- New police powers to tighten up on 'low level' careless driving1 year 28 weeks agoJust more things the police
Just more things the police will not be following up on to grate on my nerves.
How many cyclists see drivers go by them on their mobile phones everyday?
The police can't follow up on the laws/offences already on the books.
In this country, if a camera doesn't catch you and fine you, then you will get off Scott-free.
I'm not getting my hopes up!
- Graeme Obree attacked in pub in Scotland1 year 28 weeks agoObree is a great British
Obree is a great British eccentric so let's hope he recovers quickly and the attacking scum gets the appropriate sentence.
- Vuelta - Stage 101 year 28 weeks agoJohn Degenkolb
- Quintitanium Roo ridden by Lance Armstrong on Ebay1 year 28 weeks agoIt does look like the
It does look like the pictures from the paper. I wonder if he rode in any of the other items they have for sale
- Bradley Wiggins considering backing his own women's team (+ video)1 year 28 weeks agoGood stuff from Wiggo, he's
Good stuff from Wiggo, he's gone up still further in my estimation and seems a thoroughly decent cove.
It's also to his credit that he's not commented on the cycling story of the week. He wasn't there, so why should he?
- Eurobike 2012 Preview + video1 year 28 weeks agonew Canyon Ultimate CF SLX
new Canyon Ultimate CF SLX pleeeaaazzzee .....
- Bradley Wiggins considering backing his own women's team (+ video)1 year 28 weeks agoHmmm, not a word from Wiggins
Hmmm, not a word from Wiggins on the Story of the week though.
- Bradley Wiggins considering backing his own women's team (+ video)1 year 28 weeks agothanks drheaton, I hear what
thanks drheaton, I hear what you're saying it would be a big challenge, but not an insurmountable one I think.
- The Good, the Brad and the Ugly.1 year 28 weeks agoNice words
I concur it was a
I concur it was a great event, can't wait for next year
- Vuelta - Stage 101 year 28 weeks agoThe first week of the tour
The first week of the tour was fairly predictable (or would have been if there weren't so many crashes) with lots of flat stages and sprint finishes. The next week or so (with lots of minor mountains) will be more unpredictable with more breaks going away and the likes of Moncoutie going after the mountain points.
- Vuelta - Stage 101 year 28 weeks agoIt may change when we get to
It may change when we get to the big mountains, I think difference at the TdF was the field was more spread so breaks were allowed to go away with let say bigger contenders in (ie voeckler etc) and even though wiggins and froome were near the top form a fantasy point of view they wernt always winning stages therefore points were spread, however in the vuelta due to bonus seconds the main guys arnt letting anyone like a mollema or anton etc get near to winning or scoring big. As for the sprints, due to the reduced number of guys, barring a disatser its easy to think certain guys are gonna get into a least the top 10 so are gonna be picked.
Yesterday was the first stage that was a bit more unpredictable, those that went for the full on sprint will have lost out yesterday.
- USADA chief executive says Lance Armstrong could have kept 5 Tour de France titles if he'd come clean1 year 28 weeks agoWhat I don't understand is
What I don't understand is why it takes weeks to release all this information. If they have him nailed why can't USADA just come out with everything at once? It seems they are enjoying this way to much. Plus, I want to know how much money you have spent CEO Tygart. Think they have already picked out who will play Lance in the movie about this?
- Vuelta - Stage 101 year 28 weeks agoAnother similar team
Another similar team here;
From a fantasy perspective, I think this Vuelta is quite boring. Most of the stages are very predictable, so everybody is picking from the same (very small) pool of riders all the time.
- Genetic Metazoa Road Brake calipers1 year 28 weeks agoHave PX versions - fiddly to
Have PX versions - fiddly to setup.
They do have great modulation but for a heavier bloke (88kg) they just don't have the ultimate power I need. I have swapped to 7900 series of ultegra which are have inferior modulation but have the power needed around town and in the rain for me. To be fair I have never found the PX brakes 'weak' out on the open road, it's just for city panics for this heavy lad they don't quite cut it... If you are a normal weight then go for it, they look ace and it's nice having something other than SSC on your bike.
- Bradley Wiggins considering backing his own women's team (+ video)1 year 28 weeks agoI have disagree with you on
I have disagree with you on one point. Last years womens' world champs road race was awful; quite possibly the worst race I have ever seen. However, the Olympic road race was fantastic.
- Eurobike 2012 Preview + video1 year 28 weeks agoRecumbents and pedal-based
Recumbents and pedal-based power meters !
