• FS: Specialized Roubaix Sport '13 56cm (Brand new/Unridden!)1 year 46 weeks agoNow on ebay- starting at only

    Now on ebay- starting at only £1,000 http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Specialized-Roubaix-Sport-56cm-13-Road-Bike-Brand-New-Unridden-/300890952828?pt=UK_Bikes_GL&hash=item460e7f947c

  • **Off topic** Samsung Tags1 year 46 weeks agoIt is NFC compatible, so I

    It is NFC compatible, so I guess you are going near tags and the signal is being picked up. Just ignore them

  • Amstel Gold Race: Roman Kreuziger attacks to claim solo win1 year 46 weeks agoPoor Voeckler. Hope he's

    Poor Voeckler.
    Hope he's recovered in time for the Tour.

  • **Off topic** Samsung Tags1 year 46 weeks agoDon't have tectile... Samusng

    Don't have tectile...

    Samusng Galaxy Mini 2 I think is the model.

    Thinking

  • Amstel Gold Race1 year 46 weeks agoDisaster is all I have to say

    Disaster is all I have to say

  • Amstel Gold Race1 year 46 weeks agoenrique wrote:Gkam84 wrote:So

    enrique wrote:
    Gkam84 wrote:
    So the break guys are De Troyer, Pliuschin, Astarloza, Vanoverberghe and Vansummeren...

    I may be wrong, but, I want to say that I think you should add Nicolas Vogondy (Accent Jobs) and Klaas Sys (Crelan-Euphony) to your break guys... I'm pretty sure they joined the guys you have in the break before the halfpoint of the race...


    I thought those two were there at halfway as well...

  • Architects design elevated cycleways along the Regent's Canal to alleviate congestion1 year 46 weeks agoA more sensible idea would be

    A more sensible idea would be to hire "Boris aqualung" equipment for riders to cycle along the bed of the canal!

  • Amstel Gold Race1 year 46 weeks agoWig_Billy wrote:... I

    Wig_Billy wrote:
    ... I considered a lot of riders for this race, but Kreuziger was not one of them.

    Dave, this would be a nice time to pull out some analytics! Smile Can you tell us how many teams had Kreuziger as part of their roster?

    Is there a way that maybe there could be like a Stage Analytics Page, maybe? Where, after a competition, or better yet, after each stage, you could see how may teams - NOT (!) what percentage (!) of teams, just in case!Smile - had the winner and the rest of the scorers?

    I know it's a lot to ask for, but it'd be kind of cool, especially on days like today where I wonder if more than 10 teams actually had Kreuziger in them! Hope you consider it! Smile Thanks! Smile

  • Amstel Gold Race1 year 46 weeks agoWahey, stage podium for

    Wahey, stage podium for purist - the one badge I never thought I would get! Roll on 10k to complete the set.

  • Amstel Gold Race1 year 46 weeks agolivestrongnick wrote:Standard

    livestrongnick wrote:
    Standard team

    Enrico Gasparotto
    Philippe Gilbert
    Peter Sagan
    Simon Gerrans
    Jelle Vanendert
    Roman Kreuziger
    Carlos Alberto Betancur
    Simon Spilak
    Vincent Jerome

    Hoping for a better score than last years 12 points...

    Nice team! Smile You got the winner and 4 more in the top 20! Smile

  • Amstel Gold Race1 year 46 weeks agoTheBigMong wrote:Foiled again

    TheBigMong wrote:
    Foiled again by the transfer window closing before I could get a team together...(

    chiv30 wrote:
    Could always do it a couple of days before..... Confused

    TheBigMong wrote:
    That's not always an option when you have a newborn and recovering momma to take care of while getting unpacked in a new house and supervising construction on your property!

    Good answer! Smile You could always share your account password with someone you trust and have them update it for you! Smile I know I've called up a buddy - who happens to be single with no children, no girlfriend, no dog and no hobbies - while I'm on the road and asked him to login and change my team around! All it costs me is a couple of beers every once in a while... Sad, 'cause it sucks to lose out like that! Smile

  • Amstel Gold Race1 year 46 weeks agoGkam84 wrote:So the break

    Gkam84 wrote:
    So the break guys are De Troyer, Pliuschin, Astarloza, Vanoverberghe and Vansummeren...

    I may be wrong, but, I want to say that I think you should add Nicolas Vogondy (Accent Jobs) and Klaas Sys (Crelan-Euphony) to your break guys... I'm pretty sure they joined the guys you have in the break before the halfpoint of the race...

  • Wiggle New Forest Spring Sportive called off after deluge of rain1 year 46 weeks agothx1138 wrote:Agree about the

    thx1138 wrote:
    Agree about the venue. They used to use Brockenhurst College which had decent parking. New park is 99% grass and the smallest amount of rain turns it into a bog. Add a few hundred cars and it's asking for trouble.

