• Richie Porte says chest infection put paid to Tour de France hopes1 year 6 weeks agoIt would be a curious

    It would be a curious experiment to count the number of times professional riders has claimed illness in the past 12 months compared to previous years.

    Maybe it's just me, but it does seem like it has happened way more recently than I recall in years past.

    Similarly with Wiggin's riding the National TT champs but then pulling out of the Road Race with an unspecified 'injury'. What happened to simply 'not being good enough this year'?

  • How long should a frame last?1 year 6 weeks agoI'm not sure what the

    I'm not sure what the expected lifespan is, as I've never known a cyclist to keep the same bike as their primary ride for 8 years, as something newer and shinier inevitably comes along!

    I have seen some aluminium frames come into my LBS from various manufacturers crack around the BB and the point where the seat stays meet the top tube/seatpost, I imagine these areas are probably some of the most highly stressed parts of the frame. Aluminium breaks are also rarely repairable unfortunately.

  • Tour de France Stage 151 year 6 weeks agoGkam84 wrote:It doesn't stops

    Gkam84 wrote:
    It doesn't stops the updating, just slows it slightly, taking processor power...
    Ok, so if I reload the page it slows the processor that is doing the updating 'slightly'... So, is it fair to say that the processor that is doing the updates also responds to requests from the 'outside' for permssion to view the data by saying 'No, you can't see the data the page you are looking for...', you can only see this page that says 'We are curently updating'? Thinking ...

    .
    Anyways, back to my original question:.

    enrique wrote:
    ... what takes longer? The system updating all the rider and league data or the actual loading of today's scores? How long does it usually take to upload the daily scores? So, after you do that, then you click 'Submit', the job is done and then all you have to do is wait for the system to process everything?... Is that all that happens? So what takes 15 minutes or so is not the upload of the scores but the system processing all the league and rider data?... Thinking

  • Crack in Giant Defy 2 seat tube1 year 6 weeks agoAll I can see is the 200 down

    All I can see is the 200 down to 150 marks on the front of the seat post.

  • Relaxed geometry bike1 year 6 weeks agoThe trek pilot range are

    The trek pilot range are relaxed geometry bikes, not sure if they still make them

  • Crack in Giant Defy 2 seat tube1 year 6 weeks agoNo that definately should not

    No that definately should not happen, was the post inserted to the correct length i.e. not over the minimum mark?

  • Is Ned Boulting any good?1 year 6 weeks agoHe did the Ride London 100

    He did the Ride London 100 miler in 5hr21 - which is reasonable without being super quick on a fairly flat & fast rolling course. Put him just in the top 30% of male riders.

  • Trek World 2014 - Lots of shiny 2015 bikes (all of them Treks) we take a look1 year 6 weeks agoSaw the SL6 in a local bike

    Saw the SL6 in a local bike shop today: WANT! Matt black, full Ultegra 6800 and Bontrager Race wheelset; looked so good

  • Jersey finally passes mandatory helmet law - for under 14 year olds1 year 6 weeks agoList of places I want to take

    List of places I want to take my kids on holiday:
    ....
    .....
    Jersey
    ....
    ...

    Well done!

    Edit: that's meant to have Jersey crossed out but can't get the formatting to work on my phone. Rather spoils the effect, but you get what I mean!

  • Anger in Bournemouth and Bury St Edmunds as government refuses to fund safer cycling schemes1 year 6 weeks agoMaybe they should stop

    Maybe they should stop bleating about "revolution", might give some people ideas ...

  • Aptonia Salted Butter Caramel energy gel1 year 6 weeks agoI've not tried this flavour,

    I've not tried this flavour, but the orange and raspberry gels are superb, much easier to digest than similar offerings by Hi5 or Sis. Used them racing and they don't leave your back pocket or arse a sticky mess when you put the emptyish wrapper back either.

