• Picking riders in the break after the race had started sue to clocks going forwards1 year 8 weeks agoJoelsim wrote:It's the same

    Joelsim wrote:
    It's the same as doping... Next year I will do the same as you, now I know that it is allowed.

    Oh, c'mon! It's only a game! Don't be a dick! Tell Wig Billy you don't want him to leave! Don't be such an ass! The man's an inspiration to us all! And, c'mon, be your own man, if you're going to play by the rules, play by the rules. If you believe in the spirit of fair competition, play in that spirit, but don't become a rag in the wind! You haven't been harmed in any big way. What's done is done, let's just hug it out like one big family! Smile Here, have a hug!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxQy7xiZXv0

    It's just a game. Apologize to the man for making such a big stink and let bygones be bygones!

    Come on back, Wiggy. Don't leave. We need you here, we love you here. Smile You're great fun and extremely irritating to be beaten by, in a good way! Smile

    Joelsim wrote:
    ... As I've said on BR...
    What's BR?...

    Gkam84 wrote:
    I can ill afford to be sat on here doing rosters, sorting stages, points, finding startlists... [c]hecking them every day, [e]mailing, tweeting and phoning...

    Putting riders on a breakaway on my team after the stage has started.... Yeah, that's hard work! Smile

    Gkam84 wrote:
    I have pretty much come to the same conclusion...

    You can leave. But could you fix the rider names on your way out? Smile

    Don't cry now. I'm just kidding! Smile

  • Cx bike for commuting (and sportive rides eventually)1 year 8 weeks agoI'm about to order a Boardman

    I'm about to order a Boardman CX TEAM as my next commuter when our cycle to work window opens this week. The timing couldn't be better as my old commuter is effectively a write off after my recent crash.

    None of that is any use to you though!

    You'll notice the weight difference going up hill, but only if you are able to jump from one bike to the other to compare. The heavier bike may make hills marginally harder. The gearing on both those bikes though, should, allow you to climb almost anything.

    Both those groupsets are low end, but in fairness thats no bad thing as with a commuter bike you will go through several chains and a cassette or two every year - 8 or 9 speed versions can be had very cheaply. Sora is probably preferable to claris

    Cantilever brakes are fine, but for city commuting in all weathers, you are much better off with discs.

    You should be able to replace the 46t chainset without the need for a new front mech and if you shop around you'll get one for buttons. You may also be able to replace the chainrings. I would try the 46 for a while first though.

    Invest in some good 32mm slickish tyres like the schwalbe marathon supremes and you will turn the Norco into a great commuter bike. When you are ready for sportive, you can revisit tyres.

  • Picking riders in the break after the race had started sue to clocks going forwards1 year 8 weeks agojohnny2names wrote:I'm with

    johnny2names wrote:
    I'm with Simon F on this one. Jeez, it's only a game, no one died. I do remember it happening last year at some stage, and I remember hesitating, and deciding no, I want to be scored on my position pre race. However, it isn't cheating. You can argue about the spirit/letter of the rules, but it ain't cheating. Still, gkam was clearly trying to stir the pot today Smile certainly got the forum going. It also tells you that getting the break away guys in one day races without sprint/mountain points is not where the big money is.

    It isn't cheating? Lol, really...

  • Fulcrum Racing 1 v Racing Zero alu v Falcrum red wind 50 carbon clincher1 year 8 weeks agoMAVIC

    MAVIC

  • Picking riders in the break after the race had started sue to clocks going forwards1 year 8 weeks agoWig_Billy wrote:My

    Wig_Billy wrote:
    My position.

    This is a competitive game and I try to do as well as possible in it. I always compare the deadline times with the race start times because I know from experience that mistakes happen. I do this to give myself an advantage and I'm unapologetic about that. There is no rule that all transfers have to be made before a race starts, so to call it cheating is ridiculous.

    When I started playing this game it was just for fun, but these days I play to win. Unfortunately it seems this attitude is incompatible with the forum, so I think it's probably time to say goodbye.

    I enjoyed my time here. Farewell road.cc forum. Wave

    I have pretty much come to the same conclusion. I'm sick of bitching and moaning about this, that and the other.

    I don't get paid to run the game (nor have I ever asking to be paid), I do it because I used to enjoy it and thought I was helping for the greater good of others. Lately it is just taking up time that I could be doing better things with and its the same people day in day out moaning about something.

    I now have a business to run, so my time is money. I can ill afford to be sat on here doing rosters, sorting stages, points, finding startlists. Checking them every day before a race to make sure they are as correct as I can make them.

    Emailing, tweeting and phoning race organisers to see if I can get information about races....etc

  • 64 year old cyclist found to be carrying knife, air gun and nunchucks after being hit by car1 year 8 weeks agocyclingDMlondon wrote:Stag66

    cyclingDMlondon wrote:
    Stag66 wrote:
    cyclingDMlondon wrote:
    Alas, we're going to need more like this gentleman. There are only so many prisons that the Establishment can build. Prisons cost money. Wiki says that there are 540,000 cycle journeys taken in London every day. If 450,000 of those cyclists carried a weapon, then I'd like to see plod nick every one of us.

