• TfL defends bus safety record after figures reveal two incidents every day involving cyclists or pedestrians1 year 19 weeks agoIt's a nice sentiment but I'm

    It's a nice sentiment but I'm not sure we need to be praising people for simply obeying the rules of the road and driving with courtesy. I think your idea is actually quite sad in the sense that it shows how far from the norm this kind of behaviour is.

    What is needed and has been needed for years is clear public information aimed at drivers explaining how to drive around cyclists. Many cyclists could benefit from advice as well but it's sorely lacking and a real failing of government in my eyes.

  • Met Police and TfL team up with Hackney charity to donate unclaimed bikes to asylum seekers & refugees (+ video)1 year 19 weeks agoAmazing. What a great use

    Amazing. What a great use for the unwanted bikes. Given how little money refugees and asylum seekers have to survive on when they get to this country, I think this is a great idea which will really help people out.

  • Podium girl Maja Leye says she fought to keep calm as Peter Sagan pinched her behind1 year 19 weeks agoKiwiMike wrote:phax71

    KiwiMike wrote:
    phax71 wrote:
    It was foolish
    It was wrong
    Sagan is a young and foolish man (that's not a crime).

    He's apologised
    She's accepted apology

    Move on, we've all done it (when young and foolish) and if you haven't it may explain why you're all so uptight and politically correct in your middle years..

    Ultimately he made himself look stupid, he came off worst by far..

    Grow up, nobody died ..

    Cool. Let me know when your wife/daughter's out & about, I'll give her a wee nip on the bum, shall I?

    Maybe if more people were 'uptight in {their} middle years' about BS like this (and WTF has *my* age got to do with it eh?) then you wouldn't have to justify the actions of misogynistic berks. Why not suggest Berlusconi for UCI head while you're at it?

    And as for 'we've all done it' - piss_off_mate. I've never groped a stranger. Ever. You're admitting you have?

    This forum stands as a public record of the self-selecting 'enthusiatic amateur' cyclist's attitudes on different topics. Anyone from outside the sport would read the above shite and think half of men on bikes like to cop a quick feel if they think their status will let them get away with it, and their fellow leerers will at best admonish them for being dumb enough to do it in front of a camera, using age / maturity / excitement as an excuse.

    If you think this way, keep it to yourself. I have no desire to read about your lack of respect for women.

    I think I made my opinion clear - IT WAS WRONG..

    .. and I wouldnt let anyone quite so wound up/frustrated anywhere near the womenfolk in my life ... so that'll be a no KiwiMike..... try a bar or evening class ... Smile

    Yes I have pinched the odd bottom as a teenager/early twenties idiot, again CLEARLY WRONG, but not the end of the world...

    ... and I'm in my middle years too for what it's worth, I just tend to keep a little real-world perspective on these things..

    Have a nice day, and DO CALM DOWN DEAR!!

  • Vuelta al Pais Vasco - Stage 31 year 19 weeks agoThat is true, but with only 4

    That is true, but with only 4 transfers it wasn't worth tinkering with the GC guys I already had. I see you went Barguil, that was the one choice I had Pineau or Barguil and went Pineau as he has a good possibility of going in a break, or if he is on form he can climb with best and come in 11th-20th, but it seems Cardoso is my big wild card compared to other teams, and decided to play it safe with a few points from Txurukka as I think he will still have the jersey.

  • Vuelta al Pais Vasco - Stage 31 year 19 weeks agoI just brought in contador

    I just brought in contador and quintana and txurruka, could've made a penalty transfer but fancied keeping Gilbert for today for the reasons mentioned above!

  • Podium girl Maja Leye says she fought to keep calm as Peter Sagan pinched her behind1 year 19 weeks agophax71 wrote:It was

    phax71 wrote:
    It was foolish
    It was wrong
    Sagan is a young and foolish man (that's not a crime).

    He's apologised
    She's accepted apology

    Move on, we've all done it (when young and foolish) and if you haven't it may explain why you're all so uptight and politically correct in your middle years..

    Ultimately he made himself look stupid, he came off worst by far..

    Grow up, nobody died ..

    Cool. Let me know when your wife/daughter's out & about, I'll give her a wee nip on the bum, shall I?

