- Armstrong saga1 year 26 weeks agoNoted Simon; a poor choice of
Noted Simon; a poor choice of words from me! I meant, "reasonable given the circumstances". I would agree with what WADA say ie "more than a balance of probabilities but less than beyond reasonable doubt".
- Vuelta stage 161 year 26 weeks agoJoaquin Rodriguez
Thomas de Gendt (For Viviani) Can't believe my luck , just needed to get rid of Viviani.
Simon Clarke (For Terpstra)
Winner Andrew Anacona
Aitor Galdos (For Bouhanni)
Would have brought in Galdos and Clarke yesterday but wasn't in time to do any transfers.
- Vuelta stage 161 year 26 weeks agoDe Gendt and Cataldo have
De Gendt and Cataldo have around 8 minutes now, they could be on for the stage win at this rate!
- Pensioner takes law into her own hands over pavement cycling in Bristol1 year 26 weeks agoPeople don't do anything
People don't do anything without a good reason. So why are so many cyclists riding through a pedestrianised area? There's probably some thoughtless highway design that's really inhospitable to cyclists or a lack of cycle stands nearby.
I was riding on the NCN 4 yesterday in Windsor Great Park and pedestrians with dogs were a nightmare. Standing chatting blocking the width of the track or with their dogs off the leash letting them run across my path. Totally oblivious to anyone else using the track.
"Standing chatting blocking the width of the track or with their dogs off the leash letting them run across my path. Totally oblivious to anyone else using the track."
But, hang on, I thought "People don't do anything without a good reason". Or does that only apply to cyclists?
Sounds very much like the car-driving trolls who insist that nobody driving a car could ever possibly be at fault, and all the ills of the road are caused by everybody else.
I'd go for the "People don't do anything without a good reason" line, as long as you count "can't be arsed to do anything that would even momentarily inconvenience me" as a "good reason".
- Vuelta stage 161 year 26 weeks agoNot good for me
Not good for me
however both De Gendt and Catalso are in my purist team
- Eurobike 2012: Colnago 2013… C59 Disc, CLX 3.0, fancy paint jobs and more1 year 26 weeks ago@Super Domestique; 2012
@Super Domestique; 2012 prices are £3499 SRP frame and forks. Waiting 2013 prices and stock
- Garmin 500 help?1 year 26 weeks agoNever come across this
Never come across this softwear. Is it much like the Garmin Connect website? I have the 800 so wonder if it will work with that.
- Vuelta stage 161 year 26 weeks agoMoncoutie(for Roche) Had
Moncoutie(for Roche) Had this stage down for him since the start
Valverde(for Froome):I think Froomey's cooked and it frees up credits
Contador:will switch to J-Rod for shorter punchy climbs
DeGendt:looks fruity in the opening of this stage and improved in the 3rd week of the Giro(Stelvio!!)
Tiralongo(for Mate) misguided loyalty for my favourite rider?
Clarke have to believe he's going up the road for KOM points
Aramendia stopped being so aggressive since I picked him up
Talansky The obvious DS during uphill stages since the start
Astarloza Got to have an Euski on a stage like this
- Vuelta stage 161 year 26 weeks agoDe Gendt and Cataldo have a
De Gendt and Cataldo have a gap and could be on to sweep up all the breakaway points between them...
First time since the time trial I've had no-one in the break - still time tho' I guess...
- Vuelta stage 161 year 26 weeks agoYou have no idea how close I
You have no idea how close I came last night to putting De Gendt in my team
- Cannondale SuperSix 1051 year 26 weeks agocat1commuter wrote:Ascat1commuter wrote:
As mentioned somewhere on here last week, I think we should move on from clunky, manufacturer specific terminology such as "STI dual controls" and adopt the superior term "brifter"
Brifter? Ugh, sets my teeth on edge. Like when I see people asking about Campy
- Vuelta stage 161 year 26 weeks agoContador
Marczynski (for Talansky)
Nice start for me!
- quebec and montreal gps1 year 26 weeks agoProblem is that leaves no
Problem is that leaves no space for 'The No Brainer'
- Armstrong saga1 year 26 weeks agoSideBurn wrote:I have aSideBurn wrote:
I have a number of 'gripes' against Lance; seeing him 'done' for doping would be the icing on the cake for me. But I want to see it done properly; beyond reasonable doubt.
"Beyond reasonable doubt" - why? He's not up for murder.
The World Anti-Doping Code stipulates that the "standard of proof in all cases is greater than a mere balance of probability but less than proof beyond a reasonable doubt."
A document well worth reading by anyone with an opinion on the Armstrong case, by the way - after all, it's those rules that give USADA its authority here and set out the specific offences, sanctions, proceedings etc.
