• Tour de Suisse Stage 21 year 14 weeks agohttp://www.tourdesuisse.ch/en

    http://www.tourdesuisse.ch/en/news/news_detail/article/tour-de-suisse-20...

  • Dauphine Stage 71 year 14 weeks agostumps wrote:Well my plan of

    stumps wrote:
    Well my plan of the 3 gc boys didnt work out, but never mind.

    As for Damuseau looking at the updates he got 40 points from the 3 climbs plus points for the leader of the KOM yet he only shows up as 26 on my score, am i missing something here ???????????

    Yes, not enough ?????????????

  • Critérium du Dauphiné Stage 7: Samuel Sanchez digs deep to win, Chris Froome keeps race lead1 year 14 weeks agoLove Sanchez's fake pain

    Love Sanchez's fake pain face. He really sold Fulsang a good'un

  • Dauphine Stage 71 year 14 weeks agoIf you could add

    If you could add http://www.letour.fr/2013/CDD/RIDERS/fr/coureurs/208.html it could be fair . I know he will probably do nothing tommorow , but i want to pick him for the last day . Smile

  • Tour de Suisse Stage 21 year 14 weeks agoAnyone got an article or info

    Anyone got an article or info on the new route?

  • Dauphine Stage 71 year 14 weeks agoTomorrow I want to play with

    Tomorrow I want to play with the missing rider. Yes i want to pick the 145 è rider but only 144 are available.
    Why ? Thinking

  • Ade Adepitan leads cyclists in Stevenage for One Show cycling special1 year 14 weeks agoOk, so im going to ask some

    Ok, so im going to ask some more questions, there is a bit of quoting going on. Apologies if it looks like im getting shout/arguing, im not (trying to), just easiest way to ask and explain my point. Wink

    JonD wrote:
    Are they ? - not to any significance from what I can see (and that's as a driver in/on the edge of Greater London and Surrey)

    You answer this one later in your own post Big Grin

    Quote:
    Something as simple as reducing speed limits and other traffic calming schemes...

    Councils are doing part of the job already - both Oxford and Cambridge have good schemes that make it unattractive to drive into town...

    A lot of formerly free town centre parking is now charged for, which discourages some people to a minor degree...

    Quote:

    It's not an either/or, it's both - you need to encourage cycle/public transport use by making them more attractive than car use, and discouraging car use sufficiently to tip the balance for enough people.
    That's not making it impossible, just discouraging.

    But WHY do you need to DIS-courage driving rather than just EN-courage cycling?

    Just to get more people riding?

    Quote:

    Once you have more people riding it also makes it politically easier to make more provision.

    But thats only because you've forced more people are forced to ride. Your justifying your provision by false means. 'i want a cycle lane so ill force these 100 other people to cycle so they have to build one'. And as we have seen (stevenage), just cos its built wont mean its used.

    Quote:

    Two arguments, or two strands of the same one - they're inevitably related, whether you like it or. Address one and that will some benefit on the other to a degree.

    Thats my point, your addressing the 'discourage driving' to get more cycling, rather than focus on pushing benefits of cycling.

    My thoughts anyway, Rich Big Grin

  • Tour de Suisse Stage 21 year 14 weeks agoYup

    Yup

  • Tour de Suisse1 year 14 weeks agoShould the points

    Should the points classification be added to the current scores?

  • Tour de Suisse1 year 14 weeks agoA lot of the late starters

    A lot of the late starters had major headwind to begin with which might explain the strange result

  • Ventoux The Event Bag1 year 14 weeks agoA bit uninspiring in style

    A bit uninspiring in style though. Beige and red? It looks as if it was made by Rohan or Millets.

    At 1600 gms it's unlikely RyanAir will accept it as cabin baggage. You are allowed clothes, phone and passport only now I think... Big Grin

  • Chris Froome says he's ready to face Tour de France challenge1 year 14 weeks ago..... and GKam maintains his

    ..... and GKam maintains his silence. By far the best way of dealing with provocateurs. Yawn

  • Ade Adepitan leads cyclists in Stevenage for One Show cycling special1 year 14 weeks ago>Drivers are already losing

    >Drivers are already losing space/money for better cycle provision

    Are they ? - not to any significance from what I can see (and that's as a driver in/on the edge of Greater London and Surrey)

    It's not an either/or, it's both - you need to encourage cycle/public transport use by making them more attractive than car use, and discouraging car use sufficiently to tip the balance for enough people.
    That's not making it impossible, just discouraging.

    Once you have more people riding it also makes it politically easier to make more provision. I often need to use a car to get to places as much as anyone else, but not all of them require me to use the car. There's also the cultural aspect, that's more difficult to deal with, and some of that is education.