  • Jersey finally passes mandatory helmet law - for under 14 year olds1 year 6 weeks agoI'm nether pro or anti helmet

    I'm nether pro or anti helmet wearing (I like the option either way but mostly wear a helmet when riding) and I'd make a kid wear a helmet because low speed crashes not involving vehicles are common for kids, but generally I'm very much anti compulsion.

    Not sure that a vehicle vs child impact has much to do with helmets when you consider how a tonne of metal and a plastic and a polystyrene box on top of a fragile child square up.

    Stick a helmet law in and you can depend that the courts will use it to defend negligent drivers if they sideswipe a cyclist not wearing one and that's ridiculous. I guarantee at some point this will be used in mitgation/defence when a child under 14 is hit by a car in Jersey regardless of fault. D Oh

  • Rider says police too "busy" to attend crash that broke leg1 year 6 weeks agoJimmy Ray Will wrote: You

    Jimmy Ray Will wrote:

    You state that we are in no place to complain, yet if no one complains are resources going to become better or worse?

    I didn't say we're in no place to complain. We are. But it doesn't help to complain about the symptoms, we need to tackle the cause. Which is a shit government with a fatally flawed ideology that is running this society into the ground.

    Sara_H wrote:

    Part of the problem is about how the police prioritise, and its very clear that road crime is not a priority.

    Completely agree with this, that seems indeed to be the case. But they will prioritise the way they're told to prioritise, so - like the lack of resources - this is a problem that needs to be tackled from the top.

    Btw, your story is equally shocking if not more so than the one from the article. Sad Even though it's not likely, I do hope they catch the guy somehow. What a disgusting individual.

  • Skoda FL1 year 6 weeks agoJoelsim wrote:Trentin? Not

    Joelsim wrote:
    Trentin?

    Not Renshaw then?

    Yeh erm, made a big mistake, forgot about Renshaw, waste of a transfer

  • Jersey finally passes mandatory helmet law - for under 14 year olds1 year 6 weeks ago"Fines won't be

    "Fines won't be enforced"

    Another piece of legislation that will just gather dust then. Children under 10 can't commit a criminal offence. How are they going to enforce it?

    One has to ask the question, if Deputy Lewis is so keen on helmets, why didn't he make sure his son wore one then?

    Total bonkers legislation brought in by politicians who probably last rode a bike 40 years ago. God help us all.

  • Rider says police too "busy" to attend crash that broke leg1 year 6 weeks agoLack of resources is an

    Lack of resources is an excuse that's trotted out frequently when an individual receives a poor service from the police - but attend any newsworthy event, be that a sporting event, a political event, or just a crime against a politician or minor celebrity or that is currently "fashionable" and you'll find that those resources become magically available.
    Part of the problem is about how the police prioratise, and its very clear that road crime is not a priority.
    I'm now in the position that any forensic evidence of what happened to me is lost (and any realistic chance of prosecution), because it took 48 hours for them to go to the perpetrators address, by which time he was long gone.

  • Jersey finally passes mandatory helmet law - for under 14 year olds1 year 6 weeks agoRidiculous namby-pamby

    Ridiculous namby-pamby nonsense. Why don't they actually examine the evidence before passing such laws?

  • Tour de France Stage 151 year 6 weeks agoIt doesn't stops the

    It doesn't stops the updating, just slows it slightly, taking processor power Laughing

  • Anger in Bournemouth and Bury St Edmunds as government refuses to fund safer cycling schemes1 year 6 weeks ago"Bournemouth Borough Council

    "Bournemouth Borough Council applied for £820,000 from the Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF), which would have included training for young pedestrians and for adult cyclists and motorcyclists." -

    They could start with the drivers, I rate driving in Bournemouth as one of the most horrendous places to drive, let alone ride a bike. Think it has something to do with 'we have too much money, so we don't give a cr@p about anyone else' mentality by a lot of the residents. Living nearby I would only drive into Bournemouth if I absolutely needed too.

