• New study shows cycling really is better than running1 year 9 weeks agokie7077 wrote:md6 wrote:but

    kie7077 wrote:
    md6 wrote:
    but crashes and car/van incidents are generally more serious injuries.

    Do you have some statistics to quote to back this up, or did you just make it up - pedestrians get run over regularly.

    Its an anecdotal statement, or what is also consider an opinion, they are generally based on experience, and no not everything i say tlike that is going to be backed up by a scentific, peer reviewed study. If you only make statements which are I can imagine you aren't much fun at a party.
    My statement is based on my experience and in the context of the rest of the post, I think that's pretty clear. However, to claify for you: I have been knocked off/crashed my bike 3 times (in 5 years), resulting in a broken wrist, a bunch of stitches in my arm/shoulder, and a concussion. In about 10 years of running the most serious I have encountered was a twisted ankle or a strained muscle, but i had a fair number of them. Which if you read my post is the point that I was making, generally running injuries are more frequent, but you are more likely to have a serious injury cycling due to the increased time in proximity to vehicles. Is this scientific study - No. Is it a reasonable opinion to hold - I would sy so

  • New study shows cycling really is better than running1 year 9 weeks agoMy knees will leave me

    My knees will leave me limping for a week after a jog.. bikings a wonder

  • FORUM's SCORUM's MINI LEAGUE 20141 year 9 weeks agoForum's Scorum's stage 2 into

    Forum's Scorum's stage 2 into Stirling was a dead heat between Ghedebrav and stevemarks(both purist teams!!) whilst yours truly(ray silvester) rounded out the podium.

    stevemarks has really shone so far and looks like the michelin man he's got so may jerseys.....Forum's Scorums TDU leader(his purists are running 3rd,Forum's Scorum's overall leader and FSUCI leader.

    Those FSUCI stage points were awarded to stevemarks 3 as he is higher on GC even though it was a dead heat),Ghedebrav 2 and ray silvester 1

    FSUCI rankings
    1)stevemarks 6
    =2)Ghedebrav 2
    =2)obutterwick 2
    =4)TERatcliffe 1
    =4)ray silvester 1

  • Eurosport HD, without Sky/Virgin1 year 9 weeks agoYep it was on Sky last year.

    Yep it was on Sky last year.

  • 8 speed-9 speed chain1 year 9 weeks agoIt should be fine. I'm

    It should be fine. I'm running a 10 speed cassette and chain with old '7 speed' chainrings. The only time I think you are going to have problems is if you try to run any 8-9-10-11 speed chain on a single speed set-up designed for 1/8 inch chains.

  • Rapha Long Sleeve Brevet jersey1 year 9 weeks agoI bought one of these in size

    I bought one of these in size medium at the Rapha Store in Soho last week with my xmas vouchers for £150. There are still some left in store even though its sold out online. For those who live in london and want one of these, its probably worth giving the store a ring.

  • Chris Boardman slams Government “apathy” on cycling & calls for “commitment” to goals1 year 9 weeks ago“A statement from the

    “A statement from the government saying ‘we want cycling and walking to be our preferred means of transport in the UK. We will legislate, design infrastructure and spend accordingly’.

    Government won't make such a statement. If they did it would be an outright lie. Whilst we measure economic sucess in terms of car sales and 'big business' (in this case motor and oil industies) has such influence over poloitcal process it simply will not happen.

  • Cateye launch smartphone-compatible Strada Smart computer1 year 9 weeks agoAlways said this is the way

    Always said this is the way forward - the bike computer will just take info from our mobiles. Now..the killer app is navigation once thats displayed I will consider leaving my garmin alone..

  • Cateye launch smartphone-compatible Strada Smart computer1 year 9 weeks agoDoes it have a back light

    Does it have a back light which you can keep on for night riding and if so what is the run time please.

  • Rapha Long Sleeve Brevet jersey1 year 9 weeks agoQuote:… comparable to two

    Quote:
    … comparable to two tanks of fuel for the car.

    Good point, well put.

  • Cateye launch smartphone-compatible Strada Smart computer1 year 9 weeks agoAce, what a perfect idea,

    Ace, what a perfect idea, this is what Garmin should have been doing instead of adding bluetooth to a device already enabled with GPS...

    then you went and said "which is priced at £69.99"

    You can get a GPS computer for near that, which wont drain your phone battery.

    #fail

  • Need a new helmet?1 year 9 weeks agoVery pleased with Lazer, good

    Very pleased with Lazer, good for large heads!

  • Need a new helmet?1 year 9 weeks agoMiles253 wrote:After reading

    Miles253 wrote:
    After reading this i suddenly realize i need a new helmet too...(slight thread hijack sorry!) any suggestions for <£100?

    I use one of these atm, http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/bbb-falcon-helmet-bhe01/rp-prod91981

    It's super light, solid too. Good for the money, bit bulbous on my head (i'm a girl with a very small head) but looks OK on men.

    Though after reading a few articles I'd probably be inclined to go for one of the bigger companies that operates out of america, as US standards for helmets are apparently stricter than EU only ones, so you'll probably get something thats been tested a little more thoroughly.

    Here's a prevail on sale for 85 and you get their mega warrantee with that too;

    http://www.leisurelakesbikes.com/p/8955/specialized-s-works-prevail-road...

  • New study shows cycling really is better than running1 year 9 weeks agoA morbidly obese friend would

    A morbidly obese friend would benefit from some sort of exercise in his life to help lose weight, but walking as little as a couple of miles tends to result in foot or joint pain. This immediately puts a halt to any exercise and a return to binge eating and weight gain. He enjoys swimming, though he finds it difficult to rise early enough to get to the pool when it's least busy, and his stroke rate is barely enough to set the pulse racing anyway.

