I dunno, most of my cycling contacts are female so to me I don't see a minority.

But I think it's usually a difference of interests, rather than gender, but because obviously things like xboxes and oily shite is more popular with boys that's why. Like...most boys would be peeved if their wives came back with a grands worth of shoes Wink it's swings and roundabouts innit.

Speaking of chain oil, DEAR LORD I've just moved out of a rental property and could not for the live of me get that shit out of the cream carpet.....panicking about waving that deposit goodbye!

  • Cyclist's crash damages reduced because of 'contributory negligence': looking down at heart rate monitor1 year 5 weeks agoDrivers don't exactly look

    Drivers don't exactly look where they are going all the time either, so using this as an excuse to reduce payout to cyclist is a bit lame if you ask me.
    If all drivers concentrated on where they were going 100% of the time no-one would pass their driving test ... as you have to look in your mirrors, which by definition means you're looking other than the direction of travel. Same when you look at your speedo, or your satnav etc.

  • Cyclist's crash damages reduced because of 'contributory negligence': looking down at heart rate monitor1 year 5 weeks agoSo the driver of the car has

    So the driver of the car has lied through his teeth, in court, and the judge still sets out to defend his actions and place blame on the cyclist.

    Nice.

  • Suspended sentence for lorry driver who killed cyclist and claimed he was unable to avoid hitting him1 year 5 weeks agoHe had time, he didn't

    He had time, he didn't stop...then he LIED about it. WTF do you have to do to get the full force of the law.

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

    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

  • Cycling Tips February Fifteen Strava challenge returns1 year 5 weeks agoChallenge accepted!!

    Challenge accepted!!

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  • new 100k / 1700m sportive in May: the Whitchurch Primary Pedal1 year 5 weeks agoFATBEGGARONABIKE wrote:Can't

    FATBEGGARONABIKE wrote:
    Can't reach you by train (bloody useless Sunday service) shame as that's a nice part of the world.

    There are trains from Waterloo - just a very small number, with only 2 bike spaces per unit. Agreed, useless. Booking essential.

  • "Kaiser Thiefs" - Sturmey-Archer attacks Leeds band for "blatantly copying" logo1 year 5 weeks agoEven if a defence of fair use

    Even if a defence of fair use was attempted, it's generally not applicable where there the main purpose is commercial exploitation.

    That's why the recent "Dumb Starbucks" setup gave away free coffee, so they could maintain that it was a work of art not an act of commerce.

    As for the ethics of a designer who was presumably paid for their work and just ripped off somebody else...

  • Lezyne Femto Drive LED rear light1 year 5 weeks agoButton lens seems like it

    Button lens seems like it will seize up if dirt gets in from the rear wheel where it is the direct line of fire.

    Wouldn’t it make sense to put the switch at the back out of the way of spray and keep the lens that is in the line of fire very well sealed with no moving parts?

  • Lezyne Femto Drive LED rear light1 year 5 weeks agoButton lens seems like it

    Button lens seems like it will seize up if dirt gets in from the rear wheel where it is the direct line of fire.

    Wouldn’t it make sense to put the switch at the back out of the way of spray and keep the lens that is in the line of fire very well sealed with no moving parts?

  • Railway staff catch thieves stealing bike - and let them get on with it1 year 5 weeks ago"London Midland staff and the

    "London Midland staff and the owner of the bicycle appear to have fallen victim to a cruel but clever con."

    cruel but clever?
    what?
    clever??!

    only if your thick as shit!

  • When's too many bikes enough ?1 year 5 weeks agomooleur wrote:jmaccelari

    mooleur wrote:
    jmaccelari wrote:
    Yep. A woman in the house soon sorts that problem out...

    DOES IT!?

    Well obviously, you're one of the exceptional minority - tell your husband he's a jammy sod! 'Normal' women aren't so keen on chain oil and bikes all over the place...

  • Suspended sentence for lorry driver who killed cyclist and claimed he was unable to avoid hitting him1 year 5 weeks agoBBB wrote: As a foreigner

    BBB wrote:

    As a foreigner (many years in the UK) it really makes me wonder what kind of people the judges in this country are and how they get to their positions. Are they soft bleeding heart lefties like many of their colleagues in a public sector?
    Can someone shed some light on it, please?