    Maybe if more people were 'uptight in {their} middle years' about BS like this (and WTF has *my* age got to do with it eh?) then you wouldn't have to justify the actions of misogynistic berks. Why not suggest Berlusconi for UCI head while you're at it?

    And as for 'we've all done it' - piss_off_mate. I've never groped a stranger. Ever. You're admitting you have?

    This forum stands as a public record of the self-selecting 'enthusiatic amateur' cyclist's attitudes on different topics. Anyone from outside the sport would read the above shite and think half of men on bikes like to cop a quick feel if they think their status will let them get away with it, and their fellow leerers will at best admonish them for being dumb enough to do it in front of a camera, using age / maturity / excitement as an excuse.

    If you think this way, keep it to yourself. I have no desire to read about your lack of respect for women.

  • Commuting Rucksack Recommendations Please1 year 19 weeks agoI would also highly

    I would also highly recommended Osprey. I have a Momentum 35 lt and it really is a great cycle-specific backpack. Got an expandable main compartment, external pockets for easy access. and a stuff away waterproof cover. I carry wash kit, towel, complete change of clothes, shoes, waterproofs, and tools. So I needed a big bag. Its not cheap and its not minimalist but it is comfortable, massively adjustable and tough. It has great little touchas like mini pockets on the straps. One even has a retractable lanyard. I hold my keys and work id card in them which is so useful. It has little loop to hold your helmet off the bike and front pocket designed to hold a D lock. Lots of great ideas which add up to a useful commute bag. On the subject of sweat. If your wearing a rucksack whilst cycling. You're going to get a hot back.

  • Vuelta al Pais Vasco - Stage 31 year 19 weeks agoMade 4 transfers with 2

    Made 4 transfers with 2 penalties

    Contador
    Henao for Gerrans
    Quintana for Costa
    Ulissi
    Sammy S
    Txurruka For Ratto
    Fuglsang For Gavazzi
    Ferrari
    Madrazo

    Really, really want a good day today Thinking Nerd

  • Vuelta al Pais Vasco - Stage 31 year 19 weeks agoAh, well, as you've confirmed

    Ah, well, as you've confirmed your team TER I think I can probably release mine (don't want you getting a jump on me Wink)

    Contador
    Porte
    Peraud
    Fuglsang (who looks in form finally)
    Quintana
    Spilak
    Sanchez (who is a bargain)
    Barguil
    Betancurt

    TERa, if you swapped Talansky (who is quite expensive) for Sanchez (who isn't) then you'd have another 9-10 credits to play with, I suspect that is where the main difference is.

  • Vuelta al Pais Vasco - Stage 31 year 19 weeks agoMy team is abit of a mess,

    My team is abit of a mess, seem to have no credits compared to everyone else Thinking

    Contador
    Talansky
    Spilak
    Fuglsang
    Quintana (for Impey)
    Porte (for Ratto)
    Txurruka (for Vichot)
    Cardoso
    Pineau (for Wegmann)

  • Podium girl Maja Leye says she fought to keep calm as Peter Sagan pinched her behind1 year 19 weeks agoI wonder if those that defend

    I wonder if those that defend him, or imply she should expect it as she's a podium girl, or bemoan 'political correctness' have any idea how creepy they sound?

  • Vuelta al Pais Vasco - Stage 21 year 19 weeks agoI don't expect Albasini to do

    I don't expect Albasini to do anything and Clarke could be a good shout.

    if you want to take a punt on someone who lost time yesterday how about Jeremy Roy? He lost 12 minutes yesterday, not sure if it was intentional or not but he could be one for a long break. Taaramae too lost a good 6 minutes so he might try something today/tomorrow.

  • Tour of Flanders Tech 2013: New bikes & kit from this year's Ronde1 year 19 weeks agoMust get really annoying

    Must get really annoying having to type out (or copy/paste "Dogma 65.1 Think 2" each time. Such a clunky model name!

  • Vuelta al Pais Vasco - Stage 31 year 19 weeks agoYeah, Quintana, Sanchez and

    Yeah, Quintana, Sanchez and Spilak were already in my team so with the addition of Contador, Porte, Peraud +3 other climbers I've got a full team for the hills.

  • Vuelta al Pais Vasco - Stage 31 year 19 weeks agoYep, one for Quintana, I

    Yep, one for Quintana, I think. Got Costa and Porte, too. Dropped Gilbert but always wonder whether I'm wise to do that.

