• Maximum Heart Rate during commute5 hours 49 min agoredmeat wrote:Your HR monitor

    redmeat wrote:
    Your HR monitor isn't working properly.

    Unless you feel like your dying you haven't reached anywhere near your max.

    Edit: I'm guessing your Mio worked out your max for you based on age or some such formula? It's wrong.

    Yeah you input your age and weight and it gave me a max of 190bpm. I did look to see what formula they use but found nothing.

  • New Forest MP calls for regulation of sportives and limits on numbers of participants5 hours 50 min agotimfearn wrote:No, it's not a

    timfearn wrote:
    No, it's not a "theme park", but, and the clue is in the name, it IS a National Park. Which means it should be open to all, as it's funded by everyone.

    Exactly. Nothing to stop you going around the National Park on a pogo stick, if you wanted to. Just not a bicycle, clearly.

    As other posters here have said, the problem is too many people moving into that area who want it to be their own private little piece of rural (-ish, obviously, don't want to be too far from the City) heaven.

  • USADA chief slams Thor Hushovd for silence after Lance Armstrong doping admission5 hours 57 min agodaddyELVIS wrote: Ironically

    daddyELVIS wrote:

    Ironically the omerta has been protected by making LA the fall-guy whilst the cycling media has danced to the tune of the clean (recently revised to cleanER) cycling agenda. Whatever you think about LA, he was right about one thing, it was a witch-hunt

    I agree entirely about the Sky thing. But the above is quite possibly the best in a long line of brilliantly awful posts on this site.

  • Opinions sought - black, white or silver.6 hours 2 min agoI don't like Pinarellos. Can

    I don't like Pinarellos. Can I have the Colnago? Wink

  • Maximum Heart Rate during commute6 hours 12 min agoMy HRM sometimes goes into

    My HRM sometimes goes into overdrive depending on the jersey I'm wearing - a build up of static electricity will pump up the bpm. Stop the jersey flapping about or wet the HRM strap more and this soon stops.

  • Maximum Heart Rate during commute6 hours 19 min agoYour HR monitor isn't working

    Your HR monitor isn't working properly.

    Unless you feel like your dying you haven't reached anywhere near your max.

    Edit: I'm guessing your Mio worked out your max for you based on age or some such formula? It's wrong.

  • Biggin Hill resident rails against ‘lycra louts’6 hours 28 min agoabudhabiChris wrote:The irony

    abudhabiChris wrote:
    The irony of people in that area complaining about signage is that on a Sunday half of Surrey is gridlocked by people driving to and from Sunday pub lunches.

    I recently did the Ride of the Falling Leaves through there - a small sportive, about 600 riders, organised by local club Dulwich Paragon.

    Due to a series of mechanicals I was much later than I wanted to be and at one point going through the village of Downe it was total chaos. A long single lane road out of the village with about 50 cars and trucks trying to go in opposite directions. They might still be there for all I know.

    However there was plenty of space for bicycles. A red-faced Mercedes lout started yelling at me about how I should stop because "We're all just trying to get through here".

    I told him I was going through, no problem. Certainly not my problem anyway.

    Come to think of it, all those pubs have signs too.


    And that's where this whole story is full of irony and wrong. Local complains that the area is polluted by signs, the solution is to put up more signs! Plain Face
    LynnS complains that the roads are too narrow for bikes and that she and she alone should be allowed to drive here car down her own roads.
    The newspaper that brought us this story and wonderful poll is full of stories regarding the traffic gridlock of the area and not one mention of the pollution created or random useage of inverted commas. I particularly like the story about traffic chaos caused by a golfing event... Applause
    Bicycles freely passing stationary traffic, yet are considerd to be the reason for slowing traffic down.
    And of course, the final irony of cyclists not paying "road tax" (do you see what I did there?).

  • USADA chief slams Thor Hushovd for silence after Lance Armstrong doping admission6 hours 36 min agoColin Peyresourde wrote: Yes,

    Colin Peyresourde wrote:

    Yes, I agree. At least the riders that came forward have helped people to understand the problem and exposed one of the worst cases of doping ever. Which riders did you think would confess to get the full punishment?

