• Blanco suspends Luis Leon Sanchez after reports of Fuentes links1 year 25 weeks agojdstrachan@yahoo.co.uk

    jdstrachan@yahoo.co.uk wrote:
    Colin Peyresourde wrote:
    I would like the names of footballers, athletes and tennis players to appear. I don't think this should only be cyclings problem, if its not.

    Its funny isnt it, how cycling has such a rife drug problem. Yet other sports just brush it under the carpet and say 'no drug problem here officer' and the press go 'oh OK then'

    A joke. Name and shame ALL involved in the investigation, not just one or two cyclists.

    Take heart from the fact that, as disfunctional as the UCI and cycling in general appears to be as a sport its still probably 20 years ahead of the other major sports like Football and Tennis purely because it acknowledges its doping problem and is trying to fix it.

    Acceptance is the first step on the path to fixing the problem.

  • Huffman and Sutton1 year 25 weeks agoSame with Kreder for

    Same with Kreder for Vaconsoleil

    Basically Gkam was waiting on the official startlists from the official site before doing a final update, but will doing one later today anyway

  • Forum Users Mini league1 year 25 weeks agoI'm unsure whether to pick

    I'm unsure whether to pick Cancellara, Thomas or Flecha at any point this week. Each could have a go if the race breaks up but might not compete in the sprints. Flecha too should lose time in the TTT on the others if things go to form.

    I also reckon Velits is going to be a popular pick for Monday before being dropped by everyone Big Grin

  • FS: Barron Reynolds 531 SL Fixie/SS Fixed wheel bike1 year 25 weeks agoMore pics:

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  • Blanco suspends Luis Leon Sanchez after reports of Fuentes links1 year 25 weeks agoThere were records of over

    There were records of over 200 clients of Fuentes, of which about 40 are cyclists - the Spanish judicial system only sees fit to investigate the cyclists - not the football players, athletes, tennis players and others. Unsurprisingly, the presiding judge has links to one of big Spanish football clubs!

  • Blanco suspends Luis Leon Sanchez after reports of Fuentes links1 year 25 weeks agoColin Peyresourde wrote:I

    Colin Peyresourde wrote:
    I would like the names of footballers, athletes and tennis players to appear. I don't think this should only be cyclings problem, if its not.

    Its funny isnt it, how cycling has such a rife drug problem. Yet other sports just brush it under the carpet and say 'no drug problem here officer' and the press go 'oh OK then'

    A joke. Name and shame ALL involved in the investigation, not just one or two cyclists.

  • Navigation Advice Sought :)1 year 25 weeks agoOn long unfamiliar routes I

    On long unfamiliar routes I plan out using google maps, using street view to identify landmarks or signposts at the junctions. Then get a strip of paper long enough to wrap round your bars. Write the route down step by step, mainly the turns - very carefully - with a fine pen then tape the strip round your bars in such a way that you can slide it round i.e. not stuck to the bars. Got my inspiration from those pre-GPS winding map things they used to use in the paris-dakar etc. Sounds complex but it's actually quite simple and works very well.

  • Forum Users Mini league1 year 25 weeks agoIm all set but im not

    Im all set but im not revealing, alls I will say is I have 4 the same as you for my normal team and 6 in my purist team

  • Blanco suspends Luis Leon Sanchez after reports of Fuentes links1 year 25 weeks agoI would like the names of

    I would like the names of footballers, athletes and tennis players to appear. I don't think this should only be cyclings problem, if its not.

  • Forum Users Mini league1 year 25 weeks agoEveryone set for the

    Everyone set for the ToQ?

    I've got the following in my standard team

    Kruopis
    EBH
    Cav
    Modolo
    Guardini
    Bewley
    Velits
    Rasch
    Van Avermaet(what a bargain!!!)

    My big fears are Degenkolb(it was he or EBH) and Spartacus(coming in for the TTT) to be honest.

    I'll reveal purist after stage 1(if anyone's interested after a relative flop in Oz)

  • Graeme Obree: UCI beyond repair, but doping far less prevalent nowadays1 year 25 weeks agostealth wrote:Ahh, but unlike

    stealth wrote:
    Ahh, but unlike in the good old USofA, here in glorious Europe we need something called Evidence and "my mate said that he was told..." doesn't hold water in court.

    "My mate said that he was told..." doesn't hold water in the US either.

  • Blanco suspends Luis Leon Sanchez after reports of Fuentes links1 year 25 weeks agoI kinda knew this was coming,

    I kinda knew this was coming, but I like LuLu, so hoped it wouldn't. There will be more, don't worry about it....

  • Tour of Qatar....Problem1 year 25 weeks agoApart from the TTT, I reckon

    Apart from the TTT, I reckon my starting lineup will chnage very little...unless my initial picks are useless....but thats unlikely Wink

  • Twilight star Robert Pattinson falls foul of Aussie helmet laws1 year 25 weeks agoTarzak wrote:In the world of

    Tarzak wrote:
    In the world of Internet forums making a statement elicits the same effect as formulating a question.
    I thank you for taking the time to give such a well thought out and illuminating, but more importantly, amusing answer.
    If by some mischance we both get knocked off our bikes and land on our heads, one of us will have a greater chance of maintaining their current level of moron.
    I will of course look like a dork either way.

