• Tirreno - Adriatico TTT1 year 18 weeks ago1st on the forum league

    1st on the forum league Wink won't last

  • Which GPS/HRM/Cadence Device1 year 18 weeks agoGarmin 800. Full maps, easy

    Garmin 800. Full maps, easy to navigate. Don't be put off by the occasional moan about problems. Had mine for a couple of years now and never got lost. Use it every week for big 50+ miles down small country roads with no names and even cycled from London to Spain with it. Mapping is easy. Ride with GPS is good although I prefer using google maps and using gmap to gpx to create the gpx file. Best thing I ever bought, after the bike of course!

  • Tirreno - Adriatico TTT1 year 18 weeks agoNo worries, TTTs make things

    No worries, TTTs make things complicated. Riders are ranked on their team performance because otherwise someone who puts all their efforts in at the start isn't rewarded for helping their team succeed.

    I think its fair not to have last man for TTTs.

  • Tirreno - Adriatico TTT1 year 18 weeks agodrheaton wrote:Not sure

    drheaton wrote:
    Not sure really, each team member completing the course gets the points for their teams finishing position so how is it right that a guy could get 10 points for their team winning but another 10 for being last man?

    Makes sense..just a brain fart.. Confused

  • Tirreno - Adriatico TTT1 year 18 weeks agoNot sure really, each team

    Not sure really, each team member completing the course gets the points for their teams finishing position so how is it right that a guy could get 10 points for their team winning but another 10 for being last man?

  • Tirreno Adriatico Stage 1: Mark Cavendish in race lead after Omega Pharma-Quick Step win team time trial1 year 18 weeks agoCav made some very pointed

    Cav made some very pointed comments when interviewed by Daniel Lloyd about how great it was to be taking part in a TTT without having to overthink and analyse every detail and still win- what (or who) ever could be mean?!? Wink

  • Castelli Sanremo Thermosuit1 year 18 weeks agoOk, I'm prepared to accept I

    Ok, I'm prepared to accept I have no direct experience and so may be judging harshly.

    I use the Gabba jackets, long and short sleeved, as my main training kit, but still find I misjudge the odd occasion and end up wishing I'd used the long sleeve or the short sleeve.

    I'm in the grim North, with a fair few big hills, and find the up and down stuff requires a very flexible outfit; I wonder if this would cope?

  • Tirreno - Adriatico TTT1 year 18 weeks agoGkam84 wrote:Don't forget to

    Gkam84 wrote:
    Don't forget to remove Sylvain Georges who didn't finish.....

    No last man home either??

    Not as far as I know Thinking I was under the assumption last man home didnt count for TTT's (needs a Dave ruling)

  • Tirreno - Adriatico TTT1 year 18 weeks agoDammit Grabsch!! Put him in

    Dammit Grabsch!! Put him in my purist and normal team.. don't we get "last man home" points for Paulinho? He's last in the official list for the stage.

  • Refining myself as a cyclist: More agressive position and new wheels. Tips, please!1 year 18 weeks agoTake your time with the

    Take your time with the spacer adjustments, and do them in small increments - 5mm at a time if you can. Your body will probably adapt, and you can help that by stretching more.

    Note that a more aggressive position may not necessarily make you faster - there's quite a fine line between aerodynamics and muscle efficiency.

  • Tirreno - Adriatico TTT1 year 18 weeks agoDon't forget to remove

    Don't forget to remove Sylvain Georges who didn't finish.....

    No last man home either??

  • Castelli Sanremo Thermosuit1 year 18 weeks agocrikey wrote:Hmmmmm.... I'm

    crikey wrote:
    Hmmmmm....

    I'm usually a fan of Castelli stuff; they seem to have embraced the idea that innovation aimed at people who ride bikes a lot is a good method of selling said people said stuff.

    This seems to be less flexible than the seperate pieces of kit would be, and so only suited to a certain small temperature range.

    Climbing up hills...get hot.
    Descending...cool off.

    In the UK at this time of year, it's possible to experience a change of 10 or so degrees in the course of a few hours, and I guess that this suit would be too hot or too cold for a significant proportion of that ride.

