• Video: York headcam cyclist who posted video of poor riding turns his attention to city's drivers1 year 8 weeks agogareth2510 wrote:Question:

    gareth2510 wrote:
    Question: And the point is?
    Answer: Looks the norm to me

    All fixed.

    I can't believe people can accept this sort of crap without raising objection to it. As if having a self-centred, defeatist whinge about 'putting up with this sort of thing daily' is worth as much as actually trying to sort the bloody thing out.

    If suffering this sort of thing regularly is a mark of personal pride, then well done you; you are Lord of Being Bullied -- your Suffer Score must be through the roof -- but some people don't want to play the 'Being Routinely Physically and Psychologically Abused' game quite as much, and would actually like to ride their bikes in a different context.

    For their sake, please gain some perspective.

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    However UCI rules on transfers mean the teams would have to keep any deal under wraps till August.

  • The good old "what bike for a grand" debate...1 year 8 weeks agoYour desire to own a great

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  • Chain Slip advice1 year 8 weeks agojason.timothy.jones wrote:I

    jason.timothy.jones wrote:
    I would look at the gear hanger alligment

    I agree with this. I hired a (great) bike for a couple of weeks over the summer. It bothered me no end that in most gears, everything was super smooth, but at either one or other end of the cassette (depending on the tension adjustment), the chain would skip/slip a bit. Only in the last couple of days did I work out that the rear hanger had been bent a little (bike must have fallen over onto the rear derailleur before I hired it). Some gentle straightening made a bit improvement

    The other time I have had unusual chain skip was when my jockey wheels in the rear derailleur had work away into shark teeth shaped points, instead of the usual trapezium-shaped cogs.

  • Video: York headcam cyclist who posted video of poor riding turns his attention to city's drivers1 year 8 weeks agoStandard

    Standard

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  • Strava moves into 'big data' - London & Glasgow already signed up to find out where cyclists ride1 year 8 weeks agoabudhabiChris wrote:Yes

    abudhabiChris wrote:
    Yes that's true but it's not "End of".

    The fact that it is not representative of the entire cycling population is not a problem as long as you know what segment the sample represents.

    As I said above, if used in conjunction with 'small data' then this sort of thing can be useful.

    By using more detailed and representative information such as traffic surveys you can effectively calibrate the data and make adjustments for such things as representativeness.

    It's done all the time. The only concern here is that the people using this data know that they need to do it.

    I know what I'm talking about on this, as I run a research agency.

    I guess this is partly an answer to what I just asked!
    I remain unconvinced that the necessary information to properly 'calibrate' this data is going to be available though.

    The danger is the 'unknown unknowns' to invoke Donald Rumsfeld!

    I mean, what if you do your traffic survey and then discover that what it shows is that there is no consistent correlation at all between Strava traffic and non-Strava cyclists?

  • Strava moves into 'big data' - London & Glasgow already signed up to find out where cyclists ride1 year 8 weeks agomesagsx wrote:Before everyone

    mesagsx wrote:
    Before everyone gets too animated about whether a Strava user is a "real" cyclist ... It's pretty straight-forward for Strava to analyze the data and separate the commuters out from the roadies & others, based on their speed, pattern of acceleration and time of day.

    What you're seeing here is the untreated version of that data - if you want the breakdown and more detailed analysis, I'm sure it's available from Strava for a price Smile

    Analyzing vast swathes of data is never perfect, but this is a pretty snazzy source of data IMHO, and a really important step towards understanding where we all ride and what might make it easier.

    Are you sure about this though?

    Perhaps they can filter the data they have, but they can't put back in data that was never there in the first place. Its always going to be a partial and biased sample, as large numbers of cyclists will not be using Strava to begin with (I don't - no disrespect to those who find it useful or just amusing, but I have no interest in it).

    Unless you can be sure its entirely random whether someone registers with Strava or not then how can they know what data they are missing?

