• Dunwich Dynamo Dun Run 20121 year 46 weeks agoThat'd be lovely in road.cc

    That'd be lovely in road.cc jerseys of course Wink

  • Tour de Romandie1 year 46 weeks agoJust a start Tejay van

    Just a start

    Tejay van Garderen (BMC)
    Ryder Hesjedal (GRM)
    Tony Martin (OPQ)
    Luis Leon Sanchez (RAB)
    Simon Spilak (KAT)
    Jimmy Engoulvent (SAU)
    Thibaut Pinot (FDJ)
    Lieuwe Westra (VCD)
    Kevin Reza (EUC)

    Comes out perfect so any changes need to be revenue neutral.

  • Addison Lee chairman provokes controversy with his views on London cyclist deaths1 year 46 weeks agoCan we have Mr Griffin's

    Can we have Mr Griffin's email address please?

  • Liege - Bastogne - Liege 20121 year 46 weeks agoMy final team for

    My final team for tomorrow:

    J-Rod
    Voeckler
    Vanendert
    Cunego
    ****
    Nordhaug
    Kreder
    Chuzhda (budget problems Big Grin )
    De Waele
    Simon

  • Liege - Bastogne - Liege 20121 year 46 weeks agoIf I could I would have

    If I could I would have dropped De Waele (who seems to be in no kind of form) and Albasini who I think will be working for Gerrans this time out. No idea who I would have brought in but it would have been nice to give my team a bigger refresh after FW.

    Also, for next year, I can't really see unlimited transfers making it any easier really, you've still got the same desicions to make and the same riders to pick from. Keep the game as it is Smile

  • Garmin edge 8001 year 46 weeks agoHave you changed the battery?

    Have you changed the battery? I had a similar issue with the HR until I changed the battery

  • Liege - Bastogne - Liege 20121 year 46 weeks agoGilbert is worried he has

    Gilbert is worried he has Evans' sinusitis! Still 50-50 to take part ... got to think he'll give a go though!

    Valverde won't like the weather ....cold and wet again.

  • Addison Lee chairman provokes controversy with his views on London cyclist deaths1 year 46 weeks agoHurray this time success !!

    Hurray this time success !!

  • Addison Lee chairman provokes controversy with his views on London cyclist deaths1 year 46 weeks agoTime for the " Politicians "

    Time for the " Politicians " to institute 10 year licences with a variety of grades as in Oz !
    New drivers could even be required to re-licence after 2 years but having moved through the grades to " Gold " licence with some privileges attached , most motorists would be reluctant to find themselves downgraded through behaviour that only they control ?

    SMIDSY is an unacceptable excuse , since all drivers with eyesight defects are legally required to use appropriate equipment to continue using their driving licence ! Think back to the truck driver who is now responsible for two deaths in less than two years ! Could it be that in the rush to reduce Departmental costs that the ministry involved with “ Road Safety “ cannot be bothered to be more effective on the roads ? Breath Testing , document checking , vehicle emission control , etc , in Random Road Control Exercises could quickly do “ Eye Test “ checks !

    Whilst these random exercises will not punish the driver , since these are only control tests , it would be a case of issuing a notice requiring the driver to take an eye sight test within 7 days and produce same at the Police station or other such venue . Of course Drivers licences state the holder should be wearing “ Glasses “ and “ Blind Freddy with his white stick “ should having stopped a driver be able to see if that driver is wearing “ Glasses or contact lenses ,etc “, of course , no Police Officer can tell if they are currently sufficiently effective !

    As for the excuse , the sun was in my eyes , would any driver deliberately drive towards a tree knowing that it will damage their vehicle ? So what is the hurry to drive at speed , into an area that you cannot see , in the hope you will remain unscathed ?

    “ Licensed to Kill ” is not printed on the “ Driver’s Permit ” in ANY Country , so why do the authorities assume that the V R U is in part , the major part , responsible for their misfortune ?

