• Video: "My name is Penis Head" — meet Britain's sweariest driver1 year 6 weeks agoclimber wrote: Harry_J

    climber wrote:

    Harry_J wrote:

    imagine a cyclist swerving suddenly, a car avoiding him and crashing into another?

    Or her. It's called not giving sufficient space.

    This. Somehow, some drivers seem to have this notion that it's perfectly acceptable not to leave a sufficient safety distance to the road user in front. They are habitually breaking the law and putting others at risk, and then are offended if you point it out to them.

  • Forum game idea - Eurovision National Championships1 year 6 weeks agoAre we doing road race and

    Are we doing road race and TT?

  • Video: How to hold your position in a bunch1 year 6 weeks agoI thought that the motivation

    I thought that the motivation behind these was the perceived lack of discipline in certain 4th cat races recently. At least I hear complaints - and I've seen scars - from some people I know who do race.

  • Video: "My name is Penis Head" — meet Britain's sweariest driver1 year 6 weeks agoHarry_J wrote: imagine a

    Harry_J wrote:

    imagine a cyclist swerving suddenly, a car avoiding him and crashing into another?

    Or her. It's called not giving sufficient space.

  • Forum game idea - Eurovision National Championships1 year 6 weeks agoRight - Let's Kick this off

    Right - Let's Kick this off

    1) Championships are pretty much all the weekend of 28/29 June. Deadline will be Friday 27th at 11pm
    2) We will do the top 9 nations: Belgium, France, Germany, GB, Holland, Italy, Norway, Switzerland, Spain. Please put in that order for my excel.
    3) Please note that, at the time of writing, only Spanish teams are likely to compete in Spain due to a row over expenses. No J-Rod, David Lopez
    4) In the event that any nation holds their championships before Saturday 28th it will be replaced by Slovenia. Because I have a man crush on Mohoric.
    5) Points are 5,3,2 for first, second and third
    6) I can't be bothered to check parcours or riders so I'm picking randomly but may change at any time up to Friday 11pm. If you find information on a stage please let everyone else know, or keep it to yourself.
    7) British information is very good http://www.britishcycling.org.uk/nationalroadchampionships. German info is atrocious.

  • Video: "My name is Penis Head" — meet Britain's sweariest driver1 year 6 weeks agoCan we avoid the use of

    Can we avoid the use of "accident" please, crashes may not be deliberate but most are avoidable, therefore not an accident.

  • Video: "My name is Penis Head" — meet Britain's sweariest driver1 year 6 weeks ago"So the answer is - don't

    "So the answer is - don't overtake? in theory yes i agree but practically who wants to drive everywhere at the speed of a bike?
    So where do you go from there?"

    Get a bike?

  • Skoda FL1 year 6 weeks agoDifferent rider values will

    Different rider values will make this impossible.

    I suspect I will run out of transfers within about a week having looked at the parcours.

  • Video: Inside the sprint – spectacular footage from the Tour of Switzerland1 year 6 weeks agoCompletely mental, I notice

    Completely mental, I notice that they edited out the accident on the penultimate turn. They must have had footage looking at the rest of it.

    I get nervous at 40kph in a small group all working together, that is brutal. Brave lads, footballers need not apply Smile

  • Skoda FL1 year 6 weeks agoIf you don't like your

    If you don't like your autocompleted team, go to leagues then go back. New autocompleted team.

    mine now has Valverde and Bob Jungels in it

    Joel - 50 transfers - when will you run out?

    I like the way that intermediate sprints and mountains are better represented, but I have a feeling I'll do both and make the same transfers each week

    Is there a forum scorum league?

  • Video: "My name is Penis Head" — meet Britain's sweariest driver1 year 6 weeks agoUsually road users give way

    Usually road users give way to their right.

    The cyclist looked right and saw it was safe to proceed.

    The motorist was on the left and did not give the traffic to his right right of way.

    So replace the cyclist with a motor vehicle and the situation would have been a front/side impact accident.

    I'm a motorist 98% of the time, but a triathlete the rest of the time.

  • SRAM reveal new hydraulic brake design and Rival 22 groupset1 year 6 weeks agoShimano are doing the same

    Shimano are doing the same thing as they move to 11 speed... once the older 105 and Ultegra parts are sold out, 10 speed people will have to buy Tiagra levers and derailleurs, or scrounge around on ebay. At least a lot of Shimano compatible wheels are 11 speed with a shim for 10/9 speed. And at least Shimano groups are reasonably priced -- full 105 (calliper 105, that is) costs about the same as one of those SRAM hydraulic callipers (though I'm comparing real 105 price to the RRP up there, which might not be fair).

