- This is it... first race of the season1 year 35 weeks agoSee you there Sam I'm racing
See you there Sam I'm racing Dunfermline too!
I've got a cold too (get the excuses in early!) but am doing my local chaingang tonight anyway although I might cut a lap or two.
- Transfers1 year 35 weeks agoDidn't know they were grouped
Didn't know they were grouped together. Either I totally missed it or it wasn't made obvious enough coming up to the first event
Guess I'll have to have a limited team. Domestiques will; not make up the 40 points
- Continental drive belt shown on Milk Bikes 'ArtDA' Bespoked showstopper1 year 35 weeks agoI've always liked the idea of
I've always liked the idea of a belt drive for a single gear drive, because of cleanliness issues, but the problem has always been how to change the belt.
It looks as though they have gone for a break in the seat stay.
- Crush1 year 35 weeks ago& I thought it was just
& I thought it was just me...
Sitting at the PC doing exactly that right now, sun is out, I have a destination, but still sat here...
- Bespoked Bristol 2012 - Road bike gallery: Waterford, Legend, Pegoretti, Feather, Crisp Titanium, Mawis, Enigma, Demon, 14BikeCo + more1 year 35 weeks agoCooks wrote:How is thatCooks wrote:..
How is that Legend standing up?
it's standing on it's foot....well it is a Leg End after all....
- FS - Zipp 404 Tubular Wheelset1 year 35 weeks agoHi Nick seen your add for the
Hi Nick seen your add for the wheels and i am wondering if that is your best price for these wheels as they seem very expensive as they are 2006 and they are 10 speed campag cheers
- Carlos Sastre riding Trois Etapes1 year 35 weeks agoSounds awesome, but you
Sounds awesome, but you definitely need the fitness, as well as £5k in donations/sponsorship.
- LOCOG looks set to charge to watch Olympic races from Box Hill as minister praises environmental benefits1 year 36 weeks agoThere's an Olympics on in
There's an Olympics on in London this summer? I wish someone had mentioned it sooner
- Video: shit cyclists say1 year 36 weeks agoThe video was hilarious! I
The video was hilarious! I counted and saw myself doing 6 of those. I can't believe I did so many of those stereotypical things without me noticing. I hope they can do more of such videos. I am sure there are more things that we cyclists do that they have not featured.
- Bespoked Bristol 2012 - Road bike gallery: Waterford, Legend, Pegoretti, Feather, Crisp Titanium, Mawis, Enigma, Demon, 14BikeCo + more1 year 36 weeks agoSo many lovely bikes and
So many lovely bikes and totally agree absolutely love the look of the HT9.5 but who on earth is in charge of marketing at Waterford?
That little piece about lightweight bikes is pretty sad, any company that spends more time on criticising the opposition (even though a lot of what the say is true) rather than concentrating on their own products sends out a really negative image.
- Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco1 year 36 weeks agoIm in
JEANNESSON Arnold 18.7
LEIPHEIMER Levi 22.6
COBO ACEBO Juan Jose 34.7
MOLLEMA Bauke 36.8
CUMMINGS Steven 11.3
WEGMANN Fabian 9.1
ASTARLOZA CHAURREAU Mikel 2.5
LOFKVIST Thomas 6.9
VOIGT Jens 7.4
- KBC Driedaagse van De Panne - Koksijde on the side1 year 36 weeks agoRighto, I will post points at
Righto, I will post points at some point in the morning as my spreadsheet is not on my laptop
Shame its not an game comp, but maybe you will win flanders on sunday
although im hoping my slightly risky team will do me well (its all about me maintaining my overall position at the momemnt) and hoping to peak for the Giro
- LOCOG looks set to charge to watch Olympic races from Box Hill as minister praises environmental benefits1 year 36 weeks agotony_farrellytony_farrelly wrote:ALIHISGREAT wrote:
Isn't it better that we have to pay?
Isn't the point here that we've already paid? Well, if you're a UK tax payer you have, and you could certainly argue that if the people who live in or around Box Hill wanted to go and see it for free they should be able to irrespective of whether they are cycling fans.
You would also have to wonder whether if LOCOG are going to charge whether they will be retaining a slice of tickets for the corporate sector - every one of them a cycling fan no doubt… or maybe just people able to benefit from price discrimination cos they've got very large amounts of money.
I agree that locals should get priority.. but I was just trying to put a positive spin on it.
I'm not sure how popular it will be, but a restricted number of people in the hill can only be a good thing for those that get tickets...if its popular enough to warrant ticketing... would we really want to be there on a horribly overcrowded hill if it wasn't ticketed?
And the argument about thise wuth loads of money benefitting from price discrimination doesn't really make sense; given the costs of cycling I think its safe to assume most roadies can afford a £30 ticket.
