• Sergio Henao suspended by sky1 year 5 weeks agoedster99 wrote:Id be

    edster99 wrote:
    Id be interested to know how you come to the conclusion that Martin is twice the rider Wiggins is? Based on ?

    Are you serious?

  • GELS: best/tastiest/most economic1 year 5 weeks ago-1 for High5! They're cheap

    -1 for High5! They're cheap but don't work for me at all. Personally I hold Torq stuff right at the top of the tree.

  • Seven days in cycling: Your weekly catch up service of the week's big news stories on road.cc1 year 5 weeks agoGet a sense of humour you

    Get a sense of humour you cock

  • Just In : Koga Beach Racer1 year 5 weeks agoLoving this bike. Seems like

    Loving this bike. Seems like the perfect machine for a Gates belt drive with Di2 setup.

  • 200 fined by police in Cambridge clampdown on law-breaking cyclists and drivers1 year 5 weeks agoRouboy wrote:The more I read

    Rouboy wrote:
    The more I read these comments on like subjects the road cc group as a whole or it may be the loud minority, criticise the police for doing their job and complain when they don't.

    Which of the comments posted before yours are you refering to when you speak of 'criticising the police for doing their job'?

  • Sergio Henao suspended by sky1 year 5 weeks agodaddyELVIS wrote:bashthebox

    daddyELVIS wrote:
    bashthebox wrote:
    Great evidence gathering there, bro. You should get a job on CSI.

    I'll believe Wiggins is a credible TdF champion when Tony Martin (who is twice the rider Wiggins is) wins it!

    Id be interested to know how you come to the conclusion that Martin is twice the rider Wiggins is? Based on ?

    There's been questions about him in the past too :

    http://www.velonation.com/News/ID/8426/Doping-UCI-Index-of-Suspicion-lea...

  • Sergio Henao suspended by sky1 year 5 weeks agobashthebox wrote:Great

    bashthebox wrote:
    Great evidence gathering there, bro. You should get a job on CSI.

    I'll believe Wiggins is a credible TdF champion when Tony Martin (who is twice the rider Wiggins is) wins it!

  • Just In : Koga Beach Racer1 year 5 weeks agoDLemke wrote:I'm trying to

    DLemke wrote:
    I'm trying to get information on that handlebar. There just doesn't seem to be any information on it anywhere

    The closest you can easily find to that bar is an On One Midge from Planet X. Very similar.

  • Sergio Henao suspended by sky1 year 5 weeks agoGreat evidence gathering

    Great evidence gathering there, bro. You should get a job on CSI.

  • Another Gel question1 year 5 weeks agoTear off the top, get it in

    Tear off the top, get it in your mouth, suck it completely dry asap. Once it's empty, roll it up so the open end is at the centre of the roll to prevent the last drip making your pocket sticky.
    It ain't rocket science though!

  • Emma Pooley says it's 'nuts' she gets more prize money from triathlon 'hobby' than pro cycling1 year 5 weeks agoIf you've ever met her, you'd

    If you've ever met her, you'd add whingy too.

    A few years ago, she had a whinge at the fact that she was still waiting for a Power Meter from J Vaughters, so I contacted Jon and put everything in place. Managed to get Emily to email me through a contact at British Cycling, and she whinged some more, even though all she had to do was email JV at the address he gave, and provide her address, and she'd have the PM, but no, whinge whinge whinge.

  • 200 fined by police in Cambridge clampdown on law-breaking cyclists and drivers1 year 5 weeks agoThe more I read these

    The more I read these comments on like subjects the road cc group as a whole or it may be the loud minority, criticise the police for doing their job and complain when they don't.

  • GELS: best/tastiest/most economic1 year 5 weeks agoJonathan Knight wrote:I

    Jonathan Knight wrote:
    I picked up a couple of espresso flavoured gels at a bike show last year, very nice they were but I'm a coffee lover anyway. I think they are Zipvit, they weren't a sickly as some gels I've had before and actually tasted like the flavour they were supposed to be.

    They might have been these

    http://www.mulebar.com/collections/energy-gels/products/cafe-cortado

    I'd rather have real food than a gel, but I would make an exception for one of these - not cheap though. When I've used them it's been as a get-me-home treat for the last couple of hours of a big ride.

    The other product I've used that I really liked the taste of was the 33Shake Original Chia Vanilla Energy Gel… which is even pricier. Very tasty but more like a sort of vanilla porridge than a gel. David Else who reviewed it wasn't as impressed as I was. I'm not sure I'd pay £1.99 - maybe for a special ride.

    http://road.cc/content/review/107907-33shake-original-vanilla-chai-energ...

  • Kent motorist branded "a danger to cyclists" by judge is jailed for 10 months1 year 5 weeks agoedster99 wrote:I think its

    edster99 wrote:
    I think its relevant about driving instruction.
    a) you are right about the lack of training about how to interact with cyclists e.g. 2 abreast is OK.
    b) thinking about my own experience of driving, when I took my test there was no such thing as an ASL (or if there was, we weren't told about it).
    It made me think, what should we be doing about informing / retesting drivers on changes to driving law / driving regulations / new requirements? I understand cyclists get unhappy about car drivers jumping into ASLs, with good reason. But we should be aware that many people have no idea what they are. They have never received instruction on them, and there's no obvious way of being updated about it. So it makes me think there is a massive hole in the way drivers are instructed, and particularly being kept up to date. Not sure how we can improve that...

