• Are drivers fitting dash-cams to catch naughty cyclists?1 year 7 weeks agoNo problems with cameras in

    No problems with cameras in cars. I managed to get seriously fed up with serial cash-for-crash scam artists/solicitors, and their lousy attempts to phish for information. Drivers are getting fed up as well, and it's worth the trade off for the cost of the camera against protecting their no claims discount.

    No problem with being filmed either, as long as I get royalties if it's used it as a instructional video for aware, defensive riding.

    Make 'em compulsory? Now there's a thought.

    "Hello hello hello. Driving licence, insurance documents and dashcam hard drive please."

  • Is this BBC report fair. Opinions wanted before I complain.1 year 7 weeks agojova54 wrote: basis for the

    jova54 wrote:

    basis for the discriminatory action; i.e your age, gender, colour, religion, sexual orientation etc. Unfortunately being a cyclist is not a protected characteristic and therefore our treatment by certain sections of the media and the public cannot be equated with racism.

    Religion would certainly work Rolling Eyes both for car drivers and cyclists.

    Alternatively, maybe, sexual orientation ... Day Dreaming I really, really love my bike? No? Plain Face

  • Spanish round-the-world cyclist says guards killed were not protecting him1 year 7 weeks agobloody hell, talk about

    bloody hell, talk about dangerous .. brave man!

  • Roof boxes and bike carriers1 year 7 weeks agoTry www.roofbox.co.uk. I've

    Try www.roofbox.co.uk. I've used them before and always found them helpful. What you are wanting to do is quite a common set-up.

  • Trek Project One competition: the shortlist1 year 7 weeks agochrist, some of those are

    christ, some of those are absolutely hideous ...

  • Are drivers fitting dash-cams to catch naughty cyclists?1 year 7 weeks agoMore cameras are good. Thinly

    More cameras are good. Thinly of the joy, you've just been wiped out by a car, you pick yourself up and hear the shout from behind " that was outrageous mate, I've got it on video....."

  • Are drivers fitting dash-cams to catch naughty cyclists?1 year 7 weeks agoBring it on! I use a camera,

    Bring it on!

    I use a camera, and there is one thing drivers will learn. They record their own behaviour as well as everyone elses, and if they are crap drivers they will incriminate themselves. Remember Richard Nixon?

    For that reason I would love to see every motorist compelled to carry a camera.

  • Trek Project One competition: the shortlist1 year 7 weeks agoaww my understated little

    aww my understated little purple number made the cut, how cool. Looking at it again, i can honestly say i still love it. Good luck everyone.

  • Are drivers fitting dash-cams to catch naughty cyclists?1 year 7 weeks agonod wrote: Look at

    nod wrote:

    Look at pedestrians - they shouldn't be crossing the streets away from crossings or when the man is red, but they do! So, where's the campaign against them?

    Pedestrians are perfectly entitled to do either of those things. As long as they look before stepping out and use at least a minimal bit of sense. Perfectly legal, and I definitely wouldn't want a situation where people on foot had to 'know their place' and stick to marked crossings at green.

  • Trek Project One competition: the shortlist1 year 7 weeks agoDaveE128 wrote:Right, so I

    DaveE128 wrote:
    Right, so I noticed that loads of those on the shortlist have the deeper section wheels with customisable graphics colours. I couldn't seem to make any bikes fit within the price limit with these wheels. Anyone else find that? Are all the bikes on the shortlist definitely within the budget? Thinking Nerd

    The Aura 5 wheelset and Shimano 105 did keep it within budget, at least when I entered initially before deciding I'd rather deck the bike out in a scheme and components that wouldn't force me to stick it on e-bay and buy something I'd actually want to ride. Apparently though, components were not part of the criteria for judging as long as it came in within the £3,200 budget - it was the frame scheme. Looking at the majority of those though, I wish some of the £11,000 designs that had been entered had made the final shortlist, complete with SRM and Aeolus 9 wheels. There was a rather delightful Penny Farthing in there too.

  • Are drivers fitting dash-cams to catch naughty cyclists?1 year 7 weeks agoPedestrians like cyclists are

    Pedestrians like cyclists are "By Right" users of the public highway (i.e. they do not require a licence). Why shouldn't a pedestrian cross where and when he likes? Provided he has carried out checks and does not endanger anyone by his actions, why not?

    It doesn't matter in my opinion who is doing the filming. The more cameras the better. Maybe if the moped rider who kicked the front wheel of a cycle had been filmed by a second person maybe there would be a prosecution.

