• Manchester Police: Crime gangs to blame for high-value cycle thefts1 year 25 weeks agoAn interesting side effect of

    An interesting side effect of living is south manchester is the proliferation of Team GB riders (as mentioned). They are very visible when out training. I was speaking to someone who lives next door to one and who had had had their own bikes nicked and their hypothesis was that the scallies had spotted Team GB out on training ride, followed them back and got the wrong house! They obviously didnt get the wrong house when they hit Hindes and Phillips. The presence of a British Cycling branded car parked outside their doesnt do much to deflect the interest of a savvy bike thief either!

  • Lance Armstrong, the UCI and USADA: Catch-22?1 year 25 weeks agoWell said Lactilegs. Pat

    Well said Lactilegs. Pat (lying, banned, nepotistic, apartheid supporting, etc.) McQuaid reserving most of his venom for the people who ratted out Armstrong shows the UCI's true position. "We're not that worried about doping, as long as when you're caught you keep the omerta and don't rock the boat. A donation? Sure, why not?"

  • TfL opens consultation on proposed improvement to two of London's most dangerous junctions1 year 25 weeks agoSo much for Dutch standard:

    So much for Dutch standard: TFL seem hellbent on throwing cyclists and heavy vehicles and pedestrians in all together and taking no responsibility for the bad feeling it causes between groups, let alone all the near-misses and accidents.

    This is just more cyclists-as-human-traffic-calming, and more conflict with frigging taxi drivers who seem not to be able to limit themselves to even 30, let alone 20, yay I can't wait.

    The 20mph idea is a good one and I am all for advanced stop boxes but they will need to be enforced, if those in other parts of London are anything to go by.

    Consultation my foot.

  • Winter Project.1 year 25 weeks agoMarvellous! I was just

    Marvellous! I was just wondering what to do with all my spare titanium cross frames...

  • Just In: Bianchi Oltre XR1 year 25 weeks agoI test rode a Oltre last year

    I test rode a Oltre last year and I was very impressed, right up there with my Parlee Z1 for comfort and handling, but with a more accurate (stiffer?) front end.
    I've seen several Oltre XRs and they look very nice indeed in black, celeste or the lovely red shown here

    must resist

  • Tour de France 2013 route unveiled + video + Wiggo to support Froome?1 year 25 weeks agoLooks like a vintage course

    Looks like a vintage course although they clearly don't want Wiggo to win two years on the trot. Twice up the Alpe in one day? Yeesh.

    Really like the idea of Wiggo riding in support of Froome next year. Would be fantastic to see a Brit challenging for the maglia rosa and if Froome could turn up to le Tour with fresh legs (as opposed to his knackered Vuelta legs), that could be amazeballs.

  • Guru Evolo-R frame and fork1 year 25 weeks agoLovely but how much longer is

    Lovely but how much longer is this trend for matte black going to persist? Getting a bit tired of nice bikes looking like frying pans and stealth fighters now...

  • Just In: Bianchi Oltre XR1 year 25 weeks agoI'm sure it's a lovely bike

    I'm sure it's a lovely bike to ride but Bianchis still don't look right to me in any shade other than celeste.

  • Driver sought over mystery injury of teenage triathlete in the New Forest1 year 25 weeks ago"and apparently concerned

    "and apparently concerned about their impact on the local environment". I assume this is about road cyclists? What impact do road cyclists have on the local environment relative to cars? Or have I mis-read?

  • Just In: Bianchi Oltre XR1 year 25 weeks agoLooker, sorry but count me

    Looker, sorry but count me out on that one. How many different stickers can you place on a frame?

  • Manchester Police: Crime gangs to blame for high-value cycle thefts1 year 25 weeks agoI'm just down the road from

    I'm just down the road from the areas mentioned. Food for thought.

  • TfL opens consultation on proposed improvement to two of London's most dangerous junctions1 year 25 weeks agoThese proposals are laugable.

    These proposals are laugable.

  • New Forest sportive riders slammed by motorists for not riding single file1 year 25 weeks agosim1515 wrote: What we seem

    sim1515 wrote:

    What we seem to disagree about is this depend on situation thing, the rule doesn't say that, it simply says leave the space.
    And two abreast cyclists means that vehicles need an extra 1.5 meters (to the right) to overtake safely...

  • New Forest sportive riders slammed by motorists for not riding single file1 year 25 weeks agosim1515 wrote:nbrus

    sim1515 wrote:
    nbrus wrote:
    sim1515 wrote:
    Look, you explain your opinion on why you think drivers are irritated, I understand your opinion, I just don't agree with it...
    There's nothing to agree, or disagree on ... its a simple statement of fact.

    What exactly is your fact and what exactly is the evidence to prove it?


    The fact is as a motorist I get irritated, and that's also my evidence ... unless you believe I'm telling fibs?

    The title of this thread says it all "New Forest sportive riders slammed by motorists for not riding single file". Is this evidence enough?

    Sorry ... I think I misread your post ... I thought you were saying that you don't believe that drivers get irritated. Confused

  • Just In: Bianchi Oltre XR1 year 25 weeks agoI got to ride an Super Record

    I got to ride an Super Record version of one of these a few weeks back - was then debating which organ to donate as payment.

    It was a joyous ride!

