• Edinburgh cyclist fines almost double since 20101 year 9 weeks agostumps wrote:You all seem to

    stumps wrote:
    You all seem to have completely missed the point - you can kill or maim someone just as easily jumping a red light as texting.

    Anyone who says otherwise is talking rubbish.

    Stumps, if your point is that a red light jumping cyclist, with a much better all round visibility, can do the same damage with their 20 pound bike as a texting motorist with their 1.5 ton car and their eyes on their cellphone, then sorry, you are the one talking rubbish. I may have misunderstood your point, granted. But that's what you seem to be saying there.

    stumps wrote:
    i could list the thousands of incidents you requested but by doing so does that mean the injuries sustained to the little girl i mentioned are any less important or trivialised becuase there are so few such incidents, i think not and people should be ashamed if they disagree.

    It's not about trivialising what happened to the little girl. What people here appear to be irritated about (I certainly am) is the complete lack of proportionality. Police are clearly going for the low hanging fruits.

    stumps wrote:
    In the end if, whilst at work, i see a cyclist break the law before i see a motorist break the law then they will be dealt with accordingly and it would be totally wrong for someone suggest otherwise.

    Again, I may have misunderstood the point you're trying to make here - but does that mean you're going to proceed to write a parking ticket instead of pursuing the street thug who just knifed someone simply because you happened to come across the illegally parked car first? You cannot be serious.

  • Missed Guy Martin's 110mph+ record attempt on TV last night? You can watch it on catch-up service 4oD1 year 9 weeks agoBest TV over the Christmas

    Best TV over the Christmas break. Think Fred Dibnah meets Eval Knieval meets Wacky Racers! Felt venue change to Pendine added a lot to difficulty factor. Top effort.

  • Exposure Lights Sirius Mk2 front light1 year 9 weeks agoWhat is the fascination with

    What is the fascination with this German standard on every light thread. A poorly positioned light is going to dazzle regardless. I use the Sirius mk1 year round on pulse and a Strada mk5 or Toro in the winter and never had an issue with oncoming traffic as they're positioned with some common sense.

  • Suggestions/requests for the 2014 season1 year 9 weeks agoI would like to propose a

    I would like to propose a couple of scoring changes. One would be to lower the points offered at the finish line during the Spring and Autumn Classics the 50 points on offer to 1st place down to 40 points or so. I think they are given too many points as stand alone races. I'd also like to see the points on offer for a breakaway at mid-race to be wloered to 5 points. The other suggestion, which has been discussed previously, is to award the KOM points at the end of a stage when the stage ends on a categorized climb. I just think it's appropriate that if the KOM points are earned by a rider on a breakaway on categorized climbs along the way, the KOM points at the end of a stage should be awarded too.

  • Missed Guy Martin's 110mph+ record attempt on TV last night? You can watch it on catch-up service 4oD1 year 9 weeks agoawesome television programme

    awesome television programme from a great character

    if any of you have not seen it yet, I'd highly recommend watching the film

    "Closer to the Edge" about the Isle of Man TT

    completely bonkers motorbike action, especially Guy Martin's fireball 'get off' and Conor Cummins' "how did he survive?" crash

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y07yt87lhEA

  • Six of 2014's hottest £500 to £900 road bikes1 year 9 weeks agoskintosh wrote:or for a

    skintosh wrote:
    or for a Wildcard throw in the BTwin Triban 3 at £299. Bet the big brand names above would not ben happy if you did that !

    or the Triban 5 Applause

  • Renewing our Premium membership1 year 9 weeks agoWhen will the 2014 game &

    When will the 2014 game & membership open, anybody know.

  • What did the cycling Santa bring?1 year 9 weeks agoCyclist wrote: Tongue in

    Cyclist wrote:

    Tongue in cheek or not, I hate that Velominati rules Bollox. I have 1 cycling rule: enjoy it.

    Damn right.

    Whilst generally a good laugh, the velominati rules contain a few elitist and exclusive sections that are verging on insult to the vast majority of cyclists if taken literally.

    Too many however have adopted certain rules as gospel and end up acting like twats around those they deem to not conform with their take on reality. Many of these fucktards probably had Rapha pyjamas on their Christmas list.

    I've been riding bikes for over 25 years and I'll wear what I like (irony intended).

  • Beach slapped1 year 9 weeks agoSuper piece, enjoyed it all.

    Super piece, enjoyed it all.

    Btw it was P B Shelley who first used the word 'twat' in a piece of writing intended for general consumption. His homeboyz Byron, Hunt and Peacock were more worldy but did not feel they should disabuse Percy of his comical error. (From the context, it appeared he was thinking of a witch's pointed hat.)

  • Strava Premium Upgrade1 year 9 weeks agoI have been riding for longer

    I have been riding for longer than I can remember, no speedo then speedo no cadence then cadence no heart rate then heart rate and I can say that I could not ride without them, certainly when training starts proper. I have not felt the urge to get strava ever, until over the last couple of days I have seen some great offers in the sale, but spotting this post has now knocked that on the head. You will find over time the cost will go up why the free access stuff will reduce, so my advice is if you want strava then I would take the £3 because it will end up £10 a month with no free access other than to see your route... Mark my words. I have been involved in that kind of marketing/sales.

  • Beach slapped1 year 9 weeks agoGreat stuff, looks well

    Great stuff, looks well entertaining, strangely I want to do it. On the bucket list for me then.

