• Merseyside woman thrown from bike by rope strung across path1 year 11 weeks agoUnfortunately this is a sign

    Unfortunately this is a sign of the socially dysfunctional times. There's a "game" going around in the US where teens to 20-somethings single out a random stranger and hit them as hard as they can with the goal of knocking them out with a single hit. People have been hospitalized and even killed.

    http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2014-02-05/news/chi-2nd-teen-charged-...

    It's sad when _Lord of the Flies_ is tamer than the news.

  • Top Gear: Cyclist’s widow tells Jeremy Clarkson: 'Look me in the eye'1 year 11 weeks agoMy television has an off

    My television has an off switch, I believe many others do too, if you are offended by something anyone can use this handy facility to stop being offended!

  • Top Gear: Cyclist’s widow tells Jeremy Clarkson: 'Look me in the eye'1 year 11 weeks agoIt's TG what do you expect?

    It's TG what do you expect? Clarkson and his stooges are arses.

  • Merseyside woman thrown from bike by rope strung across path1 year 11 weeks agoIs that supposed to be ironic

    Is that supposed to be ironic or just stupid?

    Anyway, IANAL but I wonder how is this not GBH or even GBH with intent?

    *coughjustacyclistcough*?

  • Another cyclist follows satnav on to motorway1 year 11 weeks agoThe irony of that is

    The irony of that is motorways are the most direct way so why should they be reserved for motorists? you could easily put in a parallel route for people wishing to walk / ride that way.

    Just no political will it seems.

  • Another cyclist follows satnav on to motorway1 year 11 weeks agoMore's the point. "The

    More's the point.

    "The driving school are training in a group and have him surrounded,” tweeted the police."

    Errrr ………. I didn't think learner drivers were allowed on motorways PC Bellend.

  • Coroner: "No doubt" that pothole caused crash that killed cyclist1 year 11 weeks agoNorth Yorks Country Council

    North Yorks Country Council is going to get sued for a lot of £££££££££££££££££££££££££££££. People at this council should at least lose their jobs for such gross incompetence which has resulted in some one losing their life. Disgraceful.

  • Merseyside woman thrown from bike by rope strung across path1 year 11 weeks agoString the culprits up who

    String the culprits up who did this, hang them till they are dead. Taste of their own medicine.

  • Top Gear: Cyclist’s widow tells Jeremy Clarkson: 'Look me in the eye'1 year 11 weeks agomtm_01 wrote:redmeat wrote:My

    mtm_01 wrote:
    redmeat wrote:
    My father died of a heart attack. Am I offended every time Jimmy Carr/Frankie Boyle/whoever makes a comment about someone dying from a heart attack? No. Should I be? No.

    Stop being so terminally offended.

    Pretty much sums up my feelings. Yes comedy will offend people, but luckily those people aren't being held at gunpoint and can choose not to watch it.

    Clarkson is still nowhere near a Frankie Boyle.

    Nor are people held at gunpoint and forced to listen to people protesting at the offensive remarks. Stop telling people how they should feel.

    What I find ironic is how thin-skinned so many Clarkson fans are. Criticise their hero and they come out in their defensive droves.

  • Top Gear: Cyclist’s widow tells Jeremy Clarkson: 'Look me in the eye'1 year 11 weeks agoAnyone can die of a

    Anyone can die of a heart-attack. Its not a form of death that uniquely affects a minority and that is in very often down to the behaviour of members of a majority. A comic joking about heart attacks is doing so knowing full well they might themselves go that way.

    This is more akin to, say, a scandal about poor care in an NHS hospital resulting in many unnecessary deaths...and then a senior NHS doctor makes a public joke about those deaths. Callous barely covers it.

  • Sidi wire sizing woes1 year 11 weeks agoTry putting an insole arch

    Try putting an insole arch support thing in your size 43 Sidi - tightening up the waist of the shoe holds you further back into the heel.

  • Strade Bianche Rider List1 year 11 weeks agochiv30 wrote:northstar

    chiv30 wrote:
    northstar wrote:
    Some people are never happy...and i don't mean enrique, the person should be apologising to him for his out arrogance and rudeness but i doubt they will have the guts to do so and admit they were wrong.

    Sorry? Is that aimed at me?

    I was just offering advice offering hugs to people is hugely patronising , using an alter ego to support your own posts is stupid especially when you get caught out and the posting of YouTube clips is just infantile.

    However I will give credit where it's due as I have in other posts , Enrique has done some good things this year and I'd rather not see him revert to his 2013 version as I honestly think he's better than that

    No it was not aimed at you, it was aimed at drheaton who i have lot of time for as he and others do a lot for the game etc but there's no justification to get personal when enrique is being helpful in a positive way.

  • Strade Bianche Rider List1 year 11 weeks agoI can't seem to find any

    I can't seem to find any YellowFluo - Neri Sottoli (A team named after a serious tropical disease) riders in the start list. Have you pre-banned them for doping already?

  • Opposition follows New Forest sportive to new location as organiser tries to reassure locals1 year 11 weeks agoIt's when you have

    It's when you have politician's 'friends' following I would be concerned!

  • Just in: Kinesis Tripster ATR1 year 11 weeks agoI don't like the look of the

    I don't like the look of the "weld undercut" on the head to down tube weld. (image 2/28)

  • Sidi wire sizing woes1 year 11 weeks agoWiggle accept returns on

    Wiggle accept returns on items that are in an unused condition, with original packaging.