  • Kapz launch custom-etched headset spacers1 year 19 weeks agoOr you could just pick some

    Or you could just pick some annodised spacers offa Chain Reaction or Ebay for pennies without all the silly engravings..

    RIPOFF!!

  • Podium girl Maja Leye says she fought to keep calm as Peter Sagan pinched her behind1 year 19 weeks agoIt was foolish It was

    It was foolish
    It was wrong
    Sagan is a young and foolish man (that's not a crime).

    He's apologised
    She's accepted apology

    Move on, we've all done it (when young and foolish) and if you haven't it may explain why you're all so uptight and politically correct in your middle years..

    Ultimately he made himself look stupid, he came off worst by far..

    Grow up, nobody died ..

  • Pulled by the fuzz1 year 19 weeks agoRide single file. In the

    Ride single file. In the Primary position. Demonstrate how much harder that is to overtake...

  • Vuelta al Pais Vasco - Stage 31 year 19 weeks agoOh, and I also dropped

    Oh, and I also dropped Albasini and Gilbert today. I can't see Albasini doing much as he prefers the rolling stages, not summit finishes.

    Gilbert though might come back to haunt me if he's in some form, the stage today doesn't look too tough except for the final climb so if he's there and feeling good Gilbert may test his legs.

  • Vuelta al Pais Vasco - Stage 31 year 19 weeks agoI've made six changes (inc

    I've made six changes (inc two penalties) and dropped all of my sprinters.

    I haven't picked up Txurruka (who I took out of my team an hour or two before the stage 1 deadline Crying ) as I can't see him doing as much today and for me it's all about the final climb which is steep reaching 21% during the last 500m.

    Brought in Contador, Porte & Peraud as my obvious ones then three others who are slightly less obvious and unproven.

  • Vuelta al Pais Vasco - Stage 21 year 19 weeks agoRant wrote:142º 121 ALBASINI,

    Rant wrote:
    142º 121 ALBASINI, Michael SUI OGE a 12:02

    Anyone else thinking about Albasini for tomorrow? Greenedge on a roll. Thinking

    No. Clarke, if anything from GreenEdge.

  • Buyers guide: The best waterproof cycling clothing1 year 19 weeks agoDo not rate Sealskinz stuff

    Do not rate Sealskinz stuff at all. Used it in the past and found that tho waterproof, was incredibly uncomfortable and with the fitting, could make you very very cold.

  • What's the best pro cyclists's name?1 year 19 weeks agoJohann Tschopp is a great

    Johann Tschopp is a great name. Also I'm intrigued by Boy van Poppel. Is Boy a Dutch name? Is it a nickname? Or are his parents really unimaginative and his sister is called Girl van Poppel?

  • Choosing a new bike, how hard can it be?1 year 19 weeks agoNot much at all Bikes I've

    Not much at all Big Grin

    Bikes I've considered so far and in no particular order are;

    Condor Leggero
    Condor Super Acciao
    Enigma Esprit
    Basso Astra.
    handbuilt by Ricky Feather (he is 10 miles down the road)
    handbuilt by an old skool builder (he is 10 miles up the road)

    Now let's be honest, all those bikes would be lovely although they are in danger of really pushing the budget (£2.5k ish).

    I enjoy fast riding and heading off out to explore, geometry wise I'd say most 'sportive' bikes are too relaxed but I'm not quite there for aggressive 'race' geometry either.

    That 675 is certainly a striking looking bike although I must admit based on the pictures I'm not sure how fond I am of the integrated stem.

  • Canadian cop filmed punching cyclist faces investigation +video1 year 19 weeks agoVikeonabike 8 minutes ago

    Vikeonabike 8 minutes ago

    Firstly, for a red light/no lights offence a ticket would have been written. So What did he do to get himself arrested? Behaviour? Refused details? He admits to using language he wouldn't use on TV! He could have accepted the ticket and been on his way. If he did not agree with the ticket he could have requested a court appearance. The "Victim" was clearly not "IN" cuffs, he had one arm free. He resisted! A "distraction" strike was used to affect arrest, it would have looked better had it been a slap rather than a punch. You only see the end of the film and not the altercation from beginning to end!That makes a big difference! The officer did not do anything wrong in my humble opinion! Had I been in his position I feel comfortable I could have justified my action!