• Nice to see LBS working with Waterstones book shop1 year 9 weeks agoNice, should get people

    Nice, should get people looking.

    Plain Face i'll get my coat

  • Tour de Romandie: Prologue: Ascona1 year 9 weeks agoI didn't know what to do here

    I didn't know what to do here for standard, so I thought I would go all out on prologue.fingers crossed.
    Standard:

    Tony Martin
    Rohan Dennis
    J C Peraud
    Navardauskas
    Ion Izaguirre
    Sven Tuft
    Micheal Hepburn
    Jack Bobridge
    Damien Gaudin

    Nice Aussie flavour there:)

    Purist:

    Chris Froome
    TeeJay Van Garderen
    Andrew Talansky
    Simon Spilak
    J C Peraud
    Nathan Earle
    Edward Beltran
    Kolo Fernandez
    Nino Schurter

    Good Luck everyone.

  • Riders banned from New Forest sportives for urinating in public1 year 9 weeks agoandyp wrote:'we're a bit more

    andyp wrote:
    'we're a bit more tolerant in Yorkshire'

    Blimey. Not a sentence you would hear too often. This New Forest place must be horrific. I'm imagining Auschwitz, recreated in Dorset?
    Wink


    Its in Hampshire

  • Cycling in London1 year 9 weeks agoScoob_84 wrote:The cycling

    Scoob_84 wrote:
    The cycling extremists are out in force again

    Who'd have thought it, on a cycling forum too. Devious subversive bastards.

  • Forever Lock: the 'unpickable' bike lock + video1 year 9 weeks agoNice idea but too fussy by

    Nice idea but too fussy by far. What about the lock's resistance to being destructively opened?

  • Video: Unboxing the new Garmin Edge 10001 year 9 weeks agoYeah, I see it too. Weird.

    Yeah, I see it too. Weird. They definitely had something saying it was gone, so I wonder if perhaps it's just there for transition and will disappear? Hopefully not.

  • Tour de Romandie: Prologue: Ascona1 year 9 weeks agodrheaton wrote:Standard: Tony

    drheaton wrote:
    Standard:

    Tony Martin
    Navardauskas
    Rohan Dennis
    Kittel
    Clement
    Grivko
    Hepburn
    Zoidl
    Gaudin

    Purist:

    Froome
    Tony Martin
    Spilak
    Peraud
    Ludvigsson
    Zoidl
    Ignatyev
    Gaudin
    Fernandez

    I see you found gaudin too Doctor at a bargin price. I couldnt manage to fit him in purist by 0.4
    Sad
    Actually now I look our purist teams are pretty similar.

  • Tour de Romandie: Prologue: Ascona1 year 9 weeks agoStd: Have gone for a few on

    Std: Have gone for a few on this, but wanted to limit my 10pt deductions a bit for tomorrow.

    Michal Kwiatkowski (OPQ)
    Rohan Dennis (GRS)
    Simon Spilak (KAT)
    Ion Izaguirre (MOV)
    Tony Martin (OPQ)
    Nathan Earle (SKY)
    Riccardo Zoidl (TFR)
    Damien Gaudin (ALM)
    Koldo Fernandez (GRS)

    And Purist: Hopefully a few stage winners, but not much in the way of GC contenders

    Michal Kwiatkowski (OPQ)
    Simon Spilak (KAT)
    Riccardo Zoidl (TFR)
    Marcel Kittel (GSH)
    Tony Martin (OPQ)
    Brett Lancaster (OGE)
    Oscar Gatto (CAD)
    Nathan Earle (SKY)
    Damien Gaudin (ALM)

  • Families to the fore as thousands turn out for Scotland's Pedal on Parliament (+video)1 year 9 weeks agoAndrewRH wrote:Have I just

    AndrewRH wrote:
    Have I just been warped back into the 1970s? Can we put the lid back on this ancient "debate" about vehicular cycling? It has done little to #GetBritainCycling. No one is stopping people from choosing to cycle on the roads; and installing Dutch-style segregated paths won't either, as others here have commented. Let's all work together this time - decades on - to make cycling better for everyone 8-80, as the saying goes.

    In other but related news, expect an announcement at this week's Cycle City event in Leeds from the DfT about a consultation on what the DfT called a 'radical overhaul' of the signage legislation...

    ‘Radical overhaul’ coming ‘very soon’ for the UK’s traffic signs legislation

    ~Andrew~

    I respect the others in the debate arguing for more segreation and yes a lot of it has to do with which particular sub group of cyclists you have in your mind and where they are what they are doing when we make our various arguments.

    I am less convinced about segregation but it has its place. I see that place as being mainly for kids and novices. If like our German friend bambergbike you want to travel a reasonable distance on a bike the bike paths are not much use. Horses for courses.

