• Giro del Trentino - stages 1a and 1b1 year 35 weeks agoarsene wrote:Pellizotti's 3

    arsene wrote:
    Pellizotti's 3 points not counted tho Confused

    Seems his selection has somehow been altered, I will get this fixed, however it won't happen right away as I need to re-do the scores and re-update

  • Sabotage hits New Forest sportive with drawing pins spread on road, signs ripped down and go-slow driving1 year 35 weeks agoEverybody just run tubeless

    Thinking Everybody just run tubeless tyres with sealant a la Bontrager and just ride straight over the drawing pins laughing loudly whilst bemused locals double take in horror at their thwarted plans?

    Followed by a go-slow cycle ride around their houses when they're trying to leave for work on Monday morning?

  • Enigma launch Evoke Titanium road bike with disc brakes1 year 35 weeks agododgy wrote:Discs -

    dodgy wrote:
    Discs - check
    Titanium - check
    Beautiful - check
    Mudguard eyelets - nope

    Shame, this could be the ideal bike to eventually replace my Lynskey Sportive (which has the eyelets). It can still look beautiful with the eyelets, nice to have that versatility.

    The Paragon dropouts can be ordered with eyelets and it's hand made so they could easily knock up a bridge for your mudguard and add a rack mount on the seat stay I'm sure.

    Then you just have to figure out which fork will let you run discs and guards.There probably already is one.

  • One23 Bar Saver1 year 35 weeks agoThat looks neat.

    That looks neat.

  • Giro del Trentino - stages 1a and 1b1 year 35 weeks agoPellizotti's 3 points not

    Pellizotti's 3 points not counted tho Confused

  • Sabotage hits New Forest sportive with drawing pins spread on road, signs ripped down and go-slow driving1 year 35 weeks agoBjbeau has it right. The

    Bjbeau has it right.
    The Horsy Crowd always did look down on the rest. Partly because they really ARE much higher than anyone else and mostly because they tend to be those sort of people.
    The only people they'd talk to in any civil tone of voice would be other people on horses. Very Victorian.

    That was the Good Old Days. Nowadays, people on horses probably don't even know how to look after the things. People who work in stables used to be ordinary Forest kids and adults. Nowadays you pretty much have to takeout a mortgage and know the 'right people' to get a sniff of a haybale and they are 'lower' than many who hire the horses.
    The folk who hire horses are more often the Nouveau Riche who made their pile in London/Wherever and now ride horses, not for the love of it, but because of the Status. These people ONLY ride horses to look down on people and behave accordingly.
    They're scared of mud too - never mind horeshit.
    And - yes - they're dangerous riders.
    Avoid those hooves.

  • New Forest sportive sabotage reportedly results in broken collarbone for local man riding to work1 year 35 weeks agodavebinks wrote:The guy with

    davebinks wrote:
    The guy with the broken collar bone may have ridden himself to hospital as I did both times I broke mine, so the ambulance people would not have any record of him.

    Moving on, I can understand the locals annoyance, having seen how many riders act en masse.

    Imagine if your sleepy little village was suddenly invaded by thousands of people shouting to each other, dropping rubbish (energy bar wrappers, banana skins, chocolate wrappers etc, etc,) and peeing in the hedges and generally upsetting the rhythm of your day.

    Why not just go for a ride in a small group? Why do you have to do it with thousands of others with all the attendant problems that brings?

    I await the verbal attacks.

    Actually I tend on the whole to agree with you. These are just commercial events and only encourage some people to drive there, thus polluting the atmosphere. Cycling for me is mainly a time for quiet reflection as well as exercise. If you want to ride with other people that's great as well but there are people called friends and family as well as cycling clubs with a much higher standard of group riding. I did do one sportive in honour of the Olympics near Cambridge but it was only 200 people (the long one) and all the entry fee went to charity which with even most charitable ones is not the case (Cambridge News organised it).

    I'm in no way condoning the actions of people who disrupt perfectly legal activities, spreading tacks is cowardly and despicable and I hope the people who did it are caught but I very much doubt they will. However very large scale sportives are not the best part of the revival of cycling I think.

  • Giro del Trentino - stages 1a and 1b1 year 35 weeks agostumps wrote:Some Fella

    stumps wrote:
    Some Fella wrote:
    Any idea where to watch this - Eurosport not appearing to be showing highlights?

    Highlights on Eurosport tomorrow mate with stage 2 live.

