• Womens World Cup-Tour of Chongming Island1 year 7 weeks agoNote Rabo and Orica aren't on

    Note Rabo and Orica aren't on there yet but I'd keep an eye on that to be honest, also check out podiumcafe and prowomenscycling to see if there's any mentions of big team movements too.

  • Adidas launches ‘lightest ever cycling jersey’1 year 7 weeks agoAnd yet the sleeves will

    And yet the sleeves will still flap around in the wind.

  • Womens World Cup-Tour of Chongming Island1 year 7 weeks agochrisdstripes wrote:Not come

    chrisdstripes wrote:
    Not come across this race before, another reason to say thanks to Gkam and the rest for running this as I'm really enjoying learning more about women's racing. Found this link for the profile, which looks very flat (scroll down to the bottom). Mooleur - does that sound about right?
    http://a905580650.oinsite.yh.mynet.cn/_d276636891.htm

    Looks like there is a 3-day stage race starting tomorrow, and last year a few of the riders that did well in that went on to get a good result in the World Cup race. No Tour of Britain last year though.

    And on the CF startlist - no Orica or Rabo - is that likely to be right?

    Yep yep that's the ticket, it's an out and out sprinters race, podiums include Ina Yoko Teutenberg (who will be missed this year! She's retired) - and Giorgia Bronzini (my fav ever sprinter by miles!)

    Interestingly Lucy Garner made a podium in last years stage race (theres a stage race and also a one dayer) - if she's riding it (sorry not checked list yet), her recent form in the women's tour will make for an interesting performance from her.

    It's an exciting one despite the parcours looking relatively flat/uneventful. It's also a big player in the world cup and the likes of Vos will be gunning for it for points.

  • Stage 4: Giovinazzo > Bari - 4 transfers ( save )1 year 7 weeks agoThe consolation is that most

    The consolation is that most people will have Kittel in their team

  • Cycle clothes for tall people1 year 7 weeks agoQuote:What about arm warmers?

    Quote:
    What about arm warmers? Can anybody recommend any that are long without being baggy? nothing seems to fit right!

    Castelli Nanoflex. I have long and (relatively) skinny arms and the pair I have (size Large) are snug and go all the way from my wrist to my armpit. I actually wonder how shorter people manage with them - they're really very long indeed. Really good quality too, and can usually be had for less than £30 if you shop around.

  • Irish cyclist apologises to Marcel Kittel for selfish selfie1 year 7 weeks agoSame here - I 'LOL'd'. I bet

    Same here - I 'LOL'd'. I bet even Marcel will see the funny side, but maybe not for a few weeks/months....

  • Police seek SE London youth photographed riding stolen £2k bike1 year 7 weeks agoEven if the filthy chav gets

    Even if the filthy chav gets knicked he'll just claim he bought it off some scrag head in a pub for £20 and be let free.

  • Police seek SE London youth photographed riding stolen £2k bike1 year 7 weeks agoAm I the only one who has

    Am I the only one who has occasionally ridden a racing bike wearing trainers, jeans and a coat? I've done that quite a few times over the years and don't expect to attract attention because I'm not dressed "approriately".

    The thing that would ring alarm bells in this case is not what the young man is wearing but the fact that the bike is far too small for him (then again I've ridden other people's bikes that were far too small for me in the past and without "apprpriate clothing").

    I hope the bike gets returned and I hope the people involved in nicking it or passing it on are caught but I do wish people knees didn't jerk so much when triggered by prejudices.

  • Police seek SE London youth photographed riding stolen £2k bike1 year 7 weeks agoAyBee wrote:How on earth did

    AyBee wrote:
    How on earth did he think he was going to blend in on a bike like that whilst wearing bright green trainers and in central london?!

    Because he's a stupid fuck who has no idea of the value of the bike?

  • Lorry driver who left cyclist with "massive life-threatening injuries" jailed for 16 weeks1 year 7 weeks agoAnother cyclist is almost

    Another cyclist is almost wiped out leaving him with serious life time injuries his family devastated. An absolute joke of a response from the criminal justice system.

