• Just in: Vitus Venon1 year 8 weeks agoA sportive bike, designed

    A sportive bike, designed with comfort in mind, but with 482mm stack on a 55cm frame? The 56cm Madone H2 is 577mm. Is it *really* nearly 10cm lower at the front? I couldn't ride it, and I'm not *that* inflexible, the Roubaix or Domane for example would be too tall for me.

  • Volta Ciclista a Catalunya - Stage 51 year 8 weeks agoBreak has been caught, all

    Break has been caught, all back together after 25km.

  • Cambridge bus boss calls ‘floating’ bus stop plan “absolutely ludicrous”1 year 8 weeks agoOldRidgeback wrote: But the

    OldRidgeback wrote:
    But the Dutch are used to this system and that makes a big difference. Tram users know to check the cycle lane before stepping out and the cyclists know that tram passengers may not always look before they step into the lane, even though they're supposed to. I'm not sure how well this would work in the UK and it'd take something of an education process for bus users and cyclists, possibly with several learning the hard way.

    I think this is a key thing. It might sound a bit defeatist but at the moment I don't think either pedestrians or cyclists have the right mindsets for this to be a very good idea.

  • How long before a climb should you take a gel?1 year 8 weeks agoFor a long ride (more than 50

    For a long ride (more than 50 miles) shouldn't you be fuelling up every hour regularly with carbs and fluids ? I carry gels for long rides and the 15-20 mins guide is about right for me but I only use them in dire need as I can't stand them ! I know nutrition is a matter of personal preference but potato cakes, flapjacks, malt loafs, ham & egg rolls etc are far preferable than hitting up on gels when you're close to bonking !

  • How long before a climb should you take a gel?1 year 8 weeks agoI normally take one on at

    I normally take one on at least mins before, ideally 15 - 20.

  • Volta Ciclista a Catalunya - Stage 51 year 8 weeks agoStage is underway, break

    Stage is underway, break after 15km break is Serry, Zeits, Koch, Haga, Beppu & Taciak.

  • Volta Ciclista a Catalunya - Stage 51 year 8 weeks agoAfter coming a heady 582nd in

    After coming a heady 582nd in Tirreno I'm currently 11th in the Volta. This game, eh?

    gone for:

    TVG
    J-Rod
    Mezgec
    Ferrari
    Howard
    Van der Sande
    Yates
    Fernandez
    Oswian

  • Volta Ciclista a Catalunya - Stage 51 year 8 weeks agoI came 3rd in this comp last

    I came 3rd in this comp last year thanks to picking Gerrans for that stage mentioned above. Nowhere near that this year! I've got a very messy selection, 4 sprinters for today(?) and tomorrow, one GC and some very random break guys.

    Mezgec
    Howard
    Dumoulin
    Alaphilippe
    Rodriguez
    LL Sanchez
    De Greef
    Gaimon
    Frohlinger

  • Volta Ciclista a Catalunya - Stage 51 year 8 weeks agoMy Volta has been shocking so

    My Volta has been shocking so far. Today's team is:

    Joaquin Rodriguez (KAT)
    Jack Bobridge (BLK)
    Luka Mezgec (GSH)
    Alberto Contador (TSB)
    Leigh Howard (OGE)
    Stef Clement (BLK)
    Adam Yates (OGE)
    Andrey Zeits (AST)
    Andrew Talansky (GRS)

  • Cambridge bus boss calls ‘floating’ bus stop plan “absolutely ludicrous”1 year 8 weeks agolevermonkey wrote:Neil753

    levermonkey wrote:
    Neil753 wrote:
    Regardless of which side of the cycle path these bus shelters are built, we should recognise the potential for conflict and just slow down. Road users, whether they are cyclists or drivers, should never place themselves in a position where the only "choice" is a collision.

    Speed is irrelevant. It is often a case of whether you are expecting contact. Have you never seen two pedestrians bump into each other at walking pace? Often one of them, the one not expecting contact, will be knocked over by the impact.

    I also notice that people think that 1.5m is generous. How wide are your handlebars, 50cm? If we give the pedestrian a width of 75cm as he will be mid-step or carrying a bag, you are now down to 25cm which is half your handlebar width.
    Ah! But the pedestrian is not stationary is he? So, how much wiggle room do you have? Thinking Don't forget that you are hemmed in by kerbs.

    How long before signs start to appear saying "cyclists dismount"?


    I'm afraid speed is very important. You need to stop working out how much "wiggle room" you have, stop readying yourself for a collision, and maybe start thinking about just slowing down. Remember, how you ride affects how other people see cyclists collectively.

  • Womens World Cup1 year 8 weeks ago@ray "I told you so" what

    @ray "I told you so" what exactly??

    GKam, give Sarah C a shout on Twitter, she's honestly your best call on extracting info, she's got all the conatcts for media stuff.

    As mentioned, we can expect the start list proper by tomorrow mid-morning as far as I'm aware.

