• Giro - Tappa 131 year 14 weeks agoRule 1, never pick Matthew

    Rule 1, never pick Matthew Goss.

  • Wiggins, career over?1 year 14 weeks agoI felt he was being a bit

    I felt he was being a bit disrespectful to Froome by saying he wanted to make another attempt at the tour and I think as far as the Giro is concerned he should have kept quiet and done what he could, pride always comes before a fall! Hopefully he'll be better soon, riding for Froome in the tour and we will seen another british 1&2 on the podium!

  • What is the point in Sky Orla?1 year 14 weeks agohttps://twitter.com/SkyOrla S

    https://twitter.com/SkyOrla

    She's a sky sports reporter at the Giro I think and from her pictures, she only took a blue dress with her....

  • Salice 006 sunglasses1 year 14 weeks agomingmong wrote:Bit 'busy'

    mingmong wrote:
    Bit 'busy' aren't they!

    That's euro-style for you!

  • Giro - Tappa 131 year 14 weeks agoApparently Goss got dropped

    Apparently Goss got dropped on the climb.

  • Vision TC24 Wheels Review1 year 14 weeks agoI have a Cannondale Supersix

    I have a Cannondale Supersix Evo Team and to be honest I bought these mainly to match the wheels that the team are riding Blushing

    I did want to experiment with riding tubs, but I agree that the carbon braking has turned out to be a pain at least in wet conditions. I wouldn't do alpine descents on them either.
    Funnily enough the clincher C24 or C35 were top of my list, and I think still are for good all round practical race wheels strong enough to survive everyday use.
    Anyone want to buy some Visions? Which Mavics did you buy?

  • Giro - Tappa 131 year 14 weeks agoGetting rid of Cav might have

    Getting rid of Cav might have been a mistake... Thinking

  • howies launch new Cycle Range1 year 14 weeks agoFor the record, I now have a

    For the record, I now have a pair of the shorts and they are just as nice as they look in the pictures above. Seem very well put together. Fit is spot on and glovelike (same size as fits me for Rapha and dhb bibs). The material does feel thicker than other bibs I have, and the straps are mostly made of the regular weave rather than the more open weave, so I wonder if they will be the bib of choice if we ever have a hot summer's day, but for most of the year, that won't be an issue.

    initial pad impressions are good too, so although I haven't gone for the full 5hr test of truth yet, I would be surprised if they give any problems.

    For the price they are totally awesome.

  • Virgins and vampires - Sir Richard Branson joins Robert Pattinson in falling foul of Aussie helmet law1 year 14 weeks ago"and which remain a subject

    "and which remain a subject of fierce academic debate within the country"

    Please point to the "academic debate" in Australia? An anti-helmet campaigner claimed that the accident data showed no reduction in injuries after the introduction of compulsory helmet laws - those claims were promptly discredited because the campaigner and his co-author had mismatched the data and the journal which published the article withdrew it. The evidence clearly shows that helmets have been saving lives.

    Your other favourite argument is that helmets inhibit the take-up of cycling - yet cycling in Melbourne is booming, with increases in some sample sites of 62% in one year. And with helmet compliance at 99.7%, helmets clearly aren't stopping anyone.

  • London cyclist who lost leg wins victory over insurers who said she was partly to blame1 year 14 weeks agohttp://www.rsagroup.com/rsagr

    http://www.rsagroup.com/rsagroup/en/corporate-responsibility

    "we strive to conduct our business with integrity by acting in a fair, transparent manner, adhering to ethical standards and responding to stakeholders’ needs."

    Yeah, right....

  • New York cyclist films harassment from driver and bystanders1 year 14 weeks agoIt's like being surrounded by

    It's like being surrounded by a group of enormously large penguins.

    The driver getting out certainly didn't feel as threatening as some of the scum on London roads (minus the part about being run into parked cars).

  • London cyclist who lost leg wins victory over insurers who said she was partly to blame1 year 14 weeks agoIts naive to think that any

    Its naive to think that any insurance company cares at all or would ever 'do the right thing', and it doesn't matter if you're a customer or not. Anything they can do to get out of paying is fair game to them.

