• No charges for road rage van driver who assaulted cyclist (+ video of incident)2 years 14 weeks agoFwiw this whole thing

    Fwiw this whole thing wouldn't have happened if the cyclist hadn't been so impatient and stupid as to undertake a van that was waiting for a car to parallel park. Why do cyclists do that? Just aggravating an already-insane and stupid driver. Why didn't he just wait behind the van? Because he's a cyclist and can go wherever he wants on the roads, including squeezing between a car in the middle of parallel parking and a van waiting to get past?

    Obviously that in no way justifies the driver's response. But come on... just because you *can* save yourself 2 seconds by squeezing between and along cars, doesn't mean you *should*. Idiot.

  • How to keep your feet warm this winter2 years 14 weeks agoSealskinz socks is all you

    Sealskinz socks is all you need

  • No charges for road rage van driver who assaulted cyclist (+ video of incident)2 years 14 weeks agoScary really, I sat on a jury

    Scary really, I sat on a jury for an armed robbery case when the video evidence wasn't anywhere near as clear as this. taking into consideration the van drivers driving, the open door in front of another road user and the assault it does make you wonder. maybe the cyclist should have displayed less skill an put the bike into the open door. hopefully this stays on the driver record to have an effect next time because I agree this probably isn't the first and probably wont be the last. I suspect he might also have lost his job as the amount of grief his employer appears to have received would probably justify that under bring the company into dis-repute. one note of caution thought posting business contact details incorrectly will only hurt the cyclists cause further

  • Charge custom saddle: here’s ours2 years 14 weeks agoYeah! Me too? Who won?

    Yeah! Me too? Who won? Thinking

  • Charge custom saddle: here’s ours2 years 14 weeks agowhat no purple

    what no purple Sad

  • Tour De Romandie2 years 14 weeks agodrheaton wrote:stevemarks

    drheaton wrote:
    stevemarks wrote:
    I was just wondering how Froome gets to TT better than Talansky and Porte and Martin given past results? Is it just me or does it seem a little odd? Just thinking out loud, and I know I probably shouldn't doubt so much, but to be honest I am a bit worried by performances like that.....

    Um, Froome took second in a couple of long TTs at last years TdF (beating Porte, Van Garderen, Evans, Chavanel and only losing out to Wiggins) and took bronze at the olympics (when he wasn't far behind Martin on a flat course less suited to him). It's not as if he's never done well in a TT before.

    Likewise, this is a hilly TT where climbing was more important than pure power (why Martin was down in 16th). This isn't a surprise.

    I accept all that; I am aware that Froome is a good TT guy, and I am not surprised that he did well, just a little surprised that he did so well. When Quintana did well in a TT recently questions were asked widely, and I was shocked by that reaction as I thought it was not a surprise. Maybe it's just sour grapes that I didn't pick him, I dont know, but I have had a gut reaction about some of his performances before and maybe I am biased against him, maybe it's something I should get over, but it's still eating away at me a bit and I was wondering if anyone else felt the same way.

    Sick Sick Sick

  • No charges for road rage van driver who assaulted cyclist (+ video of incident)2 years 14 weeks agoThis sounds like a load of

    This sounds like a load of old nonsense to me. If someone was caught on CCTV attacking someone else like this, the CPS would prosecute. I know this as it happened to one of my good mates after a drunken night out. In the end the victim decided not to press charges and the CPS dropped their case. In this instance, I would suspect the victim would decide otherwise...

    What is more nonsensical, is that, should the cyclist have mounted the curb to get away - he would have received a caution and a £30 fine - regardless of it being a first offence or not.

    Pathetic.

    (P.s. - this is not directed at Stumpy - nothing to do with him).

  • No charges for road rage van driver who assaulted cyclist (+ video of incident)2 years 14 weeks agoTypical forum *&^% responses

    Typical forum *&^% responses earlier to stumps who, given he's posting on here clearly is highly likely to ride a bike, actually takes some time to explain the process and gets that. Wow. Issues or what. Obviously Stumps must be personally responsible for the home office guidelines ...

  • Starting Out2 years 14 weeks agoRaleigh wrote:wtf A hearty

    Raleigh wrote:
    wtf

    A hearty welcome to you. wtf may be a question, so here goes.

    The editor has given me leave, possibly of my senses, to do what I do best: examine cycling from the fringes. And sometimes not even cycling per se. But definitely the fringes. It's rather brave of him.

    If it will help the Marmite go down, let me assure you that I am an experienced cyclist; one might even say addicted. I enjoy city riding and hills. I don't wear a helmet and tend to plug earphones as close to my brain as they will go, for good measure.

    I'm married to Agony Gal, have 0 kids but 8 bikes, and am a Gemini. I have an actual name that I use for tax purposes, but here at road.cc I shall remain,

    yours sincerely,

    Agony Guy

  • No charges for road rage van driver who assaulted cyclist (+ video of incident)2 years 14 weeks agoI've been lucky (or unlucky

    I've been lucky (or unlucky depending how you look at it) to have a lot of full contact fighting experience. Boxing, kickboxing and MMA mostly. There's only one way I could imagine that situation going if that fat little prick did that to me.

    The way my luck has been though, the police would probably roll round the corner just as I remove his face and arrest me for assaulting a motorist!

