• The 3.0 rider competition.1 year 7 weeks agostumps wrote:Just thught i

    stumps wrote:
    Just thught i would bump this as its now onto page 2 of the posts due to quite a few other posts.

    Oops wonder how that happened Confused

    However as it's you , you get my apology Smile

  • Tour of California stage 21 year 7 weeks agoHowson 0.37 behind Dennis.

    Howson 0.37 behind Dennis. 5th so far.

  • Tour of California stage 21 year 7 weeks agoI actually fancied Bobridge

    I actually fancied Bobridge too but again saw no value in him tomorrow, so left him.

  • Was huge Dublin bomb intended for attack on Giro d'Italia?1 year 7 weeks agoFluffyKittenofTindalos

    FluffyKittenofTindalos wrote:
    stumps wrote:
    kcr wrote:
    stumps wrote:
    Regardless of who was to blame for this bomb its absolutely disgusting

    If you must break the law, do it to seize power: in all other cases observe it. Gaius Julius Caesar.

    Interesting signature message, in light of your comment...

    yeah whatever.

    I'm a massive fan of the Roman Empire and Julius Caesar himself, hence my signature message and my spqr badge (which is roman as well in case you didn't know). Just because i like them doesn't mean i condone bombs and terrorism, Dave also has a team called vini vidi vici does that mean he is the same ?????????????????

    Its not implying you support terrorism to simply note that that quote is oddly appropriate for the topic of people aiming to bring about political change via violence. I don't think anyone would assume because you have it as a signature you therefore agree 100% with every possible implication of it.

    Apparently in Confucian thought also, it was always held that rebellion against legitimate authority was morally wrong and deserving of any punishment the authority deigned to dish out - but that if you successfully overthrew the authority, that itself proved it wasn't in fact legitimate, so therefore your rebellion was retrospectively OK after all! Apparently the communists found that traditional idea very useful.

    Yep point taken, i've misunderstood his comments completely D Oh

  • Castelli Aero Speed gloves1 year 7 weeks agoOverall the Aero Speed Gloves

    Overall the Aero Speed Gloves are designed for specialist use and do that job well.

    Fat bloked on sportives? Big Grin

  • Tour of California stage 21 year 7 weeks agoGhedebrav wrote: I won't pick

    Ghedebrav wrote:

    I won't pick Busche on the entirely legitimate grounds that he pronounces his surname "Boo-shay". That'll learn 'im.

    lol, thats like Mrs Bucket pronouncing it "boquet".

  • Tour of California stage 21 year 7 weeks agoYes I didn't go Howson, but I

    Yes I didn't go Howson, but I didn't want to make 2 penalties, plus I don't see much value in him tomorrow. As for Craddock, see him much more for tomorrow, but he is no slouch in the ITT and could easily top 10, and also be in contention for some YR points.

    Back to Howson, yes I recognise his ability, and if you just got me to pick 9 riders he would be in, but I don't see him breaking the top 5.

    I see the top 4 being Phinney, Dennis, Sergent and Wiggins

  • Tour of California stage 1 sacramento circuit1 year 7 weeks agoTERatcliffe26 wrote:Sorry for

    TERatcliffe26 wrote:
    Sorry for any confusion on my part

    I think the confusion was caused by me (and ATOC's website). The results were correct in the game.

  • Was huge Dublin bomb intended for attack on Giro d'Italia?1 year 7 weeks agoSome brainless dope decided

    Some brainless dope decided to make a name for himself with an alleged bomb, something totally unrelated to cycling, and a major headline on this cycling website is that the dope with the bomb may have been targeting the Giro, but got caught, and then making a big story out of it. Ya, maybe I'm not on the right website. I'm a cycling fan and a cyclist........and the Giro "over here" from Bushmills to Dublin was bloody great. I hope all goes well for the Grand Depart "over there" as well....Stick to cycling stories please.

