• Purist Tour de France 20131 year 12 weeks agoHello all..... The Fat One

    Hello all..... The Fat One has returned for the TDF, how the devil are you all, hope you are all well, especially GKam...(i'm sorry I didn't know, if there is anything I can do for you down here in Fife, just let me know.)

    Anyhoo, one purist team for the race. Picked in 3 short bursts and changed 3 times, but at least it has cyclists in it, some young, some fast, some can go up hills, and some I have never even heard of.

    The new team name..
    Where did all these cyclists come from?

    listed below.

    Mark Cavendish (OPQ)
    Peter Sagan (CAN)
    Thomas Danielson (GRM)
    Rohan Dennis (GRM)
    Rein Taaramae (COF)
    Christophe Le Mevel (COF)
    José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (MOV)
    Matteo Bono (LAM)
    Murilo Antonio Fischer (FDJ)

    I did have another team with Scleck, Tommy V, Hoogerland in it, but changed it. I think it might have been better,
    but hey. Not enough French, breakaway guys. Bottom 1/3 of league. Big Grin

    Cheers chaps.

  • Flipping the Bird1 year 12 weeks agoMind you, pulling alongside

    Mind you, pulling alongside 'em at the lights they failed to anticipate can be deliciously awkward. They don't like that at all.

  • Flipping the Bird1 year 12 weeks agoDepends what you're after. If

    Depends what you're after.

    If it's a recognition that they were in the wrong, and a fulsome apology, you're going to be disappointed 99.99% of the time.

    If it's a fatuous argument backed up by half remembered bits of Highway Code and spurious, meretricious nonsense, have at it - this sort of driver tends have that down really well.

    These days, I yell only if the manouever they pulled off was breathtakingly stupid and dangerous enough to startle me into an exclamation. Occasionally I motion that they might consider giving more room. (Hand out, palm perpendicular to the horizontal, motioning away from the kerb). Sometimes, they'll make an obscene gesture in return.

  • Transport for London warns of road disruption ahead of Prudential RideLondon festival August 3 & 41 year 12 weeks ago700c wrote: Pi$$ up in a

    700c wrote:

    Pi$$ up in a brewery springs to mind

    Tell me about it I've been told I'm a route marshall but as yet have still received NO INFORMATION AT ALL.

    But to the people taking part (if you can get to the start) best of luck to you hope you have a great time.

  • Purist Tour de France 20131 year 12 weeks agoWell after having my team set

    Well after having my team set in stone i've had a rush of blood and taken out Sagan almost redoing the whole team.

    I now want to go somewhere where there is no internet until the race starts, i dont think the stress could get any worse. Crying

  • Flipping the Bird1 year 12 weeks agoSometimes discretion is the

    Sometimes discretion is the better part of valour. Remember what happened to Dennis Hopper?

  • Price inflation1 year 12 weeks agoDan I know it is difficult

    Dan

    I know it is difficult and I really am not moaning as of course it's the same for everyone etc etc.

    However Moser has been around a bit this year and has more than 10 times Lutsenko's points. Race winner, stage winner, almost everyone will have heard of him, Frankly I didn't even know who this other guy was, yet the difference in price is less than 1/2. Does this make Moser cheap or Lutsenko expensive? Does it matter, almost definitely not, but given the plethora of cheap guys that were available in the past, I think the game has effectively changed.

    Maybe that is for the better.

    I hope so.

    Good luck!

  • Flipping the Bird1 year 12 weeks agoI would just ignore. Only

    I would just ignore.

    Only respond if you feel they've done something dangerous our have been abusive in the first case.

  • The future of Britain’s transport? More roads1 year 12 weeks agoThats the cycling revolution

    Thats the cycling revolution over. They spent all the money on silly ideas and drawings and patting each other on the back. Anybody that thought anything other than that is delusioned.

  • The future of Britain’s transport? More roads1 year 12 weeks agomybrainthinksimfitterthanirea

    mybrainthinksimfitterthanireallyam wrote:
    To be fair this is a document talking about motorways, major trunk roads and rail. It's about transport infrstructure, as in moving goods and people over long distances.
    Improving capacity on roads that already aren't fit for cycling, means less back lane rat runners too.

    + 1 I was going to make this point. They are talking about travel only in the context of infrastructure spending projects, with the aim of getting economic growth.

    Cycling investment needs to be at a local level, supported by central government spending commitments and policy, of course.

    That said, and going off topic slightly, HS2 is a terrible idea and complete waste of money.

  • 11th August - New Date for Ride with Brad1 year 12 weeks agoAnd dead hard it is too

    And dead hard it is too Devil

  • Tour de France game - Pick three Frenchmen1 year 12 weeks agoPinot Bardet Bonnet

    Pinot
    Bardet
    Bonnet

  • Emma Way Update1 year 12 weeks agoThat's her let off then.

    That's her let off then.