    But the LA case hasn't helped people understand the problem. If anything it's caused confusion and diversion. Getting Lance Armstrong was personal (probably because he was such a tw@t), and it's now about money - have we heard the intricate details of how, why, where, and the names of EVERYONE involved? Who is asking the questions now the bogeyman has gone away? Thor makes a great point in his book about the recent trend for GC riders to be ultra-skinny - that is a clear signal of modern doping (how can you retain the time trialling power of Cancellara at such a low weight, which at the same time allows you to climb like a goat?). Walsh is too busy loving Sky to ask real questions now his nemesis has fallen!

  • Biggin Hill resident rails against ‘lycra louts’6 hours 36 min agoA female friend of mine

    A female friend of mine admits she detests cyclist and uses no 'road tax' and other various reasons for her dislike. What it actually boils down to is that she doesn't like to be delayed by cyclists and feels nervous around them (whilst clad in steel). There is an element of jealousy that cyclist can filter pass slow or stationary traffic.

  • Maximum Heart Rate during commute6 hours 46 min agoThanks Simon, I now have some

    Thanks Simon, I now have some reading to catch up on! Will keep you informed of any updates

  • Shimano Dura ace hydraulic brake lever6 hours 48 min agoI don't expect Shimano to

    I don't expect Shimano to make a Dura ace hydraulic lever until discs are legal for racing

  • Petition demands fixes to Bristol's dangerously slippery Cheesegrater bridge6 hours 50 min agoPersonally if I am ever using

    Personally if I am ever using that route to get to the station as opposed to cycling back to Bath I use the original bridge as its a quicker and safer route. It is also a bit of a push to say it part of the NCNas it only links a number of road routes or traffic free (shared use in most cases) and there are far better routes through central Bristol. Anyway cycle city........???? total bollocks to be honest

  • USADA chief slams Thor Hushovd for silence after Lance Armstrong doping admission6 hours 53 min agoatlaz wrote:Quote:I respect

    atlaz wrote:
    Quote:
    I respect Thor more than the dopers who squealed for a reduced sentence (whilst retaining the more-than-substantial fruits of their ride on the Lance gravy train!).

    Wow, that makes almost zero sense. Given that the only difference is that Thor kept to the omerta I'm struggling to see how he's better. He didn't tell anyone anything (except to boost book sales) and kept the fruits of his riding.

    Ironically the omerta has been protected by making LA the fall-guy whilst the cycling media has danced to the tune of the clean (recently revised to cleanER) cycling agenda. Whatever you think about LA, he was right about one thing, it was a witch-hunt, and it has done nothing but mask the fact that doping is still rife in cycling (as well as many other sports). Anyone who thinks Sky rode 'clean' in 2012 & 2013 are deluded, but hey, why should that matter?

  • USADA chief slams Thor Hushovd for silence after Lance Armstrong doping admission6 hours 57 min agoatlaz wrote:Quote:I respect

    atlaz wrote:
    Quote:
    I respect Thor more than the dopers who squealed for a reduced sentence (whilst retaining the more-than-substantial fruits of their ride on the Lance gravy train!).

    Wow, that makes almost zero sense. Given that the only difference is that Thor kept to the omerta I'm struggling to see how he's better. He didn't tell anyone anything (except to boost book sales) and kept the fruits of his riding.

    Yes, I agree. At least the riders that came forward have helped people to understand the problem and exposed one of the worst cases of doping ever. Which riders did you think would confess to get the full punishment?

  • Cyclist dies after Ludgate Circus collision last Friday - police appeal for witnesses6 hours 57 min agoI had business in town

    I had business in town yesterday, and passed through this junction on the way and on return. Although I'd of course heard about the accident, I didn't make the connection that it was again this junction where it had happened.

    Anyone that rides in London knows that it's not just a matter of design but the type of traffic that makes these junctions dangerous. Both times I went through yesterday it was mostly a sea of taxis, which although some in zone 1 can be quite belligerent, don't block my field of vision. I was safe because I had a full 360 view of all the traffic around me.

