• Tour Of California Stage 31 year 18 weeks agoSprinters.....seriously,

    Sprinters.....seriously, doubt they will be there at the finish. Thinking

    From 50-90 miles its mainly uphill and pretty steady grades. Sagan will struggle today, over 8k of climbing to be done.

    Stage 5 might be for sprinters, just about, but thats the only stage for them this year

  • Giro Stage 101 year 18 weeks agorcorbin wrote:JAndrewHill

    rcorbin wrote:
    JAndrewHill wrote:
    JAndrewHill wrote:
    OK, I have axed SKY riders...ie Wiggo.
    Can't see SKY winnng it today...its too soon...they'll make sure they don't lose time to other contenders and follow Nibali in...I hope.

    Cadel Evans (BMC)
    Stefano Pirazzi (BVI)
    Enrico Battaglin (BVI)
    Robert Gesink (BLA)
    Vicenzo Nibali (AST)
    Mauro Santambrogio (VIN)
    Rafal Majka (SAX)
    Carlos Alberto Betancur (ALM)
    Danilo Di Luca (VIN)

    Thats 2,3,4,5,6, 14 not too bad.

    exactly the same team as me Surprise

    Many teams look very similar don't they?

    For me just these different

    Niemiec instead of Gesink.
    Kelderman instead of Majka
    Chalaput instead of Di Luca

    Annoyed as I started with Majka and intended to run him for the whole game but he gave way for a sprinter and never got back in.

    Where now though those two flat stages are tempting to take penalties for but how many?

  • Rapha & Raeburn launch city cycling collection1 year 18 weeks agoIt is limited and, last time

    It is limited and, last time I checked, there's no point checking on Rapha's website as you won't see it, not unless you're an Imperial Works Customer.

    I am, for my sins, but wouldn't go near this. It's truly terrible.

  • Road etiquette1 year 18 weeks agolball9 wrote:That escalated

    lball9 wrote:
    That escalated quickly...

    Don't know what would happen if someone threw in a Rapha comment Big Grin

    The so called 'The Rules' as per Velominati, are to be taken as a bit of fun.

    http://www.velominati.com/the-rules/

    Keep at your usual speed, be polite and say 'hello'.

  • Cyclist hopes to make 'strict liability' legal history with High Court case1 year 18 weeks ago700c wrote:Giff77, thanks for

    700c wrote:
    Giff77, thanks for the link. Confirms my fears that someone can bring a civil case against you as a driver (or cyclist if involved in collision with ped), and the onus is on you you to prove that you weren't at fault. Completely unfair.

    Consider this: You are cycling along minding your own business in a responsible way, and a car collides with you causing severe injuries that mean you are in hospital for months and cannot remember the incident. You will need a lot of money to adapt your house so you can live there with your disabilities, you cannot work and will need help and care with everyday living for the rest of your life. There were no witnesses and the driver claims it was not his fault. You are in no fit state to challenge him or her in court and the stress of it all delays recovery. Completely unfair.

    The concept of presumed liability -- which is often used in health and safety legislation -- simply moves the burden of proof from the victim to the perpetrator. One of you must carry that burden, of course, and by making the weaker party carry it, as we do now, leads to greater injustices than it would the other way round. Presumed liability ensures that victims are compensated by drivers' insurers (rather than their becoming a burden solely on the NHS) when they are not in a position to prove it, unless their own fault can be proven.

    You fear being held responsible for a collision that was not your fault (a much lesser sentence than the victim's in this hypothetical case though). Of course, if the cyclist's behaviour caused the collision, so that a judge would declare them the author of their own misfortune, you would be cleared.

  • Slow down or else! Sustrans warns cyclists1 year 18 weeks agoIf everyone kept left it

    If everyone kept left it might be a start. And I don't just mean pedestrians.

  • Slow down or else! Sustrans warns cyclists1 year 18 weeks agoI often go walking on country

    I often go walking on country roads and get cars going by at over 60mph!

    The article even says: " something it describes as “wholly inappropriate on these roads used widely for recreation - walking and cycling.”
    Surely riding a bike at above walking pace is a recreational activity?

