• Tour of Flanders1 year 39 weeks agoTERatcliffe26 wrote:I feel i

    TERatcliffe26 wrote:
    I feel i may have made an error with my team Sad

    Did you select Sean Kelly again? Devil

    Thats almost half way, 15 break away, NO break points today Big Grin

  • Tour of Flanders1 year 39 weeks agoI feel i may have made an

    I feel i may have made an error with my team Sad

  • 30 Days of Biking back for 3rd year - ride your bike every day in April, starting tomorrow1 year 39 weeks agoWill turbo sessions count?

    Will turbo sessions count?

  • Tour of Flanders1 year 39 weeks agoOk folks, we're live on

    Ok folks, we're live on Eurosport, I'm off to watch it now

  • Gonna sell the car and cycle commute instead - advice needed1 year 39 weeks agoDefinitely mudguards! I'd

    Definitely mudguards!
    I'd recommend panniers to avoid a sweaty back, carry your work stuff and be able to pick up some shopping on the way back. A Tortec velocity slimline rack will give you less weight & drag than a wider conventional one.
    For kit I think you need to buy some expensive stuff but you can get away with cheaper options like Tenn Outdoors for everyday jerseys etc.
    Best waterproof overshoes I found are BBB waterflex - under £20 on eBay and good quality. (Or waterproof boots and toe clips if you prefer)
    I use cheap lightweight waterproof tousers over cycling trousers/leggings to keep the worst off my legs It's not a great look but they are cheap, light and packable.
    Lights - "Kree" led lights & rechargeable batteries will give you the brightness of a much more expensive light. My one was £12 on eBay and is fine on pitch black lanes at 25mph. You'll need a backup light and/or spare batteries.
    A DHB minima jacket is very light and waterproof with good quality zip for about £35 (RRP £50). Not massively breathable but you'd need to spend a lot more to get one that is.
    If you're in traffic, 2 or 3 bright back lights including one attached to the back of your helmet. Smart lunar R1/R2 are bright and inexpensive.
    Good winter gloves - I'm still looking for some that fit well. Freezing hands are best avoided.
    I use two head warmers for different conditions - a thick one and a waffer thin one which doubles as a face cover when it's really cold - from camping shops.
    If you can find some alternative routes it will make the journey less of a drag when you're not in the mood.
    If you've got an expensive road bike and are thinking of using that you might want to get a commute bike instead to avoid expensive wear and tear. A 8 or 9 speed drivechain wears out slower and is cheaper to replace than a 10 speed.
    Commuter traffic is probably the most dangerous so you need to be very alert and look out for bad driving and potholes etc. all the time.

  • Tour of Flanders1 year 39 weeks agoThis is how i'm following,

    This is how i'm following, even though i do no understand a word, i think for next year they might wanna do an English version Wink

  • Tour of Flanders1 year 39 weeks agoThis will be me then. Fabian

    This will be me then.
    Fabian Cancellara (RSN)
    Tom Boonen (OPQ)
    Peter Sagan (LIQ)
    Bjorn Leukemans (VCD)
    Johan Vansummeren (GRM)
    Christopher Sutton (SKY)
    Sep Vanmarcke (GRM)
    Xavier Florencio (KAT)
    Stijn Vandenbergh (OPQ)
    Hoping for a stable internet connection to follow race Big Grin

  • Ride the cobbled climbs of the Ronde van Edinburgh tomorrow - then watch Tour of Flanders on TV1 year 39 weeks agoSounds like a perfect

    Sounds like a perfect Sunday... Big Grin

  • Tour of Flanders1 year 39 weeks agoI did make a last minute

    I did make a last minute change that i've been toying with all week, because i had 5 mins left till deadline and its not going to cost me anything in my tactics, still have my 6 transfers for P-R

    I took out Urtasun and brought in Westra

    In other news, the gap is now 4.18

  • Tour of Flanders1 year 39 weeks agoFabian Cancellara

    Fabian Cancellara (RSN)
    Filippo Pozzato (FAR)
    Sylvain Chavanel (OPQ)
    Tom Boonen (OPQ)
    Sep Vanmarcke (GRM)
    Xavier Florencio (KAT)
    Manuel Belletti (ALM)
    Bernhard Eisel (SKY)
    Kris Boeckmans (VCD)

    Hopefully the break loses a few riders before the halfway point. Wink

  • Tour of Flanders1 year 39 weeks agoI have noone in the break!

