- SRAM president Stan Day apologises for disc brake recall1 year 10 weeks agoWearing an IQ reducer to
Wearing an IQ reducer to apologise tells me all I need to know. You wouldn't get the head of Campag wearing a baseball cap on camera. or off camera probably. This guy looks like he would mislay his tractor in a carpark.
- Rapha to host four-day celebration of cycling in Yorkshire next July1 year 10 weeks agoGood show 'The Doctor' .
Good show 'The Doctor' . We'll be photographing for SpinCycle Magazine both days (see what I did there?) so get the kettle on fella.
- Rapha to host four-day celebration of cycling in Yorkshire next July1 year 10 weeks agostuartp wrote:farrellstuartp wrote:farrell wrote:
The gentle rumblings of the stampede getting closer......
Still nothing, maybe there is a sale on a Lidl today
I think 'Simon Timothy Jones' name dropping 'Simon' Mottram tells you all you need to know. I love Rapha. I like Simon too - although I've met him just the once. Do I want to hang out with 300+ wannabes called Rupert and Ben on a campsite, comparing overpriced bikes and swapping boasts about obscure cols? I'm actually from Yorkshire so we'll take your money you soft southern effetes - but join in? I'd rather slam my knob repeatedly in the car door.
- Closed road circuit in Lancs to be named after Olympic hero Stephen Burke1 year 10 weeks agoGreg asks what urban councils
Greg asks what urban councils are doing? A fair bit is the answer - at least in the NW. In the last 5 years:
Thameside in Manchester - race circuit
Litherland in Liverpool - race circuit
Knowsley - outside velodrome
With Pendle being accessible from Cumbria and West Yorkshire it's not a bad place to build a track.
As for the south outside London Bournemouth have a brand new velodrome and Kent a circuit. Circuits are less expensive of course and if Tesco's ever thought to combine their out of town barns with a track every town in the UK could have one.
- British woman Maria Leijerstam ahead in bike race to South Pole1 year 10 weeks agoThat's amazing, incredible
That's amazing, incredible athletes. And what a cool bike - thats what I want for Xmas!
- Michael Rogers says he's victim of food contamination in clenbuterol case1 year 10 weeks agoIf the riders really believe
If the riders really believe that there's a big problem going to races where they are going to ingest tainted food, then they need to start speaking out and pushing for change with WADA *before* they get busted.
When Li Fuyu tested positive in early 2010 I don't recall Contador or Rogers using their position as Tour winner or World Champion to champion the case of riders. No, they all spout the same shite:
"I can only assure everyone that I am racing clean and I hope to restore faith in cycling. I have never taken performance enhancing drugs and I will never test...
- Turbo training with a broken collarbone1 year 10 weeks agoI did it after a dislocated
I did it after a dislocated collarbone but on an exercise bike. Kept my injured arm in the sling position initially and then gradually moved to the handlebars without putting too much weight on it.
- Rapha to host four-day celebration of cycling in Yorkshire next July1 year 10 weeks agoMaybe they'll do a gala
Maybe they'll do a gala luncheon
- Muc-Off Visor, Lens and Goggle Cleaner1 year 10 weeks agoHave to love titles that get
Have to love titles that get right to the point
- Butchers & Bicycles Mk.1 cargo bike launches in January1 year 10 weeks agoPretty cool but doubt i'll be
Pretty cool but doubt i'll be seeing them around Arkansas anytime soon
- BikeOxford aims to attract 1,000 riders to inaugural cycling festival next September1 year 10 weeks agoNo 100 mile option?
No 100 mile option?
- British woman Maria Leijerstam ahead in bike race to South Pole1 year 10 weeks agoHow is it a mystery that he
How is it a mystery that he got frostbite. He is cycling to the SOUTH POLE!!!
- Turbo training with a broken collarbone1 year 10 weeks agoI had a shoulder operation
I had a shoulder operation and was on the turbo after just over a week, I just sat up like you would if you were climbing. Just make sure you keep it static, I found keeping my arm against my body helped the most.
- Rapha to host four-day celebration of cycling in Yorkshire next July1 year 10 weeks agoNo. Damn them and their
No. Damn them and their disposable incomes, spending money on poncey coffee and pains au chocolat in the local cafes. I bet they dont have a ferret or a flat cap between them.
Tungsten carbide drill? What the bloody hells a tungsten carbide drill? You LABOURER!
- Michael Rogers says he's victim of food contamination in clenbuterol case1 year 10 weeks agoallez neg wrote:Skidzallez neg wrote:Skidz wrote:
Pull the udder one...
