• Jamis Xenith Pro1 year 24 weeks agoStrange, I've never had any

    Strange, I've never had any problems with Rubino Pro's, though I've never tried the slicks only standard. Had various pairs on the commuter for about 3 years with I think 2 punctures in that time and one was a pinch flat. They do slice up an awful lot but never seems to compromise the tyre.

  • USADA Armstrong evidence - reaction from the cycling world and beyond1 year 24 weeks agoJoey Barton showing the

    Joey Barton showing the insight of the intellectual, level-headed, pillar of the community that he is well known for. YOU PR**K!

  • Another day, another shock for cycling: Bradley Wiggins dodgy haircut disaster...1 year 24 weeks agoI'm sure that Brad will shrug

    I'm sure that Brad will shrug off the comments regarding his hair style. It's original and says a lot about his personality.

  • Updated: Johan Bruyneel leaves Radioshack Nissan Trek + L'Equipe floats theory he poisoned Franck Schleck1 year 24 weeks agookay, five

    okay, five

  • Another day, another shock for cycling: Bradley Wiggins dodgy haircut disaster...1 year 24 weeks agoHere comes the

    Here comes the biro.....

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLm9iBUAogk

    Wink

  • Metric Century Challenge 2011-20121 year 24 weeks ago18 Nov 1 point

    18 Nov 1 point 65.88m/106.02km Total points 1 Total KM 106
    09 Dec 1 point 64.28m/103.44km Total points 2 Total KM 209
    21 Dec 1 point 66.05m/106.30km Total points 3 Total KM 315
    12 Jan 1 point 70.23m/113.02km Total points 4 Total KM 428
    07 Feb 1 point 71.10m/114.42km Total points 5 Total KM 543
    16 Mar 1 point 66.50m/106.90km Total points 6 Total KM 650
    13 Apr 1 point 64.21m/103.33km Total points 7 Total KM 753
    30 Apr 1 point 66.42m/106.89km Total points 8 Total KM 860
    17 May 1 point 67.95m/109.35km Total points 9 Total KM 969
    13 Jun 1 point 65.82m/105.92km Total points 10 Total KM
    1075
    19 Jul 1 point 100.11m/161.11km Total points 11 Total KM
    1236
    09 Aug 1 point 65.61m/105.59km Total points 12 Total KM 1342
    13 Aug 1 point 63.02m/101.42km Total points 13 Total KM 1443
    30 Aug 1 point 65.68m/105.70km Total points 13 Total km 1549
    03 Sep 1 point 66.67m/107.3km Total pts 14 Total km 1656
    14 Sep 1 point 69.16m/111.3km Total pts 15 Total km 1767
    12 Oct 1 point 67.42m/108.5km Total pts 16 Total km 1875

  • Less a smoking gun, more a nuclear bomb: USADA publishes Lance Armstrong evidence in full1 year 24 weeks agoWell I'm still gonna ride me

    Well I'm still gonna ride me bike - whether there's doping or not. Armstrong was a talented rider but fatally flawed - he cheated others but mainly himself and now he looks like a 'true fool' as the true scale of his treachery unravels. Forget him and talk about Greg Lemond, Brad and other who are clean - or those do the utmost to make it so that others can be.
    So, forget Lance, seriously - please do. He'd hate that the most.

  • Diary of a cyclo-cross racer: No excuses1 year 24 weeks agoGlad you enjoyed the day -

    Glad you enjoyed the day Smile - we certainly enjoyed hosting you all. We had over 25 parents and Herne Hill Youth members helping all Saturday after the club sessions and again all Sunday. We also had 180 riders under 16!

    A big up to those who sculpted the sand pit, ran the food stall, signed on 320 riders seamlessly, got all the results out PDQ for a 160 rider race and to the 15 yr old you designed yet another great course - he and the others have been cutting that rooty corner especially for all you roadies Wink

    See you at VC deal...

  • Less a smoking gun, more a nuclear bomb: USADA publishes Lance Armstrong evidence in full1 year 24 weeks agowilsonhenry wrote:I repeat my

    wilsonhenry wrote:
    I repeat my question - did you actually read any of the affadavits? Of course there are the paper trail links to Ferrari, but honestly I have had that much surgery on my knee and cortisone injections you could probably link me to a doping doctor if you really wanted to.

