- Why don't you see Pro's eating bananas?1 year 14 weeks agoI've not heard anything about
I've not heard anything about banana skins not breaking down, I'd have thought that any fruit waste (apple cores, orange peels etc.) would all break down just as well. When I go out I take some home made flapjacks (banana and chocolate with sunflower seeds) and for really long ones, some fruit, normally banana, or a satsuma for something different, but they do need you to stop to eat them. I always have a gel as well, just in case I make a right dogs dinner of eating (excuse the pun) and end up bonking.
- Giro Del Trentino stage 41 year 14 weeks agoTxurruka had to be in a break
Txurruka had to be in a break eventually-didn't pick him though
Savini for Moyano
Rosa for Cerny
Had a shocking stage 1a(just 6pts)and despite slow recovery it's just been a holding operation really for Overall/Forum Scorum's/London leagues.
After 1a 548th
After 1b 382nd
After S2 228th
After S3 157th
- First spy shots of finished Kinesis Aithein frame1 year 14 weeks agogo on road.cc do a comparison
go on road.cc do a comparison with the Kinesis carbon frames if you can.
- Starting Out1 year 14 weeks agonotfastenough wrote:Raleighnotfastenough wrote:Raleigh wrote:
Also stay away from that weight room.
Just smack a turbo in front of a Telly.
Wake up an hour early, get on it and smash around. Wakes you up and increases circulation to the brain for PRODUCTIVE LEARNING.
Get on again at Lunch, especially if you have a free period straight after and smash around again.
Smash around again after school before Prep.
20 minutes easy spin before bed.
I'm guessing you have a kitchen?
Your schoolmates must think you're mental. Hell, I'm a cyclist, and I think you're mental.
What the f*** is smashing around?!
Something useful to do on the turbo: http://gcmendurance.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/M2M-Crush-Your-Time-T...
- Tubular for daily use - Any thoughts?1 year 14 weeks agoAgreed and undetstood that
Agreed and undetstood that the need to inflate tyres is no worse on tubs than clinchers. In fact my clinchers use latex anyway so I'm used to adding 20 more psi in the morning..
I think there are some misconceptions about the hassle of tubs, and perhaps unfounded safety concerns about installation and repair, but you have to have confidence in your equipment otherwise you'll never fulfil your potential.
Tubular wheels are a big investment and there's always some risk that you won't get on with any different or new system. Personally I'm confident the benefits will outeigh any potential risks so my long term plan is to invest in tubs.
Apologies that this thread had been hijacked by a tubular/ clincher debate, but it's proved quite useful to me, so thanks all.
- Giro Del Trentino stage 41 year 14 weeks agoHalfway through, gap holding
Halfway through, gap holding at 3 mins or so - looks like they won't be letting anyone get too far up the road today so should be a higher-scoring day. Hoping Bouet loses 5 mins!
Konig (hoping he'll have a dig today)
Battaglin (prob won't score but didn't want to use a penalty transfer)
M Rodriguez (ditto)
- Tubular for daily use - Any thoughts?1 year 14 weeks agoOh the tape holds perfectly
Oh the tape holds perfectly well (as long as you don't use glue as well [I can't believe people do that]). All I'll say is have fun cleaning up the tyre and rim when you have to remove one - something you don't have to do with glue, but is essential with tape.
As I say, tape is for wrapping presents...
- Cannondale launch Synapse Hi-Mod1 year 14 weeks agoIs there a disc version and
Is there a disc version and will we be able to buy it as a frame only?
- Giro Del Trentino stage 41 year 14 weeks agoMinimal thought went into
Minimal thought went into today:
Pirazzi and Aru in for Felline and Pozzovivo
- Top riders risk missing Liège-Bastogne-Liège after environmental groups' litter complaints1 year 14 weeks agoThe ASO has said the
The ASO has said the authorities won't stop anyone racing. It'd kill world tour races in Belgium if they did
- First spy shots of finished Kinesis Aithein frame1 year 14 weeks agoI've been riding and racing
I've been riding and racing the proto for a couple of months now and I've got to say it is a damn fine bike . I prefer it to the carbon race bike I have too plus like the more classic look of the Aithein with it's level top tube.
The section and squarer tube profiling around the BB is nicely hidden away so on first appearance it's a refreshing change to all the aero carbon bikes. Super responsive, quick, stiff, light. Not armchair comfort but it's bike that begs you to get out of the saddle and sprint. In the races I've been doing I've not noticed the lack of aero profiling. More the lack of training
Make sure you put a standard chainset on it. Rides so much better (and faster).
