• Tyre system investment strategy advice sought: Tubeless vs. Clincher?1 year 13 weeks agoThe comment from another

    The comment from another poster about cleaning it out, you don't need to clean it, just replenish what you have used or has gunked up. It is a easy job and no longer than changing a tube, just prise part of the tyre off and pour some sealant in and fit the tyre back on.

  • Seven police killed in kidnap attempt on round-the-world cyclist in Pakistan1 year 13 weeks agofarrell wrote:Gkam84 wrote:So

    farrell wrote:
    Gkam84 wrote:
    So 7 dead, 5 injured....how many more uninjured?

    Billions I'd imagine.

    I guess I left myself open to that Rolling On The Floor

    I meant, how many more police officers guarding this one cyclist were uninjured in this incident?

    In essence, how many officers does it take to protect one cyclist, travelling through hostile territory on an ego trip??

  • ITV documentary of Maria Leijerstam's record breaking trike ride to South Pole now online1 year 13 weeks agoI will finish watching it,

    I will finish watching it, but I have thrice fallen asleep with it on screen At Wits End

  • Campaigners “speechless” at proposed 5mph Glasgow park bike speed limit +Video1 year 13 weeks agoEmail comments to

    Email comments to les@glasgow.gov.uk. The petition is a waste of time IMO, the council want comments on the proposed new park management rules. There is more in them than just '5mph' the press jumped on this as the 'headline' story. eg there are Human rights issues at stake eg by banning groups over 20 from parks, which includes George Square, without council approval, they block the right to peaceful assembly (article 20) in Glasgow's main square.

  • Grand Theft Auto V video game glitch lets players ride down skyscrapers1 year 13 weeks agoI am loving the gif, I wonder

    I am loving the gif, I wonder if we can see something like that in Road Bike Party 3....

  • Police in Cornwall appeal for help in tracing bike after cyclist found dead1 year 13 weeks agoR.I.P dude and condolences to

    R.I.P dude and condolences to his family, mtbing has lost a brother.

    Better to die living than living like your dead.

  • TDU Stage 41 year 13 weeks agomade 2 changes of no real

    made 2 changes of no real significance as far as the stage is concerned, but will hopefully pick up a few points here and there to mantain my slow climb from the lower depths of the leagues Nerd

  • TDU stage 31 year 13 weeks agoUsed all 3 transfers for

    Used all 3 transfers for stage 4.......looks like a nothing stage except for a bunch sprint but these are the sorts of stages where mini-tours are won and lost fantasy wise(particularly in the Forum's Scorum's)

  • Take me out.1 year 13 weeks agoIt's bad in a good way! The

    It's bad in a good way! The bit where the guy shows off a skill or hobby always gets me - what would I do in their shoes, ride a turbo?!

  • Distance is the new speed1 year 13 weeks agoGasman Jim wrote:I used to

    Gasman Jim wrote:
    I used to use Gatorskins on my winter bike, and could never understand why it felt so "dead", until I swapped for GP 4 Seasons. The Gatorskin is heavy, stiff and not that puncture proof.

    +1

  • Tour de San Luis Stage 41 year 13 weeks agoBring on tomorrow - I have

    Bring on tomorrow - I have high hopes Phinney, Weening and VDB are going to do well for me.

  • Tour de San Luis Stage 41 year 13 weeks agowow....DQ?

    wow....DQ?

  • Distance is the new speed1 year 13 weeks agoKinesis DC21 forks would have

    Kinesis DC21 forks would have allowed you to use standard drop calipers and therfore Campag brakes.

    Anybody got a copy of that rulebook anywhere?

    Joking aside, that's a nice build if a teeny bit 'roadie' looking.

    Once you've put divots in the paint, acquired a leather saddle and Carradice (or three - Barley, Nelson Longflap and Camper Longflap) swapped the speedplays for Atac/Candy/SPD pedals to use with your coffee stop friendly mtb shoes, killed the sciroccos and replaced them with open pro rims on hope hubs and generally exorcised carbon fibre from your life (except forks) you'll be on the way.

  • Tour de San Luis Stage 41 year 13 weeks agostevemarks

    stevemarks wrote:
    TERatcliffe26 wrote:
    I think Lucas will win overall, unless Weening or Duque decide to do something big for me, Weening in the ITT and Duque in the flat stage

    I agree Lucas will probably win, so as a spoilsport I went and looked at why.

    I'm afraid Enrique you may have messed up, I believe his team is over budget 163 I make it.

    Sorry Lucas if I got it wrong, but couldn't understand how you got all those big guys in your team.

    I hope I am wrong!

    Sick Sick Sick

    Didn't even realize this, I got it at dead on 163 too.....