- New police powers to tighten up on 'low level' careless driving1 year 28 weeks agoah this will be the "NEW RAFT
ah this will be the "NEW RAFT OF FINES TO HIT MOTORISTS" headlines that one of the scumsheets was trumpeting then.
- Bradley Wiggins considering backing his own women's team (+ video)1 year 28 weeks agoAlso, check
Also, check out
which has plenty of support for getting a football/rugby co-op off the ground.
- Eurobike 2012 Preview + video1 year 28 weeks agoa wishlist:
progress on road
progress on road & cx disks - sounds like you may have that covered but I'd like to see details on what disk specific road wheels are looking like - rims and spoke patterns etc.
modern steel road and cx bikes - not retro vintage style stuff
internal gears - hub or BB mounted / gearbox style
any slightly stylish high vis clothing out there?
- My new ride: the Cannondale Supersix Evo lives and breathes1 year 28 weeks agoGreat looking machine, David.
Great looking machine, David.
You're running the same bar/shifter combo as I have on one of my bikes. Did you find that with the bars at the angle they're at, to get the brake hoods level, you had to clamp the shifter higher on the bar than the roughed up area intended for clamping?
Also, re the bottle cage, I recon the elite custom in black & white would be a perfect match!
- Bradley Wiggins considering backing his own women's team (+ video)1 year 28 weeks agoDarthshearer wrote:TryDarthshearer wrote:
Try telling you current employers Bradley. Its a disgrace that a team as big as Sky doesnt have a womens team, they want to be ashemed of themselves.
Umm... I'm pretty sure that no other 'big' team runs a womens team, Garmin's folded, HTC went a few years ago, BMC don't, Liquigas, GreenEdge etc etc... Why single Sky out as a discrage? Every team is in the same boat, look at HTC last year and Liquigas this year, even in men's cycling sponsorship can be withdrawn at any time and trying to run two teams at the level that Sky currently operate is a massive job.
Likewise, look at the big football clubs in the UK, how many of them have womens teams?bikewithnoname wrote:
Here’s a thought. In the world of pro sports. £450k for a full year’s sponsorship really isn’t very much. Surely we can find 50k people willing to donate a tenner a year (or even just 5k people to donate 100quid) to be part owner of a mutually funded cycle team?
I think I may genuinely look into this. I’ll just need to find someone with a background in mutual society, co-op or even charity law that could advise if this were possible.
If you take some inspiration from the co-operative football clubs in the lower leagues you can see that it could work. A fan group with enough money can buy a football club and AFC Wimbeldon was set up in a similar way so ownership and funding could be put into place but you'd need a seriously professional set up to deal with the needs of the riders and the logistics of it all. Also, the article is really saying that £500k isn't enough to make the life as a pro-female-cyclist sustainable so you may need closer to £2m to get a set-up that comes close to being as professional as the men's teams.
Also, cycling doesn't seem to have the same 'fan' culture as football so fans of womens cycling as a whole might put the money in but if more than one team was set up on that basis the dontations would end up spread pretty thinly. Also, there's a huge risk of drop-off of donations after the first year or two, without media coverage to get the greater population involved it'd be hard to keep up the level of interest needed to make it sustainable.
The other major obstacle is having the proof of funds needed to get a UCI license, operating on a continuous flow of donations is risky and leaves you open to quick drop offs and lots of peaks and troughs, that doesn't lend itself to prooving to the UCI you've got the funds needed to operate for the future 12 months which you need in order to get your license. Look at Geox last year, last minute withdrawl of funds and the UCI didn't give them any lee-way despite just having won the Vuelta.
If you get any further though, I'm in
- New police powers to tighten up on 'low level' careless driving1 year 28 weeks agoYou can make all the
You can make all the laws/tighten up existing laws all you want (and not just these but all that successive Governements have done/do, crime terrorism etc) but where are the Police officers on the actual streets to catch the culprits?
- Pictures of your Bike1 year 28 weeks agoWhoa whoa whoaaaa.
Whoa whoa whoaaaa.
Don't knock the Airlites.
- Eurobike 2012 Preview + video1 year 28 weeks agoNew Cervelos!
Well, new paint
Well, new paint schemes at any rate.
- Eurobike 2012 Preview + video1 year 28 weeks agoThose magic bib shorts; slip
Those magic bib shorts; slip them on and you instantly have Wiggins speed stamina, Froome climbing and Cavendish turbo sprint legs.
Failing that anything that is not just repackaging of last years products.
It's work I know and someone has to do it, but you-all fun now!
PS who would have thought I could use the names of 3 Brit cyclist at the top of world road cycling how times have changed