• Southwark plans crackdown on 20+mph cyclists1 year 5 weeks agojacknorell wrote:bikebot

    jacknorell wrote:
    bikebot wrote:
    Doesn't matter whether you have a speedometer or not, the law doesn't except ignorance as an excuse.

    But thankfully, the law as it stands doesn't support Southwark's interesting ideas about a cyclist speed limit. So I can safely remain blissfully unaware of my actual speed (like I really ever hit 20mph anyway).

    I've been following this story for sometime, there's no legal reason at all why Southwark Council or any other can't introduce speed limits against all road users, despite some common misconceptions that this is impossible.

    Nor can I see a particularly strong reason to object to such speed limits in the congested central areas of our cities. Lots of groups have had a say in these consultations, to disregard the concerns of pedestrians would be fairly hypocritical when at the same time we're asking for our concerns about vehicles to be listened to.

    If someone wanted to introduce a speed limit where it was inappropriate I would object. I have no need or desire to put down times in the centre of London. For reference, I would classify myself as a fast commuter, I can cruise above 20mph when cycling into town fairly easily and I'll pass through Southwark. The fact that I can do that, doesn't mean I have to do that everywhere.

  • Wiggins: I'd be pissed off if I were Hoy, plus "f*cking Chris Froome"1 year 5 weeks agoteam mate-cum-rival.....that

    team mate-cum-rival.....that sounds a bit like male bonding Rolling On The Floor

    I wish he would just keep his gob shut and talk about things that concern him.

    The Sir Chris Hoy velodrome is still it's name, but it is the commonwealth velodrome.....for the commonwealth games, once they leave, things will be returned to normal signage. To accommodate sponsors, alot of the Chris Hoy branding had to be taken away. As normal with big events....F*CKING WIGGO

  • Southwark plans crackdown on 20+mph cyclists1 year 5 weeks agoPaul_C wrote:"however since

    Paul_C wrote:
    "however since 1984 cycling as a modal share has grown substantially "

    pull the other one, for verilly it hath bells on... 20% increase on nothing is still nothing...

    Modal share is the wrong figure to quote anyway, in TfL's data modal share is EVERYTHING. Tubes, buses, trains, walking, everything!

    As a percentage of road users in the centre of London (zones 1&2) cycling is now around a 12% share throughout the day, with almost a quarter at peak hours. There's quite a bias towards commuting rather than social use as it appears to drop away at weekends or evenings

  • Tour de France Tech 2014: Alexander Kristoff’s brand new Canyon Aeroad CF SLX1 year 5 weeks agoI think that bar/stem combo

    I think that bar/stem combo looks splendid - I've never been a fan of the whole aheadset exposed bolts semi industrial look.

    In fact for an aero road bike, of which so many look a dog's breakfast, I like the look of that as a whole. Dura-ace with SRM chainset doesn't get any less minging with repeated aquaintance though.

    What's it weigh, did I miss that?

  • Video round-up: How to wash your bike like a pro, Texas close pass, TdF peloton goes bug hunting and more1 year 5 weeks ago-and the driver didn't bother

    -and the driver didn't bother to stop. Doesn't that suggest something to you? This is appalling whatever way you look at it. There are some sick people about.

  • Wiggins: I'd be pissed off if I were Hoy, plus "f*cking Chris Froome"1 year 5 weeks agoThe man is "the man" a true

    The man is "the man" a true British hero in my opinion

  • First Ride: Lapierre Aircode aero road bike1 year 5 weeks agoLooks and sounds good!

    Looks and sounds good!

  • Southwark plans crackdown on 20+mph cyclists1 year 5 weeks ago"however since 1984 cycling

    "however since 1984 cycling as a modal share has grown substantially "

    pull the other one, for verilly it hath bells on... 20% increase on nothing is still nothing...

  • Wiggins: I'd be pissed off if I were Hoy, plus "f*cking Chris Froome"1 year 5 weeks agoGotta love Wiggo

    Gotta love Wiggo

  • How long should a frame last?1 year 5 weeks agoMy nephew is still riding a

    My nephew is still riding a 1990 Look 196 carbon monocoque bike. Solid as the day it was (over) built.

  • fish and chips versus energy bars1 year 5 weeks agoWell as I understand it

    Well as I understand it energy bars have very low fat, high carb/sugar. So you get plenty of carbs but no fat. Fish and chips is usually pretty fatty, though usually poly-unsaturated fat (unless done in beef dripping as you sometimes still find in Yorkshire).

    I think a reasonable balance of real food, bananas and organic bars isn't too bad.

  • My brother’s not a doper, says Jonathan Tiernan-Locke’s twin sister1 year 5 weeks agoTimC340 wrote:I think the UCI

    TimC340 wrote:
    I think the UCI owes both JTL and the public a more detailed explanation of what he's supposed to have done. Or are we now simply to accept a finding of 'guilty' without supporting evidence being shown?

    If you read the UCI statement (on the UCI>Road page currently) you will find:

    Quote:
    At this stage, with the relevant appeal windows open, the UCI will not make any further comment on the case.

    Due to the public interest I'm sure there will be information at some point.

  • My brother’s not a doper, says Jonathan Tiernan-Locke’s twin sister1 year 5 weeks ago.

