting back on the bike, hope you recover fully.

  • Grab an Aldi bargain this Thursday1 year 12 weeks agoSeems like the same stuff on

    Seems like the same stuff on sale four weeks in southern Germany. Shorts were reasonable. The softshell was poorly made in respect to stiching, and so was returned the very next day.

  • Riding Alpe D'Huez1 year 12 weeks agoCheers for the replies I've

    Cheers for the replies

    I've not really hit much in the way of hills this year at all and as I'm heading over to the Alpe in July I should be much further along in my training than this!

    I mentioned the Wizard as I remember reading that some of the inclines were similar to the Alpe so thought I'd have a blast up it to see what they look like. I did feel relatively positive about my effort as I managed to quite comfortably pass 10 out of a group of 12 other riders on the climb and was gaining on the last two.

    Given that they were reasonably fit looking with bikes and far lighter and much better than the battered old bike with panniers on I was riding I think I did quite well.

    I'd love to be able to do it under an hour but that's pipe dream, but I reckon I'll make it up. It's not going to be pretty but I reckon adrenalin will kick me through a few chunks of it.

  • Giro D' Italia Roster1 year 12 weeks agoThanks both for the advice -

    Thanks both for the advice - I was thinking about Bouhanni/Degenkolb for the purist, but have now hit on the slightly mad idea of having a Colombian-only purist team (N.B. my purist teams *always* bomb, so for the rest of the season I'm deploying national teams in the purist comps).

    It's actually not quite possible because of the two-riders-per-team rule. But I've topped up with a Venezuelan, whihc is as close as you can get and I'm sure you'll all agree is fair enough.

    I suspect my purist points will come in the mountains. Big Grin

  • Updated with prices: Shimano unveil Ultegra 6800 11spd groupset1 year 12 weeks agoNot convinced by the dark

    Not convinced by the dark charcoal colourway. Will there be a silver option like the 105 group or will we be stuck with just the one?

  • Specialized’s new aero helmet spotted at Milan-San Remo1 year 12 weeks ago???? So what??? we should

    ???? So what??? we should incorrectly continue to give specialized the credit for the inovation?
    Even though it was clearly Lazers idea?

    Because Cav won WWRC in a specialized helemet 2 years later Surprise
    Your opinion David is exactly why I made my post in the first place.

  • Rose Xeon RS 30001 year 12 weeks agoResponse I got back was "It

    Response I got back was "It may be that we are out of stock on the Ultegra Groupset - I'll ask the factory and get back to you"

  • Updated with prices: Shimano unveil Ultegra 6800 11spd groupset1 year 12 weeks agothe main benefit will be that

    the main benefit will be that shifting and braking performance are improved. Dura Ace 9000 was a really noticeable improvement over 7900. the biggest for a while. and the same is likely to be true here.

    shimano have made it 11 speeds because, well, that's the way it goes. more is betterer. but that's not the big draw for me.