• Video: British cyclist rear-ended by motorbike in California... amazingly, no bones broken...1 year 12 weeks agobohrhead wrote:That lady's

    bohrhead wrote:
    That lady's trousers at 50 - 53 seconds are quite something too. She must have accidentally worn her daughter's.

    Laughing

  • WADA and Spanish anti-doping agency to challenge decision to destroy Opercion Puerto blood bags?1 year 12 weeks agoWords fail me, this

    Words fail me, this absolutely stinks.

    I can't understand their being any justifiable reason for destroying evidence.

  • Have you wasted money on super light new wheels?1 year 12 weeks agoI didn't *waste* money on new

    I didn't *waste* money on new light wheels. My new wheels made me very happy.

    I spent £400 on a pair of Planet X 50mm aero tubulars, and saved myself both weight, and money over the Fulcrum Racing 1s I was considering getting! They feel great, look great on my bike, and I believe I go faster (according to my recorded times over routes I have cycled tens of times).

  • If I build it, will they come? New 100km/1500m sportive in northern Hampshire1 year 12 weeks agoKiwiMike wrote: And Audaxers

    KiwiMike wrote:

    And Audaxers don't have any money. They blow it all on fig newtons and LED headtourches used to fix flats in A-road laybys at 3am.

    I think.

    Big Grin Big Grin

  • Inexpensive Power meter1 year 12 weeks agoI can buy a lot of other nice

    I can buy a lot of other nice kit for the price of a power meter, but if you are willing to just have it on the turbo, you could try using trainerroad.com with an ant+ device? Seems like a very good way of doing it on the cheap. You will need to check that you turbo is one of those with listed calibration for trainerroad.

  • Video: British cyclist rear-ended by motorbike in California... amazingly, no bones broken...1 year 12 weeks agoGkam84 wrote:I can also bet,

    Gkam84 wrote:
    I can also bet, once it hits the "main stream" media....It will be a Cracknell style "Helmet saved my life" BS story. Thinking

    Craknell was hit by a wing mirror at 70mph I for one would guess that the helmet did save his life. I am fairly certain if you receive a blow to the back of the head at 70mph without any form of head protection it will kill you.

  • Giro D' Italia Roster1 year 12 weeks agoBetween the top gc riders i

    Between the top gc riders i dont think there is very much in it, it's the strength of the team thats going to win.

    Dark horse will be the Movistar team imho, very strong line up with no outright superstar.

  • Wiggins and Froome clash over Tour de France leadership1 year 12 weeks agoFATBEGGARONABIKE wrote:I

    FATBEGGARONABIKE wrote:
    I don't care which one of them wins as long as the other comes second! Just imagine a British one two on the podium and with Cav in green Drooling

    Very true. Nowt like stamping a bit of national domination of the empire on the world!

  • Giro D' Italia Roster1 year 12 weeks agoGarmin still have one more to

    Garmin still have one more to confirm. Hoping to see Dan Martin given a go.

  • Graeme Obree to join thousands of campaigners to Pedal on Parliament1 year 12 weeks agonice one @Gkam84....and Obree

    nice one @Gkam84....and Obree too, ...more cycle lanes between towns to take off these mad A roads full of lorries and transit vans"... for sure back roads are nice, but untreated, unlit, and add miles to your normal journeys.

  • Giro D' Italia Roster1 year 12 weeks agoSTEVESPRO 79 wrote:Tingling

    STEVESPRO 79 wrote:
    Tingling with anticipation for this one....Personally thought that Nibs was a cert for this, and yet now with the Brad - Froome rivallry flaring up again, I think Wiggo will be fired up enough to hang on in the bigger hills....Should be quite a race.... Smile

    Yeah! Hesjedal has looked strong too, and I wonder if Cadel Evans still has something up his sleeve? BMC I think are the only team still to confirm their line-up, so we might have a full startlist by the end of today...

  • More than 8000 drivers have 12 or more points on their licence - and are still allowed on the roads1 year 12 weeks agoSo what was Chris Huhne

    So what was Chris Huhne thinking about? It appears that he could have saved himself a lot of trouble by simply hiring a good lawyer.

