• Cycling Ireland EGM votes against nominating Pat McQuaid for 3rd term as UCI president1 year 13 weeks agoAlb wrote:Stephen Roche and

    Alb wrote:
    Stephen Roche and Sean Kelly ought to be ashamed of themselves, though hardly surprising in the slightest.

    Mild surprise about Kelly, but not surprised at all about Roche...

  • Cycling Ireland EGM votes against nominating Pat McQuaid for 3rd term as UCI president1 year 13 weeks agoIsn't democracy wonderful!

    Isn't democracy wonderful!

  • TDS stage 81 year 13 weeks agoSH***** my transfers bummed

    SH***** my transfers bummed out.

    Scores will be up soon, just have to sort out something Big Grin

  • Canyon CF Paint Finish1 year 13 weeks agoOld Cranky wrote:Nice bike.

    Old Cranky wrote:
    Nice bike. Ultegra Di2 version?
    Out of interest, how do you specify the crank length you require on the Canyon website?

    If I remember correctly , when you place your order you can email them with any specifics/changes

  • Police escort cyclist off M1 motorway1 year 13 weeks agoStatistically the Motorways

    Statistically the Motorways are the safest places for cycling..fewer cyclist deaths than any other road Thinking

  • Cycling Ireland EGM votes against nominating Pat McQuaid for 3rd term as UCI president1 year 13 weeks agoSo 74 delegates voted in

    So 74 delegates voted in favour of sweeping doping issues under the carpet for another term? Is that how this should be interpreted...?

  • Canyon CF Paint Finish1 year 13 weeks agoNice bike. Ultegra Di2

    Nice bike. Ultegra Di2 version?
    Out of interest, how do you specify the crank length you require on the Canyon website?

  • Charge Spoon Ti saddle1 year 13 weeks agoTi/leather version is

    Ti/leather version is outstandingly good, pity it is now much more expensive than the standard version. It is still a great bargain.

  • Top scientists on cycle helmets: "The debate will go on (and on and on...)"1 year 13 weeks agoQuote:I suppose one could say

    Quote:
    I suppose one could say there are more people still around to talk after they've hit their heads, perhaps those that weren't wearing one tend not to be able to write posts on websites anymore.

    Yes, the pro-helmet lobby do have this fantasy that hospitals and nursing homes are crammed full of brain injured cyclists who didn't wear helmets.

  • Bike food - recipies?1 year 13 weeks agolook to combine the the

    look to combine the the period of energy release into your food for example

    slow release energy foods such as wholemeal, granola.

    medium energy release foods such as nuts, raisins

    quick energy release foods such as treacle, syrup,.

    so how about mixing in a bowl
    granola
    nuts
    raisins
    dark choc chips
    raw eggs
    banana
    treacle
    syrup

    bake in oven for fifteen minutes, allow to cool and cut into small bite size pieces

    Excellent for energy. and taste can vary by removing our adding things you like.

  • Cloud Chasing1 year 13 weeks agoQuote:I have feathered the

    Quote:
    I have feathered the joy of cloud chasing spins

    I have no idea what that means, but it's poetry.

  • Cycling Ireland EGM votes against nominating Pat McQuaid for 3rd term as UCI president1 year 13 weeks agoFarky wrote:Im an Irishman

    Farky wrote:
    Im an Irishman through and through and have been overly proud of Irish cycling and its ability to have a man senior and respected enough to be at the top of the UCI.

    Its said a lot for our wee island that we can produce officials of that calibre.

    Voting Pat McQuaid out has NOTHING to do with being Irish or nto wanting our federation represented at the highest level.

    It should NOT come down to the biased votes of a presidents own country/federation to vote him back in for election.
    As reigning President, it should be down to the stakeholders or members to decide fi they are happy with their current president.

    We can be thankful that the Irish, in the main, have been honest with their voting, putting nationalism aside and voting on the future of cycling in general.

    It should never have come to this, Pat shouldve done more to resist the obvious political interference and made a stand to protect cycling from itself where required. Hopefully this can now be done.

    Too little to late - thats Pats only failure.

    Your final sentence boggles my mind. You are talking about a man that that was banned from entering the 1976 Olympics after being caught racing in South Africa,whern he was in breach of anti-apartheid sporting boycott, entering the race using a false name. How many other pro cyclists did that? One?

    He is then part of the Armstrong scandal. His earlier behaviour really spelled out what type of person he is. He does not care about cycling any more. He cares about himself and his current lifestyle and the threat of losing that is starting to show. Ive said it before, if he truly cared about the future of cycling he would have resigned in the wake of the Armstrong mess.

    The votes McQ did get are down to mutual back scratching and the "old boys club". It just shows how deep this ugly scar on cyling goes. Too little too late? Pffffffff...

  • Cycling Ireland EGM votes against nominating Pat McQuaid for 3rd term as UCI president1 year 13 weeks agoSurprised how many voted for

    Surprised how many voted for him. I probably shouldn't be though, because regardless of everything else, the one thing he has proven to be good at is charming his chums and making deals.