    When I suggest that cycling, even just a gentle half hour a day, would be much easier, he refuses point blank to consider it - 'too dangerous', although I think it's as much embarrassment about his size as anything else.

  • Need a new helmet?1 year 9 weeks agoAfter reading this i suddenly

    After reading this i suddenly realize i need a new helmet too...(slight thread hijack sorry!) any suggestions for <£100?

  • Rapha Long Sleeve Brevet jersey1 year 9 weeks agorobthehungrymonkey wrote:I've

    robthehungrymonkey wrote:
    I've just got the Mrs a Rapha jacket, I know they're expensive, but I haven't found any other cycle specific jackets that offer the same quality AND look ok when going to the pub after work. There are alternatives, but only ones that are in a similar price range or more. For her, although it's massively expensive, she's now cycling to work and it's comparable to two tanks of fuel for the car.

    So, yes they are expensive. But, it depends what you're looking for.


    I think this captures the difference between cost and value quite well.
    I've not got any Rapha stuff (and doubt I ever will) but if you like using it, use it often, and use it till it falls apart rather than changing every season then I think you can easily get your money's worth out of things like this. Especially when you think that people often spaff loads of money on fuel, spendy coffees etc. without a second thought.

  • Tour Down Under Stage 2: Diego Ulissi holds off Simon Gerrans to win stage, Australian remains in lead1 year 9 weeks agoBugger - I nearly picked

    Bugger - I nearly picked Ulissi!!

    At Wits End

  • Rapha Long Sleeve Brevet jersey1 year 9 weeks agoI've just got the Mrs a Rapha

    I've just got the Mrs a Rapha jacket, I know they're expensive, but I haven't found any other cycle specific jackets that offer the same quality AND look ok when going to the pub after work. There are alternatives, but only ones that are in a similar price range or more. For her, although it's massively expensive, she's now cycling to work and it's comparable to two tanks of fuel for the car.

    So, yes they are expensive. But, it depends what you're looking for.

  • Eurosport HD, without Sky/Virgin1 year 9 weeks agocisbtint wrote:I know this

    cisbtint wrote:
    I know this isn't directly linked to the thread, but does anyone know how many of the Tours are going to be put on Sky Sports, and not Eurosport, as has happened with the Tour Down Under (or was that on Sky Sports last year ?)..
    The start of a slippery slope ?

    pretty sure Tour Down Under was on Sky last year.

  • New study shows cycling really is better than running1 year 9 weeks agoNo mention of

    No mention of osteoporosis.

    Yep running is harder on the body than cycling, however, I think doing some running is beneficial as high-impact exercise can lessen your chances of osteoporosis later in life.

  • Sustrans blasts "incredibly dangerous" cycle lane - but councillor says cyclists should be "grateful" for it1 year 9 weeks agoI'm confused about what this

    I'm confused about what this lane is for (lack of local knowledge I think). Is it intended for use by cyclists turning right at the roundabout? It looks like turning right takes you onto the motorway?

    If it is an additional approach lane to a roundabout it makes some sense (not much though), otherwise what will 200m of path do for you anyway? It would only be worth 10 of 20 seconds surely?

  • Harrogate shop advises drivers to park in bike lane, takes down sign after social media criticism & police advice1 year 9 weeks agoToo many fuzzy rules with

    Too many fuzzy rules with these things. I challenged a driver a little while ago when she swerved to the wrong side of the road to park on double yellow lines, nearly hitting me in the process. She claimed that it was OK for her to stop on double yellows as she was 'unloading'. What, I hear you cry was she 'unloading'? A grand piano perhaps? A double bed? Large television? No, she was dropping off her kid, an act that she considered to be 'unloading'. I should add that this took place withing two minutes walking distance (even with a small child) of a free car park.

    The fact is, her argument would probably have held up if she had been challenged by the police as the rules are so ambiguous. Incidently, almost taking me out was also OK because 'I seen yooze'

  • Chris Boardman slams Government “apathy” on cycling & calls for “commitment” to goals1 year 9 weeks agoAs usual, a lot of sense

    As usual, a lot of sense being talked by Chris Boardman. Please, someone, give him a job with the power and the budget to make things happen!

    Krd51 wrote:
    We'll at least that's 35000 less fat twats in cars off the road every year!
    Always look on the bright side!

    I realise this is probably just a throw away comment, but it's not a very helpful attitude. We bemoan the fact the some motorists treat cyclists as if they're a different species who don't matter, rather than normal people who choose to get around bike. How is this any different? Surely the whole point CB is making is that there are lots of people out there who'd like to get around by bike, but don't feel able to. I'm sure a lot of those "fat twats" are people who would like to start cycling for the good of their health and standard of living, but need more encouragement and support to start, and need to feel that it's safe for them to do so.

  • How not to be a knob to female cyclists1 year 9 weeks agoMeanwhile, try searching

    Meanwhile, try searching twitter for the hashtag #sportswomen - some of the questions posted for a Q&A with gymnast Beth Tweddle will make your toes curl, and reminds me that ultimately, while some may disagree on the points above, we are all actually trying to be civilised human beings.

  • Eurosport HD, without Sky/Virgin1 year 9 weeks agoI find Eurosport player great

    I find Eurosport player great value for £3.99 a month. The iphone app and smartTV app are included in the subscription too so not just on a PC or laptop.

    @ cisbtint Someone posted this list of what Eurosport will be showing this year http://2014tvguide.eurosport.com/#/14