    Any chance, then, that you could answer my questions? Did you understand or not?

    And have you decided I don't wear a helmet, despite me never saying anything to that effect? In which case, thankyou for confirming you are indeed a moron. And wrong. Please don't waste time asking why I have posted: my objections to your statement were perfectly clear in the first post. Next time, read what someone actually says, not what you think they said.

    Oh, and don't try and pull off dignified and aloof in future. You can't.

  • Video: Kinesis Tripster ATR Ti prototype1 year 25 weeks agobikeylikey wrote: If you want

    bikeylikey wrote:

    If you want local repairability, get a locally made bike. Those 50lb Indian double top tube tanks would probably be repairable in a village smithy 100 years ago. If you could manage to break one, that is.

    This. People are deluding themselves with the concept of reparability (is it even a word?). Titanium is hard to weld properly, but so is thin-walled steel and aluminium. And can you imagine asking a local blacksmith to make you a disc-compatible rear hub? If you want to ride sophisticated, modern bikes, you can forget about doing major repairs on the road.

  • Bont update shoes range: New model + design tweaks and more1 year 25 weeks agoThat's my next pair of shoes

    That's my next pair of shoes sorted then.

    /drool

  • getting dropped on club runs1 year 25 weeks agoThere is a group out your

    There is a group out your way, Thames Gateway CC I think it is who meet at Bulphan church I believe, I’ve seen on my travels that have some groups that seem to ride at a more sedate pace so I imagine that they have split as hinted at above. I think they meet on a Sunday morning, don’t quote me on that, as a bloke I used to work with used to tag along with them on their ride outs.

  • getting dropped on club runs1 year 25 weeks agothank you people for your

    thank you people for your quick responses. A bit of what you all say has at sometime or other been happening at our club. I just wanted to get it clear in my mind that our club was not the only one 'guilty'? of dropping members on club rides. As some one suggested there could be fast, medium and slow rides arranged.I shall be shareing some of the comments with our riders. Again thank you for your time and comments.

  • getting dropped on club runs1 year 25 weeks agoI get dropped all the time.

    I get dropped all the time. Just can't go as fast or push a harder gear. However, I can go for a good while. My club mates are kind and do wait for me. I usually get to them within a few minutes. I do feel guilty for keeping them waiting and as a result, I don't ride with them as often. I am currently working on gaining muscular strength as well as increasing my aerobic efficiency. The latter entails riding within a prescribed heart rate zone which means that I ride solo since riding with my club pushes me beyond my required training zone.

  • Pat McQuaid writes to all IOC members to seek support for UCI in battle with WADA1 year 25 weeks ago@McQuaid/UCI: Do you even

    @McQuaid/UCI: Do you even ride?

  • getting dropped on club runs1 year 25 weeks agoCouple of questions What kind

    Couple of questions

    What kind of distance is your club doing for you to get dropped?

    How many riders go out?

    Do others get dropped at all?

    The reason I ask these questions, alot of clubs all start out together on a run and then at a certain distance split into 2 or 3 groups. Those being Fast, Medium and Slower.

    So if there are others being dropped, it would suggest that there needs to be a second group at a different pace.

    If there are all only a handful of riders and you are being left behind. You need to decide, are you going to increase your fitness and pace to keep up or just stop doing these rides and find a group you are comfortable with.

  • Cycling to work overtakes driving in a London borough1 year 25 weeks agoToday Hackney, and tomorrow,

    Today Hackney, and tomorrow, the world!

  • getting dropped on club runs1 year 25 weeks agoour club runs over the last

    our club runs over the last 30+ years have been 'kept' pretty steady 15 to 16mph average ... if we had people that couldn't handle pace. Its suggested they start with an easy run which we put on at least once a month and more often in the summer.

    interestingly the winter months Jan to March are often the hardest as those that race are err not racing, but training to race.

    As we stop at a cafe after 2 hours, those wanting a faster ride can ignore the stop and also do the second 2 hours a bit quicker.

    Plus we have a HARD Sat ride

  • Pat McQuaid writes to all IOC members to seek support for UCI in battle with WADA1 year 25 weeks agoThe end is nigh, Pat cannot

    The end is nigh, Pat cannot expect to survive this. Hein has to go too, its crazy.

    TBH, the Olympic RR is no big shakes in the pro calendar.

    Track cycling has contributed nought to creating this situation and appears in order, it would be very wrong to ban that. Id also leave the Womens RR in, just ban the men.

  • Graeme Obree: UCI beyond repair, but doping far less prevalent nowadays1 year 25 weeks agoAhh, but unlike in the good

    Ahh, but unlike in the good old USofA, here in glorious Europe we need something called Evidence and "my mate said that he was told..." doesn't hold water in court.