- 3 GREAT EARLY SEASON SPORTIVES1 year 40 weeks agoGotta love that - got
Gotta love that - got interested when I saw the North West Winter Series - apparently the North West is just south of Manchester - ah well...
- I-phone Apps1 year 40 weeks agoCheers chaps ...
Cheers chaps ...
Quick responses to this post ...
Guess I'll have to get on the App Store and have a look around ..
- Why do riders refuse to use cycle paths?1 year 40 weeks agoI have a 25 mile round trip
I have a 25 mile round trip commute and use a cycle path for around 4 of it
To be fair there is a marked NCN route the whole distance - which takes you through back streets with blind corners, shocking junctions and un-necessarily steep drops & climbs - that's where you are not on sections of incredibly short cycle paths created by people who have obviously never commuted by bike in their puff!
The road on the other hand is mostly dual-carriageway, largely junction free and a treat to hammer along keeping a tad above 20 mph as much as I can manage
Not a hard choice is it?
- Fantasy Cycling 2012 is go!1 year 40 weeks agoI look forward to beating
I look forward to beating Dave again.
- I-phone Apps1 year 40 weeks agoI've tried Endomondo and
I've tried Endomondo and Garmin fit. Prefer Endomondo at the moment, but satellite location seems to be a bit of a hit or miss affair on either app for me at least, be it Android or iphone.
- Fantasy Cycling 2012 is go!1 year 40 weeks agoyou're going to have 11
you're going to have 11 riders?
- HELP!!! I'm stuck with something1 year 40 weeks agoI'm not a betting man, but I
I'm not a betting man, but I think he'll take a chance on big Bubba
- King's Cross protest next Monday against TfL removal of pedestrian crossings1 year 40 weeks agoOldRidgeback wrote:Err, soOldRidgeback wrote:
Err, so TfL has recognised that the King's Cross area presents a serious safety problem for vulnerable road users following a series of fatal accidents. And the response from TfL is to remove existing provision for vulnerable roader users?
Of course - if they avoid the place completely, how can they be in danger?
- Why do riders refuse to use cycle paths?1 year 40 weeks agoBecause they're ALWAYS strewn
Because they're ALWAYS strewn with broken glass for some reason ... I do tend to use them on real busy stretches but if I spot glass I'm back on the road ....
- Fantasy Cycling 2012 is go!1 year 40 weeks agoCool! can't wait!
Cool! can't wait!
I have another question though?
Is there prizes/a league for us who want to stick with 11 riders through the whole year?
Don't want to build my team before I know that!
- Your best (bike related) buy of the year?1 year 40 weeks agoMine would have to be a toss
Mine would have to be a toss up between the Torm Short Sleeved Jersey....
Although I own a few lovely Rapha pieces I dont have a jersey, I know these have had comparative reviews though, a very very nice piece of kit, I'm about to dive in a long sleeved one
... and the ASSOS Bibs I picked up on Ebay, these suckas are the most comfortable shorts I have ever worn, I've generally always had Giordana shorts, knicks and longs in the past as they are absolutely great... have to say though, I doubt you can beat a pair of ASSOS.
Finally, I'd throw in my Rapha Touring Shorts, these are just LOVELY and help to make you look a little more human in certain cafes, etc
- I-phone Apps1 year 40 weeks agoSimple choice, best app out
Simple choice, best app out there is Endomondo, but as has been said, battery on phone's are no good for long rides
- I-phone Apps1 year 40 weeks agoi'm using garmin fit this
i'm using garmin fit this year too, on Android. battery life seems to be okay and garmin connect is about the best of the online portals. they're launching an API so you can get the info out as well, which is a big plus in my book.
Endomondo: very good
Sports Tracker: good but i'm not a fan of the all-flash website and it tends to overestimate distance a bit. it does group your rides by comparing the routes you take which is very handy
- Why do riders refuse to use cycle paths?1 year 40 weeks agoWhat a complete tit of a man
What a complete tit of a man his guy must be
- I-phone Apps1 year 40 weeks agoThe Garmin Fit app is good
The Garmin Fit app is good and relatively low battery usage. Useful in that your rides get uploaded to the garmin connect website so you don't lose them if you change or clear your phone, Worth it for £0.69, and battery life is okay on my iPhone 4S, although I believe it is now iOS 4 only.
I previously used Kinetic on my old iPhone 3G which was okay, although the battery consumption seemed a bit worse, and it could cause the phone to run a bit slowly (on my 3G anyway). Again, unfortunately it is iOS 4 only for the latest version I believe.
I think you'll struggle to get decent tracking performance from your iPhone without moving to at least an iPhone 3G, in which case I would try the Garmin app if I were you. Strava sounds good as you say, although I've no experience of it.
- New Game1 year 40 weeks agoI echo the comments above.