  • Video: British cyclist rear-ended by motorbike in California... amazingly, no bones broken...1 year 12 weeks agoThe motorcyclist is clearly

    The motorcyclist is clearly not fit to be riding on a public highway. Had he been he would have been able to avoid the cyclists, or indeed lay down his bike off-road to avoid hitting them.

    I ride cycles and motorbikes; this guy just froze and basically panicked. I hope it costs him dearly, with the present state of things that's about the only thing that will make him give up biking; which he clearly should.

  • Wiggins and Froome clash over Tour de France leadership1 year 12 weeks agoProfessional sport, innit?

    Professional sport, innit? Why should they give away/clarify their tactics?

    Move along, please. Nothing to see here. Yawn

  • Wiggins and Froome clash over Tour de France leadership1 year 12 weeks agoI don't care which one of

    I don't care which one of them wins as long as the other comes second! Just imagine a British one two on the podium and with Cav in green Drooling

  • Video: British cyclist rear-ended by motorbike in California... amazingly, no bones broken...1 year 12 weeks agoKiwiMike wrote:[Written as a

    KiwiMike wrote:
    [Written as a former sportbike owner, and friend/relative of several motorcyclists]

    Fucking sportbike motorcyclists. That the gathered cyclists weren't pummeling this guy into a leather-clad pulp shows amazing self-control. Had it been a car plowing deliberately into a few bikers the vibe would have been very different.

    Here on the Hampshire/Wiltshire border it's idiot season again, as they all come out of their nice dry winter garages now the sun is out and think it's OK to do 100MPH over the Salisbury Plains. And past my house in a 30 zone, on a blind corner, at >60MPH. Like last summer, where on a nice weekend at least one an hour would do so.

    Yes, it's a generalisation. But here's the thing: It's true that a significant majority of fair-weather sportbike riders ride like c*nts, treating the public highway as their own private racetrack. The % is far, far higher than any other road user - 4x4 owners, BMW/Audi drivers, etc etc. This time of year around here, easily half the motorbike riders are greatly exceeding the limit, overtaking on blind corners, forcing other road users to avoid them.

    What can we do about it? nothing. Nothing at all. Swerve violently to avoid them, hoping like hell that the car's traction system keeps it on the road and out of the trees / oncoming traffic and that the kids/wife won't die because some leathered-up accountant wanted to crack the ton. I feel absolutely no remorse or sympathy when one dies behaving like a selfish fool.

    Ranty? yes. No apologies for that. Calculated, deliberate, repeated endangering of other road users puts you just above pond scum and below EDL members on the totem pole.

    Not sure what your rant has to do with the posted video of an accident where the motorbike is not speeding ? He makes a mistake and target fixates. That's it.

  • Video: British cyclist rear-ended by motorbike in California... amazingly, no bones broken...1 year 12 weeks ago[Written as a former

    [Written as a former sportbike owner, and friend/relative of several motorcyclists]

    Fucking sportbike motorcyclists. That the gathered cyclists weren't pummeling this guy into a leather-clad pulp shows amazing self-control. Had it been a car plowing deliberately into a few bikers the vibe would have been very different.

    Here on the Hampshire/Wiltshire border it's idiot season again, as they all come out of their nice dry winter garages now the sun is out and think it's OK to do 100MPH over the Salisbury Plains. And past my house in a 30 zone, on a blind corner, at >60MPH. Like last summer, where on a nice weekend at least one an hour would do so.

    Yes, it's a generalisation. But here's the thing: It's true that a significant majority of fair-weather sportbike riders ride like c*nts, treating the public highway as their own private racetrack. The % is far, far higher than any other road user - 4x4 owners, BMW/Audi drivers, etc etc. This time of year around here, easily half the motorbike riders are greatly exceeding the limit, overtaking on blind corners, forcing other road users to avoid them.

