• Liege Bastogne Liege1 year 13 weeks agoMay not have been in many

    May not have been in many teams, but just for info, Sky are a man down as Pete Kennaugh is out through illness according to Sky twitter feed

  • Liege Bastogne Liege1 year 13 weeks agoBokonon wrote:That said,

    Bokonon wrote:
    That said, there are a stack of worthwhile picks at 3.0 for L-B-L - Meintjes, Arredondo etc. which makes the possibility of a full house of scoring riders even higher. It seems unlikely that they will win, but when picking a team of 8, it's about more than just picking the winner.

    Thank you for your response Boko.
    Yes there is a few decent 3.0 I feel too, I am sure most will have arredondo, I am staying away from meintjes, tho I got huge wraps on him.
    I also read that previously Matej Mohoric had done a 8hr ride in training but only covered abt 240km, The AG was a new record for him at 251km and now set to go longer for first time again Smile
    I don't think I am gunna back up any Trentino riders, just seems to harsh in this strong field, especially with Valverde and Gilbert firing on all cyclinders.
    What I did find interesting is that there is a 5,000 euro prize for sprint at 100km to go mark, so how ever wants that has to be in break....HMMMM
    Biggest drama I am having is trying to fit GERRANS in, I need some Orica AUSSIE flavour in team:) Gerro seems to be really fired up for this.
    P.S.
    I would also like to welcome Micheal Rogers back to the peleton....Damn Chinese beef...lol

  • Driver who killed teen cyclist sues his family - because "her enjoyment of life... has been lessened"1 year 13 weeks agoFewer front page stories

    Fewer front page stories about misery half a world away, please.

  • Has Boris Bike price hike put off London’s cycle hire users?1 year 13 weeks agoHired one for a trip from

    Hired one for a trip from Waterloo over the river to Strand (5 mins) as the trains wouldn't let me bring a proper bike with me. Damned thing took me 15 minutes to get out of the dock.
    And the gearing is a pig, not low enough/too low to spin and get some speed, and yet not really high enough to comfortably get out the saddle. But I guess they're not exactly designed for racing.

  • Updated: One in ten collisions between car and bike in Scotland are prosecuted, investigation finds1 year 13 weeks agoAt least some prosecutions

    At least some prosecutions are happening. I got run over a good few years ago, by a guy desperate to get to the bank before it closed. My bike was a pancake, and I had a busted elbow, and my right leg went lots of different colours for around 5 months. Despite the Police showing up, and the guy trying to leave the scene to get to the bank, and being restrained by bystanders, the fact that I wasn't dead seemed to be the end of it. Despite trying, nothing ever came of it, I was off work for 3 weeks, and had to buy a new bike out of my own pocket.

    Small steps are fine by me, as long as they are going forward.

  • Driver who killed teen cyclist sues his family - because "her enjoyment of life... has been lessened"1 year 13 weeks agoJust been made aware, the

    Just been made aware, the husband of the driver is also suing

    Quote:
    Even more confusing Cameron said, is the fact that the woman’s husband, Jules Simon, a York Regional Police officer, is also suing for $100,000 for damages and expenses incurred because of his wife’s suffering.

    http://www.torontosun.com/2014/04/25/witness-haunted-by-tragic-bike-acci...

    It also makes sense to me now why the family are suing, it REEKS of a cover up, he's a serving police man who didn't even have to hang around as he and his wife were let home and other witnesses had to stay around....

    I am not so on the fence anymore.

  • Driver who killed teen cyclist sues his family - because "her enjoyment of life... has been lessened"1 year 13 weeks agoWhat utter scumbags

    What utter scumbags

  • Updated: One in ten collisions between car and bike in Scotland are prosecuted, investigation finds1 year 13 weeks agoIt gets worse..... I adjusted

    It gets worse.....

    I adjusted my ad choice settings months ago so I should only get charity ad's.....it seems not to work

    [I'm sorry that this is distracting from the article, but can we PLEASE block these type of ads]

  • British Cycling Club Tool1 year 13 weeks agoIf you want to make sure that

    If you want to make sure that people are getting and opening the emails on top of bounced ones, you could load it all through something like mail chimp

    It just gives you a little help when someone says "I didn't get that email" Wink

  • Has Boris Bike price hike put off London’s cycle hire users?1 year 13 weeks agoOr even just ped deaths from

    Or even just ped deaths from traffic they even more than bikes get a raw deal.

  • Driver who killed teen cyclist sues his family - because "her enjoyment of life... has been lessened"1 year 13 weeks agoI for one am on the fence

    I for one am on the fence here...Coming back from a "coffee shop" a 1.30am....not adequate lighting or reflectors. Riding three breast.

    It is ALLEGED by the family of the boy who died that she was either unfit through alcohol or texting and that her partner should not have let her drive....I'm sure the police would have at least checked her alcohol level.

    [EDIT] Police did not suspect alcohol was involved, and she was not given a breathalyzer"](http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/04/26/newser-driver-sues-...)

    The family are also trying to sue her.....so this could just be a counter claim to stop that action.

    But I do feel for her, if she was law abiding and genuinely didn't see the guys on the bikes, that is the sort of thing that ruins lives.

    But suing is a little over the top on BOTH parts.

  • Romandie1 year 13 weeks agoJob done. You may as well

    Job done. Big Grin

    You may as well send me my prize now, save all the hassle of counting.

  • New road bike around the £1000 mark1 year 13 weeks agoI've already got the gear as

    I've already got the gear as I ride a carrera zelos at the minute and I'm looking to upgrade and I feel anything would be an improvement how much difference is there between for instance ultegra and 105 or 105 and tiagra?

