• Giro Stage 137 hours 6 min agoAnyone got any of the break

    Anyone got any of the break riders, especially Canola.

  • Giro Stage 137 hours 8 min agoPhilip Unwin wrote:Sprint 1

    Philip Unwin wrote:
    Sprint
    1 Rodriguez
    2 Canola
    3 Tulik

    These three out on there own.
    1'20'' with 7k.
    Sprint teams aren't chasing

  • Giro Stage 137 hours 16 min agoSprint 1 Rodriguez 2 Canola 3

    Sprint
    1 Rodriguez
    2 Canola
    3 Tulik

  • Love and hate7 hours 30 min agogiff77 wrote:That's The

    giff77 wrote:
    That's The Cobbler. Highly unlikely that MTB's were even used. It's a popular climb/walk

    Aye, great hike, not bike [unless you want to get up there at 4am on a clear midsummer morning - don't try the summit 'needle' on a bike though! Laughing ]

  • Just in: Enigma Elite HSS7 hours 35 min agoDoper wrote:That bike would

    Doper wrote:
    That bike would look so much better with traditional geometry.

    I'm sure Enigma would build one just like that for you if you asked them nicely

  • Giro Stage 137 hours 44 min agoCat 4 1 Canola 2 Rodriguez 3

    Cat 4
    1 Canola
    2 Rodriguez
    3 Tulik

  • Just in: Enigma Elite HSS7 hours 44 min agoDoper wrote:That bike would

    Doper wrote:
    That bike would look so much better with traditional geometry.

    No... and I have discovered a truly remarkable proof which this comment is too small to contain.

  • Don't take bikes to watch Tour in Yorkshire, say local train companies7 hours 45 min agoSteppenHerring wrote:Get a

    SteppenHerring wrote:
    Get a guard's van (or something)

    Such things barely exist nowadays, although it might have been possible to run a small number of highly-publicised 'specials', gaining lots of publicity (and perhaps surcharged fares) into the bargain. Alternatively it wouldn't be difficult to unbolt a bay of seats either side of the gangway and fit temporary racks for a few days. They might get sponsorship, or have some other kind of related activity going on.

    Or (another idea), hire a few trucks at mainline stations and charge cyclists to have their bikes transported to the station they travel to by train. Maybe some enterprising souls would try this independently?

  • Scottish children rock-bottom in physical activity study7 hours 47 min agooozaveared wrote:Why what's a

    oozaveared wrote:
    Why what's a politician going to do about it?

    For a start, stop planning all transport infrastructure around cars, vans and lorries. Make cycling the transport priority that they've been promising for years but only paying lip service to.

    Teach cycling and bicycle roadcraft in schools.

    Ban cars from stopping near schools at pick-up and drop-off time.

    Start enforcing the traffic laws (that would offer cyclists genuine protection if they were enforced). Start banning the @ssholes who are happy, through carelessness, recklessness or malice, to endanger or take the lives of those engaged in active transport.

    How's that for a start?

  • Huntingdon to Cambridge A14 upgrade to include new cycle path7 hours 48 min agoThere is already the bike

    There is already the bike path on the guided busway which can take you to town via Histon or Girton with hardly any danger, although you do have to cross sides a few times for some strange reason. Condition of guided busway path is near perfect and it is easily accessible to all the villages in the area and gets a fair bit of use for commuting and riding/training. I use it a lot as it's a nice ride up to St Ives and some other places. Absolutely no point spending a fortune making a path near a noisy, polluted road when you can go down a quiet, pleasant path in the countryside.

    There's a lot of money sloshing around Cambridge for cycle projects but the people in charge don't seem to have a clue how to use it.

  • Jonathan Tiernan-Locke says delay in bio passport hearing isn’t his fault7 hours 49 min agoI believe he is clean. Was

    I believe he is clean. Was looking forward to seeing him race this season. The process is too slow. Although I guess getting evidence together on either side isn't a quick process. I do hope though that when he's proved to be clean. Sky do the right thing. Too quick to judge an innocent (unless proven otherwise) man. Especially some of his team "mates". Good luck JTL. Paying the price for previous generations.

  • BTwin Aerofit 900 bib shorts7 hours 53 min agoHi spesh21. I'm slightly

    Hi spesh21. I'm slightly taller than the reviewer (1.87m, 79kgs) and have a pair of these in medium which fit me fine.

  • Huntingdon to Cambridge A14 upgrade to include new cycle path7 hours 56 min agoawesome! now do this on the

    awesome! now do this on the Scottish A9 dualling and A96 dualling instead of the "we will ensure adequate provision for cyclists at appropriate junction areas" and then follow up with a "insufficient funds" excuse when the details plans come out showing no provision (apart from having to make us go around it with a 5k detour)

  • Laura Trott says Daily Mail misquoted her over Glasgow 2014 and women’s Tour de France7 hours 59 min agoI'm finding it hard to take

    I'm finding it hard to take much issue with what she's said really. I'm not sure many people would argue the Commonwealth Games are objectively up there with the Olympics or the Worlds. I know though people can be very proud of taking part in them for their country (see Cavendish above).
    Likewise she's entitled to her opinion on a women's TdF.

    That said, she's got previous with the helmet thing so could probably do with learning to be a bit more measured when speaking to journalists if she doesn't want to have soundbites taken out of context.

