• Guernsey judge criticises road layout as lorry driver acquitted of causing cyclist's death1 year 6 weeks agotruffy wrote:oldstrath

    Cool

    truffy wrote:
    oldstrath wrote:
    truffy wrote:
    Paul_C wrote:
    they expect the cyclist to give way...

    Given the size of a truck I'd give way. Wouldn't you?

    Yes you, and I, probably would. I can't see how that excuses killing someone who doesn't give way - are we really saying it's fine to kill someone for, at most, a minor traffic violation? Does that mean I can go and shoot the next guy speeding through our village? Or does it only work if I drive a truck over him?

    I didn't say, or mean to imply, that it does excuse killing someone who doesn't give way. Simply that the wise cyclist assumes total responsibility for their safety to be on the safe side. There are a lot of idiots out there who're well-protected by their vehicle and are not going to come of worst in a collision. Being in the right is no consolation if you're critically injured (or to your loved ones if worse).

    I can't take "total responsibility" without hiding away from every driver, pedestrian and errant animal out there. I should, though, be able to expect the legal system to offer me some degree of protection from blind or cretinous drivers. But apparently not.

  • Wiggins: I'd be pissed off if I were Hoy, plus "f*cking Chris Froome"1 year 6 weeks agoNow, he won't cry (again) if

    Now, he won't cry (again) if one of his team mates is stronger will he....

    Chris Deacon wrote:
    Love the statue idea, saw Hoy on TV last night he's still in good shape.

    Did you honestly think Hoy, the most successful olympian Britain has ever produced, would turn into a porker overnight?
    I'm guessing you haven't seen any videos of him training? I'd say it would be harder for him to stop training! Absolute monster.

  • which cassette?1 year 6 weeks agoHmm good question... I'm not

    Hmm good question... I'm not entirely sure, the groupset is a shimano 2300 which came on the bike (2x2 worldwide Race).

  • Southwark plans crackdown on 20+mph cyclists1 year 6 weeks agoDas wrote:Id be interested in

    Das wrote:
    Id be interested in how the Council can circumvent a Law thats on the Statute Books, with what based on a "What they please" basis. Not that im condoning speeding, just wondering how the council can do it. Be the same as deciding that although you need to be 18 to buy Alcohol they will decide that shops in their Borough could legally sell alcohol to 12 year olds.

    Are you interested enough to read the comments that have already explained this.

  • Tour De France Stage 171 year 6 weeks agoTook cheap filler Visconti

    Took cheap filler Visconti out to add a cheap GC rider. Visconti scores huge. Facepalm.

  • which cassette?1 year 6 weeks agoWhat do you have on the back

    What do you have on the back at the moment?

  • Video: Ninja skills cyclist lands on feet in miracle escape after being hit by car that cuts across him1 year 6 weeks agoGrahamSt wrote:For you're own

    GrahamSt wrote:
    For you're own sanity don't read the YouTube comments on the video. Several mouth-breathing trolls wittering on about him going too fast or suggesting he is in it for the compensation money At Wits End

    A lot of the mouth breathers are accounts created by campaigners from the "Drivers Union", who regularly troll any cyclist video on Youtube. All the regular cyclist channels have blocked them, but when a video gets a bit of media coverage they dive in.

    A lot of people believe that the "JollySelfRighteous" account is an alias created by Keith Peat, due to the similarities in prose and often bizarre arguments.

  • Best Sealant for Tubulars?1 year 6 weeks agoHaving just read 'Geronimo'

    Having just read 'Geronimo' by Tim Moore, it sounds like Stan's No Tubes is worth a try.

  • Video: Ninja skills cyclist lands on feet in miracle escape after being hit by car that cuts across him1 year 6 weeks agoIanRCarter wrote:To the

    IanRCarter wrote:
    To the people complaining about accident videos on road cc, they are trying to raise awareness of the issue, if enough people stamp their feet something more might be done to improve safety for cyclists. When councils put in proper cycling infrastructure, when drivers are better educated, when idiots realise they face more than a slap on the wrist for dangerous driving, these videos will be far less common.

    I'm so glad I don't live in London, I have to deal with idiots but they're nowhere near as bad as this, creeping out of junctions into the road, cycle lanes disappearing under cars. Fair play to the rider for wanting to get back on the bike, that could easily have scared him off from ever riding to work again.

    Campaigners don't preach to the choir!

  • Suggest me a cycle gps nav please1 year 6 weeks agoThere's a review of the mio

    There's a review of the mio 505 on here. It has had a software update since the review too. Check DC rainmakers blog as he reviews it too

  • Suggest me a cycle gps nav please1 year 6 weeks agoMio 505 it has a great set of

    Mio 505 it has a great set of functions. A surprise me function that makes up routes for you depending on distance you want to travel or ride time. Clear bright display. HR monitor is comfy to wear. Does all that o want and IMO more user friendly ( and cheaper ) than the garmin. Plus it uses the new Bluetooth standard.