    But alas, in the interim, we need people who are prepared to get a fine, a criminal record and in some cases, a custodial. And every time they stand up in court, they need to point out to the magistrate, to the press and to the country, that they would not have been criminalized if the neoliberal Establishment had had priorities other than making money.

    We abandoned the principle of 'talion' and the right to individual vengeance, because the state promised to enforce the law for us. The state right now is more concerned with the destruction of the NHS and with the rebuilding of sweat shops to keep the people in its place at the bottom of the heap.

    We cannot continue indefinitely, to be punchbags for motorists.

    Don't be a clown. If you feel the need to carry a weapon cycling in London then have a think about your own behaviour!

    Guardian readers. Don't you just love 'em?

    Hardly, your comment is nonsense though. Every part of it.

  • Supersix vs Evo1 year 8 weeks agoThe frame and fork is the

    The frame and fork is the heart of the ride, the groupset makes little difference. The top Evo is one of the best frames made today, it is going to be a big step up.

  • Picking riders in the break after the race had started sue to clocks going forwards1 year 8 weeks agoIt's the same as doping.

    It's the same as doping. Competition to win, bending the rules. As I've said on BR many times I have no doubt that I would dope too under the circumstances.

    Wig_Billy this isn't against you or anyone else who took advantage, that is only human nature, but the UCI shouldn't just turn a blind eye. Yours just happened to be the first name on the rankings.

    Next year I will do the same as you, now I know that it is allowed.

  • Picking riders in the break after the race had started sue to clocks going forwards1 year 8 weeks agoI'm with Simon F on this one.

    I'm with Simon F on this one. Jeez, it's only a game, no one died. I do remember it happening last year at some stage, and I remember hesitating, and deciding no, I want to be scored on my position pre race. However, it isn't cheating. You can argue about the spirit/letter of the rules, but it ain't cheating. Still, gkam was clearly trying to stir the pot today Smile certainly got the forum going. It also tells you that getting the break away guys in one day races without sprint/mountain points is not where the big money is.

  • 64 year old cyclist found to be carrying knife, air gun and nunchucks after being hit by car1 year 8 weeks agoI've lived in an

    I've lived in an 'interesting' area for many years now and have never found the need to carry a weapon. It's maybe not what it was now but it's somewhere I know people used to avoid in the past. And I've lived overseas in a place that would terrify a lot of people. I didn't carry a weapon there either.

    What I've learned, and it's not so special a piece of wisdom, is that if you go out looking for trouble you're likely to find it. My old karate teacher used to say how martial arts gave you the awareness to avoid trouble most of the time. If you're carrying a weapon you're part of the problem, not the solution.

    This chap was lucky not to get a more serious penalty. The judge made a good call.

  • Picking riders in the break after the race had started sue to clocks going forwards1 year 8 weeks agoWig_Billy wrote:My

    Wig_Billy wrote:
    My position.

    This is a competitive game and I try to do as well as possible in it. I always compare the deadline times with the race start times because I know from experience that mistakes happen. I do this to give myself an advantage and I'm unapologetic about that. There is no rule that all transfers have to be made before a race starts, so to call it cheating is ridiculous.

    When I started playing this game it was just for fun, but these days I play to win. Unfortunately it seems this attitude is incompatible with the forum, so I think it's probably time to say goodbye.

    I enjoyed my time here. Farewell road.cc forum. Wave

    Don't go Wig_Billy you're my inspiration! I want to win too!!!
    But still have fun at the same time!!

    I think in the morning everyone will have calmed down and we can all have a weeks break ready to come back and fight it out again over the Women!!

  • Tech Roundup: Fizik, Van Nicholas, Sabbath, Craft, Stitch-Mi-Lane, MyTask, Brodco DaylightSecure Max shed and more1 year 8 weeks agopastaman wrote:The shoes are

    pastaman wrote:
    The shoes are simply unspeakable - 2p would be top bid Sick

    I have to agree.... and I have some BAD shoes in my wardrobe.

  • Gent - Wevelgem in Flanders Fields1 year 8 weeks ago(No subject)

    Liar

  • Schwalbe Marathon - personal review1 year 8 weeks agomorethansonglyrics wrote:This

    morethansonglyrics wrote:
    This website truly is the Daily Mail of cycling. Such mock outrage.

    I had a scan through some of your other posts and found them to be a mixture of dull, unnecessary, and occasionally completely inappropriate. Of the forty-odd I reckon less than a dozen were worth reading.

    For the benefit of our Daily Mail reading membership I'm going to summarise this into a short review of your contribution to and behaviour on this website, thus:

    .

    (In order to avoid mock outrage, the word "Twat" has been removed from the above review)

  • Video: Learn the history of the bicycle in under 70 seconds1 year 8 weeks agoThis was originally a reply

    This was originally a reply to bigbluebike and so is now slightly out of sequence following an update edit.

