• When tradition looks CRAP1 year 11 weeks agoYeah it could be any one of

    Yeah it could be any one of those, at least previous incarnations of the champs jersey had a union jack or something to help people out.

  • Hundreds fined as police clamp down on anti-social cycling Manchester1 year 11 weeks agoThey said that "Dangerous

    They said that "Dangerous riding of cycles can cause fatalities for both riders and pedestrians".

    I asked how many people had been killed by cyclists in the past year - No response.

  • Tour de France game - Pick three Frenchmen1 year 11 weeks agoT. Pinot- 30.4 A. Vichot-

    T. Pinot- 30.4
    A. Vichot- 11.7
    H. Dupont- 7.3

    Thanks for the game. Cool

  • Armstrong: "Impossible" to win Tour in his day without doping; also, calls for McQuaid to go1 year 11 weeks agoWell this is only news to

    Well this is only news to some. I think LA was being deliberately ambiguous. One could say, "how would he know?", but I don't think the shape of cycling has changed that much with or without him.

    Before we completely toss it away cycling has incorporated the most sophisticated anti-doping policy of most sports, which it can be proud of, however, it is one thing to have the tests and another to catch the culprits.

    I don't think the blood passports are working too well, because it does appear 'le dopage' is still here with us. What it does mean is that doping has had to become more scientific and disciplined (something which LA started).

    I think there are two things here 1) doping still goes on 2) most people still enjoy the sport (did anyone get driven away by Lance - I did but not for too long).

    Probably the worse thing was LA's lying, hypocrisy and bullying - standing on the podium telling people that he felt sorry they couldn't believe ranks as one of the sourest moments in my life.

    At least he is not letting doping go away. And, if Pat McQuaid says it's true, it's probably not.....

  • Tour Tech 2013: Colnago C59 100th Tour de France special1 year 11 weeks agoBoooo to that new head tube

    Boooo to that new head tube logo.

  • Hundreds fined as police clamp down on anti-social cycling Manchester1 year 11 weeks agoTweeted GMPlod earlier

    Tweeted GMPlod earlier asking,
    'Is there a similar operation for motorists?
    Do you run 'Cyclist awareness' sessions for drivers?'
    To be fair they did respond,
    'the cyclist awareness sessions are more lenient than what a motorist would receive for say dangerous driving'.

    Arf!

  • When tradition looks CRAP1 year 11 weeks agoOr Luxembourg. (And don't

    Or Luxembourg. (And don't call me Shirley).

  • Police refer Emma Way "#bloodycyclists" case to Crown Prosecution Service1 year 11 weeks agoBest to wait on the outcome

    Best to wait on the outcome before deciding?

  • When tradition looks CRAP1 year 11 weeks agoFrench? Dutch surely.

    French? Dutch surely.

  • Top ten GC Tour de France1 year 11 weeks ago1 Froome 2 Contador 3 Porte 4

    1 Froome
    2 Contador
    3 Porte
    4 Evans
    5 J-Rod
    6 Hesjedal
    7 Van den Broeck
    8 Quintana
    9 Pinot
    10 Schleck (In a fit of optimism)

    I hope Evans does better, but I am full of doubt.

  • Tour Tech 2013: Team Sky’s Pinarello Dogma and Bolide1 year 11 weeks agoPaul J wrote:So

    Paul J wrote:
    So covers/fairings are illegal, except when they're not? Anyone know the exact rules at play here?

    I had a good look at the UCI rulebook, and it appears you can't just have a fairing unless it's structural, and you can have a fairing over a brake. The UCI have rubber stamped it so they must be happy it meets their rules. Certainly confusing though

  • Hundreds fined as police clamp down on anti-social cycling Manchester1 year 11 weeks agoRiding and talking on a

    Riding and talking on a mobile could fall into riding without due care and attention (Sect 3 Road Traffic Act)but even if it doesn't surely riding one handed with the other against your ear isn't exactly sensible. There are plenty of cyclists who give most of us a bad name by riding on the pavement, RLJing etc. just because it saves a few seconds and they think they're entitled to do so.

    As the article says most could avoid the fine by going on an awareness course, which yes would cost some money but is exactly the same concept as the speed/mobile/seatbelt awareness courses motorists are offered.

    Drunk in charge of a pedal cycle is an offence btw

  • Armstrong: "Impossible" to win Tour in his day without doping; also, calls for McQuaid to go1 year 11 weeks agoThere's at least one positive

    There's at least one positive (excuse the pun) from this article in that "cycling will not change as long as Pat McQuaid remains president of the UCI". I can tolerate LA in the news if it moves cycling towards genuine rehabilitation.