  • boardman road sport vs vitus razor8 hours 4 min agoFor the price, I'm sure

    For the price, I'm sure they'd both be equally capable first bikes. Others to consider include the Genesis Volant for £525 at Rutland Cycling http://www.rutlandcycling.com/159678/products/genesis-volant-10-2014-roa...
    and some of the bikes from Edinburgh Bicycle Coop, http://www.edinburghbicycle.com/ (I'm quite tempted by the cyclocross they do for around that price, tbh)

  • Replacements for my Ksyrium SLs...8 hours 10 min agoThanks for the advice. I

    Thanks for the advice. I forgot to mention I have a Campag rear cassette which limits my options considerably.

  • Just in: Enigma Elite HSS8 hours 11 min agoLooking forward to the full

    Looking forward to the full review - but then I am biased as an Enigma Ti owner!

  • Giro stage 12 ITT8 hours 11 min agostevemarks wrote:Compraros un

    stevemarks wrote:
    Compraros un habitation, vosotros dos!
    Que lindo eres... Pero lo nuestro no se puede esconder en la oscuridad...

  • Scottish children rock-bottom in physical activity study8 hours 12 min agoadamthekiwi wrote:Every

    adamthekiwi wrote:
    Every single one of us should be emailing or writing to our MPs, MSPs (where applicable) and councillors (writetothem.com), highlighting this report and asking what they intend to do about it. I've already done so.

    Why what's a politician going to do about it? The government didn't make them lazy and sedentary and the government can't make them run about and eat carrots either. Write to their parents. No.. Too late... we should have written to their grandparents in the 70's and told them.

    People waiting for the politicians and the government to make your life better, solve your problems, and blaming them if they don't make you fit, good looking and rich quickly enough is one of the reasons why we have a child obesity problem.

  • Laura Trott says Daily Mail misquoted her over Glasgow 2014 and women’s Tour de France8 hours 18 min agodreamlx10 wrote:Of course

    dreamlx10 wrote:
    Of course it's not as important as the Worlds or the Olympics, what's wrong with telling the truth ? It's a games for a collection of countries conquered and ruled by England, what's so great about that ?

    Not strictly true anymore there are a few countries (Mainly African I believe) that were not part of the "English" Empire but have joined the Common Wealth i.e. Rwanda

  • Laura Trott says Daily Mail misquoted her over Glasgow 2014 and women’s Tour de France8 hours 18 min agocat1commuter wrote:dreamlx10

    cat1commuter wrote:
    dreamlx10 wrote:
    Of course it's not as important as the Worlds or the Olympics, what's wrong with telling the truth ? It's a games for a collection of countries conquered and ruled by England, what's so great about that ?

    I think you'll find that Scotland were awfully helpful with the conquering and ruling.

    Not to mention the Vikings, yaharrrr *shakes big trident*

  • Just in: Enigma Elite HSS8 hours 19 min agoThat bike would look so much

    That bike would look so much better with traditional geometry.

  • Laura Trott says Daily Mail misquoted her over Glasgow 2014 and women’s Tour de France8 hours 20 min agooozaveared wrote: Just seen

    oozaveared wrote:

    Just seen all the talk on twitter about the tape, gawwwwd I don't know what to believe any more! Tongue

    If she did say those things then that's a bit unfair - the commonwealths a massive deal for a lot of people (on the IoM here it's the one chance our athletes get to support the Island as a nation, for folks like Cav and the like this is huge!).

    Riding an event surely shouldn't be about profit, that comes second after the love and passion that drives a person to do it in the first place.

    I'm with you on this one I think! Badly thought out words from Trotty there. She's a role model, I think (like with her comments on helmet use) she needs to maybe think a bit before speaking to the media.

    So what you are saying is that the Commonwealth Games unlike the Olympics, Europeans and Worlds is quirky enough to allow teams from the IOM have a go. But it's unfair of Laura to say it's not like the really big serious world class cycling events.

    have you still got the cake you ate earlier ?

Cake is long gone! It was too small for a department of 50. Mmmmmm. In a bit of an afternoon cake coma now though.

Yes its quirky! Us smaller nations like a go, but sometimes we're not in a position to be able to put into things like the Olympics, just because we are small and we don't have that sort of money or infrastructure. I think the commonwealth also gives non-pro or pro-am athletes a really great chance to pit themselves against more 'qualified' professionals, it can really seed out some great talent that might otherwise go unnoticed.

It's also a great chance to have a go at the English, as I'm sure you all appreciate Wink

I think it is a bit unfair to say it's not as big a deal in the way that she did, fair enough it's not a moneymaker but some folks would kill for a chance to ride something like that - even Cav and Pete take it super serious, I don't think Trotty is really in a position to shun it like that.

Mmmmmmm cake.

  • Laura Trott says Daily Mail misquoted her over Glasgow 2014 and women’s Tour de France8 hours 20 min agoNote to Laura - if anyone

    Note to Laura - if anyone shoves a microphone anywhere near your face, probably best to keep your gob shut.

  • Laura Trott says Daily Mail misquoted her over Glasgow 2014 and women’s Tour de France8 hours 21 min agodreamlx10 wrote:Of course

    dreamlx10 wrote:
    Of course it's not as important as the Worlds or the Olympics, what's wrong with telling the truth ? It's a games for a collection of countries conquered and ruled by England, what's so great about that ?

    Well I think it's great that England "conquered and ruled" so many countries. Blimey a little country like England actually conquering countries all over the world. Although I do remember reading something about the relationship being based on trade mainly. Clever trade mind and a decent deal on our side. A bit lo sided but mutually beneficial.

    Come to think of it that's a better explanation of how such a diddly little country ended up at the centre of such a huge empire and why most of them still like to play games with us.

    Course it could be that Englishmen are just bloody hard and slapped about millions of Asians and Africans until they turned out their pockets. But then why would they like playing games with us?

    Hmmm what to believe?