  • Police caution one cyclist and seek two others in connection with violent road rage attacks on drivers1 year 7 weeks agohttp://road.cc/content/news/1

    http://road.cc/content/news/110774-road-rage-footballer-who-admitted-ass...

    'nuff said.

  • Tour of California stage 21 year 7 weeks agoWent for Howson as well.

    Went for Howson as well. Dennis, Wiggins, Phinney, Terpstra and Sergent all present and correct too.

    Was sore tempted by Craddock but I stuck with Terpstra, on account of this will probably be the one stage he'll get the chance to shine in this race.

    I won't pick Busche on the entirely legitimate grounds that he pronounces his surname "Boo-shay". That'll learn 'im.

  • Two cyclists airlifted to hospital with serious injuries during 2014 Fred Whitton Challenge1 year 7 weeks agoI'm going to join in here -as

    I'm going to join in here -as one of the people who did the Fred Whitton yesterday -and enjoyed what was closer to mountain adventure racing than a road ride.

    Nobody I saw was being aggressive on the Wrynose and Hardknott descents. There were marshalls just below the start of each descent calling out to anyone who was setting off over optimistically -myself included-, more down all of Hardknott (east side, not the west, which is a longer descent). Strava tells me at 10.4 mph I rank 2600 of 3100 -and I was tracking down the speed of everyone nearby. For reference: Conti gatorskin 23mm on the front and a schwalbe durano 23mm slick on the rear: no traction problems encountered. Not deflated either -I'm too prone to snakebites for that.

    On Wrynose the road was closed while the Air Ambulance was out -everyone dismounted and walked past. Whoever came off had done it after a left hand turn; there was a tent just over on the hillside where they were fixing them up. But that doesn't say what happened, and nobody should reach for conclusions about skills, weather, speed etc. We don't know and to reach conclusions is as much victim blaming as the "were they wearing a helmet" comments you see in the local press whenever someone gets run over by a truck.

    While it's easy to reassure yourself that with your skill, judgement, tyres etc. you wouldn't get into trouble, we are all vulnerable to what are called in mountaineering terms "objective hazards" -stones on the road, sheep, potholes, as well as at risk from the actions of others nearby. The only way to avoid such hazards is simple: stay out of the mountains.

    So rather than judging the two who got injured, we should have
    -praise for the on-hand mountain rescue team
    -praise for the air ambulance crew and first aid
    -praise for the doctors on the ride who were offering help -they were turning them away.
    -praise for the organisers and volunteers who put a lot of effort into a wonderful day in the mountains.
    -best wishes for all who were injured

  • Tour of California stage 21 year 7 weeks agoWent for Howson, and I think

    Went for Howson, and I think Craddock comes in tomorrow but I don't think he'll place highly enough today. And I was just short in points to get him anyway without sacrificing cav.

    Howson may be leader in da yoot competition by tonight. Hence picking over zirbel

  • Was huge Dublin bomb intended for attack on Giro d'Italia?1 year 7 weeks agopfitzy72 wrote: You seem to

    pfitzy72 wrote:

    You seem to know and like to comment a lot about bombs and "ancient" history..are you sure you are on the right website? This is a cycling website. That " alleged bomb" was no more meant for the Giro than that dude on Eurovision was meant to be a woman. I actually said it to my father in Belfast on Friday that there would be some bullcrap stirred up over the weekend...

    Ehh ... are *you* sure you're on the right website? Plain Face

  • Tour of California stage 21 year 7 weeks agoHowson goes in 10 mins I'll

    Howson goes in 10 mins

    I'll be watching with interest.

  • Was huge Dublin bomb intended for attack on Giro d'Italia?1 year 7 weeks agorussyparkin wrote:fuck

    russyparkin wrote:
    fuck Ireland. they are their own worst enemies.

    the country doesnt deserve to have any high profile events until they can get their house in order.

    maybe the 'war on terror' should be brought back from afganistan and a little closer to home?


    What a prat.

