- Prescription cycling specs1 year 20 weeks agonotfastenough wrote: Highnotfastenough wrote:
High index lenses usually cost me around £200!
Likewise (also -6.5 in my left eye).
Now that my prescription strength finally seems to be settling down (touch wood), i tyreated myself to some sunglasses - best purchase in ages.
I didn't get a sports-type pair, as i look ridiculous in large frames / lenses. So i took my prescription to Glasses Direct - they have a great website, and excellent service. They'll even send you frames to try before you buy!
- Week At The Pyrenees – Gears In The Rain.1 year 20 weeks agoone day ... me and the
one day ... me and the granfondo ....
- Week At The Pyrenees – Gears In The Rain.1 year 20 weeks agoGreat stuff... the weather
Great stuff... the weather can't spoil a great ride in the best terrain.
- new laser tail light1 year 20 weeks agoActually a brilliant
Actually a brilliant idea...anyone selling them in the UK?
- Greater Anglia trains plans bike ban1 year 20 weeks agoBring back bicycle tickets. I
Bring back bicycle tickets. I remember them in my youth and I read that Belgium and some other countriesv ask people to pay a reduced fare to take bikes on.
Reading their PDF, it looks like the f restrictions don't change much this time, but there's a lot of anti-cyclist rhetoric in there.
- Tour of Beijing1 year 20 weeks agoapologies, thought i'd opened
apologies, thought i'd opened it
- Week At The Pyrenees – Gears In The Rain.1 year 20 weeks agothat sweet chestnut photo -
that sweet chestnut photo - autumn cycling, in a nutshell!
(sorry, couldn't resist).
- David Cameron: Sentence for Bristol tandem death driver may be reviewed1 year 20 weeks agoGreat. Now what about justice
Great. Now what about justice for Audrey Fyfe and that youngster killed by the cancer doctor?
- Failed Bike Heists: Three poorly planned bicycle thefts1 year 20 weeks agoI love the thought that most
I love the thought that most thieves are not going to be as fit as us cyclists so if caught in the act of wheeling away on a recently lifted bike they are a) not going to get away easily b) give us a good workout in the process. A good reason to turn to triathlon?!
- Il Lombardia1 year 20 weeks agosm wrote:Bah, swapped Martinsm wrote:
Bah, swapped Martin for Costa late last night. Good to see Purito win though, another great season with so many near misses that would have turned it into a super season.
And he's the new UCI numero uno!!
- Forum's Scorum's Mini League1 year 20 weeks agoJulie Danson wrote:He's goingJulie Danson wrote:
He's going to be unsufferable when he comes home now....
Still a race to complete the badges though. Both of us waiting for one more.
A bit of in-house rivalry.Like it....who's the Wiggo and whose the Froome-Dog?
- BSA / Raleigh BB1 year 20 weeks agoJimbonic. Have you tried
Jimbonic. Have you tried www.recyke-y-bike.org their "box under the counter" is huge, in fact it's a whole storeroom full and it's a good cause.
- Failed Bike Heists: Three poorly planned bicycle thefts1 year 20 weeks agoTen bikes and frames, adding
Ten bikes and frames, adding up to £100? That sounds like someone who likes to nick Halfords MTBs.
If anyone wants to see a bike thief getting arrested, there's one in this week's "motorway cops" on the BBC:
- UCI overhauls race calendar and introduces promotion and relegation1 year 20 weeks agoOops I meant
Oops I meant colin-peyresourde's idea instead!! Sorry.
- UCI overhauls race calendar and introduces promotion and relegation1 year 20 weeks agoUmmm.... Personally I like
Ummm.... Personally I like the idea of better TV schedules as a result of these new proposals. I hate not being able to watch some of the races and not all of them!!!!
Also I love the idea of jarredscycling cycling clubs, however they don't have to be locally based. That would simply cause to much confusion in my mind. Keep them as they are but let them grow with a solid fan base !!
- Is doping good for sport?1 year 20 weeks agoOnly works with
Only works with deception.
Yes, most mainstream sports make token efforts to catch drug cheats because they see the negative impact this has had on sports like athletics and cycling. In the minds of most of the public, no drug cheats caught = no cheating. If sports were to actually admit drug use takes place and legitimize drug taking, public interest might take a nose dive. How many people do you know who think cycling is meaningless because everyone takes drugs? Cycling is a laughing stock.