    The link you have to cyclingfever is as good as any normally, but maybe check out procyclingstats and podiumcafe too.

  • How long before a climb should you take a gel?1 year 8 weeks ago15-30 mins maybe? Depends how

    15-30 mins maybe? Depends how fast you digest really.

  • Video: Motorist speaks of "upset" after helmet camera footage of bad driving posted to YouTube1 year 8 weeks agokie7077 wrote:muffies wrote:

    kie7077 wrote:
    muffies wrote:

    not ever using the bike lane to prove a point generally annoys motorists as it slows the traffic down significantly

    Big assumption there, I think it is more likely that he's not using the cycle lane because it's not in the slightest bit safe to cycle on it at 20-30mph and the fact that it gives way to every junction - it shouldn't.

    Current guidance is that over 17mph you should not be using the cycle lane, so you may in fact be liable to a dangerous cycling prosecution.

  • Cambridge bus boss calls ‘floating’ bus stop plan “absolutely ludicrous”1 year 8 weeks agoTovarishch wrote:Looks like

    Tovarishch wrote:
    Looks like the right option to me. How many people actually use the shelter, particularly if it not raining? With it on the island anyone in the shelter will have to lean out too see if a bus is coming making them pointless, especially if people are standing around outside. If you separate the people in the shelter from those outside everyone can see when the buss is coming.

    Do you use buses? I ask because plenty of people use the shelter regardless of weather, do you want to stand for 15mins+ waiting for the bus or do you want to use the "seat" in the shelter?

  • Volta Ciclista a Catalunya - Stage 51 year 8 weeks agoGone

    Gone with

    Contador
    Ratto
    Kelderman
    Mezgec
    Howard
    Ferrari
    Serpa
    Baugnies
    Howson

  • tirreno adriatico Stage 61 year 8 weeks agoApologies, my week has been

    Apologies, my week has been super busy and I haven't had chance to look at this properly, I'll try and get to it today if I can.

  • tirreno adriatico Stage 61 year 8 weeks agonorthstar wrote:I *believe*

    northstar wrote:
    I *believe* I'm missing Cavendish's win on this stage (for s & p teams)

    I might be missing the ITT but to be honest I can't even remember who won (I can find this out if you want?)

    Thanks : D

    Malori?

  • Volta Ciclista a Catalunya - Stage 51 year 8 weeks agoAfter a crappy few days of

    After a crappy few days of not picking the right riders D Oh i'm hoping today is more straight forward Thinking

    Jrod
    SS
    Mezgec
    Howard
    Nizzolo
    Ferrari
    Chaves
    Bodridge
    Vallee

  • tirreno adriatico Stage 61 year 8 weeks agoBump...

    Bump...

  • Could this Kickstarter project from Copenhagen be a rival to the bicycle?1 year 8 weeks agoNa I'll pass

    Na I'll pass Silly

  • Volta Ciclista a Catalunya - Stage 51 year 8 weeks agoJust the one today....Clement

    Just the one today....Clement in for the withdrawn Arredondo

    LuLu
    Sammy
    Contador
    Tejay
    Kessiakoff
    Anacona
    Uran
    Bobridge
    Clement

    I was tempted by Westra who seems to be the name on everyone's lips but it would have meant taking LuLu out and today looks to be his sort of day

  • Video: Motorist speaks of "upset" after helmet camera footage of bad driving posted to YouTube1 year 8 weeks agomuffies wrote: - hand signal

    muffies wrote:

    - hand signal is non-standard and yes, some will misinterpret, that doesn't make them bad persons or drivers.

    - not ever using the bike lane to prove a point generally annoys motorists as it slows the traffic down significantly -as shown in this video.

    Point 1 - Misinterpreting a non-standard hand signal doesn't make you a bad driver. What makes you a bad driver is taking action on an assumed meaning of the hand signal and creating a dangerous situation. If you are incapable of using your own judgement to avoid danger then you shouldn't be driving.

    Point 2 - You're effectively saying that a person has more right to be on the road if they are driving a car, rather than riding a bike. That's wrong by any and all arguments.

  • Lumicycle launch inSight LED brake light1 year 8 weeks agoWesselwookie wrote:I prefer

    Wesselwookie wrote:
    I prefer this one :
    http://www.velocitylight.com/

    If you make it display 88 do you leave a trail of flames on the tarmac as you disappear into the past?

  • Cambridge bus boss calls ‘floating’ bus stop plan “absolutely ludicrous”1 year 8 weeks agoLooks like the right option

    Looks like the right option to me. How many people actually use the shelter, particularly if it not raining? With it on the island anyone in the shelter will have to lean out too see if a bus is coming making them pointless, especially if people are standing around outside. If you separate the people in the shelter from those outside everyone can see when the buss is coming.

  • Womens World Cup1 year 8 weeks agoDon't wish to be one of those

    Don't wish to be one of those 'Told You So' people but.......