• Lance Armstrong breaks silence after his "difficult couple of weeks" (+ video)1 year 26 weeks agoHe is a bad bad man.

    He is a bad bad man.

  • Lance Armstrong breaks silence after his "difficult couple of weeks" (+ video)1 year 26 weeks agoLooks a posh do. Wonder how

    Looks a posh do. Wonder how much it cost to put on and how much cancer patients got out of it?

  • Nuun Electrolyte enhanced drink tabs (4 pack)1 year 26 weeks agoI mostly use Nuun but I have

    I mostly use Nuun but I have tried others and I'd point out that Nuun tablets dissolve quickly and cleanly, especially compared with High5 tablets.

    Mind you, since watching the Panorama episode about sports drinks and then doing some reading-up on water poisining I have dramatically cut down the amount that I drink before, during and after excercise and I have pretty much stopped using sports drinks. I have to say I feel much better for it.

  • Armstrongs speech lastnight1 year 26 weeks ago"It's been a difficult couple

    "It's been a difficult couple of weeks; but I have had worse"
    They were probably the ones during the TdF when he was trying to avoid the 'inconvenient' dope tests, poor lamb.

  • Nuun Electrolyte enhanced drink tabs (4 pack)1 year 26 weeks agoI've been on them for almost

    I've been on them for almost 5 years. I love that I can drink sloppy and not get sticky. The only time I had stomach issues with them was in a particularly railing crit stocked with various elite national champions, and I nearly puked for 3 laps after taking a single sip.

  • Man who killed cyclist given eight month prison sentence1 year 26 weeks ago"Manson's lawyer Paul Tubb

    "Manson's lawyer Paul Tubb had argued for leniency,..."
    Mr Tubb; He killed another human being and got only 8 months in prison from which he'll be out in 4 less any other time he spent in custody.
    He'll also be in one of the lowest category holiday camps because he's not a murderer, just careless.
    I think that's lenient enough, don't you?

  • Armstrongs speech lastnight1 year 26 weeks agoSimonT1971 wrote:Incredibly

    SimonT1971 wrote:
    Incredibly he is apparently a 'Democrat' !

    I thought my missus was the only Democrat from Texas? She is *not* going to be happy when I tell her this Devil

  • In pictures: Hell Climb1 year 26 weeks agohe'd gotten lazy over there,

    he'd gotten lazy over there, letting his speech drift into some kind of hipster brooklyn/bristol patois.

  • Autumn/Winter Clothing1 year 26 weeks agoI've also got a Gore Phantom;

    I've also got a Gore Phantom; it's very good, but not perfect. The black bits on the sleeve curl in too much (don't know if that's a manufacturing defect, a design flaw, or something about how I put it on!), and, more importantly, I find it can get quite clammy unless it's really cold. I also wouldn't wear the sleeves with bare arms underneath for the same reason. It's reasonably water resistant (for a while), and the detachable arms give it good flexibility. For me, though, it's more a cold-weather garment than a cool-weather garment.

    Sorry, that seems to have turned into a review of one specific piece of kit. I find I can get pretty far into the autumn wearing a short-sleeved windproof jersey (Gore Ozon - I think it's great; road.cc has issues with the pockets, but you can put one line of stitching in to tighten them up) with a base layer and arm warmers. Great flexibility that way. For proper rain protection, I've recently picked up a Montane Photon jacket that packs down well enough to jam into a pocket and is the most breathable rain jacket I've owned (although I've never tried anything in the >£120 bracket). I can second the vote for the Craft windstopper skullcap, and I also have a Gore Signature cap that keeps my head and glasses dry when it rains. I also think knee/legwarmers are a good solution; then you can wear nice expensive shorts all year round, and not have to buy separate ones that only get used at certain times of the year.

  • 'Mr Clean' Christophe Bassons handed one-year ban after missing in-competition drugs test1 year 26 weeks agoHe's in charge of antidoping

    He's in charge of antidoping at youth levels in France.....How does that work if you are banned for a doping violation? Thinking

  • Man who killed cyclist given eight month prison sentence1 year 26 weeks ago"Manson's lawyer Paul Tubb

    "Manson's lawyer Paul Tubb had argued for leniency, saying that his client "now faces losing his job, which involves a 50-mile round trip each day.

    "He would be like a fish out of water if sent to prison.""

    That's sort of the point isn't it Mr Lawyer?

  • 'Mr Clean' Christophe Bassons handed one-year ban after missing in-competition drugs test1 year 26 weeks agohhhhmmmmm....... Just

    hhhhmmmmm.......
    Just floating an idea here:
    Someone pays someone (in a position of authority) to make sure another''s name gets called so they get banned as a payback for bean spilling.

    Not saying that's what happened of course......hhhhhhmmmmmmmm

  • Rapha Pro Team Cross Jersey1 year 26 weeks agoSerious riders win races,

    Serious riders win races, what clothes they wear shouldn't really concern anyone watching.