    The shared use paths near me are all either in pointless locations or are unsuitable for road bikes due to the gravel they used.
    I went for a bike ride the other day and was shouted at by motorists for not using the cycle track beside the road; I don't use it because of the broken glass, dog mess and ignorant pedestrians who walk in a line across the path blocking my way!

    I think the main issue is that bikes are very silent when they come from behind you or if you are either a small child or elderly. I often spook people even when passing at 5 or 6 mph!

  • Slow down or else! Sustrans warns cyclists1 year 18 weeks agoThe issue is cycling

    The issue is cycling appropriately for the conditions in all circumstances. There are sections of the Bristol-Bath Railway Path that travelling at 20mph is fine if there are no pedestrians around. The same for any other shared use path for that matter.

    I made the comment about Strava at Ashton Court because the Estate is seriously worried about the effects it's having. The fact that you can't flag segments unless you're a user doesn't help either (I'm not one for info).

    The type of cyclists in Holland and Denmark don't differ enormously from us in the UK. The vast majority of journeys people make by bike are between 2-5 miles where the difference between travelling at 12mph vs 20mph is relatively small. However they treat cycling like walking, we instinctively treat it like a sport regardless of the distance we aim to travel.

  • Sore Knees! Any help appreciated1 year 18 weeks agoBefore you scare yourself

    Before you scare yourself silly about medical words and conditions, make sure the two items below are done.

    The most common cause of knee problems is
    a) saddle too low - this is very common. It's nothing to do with being able to touch the ground, you are cycling, not scooting the bike.
    b) cleats set wrong.

    For a) get someone who is an experienced cyclist to help you. If you don't know anyone, set the saddle so that when your shoe heel is on the pedal, your leg is fully straight. That is a reasonable quick starting point.

    For b) take the cleats off, ride a few miles in the shoes and then see where the pedal has marked the underside of the shoe. Fix the cleats so that they line up with the marks and go for another ride with the tool in your pocket and stop and make adjustments until they feel OK. Take the tool with you for the next few rides and don't be afraid to make more adjustments.

  • Giro Stage 101 year 18 weeks agoJAndrewHill wrote:JAndrewHill

    JAndrewHill wrote:
    JAndrewHill wrote:
    OK, I have axed SKY riders...ie Wiggo.
    Can't see SKY winnng it today...its too soon...they'll make sure they don't lose time to other contenders and follow Nibali in...I hope.

    Cadel Evans (BMC)
    Stefano Pirazzi (BVI)
    Enrico Battaglin (BVI)
    Robert Gesink (BLA)
    Vicenzo Nibali (AST)
    Mauro Santambrogio (VIN)
    Rafal Majka (SAX)
    Carlos Alberto Betancur (ALM)
    Danilo Di Luca (VIN)

    Thats 2,3,4,5,6, 14 not too bad.

    exactly the same team as me Surprise

  • Slow down or else! Sustrans warns cyclists1 year 18 weeks ago20mph might be a "sensible

    20mph might be a "sensible speed" for road.cc readers, but it's way above what the other 95% of the population will aspire to (I'm generously estimating road.cc's reach as 5% of the population here Big Grin ).

    Long Ashton is not a huge way out of Bristol: just four miles by my reckoning. 12mph is perfectly reasonable on that sort of distance.

    For those that are confident enough to go faster, you can just cut along Ashton Road and join up with route 33 by the playing fields, missing out Ashton Court entirely. It's perfectly pleasant (I did it a couple of weeks ago). No-one needs to cycle crazy fast through Ashton Court.

  • Giro Stage 101 year 18 weeks ago2,3,4,5,6,14 on the

    2,3,4,5,6,14 on the stage
    1,2,5,7,10 GC
    1st on mountains
    1,5 points
    1,2 youth

    put gesink in instead of Benat!!!

  • Rapha & Raeburn launch city cycling collection1 year 18 weeks agoThat jacket is horrendous!

    That jacket is horrendous!

  • Sore Knees! Any help appreciated1 year 18 weeks agopirnie wrote:Intercostal

    pirnie wrote:
    Intercostal muscles are the muscles between your ribs if I remember my A level Biology right

    Yep, they are situated around the ribs.

