• Online doping confession generator makes it easier than ever to get things off your chest1 year 24 weeks agoDear friends, family, and

    Dear friends, family, and fans:

    In the wake of recent events in the world of cycling, I can no longer hide my past. I admit to doping with EPO, blood transfusions, cortisone, testosterone, and Actovegin. I did not want to use these products but I thought everyone else was doing it. I took these products between June 1995 and December 2005.

    I feel ashamed of, take responsibility for, and am truly sorry for my actions and I hope that my confession can help bring positive change to the sport that we all love so much.

    However, I promise that I was clean when I won Paris-Roubaix. My current relationship to Michele Ferrari is purely platonic. I have to carry two phones in case two people want to get hold of me simultaneously. My hematocrit is naturally 49.9. Oh, and the vials in my fridge are for my wife's anaemia due to a menstrual condition. Honest.

    Sincerely,
    Edgar A Poe

  • Great Britain's Helen Wyman wins European Cyclo-Cross championship in Ipswich1 year 24 weeks agoNice work, I've followed CX

    Nice work, I've followed CX for a number of years, its good to see the women rising to the top, time for the men to up their game a bit Wink

  • Rapha Softshell Trousers1 year 24 weeks agoWere £180, now £110 ... bit

    Were £180, now £110 ... bit more reasonable pricing now its been corrected. Still that white belt loop looks out of place, like a manufacturing error, so these should be selling for £10 tops... Big Grin

  • David Millar: Cycling has already become clean1 year 24 weeks agostewieatb wrote:Karbon Kev

    stewieatb wrote:
    Karbon Kev wrote:
    This millar bloke is such a bloody hypocrite, no mate it's not clean, cos you're still riding, cheating bar steward!!

    I have never, ever understood this viewpoint about DM.

    Do you really believe that people can't change? That every doper should be banned for life?

    Have you never done anything you regretted? Were you never young and stupid and made a mistake?

    David Millar was a young professional who made a mistake. He has turned his life around and now rides clean. The regret for what he did is clear, and he has dedicated his life since to trying to prevent any more young professionals from being inducted into doping practises, and cleaning up the sport. But people like you think people should be infallible, think nobody should be forgiven. You just can't stop hanging the albatross around the neck of a man who made a mistake.

    Totally agree! The fact that Dave Millar says that cycling is clean(er) now gives me a lot more faith in the sport than I had yesterday. It was through his book that I made my own conclusions that Armstrong was doped up to the eyeballs back in the day, even before I read Hamilton's book later.

    If someone like Vino or Valverde had made that claim I'd have completely ignored it but I trust DM because of what he's done for the credibility of the sport since he made those mistakes.

  • David Millar: Cycling has already become clean1 year 24 weeks agorussyparkin wrote:chaps, not

    russyparkin wrote:
    chaps, not to major but can you use a different picture of david millar next time. keep it current etc

    He can't have changed that much in six months Thinking

    Though Garmin's kit has, of course Wink

  • David Millar: Cycling has already become clean1 year 24 weeks agoALIHISGREAT wrote: -Medical

    ALIHISGREAT wrote:

    -Medical attention is essential for professional athletes... they are paid to perform and medical issues from a common cold to something more serious affect this.

    They still don't need private medical support and dedicated doctors. Let them use neutral doctors. Provide a neutral pool of medics and doctors, not paid directly by any 1 team.

    ALIHISGREAT wrote:

    -Yeah.. communism works... lets take all the money and divide it up equally so it doesn't matter who wins.

    I didn't say equally, I said less inequally.

    ALIHISGREAT wrote:

    -Spreading the blame doesn't work.. one rogue athlete could ruin it everything for a team if you're going to punish them too.

    Some amount of proportionality should still be there. However, it's not right that team principals can deliberately not look and get away with it.

    ALIHISGREAT wrote:

    -already in effect -> look at all Lance's ex-team-mates who testified against him.. they've got reduced punishments

    That's only an incentive for riders who already stand to lose. It doesn't do anything to encourage others to come forward.

    ALIHISGREAT wrote:

    -make blood data available? never going to happen.. and I don't see any benefit.

    Ask the scientists if routine data publication would help. My impression is that while there's some data available, there's far from enough.

  • Winter cycling help?1 year 24 weeks agoMudguards a definite. Weekly

    Mudguards a definite. Weekly cleaning and lubing of your chain. Regular washing if no time hose down and dry followed with a squirt of GT85/WD40 especially the moving parts - levers, callipers, mechds. Your guards though will provide plenty of protection. For tyres get a set that will prove bombproof (I go with conti 4season) and drop the pressure to about 90 or so (better traction in wet).

  • Say sorry to Greg Lemond on Facebook1 year 24 weeks agoFor fecks sake, Lance ==

    For fecks sake, Lance == guiltyLittleShitWhoCheatedEveryBody but most of all himself !. get over it, forget about him. As for greg we'll never know - but occams razor would
    say in all probability - he didn't, because he was that type of guy.

  • Winter cycling help?1 year 24 weeks agoThere is an even easier

    There is an even easier solution. Only go out when its dry.
    I dont know where you live but even here in rainy old Manchester during the winter its as dry as many days as it is wet - especially recently with our wet summers.
    Im not one of these macho types who goes out all weathers - i only like it dry but ive noticed im getting in as much cycling in the winter as i have done in the summer.
    Probably not good advice though to someone who has a busy lifestyle and who works Mon-Fri 9 to 5 (which i dont!)

  • Rapha Softshell Trousers1 year 24 weeks agoSorry - just getting my

    Sorry - just getting my answer to the inevitable "Who buys this stuff?" question in early.
    A question usually asked (rhetorically) by me to be honest.

