• Strade Bianche Rider List1 year 6 weeks agodrheaton wrote:You missed

    drheaton wrote:
    You missed Gkam...

    I care a lot about you, dan. I really do. And I respect your work as well as Dave's and TER's. Don't be fooled by my rhetoric and my play with words. I just want things to be ok between you and me. Are we ok? You do understand I care a lot about this game, don't you? I care about its design, its development, the developers and their work, and the experience for all of us. Everything I point out may not be especially relevant, but it comes out of a true desire to make this the best, most complete Fantasy Cycling experience out there. Can you see that? I am totally absorbed and dedicated to this game, as if I was part of this. Can you see that? As for Gkam, he's got a big heart, and he's a great part of this team, but he's not on my radar screen right now. You are. Are we ok?

    Here:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0nQytOk_JU

    More hugs. And Gkam can have one, too.

  • !!!!STOLEN £9K OF BIKES!!!!!!1 year 6 weeks agoI will probably go to

    I will probably go to prison.... It's a separate garage and not much that could cause ignition but you have a point. May be a pet lion would slow them down... Or sentences that cause them to think twice if caught. Given that you can kill a cyclist and not go down I suspect bike theft won't carry much punishment. Thinking

  • !!!!STOLEN £9K OF BIKES!!!!!!1 year 6 weeks agoBeefy wrote:Looks like the

    Beefy wrote:
    Looks like the only way to stop these bastards is by electrifying locks. I have to admit if I go away for a few days i sort of set very sharp items in places which would cause damage to a person who doesn't know they are there. Is this wrong? IMO no body should be in there with out my permission so tis there own fault, Angry

    So what if you have a fire or something and emergency services are needed?

    IMO nothing will stop a determined professional tooled up thief, all you'll do is slow them down a bit. They know what they are looking for and the weaknesses in locks etc.
    All you've got to hope is enough locks requires long enough and them to be loud enough to draw attention.

  • The Ashes on Bikes? Sky Vs OGE launches Monday (+ video)1 year 6 weeks agopjt201 wrote:Wales does have

    pjt201 wrote:
    Wales does have a cricket team - it's the same one as the England team (it's the England and Wales Cricket Board who administer the team)...

    Sorry, you're correct, our cricketing knowledge finished sometime pre-1997 when it was all still under the MCC Wink

  • Graeme Obree launches petition urging Glasgow 2014 to shun Ugandan MPs who backed anti-gay law1 year 6 weeks agoSorry didn't get my point

    Sorry didn't get my point across at all well, I'm trying to make the point that once you bring politics in to sport it's a slippery slope to boycotts ect. I think the regime is a disgrace but once you let that enter sport the only people who ever seem to suffer is the athlete. I know a boycott is not on the cards but these things escalate. First you don't let VIP's come then the regime retaliates and it all spirals out of control. Hope that's a little clearer. I just don't think sport and politics mix there are so many countries with dreadful human rights were do we stop in our policing of the world via sport.

  • Graeme Obree launches petition urging Glasgow 2014 to shun Ugandan MPs who backed anti-gay law1 year 6 weeks agoSorry didn't get my point

    Sorry didn't get my point across at all well, I'm trying to make the point that once you bring politics in to sport it's a slippery slope to boycotts ect. I think the regime is a disgrace but once you let that enter sport the only people who ever seem to suffer is the athlete. I know a boycott is not on the cards but these things escalate. First you don't let VIP's come then the regime retaliates and it all spirals out of control. Hope that's a little clearer. I just don't think sport and politics mix there are so many countries with dreadful human rights were do we stop in our policing of the world via sport.

  • Coroner: "No doubt" that pothole caused crash that killed cyclist1 year 6 weeks agoCarlosFerreiro wrote:Simmo72

    CarlosFerreiro wrote:
    Simmo72 wrote:
    scrap vehicle tax, reintroduce good ol road tax.
    + charge every vehicle based on weight
    bikes pay £2, fiesta £50, range rover + £1000, hell make it £2000.

    Engineering research shows that the actual road damage is proportional to the 4th power of axle load. Weight^4

    It'd be quite a shake up for society, as then a car would pay roughly 10,000 times what a bike payed, while a large HGV would pay about 10,000 times what a car paid.....