  • Cyclist knocked into river by mobility scooter calls for urgent safety improvements1 year 13 weeks agoHmm "That part of the

    Hmm "That part of the footpath is really narrow" so what were either of them doing on it if it was a footpath?

  • Cycling Ireland EGM votes against nominating Pat McQuaid for 3rd term as UCI president1 year 13 weeks agoStephen Roche and Sean Kelly

    Stephen Roche and Sean Kelly ought to be ashamed of themselves, though hardly surprising in the slightest.

  • TDS stage 81 year 13 weeks agoBother - I brought in

    Bother - I brought in Kristoff & Demare as I had 2 transfers and thought that I'd do better with the two of them rather than Sagan and a cheap DS...

  • TDS stage 81 year 13 weeks agoJAndrewHill wrote:MisreD that

    JAndrewHill wrote:
    MisreD that finish...thought more sprinters wouldclimb that lump

    Same, so hoping most others have, I only bassically lost Mollema's points as that was the only change I made (13 points I think). Kristoff to be last man home would be nice

  • TDS stage 81 year 13 weeks agoMisreD that finish...thought

    MisreD that finish...thought more sprinters wouldclimb that lump

  • TDS stage 81 year 13 weeks ago1 SAGAN,

    1 SAGAN, Peter 108 04:33:26 00:00:00
    2 BENNATI, Daniele 123 04:33:26 00:00:00
    3 GILBERT, Philippe 71 04:33:26 00:00:00
    4 ALBASINI, Michael 131 04:33:26 00:00:00
    5 RIBLON, Christophe 88 04:33:26 00:00:00
    6 ELMIGER, Martin 193 04:33:26 00:00:00
    7 VELITS, Peter 48 04:33:26 00:00:00
    8 SIMON, Julien 201 04:33:26 00:00:00
    9 MONFORT, Maxime 34 04:33:26 00:00:00
    10 GESCHKE, Simon 184 04:33:26 00:00:00
    11 SCARPONI, Michele 96 04:33:26 00:00:00
    12 KANGERT, Tanel 56 04:33:26 00:00:00
    13 ROJAS GIL, Jose Joaquin 6 04:33:26 00:00:00
    14 MOLLEMA, Bauke 114 04:33:26 00:00:00
    15 PINOT, Thibaut 166 04:33:26 00:00:00
    16 IZAGIRRE INSAUSTI, Ion 153 04:33:26 00:00:00
    17 MARTIN, Daniel 63 04:33:26 00:00:00
    18 DYACHENKO, Alexandr 52 04:33:26 00:00:00
    19 FRANK, Mathias 73 04:33:26 00:00:00
    20 KELDERMAN, Wilco 112 04:33:26 00:00:00

  • TDS stage 81 year 13 weeks agoSagan Bennati Gilbert Albasin

    Sagan
    Bennati
    Gilbert
    Albasini
    Riblon
    Elmiger
    Velits
    Simon
    Monfort
    Geschke

  • TDS stage 81 year 13 weeks agoShudda got bennatti

    Shudda got bennatti

  • Canyon CF Paint Finish1 year 13 weeks agoIt looks like the frame has a

    It looks like the frame has a 3k carbon weave at the junctions, and a unidirectional carbon finish along the tubes, not paint. Because the UD carbon ribbons overlap in a fairly random way and all catch the light differently, you get this slightly flaky, slightly pearlescent effect. Perhaps go to a bike shop and compare the appearance to a set of unidirectional finish deep section wheels. If the appearance is the same, you know that's how it's meant to look.

  • Bike food - recipies?1 year 13 weeks agoThis is a good

    This is a good place

    http://ridefood.blogspot.co.uk/

    the potato cakes and bacon bread slices actually do for lunch, they're lovely Nerd

  • Canyon CF Paint Finish1 year 13 weeks agoRaw carbon finish so shows up

    Raw carbon finish so shows up some resin residue.

  • Cycling Ireland EGM votes against nominating Pat McQuaid for 3rd term as UCI president1 year 13 weeks agoWOW, I really thought the

    WOW, I really thought the margin would be alot further than that, Just over 55% (55.15%) voting against. I was expecting to see above 70%.

    It shows that some of the voters still think Pat is the man for the job....OR, they just want an Irishman in charge? But hang on....does he even want to be Irish anymore, I'm sure he would change his nationality to anything if it meant him holding onto the UCI Presidents seat.

    He's already trying to worm his way to be nominated as Swiss....That's hopefully going to fall flat on its face and leave the door wide open for Cookson to walk it.

    But then, he'll just find himself another loop hole in these made up rules and get nominated as a member of the Rwandan cycling federation. He's not going to give up easily, but its about time he saw, he's NOT wanted as head of the UCI, he will get NO choosy honorary number like his sidekick Verbruggen and they will both be out on their ear.