- World's longest off-road cycling trail, 1,000km, nears completion in Western Australia (+ video)1 year 27 weeks agoGreat news cycling story to
Great news cycling story to helmet flame-war in 7 posts. Sweet.
- Chris Boardman video asks, Who Are Cycle Lanes For? ahead of Parliamentary Inquiry appearance (+ video)1 year 27 weeks agoJust brilliant!
Nice and clear.
- Suffolk motorist will kill someone, warns victim as man convicted for 43rd time of driving while disqualified1 year 27 weeks agoIt's an interesting question
It's an interesting question isn't it - the law can only hand out certain punishments, and if the miscreant is happy to spend time in the big house every now and again what harm is it?
All I can say is: if this Moir guy (and others) refuse to respect the rule of law of this country, they had BETTER not be receiving any help or support from the state.
- Suffolk motorist will kill someone, warns victim as man convicted for 43rd time of driving while disqualified1 year 27 weeks agothis stupid situation will
this stupid situation will only change when laws are changed, meanwhile the madness continues
- Italian anti-doping authority opens investigation into Mario Cipollini1 year 27 weeks agogreat news, at last this long
great news, at last this long time show off will hopefully get what's coming to him, another one bites the dust ....
- Topeak RedLite Mega rear light1 year 27 weeks agoI have one of these. quite
I have one of these. quite simply super robust, well made an highly visible, would recommend it greatly.
- Tour of Oman - Stage 31 year 27 weeks ago95km Delle Stelle 1.10 on 3
95km Delle Stelle 1.10 on 3 chasers 2.20 on the pelaton
- Chris Boardman video asks, Who Are Cycle Lanes For? ahead of Parliamentary Inquiry appearance (+ video)1 year 27 weeks agojust in case anyone's
just in case anyone's appetite has been whetted for more examples of often frankly comical cycle lanes then you need to check:
- Suffolk motorist will kill someone, warns victim as man convicted for 43rd time of driving while disqualified1 year 27 weeks agoI wonder if any of the
I wonder if any of the victims have brought civil suits against the drivers? And in the criminal proceedings, why hasn't the judge awarded substantial recompense to the victim? Garnish the criminal's wages (if they've got a job and if they don't use the old testament's punishments!)
- Sustrans stresses shared use paths are for all after Taff Trail dog incident makes news (+ video)1 year 27 weeks agoSome attitudes expressed here
Some attitudes expressed here remind me of some motorists attitudes towards cyclists. As cyclists we ask for a little consideration from those we share the roads with.
It's a shame that some of us don't practice what we preach.
It's the same attitude and beligerent 'ownership' of the road that leads to conflict from drivers and here we are berating dogs, walkers and dog owners in the same way.
- Just in: Cube Litening Super HPC Race1 year 27 weeks agoAl__S wrote:Pretty sure mostAl__S wrote:
Pretty sure most of the moulded frames from most manufacturers now use a an internal bladder during curing- certainly at the top end. It isn't revolutionary technology; it really isn't something worth transcribing from the press release!
I didn't put it forth as revolutionary technology, and I decided it's an interesting enough feature to talk about. It's not a given that all top-end bikes are made in the same way at all. Cube wanted to talk about this feature and it's my job to share this information with you all
- Suffolk motorist will kill someone, warns victim as man convicted for 43rd time of driving while disqualified1 year 27 weeks agoJonSP wrote:Confiscate theirJonSP wrote:
Confiscate their vehicle. Every time.
This has merit. No matter whose vehicle it is, it should be confiscated and sold (unless it was stolen).
On the basis that no-one should allow or permit a disqualified driver to use their vehicle.
- Garmin-Sharp pull out of Tour Méditerranéen after overnight theft of 16 bikes1 year 27 weeks agoBaldy1alex wrote:I've workedBaldy1alex wrote:
I've worked in security on & of for years & sadly if some drongo wants to get sumit no matter how well it is covered there no way other than standing with your hands on it that it cant be taken & even then! Need to Get Big Laim Neason after them scrots!!
I think that's defeatist, honestly. Do you leave your car unlocked by the same reasoning? It's all a case of using an appropriate deterrent to match the risk, and although no security is 100% infallible, an appropriate deterrent will still stop the vast majority of thieves. Leaving your car unlocked, or your race team bikes unlocked, is rather asking for it IMHO. I'm not condoning theft at all, but the fact that these guys even put the team car back after breaking into the truck suggests they felt they had plenty of time and had not taken any risk at all. It was easy. That hardly sounds like the team had made much effort to protect the bikes. Perhaps if they had secured the bikes properly inside the truck, the scrotes might have taken extra time and made extra noise dealing with it such that they got seen or got scared off. We don't want to give the thieves an easy time.
