• Video: Sussex Police use CCTV footage of motorist knocking 12-year-old girl off bike in safety campaign1 year 8 weeks agoAs mentioned its amazing how

    As mentioned its amazing how hard it is to get your license revoked, have half a beer more and lose it, hit a cyclist and get three points and pass part of the blame onto the cyclist.

  • David Cameron says "this is a cycling nation" - as DfT stats reveal bike use falling across England1 year 8 weeks agoQuote: Quote: IanW1968

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    IanW1968 wrote:
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    Tax from fuel, and other motoring taxes, does not anything like pay for the costs that motoring imposes on society

    Nope but it moves wealth from lots of individuals to a few manufacturers, financiers and oil companies which trumps everything else.

    What you mean the manufacturers that employ hundreds of thousands of people, designing, testing and building vehicles and buy components that are designed tested and built by hundreds of other companies employing yet more people. The manufacturers that supply the vehicles that when bought require servicing and repair throughout their lifecycle. Servicing and repair supplied by yet more companies employing yet more people.
    Or the oil companies that employ thousands of geologists, geophsicists surveyors, engineers, and others to find extract, transport, refine, and retail fuel, requiring a supply chain utilising and maintaining highly specialised equipment supplied by yet more companies employing yet more designers, engineers, fitters and others. Including shipping. Not to mention the off shoot industries like petrochemicals supplying a huge range of the materials and chemicals used in just about everything you take for granted in your modern life and which employ yet more people.
    Or the financiers that aggregate and direct investment into the huge projects and supply chains that underpin these massive enterprises and which put the profits back into your savings or pension funds.
    Or did you think it was just one posh bloke with a pile of cash doing all this stuff in his spare time?

    So you think the benefits of the motor industry are equally distributed amongst the people who pick up the costs of providing the infrastructure or cant get away from its dominant presence ?

    There are of course degrees within the argument, its not either/or but rather that the balance is too far in favour of the car on the road and the balance sheet when planning or regulating..

    So yes I'm happy to lose a few quid off the pension fund for air thats not quite as poisonous to breath.

  • Video: Sussex Police use CCTV footage of motorist knocking 12-year-old girl off bike in safety campaign1 year 8 weeks agoThat's a nasty

    That's a nasty collision.

    Still, pleasing to see mostly good advice for once. Looking multiple times is critical. About time we had a campaign to get education about saccadic masking into driver training and testing.

    Obviously the two usual red herrings make an appearance - it seems there's no chance of research overturning the tide of opinion there.

  • Video: Sussex Police use CCTV footage of motorist knocking 12-year-old girl off bike in safety campaign1 year 8 weeks agoI know it's probably been

    I know it's probably been discussed on here many times, but I always have issues with the police issuing guidance on reflective clothing and helmets. It can't help but put people off. Why don't they give the same advice to pedestrians?

    Also, why is that person still driving? That's such a terrible bit of driving that I can't even begin to imagine why they didn't just have their license removed.

  • Video: Unboxing the new Garmin Edge 10001 year 8 weeks agoOne of the things I love

    One of the things I love above riding my bike is getting away from my mobile phone for a few hours. Last thing I want is more mobile connectivity. Maybe that's just me

  • Rapha sizeing vs. Assos1 year 8 weeks agoRapha's non-pro lines are

    Rapha's non-pro lines are sized slightly larger than the Assos equivalent, the exception being the 3/4 bibs, which are a little tighter a rough my legs than Assos' version.

    The pro line is very similar to Assos, I think perhaps a touch larger. That said, Rapha do have some sizing issues in the pro line, e.g. you will fit a medium short sleeve jersey but if so will need a small long sleeve. At least you can send it back easily if you find it doesn't fit.

    As for amawby's comments, it's clearly not about the ride for him/ her. I've been using Rapha for about 7 years now, and the only thing that's worn out is a pair of gloves that got chucked through a washing machine by accident. The stuff simply does not wear out, I commute year round in my old Rapha kit and it still refuses to die.

    Inverse snobbery is a far worse trait than real snobbery.

  • David Cameron says "this is a cycling nation" - as DfT stats reveal bike use falling across England1 year 8 weeks agoQuote: IanW1968

    Quote:
    IanW1968 wrote:
    Quote:
    Tax from fuel, and other motoring taxes, does not anything like pay for the costs that motoring imposes on society

    Nope but it moves wealth from lots of individuals to a few manufacturers, financiers and oil companies which trumps everything else.