The dark side of all this is health effects. Steroid and HGH use is rampant among teens in, for example, South Africa, because they see their rugby playing mates getting bigger, and want to match them. Here in NZ I know of teens who have done the same. Thanks largely to rugby, being big is cool. Who knows what price these kids will be paying in 30 or 40 years?
- Tour of Beijing1 year 20 weeks agoBloody hell Dave, cutting
Bloody hell Dave, cutting this one a bit fine!
- Just In: Mosaic RT-1 - Titanium elegance from Colorado1 year 20 weeks agoWow! Just checked out their
Wow! Just checked out their website and there is disc-braked, belt drive, single-speed crosser that just looks the mutts nuts.
And whoever does that welding; if it's not a machine, then he's (or she's) a machine.
- David Cameron: Sentence for Bristol tandem death driver may be reviewed1 year 20 weeks agoPositive news, though it is a
Positive news, though it is a shame that it has taken this long.
- new laser tail light1 year 20 weeks ago(No subject)
- Minister for cycling Norman Baker leaves DfT in reshuffle, Maria Eagle loses Labour shadow transport role1 year 20 weeks ago[[[ I hope Susan Kramer is a
[[[ I hope Susan Kramer is a cyclist....she has the loudest voice I've ever heard.
- Dragon Ride: entries open 9am Thursday1 year 20 weeks agoMy local cycling club do an
My local cycling club do an annual 160km Audax for £7.50 (£5 if you're a club or CTC/BC member).
For that you get:
- Free parking - at the club or on nearby streets
Fee free online entry (via Paypal)
- No timing chip to worry about, just use your watch and rely on honesty
- Route signage (via a map/directions that you're free to download and print off)
- Support from fellow riders
- First class feed stations (cafés en-route)
- Cup of tea and a cake at the end and a hearty "well done!"
- Optional Warm-up/Cool-down session (you can cycle to and from the event if you want)
To be fair, there is no pasta party OR event village, so the extra £80 is clearly well spent
- Kickstarter: The best bike projects looking for crowd-funding now1 year 20 weeks agoColin Peyresourde wrote:NotColin Peyresourde wrote:
Not sure about the last one. It may work well, but it seems to me that any sensor has to be on all the time and therefore a drain on the battery. And, depending on how it works, it seems to be creating a solution to a problem that doesn't exist. But that doesn't mean to say that there isn't merit to designing something like this. It looks reasonably priced and very bright.
I'm Philip, the designer of See.Sense.
You're absolutely right, the main sensor (and microcontroller) are always running, but their power drain is very small and doesn't impact runtime. We've used the latest sensors which have tiny power requirements - 10,000 times less than the LED. Flashing the LED at full power for a tenth of a second expends the same amount of energy as powering the sensor suite for 16 minutes. It's a bit like watch technology - you can measure for a very long time using a very small battery.
We worked with hundreds of cyclists to decide how the light should function. And our cyclist focus group helped refine this into what you see today.
- Win a unique HOY Autumn edition bike with road.cc and Evans Cycles!1 year 20 weeks agoEarly commute
- UCI overhauls race calendar and introduces promotion and relegation1 year 20 weeks agoDave Atkinson wrote:i'm notDave Atkinson wrote:
i'm not an expert on all this, but surely the very-widely-accepted structure of divisional sport has a smaller league at the top? what's with 16 in division one and 8 in division 2?
I see your point, but you don't get the entire Premier League turning up at Old Trafford to play in the same match on the same day, together with a handful of teams from the Championship - which is in effect what cycling currently has with Paris-Roubaix, say.
From the scant information we have (a page in a PDF magazine and a couple of bullet-pointed Powerpoint slides - how's that transparency coming along, Brian?), I imagine that - assuming the 50 race days for 2nd Division teams means race days in top-tier races - then it's a simple question of numbers.
If there were twenty 2nd Division teams, I imagine it would be impossible to give them 50 race days each at the top-tier races while keeping within the maximum permitted number of teams. So it's purely a numbers thing, I think.
Then again, I could be totally wrong... let's see the new regulations, please...