  • Tour of Dubai1 year 7 weeks agoOk, I'm in. I've checked and

    Ok, I'm in. I've checked and rechecked my team and hope this one is right! Smile

    Taylor Phinney 19.7
    Alex Dowsett 19.3
    Peter Velits 17.8
    Tyler Farrar 17.3
    Jonathan Castroviejo 17.0
    Giacomo Nizzolo 16.8
    Adriano Malori 14.7
    Danilo Hondo 13.1
    Andrea Guardini 11.7

    It should come in at 147.4, thanks for running this...

  • Trek Project One competition: the shortlist1 year 7 weeks agoIf I had a gun to my head

    If I had a gun to my head then it'd be number 14, but I'm left with the expression "you can't polish a turd" ringing in my ears, maybe it was the available colour palette?

  • Trek Project One competition: the shortlist1 year 7 weeks agopaulskinn wrote:The bike

    paulskinn wrote:
    The bike designed by Jamie Watkins, that wouldn't be the same Jamie Watkins who works for Pro Cycling Magazine would it? Just asking.

    You're confusing him with the other Jamie Watkins called Jamie Wilkins.

  • Tour of Dubai1 year 7 weeks ago19.3 Alex Dowsett 19.7 Taylor

    19.3 Alex Dowsett
    19.7 Taylor Phinney
    9.4 Janez Brajkovic
    17.7 Mark Renshaw
    20.8 Thor Hushovd
    29.0 Rui Faria Da Costa
    16.8 Giacomo Nizzolo
    10.3 Bob Jungels
    5.6 Ramon Sinkeldam

    148.6

  • Are drivers fitting dash-cams to catch naughty cyclists?1 year 7 weeks agoIt's the fucking Daily

    It's the fucking Daily Mailism in people today. The "red light jumping is breaking the law!" moaners are the same jobsworths who won't serve you an egg mcmuffin at 11.05am but think making a short phone call while driving is okay.

    Look at pedestrians - they shouldn't be crossing the streets away from crossings or when the man is red, but they do! So, where's the campaign against them?

    As for cameras, I'd use a camera to protect myself against dangerous driving, not so I can report them to the teacher like we're back in primary school.

  • Trek Project One competition: the shortlist1 year 7 weeks agoSeems I wasn't the only one

    Seems I wasn't the only one thinking that then!

    My designs would have looked so much better with colour-co-ordinated graphics on deep section rims! Wink hehehe

  • Trek Project One competition: the shortlist1 year 7 weeks agoHopes crushed and dreams of a

    Hopes crushed and dreams of a new career in tatters Crying

    +1 #9 for standing out.

  • Trek Project One competition: the shortlist1 year 7 weeks agoNot sure some of those wheels

    Not sure some of those wheels keep you under the £3,500 limit or whatever it was either.....has this been checked by the invigilators. I spent a lot of time spec-ing mine despite people just walloping on Dure-Ace Di2 and deep rimmed mavic wheels.....

  • Trek Project One competition: the shortlist1 year 7 weeks agoRight, so I noticed that

    Right, so I noticed that loads of those on the shortlist have the deeper section wheels with customisable graphics colours. I couldn't seem to make any bikes fit within the price limit with these wheels. Anyone else find that? Are all the bikes on the shortlist definitely within the budget? Thinking Nerd

  • Tour of Dubai1 year 7 weeks agostumps wrote:... lets...

    stumps wrote:
    ... lets... enjoy the game...

    Thanks for the comment, Stumpy

    chiv30 wrote:
    In all fairness...

    Thanks, chiv

    ray silvester wrote:
    To be fair I think...

    Thanks, Ray! Nice to read!Smile

  • Tour of Dubai1 year 7 weeks agoray silvester wrote:I...

    ray silvester wrote:
    I... Think I'll be taking stage one...

    Using my handy dandy prediction tool, I'd say you're right Ray! We'll see tomorrow...

  • Welsh Coast 2 Coast registration now open1 year 7 weeks agoI emailed a week ago to ask

    I emailed a week ago to ask for details. Start time, support level etc. No response. Not great. Really want to do this one.

  • Trek Project One competition: the shortlist1 year 7 weeks agoSurprised that black bikes

    Surprised that black bikes have made the shortlist. There were loads of those amongst the entries with usually just different variations in the colouring of the Trek logo. Must have been a mare to judge among while considering other entries from people who actually put some thought into their designs. Ooh, black bike with yellow logo, ooh black bike with silver logo, ooh another black bike with grey logo, etc.

  • Trek Project One competition: the shortlist1 year 7 weeks agoDarn it! Forgot to enter!

    Darn it! Forgot to enter!