• How to spot digital epo cheats on Strava1 year 19 weeks agoSo I guess cheat codes do

    So I guess cheat codes do exist in real life...

  • Cervo Rosso Swiss Edition jersey - Test Team Issue1 year 19 weeks agoI was thinking more of the

    I was thinking more of the british companies that make in the UK like Lusso and Shutt and get rave reviews in the cycle mags. I realise Rapha clothing isnt made in the UK and I just think its a far cooler and more exclusive to ride in British made kit and not look like the 25 wiggo's you see on every ride Smile

  • What's wrong with the mobile site?1 year 19 weeks agoThere's a mobile site? My

    There's a mobile site? My phone never gets it O.o

  • Strava launches instant segment times feature1 year 19 weeks agoThey should fix the Android

    They should fix the Android speed bias first.

  • Leopard SA reasserts position on Fränk Schleck as he and brother Andy hit back1 year 19 weeks agoThink Trek will be looking

    Think Trek will be looking for whiter-than-white conduct for the new team, so they'll want no suspicions having over the riders.

  • Social attitudes survey on transport: The people have spoken but are they telling the whole truth?1 year 19 weeks agoI'm a lightweight, I'd be

    I'm a lightweight, I'd be impaired even before I was over the limit, so I don't need to know how much I 'can' drink because it's irrelevant; I'd be pissed (and hence unfit to drive) regardless.

  • Strava launches instant segment times feature1 year 19 weeks agoAwesome, though it's likely

    Awesome, though it's likely to drain your phone's battery quicker, as it will be polling the tinterweb rather than only syncing once a ride is finished

  • Tour de France - Stage 91 year 19 weeks agodrheaton wrote:Movistar are

    drheaton wrote:
    Movistar are in a great position now. Quintana can attack and Sky have to chase but Valverde is more of an overall threat...

    Alan Tullett wrote:
    Valverde used to be half-decent on TTs. He lost 30 secs to Froome on the Vuelta TT... Froome will gain between a minute and a minute and a half on the first one. Maybe 30 secs to a minute on the second one...

    Thanks for the perspective, people!...

  • Tour de France - Stage 91 year 19 weeks agothefatcyclist wrote:This is

    thefatcyclist wrote:
    This is why I do not like Froome...

    You're back! Big Grin what a nice surprise! Why wasn't there an announcement? Wink

    I mean you broke some hearts when you "left"! Wink

    Gkam84 wrote:
    Oh but fatty......You cant just leave the game.... Crying

    TERatcliffe26 wrote:
    Will be sad to see you leave...

    Glad you're back! Big Grin

  • Leopard SA reasserts position on Fränk Schleck as he and brother Andy hit back1 year 19 weeks agoTrek taking over as the main

    Trek taking over as the main sponsor. I don’t think Trek need another major doping problem that LA has given, tarnishing Treks Global world wide brand name. Both brothers have been clouded with question marks ever since the Father’s car was search driving VIP on the TDF a few years ago. Maybe an ‘IM Cycling Team’ calling for both to re-launch their careers?

  • Horse put down after it was scared by sportive riders1 year 19 weeks agoHorses have to be able to

    Horses have to be able to stand on all four legs. They have poor circulation in their legs and need all four feet on the ground to keep their blood flowing properly. If they don't, tissue starts to die off.

    This is why they're destroyed.

  • Tour de France - Stage 91 year 19 weeks agochrisdstripes wrote:No

    chrisdstripes wrote:
    No disasters for me, but the 2 I brought in scored about the same as the 2 I dropped, so could've saved a couple of transfers. Still, 7 consecutive days of green arrows puts me up to 52nd overall - considering I was outside the top 200 in the Giro thats a considerable improvement...

    Stuck now - keep Froome for the TT or sub him out and back in again?

    Anyhow - as I learnt to my cost last year, rest days are primetime for doping eliminations, so I won't be doing anything til tomorrow morning...

    If you want Sagan/Cav/Greipel for the sprints you'll have to do the 'Hokey-Cokey' with Froome methinks(in-out-shake it all about!!).

    This was the stage that Frank Shrek got caught last season so I might hold fire too......6 transfers so 4 sprinters in then 4 TT'ers the day after trying to leave as many of the sprinters in for the 2 sprint days after(if that makes sense).

  • Shimano Dura Ace C24 for 1.92m 90 kg rider?1 year 19 weeks agoI had an unpleasant wheel

    I had an unpleasant wheel wobble descending the Horseshoe Pass with some 50mm carbon wheels last year. Despite crosswinds on the same place and the faster descent down the north side I was flying down on the same bike and RS80s with no worries at all.
    Smile

  • Tour de France Stage 9 reaction - winner Dan Martin, maillot jaune Chris Froome, and others1 year 19 weeks agoAwesome stuff, and great to

    Awesome stuff, and great to see a team working out a strategy for, and taking the fight to,, Team Sky.

    Allez Froome.

  • Horse put down after it was scared by sportive riders1 year 19 weeks agojoeegg wrote:I came across a

    joeegg wrote:
    I came across a woman on a horse yesterday and she was about 200m ahead of me.I stopped pedalling , pulled over completely onto the other side of the road as it was quiet,and slowly freewheeled past.The horse raised it head,looked at me,then carried on.