  • MTB or cyclocross bike?1 year 6 weeks agoCX bikes are fast and great

    CX bikes are fast and great fun if the track is relatively smooth, gravelly or just stony. Once it starts getting rocky and rooty (this is not a scientifically accurate measurement of trail roughness BTW ) then the riding position, rigidity and relatively narrow tyres will start to hinder rather than help. Personally, IMHO I would get a fast, light 29er hardtail. Put up with the slightly slower speed on tarmac but enjoy the increased fun off road. You have a road bike for road so this would mean you have all options covered.

    I've had a bit of a MTB renaissance recently - ironically because my cx bike is stuck in the workstand with some technicall issues - and had forgotten how much fun it is having a bike you can batter over all sorts of terrain.

  • Surgeons reattach man's testicles after disastrous bike crash1 year 6 weeks agoHope the operation hasn't

    Hope the operation hasn't been a cock up or more correctly has been a cock up Surprise

  • Surgeons reattach man's testicles after disastrous bike crash1 year 6 weeks agoWas he riding naked? I'm

    Was he riding naked? I'm really struggling to imagine how that could possibly happen...

  • Skoda FL1 year 6 weeks agoJust looking at stage 2. This

    Just looking at stage 2. This is going to be very tricky on transfers.

  • Skoda FL1 year 6 weeks agoJoelsim wrote:livestrongnick

    Joelsim wrote:
    livestrongnick wrote:
    It has the autofill button that I asked for at the end of last year! Wave

    Do you think you'll score more points that way?

    No I originally asked for the function because on some of the lesser races I'm not the greatest at purist so thought an autofill would help me out Nerd

  • Video: Inside the sprint – spectacular footage from the Tour of Switzerland1 year 6 weeks agoStunning action, but horrible

    Stunning action, but horrible quality in the video. It looks like it's been converted into 1080i for TV and then back into 1080p for the web, de-interlacing artifacts.

  • Carbon frame life1 year 6 weeks agoBear in mind that some metal

    Bear in mind that some metal frames these days are incredibly thin, 0.4mm on some, which is basically bacofoil plus a bit. If they get dented they are likely to suffer stress fractures after a while, and if they break it's not practical to weld up material so thin, so perhaps won't last forever.

    Steel frames on the other hand can be heated up and the braze melted to take out a damaged member and slip in another. Carbon can be repaired by several small firms in the UK.

  • TdS stage 71 year 6 weeks ago1,2,4,8,13 + Thurau and

    1,2,4,8,13 + Thurau and Hollenstein gave me 19th on the stage which in the end wasn't too bad. Only Mollema let me down slightly

  • “Health & safety gone mad” – council orders removal of Tour de France bunting1 year 6 weeks agoAnyone know what the weight

    Anyone know what the weight of this bunting is and what the OTM of the column is?

    Near where I live we've had several columns bent horizontal by the local youff, so I'm guessing these things really aren't very strong, but then they'd only be designed to carry the weight of the head and not a lot of wet woll Worried

  • Council slammed for “heavy handed” camping ban on Tour de France climb1 year 6 weeks agoI saw this article at

    I saw this article at lunchtime an had an opinion. I have now had my eyes opened by some local input, for I don't know the roads, and my opinion has changed. I do, however, know that European roads are built differently from British roads and do know that there appears to be so much bickering that the enjoyment of the racing is already being sucked out.
    If the local authority says close the roads to campers, accept it and deal with it.

  • Council slammed for “heavy handed” camping ban on Tour de France climb1 year 6 weeks agolangsett wrote: The local

    langsett wrote:

    The local authorities were on board before Government simply allocated the money it had ring fenced for the failed Scottish bid they UK Sport and others were backing

    They were on board for an event they were sold as costing nearer £10m, not the £21m it seems to be running to now. And the government money isn't the same UK sport/DCMS pot earmarked for the Scottish bid, because they declined to put in citing lack of planning for stage 3. The government money came direct from Treasury the day after DCMS bounced Yorkshire's request.

  • Wiggins down and out again?1 year 6 weeks agoDown, definitely. Out is a

    Down, definitely. Out is a question. Some of you are saying he isn't in the Tour team. He quite definitely wants to be in it, but said he doesn't think it will happen. His interview was a clear bluff setting up Froome and/or the management to blame for his omission. As Andyp says, no one knows the tour team but does this make it even more likely he won't ride? He really should ride the our if he is fit even just for the publicity, I can't see how much better another support rider could be. If the pair of then can only can-it for a couple of weeks.

    With Henao in doubt
    #whynotwiggo

  • Video: "My name is Penis Head" — meet Britain's sweariest driver1 year 6 weeks agoI do hope that you made a

    I do hope that you made a trip to your local Police team and showed them the video, he has committed driving without due care, and public order offences. Best of all it's been recorded for the magistrates to watch.

    He truly is a penis head. Laughing