• Irish cyclist apologises to Marcel Kittel for selfish selfie1 year 6 weeks agoThe _Kaner

    The _Kaner wrote:
    @chrisp1973
    You still wasting server space on here?

    Slightly less than you. Hurry up fella, you'll be late for school!

  • Video: Top tips to improve your Strava results1 year 6 weeks agolol - as a 40s, 100kg bloke

    lol - as a 40s, 100kg bloke on a 1980's touring bike fitted with dynohub and Marathon Plus tyres I took great pleasure in sniping a local 1.6k seg on a day of 30mph winds… Devil

  • Irish cyclist apologises to Marcel Kittel for selfish selfie1 year 6 weeks ago@chrisp1973 You still wasting

    @chrisp1973
    You still wasting server space on here?

  • Cycling could lead to old age heart arrhythmias, but it’ll keep you walking1 year 6 weeks agoWe're all gonna die, get used

    We're all gonna die, get used to it.

  • Actor Alec Baldwin handcuffed after riding bike wrong way up New York City's 5th Avenue1 year 6 weeks agoSome Fella wrote: Baldwin has

    Some Fella wrote:

    Baldwin has always struck me as a decent fella

    If by "decent fella" you mean racist homophobic dick with delusions of grandeur and entitlement, yeah, me too.

  • Tour de la Manche1 year 6 weeks agodomofarmfrites wrote:Well

    domofarmfrites wrote:
    Well done Liam. It sounds as though you are always nearly there or there abouts and just need that extra little something - luck or just good legs or just a bit more experience to position and read the race - and you'll make that step up. Keep writing too, your blog is always interesting.

    Thanks for the positive feedback. I suspect that if I hadn't lost all that time on stage 1, I would have been a bit more motivated to fight for position in the latter stages. You live and (hopefully) learn, I guess.

  • Tour de la Manche1 year 6 weeks agoaslongasicycle wrote:I

    aslongasicycle wrote:
    I enjoyed that a lot. So there. "What I suspect is a broken elbow"?..Usually the blogging comes AFTER the visit to A&E?

    During the race, I was more concerned with the pain in my legs! Nothing much to be done if it is fractured anyway, and I'm still able to ride so no point in a hospital visit really

  • Cycling could lead to old age heart arrhythmias, but it’ll keep you walking1 year 6 weeks agoChris Hoy isn't an endurance

    Chris Hoy isn't an endurance cyclist, is he?

  • Tour de la Manche1 year 6 weeks agoWell done Liam. It sounds as

    Well done Liam. It sounds as though you are always nearly there or there abouts and just need that extra little something - luck or just good legs or just a bit more experience to position and read the race - and you'll make that step up. Keep writing too, your blog is always interesting.

  • Tour de la Manche1 year 6 weeks agoI enjoyed that a lot. So

    I enjoyed that a lot. So there. "What I suspect is a broken elbow"?..Usually the blogging comes AFTER the visit to A&E?

  • Tour of California Stage 41 year 6 weeks agoJAndrewHill wrote:I guess it

    JAndrewHill wrote:
    I guess it helps that the time of the stages in California means I can watch the racing live on t'internet and get a feel for whos riding well, rather than with the giro , where I just see the last 10 mins and read the report...there aagain it might be luck, cos when I picked Chris Jones, I thought I was picking Carter Jones...

    I guess I have won something....new bike? maybe not...maybe a picture of a bike Wink


    Did the exact same thing in my purist team Andy. CONGRATS Party

  • Tour of California Stage 41 year 6 weeks agoVVV73 wrote:Wig_Billy

    VVV73 wrote:
    Wig_Billy wrote:
    Dave Atkinson wrote:
    I've put the deadline back. If anyone accidentally made changes for 5 instead of 4 I'll reassign them

    What about the people who made their changes in time for the advertised deadline?

    Their transfers were public for about half an hour by the look of it, and they also lost the opportunity to take advantage of any new information that emerged closer to the start of the stage.

    I'm not sure how much of an affect it had today, but this sets a dangerous precedent for the future.


    HEY, we made THE ADVERTISED TIME, it didn't SHUT as ADVERTISED!

    This is why I was mad knew this would happen Smile Rolling On The Floor At Wits End Kiss

    Seen this crap coming!


    And at one stage I had decided to keep phinney and get Routley and Jon Clarke the Aussie before settling on Bolivar (who got LTR, I must have used early info for that one lol)
    Imagine the UP ROAR if I had them in my side OMG Silly

  • First look: new Garmin Connect1 year 6 weeks agoHave to agree Garmin is

    Have to agree Garmin is playing catch-up, while at the same time losing the plot. I'm that odd recreational biker (on this forum Smile who actually bought a bicycle GPS to use for its mapping ability.

    Now, the Garmins are probably fine if you ride the same routes over and over and want to record the data, but plotting a new route in unfamiliar territory? Garmin's forgotten this use.

    I'm not offered the new Connect site on login, but will I be able to default to a "home" position for my route mapping? Because now I have to find it (defaults to London) each time I use it. Will I be able to plot a circular ride (I know, how weird) without it trying to tell me to go the wrong way? Will I be able to see the route on the miserable little 800 screen? Will it default to turn-by-turn directions without changing settings for each ride? Will it not freeze when trying to plot routes "home"? And will the Connect site now offer some local save ability, because about 30% of the time, mapped routes just refuse to save and disappear - frustrating as the need to choose the route just past each junction is laborious.

    I can only hope someone brings out a real touring bicycle GPS. In the meantime, a used Android smartphone (£100) runs rings around Garmin (and offers a replaceable battery, so you can carry a spare).