- FS: Northwave Fighter SBS shoes 46 - nearly new1 year 36 weeks agoMy 'work shoes' are Clarks
My 'work shoes' are Clarks size 11 extra wide.
My MTB shoes are Sidi size 46 Mega wide.
My current road shoes are Nike 47 Extra Wide.
I bought the Northwaves after reading a review that said they suited wider feet. Clearly, not as wide as mine!
Hope this helps.
I think the Northwaves are an average length 46 but cut slightly wider than some other shoes.
- Crush1 year 36 weeks agoOne of those posts where I
One of those posts where I was nodding in agreement all the way through.
Then, smiling in even more agreement at Max_leonard's comment.
Then, noting for inspiration OldnSlo's quote
- Transfers1 year 36 weeks agoDone my homework but sorry to
Done my homework but sorry to see two of mine pull out so soon. Transfers not done yet - waiting til Friday night. Here's hoping there are no surprises before then, as I'm banking on a 1, 2, 3. For once.
- Video: Bike Butterfly, the pedestrian awareness aid1 year 36 weeks agoTowards the same end I tried
Towards the same end I tried the Equisafety jacket the other day and it does get results as one looks a little like a police officer. The advantage is that pedestrians and drivers eyes are so tuned to look out for police.
- Crush1 year 36 weeks agoyup, recognise the pre
yup, recognise the pre (serious) ride puckerup
nerves. As austin would "spectacles, testicles,
wallet & watch..." and get the hell out there;
while we still have a hosepipe ban!.
- LOCOG looks set to charge to watch Olympic races from Box Hill as minister praises environmental benefits1 year 36 weeks agosmarykasmaryka wrote:Simon_MacMichael wrote:
there's a massive difference between watching the peloton hammer past the same spot twice at speeds getting on for 50kph, and watching the riders slog it nine times up the hill
Lol, it's a 5% gradient, they'll be doing 30km/h, hardly a slog!
In fact, I think the entire Boxhill experience is being way oversold. The action will be pretty minimal I suspect, at least in the sense of the 5 seconds you the static viewer will see people ride past every lap. You might see an attack go if it happens to go right in front of where you're standing, but that's about it.
Go for the experience, go for the repeated chance to see the riders come by between pints, go because it's a once in a lifetime thing. But don't go watch it because you think something amazing in a cycle race will happen in front of your eyes, it probably won't. If you want that, then stay at home and watch it on TV.
Maybe I should have said "relative slog" then to make it clear I wasn't comparing it to Alpe d'Huez or the Tourmalet or whatever?
I reckon it's still a better place to watch than pretty much any other part of the course, and that by lap nine it will take a lot longer than 5 seconds for the field to go past.
You're right, watching TV is the best way to watch a bike race if you're interested in watching the race unfold in detail. And hopefully they'll have big screens up for that.
But it's precisely because the men's race goes round nine times and some countries/riders will have to attack in a bid to break up the field and drop the pure sprinters that should, in theory, make it a great experience to be there.
The sense of anticipation alone as the riders come round again could be fantastic - also, attacks are likely to come immediately before or on the restricted part of the climb, great to watch.
I say "in theory" - the unknown issue is how many tickets will go to actual fans, rather than corporates or locals without any particular interest in the road race other than the fact it passes by where they happen to live.
And if anyone reading this is lucky enough to go, be prepared to field questions such as 'Which one is Chris Hoy?'
- Cyclist appeals for return of stolen Isaac TT bike1 year 36 weeks agoAgree with the above. How do
Agree with the above. How do you not lock an 8.5k bike properly?!! Jikes. 10% of the value of the bike means he should have had 850 quids worth of security and lord knows if I ever owned a bike that expensive that would be the minimum I would spend.
I disagree about the insurers not paying off. It depends on his contract but I have a high suspicion he voided it with a lack of proper security.
How many people would leave a Ferrari unlocked on their driveway?
- LOCOG looks set to charge to watch Olympic races from Box Hill as minister praises environmental benefits1 year 36 weeks agoLOCOG can kiss my @rse.
LOCOG can kiss my @rse.
- FS: Northwave Fighter SBS shoes 46 - nearly new1 year 36 weeks agoYou say they're too small for
You say they're too small for you, what size are your feet?
- Transfers1 year 36 weeks agoI would expect to see a P-R
I would expect to see a P-R provisional list before the weekend
- Frame recommendations1 year 36 weeks agoYou could do a lot worse than
You could do a lot worse than the Cinelli Experience.
- This is it... first race of the season1 year 36 weeks agoIf you're worried about
If you're worried about getting shelled on the climbs, know where they are and move up if there is the chance so that you reach them in the front 10-15 riders, then let people come round on the way up.
Much better than starting them at the back and killing yourself to hold on.