    What can we do about it? nothing. Nothing at all. Swerve violently to avoid them, hoping like hell that the car's traction system keeps it on the road and out of the trees / oncoming traffic and that the kids/wife won't die because some leathered-up accountant wanted to crack the ton. I feel absolutely no remorse or sympathy when one dies behaving like a selfish fool.

    Ranty? yes. No apologies for that. Calculated, deliberate, repeated endangering of other road users puts you just above pond scum and below EDL members on the totem pole.

  • Aldi or Lidl1 year 12 weeks agoI have one of the jackets and

    I have one of the jackets and they are great but a bit 'boil in the bag'.

  • TfL and Transport Research Laboratory unveil Dutch-style roundabout and other cycling infrastructure1 year 12 weeks agoThis roundabout was shown on

    This roundabout was shown on the BBC london news program last night it also showed the confusion of both the cyclists and drivers as to who has the right of way the cyclist using the outer circle or the car driver exiting the roundabout (never been to holland but I think it's the cyclist)

    Good luck trying to explain to some car drivers that they actually have to give precedence to cyclists

  • Giro D' Italia Roster1 year 12 weeks agoTingling with anticipation

    Tingling with anticipation for this one....Personally thought that Nibs was a cert for this, and yet now with the Brad - Froome rivallry flaring up again, I think Wiggo will be fired up enough to hang on in the bigger hills....Should be quite a race.... Smile

  • Aldi or Lidl1 year 12 weeks agoThe £9.99 ultralight jacket

    The £9.99 ultralight jacket looks like it might be OK. Better than the £130 most bike brands want.

  • Video: British cyclist rear-ended by motorbike in California... amazingly, no bones broken...1 year 12 weeks agoThat lady's trousers at 50 -

    That lady's trousers at 50 - 53 seconds are quite something too. She must have accidentally worn her daughter's.

  • Updated with prices: Shimano unveil Ultegra 6800 11spd groupset1 year 12 weeks agoStuayEd wrote:Agggghhhhh!

    StuayEd wrote:
    Agggghhhhh! Greeted this story with glee when I first saw it, as I am about to build a best bike and was going to use 6700 but haven't bought it yet!

    The only part of my build I've bought so far are the frame and the wheels. But that's my problem - I kinda borrowed the wheels from my new build for my current bike ehile i save up for parts and have been using them quite a bit, so they can't be returned. I am now the proud owner of a 10 speed wh-6700 wheelset for a build in which I want to use the new 11 speed Ultegra Sad

    I'm either gonna have to add a few hundred quic to my budget or resign myself to sticking with 6700 - unless any bright sparks out there have a better idea?!!

    Crying

    you won't be able to buy this gear for a good while yet, i'll wager. it'll be specced on bikes for 2014 ranges but it'll likely be september before it's widely available after market, i'd guess

  • Wiggle Dragon Ride1 year 12 weeks agothey're mostly tempo climbs,

    they're mostly tempo climbs, apart from the devil's elbow which is pretty brutal. they're really long though by UK standards, black mountain especially (the first one) drags on for ages.

    it was a long way from the first feed stop to the second (crai) last year and that caught a lot of people out, make sure you fill up with supplies and water at the first stop. assuming they're in the same place.

    the food stops are fairly well stocked. you can usually rely on them to stop you from starving, they're a lot better than they used to be. i normally take a bunch of caffeine gels with me and neck one before each of the big climbs. it's a psychological boost if nothing else...

  • Updated with prices: Shimano unveil Ultegra 6800 11spd groupset1 year 12 weeks agoStuayEd wrote:Agggghhhhh!

    StuayEd wrote:
    Agggghhhhh! Greeted this story with glee when I first saw it, as I am about to build a best bike and was going to use 6700 but haven't bought it yet!

    I'm either gonna have to add a few hundred quic to my budget or resign myself to sticking with 6700 - unless any bright sparks out there have a better idea?!!

    Crying


    You might be able to get a new 11 spd free hub body and swap it. That's if they deliberately haven't made it so it's not backwards-compatible. Worth a try...