  • cycling on the M741 year 6 weeks agoBeats Westferry.....

    Beats Westferry.....

  • 4 highlights of Raleigh’s 2015 range1 year 6 weeks agoI have a 2012 Raleigh SP team

    I have a 2012 Raleigh SP team (the predecessor or the Militis) - the paint-job is lush and it's a great ride. Fast, direct and comfortable. The brand has a lot of positive associations for me: some great bikes when I was a kid and my Grandad worked there in the '50's. Just a shame they're not British owned these days.

  • Tour De France Stage 171 year 6 weeks agoI have Visconti in my purist

    I have Visconti in my purist team. Wasn't put in as a filler because I had plenty of budget, I was banking on today, but I thought he might have done another one earlier in the tour

  • Aerozine Titanium Axle Road Skewers1 year 6 weeks agodapaca wrote:If the reviewer

    dapaca wrote:
    If the reviewer is referring to SwissSide skewers...

    Writing on the skewer facing a different way to writing on the fork. That angers the OCD monkey, it angers him greatly......

  • My brother’s not a doper, says Jonathan Tiernan-Locke’s twin sister1 year 6 weeks agoI seem to have missed

    I seem to have missed something. Can any one point to something that says he has taken something or done something wrong.
    He has failed to prove something not actually done something wrong.
    The fact that this can happen proves that the anti doping system is valueless. No one can be found guilty without proof. what the UCI have done wouldn't work in any court. He has been found guilty as he couldn't prove otherwise. Its like being nicked for speeding as your car was possibly spotted . You may have been on a long solo walk in the hills and the number plate cloned. How can you prove otherwise?
    This is why I feel that the whole process is flawed and you can't have flaws in this sort of thing. Note how everyone went after Rogers. How the sceptics had a field day. Funnily he enough he was right.
    What JTL has done is fallen foul of a very poorly written and thought out rule.
    I doubt he'll be found innocent as the press, especially on the web, and the vast majority of the shouty public prefer outrage to the truth.
    Not supporting him if he has been naughty but I cannot abide kneejerk trash which this is.

  • Wiggins: I'd be pissed off if I were Hoy, plus "f*cking Chris Froome"1 year 6 weeks agoLove the statue idea, saw Hoy

    Love the statue idea, saw Hoy on TV last night he's still in good shape. Wiggo should have one too.

  • Team sky1 year 6 weeks agoI think it's a little unfair

    I think it's a little unfair to criticise the 'plan b' of using Porte. They can only do what they can with the remaining 8 riders. If you think it makes "no sense", please let us know what you would have done?

    They did have a rider capable of challenging. His name was Chris Froome. There is such a thing as bad luck you know...

  • Suggest me a cycle gps nav please1 year 6 weeks agoA Garmin Edge

    A Garmin Edge 800/810/Touring/1000 etc is pretty much the only option. If you're more technically inclined you could try a Bryton Rider 60 too.

  • Video: Coolest support car ever? Team Sky's Jaguar F-type1 year 6 weeks agoUm, isn't it just a TATA

    Um, isn't it just a TATA built Mondeo in a frock?

  • Tour De France Stage 171 year 6 weeks agoWould have done better if id

    Would have done better if id known gerrans was pulling out.

  • Video: Ninja skills cyclist lands on feet in miracle escape after being hit by car that cuts across him1 year 6 weeks agoTo the people complaining

    To the people complaining about accident videos on road cc, they are trying to raise awareness of the issue, if enough people stamp their feet something more might be done to improve safety for cyclists. When councils put in proper cycling infrastructure, when drivers are better educated, when idiots realise they face more than a slap on the wrist for dangerous driving, these videos will be far less common.

    I'm so glad I don't live in London, I have to deal with idiots but they're nowhere near as bad as this, creeping out of junctions into the road, cycle lanes disappearing under cars. Fair play to the rider for wanting to get back on the bike, that could easily have scared him off from ever riding to work again.

  • Video: FDJ.fr’s Arnaud Démare answers TdF call of nature – by nipping into fan’s motorhome1 year 6 weeks agois there a problem with

    is there a problem with road.cc using videos from you tube?
    every time i come to watch one i get told theres been an issue with copyright! Confused

  • Video: California reserve police officer suspended for posting “I hate cyclists” YouTube clip1 year 6 weeks agowow i cant believe ive seen a

    wow i cant believe ive seen a few comments (on you tube and daily fail) with people saying she is hot. ask me, shes dam ugly, and her opinions make her a million times ugglier. and who is that brain dead idiot driving, wow, so idiotic.

    whats genuinely scary is that she was given a position of power, and holds those horrible views about road users.... thank go she got sacked from that!!

  • Video: Ninja skills cyclist lands on feet in miracle escape after being hit by car that cuts across him1 year 6 weeks agoI presume the (lying) driver

    I presume the (lying) driver is facing a charge of driving without due care and attention, or is that wishful thinking?