• Tech Roundup: Muc-Off, Garmin, Zipp, SRAM, Sidi, Rapha and more1 year 8 weeks agoStrange thread! It's power

    Strange thread!

    It's power that counts, not gear ratios, and on hills it's power-to-weight that trumps aerodynamics or rolling resistance. If you can sustain power better at a higher cadence (like most people) then on steep gradients you need a small ratio. Which actual ratio will also depend on your aerobic profile, your muscle type and the state of your knees.

    End of.

  • Chris Hoy hits out at “stupid” cyclists1 year 8 weeks agoReading through some of these

    Reading through some of these posts, there's a theme that motorists hate cyclists because cyclists slow them down. I can't disagree more. When I'm in my car or on my motorcycle, I'm rarely slowed down by cyclists. It simply doesn't happen. However, when I'm cycling, I'm regularly slowed down by cars, vans, lorries and buses. They're constantly in my way (Strava's got a lot to answer for) but I'm not trying to kick wing mirrors off or put windows through because of it. I'm too busy trying to stay alive due to drivers of motorised vehicles driving them very very poorly. It's nothing to do with what you're driving or riding, it's all about your attitude and the ability to operate your chosen vehicle.

    And FWIW, there's always a case to argue for a cyclist running certain red lights. Occasionally, it benefits everyone, but that's an argument for another time. Pavement jumping (pavement riding full stop is a pet hate of mine) is an absolute no-no though, it's simply unnecessary.

  • How to be a gentleman cyclist1 year 8 weeks agoOldRidgeback wrote:8. Smile

    OldRidgeback wrote:
    8. Smile and say, "Good day," when you encounter walkers on off road tracks

    Off road tracks? What on earth are you doing off road?! Wink

    Big Softy wrote:
    Give a friendly wave to motorists that actually wait for safe space to overtake you.

    Second that, generally acknowledging the courtesy offered by other road users is a good thing. Another one of mine is a nod/wave to oncoming drivers who wait for you to pass through narrow gaps first.

  • LEJOG tandem record attempt now live1 year 8 weeks agoBang on there G-bitch, there

    Bang on there G-bitch, there was a rider that had to be told to drop back a few times when I was on the LeJoGLe record attempt with Hoppo. I wasn't in the follow car at the time, but apparently, he kept coming past the car and getting to close to him.

    Guinness need to be strict after one person's attempt, where he drafted and was held upright by other riders, just to complete his "record"....

  • The big 41 year 8 weeks agoDoes anyone else get annoyed

    Does anyone else get annoyed that the first piece of Ultegra to be omitted to cut costs is the crankset? And then the brake set, the two most well reviewed pieces of the group? Shifters probably being next in the list as a major change from 6700.

    I think it takes away a lot of the value and performance of Ultegra, especially where brakes are concerned.

  • Camelbak Podium 610/710ml water bottle1 year 8 weeks agoYou still can't get the last

    You still can't get the last bit of liquid out without taking the lid off. I still like them better than the old ones.

  • How to be a gentleman cyclist1 year 8 weeks agoThat's a bit harsh.

    That's a bit harsh. Plain Face

  • Tech Roundup: Muc-Off, Garmin, Zipp, SRAM, Sidi, Rapha and more1 year 8 weeks agowhere's the dislike button

    where's the dislike button when you need it!

  • LEJOG tandem record attempt now live1 year 8 weeks agosamuri wrote:Best of luck to

    samuri wrote:
    Best of luck to these two. I'll try and be around as they pass through our town.

    Hopefully this time there won't be some arse in one of the support cars who starts shouting at us telling us to stay away when we try and ride with the guys for a while (behind, not in front) to give them encouragement like last time.

    That guy was a complete bell end.

    Erm, I think you'll find that was probably to protect the integrity of the record - Guinness are notoriously strict when it comes to ratifying and monitoring record attempts and that could have been viewed as assistance/accompanyment for all you know. Have a think about it before throwing insults around, it wasn't some sports relief charity bike ride.

  • Giro D'Italia 2014 - Pick Three Italians1 year 8 weeks agoPettachi 19.7 Aru

    Pettachi 19.7
    Aru 17.2
    Santaromita 11.4
    48.3

  • Giro 20141 year 8 weeks agoGkam84 wrote:... now you can

    Gkam84 wrote:
    ... now you can **** ***
    Aw, c'mon... No need to be rude... We're still friends aren't we?... What's a little joke amongst friends? Thinking

  • Giro 20141 year 8 weeks agoDave Atkinson wrote:I look

    Dave Atkinson wrote:
    I look forward to seeing exactly the same people doing well...

