• Tour of California stage 21 year 15 weeks agoMcCartney lost 16 mins

    McCartney lost 16 mins yesterday...

  • good rural routes in west yorkshire ?1 year 15 weeks agoHi,The 80 miles sounds about

    Hi,The 80 miles sounds about right for me at the moment.Yes please for the GPX files. e-mail l.mcclusky@btinternet.com many thanks

  • Tour of California stage 21 year 15 weeks ago107 miles to go and having

    107 miles to go and having covered 18 miles

    The break sits at 6.15

    Interesting fact of the day.......nah I aint got one, but then again, I am not paid to read reams of paper on local history and the riders Devil Devil Devil Devil Devil

  • good rural routes in west yorkshire ?1 year 15 weeks agoThanks sound just the trick!.

    Thanks sound just the trick!. i have seen many cyclists around the Bolton abbey area always thought they must be some back routes that avoid the busy roads.

  • Enigma clearance sale*1 year 15 weeks agoI knew a guy who had 5

    I knew a guy who had 5 daughters, all given names beginning with the letter K. (Maybe not that difficult, but see how far you get.) I was almost surprised he didn't call one of them Kodak.

    For the record, I like Enigma's names. I was just having some fun...

  • Tour of California stage 21 year 15 weeks agoGkam is always online. He was

    Gkam is always online. He was hoping someone else might take up the coverage today, but its cool. I am on it.

    4 riders in the break with 5.30 on the peloton
    Chavanel
    McCartney
    Zwiwansky
    Jacques-Maynes

    Best placed is Mccartney at only 16 seconds down on the GC.

    MY guy Bobbie Traskel had a go at getting to the break, but is still hanging out just 1 minute up on the peloton

  • Tour of California stage 21 year 15 weeks agoThis break wont last,

    This break wont last, McCartney is only 16 secs down on GC.

  • New York cyclist films harassment from driver and bystanders1 year 15 weeks agoBike Snob NYC covered this on

    Bike Snob NYC covered this on Friday with his usual diplomatic bent (the first part's from someone called Spencer)

    "Here’s a firsthand example of the kind of vigilante “justice” Hasidic Jews have long enforced on cyclists in Williamsburg and other areas in which they live. Rafael Huerta was riding his bike home when a Jewish man accused him of slamming into the man’s car, though it’s unclear in the video whether contact was actually made. It looks to me like Huerta was riding safely and near the shoulder of the road, and for what it’s worth, he can be heard saying he “tapped” the car but that no dent was made.

    None of this is "unclear" to anybody who's ever ridden a bike, especially in Brooklyn. The guy in the penguin costume was obviously squeezing the cyclist between his shitty van and the parked cars, and the cyclist tapped on the car because, you know, he has a self-preservation instinct"

  • Tour of California stage 21 year 15 weeks agoBreak now with 4.30

    Break now with 4.30

  • What to do with old tyres?1 year 15 weeks agoGive them to someone who

    Give them to someone who upcycle's them and makes things. If you go to the Road.cc shop, you can see examples.

    I've just loaded a box of old chains, cassettes, chain rings and inner tubes to send off to someone who makes things from them

  • Tour of California stage 21 year 15 weeks agoOh man! Was just about to ask

    Oh man! Was just about to ask if anyone had gone chavanel today. I fancied him for the break-away. He won a not too similar stage from the bunch in Paris nice, so can climb, and he lost 9 mins yesterday- plus opqs have no GC contenders- working for meersman in sprints. But wasn't convinced he had the condition, and expensive at 26+!
    Drats
    At least I put a fiver on him at 80/1 with paddy power Big Grin

    My standard

    TJ
    Westra
    Mick rogers
    Zabriskie
    Mancebo
    Schlecky
    Sagan
    Matthews
    Hushovd

    10 penalties incurred.

  • Achievements - Understanding1 year 15 weeks agoLike the HM and MM badges

    Like the HM and MM badges plus the bookends and young riders / King of the Mountains / Points. TT is an option but not difficult to get.

    How about last in a comp badge - you must score some points to qualify, bit daft but different

  • Sunday Times Giro coverage.1 year 15 weeks agobashthebox wrote:It's not

    bashthebox wrote:
    It's not reportage as much as it a column on one subject. Plenty of people reporting what happens in the race. Walsh tends to focus on one subject. For years that's been tackling doping in sport.

    Weirdly, he's just this minute tweeted about the Dowsett thing:

    David Walsh 15m
    1/6: Rest days at GTs can be good: Have just spent an hour shooting the breeze with Alex Dowsett which was both interesting and informative.

    2/6: I'd wanted to catch up with him, he got to me first. He wanted me to know the daft things about LA last Oct didn't reflect his beliefs.

    3/6: Everyone in Sky speaks highly of Alex, good guy with good ethics, and they felt what he'd said didn't tally with the person they knew.

    4/6: We talked about it. LA had been a hero at one time and in China he wasn't aware of what had come out and felt very foolish that evening

    5/6: He realises if he'd been a pro in LA era, he would have had a less successful career. Said he understood why I wrote what I did in ST.