  • SRAM drops Lance Armstrong, but Oakley stand by their man… for now1 year 26 weeks agowe do not like cheat and

    we do not like cheat and bullies Wink

  • Armstrongs speech lastnight1 year 26 weeks agoMoneygrabbing bully, can lie

    Moneygrabbing bully, can lie for years without batting an eyelid - a natural for politics.

    As for the actors and zzz-list celebs, they are easily impressed and merely a subset of his blindly loyal fanbase. Stupid famous people love following/fawning publicly over someone they admire (I suspect it's in the hope of getting some back, as they're invariably insecure, needy types).

  • Armstrongs speech lastnight1 year 26 weeks agoIncredibly he is apparently a

    Incredibly he is apparently a 'Democrat' !

  • Udo's Choice Ultimate Oil Blend1 year 26 weeks agoI asked my other half, who

    I asked my other half, who has read widely on this. She asked whether there something specific for which you think an Omega 3/6/9 supplement like this would help?

    Supplementing Omega 3 is the one that you may benefit from. Udo's Choice is high quality stuff but they are omitting to tell you that most people don't need supplementing with Omega 6 and 9 as you are likely to be getting enough of these already.

    If you are not vegetarian then regular intake of oily fish would be beneficial. Alternative sources include Flax and Hemp.

  • Michele Scarponi admits training with Dr Michele Ferrari in Autumn 20101 year 26 weeks agoBack in the 1990s I thought

    Back in the 1990s I thought EPO was evening primrose oil (why I should think pro athletes were so concerned about their skin condition I have no idea) I rode my bike then and I am off to ride my bike now. From an ethical standpoint it matters that pro athletes take PEDs but it does not alter my enjoyment of the activity. I ride a bike and some athletes ride bikes and that is where the similarity between us ends.

  • Cycling Australia Vice President Stephen Hodge resigns after confessing to doping1 year 26 weeks agoThat I agree with completely.

    That I agree with completely. It solves nothing to witch hunt every single person.

    I totally disagree, I think the admissions are needed, current athletes need to see that if they dope they are going to get caught sooner or later when more advanced tests come up. UCI is total fail in this respect, it has been complicit in allowing drugs cheats by never retro-actively testing samples.

    Otherwise, where is the deterrent?

    It's a crying shame never the less.

  • Yellow Jersey Stains1 year 26 weeks agoThat's fab that is

    That's fab that is Big Grin

  • SRAM drops Lance Armstrong, but Oakley stand by their man… for now1 year 26 weeks agoOakley wanna wait for the

    Oakley wanna wait for the UCI's decision!!! Surprise
    Really!
    witness evidence points to corruption in the UCI as well as US Postal...
    How can the UCI's take on the matter really be considered valid?

    @beelzebomb Sorry but the Terry analogie just doesn't fit, one man's muttered comments on a noisy pitch, with how many witnesses???... Vs years of organised doping in a team witnessed by many riders, doctors & staff!!!

    What troubles me is:
    1. The way LA treats other people (deliberately destroying them).
    2. & His supergrass attitude 'I'm gonna tell the UCI that anyone who might beat me me is doping'

    What an arsehole... I'm glad EVERYONE is finding out about this mans true character at last.

  • Strava countersues family of cyclist killed trying to get KOM title back1 year 26 weeks agoQuote: and there seems to be

    Quote:
    and there seems to be no way of flagging or removing dangerous segments.

    As an example we ran a story a couple of weeks back about a female cyclist injured by another cyclist speeding on the Bristol-Bath bike path… which is a segment on Strava and which despite people asking for it to be removed, is still a segment on Strava.

    The Strava segment page does have a link to report dangerous routes. I don't know how the reporting works though (backlog?), perhaps community moderation of some kind is needed. Tower Bridge no longer shows the leader-board, which seems like overkill to me (marked unsafe!).

    The route I cycle to work coincidentally has several Strava segments on it, some with traffic lights (kind of unavoidable for longer routes in London), this doesn't cause me to risk my life trying to beat others times. It would be a shame if court cases killed Strava.

  • Are Rabobank using Lance as an excuse?1 year 26 weeks agonotfastenough wrote:Given how

    notfastenough wrote:
    Given how the LA report can be used to actually highlight how the sport is changing, it doesn't feel like a completely honest reason.

    Only when the UCI tell us their thoughts on Monday will we really know whether the sport is changing or not... Without clear direction towards reform from within the UCI I don't think the sport of cycling will ever genuinely change.

  • Go West: Brompton Dock opens at Bristol Temple Meads and Exeter St Davids stations1 year 26 weeks ago@Campag_10: I doubt Brompton

    @Campag_10: I doubt Brompton would object to you buying one instead of hiring. In fact, I expect that's part of the pricing plan.

  • Nuun Electrolyte enhanced drink tabs (4 pack)1 year 26 weeks agoDefinitely my favourite

    Definitely my favourite technical ride drink - they actually taste pleasant, unlike most of the others which taste horribly artificial.

    Oh and by the way, if you turn the tube they are actually called UNNU (best pronounced in a Vic Reeves style and with several exclamation marks). Big Grin