• Sneak peek: New Vulpine clothing1 year 17 weeks agoi like the one with breasts

    i like the one with breasts

  • Tirreno Adriatico Stage 7: Vincenzo Nibali wins for second year running, Tony Martin takes closing TT1 year 17 weeks agoA good interesting start to

    A good interesting start to the season. Not the worst thing that Froome didn't win, it's just part of his preparation and I think generally things look good.

    My excitement about the Giro and TdF are building more and more each day!

  • Listening to music whilst out on a ride1 year 17 weeks agofoxyloxy wrote:... if you are

    foxyloxy wrote:
    ... if you are listening to hard rock or whatever? Wink

    Iggy, hard rock?
    Take that back, you cur, sir.

  • Strava founder and CEO insists company encourages responsible riding1 year 17 weeks agoUltimately, it all comes down

    Ultimately, it all comes down to personal responsibility. I’m a self confessed Strava lover but I put my safety and those in my environment above any PRs or KOMs attempts.

    Perhaps I am in a minority but I use Strava to measure my performance on segments against my previous times. I only ‘race’ on segments, and for that matter create segments, that are safe e.g. if there is a traffic light half way along a road, then the segment ends before the traffic light. Any other segments intersected by a junction, I don’t bother with. It’s just not worth the risk and in my view is plain common sense.

    Does Strava encourage bad behaviour? Of course not. Unfortunately, there are idiots everywhere. Some happen to cycle, some cycle with Strava. It’s up to us all to take personal responsibility and ride sensibly and safely.

  • Just in: New Wire shoes from Sidi1 year 17 weeks agoLovely shoes though

    Lovely shoes though Smile

  • Number of cyclists injured in dooring incidents up a quarter from 2009 to 2011, says MP1 year 17 weeks agoI always cycle far enough

    I always cycle far enough away from parked cars that I won't get doored. Instead I occasionally have following car drivers sounding their horn at me because I'm in their way!

    My most serious cycling injury, a broken wrist, was from cycling too close to parked cars. A dog ran out from behind one, and I went over the handlebars.

  • Just in: New Wire shoes from Sidi1 year 17 weeks ago@_Karlos_ What a load of old

    @_Karlos_

    What a load of old cobblers.

  • Win a custom Charge saddle worth £69.99!1 year 17 weeks agoThe winner I think

    The winner I think Smile

  • Paris-Nice stage 71 year 17 weeks agodrheaton wrote:I [brought in]

    drheaton wrote:
    I [brought in] TJVG and Coppel... and... already had the others and [I had dropped]... my sprinters... I'd [had] Chavanel from stage one and had Porte in... got fairly lucky really Big Grin

    Beautiful, almost as beautiful as the race itself! Thanks for the story! Smile

  • Just in: New Wire shoes from Sidi1 year 17 weeks agoShould that not read 'who

    Should that not read 'who repairs shoes' Wink

  • Revolutionary Revolights now available in Europe1 year 17 weeks agoSTATO wrote:the purpose of a

    STATO wrote:
    the purpose of a light is to see and be seen. This does both without imparing the vision of anyone else.

    I can think of better ways of lighting the road and being seen. Not as 'cool' obviously. Point taken about the pretty women and men. Get them big coats. Wink

  • Full Carbon Road Bike for £700?1 year 17 weeks agoI see no difference between

    I see no difference between buying a cheap Chinese frame with a mass market groupset thrown on it from Argos to buying the same from a 'respected' online retailer!!! Thinking

  • Listening to music whilst out on a ride1 year 17 weeks agoAnyone who rides a bike

    Anyone who rides a bike listening to music,is a pratt,to darn dangerous.A good friend of mine who was my 2up TT partner whilst racing for East Surrey RC,has sadly gone deaf and needs to wear 2 hearing aids,and he says he had to stop riding because he finds it hard to hear anything coming from behind!How can you be concentrating on your ride if you are listening to hard rock or whatever? Wink

  • New bike T-shirts from Howies1 year 17 weeks agoMartin Thomas wrote:You

    Martin Thomas wrote:
    You *iron* your T-shirts?! Blimey.

    I'm not one for the slept-in-it look... at least not my t-shirts Wink

    Martin Thomas wrote:
    I don't think they last any longer than other brands though...maybe that's cos I don't iron them Smile

    Sorry, reading it again I didn't phrase my comment very well. Some of Howies clothes are intended to last well, but it's usually the heavier outer garments. They used to make a few items called 'handmedown' with that in mind (an insight here).

