• Green Mountain-Oman stage 51 year 8 weeks agoSprint 1 1 Van Hecke 2

    Sprint 1
    1 Van Hecke
    2 Sprengers
    3 Murphy

  • Leader of club run driven at by laughing van man tells of attack1 year 8 weeks agoThe consensus in our club is

    The consensus in our club is that he could of killed a few of us and we where looking at another Rhyl incident.

    We commend the judge for being sensible and not picking items like not wearing a helmet as being a liability.

    One Sunlight as we say.

  • Overlapping frame sizes - go larger or smaller?1 year 8 weeks ago+1 for the Competitive

    +1 for the Competitive Cyclist fit calculator - millimetre perfect for me.

    Remember, top tube effective length is the most important measurement and the hardest to change.

  • Green Mountain-Oman stage 51 year 8 weeks agoGap 3'40 at 38k

    Gap 3'40 at 38k

  • Lezyne Macro Drive front light1 year 8 weeks agoI have used this as my

    I have used this as my primary light in London and it is superb.

    It once fell off at 30kph+ training laps early morning in the dark @ Regents Park (as I had not attached it properly) and apart from a small scratch it was fine. I use it in flashing mode day and night and people have told me it gets noticed.
    All the reflective signs and car number plates are flashing as far up as I can see well into the distance in a straight line.

    I also use it with constant on mode when totally dark in the park with the weekday morning club rides in the park and it provides enough visibility at speed to see if there is a hazard.. like a bottle or something.

    Lastly I have no trouble with the bracket moving and I actually have the torch mounted next to the stem but under the bar and out of the way of my computer and second mini LED on the other side... It has not fallen out - even with a fall on black ice down some lanes near Windsor in January.

    This is a great all round lamp.

  • Spring Classics Question1 year 8 weeks agoI think its a shame that

    I think its a shame that purist doesn't count for anything in the classics, ie you get unlimited transfers between similar races like G3 and Gent-Wev etc. In an ideal world, we'd decide the schedule, and then decide a fair number of purist transfers allowed between the races. I like the idea that playing purist is different to standard, ie you are checking startlists and picking some riders that are in both, say Omloop and KBK, rather than just picking the same team as your standard in the knowledge you can change it all.

    But if thats too compliacated then we'll just have to go with it as is. Shame tho'.

  • Green Mountain-Oman stage 51 year 8 weeks agochrisdstripes wrote:I hope

    chrisdstripes wrote:
    I hope van den broeck does well this year - I feel like he's been unlucky recently. Went for Tschopp ahead of him tho'..

    Froome, Tschopp, Uran, J-Rod, F Schleck
    Bardet, Boonen, Swift, Calonna

    No pens yet, but probably a couple tomorrow.

    Bardet, not De Maar, that was purist. Canola in the break, not Calonna? How close can you get!
    Having said that, its most likely only for one sprint, and maybe combativity, so not many points on offer for being in the break.

  • Green Mountain-Oman stage 51 year 8 weeks agoBreak Sprengers (TSV) Van

    Break
    Sprengers (TSV)
    Van Hecke (TSV)
    Canola (BAR)
    Murphy (UHC)
    2' at 15k

  • Green Mountain-Oman stage 51 year 8 weeks agoI hope van den broeck does

    I hope van den broeck does well this year - I feel like he's been unlucky recently. Went for Tschopp ahead of him tho'..

    Froome, Tschopp, Uran, J-Rod, F Schleck
    De Maar, Boonen, Swift, Calonni

    No pens yet, but probably a couple tomorrow.

  • Go Danish - TfGM teams up with Sustrans for Copenhagen-style Bicycle Account for Greater Manchester1 year 8 weeks agoCentral Copenhagen is flat. I

    Central Copenhagen is flat. I would love to see those Danish ladies in the pic trying to ride up Dean Street in Newcastle!

  • Spring Classics Question1 year 8 weeks agolivestrongnick has a fair

    livestrongnick has a fair point. The classics run throughout one of the busiest periods in the fantasy calendar so more may be good when looking at the classics in isolation but when you add in five separate week long tours and the start of the women's race (which are new additions to the calendar this year) it gets very very busy.

  • Cyclists’ organisations unite against ‘stay back’ stickers1 year 8 weeks agoHang on! Where's my sticker

    Hang on! Where's my sticker for when im riding my bike? 'Incompetent driver keep back' I keep a fair distance back from motorists as you never now what they will do next! Still I think the stickers they are using are not written appropriately they should read 'incompetent driver behind the wheel for your own safety stay well clear' now that makes more sense. ...

  • Green Mountain-Oman stage 51 year 8 weeks agoMissed deadline again. Woo

    Missed deadline again. Woo

  • road.cc's Elaine Curtin selected as one of the 50 most influential people in UK cycling1 year 8 weeks ago(No subject)

    Applause

  • Leader of club run driven at by laughing van man tells of attack1 year 8 weeks agoQuote:said the judge

    Quote:
    said the judge highlighted that cyclists need to be protected going about their activity, which is now quite popular.

