- Tom Boonen's winning streak1 year 35 weeks agoConsidering he's never ridden
Considering he's never ridden this Classic before, can't see why he's in it to be honest?
- Jeremy Clarkson turns cycling advocate as he praises Copenhagen's approach1 year 35 weeks agoI don't have a camera or a
I don't have a camera or a beard but I do have shorts and an attitude. And you do irritate me, Clarkson.
- Jeremy Clarkson turns cycling advocate as he praises Copenhagen's approach1 year 35 weeks agoFuck off Jeremy. I don't have
Fuck off Jeremy. I don't have a beard or a uniform.
Typical, shite from the shitemaster.
- Amstel Gold Race1 year 35 weeks agoWant to see the results of De
Want to see the results of De Brabantse Pijl - La Flèche Brabançonne before committing to a team.
Current working line up has 4 stars at 105pts and 5 DS at 23pts giving me 12 pts to upgrade with.
But I want to see Ardennes form before picking a expensive star or two, or upgrading a couple of DSs.
Note all DS have had top ten places in uphill finishes at Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco and/or top 20 finishes at Amstel Gold + other good form
- Amstel Gold Race1 year 35 weeks agoWithout giving away who is
Without giving away who is actually on my team, I will post the guys who didn't quite make the cut.
Sergio Henao- Looked good climbing in the Basque country and the 15.3 price tag was so compelling; would have allowed me to keep some seriously high priced DS's
Fabian Wegmann- Top 20 last year and also had his moments in the Basque Country. I think he has a pretty good shot at scoring points, which for any DS is a mighty good thing.
Other than that, I don't give many hints
2 riders in the 30s
1 in the 20s
1 under 20
1 DS over 10
2 DS in the 5-10 range
2 DS under 3
- Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco1 year 35 weeks agodrheaton wrote:Gkam84drheaton wrote:Gkam84 wrote:
Its just the fantasy game being played as a pursuit game on the forum to cover races that are not in the fantasy game
As usual, you mean PURIST I assume?
Thats just what i meant, why cant i get it into my head that its not pursuit, when i think cycling i think pursuit not purist
- Tom Boonen's winning streak1 year 35 weeks agoYeah he's got as much chance
Yeah he's got as much chance of winning every stage he enters as i have of building my new velodrome on the moon.
Of course he isn't going to win everything, he'll be in the OPQ team for at least one of the grand tours, So he's not going to win every day for a couple of weeks
- A Sunday In Hell1 year 35 weeks agoBloody hell you give up a
Bloody hell you give up a ride, wander meaninglessly around shops, crappy meal and straight to bed to sleep?????
You need to have word there
- Jeremy Clarkson turns cycling advocate as he praises Copenhagen's approach1 year 35 weeks agoAll very good to have him
All very good to have him appearing to be on "our side". But the danger of him wanting London to be like Copenhagen with bikes separated from cars is that he might extrapolate from there to the rest of the country, and suggest that bikes shouldn't be on the road anywhere. Charlbury as well as Chelsea, Chipping Norton as well as Chiswick.
He nearly hit me once, him driving badly in Woodstock and me going in the other direction passing a parked car. Not really relevant, of course, and lots of people nearly hit cyclists all the time! But it registers when it is him.
- Jeremy Clarkson turns cycling advocate as he praises Copenhagen's approach1 year 35 weeks agoTo be honest people do drive
To be honest people do drive in CPH but you also have to remember they also have excellent public transport that carries bikes unlike what we have in this country the trains underground all have facilities to carry bikes... also great bike lock up areas unlike the uk
so if we want to be more cycling savvy we need to enable public transport to have the decent facilities to carry bikes its a huge bug bear of mine as i used to take my bike on the train when we had the space on the trains to take them
also even on the front of the busses they have bike racks you can chuck a bike on if its to far to cycle..
- Rapha Grand Tour shoes1 year 35 weeks agoA top of the range
A top of the range Specialized road shoe is 200 quid
Full list price on a Sidi Ergo 2 Carbon Lite White is over 300 quid
So the Rapha shoe is clearly just trying to make it's mark at this end of the market
- Jeremy Clarkson turns cycling advocate as he praises Copenhagen's approach1 year 35 weeks ago8th April. I only read it cos
8th April. I only read it cos there was a full-page review of the Bike Hub app in the same section of the paper. And there was Clarkson, plugging cycling. Too good not to be put a story up on BikeBiz straight away.
Others have also said it must have been a column for the previous week...
- Short film BOY with cycling theme to feature in London 2012 Opening Ceremony +video1 year 35 weeks agoWhere does one begin with
Where does one begin with superlatives ?
