• 10 of the best road bikes under £1,00021 hours 37 min agoCanyon? Radon? Those germans

    Canyon? Radon? Those germans know a thing or two about building great bikes for low prices. Esp. that they all came in below 8.4kg mark, so, beat even the Hoy bike for weight:value.

    I know that Cube, Focus (both are very popular here) are also great for their value, but seriously, Canyon is the "ideal" choice of mine. Too bad their Roadlite AL model has a very relaxed, almost "hybrid" like geometry.

    http://www.canyon.com/_en/roadbikes/bike.html?b=3333

    Athena Gruppo with Vento Asymmetric wheels, 7.95 kg, team replica paintjob.. too bad it's at 1100 pounds Sad :( but still heckuvadeal

  • Tour de France Stage 9: Tony Martin launches 60km solo attack to win, Tony Gallopin takes race lead21 hours 39 min agoWhat a special rider Martin

    What a special rider Martin is! Fantastic stage win!!

  • Lance Armstrong rehabilitation attempt continues with Esquire interview21 hours 40 min agoPinstriper wrote:can anyone

    Pinstriper wrote:
    can anyone explain why Lance is portrayed as the devil incarnate....and people like Contador, Barne Rijis , David Millar, Sean Yates etc etc are punished then accepted

    Is it just because he made so much dough and bought everyone..or was so successful at it...and was a bully??

    Its almost like he gets the blame for inventing doping...I was a big Lance fan back in the day, and now see him as thoroughly dislikeable..but I still don't fully understand why he is worse than anyone else.
    You could argue that when he won all his titles all the main GC contenders were also on the gear...or am I being a bit niave??

    Well said , glad to see there are a few sensible heads left in the world Applause Applause Applause

  • Squirrel & Rabbit deterents ?21 hours 41 min agoSuperb ! Thats the kinda

    Superb ! Thats the kinda thing I was looking for Smile Funnily enough, one of the local farmers has just bought forth a litter of puppies which also love to go into the road and welcome oncoming cars and cyclists (might not have a litter for long in that case...)

    Thankfully, we don't have deer in this area, biggest problem we have is sheep in the road, but at least you can see them and they naturally go towards the hedges when trying to flee from anyone.

  • Fractures in left wrist and right hand for Chris Froome21 hours 44 min agoNick T wrote:I wish living

    Nick T wrote:
    I wish living abroad did waive any British citizenship, we'd finally be shot of Piers Morgan.

    Geraint Thomas also lives in Monaco, let's get on his case as well, in the interest of fairness.

    The answer lies in what America does, if you're a citizen, you pay American taxes wherever you live. That would sort out who really is "British"

  • LEMOND ON TOUR21 hours 44 min agoYou know, I'm not impressed

    You know, I'm not impressed with LeMond or the other guy, but I like Juan Antonio Flecha a lot! He seems at ease, engaging and excited about the interaction with the cyclists! Smile And who doesn't like Laura Messeger? Smile

    STEVESPRO 79 wrote:
    'LEMOND ON TOUR'
    Why are your CAPS ON?

  • Questions for Cookson as UCI's new stance on doping sanctions raises transparency issues21 hours 45 min agoVery strange for an

    Very strange for an organisation that promised greater transparency.

  • Tour de France - STAGE 921 hours 46 min agoI put De Marchi in this

    I put De Marchi in this morning Drooling

  • Tour de France - STAGE 921 hours 51 min agoCongrats to anybody who has

    Congrats to anybody who has martin in their purist team.

  • LEMOND ON TOUR22 hours 3 min agoCan't say i've been impressed

    Can't say i've been impressed with it.

    Presumably they got a decent reduction on his fee with the product placement of one of his bikes.

  • Lance Armstrong rehabilitation attempt continues with Esquire interview22 hours 4 min agocan anyone explain why Lance

    can anyone explain why Lance is portrayed as the devil incarnate....and people like Contador, Barne Rijis , David Millar, Sean Yates etc etc are punished then accepted

    Is it just because he made so much dough and bought everyone..or was so successful at it...and was a bully??

    Its almost like he gets the blame for inventing doping...I was a big Lance fan back in the day, and now see him as thoroughly dislikeable..but I still don't fully understand why he is worse than anyone else.
    You could argue that when he won all his titles all the main GC contenders were also on the gear...or am I being a bit niave??

  • LEMOND ON TOUR22 hours 19 min agoI saw the first show and

    I saw the first show and thought what a pair of idiots ....never seen it since

  • Squirrel & Rabbit deterents ?22 hours 24 min agoSquirrels if grey KILL THEM

    Squirrels if grey KILL THEM they're yankies and not native. Laughing No but seriously have you tried a Dog dazer? put it on your handlebars and press when needed.

  • Questions for Cookson as UCI's new stance on doping sanctions raises transparency issues22 hours 32 min agoWell Mr. Cookson did say that

    Well Mr. Cookson did say that things will be different. Rolling On The Floor

  • MP: ‘cyclists bring it on themselves’ if they time trial on dual carriageway22 hours 37 min agoMP Andrew Griffiths told the

    MP Andrew Griffiths told the Uttoxeter News: “I think unfortunately cyclists bring it on themselves. Sick
    “One option would be to put warnings and signs at every junction. At Wits End

    Mr Griffiths another option would be to make sure drivers stay under the speed limit look where they're going and actually drive properly.

    Try that one for a sound bite. Devil

  • Tour de France - STAGE 922 hours 47 min agoWhat a disaster....

