• Kickstarter: Three cycling projects seeking funding1 year 12 weeks agoBatfink really doesn't need

    Batfink really doesn't need to feign invulnerability in clipping in during his video to highlight the benefits of his pedal design.

  • Updated: Team Sky says its riders are not given painkiller Tramadol and it should be banned1 year 12 weeks agoDo you think if I broke out

    Do you think if I broke out the co-codamol on the chainy it wouldn't hurt so much?

  • why do so many people have it in for team sky ?1 year 12 weeks agocrazy-legs wrote:Quote:I

    crazy-legs wrote:
    Quote:
    I don't get to know the inner workings of anything, but I do get my queries half answered now and again.

    And you then mould those half answered queries into your own fully formed opinion which you then present as fact on an internet forum. Wow, well done you. Applause

    Erm, nope, I base my opinions not on any information I get from the team.

    My personal opinions on DB and Wiggo are from dealings I've had with them, not 2nd hand stories.

    The answers I get to queries are not shared publicly and are certainly never put out there as fact to anyone.

  • How about adding the Women's Tour to the Fantasy Cycling?1 year 12 weeks agoJust can't see why the ladies

    Just can't see why the ladies races would be any part of the game.....if this were a Fantasy Football site would we suddenly be expected to pick players from say Doncaster Belles or Leeds Ladies?

  • Decathlon Oxford opens tomorrow with 70 per cent off for first 70 customers1 year 12 weeks agodenzzz28 wrote:I got excited

    denzzz28 wrote:
    I got excited and shared the first version of this story to my club and other cycling clubs through facebook. NOW I LOOK STUPID!! At Wits End

    damn it road.cc....! Angry

    Sorry about that Denz

  • why do so many people have it in for team sky ?1 year 12 weeks agoI have no idea how trolls

    I have no idea how trolls work, do they normally hang about one place, putting in the effort to help out with a site, running a game for the site and also being the person who trys to help others and as a result, ends up with the largest post count?

    I'm not a troll, I just don't like the way Sky came in and decided everything and everyone should do things their way or not at all.

    It also has nothing to do with Rapha, I have separate issues with them Drooling

  • How about adding the Women's Tour to the Fantasy Cycling?1 year 12 weeks agoGkam84 wrote:We won't be

    Gkam84 wrote:
    We won't be adding the womens tour this season.(

    That's stunning. Why? Too much hassle to set up? No sponsors? Waiting

  • How about adding the Women's Tour to the Fantasy Cycling?1 year 12 weeks agoray silvester wrote:same with

    ray silvester wrote:
    same with men and women?

    I laughed so hard, ray! Anyways, your last few comments seem so much unlike you I've caught myself wondering if your account got hijacked Waiting You're usually the voice of reason here Thinking

  • why do so many people have it in for team sky ?1 year 12 weeks agoQuote:I don't get to know the

    Quote:
    I don't get to know the inner workings of anything, but I do get my queries half answered now and again.

    And you then mould those half answered queries into your own fully formed opinion which you then present as fact on an internet forum. Wow, well done you. Applause

  • London Cycling Campaign says Tube strike highlights fear that puts people off cycling1 year 12 weeks agoLegal changes needed to make

    Legal changes needed to make roads safer:

    Mandatory collision avoidance tech in all new vehicles.
    Strict liability.
    Give cyclists priority over motorised traffic at all junctions.
    A single offence of Causing Death or Disability while driving with a default maximum lifetime ban.
    Once driving is put back to being a privilege not an assumed right the culture on the roads will change and we can start looking at infrastructure.

  • why do so many people have it in for team sky ?1 year 12 weeks agoGkam84 wrote:That is as much

    Gkam84 wrote:
    That is as much as I am willing to say on that, for fear of putting anyone's lively hood at risk.

    You know, once you explain yourself you don't sound completely unreasonable. Maybe you should just think through the effect of what you're going to say and think more before you write. I just think the more you're willing to put into explaining yourself, rather than just putting your strong opinions out there, the less you'll look like a troll spewing out inflammatory responses

  • Kickstarter: Three cycling projects seeking funding1 year 12 weeks agoKim Kardashian really doesn't

    Kim Kardashian really doesn't need to feign insipidity in clipping in during her video to highlight the benefits of his pedal design

  • London Cycling Campaign says Tube strike highlights fear that puts people off cycling1 year 12 weeks agoSorry, but this is just yet

    Sorry, but this is just yet another example of what happens when you bring people up in a society that is so risk averse they will barely get out of bed. The people who worry about the so called 'risk' of cycling in London are the same ones who won't let their poor little kiddies walk 200m to school because they are petrified some gigantic paedo monster is going to jump out at them, because that's what the Daily Wail has told them for the last 20 years without any base in fact at all.

    Yes you have to be careful cycling and London is busy, but you're still far more likely to be mugged or run over as a pedestrian. Obviously TfL and the Boroughs need to continue to do more, but they cannot be expected to make it risk free and the more people who do get out and cycle the more the risk is lowered proportionately. LCC need to stop this pointless scaremongering.

  • Decathlon Oxford opens tomorrow with 70 per cent off for first 70 customers1 year 12 weeks agoI got excited and shared the

    I got excited and shared the first version of this story to my club and other cycling clubs through facebook. NOW I LOOK STUPID!! At Wits End

    damn it road.cc....! Angry

  • David Cameron says "this is a cycling nation" - as DfT stats reveal bike use falling across England1 year 12 weeks agooozaveared wrote:Yennings

    oozaveared wrote:
    Yennings wrote:
    Classic Camoron. And yes, that's a deliberate typo.