  • Tour de France game - Pick three Frenchmen1 year 12 weeks agostevemarks wrote:stevemarks

    stevemarks wrote:
    stevemarks wrote:
    Pinot
    Vichot
    Cocquard.

    subject to withdrawl beforehand.

    please change Coquard for Coppel.

    Likewise all my fantasy teams will change again...... Sad

    Oooops!

    That would be 50.4 now guess have to try again

    Pinot 30.4
    Vichot 11.7
    Gadret 7.9

    Equals 50.0 harrah! Smile

  • Hinault: French senators "want to kill the Tour de France"1 year 12 weeks agosneakerfrfeak wrote:Colin

    sneakerfrfeak wrote:
    Colin Peyresourde wrote:
    Hmmm, shame Hinault doesn't see the bigger picture. But given the rumours regarding his doping while a pro its not surprising he supports the Omertà.

    Can you elaborate? I'm not sure why, but i just can't bring myself to like the guy and always wondered if there was any dirt that would help justify my feelings. Given the era he raced in it really wouldn't surprise me.

    I've always admired Hinault - "A hard man in the hardest of sports" as Gary Imlach once put it and I've never read or heard anything concrete to implicate Hinault in doping. You can never tell for certain but he was extremely consistent throughout his career and EPO came along a good few years after he had finished riding.

    I agree with Hinault that all sports should be placed under the same scrutiny that cycling receives but I don't think we should ignore cheating just because it occurred some years ago. Armstrong's retrospective justice is surely another incentive for riders and teams to make the right choices.

  • Tour de France game - Pick three Frenchmen1 year 12 weeks agoGallopin Bardet Vichot

    Gallopin
    Bardet
    Vichot

  • TDF Purist - Animal Squad1 year 12 weeks agoWel, Jose Enrique Gutierrez

    Wel, Jose Enrique Gutierrez was 'El Bufalo' but I think he's different from Jose Ivan Gutierrez... I don't know if you want to check here:

    http://velorooms.com/index.php?topic=437.0

    I looked at it but I couldn't see anything when I glanced over the list...

  • Dartmoor Classic1 year 12 weeks agoYup, great day. Silver for

    Yup, great day. Silver for me on the 100k. Wind was annoying, but that's why everyone on Dartmoor has mad hair...

  • TDF Purist - Animal Squad1 year 12 weeks agowhos the beast?

    whos the beast?

  • Time Pedals1 year 12 weeks agoI just installed Xpresso 8s

    I just installed Xpresso 8s on my KTM, they're great!

    In terms of 'feel' I prefer my iClic2 pedals though on my BMC. Can't say why, just do.

    You are correct, your RXS cleats will not work in Xpressos or iClics.

    iClic2 and Xpresso use the same cleats though.

  • Emma Way Update1 year 12 weeks agoLink to save everyone

    Link to save everyone searching http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-23087008

  • DfT releases 2012 annual report for road casualties1 year 12 weeks agoI can't help thinking the

    I can't help thinking the half baked 'road safety' precautions are to blame for some of the increase. The more time motorists are worried about avoiding traffic calming, yellow boxes, speed cameras, speed bumps, traffic islands they are not looking out for cyclists. A lot of these measures push bikes and cars together and increase the amount of things to consider while driving.

    I feel a lot safer on NSL roads with cars moving past faster, but 99% of the time with a more than safe distance.

  • Dartmoor Classic1 year 12 weeks agoAwesome day and an excellent

    Awesome day and an excellent organised event. shame about the weather but hey ho

    First time I've done it and I'm glad I entered

    100 miles next time Smile

  • The future of Britain’s transport? More roads1 year 12 weeks agoTo be fair this is a document

    To be fair this is a document talking about motorways, major trunk roads and rail. It's about transport infrstructure, as in moving goods and people over long distances.
    Improving capacity on roads that already aren't fit for cycling, means less back lane rat runners too.

  • DfT releases 2012 annual report for road casualties1 year 12 weeks agoI'm really not sure about

    I'm really not sure about segregated cycle lanes etc - it just conditions motorists not to consider cyclists as another genuine road user. As such, on roads where there are no cycle lanes (rural etc) the motorists put cyclists at risk because they aren't used to dealing with it (and think you shouldn't be on the road in the first place). Cyclists should be fighting for the road, not being driven off it - can't put cycle lanes on every road can we.

    Another issue with the rise in popularity of cycling is the inexperience of newbies. Having ridden a couple of sportives lately I was horrified at the standard of riding by some. No road/traffic awareness at all and a danger in a group ride. That said, even the most experienced and skilled rider can be taken out by the an inexperienced and/or dangerous driver...

    If drivers got sent to jail with a genuine sentence for killing/injuring cyclists then this might help wake drivers up. As it stands at the moment you can kill a cyclist in a car and get nothing more than a slapped wrist and a £1 fine from some clueless fuck-wit of a judge.