• Video: Top ten post-ride tips1 year 12 weeks agoRun a lovely deep bath, Make

    Run a lovely deep bath,
    Make a cup of tea,
    Get into bath,
    2-5 minutes later, disturbed by returning family, get out of bath,
    Get down to B&Q (other DIY stores are available!),
    Paint shed /Wendy house /big person's house,
    Cook dinner,
    Read stories,
    Cook more dinner,
    Tidy house,
    Do the work put off while checking Strava / road.cc,
    And RELAX!

  • giving blood. Any problems1 year 12 weeks agoAlthough yeah it will

    Although yeah it will probably be fine.

  • giving blood. Any problems1 year 12 weeks agoMy expert advice... is to

    My expert advice... is to seek expert advice.

    Don't take medical advice from faceless people on the internet.

  • UCI presidency: Pat McQuaid strikes back1 year 12 weeks agoMy God. It makes FIFA look

    My God. It makes FIFA look honest.

    Just go.

  • 36 spokes - one broken - can i just remove spoke and keep on riding... forever?1 year 12 weeks agosm wrote: maybe I just need

    sm wrote:
    maybe I just need to find a decent LBS (North London).

    Erm. Condor on Gray's Inn Rd.

  • UCI presidency: Pat McQuaid strikes back1 year 12 weeks agoWell it helps to be au fait

    Well it helps to be au fait with slander and libel laws when one discusses the leadership of the UCI. (Bribe taking liars, Pat and his predecessor. Oh dear I've done it again. Made a fair comment, that is.)

  • Video: Top ten post-ride tips1 year 12 weeks agoDump bike in hall. Get a can

    Dump bike in hall.
    Get a can of fat coke from the shop.
    Dump stinking sweaty kit on the bedroom floor.
    Lie on the sofa for two hours with a tin of Ambrosia rice pudding waiting for the tennis/ superbikes/water polo/ cage fighting to finally finish before the cycling comes on.
    Moan on road.cc about the price of Rapha stuff
    Waste 4min 51 minutes of your life watching a video about how to 'Recover Like A Pro' when you are not a pro and have no desire to be one.

  • Tour of Poland stage 31 year 12 weeks agoLes, I've just checked your

    Les, I've just checked your transfers and scores, They are alright

    Tour de Pologne stage 3 Standard Jul 28, 21:48 Sergio Luis Henao Montoya Bradley Wiggins

    Les Ed : Tour de Pologne stage 3

    Rider name Team Score
    Vicenzo Nibali AR Astana 0
    Domenico Pozzovivo KM AG2R La Mondiale 4
    Sergio Luis Henao Montoya AR Sky 9
    Diego Ulissi AR Lampre - Merida 0
    Rafal Majka AR Team Saxo - Tinkoff 10
    Lucasz Bodnar DS Team Poland 0
    Mateusz Taciak DS CCC Polsat Polkowice 0
    Gediminas Bagdonas DS AG2R La Mondiale 0
    Francis De Greef DS Lotto Belisol 0
    Penalty points 0
    Total 23

  • Tenerife help1 year 12 weeks agoRaleigh wrote:You can rent

    Raleigh wrote:
    You can rent Bikeboxalan's though can't you?

    You can - weighs 11.2 kilos so if you have a carrier with a 20 kg max before £20 per kilo excess - your bike better be cracking towards UCI legal weight and be prepared to take kit, pumps etc in other luggage....

    BBA won 2009 best bike box which suggests that things have moved on a tad......I've also heard talk that the "bullet proof" construction may be a negative in terms of aircraft packing as it looks like a "solid base" for other luggage i.e. it's solid so put it at the bottom of the pile and the bike is safe but the box gets the damage (which at £400 a go is not inconsiderable)

    Personally, if I had the money for excess baggage, storage space at home etc I'd have one but was quite satisfied with my alternative....

  • UCI presidency: Pat McQuaid strikes back1 year 12 weeks agoThe Rumpo Kid wrote:Some

    The Rumpo Kid wrote:
    Some Fella wrote:
    Would it be libellous if i was to say 'McQuaid really is a dick isnt he'?
    Because if it is - i would not say that. Obviously.

    No. That would be covered by ridicule and insult, and consequently be something you are perfectly entitled to say. You would only fall foul of the Law if, while insulting Pat, you made specific reference to his ethnicity, nationality, religious faith, or sexual orientation, in a manner to stir up hatred against whole sections of the community as a whole.

    Thanks for the legal advice.

