• Not sure if worth reporting to Company, never happened to me before? (Video)14 hours 54 min agobashthebox wrote: I'd be

    bashthebox wrote:

    I'd be fairly certain they would dismiss it as being nothing to get too excited about. It's normalised driver behaviour, i guess.

    Which is precisely why it needs to be highlighted as unacceptable more often. It's the only way this is ever going to change.

  • Feel the pain of overweight cyclists14 hours 57 min agoYou can do it! Just keep

    You can do it! Just keep thrashing yourself, and as others have said I bet there's little naughty things in your diet you can cut out/cut right down on. Crisps, perhaps? That last pint of the evening? Mid morning snack?

  • Sir Bradley Wiggins says he's unlikely to ride Tour de France again14 hours 58 min agois he going to walk the road

    is he going to walk the road bits between the cobbled sections in PR?

  • Sir Chris Hoy asked for ID - to get into Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome15 hours 20 min agobikebot wrote:MercuryOne

    bikebot wrote:
    MercuryOne wrote:
    Did anyone ask the Queen for ID?

    And if they did, would she whip out a £10 note?

    and scrunch it up a bit...

  • TDF - Stage 1915 hours 24 min agoDon't think I will end up too

    Don't think I will end up too bad today with 3,4,16,18 + Taaramae, along with Kittel and Coquard, Peraud and Nibs. Another full house I guess.

  • Earphones on cyclists: Yea or Nay?15 hours 28 min agoI don't. In both the forces,

    I don't. In both the forces, and martial arts training, you'll always be advised never to wear hoods due to the impairment of your hearing and the risk of attack from behind. The same applies to earphones. Whether that risk is from an individual intent on harming you, or as per this discussion a careless driver, makes little difference.

    Maybe my background just makes me paranoid.

  • Sir Chris Hoy asked for ID - to get into Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome15 hours 31 min agobikebot wrote:MercuryOne

    bikebot wrote:
    MercuryOne wrote:
    Did anyone ask the Queen for ID?

    And if they did, would she whip out a £10 note?

    and scrunch it up a bit...

  • TDF - Stage 1915 hours 38 min agoBrought in Sagan and Coquard,

    Brought in Sagan and Coquard, both of whom went down in the crash - best plced for me was Visconti Laughing

  • Video: Colnago shows how it puts a C60 frame together15 hours 38 min agotruffy - as would be the case

    truffy - as would be the case with certain other very prestigious Italian brands.

    Colnago's never made a secret of it; in fact, he's been too open about it if anything.

  • Cyclists' Defence Fund appeals for help for cyclist fined for riding round a phone box15 hours 39 min agoshould have

    should have been;
    "...obstructed by a phone box, A PHONE BOX, MIND YOU!"
    Inna loud Michael Cane stylee.

  • Feel the pain of overweight cyclists15 hours 44 min agoOh yes, I'd forgotten about

    Oh yes, I'd forgotten about them.

    First month of all this I was having to stop on some of these hills. Much better now and never need to stop, but as the video shows, there's still a lot to do!

  • Video: Cyclist's lucky escape as driver turns across him15 hours 45 min agoWatching that clip again and

    Watching that clip again and presuming that the camera was mounted on his helmet.
    He really doesn't seem to do himself any favours i would have checked behind me at least 3 times along there especially when pulling out past the car sticking right out of the junction.
    I would have certainly clocked both cars at the junction and probably the guy by the crossing he seems to be just heads down piling through.
    OK that's all fine in a perfect world but things like this happen i agree that it's the drivers fault but it's one of those things that's too easily done especially with the blind spots on some cars if you've not been seen on a first glance and once you are in that blind spot behind the mirror you continue to be in that spot as both the bike and the car head towards collision point you can't just believe they can see you.
    Also at the very end he takes off what look like brown lens sunglasses i probably wouldn't have worn them in the rain.
    I'll change my user name to mr cautious or something. Wink

  • Sir Bradley Wiggins says he's unlikely to ride Tour de France again15 hours 50 min ago6 weeks prep after 6 years

    6 weeks prep after 6 years apart - whatever happened to 'marginal gains'!?!?

  • Feel the pain of overweight cyclists15 hours 58 min agoSuffolk Cycling wrote:redmeat

    Suffolk Cycling wrote:
    redmeat wrote:
    That hill out of Bealings is not particularly difficult - are you sure you're not tiring your legs prematurely in an effort to go so quick on the flat?

