• 'Flimsy little helmets' completely pointless, says leading brain surgeon1 year 6 weeks agoIt is interesting that all

    It is interesting that all the helmeteers above attacking this surgeon keep their mouths shut when when surgeons advocate helmet wearing.

  • Police stop cyclist - and find portable crystal meth lab in backpack1 year 6 weeks agodreamlx10 wrote:What has this

    dreamlx10 wrote:
    What has this got to do with cycling ?

    Exactly. The man is an idiot and a criminal. End of story. His mode of transport/distribution are irrelevant. So he was on a bike, so what!

  • 'Flimsy little helmets' completely pointless, says leading brain surgeon1 year 6 weeks ago1. Surgeons are arrogant;

    1. Surgeons are arrogant; Agree, 99% of the ones I meet are and it seems to be something designed into their training curriculum. This chap sounds like a prime example of a self appointed cock. If I remember rightly, he is the same chap who wanted to leave the UK and work overseas because he hated his job and wanted to become an architect or something like that.
    2. Neurosurgeons would be out of a job if they did not have to treat head injury patients. Maybe this chap has an ulterior motive?
    3. Social cost: Well, someone has to pay for the treatment, even if it is just a large stitch to your head. It doesn't happen for free. So the non-helmet wearing folk who fall and end up with just a gash to the head (that the other lot wouldn't), still cost the tax paying public as such. And if on a daily basis 10 of these so called avoidable sutures could be avoided then that is 10 other patients who could be treated quicker?
    4. PaulJ, your post is full of conjecture. If I could be bothered, I could make up a similar argument in favour of wearing helmets. Although I do sometimes think that not wearing a helmet may actually help with the process of natural selection. And maybe I should just agree with you.
    5. Cycling infrastructure is not going to change overnight in this country. Till then I will continue to wear a helmet, but that is my choice.

  • Blackburn Expedition 1 Disc rear rack1 year 6 weeks agoAirzound wrote:Lol! Disc rack

    Airzound wrote:
    Lol! Disc rack fitted to a bike that doesn't need it! Fail. What a pointless review.

    you do understand the concept of a bike without rack mounts though? and hence why you might need a different kind of fitting?

  • 'Flimsy little helmets' completely pointless, says leading brain surgeon1 year 6 weeks agook so usual witter on

    ok so usual witter on here.

    consider a 20mph impact and think how meaningless the speed alone is in describing the impact.

    also ask yourself, what will do more damage a cyclist travelling at 20mph hitting a stationary car or a car travelling at 20 mph hitting a stationary cyclist.

  • "Concours des Alpes" open to entrants1 year 6 weeks agoI really would love to do

    I really would love to do this. I was in Bourg a few summers back and did a lot of local cols including l'Iseran. But my absolute favourite of all my rides was the Cormet de Roseland which is simply a lovely ride, best done towards the end of the day. Empty roads, fab views and a glorious downhill back to Bourg, not too switchbacky which some might miss but suited me fine. I envy anyone who can go. I have had the best part of 8weeks off the bike so far this year and no significant miles in my legs to even risk this Sad

  • Stage 20 : Monte Zoncolan1 year 6 weeks agoVVV73 wrote:What a GREAT tour

    VVV73 wrote:
    What a GREAT tour for Australia. Best month on top of Gerro's win ever.
    Wow. You sound so normal. Even interesting and enjoyable. WHEN YOU'RE NOT IN ALL CAPS.

  • Waterproof Jacket- Any suggestions?1 year 6 weeks agoCastelli Pocket liner. Kept

    Castelli Pocket liner. Kept me dry in terential rain, and I don't get sweaty in it like other jackets I've owned.

  • Stage 20 : Monte Zoncolan1 year 6 weeks agoWellens definitely one for

    Wellens definitely one for the future but more the Tour than Giro or Vuelta I think.

  • Waterproof Jacket- Any suggestions?1 year 6 weeks agoGiordana FR-C. Best jacket

    Giordana FR-C. Best jacket I've ever had by a mile. Intelligent design with different materials for different purposes:
    - Dense woven windproof on the front
    - Waterproof on the shoulders and fronts of the arms
    - Roubaix fleece on the back.
    Absolutely outstanding and lot less than a Gabba (which I'm sure is amazing BTW).

  • Orica, Un acuerdo de firme la Porte?1 year 6 weeks agoVVV73 wrote:Whatever mate,

    VVV73 wrote:
    Whatever mate, sensitive?
    Whatever mate, INsensitive?

  • Orica, Un acuerdo de firme la Porte?1 year 6 weeks agoVVV73 wrote:... ALL

    VVV73 wrote:
    ... ALL AUSTRALIANS are...

    Mate, you're giving all of us a bad name...

