- Sneak peek: Specialized Tarmac SL51 year 8 weeks agomy real name, outside of
my real name, outside of forae, is 'Zertz Inserts'. I am going to take them to the fucking cleaners.
- Video: Full-contact brakeless skullduggery in Japanese cycle speedway racing1 year 8 weeks agoThe bikes have changed a
The bikes have changed a bit.
The local track where I grew up was on the site of a former piggery. It was redeveloped for housing years ago.
- Tour de Romandie Sprints Challenge1 year 8 weeks agoWell, crap, because I posted
Well, crap, because I posted it last night, which would have made 'tomorrow' today! I keep forgetting you guys are so many hours ahead, that's why... I meant today's stage, obviously... Well, the challenge stands for Saturday, I guess... that'll give us today to see who's running well, I guess
- Podium boys and equal prize money for women’s race at Tour de France finale in Paris1 year 8 weeks agoI think podium boys will
I think podium boys will either result in equal totty, or people will say "er, ok maybe it's ridiculous, just stop already, both sexes"
Slightly off-topic, but I have been offered the job, handsome chap that I am! I shall attend in just a pair of speedos!
- Video: Sussex Police use CCTV footage of motorist knocking 12-year-old girl off bike in safety campaign1 year 8 weeks agoSB76 wrote:allez negSB76 wrote:allez neg wrote:
I've both been the victim and culprit on both bicycle and car thankfully in my case, they havent yet resulted accidents more near misses! Sadly none of us are perfect no matter how much we may try to convince ourselves we are.
How bloody refreshing! That's where I come from as well.
- 11 professional cyclists on Strava1 year 8 weeks agoAs is Dean Downing Love his
As is Dean Downing Love his uploads!
- David Cameron says "this is a cycling nation" - as DfT stats reveal bike use falling across England1 year 8 weeks agoFluffyKittenofTindalosFluffyKittenofTindalos wrote:
Its a nice unfalsifiable theory you have there - if the previous poster ever gets his desired changes you'll just declare that that was just the inevitable result of this 'evolution' (driven not by human choices and actions but by what? God? Aliens?) and that now that is the new unchallengeable fact of existence.
I guess that conservativism for you. Just look at whatever exists and declare it to be inevitable and unchangeable, a consequence of some mystical 'evolution' and beyond the influence of mere humans (being dictated by supernatural entities presumably). If what exists nevertheless changes, just repeat the declaration with the new arrangement.
There is no inevitable about it. That's the point. There is no grand plan. There is no omnipotent being or grand designer that has made the world the way it is or will create the future according to an inevitable plan. Just the aggregation of millions of decisions, the incremental improvement of technology, the odd game changing breakthrough mixed with a large dollop of fluke.
Philosophically speaking (see Heraclitus and the Stoics) this relies on a view that change is a constant, that the normal state of things is instability. I happen to be a progressive though I would concede that although I believe change to be a constant you can not neceassrily assume change to be always progressive.
ie Status Quo is necessarily impermanent
Logical position being that attempts to maintain the status quo are pointless that change should be continually accepted as transigent
Conservatism is the view that things are stable and should remain so changing only when necessary.
ie Status Quo permanence
Logical position being that the staus quo is the desired state and that change should be resisted.
I'd say that your views appear to be reactionary more than they are conservative in that you appear to favour a return to a previous state. It's a common meme with the green types*
ie Status Quo Ante
Logical position is that a previous status quo should be regained.
For example take this quote:
"We recognize that separating humanity from nature, from the whole of life, leads to humankind’s own destruction and to the death of nations. Only through a re-integration of humanity into the whole of nature can our people be made stronger. That is the fundamental point of the biological tasks of our age. Humankind alone is no longer the focus of thought, but rather life as a whole . . . This striving toward connectedness with the totality of life, with nature itself, a nature into which we are born, this is the deepest meaning and the true essence of National Socialist thought."
Ernst Lehmann, Biologischer Wille. Wege und Ziele biologischer Arbeit im neuen Reich, München, 1934, pp. 10-11.
perhaps have a think about what words mean and what they describe might help you discern a philosophy from the opportunity for a cheap shot.
- Just in: Cotic Escapade1 year 8 weeks agoandyp wrote:Why would youandyp wrote:It will take 29er wheels. You want the stand over height as it's a bike with serious rough stuff potential.
Why would you want a sloping top tube on any bike?
- Cambridge Tour de France road closures a "nightmare" says councillor1 year 8 weeks agoparksey wrote:Yep, you'dparksey wrote:
Yep, you'd think people might actually want to go and watch the Tour pass through their city?
Probably lots do. And some won't want to. What's the problem there? Of course it will inconvenience people...they're absolutely within their rights to be pissed off.
- Cambridge Tour de France road closures a "nightmare" says councillor1 year 8 weeks agoBut they might be having a
But they might be having a sale on begonias!