    I agree that both are needed but I do think that those arguing for more segreation should recognise the implicit danger in their argument especially if it ends up without the nuances we all seem to understand as experienced cyclists.

    I refer you back to that cicil rights argument. I has a paralell. It is attractive to politicians to provide segregated cycle paths. It is easier to do that in many places than the more complex task of educating cyclists and motorists how to share the road safely and good naturedly. The danger for us cyclists is that in arguing too one dimensionally for segregation we fall into the trap that we tacitly accept that we are not equally entitled to use the roads.

    Put it like this once the Atlanta Compromise was reached and Negro colleges set up you had a devil of a job arguing that negroes were entitled to any other colleges.

    The implicit danger of providing separate segregated routes for cyclists is that they are then not seen as legitimately entitled to use the road.

    There are already motorists out there and a goodly number that believe that if a cycle path is provided you shouldn't be on "their" road you should be on "your" path. Why wouldn't they. Two separate spaces have been provided. Ok so yours is sub standard and not appropriate for your speed and where you want to go. A bit like those Negro colleges.

  • Updated: Team Sky says its riders are not given painkiller Tramadol and it should be banned1 year 9 weeks agoratattat wrote:ColT

    ratattat wrote:
    ColT wrote:
    Have Sky issued a statement yet?

    Why the fu*k would Sky issue a statement about the use of a legal painkiller ? Do we need a statement when Froome uses a Vic inhaler or takes a paracetamol . Every teams riders will be taking this it won't be just Sky

    Alright, calm down, FFS. I asked the question with my tongue firmly stuck in my cheek.

    Then again, why not issue a statement to confirm/deny/clarify/whatever? Transparency and all that.

  • Tour de Romandie: Prologue: Ascona1 year 9 weeks agoIt's only a bit longer than a

    It's only a bit longer than a pursuit today so gone for a few ex-track guys...
    Kwiatkowski
    Martin
    Hepburn
    Gaudin
    Dennis
    Sergent
    Kittel
    Kern
    Hivert

    Purist isn't actually all that different with tejay, nizzolo, albasini and roux in for the prologue guys. Not very gc-heavy...

  • Video: Unboxing the new Garmin Edge 10001 year 9 weeks agoI'm positive I'm using

    I'm positive I'm using modern.

    From the dash click on activities so you bring up the list view. 'Import' is on the far right.

    PS I've just been creating some segments in my local area and the leaderboards display wind direction and speed. Eat that Strava.

  • Carbon frame life cycle1 year 9 weeks agocrikey wrote:The same comment

    crikey wrote:
    The same comment can be applied to any frame of any material, and I've broken steel and aluminium frames...

    The idea that every carbon frame is minutes away from 'catastrophic failure' is one used by people who don't like them, and as above, is not related to material science.

    Absolutely!

    I get tired of hearing armchair engineers telling me my carbon bike is likely to explode at any second sending shards of razor sharp carbon through my gentleman parts!

    These are generally the same people who tell me I must never allow a carbon bike to get wet - "It's likely to degrade it mate" - sure, sure it will. Laughing

  • Team Sky's Sergio Henao currently off active roster for altitude tests says team hope he can race Tour de France1 year 9 weeks agogiobox wrote:All his

    giobox wrote:
    All his statements about returning have been qualified, "Assuming everything is in order once I’ve gone through this", "Hopefully I can be in the best condition to make my case" etc, doesn't exactly read like a man confident in his situation. One wouldn't imagine a rider like Cavendish or Wiggins being quiet in such circumstances if they were certain of being clean and being prevented from racing by team management.

    I see what you're getting at, there's a significant difference between being quiet in such circumstances, and being absolutely fuming BUT remaining professional about it and not discussng with the media. They might, however, look like the same thing to us.

  • Updated: Team Sky says its riders are not given painkiller Tramadol and it should be banned1 year 9 weeks agoThere could always be

    There could always be agreement on exclusions, e.g. STD's - but come on, saddle sores, asthma, hay fever, hormonal disorders - I bet these feature heavily in the peloton as conditions requiring TUE's. And it would be telling if these conditions were represented within the peloton to a greater extent than in normal society.

    How can any sport be serious about fighting doping if it can't show that the TUE system isn't being abused?

  • Strava, Garmin and an Micro SD card1 year 9 weeks agoYou can get strava to find it

    You can get strava to find it through the file upload option then selecting your: sd card > Garmin >activities> FILE.fit

    So that would save you one step, but the best thing to do is leave them saving onto the Garmin. My edge 800 has 110 MB capacity, so more than enough space to save rides straight to it, as long as you do a bit of housekeeping from time to time. Saves you 30 seconds every strava upload = more time checking segments!

    hope this helps

  • Close to the Marco1 year 9 weeks agoSounds lovely, as always. And

    Sounds lovely, as always. And one for the bookmarks for future holidays.

