• TDS stage 81 year 13 weeks agoPoints for being in the

    Points for being in the breakaway= 0
    Edit

    You could be right , just checked yesterday's stage and vrecer is as follows

    Cat 1 1st over =12 points
    Int sprint ,1st = 6 points
    Mountain winner =5 points
    Int sprint winner =5 points

    Should be 28 points not 21 if the stage scoring was as described

  • Hannah Barnes given IG London Nocturne win as commissaires reverse controversial relegation1 year 13 weeks agoCooks wrote:I'd like to

    Cooks wrote:
    I'd like to commiserate Laura Trott. lots.

    What'd you do? Sit her on your lap and chat about the first thing that pops up! Wink Wink

  • TdS stage 9 - uphill ITT1 year 13 weeks agoI've gone for the dubious

    I've gone for the dubious tactic of picking riders that I want to do well:

    Frank
    Velits
    Rasmussen
    Schleck
    L.L Sanchez
    Kreuziger
    Borghini
    Rui Costa
    Mori

  • White Lightning Easy Clean Bike Brushes1 year 13 weeks agoIs cider really good for

    Is cider really good for chains???

  • Video: Mike Cotty's 300-mile training ride1 year 13 weeks agoStunning! I'm planing riding

    Stunning! I'm planing riding from Leicester to Norfolk in august, any tips for route planning when you don't 100% know the roads? I'm good for about 60% of it but the other is looking a bit sketchy, steering clear of main roads but gets difficult!

  • TDS stage 81 year 13 weeks agoHow many pts is it just for

    How many pts is it just for being in the breakaway? Did he also crest the cat 1 climb and win the intermediate sprint? Is it only 11 pts for all that?

  • Glitchy Garmin ANT sensor1 year 13 weeks agoCheck that your wheel size is

    Check that your wheel size is set right? Mine wasn't and kept giving incorrect read outs

  • TDS stage 81 year 13 weeks agoGilbert and Sullivan wrote:21

    Gilbert and Sullivan wrote:
    21 pts for Robert Vrecer.How does that break down anyone?Was he in the break? Does that score? Must have scored more than 21 surely? Sorry Gkam,can you check his score again. Thinking

    Probably an accumulation of the following and sounds about right:
    Kom winner 5
    Sprints winner 5

    And 11 points gained in the breakaway today with mountain points and sprint points

  • Husband of cyclist killed by epileptic nun calls for tougher licensing of older drivers1 year 13 weeks agoColin Peyresourde

    Colin Peyresourde wrote:
    Perhaps they ought to Blade Runner style tests.

    Unfortunately there is little incentive for the elderly to take these tests. If they pass, then fine, they carry on as normal. If they don't they have their quality of life diminished. The incentive for some is to carry on driving regardless of a valid license. Sadly these people are the most vulnerable, being less able to cycle, run or walk to make up for any immobility. It's sad and an unfortunate truth.

    See above.

  • TDS stage 81 year 13 weeks ago21 pts for Robert Vrecer.How

    21 pts for Robert Vrecer.How does that break down anyone?Was he in the break? Does that score? Must have scored more than 21 surely? Sorry Gkam,can you check his score again. Thinking

  • Cycling Ireland EGM votes against nominating Pat McQuaid for 3rd term as UCI president1 year 13 weeks agoMcQuaid is the figure head of

    McQuaid is the figure head of a rotten insitution. Other heads should roll.

    If Cookson doesn't clean up the whole organisation top to bottom while making anti-doping independent nothing will change.

    Cookson is part of the old boys club so dont expect anything to change except maybe a more professional approach to not shoing the incompetence and wheeling dealing going on in the name of pro cycling.

    Cookson not so long ago was giving his backing to McQuaid so I hardly expect Cookson to do anything different.

  • TdS stage 9 - uphill ITT1 year 13 weeks agoCosta Kreuzinger Velits 4,5,6

    Costa
    Kreuzinger
    Velits

    4,5,6 Thinking

  • Is it ok ... ? :)1 year 13 weeks agois your inseam deffinately

    is your inseam deffinately 86cm? because that would indicate you would need around a 56cm frame (on a trek for example) other bikes possibly smaller.

  • Video: Mike Cotty's 300-mile training ride1 year 13 weeks agoI did 300 miles a few weeks

    I did 300 miles a few weeks ago, took 3 days tho.

    Have to agree with the comment near the end of the article, there really is some beautiful riding in the UK if you take yourself away from the built up areas and look for the little back roads. So many riders seem to miss roads like those in the vid, too stuck in the 'car mentality' of bigger and more direct roads.

