• Campaigners “speechless” at proposed 5mph Glasgow park bike speed limit +Video1 year 9 weeks agoI ride through the park on my

    I ride through the park on my way to work - usually alone apart from a couple of cars rat running the traffic queues. I also visit regularly to walk the dogs. I can now go faster walking than I;m supposed to on the road on my bike? As all car drivers will see 10 and implement 25, that leaves quite a big speed differential if we stick to the 5.

    As there is no legal mandate for a bike to have a speedo, the law is completely unenforceable.

    Besides, I have no speedo on my commuter bike - I assume 5mph equates to a brisk pedalling speed in 53x15?

    Yet another stupid law put in by people with no understanding. Who elects these idiots? (I assume this has gone through some City Council Committee?)

  • New Forest sportive base moves to Dorset to escape NIMBYs1 year 9 weeks agoTaff wrote:With the base

    Taff wrote:
    With the base moving out I doubt this will stop the antics of the NIMBY's throwing tacks and ripping signs down if they are fighting to get cycling banned altogether. I guess only time will tell. Are they looking to ban motorbikes following last nights tragedy near Ringwood?

    +1 They won't be happy until every one is choking on petrol fumes because of their selfish decision to drive everywhere.

  • Transfers not rolling over properly1 year 9 weeks agoYes I only made 1 trade for

    Yes I only made 1 trade for stage 3 in TDU, so I expected 3 to be available for this round - but it is only showing 2 available.

  • Coffee machines1 year 9 weeks agoOho, coffee on

    Oho, coffee on road.cc.

    Having already outed myself as a coffee geek in my earlier comment - I have a Bezzera BZ35 at home (single group commercial espresso machine), plus a Bezzera shop grinder, and Iberital MC2 doserless.

    But like many others - my advice would be, DON'T do espresso at home, it's too much faff, unless you are really obsessed Wink

    Leave espresso to the coffee shop, brew exquisite aeropress coffee at home, what could be simpler?

  • That Rapha Team Sky mesh skinsuit: new pics & the origin story1 year 9 weeks agoSim1 wrote:Would have helped

    Sim1 wrote:
    Would have helped if Froome hadnt been so daft as to leave off the sunscreen.

    Not very bright.

    Did he leave it off or just not get a chance to reapply?

    It is still a bit of a concern that while riders may put suncream on during the pre-race ritual, the ability to maintain that protection throughout long stages is basically non existent.

  • Campaigners “speechless” at proposed 5mph Glasgow park bike speed limit +Video1 year 9 weeks agoWith the Commonwealth Games

    With the Commonwealth Games coming up fast, this is gonna turn the MTB cross country races into a bit of a damp squib Smile

    Seriously, though. Sustrans has 2 major cycle routes in Glasgow. Running through Glasgow Green, and Pollok Park, enforcing this is going to add a huge amount of time to the morning commute, and force cycling on the main, extremely busy roads instead. And what about the MTB tracks in Pollok Park? Are the Council going to turn a blind eye to everyone who uses them, as 5mph, is quite frankly impossible on most of the courses.

    Finally, how are they going to enforce this? Will they employ Speed Monitors, in all Glasgow Parks, and if so, how will they pay for it? Maybe what they should be concerned about, is ridding the parks of the gangs of youths, drinkers (illegal in Glasgow parks) and drug users, that infest and blight many of the city's green spaces. I use Pollok Park all the time, as well as Newlands, Pollokshaws, Glasgow Green, Linn and Queen's Parks. I've yet to see any sort of accident involving a cyclist, or a car for that matter. I work in Edinburgh, and have already seen 14 (I've been counting) accidents where the new tram tracks have caused cyclist to meet the tarmac unexpectedly, outside Haymarket Station. It takes me 1 minute, each way to get past the tracks. People are in general, very well behaved and sensible, no one speed along at 20+ mph, through families, joggers and dog walkers, so if it 'aint broke……….

