• Rider Names - Giro1 year 6 weeks agoGkam84 wrote:I know what I

    Gkam84 wrote:
    I know what I would like to call you...

    Your big, hunky latino 'lover boy'? Wink You know I love you, right? Smile

  • Planet X1 year 6 weeks agoI recently sold my bianchi

    I recently sold my bianchi and bought a pro carbon, it is fab. the country road on my commute, is a bit naff, but this makes the ride nicer.
    it's a really nice platform to start on, especially if you can get it on the cycle to work scheme. mine was ex-demo, so I got it cheaper, and there was a nice upgrade to ultegra chainset and callipers. now that I've sold my 29er mtb. I plan on some nice carbon bars, and decent wheels. Party

  • NeilPryde Bikes renames its Alizé bike following trademark dispute... with Specialized again1 year 6 weeks agoThis is really irritating

    This is really irritating because it renews my determination to boycott $pecialized forever but their pesky Romin Evo Pro is the saddle I settled on after an extensive and rather unpleasant period of research into finding something that doesn't hurt my arse after a few hours. Does this mean that this expensive, time-consuming and rear-pummelling exercise has to start all over again? *sigh* principles are painful sometimes...

  • NeilPryde Bikes renames its Alizé bike following trademark dispute... with Specialized again1 year 6 weeks agoAs always, it's the result of

    As always, it's the result of government granting of the so called intellectuall property, which of course isn't a property.

    smash the state

  • Vuelta Pais Vasco - Stage 21 year 6 weeks agoThanks enrique : ), i didn't

    Thanks enrique : ), i didn't expect to be so high, definitely the highest i've come on one stage.

  • 10 of the best £1,000 to £1,500 road bikes1 year 6 weeks agoSpecialist definitely off the

    Specialist definitely off the list now!

  • NeilPryde Bikes renames its Alizé bike following trademark dispute... with Specialized again1 year 6 weeks agoOldRidgeback wrote:Nick T

    OldRidgeback wrote:
    Nick T wrote:
    levermonkey wrote:
    Allez Allez - Belgian funk band 1981 to 1985
    Blind Allez - Glaswegian rock band 1983 to 1997, reformed 2006 and still going I think.
    Numerous songs with Allez in the title and a French horse race.

    Are Specialized going to sue everyone for using a French infinitive? Rolling On The Floor

    That might be a stretch even for the Specialized lawyers, considering none of those things are bicycles.

    I'm surprised Alex rims haven't been done yet though, or the Hutchinson Sector tyre.

    ...and also since the use of the names in these other examples predates that of Specialized

    I was being sarcastic! And I wouldn't put anything past Specialized's lawyers. Just for a bit of fun there are numerous companies using "Specialized" in their company names. I can think of three off the top of my head that are English companies (Why they use the abomination that is the American spelling is beyond me.) Specialized Security, Specialized Hook Baits and how about Specialized Fabrications.

  • Rider Names - Giro1 year 6 weeks agoI know what I would like to

    I know what I would like to call you.....

    I don't have unlimited time to get everything done. But this week at some point. I will go through ALL the names and see how the compare to the UCI lists.

    The reason I use the UCI, that is the name which is on their race license. Each team can call their rider whatever they want on their own websites.

  • Police appeal for witnesses after hit-and-run death of cyclist in Clapham1 year 6 weeks agoDifficult not to stereotype

    Difficult not to stereotype reading this sad story, unfortunately not enough is done by the government to promote safety. Bring back those adverts that plagued our TV screens in the 70s....Think Bike (ok it was aimed a motor cyclists but it could apply to non motor powered bikes)......condolences to this poor soles family At Wits End

  • Researchers "surprised" at number of cycling genital injuries, especially among kids1 year 6 weeks agoMakes I laugh. It does hurt

    Makes I laugh. It does hurt the ladygarden too mind you.
    I think it might not help the kiddies that we often don't give them padded shorts to wear, which does cushion the old area to some extent. I would eat my fingers off rather than go for a longish ride in standard issue pants, so it seems a bit unfair on them.

    I wonder if any studies have been done on the protection from injury provided by pads. It would struggle to get through ethics I think.

