• Cyclist doing something legal in Scunthorpe makes the local paper1 year 10 weeks agoI get this a lot from my wife

    I get this a lot from my wife and her mum - "Why does that cyclist have to go up that hill? Why couldn't they just pull over and let everyone past?". They both forget that a motor vehicle slowing down is a matter of easing off the accelerator pedal, maybe changing gear. Slowing down or stopping on a hill on a bicycle is a complete PITA as you then have to put a *lot* more effort (than a driver does) into getting started again...

    And, as another poster has commented, its not exactly common for that ever-so-thankful queue of motor traffic to gratefully let you back into the main flow of traffic.

  • 5,000 ride in London to demand Space for Cycling - 100s more turn out in Bristol, Newcastle and elsewhere1 year 10 weeks ago-wasn't on the route, which

    -wasn't on the route, which was templemeads-bedminster-centre-broadmead-park-row-council house.

    If you were to go to those roads today -A369? you'll find at this time of day - 08:00 to 09:00 there'll be line of cars driving between 8 and 14 mph, roughly the same speed as everyone on the M32.

    Such mass protests appear to get funding from the DfT -so why can't we have our own

  • Felt Ar5 or Giant Propel advanced 3?1 year 10 weeks agoI've had the pleasure of

    I've had the pleasure of owning 2 Felt bikes and all i can say is that they are most comfortable bikes i've ridden and the build quality is brilliant.

    I like the Giant mind so its a tough decision but ultimately it has to be a Felt. If there is a Felt in stock at your LBS then go for it otherwise be careful as Saddleback are notoriously slow in getting bikes delivered and the summer could be over before it arrives.

  • 5,000 ride in London to demand Space for Cycling - 100s more turn out in Bristol, Newcastle and elsewhere1 year 10 weeks agofukawitribe wrote:... the 40

    fukawitribe wrote:
    ... the 40 mph limit road between the Suspension Bridge up towards Leigh Woods (the whole width, even as the road widened into two lanes)

    Which road are we talking about here? The speed limit over the bridge and through the narrow bit with the island in the middle (where the weighbridge is), has a 20 mph limit.

    As you get around the bend and the island disappears, by the first junctions, the speed limit goes up to 30 mph (for the long straight bit up to the traffic lights, with cars parked all along one side).

    In that whole area, it doesn't become a 40 mph limit until you have gone through all of that, then through the traffic lights, then turned left toward Portishead onto the A369, and then passed through another pinch point caused by the island for the traffic lights.

  • Womens World Cup-Tour of Chongming Island1 year 10 weeks agoIts been a mistake and

    Its been a mistake and mistakes happen. Its not the end of the world and as a lot of people have said "its only a game". I missed the comp completely due to not looking at when the next race was regardless of cut off times etc.

    As for the stage prize, just send it to the person that won but still keep the stage neutralized at least then they have got something for their efforts.

    Perhaps in the future, due to the fact that the womens races are miles apart, an email could be sent out reminding people of when it starts and the cut off times can then be checked for accuracy, just a thought Big Grin

  • Cyclist doing something legal in Scunthorpe makes the local paper1 year 10 weeks agoGus T wrote:Remember this

    Gus T wrote:
    Remember this chip wrapper is owned by the same people who own the The Daily Wail, in order to reduce costs they appear to no longer employ journalists or even people who can cross check back editions for previous articles on the subject, just article writers. Like its nearby sister chip wrapper The Hull Daily Mail, it survives by writing so called articles that sensationalise local events in order to allow deadheads to write ill informed and inaccurate comments in order to generate responses so that they can download adverts to increase their revenues. Yawn

    It's a shame the BBC website doesn't feature click throughs. We could halve the licence fee on the back of all the guff on there.

  • SRAM Wireless… don’t hold your breath1 year 10 weeks agoEven better, it should be 4

    Even better, it should be 4 batteries. Two shifters, two mechs.

  • Moser Speed road bike1 year 10 weeks agoguess it's a typo but weight

    guess it's a typo but weight of 9g? seems cheap for the money.

  • SRAM Wireless… don’t hold your breath1 year 10 weeks agogoggy wrote:So I have

    goggy wrote:
    So I have Dura-Ace Di2 ... can someone explain to me why I need wireless? It's not like the very light and unobtrusive little electrical cables get in the way, need to be refitted, or weigh too much.

    I just don't see where the benefit is. Confused

    How can you cope with only having one battery that can go flat? Wouldn't you rather have three?

  • Tour of California stage 81 year 10 weeks agoTERatcliffe26 wrote:... My

    TERatcliffe26 wrote:
    ... My change that I would have made wouldn't have made much difference in the grand scheme either, an extra 13 points but no change in my position overall.

    Nice play, TER Smile You beat Wig Billy! Did you have the space and transfers to have brought in a few more sprinters? You were so close to taking the whole thing! Applause

    johnny2names wrote:
    Was the deadline changed?

    TERatcliffe26 wrote:
    ... not by me...

    I'm still lost on this, so the deadline wasn't (?) changed, or was it (?)?... I still don't get it this either, can you or can't you change deadlines? Can Gkam? Or is the only one who can change deadlines dave? Thinking

  • SRAM Wireless… don’t hold your breath1 year 10 weeks agoTo be honest, Quote:So I have

    To be honest,

    Quote:
    So I have Dura-Ace ... can someone explain to me why I need Di2?

    is just as valid a question.