    I could link you to a doping doctor that you swore under oath you had no dealings with? I'm intrigued. Do tell me more.

  • Tour de France boss wants winner's name in Armstrong years left blank1 year 24 weeks agoHow about giving the titles

    How about giving the titles to honorary winners? I suggest Emma O'Reilly and Betty Andreu for starters

  • FS: Canyon CF SLX for sale 61cm1 year 24 weeks agoYou might want to put up a

    You might want to put up a price Wink

    You can put up pictures on the forum if you want by using the file attachments menu at the bottom Big Grin

  • Suggestions for the 2013 season1 year 24 weeks agoYes thats what I think will

    Yes thats what I think will be the case. A star for the classic's, may not be a star for the GT's. So it might change the amount of stars in various races.

    Just to make it even more complicated for you Wink Wink

    As your example above. Using 45 stars for the Vuelta, I'm unsure of the actual amount there were, but for arguments sake we'll use 45

    198 starters, 45 stars and 153 DS

    My rough math has worked out the chance's below. It may not be spot on, but near enough to use as an example to show how the game would be dulled down by removing the 4/5 split.

    You chance of picking a scorer in the top 20

    From stars = 1 in 14
    From DS = 1 in 26

    Without having the split

    The chances of picking a scorer

    1 in 9

    Chances of picking the winner

    1 in 22

    Now obviously, that doesn't take into account the type of stage which may rule out certain riders...example an uphill finish that rules out the big sprinters.

    The example I have given would be based on EVERY rider having the same ability, say in a Time Trial. So taking into account the type of stage, the odds of picking scoring Stars and DS goes up and without the split would remain around the same. Slightly less for mountains as you could discount quite a number of riders.

    Its only based on the first 20, as working in the chances of being in the break and scoring any kind of point would be nearly impossible.

  • Campag BB with a Sram Rival chainset1 year 24 weeks agoeven if your rival chainset

    even if your rival chainset comes with a bb, it'll be english thread and not italian.

    you'll need to buy another with an italian thread.

  • Less a smoking gun, more a nuclear bomb: USADA publishes Lance Armstrong evidence in full1 year 24 weeks agoI repeat my question - did

    I repeat my question - did you actually read any of the affadavits? Of course there are the paper trail links to Ferrari, but honestly I have had that much surgery on my knee and cortisone injections you could probably link me to a doping doctor if you really wanted to.

  • Less a smoking gun, more a nuclear bomb: USADA publishes Lance Armstrong evidence in full1 year 24 weeks agoOn second thoughts, nice one

    On second thoughts, nice one wilsonhenry, you had me going for a while there. Doh!

  • Updated: Johan Bruyneel leaves Radioshack Nissan Trek + L'Equipe floats theory he poisoned Franck Schleck1 year 24 weeks agotony_farrelly wrote:Possibly

    tony_farrelly wrote:
    Possibly the most updated story we've ever run with it's fourth headline and a new pic… bit of an old one.Don't suppose he's smiling now

    Its the fourth time youve changed the headline and you still cant decide what his name is yet? Is it John or Johan?
    Raised Eyebrow

  • Brisbane in November1 year 24 weeks agoi loved living in Brisvegas

    i loved living in Brisvegas for the time i did and i lived at the foot of Mt Coot-tha.

    There are heaps of great roads in the surrounding areas and lots of rolling (sometimes strenuous) terrain to get out and about both on a road bike and an Mtb.

    They have great cycle paths running alongside the river (past the Gabba) and Mt coot-tha has some great riding and spectacular views.

    If they are still running, contact the "Gap cycling club" as they were based just down the road from me and might show you the ropes if you ask nicely!

    Have a great time out there.