    My first thought is that it is a Starley Royal Salvo which was a mid-1920's tricycle but I think the seating position is too high. The seat being above the rear wheel would imply a single rear. Thinking

    Still think it's a trike though. Two wheels at the front? Maybe. Might be from a patent drawing rather than an actual bike. Thinking

    After further research it appears to be a Pony Star High Wheel Bicycle dating from about 1886. Makes the video a little odd as this would slightly predate the Ordinary (Penny Farthing) Bicycle of the 1890's so the video is in the wrong order.

    I really must get out more! Wink

  • Picking riders in the break after the race had started sue to clocks going forwards1 year 8 weeks agoMy position. This is a

    My position.

    This is a competitive game and I try to do as well as possible in it. I always compare the deadline times with the race start times because I know from experience that mistakes happen. I do this to give myself an advantage and I'm unapologetic about that. There is no rule that all transfers have to be made before a race starts, so to call it cheating is ridiculous.

    When I started playing this game it was just for fun, but these days I play to win. Unfortunately it seems this attitude is incompatible with the forum, so I think it's probably time to say goodbye.

    I enjoyed my time here. Farewell road.cc forum. Wave

  • tirreno adriatico Stage 61 year 8 weeks agoThanks for taking the time to

    Thanks for taking the time to check and yeah it does.

    I'll try to remember from now on.

  • Picking riders in the break after the race had started sue to clocks going forwards1 year 8 weeks agoJoelsim wrote:Just click on

    Joelsim wrote:
    Just click on his name and see that he added 2 of the breakaway riders after the race had started.

    That's pretty cool. Well, Wig Billy has always seemed like a decent person here on the forum. I'm sure he didn't mean to cheat per se. He just noticed a loophole and used it to his advantage. If he did do it deliberately, well, of course, that's not right. But, at any rate, let him give his version of the events.

    I just don't know if Dave and company should become detectives and pursue this like it was a major crime. I think it's bad enough to be 'outed' here. I'm pretty sure they won't doing that (!) again (!). Not after this (!) Look at how rabidly G defends himself. It wasn't right, but, what to do now? I agree with Twy:

    Twybaydos wrote:
    ... chalk it up to experience... and... ensure it doesn't happen again next year

    And I wonder if they come down hard on these people, well, crap, doesn't it take away from the 'camraderie' here? Confused

    They're 'outed' already. Now what? I guess let them address the issue and wait to see what Dave thinks...

  • Rider Names - Giro1 year 8 weeks agoGkam84 wrote:"Ion Izaguirre,

    Gkam84 wrote:
    "Ion Izaguirre, a new signing of Movistar Team"

    Where'd you read that?

    Gkam84 wrote:
    If I think a rider is named wrong, I will make sure it is changed.

    Please. Wink

    Gkam84 wrote:
    I will do a sweep next time I cannot sleep (most like 3am) and sort them out for you.

    Yes. That would be very nice of you. Wink

    Gkam84 wrote:
    I am Scottish....So newer riders to the game might be wrong named.

    I'm sorry Sad

    Gkam84 wrote:
    ... I cannot be bothered right now to sort it out.

    Oh. Again, I'm sorry. It doesn't have to be you. It can be someone else. Wink

  • Schwalbe Marathon - personal review1 year 8 weeks agoWondering what on earth

    Wondering what on earth happened to road.cc after reading the comments section here. It used to be a friendly community, none of the stupid sniping on lots of cycling forums, no point scoring in the comments, just a constructive bunch who were interested in the topic. Now, more often than not, the comments sections seem doomed to descend into the usual forum tripe which no-one would ever consider acceptable in a face-to-face conversation. Can we go back to the enjoyable road.cc please?

  • Picking riders in the break after the race had started sue to clocks going forwards1 year 8 weeks agoVeelers Wheel Queens Park

    Veelers Wheel
    Queens Park Riders
    Call me maybe?

    That's just a cursory look at the top few on this stage.

  • Picking riders in the break after the race had started sue to clocks going forwards1 year 8 weeks agoenrique wrote:Joelsim

    enrique wrote:
    Joelsim wrote:
    This has implications on today's races, and for the rest of the season too.

    Joelsim wrote:
    Wig_Billy has made a killing.

    You think he did it, too? Where are you looking? Is the only reason you first noticed was that G put his team up on the forum?

    Just click on his name and see that he added 2 of the breakaway riders after the race had started.

  • Metric Century Challenge 2013-20141 year 8 weeks ago1. 18 January 70ish

    1. 18 January 70ish miles/110ish km (garmin was playing up) 1 Point
    2. 22 February 64miles/103km 1 point
    3. 29 March 70ish miles/110ish km (london to cambridge with a few loops in tottenham with a broken garmin...)

    Total: 200ish miles/320ish km 3 point

  • Pictures of your Bike1 year 8 weeks agoThe new steed. 6.75kg, dura

    The new steed. 6.75kg, dura ace group, RS80 wheels (they'll be upgraded at some point). Fast as anything. I'm happy.

    First ride.

  • Picking riders in the break after the race had started sue to clocks going forwards1 year 8 weeks agoGkam84 wrote:It cannot be

    Gkam84 wrote:
    It cannot be done, not can individual penalties

    Maybe it can't, either way, something has to be done.