• US town proposes to ban cyclists from passing through1 year 13 weeks agopedalpowerDC wrote:Seems like

    pedalpowerDC wrote:
    Seems like the Diablo bike shop ought to put out a candy bowl with 5 cent candy in it for all cyclists passing through.

    Sounds like a brilliant idea - alternatively (and it won't happen) said non-elitist residents of the town can be taxed to raise funds to add a cycle only lane to the alternative route.

  • Tour of California Stage 81 year 13 weeks agoGrrrr, I'm peed off. Should

    Grrrr, I'm peed off. Should have checked the time, assumed I'd be ok though. Surely they are still having breakfast in Cali! Defending 10th on this tour too. That's gone now- unless a 15 man break makes it Big Grin

    Anyways, would have brought in Sagan, farrar, Matthews and meersman, taking 20 point pen, and binning my GC guys in most efficient way to defend GC points. For the record.

    Now I'll go and mope in my corner....

  • insurance & licencing for cyclists?1 year 13 weeks agobut as a car owner/driver I

    but as a car owner/driver I already pay for the "joy" of
    using the Bristish road systems one way or another Angry

  • Why is it considered wanky to wear sky kit1 year 13 weeks agoWHO GIVES A FUCK WHAT ANYONE

    WHO GIVES A FUCK WHAT ANYONE IS WEARING ON THEIR BIKE.

    Please people.
    my 5 year old son wears a Valentino Rossi Moto GP champion hat, should i tell him he can't wear it because he never earned it? give me strength. Angry

  • Giro d'Italia - Stage 151 year 13 weeks ago2,4,7,8,9,10 + chalapud +

    2,4,7,8,9,10 + chalapud + pirazzi points. Ok I guess

  • Why is it considered wanky to wear sky kit1 year 13 weeks ago@The Rumpo Kid: Sorry, I

    @The Rumpo Kid:

    Sorry, I think I got a bit carried away there, im sure you arent elitist and I understand your view. I do have to admit that I would feel very self-conscious about wearing a polka-dot jersey, as it would in my mind be akin to making a statement about my climbing abilities, but wearing a pair of prendas armwarmers with the World Champion stripes on wouldnt bother me a jot.

    I live in leafy Cheshire and I see a lot of riders out in full rapha gear, I cant help the feeling that they are trying just as hard to fit in with a stereotype as the man in the Wiggins kit.

  • Why is it considered wanky to wear sky kit1 year 13 weeks agoNice bike! ha... just ride

    Nice bike! ha... just ride and enjoy it. I hope i live long enough to ride like the old dude in the Garmin kit so i can be uncool too. That old man rocks!

    New rule #1: all velominati followers are douchebags.

    cheers!

  • Tour of California Stage 81 year 13 weeks agoArg, when did the window

    Arg, when did the window close? Missed it. Crying

  • Giro d'Italia - Stage 151 year 13 weeks agoI need to get last place home

    I need to get last place home to only be a couple of points off you guys that got 13 and 17th Devil

    Come on Le Bon or Mezgec Devil

  • Why is it considered wanky to wear sky kit1 year 13 weeks agoIt is not wanky to wear a Sky

    It is not wanky to wear a Sky jersey if You...
    ...want to commit a crime, everybody will remember the Sky jersey as they have seen such an item before, but you are not only one wearing one making life very difficult for Metropolitean police Surprise
    (This is based on the theory that humans tend to remember only a limited number of visual impacts, preferable items they have seen before and can relate to.)

    - My second coice of disguse:
    http://innercitymobility.blogspot.de/2013/04/london-fashion-visibility-i... - the Gore one.

    And now pardon me I have a bank "appointment" Devil
    http://innercitymobility.blogspot.de/2013/04/london-carradice-money-carr...

  • Why is it considered wanky to wear sky kit1 year 13 weeks agowifwaf wrote:The Rumpo Kid

    wifwaf wrote:
    The Rumpo Kid wrote:
    joc wrote:
    The Rumpo Kid wrote:
    joc wrote:
    The Rumpo Kid wrote:
    wifwaf wrote:
    Of course it would be inapropriate for a pro rider to wear colours they hadnt earned ie. World Championship stripes.

    For the rest of us, refusing to wear team colours or trophy gear because you havent 'earned' them demonstrates you are actually far more delusional than the 22 stone sportive rider resplendant in his Sky kit.

    Refusing to wear this gear is an attempt to be closer to the pro-world than the people who do. Get a life and if you like the look of gear, wear it.


