• Video: Driver gives best excuse ever for close pass1 year 6 weeks agoratattat wrote:Just reviewed

    ratattat wrote:
    Just reviewed a few of this guys uploads and he isn't doing cyclists any favours

    Obvious troll is obvious.

  • Video: Driver gives best excuse ever for close pass1 year 6 weeks agoratattat wrote:Just reviewed

    ratattat wrote:
    Just reviewed a few of this guys uploads and he isn't doing cyclists any favours

    Obvious troll is obvious.

  • Sportive / participation rides: how many marshals?1 year 6 weeks agoO rly? tell that to the

    O rly? tell that to the stewards / marshalls who a white van driver drove at and very nearly ran over and killed / murdered them, saw it all with my own eyes...

    This was all in full view of many police who were over to him and surrounded the vehicle in a shot.

    No doubt nothing serious was done but hey ho.

  • Boris Johnson calls for cycle path alongside HS2 high speed railway line1 year 6 weeks agoYou can't picture it because

    You can't picture it because it won't happen.

  • Boris Johnson calls for cycle path alongside HS2 high speed railway line1 year 6 weeks agoI can picture the first day

    I can picture the first day of operation of HS2 and you go to Leeds to buy a ticket to London - first class ticket and you get a seat at the front of the train, buy a second class and you get a seat at the back, third class and they give you a bike

  • Planning your ride just got easier with plotaroute.com1 year 6 weeks agoPositives first looks like a

    Positives first
    looks like a good tool for plotting your own route, then downloading as a gpx file, if thats your thing.

    Good for looking at shared routes for new ideas, especially if you aren't in your normal area or are planning a trip

    negatives
    From what I have tried the route generator looks great as long you want to ride on main roads (even with the highway filter turned off).

    For people with no imagination this is probably helpful but I actually enjoy planning a route myself.

    Better than most but think the route generator is of limited value

  • Video: Driver gives best excuse ever for close pass1 year 6 weeks agoThe parrot could be unwell

    The parrot could be unwell because he usually goes by Nissan but he was pining for the Fords...I'll get my coat

  • Paris Nice Stage 4 - Nevers to Belleville1 year 6 weeks agoEurosport have gone with

    Eurosport have gone with Tirreno live (130-3ish) with highlights of Paris-Nice straight after. So might watch as-live and avoid the thread from now on...

  • Sportive / participation rides: how many marshals?1 year 6 weeks agoFrom my point of view I think

    From my point of view I think you only need Marshals at the Start and Finish and then a points of potential danger (level crossings, steep twisting hills, busy road junctions, feed stations). Otherwise sign posting needs to be obvious and unambiguous.

  • Got a question for Garmin-Sharp’s David Millar? This afternoon on Twitter, it’s #MillarTime1 year 6 weeks agoBobbinogs

    Bobbinogs wrote:
    bikerdavecycling wrote:
    Nothing wrong with him announcing retirement when he did. Allows him opportunity to raise money for charity via the one off shoes Fizik have made for him.

    ...and provides a fantastic opportunity for some free advertising for Fizik (they now get their products featured in most mags for every race David is in) and Dave no doubt gets a nice kickback for being so loyal to a sponsor. Everybody's happy, eh!

    Sure, no reason why they shouldn't get some exposure for this. Or is there a rule that sponsors can't receive a bit of media coverage for their funding of the sport?!

  • Fantasy home page deadline times1 year 6 weeks agoSorry, i can't stop laughing.

    Sorry, i can't stop laughing.

  • SRAM Force CX1 groupset launched1 year 6 weeks agoIntriguing, but I would still

    Intriguing, but I would still prefer the 100ish gramme penalty of a chain retainer on the seattube and thus a simpler rear mech without clutches and buttons and stuff.

  • Planning your ride just got easier with plotaroute.com1 year 6 weeks agoViewRanger among others is

    ViewRanger among others is able to accept gpx files on an iPhone. I like ViewRanger, so to me it is the best, but you may not agree. ViewRanger also has a web site for creating new routes. Not sure how it compares with Plotaroute.

    With Viewranger you can purchase OS 1:50,000 and 1:25,000 tiles which in my opinion are far superior to on Open source (free) maps. So if Plotaroute does not have OS maps, Viewranger is always going to be superior to me. But again you may not agree.

    Try VR it's free to down load and it uses Open Source maps

    EDIT:
    I checked out Plotaroute and it is very similar to My Viewranger. Plotaroute has a nicer UI and is show the profile or long section much better that My Viewranger, but other than that there's not much to choose between them.

  • Mavic Cosmic Carbon 40 wheels1 year 6 weeks agoWould it be beyond the

    Would it be beyond the capabilities of a wheel company like Mavic or Shimano to make a wheelset with an alloy rim, and then a selection of rim fairings of varying depths that could be fitted to give the aero benefits?

    Not for the pros, but us normal bods.

  • B'Twin launch budget e-bike1 year 6 weeks agocat1commuter wrote: I guess I

    cat1commuter wrote:

    I guess I just don't "get" e-bikes. I'm sure you can go faster or haul more, but what I love about bicycles are their simplicity, and that riding them keeps me fit.