  • Giro - Tappa 131 year 14 weeks agoI made a couple of changes

    I made a couple of changes today, I hadn't planned so I would have 7 for tomorrow, but it leaves me with 5 to get some climbers back in

  • Puncture Proof Tyres for 100kg Rider1 year 14 weeks agoI'm a similar weight to you -

    I'm a similar weight to you - actually, ahem, a bit heavier. I commute into crappy London roads every day - 50KM round trip. For the past 3 months I have used a Specialized armadillo (700x25) on the back and a bontrager hardcase race lite (700x23) on the front. So far no punctures in 3 months and without jinxing it this is the longest i have gone without a puncture. I normally have problems with my back tyre so I highly rate the Armadillo. I put the bontrager on the front because its a bit cheaper (i think i bought it online for £13.99) but I do rate them - I used to have them on back and front and I think they are better than Gatorskins. I read somewhere that for heavier riders its best to have a 700x25 on the back. The only thing I would say is that as soon as you start getting lots of little slits in the tyre then its time to get a new one. Never used any other tyres so can't comment - hope this helps.

  • Puncture Proof Tyres for 100kg Rider1 year 14 weeks agoI'm around 95kg and use

    I'm around 95kg and use Durano front/ Durano Plus rear on my commute bike for central London - no problems.

  • Puncture Proof Tyres for 100kg Rider1 year 14 weeks agoI just came on to say

    I just came on to say Vittoria Rubinos, only to see that andy had beaten me to it. Currently about 92kg and I haven't had a puncture for at least a year on my commuting bike.
    I'm well aware that I'll probably get half a dozen next week now that I've said that, but it's a price I'll pay to give you advice!

  • Sir Bradley Wiggins withdraws from Giro on medical grounds1 year 14 weeks agoI can't believe that he has a

    I can't believe that he has a chest infection which would require the use of antibiotics. If you had a chest infection you'd be straight out the back of the peloton. I can believe that he has a cold which has affected his breathing, and there is no way you can compete with a cold. This sounds like a classic example of the widespread over prescription of antibiotics, which are only effective against bacteria. It is overwhelmingly likely that he has a virus. And I don't like Dave Brailsford's "he has been on antibiotics". Has he had time yet to complete a course? Did he start the Giro on antibiotics?

  • Riding the Marrakech Atlas Étape1 year 14 weeks agoWhat gears did you use?; go

    What gears did you use?; go on really plug that Boardman, and halfords might send you back. Why am I even asking, I don't do hills.

  • Puncture Proof Tyres for 100kg Rider1 year 14 weeks agoVittoria Rubinos - 4000km and

    Vittoria Rubinos - 4000km and only 1 pinch flat (currently 95kg - have lost weight)

  • What is the point in Sky Orla?1 year 14 weeks agoum... and a bit off topic.

    um... and a bit off topic. Who is Sky Orla? and why does she urk you so much? I thought the Sky orla would be some swish new piece of kit from Team Sky, oh like a mobile app for tracking team mates like the Grand prix tracker.

  • Tom Boonen being investigated for tax evasion, says Belgian newspaper1 year 14 weeks agofarrell wrote:Being almost

    farrell wrote:
    Being almost serious for a second, Tom Boonen is one of the pro-riders that I would seriously love to meet and go for a drink with.

    Him and Voigt would be a top pairing to go on the piss with I reckon.

    Agreed, would be pretty hardcore though - "shut up head, I'm going to drink through the pain" Big Grin

  • Wiggins, career over?1 year 14 weeks agoWell done to Christain Knees

    Well done to Christain Knees yesterday pulling Wiggo back to the rest of the team (sans Uran in the lead pack) then trying to cut his losses. Great team work in action.

  • Sir Bradley Wiggins withdraws from Giro on medical grounds1 year 14 weeks agoGK has got his 'I'm not a fan

    GK has got his 'I'm not a fan of X' hat on again. Step-hunt has got it right, Sky pulled Brad and will refocus on the Tour. You can read all the politics into it you want, when that break happen this year, Froome will not be coming back. Multiple GC contenders will not be a problem for them just as they still have Uran in the Giro.

    The road will tell the truth.

  • Fears of speeding 'competitive road cyclists' leads to protests against proposed cycle path upgrade1 year 14 weeks agoI have sympathy with them-

    I have sympathy with them- but the fears of something bad happening here due to fast cyclists are being used to stop the path being upgraded (widened and properly tarmaced) to the benefit of slow cyclists, walkers etc.

  • Vision TC24 Wheels Review1 year 14 weeks agoGood post, thanks for

    Good post, thanks for sharing. Certainly sound like race-only wheels from the durability aspect.

    Question for you - given the challenges of carbon braking tracks/pads etc, why choose them? Why not sidestep the whole question with an alu braking track like Dura-Ace C24 or something? Is it just a weight thing?

    I bought some Mavics, hadn't anticipated the weird flexy feeling at the back when I'm out of the saddle. Might have to go handbuilt next time.