• Laura Trott clarifies comments on Glasgow 2014 and women’s Tour de France1 year 6 weeks agodreamlx10 wrote:Of course

    dreamlx10 wrote:
    Of course it's not as important as the Worlds or the Olympics, what's wrong with telling the truth ? It's a games for a collection of countries conquered and ruled by England, what's so great about that ?

    I think you'll find that Scotland were awfully helpful with the conquering and ruling.

  • Laura Trott clarifies comments on Glasgow 2014 and women’s Tour de France1 year 6 weeks agodreamlx10 wrote:Of course

    dreamlx10 wrote:
    Of course it's not as important as the Worlds or the Olympics, what's wrong with telling the truth ? It's a games for a collection of countries conquered and ruled by England, what's so great about that ?

    I take offence to that!

  • Giro Stage 131 year 6 weeks agoI made 2 transfers and kept

    I made 2 transfers and kept most of my team for the next few stages to be honest. I'm to far behind for it to make to much of a difference. A couple of penalties tomorrow for sure.

    Rafal Majka
    Ben Swift
    Diego Ulissi
    Rigoberto Uran
    Domenico Pozzovivo
    Robert Kiserlovski
    Roberto Ferrari
    Wilco Kelderman
    Marco Bandiera

  • Scottish children rock-bottom in physical activity study1 year 6 weeks agoEvery single one of us should

    Every single one of us should be emailing or writing to our MPs, MSPs (where applicable) and councillors (writetothem.com), highlighting this report and asking what they intend to do about it. I've already done so.

  • Laura Trott clarifies comments on Glasgow 2014 and women’s Tour de France1 year 6 weeks agoOf course it's not as

    Of course it's not as important as the Worlds or the Olympics, what's wrong with telling the truth ? It's a games for a collection of countries conquered and ruled by England, what's so great about that ?

  • Laura Trott clarifies comments on Glasgow 2014 and women’s Tour de France1 year 6 weeks agomooleur wrote:Claud And I

    mooleur wrote:
    Claud And I wrote:
    Here's the problem. Laura DID say those things. Newspapers, though thoughtless and sensationalist, VERY rarely make up quotes. They can't get away with it these days. It also turns out she's on tape saying it, oops..

    She doesn't support a Women's TDF. Maybe she should have thought before telling the Daily Mail that if she didn't want everyone to know.... That's kind of what the papers do...

    We're all entitled to our opinions. Personally, I disagree with Trott's on this subject.

    Just seen all the talk on twitter about the tape, gawwwwd I don't know what to believe any more! Tongue

    If she did say those things then that's a bit unfair - the commonwealths a massive deal for a lot of people (on the IoM here it's the one chance our athletes get to support the Island as a nation, for folks like Cav and the like this is huge!).

    Riding an event surely shouldn't be about profit, that comes second after the love and passion that drives a person to do it in the first place.

    I'm with you on this one I think! Badly thought out words from Trotty there. She's a role model, I think (like with her comments on helmet use) she needs to maybe think a bit before speaking to the media.

    So what you are saying is that the Commonwealth Games unlike the Olympics, Europeans and Worlds is quirky enough to allow teams from the IOM have a go. But it's unfair of Laura to say it's not like the really big serious world class cycling events.

    have you still got the cake you ate earlier ?

  • Laura Trott clarifies comments on Glasgow 2014 and women’s Tour de France1 year 6 weeks agoWhen you pick out fragments

    When you pick out fragments of sentences and then reformulate them in a completely different context then I think that could be described as mis-quoted in my book.

    Of course these words came out of her mouth, but she is trying to say that the way it was reported is not the way she said it, and this is something the papers and this web site do frequently.

  • Tech roundup: starring Lightweight, Foska, Tern, Eddy Merckx, Swiss Side...1 year 6 weeks agoWhy does the Angela Chick web

    Why does the Angela Chick web link take me to ITunes for the Bike Fit app? More Apple jiggery-pokery?

    It's now fixed...

  • Laura Trott clarifies comments on Glasgow 2014 and women’s Tour de France1 year 6 weeks agoClaud And I wrote:Here's the

    Claud And I wrote:
    Here's the problem. Laura DID say those things. Newspapers, though thoughtless and sensationalist, VERY rarely make up quotes. They can't get away with it these days. It also turns out she's on tape saying it, oops..

    She doesn't support a Women's TDF. Maybe she should have thought before telling the Daily Mail that if she didn't want everyone to know.... That's kind of what the papers do...

    We're all entitled to our opinions. Personally, I disagree with Trott's on this subject.

    Just seen all the talk on twitter about the tape, gawwwwd I don't know what to believe any more! Tongue

    If she did say those things then that's a bit unfair - the commonwealths a massive deal for a lot of people (on the IoM here it's the one chance our athletes get to support the Island as a nation, for folks like Cav and the like this is huge!).