  • Sore Knees! Any help appreciated1 year 18 weeks agoIntercostal muscles are the

    Intercostal muscles are the muscles between your ribs if I remember my A level Biology right

  • Cyclist hopes to make 'strict liability' legal history with High Court case1 year 18 weeks agoQuote: Whilst I have every

    Quote:
    Whilst I have every sympathy for Mr. Fallon, 'strict liability' is not the answer and will only worsen public perception towards cyclists, enhancing the 'them and us' attitude.

    Reversing or improving the current situation may take some unpopular moves, so be it, the responsible cyclist is already in a poor position too often.
    I don't find a 'them and us' situation while cycling in Europe where there is assumed liability. Quite the opposite. I'm not getting into cause and effect here but I would say if the same assumed liability is placed on cyclists in pedestrian collisions I'd agree with it.

  • Rapha & Raeburn launch city cycling collection1 year 18 weeks agobashthebox wrote: This stuff

    bashthebox wrote:

    This stuff just looks awful. Who would want to wear it?

    errr, possibly people who have bought it, just guessing. Wink

    The jackets don't look the best, but the jeans and top look ok. IMO

  • Rapha & Raeburn launch city cycling collection1 year 18 weeks agoI get enough sarky comments

    I get enough sarky comments from family wearing my bike gear - god knows what they would say if I turned up in this! Crying

  • Slow down or else! Sustrans warns cyclists1 year 18 weeks ago“The cycling average cycling

    “The cycling average cycling speed in Copenhagen was recently reported to be somewhere round the 20kph mark (12.5mph),” he added.

    No surprise there, the distances cycled by yer average cycle commuter tend to be shorter and in normal clothes. I wonder what the average speed of those cycling longer distances is ?

    “We need a slow bicycle movement in the UK to show everyone that cycling isn't just a sport, but that it can be a transport choice too.”

    ...and as has been posted, if it takes too long or is inconvenient for whatever reason then they won't use it.

    That said, it sounds like some people are being idiots, but Mr Usher seems to be missing the point of what 'sustainable transport' includes..

  • CTC and families of cyclists killed by same driver 25 years apart call for appeal against driver's community service sentence1 year 18 weeks agoThis Man? should be sent to

    This Man? should be sent to jail & when he gets out should NEVER be able to get behind a driving wheel EVER again!

  • Giro Stage 101 year 18 weeks ago2,3,4,10,14 standard 3,4,12

    2,3,4,10,14 standard

    3,4,12 purist

    Gutted about Wiggins Sad

  • Giro Stage 101 year 18 weeks agoJAndrewHill wrote:OK, I have

    JAndrewHill wrote:
    OK, I have axed SKY riders...ie Wiggo.
    Can't see SKY winnng it today...its too soon...they'll make sure they don't lose time to other contenders and follow Nibali in...I hope.

    Cadel Evans (BMC)
    Stefano Pirazzi (BVI)
    Enrico Battaglin (BVI)
    Robert Gesink (BLA)
    Vicenzo Nibali (AST)
    Mauro Santambrogio (VIN)
    Rafal Majka (SAX)
    Carlos Alberto Betancur (ALM)
    Danilo Di Luca (VIN)

    Thats 2,3,4,5,6, 14 not too bad.

  • Giro d'Italia Stage 10: Sky's Uran wins first mountain stage, but Wiggins loses time again1 year 18 weeks agoI agree with arrieredupeleton

    I agree with arrieredupeleton - I think Wiggins is doing pretty well. Plenty of people losing more time. Aparently Springtime in Italy is rife with chest infections and pollen allergies - these could be playing a part.

  • Dancing bear on a bike from Turkey to London1 year 18 weeks agoWell he is through Turkey,

    Well he is through Turkey, Greece and nearly through Albania and has even managed to be listed on The Guardian website during their ‘Giro’ chat. He is a bit pissed off that he has done all those miles and only lost 1lb but it has not stopped him dancing. Big Grin

  • Slow down or else! Sustrans warns cyclists1 year 18 weeks agoSustrans says that currently,

    Sustrans says that currently, there are three Strava segments that include parts of the Ashton Court Estate, something it describes as “wholly inappropriate on these roads used widely for recreation - walking and cycling.”

    Well flag them then, FFS! Angry