    What you mean the manufacturers that employ hundreds of thousands of people, designing, testing and building vehicles and buy components that are designed tested and built by hundreds of other companies employing yet more people. The manufacturers that supply the vehicles that when bought require servicing and repair throughout their lifecycle. Servicing and repair supplied by yet more companies employing yet more people.
    Or the oil companies that employ thousands of geologists, geophsicists surveyors, engineers, and others to find extract, transport, refine, and retail fuel, requiring a supply chain utilising and maintaining highly specialised equipment supplied by yet more companies employing yet more designers, engineers, fitters and others. Including shipping. Not to mention the off shoot industries like petrochemicals supplying a huge range of the materials and chemicals used in just about everything you take for granted in your modern life and which employ yet more people.
    Or the financiers that aggregate and direct investment into the huge projects and supply chains that underpin these massive enterprises and which put the profits back into your savings or pension funds.
    Or did you think it was just one posh bloke with a pile of cash doing all this stuff in his spare time?

    So you think the benefits of a dominant of motor industry are equally distributed amongst the people who pick up the costs of providing the infrastructure?

    There are of course degrees within the argument, its not either/or but rather that the balance is too far in favour of the car on the road and the balance sheet when planning or regulating..

    So yes I'm happy to lose a few quid off the pension fund for air thats not quite as poisonous to breath.

  • why do so many people have it in for team sky ?1 year 8 weeks ago'DB is a tosser...' I have

    'DB is a tosser...'

    I have met him four times now. Once in the street in Covent Garden hanging out with David Millar. Twice at charity dinners. Once at the airport in Brussels after last years Paris Roubaix.

    In addition I have been calibrated by the 'Association Internationale du Tosser' (AIT), after completing a lengthy course and assessment.

    On that basis I am able to say, officially, Sir David Brailsford is not a tosser. On the Kampinsky Tosser Scale (see Wiki) he only scores a Gamma 0.75 Rating. I mean, the Dalai Lama is a Beta 0.34!! He is open, humble, generous with his time and damn it, he even asked me questions about my own cycling interests. He was open enough to tell me the specifics on why he was disappointed about the Team Sky performance at P-R in 2013, including his frustration at one certain Nordic rider for not eating sufficiently during the race.....that is pretty damn open. It's not like we are mates. I don't think he recognised me.

    I hope that helps everyone.

  • why do so many people have it in for team sky ?1 year 8 weeks ago'DB is a tosser...' I have

    'DB is a tosser...'

    I have met him four times now. Once in the street in Covent Garden hanging out with David Millar. Twice at charity dinners. Once at the airport in Brussels after last years Paris Roubaix.

    In addition I have been calibrated by the 'Association Internationale du Tosser' (AIT), after completing a lengthy course and assessment.

    On that basis I am able to say, officially, Sir David Brailsford is not a tosser. On the Kampinsky Tosser Scale (see Wiki) he only scores a Gamma 0.75 Rating. I mean, the Dalai Lama is a Beta 0.34!! He is open, humble, generous with his time and damn it, he even asked me questions about my own cycling interests. He was open enough to tell me the specifics on why he was disappointed about the Team Sky performance at P-R in 2013, including his frustration at one certain Nordic rider for not eating sufficiently during the race.....that is pretty damn open. It's not like we are mates. I don't think he recognised me.

    I hope that helps everyone.

  • Strava, Garmin and an Micro SD card1 year 8 weeks agoMy rides are recorded to the

    My rides are recorded to the device but at the end of every month I transfer them to a folder on my HDD, makes the upload to Strava, Garmin Connect et al much quicker.

  • Decathlon Oxford opens tomorrow with 70 per cent off for first 70 customers1 year 8 weeks agoNice picture change. I spend

    Nice picture change. I spend too much time on here

  • Video: Greg LeMond shows how to quickly change an inner tube1 year 8 weeks agoChuck wrote:I liked checking

    Chuck wrote:
    I liked checking the tyre for pellets Smile

    Raised a laugh here too.

  • Michael Smiley - Something To Ride Home About1 year 8 weeks agoAn excellent watch, thanks

    An excellent watch, thanks for posting. If you enjoyed that, you'll enjoy The Trip to Italy with Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan if you haven't already heard of it. Nothing to do with cycling but a great watch as well.

  • why do so many people have it in for team sky ?1 year 8 weeks ago1. With all their cash they

    1. With all their cash they tend to hold a few top riders of other nations we would liek to see home I.E. PORTE.
    2.The Main reason, cause the way they dominated the peleton made the GT's or any tour they contest boring, Cause they would win TT, then proceed to kill the peleton with WATTAGE power at front. I.E. Porte and Froome for Wiggo.

    Thats my guess.
    Oh and
    3.I am Australian they are BRITISH:) Even if Wiggo is Half Aussie.lol.