    Unless you are a pro or have aspirations that way....Oh, but then you'll be wearing what you're contracted or told to wear.

    I understand the idea but I feel that they've not quite got it right this time.

    I disagree crikey. I've been wearing it a lot the last couple of months and I've found it to be good at regulating my temperature. I always carry a lightweight shell with me at this time of year, and that takes care of colder temps on early morning rides. I've not experienced any overheating, even when I do ride hard. I agree it's not as as flexible as separates, but in performance terms there's no compromise in how it copes with a wide range of temps

  • Castelli Sanremo Thermosuit1 year 18 weeks agoHmmmmm.... I'm usually a fan

    Hmmmmm....

    I'm usually a fan of Castelli stuff; they seem to have embraced the idea that innovation aimed at people who ride bikes a lot is a good method of selling said people said stuff.

    This seems to be less flexible than the seperate pieces of kit would be, and so only suited to a certain small temperature range.

    Climbing up hills...get hot.
    Descending...cool off.

    In the UK at this time of year, it's possible to experience a change of 10 or so degrees in the course of a few hours, and I guess that this suit would be too hot or too cold for a significant proportion of that ride.

    Unless you are a pro or have aspirations that way....Oh, but then you'll be wearing what you're contracted or told to wear.

    I understand the idea but I feel that they've not quite got it right this time.

  • Tirreno - Adriatico TTT1 year 18 weeks agoTERatcliffe26

    TERatcliffe26 wrote:
    chrisdstripes wrote:
    Only just realised OPQ changed their team at the last minute, the buggers.

    Who? I may have done the scores wrong Thinking just updating now

    I think they have changed 2 members since last night. will fix it but gotta do all the scores again, gonna let it finish the update first

  • Paris-Nice: Stage 41 year 18 weeks agoI know what im gonna do,

    I know what im gonna do, taking a punt for tomorrows breakaway but may get it wrong. Dropping Meersman, Viviani and Kittel for some other riders

  • Which GPS/HRM/Cadence Device1 year 18 weeks agoI only use RideWithGPS for

    I only use RideWithGPS for mapping. It has an extensive feature set (on par with BikeHike - if not better. And it's a bonus to be able to save routes for future reference (and editing).

    Garmin Connect has a map 'courses' bit. It's pretty basic. No cue-sheets, different types of maps, or useful data etc.

  • Castelli Sanremo Thermosuit1 year 18 weeks agosea_biscuit wrote:how'd

    sea_biscuit wrote:
    how'd you..you know, take a quick p***

    Oh it's really easy, much easier than bib tights in fact, the front of the tights is stretchy enough that it's easy to pull them down and... well you get the idea

  • Tirreno - Adriatico TTT1 year 18 weeks agochrisdstripes wrote:Only just

    chrisdstripes wrote:
    Only just realised OPQ changed their team at the last minute, the buggers.

    Who? I may have done the scores wrong Thinking just updating now

  • Tirreno - Adriatico TTT1 year 18 weeks agoDid they drop Grabsch? Ouch,

    Did they drop Grabsch? Ouch, I bet that hurts a few people.

  • Fizik Aliante - Bianchi Celeste and White1 year 18 weeks agoIs this still available? If

    Is this still available? If so, would you accept £40 posted?

  • Tirreno Adriatico Stage 1: Mark Cavendish in race lead after Omega Pharma-Quick Step win team time trial1 year 18 weeks agohes having a good start to

    hes having a good start to 2013 Big Grin

  • Tirreno - Adriatico TTT1 year 18 weeks agoOnly just realised OPQ

    Only just realised OPQ changed their team at the last minute, the buggers.

  • Morvélo CityCross – upcycling rubbish into gold1 year 18 weeks agoTremendous event. I loved it,

    Tremendous event. I loved it, my 7 year old loved it, my wife loved the pizza.

  • Carrera Radius Helmet1 year 18 weeks agojust got one from edingburgh

    just got one from edingburgh cycles for £65.00! happy days

  • Castelli Sanremo Thermosuit1 year 18 weeks agoHaving ridden with Dave

    Having ridden with Dave whilst he was wearing this I couldn't help but be reminded of this scene from the Simpsons: