• Chris Boardman says UK MEP candidates should be "ashamed" of attitudes on cycling1 year 7 weeks agopwake wrote:drfabulous0

    pwake wrote:
    drfabulous0 wrote:
    Bollocks! Despite what the oil companies would have you believe the world's oil reserves will be nearly dry by 2030...

    No they won't. Just saying...

    The problem is not the lack of oil reserves, quite the contrary. If existing reserves are burned climate change will be way out of control. There is too much oil about, not too little.

    And Chris Boardman continues to be excellent - apart from appearing on Top gear, that is. Nobody's perfect.

  • Tour of California Stage 41 year 7 weeks agoI AM SPEWING..I had read

    I AM SPEWING..I had read earlier posts so I knew exactly how long I had!

  • Tour of California Stage 41 year 7 weeks agoThank YOU VERY MUCH...common

    Thank YOU VERY MUCH...common sense.some people tweaking!

    %@!&$#&^# ME.........

  • Tour of California Stage 41 year 7 weeks agoREALLY COULDN'T WAIT 4

    REALLY COULDN'T WAIT 4 MINUTES FOR TOC. CLOSE BEFORE UPDATING!

    Right in the middle of my trades!!!!!!!!!!! Sad
    Ridiculous!

  • Giro stage 51 year 7 weeks agoGkam84 wrote:Joelsim

    Gkam84 wrote:
    Joelsim wrote:
    How was Gasparotto doing before his fall?

    I didn't watch the stage, what happened? I have him in my purist team....BUT

    You won the stage without him

    1 Velociraptor Joelsim 187

    Both him and Landa hit the deck , Landa on the final descent gasparotto on the penultimate climb

  • Giro stage 51 year 7 weeks agoJoelsim wrote:How was

    Joelsim wrote:
    How was Gasparotto doing before his fall?

    I didn't watch the stage, what happened? I have him in my purist team....BUT

    You won the stage without him

    1 Velociraptor Joelsim 187

  • UCI's on-board video experiment pays off with thrilling sprint footage from Tour of California1 year 7 weeks agoSteppenHerring wrote:NeilG83

    SteppenHerring wrote:
    NeilG83 wrote:
    Now we know why Degenkolb lost by a couple of inches. It was the extra weight and loss of aerodynamics from carrying that camera. Big Grin

    The thing is, since bikes can be built far under the UCI weight limit then adding stuff like cameras, power meters, cadence sensors, bells and the Herman Safety Wing have become the norm.

    [[[ What...no "Teasmade"?

  • Is this Campagnolo's new chainset?1 year 7 weeks agoNick - its 2007 Centaur (i

    Nick - its 2007 Centaur (i think) which was UT. Bearings rusty as anything after 1 or 2 damp (not soaking) rides only. Quick look on line showed I wasn't alone - lots of unhappy campers. As I say, its a shame as I think they are great cranks apart from that.

  • Giro stage 51 year 7 weeks ago3,4,6,7,8 stage plus gc

    3,4,6,7,8 stage plus gc ,youth,mountain and point comp points

    not bad but not great tbh 130 something for the day Thinking

  • Over 40 percent of kids have experienced a ‘near miss’ on school journey, says survey1 year 7 weeks agoParents think that traffic

    Parents think that traffic danger is greater than "stranger-danger". Well, I never!

    About 100 children die violently at the hands of adults (excluding road deaths, note) every year. The number attributable to adult strangers is variable year by year because the numbers are so low - it averages about 4 or 5 a year. In other words, about 95 a year are killed by adults known to them - family members, "uncles", mum's boyfriends etc.

    Curiously, the moving average for death by stranger has basically stayed constant for more than the last 5 decades. Children are at no more danger now from strangers than they were in the middle of the last century.

    Certainly it is not that long ago that parents would have believed - incorrectly - that stranger danger has massively increased, but then the population at large massively overestimates all sorts of other "statistics" like how many immigrants live in the UK (32% perceived, about 13% real) how much of the welfare budget is lost to fraud (24% perceived, 0.7% real) etc. They probably get these impressions from the press, not necessarily by misreporting of the numbers, but by the over-emphasis on such cases. No question that a child killed by a stranger makes news while, sadly, a child killed by a stepfather doesn't unless the local social services can be blamed.

    Probably, at least until quite recently, people would have driven their kids to school not because they fear traffic, but because they fear strangers, so traffic crept up on them unawares.

    Now, just like the old saw "you are not STUCK in traffic, you ARE traffic", your child is endangered by your own behaviour.

    How do you break that cycle?

  • UCI's on-board video experiment pays off with thrilling sprint footage from Tour of California1 year 7 weeks agoQuote:The problem really

    Quote:
    The problem really comes from you'd need to have pretty strong connectivity to pipe it back out in real time to be spliced in

    Plenty of TV motorbikes bobbing about, easy to set them up as hubs for data collection and transfer using the live streams they already supply. Go-Pro already pumps out live stream but at low image quality, and they are only £300ish. Jump up to TV level kit and id be surprised if there is not already stuff in the industry that could be modified and applied by the time of the tour. Just needs the TV company to realise the opportunity (extra revenue streams) and push the UCI/ASO to make it happen. The biggest issue i see is the organisers wanting more cash for the rights to see right up Cav's nose when he is wheel sucking :0)

  • Over 40 percent of kids have experienced a ‘near miss’ on school journey, says survey1 year 7 weeks agolevermonkey wrote:How to

    levermonkey wrote:
    How to improve the safety of children travelling to and from school? Hmmmm!
    How about banning parents from delivering their children by car.