  • Video: Unboxing the new Garmin Edge 10001 year 9 weeks agoHow did you upload the files?

    How did you upload the files? Where is the option? Are you sure you're using the new "Modern" version? The Garmin walk-through for the "modern" site even mentions that browser upload is gone now.

  • Cycling in London1 year 9 weeks ago"your a moron" - says it all

    "your a moron" - says it all really.

    If I see a truck, I will approach and overtake it on the outside. I won't "stay away" or "keep back", because there's really no need, unless the driver's not looking in his mirrors when I perform a safe overtake.

    Personally, I don't wear headphones as I like to hear what's going on, but deaf people also cycle and you can't hear the environment in a car or truck with the radio on.

    The roads of London are indeed too narrow, congested and potholed to safely cope with the amount of traffic on them. If you look closely though, you'll see that a bike takes up much less room than a truck or even a car, so that's not the fault of cyclists.

    I wonder what sort of reaction I'd get if I logged onto a trucker's website and tried to give them some tips on safe driving.

  • Challenge Strada Bianca 700C 30mm tyres1 year 9 weeks agoThese look great, but £48 an

    These look great, but £48 an end is pretty punchy.

    A group-test of big-ish tyres would be a Very Useful Thing.

  • Tour de Romandie: Prologue: Ascona1 year 9 weeks agoStandard: Tony

    Standard:

    Tony Martin
    Navardauskas
    Rohan Dennis
    Kittel
    Clement
    Grivko
    Hepburn
    Zoidl
    Gaudin

    Purist:

    Froome
    Tony Martin
    Spilak
    Peraud
    Ludvigsson
    Zoidl
    Ignatyev
    Gaudin
    Fernandez

  • Updated: Team Sky says its riders are not given painkiller Tramadol and it should be banned1 year 9 weeks agogiobox wrote:notfastenough

    giobox wrote:
    notfastenough wrote:
    Team transparency, yes, but that doesn't equate to telling individuals "if you ride for us, you forfeit your inalienable right to medical privacy"

    Given the sports past, I think it only reasonable that riders are asked to waive that right. Its the only way to restore trust. Fair? Maybe not, but that's the reality of the situation.

    Ok, so let's say they waive that right. Rider x takes y substance for control of condition z. You think that would prevent a shadow from forming over that rider? Sorry but we've seen time and again that this isn't the case. Chris Froome's Bilharzia (spelling?), that long-standing virus that was dogging JTL (notwithstanding the wider investigations regarding him, obviously). Rumours abound. Sure, it would be interesting to know, but I really don't think it solves anything.

    daddyELVIS wrote:

    Listing TUE's is hardly a massive invasion of privacy.

    That depends what the TUE is for. Let's take a different tack. How about embarassing medical stuff? Female rider x is taking IVF drugs to help her become pregnant. Do the sport's challenges justify the rest of us knowing that her and her partner can't have kids? This stuff can be a major cause of stress and depression - you really think the rest of us have the right to know? In fact, let's assume we do that. Then some joker posts on the internet that IVF drug x could somehow enhance performance - next thing you know, that rider's stresses are just piling up; can't have kids, needs fertility treatment, AND accused of being a doper! Sorry no, the only people privy to that info, and deciding whether it's performance enhancing (and therefore remove the rider from the racing programme) are the doctors.

  • Families to the fore as thousands turn out for Scotland's Pedal on Parliament (+video)1 year 9 weeks agoHave I just been warped back

    Have I just been warped back into the 1970s? Can we put the lid back on this ancient "debate" about vehicular cycling? It has done little to #GetBritainCycling. No one is stopping people from choosing to cycle on the roads; and installing Dutch-style segregated paths won't either, as others here have commented. Let's all work together this time - decades on - to make cycling better for everyone 8-80, as the saying goes.

    In other but related news, expect an announcement at this week's Cycle City event in Leeds from the DfT about a consultation on what the DfT called a 'radical overhaul' of the signage legislation...

    ‘Radical overhaul’ coming ‘very soon’ for the UK’s traffic signs legislation

    ~Andrew~

  • Help with Shimano brake pod1 year 9 weeks agothe Shimano webpage has a lot

    the Shimano webpage has a lot of PDF files for there parts, from memory though its a 5mm hex on the outside of the lever body (so peel the hood back and look on the outside body)

  • Tour de Romandie: Prologue: Ascona1 year 9 weeks agoMartin Peraud Hepburn Spilak

    Martin
    Peraud
    Hepburn
    Spilak
    Dennis
    Navadauskas
    DVP
    Zoidl
    Earle