• Training on Low Carb Diet16 hours 55 min agoYeah, weighed myself and done

    Yeah, weighed myself and done a BMI.

    2 days so far without carbs and I have to say doing HIIT without carbs is no fun whatsoever. Felt pretty lethargic today but apparently after a few days your body begins to adapt (I Hope)

    Worried

  • Closed road racing to get easier?17 hours 9 min agoThe original comment was

    The original comment was intended to highlight why this could be good for road (cycle) racing in the UK.

    It takes an act of parliament to close the roads currently and this was required for the three TdF stages. This is why the tour of Britain has rolling road closures and why several cyclists have been killed in the last few years racing on open roads.

    So the opportunity for more closed road racing is only a good thing.

  • London BMW 4X4 driver faces jail for assault on cyclist17 hours 9 min agoI was waiting for him to

    I was waiting for him to reply "well actually, the cyclist was a chimpanzee - REALLY long arms!"

  • Reg Harris17 hours 17 min agoCrosshouses wrote:I'll be

    Crosshouses wrote:
    I'll be taking some flowers next time I'm riding that way.

    Thanks for that, with any luck you'll see a much tidier grave and plenty of floral tributes to the great man.
    The exhibition at the Museum of Science and Industry was put on with much help from another Wheelers' member who is a lead archivist there. He and the curator were given access to our considerable archives to gather material for it.

  • Closed road racing to get easier?17 hours 21 min agoWhat is it with people? The

    What is it with people? The story is about motor racing. Doesn't even mention cycling. The furtherest it strays from motorsport is "We have seen in recent years a great number of successful sporting events here in the UK, of various sizes," so why are 3 out of 5 comments about cyclists?! Nutters.

  • The Armstrong lie on channel 417 hours 23 min agoI am watching the storyville

    I am watching the storyville version on iplayer which is equally fascinating.
    I first started watching pro cycling in the era of Indurain and when LA came along I wanted to believe the "phoenix from the ashes story" and overlooked the obvious signs (eg destroying competition on the climbs without even gasping for air).
    I read his book and yes his tough childhood and conflict with substitute father figures shaped him. It excuses nothing but might serve to explain. He is undoubtedly a man with many flaws and I hope he makes peace with all those he destroyed on the way up.
    I hope there is some redemption for him as for anyone who has done wrong. His fund raising and his services to cancer will no doubt have inspired and saved lives and if he can find peace with those he hurt, I hope his legacy can be balanced.
    Doping was endemic and let's remember his jerseys have not been re awarded to others (bar one).
    A very sad era in the sport but we can not rewrite history. Iam no apologist or fan but I do think the context of the era and his live strong activities need to be borne in mind.

  • Training on Low Carb Diet17 hours 29 min agoI haven't, but let us know

    I haven't, but let us know the results.

    Have you weight yourself before giving this a go?

  • Tour de France Stage 717 hours 31 min agoA bad day fantasy wise, but 4

    A bad day fantasy wise, but 4 quid each way on Trentin softened the blow.

    At last, phew!

  • London BMW 4X4 driver faces jail for assault on cyclist17 hours 32 min agoSteppenHerring wrote:I have

    SteppenHerring wrote:
    I have seen in other internet fora people complaining about their wingmirrors being damaged by cyclists. HIGHWAY CODE RULE 163. Tossers.

    I pointed this out only last week at a BBQ. One bloke giving off about a cyclist smacking his window a few people around tutting at the scenario he described. In I went.

    "So you must have been pretty close to him then?" says I
    "Oh not really" he says.
    So I start playing with my arm and hold it out from body. I turn to my wife and casually say "how far do you reckon that is love?" "well you know from your shirts don't you?" she chips in. "That's right it's 33 inches" says I.

    "But that's the middle of your shoulder to your cuff" says the Lady Oozaveared. "So just about 2ft then in reach" says I. "Yes" says the good lady "..and he'd have to be closer than than that beceause that's just to touch the vehicle and he said the window was slapped quite hard".

    "So you were very close to this cyclist then" says I as the fellah and the little group looks on. "Closer than 2 feet, that sounds pretty dangerous to me. Have you thought the fellah on the bike might have been scared and angry about you dangerous driving"."

    That's when Lady Oozaveared poked me in the ribs and we headed off to see one of her mates.

  • Locals claim Olympic legacy path improvement will bring in "thousands" of cyclists17 hours 35 min agoOh FFS.

    Oh FFS.

  • Is it worth a wheel upgrade?18 hours 2 min agoNoelieboy wrote:I was really

    Noelieboy wrote:
    I was really interested in the Soul wheels because of this test ride they offered but I couldn't get a reply off the rep.
    real shame cos I reckon I would've bought them.

    That's odd - was it Adam from ASD? I only had to comment on the year-old Road.cc review article noting that Raceware Direct had dropped the price, and he replied almost instantly (I hadn't even contacted him), and also answered my questions. I do note, however, that Raceware list most of them as being sold out now - I wonder whether they aren't bothering to restock...

