• Transport minister: Responsible cyclists CAN ride on the pavement1 year 6 weeks agoThere is a horrible junction

    There is a horrible junction on my commute, where the pavement has been designated a shared-use path. http://goo.gl/maps/QAdWL

    However, I'd rather chance it on the road with the lorries and buses than get abused by pedestrians who think I am illegally riding on the pavement. Every time I have tried to use the pavement, I have been shouted at, and then re-joining the road further on is made difficult. You're better off staying on the road and asserting your position in the lane.

  • "Point-making" rider hits back at Jeremy Clarkson1 year 6 weeks agoOldRidgeback wrote:"You fat

    OldRidgeback wrote:
    "You fat bastard, you fat bastard, you ate all the pies."

    I know I'm not really contributing to the discussion this time, I just felt like saying it.

    Big Grin
    And probably scoffed while driving... and tweeting... and goodness knows what else.

    A complete and utter knob.

  • Team Sky switch to Stages Cycling power meters for 20141 year 6 weeks agoIf they want light and money

    If they want light and money aint an issue (obvs), why not go for a two-legs system --> Garmin Vector?

  • Team Sky switch to Stages Cycling power meters for 20141 year 6 weeks agoandyspaceman

    andyspaceman wrote:
    Interesting that there's no mention of which head unit/data logger they'll be pairing these with. Am guessing it'll be a Garmin.

    The pic tweeted by someone was visiting Sky at their training camp on Monday - which is what kicked off all the speculation before the press release - did make it look like Garmins they were using (looked like it from a distance anyway)

  • Team Sky switch to Stages Cycling power meters for 20141 year 6 weeks agoThe pricing for these is

    The pricing for these is ridonkulous. You want me to pay an extra £100 to have an Ultegra crank arm instead of 105?! I would rather have mismatching crank arms than pay an extra £100 for the "upgrade". Come on Stages, be a bit more reasonable.

  • Rear hub/freewheel query1 year 6 weeks agoTake it to a qualified Bike

    Take it to a qualified Bike Mechanic.

  • "Point-making" rider hits back at Jeremy Clarkson1 year 6 weeks agoBased only on JC's picture

    Based only on JC's picture (and leaving asside the prior altercation) the dude seems perfectly positioned; I think that this is where I would have been in the same situation.

  • Phew Lobster Outer Shell Winter Cycling Gloves1 year 6 weeks agoQuick someone, do a live

    Quick someone, do a live left-hand-right-hand test against a pair of SealSkinz handlebar mittens.

  • Moon Crescent rear light1 year 6 weeks agoRob Simmonds wrote: My

    Rob Simmonds wrote:
    My preference would be for runtime to be a higher priority rather than lumen counts. It feels wrong to be constantly on edge (did I charge it? will it get me home? Am I going to be left in the dark miles from home?) about such an essential safety aid. Just my opinion.

    That's why I took one German made set of rear lights off my bike because it couldn't cope with two 45 minute rides and had a specialised charging station which was always in the wrong place when I needed it.

    I now run two front and two rear lights for peace of mind. Lezyne Microdrives are nice and can be charged from any USB slot.

    What annoys me though is they always default to stupidly bright rather than economy mode...

  • Team Sky switch to Stages Cycling power meters for 20141 year 6 weeks agoInteresting - Sky are known

    Interesting - Sky are known for choosing the best-of-breed kit, even when that involves paying for it. Odd then that they would go with the new kid on the block that, IIRC, doesn't differentiate between power generated by each leg.

  • Video: BMXer Matt Olson nails crazy sky-high ride over bridge arches1 year 6 weeks agoBMX riding can result in

    BMX riding can result in injuries alas, as my broken wrist, sprained shoulder and frequently bruised hip can attest. This guy pushes the boundaries.

  • Video: BMXer Matt Olson nails crazy sky-high ride over bridge arches1 year 6 weeks agoI fail to see how this is any

    I fail to see how this is any more 'dangerous' than using CS2. Same width, same consequences for error.

  • Team Sky switch to Stages Cycling power meters for 20141 year 6 weeks agoand then multiply x 2 A few

    and then multiply x 2

    A few advantages that occur to me:

    SRM have problems with accuracy with 0 rings (which Froome and some other Sky riders use)

    Stages power meters are ultra light, and given that the Pinarello is one of the heaviest frames in the pro peloton...

    Bluetooth...

  • Insurer outlines to lorry owners the dangers cyclists face1 year 6 weeks agoAnything that promotes cycle

    Anything that promotes cycle safety has got to be a good thing. I'm currently working on a truck insurance website (Truck Insurance Direct) and I've pointed Zurich's publication out to them because I think they should be doing similar. I think sending out the information with policies would also be beneficial.

