• Just In: Bianchi Oltre XR1 year 24 weeks agoLooker, sorry but count me

    Looker, sorry but count me out on that one. How many different stickers can you place on a frame?

  • Manchester Police: Crime gangs to blame for high-value cycle thefts1 year 24 weeks agoI'm just down the road from

    I'm just down the road from the areas mentioned. Food for thought.

  • TfL opens consultation on proposed improvement to two of London's most dangerous junctions1 year 24 weeks agoThese proposals are laugable.

    These proposals are laugable.

  • New Forest sportive riders slammed by motorists for not riding single file1 year 24 weeks agosim1515 wrote: What we seem

    sim1515 wrote:

    What we seem to disagree about is this depend on situation thing, the rule doesn't say that, it simply says leave the space.
    And two abreast cyclists means that vehicles need an extra 1.5 meters (to the right) to overtake safely...

  • New Forest sportive riders slammed by motorists for not riding single file1 year 24 weeks agosim1515 wrote:nbrus

    sim1515 wrote:
    nbrus wrote:
    sim1515 wrote:
    Look, you explain your opinion on why you think drivers are irritated, I understand your opinion, I just don't agree with it...
    There's nothing to agree, or disagree on ... its a simple statement of fact.

    What exactly is your fact and what exactly is the evidence to prove it?


    The fact is as a motorist I get irritated, and that's also my evidence ... unless you believe I'm telling fibs?

    The title of this thread says it all "New Forest sportive riders slammed by motorists for not riding single file". Is this evidence enough?

    Sorry ... I think I misread your post ... I thought you were saying that you don't believe that drivers get irritated. Confused

  • Just In: Bianchi Oltre XR1 year 24 weeks agoI got to ride an Super Record

    I got to ride an Super Record version of one of these a few weeks back - was then debating which organ to donate as payment.

    It was a joyous ride!

  • Just In: Bianchi Oltre XR1 year 24 weeks agoRoad.cc I seem to have not

    Road.cc I seem to have not received the email from you, with details of testing this bike for you? Nothing in my spam folder. Could you resend them? Thanks. Big Grin

  • Phil Liggett: "They all seemed to have been cheating"1 year 24 weeks agoThe Rumpo Kid wrote:Phil

    The Rumpo Kid wrote:
    Phil Liggett said he could PROVE the allegations he made in august. He was not one of the people lied to, just one of the liars. The idea that he never noticed anything over the years as the "Voice of Cycling", not to mention the UCI's youngest ever commissaire, is quite simply beyond belief. If Phil didn't see anything, it's because he made damn sure he was looking the other way!

    Absolutely! The man is a cyclist. He's surrounded by cyclists. He really didn't notice anything was going on?

    Total crap. Phil et al were just keeping their heads down and continuing the omerta...and the fact that they have business ties to LA probably didn't help.

  • Cyclists 'endangering lives' by cycling on dual carriageways (say motorists)1 year 24 weeks agoYorkshie Whippet wrote:I

    Yorkshie Whippet wrote:
    I would like to see speed limits through roadworks be an average of 40mph, just to pee off HGV drivers. Thinking

    I would like to see anything above 7 tonnes to be banned in and around city centres and then those only allowed in outside business hours.

    Claudia Burgess argument is akin to saying that its others fault that they got punched in the head because they got in the way of me running around with my fists clenched and spinning my arms wildly.

  • Cyclists 'endangering lives' by cycling on dual carriageways (say motorists)1 year 24 weeks agoI think we should adopt the

    I think we should adopt the Dutch way. From my short foray,
    1. Every road seemed either have a seperate cycle lane. Or was single traffic lane with a cycle lane either side.
    2. Coupled with the if you are involved in an accident with a cyclist you are at fault until proven otherwise.
    3. Finally topped of with cyclist have right of way at every junction without controlled crossing.

    Or maybe we should just lobby the government to reduce tax on fuel, and place it on sports nutrition and equipment instead. Big Grin

    I would like to see speed limits through roadworks be an average of 40mph, just to pee off HGV drivers. Thinking

  • Cyclists 'endangering lives' by cycling on dual carriageways (say motorists)1 year 24 weeks agoI know this route well, maybe

    I know this route well, maybe I am one of the cyclist's she met, I'll have to chase her up as she just lives along the road from my uncle Devil

    The cycle path is a joke, so I use the dualer. There is no other alternative to get to certain other roads that cyclists enjoy. The only other way from Aberdeen to Dundee is the coastal road, which in my eyes is even more dangerous because people do not stick to the speed limits as many do on the dualer because its full of camera's

  • Useful head light1 year 24 weeks agoThanks, I bought one

    Thanks, I bought one yesterday and certainly as a flashing light it is certainly very bright, I've yet to try it out where it is really dark.

  • Tour de France 2013 route unveiled + video + Wiggo to support Froome?1 year 24 weeks agoOh, goody goody! Which will

    Oh, goody goody! Which will be the transfusion days?

    If unrepentant dopers like Contador are competing (Spain supports Lance), then they can could make the race for unicycles and my Eurosport subscription won't be renewed.

  • Armstrong round-up: Cavendish, Vaughters, Hammond Staff & Indurain have their say + Boonen visits Ferrari*1 year 24 weeks agoQuote:"He seems to be the one

    Quote:
    "He seems to be the one everyone is picking on, probably as he was the most successful."