  • Lord Foster takes on plans for London SkyCycle with 135 miles of elevated safe cyclist routes1 year 9 weeks agoI don't understand why this

    I don't understand why this daft idea has surfaced again after apparently being smacked into touch by the mayor more than a year ago.

  • Beach slapped1 year 9 weeks ago@wheelsucker … which turns

    @wheelsucker

    … which turns out is the same dictionary definition as cu*t.

    Language evolves.

  • Lord Foster takes on plans for London SkyCycle with 135 miles of elevated safe cyclist routes1 year 9 weeks agoNow if they were proposing a

    Now if they were proposing a system of giant tubular water slides high across the city, on the other hand..._that_ I might consider paying money to try.

  • Clear glasses recommendation...1 year 9 weeks agoI have just seen those Bolle

    I have just seen those Bolle Bandidos for £2.99WTF....then on another site for 50 notes??? One was an electrical site the other a health and safety site!!!

  • Barclays bikes1 year 9 weeks agoFair enough, although I was

    Fair enough, although I was genuinely impressed by seeing no drivers on their mobiles in the five days I was travelling aroubd. The Taxi drivers actually waited at junctions, perhaps there is something to be said for the knowledge instilling a sense of professionalism not found elsewhere.

    Perhaps it's because there seems to be a fairly large number of police in central London compared to other places.

    On a separate note the bikes are really rather good, I thought they'd all be scratched, grinding drive chains and out of true wheels. In fact all the bikes I sae (hundreds) were in remarkably good condition. They've obviously put a lot of thought into the design.

    Overall it was all good, I'm just dreading my commute on Monday past those dark satanic mills and the far more frightening mancunian traffic.

  • Missed Guy Martin's 110mph+ record attempt on TV last night? You can watch it on catch-up service 4oD1 year 9 weeks agoClassic 'bloke' TV. Made Top

    Classic 'bloke' TV. Made Top Gear seem boring.

  • Tour de France expected to boost cycling in Britain1 year 9 weeks agoI wonder how much the cost is

    I wonder how much the cost is to get a research paper done at the ministry of the bleedin obvious? Have to say though that Walker obviously knows his stuff Rolling On The Floor

  • Edinburgh cyclist fines almost double since 20101 year 9 weeks agoYou all seem to have

    You all seem to have completely missed the point - you can kill or maim someone just as easily jumping a red light as texting.

    Anyone who says otherwise is talking rubbish. What people on here are saying is that there are more people hurt / injured etc by texting than rlj which i totally agree with but thats NOT what my comment was about, it was to show that similar injuries can be sustained by both offences.

    cbrndc - i could list the thousands of incidents you requested but by doing so does that mean the injuries sustained to the little girl i mentioned are any less important or trivialised becuase there are so few such incidents, i think not and people should be ashamed if they disagree.

    In the end if, whilst at work, i see a cyclist break the law before i see a motorist break the law then they will be dealt with accordingly and it would be totally wrong for someone suggest otherwise.

  • Strava Premium Upgrade1 year 9 weeks agoI love Strava and am happy to

    I love Strava and am happy to pay for the Premium. I agree that the features are minimal (I like the leaderboard age selection and suffer scores but that's about it). I mainly decided to go Premium to support the site; it really is very few pennies spent compared to other bike related purchases, etc.

  • Video: Brian Cookson reflects on first 3 months as UCI president1 year 9 weeks agoSeemingly a good start on a

    Seemingly a good start on a slippery slope. Doping the biggest item to get over, how the heck he'll do it with characters like 'Lance' in the systems, I do jot know.
    Regarding the 'woman's bit' the biggest hill here is another uphill struggle in getting coverage. I can honestly see it being just as interesting to see as the male equivalent. Maybe the female TDF would be the obvious choice to start with.

  • Beach slapped1 year 9 weeks agowow, so now we've ascertained

    wow, so now we've ascertained that some of you can swear, and some of you don't understand that language is constantly evolving, perhaps we can get back to actually having an opinion on beach racing. but, you know, well done and all.

  • City cycling 'could do damage to heart' due to polluting chemicals, new research claims1 year 9 weeks agoThere have been various bits

    There have been various bits of research along these lines over the years. I remember one study decades ago finding that [deceased] young people in Los Angeles (who, if I recall correctly, had mostly been non-smokers who died from things like gunshot wounds!) had lungs comparable to long-term smokers, due to the effects of road pollution. And some more recent ones showing car pollution increased your chance of a heart attack at least in the short term.

    Of course the real message is "other people's driving could do damage to your heart".

    But nobody cares. As with RTA deaths, motorists get special licence to ignore the moral rules that apply to everyone else.

    (See also the historical use of lead as an additive in petrol.)

  • Missed Guy Martin's 110mph+ record attempt on TV last night? You can watch it on catch-up service 4oD1 year 9 weeks ago4oD can't help if you don't

    4oD can't help if you don't live in Britain. It's not on YouTube yet, either. Pisser.

  • Beach slapped1 year 9 weeks agowheelsucker wrote:great

    wheelsucker wrote:
    great article right up to the word T**t, I can understand in your frustration why you would compare yourself to a part of female anatomy, but not reallly neccessary...Wally? Twit? Muppet?

    If you get offended by the use of the word "twat" you should probably avoid the internet completely. It's not really suited for your delicate sensibilities.