I echo the comments above. Very fast and easy to filter your wants/needs! Excellent! Can't wait to get into the thick the season.
- I-phone Apps1 year 40 weeks agoJust started using Strava
Just started using Strava (IOS 5) - haven't recorded a ride on it yet.
Used to use Endomondo, both on iPhone and Android but battery life atrocious, so bought a Garmin Edge500.
- WHICH WHEELSET1 year 40 weeks agoPro Lite Bracciano
Pro Lite Bracciano
All day, every day, NEVER LOOKED BACK!!!
Light, Bombproof, every ones a winner baby!!
- I-phone Apps1 year 40 weeks agoHi Phax,
I use the cyclemeter
I use the cyclemeter app on my iphone and I find it great. I think it was 60 (ish) pence at the time, though I think it's gone up a little now. A cracking bit of kit really and just as good off road too.
Hope it helps.
- King's Cross protest next Monday against TfL removal of pedestrian crossings1 year 40 weeks agoReview.
Any word on legal action against TfL? It is failing everyone except motorists.
- Why do riders refuse to use cycle paths?1 year 40 weeks agoToo many drivers have
Too many drivers have forgotten that we are not "in their way".
Cyclists are traffic - we use the road, just as they do.
- HELP!!! I'm stuck with something1 year 40 weeks agoGo to the dump find an old
Go to the dump find an old bike, box it up....take it to the states as 'your touring bike'...(if you know the frame number of the new bike..stick that on the 'outward bound declaration' as proof that you took a bike out)...ride the new bike and leave any dust/dirt residue on it- bin the old banger....(take loads of photographs of wherever you go ..try to include the new bike in them....and friendly US cyclists) ...say you had a wonderful time with your US 'buddies'....box it all up...come home - try to get past customs with the 'old used UK bought bike'...tell them what a great little holiday you had....hopefully scam them into thinking it is an old bike (not likely)...get found out ...have the bike confiscated and still have to pay fines etc....be out of pocket and have a criminal record...(if not 'do' time sharing a cell with big Bubba)...lose your job/family/house etc...
Or you could buy a bike in the UK- paying all the tax-middleman add ons/profits etc...and help the UK cycle industry stay afloat in this time of financial crises...
I know which one I'd do...... @i'm leaving on a jet plane@
- Why do riders refuse to use cycle paths?1 year 40 weeks agowrote:As a responsiblewrote:
As a responsible citizen I slow down. I fume. And I add fumes. Slow-moving traffic wastes fuel and adds to carbon emissions. Idiots who ignore cycle paths should appreciate that future generations of children will drown as global warming wipes out Lympstone. And it's their fault.
Right. It's the fault of the cyclist, not of the person responsible for the gas guzzler spewing out the fumes in the first place.
A very special kind of tool...
- Why do riders refuse to use cycle paths?1 year 40 weeks ago"Exeter's answer to Jeremy
"Exeter's answer to Jeremy Clarkson". Enough said.
The worst bit is that billious, ignorant, self-serving crap as this will allow the small-minded dickheads who read it to think they are given license abuse and threaten anyone on a bicycle.
There is a simple reason: cycle paths can occasionally be pleasant to ride on but a lot of the time they are NOT.
Some pedestrians appear to deliberately choose to walk on the 'cycle lane' side of a shared path. I often wonder whether it's deliberately done to annoy cyclists, start an argument or simply that they're stupid and spend the whole time staring pathetically at their mobile phone.
Then there are the dog walkers with retractable leads. The leads, the owners and the dogs themselves can each be a menace, and on top of that you get to ride through or swerve round the dog sh*t.
Some people think it's fine to park their car or van illegally on a pavement or cyclepath because it's 10 yards nearer to their destination than where they can park legally.
Cycle paths are not salted in winter and often don't drain well when it rains. In Autumn one near my house gets covered in several places by piles of fallen beech leaves. When wet these are a real hazard. After the windy week we've had I expect the same stretch to have a large number of fallen branches too.
And let's not forget the broken bottles, wires and goodness knows what else on the track: http://road.cc/49882
If you're not swerving parked vehicles, dog poo, posts and drains then you are confronted by 'Cyclists Dismount' signs at every dropped kerb you reach. Stop, start, stop, start.... That is, until the cycle route suddenly disappears at a junction, where the road narrows, or the pavement ends so you're having to hop into the road (quite possibly on the wrong side) or walk. Grrrrr!
- Louis Garneau Glacier Road Shoe1 year 40 weeks agoSorry for the confusion with
Sorry for the confusion with price. They were included in the Dec sale @ 25% off - £86.24 (I'm guessing when the guys wrote copy). They're now in the Jan sale @ 10% off (£103.49). different sale period so different criteria - sorry!