    I have noone in the break! got the wrong saxo bank guy again

    my team

    Pozatto
    Sagan
    Boonen
    Ballan

    Devolder
    Vanmarcke
    Pichot
    Maxim Iglinsky
    Morkov

  • Tour of Flanders1 year 39 weeks agoHernia is brisk popped to the

    Hernia is brisk popped to the front of the pack and thus creates a hernia. A dozen or so riders have beaten a hole with the rest.

    Omega and the shack have missed the break garmin hae farrar in it!!!!!!

  • Tour of Flanders1 year 39 weeks agoYeah, 2,22 on my ticker app

    Yeah, 2,22 on my ticker app thing, the official app for the classics

    BUT the down side, there are 15 of them, so no points if they all get to half way

    Just as i typed that, the gap is now 3.50

  • Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco1 year 39 weeks agonickobec wrote:Change to team

    nickobec wrote:
    Change to team Lopez out Kiryienka in (only because the the J Lopez on the list is Jesus Herrada López, not Jose Herrada López (both from Movistar, neither racing here) and not David Lopez Garcia who is racing for Movistar and who I wanted to pick, but does not appear on the points list. Also missing David DE LA FUENTE RASILLA, what hast Dave against the Spainish Davids? Wink

    Team now
    S. Sanchez GC EUS 34.4
    W. Poels KM VCD 25.0
    S. Gerrans AR GRE 21.7
    L. Leipheimer GC OPQ 22.6
    R. Nocentini DS ALM 9.7
    S. Paulinho DS SAX 9.8
    M. Moser DS LIQ 3.1
    V. Kiryienka DS MOV 14.3
    André Fernando S. Cardoso Martins DS CJR 3.2

    Total 144.0

    Yeh i noticed the herrada problem, however i think i solved it. J lopez on the game is jesus lopez herrada, however J. Herrada is Jose lopez herrada. However Dave has the wrong one starting for Ronde I think.

  • Tour of Flanders1 year 39 weeks agoi can't change mine even if

    i can't change mine even if the game does allow, so on the basis of not wanting to break a great losing streak.

    Peter Sagan (LIQ)
    Fabian Cancellara (RSN)
    John Degenkolb (ARG)
    Tom Boonen (OPQ)
    Steve Chainel (FDJ)
    Andreas Klier (GRM)
    Baden Cooke (GRE)
    Aleksandr Kuschynski (KAT)
    Dominique Rollin (FDJ)

    But never was i so certain there will be a form book upset. Smile

  • Tour of Flanders1 year 39 weeks agoYeah, I noticed the transfer

    Yeah, I noticed the transfer deadline yesterday but thought it would get changed and didn't want to risk leaving transfers to the last minute. Seems there is a decent gap at the moment, if they let them go to half distance..

  • LOCOG looks set to charge to watch Olympic races from Box Hill as minister praises environmental benefits1 year 39 weeks agoFree it should be. We've paid

    Free it should be. We've paid £10 billion s far in to this con and now we pay some more. It does not usually cost £10 billion to see a world class sporting event and usually in that case your tickets would go towards the cost of the running the event.

    This is different - we have each of us already paid an estimated £150 to £300 for the Olympics. Now we are expected to pay much much more.

    Me I'm off abroad for the two weeks of mayhem. My business will be shut down by the Olympics and then on my return I can wait for the total lack of any meaningful Olympic legacy.

    Its just a PR exercise to justify lining the pockets of these multinationals. Has anyone seen any local business put forward as Olympic sponsors. Local business should have a voice in relation to the legacy. In the Munich games 1972 there were 28 main sponsors of which half were local. today we have 4 and one of them is responsible for Bhopal and the hospitalty organiser was up for corruption charges at Salt lake city but got off because he ratted on his mates in crime there's more much more.

    I love my sport but this is just a cynical exercise of fleecing a country with the permission of its government.

    The soon it goes the better. Then we can smuggly look back and say 'oh look no legacy, £10 billion wasted'.

