• Why is it considered wanky to wear sky kit1 year 15 weeks agoif its for sale wear it, if

    if its for sale wear it, if its earned wear it. if your granny knits it wear it.

  • Manchester cyclists back Dutch style cycle path proposals1 year 15 weeks agoIt'd be better if the cyclist

    It'd be better if the cyclist just went to Upper brook street and cycled there. There are simply too many buses pulling in and out, or alternatively tell the students to cycle in stead of taking the bus [that's why there are so many buses], they only take a 10 minute ride anyway, quite why they all insist on living in Fallowfield when it's so far from uni is beyond me, move to Hulme or Ardwick for heavens sake, at least MMU worked that out.

    besides the roads fine (I use it), except for rusholme where the road rules simply don't apply, double/triple parking stopping at will to yell to a mate, cars doors swinging open without looking, I've seen it all. there ought to be no on street parking between Whitworth park and Platt fields

  • Giro d'Italia - Stage 151 year 15 weeks agoPozzovivo has crashed

    Pozzovivo has crashed

  • Going to Italy to see Giro1 year 15 weeks agoOk, that's great, just what

    Ok, that's great, just what we needed to know, cheers mate. Will keep our eyes out for you. PS just had a look at your blog - nice work!

  • Why is it considered wanky to wear sky kit1 year 15 weeks agojoc wrote:The Rumpo Kid

    joc wrote:
    The Rumpo Kid wrote:
    wifwaf wrote:
    Of course it would be inapropriate for a pro rider to wear colours they hadnt earned ie. World Championship stripes.

    For the rest of us, refusing to wear team colours or trophy gear because you havent 'earned' them demonstrates you are actually far more delusional than the 22 stone sportive rider resplendant in his Sky kit.

    Refusing to wear this gear is an attempt to be closer to the pro-world than the people who do. Get a life and if you like the look of gear, wear it.


    So what would you think of a Non-Olympian who wore an Olympic Medal? That they were somehow demonstrating they were not "delusional"? No. You would rightly consider them to be a bit sad at best.

    Wearing a yellow Jersey is not the same as wearing an Olympic Gold metal... Are you serious. Because that's like the worse comparison ever


    The difference being? Although an item of clothing, The Yellow Jersey, like a medal, says the wearer has achieved sonething.

  • Why is it considered wanky to wear sky kit1 year 15 weeks agoIs it naff... yes. It's the

    Is it naff... yes.

    It's the cycling equivalent of all the Manchester United fans who live in Surrey.

    Is it something that anyone should make a snarky comment about... no.

    Think what you like, let them wear what they like.

  • Why is it considered wanky to wear sky kit1 year 15 weeks agowifwaf wrote:Wearing a medal

    wifwaf wrote:
    Wearing a medal is quite different to wearing an iconic pattern like world championship stripes on your kit.

    Nope. Exactly the same. Both awarded to winners.

  • Why is it considered wanky to wear sky kit1 year 15 weeks agoThe Rumpo Kid wrote:wifwaf

    The Rumpo Kid wrote:
    wifwaf wrote:
    Of course it would be inapropriate for a pro rider to wear colours they hadnt earned ie. World Championship stripes.

    For the rest of us, refusing to wear team colours or trophy gear because you havent 'earned' them demonstrates you are actually far more delusional than the 22 stone sportive rider resplendant in his Sky kit.

    Refusing to wear this gear is an attempt to be closer to the pro-world than the people who do. Get a life and if you like the look of gear, wear it.


    So what would you think of a Non-Olympian who wore an Olympic Medal? That they were somehow demonstrating they were not "delusional"? No. You would rightly consider them to be a bit sad at best.

    Wearing a yellow Jersey is not the same as wearing an Olympic Gold metal... Are you serious. Because that's like the worse comparison ever

  • Any good Aluminium TT bikes?1 year 15 weeks agoLike any 'good' journo I made

    Like any 'good' journo I made it up before looking it up .... £1369 for 105 or £2k for Sram Force and Reynolds wheels.

  • Any good Aluminium TT bikes?1 year 15 weeks agoCanyon do Speedmax Al at

    Canyon do Speedmax Al at their usual excellent price ..... full Ultegra for £5.99 ??

  • Why is it considered wanky to wear sky kit1 year 15 weeks agoWearing a medal is quite

    Wearing a medal is quite different to wearing an iconic pattern like world championship stripes on your kit. Personally I would feel a wally riding up my local climb in a polka-dot jersey, but to suggest doing so is 'wrong' just shows you're taking the issue, and probably yourself a bit too seriously.

  • Why is it considered wanky to wear sky kit1 year 15 weeks agowifwaf wrote:Of course it

    wifwaf wrote:
    Of course it would be inapropriate for a pro rider to wear colours they hadnt earned ie. World Championship stripes.

    For the rest of us, refusing to wear team colours or trophy gear because you havent 'earned' them demonstrates you are actually far more delusional than the 22 stone sportive rider resplendant in his Sky kit.

    Refusing to wear this gear is an attempt to be closer to the pro-world than the people who do. Get a life and if you like the look of gear, wear it.