    Not just that though - he was instrumental within his own team in encouraging a doping culture. He has also been vehemently denying doping. He is also an incredibly unpleasant person - people talk about him bullying - but it goes beyong meer bullying. When you accuse someone publicly of being an alcoholic and a prostitute, you cross a line. The doping pisses me off, but its his treatment of other people which is the most disgusting aspect to all of this.

    To anyone who still defends him - please, please, please - can't you see that even if he didn't dope (which he did), he is still an almighty arsehole.

  • Lance Armstrong, the UCI and USADA: Catch-22?1 year 24 weeks agoI don’t get a lot of these

    I don’t get a lot of these responses.

    Having to cheat to catch a cheat? Statute of limitations? Seriously?

    Effectively what I’m hearing here is that, okay – we now know he doped and lied to us. We know he ruined the careers of several people who tried to bring this to light. We know he may well have given himself cancer in the first place and he made a mountain of money coming back from it. We know the damage to our sport is incalculable.

    But despite knowing this – we were really enjoying the fairytale and all these harsh facts have ruined it. Please can’t we go back to sleep and have things just as before? I think really the problem is Landis and Hamilton, if they’d never spoken out then we could still be watching pigs fly.

    Some idiot even wrote that Landis and Hamilton have ruined the sport!

    Grow up would you please!

  • Cyclists 'endangering lives' by cycling on dual carriageways (say motorists)1 year 24 weeks agoEven with the best will in

    Even with the best will in the world, drivers and cyclists make mistakes. When the car is going 70mph, that mistake will mean death or serious injury for the cyclist. It is madness to mix motor vehicles and vulnerable road users at speeds above 20mph in my opinion, and once you're above 40mph it's total madness.

    People on the road make mistakes. Those mistakes shouldn't lead to deaths, but when you are mixing bikes and cars at high speeds then they will.

  • Guru Evolo-R frame and fork1 year 24 weeks agoleg warmers without arm

    leg warmers without arm warmers - is that not against the rules? Wink

  • What next for the UCI?1 year 24 weeks agoMy outlandish theory is

    My outlandish theory is this:

    The UCI wants as much media exposure as possible, as does Rupert Murdoch.
    The only way that they know how to get into mainstream sports media is by uncovering a doping scandal.
    Doesn't get much bigger than Armstrong, everyone knows about him.
    Murdoch and McQuaid paid hundreds of thousands, millions even, for Armstrong to 'go down' in exchange for a couple of weeks worth of prime exposure in the media, not least SKY news.
    Hamilton and co. decide to bound in with allegations that Armstrong forced them to dope etc.
    These are false, but they just want financial bonuses for getting more news time.
    The UCI and Murdoch start getting annoyed at Hamilton and co. and pay them to shut up.
    Someone uncovers what they've done, and all hell breaks loose. I mean ALL HELL.
    The new breakaway league of teams is established, there is NO doping at all, transfer fees are introduced and Cycling becomes the most popular sport on the planet.

    _____________

    I told you it was outlandish.

  • Lance Armstrong, the UCI and USADA: Catch-22?1 year 24 weeks agoI see the points raised in

    I see the points raised in this article, and they are very good ones, however the last paragraph is missing the big picture entirely. If the UCI had actually done what *they* were supposed to do in the first place (I'm talking 10+ years ago) and not tried to bury this whole thing, all this procedural stuff and the statute of limitations issue would be moot. And USADA (and anyone else with half a brain) wouldn't have such strong reasons to believe that the UCI is corrupt and/or completely incompetent.

  • TfL opens consultation on proposed improvement to two of London's most dangerous junctions1 year 24 weeks agoASL's are a great idea...

    ASL's are a great idea... Haven't actually seen any drivers in London staying out of them though. Without a campaign of enforcement and education they seem pretty pointless to me.

  • News (oh dear)1 year 24 weeks agoWhat's Armstrong got on him

    What's Armstrong got on him that we don't know about? Wink

  • Cyclists 'endangering lives' by cycling on dual carriageways (say motorists)1 year 24 weeks agoIts interesting that neither

    Its interesting that neither the original complainer, nor anyone commenting here has picked up on the fact that lorries above 7.5 tons are limited to 50 mph on dual carriageways. This is unsurprising because that limit is ignored, as is the limit of 40 mph on single carriageway roads. Lorries are probably the most frequent law breakers on the road.
    There is no comment here about junctions either. I don't know if the road in question has grade seperated junctions, but the sort of cycle path that dumps you back on the road at zero mph just before a roundabout is dangerous. Roundabouts are best taken at a speed as close to the traffic speed as possible.

  • Tour de France 2013 route unveiled + video + Wiggo to support Froome?1 year 24 weeks agoLooks Contador friendly as

    Looks Contador friendly as well...

    Worried

  • Cyclists 'endangering lives' by cycling on dual carriageways (say motorists)1 year 25 weeks agokaska wrote:What about the

    kaska wrote:
    What about the reprehensible idea that motorists may occasionally need to take account of other road users, and (gasp) sometimes this might mean waiting a few seconds before overtaking, or even slowing down from time to time.

    Or even looking ahead and anticipating traffic.

  • Cyclists 'endangering lives' by cycling on dual carriageways (say motorists)1 year 25 weeks agoThe above comments say it all

    The above comments say it all - a bit of criticism and its a case of circling the wagons and letting rip. Cycle paths and roads are in poor order and banning anyone is always a backward step ( although anyone wanting to ride on a duel carriage way must be fxxxxxg insane - you will eventually get killed! ). Some vehicles are a total danger zone and some cyclists need to lose the aggressive defense default setting - chill out it always helps. I will ride any where but I'm not going to put my own life in danger just because I can.