    So what would you think of a Non-Olympian who wore an Olympic Medal? That they were somehow demonstrating they were not "delusional"? No. You would rightly consider them to be a bit sad at best.

    Wearing a yellow Jersey is not the same as wearing an Olympic Gold metal... Are you serious. Because that's like the worse comparison ever


    The difference being? Although an item of clothing, The Yellow Jersey, like a medal, says the wearer has achieved sonething.

    I'm just not buying that.... So if you wear a brazil kit with stars next to the badge you are pretending to be a World Cup winner? It's a replica kit, not close to running about with an Olympic gold medal round your neck.... Like I said, a shite comparison


    The stars on National Football shirts (whether worn on the pitch or down the pub) indicate that the Country, not the wearer, won the World Cup.

    Oh really? The shirt also indicates that the wearer qualified to play for his country. Most observers have the maturity and intelligence to realise this is not actually the case and that the wearer is expressing his support for the country/player in question, not plagiarising his achievements. Putting trophies on your mantlepiece you havent actually won would be sad, wearing team kit or winners colours in cycling is not. Its all about context and perspective. In cycing there are a lot of elitist snobs and they look just as sad as the people they are despising.


    Looks like we'll have to agree to differ. I think putting a trophy you haven't won on your body is just as sad as putting it on your mantelpiece. And I'm certainly not an elitist snob. You can ask anybody. (Well anybody who matters).

  • WANTED-Garmin1 year 13 weeks agoI kinda thought that, seen as

    I kinda thought that, seen as you came to a cycling forum.

    I was just trying to make you think about your post. It might be worth stating what you are after, because there are many Garmin's out there.

    Main one's being 500/800 and 510/810 But there are various other models out that cyclists also use Wink

  • Giro d'Italia - Stage 151 year 13 weeks ago2,3,4,7,8,9,10,13,17 for me.

    2,3,4,7,8,9,10,13,17 for me. that'll do Big Grin

  • Wiggins, career over?1 year 13 weeks agoQuote:He would of not stood a

    Quote:
    He would of not stood a chance winning last years tour if it was not for other riders in his team AND the course being his favour as it was very tt orientated.

    No rider could win a GT on their own, no matter what the parcours. To say so is utterly stupid, cycling (certainly at that level) is 100% a team sport.

    As for targeting it, of course they did. Sky knew that course was the best thing for Wiggins in years. Same as when GB targeted the World Champs for Cav, they knew they weren't going to get a better sprinters course in probably 10 years.

    Sky's strength (and their weakness) is putting all their eggs in one basket, usually a Wiggins shaped one. He's their star rider but they really need to adapt a bit better to developing conditions on the ground. Not pull Uran back for example. They did the same in the Tour a couple of years ago when they pulled Geraint Thomas back (G at the time was 4th overall and wearing White Jersey). By pulling the whole team back for what proved to be a futile cause, they lost the lot.

    But career finished? Certainly not. He'll recover. And to anyone slagging off his riding, he could ride a unicycle and still annihilate any typical club cyclist. Pros are in a totally different league. Your toughest climb? They'd be in the 53. Your fastest descent? They'd be 5 minutes quicker than you without even trying.

  • Tour of California Stage 81 year 13 weeks agoTERatcliffe26

    TERatcliffe26 wrote:
    chrisdstripes wrote:
    I took a chance of not really picking TT specialists, so not having to make transfers yesterday leaving me 4 today. I think it worked, got 348 for the 2 stages and can now have Sagan, Meersman, Farrar plus one for tonight. You must have picked up 200+ pts on me this week TER - I need a change of fortunes!

    Yup Ive had a pretty good week (not bad in the giro either) Im sure my luck will drop off at some point.
    It defo worked as I only scored 356 over the past two stages. Had I gone for Dennis over DZ, that would have made a big difference. Maybe my big loss was gong for Chavanel when I should have played safe with Frank

    Ive decided just to go with Sagan and Farrar today

    Brought in Sagan yesterday for the points and a full house. Got 5 sprinters today including him with a 10 point pen.
    Sagan, Farrar, Hushovd, Matthews and on a whim Boeckmans plus TJ, Acevedo, Rogers and Mancebo.

  • Tour of California Stage 81 year 13 weeks agoJust three changes for me,

    Just three changes for me, angling for another full house badge rather than a massive score.

