• Trek Domane launch: Pave-busting road bike with… suspension + video2 years 16 weeks agoSadly Biggins wrote:Sorry to

    Sadly Biggins wrote:
    Sorry to be dull, but "Domane" is not Latin for "king's crown". In addition to it being an anagram of "Madone", it will sound like the Italian for "tomorrow" when pronounced so perhaps Trek chose the name to sound futuristic (if you're Italian). Perhaps not though...

    Yes, Simon pointed that out about the pronunciation sounding like the Italian for tomorrow - mainly because he wanted us to try and squeeze this Nerd in to the article and now we can Smile

    @JonMack Oops! Well, we had it right later on, one out of two plus we've fixed the first one now as well. Simon has told us off for that as well.

  • Biologic Pango Helmet2 years 16 weeks agoLet me just chip in that a

    Let me just chip in that a particular customer type is the Bike share rider....Imagine the commute to London with your iPad and squash clothes and sandwiches in your backpack...arrive London mainline station, tubes are really busy, the sun is shining and the Boris bikes are sitting there tempting you.....but you promised your mum/girlfriend/wife that your would always wear a helmet when cycling.....ah...yes....The Biologic Pango helmet is neatly slotted into the backpack....you have a ticket to ride!

    Now I don't know what a Tron looks like, but with a Pango helmet you are riding in the spring sunshine instead of being crammed like a sardine on the underground.

  • Project 1t4i announces name change to Team Argos-Shimano, reveals new kit2 years 16 weeks agoWho's the bloke in the

    Who's the bloke in the carcoat and trilby looming up behind yer man in the picture that's what I want to know? Could it be a ghostly sighting of Harry Worth*?

    *You might want to Google him if you're under 40… make that 45

  • Trek Domane launch: Pave-busting road bike with… suspension + video2 years 16 weeks agoI hate to be pedantic but the

    I hate to be pedantic but the race is called "Strade Bianche", not "Strade Bianchi", it's written incorrectly in a number of your articles . Bike looks great though!

  • MSPs back free Bikeability training for all children in Scotland plus more 20mph zones2 years 16 weeks agoQuote:Meanwhile, Edinburgh

    Quote:
    Meanwhile, Edinburgh City Council has confirmed that work has begun ...

    Let's hope ECC avoid another trams-like fiasco

    Quote:
    ...while changes to parking and loading restrictions will also be implemented to address the issue of parked vehicles...

    which won't work because it will never be enforced

  • Trek Domane launch: Pave-busting road bike with… suspension + video2 years 16 weeks agoThere's a limited edition

    There's a limited edition Michael Jackson special coming soon too. It's called the Shamone.

    I'll get my coat

  • KBC Driedaagse van De Panne - Koksijde on the side2 years 16 weeks agoThank you thank you I

    Thank you thank you Devil

    I rewarded myself this morning with a 40 miler in the glorious sunshine at about 22 degrees Big Grin

  • David Millar hints he may not compete in Olympics even if BOA lifetime ban overturned2 years 16 weeks agoPeople that use drugs for

    People that use drugs for some sort of performance enhancement in their particular field OUTSIDE OF SPORT are not treated in such a inhumane manner.

    The buisness man that takes cocaine to give him the confidance to deliver his speech/make his sale/point, is not labeled cheat! yet he certainly has an advantage over his nervous competition.

    When athletes belived it was not good to drink too much... water could become an effective performance enhancer for those who thought differently Thinking

    Caught doping? say your a naughty boy & you'll never do it again, take your ban on the chin... you will be welcomed back by most.
    But if you dare to ask what is going on? this is what everyone does, my team taught me to do this, I've done nothing wrong... like Riccardo Rico or even Dwayne Chambers then your name will be dragged through the mud & you will be hounded out of your respective sport.

    Then the potential realization hits me! what if sport is still as dirty as we once KNOW it was.
    Maybe we critisize the more honest athletes (who try to tell us the truth) because we cannot bare to believe our beloved sport hasn't really cleaned up at all.

    I've always liked Millar as a man, but he is intelligent & realised a long time ago that you cannot give the Old school line, much overused by Armstrong 'I've never tested positive' bullshit... that just won't cut it these days.

  • Trek Domane launch: Pave-busting road bike with… suspension + video2 years 16 weeks agoOdname? Meando? O me nad?

    Odname? Meando? O me nad?

  • Trek Domane launch: Pave-busting road bike with… suspension + video2 years 16 weeks agoIt's bad enough that it's

    It's bad enough that it's called the Domane, without you confusing us further with Damone! Enough with the anagrams! Big Grin

    "Actually, we're guessing that the one on the Damone is detatchable for those who can change gear without dropping the chain."

  • Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco2 years 16 weeks agoHorner, GC - 20.4 Sanchez, GC

    Horner, GC - 20.4
    Sanchez, GC - 34.4
    Valverde, AR - 28.3
    Gerrans, AR - 21.7

    Albasini, DS - 12.0
    Lofkvist, DS - 6.9
    Cummings, DS - 11.3
    Meersman, DS - 7.3
    Rowe, DS - 3.5 (fellow welshman loyalty)

    total=145.8

  • Ex-players of five London football teams unveil Barclays Cycle Hire bikes in club colours2 years 16 weeks agoHas anyone actually seen Ray

    Has anyone actually seen Ray Wilkins and Dave Brailsford in the same room together? Uncanny. Big Grin

  • Trek Domane launch: Pave-busting road bike with… suspension + video2 years 16 weeks agoSorry to be dull, but

    Sorry to be dull, but "Domane" is not Latin for "king's crown". In addition to it being an anagram of "Madone", it will sound like the Italian for "tomorrow" when pronounced so perhaps Trek chose the name to sound futuristic (if you're Italian). Perhaps not though...