    Thank you Mr Stumps

  • New Forest sportive sabotage reportedly results in broken collarbone for local man riding to work1 year 35 weeks agoFYI, I have never seen a

    FYI, I have never seen a horse injured by a cyclist but I have witnessed a horse injuring a cyclist, and and the occupants of a car. I was the passenger, the car was stationary and the horse, having bolted and thrown the rider jumped onto the roof of our car. Dumb animals should not be on roads. That was a hell of an insurance claim. Buy a golf....strong roofs.

  • New Forest sportive sabotage reportedly results in broken collarbone for local man riding to work1 year 35 weeks agoBet they are all range rover

    Bet they are all range rover sport hse driving dicks who moved down from the city and think they are the dogs bollx just because they wear hunters and a flat cap.

  • Sabotage hits New Forest sportive with drawing pins spread on road, signs ripped down and go-slow driving1 year 35 weeks ago"Much of the opposition to

    "Much of the opposition to the event, and similar mass rides in the area, surrounds the perceived danger posed by cyclists to local livestock, including horses"
    Speaking as one who used to live - and commute by bike - in the New Forest for two decades (And my father for 6), this is the purest cobblers.
    The New Forest was a good cycling area until the tw*ts moved from London to the New Forest, tore down the cosy houses and built massive SteroidHouses with 'F*ck you, I'm loaded!' garages and driveways where once there had been trees and bushes.
    As someone who knew the Foresters, I can say that cyclists did nothing to disturb wildlife - unlike the cars.
    As always, motorists demand the right to screw things up for everyone and then blame others for what they're doing. When people get into cars, they become spoiled children - just as the adverts promise.
    As an erstwhile New Forest Resident,I'd like to make a public plea - the New Forest was a lot safer and nicer when there were less cars and when the motorists drove as if they were part of a Community.
    Now, there are very few cyclists there because of the speeding traffic that hurtles round corners on small lanes without slowing. There are pretend 'cyclists' on bikes hired for the afternoon with cycle helmets (Because cycling isn't transport - it's an 'Extreme Sport') and sticking to the very few designated paths in the forest, away from the roads. None of these amateur cyclists venture onto the roads where it's 'Too dangerous'.

    Is it these tourist cyclists that are 'to blame' for disturbing wildlife?
    If so, I might tend to agree as the density of 'theme park' cyclists is much like the Longleat Safari Park. There's not enough forest to go round. We need more forest - or, more practically, we DON'T need a population increase.
    If anyone is concerned at depletion of the Forest and its wildlife (And they should be - it's declining fast) might I suggest that the Forestry Commission cease their recent policy of chopping down acres of forest to build access roads and 'Tourist Villages' "In the forest" to "Enhance revenue".
    There is a word for "Houses built in the Forest". The word is: Village, Town or City. If you'd like to watch TV and luxuriate in your bath in your 'Forest house', I'd suggest somewhere like St Johns Wood or Forest Gate - those names tell you what the places were before people built there to 'enjoy the sylvan ambiance'.

    What the New Forest does desperately need is a Cycling Campaign - particularly to instigate a cycle lane in Lyndhurst and along the Soton-Bournmouth road. This would massively improve the quality of life for everyone in the area.
    This has BEEN the beginning of that much-needed campaign.
    Thank you, everyone who took part!!

  • Fleche Wallonne1 year 35 weeks agoGhedebrav wrote: First draft

    Ghedebrav wrote:

    First draft for Fleche Wallonne has enough Colombians to storm Tony Montana's mansion. Might need a rethink.

    Honestly, read this and literally lol'd

    Cool

  • Sabotage hits New Forest sportive with drawing pins spread on road, signs ripped down and go-slow driving1 year 35 weeks agoIdiots. I have a number of

    Idiots. I have a number of events, bike, running, tri and welcome any activity that brings people to the area, to respect and appreciate the countryside I live in, and bring some trade to local business.

    The tools who tried to wreck this event are so short sighted. I won't be visiting the new forest any time soon, screw them.

  • Howies cycle kit1 year 35 weeks agoMe too, they have now put up

    Me too, they have now put up details of the insert (2 layer TMF Professional)

  • Enigma launch Evoke Titanium road bike with disc brakes1 year 35 weeks agoThey should've held off a

    They should've held off a month a displayed with new SRAM RRD!

  • New Forest sportive sabotage reportedly results in broken collarbone for local man riding to work1 year 35 weeks agoNo verbal attacks - all good

    No verbal attacks - all good points. Just think that to get those points across there are better ways of doing so than driving dangerously and causing criminal damage.

    Maybe ripping signs off and throwing them in said hedges is also a little hypocritical.

    And when the weather improves, I sincerely hope that all said protesters take it in turns to drive through the New Forest so as not to cause traffic jams or any other undue annoyance on those trying to enjoy this wonderful, public, space.

