• Behind the scenes at the Friends Life Women's Tour with Matrix Vulpine - Stage 41 year 7 weeks agoKudos to the Matrix Vulpine

    Kudos to the Matrix Vulpine racers - most of 'em were having to race in amongst traffic behind the closed roads. Horrible. The roads opened far too soon after the team cars passed IMO.

  • Video: Movistar's Canyon time trial bikes ready for Giro d'Italia team time trial1 year 7 weeks agoThere's no doubt it's one of

    There's no doubt it's one of the hottest TT bikes out there. Pure technology and no BS.

  • Raleigh Chopper rider reaches summit of Mount Ventoux for charity1 year 7 weeks agoFabulous. Deserves a medal.

    Fabulous. Deserves a medal.

  • Giro D'Italia Stage 31 year 7 weeks agoAnd I would have won the

    And I would have won the stage with him as well, by 1 point!

  • Video: Official car causes Women's Tour crash, several riders down (updated)1 year 7 weeks agoGreat to have a sponsor like

    Great to have a sponsor like Vulpine involved in cycling .. Great for the onthedrops team and everyone associated with the sport..

  • Giro D'Italia Stage 31 year 7 weeks agoDave Atkinson wrote:On

    Dave Atkinson wrote:
    On combativity we're scoring the fuga pinarello, not the fighting spirit. Tjallingi won it on stage 2 and stage 3

    That's fair, but personally I'd think the Premio Combattività would be more fitting because it's literally the combativity award. Thinking

  • Giro D'Italia Stage 31 year 7 weeks agoMaybe it was the update of

    Maybe it was the update of stage two that has broken the purist league for me by taking out my stage two score?

  • Giro D'Italia Stage 31 year 7 weeks agoDave Atkinson wrote:i scored

    Dave Atkinson wrote:
    i scored the wrong one yesterday by mistake, it's now been updated

    Ooh! If I'd known that yesterday I would have put in Tjallingi instead of Chicchi!!

  • Giro D'Italia Stage 31 year 7 weeks agoarsene wrote:Joelsim

    arsene wrote:
    Joelsim wrote:
    He's on 27 points now, which is correct.
    Well Kittel is still 10 pts short for stage 2. If Tjallingi received the points for the combativity award, Kittel should too...

    How do you work that out? He got 50 points in stage 2.

    Win 35
    Points 5
    Combativity 10

    Edit: weird, he now is only showing 40 on the graph.

    Edit 2: my team got 170 yesterday, but is now showing 160

    What's going on?

  • Giro D'Italia Stage 31 year 7 weeks agoi scored the wrong one

    i scored the wrong one yesterday by mistake, it's now been updated

  • Giro D'Italia Stage 31 year 7 weeks agoOn combativity we're scoring

    On combativity we're scoring the fuga pinarello, not the fighting spirit. Tjallingi won it on stage 2 and stage 3

  • Tour of California stage 1 sacramento circuit1 year 7 weeks ago4:05 6 now in the

    4:05

    6 now in the break
    Leezer
    Bolivar
    Planet
    Hart
    Routley
    Cooke

  • Police caution one cyclist and seek two others in connection with violent road rage attacks on drivers1 year 7 weeks agoindyjukebox wrote:Airzound

    indyjukebox wrote:
    Airzound wrote:

    You can't have cycled many miles as this shit happens to most of us everyday. Where do you ride, the Shetland Isles on a sunday? Why should we be scared shitless by malicious and dangerous drivers who are simply impatient ignorant morons? I am all for affirmative action, take back the roads, but I'd draw the line at pursuing some one to their house then punching them in the gob when they answered the door although we only have a moton's account of what happened and of course they NEVER lie …….. The moton probably continued to make threats and abuse against the cyclist(s) so he was hit, deservedly so.

    How many times have moton's lied through their teeth in statements and in court to try to get off or tweeted about killing cyclists? It's about time cyclists fought back against these dangerous menaces that unfortunately do kill and maim us all too frequently. The police invariably do fuck all and the courts let these dangerous drivers off or give them a slap on the wrist or a medal. When I was knocked down in a hit and run the police did fuck all. The letter I got confirming they were doing sweet FA assumed I was a car driver. This shows you how stupid and incompetent and CBA they are.

    So many cyclists have died mown down by fuckwit morons and nothing or very little has been done or the criminal justice system has made a mockery of what happened. RIP to all those cyclists killed on UK roads. I am sure there will be more as the car is king so the status quo will no doubt continue.

    None of what you have written justifies following someone home and then punching them in the face.

    People lie all the time. They open doors into your car whilst you are sitting in the car and lie that they didn't cause the damage to your car door. Builders do a shabby job and lie about the materials or weather causing the poor outcome.
    People tell lies for the littlest things, but that doesn't mean you assault them. And if you think it is ok to punch people in the face, then there is something very wrong with you, WHETHER YOU ARE A CYCLIST OR NOT!