  • Campaigners “speechless” at proposed 5mph Glasgow park bike speed limit +Video1 year 9 weeks agoI concede the point that they

    I concede the point that they want to limit the park from being used as an off-road raceway.
    I can also see the point to limiting the speed of bikes and cars to the same amount. But 5 mph is ludicrous, not only is it slow enough to be a wobble speed, but we all know that at very slow speeds speedometers are inaccurate, nevermind that there is no requirement to have one fitted to a bike, or anything like that.
    Pressumably pedestrains will be limited to 3mph.

  • New Forest sportive base moves to Dorset to escape NIMBYs1 year 9 weeks agoForester wrote: There was no

    Forester wrote:
    There was no sign of anyone slowing down for the riders. Horses can hear cars coming as can riders. I cycle these roads every day, and am happy that others do, but large groups of fast selfish riders trying to set Strava PBs are doing immense harm to the image of cycling and giving fuel to Commoners who have their own agenda.

    I'm with you here and also wish that some riders would pull their heads out of their backsides and be a bit more considerate on events like this. But as I understand it dozens of horses are killed in the New Forest by cars every year while the number killed or injured by bikes is zero*, so holding up the welfare of the animals as an argument for restricting cycling just doesn't hold water for me.

    *Happy to be corrected if this is wrong but I've seen this said on this site somewhere I think.

  • Design and win a Trek Project One bike worth up to £3,200!1 year 9 weeks agonope. but it will be next

    nope. but it will be next week

  • Design and win a Trek Project One bike worth up to £3,200!1 year 9 weeks agoHas the shortlist been

    Has the shortlist been announced yet?

  • New kit from SKS, Abus, Altura, Torq, Etxeondo, Panaracer and Cateye at the Zyro 2014 Show1 year 9 weeks agoThe Etxeondo kit is on the

    The Etxeondo kit is on the price-y side isn't it? - nice looking top though.
    Nice helmet from Abus, three years is average lifespan for a commuting helmet?

  • That Rapha Team Sky mesh skinsuit: new pics & the origin story1 year 9 weeks agopics coming out from south

    pics coming out from south africa show lack of UV performance, marginal gains or not...

  • New Forest sportive base moves to Dorset to escape NIMBYs1 year 9 weeks agoA well organised and good

    A well organised and good decision by the organisers. Leave the locals alone to their sleepy quiet life. The income by local businesses i'm sure will be missed. Let those would want to round up ponies do their stuff in peasce and cycle elsewhere where others might appreciate the huge income from participants.
    I for one won't ever risk cycling in a hositle area like the New Forest.

  • New Forest sportive base moves to Dorset to escape NIMBYs1 year 9 weeks agogiving fuel to Commoners who

    giving fuel to Commoners who have their own agenda.

    Please expand.

  • Campaigners “speechless” at proposed 5mph Glasgow park bike speed limit +Video1 year 9 weeks agoTotally blinkered and

    Totally blinkered and thoughtless rule. I would suggest that all cycling Glaswegians go there on-mass at a publically arranged time and do a mass 10mph ride through the park, or possibly do it at 5mph fall off and injure a park warden.
    Stupid as!

  • Campaigners “speechless” at proposed 5mph Glasgow park bike speed limit +Video1 year 9 weeks agoSince the vast majority of

    Since the vast majority of cyclists don't use a cycle computer, how are they expected to know what speed they're travelling at? And will the parks police be equipped with GATSO guns to check?

  • Campaigners “speechless” at proposed 5mph Glasgow park bike speed limit +Video1 year 9 weeks agoAs a cyclist and resident of

    As a cyclist and resident of Glasgow I have to agree that this ruling is a bit excessive.

    However, I often go to Pollock Park in Glasgow (where the photo is from), not to cycle but to walk round and I do get a bit irate when cyclists come round at speeds that do not take account of people walking on the same routes.

