• Giro Stage 122 years 10 weeks agoQuote:BREAK: A cluster of

    Quote:
    BREAK: A cluster of riders have forced a gap off the front of the peloton. They include Sandy Casar (FDJ), Lars Bak (Lotto Belisol), Michael Golas (Omega Pharma) and Jan Bakelants (RadioShack).

  • Ancient Greek 'triathlon' theme for Brighton Naked Bike Ride next month2 years 10 weeks agoi'lm fine with the naked

    i'lm fine with the naked thing, but you'd never catch me dong a triathlon Smile

  • Brake Calipers2 years 10 weeks agoRe Planet X CNCs I really can

    Re Planet X CNCs I really can sell you a pair! If you want to wait until after the weekend... I'll be putting them on Bikeradar for £55 delivered next week, but you can get in early! Black, used for about a year but not very much, Sunday bike and good weather only.

    A

  • Giro Stage 122 years 10 weeks agoI can't see Saturday being a

    I can't see Saturday being a big shoot out, the top guys will test each other out but not really try and ride away just yet.

    One tip for your, if you pick up Frank Schleck make sure you drop him again for Stage 17.

    Oh, and William Bonnet has retired.

  • Giro Stage 122 years 10 weeks agoTERatcliffe26 wrote:Im gonna

    TERatcliffe26 wrote:
    Im gonna take big risks on saturday, Hesjedal to be axed for Nieve/Gadret

    I'm hoping Ryder hangs in there as I got 40-1 on him (each way) at the start of the tour! Tempted to axe J-Rod, he struggled in the Vuelta once the going got really tough. But he's probably much fresher now... I dunno. I'm feeling like taking some risks, so maybe...

  • FS Mavic Cosmic Elite 2012 Wheelset2 years 10 weeks agoMind if I ask why you're

    Mind if I ask why you're selling?

  • Giro Stage 122 years 10 weeks agoWell 24km down and no break

    Well 24km down and no break yet

    Rubiano & Golas are my breakaway hopes, if Cesare Bendedetti does I might be upset, I almost had him in, but played conservatively, only a few low cat climbs today.

    Joaquin Rodriguez (KAT)
    Matthew Goss (GRE)
    Ryder Hesjedal (GRM)
    Benat Intxausti (MOV)
    Damiano Caruso (LIQ)
    Arnaud Demare (FDJ)
    Miguel Angel Rubiano (AND)
    Michal Golas (OPQ)
    Domenico Pozzovivo (COG)

    3 sprinters tomorrow and Goss is not one of them, full climbing squad for Saturday and Sunday

  • GIRO POINTS2 years 10 weeks agoPhinney finished last on one

    Phinney finished last on one stage netting 10 points, he was also still in the top 5 of the points competition gaining another point.

    Without looking at it I'd assume that the reason Rodriguez and Scarponi got the same points would be that Rodriguez was fairly high in the GC at the time whereas Scarponi was not in the top 10. Also Rodriguez has been in the top 5 of the points competition for a while.

  • Samsung to sponsor Bike Week and donate money to charity if you cycle a mile using free app (+ video)2 years 10 weeks agoyeah I guess they've set

    yeah I guess they've set aside a maximum fund for it expecting that it will probably be reached or exceeded. Still, quite a novel idea.

  • Samsung to sponsor Bike Week and donate money to charity if you cycle a mile using free app (+ video)2 years 10 weeks agoReading the T&Cs, there's

    Reading the T&Cs, there's also a maximum total donation from Samasung of £667000 (or $1000000)

  • Brake Calipers2 years 10 weeks agoDon't race so these sound

    Don't race so these sound good. I'll look on fleabay for some.

  • Giro Stage 122 years 10 weeks agoThe fact that we've got two

    The fact that we've got two days in the mountains followed by a rest day (with 4 transfers) means I might try and load my team for sprinters tommorow and hope to get a few points. I agree, Saturday will probably be cat and mouse but Sunday should be fun as a few will go all out knowing they get a rest Monday.

  • Giro Stage 122 years 10 weeks agoHoping for Rubiano and Golas

    Hoping for Rubiano and Golas to go in serch of mountain points but not sure they will. Unpredictable day. Kept in Visconti even though he didn't make it yesterday. Better chance of an attack and good descent getting away today. Basso had better watch out as he seems to be cautious descending. Not going to bother much with the sprint tomorrow, buiding a team for the mountains but the first day might be a bit cagey.