    The useless CPS should have gone for dangerous driving and the judge should have referred the case to the Crown Court for sentencing. An absolute fucking disgrace.

    My thoughts are with the cyclist and his family.

  • Police seek SE London youth photographed riding stolen £2k bike1 year 7 weeks ago... saddle height, being one

    ... saddle height, being one of them.

  • Lorry driver who left cyclist with "massive life-threatening injuries" jailed for 16 weeks1 year 7 weeks agoIt is a worrying state of

    It is a worrying state of affairs that this is "the norm". If we look at the comments there will be outrage and it is precisely this reason why stories like these need to be keep being reported. Each time we see such injustice it should be pointed out and there should be outrage. It is only by this can we hope to change the system, otherwise we may as well roll over and just accept that justice is not for the cyclist.

  • Lorry driver who left cyclist with "massive life-threatening injuries" jailed for 16 weeks1 year 7 weeks agosfichele wrote:16 weeks is

    sfichele wrote:
    16 weeks is not long enough for leaving a guy in a serious state dying in the road. I dont believe he didnt know what he'd hit even after slowing down. Garbage, if the sun was in eyes looking forwards then it would NOT be in his eyes looking back, his rear facing view would be clear.

    Also, he could see the incoming car but couldnt see the cyclist, hmmmm

    "I cant see the cyclist" was filmed on this very stretch of road in exceptionally low winter sun light, which was bright and glaring off a wet road. I had no problem seeing any cyclist that day...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8pX52v_yNA#t=3m05s

    The Hayfield road is very narrow and from past experience drivers need to slow down to overtake properly, but in reality they *dont want* to so you get close passes on that road.

    Good film but i think some people do miss cyclists at times, the glare of the sun is an excuse and the real reason is their own care and attention. Sadly, people rarely realise they're the problem.

  • Stage 4: Giovinazzo > Bari - 4 transfers ( save )1 year 7 weeks agoAnd there's still half an

    And there's still half an hour to race start. Damn you, early deadlines Devil

  • Stage 4: Giovinazzo > Bari - 4 transfers ( save )1 year 7 weeks agoPS - Unlucky livestrongnick!

    PS - Unlucky livestrongnick!

  • Stage 4: Giovinazzo > Bari - 4 transfers ( save )1 year 7 weeks agoDamn you Kittel - couldn't

    Damn you Kittel - couldn't you have announced that 30 minutes earlier?!

    "So, the Giro got me earlier then I thought. Absolutely disappointed that I have to leave this beautiful race today because of a fever. :'((("

  • Police seek SE London youth photographed riding stolen £2k bike1 year 7 weeks agoNever mind all that, look at

    Never mind all that, look at all The Rules he is breaking!

  • Trek launch Silque endurance road bike1 year 7 weeks agoTrekBikesUK wrote:Hello!

    TrekBikesUK wrote:
    Hello! Which Madone version do you mean? The closest one to the Silque SLX, for example, is the Madone 5.9, which is £3500.

    Ah I see, it just seemed quite similar in build to the 4.7 which is £2k which is why I was wondering on the cost, but if it's not then I stand corrected! (and a bit miffed I didn't buy one of these instead of the Madone...)

  • Police seek SE London youth photographed riding stolen £2k bike1 year 7 weeks agoSo why didn't the woman call

    So why didn't the woman call 999? Should have said she had been assaulted by a cyclist riding on the pavement which would have got her a police helicopter and about 25 police cars within 10 minutes such are the scourge of pavement cyclists.

    Should have made a citizen's arrest.

    Nice shoes though ………………. are they SPDs?

    And why did the stupid owner store his bikes in a garden shed? Numptee.

  • Wattbike Training1 year 7 weeks agoYou can grab session data if

    You can grab session data if your gym have the bikes hooked up to software (you should be able to request this if they don't already, as a lot of folks will more than likely want to use their session data regularly) - I'm not sure about using the data for other apps like Garmin Connect but you can import the file to Training Peaks at least; http://wattbike.com/uk/wattbike/training_peaks

    BUT I think you need to be under a coach or premium (don't buy premium it's a rip off) edition of TP. Might be worth asking your Gym guys if they have a coach edition training peaks that you can register under.

