• Tour De Romandie1 year 48 weeks agoFroome, 100%, can't see them

    Froome, 100%, can't see them giving Porte the nod unless Froome crashes or has a total mare one day. I think they'll use Porte as a back up but it's all about getting Froome the experience of leading and winning races.

    Porte for the Giro next year though.

  • Tour De Romandie1 year 48 weeks agodrheaton wrote:I think it'll

    drheaton wrote:
    I think it'll still be a TT/GC showdown but perhaps with more emphasis on climbing than you might get in a normal prologue. Plus at over 7km it's not the short burst you've had in previous years where the likes of Cavendish were up there.

    I'd like to pick Hesjedal but he's expensive and last year he didn't try to keep up throughout the race so he may be taking it easy by the time we get to the last couple of days. Froome should be a good bet as he's doing a Wiggins and looking to win everything, he's not cheap though and will some potential GC points be worth keeping him in for the three MM days?


    Froome or Porte tho?

  • Manchester to improve some of its most dangerous junctions for cyclists1 year 48 weeks agoIf previous attempts to

    If previous attempts to 'improve' the lives of cyclists in Fallowfield are anything to go by they may as well just gives us all a share of the £200 000 each to buy some Rapha socks with.
    South bound you have a 'bike lane' that comes off near Owens Park with a tree (and usually many gormless students) in the middle of it and then near Revolution if the pathetic hundred yard path isnt blocked by someone parked up at Subway or by one of the doormen at Revolution you have a path that has bollards using up a third of the space dedicated to cycles (supposedly)
    Northbound you have a path that is routinely used as layby.
    Needless to say i dont bother leaving the road - inevitably getting some driver shouting 'Use the bike path' at me.

  • Yorkshire-based brewery launches Maillot Jaune beer1 year 48 weeks agoAs others have said, maillot

    As others have said, maillot jaune may not be a trademark of ASO... but a bit of Googling reveals there's already a maillot jaune beer...

    http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/livery-barrel-aged-maillot-jaune/89522/

    ps Cheers bazzargh, was wondering who the rider was... Wink

    (Found pic after writing the article)

  • Yorkshire-based brewery launches Maillot Jaune beer1 year 48 weeks agomad_scot_rider wrote:Besides

    mad_scot_rider wrote:
    Besides anything, trademarks are specific to product areas - provided there is no risk of consumer confusion, say for example if the TdF has it's own beverage offerings with same/similar name - then trademark does not apply

    The one risk would be an accusation of "passing off" - that is of making it seem like this is an official TdF product

    And that's the point! The name (and it is a trademark), the picture of the cyclist, and the product launch at a time when Yorkshire and the TdF are linked, could give the impression that this is an officially endorsed product. I just hope the brewery are aware of this.

  • Yorkshire-based brewery launches Maillot Jaune beer1 year 48 weeks agonice to see people being

    nice to see people being positive, supportive and encouraging... http://road.cc/sites/all/modules/smileys/packs/Yahoo!/thinking.gif

  • Yorkshire-based brewery launches Maillot Jaune beer1 year 48 weeks agoBesides anything, trademarks

    Besides anything, trademarks are specific to product areas - provided there is no risk of consumer confusion, say for example if the TdF has it's own beverage offerings with same/similar name - then trademark does not apply

    The one risk would be an accusation of "passing off" - that is of making it seem like this is an official TdF product

  • Yorkshire-based brewery launches Maillot Jaune beer1 year 48 weeks agoThe logo features 'a rider'?