    I am not a Conservative supporter by any stretch of the imagination and I know this is a comment site and your are entitled to your opinion but I do think it's probaby better to make your case why you think someone is wrong rather than just say they are a moron (Camoron).

    He may be wrong but he'snot a moron. Moron was once applied to people with an IQ of 51–70, better than "imbecile" (IQ of 26–50) and better still to "idiot" (IQ of 0–25).

    Cameron passed 12 O-Levels and then three A-Levels. He obtained three 'A' grades. He got a '1' grade in the Scholarship Level exam in Economics and Politics. He passed the entrance exam for the University of Oxford, where he was offered an exhibition. That's a scholarship. That's awarded on merit. He graduated with a first-class honours degree (MA).

    His Oxford professor Vernon Bogdanor (not a Conservative either) described Cameron as "one of the ablest" students he has taught.

    Say why you think he is wrong by all means. But an MA from Oxford and on a scholarship award isn't easy to get. I would conclude he's smarter than the average bear.

    Yep he is clever but he lacks probably zero commonsense and the complete lack of ability to listen to what the nation is crying out for and is more concerned about making the rich richer and the downtrodden more downtrodden. Personally i think he is an arrogant buffoon who has tried to mould himself around his idol, thatcher.

    Regardless of that though its good to see more people on bikes in some areas its just a shame its not across the whole country.

  • How about adding the Women's Tour to the Fantasy Cycling?1 year 12 weeks agoDapper Giles wrote:ray

    Dapper Giles wrote:
    ray silvester wrote:
    Why not add the FIFA World Cup too...it's got about just as much to do with the game as the Women's Tour!!

    Yeah ... I often confuse footballs and bicycles.
    Thanks for clearing that up.

    same with men and women?

  • Cyclist reunited with £7k Colnago - three years after it was stolen1 year 12 weeks agoI had a Raleigh nicked in

    I had a Raleigh nicked in about 1985. It was blue with some gears, maybe 5. It had mirrors on it I think. Maybe I'll be lucky too...

  • London Cycling Campaign says Tube strike highlights fear that puts people off cycling1 year 12 weeks agoIt's strange, yesterday and

    It's strange, yesterday and today I have seen more motorbikes than usual in the work carp ark, while there have been fewer than usual bicycles.

  • why do so many people have it in for team sky ?1 year 12 weeks agoThere is a bit of me that

    There is a bit of me that resents the SKY PR machine, but beyond that, I like them.

    I think as already commented on, because they are 'closer' to us... i.e. british team.
    There is bristish pride that suggests we should automatically support them, however if we don't see what we necessarily like we'll resent what we either wouldn't see, or will ignore in other teams approaches.

    Its a bit like Cavendish bashing. It amazes me that there are people out there who genuinely believe the guy is crap, and not one of the very best sprinters the sport has ever seen.

    I'm sure if he was called Marco Cavendiccio and rode for Cannondale, no one in Britain would have a bad word to say for the guy... same with Sky.

  • why do so many people have it in for team sky ?1 year 12 weeks agoWell it's just not British is

    Well it's just not British is it? These aren't plucky underdogs that are sticking it to the cycling giants from mainland Europe. This is a bunch of ambitious, intelligent riders and staff who are ruthless in their pursuit of excellence. It doesn't help that they've partnered with two firms who are associated with affluence and excellence, in Jaguar and Rapha.

    What I do find weird is that people have such a problem with it's riders being human. If Wiggo sustains a TT pace for 25 mins in order to ensure a climb becomes 'selective', that's boring, but if he has the explosiveness to just drop everyone, that's doping! If Porte can nail everyone on a climb as a tactical move, that's doping, but then when he's nowhere the day after, well he's clearly cr@p and has left his leader isolated!

    Maybe it's because they are disruptive, coming in and basically telling everyone (or demonstrating, via results) that they are doing it wrong.

  • why do so many people have it in for team sky ?1 year 12 weeks agoGkam84 wrote:but I do get my

    Gkam84 wrote:
    but I do get my queries half answered now and again.

    Half right and half wrong perhaps...

    In the last few years there have been major changes, and the team of GB cycling that was once the core of Team Sky, is no longer.

    For my part, well i've been around both for many many years, and but no longer part of one of them. You'll note that Brad doesn't twitter anymore, but you'll see my work on his account, that we've 'parked'.

  • Muc-Off Helmet Polish1 year 12 weeks agoIf I wore white cycling

    If I wore white cycling shoes, they would get filthy, and I would see value in keeping them smart. However, I wear a white helmet, and it's never dirty. Even if it was, a damp cloth would be fine.

    Then again, muc-off's specs cleaner is 3 times the price of the similar product in the motor spares shop down the road, so I shouldn't be surprised. I also note that car shampoo worked a treat on cleaning the frame.

  • Decathlon Oxford opens tomorrow with 70 per cent off for first 70 customers1 year 12 weeks agoGreat news, BUT when are they

    Great news, BUT when are they going to open a store that serves the SOUTH WEST, and WALES? In the Bristol area, maybe? There is after all already a Decathlon in Reading.

  • why do so many people have it in for team sky ?1 year 12 weeks agokeirik wrote:what a load of

    keirik wrote:
    what a load of rubbish, are we sure this wasn't written by one of the trolls on this thread?

    I think it's meant to stir up a bit of controversy. He also does a piece for Cyclist mag which is usually a good read.

    Maybe I should start a 'Super Domestique says' column Silly

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