    I've been hitting the 'Like' button at your post for half an hour already and your post should have about 1400 'Likes' by now, unfortunately, something is wrong with the system and it's only registering 1 'Like' from me Thinking

  • Giro 20141 year 8 weeks agoYou can quote for all

    Applause Applause Applause Applause

    You can quote for all different threads to make it sound like I mean anything, congratulations, now you can **** ***

  • Giro 20141 year 8 weeks agoI don't know, G. First you

    I don't know, G. First you put in a team in Gent Wevelgem with 5 of the breakaway riders and explain it away by saying:

    Gkam84 wrote:
    I just did it to see how it compares to others scores

    Then you're rude to people saying things like:

    Gkam84 wrote:
    ... if you are not happy, you know what you can do. I couldn't care less about your small minded views.

    and...

    Gkam84 wrote:
    ... if you are not happy... F*** OFF

    Then Dave puts up a budget of 180 for the Giro and you say:

    Gkam84 wrote:
    ... 180 is ridiculous and I've decided that I will enter two teams of 5.0 or under because its got stupid now

    Then you say:

    Gkam84 wrote:
    I'm not playing for places or prizes, I just put in a team because I can. I couldn't care if I score big or 0....

    Then you change your mind and say:

    Gkam84 wrote:
    I've decided, I'm going with two fully Italian teams...

    After having said:

    Gkam84 wrote:
    I'm sick of bitching and moaning about this, that and the other.... Lately [the game] is just taking up time that I could be doing better things with... my time is money. ....

    I don't know... Thinking

  • Giro D'Italia 2014 - Pick Three Italians1 year 8 weeks agoAru 17.2 Appollonio 15.4 Oss

    Aru 17.2
    Appollonio 15.4
    Oss 14.8

    Total 47.4

  • How to be a gentleman cyclist1 year 8 weeks agoI hate rules and cycle Nazis

    I hate rules and cycle Nazis who seem to think they have the power to draw up and enforce such stupid jobs worth rules. Well I got some news for you! Go figure with your rules. You obviously haven't got enough going on in your lives.

  • Video: An Unusual Game - bike polo, on unicycles1 year 8 weeks agomental ……...

    mental ……...

  • Giro 20141 year 8 weeks agoWhere can I find the

    Where can I find the preliminary start list used by the game for the Giro?

  • LEJOG tandem record attempt now live1 year 8 weeks agoBest of luck to these two.

    Best of luck to these two. I'll try and be around as they pass through our town.

    Hopefully this time there won't be some arse in one of the support cars who starts shouting at us telling us to stay away when we try and ride with the guys for a while (behind, not in front) to give them encouragement like last time.

    That guy was a complete bell end.

  • Giro D'Italia 2014 - Pick Three Italians1 year 8 weeks agoAru 17.2 Viviani 25.7 Ponzi

    Aru 17.2
    Viviani 25.7
    Ponzi 6.9
    Rolling On The Floor

  • Canyon Ultimate CF SL 7.0 or Roadlite AL 7.01 year 8 weeks agoIf I made the same choice

    If I made the same choice again ( currently have an ultimate c.f. 8) I'd go for the ultimate Al simply because I'm always worrying about dropping the c.f. at speed

  • Muc-Off Nano Tech Fast Action Bike Cleaner1 year 8 weeks agoAs alluded to by andyp,

    As alluded to by andyp, proceed with caution with this stuff. I faded the once vibrant paint job on a bike leaving it on a tad too long. Sad

  • How to be a gentleman cyclist1 year 8 weeks agoFor a laugh see the

    For a laugh see the Velominati "the Rules" here:- http://www.velominati.com/the-rules/

  • Tech Roundup: Muc-Off, Garmin, Zipp, SRAM, Sidi, Rapha and more1 year 8 weeks agoContador Wins 2012 Vuelta on

    Contador Wins 2012 Vuelta on sram WiFLi setup.
    It was the dramatic stage into Fuente Dé where Contador finally outgunned everyone, resulting in a spectacular win that vaulted him into the red leader’s jersey aboard his SRAM RED-2012 WiFLi equipped Specialized SL4.

  • Tech Roundup: Muc-Off, Garmin, Zipp, SRAM, Sidi, Rapha and more1 year 8 weeks agoContador Wins Vuelta on WiFLi

    Contador Wins Vuelta on WiFLi