    Probably, yes! But remember I only started a few months ago, overweight (obv) and with the fitness levels of a geriatric sloth. So that Bealings hill is tough for the likes of me. There's only a few like that in the area that still have me blowing hard: the one up Playford, Sandy Lane climb up towards Woodbridge, Sutton climb out of Melton being the main culprits.

    Thinking about it, just about every climb is hard, so thank God I don;t live anywhere too hilly!

    The America Hill/Rose Hill combo back into town from Witnesham should get you going.

  • TDF - Stage 1916 hours 2 min ago2,3,12

    2,3,12

  • Thoughts on going tubeless?16 hours 8 min agoI have the impression that

    I have the impression that for small punctures tubeless tires seal themselves, but for bigger punctures, people would put a tube in. I wonder why people don't plug them as we would to a car tire. Wouldn't plugging be much easier? Dynaplug claims there plugs work for car, motorcycle, bicycle tires.

  • Feel the pain of overweight cyclists16 hours 11 min agoI'd thought I'd chime in,

    I'd thought I'd chime in, since I'm in the same seat, so to speak. Lots of good advice here! Here are some additions:
    - Spinning in a low gear is all well and good. But you get faster by going faster. Try keeping it in the big ring as much as possible for a ride now and then and get up from the saddle in the hills. This builds morale, also strengthens your legs and hearth. (Don't bust your heart, though. Or your knees. You'd might want to be further along your weight loss scheme for this.)
    - Bikebot already mentioned intervals. Intervals are good. (This reminds me, I should do intervals)
    - As far as I know, when the liver is processing ethanol, it can't burn fat. This takes a while. Also, the energy content of alcohol is relatively high. Something to consider. (Keeping it occasional, myself.)

  • Feel the pain of overweight cyclists16 hours 13 min agoredmeat wrote:That hill out

    redmeat wrote:
    That hill out of Bealings is not particularly difficult - are you sure you're not tiring your legs prematurely in an effort to go so quick on the flat?

    Probably, yes! But remember I only started a few months ago, overweight (obv) and with the fitness levels of a geriatric sloth. So that Bealings hill is tough for the likes of me. There's only a few like that in the area that still have me blowing hard: the one up Playford, Sandy Lane climb up towards Woodbridge, Sutton climb out of Melton being the main culprits.

    Thinking about it, just about every climb is hard, so thank God I don;t live anywhere too hilly!

  • TDF - Stage 1916 hours 14 min agoContinuing my streak of

    Continuing my streak of betting and ruining their chances my money was on Sagan today. Oops!

  • Feel the pain of overweight cyclists16 hours 17 min agoGood advice here. Echo

    Good advice here. Echo comments about weight not changing instantly and yet shape, and size can change. I am in the heavyweight group myself, and i know i have changed in last few weeks as my clothes fit differently and i am wearing clothes that were too small for me,yet my weight change is very slight .
    I struggle with inclines, let alone hills, problem is if i drop gears as much as feel the need to, then the spin is easier but i run out of puff...only one answer, do the hills,keep doing the hills,and lose the weight....
    Keep going!

  • Cyclists' Defence Fund appeals for help for cyclist fined for riding round a phone box16 hours 24 min agoMay be the double phone box

    May be the double phone box is on purpose.

    at one point obstructed by a phone box, a PHONE BOX!!!!111``

    *ahem*

    Seem legit.

  • Feel the pain of overweight cyclists16 hours 25 min agoThat hill out of Bealings is

    That hill out of Bealings is not particularly difficult - are you sure you're not tiring your legs prematurely in an effort to go so quick on the flat?

  • Cyclists' Defence Fund appeals for help for cyclist fined for riding round a phone box16 hours 30 min agoNo link to video. Typos: "and

    No link to video.

    Typos: "and at onepoint is obstructed by a phone box a phone box."

    Should be: "and at one point is obstructed by a phone box."

  • Michael Albasini insists he’s not racist, apologises to Europcar’s Kévin Réza16 hours 33 min agobobisallright

    bobisallright wrote:
    notfastenough wrote:
    who's in the TdF - 1 Korean, 1 Chinese and 1 black guy from France?
    No Koreans but the Japanese guy, Yukiya Arashiro, and Guadeloupe-born Yohann Gène, who is mixed-race, are also members of Team Europcar. Which means that one team has 75% of the non-white riders in the tour.

    Well no-one can accuse Bernadeau of not putting his money where his mouth is, can he?! Big Grin

  • Earphones on cyclists: Yea or Nay?16 hours 43 min agoI choose not to i did a

    I choose not to i did a couple of times but the whooshing sound of the wind got on my nerves and to be honest taking in the sounds around me is one of the pleasures of cycling.
    Can't sit on public transport without them though.