- Suggestions for the 2013 season1 year 26 weeks agoAlso, one of my old ideas
Also, one of my old ideas resurfaced the other day:drheaton (8 September 2011) wrote:
How about instead of all these extra transfers/extra flexibilty you run a squad based system? Everyone has a squad of around 25 riders at the start of the season/tour on a budget of 250-300 credits and you can make as many changes per stage within your squad as you like?
EDIT: For even more complication how about a draft style pick within a mini league of 10-12 players, that way nobody has the same riders and everyone has a team with some great riders and some trash.
Also, another idea blatantly stolen from the fantasy NFL game I used to play is keeper leagues, you pick a team in a draft and keep that team each year picking up the odd free transfer here and there or agreeing transfers with other teams.
suggested again by Noriko:Noriko wrote:
A hardcore purist competition where you select a pool of 30 riders at the start of the season from which to chose your team for each race.
Not sure how that would fit in with how the game works at the minute (in the background) but it could be fun to be a proper team manager for the season, recruiting talent in the off season and praying your cheap DSs pay off. It'd also be fun to see how managers pick their squads, whether they pick broadly across all races to have riders who'll race the classics, the grand tours, and the shorter tours (let's call that the BMC approach), or whether they load up on grand tour riders and try to win one or all the grand tours (the Sky approach), likewise, do you pick sprinters or climbers as your big budget riders? Could produce some very interesting racing.
- Vuelta stage 161 year 26 weeks agoMoncoutie with the first 3
Moncoutie with the first 3 KoM points of the day, J Moreno in second and Meersman third.
- Flying while cycling1 year 26 weeks agoi seem to remember they have
i seem to remember they have been trying to get this for about 10 years... its taken them about two years just to get the same model from 5 seconds to 10 seconds to 30 seconds to now 65... #goodluck
- Vuelta stage 161 year 26 weeks agoI think I got it a little
I think I got it a little wrong, hmmm
- Vuelta stage 161 year 26 weeks ago20th yesterday mainly thanks
20th yesterday mainly thanks to DeLaFuente who I've been waiting for ages to get involved,although that's probably it for him and Caja Rural now if they celebrated as they should last night after Piedra's storming win.
Clarke's been a revelation for sure and I reckon it's a day for him to grab mountain points today so I have:
Landa(for Cesar)to get credits
- Suggestions for the 2013 season1 year 26 weeks agoDouble points for a nominated
Double points for a nominated captain?
- Vuelta stage 161 year 26 weeks agoRodriguez
however I really need Clarke to fall off today as he's killing me in the purist comp. I'm 2nd, 5 points off the lead but Clarke is keeping me at bay
- Frustrating drive chain noise1 year 26 weeks agoI suspect that there could be
I suspect that there could be some chain wear causing the noise you describe.
- Google Maps rolls out voice-guided navigation for smart phones1 year 26 weeks agoGoogle definitely in catch up
Google definitely in catch up mode. They need to tap into local knowledge more and link that up with their partners Sustrans to make more practical routes for long distance cyclist or those who like to travel out of area from time to time. City guides from what I hear also need some work. Having said that it is a good start and I am sure it will improve with time, this will be quicker if users make comments on the routes maps suggest.
- Sustrans boss calls for safer streets as survey reveals "truly shocking" extent of short-hop school runs1 year 26 weeks agoSideBurn wrote:don_don; NowSideBurn wrote:
don_don; Now you are asking! I think that a huge number of factors are significant. Like a change in attitude to drinking and driving; years ago people would have a few an take it easy on the way home. Getting done (fined) for drinking and driving had little stigma then. Today, try and get some sympathy! A similar pr campaign is going on against speeding. Improvements in medical science; more and better ambulance staff are all significant. It is also possible that motorways allow huge mileage to be racked up without worrying about pedestrians, cyclists, horses etc.
I think that if I could find the statistics for non-motorised casualties they would have reduced. But; why? Because the roads are safer or because less people chose to walk/ride? (because the roads are too dangerous?) As well as improvements in medical support. But I think that when the peak of fatalities is 7,985 (1966) a reduction of 76% is significant and suggests the roads are safer!
My original arguement was where people are protecting themselves from the dangers on the road by driving, when they could ride or walk, they are exposing themselves to the very real, and more likely, health related dangers of inactivity!
Point taken. The Road Danger Reduction Forum (rdrf.org.uk) often make the point that raw pedestrian and cyclist KSI numbers have reduced on the most dangerous roads/junctions, precisely because those users are avoiding them. Perversely, traditional road safety thinking would see this as a positive.
Incidentally, for more info on the benefits of 20 speed limits, this is worth reading: http://www.copenhagenize.com/2010/01/30-kmh-zones-work.html
- Continental or Schwalbe Tyres1 year 26 weeks agoissacforce wrote:Its true 1issacforce wrote:
Its true 1 puncture in 4 years of using conti,s, and thats with over 4000 mile a year, plus riding up and down the uk
Hope you realise that the puncture pixies are going to nail you now. They've a bit of catchup to do.