- Paris Roubaix Tech - a behind the scenes looks at the bikes that tackled the pavé1 year 35 weeks agoApparently, Vacansoleil were
Apparently, Vacansoleil were using aluminium Bianchis...
- Wheel help1 year 35 weeks agohmmm, I have a set of Rs80s
hmmm, I have a set of Rs80s in my basket at planet X, can't seem to find a bad review for them.
- Jeremy Clarkson turns cycling advocate as he praises Copenhagen's approach1 year 35 weeks agoWhen you say last weekend's
When you say last weekend's Sunday Times do you mean Sunday 8th April or the one before it, as that date makes Clarkson's St Paul on the road to Damascus like conversion all the more understandable if not believable.
I own both car and bike and beard and i to do not feel i am making a political statement by riding my bike. I ride because i enjoy it and because it helps me keep fit.
- Tom Boonen's winning streak1 year 35 weeks agoHe'll obviously just put a
He'll obviously just put a motor in his downtube.
- Jeremy Clarkson turns cycling advocate as he praises Copenhagen's approach1 year 35 weeks agoI don't believe this will
I don't believe this will hurt cycling, might even help a bit. There are plenty of people who might use a bike for the short trip, where they now use a car. If Clarkson says cycling Copenhagen-style is good thing, then it might convince some of them to change. Cycling is a broad swathe of life, the utility cyclist is a lot of it.
The racing and sportive people here, myself amongst them, are merely the headline catching people in the cycling press. Yes, sportives are on the up, yes bike sales are up, but most people with a bike use it to ride to work or on a bridleway at the weekend. Cycling becoming safer is a city thing, it won't reach out to the 60/70mph encounters on country lanes for a long time.
I'm all for Clarkson encouraging cycling, the more people saying it is good the better. I'd love cities which I felt happy about my kids riding to school and the shops when they are a bit older. You've got to ignore the detail with Clarkson and hear the overall sweep. He said cycling is good in Copenhagen and that's the message people will remember. The rest is him cracking jokes, but "there are no bloody cars cluttering the place up. Almost everyone goes almost everywhere on a bicycle." is quite a pull quote.
- A Sunday In Hell1 year 35 weeks agoMan up Jo. You got out on
Man up Jo. You got out on Saturday didn't you? I was riding a laptop
- Jeremy Clarkson turns cycling advocate as he praises Copenhagen's approach1 year 35 weeks ago"Cycling in Britain is a
"Cycling in Britain is a political football" would be more correct.
- Which ?1 year 35 weeks agoMy wife had a quick test ride
My wife had a quick test ride of a Boardman Hybrid last week . I think it was only around their shop floor so not a proper test ride but you might be able to get some feel for a bike with that. If I was you I would say something like "I would take my business else where if they didn't help me choose"
- Jeremy Clarkson turns cycling advocate as he praises Copenhagen's approach1 year 35 weeks ago"In Britain cycling is a
"In Britain cycling is a political statement. You have a camera on your helmet so that motorists who carve you up can be pilloried on YouTube. You have shorts. You have a beard and an attitude. You wear a uniform. Cycling has become the outdoorsy wing of the NUM and CND."
Eh? What on earth is he talking about?
1) "In Britain cycling is a political statement." I ride a bike for enjoyment/convenience/fitness, not to make a political statement.
2) "You have a camera on your helmet so that motorists who carve you up can be pilloried on YouTube." Or it's used to provide reliable evidence to uninterested police officers.
3) "You have a beard..." I achieve very satisfactory results from my daily wet shave using a traditional double edge blade (he says smuggly )
3) "You have shorts." Not when it's cold, I don't - only when the weather dictates. Bit like labourers on building sites wearing trousers in colder weather and shorts when it's warm.
4) "You wear a uniform." I dress for the occassion. Civies for short rides into town, "uniform" for day rides, etc. Except that it's not a uniform, just sensible, practical clothing suitable for the occassion and the weather.
5) "Cycling has become the outdoorsy wing of the NUM and CND." While motoring has become the indoor wing? Or does that make me as bonkers as him?
- A Sunday In Hell1 year 35 weeks agoit's the 'Go For a Drive' bit
it's the 'Go For a Drive' bit that sends shivers down my spine, nothing worse than sitting in a car for 'pleasure'!.
- Jeremy Clarkson turns cycling advocate as he praises Copenhagen's approach1 year 35 weeks agoI knew it was too good to be
I knew it was too good to be true.
Cars or bikes? Nah. I've got one of the former and several of the latter.
Political statement? One of the reasons I cycle in London is to avoid an underground railway menaced by militant unions and buses full of hoi polloi.
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