  • Vuelta Pais Vasco - Stage 21 year 6 weeks agonorthstar wrote:I have

    northstar wrote:
    I have Martin, Swift, Kwiatkowski in my purist team...

    enrique wrote:
    Good job.

    And it was (!) a nice score! Smile

  • Researchers "surprised" at number of cycling genital injuries, especially among kids1 year 6 weeks agoKids hurt themselves on bike?

    Kids hurt themselves on bike? Really?
    Of course, no kids ever hurt themselves doing other things like falling over, or out of trees, or running into lamposts, or playing soccer, or tennis, or ......

    And If I recall correctly (it was a long time ago) the jewels didn't descend until I was reaching puberty, by which time I had learnt some common sense about what was likely to lead to painful occurrences.

  • Researchers "surprised" at number of cycling genital injuries, especially among kids1 year 6 weeks agoKids hurt themselves on bike?

    Kids hurt themselves on bike? Really?
    Of course, no kids ever hurt themselves doing other things like falling over, or out of trees, or running into lamposts, or playing soccer, or tennis, or ......

  • Chris Boardman welcomes report on inactivity epidemic - but bashes government's inactivity on cycling1 year 6 weeks agoI am suddenly very depressed.

    I am suddenly very depressed. Sad

    STOP F*****G TALKING AND B****Y WELL DO SOMETHING YOU GREAT USELESS, GIFTLESS, SHIFTLESS B*****DS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Depression gone! Big Grin

  • Vuelta Pais Vasco - Stage 21 year 6 weeks agoDo I understand correctly

    Do I understand correctly that riders are not receiving their 1-5 points for their end-of-day standing in the actual points classification?

    EDIT: I see this now stated in previous stage thread.

  • Prioritise walking and cycling to halt UK's inactivity epidemic, urges Parliamentary commission1 year 6 weeks agoFluffyKittenofTindalos

    FluffyKittenofTindalos wrote:
    SideBurn wrote:

    The first thing that Parliament should do is make it an offence to park on the pavement (not just obstruct, this has too obscure a meaning). Then make it an offence for the Police to ignore parking on the pavement!

    Trouble is, they'd then have to make it an offence for the police to ignore the police ignoring parking on the pavement!

    It is illegal to park on the pavement unless it is specifically allowed. Think about it: How did the car get to where it was parked with two wheels on the pavement? Yep! It was driven there.

    The same Act which says you can't cycle on the pavement also prevents all other vehicles from driving on the pavement. It's not new laws we need but the will to enforce the ones we already have!

  • Police appeal for witnesses after hit-and-run death of cyclist in Clapham1 year 6 weeks agoVery sad news. I've only

    Very sad news.
    I've only recently started cycling to work (6 months or so), and in that short time I have noticed that a wildly disproportionate number of BMW drivers are incredibly reckless and dangerous on the road. Not one for stereotypes etc., but it really is noticeable in my opinion.

  • Tour of Flanders: Belgian judges investigate Johan Vansummeren crash that left woman in coma - but who was to blame?1 year 6 weeks agoThe question surely is; why

    The question surely is; why was the woman allowed to spectate there, in such a precarious place, with the peloton speeding past inches away?

    Surely a case to answer for bad safety practice, on behalf of the organisers?

  • Rider Names - Giro1 year 6 weeks agoTERatcliffe26 wrote:On IAM's

    TERatcliffe26 wrote:
    On IAM's own website its Thomas Löfkvist...

    Yeah, I'm ok with that... I would honestly believe that a rider's team website, well, they should have the name down right, but Gkam prefers the UCI's spelling... so I pointed it out... but...

    TERatcliffe26 wrote:
    ...ever thought certain names may appear differently in different languages?

    No, not really, a name is a name... it would be like you calling me 'henry' because 'enrique' is Spanish for 'henry'' (or you could call me 'orli', just kidding Big Grin )... or me calling you 'Tomas' instead of 'Thomas', just because 'Tomas''is Spanish for 'Thomas' if that's your real name, so no, I don't think this is a case of names appearing differently in different langiages, I think we should use their real names... especially a last name... like Lofkvist...

