• London serial bike thief banned from owning bolt-croppers and advertising bikes19 hours 53 min agoSimmo72 wrote:He must be

    Simmo72 wrote:
    He must be bricking it, because the police have the time to follow up and check he hasn't nicked a pair of bolt cutters that are probably sitting in his mates house - who also sells on the stolen gear on his behalf -, oh my goodness, what a waste of time, what a joke, and the public paid for these legal proceedings.

    I don't know abut teaching him a skillset and values, maybe he is just a piece of crap who doesn't want to learn because he can get buy nicely stealing things is backed up by a law that doesn't punish

    Actually the Law, or rather sentencing is supposed to have a punitive element and, where possible, a rehabilitative element too. One of the joys of my job over the last 25 years has been seeing offenders, most of whom have had the kind of deprived, abused ( often in care homes and so called safe and secure places) move on from offending. Rare indeed have been the offenders who have stopped as a result of another custodial sentence. Almost without exception those that have stopped have done so with the support of probation, drug and alcohol dependency agencies, either within the confines of a community order or a suspended sentence. The fact that they may lapse along the way does not mean we abandon them to a prison system pretty much the educator of career criminals as educational training and support are abandoned. Gone to prison? yeah we will move you 150 miles from your family causing even greater problems and undermining any hope of progress on release. The hang 'em and flog 'em brigade may not like it but prison doesn't really work other than perhaps to keep the most dangerous people off the streets.

  • what are the benefits of shaving your legs....seriously19 hours 55 min agothorolf wrote: I prefer to

    thorolf wrote:

    I prefer to use leg and arm warmers instead of shaving. From very light warmers/sun guards in summer, to more warmer (Roubaix, Vuelta fabric etc) ones in winter. I wear them all year round.

    For me, this is a much easier way to achieve the same effect as shaving. Vanity doesn't interest me one iota.


    I fail to see how you get the same effect? Or what is the same effect you are on about?
    I've crashed in knee warmers (leg warmers and tights are not on!) and still ended up with road rash, which was still easier to look after due to shaved legs.

  • Five years in jail for motorist who killed cyclist while looking at pictures on mobile phone19 hours 56 min agoQuote: He also claimed that

    Quote:
    He also claimed that Wojcicki, was a "diligent driver" and that the cyclist had swerved into the path of the vehicle, saying, "For him to come into the path of my client took less than a second. It was all over in a second."

    Surely, even if true, this could not be accepted as an excuse? You should be giving enough space and attention to cyclists to account for this.

  • Vuelta Stage 719 hours 57 min agoNo changes for me today, not

    No changes for me today, not gone with the sprinters which will probably haunt me.

    On the plus side I would have had to take out Tschopp to put a sprinter in...

    Results at the top of the Alto de Illora (3rd category) :

    1. Johann TSCHOPP (129)
    2. Ryder HESJEDAL (101)
    3. Hubert DUPONT (11)

    Breakaway has 4:58.

  • Vuelta Stage 719 hours 58 min agoBreak down to four. Dammit, I

    Break down to four. Dammit, I went for Hansen but if he'd have been 0.5 more expensive I would've had Tschopp. At least he's in my purists...

    Expecting the break to stick today, hope I'm right...

  • Winter changes?20 hours 28 sec agoKind of what I did, I

    Kind of what I did, I replaced my gruppo and wheels, and bought a cheap winter frame. Moved the lot over and got some finishing kit for it.
    If you are thinking of a winter bike, something designed to take guards is much better than one where you need race blades or something, the coverage of full bolt on guards is a million times better.

  • what are the benefits of shaving your legs....seriously20 hours 49 sec agothorolf wrote:To shave or not

    thorolf wrote:
    To shave or not to shave. Each to their own.

    I prefer to use leg and arm warmers instead of shaving.

    But in the UK we have such poor weather for 2/3 of the year, every opportunity to wear shorts is treasured. That period of the year where we can banish the tights to the back of the cupboard are almost holy. Wearing tights when its not necessary is the work of satan

  • what are the benefits of shaving your legs....seriously20 hours 3 min agoEpilator, waxing, my

    Epilator, waxing, my goodness, have you all gone soft. get a straight razor and shave your legs like a man (I am aware of the irony here).

  • Five years in jail for motorist who killed cyclist while looking at pictures on mobile phone20 hours 5 min agoDriver was sentenced to 5

    Driver was sentenced to 5 years of which half has to be in prison.

  • Rapha serves up new Cross Shoes at Eurobike20 hours 6 min agohaving owned several pairs of

    having owned several pairs of giro shoes (road & mtb) i can tell you that the EC90 is no good for 'cross - it's way too stiff to run in comfortably - our cross team now uses the basic giro mtb shoe with the softer sole.
    also, it's a shame there's no neoprene ankle cuff or replaceable grips but aside from those issues, nice looking shoes and clever packaging.