    Good video and ride Mike.

  • Is it ok ... ? :)1 year 13 weeks agoHead tube height will

    Head tube height will determine how 'racy' the fit ends up, IMO if you go lower in head tube you might want to go longer in TT or as Ped mentioned you will end up getting a LNG stem. To be honest it's a pretty complex subject with lots of opinions. If you find you are suffering from pain etc fork out for a bike fit, it will be the best money you ever spend. Then you know where to put your money on a new bike as well. It's taken about a year and a half to 'dial in' my own fit but I know it probably still not 100%.

  • Husband of cyclist killed by epileptic nun calls for tougher licensing of older drivers1 year 13 weeks agoPerhaps they ought to Blade

    Perhaps they ought to Blade Runner style tests.

    Unfortunately there is little incentive for the elderly to take these tests. If they pass, then fine, they carry on as normal. If they don't they have their quality of life diminished. The incentive for some is to carry on driving regardless of a valid license. Sadly these people are the most vulnerable, being less able to cycle, run or walk to make up for any immobility. It's sad and an unfortunate truth.

  • Buyer’s Guide to Saddles1 year 13 weeks agoUnable to find a conventional

    Unable to find a conventional saddle to suit my sit bones I now rely on my moonsaddle, without which I don't think I would be able to spend more than half an hour cycling at a time. There are other alternatives available too which, if they were more widely known/available, I am sure would benefit others too - it's a shame this article about saddles didn't go beyond the standard types.

  • Paul Kimmage Defense Fund1 year 13 weeks agoThat McQuaid can even be

    That McQuaid can even be allowed to stand for election after presiding over the most sordid episode in cycling's history just boggles the mind. The man has no shame; but then that's hardly a surprise. You don't get to the top of a fetid shitheap without becoming utterly dirty.

  • Glitchy Garmin ANT sensor1 year 13 weeks agoHmm, yeah I was wondering

    Hmm, yeah I was wondering about that. I had just given my bike a deep clean the day before; I wonder if I'd managed to get some goop in the connection?

  • Cycling Ireland EGM votes against nominating Pat McQuaid for 3rd term as UCI president1 year 13 weeks agoI think he would have said "

    I think he would have said " Certaintly not", I'm sure Sean has never said "certainly" in his life... Smile

  • Canyon CF Paint Finish1 year 13 weeks ago700c wrote:Ah, the pitfalls

    700c wrote:
    Ah, the pitfalls of internet bike buying from foreign retailers..

    Have to say, I'd be less than pleased with this and would advise your friend to seek a replacement from the supplier

    You wouldn't accept it from a LBS in this state, so just because its a bit more hassle doesn't mean he shouldn't remain dissatisfied, which he obviously is..

    Have you ever seen a canyon cf in the flesh or read any of the previous comments?

    3 people with different bikes purchased at different times have the same finish myself included .....plus over the last couple of days I've seen another whilst out riding and afterstopping and chatting we discussed the cf finish .....guess what his was the same ....iit's meant to be like that and changes how it looks at different angles and under different lighting

    Rolling Eyes

  • Is it ok ... ? :)1 year 13 weeks agoBest solution to this is to

    Best solution to this is to draw the 2 bikes using graph paper (or Microsoft Visio if you have it). Use the known angles and draw to scale your current bike. Then draw the new one over it. You can then see the differences and where you need to compensate to arrive at the same position.

    This all assumes that you are happy with your current position.

  • Lightweight Rennbugel 168g carbon handlebar released1 year 13 weeks agoIsn't the font designed to

    Isn't the font designed to look lightweight? That's what I'd always assumed.

  • Husband of cyclist killed by epileptic nun calls for tougher licensing of older drivers1 year 13 weeks agoI'm not sure why the person

    I'm not sure why the person is calling for tougher regulation of older drivers either when it was the epilepsy that caused the collision it seems.

    I know of a young person who had a collision due to this very reason, age has nothing to do with it.

  • Husband of cyclist killed by epileptic nun calls for tougher licensing of older drivers1 year 13 weeks agotherealsmallboy wrote:Should

    therealsmallboy wrote:
    Should be like that here too- some of the most thoughtless maneuvers that I've seen have been from the elderly.

    Really? I find that hard to believe from experience.

    Young drivers deliberately driving aggressively / anti socially are the biggest problem on the roads, throw in older more "normal" drivers who think they know it all too.