  • Twitter?1 year 13 weeks agoI'm @Otisbragg -and I can

    I'm @Otisbragg -and I can confirm Gkam is better at replying to tweets than most! Problem is due to Twitter's silly limit on following, I can't follow anyone else- although that will change when I do a well overdue clear out.

  • Tour de San Luis Stage 41 year 13 weeks agoTERatcliffe26 wrote:I think

    TERatcliffe26 wrote:
    I think Lucas will win overall, unless Weening or Duque decide to do something big for me, Weening in the ITT and Duque in the flat stage

    I agree Lucas will probably win, so as a spoilsport I went and looked at why.

    I'm afraid Enrique you may have messed up, I believe his team is over budget 163 I make it.

    Sorry Lucas if I got it wrong, but couldn't understand how you got all those big guys in your team.

    I hope I am wrong!

    Sick Sick Sick

  • Freight Transport Association: Target rogue lorry operators to improve cycle safety1 year 13 weeks agoOldRidgeback wrote:I have to

    OldRidgeback wrote:
    I have to say the FTA has a point. It is notable how many of the same types of heavy vehicles, tipper trucks and skip lorries, are involved in serious incidents involving cyclists and other road users as well.

    Who lobbied for the exceptions to begin with though, like tipper trucks and skips being exempt? The FTA? That's my guess...

    Yes, they may have a point on saying to go after the rogue operators, but they're at the same time lobbying for a legislative environment that allows them to operate.

    Fine the people hiring the rogue operators heavily, and use corporate manslaughter legislation to go after the lorry owners. At least that's my opinion.

  • Tour de San Luis Stage 41 year 13 weeks agoI think Lucas will win

    I think Lucas will win overall, unless Weening or Duque decide to do something big for me, Weening in the ITT and Duque in the flat stage

  • Tour de San Luis Stage 41 year 13 weeks agoOk, here we go! Another

    Ok, here we go! Smile Another beautiful day in Argentina...

    Here are the rider scores... As always, if you spot an error let me know! Smile

    Nairo Alexander Quintana Movistar Team 55
    Sergio Daniel Godoy San Luis Somos Todos 41
    John Darwin Atapuma BMC Racing Team 38
    Enzo Josue Moyano San Luis Somos Todos 30
    Lucas Euser UnitedHealthcare Presen 26
    Peter Stetina BMC Racing Team 25
    Miguel Angel Rubiano Team Colombia 21
    Julian David Arredondo Trek Factory Racing 19
    Marc De Maar UnitedHealthcare Presen 16
    Phillip Gaimon Garmin - Sharp 13
    Gianluca Brambilla Omega Pharma - Quick-Step 12
    Adam Yates Orica GreenEDGE 11
    Eduardo Sepulveda Bretagne- Séché Environ 10
    Winner Anacona Lampre - Merida 9
    Domenico Pozzovivo AGR La Mondiale 7
    Isaac Bolivar UnitedHealthcare Presen 6
    Damiano Cunego Lampre - Merida 5
    Adam Yates Orica GreenEDGE 5
    Danilo Hondo Trek Factory Racing 5
    Eugenio Alafaci Trek Factory Racing 5
    Fabio Silvestre Trek Factory Racing 5
    Haimar Zubeldia Trek Factory Racing 5
    Giacomo Nizzolo Trek Factory Racing 5
    Emanuele Sella Androni Giocattoli - Venezuela 4
    Rob Squire Jamis - Hagens Berman 2
    Christian Meier Orica GreenEDGE 1
    Taylor Phinney BMC Racing Team 1

    Today's Team Stage 4 Results

    stumps 87
    lucas 86
    TERatcliffe26 75
    northstar 74
    stevemarks 73
    livestrongnick 71
    Dave Atkinson 62
    Twybaydos 60
    STEVESPRO 79 32
    Hilltown_Ian 17
    ray silvester 9
    enrique 5
    Ghedebrav 0

    Stumpy! You're the man today! Good going!Smile

    And in our overall leaderboard, we have the following results:

    stevemarks 270
    lucas 255
    TERatcliffe26 242
    northstar 203
    stumps 185
    Dave Atkinson 172
    Twybaydos 168
    livestrongnick 143
    Hilltown_Ian 93
    enrique 89
    STEVESPRO 79 72
    Ghedebrav 68
    ray silvester 28

    steve's margin is growing slimmer... and there's three stages left! Thinking

    Tomorrow's the time trial. Below is what it looks like...

    Wish we had transfers! Sad

  • Distance is the new speed1 year 13 weeks agoNice spec, loving the Campag.

    Nice spec, loving the Campag. Duranos for me at the moment, Gators didn't fair we'll with rough old Devon lanes.