    Judges aren''t usually accused of being raging lefties. A disproportionate amount of them are privately educated middle aged white men - again, not a group known to be particularly left wing.

    After the riots a few years back the judges were merrily sending people to prison for stealing bottles of water, so I think it is more than the section of society the judges represent instinctively identify with drivers and not cyclists.

    In any case, and to be fair, the judges only sentence within guidelines provided to them. The main issue tends to be the CPS only pursuing relatively minor charges and the juries being reluctant to convict.

  • Tour of Oman stage 31 year 5 weeks agoSagan Gallopin Kreuziger Mose

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    Stybar
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  • Chris Boardman: "Helmets not even in top 10 of things that keep cycling safe"1 year 5 weeks agoThere are many things in life

    There are many things in life people try to focus on when they don't want to solve a problem. It's like debating the children that throw stones at tanks in Palestine, but not wanting to debate why the tanks are there in the first place.

    Cycling is not considered as a serious form of transport. It's more an inconvenience to cars, and that's why many drivers act accordingly.

  • Mosaic RT-1 titanium road bike frame1 year 5 weeks agoDeanF316 wrote:. The point is

    DeanF316 wrote:
    . The point is that all these bike reviews are no more than marketing articles. Your opinions are only that opinions.

    the obvious question is: if you think that's true, why are you reading them then?

    Jo's been in the bike industry a long time, and he's ridden a *lot* of bikes. his 'opinion' on a bike is, accordingly, well grounded in experience. to say that one opinion has equal value to any other in this context is nonsense.

    he hasn't bought the Mosaic, or been given it, it's gone back to the distributor. He has no vested interest in puffing it up. you can read some of his other reviews if you don't believe that; Jo's one of our sterner testers and he likes things to be just so.

    Likewise, Stu who tested the Campag wheels rides 35 miles a day, every day (more at weekends), on a huge variety of test bikes and wheels. if a wheel is throwing off noticeably more residue than other wheels have in the same conditions on the same ride, then that's a useful observation. he's not pretending that he's done a chemical analysis. If that kind of thing is your bag, you should bag yourself some copies of Tour magazine from Germany. they're all over the analytics side of things. we prefer to give our test bikes and products to people with experience, whose opinions we trust. you don't have to agree that that's the best way to test stuff. but then, you don't have to read the reviews either.

  • Graeme Obree defeated as Glasgow University students choose Edward Snowden as Rector1 year 5 weeks agoFlying Scot wrote:The se

    Flying Scot wrote:
    The se appointments are often overly left wing things if you ask me, G O was a more obvious and enthusiastic candidate, it's the students loss.

    Snowden left wing? He's a libertarian who supports Ron Paul!

  • "Kaiser Thiefs" - Sturmey-Archer attacks Leeds band for "blatantly copying" logo1 year 5 weeks agoOK, seriously now... did

    OK, seriously now... did anyone actually know that the Sturmey-Archer company still existed? I thought it had disappeared...

  • Suspended sentence for lorry driver who killed cyclist and claimed he was unable to avoid hitting him1 year 5 weeks agoWhat concerns me the most is

    What concerns me the most is that despite the witness evidence not corroborating the drivers story, he was still only given a suspended sentence.

    What on earth has to happen in order for drivers to face worse?!

  • Suspended sentence for lorry driver who killed cyclist and claimed he was unable to avoid hitting him1 year 5 weeks agoWhatever spin the lawyers put

    Whatever spin the lawyers put on this verdict, the sentence is a non sentence. The joint submissions by CTC BC and other high profile cycling organisations to the government with concerns of judicial sentences is obviously falling on deaf ears.

  • Chris Boardman: "Helmets not even in top 10 of things that keep cycling safe"1 year 5 weeks agoDon't miss the point:

    Don't miss the point: Boardman is not saying "Don't wear a helmet" he is saying that the government making helmets compulsory distracts from the real issue which is that the road system is feckin dangerous.

    Anyone who has ever crashed and hit their head will attest to the fact that a helmet can save your life. Obviously its great to feel the wind in your hair but I'd rather have a helmet in between. In the last crash I had, when I came round my helmet had actually cracked in half. I'd rather that than my skull.

  • Tour of Oman stage 31 year 5 weeks agoSprint 1 Boem 2 Ista 3

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