- Video: Greg LeMond shows how to quickly change an inner tube1 year 8 weeks agostill too soon?
still too soon?
- Podium boys and equal prize money for women’s race at Tour de France finale in Paris1 year 8 weeks agofarrell wrote:
Are theyfarrell wrote:
Are they providing another talking point and generating column inches for this race? Absofuckinglutely. A brilliant extra tool to entice people in.
Nail on the head there! It seems to be doing just that, which can only be a good thing!
- Video: Google’s self-driving car meets cyclists and out-performs far too many human drivers1 year 8 weeks agoSB76 wrote:Sadly i suspectSB76 wrote:
Sadly i suspect they've got one hell of a battle to convince much of the public to make the change. I suspect the task will be tough in the UK but no doubt far tougher in the USA where it was an immense battle to convince drivers to use seat belts.
Although it would be lovely to think that we had no more idiots drinking and driving.
There are so many potential reasons why these will be attractive to consumers though:
* Cheaper insurance premiums
* Better fuel economy
* "Drive" whilst drunk
* "Drive" whilst asleep (overnight travel to the South of France )
* "Drive" without a license.
- Cambridge Tour de France road closures a "nightmare" says councillor1 year 8 weeks agoYep, you'd think people might
Yep, you'd think people might actually want to go and watch the Tour pass through their city? It's not like it's obligatory to own a piece of clothing made of lycra to have an interest in cycling when it's on such a massive scale as this.
Heaven forbid people might not be able to use a garden centre for one day of the year...
- Video: Greg LeMond shows how to quickly change an inner tube1 year 8 weeks agoYeah it was good wasn't it
Yeah it was good wasn't it
So you noticed that when he put the wheel back in, he threw the chain off, and then gave the bike back.
Cheap shots... Grow up.
- 11 professional cyclists on Strava1 year 8 weeks agoDaniel Lloyd is also on
Daniel Lloyd is also on Strava and you can try to get his KOMs around the South.
- Podium boys and equal prize money for women’s race at Tour de France finale in Paris1 year 8 weeks agoGkam84 wrote:Equal money isGkam84 wrote:
Equal money is right, but what I meant is, how can you compare a one day 90km race to a a 138km race which comes one the back of 3,518km's that the men have already covered.
The reason that prize money for the stages of the TdF is high, is because the race is one of the toughest in Pro cycling.
But it will get the best racers from the best teams attending, so I guess it is all good
It is all good. The thing is the women would really like this to be the final stage of a proper Tour Feminin, but it's a start.
- Sneak peek: Specialized Tarmac SL51 year 8 weeks agoI think I might have to file
I think I might have to file a lawsuit against Specialized. My Mum's maiden name is Adam........distant uncle was a fellow called John who invented.......Tarmac. I'm sure must have copy written the name
- Podium boys and equal prize money for women’s race at Tour de France finale in Paris1 year 8 weeks agoTo be honest, he doesn't even
To be honest, he doesn't even need to be getting a bunch of flowers...
- Podium boys and equal prize money for women’s race at Tour de France finale in Paris1 year 8 weeks ago'In all seriousness, what
'In all seriousness, what makes pro cycling podiums less appropriate then any other sporting or indeed commercial setting for podium girls to exist? '
Nothing. Inappropriate in all such settings. Many sports have already abandoned this...why does cycling insist on continuing?
- Riccardo Riccò reportedly caught red-handed buying doping products1 year 8 weeks agonoether wrote:Now, who isnoether wrote:
Now, who is brave enough to follow up on the leads?
It would be good to see some prosecution of the dealers here for once. That never seems to happen.
Catching Ricco doing something wrong is about as hard as catching a whale in a bucket, but catching guys selling drugs likely stolen from hospitals could maybe lead to some name naming.
- Bike for sale1 year 8 weeks agoI must add, the conversation
I must add, the conversation was about 2 or 3 weeks with him - he spotted me in a local tesco. He might have sold it by now and changed his mind.
I juts saw this thread and the conversation came back to mind.
Only thought it fair to add that.
- Cambridge Tour de France road closures a "nightmare" says councillor1 year 8 weeks agoThis is all a bit depressing,
This is all a bit depressing, what with that story about someone in Harrogate moaning as well.
Presumably these people think we shouldn't put on any sort of special events anywhere, ever, in case someone might get inconvenienced by them, eh? That would be much better all round wouldn't it?
- Cambridge Tour de France road closures a "nightmare" says councillor1 year 8 weeks agoWhat is the fuss about...?
What is the fuss about...? Cambridge hosts the largest sporting event in the world, and moans about a few road closures...
- Cambridge Tour de France road closures a "nightmare" says councillor1 year 8 weeks agoLargest annual sporting event
Largest annual sporting event in the world comes to your city and all you can do is moan, must be nice being you Charlie Nightingale.
Oh BTW it's Maid's Causeway - not Caid's Causeway