    Well, you're simply not the target group for e-bikes then. They're mostly for people who are not as fit, and quite possibly won't ever be (old age, declining health etc.). They need some help from a motor, but it's still great for them to be cycling. It keeps them fit, too, but at a level suited to them. The alternative for them would be taking the car, so I'm rather happy to see decent e-bikes becoming more widely available at lower price points.

  • Boris Johnson calls for cycle path alongside HS2 high speed railway line1 year 6 weeks agoseanbolton wrote:HS2 is not

    seanbolton wrote:
    HS2 is not needed so scrap it and spend the money on cycling infrastructure across the country.

    HS2 gets some passengers of the existing west coast line, so more freight can be taken off the roads. If you dont spend the money on HS2 you'll just have to spend it on making the roads bigger to take the increasing freight. More people might cycle if there were paths but your still looking at gridlock on the roads.

  • B'Twin launch budget e-bike1 year 6 weeks agoDave Atkinson

    Dave Atkinson wrote:
    cat1commuter wrote:
    My thought is that without all the weight and complexity you could save if you didn't have the motor, battery and suspension, would you need an e-bike?

    For the same money, I'd manufacture a bicycle with a steel frame, fork, mudguards, rack, 1x8 gears. Simple, practical, more durable and reliable, and less than half the weight.

    anyone that thinks a bike half the weight is the same thing as a 250W motor really needs to have a go on one of these things.

    I guess I just don't "get" e-bikes. I'm sure you can go faster or haul more, but what I love about bicycles are their simplicity, and that riding them keeps me fit.

  • SRAM Force CX1 groupset launched1 year 6 weeks ago"The new groupset is

    "The new groupset is compatible with existing Force 10-speed so you can just buy the new components (rear derailleur and chain ring) and upgrade, as an option instead of buying the complete groupset."

    Is that true? surely you mean existing 11 speed (force 22) groupsets?

    I know Sram MTB 10 speed mechs work with 10 speed road stuff tho, so already a clutch option, if not quite as well designed as this.

  • Video: Driver gives best excuse ever for close pass1 year 6 weeks agoFuck that, i'll upload it.

    Fuck that, i'll upload it.

  • Video: Driver gives best excuse ever for close pass1 year 6 weeks agoI saw the video before it

    I saw the video before it became private. The passing distance was around 2 feet (it's easy to work out, just look at the bicycle's line and the car's tyres).

    Far too close. All the guy is doing is asking people to be more considerate. If some people here think that that's "not doing us any favours" then perhaps THEY'RE the ones who shouldn't be out cycling.

  • Mavic Cosmic Carbon 40 wheels1 year 6 weeks agoSeems like a lot of

    Seems like a lot of compromise just to make clinchers out of carbon that won't melt or explode down steep descents..

    If you're going to spend 1800 quid I still think you'd be in the market for tubs, which would be lighter and probably ride better.

    That said, I do quite like the way the tyre profile is flush to the rim -having seen a pair on sale at the w/e. I suspect that alone gives some aero advantage..

  • Caravan firm sacks driver who was filmed overtaking cyclist with inches to spare (+ video)1 year 6 weeks agoRecumbenteer wrote:There can

    Recumbenteer wrote:
    There can be little doubt that was an incredibly dangerous pass, quite deliberate, totally unnecessary and was intended to terrorise or cause fear of death and potentially kill or cause severe injury. I believe this falls within case Law, namely:
    R v Howells [2003] 1 Cr App R (S) 61 CA - "Road rage" cases involving furious driving with intent to cause fear or possible injury, but no accident, consumption of alcohol or injury - six to 12 months imprisonment.
    https://www.cps.gov.uk/legal/s_to_u/sentencing_manual/dangerous_driving/

    I recommend reporting this to the Police. I am not a Lawyer, but Legal advice may be appropriate.

    Yup, I think an interview under caution for the driver would be a good thing, in the context of it being a road rage/dangerous driving incident. I guess ultimately its up to the victim to pursue this. It's not like the evidence isn't there, and some points on the licence might prevent this guy from ending up with another driving job.

  • Got a question for Garmin-Sharp’s David Millar? This afternoon on Twitter, it’s #MillarTime1 year 6 weeks agoI see no harm in Millar using

    I see no harm in Millar using the year as a farewell tour.

    Perhaps the team and pro peloton will give him a few opportunities to really celebrate his last year - I'm sure he won't be gifted any wins, but maybe some gesture of respect.

  • Planning your ride just got easier with plotaroute.com1 year 6 weeks agoQuestion - can such a gpx

    Question - can such a gpx file be used as a navigation aid on an iPhone and what's the best app to use?

  • Boris Johnson calls for cycle path alongside HS2 high speed railway line1 year 6 weeks agoMore bullshit, HS2 will never

    More bullshit, HS2 will never get built, neither will this, just pie in sky rubbish.

    If you think any decent quality cycle paths will ever be built in the "uk" you are kidding yourself.