• Clacton on Sea to hold Naked Bike Ride today: as MP says ride they failed to close down is “offensive exhibitionism”1 year 5 weeks agoPersonally I find MPs who've

    Personally I find MPs who've cheated taxpayers through fiddling their expenses far more offensive Mr Douglas Carswell MP. Thinking

  • Showers Pass VelEau hydration system1 year 5 weeks agoI think this product is

    I think this product is incomplete. What it *really* needs is another bag, perhaps fitted to the seat-tube, with a plastic tube that then attaches to the penis for active, on-ride urination. Then it would be perfect.

  • Four years' jail for drunk driver who killed cyclist as she chased boyfriend's car1 year 5 weeks ago@Al_s , i totally agree. i

    @Al_s , i totally agree. i have always failed to understand how a driver who causes a death with their car doesn't have the right to drive a car removed permanently.

  • Skoda FL1 year 5 weeks agoMade for in the end leaves me

    Made for in the end leaves me 9 for 19/20/21

    Brought in kittel, kristoff, coquard and trentin

  • Ssshh! Fantasy football is back (again)1 year 5 weeks agoSquad sorted....

    Squad sorted.... Smile

  • Let's ban the word "cyclist"1 year 5 weeks agoLanguage is organic (i.e.

    Language is organic (i.e. characterised by gradual or natural development). You might personally *want* certain rules or standards to be maintained but you have very little chance of being successful. That's why we have the ghastly "10 items or less" signs in Tesco but thankfully in Waitrose it still says "10 items or fewer" ... at least for now. The difference in meanings between 'less' and 'fewer' is gradually being eroded and that is a shame.

  • Let's ban the word "cyclist"1 year 5 weeks agoI quit being a cyclist ages

    I quit being a cyclist ages ago, nowadays I just ride bikes a hell of a lot. I don't drive, I have a massive cargo bike in my fleet which I take the kids around in, I am a pro bike mechanic and known locally as the Bicycle Guy, I even take part in cycle activism, but I do not label myself as a cyclist, I don't want to identify myself with such a group because I am just a regular guy who rides bikes and just as many cyclists are nobheads as other folk (>80% in my estimation).

  • Showers Pass VelEau hydration system1 year 5 weeks agoStraws? Luxury When I were a

    Straws? Luxury

    When I were a lad, wor dad used to p1ss into potholes so we could drink from the puddle when we were thirsty

  • Stage 141 year 5 weeks agoPorte let me down, but I've

    Porte let me down, but I've had my best fantasy day yet so I'm happy.

  • Google Maps adds elevation info for cyclists - so you can choose the flattest/hilliest route for your ride1 year 5 weeks agoHmm, this is good but every

    Hmm, this is good but every time I use Google Maps cycling directions it send me on routes that are either motorways in all but name or impassable due to stairs barriers or terrain, not useful considering I ride a Bakfiets.

  • Rider says police too "busy" to attend crash that broke leg1 year 5 weeks agostumps wrote: Story out of

    stumps wrote:

    Story out of nothing here. There are not enough of us to attend every single incident within a split second and the sooner people realise that the better.

    Some pathetic comments as normal by people who have f all idea about the Police or what we have to deal with so they make it up as they go along.

    It wasn't even a question of a split second it was AT ALL if you followed the story: "I phoned the police. They asked if I wanted them to come out".

    So someone has been mowed down by a car and has broken bones and the police shouldn't attend because they're busy elsewhere or - perhaps in your case - couldn't be arsed? Regardless of whether the driver might have been purposely attempting to maim, was drunk or whatever.

    No wonder satisfaction with the police - and trust in them - is at an all time low.

  • Showers Pass VelEau hydration system1 year 5 weeks agoWhen I were a lad I had an

    When I were a lad I had an old fashioned handlebar mounted wire bottle cage with a straw stuffed in the top of the bottle. Did the same as this, and tidier too. Wink

  • First Ride: Trek Émonda SLR1 year 5 weeks agoKadenz wrote:Even my 2.0

    Kadenz wrote:
    Even my 2.0 Domane is really comfortable, but it is also heavy.

    Since I use it for commuting and winter weekend riding, the weight is not much of a problem. But it is the thing that would put me off buying a more expensive version as my summer and good weather bike.


    But that's an aluminium frame. And in the series noted by Trek as being the heaviest of the three.

  • People living near cycle paths get 45 minutes' more exercise overall every week1 year 5 weeks agoAll the more reason to make

    All the more reason to make our road network as cycle friendly as the Netherlands, Denmark, etc...

