• Surrey councillor calls for regulation of sportive events around Box Hill1 year 19 weeks ago"A lot of them, particularly

    "A lot of them, particularly in Box Hill, are older people who feel intimidated driving through large numbers of cyclists."

    Maybe you could just drive behind them instead? Thinking

    Once again the attitude is that roads are for cars, everything else is a nuisance that is just getting in the way.

    I doubt there is a major problem, this is just a local councillor pandering to a few local constituents. Make a bit of noise so they vote for him next time around....

  • Tour De France - Stage 101 year 19 weeks agolivestrongnick wrote:I think

    livestrongnick wrote:
    I think Tuft is last man so i should have 181 Big Grin

    Dammit I could've brought Tuft in a day early too but thought it wise to keep a transfer just in case someone dropped out...

  • Tour de France Stage 10: Marcel Kittel doubles up as he outsprints André Greipel in Saint-Malo1 year 19 weeks ago......although it would seem

    ......although it would seem harsh to apportion blame to either rider

    How about both at fault?

    My take on it, is,

    Veelers looked beind/right and must have seen Cavendish looming, he then drifted what looked like intentionally to his right, which must have hindered Cavendish. It looked like Cavendish then saw the red mist and deliberately veered into Veelers.

  • Tour De France - Stage 101 year 19 weeks agoI think Tuft is last man so i

    I think Tuft is last man so i should have 181 Big Grin

  • Surrey councillor calls for regulation of sportive events around Box Hill1 year 19 weeks agoDo remember the head of

    Do remember the head of transport for Surrey CC is a convicted drunk driver, do not doubt their friendly pro cyclist policies.

  • Tour De France - Stage 101 year 19 weeks agoI just heard Mark Cavendish

    I just heard Mark Cavendish talking about "Veelers' Wheel" in his post-race interview... is that a shoutout to Wig_Billy's fantasy team?!!

  • Tour De France - Stage 101 year 19 weeks agoI make my total 150 (170 less

    I make my total 150 (170 less 20 penalty points) so I'm pretty happy.

    Will make a change or two tonight to bring in the main TTers then swap back for Thursday. Tempted to save transfers and have 10 for Ventoux on Sunday but that'd just annoy enrique Devil

  • Surrey councillor calls for regulation of sportive events around Box Hill1 year 19 weeks ago“The pressure on residents is

    “The pressure on residents is just getting too much, they're feeling imprisoned, they can't get out."

    Genuinely hilarious.. I can understand some of the sentiments but talk about over-reaction that undermines the credibility of the point being made..

  • No Escape1 year 19 weeks agothat's the whole point of the

    that's the whole point of the article mad_scot_rider, usually cycling IS my escape but sometimes it doesn't work out like that, it's not kittens and flowers all the time

  • Tour De France - Stage 101 year 19 weeks agoGot 1,2,3,6,16 (minus 20

    Got 1,2,3,6,16 (minus 20 point penalty).

    Nearly picked Bonnet yesterday but thought I'd save myself the points. Also should've gone Van Poppel over Lobato (though bit of 'unluck' there). Now, whether to skim over tomorrow with the aim of more flat points the day after?

    Brilliantly I'm off work for the rest of the week and have wife's permission to watch EVERYTHING! Providing she doesn't give birth, that is, as she's due in a week (and no, son number one will NOT be named after that day's stage winner).

    Big Grin

  • Surrey councillor calls for regulation of sportive events around Box Hill1 year 19 weeks agoSo if cyclists complain about

    So if cyclists complain about being intimated and having their journey blocked by vehicle traffic on certain routes then someone ib power will make a fuss and will do something about it right?

    ...Thought as much.

  • Can you come up with a Tour de France headline?1 year 19 weeks agoSchleck sex check wrecks Trek

    Schleck sex check wrecks Trek cheques.

    I'm here all week.

  • Tour De France - Stage 101 year 19 weeks agoShould have green arrows

    Should have green arrows today as 2,3,4 have IM and table points which 1 doesn't. Hoping D van Poppel would get some IM points but Flecha has almost as many points as he does. Why?

  • Surrey councillor calls for regulation of sportive events around Box Hill1 year 19 weeks agoA pack going past can be

    A pack going past can be intimidating on a country lane, but I don't care that the drivers feel worried about them. It's about time.