  • Giro Stage 122 years 10 weeks agoMy wildcard for today is

    My wildcard for today is Mathias Frank. Also hoping that Rubiano, Golas, & Balloni can find their way into the break.

  • Flippin Eck!2 years 10 weeks agoVecchioJo wrote: a bit like

    VecchioJo wrote:

    a bit like the once Lance had...

    I'll think you find that the magic came in small phials Nerd

  • Brake Calipers2 years 10 weeks agoSorry, vote against the

    Sorry, vote against the Planet X CNCs - but if you want I set I will sell them to you! Have just taken them off bike and replaced with Ultegra, and can finally stop again...

    Be aware that with the newer (x700) series of STIs and brakes they changed the leverage ratio slightly so that shimano products work best when using matching series brakes, so pre x700 series you can mix or match as you like, x700 series, the latest, are best when you use x700 components, though DuraAce, Ultegra and 105 all work together.

    Not sure the difference is massive, but I have 105 700 series STIs and 700 series Ultegra and it's the best caliper braking I've experienced yet.

  • Flippin Eck!2 years 10 weeks agoFreestyle cyclocross is so

    Freestyle cyclocross is so November 18th 2011 Smile

    Ride Everything
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxC7rgeTGck

  • Samsung to sponsor Bike Week and donate money to charity if you cycle a mile using free app (+ video)2 years 10 weeks agoset this going this morning

    set this going this morning and logged £12 - will double that on the way home tonight - there's a daily limit of £26 by the way. If the pledge is honoured then it has to be the lowest effort fundraising method I've seen.

    Presumably they must have sent a maximum or average speed cap otherwise there'd be nothing stopping you just running it in your car or on the bus but I can't see any mention of that.

    There's some way to create 'teams' which probably involves facebook somehow but perhaps road.cc would like to start one up eh chaps?

  • Giro Stage 122 years 10 weeks agoTERatcliffe26 wrote:Im gonna

    TERatcliffe26 wrote:
    Im gonna take big risks on saturday, Hesjedal to be axed for Nieve/Gadret

    I'm considering the same, I could feasibly have Rodriguez, Scarponi and Basso for Saturday but I'm not sure if I'd be jumping the gun a little. Even if he doesn't do well Hesjedal should still stay top 10 GC and finish top 20.

  • Giro Stage 122 years 10 weeks agoIm gonna take big risks on

    Im gonna take big risks on saturday, Hesjedal to be axed for Nieve/Gadret

  • Mass civil disobedience planned in London on day of Olympic men's road race2 years 10 weeks agoSimon_MacMichael wrote: Let's

    Simon_MacMichael wrote:

    Let's face it, if you're planning something for that day, it's not going to be focused on the women's pistol shooting at Woolwich.

    You been to Woolwich? They know their way around a pistol in that part of town. Wink

  • Samsung to sponsor Bike Week and donate money to charity if you cycle a mile using free app (+ video)2 years 10 weeks agoThe way I read the bumph was

    The way I read the bumph was that Samsung pay £1 for charity for *every* mile run/ridden. So, go for a 20 mile ride, keep the app on, and you'll raise £20 for charity.

    I've asked Bike Week's PR agency to double double check this, and to let me know when the cycling avatar goes live.

    On my app I've got the head of Addison Lee's John Griffin on the body of a Lycra clad runner.

  • Giro Stage 122 years 10 weeks agoJ-Rod Henao Hesjedal Basso Ca

    J-Rod
    Henao
    Hesjedal
    Basso
    Caruso
    Pozzovivo
    Samoilau
    Barta
    Felline

    So small chance of a break but probably just GC points today. Leaves me with enough transfers to bring in 2 sprinters for tomorrow and still have exactly the team I want for Saturday...

  • Giro Stage 122 years 10 weeks agoI think I was half asleep

    I think I was half asleep when i made my transfers.....

    Think my team is

    J-Rod
    Haeno
    Hesjedal
    Kreuziger

    Caruso
    Pozzovivo
    Demare
    Kristoff
    Huzarski

    I didnt really look at the stage profile, so didnt put in a breakaway guy Sad hoping a sprinter like Kristoff or Demare my give a break ago (although unlikely as tomorrow is flat)

    Oh well it cant get much worse than yesterday!

  • Giro Stage 122 years 10 weeks agoI can't see Uran or Henao

    I can't see Uran or Henao being allowed to get away but Flecha has a good chance, it all depends on who gets in the break, it could take 3 or 4 attempts today for the right break to form and if Flecha isn't in that one then he's missed it. Should be a fast first hour or so at any rate.