    What a disaster.... Crying At Wits End Sad

  • Tour de France - STAGE 922 hours 49 min agoTony martin I believe is

    Tony martin I believe is worth 78 points! Sick

  • Skoda FL22 hours 56 min agoTold you this was gonna go

    Told you this was gonna go bad for me D Oh

  • Tour de France - STAGE 922 hours 58 min agoIf anybody's had a good day

    If anybody's had a good day today I'll be surprised Sick

  • Tour de France - STAGE 923 hours 11 min agoI dropped Gallopin last

    Crying I dropped Gallopin last night! Sick
    Bideau no longer in the break either so all I get from today is team bonus Rolling On The Floor
    Not even 50 points for today if I'm lucky Party

  • Metric Century Challenge 2013-201423 hours 43 min ago05 Jan 1 Point 103.23KM Total

    05 Jan 1 Point 103.23KM Total Point 1 Total KM 103.23
    12 Jan 1 Point 101.83KM Total Points 2 Total KM 205.06
    19 Jan 1 Point 124.05KM Total Points 3 Total KM 329.11
    2 Feb 1 Point 126.81KM Total Points 4 Total KM 455.92
    9 Feb 1 Point 104.87KM Total Points 5 Total KM 500.79
    16 Feb 1 Point 132.15KM Total Points 6 Total KM 632.94
    23 Feb 1 Point 109.91KM Total Points 7 Total KM 742.85
    02 Mar 1 Point 122.94KM Total Points 8 Total KM 865.79
    09 Mar 1 Point 129.69KM Total Points 9 Total KM 965.48
    16 Mar 1 Point 134.68KM Total Points 10 Total KM 1100.16
    23 Mar 1 Point 112.59KM Total Points 11 Total KM 1212.75
    30 Mar 1 Point 164.80KM Total Points 12 Total KM 1377.55
    27 Apr 1 Point 112.63KM Total Points 13 Total KM 1490.18
    17 May 1 Point 102.13KM Total Points 14 Total KM 1592.31
    18 May 1 Point 170.25KM Total Points 15 Total KM 1762.56
    25 May 1 Point 117.99KM Total Points 16 Total KM 1880.55
    01 Jun 1 Point 131.84KM Total Points 17 Total KM 2012.39
    08 Jun 2 Points 221.1KM Total Points 19 Total KM 2233.49
    15 Jun 1 Point 132.87KM Total Points 20 Total KM 2366.36
    21 Jun 1 Point 122.62KM Total Points 21 Total KM 2488.98
    22 Jun 1 Point 135.57KM Total Points 22 Total KM 2624.55
    29 Jun 1 Point 127.41KM Total Points 23 Total KM 2751.96
    03 Jul 1 Point 184.47KM Total Points 24 Total KM 2936.43
    06 Jul 1 Point 117.11KM Total Points 25 Total KM 3143.54
    13 Jul 1 Point 127.23KM Total Points 26 Total KM 3270.77

  • Lance Armstrong rehabilitation attempt continues with Esquire interview1 day 11 min agoStill thinks he is a

    Still thinks he is a celebrity to be courted by Livestrong rather than an ex-employee who needs to start over.

    Ego is still in charge. Always will be.

    But the yanks love a comeback story so we will never hear the last of him until long after he is dead.

  • Tour de France - STAGE 91 day 15 min agoHuh if it hadn't been for the

    Huh if it hadn't been for the 2 out front I would have had 3 in the breakaway. ladagnous, Bideau and Rolland.

    Plain Face

  • MP: ‘cyclists bring it on themselves’ if they time trial on dual carriageway1 day 31 min agoMs Brooks clearly has no

    Ms Brooks clearly has no understanding of cycling on the roads and being witness to one accident does not mean she is now an expert on cycling road safety.

    "Cyclists don't stand a chance with their minimal protection from a potentially fatal RTA."

    What protection should the 875 vehicle occupants and 398 pedestrians who were killed on the roads in 2013 have then?

    The number of serious cycling injuries & fatalities on the roads is actually not that high (103 fatalities in 2013), yet uniformed MPs and the press continue to portray cycling as some kind of 'extreme sport'.

    But getting smashed up in a car crash is just how it is to these people, no need for campaigns here such as lower A road speed limits, 20mph zones, tougher sentencing, etc.

  • Metric Century Challenge 2013-20141 day 43 min agoJan 19th / 1 Point /

    Jan 19th / 1 Point / 67.1M/108KM / Total Points: 1
    Feb 16th / 1 Point / 66.0M/106KM / Total Points: 2
    Mar 23rd / 1 Point / 66.3M/107KM / Total Points 3
    Apr 6th / 1 Point / 72.1M/116KM / Total Points: 4
    Apr 13th / 1 Point / 89.9M/145KM / Total Points: 5
    Apr 19th / 1 Point / 70.1M/113KM / Total Points: 6
    Apr 27th / 1 Point / 64.1M/103KM / Total Points: 7
    May 2nd / 1 Point / 63M/101KM / Total Points: 8
    May 11th / 1 Point / 65.5M/105KM / Total Points: 9
    May 25th / 1 Point / 100.6M/161.9KM / Total Points: 10
    May 31st / 1 Point / 108.5M/174.6KM / Total Points:11
    June 1st / 1 Point / 87.0M/140.0KM / Total Points:12
    June 8th / 1 Point / 63.2M/101.7KM / Total Points: 13
    June 15th / 1 Point / 77.3M/124.4KM / Total Points: 14
    June 22nd / 1 Point / 63.3M/101.9KM / Total Points: 15
    July 13th / 1 Point / 67.9M/109KM / Total Points: 16