    At least in Dublin a soldier can walk down the street without having his head sawn off by some Muslim fundamentalists.

    And you say 'fuck them'? You need to look a LOT closer to home...

  • Was huge Dublin bomb intended for attack on Giro d'Italia?1 year 7 weeks agoYou seem to know and like to

    You seem to know and like to comment a lot about bombs and "ancient" history..are you sure you are on the right website? This is a cycling website. That " alleged bomb" was no more meant for the Giro than that dude on Eurovision was meant to be a woman. I actually said it to my father in Belfast on Friday that there would be some bullcrap stirred up over the weekend...

  • Tour of California stage 21 year 7 weeks agoI went for Zirbel over

    I went for Zirbel over Howson, it was pretty much 50-50, we shall see...

  • Was huge Dublin bomb intended for attack on Giro d'Italia?1 year 7 weeks agorussyparkin wrote:fuck

    russyparkin wrote:
    fuck Ireland. they are their own worst enemies.

    the country doesnt deserve to have any high profile events until they can get their house in order.

    maybe the 'war on terror' should be brought back from afganistan and a little closer to home?


    What a prat.

    At least in Dublin a soldier can walk down the street without having his head sawn off by some Muslim fundamentalists.

    And you say 'fuck them'? You need to look a LOT closer to home...

  • Was huge Dublin bomb intended for attack on Giro d'Italia?1 year 7 weeks agorussyparkin wrote:fuck

    russyparkin wrote:
    fuck Ireland. they are their own worst enemies.

    the country doesnt deserve to have any high profile events until they can get their house in order.

    maybe the 'war on terror' should be brought back from afganistan and a little closer to home?


    What a prat.

    At least in Dublin a soldier can walk down the street without having his head sawn off by some Muslim fundamentalists.

    And you say 'fuck them'? You need to look a LOT closer to home...

  • Tour of California stage 21 year 7 weeks agochrisdstripes

    chrisdstripes wrote:
    TERatcliffe26 wrote:
    Can't believe the lack of Craddock in teams Thinking


    I have him in purist...and pick-3-yanks actually...

    Std for today is...

    Wiggo
    Phinney
    Sergent
    Dennis
    Zirbel
    Terpstra
    Cavendish
    Stetina
    Haedo
    With 20 pens...


    In My Purist team he is. as is Stetina and Tvetcov
    P.S. I can't believe the lack of WORLD JUNIOR ITT champion at 5.1 value not in teams Smile

  • £8 million investment planned in cycling in East Lancashire1 year 7 weeks agoA commendable enterprise in

    A commendable enterprise in an area with some great roads for riding marred by narrow breadth and heavy traffic. I am intrigued to find out whether this "Weavers Wheel" will me more practical or fun to ride, either way I'm for it.

  • Tour of California stage 21 year 7 weeks ago3 trades 10 pen pts. CAV, JJ

    3 trades 10 pen pts.
    CAV, JJ HEADO, DEMPSTER out

    BOOM, SERGENT, DENNIS in

    Sagan
    Wiggins
    Dennis
    Boom
    Phinney
    Sergent
    Howson
    Leezer
    Johan Estaban Chaves.....
    I like my chances here for Laterne Rouge too...he(Chaves) is hopeless, already got it once this year Smile

    GL everyone

  • Tour of California stage 21 year 7 weeks agoTERatcliffe26 wrote:Can't

    TERatcliffe26 wrote:
    Can't believe the lack of Craddock in teams Thinking


    I have him in purist...and pick-3-yanks actually...

    Std for today is...

    Wiggo
    Phinney
    Sergent
    Dennis
    Zirbel
    Terpstra
    Cavendish
    Stetina
    Haedo
    With 20 pens...

  • Tour de France Fan Parks want 7 cycling superfan ambassadors1 year 7 weeks agoMaybe a double act of

    Maybe a double act of Will.i.am and Lance - guaranteed 'dope' rhymes !