    Yes, Joaquin is 'Joaquim' in Catalan and (!) Portuguese, but the rider's name is 'Joaquim'... The name 'Javier' is very common, but Janier Acecedo with Garmin (http://www.slipstreamsports.com/riders/janier-acevedo/) is (!) 'Janier', a totally diferent name... 'Vicenzo' is different from 'Vincenzo'... 'Reinhardt' is different from 'Reinardt'... 'Mickael' is different from 'Mikael'... 'Alexandr' is different from 'Alexsandr'... 'Iglinksiy' is diferent from 'Iglinskiy'... Alexandr is different from 'Alexsandr'... 'Lamiosson' is different from 'Lamoisson'... 'Kuschynski' is different from 'Kuchynski'... 'Kanstantin' is different from 'Kanstantsin'... 'Luka' is different from 'Luca'... 'Tsatevitch' is different from 'Tsatevich'... 'Reichanbach' is different from 'Reichenbach'... 'Ratcliffe' is different from 'Racliffe'... Some of it is just transposing letters and some of it is mistyping...

    Lofkvist is probably right on the team website... That's cool... The rest, well... I'd just hate it if I was a professional cyclist and people couldn't spell my name right Big Grin But I'm not... Sad

  • New Forest Sportive.1 year 6 weeks agoThe sad thing is I fear

    The sad thing is I fear you're right. There does seem to a "I don't want it and so nobody else can do it" school of thought going on in the forest.

    If you try to close roads for an event they'll want to stop that too, claiming it's restricting their movement, impossible to please I guess?

    If there is a repeat of last year with NIMBY's trying to shove people off bikes because they think it's their right to do so I'd remind you, whilst I neither encourage it or recommend it, you as an individual have an inherent right to act in self defence to protect yourself from harm. A few of the more radical NIMBY's might do well to remember that.

    The bottom line is cyclists have a right to be there as do the residents, a bit of give and take and good behaviour on both sides is all it needs (with a healthy dollop of tolerance)!

  • Vuelta Pais Vasco - Stage 21 year 6 weeks agonorthstar

    Heh heh Big Grin Nice. Big Grin

    stumps wrote:
    .. I like your attempt Big Grin

    Just wanted to 'Welcome him' back Big Grin He hadn't said anything in so long, I just couldn't resist acknowledging he's back. I just can't ignore him! Big Grin He livens this place up. Smile I missed him.

  • Coventry driver escapes jail after killing cyclist on pedestrian crossing1 year 6 weeks agoCan't help wondering what

    Can't help wondering what would have happened in a different situation.

    Say that instead of blasting through the red light and killing a grown man on a bicycle she had blasted through the red light and wiped out a family or even, god forbid, a school 'crocodile'.

    Would we have seen the same result and public indifference*?

    [* I don't count ourselves as public in this instance as we are an interested party]

  • Vuelta Pais Vasco - Stage 21 year 6 weeks agohttp://www.flippinoutcharters

    http://www.flippinoutcharters.com/images/fishing-3.jpg

  • Cyclist death coroner slams Camden council over killer junction1 year 6 weeks agoIt's good to see that we

    It's good to see that we aren't seeing the usual cyclist vs driver argument. I really feel for drivers of these BIG vehicles in central London especially. It's very easy for us cyclists to immediately jump up and down and blame drivers when cyclists are killed or seriously injured in accidents with vehicles.

    It's also encouraging to see that Chris Boardman in his advisory role is not going to take any crap from anyone and consult in a way that will hopefully see improvements for ALL road users.

    RIP to the cyclist involved. It's so easy to have momentary lapses in concentration (for both cyclists and drivers). The majority of times that happens to us, we can get away with it. Unfortunately, this isn't always the case

  • Vuelta Pais Vasco - Stage 21 year 6 weeks agoenrique wrote:northstar

    enrique wrote:
    northstar wrote:
    I have Martin, Swift, Kwiatkowski in my purist team...

    Nice. Good job. Really nice. It's nice to see you. Really.

    Enrique, sarcasm does not suit you but i like your attempt Big Grin