  • Just In: Bianchi Oltre XR1 year 25 weeks agoRoad.cc I seem to have not

    Road.cc I seem to have not received the email from you, with details of testing this bike for you? Nothing in my spam folder. Could you resend them? Thanks. Big Grin

  • Phil Liggett: "They all seemed to have been cheating"1 year 25 weeks agoThe Rumpo Kid wrote:Phil

    The Rumpo Kid wrote:
    Phil Liggett said he could PROVE the allegations he made in august. He was not one of the people lied to, just one of the liars. The idea that he never noticed anything over the years as the "Voice of Cycling", not to mention the UCI's youngest ever commissaire, is quite simply beyond belief. If Phil didn't see anything, it's because he made damn sure he was looking the other way!

    Absolutely! The man is a cyclist. He's surrounded by cyclists. He really didn't notice anything was going on?

    Total crap. Phil et al were just keeping their heads down and continuing the omerta...and the fact that they have business ties to LA probably didn't help.

  • Cyclists 'endangering lives' by cycling on dual carriageways (say motorists)1 year 25 weeks agoYorkshie Whippet wrote:I

    Yorkshie Whippet wrote:
    I would like to see speed limits through roadworks be an average of 40mph, just to pee off HGV drivers. Thinking

    I would like to see anything above 7 tonnes to be banned in and around city centres and then those only allowed in outside business hours.

    Claudia Burgess argument is akin to saying that its others fault that they got punched in the head because they got in the way of me running around with my fists clenched and spinning my arms wildly.

  • Cyclists 'endangering lives' by cycling on dual carriageways (say motorists)1 year 25 weeks agoI think we should adopt the

    I think we should adopt the Dutch way. From my short foray,
    1. Every road seemed either have a seperate cycle lane. Or was single traffic lane with a cycle lane either side.
    2. Coupled with the if you are involved in an accident with a cyclist you are at fault until proven otherwise.
    3. Finally topped of with cyclist have right of way at every junction without controlled crossing.

    Or maybe we should just lobby the government to reduce tax on fuel, and place it on sports nutrition and equipment instead. Big Grin

    I would like to see speed limits through roadworks be an average of 40mph, just to pee off HGV drivers. Thinking

  • Cyclists 'endangering lives' by cycling on dual carriageways (say motorists)1 year 25 weeks agoI know this route well, maybe

    I know this route well, maybe I am one of the cyclist's she met, I'll have to chase her up as she just lives along the road from my uncle Devil

    The cycle path is a joke, so I use the dualer. There is no other alternative to get to certain other roads that cyclists enjoy. The only other way from Aberdeen to Dundee is the coastal road, which in my eyes is even more dangerous because people do not stick to the speed limits as many do on the dualer because its full of camera's

  • Useful head light1 year 25 weeks agoThanks, I bought one

    Thanks, I bought one yesterday and certainly as a flashing light it is certainly very bright, I've yet to try it out where it is really dark.

  • Tour de France 2013 route unveiled + video + Wiggo to support Froome?1 year 25 weeks agoOh, goody goody! Which will

    Oh, goody goody! Which will be the transfusion days?

    If unrepentant dopers like Contador are competing (Spain supports Lance), then they can could make the race for unicycles and my Eurosport subscription won't be renewed.

  • Armstrong round-up: Cavendish, Vaughters, Hammond Staff & Indurain have their say + Boonen visits Ferrari*1 year 25 weeks agoQuote:"He seems to be the one

    Quote:
    "He seems to be the one everyone is picking on, probably as he was the most successful."

    Not just that though - he was instrumental within his own team in encouraging a doping culture. He has also been vehemently denying doping. He is also an incredibly unpleasant person - people talk about him bullying - but it goes beyong meer bullying. When you accuse someone publicly of being an alcoholic and a prostitute, you cross a line. The doping pisses me off, but its his treatment of other people which is the most disgusting aspect to all of this.

    To anyone who still defends him - please, please, please - can't you see that even if he didn't dope (which he did), he is still an almighty arsehole.

  • Lance Armstrong, the UCI and USADA: Catch-22?1 year 25 weeks agoI don’t get a lot of these

    I don’t get a lot of these responses.

    Having to cheat to catch a cheat? Statute of limitations? Seriously?

    Effectively what I’m hearing here is that, okay – we now know he doped and lied to us. We know he ruined the careers of several people who tried to bring this to light. We know he may well have given himself cancer in the first place and he made a mountain of money coming back from it. We know the damage to our sport is incalculable.

    But despite knowing this – we were really enjoying the fairytale and all these harsh facts have ruined it. Please can’t we go back to sleep and have things just as before? I think really the problem is Landis and Hamilton, if they’d never spoken out then we could still be watching pigs fly.

    Some idiot even wrote that Landis and Hamilton have ruined the sport!

    Grow up would you please!

  • Cyclists 'endangering lives' by cycling on dual carriageways (say motorists)1 year 25 weeks agoEven with the best will in

    Even with the best will in the world, drivers and cyclists make mistakes. When the car is going 70mph, that mistake will mean death or serious injury for the cyclist. It is madness to mix motor vehicles and vulnerable road users at speeds above 20mph in my opinion, and once you're above 40mph it's total madness.

    People on the road make mistakes. Those mistakes shouldn't lead to deaths, but when you are mixing bikes and cars at high speeds then they will.