• Reg Harris1 year 7 weeks agoThere's a biography about him

    There's a biography about him too, that came out a few years ago.

  • Worlds greatest sprinter: Kittel or Cavendish?1 year 7 weeks agoCav is arguably the best or

    Cav is arguably the best or second best ever Tour sprinter, based on his stage wins, but Kittel currently seems to be the fastest sprinter.

  • Vulpine Softshell Jacket1 year 7 weeks agoIt looks great. But the

    It looks great.

    But the sleeves are too short for the model, if you look at the picture of him when he's on the drops.

    So, I think it's a question of try before you buy, especially if (like me) you have long arms.

  • Chris Froome out of Tour de France1 year 7 weeks agocrazy-legs wrote:Ah

    crazy-legs wrote:
    Ah excellent, all the armchair DS's are out in force. All the expert managers who know each and every rider.

    The crash happened before the peloton had even seen a cobble so to say that the cause was bad bike handling on coobbles is just rubbish. 200 nervous jittery bike riders, a threatening parcours and bad weather, everyone trying to be in the front 20 so the pace was averaging near 50kph which is insanely fast.

    People were crashing left right and centre, Chris was just unlucky.

    As for the "there should have been 2 leaders", that's also a bad idea, it never works. You build a team round ONE leader. And not sure where the idea that Brad would have done any better is coming from; he did one good ride on dry cobbles a few months ago and that's it, he's hardly renowned for amazing bike handling in the wet himself (cough *Giro* cough).

    It's just bad luck - it's very disappointing but Sky were in the same boat when Wiggins crashed out with a broken collarbone a few years ago; no-one was shouting then that they should have had a second leader or a Plan B. You have your Plan A and then you trust to luck. That's bike racing.

    Two leaders never works? What about 2012 when Sky got first and second - with Wiggo and Froome? Or 1986, when Lemond won and his teammate Hinault came second?

  • Tour de France Stage 71 year 7 weeks agodrheaton wrote:Is it me or is

    drheaton wrote:
    Is it me or is Simon Gerrans involved in a lot of crashes at the minute?

    It was his sharp move that took down Talansky today! Silly

  • Vulpine Softshell Jacket1 year 7 weeks agoI bought one earlier in the

    I bought one earlier in the year and it's a lovely thing to wear.

  • Steel Frameset1 year 7 weeks agoManaged to get hold of a

    Managed to get hold of a Genesis Equilibrium 20 frame set and have just had it built up. Not been out on it yet but walking about smiling as if somebody has put a coat hanger in my mouth!!

  • Tour de France Stage 71 year 7 weeks agoI have reached my

    I have reached my destination, but the server needs a kick, it isn't going right. It has jammed up Crying

  • Tour de France Stage 71 year 7 weeks agoGkam84 wrote:... I'm on a

    Gkam84 wrote:
    ... I'm on a bus, Dave is on a train...

    drheaton wrote:
    Is it me or is Simon Gerrans involved in a lot of crashes at the minute?
    Now if G is on a bus and Dave is on a train, where are you? 'Where in the world is drheaton'? Look, stop your lttle drivel on Gerrans and get on with helping Gkam with the updating of the game, please! Waiting He's on a bus, for God's sake! Where are you? Safe at home? Waiting Posting about Gerrans? Show a little consideration for Gkam and help out with the game for God's sake! I thought you loved this game! Waiting You should take care of Roadcc while he takes care of Skoda! Waiting And don't tell me your lttle brother wrote that comment! Waiting

  • Tour de France Stage 71 year 7 weeks agodrheaton wrote:Is it me or is

    drheaton wrote:
    Is it me or is Simon Gerrans involved in a lot of crashes at the minute?
    It's you... dressed as Simon Gerrans... trying to wreak havoc on the Fantasy Game and distract us so we don't notice 'It's Updating Again'...

  • Tour de France Stage 71 year 7 weeks agoWell, a song came to my

    Well, a song came to my mind... Anybody know 'It's Raining Again' by Supertamp? Sing with me... 'It's... updating again...' 'Oh, no, it's... updating again..'Oh, no... will it... ever end?' 'Oh, no, it's... updating again..'

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZUE4_PtOk0&feature=kp

  • Tour de France Stage 71 year 7 weeks agoIs it me or is Simon Gerrans

    Is it me or is Simon Gerrans involved in a lot of crashes at the minute?

  • Locals claim Olympic legacy path improvement will bring in "thousands" of cyclists1 year 7 weeks agoFine! Screw em, lay waste to

    Fine! Screw em, lay waste to the existing path with pnuematic drills, then it really will be "ideal for mountain bikers."

