- Garmin to launch Edge Touring GPS computer1 year 22 weeks agoWeather useful? Pull the
Weather useful? Pull the other one - not on this little island it ain't. Maybe you won't get wet, but you probably will.
My problem with the Garmins is they try to do everything. Ideally, you could configure the unit for its intended use, so that it could be set up through your PC for touring, or racing, etc.
Instead, Garmin just ladles everything into the unit and hope someone figures it out. The instructions are hopeless - I've never had anyone explain what the little triangle on the 200 Edge means. Ahead/behind some measure that I didn't set?
I bought the 800 solely for the maps (so I would have preferred a "touring" model). It's OK but too much money and too many features cluttering it up I don't care about. It's like selling a car GPS with performance features for racing - what's that, 1% of users?
There are plenty of USB-friendly solar backup chargers at Maplin.
- £55 fine and three points for driver who left cyclist with broken leg, elbow & weeks in hospital1 year 22 weeks agoThe law and its enforcement
The law and its enforcement are clearly flawed - it's time to make drivers automatically liable when they cause injury to vulnerable road users. Only then will cyclists and pedestrians be treated properly.
- National Time Trial Championships: Dowsett overcomes crash to retain men's title, Rowsell wins women's event1 year 22 weeks agoWell done to both of them
Well done to both of them
- LBS vs internet pricing1 year 22 weeks agoAnd if we all did that
And if we all did that someone would post asking where all the LBS have gone and complaining about having to shop at Halfords.
Try a bit of haggling or view the additional cost as an investment in the future for when you need some help which you can't get from the internet.
You pays your money and you face the consequences.
- LBS vs internet pricing1 year 22 weeks agoMy LBS will often knock
My LBS will often knock something off if asked and sometimes match internet prices. If someone is buying a decent bike they may throw in the pedals or some nice shoes for free, but it's discretionary.
You could either:
1. Buy them online in the knowledge that you've already given the LBS a good amount of cash.
2. Take the web prices into the shop and say "I prefer to buy stuff from you but the differences are significant. Can you do anything for me?"
- Christoph Strasser smashes Race Across America records, winning in 7 days, 22 hours and 11 minutes1 year 22 weeks agoOh just leave poor Wiggins
Oh just leave poor Wiggins alone Gkam!
- £55 fine and three points for driver who left cyclist with broken leg, elbow & weeks in hospital1 year 22 weeks agoMagistrate was probably a car
Magistrate was probably a car dealer in his/her day job, about time this country started electing its judiciary rather than rewarding membership in the chamber of commerce.
- Best wheel set for under £6001 year 22 weeks agojust don't use harry rowland
just don't use harry rowland - he's lost his touch over the last few years and i can't tell you how many bad wheelsets i've seen by him!
- £55 fine and three points for driver who left cyclist with broken leg, elbow & weeks in hospital1 year 22 weeks agogiles wrote:lets say 2 on thegiles wrote:
lets say 2 on the conservative side, would have cost the taxpayer £3640, why not fine the driver at least the cost of the hospital stay?
The driver may well be facing a hefty increase in his next renewal premium, even if he has protected NCD, if he is offered insurance at all. His insurer will certainly be facing a substantial (large five figures, very possibly low six figures) civil claim in respect of personal injury, loss of earnings, possible costs of adapting the claimant's home if the injuries are likely to be permanent or long standing, and so on.
The Newcastle office of the DWP (the Compensation Recovery Unit) would also be chasing up medical costs and social security benefits payable as a result of the accident from the insurer of the at fault driver (link).
So while the quantum of the judicial result is ridonkulous, the principle of fault has been clearly established and the claimant will eventually be put right, well, right-ish anyway. Even if we end up paying for the driver's carelessness (ahem) through higher premiums.
- £55 fine and three points for driver who left cyclist with broken leg, elbow & weeks in hospital1 year 22 weeks ago"this guy who was just
"this guy who was just careless" - managed to break multiple bones in another human's body and hospitalise him for several weeks, and be off the bike and probably work for a lot longer.
The driver pulled out of a side road without stopping or looking. That's not careless, that is negligent pure and simple.
Would you say that if it was one of your close family that was seriously injured by someone being so negligent?
