• New Forest presents draft charter for cycling events1 year 13 weeks agoThe other side of the road is

    The other side of the road is perfectly adequate for overtaking. Replace the group of bikes with a tractor or another car, it's perfectly fine. And considerably less obstructive than a wandering pony or herd of cows, which is probably around the next corner Wink

  • Bike for sale1 year 13 weeks agoUnfortunately it had sold

    Unfortunately it had sold last weekend (for £185 evidently)

    So, if anyone can help out post up please.

    I'm not a member of a CC but perhaps others might be able to come up with something.

  • Trek launch Domane 6.9 Disc (there's a Domane 4.0 Disc too)1 year 13 weeks agoI'm so stoked to see a nice

    I'm so stoked to see a nice satin black bike with black glossy graphics - I'm utterly fatigued by seeing all these stylistically-bereft brightly coloured shiny bikes out there so it's good to see someone doing something original.

  • Cambridge Tour de France road closures a "nightmare" says councillor1 year 13 weeks ago'Why? I live near a football

    'Why? I live near a football ground, and have to deal with the traffic that brings upwards of 30 times a year. Should I, and everyone else in my neighbourhood, get compensation?'

    Presumably you had some kind of say in where you lived?

  • New Forest presents draft charter for cycling events1 year 13 weeks agoNeil753 wrote:There's a

    Neil753 wrote:
    There's a certain irony to the use of the pic in this post, that shows a group of riders whose road positioning suggests they either have no idea that there is a car behind them, or are aware of the car and have decided to just carry on as they are.

    Come on guys, pick your pics more carefully Wink

    I can't see anything wrong with their positioning myself. It's perfect. Clear road, 2 a breast and gaps between groups.

    Can you explain why you think that's wrong? I am genuinely interested because I've been riding in groups since 1973 and I'd love to know what I've been doing wrong for 41 years.

  • Zeosoft Heavy Duty Hand Soap1 year 13 weeks agoFairy up and salt FTW.

    Fairy up and salt FTW.

  • New Forest presents draft charter for cycling events1 year 13 weeks agoNeil753 wrote:I agree,

    Neil753 wrote:
    I agree, cyclists are entitled to ride two abreast, but there are limits. The fact that there are two cars in the space between the two groups of riders, clearly positioned with an intention to overtake when safe to do so, ought to prompt the cyclists to at least ride more tidily, and perhaps switch to single file riding for a few moments. Everything about the cyclists' road positioning, on this particular road is wrong, and pics like these appearing in the media don't really help our cause.

    It's a two-lane road. It will never, ever be safe to pass even single-file cyclists without crossing the centreline. Therefore the driver should use the entire opposite lane. Therefore the cyclists are perfectly correct. What they should NOT do is go single file, encouraging a close pass in the face of oncoming traffic.

  • Tour de Romandie Stage by Stage Dream Teams, the Giro Budget and a Giro Forum Competition Idea1 year 13 weeks agostevemarks wrote:Spot on to

    stevemarks wrote:
    Spot on to the organisers the values make it a tough choice in an interesting race. The obvious thing was to pop in [Nibali] and Froome...

    I have to agree. the budget value is very (!) fair. So far it seems about right...

  • Trek launch Domane 6.9 Disc (there's a Domane 4.0 Disc too)1 year 13 weeks agoThat looks ace. Apart from

    That looks ace. Apart from the disc brakes and bolt-through axles.

  • New Forest presents draft charter for cycling events1 year 13 weeks agoI agree, cyclists are

    I agree, cyclists are entitled to ride two abreast, but there are limits. The fact that there are two cars in the space between the two groups of riders, clearly positioned with an intention to overtake when safe to do so, ought to prompt the cyclists to at least ride more tidily, and perhaps switch to single file riding for a few moments. Everything about the cyclists' road positioning, on this particular road is wrong, and pics like these appearing in the media don't really help our cause.

  • NSW roads minister says cyclists should be licensed and banned from some roads - for their own safety1 year 13 weeks ago"cyclists might be banned

    "cyclists might be banned from such roads for their own protection"

    1) utterly ridiculous, given that 79%* of incidents are the fault of the driver in AUS,
    2) Happy to blame the cyclists but cant be bothered to actually fix the problem which is to add quality infrastructure on those roads or as an alternative to those roads

    * http://www.smh.com.au/executive-style/fitness/blogs/on-your-bike/duncan-...

  • Tour de Romandie Stage by Stage Dream Teams, the Giro Budget and a Giro Forum Competition Idea1 year 13 weeks agolivestrongnick wrote: I'm

    livestrongnick wrote:
    Yawn

    I'm boring the only member of my audience... How pitiful... Waiting

  • A thoroughly good cove1 year 13 weeks agoDaveyraveygravey wrote:Having

    Daveyraveygravey wrote:
    Having read the article, I don't see how you can disagree with him; he was referring to a specific incident where a guy did multiple things that should get you into trouble with the Law. I feel the same way when I see cyclists running red lights. I think he could have used the interview to encourage other road users to treat cyclists with more respect, give them more space generally, overtake better specifically and to be more observant of all other road users.

    My feelings exactly, and partly why I posted the link. I have had a word with other cyclists when I see them running several sets of red lights or riding in an anti-social manner. The reactions vary widely, and some people get abusive while others seem to take it on-board.

    Chris Hoy has done a lot for cycling in this country already and continues to do so - big respect.