  • Just in: New Wire shoes from Sidi1 year 17 weeks agoI take issue with the

    I take issue with the following:-

    "The Italian cobblers have always chosen to use a variety of shoe securing combinations on their shoes over the years"

    A cobbler is one whom repairs shoes; the correct terminology for a shoe maker is, in actual fact, a 'cordwainer'.

    Please rectify this with immediate effect.

    Also, apologies, I am very bored and in exceedingly pedantic mood... Wink

  • Advice on buying a TT bike1 year 17 weeks ago700c wrote:If terrain is

    700c wrote:
    If terrain is varied over 100 miles then surely a 'normal', light bike with a variety of positions is best?

    Not if you're racing.

    Most time triallists will ride TT bikes with rear disc even on really steep hills (like the Beacon RC Little Mountain). It is generally accepted that even then the weight penalty over lightweight frame and wheels is less than the aerodymic gains on the flat and downhill sections.

    When climbing you have to use the end pods if you have a bike with aerobars. On a road bike with tri-bars there's no room on handlebar tops so it's hoods/bends.

  • Listening to music whilst out on a ride1 year 17 weeks agoDon't tend to anymore (no

    Don't tend to anymore (no reason) but kind of miss it.
    Remember having a fairly clear descent down Dyke Road Ave at the end of the Brighton 100 one year with Iggy's 'Search and Destroy' up to 11.

  • Wireless computer with cadence ???1 year 17 weeks agoI also had a Double Wireless

    I also had a Double Wireless for about 2 years (until I failed to clip the computer in properly and it got run over...) Never had a problem with the signal pick up at all.

    Contary to what the poster above states, you can re-set the distance before / after each outing (you just hold the reset button down)

    Only slight issue I had is that the cadence / speed unit would sometimes slip on the chainstay, but this I put down to the irregular shape of mine. If yours are round, or at least fairly round this shouldn't be a problem.

  • Mow Cop1 year 17 weeks ago@bashthebox what a great

    @bashthebox what a great photo! Everyone else is giving up and walking. Respect.

  • Win a custom Charge saddle worth £69.99!1 year 17 weeks agoThe black, ruthless soul of

    The black, ruthless soul of the unbeatable sprinter over any stage profile! Mr Peter Sagan

  • When is a climb too steep? When the pros have to walk1 year 17 weeks agoSome Fella wrote: Also - isnt

    Some Fella wrote:

    Also - isnt Jenkin Road in Sheffield on the 2014 TdF?
    http://goo.gl/maps/1doUi
    It gets to around 30% in places and i am also led to believe it sometimes rains in northern England.

    Yup. It's fine when you're fresh, but after nearly 200km of riding I think it's going to be interesting. There's a steep downhill on the other side as they go back towards the motorway before heading towards the city centre for the finish. A breakaway might stay away if they can get there with a minute on the peloton and TT it to the finish afterwards?

  • Listening to music whilst out on a ride1 year 17 weeks agoI use a pair of sports

    I use a pair of sports bluetooth headphones that I can pause the music by jabbing aimlessly at my right ear. They're also vented/open backed so even at full volume you can hear road noises, upcoming cars - even the noise of someones chain if they've sneaked up behind you.

    not normally in heavy traffic though, it's just not worth it.

    and never on group rides, just seems rude and you miss the banter Wink

  • Revolutionary Revolights now available in Europe1 year 17 weeks agosm wrote:They are a gimmick,

    sm wrote:
    They are a gimmick, a distraction. Drivers will turn to stare and when they do they'll not be looking at the road in front of them.

    Next you'll be saying attractive women (or men) are not allowed to ride bikes, or even walk in the street.

    I agree on the crazy bright lights some riders use, but the purpose of a light is to see and be seen. This does both without imparing the vision of anyone else.

  • When is a climb too steep? When the pros have to walk1 year 17 weeks agoi ride up hills with the aim

    i ride up hills with the aim of getting to the top and sometimes find them hard

    pro's and club cyclists race up hills with the aim of getting to the top in a good position and very rarely find them hard

    think the difference is immense if wot i writ makes sense Smile

  • Forum's Scorum's Mini League1 year 17 weeks agoYou've got to hand it to

    You've got to hand it to robacairns......after slipping to 3rd on stage 5 he came back to move second on stage 6 and then grab the trident on the ITT in the Forum's Scorum's Tirreno-Adriatico competition.NeilG83 took the purist division amking it another two new names on the first post honours board.

    Alan Tullett and myself are continuing to trade places for 2nd and 3rd in the Forum's Scorum's overall which is not helping the race to chase down Wig_Billy.NeilG83's purist win in Tirreno Adriatico has appeared to close the gap on Wig_Billy in the purist division though to 301pts(still agreat lead in both competitions).