- USADA formally bans Lance Armstrong for life, disqualifies him from all results since 1 August 19981 year 28 weeks agoAlways a shame what appeared
Always a shame what appeared to be a great athlete turns out to be not so great, or at least will be left with a not so great legacy.
- Armstrong saga1 year 28 weeks agoI would be very nervous.
I would be very nervous.
I also think that the blood passport may have some pro's in a cycle of they are damned if they stop cheating and only risk being caught by continuing doping (F Schleck perhaps?).
- What are the best ways to find other cyclists locally?1 year 28 weeks agoIm based in Manchester, but
Im based in Manchester, but do enjoy a ride around cheshire roads? Let me know
- Cyclist pushed by passengers in passing car suffers serious injuries1 year 28 weeks agoI hope the rider makes a full
I hope the rider makes a full recovery, I've had my arse slapped 3 times by passengers in 3 seperate incidents while riding, sounds funny doesn't it? If you tell that story to non-cyclists, they usually laugh at first.
Anyway, why no description of the car or occupants? 20 cyclists and not one of them got the registration number? If they did, why is it not being publicised?
- Cyclist pushed by passengers in passing car suffers serious injuries1 year 28 weeks agoI was punched by the
I was punched by the passenger of a white van in central London once. I had the temerity to suggest his vehicle was driving too close to me. I was pulling away from a set of lights further up the road when they drove up and he unbuckled his seat belt. I saw it coming and tipped my head down so he mainly hit my helmet and I got off lightly. He didn't though, I got their reg as they sped away so I went straight to the cops and grassed the thug up. He got a common assault charge, a 6 month suspended sentence & £500 fine.
I hope these idiots get far worse than common assault. Sounds like GHB, or worse, to me.
Get well soon, Dave.
- Floyd Landis reaches deal with prosecutors over Floyd Fairness Fund fraud charges1 year 28 weeks agoIt appears to me that the
It appears to me that the majority of the case against Armstrong is based on testimony from Landis and others like him - most of whom are proven cheats and liars. It amases me that the US legal sysyem can condemn a man on their say so and if they have positive proof that Lance doped during his reign of seven Tour titles then they should publish it, if not they should shut the hell up. For USADA to publicly announce they are going to strip him of his wins is bulls!!t as they do not have the jurisdiction to do so.
- #ShareTheRoadUK campaign under fire for call to make cyclists undertake compulsory training and testing1 year 28 weeks agoqwerky wrote:The one singleqwerky wrote:
The one single thing that would make the biggest change to road safety (for all road users) would be mandatory GPS/video recording on all vehicles.
This kind of techno-totalitarianism is something we should all be standing up against before it's too late.
- Lance Armstrong set to lose his seven Tour de France titles after giving up USADA fight1 year 28 weeks agoLance is blatantly lying when
Lance is blatantly lying when he says he's never failed a test. It's an indisputable matter of fact that he tested positive for a corticosteriod in the '99 tour - this is part of the UCI records. His samples (and his predominantly) from '99 also tested positive for EPO when a test for EPO was developed and carried out retrospectively - these are part of the WADA records. There is also a director of a testing lab who says they found EPO in his Tour de Suisse samples - for some strange reason, UCI says this never happened.
Lance *has* tested positive, several times. He just has never been *sanctioned* for any of these positives, mostly because of technicalities. The corticosteriod positive, he got a doctor to write a back-dated prescription for a saddle sore cream. The '99 EPO positives couldn't be used because at the time there was no disciplinary protocol for retro-spective testing of B samples (there is now), and also UCI did its best to frustrate WADAs' desire to use these results. The Tour de Suisse case, well either the director of the testing lab is lying or UCI covered up that positive.
So, even before this USADA case, Armstrong was at a minimum being "economical" with the truth, if not plain lying, whenever he said he'd never failed a test. Sadly, some in the media repeat this falsehood without question.
Edit/correction: The 2001 Tour de Suisse EPO result had been a "suspicious" result rather than a clear positive, according to the director, Saugy.
- My new ride: the Cannondale Supersix Evo lives and breathes1 year 28 weeks agoAwesome!
As for using a
As for using a torque wrench with carbon - I've noticed that you would normally feel the point where max torque has been reached, it's where you have to fore to bolt to turn instead of it just turning and while it is not sharp it's a very steep incline in force. I know this as I used a torque wrench afterwards and it was spot on.
Although sometimes it can be hard to judge in places like stems.
- Lance Armstrong set to lose his seven Tour de France titles after giving up USADA fight1 year 28 weeks agomartin63 wrote:I don'tmartin63 wrote:
I don't believe any racer can be totaly clean and win the tour de france.....
I think a certain Mr Wiggins or Mr Evans might have a view on this assertion.
- Cyclist pushed by passengers in passing car suffers serious injuries1 year 28 weeks agoJust makes me angry
Just makes me angry
- WD40 3 in One Professional - Bike Maintenance Spray1 year 28 weeks agoQuick question would this
Quick question would this work as a base layer (more penetrative) to heaver wax/ptfe dry lube on a chain. Or would its petroleum solvent render this unworkable?
- Lance Armstrong set to lose his seven Tour de France titles after giving up USADA fight1 year 28 weeks agoThe time bomb in the wings is
The time bomb in the wings is USADA claim of evidence of two failed tests in the past and Armstrong insistence that he has passed all tests.
Whoever is right (unfortunately fudging is possible) the implications for cycling administration are massive. USADA pursuit of Armstrong, just or otherwise, could well come to be seen as the snow flake that caused the avalanche.