  • Five years in jail for motorist who killed cyclist while looking at pictures on mobile phone20 hours 7 min agoUsing a mobile as a MP3 is

    Using a mobile as a MP3 is also bad. Touch screen technology is partly to blame. the trouble is how can it be stopped?

  • Orica-GreenEdge's Darryl Impey cleared of doping20 hours 9 min agothis has all the same

    this has all the same hallmarks as the other cases,
    T-L; I was on a bender and didn't drink water for two days
    Hamilton; I had a vanishing twin in the womb
    Some dutch guy: My father in law drugged his racing pigeons and then I ate a pie made from them
    etc...

  • Metric Century Challenge 2013-201420 hours 10 min ago16 Jan | 1 point | 120.18 km

    16 Jan | 1 point | 120.18 km | 01 points | 0120.18 km
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  • London serial bike thief banned from owning bolt-croppers and advertising bikes20 hours 11 min agoSimmo72 wrote:I don't know

    Simmo72 wrote:
    I don't know abut teaching him a skillset and values, maybe he is just a piece of crap who doesn't want to learn because he can get buy nicely stealing things is backed up by a law that doesn't punish

    So you know him personally, and his entire history? Otherwise that second paragraph is pure conjecture and subsequently worthless.

  • Five years in jail for motorist who killed cyclist while looking at pictures on mobile phone20 hours 13 min agoThe fact he was a JW probably

    The fact he was a JW probably didn't help him, separated him from the jury.

  • Orica-GreenEdge's Darryl Impey cleared of doping20 hours 13 min agoA job for the pharmacist

    A job for the pharmacist police, I think. The chemist's cross contamination procedures need addressing. I smell a cosy deal with the pharmacist who has total recall when it comes to placing his customers in time but can't remember to wash his hands.
    A good ruse and it worked. Once...

  • Orica-GreenEdge's Darryl Impey cleared of doping20 hours 15 min agoOh, another possibility,

    Oh, another possibility, besides the drinks bottle, is to make your own sodium bicarbonate + whatever other electrolyte encriched jellies using gelatine. You can make a big slab of it in one go for many rides. Lot more practical. Much easier to weigh the amounts too.

  • Five years in jail for motorist who killed cyclist while looking at pictures on mobile phone20 hours 16 min agoBetter than some sentences

    Better than some sentences but still not enough - this wasn't an accident.

  • Five years in jail for motorist who killed cyclist while looking at pictures on mobile phone20 hours 17 min agoHopefully with more

    Hopefully with more sentencing like this drivers might think twice about messing with their phones, doubt it though.

    RIP Mr James.

  • Orica-GreenEdge's Darryl Impey cleared of doping20 hours 18 min agoglynr36: So Daryl would have

    glynr36: So Daryl would have to fill up between 40 to 70 fiddly little capsules, just for one ride?

    Also, with those amounts its more accurate to measure out 21 gramme in one go, than measure out 300 mg dozens of times. So he'd have the full 21 gramme amount sitting there. At which point, even if the drinks bottle wasn't suitable, it'd be easier to put it in a little canister or pill bottle than 40 to 70 tiny little capsules!

    I find this story quite hard to believe.

    Also, look on the Internet. Gelatin capsules aren't hard to buy, and they come in packaged boxes. I'm not a pharmacist, but I'm surprised that a) they didn't have any initially b) they then sold him some apparently literally by the handful, rather than packaged c) that a *pharmacist* was not aware of cross-contamination risks (that's surely a "could kill someone" level of fuck-up for a pharmacist to make?).

    There's a certain kind of stench about Daryl's excuse.

  • 1 in 4 guide dogs in London have been struck by a cyclist, says charity20 hours 21 min agoHmmm ... when I click on the

    Hmmm ... when I click on the video it says "This video is private". I guess they're editing it Wink

    By "video" I mean the CyclesEyes campaign one...

  • 1 in 4 guide dogs in London have been struck by a cyclist, says charity20 hours 28 min agoIn that case, should

    In that case, should motorists also be driving around hooting their horn all the time too (oh wait, they do).

Ha - have you been to India? Now THEY know how to hoot (or "horn" in local grammar")

  • Winter changes?20 hours 29 min agoThanks for the input chaps.

    Thanks for the input chaps. All common sense with the mudguards being essential.
    I took myself to a Bianchi shop yesterday and almost walked out with an end of line Infinito - still agonising. Suppose I could turn my trusty old girl into the winter bike!

  • Orica-GreenEdge's Darryl Impey cleared of doping20 hours 31 min agoWhat nonsense! As a

    What nonsense! As a pharmacist myself, I cannot see how cross contamination could have occurred. It is many years since tablets and capsules were hand counted. Probenecid comes pre-packed in foil strips. Even if the pharmacist obtained empty capsules, why would they need to touch them? Surely Impey would have bought a complete box?

  • Carradice CarraDry Saddlebag20 hours 31 min agoIf it does get damp PVC is

    If it does get damp PVC is actually bad for growing surface mould so it'll still need airing.