No! I'm getting a bad case of deja-moo
What a hilarious coincidence
- Hein Verbruggen says Lance Armstrong's made his life "a misery"1 year 10 weeks agoA new tactic is to try and
A new tactic is to try and rally up some pity for good old Hein Verbruggen. Not so sure that will work
- 12 months in jail for red light jumping cyclist who left 9-year-old girl with fractured skull1 year 10 weeks agoThis shouldn't be viewed in
This shouldn't be viewed in the light of cars versus motorist. It was plain wrong to jump a red light and morally reprehensible to leave an injured child laying there and ride on. 1 year is WAY to short
- Losing your cycling 'mojo'?1 year 10 weeks agoAye it can be rank. Go a
Aye it can be rank. Go a different route. My commuting route is so convoluted now just to avoid traffic, its nearly double what it could be. My biggest pain is a large queue of traffic because invariably as you pootle along someone will try to block your path and invariably try to knock you off.
Still, it beats sitting in a car. It was icy, cold and my legs killed this morning. I got to work feeling ace.
- Dawes Countess1 year 10 weeks agoThere's one pootling around
There's one pootling around Fallowfield somewhere. And it's beautiful in the same way as a pair of high heels with SPD clips. Pretty, but lacking in functionality.
If my Nan were to call to ask about for advice about a bike for going to the shops and her friends and back, this wouldn't be anywhere near the top of my list. Less flowers, less weight, less leather bits. Just something easy to get somewhere and back again.
- Closed road circuit in Lancs to be named after Olympic hero Stephen Burke1 year 10 weeks agoGREGJONES wrote:Great news,GREGJONES wrote:
Great news, but why are so many circuits in the sticks, it doesn't help attract the young people, who haven't got supportive parents, to the sport because they won't be able to get to these places.
Surely a better location would be brownfield sites in cities, although obviously i recognize that this site is being funded by that council. One wonders what other more urban councils are doing?
If you look at the posts around Surrey and Ride London it will give you a good idea. There is so much 'nimbyism' when you get anywhere near a town centre that only the big cities can get the measures through. It would be great to have another velodrome in the south-east but the chances of one in Surrey are bugger all.
I'm not suggesting that the more rural areas are push-overs; but perhaps they put a greater value on these sorts of infrastructure projects.
- If the winter is going to be as bad as they say...1 year 10 weeks agoYeah same goes for not having
Yeah same goes for not having mudguard mounts on a lot of Alu "entry level" bikes... wish my Allez had some - I've had Crud MKIIs and they were pretty functional the only thing against them is the lack of sturdiness and consequential flopping about.
RaceBlade longs I've also tried and while sturdier they are still not as good as a set of guards with proper mounts due to all the little parts and fixtures... man I want a winter frame!
- British woman Maria Leijerstam ahead in bike race to South Pole1 year 10 weeks agoYeah, unfortunate wording!
Yeah, unfortunate wording! That said I've met her and she is anything but.
- Michael Rogers says he's victim of food contamination in clenbuterol case1 year 10 weeks agoThe rider is responsible for
The rider is responsible for what he eats. He should have learned from other rider's experience. There can be no excuses, the rules are very clear.
- Hein Verbruggen says Lance Armstrong's made his life "a misery"1 year 10 weeks agoit seems to me that sport is
it seems to me that sport is a great place to be a crook, cycling, boxing football. All full of crooks, until there is a genuine overseer-er for professional sports business it's goig to attract fraudsters and the like, after all what's the worst that could happen to them?
- 12 months in jail for red light jumping cyclist who left 9-year-old girl with fractured skull1 year 10 weeks agoallez neg wrote:I see it asallez neg wrote:
I see it as unhelpful to make comparison with a car driver (does anyone on here have motorised transport?) reinforcing this poor downtrodden cyclist schtick.
Had a car driver gone through a red light on the wrong side of the road at 30mph, hit a child and fled the scene of the accident then I'd hope they'd be similarly dealt with whether it be for GBH or some offence under the RTA, with appropriate sentence.
Well you would hope that, but I'm not convinced it actually happens. The Claire Johnson case, for example - it wasn't a child hit, but the man was killed outright, and she not only jumped _multiple_ red lights on the wrong side of the road, she was also speeding. Got two years for death by dangerous driving.
Or Rubia Hamid who hit an elderly man while on the wrong side of the road, and also failed to stop - got a suspended sentence.
Its a difficult one, because its not that the punishment of this cyclist seems harsh (I don't think it is), so much as it just unfortunately brings to mind again all the cases involving motorists that seemed too lenient.
(I also tend to think that what is really needed is for more to be done to save motorists (and possibly the odd cyclist like this one) from themselves, by as much as possible arranging things to make it has hard as possible to endanger others.)