  • Brakes1 year 12 weeks agoThanks all. The bikes 8

    Thanks all. The bikes 8 months old and has done 1200 miles. New brake pads 500 miles ago. Ill have a look at that wheel eraser + fibrax. Ta

  • Tour of Poland stage 31 year 12 weeks agoCopy and past your transfers

    Copy and past your transfers as I can't see them like Dave can Wink

  • Video: Top ten post-ride tips1 year 12 weeks agoReal world top ten: 1. Check

    Real world top ten:

    1. Check your stats - check Strava then text your mate to tell them you just beat them. Get a blank look from the missus when you tell her you got that KOM. Blame your equipment or weather if you are slower.

    2. Think about cleaning your bike, then put it off til tomorrow.

    3. Take a recovery drink - milk no sugar thanks.

    4. Rehydrate - pint of water with a beer chaser.

    5. Give the wife a massage to make up for being out all day and leaving her with the kids.

    6. Eat the right meal - I'll have naan and extra poppadoms please.

    7. Stretch - play with the kids in the garden.

    8. Have a nap - ha ha ha ha ha ha.

    9. Have an ice bath - or an ice cold beer

    10. Stay off your feet - you don't have children do you?

  • Tour of Poland stage 31 year 12 weeks agoStill think my stage three

    Still think my stage three points are wrong. Got rid of Wiggens added in Henao still have Wiggens in score sheet no Henao.

    Les Ed

  • Performance road cycling shoes buyer's guide1 year 12 weeks agoTry on shoes late in the day

    Try on shoes late in the day due to most peoples feet swell up as the day progresses.

  • Video: Top ten post-ride tips1 year 12 weeks agololol wrote:Blame someone

    lolol wrote:
    Blame someone else for being so late back, go to the supermarket, buy some beer at the same time, take kids to the park, later do the washing up, knowing that you need to build up those riding credits.

    Yes! That sounds like my life.

  • UCI presidency: Pat McQuaid strikes back1 year 12 weeks agoSome Fella wrote:Would it be

    Some Fella wrote:
    Would it be libellous if i was to say 'McQuaid really is a dick isnt he'?
    Because if it is - i would not say that. Obviously.

    No. That would be covered by ridicule and insult, and consequently be something you are perfectly entitled to say. You would only fall foul of the Law if, while insulting Pat, you made specific reference to his ethnicity, nationality, religious faith, or sexual orientation, in a manner to stir up hatred against whole sections of the community as a whole.

  • Tour of Poland stage 31 year 12 weeks agoNice one, thanks GKam

    Nice one, thanks GKam Smile

  • Just in: Mekk Poggio 1.51 year 12 weeks agoNoelieboy wrote:Shimano Sora

    Noelieboy wrote:
    Shimano Sora for £1k, seems a bit steep to me...

    Have you read anything of what was written above?!

  • Tour of Poland stage 31 year 12 weeks agoOK, got the official, sorting

    OK, got the official, sorting it out now Nerd

  • giving blood. Any problems1 year 12 weeks agoGkam84 wrote: If you look up

    Gkam84 wrote:
    If you look up online how long it takes to restore the pint of blood, I'm pretty sure its just a couple of days

    Its quicker than that if you know a bloke with a moped...

    didds

  • Tour of Poland stage 31 year 12 weeks agoI'll keep an eye out for the

    I'll keep an eye out for the official scores, because the tour do it later on.

    So I've done it on the unofficial where Matysiak got a 1st and 2nd in the sprints = 10 points Wink

  • Tour of Poland stage 31 year 12 weeks agoLol, maybe we need a sticky

    Lol, maybe we need a sticky at the top of each thread! Wink

    And I managed to get 42 points! Woo

  • Tour of Poland stage 31 year 12 weeks agoIts only two points

    Its only two points different, but I'm mainly asking this to check I understand correctly how the points are being scored...

    Matysiak
    2 sprints @ 6pts each = 12pts
    1 cat 3 @ 3pts
    3rd overall in sprints comp = 3pts.
    Total 18pts, but he was only awarded 16?

    Cheers, C

  • Tour of Poland stage 31 year 12 weeks agolivestrongnick

    livestrongnick wrote:
    20thebear wrote:
    I thought I must have missed it.

    But why does it say Points in the scoring details? Why is the text not changed to say Sprint?

    Oh no big tin can opened.....worms everywhere! Rolling Eyes best get a pan of water on Devil

    Turn the gas off.