    If you can't get the session data into your preferred software platform I would just make sure you note down all of the session information, grab things like average power, length of intervals, you can then type them in manually to your application of choice - not ideal but at least you'll have some of the numbers. Smile

    On testing, I only do one every 6 weeks and thats between 12 and 20 hours of training a week (though I usually use my 10mile timetrials as one so thats once a week normally) - unless you're hammering it, don't worry about Friels advice to do every month, that's just crazy talk Tongue

    One note of warning, the stock saddles that WB come with are POO, maybe coax your gym into getting their "sport" version for one of them for the more serious athletes Smile

  • £8 million investment planned in cycling in East Lancashire1 year 7 weeks agoAs long as all these routes

    As long as all these routes are suitable for road bikes as well as hybrids/mountainbikes and cross bikes I'll be happy.
    In Rochdale My main issue with a lot of Sustrans and other cycle routes is that they don't have suitable surfaces for road bikes which means I am unable to use the majority of our traffic free cycle paths and have to dice with the busy roads. I used to have a mountain bike which was fine but only really have room for one bike in my house and got back into road cycling in the last couple of years meaning the mountain bike had to go.
    One of the main excuses for people not getting out on road bikes are the dangers of the roads so if they can say "look here are alternative traffic free routes suitable for all bike types that get you where you need/want to go" I think we'll see more people willing to give cycling a go.

  • Trek launch Silque endurance road bike1 year 7 weeks agoDavid Arthur wrote:Pretty

    David Arthur wrote:
    Pretty hard to judge saddle height from looking at photos. Best not to

    If you go to the photograph of the 4 women riding the bikes (the one with the artisticly positioned cumulus clouds) and look woman in the foreground, her right leg, which must be just past the bottom of her stroke (at 7.00 o'clock maybe) is bent at the knee to a much greater extent than I would argue it should be. Her left leg appears to be at 90 degrees. I don't profess to be an expert at bike fit but I'd argue that this isn't a position that will do much for efficiency. The only one that looks like its correct is the blue Tiagra version.

    Maybe its just me, but if go to Trek's website all of the "performance road" bikes that aren't labelled "women's specific design" seem to have a meaningful stem saddle drop (although less than I would have thought) whereas the Silque and the Lexa seem to be flat. Maybe I am just stirring.

  • Lorry driver who left cyclist with "massive life-threatening injuries" jailed for 16 weeks1 year 7 weeks agoI refer you to the thread

    I refer you to the thread about cyclists hitting drivers, it is clear the courts don't give a ****

  • Lorry driver who left cyclist with "massive life-threatening injuries" jailed for 16 weeks1 year 7 weeks ago16 weeks is not long enough

    16 weeks is not long enough for leaving a guy in a serious state dying in the road. I dont believe he didnt know what he'd hit even after slowing down. Garbage, if the sun was in eyes looking forwards then it would NOT be in his eyes looking back, his rear facing view would be clear.

    Also, he could see the incoming car but couldnt see the cyclist, hmmmm

    "I cant see the cyclist" was filmed on this very stretch of road in exceptionally low winter sun light, which was bright and glaring off a wet road. I had no problem seeing any cyclist that day...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8pX52v_yNA#t=3m05s

    The Hayfield road is very narrow and from past experience drivers need to slow down to overtake properly, but in reality they *dont want* to so you get close passes on that road.

  • Womens World Cup-Tour of Chongming Island1 year 7 weeks agoNot come across this race

    Not come across this race before, another reason to say thanks to Gkam and the rest for running this as I'm really enjoying learning more about women's racing. Found this link for the profile, which looks very flat (scroll down to the bottom). Mooleur - does that sound about right?
    http://a905580650.oinsite.yh.mynet.cn/_d276636891.htm

    Looks like there is a 3-day stage race starting tomorrow, and last year a few of the riders that did well in that went on to get a good result in the World Cup race. No Tour of Britain last year though.

    And on the CF startlist - no Orica or Rabo - is that likely to be right?