  • Tour of California Stage 81 year 13 weeks agoBrought in Matthews, Sagan,

    Brought in Matthews, Sagan, Farrar, Jones & Hushovd for a 10 point penalty

    Kept on to
    TJ
    Rogers
    Acevedo
    Voss

  • WTD Garmin Edge 5001 year 13 weeks agoI'm also looking for a

    I'm also looking for a garmin

    Pm me pls

  • WANTED-Garmin1 year 13 weeks agoThanks But it's a cycling

    Thanks

    But it's a cycling garmin I need!!!

  • Tour of California Stage 81 year 13 weeks agostevemarks wrote:Bought in 3

    stevemarks wrote:
    Bought in 3 sprinters cost me 10 penalties decided to leave Meersman out, big gamble as he is one of the first names on my teamsheet normally but seemed to be suffering a bit last few days, on the flat, hoping the plan works too. Wouldn't have done it any different with hindsight, I suffered from my lack of knowledge of US riders at the start otherwise I might have been a top 10 contender.

    Thinking

    Not sure you could say Meersman was suffering, he came 15th yesterday, maybe just lacking some top end speed, but not suffering

  • Any good Aluminium TT bikes?1 year 13 weeks agoI think it's a good choice

    I think it's a good choice for a TT bike; certainly no point spending megabucks to shave a bit of weight when aero is more crucial. Both Trek and Felt do cracking alu TT bikes for like £1300.

  • Giro d'Italia - Stage 151 year 13 weeks agochiv30 wrote:Gkam84

    chiv30 wrote:
    Gkam84 wrote:
    2,3,4,7,8,9,10 for me today Big Grin

    Same here ,plus whatever points chalapud gives me

    Same plus 13th and 17th = full house

    Choosing Niemiec over Pirazzi should have paid off too

  • Giro d'Italia - Stage 151 year 13 weeks agoOnly my second full house of

    Only my second full house of the season! 2,4,7,8,9,16,17 plus Weening and Pirazzi. No cycling at all tomorrow! Sad

  • Why is it considered wanky to wear sky kit1 year 13 weeks agoThe Rumpo Kid wrote:joc

    The Rumpo Kid wrote:
    joc wrote:
    The Rumpo Kid wrote:
    joc wrote:
    The Rumpo Kid wrote:
    wifwaf wrote:
    Of course it would be inapropriate for a pro rider to wear colours they hadnt earned ie. World Championship stripes.

    For the rest of us, refusing to wear team colours or trophy gear because you havent 'earned' them demonstrates you are actually far more delusional than the 22 stone sportive rider resplendant in his Sky kit.

    Refusing to wear this gear is an attempt to be closer to the pro-world than the people who do. Get a life and if you like the look of gear, wear it.


    So what would you think of a Non-Olympian who wore an Olympic Medal? That they were somehow demonstrating they were not "delusional"? No. You would rightly consider them to be a bit sad at best.

    Wearing a yellow Jersey is not the same as wearing an Olympic Gold metal... Are you serious. Because that's like the worse comparison ever


    The difference being? Although an item of clothing, The Yellow Jersey, like a medal, says the wearer has achieved sonething.

    I'm just not buying that.... So if you wear a brazil kit with stars next to the badge you are pretending to be a World Cup winner? It's a replica kit, not close to running about with an Olympic gold medal round your neck.... Like I said, a shite comparison


    The stars on National Football shirts (whether worn on the pitch or down the pub) indicate that the Country, not the wearer, won the World Cup.

    Oh really? The shirt also indicates that the wearer qualified to play for his country. Most observers have the maturity and intelligence to realise this is not actually the case and that the wearer is expressing his support for the country/player in question, not plagiarising his achievements. Putting trophies on your mantlepiece you havent actually won would be sad, wearing team kit or winners colours in cycling is not. Its all about context and perspective. In cycing there are a lot of elitist snobs and they look just as sad as the people they are despising.

  • Riding the Marrakech Atlas Étape1 year 13 weeks agoThis sounds like I'm making

    This sounds like I'm making it up (I'm not) but a guy that I work with was finisher number 32 on this...and did the entire thing on a P-type Brompton.

    He said the conditions were absolutely shocking but he had plenty of clothing on and just ground it out.

    According to his Strava record he hit 82 kph on the way down. I've no idea how far off Strava can be but even if it's wrong by 20% that would terrify me on a Brompton.

    @Colin-Peyresourde - rode the Raid two years ago next week. It's a hell of thing, especially if, like for us, it rains every single day. Except when we were climbing the Tourmalet. Then it was snowing. Hopefully July will be as you'd expect. Are you going to the bother of getting stamps?