    NOTHING changed after Festina, NOTHING changed after LA (in terms of UCI management, culture and attitude).

  • Specialized S-Works Evade aero helmet launched1 year 11 weeks agoLooks like a *helmet*

    Looks like a *helmet*

  • Bottle throwers1 year 11 weeks agoGlad that you are ok. A

    Glad that you are ok. A rather worrying thing is the comment from the copper? Is it an assumption that you called it on yourself by doing something or a genuine ‘people aren’t like that are they?’ moment.

    For tractors it’s a bit of the might is right attitude as it would write off their piece of crap motor so they back off, same for Lorries. They only beep when they are past and that’s a bit like calling someone something and running away knowing they can’t catch you. As for horses it could be one of a few things as in it’s an animal and we love the furry little critters or it’s a big thing that will damage my piece of crap motor so I’ll back off. That said I have seen one complete tosser drive far too close to people on horses with his horn blaring causing one of them to go mental and take off across the field through a fence, a bit too close to me for my liking I nearly crapped myself getting out of its way, she managed to hold on to it to her credit. That just proves, to me at least, that there are some drivers who couldn’t care less for the people on the back of the horse so what chance have we got. Sad

    Sadly it definitely sounds like knobheads going through life with no concerns/care for the consequences of their actions.

  • Bike Choice @ £2,5001 year 11 weeks agoThe Canyon Ultimate al 9.0

    The Canyon Ultimate al 9.0 di2 is discounted to £1727 at the moment, add £50 for the shipping and bike box, it leaves plenty in your budget for a bike fit and upgrades

  • Police refer Emma Way "#bloodycyclists" case to Crown Prosecution Service1 year 11 weeks agoRe 1st post, don't think he

    Re 1st post, don't think he said he went over the bonnet, more she clipped him with her wing mirror which caused him to lose balance and career off in to a hedge so quite plausible. Wasn't there another cyclist with him though so could be about more than just he said/she said with another witness?

  • Bike Choice @ £2,5001 year 11 weeks agoI treated myself to the Giant

    I treated myself to the Giant Defy Advanced 1 a year ago and it is the most comfortable and quickest bike I've ever owned (I'm 59 and have had a lot of bikes). Made for sportive and long hilly rides, not racing. Comes in just under £2500. I had it fitted with Sram Force components instead of Ultegra but that's just my preference.

    http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-gb/bikes/model/2013.giant.defy.advanced...

  • Frog Bikes 521 year 11 weeks agoHow did the kids get on with

    How did the kids get on with the Revoshift? My 5-year has an Isla Beinn 20 (sm) and struggles with the sram gripshift: he just doesn't have the strength to pull the mech onto the lower gears.

  • Top ten GC Tour de France1 year 11 weeks agoGet in there nice and

    Get in there nice and early!

    1. Froome
    2. Porte
    3. Contador
    4. Valverde
    5. Evans
    6. Van De Broeck
    7. Rodriguez
    8. Van Garderen
    9. Quintana
    10. Navarro

  • Tour Tech 2013: Colnago C59 100th Tour de France special1 year 11 weeks agoMaybe Rolland's bars should

    Maybe Rolland's bars should say 'Stage 14, 2012 - sans honneur'?

  • Purist Tour de France 20131 year 11 weeks agodrheaton wrote:I don't want

    drheaton wrote:
    I don't want to give tips really but you always have the option of dropping both Martin and Rogers and picking up Contador/Voeckler/Rolland/Pinot plus one cheaper guy.

    Gadret and Coppel are decent shouts at under 9 credits and riders like Bonnet (5.2) and Hoogerland (6.2) can pick up a few points. My worry with Rogers/Martin is that both will top 10 in the GC but not actually score many fantasy points on their way there finishing 15-20th each day and picking up minor points but being consistently average.

    I've got a tenner on Rogers to finish top ten in GC - at 14/1.

  • Hundreds fined as police clamp down on anti-social cycling Manchester1 year 11 weeks agoYes I think we should have a

    Yes I think we should have a Police state. Like Judge dread but more rightwing and violent.

  • Tour De France - Étape 11 year 11 weeks agobackflipbedlem wrote:No

    backflipbedlem wrote:
    No Froome Though! Worth bringing him in for stage 2?

    nah.

  • Purist Tour de France 20131 year 11 weeks agoYeah, attacking unpredictable

    Yeah, attacking unpredictable riders that can win stages often score more fantasy points than riders on their way to a steady top 10 place.

    That's why I'm not picking TJVG in my teams this race (plus he's bloody expensive). He's strong and steady but not likely to attack hard and win a stage. He's most likely to top 10 overall through consistently being top 10 on the big stages and doing well in the TT.