    6/6: Alex Dowsett says he has never seen a performance enhancing drug, let alone taken one. He doesn't need me to believe that, but I do.

    Looks to me like an exercise in covering his proverbial/justifying his comments.

    I can understand the one angle thing, but why then go on to drag up the doping stuff with Dowsett again? Apart from being unnecessary, it is potentially damaging to a young cyclists career. Given Walsh's record isn't there an implicit accusation in the mere mention of Dowsetts connections to Armstrong and doping comments once they are published?

  • Tour of California stage 21 year 15 weeks agoGkam84 doesn't seem to be on

    Gkam84 doesn't seem to be on line at the mo' so...
    Breakaway has 2 mins.
    Chavanel
    McCartney
    Zwiwansky
    Jacques-Maynes

  • Richie Porte targets 2014 Giro d'Italia - but just how many GC riders can Team Sky support?1 year 15 weeks agoI think he'll probably decide

    I think he'll probably decide after the Tour rather than early in the Giro...

  • Tour of California stage 21 year 15 weeks agoAnother break to be reeled in

    Another break to be reeled in then the same as yesteday as they climb to the finish line. I expect the same faces in roughly the same places as well.

  • Achievements - Understanding1 year 15 weeks agoWhat about badges for the MM

    What about badges for the MM and HM stages? That way you have all the types of stage

  • Richie Porte targets 2014 Giro d'Italia - but just how many GC riders can Team Sky support?1 year 15 weeks agoWiggins will retire next year

    Wiggins will retire next year and move into a director sportif role with Sky.

    That will leave Froome, Porte, Uran and Henao for the 3 GT's and bring in Chavanel / Spartacus to bolster the team.

  • Sunday Times Giro coverage.1 year 15 weeks agoIt's not reportage as much as

    It's not reportage as much as it a column on one subject. Plenty of people reporting what happens in the race. Walsh tends to focus on one subject. For years that's been tackling doping in sport.

    Weirdly, he's just this minute tweeted about the Dowsett thing:

    David Walsh 15m
    1/6: Rest days at GTs can be good: Have just spent an hour shooting the breeze with Alex Dowsett which was both interesting and informative.

    2/6: I'd wanted to catch up with him, he got to me first. He wanted me to know the daft things about LA last Oct didn't reflect his beliefs.

    3/6: Everyone in Sky speaks highly of Alex, good guy with good ethics, and they felt what he'd said didn't tally with the person they knew.

    4/6: We talked about it. LA had been a hero at one time and in China he wasn't aware of what had come out and felt very foolish that evening

    5/6: He realises if he'd been a pro in LA era, he would have had a less successful career. Said he understood why I wrote what I did in ST.

    6/6: Alex Dowsett says he has never seen a performance enhancing drug, let alone taken one. He doesn't need me to believe that, but I do.

  • good rural routes in west yorkshire ?1 year 15 weeks agoHow far you going? I've got 2

    How far you going? I've got 2 great routes, 129 miles and 80 miles. If you want the GPX files you could always modify them to your liking?

  • good rural routes in west yorkshire ?1 year 15 weeks agoNot sure if it qualifies as

    Not sure if it qualifies as West, but heading North out of Otley you can't go far wrong, Leathley Lane or Farnley Lane in particular is a great ride with some stunning scenery. Cross the A59 and you're spoilt for choice, depending on how far you're going. Memwith Hill area, loads of quiet roads round there. If you head West from there you can then cut south around Bolton Abbey, the road that runs through Ilkley golf course is popular and runs parallel to a main road so not much traffic. Then if you're heading back to Otley, Denton Road runs parallel to a more major road so it's nice a quite one, plus can stop in at the Black Horse in Askwith for a well-earned refreshment.
    Can't really say much on the condition of the tarmac, much as you'd expect anywhere really: I'm sure there'll be some unpleasant patches mixed in with the good stuff.
    Enjoy!

  • Texting at wheel kills more US teens than drunk-driving says new study1 year 15 weeks agoWe've already got Speed

    We've already got Speed Cameras. Expect Mobile/Seat Belt Cameras coming to a bridge near you soon.

  • Short sleeved jersey recommendation?1 year 15 weeks agoI have to agree about the

    I have to agree about the Torm jerseys. Well made at a very reasonable price.

  • Richie Porte targets 2014 Giro d'Italia - but just how many GC riders can Team Sky support?1 year 15 weeks agoSo where does all this leave

    So where does all this leave Wiggins? Retirement or a move to a smaller team at the end of the season? Or one more year at Sky and a crack at Paris-Roubaix next year?

  • Richie Porte targets 2014 Giro d'Italia - but just how many GC riders can Team Sky support?1 year 15 weeks agoWhile BMC have to face up to

    While BMC have to face up to the fact that Evans (GC) career is coming to a close they do have Tejay Van Garderan who's looking good as a Grand Tour GC contender. Froome going there could be equally problematic. OPQS would need to buy in more than just ladders. Their current team is purely Classics and Cav support centred. Would Cav be happy in a team looking to target GC again? Surely anyone can see that today targeting yellow and green in the same year is a no no.