- Suffolk motorist will kill someone, warns victim as man convicted for 43rd time of driving while disqualified1 year 27 weeks agoI honestly don't know what we
I honestly don't know what we can do with people like this. A longer jail sentence might focus his mind somewhat, but maybe a heavy community order would be better.
How can we physically stop people like this from driving? I don't know.
- Chris Boardman video asks, Who Are Cycle Lanes For? ahead of Parliamentary Inquiry appearance (+ video)1 year 27 weeks agoOne needs to question the
One needs to question the education/knowledge and qualifications required to become part of the "planning" of such nonsense as the average cycle lane.
- Chris Boardman video asks, Who Are Cycle Lanes For? ahead of Parliamentary Inquiry appearance (+ video)1 year 27 weeks agoA good, unbroken example of
A good, unbroken example of poor cycling road markings. As another contributor has mentioned the blue painted cycle routes are effectively skid pads in wet or frosty conditions.
My pet hate of cycle lanes is the detritus and debris that is regularly strewn across them, in much the same way that it ends up on the hard shoulder. But even there it gets cleared up, whereas everything from tyres to broken glass ends up in a cycle lane and never moves. Road cleaners seem to ignore them.
Ultimately cycle lanes are set up so that it separates slow moving traffic from faster moving traffic (and pedestrians).
- Chris Boardman video asks, Who Are Cycle Lanes For? ahead of Parliamentary Inquiry appearance (+ video)1 year 27 weeks agoVery good. Maybe Chris could
Very good. Maybe Chris could suggest that Liverpool City Council address cycle links in the city - before accepting 1,000 free Boris bikes? They would be better off spending £2.5M on making available routes safer for existing cyclists.
Joined up thinking is the key. LCC recently spent money replacing a quarter mile section of 10 foot wide pavement on Regent Road where no one ever walks. The whole road could be used to link the Sefton coastal cycle path to Liverpool city centre at Mann Island. Instead commuting cyclists risk their lives on Derby Road's dual carriageway where motorists habitually flaunt the 30 mph speed limit and the Police only set speed traps twice a year: once in summer when it's warm and again at Christmas when they need to get their drink driving tally up.
It's so blindingly obvious it makes me weep.
- Tour of Oman - Stage 31 year 27 weeks agoNo surprise Traksel out front
No surprise Traksel out front again!
Hatanaka 75km gone gap 4.25 and falling, 15km from KOM
- Tour of Oman - Stage 31 year 27 weeks agoSagan followed by Phinney
Sagan followed by Phinney would be good for me today, then if Goddaert can show himself too
- Tour of Oman - Stage 31 year 27 weeks agoHoping that Sagan's Cali
Hoping that Sagan's Cali training is going to get him todays win
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- Thinking caps on.....Bike case1 year 27 weeks agoYES, great idea Mr Not Fast
YES, great idea Mr Not Fast Enough
Then I just need to get a couple of luggage straps and a little dolly skate board style thing to wheel it around on.
Will get a quote today
- Volta ao Algarve1 year 27 weeks agoOk further to you previous
Ok further to you previous point, it seems movistar and a couple of other teams may only be sending 7 riders so I will remove all others, and add back in any other rider if the rosters change
- Chris Boardman video asks, Who Are Cycle Lanes For? ahead of Parliamentary Inquiry appearance (+ video)1 year 27 weeks agoApart from stopping and
Apart from stopping and starting the movie a couple of times before realising it wasnt buffering, it was good.
We all know cycle lanes are for convenient delivery van parking and that advanced stop boxes are for cars to get ten feet closer to the lights.
- Volta ao Algarve1 year 27 weeks agomakiavelli wrote:the movistarmakiavelli wrote:
the movistar roster on the league list has riders not on the official start list (JJ Rojas, Eros Capecchi)
Correct as I wont remove the non-riding riders until I have there full roster, as they have only name 7, which I have posted in this thread so you can see the 7 that are definitely riding
- Just in: Cube Litening Super HPC Race1 year 27 weeks agoI have a carbon entry-level
I have a carbon entry-level Cube and this looks similar. Tubes are attractively tapered and the bike looks great. I think the colour scheme will always divide opinion but I think the wheel decals don't do this bike any favours. I reckon if the wheels were more subtle then the bike would look much better.
At least this bike has a decent name mine is the "Agree" ??? who ever thought of that one?