    Riding an event surely shouldn't be about profit, that comes second after the love and passion that drives a person to do it in the first place.

    I'm with you on this one I think! Badly thought out words from Trotty there. She's a role model, I think (like with her comments on helmet use) she needs to maybe think a bit before speaking to the media.

  • Laura Trott clarifies comments on Glasgow 2014 and women’s Tour de France1 year 6 weeks agoClaud And I wrote:Here's the

    Claud And I wrote:
    Here's the problem. Laura DID say those things. Newspapers, though thoughtless and sensationalist, VERY rarely make up quotes. They can't get away with it these days. It also turns out she's on tape saying it, oops..

    She doesn't support a Women's TDF. Maybe she should have thought before telling the Daily Mail that if she didn't want everyone to know.... That's kind of what the papers do...

    We're all entitled to our opinions. Personally, I disagree with Trott's on this subject.

    Just seen all the talk on twitter about the tape, gawwwwd I don't know what to believe any more! Tongue

    If she did say those things then that's a bit unfair - the commonwealths a massive deal for a lot of people (on the IoM here it's the one chance our athletes get to support the Island as a nation, for folks like Cav and the like this is huge!).

    Riding an event surely shouldn't be about profit, that comes second after the love and passion that drives a person to do it in the first place.

    I'm with you on this one I think! Badly thought out words from Trotty there. She's a role model, I think (like with her comments on helmet use) she needs to maybe think a bit before speaking to the media.

  • Tour de Romandie stage 51 year 6 weeks agoray silvester

    ray silvester wrote:
    livestrongnick wrote:
    Actually that's a surprising ride from uran Surprise

    Backed up by a serious Giro ITT Applause

    Anybody who rides for OPQ soon learns to TT, even Cav has improved Smile

  • Laura Trott clarifies comments on Glasgow 2014 and women’s Tour de France1 year 6 weeks agoHere's the problem. Laura DID

    Here's the problem. Laura DID say those things. Newspapers, though thoughtless and sensationalist, VERY rarely make up quotes. They can't get away with it these days. It also turns out she's on tape saying it, oops..

    She doesn't support a Women's TDF. Maybe she should have thought before telling the Daily Mail that if she didn't want everyone to know.... That's kind of what the papers do...

    We're all entitled to our opinions. Personally, I disagree with Trott's on this subject.

  • Jonathan Tiernan-Locke says delay in bio passport hearing isn’t his fault1 year 6 weeks agoThe process is too slow, this

    The process is too slow, this is not good for anyone. I find the whole thing very strange, it doesn't add up and I think JTL is a victim.

  • Laura Trott clarifies comments on Glasgow 2014 and women’s Tour de France1 year 6 weeks agonotfastenough

    notfastenough wrote:
    Misrepresentation and sensationalism from the Daily Mail? Say it ain't so!

    Too easy though ain't it. Sounds to me like Laura (I like Laura btw) let slip an obvious truth. ie when you are a world dominating track cycling country like GB and there's a competition where a lot of the really big competition isn't going to be there and you're down to racing your mates from Wales and Scotland and a bunch of decent Aussies then it's less of a priority.

    It's a function of success. We can and do win lots of medals at the worlds and the Olympics. The commonwealth games is what you might call lower league. That's a fact and that's probably why I think she did say it.

    Then it got reported and lo and behold out comes the "We think the Commonwealth Games are the best thing since sliced bread" statements.

    What I would find extremely suspicious would have been if Laura et al were overheard saying that they absolutely craved the glory that the wonderful Commonwealth Games would heap upon them and that such a fantastic opportunity to race a just a few other top cyclists would add renewed shine to Olympic glory.

    Unlikely ain't it?

  • Laura Trott clarifies comments on Glasgow 2014 and women’s Tour de France1 year 6 weeks agoI'd check Richard Moore's

    I'd check Richard Moore's twitter by the way:

    Quote:
    @richardmoore73 23h

    Athletes, if you're going to say you were misquoted, or 'taken out of context', first make sure reporter wasn't holding a recording device

    Quote:
    @richardmoore73 23h

    @TourDeJose all very silly. Better to clarify or if necessary apologise than to claim you haven't said something you said...

  • Liverpool unveils its Cycling Revolution1 year 6 weeks agoCranky Acid wrote:Paul_C

    Cranky Acid wrote:
    Paul_C wrote:
    rather low target...

    "15% of the population to cycle at least once per month..."

    a more ambitious target would be for 15% of ALL journeys to undertaken by bicycle...