  • British Cycling Club Tool1 year 13 weeks agoThanks Simon. Our membership

    Thanks Simon. Our membership sec already does a great job of tracking down people. When you say it created more hassle, I half expected that. Most people now are happy to pay by standing order which saves a lot of time. We have quite a few members who want nothing whatsoever to do with BC.

    Might tinker with something myself. With over 300 members and a lot of events it's not that easy to manage with spreadsheets.

    Oh and I use gmail and have set it up so I can mail from (one of) my club persona(s) when I need to. Helps on filtering stuff that comes in.

  • Driver who killed teen cyclist sues his family - because "her enjoyment of life... has been lessened"1 year 13 weeks agoSorry but no one comes out of

    Sorry but no one comes out of this with any credit. The lads were cycling three abreast with little or no visibility in the middle of the night; the driver was breaking the speed limit and then bringing ridiculous litigation and the parents are suing her with, on the face of it, no real evidence to support their claims. An appalling tale from start to finish - nothing to do with cars vs bikes just a lot of idiots

  • Driver who killed teen cyclist sues his family - because "her enjoyment of life... has been lessened"1 year 13 weeks agoricolek wrote:Sigh. What has

    ricolek wrote:
    Sigh. What has this page become? A platform for fueling hate against anybody who accidentaly harms a cyclist. I'm gonna unfollow your fb page because it makes me sick how self-righteous the people who comment there are. The amount of stupid generalizations is just enormous. It makes me sad that the majority of the community one would like to feel a part of is acting this way. It does exactly the opposite of what it should - teach people respect and look out for each other.

    WTF - are you for real?

  • Driver who killed teen cyclist sues his family - because "her enjoyment of life... has been lessened"1 year 13 weeks agoSigh. What has this page

    Sigh. What has this page become? A platform for fueling hate against anybody who accidentaly harms a cyclist. I'm gonna unfollow your fb page because it makes me sick how self-righteous the people who comment there are. The amount of stupid generalizations is just enormous. It makes me sad that the majority of the community one would like to feel a part of is acting this way. It does exactly the opposite of what it should - teach people respect and look out for each other.

  • RANT ALERT - Getting fed up..1 year 13 weeks agonorthstar wrote:fukawitribe

    northstar wrote:
    fukawitribe wrote:
    mooleur wrote:
    Anyway, back to the thread please - shouldn't you be fishing on the fantasy threads?

    It's lunchtime - maybe enrique let him out for an hour or two...

    LOL, oh look, another fan club member has turned up : )

    Is that all you have "internet warrior"?

    Yes, I've noticed her groupies too. They don't seem to have their own opinion most of the time.

  • Driver who killed teen cyclist sues his family - because "her enjoyment of life... has been lessened"1 year 13 weeks agoDisgraceful and a sad example

    Disgraceful and a sad example of someone who does not belong in the gene pool....

  • RANT ALERT - Getting fed up..1 year 13 weeks agoYou've dished your crap out

    You've dished your crap out on me because I don't hold your opinion on drug use, and I've just seen you do it to some guy because he disagreed with your opinion on aero dynamics. You seem to think that as a 'pro' women's rider that does make your responses gospel, but it is clear that you are not an expert and know no better (usually less so) than many others. There are some people on here who do know what they are talking about, but I can't say you're one of them.

  • New road bike around the £1000 mark1 year 13 weeks agoLooked at the same bikes last

    Looked at the same bikes last year and got a defy 1 on the ctw scheme and loved it... till I wrote it off Confused

    Better groupset over the trek and for me felt more comfortable than the boardman.

    Imho I would spend all the money on the bike, you will almost always be able to find clothing and accessories at a cheaper price by shopping around on the Internet.

    (Now riding the defy composite 2 with a wheel upgrade. It's a quicker climber and has greater acceleration, that could be the wheels, the carbon or more likely I'm just getting fitter.)

    Needless to say the defy 1 is a great bike and would recommend without any hesitation.

  • Love and hate1 year 13 weeks agoIt's not suitable for a road

    It's not suitable for a road bike, the segment follows the 'path' in the picture

Is that the "Old Military Road"? If so, to those who went up it on a MTB, chapeau sirs!

  • British Cycling Club Tool1 year 13 weeks agoI wouldn't know where to

    I wouldn't know where to start Keith! HTML (not 5), CSS and a bit of ASP is my limit, I stopped doing that kind of stuff for my job 10 years ago.

    But the BC facility doesn't offer anything I really need. Access queries/filtered lists are pasted into Excel for anyone else (e.g. monthly list of members for committee). Same to pull out email addresses while if I send notices or reminders I can subsequently see the recipients, which you don't appear to get with BC. Any replies come into the same account.

    Struggle to see what more is required...

    The best tool I have, set up by my predecessor, is that I can send all membership emails from my personal gmail account but send them as membership sec, not from my own address. I use gmail's filters to file emails and have created templates (called 'canned responses') to save repeatedly typing the same acknowledgements, reminders etc.

  • New road bike around the £1000 mark1 year 13 weeks agoThe Planet X is an absolute

    The Planet X is an absolute bargain. Stick some bigger tyres on it and job done.

  • Mont Ventoux - Places to stay, bikes to hire1 year 13 weeks agoGood news. I think I'll plan

    Good news. I think I'll plan to get early so that any wind is minimal and that we give us a proper length of rope with which to hang ourselves.