    Comprehension fail on your part. Read my post again numbnutz and you will see I don't write that it is justified following some one home then lumping them one. Although for a cyclist to have done this the moton must have done something very very bad and continued to do so.

  • Police caution one cyclist and seek two others in connection with violent road rage attacks on drivers1 year 7 weeks ago.

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  • Giro D'Italia Stage 31 year 7 weeks agoJoelsim wrote:He's on 27

    Joelsim wrote:
    He's on 27 points now, which is correct.
    Well Kittel is still 10 pts short for stage 2. If Tjallingi received the points for the combativity award, Kittel should too...

  • Giro D'Italia Stage 31 year 7 weeks agoYer, I hate those stages

    Yer, I hate those stages

  • Giro D'Italia Stage 31 year 7 weeks agoJoelsim wrote:rcorbin

    Joelsim wrote:
    rcorbin wrote:
    1,2,3,5,7,9,11,16 for me

    Can't really see anything else until Friday so no need to change anything, already have 7 transfers!!

    You're keeping sprinters until Friday?

    I wouldn't! Well, maybe one or two of the punchy ones, but neither stage five nor six will come down to a sprint (in my view anyway).

    Both look tailor-made for the heroic breakaway win, which basically means I have no idea who to pick for them. Thinking

  • Giro D'Italia Stage 31 year 7 weeks agoNor sure if anyone else is

    Nor sure if anyone else is seeing this, but for some reason since stage three was updated when i look at the purist league my teams score does not include yesterdays stage (it shows correctly within my team page), I asked my partner to check her team and hers seems ok. So it isn't happening to everyone.

  • Vanishing teams1 year 7 weeks agoGkam84 wrote:Looking at the

    Gkam84 wrote:
    Looking at the time you posted this. It was because we were updating the Giro, which shuts down the game to update it.

    Cheers - I realised this was probably the case soon after. I must have just caught in the few moments before the "Game updating" screen appears but after the game was shut down. No worries (although I was a bit at the time).

  • Police caution one cyclist and seek two others in connection with violent road rage attacks on drivers1 year 7 weeks agoA lot of angry people on here

    A lot of angry people on here - punching or abusing a driver is not right, good or going to help cyclists. At the very best it may make someone a bit cautious but stories like this one do no end of harm to our image.
    As most sensible people on here realise, life is not fair, not even but the way to make it better is to work with the authorities - it takes a lot longer than punching someone, is more frustrating and has probably an equal number of setbacks but in the end is more likely to get things done and a safer road for us all to use.

    By the way - 70 million people in the UK, archaic overcrowded road system means that we have to cooperate for success, competition will end in failure.

  • Road cyclists with bad backs1 year 7 weeks agoI used to have a bad back. I

    I used to have a bad back. I practised martial arts to improve my core strength etc, but I still had to do about 5 hours a week of stretching, plus have a custom lumbar support made for the car. Then I got back on a bike after several years away... And it stopped. Seriously, my back is miles better. The Physio reckoned it was related to being just slightly stretched out, but for prolonged periods. A decent bike fitting is essential.

    As for the shocks etc from the road surface, well you're aiming to avoid them anyway, as much to protect the bike as anything else. Even when I don't get chance to avoid or bunnyhop them, I usually get chance to lift up and "unweight" the bike.

  • Video: Official car causes Women's Tour crash, several riders down (updated)1 year 7 weeks agoI was in our team car today.

    I was in our team car today. The chief commissare was very specific that no riders come alongside the lead car.

    Races are frenetic nervous places full of vehicles and fast riders mixing. Often with high stakes. Armchair complainers need to experience that first hand. It wasn't good. But sh*t happens.

    Was an awesome race. Loved waving to the crowds. Which were huge. So happy!

  • Giro D'Italia Stage 31 year 7 weeks agoHe's on 27 points now, which

    He's on 27 points now, which is correct.

  • Get on your bike to show politicians you want Space for Cycling in London1 year 7 weeks agoBut not one in Cambridge,

    But not one in Cambridge, "the UK's most cycle-friendly city" and home to part of the Tour de France. Applause

  • Tour of California stage 1 sacramento circuit1 year 7 weeks agoGone

    Gone for:

    Cav
    Degenkolb
    Goss
    Hofland
    Phinney
    Haedo
    Gaimon
    Jaramillo
    Sergent

    Toyed with putting Hart in, wish I had now! Good on the lad though. Jaramillo's my 3.0 man for the long haul.

    Spoilt for choice at the 3.0 end; was tempted to run a 3.0 only purist but bottled it.