    The logo features 'a rider'? I think you'll find that's a fairly obvious photoshop of this picture of Bradley Wiggins by Stephane Mahe:

    http://cdn.theatlantic.com/static/infocus/tdf072312/s_t01_RTR34VHU.jpg

    The UCI has a trademark on the rainbow bands, but its field of use restrictions don't cover beer:
    http://www.ipo.gov.uk/tmcase/Results/23/WE00001032330?legacySearch=False

  • Make the roads safer; report bad drivers says the CTC1 year 48 weeks agothe law only did anything due

    the law only did anything due to it being a fucking prick in blue riding the bike normally nothing happens

  • Get Britain Cycling report 'will recommend' tougher sentencing in cases where victim is a cyclist1 year 48 weeks agoFarrell, I'd chill out but it

    Farrell, I'd chill out but it pisses me off to see cyclists flouting the law as if it didn't apply to them, aside from riding in such a bloody stupid manner.

    Why do you think getting on a bicycle suddenly gives someone an exemption from road laws?

    The point is that motorists see this kind of riding and then take the attitude that cyclists are arrogant, lawless pricks and treat us with a lack of respect. That affects all of us on two wheels and distracts attention from the real issues of bad road design, lack of separation of cyclists and vehicles and moronic/blind drivers.

    Rant over Smile

  • perfect training for great legs?1 year 48 weeks agoThere have been some talk

    There have been some talk that they can cause shorter hip flexors and other imbalances. They are probably fine to use for all round strength, but be sure to stretch as usual.

    http://veloreviews.com/blog/2012/06/20/elliptical-machine-friend-or-foe/

  • Aldi cycling gear1 year 48 weeks agoWhere it says "air

    Where it says "air ventilation pleat" read "hole". Nice-looking jacket though!

  • First ride: Cannondale Synapse Hi-Mod + Video1 year 48 weeks ago"outside pedal in the 6pm

    "outside pedal in the 6pm position"

    I prefer mine in the 6am position, YMMV.

  • Glasgow intends to open city-wide bike hire scheme1 year 48 weeks agoOh dear, still a bit naieve

    Oh dear, still a bit naieve in making the assumption that all bike hire schemes fit all bike hire needs. Glasgow, and most cities actually need 2 schemes, to cover 3 basic hire needs. I'm gobsmacked by the figure of £1.3m for the capital costs though. The bikes used by the 3 major bike sharing schemes in Germany, (including one system using bikes produced in Kilmarnock but sold mainly in Germany) can cost under €1500 - so 400 bikes = €600,000 plus annual servicing = €200,000, and since this type of bike requires no fixed docking station, so is the rest all admin and software costs?

    The hire requirements are grab & go - what the London scheme was planned to do, where bikes circulate and the hire is free for a short period to keep bikes available around the city, then the OV-Fiets model of hire for the day, and return to the same place, mainly for commuters, making regular trips from the same places, and very successful in the Netherlands, 58 sites are set to open in the UK with Abellio operated train services. Finally there is long-term hire of a fully serviced bike, usually a folding bike and the equivalent of the Cycle to Work scheme without the attached hassles of maintaining it and replacing it when it wears out.

    I've one package in mind that would cost about £75K to set up a pilot with 40 bikes, and could be part funded by sponsors, with existing examples in England that have become financially sustainable in under a year (ie income covers running costs). This would be a bike that you hire for a day or longer, and could cost as little as £2.50/day. The system currently being delivered in the UK was initially delivered by a public transport operator - Stagecoach, in London, many months before the Barclays scheme got started.

    One of the German operations is privately operated, the other two are subsidiaries of Die Bahn, directly or with local administrations. The commercial system has been operating since 2006 and now runs in 9 other European countries, funding from both the user payments and from branding the bikes. Copenhagen has run free bikes for 18 years funded by sale of the bike branding, which paid the running costs. Bikes like these which do not require a hard wired docking station can have a small number introduced and then grown - and even get special events serviced by bringing in a load of extra bikes - this is happening for the Birmingham Cycle conference later this week where cycles bound for the Czech Republic will be stopping off in Birmingham en route.

