• US cyclist who killed pedestrian guilty of vehicular manslaughter but escapes jail1 year 13 weeks agoHe probably would get 5 years

    He probably would get 5 years over here.

    Unless he'd done the same thing with a motor vehicle. Then it would be the same result.

    Either way, he *should* get 5 years. Utterly reckless and irresponsible. A danger to public safety.

  • Clasica San Sebastian1 year 13 weeks agoChoo-Choo?

    Choo-Choo?

  • Vulpine wants your family pics for project to humanise bike riders1 year 13 weeks agoThere was a recent motorcycle

    There was a recent motorcycle safety campaign that used this exact same angle with the 'Think Bike, Think Biker' slogan. I wondered who funds those adverts - motorbike industry perhaps? - and why the bike industry can't do the same.

  • How to make a pair of Northwave shoes1 year 13 weeks agoBrilliant, I love seeing this

    Brilliant, I love seeing this stuff!
    More please, try & get to Taiwan & see the bikes being made...

  • French Senate names 1998 Tour de France dopers; O'Grady and Durand confess1 year 13 weeks agoJohn Stevenson wrote:pmr

    John Stevenson wrote:
    pmr wrote:

    Would like to see the "suspected clean" list.

    For the 1996 Tour, it starts at 39th place Smile

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1996_Tour_de_France#General_classification

    I wouldn't be so sure about Boardman now. Vaughters as good as outed him on Twitter yesterday.

    I think his was one of the samples that wasn't retested so nothing can be proved either way.

  • FS: Bryton Rider 50 (SOLD) and Speedplay Pedals (SOLD)1 year 13 weeks agoHi, Let me know if we can

    Hi, Let me know if we can proceed so I can arrange payment etc. Thx v much.

  • French Senate names 1998 Tour de France dopers; O'Grady and Durand confess1 year 13 weeks agoDisappointed in O'Grady.

    Disappointed in O'Grady. Thought better of him and his decision to retire following the tour and before the senate report shows that he knew exactly what was coming. Lets give credit to those true cyclists who didn't decide to take the easy option and dope. Rather than publishing the names of those who did lets have a list of those whose samples were clean. It is these guys who should be promoted as the bastians of a cleaner sport and these guys who should still be involved with the sport. Clear out the repentant dopers as they can never really be trusted in a sport where the potential rewards continue to grow.

  • Vulpine wants your family pics for project to humanise bike riders1 year 13 weeks agoHave had similar thoughts. If

    Have had similar thoughts. If drivers treated each cyclist as they would their own child/parent/sibling then our roads and streets would be a far safer place.

  • Trek SL1000 frameset, bits & shorts1 year 13 weeks agoHi Leigh, Sorry for delay in

    Hi Leigh,

    Sorry for delay in replying - had a nightmare few days after my rock climbing partner had a horrific fall on Monday.

    The Sugoi RS bib shorts are brand new but not sure if I still have the tags, I removed them before trying on - which is why I couldn't return them, and I think my gf may have binned them.
    They are brand new and unworn.
    Colour black

    Let me know if you want them.

    Seb

  • Pivot Cycles launch Vault CX bike1 year 13 weeks agoprecisely why I am

    precisely why I am considering one... cheers,

    now to find the monies lol

  • US cyclist who killed pedestrian guilty of vehicular manslaughter but escapes jail1 year 13 weeks agoCritchio wrote:Where's all

    Critchio wrote:
    Where's all the rants and raves???

    I know its a different country to the UK, different laws, different attitudes perhaps, but I find it rather sad that you guys have not responded with the same venom, anger, rage and witch hunt mentality that has been offered previously when a car driver takes the life of a cyclist.

    I also get that vehicle drivers, under UK law, have a higher duty of care towards vulnerable road users, be it foot pedestrians or cyclists. After all, car drivers are in a 1.5 ton metal cocoon surrounded by airbags.

    But, this cyclist behaved in a deliberately dangerous manner while under the obsession of a Strava segment and he killed another person by slamming into them at 30mph. he should have gone to prison and be banned from cycling for life, surely?

    Then I see the lack of (unpleasant) rants and raves about how the punishment was weak, the justice system being crap, how we should appeal the sentence en-masse, and the bad taste jokes about licensed assassination's, free kills, etc.

    I'm disappointed. You guys are a fickle lot.

    Totally agree with you however despite the lack of condemnation i think i speak for most on here to say he sould go to prison as its no different from any other collision where the driver / rider is responsible for the death of another.

    And we as cyclists should set a better example so the likes of the Guardian dont write crap about us. If we act responsibly then the public cant criticise.

  • French Senate names 1998 Tour de France dopers; O'Grady and Durand confess1 year 13 weeks agoJohn Stevenson

    John Stevenson wrote:
    ...making riders with fairly low natural haematocrits into chemical supermen because of the room for improvement possible with EPO. That's one reason his team was so pissed off with Bassons' refusal to dope.

    He'd been hired in part because he had a low baseline, and with a higher VO2max than Lance Armsrong, if he'd juiced we might be talking about the Bassons era now and French cycling would be lamenting a decade of corruption rather than a decade of mediocrity.

    Well you learn something new every day, I thought they were just peeved at him for rocking the omerta applecart.

  • Exclusive: Welcome to Yorkshire's Gary Verity on next year's Tour de France Grand Départ1 year 13 weeks agoI was lucky enough to see a

    I was lucky enough to see a stage in this year's race, and I'm wondering about the logistics of the pre-race carnival; this was *huge*, and a massive part of the day's atmosphere. What can we expect immediately before the tour trundles through Yorkshire?