    Something as simple as reducing speed limits and other traffic calming schemes, and/or park/ride redresses the imbalance. Councils are doing part of the job already - both Oxford and Cambridge have good schemes that make it unattractive to drive into town, you'd have to be a bit soft in the head to want to commute into London by car (tho' some do). A lot of formerly free town centre parking is now charged for, which discourages some people to a minor degree.

    Two arguments, or two strands of the same one - they're inevitably related, whether you like it or. Address one and that will some benefit on the other to a degree.

    If you take the view of 'ooh, we can't do that 'cos there'll be a backlash' - well, that's politics for you.

  • Tour de Suisse1 year 14 weeks agoWell, the weather was bad

    Well, the weather was bad luck for me but picking Mr Koch was good luck and I'm 4th!!! I'll be looking to pick the cherry in 1st place tomorrow!!!

  • Tour de Suisse1 year 14 weeks agoYay, finally a stage win

    Yay, finally a stage win

  • 10 of the best training apps1 year 14 weeks agoGreat suggestions! I'd also

    Great suggestions! I'd also recommend the app ActivityLog. It's much like apps like runkeeper but also, it's a great buddy when weight-training. Surely the most complete allround app for logging your training! It's also possible to add friends and compete with them!

  • Tour de Suisse1 year 14 weeks agoScores going up now

    Scores going up now Nerd

  • Ade Adepitan leads cyclists in Stevenage for One Show cycling special1 year 14 weeks agoI think i need a further

    I think i need a further clarification...

    My main concern is there are 2 different groups arguing the point here.

    1. We need better cycle infrastructure (be it on road or separated).

    2. We need people out of cars and on (insert green transport mode here)

    The problem comes when the vocal people of group 2 also shout for the cause of group 1, that leads to mixed messages as in my comment above. Group 2 have a different agenda and I worry that their message, which will be alarming to many road users, is spoiling the message of the first group. Drivers are already losing space/money for better cycle provision, if they think it is being taken off them in order to force them out of their cars then there WILL be a backlash.

  • Ade Adepitan leads cyclists in Stevenage for One Show cycling special1 year 14 weeks agoOk, all fair points

    Ok, all fair points however...

    JonD wrote:

    The point being made is that unless you address the imbalance in some way wrt ease of use in town centres in favour of cycling over car use, it won't change the existing usage pattern. Whether that's changing ease or cost of parking, reducing speed limits, traffic calming and/or congestion charging. Very little will change if you maintain the status quo.

    Are you (and Carlton) arguing for better provision for cycling OR reduction in car use.

    Now i agree there is loads of support for better cycle infrastructure and this may come at a detriment to space for cars (especially in city environments), this is fair, cyclists and pedestrians have been ignored in the past.

    but here is my concern...

    In the piece above (main article) its basically stating, we should reduce the amount of space for cars. This IS different statement to making space for bikes. Very much a 'i ride a bike so you should too'.

    I think thats the totally wrong approach, it will rile road users (even pro-cycle ones) as your saying you want less space made for cars users, essentially so they are forced to use alternative transport.

    If your trying to achieve something thats a pretty stupid argument to do it with.

  • Dauphine Stage 71 year 14 weeks agostumps wrote:Well my plan of

    stumps wrote:
    Well my plan of the 3 gc boys didnt work out, but never mind.

    As for Damuseau looking at the updates he got 40 points from the 3 climbs plus points for the leader of the KOM yet he only shows up as 26 on my score, am i missing something here ???????????

    He may have scored 40 TOUR points, but that doesn't match up with the game

  • Tour de Suisse1 year 14 weeks ago8,16 + 5 for Albasini with

    8,16 + 5 for Albasini with Meyer winning.

    and 7th + 5 for purist.

  • Dauphine Stage 71 year 14 weeks agoWell my plan of the 3 gc boys

    Well my plan of the 3 gc boys didnt work out, but never mind.

    As for Damuseau looking at the updates he got 40 points from the 3 climbs plus points for the leader of the KOM yet he only shows up as 26 on my score, am i missing something here ???????????

  • Tour de Suisse1 year 14 weeks agocherrypicked wrote:1,2,4,7.

    cherrypicked wrote:
    1,2,4,7. Haven't yet seen results past 8

    Edit: and 16

    Edit I make that 105 pts not including anything else you may have picked up , last man or winners team mate

    That could be a possible stage win judging on the teams posted here Surprise

  • Tech roundup: Ridley Fenix, Howies, Team Sky, Samsung Galaxy S4 waterproof phone, Fizik pink saddle and more1 year 14 weeks agoLove the idea of a waterproof

    Love the idea of a waterproof S4. Very nice. I killed an iPod touch with sweat in the past, and a shuffle died in a rain storm. How much?

  • Tour de Suisse1 year 14 weeks ago1,2,4,7. Haven't yet seen

    1,2,4,7. Haven't yet seen results past 8

    Edit: and 16