  • Best vehicle you've ever drafted?1 year 6 weeks agoA few weeks ago into a

    A few weeks ago into a headwind on the Fens I spotted a tractor about a mile off. I reckoned I could get onto it so turned myself inside out for 2 miles trying to do so.
    Knackered, I managed to just get in behind him when the bugger tuned off into a field with a quick parp of the horn for comedy value..

  • 'Flimsy little helmets' completely pointless, says leading brain surgeon1 year 6 weeks agoNeurosurgeon that only sees

    Neurosurgeon that only sees cyclists requiring neurosurgery believes helmets do no good. Slow Applause

    I get the feeling his neurosurgery would be considerably busier if we all stopped wearing them.

  • 'Flimsy little helmets' completely pointless, says leading brain surgeon1 year 6 weeks agoMost surgeons are arrogant.

    Most surgeons are arrogant. At least the ones I know.

  • 'Flimsy little helmets' completely pointless, says leading brain surgeon1 year 6 weeks agoGuy crashed on my club ride

    Guy crashed on my club ride this morning; broken clavicle and trashed helmet. At least he didn't leave his scalp on the tarmac as would have happened without it.
    Why take the chance with something you forget you are wearing most of the time?

  • Toughest UK sportive The Monster set to accept entries1 year 6 weeks agoIt's a shame that bike rides

    It's a shame that bike rides feel they have to market themselves on how hard you're supposed to have to be to do them rather than the beauty and tranquility of the countryside for example. It looks really lovely in those photos but look at the comments on this forum, it's like a cycling version of the four yorkshiremen sketch; 'you only climbed 3,000 metres today, you were lucky, I ride to work at the top of K2, and I come home for my lunch!' . There's more to cycling than w##king over your garmin you know.

  • Targets for 20141 year 6 weeks agoI'm sure I put some aims up

    I'm sure I put some aims up somewhere but can't remember where. Probably something along the lines of top 20 overall and a top 20 in the Giro (my favourite GT).

    Basically screwed up both, totally missed the Giro del Trentino so scored 0 points and messed up a couple of early Giro stages making risky transfers so dropped right out of contention. If I'd scored an average 500 points in Trentino I'd still only be 38th, really need to up my game.

  • Police stop cyclist - and find portable crystal meth lab in backpack1 year 6 weeks agoWhat has this got to do with

    What has this got to do with cycling ?

  • 'Flimsy little helmets' completely pointless, says leading brain surgeon1 year 6 weeks agogoggy wrote:Pazaa wrote: I

    goggy wrote:
    Pazaa wrote:
    I think until people who are anti-helmet have an experience like this they will keep their views. Does it discourage people from cycling? Yes, some. Do I care about helmet hair? No.

    There is nobody who is anti-helmet. There are people who choose not to wear one and there are people opposed to any law which might make them wear one but I have never seen anyone argue they should be banned. The only people trying to force their views on others are those arguing for them to be compulsory.

  • Best vehicle you've ever drafted?1 year 6 weeks agodrafting lorries and cars

    drafting lorries and cars should be against the rules - that goes for all motorized vehicles except those sky vans with the peloton painted on the back - in which case, tuck in and make like Brad... Cool

  • 'Flimsy little helmets' completely pointless, says leading brain surgeon1 year 6 weeks agoI wear one (I have two

    I wear one (I have two actually; training & racing); the rest of you can do whatever you like Smile Your bonces are not my problem!

  • Tech roundup: Sarto, Tune, Panache, Muc-Off, PDW, Stemlock and more1 year 6 weeks agonowasps wrote:I'd have

    nowasps wrote:
    I'd have thought that locking stem is just as likely to bring the owner down, when he or she forgets they've turned the key.

    I'd also be a little suspicious of the stem lock, without knowing a bit more about how it works. First, that it might weaken the design of the stem, and any problem with the stem whilst riding will be a really bad day. Second, that as with many older car steering locks, all you need is a little extra leverage.

  • Toughest UK sportive The Monster set to accept entries1 year 6 weeks agoArgos74 wrote:Beaufort

    Argos74 wrote:
    Beaufort wrote:
    You don't need an organised ride to do huge distance and vertical ascent, just motivation and a map.
    I agree. I find the big fun of organised rides over just getting out on the road is other people - riders, random people we meet along the way - not the ride itself. Props to the organisers on this one, looks fun, and more a rider's ride than a commercial thing.

    Agreed - sportives can be over-rated but the social aspect is a pull factor. A better option in my opinion is to join a local cycling club and do weekend rides (with those all-important halfway cakes stops!)

  • 'Flimsy little helmets' completely pointless, says leading brain surgeon1 year 6 weeks agoWelsh Boy, If you don't care

    Welsh Boy,

    If you don't care to read something, then don't. Replying just to put others down is, frankly, the mark of a cock.

    Thanks,

    Paul