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  • Giro 20141 year 8 weeks agorcorbin wrote:Joelsim

    rcorbin wrote:
    Joelsim wrote:
    Here is my Purist team

    Nairo Alexander Quintana (MOV)
    Joaquin Rodriguez (KAT)
    Marcel Kittel (GSH)
    Sonny Colbrelli (BAR)
    Ben Swift (SKY)
    Julian David Arredondo (TFR)
    Diego Rosa (AND)
    Fabio Andres Duarte (COL)
    Francesco Chicchi (NRI)

    Silly

    5 the same as me Day Dreaming Day Dreaming

    Just two the same as me Surprise

  • Video: York headcam cyclist who posted video of poor riding turns his attention to city's drivers1 year 8 weeks agoYou make some points I've

    You make some points I've previously heard from advanced drivers especially the one about passing a lorry or similar but on a closer analysis they are not as valid as they seem.

    Passing the lorry at a higher speed to make the manouvre take less time and therefore safer doesn't really stand up. The basics are that you only make a manoeuvre when the conditions allow it and you are able to see clearly that you have enough time and room to safely complete that manouvre - if you need to exceed the speed limit to do it then you don't really have enough time and space and should wait until a more appropriate opportunity. In your example you said there is enough room and time to overtake so the HC says you should so in this case you don't need to break the limit to be safe.

    In the case of an ambulance needing to pass at the lights most of us will cross the stop line to let it through but in doing so we know we are actually creating a degree of extra risk but balance that with the needs of the person the ambulance is assisting so we take a small risk, controlled as far as possible by careful observation and positioning, to help.

    I'm not saying I never break rules like speed limits but I am saying that you don't need to break them to drive safely. I think we all tend to be a bit too loose with the rules because enforcement is so poor and to be non existent in most circumstances. If I knew that any time I broke a speed limit there was a real chance of being penalised I think I'd suddenly find that driving within the limits was really quite easy.

  • Video: York headcam cyclist who posted video of poor riding turns his attention to city's drivers1 year 8 weeks agoHe should look where he is

    He should look where he is going and stop looking in car windows.....they aren't looking where they are going and are distracted too....., you could both run into cyclists.

    Didn't like the bus, the rest was the same crap all road users deal with daily.

  • Video: York headcam cyclist who posted video of poor riding turns his attention to city's drivers1 year 8 weeks agoQuote:Has to be said that a

    Quote:
    Has to be said that a lot of the close passes were due to him (I assume its a him) not riding assertively and allowing them to happen.

    +1 and also a +1 to this comment from further up:

    Quote:
    I can imagine if you're the sort of person to dwell on stuff this could take over your life, getting home after each ride, finding the footage, deciding whether it's good/bad & worth uploading.

    As mentioned a few times with the bike video, the guy needs to concentrate more on his own riding and less on the behaviour of others. A lot of what is pictured could have been avoided by better riding - stuff like that simply doesn't happen to me because I never let myself get into those situations. I imagine if I went looking for it then I too could be all sanctimonious and judgemental on video too.

    When I get home from work, the last thing I'd want to do is replay video footage of my ride and decide which bits need editing into some sort of feature film. I want to forget about it all and do some more worthwhile stuff. And my video would be deadly dull because, as I said, I just don't get into those situations and I don't pick fights.

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    It's only a matter of time before roads get so clogged it'll be quicker to walk, let alone cycle. The sooner these councils wake up the better.

  • Giro 20141 year 8 weeks agorcorbin wrote:Joelsim

    rcorbin wrote:
    Joelsim wrote:
    Here is my Purist team

    Nairo Alexander Quintana (MOV)
    Joaquin Rodriguez (KAT)
    Marcel Kittel (GSH)
    Sonny Colbrelli (BAR)
    Ben Swift (SKY)
    Julian David Arredondo (TFR)
    Diego Rosa (AND)
    Fabio Andres Duarte (COL)
    Francesco Chicchi (NRI)

    Silly

    5 the same as me Day Dreaming Day Dreaming

    Only 5? Bet I can guess who.

    Besides there are still 12 hours to go, so plenty of changes still to be made to my team.

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