  • Rapha Softshell Trousers1 year 24 weeks agoLondon Media Types

    London Media Types

  • Paul Kimmage Defense Fund1 year 24 weeks agoSome clarification. The

    Some clarification.

    The Kimmage fund was set up as a ”defence fund".
    The nature of the case has changed with Kimmage now going on the "offense"

    He has just clarified that none of the donations so far have been used.
    All donators will be contacted - if they are not happy with the way the fund may now be used, then they will receive a full refund.

  • Rapha Softshell Trousers1 year 24 weeks agojayme wrote:Wait no longer, I

    jayme wrote:
    Wait no longer, I will oblige.
    HOW MUCH!!!
    You could buy 47 pairs of trousers from matalan for that and throw them away when wet.

    thats actually a good shout. but 47 extra pairs of trousers would surely need an extra wardrobe? at least £100.

    if you dont have room for an extra wardrobe you would need to move house.

    hmmmm

    i think this still makes the trousers good value vs buying a new house.

  • David Millar: Cycling has already become clean1 year 24 weeks agoKarbon Kev wrote:This millar

    Karbon Kev wrote:
    This millar bloke is such a bloody hypocrite, no mate it's not clean, cos you're still riding, cheating bar steward!!

    I have never, ever understood this viewpoint about DM.

    Do you really believe that people can't change? That every doper should be banned for life?

    Have you never done anything you regretted? Were you never young and stupid and made a mistake?

    David Millar was a young professional who made a mistake. He has turned his life around and now rides clean. The regret for what he did is clear, and he has dedicated his life since to trying to prevent any more young professionals from being inducted into doping practises, and cleaning up the sport. But people like you think people should be infallible, think nobody should be forgiven. You just can't stop hanging the albatross around the neck of a man who made a mistake.

  • Winter cycling help?1 year 24 weeks agoget a cheap fixed gear? I sue

    get a cheap fixed gear? I sue one for the daily commute with full mudguards and it comes out at he weekend when it's truly horrible weather. I only own one "proper" road bike and the just gets a set of crud catchers put on in October. As it's steel I'm super anal about cleaning it if it gets wet, especially once they start gritting. Make sure your seatpost doesn't seize, tape or a bit of inner tube over the clamp stops too much cack getting in there...

    I use dry lube throughout the year on my nice bike & here's my logic, whilst wetlube does stick to the chain & it also means that grit sticks & then everything turns into a nice grinding paste & that destroys expensive alloy chainrings pretty quickly. downside is that it doesn't stay on as long. But seeing as I clean my drivetrain after most rides that not a major issue (yes I know I'm sad). I'm pretty sure that someone, somewhere on the internet did a very unscientific study & came to the conclusion that dry lube was better... or not!

  • David Millar: Cycling has already become clean1 year 24 weeks agoThis millar bloke is such a

    This millar bloke is such a bloody hypocrite, no mate it's not clean, cos you're still riding, cheating bar steward!!

  • David Millar: Cycling has already become clean1 year 24 weeks agoI dont see how the sport can

    I dont see how the sport can draw a line under this so easily. The idea that you can win clean does not stack up on recent Tours - 2010 Contador wins, but is removed due to doping, and 2009 Armstrongs 3rd place has been removed for doping. How can the sport move on without explaining why Contador is allowed to keep the 2009 win while Armstrongs teammate, while at the same time accepting USADA's findings on Armstrong and doping being rife in his team

  • David Millar: Cycling has already become clean1 year 24 weeks agochaps, not to major but can

    chaps, not to major but can you use a different picture of david millar next time. keep it current etc

  • Rapha Softshell Trousers1 year 24 weeks agoWait no longer, I will

    Wait no longer, I will oblige.
    HOW MUCH!!!
    You could buy 47 pairs of trousers from matalan for that and throw them away when wet.

  • Kuota Kharma 2011 Frameset (Shimano 105 Groupset Optional)1 year 24 weeks agoPM Replied.

    PM Replied.

  • Another, deeper fantasy idea1 year 24 weeks agoSame. Some people are

    Same.

    Some people are already WAY overpriced though.

    Like Paolini, Albasini, Pozzevivo etc.

    The game has some flaws, but it is actually really good.

  • Which big, strong alu frameset?1 year 24 weeks agoShould S1 it. There's still

    Should S1 it.

    There's still time.

    You could go into a stockist and walk out with one the very same day.

    NO WORD OF A LIE.

  • Paul Kimmage lodges criminal complaint against UCI after Armstrong defamation case against him is suspended1 year 24 weeks agoSorry I meant that I'm sure

    Sorry I meant that I'm sure he surely could have applied himself in a range of careers, nothing more.

    Good point about the absence of questions on this thorny topic elsewhere. I'm surprised it never surfaced in the rugby biography. My guess is that he knows the vilification would be at least as bad as he has experienced in cycling. He wouldn't get very far if he tries asking and therefore won't get the next interview, therefore no job.

    It's a shame he didn't reply, it would be interesting to know. Perhaps he will enlighten us in due course.

  • Rapha Softshell Trousers1 year 24 weeks agoim waiting......

    im waiting......

  • Hackney cyclist hit and runs rocket as more residents take up cycling1 year 24 weeks agoRegardless of my mode of

    Regardless of my mode of transport on any given day, be it my car or my two wheelers with or without engines, it always appears, without fail, that every other road user in a vehicle comprising of four wheels, is out to kill me. I drive, ride and pedal accordingly. If you treat every other road user as a potential blind murderer, you won't go far wrong.