  • Freight Transport Association: Target rogue lorry operators to improve cycle safety1 year 13 weeks agoJoe Dunckley wrote:As I

    Joe Dunckley wrote:
    As I understand it -- though I might have been misinformed or be misremembering -- there is quite a clear division in the trucking world.

    The FTA largely represents the very large firms doing nice clean secure jobs: companies like Stobart that have large fleets with long-term contracts for things like supermarkets.

    Meanwhile, the quieter Road Haulage Association (RHA) is the one that represents the smaller companies and one-man owner-operator outfits who typically do the more dirty jobs like construction and waste on insecure by-the-load contracts in a dog-eat-dog race-to-the-bottom market.

    I'm told there's been plenty of squabbling between them in the past, and that if you think the roads lobby is powerful now you should be petrified of their ever solving their infighting. So I'm guessing the FTA's "low-quality operators" remark is intended as a reference to RHA members. You can almost see the FTA's point -- it's true that it's disproportionately the small outfits doing construction and waste jobs that are killing people. I'd be pretty embarrassed to be sharing an industry with them too.

    There's no almost about it. The small one man and a dog outfits have a terrible record. And I've seen pretty closely how some of those firms are run. Of all the fatal truck/HGV incidents in London, not one has involved a large articulated lorry for instance. Big firms like Stobart or the supermarkets like Tesco's and Sainsbury's hire the best drivers and ensure they're trained, while the trucks are properly maintained too.

    As a rule of thumb, if a truck looks like an old knacker, keep your distance. If it's been freshly cleaned, it says a lot as to how the firm presents its image, even if the vehicle is old. And that extends to the way the trucks are driven and maintained.

  • Campaigners “speechless” at proposed 5mph Glasgow park bike speed limit +Video1 year 13 weeks agoSigned the petition. I pass

    Signed the petition.

    I pass through Glasgow Green and Pollok Park on my ride home from Hamilton on bike days. Also use Kelvingrove park if I'm heading to the canal routes and Linn Park as an alternative route home.

    It's easy to slow down a bit for pedestrians and a friendly 'excuse me' lets them know I'm coming up if there seems to be a possibility of less space than is ideal.

    I have been caught out myself whilst walking, so can appreciate what it is like to have a bike suddenly come up on you. I was surprised at just how startling it was and it did give me a needed reminder of the fact we are sharing the routes.

    Some of the wider paths through Glasgow Green could easily be marked for different use, but pedestrians will still wander in to the cycle lane. This happened in Rouken Glen park but the markings are fading and don't appear to be getting reapplied.

    I would agree with an attempt to encourage more considerate cycling, but would also like to see pedestrians and dog walkers given advice on looking before they cross paths etc. Cyclists should be behaving towards pedestrians just as we seek motorists to behave towards us.

    I'll see how much enforcement is in place when I'm riding through the parks. Will be curious to see how they will attempt to do this and to see how much the car limit is enforced.

  • New Forest sportive base moves to Dorset to escape NIMBYs1 year 13 weeks agoMmmm Ousaveard. Good usual

    Mmmm Ousaveard. Good usual educational point using extensive sums!
    My point though is the possibly biased reporting by RoadCC doesn't perhaps reflect the other locals who don't mind. Yep I'm sure some have holiday homes. I have one in Cornwall (I'm fairly local in Devon) but it's a better pension investment than investing in the city through the likes who buy New Forest holiday homes. Gosh I've gone off topic.
    Perhaps someone who does like the events there could give their opinions.

  • Distance is the new speed1 year 13 weeks agoI used to use Gatorskins on

    I used to use Gatorskins on my winter bike, and could never understand why it felt so "dead", until I swapped for GP 4 Seasons. The Gatorskin is heavy, stiff and not that puncture proof.

  • Freight Transport Association: Target rogue lorry operators to improve cycle safety1 year 13 weeks agoAs I understand it -- though

    As I understand it -- though I might have been misinformed or be misremembering -- there is quite a clear division in the trucking world.

    The FTA largely represents the very large firms doing nice clean secure jobs: companies like Stobart that have large fleets with long-term contracts for things like supermarkets.

    Meanwhile, the quieter Road Haulage Association (RHA) is the one that represents the smaller companies and one-man owner-operator outfits who typically do the more dirty jobs like construction and waste on insecure by-the-load contracts in a dog-eat-dog race-to-the-bottom market.

    I'm told there's been plenty of squabbling between them in the past, and that if you think the roads lobby is powerful now you should be petrified of their ever solving their infighting. So I'm guessing the FTA's "low-quality operators" remark is intended as a reference to RHA members. You can almost see the FTA's point -- it's true that it's disproportionately the small outfits doing construction and waste jobs that are killing people. I'd be pretty embarrassed to be sharing an industry with them too.