- Loopwheels launches funding drive on Kickstarter1 year 14 weeks ago100 for a suspension seat
100 for a suspension seat post !
- Cannondale launch Synapse Hi-Mod1 year 14 weeks agoMmmmmmm synapse
- Dangerous Liegeons1 year 14 weeks ago"I make note, this place
"I make note, this place needs to be revisited"
Damn right - it's like the Cotswolds on steroids.
Was out there for L-B-L 2011 and a mates stag weekend - based in a cycling friendly hotel in Aywaille. The sun shone brightly for all 4 days we were there too!
It's now a fight between the Ardennes and the Dolomites as my fave cycling destination...
- New satnav system warns lorry drivers in London that they are approaching cyclist 'hotspots'1 year 14 weeks agoAm I missing something here
Am I missing something here surely if it's illegal to look at a map or A2Z etc whilst driving would that not also include the sat nav screen. Plus the location of these devices on peoples windscreens is obscuring their view of the road.
These navigation aids should be made so that the screen goes blank as soon as the gps says the vehicle is moving.
- Giro Del Trentino stage 41 year 14 weeks agoIntermediate Sprint
1. Pantano (Colombia, 94)
2. Taciak (CCC, 124)
3. Amaro (Ceramica Flaminia, 178)
- Top riders risk missing Liège-Bastogne-Liège after environmental groups' litter complaints1 year 14 weeks agoTake the Cipo approach to
Take the Cipo approach to disposal and launch them at Motorbike riders
- Top riders risk missing Liège-Bastogne-Liège after environmental groups' litter complaints1 year 14 weeks agoSorry, but why doesn't the
Sorry, but why doesn't the organiser just follow the peloton with a person to pick up the discarded ones? This is an extreme sporting event, not a sportive. The riders are refuelling and if they run out of places to put empty bottles, it's going to slow them down, surely? The roads are closed, signage everywhere, thousands of spectators, why the upset over a few bottles that can be easily picked up (if fans don't do so anyway)?
- Shimano Believe! initiative sends top pros back to their clubs to inspire next generation (+ video)1 year 14 weeks agoStannard was Team MK, he was
Stannard was Team MK, he was here on Wednesday filming his bit with the kids.
- Top riders risk missing Liège-Bastogne-Liège after environmental groups' litter complaints1 year 14 weeks agoBidons I don't have an issue
Bidons I don't have an issue with as they collected by fans as a momento of the day. Gel wrappers though, grrrrr.
- Top riders risk missing Liège-Bastogne-Liège after environmental groups' litter complaints1 year 14 weeks agoGood, why should they be
Good, why should they be allowed to throw stuff away, they collect them from cars, well take them back to the cars, or dispose in the allocated area, otherwise its littering.
- Why don't you see Pro's eating bananas?1 year 14 weeks agoI've been buying sun-dried
I've been buying sun-dried bananas from H&B - same banana-y taste, zero packaging.
Someone also told me that they were told on the DIVA Ride that in the UK, banana skins don't break down at the road side (which was ironic, because she was broken down at the road side)
Can anyone prove or dispel this potential myth?
- Tubular for daily use - Any thoughts?1 year 14 weeks agoUpdate:
Tufo (butyl inner)
Tufo (butyl inner) tubulars have been on for a week. Have topped the pressure up once, only needed a few psi.
Fitting with Tufo tape was so easy a 10 year old could have done it. Tyres haven't come off the rim as yet. I spoke to a number of people, including a very switched on individual and well known wheel builder, and was told there are no issues with the Tufo product; infact it was recommended by some.
I am not carrying a spare. I have a bottle of sealant and a valve core removal tool. If/when I get a flat I shall report back how I got on.
As an aside, the carbon rims/brakes are excellent, however, I haven't had to use them in wet conditions.
- Giro Del Trentino stage 41 year 14 weeks agoAfter 43 km a break @2:54
After 43 km a break @2:54
Serpa Perez (Lampre, 46), Gautier (Europcar, 64), Sella (Androni, 72), Zardini (Bardiani, 86), Bongiorno (Bardiani, 87), Pantano (Colombia, 94), Txurruka (Caja Rural, 113), Taciak (CCC, 124), Huzarski (NetApp, 152), Amaro (Ceramica Flaminia, 178)
- Just in: StantoVelo Protective Arm Warmers1 year 14 weeks agoNeeded !