    This I believe is an important quote. As cycling becomes more popular the defense of not expecting cyclists and therefore due care and attention charges will become less common.
    Recognising that cycling is becoming the norm and acceptable can only be a good thing, for everyone.
    Good to hear that there are no long lasting physical injuries.

  • Chris Boardman: "Helmets not even in top 10 of things that keep cycling safe"1 year 8 weeks agoIronic that a piece saying

    Ironic that a piece saying that the helmet debate distracts from the real issues then we go on to have a massive helmet debate...

  • When's too many bikes enough ?1 year 8 weeks agoIv had notions or a recurring

    Iv had notions or a recurring thought that I could stash my least used bike which is a MTB that I keep for really bad winter weather in a cupboard at work. (How silly is that) . This would free up space ! But iv learnt from personal experience that one half bad accident , "no matter how many bikes in the stable" , renders one only capable of looking at the them. I don't want to put a downer on bike collecting , spend, spend, spend if you want but realistically we are all only a hairs breath away from that . As without doubt a sizeable percentage of us know .

  • Spring Classics Question1 year 8 weeks agoAs much as i want to do all

    As much as i want to do all the above mentioned races, don't forget that in the 2 month window of the cllassics we also have the following races aswell-

    Paris-Nice Sun, 09 Mar 2014 Sun, 16 Mar 2014
    Tirreno-Adriatico Wed, 12 Mar 2014 Tue, 18 Mar 2014
    Volta Catalunya Mon, 24 Mar 2014 Sun, 30 Mar 2014
    Women's World Cup Sun, 30 Mar 2014 Sat, 30 Aug 2014
    Vuelta Pais Vasco Mon, 07 Apr 2014 Sun, 13 Apr 2014
    Giro del Trentino Tue, 22 Apr 2014 Fri, 25 Apr 2014

  • Green Mountain-Oman stage 51 year 8 weeks ago2 very bad days for me

    2 very bad days for me Sad

    Uran
    Froome
    JRod
    Gallopin
    JVDB
    Boonen
    Gatto
    Van Hecke
    Ruffoni

    Leaves me with 3 transfers for tomorrows flat finish Nerd

  • Unique Essax Shark saddle launched… who needs a hole when you can have a fin1 year 8 weeks ago"So do you use chamois cream

    "So do you use chamois cream with it or Preparation H?" KY jelly I think Crying

  • Green Mountain-Oman stage 51 year 8 weeks agogone for Nicola

    gone for
    Nicola Ruffoni
    Christopher Froome
    Tom Boonen
    Johann Tschopp
    Moreno Moser
    Daniel Moreno
    Gert Dockx
    Rigoberto Uran
    Dario Cataldo

  • Pedal on Parliament returns to Edinburgh in April for a third year1 year 8 weeks agoOldRidgeback wrote:'who ate

    OldRidgeback wrote:
    'who ate all the pies' Alex Salmond... ..I don't get a chance to vote no to independence thanks to him.
    You may be obsessed with someone else's tummy, good luck to you, but I'm not sure how you can blame him for you not getting a vote in the referendum. You just have to be 16 or over, resident in Scotland and enrolled to vote.

    He fought to get 16 and 17 year olds into the referendum though it was known they tend to intend to vote No. I think that, relative to other politicians, he has a reputation for being plain and doing what's in his manifesto.

  • Unique Essax Shark saddle launched… who needs a hole when you can have a fin1 year 8 weeks agoThey should market this with

    They should market this with their own bib short. Surprise
    I can't see how the average chamois pad would work well with that fin. Cue the "Jaws" shark music.

  • Spring Classics Question1 year 8 weeks agoTERatcliffe26 wrote:northstar

    TERatcliffe26 wrote:
    northstar wrote:
    orli wrote:
    ray silvester wrote:
    ahh....whack em all in!!

    I'm with you, and, since most are a week apart, can we have unlimited transfers between them please?

    This, they won't be tricky to pick for, not like we are dealing multiple week long tours here.

    Between all races that are included in the classics there will be unlimited transfers

    even in purist? asking for Forum's Scorum's UCI purposes.....actually just seen that I already foresaw this and stated earlier that purist only will not count for the classics.

  • Van driver who laughed as he drove at cyclists jailed for six months1 year 8 weeks ago"He was a cockler and the

    "He was a cockler and the loss of his driving licence meant the loss of his job."

    This says more about the simple-minded defence counsel than anything. How often do you see the defence: "He's really sorry your Honour, but he was too p*ssed to know what he was doing."

    If I were a judge, I'd just double the sentence every time I heard that!