  • Wiggle New Forest Spring Sportive called off after deluge of rain1 year 35 weeks agoI rode this event on Saturday

    I rode this event on Saturday in the pouring rain. I must admit, I did not realise that it was so controversial and did not notice any protests/protesters on the route...possibly due to the weather being so bad (nothing like a bit of bad weather to quell disquiet).

    On refelction, I did see some signs thrown into the verge and wondered why someone would do that - my first thought was that I hoped the sweep wagon would pick them up as it was littering! If it was, as it transpires, NIMBYs, then it beggars belief. The only other incident I had en route was with a car, which stopped in front of me and then set off again every time I tried to overtake - forcing me to brake hard or find myself on the wrong side of the road with oncoming traffic. At the time I thought it was just a cyclist hating prick, but if that was a protest too these NIMBYs need to take a long hard look at themselves.

    Tacks on the road is quite frankly stupidity beyond belief and dangerous. I don't know where to start with that one, but suffice to say that if it can happen in the Tour de France then idiocy isn't just a disease born in the New Forest.

    Oh yes, I was the rider that tweeted about the car park. I was being kind when I said 30 minutes. That was after waiting another 20 for the car in front of me to be pushed out too...car drivers, eh? Mad.

  • First Ride: SRAM Red 221 year 35 weeks agoI reckon the light touch with

    I reckon the light touch with which you get a lot of stopping power is a major plus... I have to say I'd love this set up.

  • New Forest sportive sabotage reportedly results in broken collarbone for local man riding to work1 year 35 weeks agoThe guy with the broken

    The guy with the broken collar bone may have ridden himself to hospital as I did both times I broke mine, so the ambulance people would not have any record of him.

    Moving on, I can understand the locals annoyance, having seen how many riders act en masse.

    Imagine if your sleepy little village was suddenly invaded by thousands of people shouting to each other, dropping rubbish (energy bar wrappers, banana skins, chocolate wrappers etc, etc,) and peeing in the hedges and generally upsetting the rhythm of your day.

    Why not just go for a ride in a small group? Why do you have to do it with thousands of others with all the attendant problems that brings?

    I await the verbal attacks.

  • Fleche Wallonne1 year 35 weeks agoUsual strife in picking a

    Usual strife in picking a team. I basically have to self-brainwash everytime I umm and aah over dropping picks, in case I end up cursing myself: "dammit, I almost picked him!"

    First draft for Fleche Wallonne has enough Colombians to storm Tony Montana's mansion. Might need a rethink.

  • Why SRAM believe hydraulic brakes are the future1 year 35 weeks agoMetjas wrote:I would have

    Metjas wrote:
    I would have thought a major benefit of disk brakes is that your wheels will last much longer without the physical interaction between brake pads and rims, therefore you can arguably go for a better wheelset as it will last you longer. Am I wrong here?

    This is the exact reason I'm interested. Zero rim wear means a posh set of wheels will last indefinitely.....and one set year round, great!

  • Strict Liability Campaign1 year 35 weeks ago700c wrote:I imagine most

    700c wrote:
    I imagine most accidents are simply that -they are not deliberate and would have happened anyway.

    How often do cars suddenly just break, suddenly just crash?

    Or

    How often do drivers misjudge a gap, not pay attention, claim to be blinded by a low sun, not change bald car tyres, drive at inappropriate speed, use the phone, etc etc etc.

    There are very few "accidents" there are alot of incidents where if the driver was paying attention no one would have been killed or injured.

  • Giro del Trentino - stages 1a and 1b1 year 35 weeks agoRight just got in from work,

    Right just got in from work, going to do the part b scores now.

    As for Pellizotti, I don't know why he is greyed out, I never removed him so will investigate if he is still greyed out after the next update.

    most aggressive rider is being scored as I was unsure on how on how they do it, as alot of tours are not as straight forward as le tour and have weird points systems

  • Enigma launch Evoke Titanium road bike with disc brakes1 year 35 weeks agono mudguard eyelets because

    no mudguard eyelets because there is no mudguard clearance, because it has race geometry.
    looks good, but i'm happy with my effusion

  • Law firm launches campaign for 'strict liability' in Scotland in cases involving cyclists1 year 35 weeks agoIt's not about automatically

    It's not about automatically making the driver liable. Thats not what is going on. The onus would shift on to them to prove that it was not their fault (rather than as it currently stands for the cyclist to prove that the driver is at fault). In your example it would be relatively easy for the driver to prove that the cyclist was at fault, as they cycled through a red light.