    For what it's worth, I was taught to go wide and KEEP PEDALING so the freehub/wheel doesn't buzz as you pass.

  • Tour de France - Stage 91 year 19 weeks agoJAndrewHill wrote:I am

    JAndrewHill wrote:
    I am supporting my router...

    Ha ha ha! Big Grin Good one!

  • Horse put down after it was scared by sportive riders1 year 19 weeks agolukea-d wrote:How about some

    lukea-d wrote:
    How about some clear, mutually agreed guidelines for both horse riders and cyclists about how to share the road? As a cyclist in a rural area with no experience of horses except as other road users, I'd find this useful. Personally I take the approach of slowing down and making my presence known before passing slowly, but I've no idea if that's the best approach.

    I also think that all organisers should issue sportive-specific guidelines on road use covering, for example, passing horses (in both directions), riding in large groups, etc. I know that will be teaching experienced riders to suck eggs (don't use that expression if speaking to a German, by the way), but many sportive riders don't have much experience of his sort of stuff and I bet we could all do with a bit of a reminder about good practice.

    There is clear guidance in the Highway code which all road users are supposed to adhere to. The problem is that it is is largely forgotten.

  • Tour de France - Stage 91 year 19 weeks agoJonas Lorenzen wrote:Wonder

    Jonas Lorenzen wrote:
    Wonder if Kwiatowski love[s] that white jersey so much he'll skip the rest day and just go straight on to stage 10...

    Heh heh! Smile

  • Tour de France Stage 9: Dan Martin holds on for stage win, Chris Froome resists pressure to keep yellow1 year 19 weeks agoIt is actually heartening

    It is actually heartening that they had an off day. It is certainly a human response (I.e. shows that they may not have covered all the bases by doping).

    It was odd that Movistar could not make more of the situation. They didn't really seem to make an 1-2 combinations count.

    Agree about Contador too. Though, at present, his comments about him getting stronger make me think he is going to blood dope later. But maybe he is saying that to save face.

  • Tour de France - Stage 91 year 19 weeks agobogdogs wrote:If the teams

    bogdogs wrote:
    If the teams want to beat Sky, they have to throw the race book out the window and attack, attack, attack. It was easy for Sky to control one mountain stage, big deal. Let's see them do it with half the Peloton working against them. This is far from over.

    The question is - Will enough GC contenders have the guts to challenge?

    And the answer was, to our delight, a resounding yes! Great race! Big Grin

  • Horse put down after it was scared by sportive riders1 year 19 weeks agoHow about some clear,

    How about some clear, mutually agreed guidelines for both horse riders and cyclists about how to share the road? As a cyclist in a rural area with no experience of horses except as other road users, I'd find this useful. Personally I take the approach of slowing down and making my presence known before passing slowly, but I've no idea if that's the best approach.

    I also think that all organisers should issue sportive-specific guidelines on road use covering, for example, passing horses (in both directions), riding in large groups, etc. I know that will be teaching experienced riders to suck eggs (don't use that expression if speaking to a German, by the way), but many sportive riders don't have much experience of his sort of stuff and I bet we could all do with a bit of a reminder about good practice.

  • Boris Bike fatality: Young woman killed in lorry collision on London Cycle Superhighway1 year 19 weeks agoJust want to say that while

    Just want to say that while out this weekend an articulated lorry driver slowed down to let my girlfriend cross an 'A' road which I thought was a real thoughtful act.

    The comment that the young lady was forcing her way to the front of traffic is an all to common occurrence in London. While the bike box is a useful safety device I think that it causes cyclists to push through traffic under dangerous circumstances. It's especially dangerous if you get trying to get to the front and the lights change. Sometimes there is not room to get to this space. But instead of having the confidence to take up road position until the lights change inexperienced riders push on through. I believe a combination of this and a failure to understand HGV blind spots causes significant issues.

    This sounds like a sad case. What is saddest is that it seems almost accepted that a death on a Boris bike would occur at some point or other, but I guess that is the truth of the matter. In fact I'm surprised, given the ad hoc nature of the road user, that it has not happened sooner.

  • Inner side knee pain1 year 19 weeks agoStretch!! I used to have bad

    Stretch!!

    I used to have bad pain on the inside of both knees cycling (driving wasn't great either after a cycle). I am now pain free and cycling 500+kms a month. (Would do more if I had the time!!)

    Stretch every hour: stand upright, pull heel up to bum with knees together and pelvis pushed forward, try to relax and hold for at least 45 secs. Do other leg. Keep this for a week before reducing to morning, evening night. Stretching calves and hamstrings too is advised but the quads are the main ones.

    Do it .... it worked for me!

  • Tour de France - Stage 91 year 19 weeks agoGkam84 wrote:After today's

    Gkam84 wrote:
    After today's stage, I couldn't care about the game anymore. Its going to be a Sky borefest again.... Sat on the front, dictating the pace for every climb

    Actuallty, I felt the same way before the stage today...And what a nice surprise it was to be so wrong! Smile

  • Tour de France - Stage 91 year 19 weeks agoif i'd have kept martin and

    if i'd have kept martin and save the transfer i'd have been top ten with 5 free changes. c'est la vie Plain Face