    15% is so pathetic I thought it was a typo

    Yes, I had to read it twice. What exactly is the point of such a feeble 'target'? What is it supposed to achieve if 1 in 7 cycles round the park for ten minutes once a month? I don't think that's enough to make any difference to health, and it certainly won't make the slightest difference to traffic levels or pollution, so what on Earth is the purpose of such a 'target'?

    At such a low level it becomes bizarrely arbitrary. Its like having a target for dental health that goes 'we want at least 1 in 10 of the population to enter a room containing a toothbrush at least once a week'

  • Should I upgrade to a new bike or upgrade parts on my current bike!!!1 year 6 weeks agoI'd say depends on you budget

    I'd say depends on you budget and state of you current kit. Also are you looking longer term or medium term?

    Immediate bike upgrade will feel good but is costly to start. If there is nowt really wrong with you current bike could be a bit pointless.

    If you are happy with the frame just look to upgrade the likes of gears and wheels to start. Other parts can come later. Also be mindful that in a few years you may have good kit but the frame needs replacing. In the short term could be cheaper leading upto more expensive kit later on.

    If you are happy with the kit look to replace the frame, you'll probably have to replace the likes of bottom brackets and headsets as well. As above longer term view is then to replace kit as it wears or you get fed up. This allows you to max on the frame and spend less later on.

    Mind you all of this advice is bull dropppings once electronic gears and disc brakes become normal as a whole new set of standards will be in force then.

  • There's shouldn't be a women's TdF, Giro or Vuelta1 year 6 weeks agoDefinitely agree, it's not

    Definitely agree, it's not something that's been done before - the public love a GT and bike racing is bike racing regardless of gender, I definitely thing it'd go down well with the public. It'd be great for the riders too, as it stands the races suit certain types of riders and there's not much give or take to claw things back in different types of stages - you look at the ladies tours and they're all one particular type of racing, Chong Ming sprinters, Donne climbers, things like that. It'd be lovely to see a nice long stage race that gives the variable talent in the women's peloton a good chance to fighting for a GC properly.

    I think using countries that already have a good base & culture for GT riding would be better, personally, as there's the labels and reputation that goes with them. If they were in France or Italy then the public automatically associates good quality racing with those locations, but then the sports so open to experimentation at the moment perhaps trying something new wouldn't go amiss anyway Smile

  • There's shouldn't be a women's TdF, Giro or Vuelta1 year 6 weeks agoDefinitely agree, it's not

    Definitely agree, it's not something that's been done before - the public love a GT and bike racing is bike racing regardless of gender, I definitely thing it'd go down well with the public. It'd be great for the riders too, as it stands the races suit certain types of riders and there's not much give or take to claw things back in different types of stages - you look at the ladies tours and they're all one particular type of racing, Chong Ming sprinters, Donne climbers, things like that. It'd be lovely to see a nice long stage race that gives the variable talent in the women's peloton a good chance to fighting for a GC properly.

    I think using countries that already have a good base & culture for GT riding would be better, personally, as there's the labels and reputation that goes with them. If they were in France or Italy then the public automatically associates good quality racing with those locations, but then the sports so open to experimentation at the moment perhaps trying something new wouldn't go amiss anyway Smile

  • Jockey wheel conundrum1 year 6 weeks agoAh-ha! Well now.... the

    Ah-ha! Well now.... the plain steel bearing has more side to side movement than the ceramic bearing so we're possibly heading towards the plain steel at the top and ceramic in the lower position. The steel bearing one is also marked as being directional and the ceramic one isn't....

    So we're partway there. There are about 142 you-bend vids on jockey wheels but the first three I looked were silent on the subject and as for the remaining 139, well, life is short and I'm planning a spin round Thirlemere this afternoon rather than getting google-eyed.

    Thanks for the infos...

  • Just in: Enigma Elite HSS1 year 6 weeks agolooks delightful!

    looks delightful!

  • Laura Trott clarifies comments on Glasgow 2014 and women’s Tour de France1 year 6 weeks agoGlad she's come out with

    Glad she's come out with this, I actually felt a bit bad for her as she'd got a bit of an 'earful' on twitter off a few people who'd read her comments in the article.

    Not many things make me genuinely angry, but the Daily Mail is definitely one of those few.

  • Laura Trott clarifies comments on Glasgow 2014 and women’s Tour de France1 year 6 weeks agoMisrepresentation and

    Misrepresentation and sensationalism from the Daily Mail? Say it ain't so!

  • Don't take bikes to watch Tour in Yorkshire, say local train companies1 year 6 weeks agoThey are just trying to get

    They are just trying to get people to travel by train for obvious reasons, how do you think all those people get to the roadside in france? ; )

  • Huntingdon to Cambridge A14 upgrade to include new cycle path1 year 6 weeks agoIf it isn't a shared path I

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