    " MY comment to the IAM report " lost by the internet shuffle !

    Time for the " Politicians " to institute 10 year licences with a variety of grades as in Oz !
    New drivers could even be required to re-licence after 2 years but having moved through the grades to " Gold " licence with some privileges attached , most motorists would be reluctant to find themselves downgraded through behaviour that only they control ?

    SMIDSY is an unacceptable excuse , since all drivers with eyesight defects are legally required to use appropriate equipment to continue using their driving licence ! Think back to the truck driver who is now responsible for two deaths in less than two years ! Could it be that in the rush to reduce Departmental costs that the ministry involved with “ Road Safety “ cannot be bothered to be more effective on the roads ? Breath Testing , document checking , vehicle emission control , etc , in Random Road Control Exercises could quickly do “ Eye Test “ checks !

    Whilst these random exercises will not punish the driver , since these are only control tests , it would be a case of issuing a notice requiring the driver to take an eye sight test within 7 days and produce same at the Police station or other such venue . Of course Drivers licences state the holder should be wearing “ Glasses “ and “ Blind Freddy with his white stick “ should having stopped a driver be able to see if that driver is wearing “ Glasses or contact lenses ,etc “, of course , no Police Officer can tell if they are currently sufficiently effective !

    As for the excuse , the sun was in my eyes , would any driver deliberately drive towards a tree knowing that it will damage their vehicle ? So what is the hurry to drive at speed , into an area that you cannot see , in the hope you will remain unscathed ?

    “ Licensed to Kill ” is not printed on the “ Driver’s Permit ” in ANY Country , so why do the authorities assume that the V R U is in part , the major part , responsible for their misfortune ?

    COMMENT TO THIS ARTICLE ! hope it works ! Didn’t make it into the comments either !

    "Didn't realise that the " Cameron Administration " could be bought for a mere £100k ? Sounds like the 1% getting their way once again !

    Mr-andrew's POV of 14:17 says it all ! Jack of 15:58 is spot on !

    Glad i am living in Europe , this week riding at the Giro Del Trentino , where miserable snowy weather would have been intolerable in London !

    Comment on “ Addison lee chairman “ article :
    good job I am able to save and post from “ Microsoft Works Word “ !

    Appears that “ al cabs “ are about to find they are being driven into the ground by a “ would be if he could be “! Time that cyclists became active in letting Vehicle Owners know what their employees are doing to their reputation on a daily basis !
    Been cut up recently by a placarded vehicle ? Then let the owner company know about it ! Most large vehicles have “ free phone nos “ to express your POV on the driver !

    This time the driver missed you , but will you be so lucky next time ?

  • Agressive bikes for beginners?1 year 46 weeks agoI'm not a fan of specialized

    I'm not a fan of specialized and the 105 Allez is 1400 quid.

    I have looked at the pro carbon but the fact that it only has one set of bottle cage mounts on a size small annoys me. And I don't really like the look of the sloping top tube. But other than that it's a hard choice.

    With the Cayo i am not sure if i should go for the XS or XXS. Which has a higher chance of fitting me better? After all, it comes with a 30 day test ride period so if I don't like it in the end i can return it.

    Thanks

  • Garmin edge 8001 year 46 weeks agoI've had a Garmin 500 for

    I've had a Garmin 500 for three years now and the strap is still fine, working perfectly and showing no sign of wear. I just rinse it and let it dry after each ride.

    As far as I can see from current pictures for sale it is the same strap.

    I previously had a Polar too and can't really see any quality difference. Polar won't be compatible because they don't use ANT+ - they have their own proprietary system.

    If you are having problems then there may be some fault with your particular unit.