  • Womens World Cup-Tour of Chongming Island1 year 10 weeks agoArmchair Cyclist wrote:Can I

    Armchair Cyclist wrote:
    Can I confirm that you are one of the administrators of this? Do you really consider this an appropriate response to somebody who is disappointed at the blatant incompetence shown by those running this?
    I think you deserve a more courteous response than the one you were given and I think it's fair to question whether Gkam truly is an administrator or not. I really think he's been rude and unprofessional, without wanting to take away from his efforts to keep this place running. That said, had you taken the time to speak up about the error you noticed it's kind of sad to think you could have helped out and possibly have made this mess non-existent.

  • SRAM Wireless… don’t hold your breath1 year 10 weeks agoSo I have Dura-Ace Di2 ...

    So I have Dura-Ace Di2 ... can someone explain to me why I need wireless? It's not like the very light and unobtrusive little electrical cables get in the way, need to be refitted, or weigh too much.

    I just don't see where the benefit is. Confused

  • Video: Have-a-go hero cat saves young cyclist from dog attack1 year 10 weeks agoBoy, you clearly have a screw

    Laughing

    Boy, you clearly have a screw loose somewhere. Rolling On The Floor

  • Tour of California stage 81 year 10 weeks agoSour Grapes time! Lying

    Sour Grapes time!

    Lying fourth after Friday in this, but I had no access to change my team for Sundays last stage, or find out Saturdays results. I didn't really have a clue how Saturday would go (except that Sagan would probably win) so set it up pretty much as a sprint team for Sunday and hoped! I knew that I would have no chance of improving my position but that is life, It's my fault for going off doing real cycling. So I did my womens team in plenty of time and my Giro transfers before I left Saturday evening.

    Now I find out that after spending time making those transfers and researching the womens stage, the game was annulled because some people missed the deadline.

    How can that be?

    Whenever there is an error in the game setup the standard response is that it is THE PLAYERS RESPONSIBILITY TO CHECK THAT THE GAME INFORMATION IS CORRECT AND ACT ACCORDINGLY!

    I have accepted that in the past when things have not worked out for me so why is it different this time? Please explain!

  • SRAM's wireless shifting—a saboteur's dream?1 year 10 weeks agombell wrote:Longest post on

    mbell wrote:
    Longest post on road cc ever?

    Most boring, certainly.

  • Womens World Cup-Tour of Chongming Island1 year 10 weeks agoIt is not my responsibility

    It is not my responsibility to make sure that something I have paid for avoids errors.

    So you set it up wrong, did so months ago, and yet your response to the situation is that you want to send me an obscene gesture.
    Please either explain how that is justified, or retract and apologise.

  • Womens World Cup-Tour of Chongming Island1 year 10 weeks ago207 points for me... I

    207 points for me... I imagine the winner of the stage will have gotten something like 225 or so...
    Neutralizing the stage seems like a good idea to me, considering... what bothers me is that I completely forgot to make transfers for the last TOC stage At Wits End

  • Tour of California stage 81 year 10 weeks agoTERatcliffe26 wrote:Yup

    TERatcliffe26 wrote:
    Yup Johnny, Im sure Dave will read this, and take it on board, he does try and send out emails when things like that do happen

    My change that I would have made wouldn't have made much difference in the grand scheme either, an extra 13 points but no change in my position overall.

    Thank You Tera.
    As not all of us live in Northern Hemi. I might check close time and see I have 30mins to do it when I get home from work, as norm close about 6/7pm here. If I think that and it gets moved an Hour and not told... Sad
    It surely can't be that hard to make a mailing list group?
    Thank you again.

  • This coming week's Giro1 year 10 weeks agoJoelsim wrote:Right, team for

    Joelsim wrote:
    Right, team for next 5 stages picked and written down! Surprise

    LOL nice prep Nerd

  • This coming week's Giro1 year 10 weeks agoTERatcliffe26 wrote:If im

    TERatcliffe26 wrote:
    If im honest, I don't think he thought he would still be in he GC battle and neither did I, as im sure it was a stage he would have been targeting.

    To be honest I was shocked that after last years effort's that Lampre' didn't make Ulissi leader from the get go, Neimeinc is ancient, Especially with Scarp gone and Cunego isn't up to it.
    I thought Ulissi would have lead at home GT for Sure. I cant understand them selecting a Polish rider to lead in Giro, so very un-Italian.

  • This coming week's Giro1 year 10 weeks agoWOW, just realised I am 2nd

    WOW, just realised I am 2nd OVERALL in Purist non-prem races for the year Smile

  • This coming week's Giro1 year 10 weeks agoTight at the top so the next

    Tight at the top so the next few stages and penalties could come into deciding who wins fs and the overall ..... Smile

  • Cyclist doing something legal in Scunthorpe makes the local paper1 year 10 weeks agoFirst world problems,

    First world problems, eh?

    Meanwhile, somewhere in the real world, a group of young girls gets kidnapped. #Perspective.

    Truth is, only the first few cars in the tailback would have been aware that it was some bloke on a bike up front, so the story HAD to be told to ensure that EVERYONE was outraged.

    Jeez, I despair. Come out here and sample the infamous Taiwanese road behaviour.

  • Cyclist doing something legal in Scunthorpe makes the local paper1 year 10 weeks ago[[[[[ Yes...on a Critical

    [[[[[ Yes...on a Critical Mass ride in the Big Smoke a while back, the male driver of a very swish jamjar, blocked by bloody cyclists, was tearing his hair out and foaming at the mouth. His lady companion's frown was so fierce her eyebrows descended to somewhere below her nose. "Having a nice evening?" I enquired.
    "I'd get home a effing sight quicker without twats like you!" he grated.
    "Well, fancy that!" I said. "Cyclists do this demo once a month, whereas drivers get in my way, block my progress and endanger my health twice a day, five days a week, and weekends too---so who's a bigger twat?"
    To give him his due, he sighed, began to look thoughtful, and said not another word.
    P.R.