- Cycle campaigners give thumbs up to new London superhighway plans – but not everyone's happy1 year 4 weeks agoThe flashy pictures show
The flashy pictures show something that looks like roads for bikes, fantastic! But I am rather cycnical about how much TfL can water this down before implementation...
If i was the FTA I would be throwing my full weight behind this, I bet HGV drivers hate driving with cyclists and less motor traffic means they can make more deliveries, lets hope they start to work this out.
There is no need to moan about speed, the lycra commuter hardmen can presumably still choose to take the main road if they wish.
- Ultegra 2014 vs 20151 year 4 weeks agothanks! Agree that it is
thanks! Agree that it is still 6800 so should not have changed, but if anyone know of any cosmetic changes, please do let me know.
- Cycle commuters do it better — 4 in 10 say their sex lives have improved, survey finds1 year 4 weeks agoDuncann wrote:rich22222Duncann wrote:rich22222 wrote:
So 6 in 10 said their sex lives got worse....
Not necessarily. It might make no difference.
I can't even feel my john thomas for an hour after my commute...
- Mavic launches Aksium One Disc and Ksyrium Pro Disc wheels for 20151 year 5 weeks agoLow end wheel, heavy.
Low end wheel, heavy.
High end wheel, expensive.
Come on Mavic. If I was spending £880 on a high end disc wheel it would involve Chris King hubs, Pacenti rims and some spokes.
And, to be honest, I'd be seriously thinking whether King hubs were a waste and going for some Hope or DT Swiss.
£880? I ask you.
- Ultegra 2014 vs 20151 year 5 weeks agoyeah, no changes
yeah, no changes
- Highland businesswoman urges "assertive action" against cycling events on A82 next weekend1 year 5 weeks agoI did the RatRace C2C last
I did the RatRace C2C last year and hardly saw any traffic at all the impact will be minimal imho, whining nimbys, they're everywhere!
New Forest resident here so have got more than a fair share here too unfortunatly
- Cycle campaigners give thumbs up to new London superhighway plans – but not everyone's happy1 year 5 weeks agoScoob_84 wrote:From myScoob_84 wrote:
From my experience, the majority of commuters (on bikes) want to take fastest possible route.
Yes, they do. For some of them this will make that route feel safer. For others this scheme shows that, actually there IS enough room, and it CAN be done in London, and that their route may become safer in the future.
For others the choice of cycling AT ALL isn't there due to safety fears - this will help to reduce them.
- Share the love on the road with a stay awesome sticker1 year 5 weeks agoI think these are great.
I think these are great. Unfortunately it looks like you've sold out of the ones I was after. Will you be getting any more A6 and window stickers?
- Highland businesswoman urges "assertive action" against cycling events on A82 next weekend1 year 5 weeks agoThese are local roads - for
These are local roads - for local people - there's nothing for you here!
- Highland businesswoman urges "assertive action" against cycling events on A82 next weekend1 year 5 weeks agoThat stretch of the A82 is
That stretch of the A82 is one I've ridden a couple of times. Didn't enjoy it much, the drivers hoon along it.
- Highland businesswoman urges "assertive action" against cycling events on A82 next weekend1 year 5 weeks agoChecking the route
Checking the route (www.rideacrossbritain.com/the-route/day-8/), CXR94Di2, it does take the lumpy B852 to the East of Loch Ness just after Fort Augustus, so some of these statements are a little mis-leading.
The A82 is pretty difficult to avoid - particuarly up to Fort William and just North alongside Loch Lochy - and the only real alternative for end-to-enders is the A9. Needless to say, we chose the A82 in July...
- Ultegra 2014 vs 20151 year 5 weeks agoI'm pretty sure they are the
I'm pretty sure they are the same, as they are both 6800 (which is the spec number) any changes would be cosmetic.
- Highland businesswoman urges "assertive action" against cycling events on A82 next weekend1 year 5 weeks agoSimon E wrote:the infamousSimon E wrote:the infamous grouse wrote:
it's 65 miles of single-carriageway with an accident history similar to the A9. it's narrow, mostly through cuttings, packed with blind corners and summits ... and freight traffic.
there's a reason the conventional LEJOG route turns right at ft augustus, and it's called the A82.
Wrong, it's the way people drive on the A82.
much as it's the 'way people drive' on the A9. the outcome is the same though, accidents occur and people are injured and/or die as a result.
i'm not favouring one side or the other in this tiff, as really nothing any of us can say will have an effect. i'm not heading south that day and i'm not participating in the snail crawl.
it's worth noting however that when the Loch Ness sportive too place, out on the A82 and back on the B862, it happened at sensibly-early o'clock.
- Can you remove all those stupid teams please enrique1 year 5 weeks agochiv30 wrote:stevemarkschiv30 wrote:stevemarks wrote:
I have multiple teams, have done for several years, I have made no attempt to disguise this and have openly talked about my daughters teams in the forums and entered them in Forum competitions. No one has ever suggested I have done anything wrong. I only run one premium team and it usually does best in the non premium competitions. Although 229 teams would seem to be against the spirit of fair competition, I know how much time it takes up just running 4 teams and therefore if Enrique can be bothered I really have to say Chapeau!
I would think that if Enrique's prime team is his highest scoring team that he is attempting some kind of automated scoring mechanism to find the best team, and it seems to be working. Chapeau again.