    Mat (jealous)

  • Less a smoking gun, more a nuclear bomb: USADA publishes Lance Armstrong evidence in full1 year 24 weeks agowilsonhenry wrote:Has anyone

    wilsonhenry wrote:
    Has anyone here actually read any of the affadavits? I have and to be honest GH's contains nothing of substance. For example he referes to a conversation he and LA had in about 95 where LA said referring to use of EPO by others in the peleton "We have to dom something about this" GH then says he interpreted this to mean that LA wanted to start to use EPO. Not once in the whole thing does GH ever say that he actually saw or was with KA during doping - it is all circumstantial. Additionally in LL's statement, he says "FL told me LA was doping" and this is about as strong as the evidence gets. I haven't read them all - who has the time (well the UCI do) but what I have read from these big names which supposedly damn LA are weak at best. If I can start to pick this apart, any lawyer worth their salt can too. The only people who say they actually saw and took drugs with LA were FL and TH as far as I can tell - these two men well known for telling the truth all the time. Where is this gardener who was supposed to be cycling around France with a bottle full of EPO, or the massuer who supposedly looked after plenty of peoples EPO for them. I am all for believing the evidence if it is actually there, but I think that innocent until proven should hold and I have seen nothing which convinces me beyond reasonable doubt.

    Nothing? Not the scientific evidence? Or the paper trail linking LA with Dr. Ferrari? (Which exposes LA as a perjurer, as well as a doper). If you are not convinced now you never will be.

  • Tour de France boss wants winner's name in Armstrong years left blank1 year 24 weeks agoI'd be happy if LeMond were

    I'd be happy if LeMond were given all Armstrongs titles too!

  • Another day, another shock for cycling: Bradley Wiggins dodgy haircut disaster...1 year 24 weeks agoI had a haircut lke that when

    I had a haircut lke that when I was 16 and on holiday in France - being too embarrassed about my dodgy French I bottled going to the hairdresser and did it myself. Perhaps Brad had a similar experience?

  • Tour de France boss wants winner's name in Armstrong years left blank1 year 24 weeks agoAWP wrote:_SiD_ wrote:Can we

    AWP wrote:
    _SiD_ wrote:
    Can we also remove the winners's name from the 1996 TDF and banish him as well?
    I'd be quite happy about that!

    So who could be classified as winner in 1996? From what I've read about it virtually the whole peloton have been implicated in one way or another.

    It would probably have to go to LeLond back in 1989?

  • Pictures of your Bike1 year 24 weeks agoHere's my 1963 Fred Dean.

    Here's my 1963 Fred Dean. Cheap tubs (Vittoria) at the moment, campag/fiamme (re-built with double butted stainless spokes), 52 tooth TA chainwheel/Stronglight cranks campag gran sport 5 speed, Mafac "tiger" centre pull brakes. The original Unica Nitor plastic saddle is taking a break - as is my backside... still just under 10kgs after all these years.

  • Less a smoking gun, more a nuclear bomb: USADA publishes Lance Armstrong evidence in full1 year 24 weeks agoHas anyone here actually read

    Has anyone here actually read any of the affadavits? I have and to be honest GH's contains nothing of substance. For example he referes to a conversation he and LA had in about 95 where LA said referring to use of EPO by others in the peleton "We have to dom something about this" GH then says he interpreted this to mean that LA wanted to start to use EPO. Not once in the whole thing does GH ever say that he actually saw or was with KA during doping - it is all circumstantial. Additionally in LL's statement, he says "FL told me LA was doping" and this is about as strong as the evidence gets. I haven't read them all - who has the time (well the UCI do) but what I have read from these big names which supposedly damn LA are weak at best. If I can start to pick this apart, any lawyer worth their salt can too. The only people who say they actually saw and took drugs with LA were FL and TH as far as I can tell - these two men well known for telling the truth all the time. Where is this gardener who was supposed to be cycling around France with a bottle full of EPO, or the massuer who supposedly looked after plenty of peoples EPO for them. I am all for believing the evidence if it is actually there, but I think that innocent until proven should hold and I have seen nothing which convinces me beyond reasonable doubt.

  • Updated: Johan Bruyneel leaves Radioshack Nissan Trek + L'Equipe floats theory he poisoned Franck Schleck1 year 24 weeks agoDoes Johan really think he is

    Does Johan really think he is going to get out of this ?

  • Tour de France boss wants winner's name in Armstrong years left blank1 year 24 weeks ago_SiD_ wrote:Can we also

    _SiD_ wrote:
    Can we also remove the winners's name from the 1996 TDF and banish him as well?
    I'd be quite happy about that!

    So who could be classified as winner in 1996? From what I've read about it virtually the whole peloton have been implicated in one way or another.