    If the issue is that you don't like the look, well it's not designed to be a fashion accessory. Confused

  • Addison Lee chairman provokes controversy with his views on London cyclist deaths1 year 46 weeks agoCauld Lubter I was referring

    Cauld Lubter I was referring to their ability to control a vehicle, as in just being dragged from the past and dropped into one for the first time without any clue how to drive it. Perhaps I should have directed it towards the missing link, primordial ooze amoebas rather than our granite browed forbearers I apologise for any offence me bad. Wink

  • Liege - Bastogne - Liege 20121 year 46 weeks agoTERatcliffe26 wrote:You will

    TERatcliffe26 wrote:
    You will have the same as me Drheaton

    Im surprised noone has mentioned my secret weapon of a transfer....the less that have him the better I suppose

    well if its in drheatons squad is it nocentini or the
    water mammal?

  • Liege - Bastogne - Liege 20121 year 46 weeks agoGkam84 wrote:Sky were bigging

    Gkam84 wrote:
    Sky were bigging Nordhaug up the other day on their facebook and totally ignored Henao's top 20 finish Wink

    i see what you mean - sky are completely ignoring the columbians good form.
    http://www.teamsky.com/article/0,27290,25135_7687044,00.html

  • Liege - Bastogne - Liege 20121 year 46 weeks agoCryptic, Mr Ratcliffe. Are we

    Cryptic, Mr Ratcliffe. Are we talking DS or Star rider here?

  • Liege - Bastogne - Liege 20121 year 46 weeks agoIs he on Garmin?

    Is he on Garmin?

  • Dunwich Dynamo Dun Run 20121 year 46 weeks agoDredging this up I'm thinking

    Dredging this up

    I'm thinking of doing this, being based in Suffolk, it would be a great way to get up sans car.

    We could get a road.cc team

    Big Grin

  • Agressive bikes for beginners?1 year 46 weeks agoHave you ruled out getting an

    Have you ruled out getting an Allez of your own?

    Aggressive geometry is good, and if its too aggressive, then just put the handlebars up, saddle down, move the shifters around or get a size too small and bare a lot of seatpost.

    I'm working the other way round, which is kind of stupid, my bike has slightly slacker geometry than I'd wish for, so I've slammed up front and moved the saddle forward.

    Have you looked at a Planet X pro carbon? ; they're quite flexible in terms of sizing, it being such a compact frame.

  • Garmin edge 8001 year 46 weeks agoMine also works fine thats

    Mine also works fine thats not the point.What i am saying is the Garmin strap is cheaply made,have a look at a Polar strap you will see what i mean.I fear for the long term use of the cheap Garmin one.I Have used mine for 8 weeks and the strap is looking tired already.The quality of the strap is no match for the Garmin unit.

  • Garmin edge 8001 year 46 weeks agoMay be yours is faulty. I am

    May be yours is faulty. I am using a garmin strap and it appears to work ok.

  • London cyclists plan Addison Lee 'Die-in'1 year 46 weeks agoI can't believe it BBC Radio

    Angry I can't believe it BBC Radio 4 have just given J*** G****** about 10 minutes of free advertising, and he was handing out cycling tips; I will come down off the ceiling in about an hour Angry

  • Garmin edge 8001 year 46 weeks agoNo have you?If so is it

    No have you?If so is it better.Do you agree the one supplied is nasty cheap.

  • Liege - Bastogne - Liege 20121 year 46 weeks agoYou will have the same as me

    You will have the same as me Drheaton

    Im surprised noone has mentioned my secret weapon of a transfer....the less that have him the better I suppose

  • Garmin edge 8001 year 46 weeks agoThere is a 'premium' heart

    There is a 'premium' heart rate monitor belt by Garmin, have you tried that?

  • Liege - Bastogne - Liege 20121 year 46 weeks agoTeam picked, transfers

    Team picked, transfers commited, final selection is:

    Schleck F
    Vanendert
    Valverde
    Gerrans
    Albasini
    Nocentini
    De Waele
    Nordhaug
    Florencio

    In the end went for 4 guys who could win it and left my DSs largely unchanged, I'd have dropped De Waele if I could but ran out of transfers.