  • Let's ban the word "cyclist"1 year 5 weeks agobikeboy76 wrote: A bike most

    bikeboy76 wrote:

    A bike most definitely is not just a means of going from A to B. If that were true why then does it take me 9.3km to get to work in the morning but sometimes 20 or 40km to get back? I am cyclist and proud (guess that explains the rainbow jersey.)

    If anyone else wants to come out as a Cyclist please say so below.

    I'm with you on this, so will step out of the closet too!

    I can perhaps understand in a scenario where someone cycles *only* for utility purposes that they may not want to be defined solely by their mode of transport, but I cycle more for the fun of it than I do purely as a means of getting from A to B. In that regard, I'm quite happy to be labelled as a cyclist in the same way as someone who plays golf of a weekend would (want to) be called a golfer.

    Besides, I believe the term "driver" is just as likely to be used in the OP's suggested headlines, were that the case in the articles concerned (ok, maybe not the kitten rape bit -the Daily Mail would have a field day with that!).

  • Four years' jail for drunk driver who killed cyclist as she chased boyfriend's car1 year 5 weeks agonot so concerned about the

    not so concerned about the custodial sentence. But really, why should she ever be allowed to drive ever again?

  • Four years' jail for drunk driver who killed cyclist as she chased boyfriend's car1 year 5 weeks agoIf she had been drunk and

    If she had been drunk and killed an innocent passer-by by any other means that were entirely of her own making, she would probably have been put away for at least manslaughter, with an accompanying heavier sentence.

    But because she did it with her car, that's OK and just a desultory couple of years of incarceration will do.

    Once again the message is strongly broadcast by the legal system: If you want to do something that might lead to your killing someone, use a car; you are likely to get away with it, and if you don't, you are likely to receive, in punishment, a mild slap on the wrist at most.

    It OUGHT to be that operating a car obliges the driver to take MORE care than if they are not operating a car. Instead, we are repeatedly shown that the standard of behaviour that a person is held to is LOWER when driving a car than at all other times.

  • Fitting Clip On Aero Bars1 year 5 weeks agoglynr36 wrote:It's not just a

    glynr36 wrote:
    It's not just a case of bolting them on, you need to 'refit' the bike to yourself, a TT fit is different to a 'normal' fit.

    That's pretty much what i wanted to know. I know seat position will need to move forward etc. i was thinking more of where should pads be positioned, what kind of angle should they be set at etc.

    Would it be an idea to set up on my turbo and see what's comfortable?

  • Stage 141 year 5 weeks agoMy Purist team has had six

    My Purist team has had six stage scores below 10 points. Now that is impressive.

  • Skoda FL1 year 5 weeks agoI'm not! Just 2 transfers

    I'm not!

    Just 2 transfers for me for tomorrow. I've blown this comp.

  • Ssshh! Fantasy football is back (again)1 year 5 weeks agoIs that the same league as

    Is that the same league as last year? Ie am already still in it do you know?

  • Skoda FL1 year 5 weeks agochiv30 wrote:Stage

    chiv30 wrote:
    Stage 14
    2,3,4,5,9 and j rod

    17 transfers left of which I'm using 6 over the next 2 stages ....6 across 19 and 20 which should see me in a strong postion for Paris transfers ....I'm banking on those above me running out by the ITT

    In exactly the same situation

  • Half of Tour de France winners say Lance Armstrong should get his seven titles back1 year 5 weeks agopmr wrote:He DID NOT win 7

    pmr wrote:
    He DID NOT win 7 times,

    I'm pretty certain I saw him wearing a yellow jersey and drinking champagne in Paris. The fact is the blank space is there, we all know who fits into that blank space. Unless they reassign the tours he won't disappear, evidenced by the void where his name should be. You know why we can't reassign the titles so why complain. He is a CHEAT and a WINNER, just like Diego Maradona. The two cannot be separated.

    The way I look at it now is a drama (or soap opera if you will) that is still exasperating, shocking and entertaining as it ever was, and it will continue for many years to come.

  • Let's ban the word "cyclist"1 year 5 weeks agoHalfWheeler wrote:Let's ban

    HalfWheeler wrote:
    Let's ban banning.

    Can we start with banning the ban on setting fire to parked cars?

    Or is it just the banning of words you mean? In which case you miss the point that this wasn't a demand for a literal ban enforced by legal sanctions. Either way your comment makes no sense.

  • Fitting Clip On Aero Bars1 year 5 weeks agoIt's not just a case of

    It's not just a case of bolting them on, you need to 'refit' the bike to yourself, a TT fit is different to a 'normal' fit.