    Which would ultimately see the bulk of the additional costs added to consumer goods due to haulage firms being hit - not saying it's wrong - but it would NOT be popular

  • The long, quiet, road to Istanbul.1 year 6 weeks ago(how the heck do you train

    (how the heck do you train covertly for a 2000 mile race!!),
    I have got to hear how you pull that off, can't wait! Applause

  • Podium Cafe VDS1 year 6 weeks agoI am getting totally

    I am getting totally destroyed....

    Serves me right for picking mainly stage racers, should have loaded up on classics riders Angry

    Hofland in particular looks like a great rider to have picked, 200 pts for 1 credit and likely to get a few other outings through the year.

  • Strade Bianche Rider List1 year 6 weeks agoenrique wrote:drheaton

    enrique wrote:
    drheaton wrote:
    I'm sorry that you don't appreciate all the work that goes into this and that we don't live up to your expectations but we do our best.

    And I know you, Dave and TER are incredibly dedicated, careful and thorough.

    You missed Gkam...

  • Where's daddy going?1 year 6 weeks agoIngloriousLou wrote:I don't

    IngloriousLou wrote:
    I don't have the luxury of such a short commute, 4 days a week I get out around 0600 to get to the station and onward to London. My favourite comment recently from my 6 year old - 'Daddy, I like your bike onesie'.

    Spending more time with the kids will be fun, and the roads are open after they've gone to bed so a decent light and you're set for evening training rides!

    I prefer to go out early, usually get out of the house at 6 one or two days a week in summer if I can and get a couple of hours riding before work.

    Find it really hard to get evening rides done unless I leave straight from work. Evening chain gangs in summer are easy to slot in using this method.

  • The Ashes on Bikes? Sky Vs OGE launches Monday (+ video)1 year 6 weeks agoThis is probably more a

    This is probably more a marketing ploy than anything else. Although there may be reason in the madness, a first and not so subtle attempt to develop a fan base and brand loyalty like football (UK & USA).

    Cycling teams have a long way to go if that is what they do this and leverage cyclists pockets. whilst road racing is admittedly a team sport, traditionally we have followed particular cyclists we want to win in this or that event. Yes there are in some races team prizes and we do admire the efforts of teams and particular team members to get their man on the podium, but if the man doesn't have the form the efforts of the team are for nothing.

    I could be and probably am wrong in my analysis and this is just no more than a piece of cycling fluff that makes it such a great sport. In that spirit here are some suggestions for them.

    1. The best video to the sound track of the "ace of spades"

    2. Bmx (or cyclocross) race in rider designed cycling costume points allotted for costume (judge Paul smith?) and racing but must complete race for costume points to count.

    3. Language competition. One point per mention of the word stupendous two for the word aardvark in post race interviews, double points in pre race interviews. A minus point for the phrases "for sure" but plus on for using "bob on" instead.

    I beginning to get silly so I'll stop

  • Opinion: We’ve worked hard to cater for every club, says Lee Valley park authority in row over Olympic Velopark access1 year 6 weeks agoI think we're seeing a bit of

    I think we're seeing a bit of comparing apples and oranges here: there has been a lot of concern expressed about how much velodrome track time is being taken up by private companies (6-9 days/month), yet here we have Mr Bloomfield-Bray suggesting that only 5% of the available sessions are going to be corporate. The subtle implication from his article is that the 5%/95% is when you look at all sessions on all facilities, rather than just the velodrome. The simple fact is, the indoor velodrome is undoubtedly the premier facility on the site, and offers something that can't be had anywhere else in London (Herne Hill being outdoors). It is also the most expensive part of the velopark, built with taxpayer funds, so surely it should be those taxpayers who are getting priority access to it!

    Did road.cc put the above figures (claims of 6-9days/month corporate track time) to Mr Bloomfield-Bray? Does he refute them outright? Or is he just weaselling out? Thinking Waiting

  • Another cyclist follows satnav on to motorway1 year 6 weeks agoRight on queue.

    Right on queue.