Maybe by then we will be so sick of this case we will just want to berry our heads in the resulting snow drift, but hopefully not.
- Floyd Landis reaches deal with prosecutors over Floyd Fairness Fund fraud charges1 year 28 weeks agoAt 1 dollar a week, frankly
At 1 dollar a week, frankly if he was run over, wouldn't shed a tear!
- Cyclist pushed by passengers in passing car suffers serious injuries1 year 28 weeks agoA couple of kids in a Corsa
A couple of kids in a Corsa tried to push me off a few months back on my commute. Fortunately I was travelling fairly slowly at the time and they didn't get a proper contact so I was able to control it and stay upright. I couldn't believe anyone would do it, so to find out it wasn't an isolated incident is quite shocking.
Hope Dave makes a speedy recovery and is back on his bike ASAP.
- What are the best ways to find other cyclists locally?1 year 28 weeks agohttp://www.britishcycling.org
There are active clubs in Chester, Wrexham, Crewe, Congleton and Kidsgrove. Members aren't necessarily from the town itself so you might find someone living just down the road. Hope you find some company to ride with.
It's a bit late in the season now but midweek club time trials are as good as anything to find a friendly social scene.
Edit: just found this - http://chestercyclist.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/chester-road-club-chain-gan...
- Cyclist pushed by passengers in passing car suffers serious injuries1 year 28 weeks agoI read this with disbelief
I read this with disbelief I mean really? They thought it could be funny to push someone off at 30mph+? With any luck these are the type of losers who think it's funny to film and post their stupidity and incriminate themselves, therefore doing the polices job for them.
I hope they catch these low-lifes and that Dave makes a good recovery.
- thefatcyclist abandones1 year 28 weeks agoYeahH!!!!
- USADA formally bans Lance Armstrong for life, disqualifies him from all results since 1 August 19981 year 28 weeks ago[quote=badbadleroybrown
The evidence will apparently be published in due course, once USADA finishes related processes against other individuals involved in this doping conspiracy.
Lance was given NONE of the evidence against him, he's only been told that they have 'evidence' but the USADA has refused to share that evidence with ANYONE, including the UCI... that's the basis of his suit that claims it's an unconstitutional case.
So like any other case in the legal system the prosecutor does not have to share evidence before the courts. And why would they? It would only hurt their case instead of springing a few surprises in court.
I think Armstrong also realised he would be humiliated and run over in a court like this. Who knows who the 10 witnesses are? Hincapie, Vaughters, Pat-man? Its all speculation though.
What I think is pretty clear is that an innocent man would be happy to prove his innocence. By the way, how do you beat Jan Ullrich when he is drugged. Jan Ullrich, despite doping was a very talented cyclist, and I have trouble seeing Armstrong being THAT much better. Though I am sure a few Americans would challenge that.
Also, if one of my favourite riders did what Armstrong did I would be immensely disappointed, but also equally happy to let them burn for their "betrayal".
95 points on the stage(zilch from my DS'....athough I know they're savuing it all for stage 8 )
Still enough to move up 48 places for the Vuelta overall
More idiotic, misinformed comments here today.
Who gives USADA the right? Well, **Lance did**, when he signed up for his US Cycling licence in order to compete in UCI sanctioned races. He signed a contract agreeing to abide by the rules, which mean he agreed to abide by the WADA code and submit to testing by ADAs, and the processes they have. Even a Texan federal judge has said USADA has the jurisdiction over Lance and its processes are fair.
Lance had the choice. He *chose* to sign up for sports signed up to WADA.
Where's the evidence? Well Lance has seen it, which is why he's given up. USADA will be publishing it in due course, once processes against related individuals are finished. They are required to release a report on the case to US Cycling, WADA and UCI.
It apparently consists of witness testimony not just from already convicted dopers, but from team-mates who previously were thought to be clean. These people had nothing to gain from falsely implicating Lance.
If you think Lance hasn't doped, then you must believe that there's a giant conspiracy against Lance. Basically all these people are working together against him:
- USADA, a quasi-NGO, constituted to conduct anti-doping testing and sanctioning processes in the USA, with responsibility across a very wide range of sports.
- WADA, world anti-doping governing body, setup by the IOC but independent of it. Responsible for anti-doping governance on a world-wide basis.
- Scientists and technicians at anti-doping labs, who have found positive tests for EPO in Lance Armstrong samples.
- Many (10+?) of Lance's former team-mates, who've testified to Lance talking about how he doped or have even seen him do so.
- Former Lance staff, who have testified to transporting dope for him and disposing of used material
- Federal judges, who've ruled that USADA does have jurisdiction and is fair, despite what Lance says
- A wife of a team-mate, who heard Lance confessing to doping in a hospital.
You basically have to believe all these people are lying and conspiring to take down Lance. You have to believe that the only people telling the truth are Lance and a dwindling number of people around him, who all are financially dependent on Lance or have other financial interests in or with Lance, and UCI, who Lance has paid lots of money to.
To believe Lance did not dope requires believing in a fairly vast conspiracy theory.
Sounds like a touch of the Freddy Rodriguez' ?
Stay healthy Giff
Thanks for all the comments guys. I'll see it out till the end of the Vuelta and then see what is what.
Sub human scum are the only words that come to mind
it's lance's actions that have suppressed the evidence here, not USADA's. lance chose not to hear the evidence. it'll come out anyway through the other cases.
not everyone who was lined up to testify has any particular beef with armstrong. it's george hincapie's testimony that would be most damaging, i would think. if his 'best bro' is prepared to implicate lance – and himself, he's never failed a test either – where's left for him to go?