    Fortunately I qualify in both circumstances.

  • Strade Bianche Rider List1 year 11 weeks agonorthstar wrote:Some people

    northstar wrote:
    Some people are never happy...and i don't mean enrique, the person should be apologising to him for his out arrogance and rudeness but i doubt they will have the guts to do so and admit they were wrong.

    Sorry? Is that aimed at me?

    I was just offering advice offering hugs to people is hugely patronising , using an alter ego to support your own posts is stupid especially when you get caught out and the posting of YouTube clips is just infantile.

    However I will give credit where it's due as I have in other posts , Enrique has done some good things this year and I'd rather not see him revert to his 2013 version as I honestly think he's better than that

  • Strade Bianche Rider List1 year 11 weeks agogetting back to the point,

    getting back to the point, the 'all riders' option was set to switch off after a competition starts because a couple of years back we had all that fun with users selecting cheap, non-riding riders to give more funds for stars.

    that doesn't work so well for the spring classics, so i've reinstated it for now

  • Graeme Obree launches petition urging Glasgow 2014 to shun Ugandan MPs who backed anti-gay law1 year 11 weeks agoJust throwing this out

    Just throwing this out there:

    This web page - http://76crimes.com/76-countries-where-homosexuality-is-illegal/ - gives a list of 83 countries with anti-homosexuality laws on the books. There are quite a few Commonwealth members among them, not just Uganda.

  • Just in: Kinesis Tripster ATR1 year 11 weeks agoharman_mogul wrote:Cable tie

    harman_mogul wrote:
    Cable tie tool—an excellent tip, thank you JN!

    Or just slice the end flush with a knife? done me for years.

    I have to say, not sure who did the build but it just looks a bit.. odd, ive seen a few pics of these and they all look great, apart from this one, maybe it needs guards?

    Regarding the caliper position. Your not fitting a rack so why does it matter? mudguard stays can easily be bent to fit (done that on a current bike) and it dosnt look any worse/better. Ive clipped chainstay mounted BB7 before with my heel, so i prefer seatstay position if possible.

  • Another cyclist follows satnav on to motorway1 year 11 weeks agoNotwithstanding the arguments

    Notwithstanding the arguments over whether these riders are/aren't idiots and do/don't deserve to die, I'm wondering how hard it would be to update the software on these apps to stop this sort of thing. Something like a prompt when you turn on navigation, asking you what your mode of transport is (cycling/driving/walking) so it can plot the route accordingly. Isn't that feasible?

  • Coroner: "No doubt" that pothole caused crash that killed cyclist1 year 11 weeks agomad_scot_rider

    mad_scot_rider wrote:
    CarlosFerreiro wrote:
    Simmo72 wrote:
    scrap vehicle tax, reintroduce good ol road tax.
    + charge every vehicle based on weight
    bikes pay £2, fiesta £50, range rover + £1000, hell make it £2000.

    Engineering research shows that the actual road damage is proportional to the 4th power of axle load. Weight^4

    It'd be quite a shake up for society, as then a car would pay roughly 10,000 times what a bike payed, while a large HGV would pay about 10,000 times what a car paid.....

    Which would ultimately see the bulk of the additional costs added to consumer goods due to haulage firms being hit - not saying it's wrong - but it would NOT be popular

    I wonder if it would, in the end, actually be more economically efficient, in that people would then make decisions based on the correct cost-benefit calculations? As it stands people's decisions are distorted because they pay the cost of these sorts of things in concealed ways.

    You have to pay for road maintenance (through council-tax amongst others) regardless of whether you buy goods that are road-hauled, therefore there's a bias towards the use of road-haulage when the market might find some other solution if people knew how much it was actually costing them.

    Wouldn't be popular though, definitely.

    (I feel the same way about those supermarkets with humungous car-parks. That's valuable land, and someone is paying the cost of that 'free' car-parking - I presume it ends up being every shopper in the form of higher prices, regardless of whether they use the car park or not. Which makes me wonder why we will have a 'plastic bag tax' and not a 'supermarket car park tax'.
    But maybe there's a sense in which having such car parks brings more custom, hence economies of scale, hence lower prices after all. But then again it also kills town centre shops. Dunno, can't figure it out, but I think the economics of it all is quite hidden from view)

  • Opinion: We’ve worked hard to cater for every club, says Lee Valley park authority in row over Olympic Velopark access1 year 11 weeks ago*cough* bullshit *cough*

    *cough* bullshit *cough*

  • CTC seeks new chief executive1 year 11 weeks agoGordon Seabright was

    Gordon Seabright was interviewed last November on CBC's very popular evening radio show: CTC Chief Executive enlightens Canadians about London's Cycling Superhighways

    “It is in car drivers’ interest to have more people cycling because it is actually reducing the amount of congestion they are dealing with. Once we realise we’ve all got this in common then a lot of the tension goes out.”

    ~Andrew~

  • Strade Bianche Rider List1 year 11 weeks agoSome people are never

    Some people are never happy...and i don't mean enrique, the person should be apologising to him for his out arrogance and rudeness but i doubt they will have the guts to do so and admit they were wrong.