  • Cycling could lead to old age heart arrhythmias, but it’ll keep you walking1 year 6 weeks agoCarrots could make you see

    Carrots could make you see better in the dark.

  • Cervelo s3 2014 di21 year 6 weeks agoRound wheels, pedals, gears,

    Round wheels, pedals, gears, handlebars and all that other good stuff I heard.

  • Tour of California Stage 41 year 6 weeks agoI guess it helps that the

    I guess it helps that the time of the stages in California means I can watch the racing live on t'internet and get a feel for whos riding well, rather than with the giro , where I just see the last 10 mins and read the report...there aagain it might be luck, cos when I picked Chris Jones, I thought I was picking Carter Jones...

    I guess I have won something....new bike? maybe not...maybe a picture of a bike Wink

  • UCI's on-board video experiment pays off with thrilling sprint footage from Tour of California1 year 6 weeks agoLooked fantastic. Pretty

    Looked fantastic. Pretty scary too. Can you imagine Cancellara on a descent?

    Not sure what they were using but the Hero 3 is pretty good quality if they can get it to run for a race at 1080. As mentioned it's battery duration that's the problem - and trying to buffer and transmit high quality at speed.

    Curious that the Tour of CA still has bad transmission links. It's been terrible for the past 3 years. Can't understand why they can't improve it. I just imagine a circling battered crop duster piloted by a bearded hippy with a mini cab receiver on the side to pick up the bike feeds...

  • First look: new Garmin Connect1 year 6 weeks agoIt would be interesting to

    It would be interesting to get some figures on active users from Garmin and Strava. I will try and do that. There's a lot of assumption here that everyone is using Strava, but that might not be the case

  • NiteRider Lumina 350 front light1 year 6 weeks agoI have a 500 that rattled

    I have a 500 that rattled too. The battery rattled in the light and I solved that by disassembling it and putting a single wrap of electrical tape on the battery to make a very snug fit at the rear of the case.
    The other rattle was the light moving a little on the mount, so I added a tiny bead of silicone sealer to the edge of the mount runner, just like 'ped' has advised. A friend has the 650 and hers had the same rattle which we fixed it the same way, so it does seem to be a design issue.

  • Actor Alec Baldwin handcuffed after riding bike wrong way up New York City's 5th Avenue1 year 6 weeks agocyclotripper wrote:I ride on

    cyclotripper wrote:
    I ride on the wrong side of the road.... Or the wrong way down one way streets all the time. I feel its a pretty normal thing to do.. And one of the benefits of riding a bike, as opposed to driving.

    If its against the law... That's OK.. But I think in these situations police need to assess if the cyclist is really causing any trouble or creating any danger.

    Really... Needing ID, handcuffs, what sort of a world are we living in.

    Police could have told him just to be careful.

    Eh? Cycling the wrong way up a one way street IS against the law.

    As for the handcuffs, in USA thanks to the 2nd amendment the cops regularly end up having a handgun stuck up their nose as they go about their enquiries. Or even an assault rifle once in a while. Their stock response to a bit of lip is reaching for firearms and calling in backup, so Baldwin got off relatively lightly imo.

  • First look: new Garmin Connect1 year 6 weeks agoGarmin need to put new people

    Garmin need to put new people in charge of their software development and writing.
    I have an 810, and it's Mac connection and software (with Garmin Express) just don't work!!
    Not happy.
    R

  • Foss "super" inner tubes1 year 6 weeks agoI've used them... And I

    I've used them... And I think they are pretty good puncture wise... And a good option for training

    One downside of these is once they are used they stretch. So if you change your tire, its difficult to re-use the tube..

    I also think they are not as compliant as a normal tube... So the ride is not as good.

  • Actor Alec Baldwin handcuffed after riding bike wrong way up New York City's 5th Avenue1 year 6 weeks agoI ride on the wrong side of

    I ride on the wrong side of the road.... Or the wrong way down one way streets all the time. I feel its a pretty normal thing to do.. And one of the benefits of riding a bike, as opposed to driving.

    If its against the law... That's OK.. But I think in these situations police need to assess if the cyclist is really causing any trouble or creating any danger.

    Really... Needing ID, handcuffs, what sort of a world are we living in.

    Police could have told him just to be careful.

  • Tour of California Stage 41 year 6 weeks agoJAndrewHill wrote:Quite

    JAndrewHill wrote:
    Quite pleased to have brought Cav and Routley in last night...and I already had Mr Jones.Might bring another sprinter in for tomorrow....Sag or Deg maybe

    Nice one on the stage win

  • Rapha 3/4 women's tights1 year 6 weeks agoI'm not sure why people are

    I'm not sure why people are having a go. I thought it was fairly common knowledge that you don't wear underwear with a chamois for chaffing reasons. I think the chap was just trying to have banter, and it seemed fairly clear that he knows that the rules are not a highway code for cyclists….only someone a little poe faced might suggest otherwise.

    I must admit that he has sharp eyes as I really had to look to see if she had VPL. Why is everyone so over-protective of what is neither a sexist or patronising comment? I've read reams of chat-room talk amongst guys talking about chamois etiquette.

    Maybe Mooleur is right and she has to so that the product can be returned. I would be surprised if it is though. Surely a product test should be done in a way which allows replicated usage……anyway I wouldn't blame a woman for wearing underwear for certain reasons and really I couldn't care less if the model does or doesn't wear undercrackers.

    What I do know is that some of the women I see riding to work in leggings really don't know how threadbare they are.

    But back to the shorts - this really isn't a stunning endorsement of the shorts for the price. Someone made the comment about being cold in them, which seems to be reading into the article something which isn't there. They look good, but comments about the chamois certainly put me off considering these for my other half at £150……though good news, there's 20% off on the women's line at Rapha at the mo…..