    What is wrong with these people? This sort of path is not there to bring thousands of sports cyclists into the area, they're there so local people can ride their bikes safely to places with their kids.

  • Wahoo RFLKT+ iPhone Powered Bike Computer1 year 7 weeks agoP3t3 wrote:Do the ANT+

    P3t3 wrote:
    Do the ANT+ sensors simply connect to the Wahoo unit then? Can you to store distance (i.e. Trip) if you don't have the phone connected (e.g. if you ran out of battery on the phone)?

    How does using blutooth for the connection affect battery life on a typical phone?

    It doesn't work without the phone. The ANT devices connect to the RFLKT+ and the values are relayed to the phone via Bluetooth. No data is stored on the RFLKT so if you phone goes flat it's game over, but my iPhone quite easily out lasts me. I get between 8 and 9 hours with display and wifi turned off.

  • Training on Low Carb Diet1 year 7 weeks agoFor a short period of time

    For a short period of time Cool

  • Tour de France Stage 71 year 7 weeks agoYou can have a live google

    You can have a live google hangout with me next time I am at home updating the stage and see my face on concentration.

    Yes, the Skoda one runs on a different database. I'm at my destination now. So doing it again with the right ones this time. I had my laptop plugged in on the bus, but for some reason, the power to the outlets was cut and I didn't notice. So half way through my update, my laptop died and so did the updating Yawn

  • Tour de France Stage 71 year 7 weeks agoReally sorry guys, my laptop

    Really sorry guys, my laptop died mid update, just running it again, I had Terpstra down, not Trentin, I'm on a bus, Dave is on a train, so the best of a bad situation,

  • Training on Low Carb Diet1 year 7 weeks agoIm allowing myself between 50

    Im allowing myself between 50 - 75g of carbs a day and my workouts although they are high intensity are very short.

    From the research I have done and advice taken it seems like a fairly healthy thing to do.

    Worried

  • Tour de France Stage 71 year 7 weeks agoTurns8 wrote: I gambled on

    Turns8 wrote:
    Angry I gambled on Trentin and how come he only scores 5pts!!! c'mon guys... Rolling Eyes

    Because someone is having a bad day with the updates it seems

  • Lomo 30L High Visibility Backpack Dry Bag1 year 7 weeks agoI used to have a Proviz for

    I used to have a Proviz for my daily commute, but the zip broke and the inner lining wore away after less than a year, so it ceased to be waterproof. After shopping around, the Lomo looked like a cheap but effective option, and ... It's exactly that! No frills, no compartments, no zips, no lights; but if you want a guaranteed waterproof backpack, look no further. I've been absolutely delighted with it.
    Rugged (no marks after a spill on ice), comfortable (straps keep everything in place), bright (with great reflectives) and of course, totally waterproof. It takes my laptop, change of clothes and lunchbox with ease - and peace of mind that it'll be dry at the other end, come what may.
    The very friendly people at ewetsuits.com even sent me a free tube of waterproof glue, to fix one of the chevrons, which had peeled away slightly at one corner. It was barely noticeable, and I'd only 'phoned them for advice, in case the superglue I was going to use might react with the material and ruin it!
    Superb product, superb customer service, unbeatable value for your money. Did I mention that it's totally waterproof?

  • Tour de France Stage 7: Matteo Trentin pips Peter Sagan to the line in Nancy1 year 7 weeks agoOh please can we unmute

    Oh please can we unmute vvv/spartacus just to listen to him moan that it was talansky at fault and ruined gerrans chance at stage win Silly

  • Tour de France Stage 71 year 7 weeks agoI gambled on Trentin and how

    Angry I gambled on Trentin and how come he only scores 5pts!!! c'mon guys... Rolling Eyes

  • Training on Low Carb Diet1 year 7 weeks agostepho wrote:Trying to go in

    stepho wrote:
    Trying to go in ketosis so the body starts using fat as the primary fuel source.

    Are you sure you want to do that?

    From what I've read and heard, LCHF nutrition can work well, but just dumping carbs might not work too well or be very good for you. I'd start by looking at the quality of your carbs as much as the quantity.

  • Tour de France Stage 71 year 7 weeks agoenrique wrote:chiv30 wrote:Or

    enrique wrote:
    chiv30 wrote:
    Or they could update it at the same time as the skoda game......
    Oh... is Skoda getting updated at the same time?... Are they running on separate databases?...

    No that was my point , skoda had been updated far in advance of road.cc

  • Tour de France Stage 71 year 7 weeks agochiv30 wrote:Or they could

    chiv30 wrote:
    Or they could update it at the same time as the skoda game......
    Oh... is Skoda getting updated at the same time?... Are they running on separate databases?...