    All too often, that road is filled with nothing but high sided vehicles, vans, lorries, tipper trucks and buses. The traffic is slow moving so of course the cyclists filter. It's very easy for the less experienced (and even the experienced) to suddenly find themselves somewhere they don't want to be.

    To be clear, my comments don't relate at all to this incident, and I wouldn't want to comment on a specific accident except to pass on my condolences. They're just observations from a London cyclist.

  • Biggin Hill resident rails against ‘lycra louts’7 hours 4 min agoThe irony of people in that

    The irony of people in that area complaining about signage is that on a Sunday half of Surrey is gridlocked by people driving to and from Sunday pub lunches.

    I recently did the Ride of the Falling Leaves through there - a small sportive, about 600 riders, organised by local club Dulwich Paragon.

    Due to a series of mechanicals I was much later than I wanted to be and at one point going through the village of Downe it was total chaos. A long single lane road out of the village with about 50 cars and trucks trying to go in opposite directions. They might still be there for all I know.

    However there was plenty of space for bicycles. A red-faced Mercedes lout started yelling at me about how I should stop because "We're all just trying to get through here".

    I told him I was going through, no problem. Certainly not my problem anyway.

    Come to think of it, all those pubs have signs too.

  • Bianchi Infinito CV Disc road bike7 hours 54 min agoI have bolt through on my mtb

    I have bolt through on my mtb bike and quick release on my Boardman. I am probably devoid of all sensation but the Boardman doesn't seem to exhibit any flex I can discern.

    Re price that is alot of money when my bike has the same shimano kit, carbon frame and is just short of half the cost. Guess my bike is an absolute bargain Smile

  • Bianchi Infinito CV Disc road bike7 hours 55 min agoI have bolt through on my mtb

    I have bolt through on my mtb bike and quick release on my Boardman. I am probably devoid of all sensation but the Boardman doesn't seem to exhibit any flex I can discern.

    Re price that is alot of money when my bike has the same shimano kit, carbon frame and is just short of half the cost. Guess my bike is an absolute bargain Smile

  • Bianchi Infinito CV Disc road bike7 hours 55 min agoI have bolt through on my mtb

    I have bolt through on my mtb bike and quick release on my Boardman. I am probably devoid of all sensation but the Boardman doesn't seem to exhibit any flex I can discern.

    Re price that is alot of money when my bike has the same shimano kit, carbon frame and is just short of half the cost. Guess my bike is an absolute bargain Smile

  • USADA chief slams Thor Hushovd for silence after Lance Armstrong doping admission7 hours 59 min agoQuote:I respect Thor more

    Quote:
    I respect Thor more than the dopers who squealed for a reduced sentence (whilst retaining the more-than-substantial fruits of their ride on the Lance gravy train!).

    Wow, that makes almost zero sense. Given that the only difference is that Thor kept to the omerta I'm struggling to see how he's better. He didn't tell anyone anything (except to boost book sales) and kept the fruits of his riding.

  • SealSkinz Mid Weight Mid Length Socks8 hours 12 min agoAlso.. MADE IN BRITAIN!

    Also.. MADE IN BRITAIN!

  • Driver who left NYC cyclist in intensive care sues him for damage to car8 hours 15 min agobikebot wrote:Americans are

    bikebot wrote:
    Americans are funny.

    It's not funny, but shocking, this is happening in the UK aswell.

    Remember the policewoman WPC Kelly Jones who sued the owner of a property she was called out to, falling over a step and suffering minor injuries. FFS blame anybody but yourself!

  • Shimano Dura ace hydraulic brake lever8 hours 58 min agoWhat advantage does the dura

    What advantage does the dura ace have over the Shimano di2 hydraulic brakes that are on my bike? If it's just parts snobbery then I have always prefered function over form.

  • Driver who left NYC cyclist in intensive care sues him for damage to car8 hours 59 min ago"I have no idea what’s in

    "I have no idea what’s in this woman’s head.”

    I do; it is a sense of entitlement. What is lacking from her head are feelings of remorse or responsibility.

  • Driver who left NYC cyclist in intensive care sues him for damage to car10 hours 1 min agoAmericans are funny.

    Americans are funny.