    FYI, don't let loose on the police for this guys, they literary can't do anything about it- I'm sure most POs would love to remove this chubby little pest from our generally nice society.

  • Tour de Romandie - Prologue2 years 14 weeks agoJust come home from an

    Just come home from an interview, looked at the results and thought I'd done badly but reading this little lot I've not done too bad at all - 1,4,5 std and 1,5,12 purist. Now to watch it all go to pieces for the rest of the week.

  • Hincapie announce new season lineup2 years 14 weeks agoKilometre, not kilogram!

    Kilometre, not kilogram! It'll be for a given power output but you'd always want to take these stats with a pinch of salt. You can certainly have your extra 160secs in bed... as long as your commute is 80km long, apparently.

  • Alessandro Petacchi announces retirement with immediate effect2 years 14 weeks agogood riddance. perhaps the

    good riddance. perhaps the rest of Lampre could kindly retire with immediate effect as well.

  • Hincapie announce new season lineup2 years 14 weeks agoOh, and what does 2 seconds a

    Oh, and what does 2 seconds a kilogram faster mean? Will I be 160 seconds quicker wearing this kit everywhere I go? I might reconsider buying some so I can get nearly 3 minutes extra in bed each morning. Big Grin

  • Kinesis Racelight Aithein takes shape2 years 14 weeks agoToo late May more like. God

    Too late May more like. God dammit!

  • No charges for road rage van driver who assaulted cyclist (+ video of incident)2 years 14 weeks agostumps wrote: Thank

    stumps wrote:

    Thank you.

    Thank you for what? The police have failed to do their job. Simple as.

  • Mekk Pinerolo Al 1.02 years 14 weeks agoFunny they didn't give you

    Funny they didn't give you 2013 version. Thinking

  • Tour De Romandie2 years 14 weeks agostevemarks wrote:I was just

    stevemarks wrote:
    I was just wondering how Froome gets to TT better than Talansky and Porte and Martin given past results? Is it just me or does it seem a little odd? Just thinking out loud, and I know I probably shouldn't doubt so much, but to be honest I am a bit worried by performances like that.....

    Um, Froome took second in a couple of long TTs at last years TdF (beating Porte, Van Garderen, Evans, Chavanel and only losing out to Wiggins) and took bronze at the olympics (when he wasn't far behind Martin on a flat course less suited to him). It's not as if he's never done well in a TT before.

    Likewise, this is a hilly TT where climbing was more important than pure power (why Martin was down in 16th). This isn't a surprise.

  • No charges for road rage van driver who assaulted cyclist (+ video of incident)2 years 14 weeks agoThis is the sort of thing

    This is the sort of thing that makes me scared to go out on the bike.

  • Rapha offer personalised Team Sky replica jerseys2 years 14 weeks agosporran wrote:Mart0023

    sporran wrote:
    Mart0023 wrote:
    My only problem with it is, sky kit is encouraging people to wear dark clothing on the bike.

    Martin


    Shouldn't be any more of a problem than people driving round in black cars...

    Apart from when you get hit by a car, because driver didn't see you, the risk as a cyclist is so much greater than as an occupant of a car.

    But to the question itself, wear what you want. If you can afford rapha at al then good luck to you

  • New shoes for big feet.2 years 14 weeks agoCheck out Lake shoes. Carbon

    Check out Lake shoes. Carbon soles, full leather, Boa closures. Great wide fitting shoes. In budget.

  • Rapha offer personalised Team Sky replica jerseys2 years 14 weeks agomephistopheles wrote:I’ll get

    mephistopheles wrote:
    I’ll get the ball trolling.

    I love Rapha but this is wrong. Wrong, wrong, wrong.

    I can see that they are trying to shift these like football shirts but this is not football this is cycling and IMHO unless you are part of the team you don’t get a team jersey, let alone your name on a team jersey. Oh my goodness!!

    I’m off to sulk in a corner. Hmpf.


    +1

    I wonder how many they've sent to journalists to get a free plug… Wink

  • Tour de Romandie - Prologue2 years 14 weeks ago1, 4 & 16 standard, just 1 &

    1, 4 & 16 standard, just 1 & 16 purist.

    Think there may be a few fairly high scores but most of us will be languishing around the 70 mark.

  • Tour De Romandie2 years 14 weeks agoAvoided the big names and

    Avoided the big names and packed my team with cheaper GC riders and watched them all fail:

    Spilak-rubbish
    Peraud- Who?
    Martin-surely should have done better?

    The Talansky/Porte double did okay.

    I was just wondering how Froome gets to TT better than Talansky and Porte and Martin given past results? Is it just me or does it seem a little odd? Just thinking out loud, and I know I probably shouldn't doubt so much, but to be honest I am a bit worried by performances like that.....

  • Bike Fitting in Scotland2 years 14 weeks agoAthElite aren't listed on the

    AthElite aren't listed on the Retul site anymore, there is one in Stirling though - https://www.retul.com/find-a-fitter/#/United%20Kingdom

    I had a Retul fit at Bikescience in Bristol and it definitely wansn't just a 'fitting by numbers', it was a 2+ hour session tailored specifically to my needs. I have a sizable leg length difference from an old motorbike injury and the fitting made a huge difference for me.

    I would suggest you give them a call and tell them about the specifics of your injury.

    It worked for me.
    Good luck!