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  • WTD: Track Bike1 year 5 weeks agoCurrently look at a Fuji

    Currently look at a Fuji Track 1.0 and a custom Pearson and a LA Piovra Air.

    She's got a Dolan Forza for velodrome stuff, but it is for grass tracking. So not looking for anything hugely fancy, just good enough to get her going. The Forza is far to good to be racing on anything other than a velodrome.

    Since posting this I have agreed to help another rider out. So actually after two bikes now. Buying them through my business then letting them use them, once they are finished, I'll find others to help out and keep the bikes in use.

  • Southwark plans crackdown on 20+mph cyclists1 year 5 weeks agobikebot wrote:Doesn't matter

    bikebot wrote:
    Doesn't matter whether you have a speedometer or not, the law doesn't except ignorance as an excuse.

    But thankfully, the law as it stands doesn't support Southwark's interesting ideas about a cyclist speed limit. So I can safely remain blissfully unaware of my actual speed (like I really ever hit 20mph anyway).

  • Defeated by Blaze Hill, gears for 25% incline1 year 5 weeks agotrouble is with theese climbs

    Confused trouble is with theese climbs is when your doing them regularly i e once or twice a week big bad blaze and the evan more brutal pyms chair are no probs but give it a miss for say a month and ime blowing like a billy goat halfway up and my head(chimp) is telling me i cant do it, and i have to really dig in ignore my head and keep going,, the sweet reward at being victorious over myself "" is an amazing feeeling and that what makes cycling addictive to me.. Silly

  • Tour de France Tech 2014: Alexander Kristoff’s brand new Canyon Aeroad CF SLX1 year 5 weeks agoThat's a really beautifully

    That's a really beautifully sorted bike. So simple and well-resolved. But I'm very happy with my Ultimate Al 9.0...

  • Aerozine Titanium Axle Road Skewers1 year 5 weeks agoI always thought the received

    I always thought the received wisdom was that the elasticity of titanium made it a pretty poor choice for skewer axles?

  • Jersey finally passes mandatory helmet law - for under 14 year olds1 year 5 weeks agoSlow clap for Jersey. THE

    Slow clap for Jersey.

    THE IDIOTS ARE WINNING....

  • 4 highlights of Raleigh’s 2015 range1 year 5 weeks agoSaid it before, said it to

    Said it before, said it to Raleigh and I'll keep saying it. They are making some really attractive bikes, but try as I might, I could not find a single dealer (in the South West and South Wales) with anything over £600 in stock.

    I was recently in the market for a £1500 carbon bike, Raleigh were on my short list and I hoped to have a look at the range at the Welsh Cycle Show, but they were not there, so in the end I bought something else.

    It is all well and good relying on the dealers, but any dealer who is looking to put £1500 to £2500 bikes into stock, is not very likely to put a Raleigh of that value on his list, hence why I could not find one.

  • 4 highlights of Raleigh’s 2015 range1 year 5 weeks agoAirzound wrote:Eye catching

    Airzound wrote:
    Eye catching and Raleigh shouldn't appear in the same sentence.

    Yeah, that's clearly nonsense.

  • Southwark plans crackdown on 20+mph cyclists1 year 5 weeks agobikebot wrote:Doesn't matter

    bikebot wrote:
    Doesn't matter whether you have a speedometer or not, the law doesn't except ignorance as an excuse.

    Not knowing your actual speed is not the same thing as ignorance of the law.

    In other words: without a law prescribing a standardised and calibrated means of bicycle speed measurement, any law requiring cyclists to adhere to a certain maximum speed cannot be practicably enforced.

  • WTD: Track Bike1 year 5 weeks agoI have a Felt TK-2. It's a

    I have a Felt TK-2. It's a nice, cheap alloy bike that has some shortcomings (alloy dropouts that are soft, plus they are too short so I need 2 chains, 1 a link shorter) but is fast enough for me while I am learning the ropes.

    For my next bike I will probably get a Dolan. At 450 quid for a whole bike, the Pre-Cursa would be a great value bike for your lad.

  • Southwark plans crackdown on 20+mph cyclists1 year 5 weeks agoJust had a thought. I know,

    Just had a thought. I know, scary! Big Grin

    Usain Bolt averages out at about 25mph over 100m (standing start) and hits a maximum speed in excess of 27mph (60 to 80m).

    He's not legally required to have a speedometer either.

    "The law is a ass - a idiot" Mr Bumble in Oliver Twist

  • Moral Dilemma - See Through Bottoms1 year 5 weeks agoglynr36 wrote: The same

    glynr36 wrote:

    The same stands for that as well.

    You're overshooting the target a wee bit here.

    If you're making someone uncomfortable with your attention, then yes, that is overstepping your boundaries and morally more than questionable. But simply enjoying seeing another fit human is not the same thing.

    We're sexual beings, there is nothing wrong with that, and a fit human body is pleasant to look at for a variety of obvious reasons. Don't be a prude.

    glynr36 wrote:

    I think you'd find this situation is definetly perving.

    If he goes out of his way to stay / draft behind that woman just to stare at her bum, aye. That's perving. But that's not what I meant, and I don't think that's what daddyELVIS meant either, or the OP for that matter.