  • Tour of Flanders2 years 16 weeks agoWell yeh i have a team with

    Well yeh i have a team with fabian in and a team without. Yes im gonna stick with ballan as i think he will top 10, with my 2 other star riders being sagan and boonen.

    The problem is that the star rider in my team without fabian could definaltley top 5, but the DS is a risk. im torn between a rock and a hard place.

    I think im still gonna go for the risk....

  • Round-the-world cyclist Sean Conway vows to carry on after being hit by truck in Arkansas2 years 16 weeks agoFull marks to Missy and Mark

    Full marks to Missy and Mark Carey for taking Sean in whilst he healed. The USA's philosophy on national health care is as messed up as their driving skills so Sean was lucky to meet such nice people.

    I had a friend who was a support driver for Race Across America and he said it was terrifying at times - ranging from inept drivers not used to seeing cyclists to parts of the South where people would pile out of bars to assault the riders and fling themselves onto the bonnets of the slow moving support cars.

    It seems that US truck drivers would have to run over 3 or more cyclists simultaneously before risking prosecution. I fully believe that 1% of drivers would intentionally kill cyclists if there was no risk of damage to the vehicle and no witnesses. That cyclists get run down on lonely American highways by heavy trucks is not a surprise.

  • Crush2 years 16 weeks agoMax_Leonard wrote:Very true.

    Max_Leonard wrote:
    Very true. Sometimes I have to force myself out, and remind myself that I've never, ever regretted the ride after leaving the house, and very often regretted not going.

    How true it usually only takes 1km to star enjoying it!

    ...& I thought I was the only one Surprise

  • Trek Domane launch: Pave-busting road bike with… suspension + video2 years 16 weeks agojoemmo wrote:interesting -

    joemmo wrote:
    interesting - have they quoted an actual amount of 'compliance'? For example in the number of millimetres travel that the elastomeric bit allows or is it just 'some'. I think people would be less cynical of the whole axial compliance / rigidity thing if someone had the gumption to say 'this fork allows the axle to deflect a maximum of 4mm in the vertical plane. Otherwise it just looks like pseudo-engineering twaddle.

    I'm shocked! You really ought to go and drink some laterally stiff yet vertically compliant Kool-Aid.

  • Trek Domane launch: Pave-busting road bike with… suspension + video2 years 16 weeks agointeresting - have they

    interesting - have they quoted an actual amount of 'compliance'? For example in the number of millimetres travel that the elastomeric bit allows or is it just 'twice x unknown number'. I think people would be less cynical of the whole axial compliance / rigidity thing if someone had the gumption to say 'this fork allows the axle to deflect a maximum of 4mm in the vertical plane. Otherwise it just looks like pseudo-engineering twaddle.

  • Trek Domane launch: Pave-busting road bike with… suspension + video2 years 16 weeks agoThing I'd want to know: is

    Thing I'd want to know: is the top tube wide all the way along? If so it might catch some riders knees.

  • Tour of Flanders2 years 16 weeks agoexcept im gonna go a more

    except im gonna go a more risky route in my replacement of degenkolb, it will be a rider costing less than degenkolb, but a more expensive DS that has previous at Ronde

    You're not going to have Cancellara! You're praying his bike is going to fall to pieces! Of course he can't sprint that well but I don't expect that big a group to be left at the end. Degenkolb might be worth a shot in P-R as it's the hills that cause him some problems I think. Are you going to stick with Ballan? BMC just haven't done anything this year until Evans has come back with a win straight away. Too many stars spoils the team!

    I think I know which expensive DS you might be interested in and I have thought of a team without Canc and some more expensive DSs but I think it's just too big a risk! I had Duque in GW but he did nothing. I've just gone off expensive DSs and tend to avoid them now. There just aren't enough points to make them worthwhile.

  • KBC Driedaagse van De Panne - Koksijde on the side2 years 16 weeks ago2nd! A bit better than my

    2nd! A bit better than my 1100th overall in the main game so far... Thanks TER for doing the points, good fun. I'm off to buy Steve Chainel a Creme Egg.

  • Specialized BG Pro Leather Cycling Mitts2 years 16 weeks agoI have this mitt, and I do

    I have this mitt, and I do not like it at all. I spend a lot of time on the hoods (who doesn't?), and I find that the material bunches up excessively and there are too many seams between the thumb and index finger. I worried a bit about this before buying, but hoped it wouldn't be a problem. It is.

    Try before you buy.

  • Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco2 years 16 weeks agoSimon Gerrans 21.7 Vicenzo

    Simon Gerrans 21.7
    Vicenzo Nibali 39.1
    Alejandro Valverde 28.3
    Wout Poels 25.0

    Michael Albasini 12.0
    Gianni Meersman 7.3
    Mikel Astarloza 2.5
    Daniel Navarro 7.1
    Thomas Lofkvist 6.9

  • Metric Century chat2 years 16 weeks agoI'm out! Todays attempt was

    I'm out!

    Todays attempt was curtailed due to punctures (two) poor choice of outfit (flipping freezing this morning) and foul mood (not improved by the above). That's going to be it for March for me i'm afraid. Oh well I'll probably start again around Halloween...

  • Graeme Obree talks passion and innovation2 years 16 weeks agoI must read one of his books.

    I must read one of his books.