  • Tour of Poland1 year 13 weeks agoOk here we go,

    Ok here we go,

    Telegraph

    Firemans

    Totem

  • Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 9070 11-speed gear system1 year 13 weeks agoReverse snobbery is the new

    Reverse snobbery is the new big thing in cycling apparently. It's a shame, car forums and review sites don't seem to have as many people moaning that BMW offer 3 litre Straight Six engines alongside their 1.6 litre diesels or moan about who can afford all this Ferrari shit as we have to put up with here about group sets and Rapha.

    An item's cost and an item's value are two different things, unfortunately too many people know the cost of everything but the value of nothing.

  • Tour of Poland1 year 13 weeks agolivestrongnick

    livestrongnick wrote:
    JAndrewHill wrote:
    Pick three poles.
    North
    South
    May

    How about these 3 Poles

    Dancing
    Cat
    Fishing Big Grin

    MORI,Gallop and Exit?

  • Forum's Scorum's Mini League1 year 13 weeks agoChapeau to rcorbin on his

    Chapeau to rcorbin on his Forum's Scorum's Tour De France victory(he was actuall 2nd game-wide!!)....coming good at the perfect time for his first win in a FS competition this season.

    A rather more familiar name(having won Paris-Nice and riding high in the overall standings),drheaton took the purist prize by a mere 11pts from Jonas Lorenzen.

    Both have gone on the honours board.

  • Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 9070 11-speed gear system1 year 13 weeks agoThere's also a huge element

    There's also a huge element of perception. I found a big difference between frames, and have ended up buying a 4-series Trek Madone. That seems to offer a good balance of the attributes I was looking for, including cost. I also rode more expensive stuff, but couldn't discern the difference. However, you could equally argue that a £300 Btwin would do the job.

    And as for "all this sh...", a number of us from the club rode the Great Manchester Cycle recently, which as its on closed roads just turns into an out-&-out race. We stood around in the starting area beforehand staring at the deep-section wheels, electronic shifting, you name it. Many people can clearly afford it. The often-shocking level of rider skill did appear, in some cases, to be inversely proportional to the cost.

  • Tour of Poland1 year 13 weeks agoJAndrewHill wrote:Pick three

    JAndrewHill wrote:
    Pick three poles.
    North
    South
    May

    How about these 3 Poles

    Dancing
    Cat
    Fishing Big Grin

  • French Senate names 1998 Tour de France dopers; O'Grady and Durand confess1 year 13 weeks agothere may never be a 'CLEAN'

    there may never be a 'CLEAN' list as a riders haematocrit level was allowed no more than 50%, so giving riders carte blanche to take EPO but keep it below a certain level.

    Durand is right in that the past should not be paid for the future riders who are clean. There should be more coming forward to express this. Hands up and say 'we are the morons' not the present/future riders. of course there will still be a minority who still dope, but with different performance enhancing drugs of today.

  • US cyclist who killed pedestrian guilty of vehicular manslaughter but escapes jail1 year 13 weeks agoIf its "Rants and raves" you

    If its "Rants and raves" you want, I read about this in the Guardian, the comments were extremely anti cyclist, starting with red light runners through to why oh why dont they just have number plates. The thing I noticed is that the commenters mostly fully believed that cyclists are causing death and destruction in a rampage of anarchy, which was a bit depressing

  • Chapeau Pave bib shorts1 year 13 weeks agoThey look a bit shiny, a bit

    They look a bit shiny, a bit like the glittery yellow jersey Froome wore on Sunday (or should I now call him "Quentin"?)

  • French Senate names 1998 Tour de France dopers; O'Grady and Durand confess1 year 13 weeks agopmr wrote: Would like to see

    pmr wrote:

    Would like to see the "suspected clean" list.

    For the 1996 Tour, it starts at 39th place Smile

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1996_Tour_de_France#General_classification

  • French Senate names 1998 Tour de France dopers; O'Grady and Durand confess1 year 13 weeks agoSideBurn wrote:SIf it was not

    SideBurn wrote:
    SIf it was not illegal to take EPO, then was what they were doing technically (not morally) wrong?

    We'd need a copy of the UCI anti-doping code for the time to be sure, but my recollection is that using/possessing etc EPO was banned, but because it was undetectable it was impossible to bust anyone for it.

    That changed when the urine test was introduced in 2000, but you had to be mind-buggeringly unlucky to get pinged by that test because it was only effective for about 3 days after an injection until the body shed itself of EPO metabolites.

    The 50 percent haematocrit rule continued to substitute for an EPO test for years before and after 2000. At the time it looked like a sensible piece of harm-minimisation and it did seem to reduce the number of fit young men dying in their sleep from turning their blood to 60 percent red cell sludge.

    But it had the unintended consequence of making riders with fairly low natural haematocrits into chemical supermen because of the room for improvement possible with EPO. That's one reason his team was so pissed off with Bassons' refusal to dope.

    He'd been hired in part because he had a low baseline, and with a higher VO2max than Lance Armsrong, if he'd juiced we might be talking about the Bassons era now and French cycling would be lamenting a decade of corruption rather than a decade of mediocrity.

  • French Senate names 1998 Tour de France dopers; O'Grady and Durand confess1 year 13 weeks agoCipollini's got bikes to

    Cipollini's got bikes to sell, so keeps quiet. I wouldn't buy one.
    Would like to see the "suspected clean" list.