    Mandatory theory retest every 5 years perhaps? Make it a big blitz on things that have been added/changed in the last few years in the highway code plus some safety related questions that if gotten wrong mean an automatic fail.

  • GELS: best/tastiest/most economic1 year 5 weeks agobest thing is certainly to

    best thing is certainly to try them out, but wiggle et al offer far better value than sainsbury's counter....

    I am a big fan of the Torq range, they are thick enough without being too thick, and the flavours are quirky and fun - and genuinely pleasant!

  • Emma Pooley says it's 'nuts' she gets more prize money from triathlon 'hobby' than pro cycling1 year 5 weeks agoNot whingy, nor some kind of

    Applause

    Not whingy, nor some kind of weirdo radical feminist*. Just a magnificent athlete who deserves credit where credit is due, including being being able to earn the same sort of living from the sport as the blokes.

    * On second thoughts, under the circumstances I'm not sure I'd have a problem with at least two out of three of those. If someone called me a weirdo radical biker, I'd take them to a cake shop to discuss matters further.

  • GELS: best/tastiest/most economic1 year 5 weeks agoI picked up a couple of

    I picked up a couple of espresso flavoured gels at a bike show last year, very nice they were but I'm a coffee lover anyway. I think they are Zipvit, they weren't a sickly as some gels I've had before and actually tasted like the flavour they were supposed to be.

  • Fondriest TF4 road bike1 year 5 weeks agomacrophotofly wrote:Is it

    macrophotofly wrote:
    Is it just me or does that chain look rusty?

    Probably not, based on the first comment I just read. Wink

  • Brooks Cambium C17 saddle1 year 5 weeks agoTo be fair to their customer

    To be fair to their customer service they eventually replied after 3rd email and sorted me out.

  • 200 fined by police in Cambridge clampdown on law-breaking cyclists and drivers1 year 5 weeks agoPolice Policing shocker!

    Police Policing shocker!

  • Buyer’s Guide to Saddles1 year 5 weeks agoI use a charge spoon, dead

    I use a charge spoon, dead comfy and cheap, not too weighty either

  • 200 fined by police in Cambridge clampdown on law-breaking cyclists and drivers1 year 5 weeks agoQuite. Enforce the highway

    Quite. Enforce the highway code equally for all. A bad driver is likely to be a danger to themself and others. A incompetent cyclist that disobeys the highway code will at some point put themself in harms way.

  • Sergio Henao suspended by sky1 year 5 weeks agoThe margins between winning

    The margins between winning and losing at the very top of professional sport are so small that athletes, their coaches (and by association their agents and sponsors) will explore every available 'marginal gain' to be the best that they can.

    So to think that doping in cycling (where the rewards for success are higher than they've ever been) is now pursued by a few failures at the back of the peloton is very naïve.

    Sky said that the Henao testing / research / whatever PR spin they've put on it, process would take around 8 weeks, after which they would issue a full report. So, we should hear something in May.

    However, Sky have (plenty) previous when it comes to bullsh*t.

    The only evidence I need when it comes to Sky are the names of the last 2 TdF champions, their dominance of the key races leading up to these Tours, and the nature of these wins.

    Sky are no worse than any other top team, but I can't stand their 'holier than thou' bullsh*t PR.

  • Buyer’s Guide to Saddles1 year 5 weeks agoI do worry about the focus on

    I do worry about the focus on the saddle alone. I think the combination of your shorts (padding) and the saddle are important (providing you have already been fitted for your bike). I can wear one pair of shorts and find a seat uncomfortable after 3 hours, change to another pair the following day and then complete a century ride without noticing any backside issues.
    The combination of padding shape and a seat can make a massive difference

    IMO, If you are having problems with finding a comfortable saddle, consider how to solve in this order -
    1) Get professionally fitted for your bike (this alone removed most of my issues with seats I had previously thought uncomfortable)
    2) Buy a couple of different shorts with different patterns of padding in them (they can be very different) and try them out on the seat you currently find most comfortable
    3) try a different width or basic style of seat (better borrowed or second hand) but avoid the holes, bumps, magic surfaces, etc for now

    You irony of the situation is cheaper saddles tend to have relatively more padding while cheap shorts have little padding; Go very expensive and the situation reverses.... Surprise

  • 200 fined by police in Cambridge clampdown on law-breaking cyclists and drivers1 year 5 weeks agoSide Issue: There should be a

    Side Issue:

    There should be a move to make more one-way streets in towns apply to motor vehicles only. It would encourage more cycling in town centres, but wouldn't have any serious negative impact on drivers. It would be relatively inexpensive as well.

    There are a few in my town that have a simple bike sign painted on the road with the odd arrow, but they're not properly joined up, so you can't make sensible journeys from one part of town to the next.