  • Tour de France Stage 718 hours 3 min agoSpartacus disappointed today

    Spartacus disappointed today and eventually so did GVA but hey had sagan GvA renshaw pichot and lemoine Thinking

  • Tour des Pays Savoie (2.2)18 hours 3 min agoAmazing insight once again,

    Amazing insight once again, well done dude! Every blog of yours I read just makes me want to buy you guys a HUGE ice cool pint and a slice of cake.

  • Jurgen Van Den Broeck stage 5 score - please can it be updated ?18 hours 4 min agoHe's also due to get a time

    He's also due to get a time credit today due to his crash 800m from the end so don't be too hasty on doing updates. He is top 10 on the GC still.

  • Closed road racing to get easier?18 hours 6 min agoThis is great news. I live on

    This is great news. I live on the IoM and the tarmac for the TT course is great, the Southern 100 course ain't too shabby either, if they emulate that for the UK it could mean RR circuits for pushy races are run on the same routes - meaning better roads and hopefully a better culture towards the sport.

    But yeah, the "racing that people might actually be interested in" comment is ridiculous, I wonder if the sort of motorsport fans that come out with this crap realise that the people the idolise usually use cycling as a secondary sport to keep fit for the racing.

    I've love for someone who stalks a top BSB, road or GP rider to shout abuse out a car one day at a cyclist, only to realise it's the rider they stalk! In fact, I think that actually happened over here recently!!

    Anyway, grumbling aside - two wheels = awesome, even more reasons to visit the UK now. Smile

  • Tour de France Stage 718 hours 9 min agoYep a bad day at the office

    Yep a bad day at the office for me

  • Tour de France Stage 718 hours 12 min agoCompletely misjudged this

    Completely misjudged this stage, took Tom Doumalin out for Reza and left all my pure sprinters in, while waiting for the hills coming.
    Oh well, still had sagan at least.

    They are all out for tommorrow onwards though, maybe need to take a penalty.

  • Tour de France Stage 718 hours 12 min agoCompletely misjudged this

    Completely misjudged this stage, took Tom Doumalin out for Reza and left all my pure sprinters in, while waiting for the hills coming.
    Oh well, still had sagan at least.

    They are all out for tommorrow onwards though, maybe need to take a penalty.

  • London BMW 4X4 driver faces jail for assault on cyclist18 hours 16 min agoFrogstar wrote:As a cyclist

    Frogstar wrote:
    As a cyclist who spends much more time pedalling 2 wheels than driving with 4 I also have happen to have an X5 and shudder than I'm being labelled in a catch-all... Surprise
    Indeed having previously lived in the area my main observation is why would any sane individual want to cycle (let alone drive along) the hell that is Green Lanes ? D Oh

    You could always sell it and buy something else instead. My car's a Ford. It does the job rather well.

  • Locals claim Olympic legacy path improvement will bring in "thousands" of cyclists18 hours 19 min agoI can imagine the DM

    I can imagine the DM story:
    Improved access to Olympic cycling facility worries locals

    Improvements to the path connecting with the 2012 Olympic MTB facility will attract more cyclists. Locals are up in arms about the environmental threat these non-polluting, posing pedallers will produce. Local NIMBY Arthur Pedantic complained, "It's disgraceful. We hoped everyone would forget about this mountain bike track after the Olympics were over and go back to scoffing pies. Worse still, some people will bring their children here and encourage them to take up physical activity. Where will all this exercise end? Now get orff my land."

  • London BMW 4X4 driver faces jail for assault on cyclist18 hours 29 min agoAs a cyclist who spends much

    As a cyclist who spends much more time pedalling 2 wheels than driving with 4 I also have happen to have an X5 and shudder than I'm being labelled in a catch-all... Surprise
    Indeed having previously lived in the area my main observation is why would any sane individual want to cycle (let alone drive along) the hell that is Green Lanes ? D Oh

  • Locals claim Olympic legacy path improvement will bring in "thousands" of cyclists18 hours 39 min agonever mind the rest of the

    never mind the rest of the story

    Quote:
    ... billowing with wildlife ...

    that's a keeper - I'll be using that 'un regularly

  • Wahoo RFLKT+ iPhone Powered Bike Computer18 hours 48 min agoDo the ANT+ sensors simply

    Do the ANT+ sensors simply connect to the Wahoo unit then? Can you to store distance (i.e. Trip) if you don't have the phone connected (e.g. if you ran out of battery on the phone)?

    How does using blutooth for the connection affect battery life on a typical phone?

  • Tour de France Stage 718 hours 49 min agoKittel off the back

    Kittel off the back

  • London BMW 4X4 driver faces jail for assault on cyclist18 hours 50 min agoRamuz wrote:The profusion of

    Ramuz wrote:
    The profusion of the BMW X5 on our roads is a symbol of the inequality and injustice that the government promotes.

    Huh? Does Nurse know you've 'borrowed' her laptop again?