  • Tour of Flanders1 year 39 weeks agoYeah, so people like me can

    Yeah, so people like me can wait to see if a decent break forms and switch out some riders Wink

    As it stands, i have made 0 changes but with 30 mins left till deadline, i have changes ready Nerd

    Philippe Gilbert (BMC)
    Tom Boonen (OPQ)
    Peter Sagan (LIQ)
    Giovanni Visconti (MOV)
    Johan Vansummeren (GRM)
    Kris Boeckmans (VCD)
    Valentin Iglinksiy (AST)
    Pablo Urtasun (EUS)
    Stijn Vandenbergh (OPQ)

  • Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco1 year 39 weeks agoI'll see if I can continue

    I'll see if I can continue with my good luck from Catalunya... Wink

    Samuel Sanchez (EUS)
    Jose Joaquin Rojas (MOV)
    Levi Leipheimer (OPQ)
    Chris Horner (RSN)
    Lers Petter Norhaug (SKY)
    Gianni Meersman (LOT)
    Francesco Gavazzi (AST)
    Julian Sanchez (CJR)
    Rinaldo Nocentini (ALM)

  • 30 Days of Biking back for 3rd year - ride your bike every day in April, starting tomorrow1 year 39 weeks agoWhat about those of us who

    What about those of us who have mandated rest days as part of our (ahem) punishing training regime?

  • Tour of Flanders1 year 39 weeks agoIs there a reason why the

    Is there a reason why the game seems to say you can make changes now but the race has started?

  • Tour of Flanders1 year 39 weeks agoBoonen Cancellara Degenkolb F

    Boonen
    Cancellara
    Degenkolb
    Freire
    Devolder
    Vangenechten
    Dockx
    Vanmarcke
    Hulsmans

    for me...

  • Tour of Flanders1 year 39 weeks agoFabian Cancellara (RSN) AR

    Fabian Cancellara (RSN) AR Value: 37.7
    Filippo Pozzato (FAR)AR Value: 20.0
    Oscar Freire (KAT)AR Value: 22.2
    Tom Boonen (OPQ) AR Value: 27.8
    Luca Paolini (KAT) DS Value: 10.5
    Kris Boeckmans (VCD) DS Value: 3.1
    Sep Vanmarcke (GRM) DS Value: 8.4
    Stijn Devolder (VCD) DS Value: 14.8
    Matthieu Ladagnous (FDJ) DS Value 4.7

    Watch 2008 Ronde van Vlaanderen last night, Devolders 1st win, confirmed why I picked him, Friere & Pozzato

    And the odd one out in my team is Matthieu Ladagnous, I had him in for Gent - Wevelgem and intend to transfer out for RVV, but I got my numbers wrong and had to transfer out Baden Cooke instead

  • Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco1 year 39 weeks agoChange to team Lopez out

    Change to team Lopez out Kiryienka in (only because the the J Lopez on the list is Jesus Herrada López, not Jose Herrada López (both from Movistar, neither racing here) and not David Lopez Garcia who is racing for Movistar and who I wanted to pick, but does not appear on the points list. Also missing David DE LA FUENTE RASILLA, what hast Dave against the Spainish Davids? Wink

    Team now
    S. Sanchez GC EUS 34.4
    W. Poels KM VCD 25.0
    S. Gerrans AR GRE 21.7
    L. Leipheimer GC OPQ 22.6
    R. Nocentini DS ALM 9.7
    S. Paulinho DS SAX 9.8
    M. Moser DS LIQ 3.1
    V. Kiryienka DS MOV 14.3
    André Fernando S. Cardoso Martins DS CJR 3.2

    Total 144.0

  • Tour of Flanders1 year 39 weeks ago*** SPOILER ALERT *** . .

    *** SPOILER ALERT *** . . ..
    Top 9 here. . . .

    Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin

    Tom Boonen (OPQ)
    Edvald Boasson Hagen (SKY)
    Sebastian Langeveld (GRE)
    Fabian Cancellara (RSN)
    Stijn Devolder (VCD)
    Stijn Vandenbergh (OPQ
    Xavier Florencio (KAT)
    Maxim Iglinsky (AST)
    Aleksandr Kuschynski (KAT)

    Langeveld is my widcad. . . .