  • Yorkshire-based brewery launches Maillot Jaune beer1 year 48 weeks agoI wouldn't have thought so,

    I wouldn't have thought so, surely it just means yellow shirt, and therefore isn't covered by IP laws. I could be wrong, but I'd be surprised if it was IP protected

  • Tour De Romandie1 year 48 weeks agoI think it'll still be a

    I think it'll still be a TT/GC showdown but perhaps with more emphasis on climbing than you might get in a normal prologue. Plus at over 7km it's not the short burst you've had in previous years where the likes of Cavendish were up there.

    I'd like to pick Hesjedal but he's expensive and last year he didn't try to keep up throughout the race so he may be taking it easy by the time we get to the last couple of days. Froome should be a good bet as he's doing a Wiggins and looking to win everything, he's not cheap though and will some potential GC points be worth keeping him in for the three MM days?

  • Suspended sentence for lorry driver who admitted killing A1 time trial cyclist1 year 48 weeks agoI think most people drive on

    I think most people drive on 70mph dual carriageways, especially with "motorway" style juntions, as if they are motorways, with little or no mental readjustment, so really tend not to expect cyclists.

  • Who's doing the Nightrider ride on June 8th1 year 48 weeks agoI'm signed up too, riding for

    I'm signed up too, riding for 'Target Ovarian Cancer' Starting off from Crystal Palace midnight. Haven't done it before but doesn't look to bad. Did the highest point a couple of weeks ago, Palace to Hampstead Heath over to Ally Pally and back home. Good luck one and all.

  • Tour De Romandie1 year 48 weeks agoGlad to see people are having

    Glad to see people are having the same issues as me...

    Will tomorrow's climb cause problems for the pure TTers? If so, which of the GC guys will actually be trying? And which sprinters will get to the finish on Weds/Thurs? All? None?

    I've picked a team and I'm just gonna stick with it (with a quick check in the morning that no-one's pulled out). Could be here all day otherwise - so many options and they all seem to be the wrong one!

  • Suspended sentence for lorry driver who admitted killing A1 time trial cyclist1 year 48 weeks agoImpossible to tell from the

    Impossible to tell from the reports I've seen exactly where this happened; however, for a vehicle travelling south, the junction where Blyth Services is located marks the end of a long motorway stretch of the A1(M).

    It wasn't cited as a factor here, but I do wonder if there's a mental readjustment from driving on a motorway which then turns into a non-motorway dual carriageway 9the road carrying straight on, with no junction as such to negotiate), especially when you're covering a mile in a minute or less...?

  • Yorkshire-based brewery launches Maillot Jaune beer1 year 48 weeks agoNice idea, but isn't "Maillot

    Nice idea, but isn't "Maillot Jaune" a registered trade mark of the TdF/ASO? Just hope they have permission.

  • Who's doing the Nightrider ride on June 8th1 year 48 weeks agoI'm doing it too, but also

    I'm doing it too, but also for the first time.

    Where are you two starting from and who are you supporting?

  • Yorkshire-based brewery launches Maillot Jaune beer1 year 48 weeks ago"low alcohol content" in

    "low alcohol content" in Yorkshire, are they mad !

  • Manchester to improve some of its most dangerous junctions for cyclists1 year 48 weeks agoAh yes, my mistake it was

    Ah yes, my mistake it was Dick Leese.

    With the sheer amount of utter nonsense that is committed by Pat Karney in his rush to turn Manchester into a circus sideshow it's far to easy to blame him for everything.

  • Giro D' Italia Roster1 year 48 weeks agoRafRafRafRaf wrote:I'm gently

    RafRafRafRaf wrote:
    I'm gently amused that Levi now somewhat appears to be racing as an independent, in the finest traditions of the early 1900s Tour de France. Silliness aside, I do wonder if it's sensible to have team picking open when so many rosters have not been released yet. It seems to have the entire OPQ payroll on there - while RadioSnack have thus far listed only 4 riders...

    You can select any rider by selecting show all riders, the ones showing are us trying to narrow it down to just those that are racing, so all riders are there and available