    A few hundred? At an average of two riders per car, it's 1,000. Quite where you find parking for that sort of numbers is the problem. Perhaps the sportive scene nw has events with too many starters, maybe they need to consider a top limit, where parking is not such a major issue. You can understand organisers wanting to maximise numbers for financial reasons, and to allow as mant riders to enjoy their sport, but somewhere there is maybe a compromise, perhaps around 400-500? That might keep some of the sillier one-issue locals quiet.
    I know from asking that there is virtually no road racing allowed by the police/BC region on the Forest in the nicer months, simply to avoid clashes with sportives (there are lots, not just the majors) and try to keep everyone local happy. So as numbers of riders increase and some want to go on to actually properly race, opprotunity is reduced. No doubt BC will get criticised for that. You can't win......

  • Wiggle New Forest Spring Sportive called off after deluge of rain1 year 46 weeks agoAgree about the venue. They

    Agree about the venue. They used to use Brockenhurst College which had decent parking. New park is 99% grass and the smallest amount of rain turns it into a bog. Add a few hundred cars and it's asking for trouble.

  • Amstel Gold Race1 year 46 weeks agoSo the break guys are De

    So the break guys are De Troyer, Pliuschin, Astarloza, Vanoverberghe and Vansummeren Thinking

    Don't know if they all finished, but on Dave's scoring, they all get 10....I would have the finishers only, but its Dave's game Devil

  • Amstel Gold Race1 year 46 weeks agoThanks wig Edit 1,3,5,9,13

    Thanks wig
    Edit 1,3,5,9,13 gives me 120 Big Grin

  • Starting out1 year 46 weeks agoI started at the start of

    I started at the start of last summer.
    Wasn't too worried about safety but I can understand why you would be.
    I started off on very quiet country roads and take it a few miles at a time maybe 4-5mile loop around where you live. Best times are very early mornings and and sundays (esp early sunday) barely any cars around at these times. Possibly late evenings (post rush hour) though not ridden out enough at that kind of time. You can build the confidence up and with that the mileage will come.
    A rear light and front light would be a good purchase as these will help you stay visible (they are essential in low light in my opinion)
    Never cycle too close to parked cars, just in case a door opens in your path.
    Pay attention to whats going on around you, you need to be more aware than if you were driving (if you drive?) esp at junctions, roundabouts etc. Take up defensive positions in the road when appropriate. Read the road and plan your moves.
    A helmet (braces for helmet argument) A neurosurgeon told me that the amount of cycling accidents he sees involving head injuries can often be prevented through the use of a helmet (don't trust him though...I mean he's only a professional) Helmet is personal preference I know but I think its advisable.

    If I think of anything else I'll add.

    Most of all, don't worry too much about your safety and have fun. Most drivers are courteous and understanding, will give you appropriate room and are patient. If someone confronts you about being a cyclist(I usually ask if they'd like to pull over and ring the police, this shuts them up pretty quick) just keep calm and try explain your side.

    Again HAVE FUN Smile

  • Amstel Gold Race1 year 46 weeks agoTimbo13 wrote:Official

    Ah, you're the man! Thanks! Where did you find it? Can you read dutch? Smile

  • Amstel Gold Race1 year 46 weeks agoOh and if those are official

    Oh and if those are official .....5,8,16 Crying
    Bad day at the office

  • Amstel Gold Race1 year 46 weeks agoTheBigMong wrote:chiv30

    TheBigMong wrote:
    chiv30 wrote:
    TheBigMong wrote:
    Foiled again by the transfer window closing before I could get a team together. I think I had a whopping two active riders on my roster and apparently getting up at 2:30 AM isn't early enough to get in before the window closes. Sad

    Could always do it a couple of days before..... Confused


    That's not always an option when you have a newborn and recovering momma to take care of while getting unpacked in a new house and supervising construction on your property! Big Grin

    The wife would tell you , you need to learn to multitask Wink

  • Amstel Gold Race1 year 46 weeks agoHmm.3,5,8 plus ten points for

    Hmm.3,5,8 plus ten points for Vansummeren in the breakaway (I think).

    Not great.

  • Just in: Genesis Equilibrium 8531 year 46 weeks agoExcellent, thanks for the

    Excellent, thanks for the tip.

  • Amstel Gold Race1 year 46 weeks agoenrique wrote:Gkam84

    enrique wrote:
    Gkam84 wrote:
    ... Trade secret Devil

    Well, if I could read Dutch I'd try their website, of course, But I'm lost there! Smile

    Race websites are normally the last places to update Nerd

  • Amstel Gold Race1 year 46 weeks agolivestrongnick wrote:um

    livestrongnick wrote:
    um 1,3,4,8 for me so far Big Grin

    Chapeau. I considered a lot of riders for this race, but Kreuziger was not one of them.

  • Sir Dave Brailsford beats rugby stars and footballers to top the Welsh Sport Power list1 year 46 weeks agoHis forensic attention to

    His forensic attention to detail was good for hiring doping Dr Leinders and all the others who had a doping past.