I just wonder if it wasn't Enrique whether anyone would really be that worried about it or even have noticed?
I dont agree!
Also I dont think it matters who it is! It's not fair.
Enrique clearly has lots of spreadsheets, he often shares grabs of them and openly talks about his prediction spreadsheets. Which is fair enough and lots of people use stats etc to predict outcomes.
Using that data for one team is one thing, as the people racing are human and have off days, and with crashes etc anything can happen.
But to use the data and plug it in to 229 teams, therefore eliminating riders off days etc, then that is just against the spirit of the game!
I think we can all agree that what he has done is wrong, and that something needs to be written into the rules to prevent it in the future.
But I cant see how some people can condone this sort of behaviour?
However I am missing Enrique's insightful posts!
- Cycle campaigners give thumbs up to new London superhighway plans – but not everyone's happy1 year 5 weeks agoFrom my experience, the
From my experience, the majority of commuters (on bikes) want to take fastest possible route.
- Retailers not benefiting from Britain’s ‘bike boom’ – but is one really happening?1 year 5 weeks agoThere is a lot of EBAY
There is a lot of EBAY cycling trade going on behind the scenes. The numbers are staggering. Look at some of the top traders and see the number of transactions.
- Win! A VIP Experience at the Tour of Britain with road.cc and The Cycle Show1 year 5 weeks agoI'm in please!
I'm in please!
- Highland businesswoman urges "assertive action" against cycling events on A82 next weekend1 year 5 weeks agoQuite apart from thecynical
Quite apart from thecynical NIMBism in her attitude, what she is proposing is to prevent the lawful use of the Queen's highway by legitimate users on vehicles approved for the purpose.
Hopefully the local constabulary will be able to prevent her disruption of the event.
As for the effect on local businesses it has long been my view that as cyclists we generally bring more money into the local economy of the areas we visit than any other kind of user, because we generally travel light and buy as we go
- Cycle campaigners give thumbs up to new London superhighway plans – but not everyone's happy1 year 5 weeks agolevermonkey wrote:I'm stilllevermonkey wrote:
I'm still not convinced that completely segregated facilities are the answer. I would much rather find a way to share the road safely. Road apartheid will only fuel resentment and hostility between different groups of road users.
I really dislike the use of two-way cycle lanes on one side of the road. When they end far too often you are abandoned facing the wrong way and on the wrong side of the road. If we have to have segregated lanes they should be one way with-traffic on both sides of the road with protected right of way at junctions [side roads] to remove the stop-start nature that exists today.
Cyclist numbers will increase provided that the cycle is a better option than the car for travel in town. It is not necessarily always true that "if you build it they will come". Look at Milton Keynes and Stevenage, totally segregated traffic but hardly used. Why? Because of the lack of on going investment to maintain and improve.
There IS no way for everyone to share the roads safely - that's been made perfectly clear by drivers pretty much since the invention of the internal combustion engine. Even if you could make every single driver give every single cyclist enough space, would it actually FEEL any safer? One mistake (yours or theirs) and you're still in trouble. Protected lanes have a much higher level of subjective safety that allows more people to use them.
The current set-up on the roads discourages most people from riding at all - the demographic is ridiculously male 25-35. The main reason for this is the hostile environment. Would you like you parents/kids cycling in central London at the moment? Or would you prefer them to ride with protection from motor vehicles? What would THEY prefer?
2-way lanes are much more user-friendly - you'd never cross the road to go 100m before re-crossing again - and any off-carriageway tracks are de facto 2-way anyway, like pavements.
I agree that "if you build it they will come" is not always correct, but Stevenage and Milton Keynes failed to maintain and improve things, and failed to restrict motor vehicle movements. This project should be seen as a starting point for future improvements, not a "well, that's that then" plan.
These MUST be supported in general. Some details need improvement, but overall this can be the start of something brilliant, and the motor lobby will fight to restrict and reduce it to failure. Stop them by responding to the consultation in support.
- Highland businesswoman urges "assertive action" against cycling events on A82 next weekend1 year 5 weeks agoAnd the lovely Mrs Nicholls
And the lovely Mrs Nicholls can be contacted at 01397 701107 or firstname.lastname@example.org with your constructive comments on the matter!
- Highland businesswoman urges "assertive action" against cycling events on A82 next weekend1 year 5 weeks agoSo ringing Snowgoose
So ringing Snowgoose solutions asking about confidence training for a vulnerable group would be wrong?
- Win! A VIP Experience at the Tour of Britain with road.cc and The Cycle Show1 year 5 weeks agoI'm in
- WWC GP De Plouay-Bretagne1 year 5 weeks agoyeah, my fault. i'll
yeah, my fault. i'll re-update today
- Merlin Cycles launch sub-£300 PR7 road bike with carbon fork + video1 year 5 weeks agoaxiom do a pack of QR-mounted
axiom do a pack of QR-mounted mudguard eyelets too, which means you can fit many (narrow) guards to a bike without mounts
- Best carbon brake pads1 year 5 weeks agoDefine what you mean by
Define what you mean by best?
If its stopping power, modulation, wet weather performance, than the pads that come with the USE wheels I have can not be beaten... amazing performance.
If you are looking to match that performance with a semblance of durability, then they aren't so good.
I have heard that most of the pro teams find a way to fit Campagnolo carbon brake pads to their bikes.