    Silly, reactionary NIMBY'S. Yawn Sadly, if cyclists are shown that they are not allowed to use the road by the dis-respect that they are shown by drivers, then they'll use methods to force themselves back onto the road. Riding in a pack keeps you safe, and drivers have had it their own way for long enough now. It's about time they altered their behaviour for once.

  • Tour De France - Stage 101 year 19 weeks agoNo, I hope he's not

    No, I hope he's not eliminated but both riders changed their line a fraction. Just an accident.

  • Tour De France - Stage 101 year 19 weeks ago1, 2, 3 hopefully. Don't

    1, 2, 3 hopefully. Don't think the crash was cavs fault though

  • Tour De France - Stage 101 year 19 weeks agoAlan Tullett wrote:It's the

    Alan Tullett wrote:
    It's the first points he's scored for a long time. Might be worth thinking about now with Bouhanni out.

    That's exactly why I'd thought of him, he should be FDJs sprinter for the rest of the race now they've lost Bouhanni, there's no one else as good left in the team.

  • Tour De France - Stage 101 year 19 weeks agoQuote:Good news for your

    Quote:
    Good news for your purists, Cousin gets most combative

    Yay! It was the tache wot won it.

  • Tour De France - Stage 101 year 19 weeks agodrheaton wrote:The top five

    drheaton wrote:
    The top five of the 10th stage is:

    1. Marcel Kittel (GER) ARG
    2. André Greipel (GER) LTB
    3. Mark Cavendish (GBR) OPQ
    4. Peter Sagan (SLO) CAN
    5. William Bonnet (FRA) FDJ
    6. Kristoff
    7. Dumoulin (S)
    8. Reza
    9. Van Poppel (D)
    10. Rojas
    11. Goss
    12. Henderson
    13. Gene
    14. Lemoine
    15. Flecha
    16. El Fares
    17. Ferrari
    18. Garcia
    19. Dumoulin (T)
    20. Jeannesson

    Bugger, tried to force Bonnet into my team this morning but couldn't afford him without dropping Van Poppel and thought DVP would score higher.

    It's the first points he's scored for a long time. Might be worth thinking about now with Bouhanni out.

  • High and Dolomitey1 year 19 weeks agoGreat writeup. Did it for

    Great writeup. Did it for the third time in a row this year, and will be back for a fourth and more. Definitely one for the bucket list if you haven't already.

    As for training - no need for hills, sustained solid efforts on the flats are much better training for this sort of ride than the short sharp stabby hills we have in the UK

  • Tour De France - Stage 101 year 19 weeks agoThe top five of the 10th

    The top five of the 10th stage is:

    1. Marcel Kittel (GER) ARG
    2. André Greipel (GER) LTB
    3. Mark Cavendish (GBR) OPQ
    4. Peter Sagan (SLO) CAN
    5. William Bonnet (FRA) FDJ
    6. Kristoff
    7. Dumoulin (S)
    8. Reza
    9. Van Poppel (D)
    10. Rojas
    11. Goss
    12. Henderson
    13. Gene
    14. Lemoine
    15. Flecha
    16. El Fares
    17. Ferrari
    18. Garcia
    19. Dumoulin (T)
    20. Jeannesson

    Bugger, tried to force Bonnet into my team this morning but couldn't afford him without dropping Van Poppel and thought DVP would score higher.

  • Tour De France - Stage 101 year 19 weeks ago2,3,4,9 Lobato got held up by

    2,3,4,9

    Lobato got held up by the crash. Maybe need Kittel next time as well. Have to free up some points.

  • Scott Plasma 30 20131 year 19 weeks agoI've got the Plasma 20 and

    I've got the Plasma 20 and I'm totally delighted with it. If you get it for a good price, it'll be even more awesome. My LBS in NZ wangled me abut 50% off, so I was very lucky and got it for $3700 NZD (about £1800). I would only say that you'd do well to look at different brake levers...they're the only thing I'm not pleased with so far.

  • Tour De France - Stage 101 year 19 weeks agocaptain_slog wrote:Well I

    captain_slog wrote:
    Well I picked the wrong Sojasun guys, no surprise there.

    I have got Cousin in my purists, though, a decision made doubly fortuitous by the fact that he's sporting such a stylish moustache. Is there anyone else in the peloton similarly adorned? (No, Peter, that doesn't count.)

    Good news for your purists, Cousin gets most combative.

  • House of Lords in action1 year 19 weeks agoSideBurn wrote:Are you sure

    SideBurn wrote:
    Are you sure this is the House of Lords? They were all alive Surprise

    Fixed for you