  • Tour de Romandie Stage by Stage Dream Teams, the Giro Budget and a Giro Forum Competition Idea1 year 13 weeks agoarsene wrote:Froome, Nibali,

    arsene wrote:
    Froome, Nibali, Spilak, Talansky, Uran, Rui Costa should be the strongest today. But also Pinot and the Tinkoff riders (Majka, Roche)... Zoidl is a good option too...

    That's a nice hedge! Smile Ok, I'll take these riders and try to create the most balanced 'within budget' Dream Team for today and compare it to the actual Dream Team at the end of the stage and (!) compare it to the score of the Top 4 highest ranked riders to see what the difference would have been... Thinking Who's to say? Maybe choosing the Top 4 highest valued riders for today could (!) beat all the 'within budget' teams! Here we go! Smile

    Here's the 'arsene inspired' Dream Team, arguably the 'best' team you could form with the riders above, slotting each in the order they were written down as the riders that scored the most in the stage:

    40.0 Christopher Froome
    37.7 Vincenzo Nibali
    20.8 Simon Spilak
    23.2 Andrew Talansky
    9.2 Riccardo Zoidl
    3.0
    3.0
    3.0
    3.0

    Total 142.9

    And here's the 4 Highest Value riders in the Romandie competition:

    40.0 Christopher Froome
    37.8 Michal Kwiatkowski
    37.7 Vincenzo Nibali
    33.7 Rui Faria Da Costa
    3.0
    3.0
    3.0
    3.0
    3.0

    Total 164.2

    Which will fare better? The 'arsene inspired' Dream Team or the Top 4 Highest Value Team? *cue in the trumpets* Smile

    Let's see what happens at the end of the stage! Smile

  • Trek launch Domane 6.9 Disc (there's a Domane 4.0 Disc too)1 year 13 weeks agoDrooling over this.

    Drooling over this. Day Dreaming

    Funnily enough, was just talking to the owner of my LBS last night and he said Trek were about to launch a disc-equipped Domane, couple of models to start but then the full range will be disc-equipped. He reckons they're going for more "durable", UK-road suited bikes with the Domane, whereas the Madone will be a faster and lighter bike.

    Be interesting to see what the 4-series bike is like, more my price point, sadly.

  • A thoroughly good cove1 year 13 weeks agoHaving read the article, I

    Having read the article, I don't see how you can disagree with him; he was referring to a specific incident where a guy did multiple things that should get you into trouble with the Law. I feel the same way when I see cyclists running red lights. I think he could have used the interview to encourage other road users to treat cyclists with more respect, give them more space generally, overtake better specifically and to be more observant of all other road users.

  • DfT launches road sign consultation - with strong focus on cycling infrastructure1 year 13 weeks ago"They should paint a line in

    "They should paint a line in each ASL, parallel to the kerb, and about four feet from the kerb, to separate the ASL box into two areas, one for straight on and one for turning right, with fixed penalties for cyclists using the "right turn box" and then cycling straight on."

    I fail to see why this matters? What exactly are you worried about with non segregated right and straight on areas?

  • Need wheel advice1 year 13 weeks agoI just bought some Easton

    I just bought some Easton EA90 RTs from Chain Reaction for £330 (RRP £680) - they were doing 10% off that too but that's finished now I think. Not seen them yet but I think they're meant to be 1550g though reviews say maybe they're more like 1600g - no rim tape needed though.

  • Tour-de-Romandie-stage-31 year 13 weeks agoI finally got one in the

    I finally got one in the break, grabbed Valle yesterday purely for this purpose as I couldn't afford Nizz, Mezgec yesterday, so targeted a Break rider.

  • Giro Queen Stage1 year 13 weeks agoTake your pick from 14, 16 or

    Take your pick from 14, 16 or 20.

    All are summit finishes but 16 and 20 seem the better with 20 finishing on the Zoncolan which is a bit of beast.

    If i was to choose it would be 16 as its virtually climbing from the off whereas 20 has quite a long flattish run before the climbing starts.

  • New Forest presents draft charter for cycling events1 year 13 weeks agoI see nothing wrong with

    I see nothing wrong with this. Easier to overtake than a long long line of single cyclists. The whole "never ride double when cars are around" is a myth best done away with.

  • Zeosoft Heavy Duty Hand Soap1 year 13 weeks agohorizontal dropout wrote:Nah,

    horizontal dropout wrote:
    Nah, used coffee grounds and ecover washing up liquid beats everything!

    Same here, though I don't have coffee to hand so use a little granulated sugar with mine. It works just as well as the dedicated hand cleaners I tried and doesn't dry your skin.

  • New Forest presents draft charter for cycling events1 year 13 weeks agoThere's a certain irony to

    There's a certain irony to the use of the pic in this post, that shows a group of riders whose road positioning suggests they either have no idea that there is a car behind them, or are aware of the car and have decided to just carry on as they are.

    Come on guys, pick your pics more carefully Wink

  • Tour-de-Romandie-stage-31 year 13 weeks agoMight well do - just on the

    Might well do - just on the first climb and the gap is down from 6 mins to just 1 min 40 secs!

  • Tour-de-Romandie-stage-31 year 13 weeks agoYeah that's probably the

    Yeah that's probably the reason, hoped for Fumeaux to be in there though because he's on my purist team.

    I definitely expected at least one IAM rider. Thinking
    That's a surprise that they have no one in the break considering the mountain classification will be decided today.
    I think they will most likely try to start an attack later. Confused