• The ubiquitous Carlton Kirby1 year 13 weeks agoVuelta ruined.

    Vuelta ruined.

  • Vuelta - Stage 11 year 13 weeks agoAnyway, I've got

    Anyway, I've got (standard):

    Stybar
    Martin
    Cataldo
    Henao
    Intxausti
    Nibali
    Moreno (D)
    Gerrans
    De Gendt

  • Vuelta - pick three Spaniards1 year 13 weeks agoDeadline has now passed.

    Deadline has now passed. Nerd

    Please double-check the list in the OP to make sure that you're there and that I've captured your picks correctly.

  • Vuelta - Stage 11 year 13 weeks agoBack off my honeymoon in time

    Back off my honeymoon in time to get my teams in. My purist team:

    Nibali
    Rodriguez
    Henao
    Meersman
    S.Sanchez
    L.L.Sanchez
    Pozzovivo
    Txurruka
    Arroyo

  • Vuelta - Stage 11 year 13 weeks agoMy purist team Luis Leon

    My purist team

    Luis Leon Sanchez
    David Arroyo Duran
    Gianni Meersman
    Daniel Moreno
    Rafal Majka
    Sergio Luis Henao Montoya
    Roman Kreuziger
    Diego Ulissi
    Samuel Sanchez

  • Vuelta - Stage 11 year 13 weeks agoGkam84 wrote:QUICK, Do you

    Gkam84 wrote:
    QUICK, Do you have Theo Bos in your team??

    GET HIM OUT, I've just removed him from the startlist

    www.teambelkin.com/teamnews/theo-bos-will-not-start-in-the-vuelta-1345

    Oh no! Crying Crying Crying Crying Crying

    My purist team a man down already Crying

  • Cannot believe there are no replies!!1 year 13 weeks agopeople in bath moan about the

    people in bath moan about the half marathon *every* year. you've never heard such whining because you can't drive to sainsburys for six hours of one day every year.

  • Vuelta - Stage 11 year 13 weeks agoWith 5 mins to go to deadline

    With 5 mins to go to deadline i might as well start the ball rolling with my purist team:

    Gianni Meersman
    Sergio Luis Henao Montoya
    Mikel Nieve Ituralde
    Amets Txurruka
    Samuel Sanchez
    Vicenzo Nibali
    Rafal Majka
    Daniele Ratto
    Edvald Boasson Hagen

    I think i've got all the bases covered.

  • Cannot believe there are no replies!!1 year 13 weeks agoYou sound like you are saying

    You sound like you are saying you might be inconvenienced not will?
    I had a road closed near me, (subsidence, which I realise is a lot different) I was awkward especially as it was closed for weeks but meant I had to walk a bit. It was not the end of the world.
    Working nights is s**t; I know because I work them, even a minor irritation becomes a major one, but this event has raised thousands for charity and could go on to raise thousands more. I suspect a lot of local businesses are rubbing their hands with expectation
    Do people complain about the London Marathon? Or is this just an anti-cyclist thing?

  • Shimano RT82 SPD shoe1 year 13 weeks agoBeen using these shoes for

    Been using these shoes for just under a year for commuting as well as longer rides, it does the job well.

  • Sir Bradley Wiggins: Cycle helmets should be compulsory, and iPods banned while riding bike1 year 13 weeks agoSerious response to a

    Serious response to a flippant comment - please don't discriminate against those with different physical abilities.

    At the moment, for the third time in the last 20 years I have one eye that is not working properly (a disease, then cataract and now scar tissue - none of which are helmet preventable!) and the vision in my other eye is excellent and way above average for my age. I can cycle and drive safely and I surpass the driving eyesight requirement by a very substantial margin.

    People need good vision to cycle or drive.

    To cycle or drive well it is important that they actually use that vision!

  • Cannot believe there are no replies!!1 year 13 weeks agopersonally I would be quite

    personally I would be quite happy to see the route rotated just so long as there is a finish along the Mall - I am sure Her Majesty would be happy to oblige with another annual event in her calendar Wink

  • Stages Cycling power meters available in UK1 year 13 weeks agoI think if you drop a grand

    I think if you drop a grand or more on a power meter, you'll probably want to be getting pretty deep into it Wink

    This is a good step though, 600 sheets is bringing PM's toward the price point where you might click on the BUY button when buzzing off of some High5 and a double espresso, until then you'd have to be a bit soft to buy one for idle comparisons of your club's bun runs.