    Think about it! Improved air quality, no illegal/dangerous parking (i.e. double parking, obstruction, near junctions, etc.) and less traffic on the roads (particularly near schools).

    See if you recognise these scenarios. (I've limited myself to two, you can add more if you want to)
    1) Mother arrives with precious cargo, parks two wheels on pavement, gets out leaving engine running, removes child from vehicle, kisses good-bye spends next twenty minutes talking to other parents (engine still running).
    2) Mother arrives with some speed, 'abandons' vehicle, child exits, kiss blown, mother roars off at high speed.

    Think I'm joking? Within a quarter of a mile of my house I have 1 pre-school, 2 junior schools, a senior school and a sixth form college. It's scary round here at times.

    What gets me is how the zig-zag 'no parking for the safety of children' markings at all the schools round here are invariably, come school run time, full of cars parked on them, clearly by the parents of some of the very children that the markings are supposed to be protecting. What is the point of those markings when they are completely ignored?

  • Another Newbie What Bike Question.....1 year 7 weeks agoLove my Planet X Pro Carbon,

    Love my Planet X Pro Carbon, and it's even better now it comes with 6800 (I know you're not that bothered about components but even 6700 shifts as smooth as a baby's bottom).

    Other options that I strongly considered before getting the Pro Carbon were:

    Canyon Roadlite AL 6.0 (alu frame with carbon fork and chainstays, shimano 105, Mavic Akisum wheels all for ~£850-900)

    B'twin Alur 700 (Alu frame, carbon fork, shimano 105 with internal cable routing; only £750. I started out on a B'twin Triban 3, which still is a fantastic ride, and an early review of the alur 700 by road.cc suggested the Alur 700 is cut from the same cloth http://road.cc/content/news/111539-first-ride-b%E2%80%99twin-alur-700).

  • UCI's on-board video experiment pays off with thrilling sprint footage from Tour of California1 year 7 weeks agoBig step forward, worth

    Big step forward, worth pursuing.

  • Actor Alec Baldwin handcuffed after riding bike wrong way up New York City's 5th Avenue1 year 7 weeks agoSome Fella wrote: If this had

    Some Fella wrote:

    If this had happened to someone who isnt famous (someone on a Critical mass demo for instance) i think the comments section would be different.

    +1
    Although I don't think he covered himself in glory with his behaviour ending up in cuffs seems pretty over the top.

  • €220m will not solve Dutch train station bike parking chaos, says railway company1 year 7 weeks agoa.jumper wrote:HKCambridge

    a.jumper wrote:
    HKCambridge wrote:
    If 40% of their commuters cycle to the station, storing bikes on trains is going to be a much bigger problem than parking them at stations.

    In the extreme, goods vans would be cheaper than land and buildings, no?

    Probably, but the logistics of loading hundreds of bikes onto every train and unloading them, as well as loading/unloading dozens at each stop, might make the rail system impossible to run and not very efficient to use.

  • Actor Alec Baldwin handcuffed after riding bike wrong way up New York City's 5th Avenue1 year 7 weeks agoSo it was a illegal

    So it was a illegal arrest...he's done nothing wrong.

  • Giro stage 51 year 7 weeks agoHow was Gasparotto doing

    How was Gasparotto doing before his fall?

  • UCI's on-board video experiment pays off with thrilling sprint footage from Tour of California1 year 7 weeks agoOh,

    Oh, look...............another distraction story.

    *yawns*

  • First look: new Garmin Connect1 year 7 weeks ago@ Paul J: thanks, I'm aware

    @ Paul J: thanks, I'm aware of those examples but they are still the small exception to the rule. Devices like the moto active are an interesting direction and I guess the smart watch trend could go that way too. I still think dedicated devices have distinct advantages.

    In predicting death for Garmin, people are ignoring the fact that they also have business beyond sports devices and in areas that are not so easy to replace with a smartphone, marine and aeronautics for example.

  • Is this Campagnolo's new chainset?1 year 7 weeks agoWell I think that's ugly,

    Well I think that's ugly, compared to the current carbon cranks. Too much carbon and too thick. The old one was so elegant.
    Sigh.

  • Giro stage 51 year 7 weeks ago1,3,4,6. Did not expect a

    1,3,4,6. Did not expect a full on GC battle to take place. Felline and Gasparotto both fell which was unlucky.

    Well done Joelsim

  • Another Newbie What Bike Question.....1 year 7 weeks agoPlanet X pro carbon. Comes

    Planet X pro carbon. Comes with ultegra 6800. Great bike for a grand

  • Police seek SE London youth photographed riding stolen £2k bike1 year 7 weeks agoAnnabella wrote:Surly if you

    Annabella wrote:
    Surly if you have a bike costing that much wouldent it be safer leaving it in the house than a Shed? The bloke who took the bike someone will know him good photo of him.

    [[[[[[ "Someone will know him"? Well with all the media circulation of that photo, I imagine 20 people will know him, unless he's a hermit. But how many will bother to name him to the fuzz?
    P.R.

  • Another Newbie What Bike Question.....1 year 7 weeks ago+1 for what he said above.

    +1 for what he said above.