  • Jersey finally passes mandatory helmet law - for under 14 year olds1 year 6 weeks agoDeputy Green, whose nine year

    Deputy Green, whose nine year old son received a brain injury when he was knocked off his bike said: “

    Ah the classic victim blaming, rather than tackle the cause because Politicians are too spineless to do take the more difficult options At Wits End

    "Liz Bamber, Headway Development Officer told the Lancashire Evening Post: “Being a keen cyclist... I am staggered by the number of people still not wearing helmets.

    “It is hoped that the UK will follow Jersey’s example very soon.”" - When you have ensured that every driver in the UK, is driving as per the Highway Code, then we won't need to wear helmets. As an adult I can make my own decisions thank you.

  • Tour de France Stage 151 year 6 weeks agoGkam84 wrote:You know every

    Gkam84 wrote:
    You know every time you hit reload it causes the server to use more load on your reloads and takes away from the score updating..:
    I really know next to nothing about IT... You mean to tell me that though the server is not accepting requests, because 'It's updating', it still takes away from the processing to interrupt the updating to answer my request to reload and that takes away from the score updating? Wow... That's crappy... How many seconds do you think it takes away from the updating each time I click? 5 seconds? Hmmm... Thinking Does that mean I am responsible for the updating to be about 1 minute slower than what it should have been?.. That's pretty crappy... Please explain that to me... Thinking And anyways, would you care to explain this, too?... Thanks!

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    enrique wrote:
    Ok, so what takes longer? The system updating all the rider and league data or the actual loading of today's scores? How long does it usually take to upload the daily scores? So, after you do that, then you click 'Submit', the job is done and then all you have to do is wait for the system to process everything?... Is that what takes 15 minutes or so?... Thinking

  • Is Ned Boulting any good?1 year 6 weeks agoMe and my son saw him do the

    Me and my son saw him do the Bec hillclimb year before last. As my son put it "it looked like he was going to cry" but he set quite a reasonable time - two minutes thirty something IIRC. And he was nice enough to have a little chat after and pose for a photo with the boy.

  • Thinking about a hybrid... sorry!1 year 6 weeks agodavecochrane wrote:I've opted

    davecochrane wrote:
    I've opted for an Avanti Inc 2...a domestic NZ brand that I can get for a really decent price here ($1299 so about 625 quid)

    I can second the Avanti range- I actually picked up a Blade 2 recently through the Sport Pursuit site a few months back for £200 and have had no problems with it. I use it for my runs into town and some of the bike path routes when I don't have time for a proper run on my road bike. Speed wise I am pretty close to what I would be doing on my Allez on the run into town so I was glad to use it as a wee run around.

  • Video: FDJ.fr’s Arnaud Démare answers TdF call of nature – by nipping into fan’s motorhome1 year 6 weeks agoWas it a Dirk Hofman

    Was it a Dirk Hofman motorhome?

  • Rider says police too "busy" to attend crash that broke leg1 year 6 weeks agoOk, my thoughts on this...

    Ok, my thoughts on this... Are the majority happy with the 'service' the gentleman in this story experienced... Would you be happy to receive the same experience if it was you in that position?

    I'm hoping most of you will say no.

    The poi t I'm getting to, is that it's a shit experience, and the attitude of the representative police officer on here , to me, stinks.

    I work in sales... I don't get to say 'hey, it's not my fault, there's not enough of us sales people available to make every sale'... Why should it be different for public services.

    If as a police officer you believe you are stretched beyond what is reasonable to do the job, complain, go on strike, whatever it takes to make a change.

    You state that we are in no place to complain, yet if no one complains are resources going to become better or worse?

    It sucks, we should not accept it, any of us, or its only going to get worse.

    Now I'll move to the paramedic. He failed to recognise that the person in question had moderate to significant injuries. I'm am sure he would 've used the argument 'if its not so serious to leave the bike, it's not so serious...'

    That is bull poo. If anyone was asked to take out between £500 - 2000 on the side of the road for a lift to hospital, I'm sure most people would refuse.

    The paramedic should be trained to understand that ... It's piss poor to walk away.

    Well my thoughts anyway.