  • Cannot believe there are no replies!!1 year 13 weeks agoI think Kent would be a great

    I think Kent would be a great location for next years event, it has three times hosted a TDF stage (I think) and the public would back it I reckon, as they have before

    Surrey has had its fair share of cyclists in recent times, both undertaking events and practising for them

  • Vuelta - Stage 11 year 13 weeks agoNot long now. ahh purist team

    Not long now. ahh purist team decisions, lol

  • Organisers of Wiggle sportive criticised for not telling locals about event1 year 13 weeks agoI can completely understand

    I can completely understand the issues of horses and cyclists mixing, as many people do not know how or even think to alert the animal or rider to their presence before they pass which can result in a spooked and dangerous horse.
    However as LocalSurfer says, the comment about people being trapped inside due to cyclists on the roads is absolutely ridiculous.

  • Vuelta - pick three Spaniards1 year 13 weeks agostevemarks wrote:northstar

    stevemarks wrote:
    northstar wrote:
    Valverde
    Nieve
    L.L Sanchez

    Valverde
    Rafael Valls Ferri
    L.L Sanchez

  • Vuelta - pick three Spaniards1 year 13 weeks agoIntxausti, S Sanchez, Anton

    Intxausti, S Sanchez, Anton

  • Organisers of Wiggle sportive criticised for not telling locals about event1 year 13 weeks agoFor those that don't

    For those that don't subscribe to it, CW had an interesting article last week. I quote a particularly informative section:

    “… Horses are prey animals, easily spooked and susceptible to thinking lions lurk everywhere. Like most prey animals, a horse’s eyes are on the side of its head. Given the freedom to move its head and neck, it can look over its back. It also has more acute hearing than its human passenger and generally a horse will know you’re there before the rider does.

    As you approach you’ll notice a horse will move its head up and to the side to get a clearer view of you. Since it is seeing you out of one eye it’s likely to see a blur that is a potential predator, thus if you slow down you seem less of a threat. This applies if you’re going toward a horse as well. Horses have evolved to react quickly to movement, not to focus and cogitate.

    If a horse shoots forward as you approach, wait and give the rider time to regain control. Even the average Dobbin can accelerate up to 30mph in an eye blink and a fit thoroughbred can accelerate to 40mph. If you are riding in a group, no matter where the horse is on the road make sure you all pass it on the same side. Anything reminiscent of a pincer movement will make the horse panic. …”

    Blackman, H. (2013) Listen to the neigh-sayers’ Cycling Weekly, Thurs Aug 15th 2013, p.20

  • Vuelta - pick three Spaniards1 year 13 weeks agonorthstar

    northstar wrote:
    Valverde
    Nieve
    L.L Sanchez

    Valverde+ Nieve= 56=+????

  • Vuelta - pick three Spaniards1 year 13 weeks agoray silvester

    ray silvester wrote:
    jstreetley wrote:
    Moreno, Sanchez, Flecha for me please.

    Which Sanchez?

    Apologies, not paying attention at all...

    D Moreno 20.9
    S Sanchez 14.8
    J Flecha 11.8

    Total 47.5

  • Vuelta - Stage 11 year 13 weeks agoGkam84 wrote:QUICK, Do you

    Gkam84 wrote:
    QUICK, Do you have Theo Bos in your team??

    GET HIM OUT, I've just removed him from the startlist

    www.teambelkin.com/teamnews/theo-bos-will-not-start-in-the-vuelta-1345

    He was in my purists, but out now. Come on Greg Henderson...!

  • Vuelta - pick three Spaniards1 year 13 weeks agonorthstar

    northstar wrote:
    Valverde
    Nieve
    L.L Sanchez

    Valverde+ Nieve= 56=+????

  • Cyclist has £2,000 bike stolen moments after being hit by car1 year 13 weeks agoNickK123 wrote:Either the

    NickK123 wrote:
    Either the number of these incidents is increasing or the level of reporting has increased, or perhaps both. We do not appear to be in a good place and it seems to be getting worse. Thoughts are with Paul and I hope he recovers quickly. To the thief, I hope the fleas of a thousand camels .... Devil

    “If you see lots of shark attacks in the news, you think, 'Gosh, sharks are out of control.' What you should think is 'Gosh, the news loves to cover shark attacks.”

    ― David McRaney, You Are Not So Smart: Why You Have Too Many Friends on Facebook, Why Your Memory Is Mostly Fiction, and 46 Other Ways You're Deluding Yourself

  • Organisers of Wiggle sportive criticised for not telling locals about event1 year 13 weeks ago"..local people -

    "..local people - particularly anyone with limited mobility or possible walking with a small child ..would not want to be out as they couldn’t get to the side of the road quickly enough"

    WTF? What do they do when cars are about?

    This whole thing makes no sense at all. How is a bunch of cyclists any different from the usual traffic?