- Tour De France - Stage 1 - Predicted top 51 year 22 weeks agoThough they might be tired if
Though they might be tired if they have to cycle to the start line, seeing that the Euskatel coach had a little prang...check out
"El autobús del Euskaltel sufre un accidente en Burgos"
- Tour De France - Stage 1 - Predicted top 51 year 22 weeks agoEuskatel are always up there
Euskatel are always up there
- Look Mum No Sleep! 200km Audax1 year 22 weeks agoSorry, try this one -
Sorry, try this one - http://orbitalfestival.com/audax/calling-all-randonneurs/
Route is not that direct..... See map on the webpage. London > Box Hill > Crawley > Lewes > Brighton > Goodwood.
- Video: World's biggest cycle parking facility coming to the Netherlands - 12,500 spaces1 year 22 weeks agoWorst Mirror's Edge level
Worst Mirror's Edge level ever.
- £55 fine and three points for driver who left cyclist with broken leg, elbow & weeks in hospital1 year 22 weeks agoJust a message for the judge
Just a message for the judge "What the FUCK were you thinking?" a bit blunt I know but just completely flabbergasted.
- Tips for Sportives please, Overtaking riders1 year 22 weeks agoNo need to rush when you'll
No need to rush when you'll have to get off and walk at the Salford Quays pinch point
- Roads may close if potholes get worse warn councils… and they're the sorts of roads used by cyclists1 year 22 weeks agoSome Fella wrote:I find theSome Fella wrote:
I find the opposite of what you claim in the second paragraph.
In Manchester (where poor people live) the main roads are shocking but get out to the back lanes of Cheshire (where rich people live) and Cheshire East Council seem to be spending an awful lot of money on resurfacing and the roads, in general, are ok.
Any Mancs who have the misfortune to cycle down Wilmslow Road, Palatine Road and Styal Road out through Gatley will know what i mean.
Also in Cheshire, to their credit, they seem to doing a decent resurfacing job - completely stripping back and resurfacing from edge to edge. Not just bunging some tarmac into the hole and hoping for the best - as seems to be the way in Manchester/ Stockport.
I'd be grateful if you'd tell me where these resurfaced roads in Cheshire are, I have seen the Cheshire East workforce busily patching the minor roads in the Knutsford area but have yet to find a smooth surface.
- Look Mum No Sleep! 200km Audax1 year 22 weeks agoLink not working, But I guess
Link not working, But I guess you have to follow their route? Just looked on the map, its only 65 miles London to Goodwood...
- Best wheel set for under £6001 year 22 weeks agoTwo pairs of Prolite
Two pairs of Prolite Braccianos and some super clamping skewers. Under 1500g and you can use them in a crosswind!
- Sky reveals the team that will support Chris Froome's Tour de France challenge1 year 22 weeks agoRaleigh wrote:Pretty sureRaleigh wrote:
Pretty sure Rogers was the captain on the road last year...
Bernie and Rogers were co-captains. Bernie kept the bunch in order and was crucial especially during that first week before the first mountain stage. Rogers was the captain in the mountains.
- Tour de France game - Pick three Frenchmen1 year 22 weeks agoPinot
- Sky reveals the team that will support Chris Froome's Tour de France challenge1 year 22 weeks agoAgree with those saying
Agree with those saying Bernie should have been in the team. Can't get my head around who's going to be road captain now. He must be terribly disappointed. Think the team will miss him big time
- Sky reveals the team that will support Chris Froome's Tour de France challenge1 year 22 weeks agoPretty sure Rogers was the
Pretty sure Rogers was the captain on the road last year...
- Tour De France - Stage 1 - Predicted top 51 year 22 weeks agoOk ok, worth a try!
Ok ok, worth a try!
- Canyon Ultimate CF SLX 9.0 SL1 year 22 weeks agoPaul Madden wrote:FunnyboyPaul Madden wrote:Funnyboy wrote:
About to order one of these with either Ultegra Di2 or Dura Ace mechanical but which to go for. Has anyone seen anything about new Ultegra Di2 for 2014?
Bit concerned about some of the delay issues. Is this a common problem as delivery dates quoted for Dura Ace models creeping towards autumn?
Mine arrived on Friday. I also ummed and ahhed about whether to go for Ultegra Di2, or Mechanical Dura Ace. In the end I went for Dura Ace, for two reasons. One, I figured that the electronic groupsets are still evolving, and will no doubt improve massively over the next couple of iterations, getting lighter and smaller, whereas the mechanical groupsets are kind of at the pinnacle of development, so they really are the best they can be right now (all the reviews seem to say so too). The second reason is, it's flippin' Dura Ace!
Congratulations...but don't keep us in suspense, what are your first impressions? Is it all that you expected of it? You have ridden it haven't you??