  • Coroner: "No doubt" that pothole caused crash that killed cyclist1 year 6 weeks agoSimmo72 wrote:scrap vehicle

    Simmo72 wrote:
    scrap vehicle tax, reintroduce good ol road tax.
    + charge every vehicle based on weight
    bikes pay £2, fiesta £50, range rover + £1000, hell make it £2000.

    Engineering research shows that the actual road damage is proportional to the 4th power of axle load. Weight^4

    It'd be quite a shake up for society, as then a car would pay roughly 10,000 times what a bike payed, while a large HGV would pay about 10,000 times what a car paid.....

  • Graeme Obree launches petition urging Glasgow 2014 to shun Ugandan MPs who backed anti-gay law1 year 6 weeks agoBeefy wrote:Do the athletes

    Beefy wrote:
    Do the athletes make the laws? Should England be boycotted as the government allow people to live in food/fuel poverty? I suspect the athletes love there country and are proud of there heritage, it doesn't mean they are homophobic because the law makers are. Some might be gay but afraid to come out, why punish them further by not allowing them to compete.

    What the heck is your point? The petition has nothing to do with whether the athletes are welcome - go back and re-read - it is specifically about VIP invitiations to dignitaries

  • !!!!STOLEN £9K OF BIKES!!!!!!1 year 6 weeks agoLooks like the only way to

    Looks like the only way to stop these bastards is by electrifying locks. I have to admit if I go away for a few days i sort of set very sharp items in places which would cause damage to a person who doesn't know they are there. Is this wrong? IMO no body should be in there with out my permission so tis there own fault, Angry

  • Graeme Obree launches petition urging Glasgow 2014 to shun Ugandan MPs who backed anti-gay law1 year 6 weeks agoDo the athletes make the

    Do the athletes make the laws? Should England be boycotted as the government allow people to live in food/fuel poverty? I suspect the athletes love there country and are proud of there heritage, it doesn't mean they are homophobic because the law makers are. Some might be gay but afraid to come out, why punish them further by not allowing them to compete.

  • Saddle bag recommendations1 year 6 weeks agoI've consolidated down to

    I've consolidated down to phone/money in the jersey in an Ikea resealable freezer bag and a small bag under the seat with 2x tubes, micro co2 inflator + canisters and levers.

    The Topeak small wedge works for me, though it's pretty much full with that lot.

  • !!!!STOLEN £9K OF BIKES!!!!!!1 year 6 weeks agoSorry to hear about this.

    Sorry to hear about this. Perhaps Strava should have the privacy setting enabled by default.

  • Dymag carbon wheels launched + first ride impressions1 year 6 weeks agoThose graphics are pretty

    Those graphics are pretty cool

  • Another cyclist follows satnav on to motorway1 year 6 weeks agoWell it was his phone that

    Well it was his phone that told him, so it must be OK. I really worry about our society when we believe anything we read because its 1.) online or 2.) on a handset. Use your head you numpty.

  • Peter Sagan off to Tinkoff-Saxo - and taking Cannondale with him?1 year 6 weeks agoTheDoctor wrote:As Cannondale

    TheDoctor wrote:
    As Cannondale are the owners of the current team, can't see them moving in with tinkov, especially as they turned his down last year!

    I guess the terms might be more favorable but I bet we'll get a LOT of Sagan rumors before the end of the season

  • Another cyclist follows satnav on to motorway1 year 6 weeks agoTis possible they cycle on A

    Tis possible they cycle on A road as they can only commute by bike and it is the only practicle route. When nurse training my only means of transport for the fist year was by bike, lots of A road from Liverpool to UCL Preston but had no choice. The M58 would have been quicker for me Nerd but I could see the big blue signs!!I think statistically country B roads are the most dangerous in comparison to A roads. Don't get me wrong only a complete dick would cycle on a MWay. Perhaps there should be cycle motorways with no cars, now that would cause outrage with the Daily mail

  • Dymag carbon wheels launched + first ride impressions1 year 6 weeks agoSo….. they're not British,

    So….. they're not British, but of Chinese manufacture making them about £1k over priced.

    If they were being produced in the British factory alongside the company's well known motorcycle wheels I'd be interested.