    So what would you think of a Non-Olympian who wore an Olympic Medal? That they were somehow demonstrating they were not "delusional"? No. You would rightly consider them to be a bit sad at best.

  • Tour of California Stage 81 year 15 weeks agomade 5 changes for a 30 point

    made 5 changes for a 30 point hit. Lets hope it all goes to plan.

  • Why is it considered wanky to wear sky kit1 year 15 weeks agoBernard Hinault would not

    Bernard Hinault would not approve. You don't want to make the Badger angry.

  • Giro d'Italia - Stage 151 year 15 weeks agoSprint 1 1 Rubiano 2

    Sprint 1
    1 Rubiano
    2 Visconti
    3 Rabottini
    4 Pirazzi
    5 Biongiorno
    6 Weening

  • Why is it considered wanky to wear sky kit1 year 15 weeks agoOf course it would be

    Of course it would be inapropriate for a pro rider to wear colours they hadnt earned ie. World Championship stripes.

    For the rest of us, refusing to wear team colours or trophy gear because you havent 'earned' them demonstrates you are actually far more delusional than the 22 stone sportive rider resplendant in his Sky kit.

    Refusing to wear this gear is an attempt to be closer to the pro-world than the people who do. Get a life and if you like the look of gear, wear it.

  • Cyclists in Bristol welcome congestion charge proposal1 year 15 weeks agoIf Bristol becomes 'traffic

    If Bristol becomes 'traffic free' on Sundays, you can expect to see a huge number of shops being closed on Sundays.

    There speaks a man with his finger on the pulse of the retail industry!

    I don't think congestion charging is the magic bullet, but something needs to be done in Bristol. I live a long way out - 7 miles from the city centre - but at peak times it's always quicker to cycle, especially once you factor in the extended game of hunt the parking space at the other end.

    As an aside, it's a shame that road.cc have seen fit to recycle a story from our local rag complete with its anti-cyclist spin. The local cycling campaign don't support a congestion charge without evidence that it will work, and the whole idea is only a proposal at present, and will depend on the outcome of a feasibility study. Of course, this hasn't stopped them wheeling out a self appointed spokesman for small businesses to tell everyone why it's unworkable.

  • Wiggins vows to be back to full strength for Tour de France1 year 15 weeks agoBest rider on the road should

    Best rider on the road should be the leader.

    Honour/broken promises? Froome knows all about that, of course. He couldn't be trusted last year, Wiggins should ride as if Froome is going to try to backstab him again this year.

  • Why is it considered wanky to wear sky kit1 year 15 weeks ago'still rate Lance's seven as

    'still rate Lance's seven as fantastically exciting tours'

    all credibility immediately lost. the seven most boring Tours of all time.

  • Manchester cyclists back Dutch style cycle path proposals1 year 15 weeks agoNice idea, but focusing on

    Nice idea, but focusing on the wrong bits of Manchester...

  • Why is it considered wanky to wear sky kit1 year 15 weeks ago'Wear what you like, apart of

    'Wear what you like, apart of course from jerseys that indicate the wearer has won something. You wouldn't wear an Olympic Medal or Victoria Cross unless you were entitled would you? (Well you might, but that would make you er... "wanky"?).'

    This.
    Wearing 'Trophy' kit is wanky.

    Team issue kit is more of a jokey-wanky thing. Because of the fat lager-swilling football fan associations.

  • Tour of California stage 71 year 15 weeks agoI go on the UCI official

    I go on the UCI official results and ONLY them. Unfortunately for those with Stemper. He is PLACED 6th

    1 Carter JONES USA BPC 24 47
    2 Javier Alexis ACEVEDO COLLE COL JSH 28 20
    3 Andy SCHLECK LUX RLT 28 20
    4 Marsh COOPER CAN OPM 28 18
    5 Tejay VAN GARDEREN USA BMC 25 17
    6 James STEMPER USA 5HR 28 17

  • WANTED-Garmin1 year 15 weeks agoHere you go, reduced from £99

    Here you go, reduced from £99 to £69....bargain

    http://www.tesco.com/direct/garmin-nuvi-50-with-uk-and-ireland-mapping/2...

  • Tour of California Stage 81 year 15 weeks agoI took in Sagan and Matthews

    I took in Sagan and Matthews

  • Why is it considered wanky to wear sky kit1 year 15 weeks agojoc wrote:Gkam84 wrote:joc

    joc wrote:
    Gkam84 wrote:
    joc wrote:
    A ridiculous answer....... Do you wear anything with a label on it? Or are you one of these new age hippy wanks who don't wear shoes so your closer to the earth

    How was it ridiculous? WHITE socks and BLACK shoes....really??

    I wear socks, sometimes white ones, but that's because I have white shoes.....

    As for your "hippy wank" comment, if people don't want to wear shoes, that's up to them, who are YOU to say what's right and wrong....


    Don't think you understood me..... Your rational was not to wear a sky kit because they weren't paying you. By that rationale you wouldn't wear say a Lacoste polo shirt or anything with a logo on it. My no shoes comment was an attempt at humour.... Fuck knows what matching socks has to do with what I said

    I think you'll find, the person who mentioned not wearing it because you aren't being paid was Tom....