  • Harrogate shop advises drivers to park in bike lane, takes down sign after social media criticism & police advice1 year 9 weeks agoNo stipulated hours of

    No stipulated hours of operation should be treated as 'always applies' I would assume?

  • Coffee machines1 year 9 weeks agoHahaha... coffee complete and

    Hahaha... coffee complete and utter great divider!!!

    my persoanl choice above all of the nespresso etc type pod coffee machines is to go with a standard espresso machine such as the gaggia classic as mentioned in the amazon link, however a machine like this with a spring loaded 'group' wont give the same results as a 'proper' espresso machine.

    My personal preference is using the 'easy serving espresso' pods these are being used increasing more in italy where although you can buy nespresso they don't have a good reputation, sort of like eating a microwave pasta meal and can get them in the uk - if I am short on time or just need to get my espresso done in 12 seconds and be gone, and when I want to fanny around on a sunday morning with my grinds etc using some fresh beans and having a standard machine gives you the oppurtunity to play with your coffee a bit more, make a 'proper' ristretto/espresso, machiatto or capuccino - which you odn't get with a 'pod' machine

    waitrose sell the coffee pods http://www.waitrose.com/shop/DisplayProductFlyout?productId=20896
    but illy and other brands do them - it works out similar price or less as bespoke pod prices, and just as convenient, but i also use caffe barbone and get a big box sent

    as for coffee machine choice - a small delonghi machine will be pretty good such as the delonghi ec 330 is pretty good and can be picked up at around £70 although only has a small 'group' but for me probably the best priced machine out there is the philips saeco poemia - they had them on sale in tecos for just over £70 though more expensive on line - this is exactly the same machine as the gaggia classic though in a different case - think audi a3 vs golf.

  • Seven police killed in kidnap attempt on round-the-world cyclist in Pakistan1 year 9 weeks ago@Gkam - possibly stated with

    @Gkam - possibly stated with more directness that I would have used - but I definitely query this chap's wisdom in choosing that route and feel he bears some responsibility for the outcome

  • Seven police killed in kidnap attempt on round-the-world cyclist in Pakistan1 year 9 weeks agoIf you are told to avoid an

    If you are told to avoid an area, but you still go there, why on earth would the police bother to help you. You should be doing it at your own risk and not have a squad of police risking their safety, just because you fancy a cycle.

    Waste of time and life if you ask me. So 7 dead, 5 injured....how many more uninjured?

  • WANTED: Your Crap....1 year 9 weeks agoNorth East Scotland

    North East Scotland Wink

  • Rapha Long Sleeve Brevet jersey1 year 9 weeks agocaaad10 wrote:Whilst it looks

    caaad10 wrote:
    Whilst it looks nice, the London price make me laugh! And to be honest I'd be somewhat embarrassed wearing something that expensive.

    Don't worry if it's out of your budget too, there are loads of other options which do the job equally as well for a fraction of the price, you'll cycle just as far just as fast, and no one will think you're a city banker..............

    I'm not a banker, and I don't live in London – but I do like high quality kit and am more than happy to pay for it.

    So off you pop to Lidl, I’ve got EPS to fit to my C59.

  • New kit from SKS, Abus, Altura, Torq, Etxeondo, Panaracer and Cateye at the Zyro 2014 Show1 year 9 weeks agoYou don't have to have

    You don't have to have separate hot and cold taps you know. Mixers are available. Surprise

  • New Forest sportive base moves to Dorset to escape NIMBYs1 year 9 weeks agoMost of the New Forest stock

    Most of the New Forest stock is very docile, for various reasons including chronic ill health; foals are very easily startled. There was no sign of anyone slowing down for the riders. Horses can hear cars coming as can riders. I cycle these roads every day, and am happy that others do, but large groups of fast selfish riders trying to set Strava PBs are doing immense harm to the image of cycling and giving fuel to Commoners who have their own agenda.