  • Mavic launch Ksyrium 125 Wheelset + tyre system1 year 8 weeks agoyellow hub/spokeage = vile.

    yellow hub/spokeage = vile.

  • Tour De Romandie Stage 11 year 8 weeks agoSold Bobridge and Tuft.

    Sold Bobridge and Tuft.
    Really wanted to get Mezgec as he is in great form, but didnt have 3.0 left. So i split and went 2 mid chances in Juan Jose Lobato and Danny Van Poppel.

    Good Luck all.

  • why do so many people have it in for team sky ?1 year 8 weeks agoI think the evidence on this

    I think the evidence on this forum is that actually people don't all have it in for team Sky - at least, people are prepared to stick up from

    But ironically, setting themselves up as a clean cycling team with very high standards attracts closer scrutiny & criticism than others get, so the minute they reveal themselves as fallible, they get more criticism.

    I'm glad they have this approach. The sport needs it.

    I also don't believe they are secretive - not any more than other teams.. Yes there are topics they are sensitive about, but I feel they've taken reasonable steps to be open - the endless media briefings, release of detailed performance data, even embedding a skeptical Sunday Times journalist for a season.

    Perhaps some don't like them as a 'Johnny-come-lately' team, applying science with possibly a boring approach to quash the opposition, (although you could hardly accuse Froome as being a boring rider). Perhaps those people long for the good old days of shoddy testing, cover-ups, Omertas and suspiscious and incredible displays of speed each and every mountain stage!

  • How about adding the Women's Tour to the Fantasy Cycling?1 year 8 weeks agoray silvester wrote:Just

    ray silvester wrote:
    Just can't see why the ladies races would be any part of the game.....if this were a Fantasy Football site would we suddenly be expected to pick players from say Doncaster Belles or Leeds Ladies?

    It is called fantasy cycling, not mens fantasy cycling.

    You do know the females actually cycle.... Laughing

  • David Cameron says "this is a cycling nation" - as DfT stats reveal bike use falling across England1 year 8 weeks ago“this is a cycling nation”

    “this is a cycling nation”

    Rolling On The Floor

    No, wait ...

    Rolling On The Floor

    ... hang on ...

    Rolling On The Floor

    OK, I'm under control now. Look at the traffic, even where there are high levels of cycling, the predominant mode of transport is the car.

  • why do so many people have it in for team sky ?1 year 8 weeks ago' I just don't like the way

    ' I just don't like the way Sky came in and decided everything and everyone should do things their way or not at all.'

    They didn't. HTH.

  • How about adding the Women's Tour to the Fantasy Cycling?1 year 8 weeks agoray silvester wrote:Dapper

    ray silvester wrote:
    Dapper Giles wrote:
    ray silvester wrote:
    Why not add the FIFA World Cup too...it's got about just as much to do with the game as the Women's Tour!!

    Yeah ... I often confuse footballs and bicycles.
    Thanks for clearing that up.

    same with men and women?

    Only once.

    A cyclist is a cyclist to me though.

  • David Cameron says "this is a cycling nation" - as DfT stats reveal bike use falling across England1 year 8 weeks agoI'm all for quiet routes

    I'm all for quiet routes around the countryside but the National Cycle Network should primarily be on routes that encourage commuter cycling not leisure bimbling.

    I often cross those disused railway cycle routes in Lancashire and Norfolk; cyclists plonked into a straight trench to keep them away from cars on the pretext that it all adds to the UK's wealth and productivity to separate slow from fast and allow tubbies to drive from farm shop to garden centre un-impeded to reward themselves with cake.

    As for Cameron. Who was it who said he looks like a single buttock with eyes? And his enormous intellect? Ooza may be impressed but didn't Harold Wilson have a double first from Oxford from
    more humble beginnings? That's truly impressive.

  • Kickstarter: Three cycling projects seeking funding1 year 8 weeks agoLance Armstrong doesn't need

    Lance Armstrong doesn't need to feign he didn't intravenously dope while clipping in during his video to highlight the benefits of his pedal design.

  • How about adding the Women's Tour to the Fantasy Cycling?1 year 8 weeks agoray silvester wrote:Just

    ray silvester wrote:
    Just can't see why the ladies races would be any part of the game.....if this were a Fantasy Football site would we suddenly be expected to pick players from say Doncaster Belles or Leeds Ladies?

    You're not expected to, if you don't want to play the women's races you're not forced to.

    There are plenty of fantasy women's football games around for those that actually want to play them.

    Same with basketball, hockey etc - it's just a question of whether or not you want to play them. Just because it's not necessarily AS popular doesn't mean it doesn't deserve a platform.

  • why do so many people have it in for team sky ?1 year 8 weeks agoIs it because they didn't

    Is it because they didn't give you any free stuff?