  • Team Sky switch to Stages Cycling power meters for 20141 year 6 weeks agoYes it's true it only

    Yes it's true it only measures power from the left crank and doubles it to give an overall reading. Not great if a rider has an imbalance and has one leg stronger than the other. But I expect they have other methods of detecting & training this i.e. on a wattbike or similar.

  • Pro bikes: Giant-Shimano's TCR Advanced SL & Propel1 year 6 weeks agooxoneil wrote:To my eye Giant

    oxoneil wrote:
    To my eye Giant make the best looking bikes, they just seem so beautifully proportioned.

    Yes, that TCR looks great. You can't say that about too many carbon bikes, IMO

  • Team Sky switch to Stages Cycling power meters for 20141 year 6 weeks agoInteresting that there's no

    Interesting that there's no mention of which head unit/data logger they'll be pairing these with. Am guessing it'll be a Garmin.

  • On the white track1 year 6 weeks agocurdins wrote:(no-one

    curdins wrote:
    (no-one cares?)

    I do, but I have to ration the amount of pedantry I allow to escape into the outside world - thank you for doing it on behalf of self-censoring pedants everywhere Smile

  • Transport minister: Responsible cyclists CAN ride on the pavement1 year 6 weeks agoFluffyKittenofTindalos

    FluffyKittenofTindalos wrote:
    I don't really like this 'discretion' thing. Seems as if it leaves you at the mercy of the prejudices of whatever cop you happen to encounter. Seems to make it as much about luck as justice.

    Yet I remain convinced that if I ever get off of a nasty road onto a totally deserted pavement in the early hours of the morning _that's_ when some cop (whose wife ran off with a lycra-wearing road-biker, leaving him with a lifelong hatred of anyone on two-wheels!) will magically appear from nowhere!

    Well discretion is better than no discretion don't you think. No discretion given to the officer means that no matter how responsible you were, no matter how reasonable he thought your actions were, no matter how dangerous your alternatives looked, he would have to issue you with a ticket.

    You should see discretion not as arbitrariness but the opportunity given to an officer to be be a reasonable person despite the official rules. In other words the law says it's an offence and you are due a ticket. He can decide to let you off. All you'd be removing by removing discretion is his ability to let you off.

    "These rules are for the guidance of wise men and the strict obedience only of fools." That's a quote from Douglas Bader. It was inserted in my copy of the Queens Regulations when handed to me.

  • tdu1 year 6 weeks agoNix wrote:Thanks for

    Nix wrote:
    Thanks for response. OK if that is the situation.

    But if you have a firm rule like "no breakaway points in stage races where there are sprint and KOM competitions", then I think it would be better to write that into your How To Play section instead of leaving it vague. It would remove confusion for new players (and stop you having to answer their questions).

    Fair point, I've just read through that page and I agree, it could be clearer the different points apply to different types of race however when you go into the game there is a 'scoring information' link below each page which outlines exactly what is awarded for each stage.

  • Video: BMXer Matt Olson nails crazy sky-high ride over bridge arches1 year 6 weeks agoI like the bit at the end

    I like the bit at the end where he rides past a police car in the car park on the right Smile

  • Tour de San Luis1 year 6 weeks agoSagan Quintana Cavendish Pozz

    Sagan
    Quintana
    Cavendish
    Pozzovivo
    Duarte
    Arango
    Teruel
    Barrientos
    Messineo

    total 148.4

  • Team Sky switch to Stages Cycling power meters for 20141 year 6 weeks agoVery surprised. Isn't a

    Very surprised. Isn't a limitation to this approach that you can only measure power from one leg?

  • Transport minister: Responsible cyclists CAN ride on the pavement1 year 6 weeks agoAgree, relying on a PC's

    Agree, relying on a PC's discretion is totally unsatisfactory. You just won't know where you stand re FPN's since discretion is completely subjective.

    Reasons for cycling on the pavement- I can only think of one, and that's if you are a young child, vulnerable adult, or accompanying one -and almost certainly cycling slowly so present less of a risk.

    The 'avoiding busy/dangerous junctions' argument is totally spurious. Its ONE JUNCTION. WALK YOUR BIKE!!

    Also feel that this deflects from the issue of dangerous junctions and lack of cycling infrastructure in the first place..

  • Pro bikes: Giant-Shimano's TCR Advanced SL & Propel1 year 6 weeks agooxoneil wrote:To my eye Giant

    oxoneil wrote:
    To my eye Giant make the best looking bikes, they just seem so beautifully proportioned.

    I've got three. I love them. They've been under the radar in the fashion stakes for a long while. I have a friend who started life as a welder. he's not actually a cyclist. When he saw my hack bike (Defy 2 2011) in the garage he commented on the beautiful joint work "you don't see welding like that every day".

    I'm only miffed because now every Tom Dick and Harry will start buying them and what was a stone cold bargain will now cash in on the cache. Better but another one quick.