• Tour de France Stage 71 day 4 hours agoSometimes I tihnk updating

    Sometimes I tihnk updating should be easy... Figure out the scores on a spreadsheet... Import them into the database on a csv file, press a button and, voila! done!... Big Grin I get desperate when I click and click and click on the refresh button to see the results and I keep getting the 'We're currently updating the game.' message... This is the best part of the day for me, seeing the scores, that is, ... I suffer so (!) much when I have to stare at the screen as it repeatedly points out 'We're currently updating the game.', can't you guys update quicker for a lonely old soul who's only thrill of the day is seeing his team plummet down each day? Waiting Or maybe you could put up a message that would point out the highlights of the stage or maybe have a live webcam of Gkam at his desk as he updates the game... Waiting

  • Tour de France Stage 7: Matteo Trentin pips Peter Sagan to the line in Nancy1 day 4 hours agoDoes anyone know what sort of

    Does anyone know what sort of punishment Gerrans might be looking at for taking down Talansky by cutting across the lane? The last 20km of this race were fantastic, looking forward to seeing the proper climbs taking their toll tomorrow.

  • Halfords wants to hire over 400 "cycling gurus" to boost its bike boom1 day 4 hours agoMy biggest problem is their

    My biggest problem is their inability to answer the phone when I'm trying to buy something. Imagine how much more money they would make if they could master that basic principle. To be fair this probably reflects the skeleton staff they run with. So employing a few more staff & getting priorities right will make a world of difference Cool ...

  • Training on Low Carb Diet1 day 4 hours agoYeah, weighed myself and done

    Yeah, weighed myself and done a BMI.

    2 days so far without carbs and I have to say doing HIIT without carbs is no fun whatsoever. Felt pretty lethargic today but apparently after a few days your body begins to adapt (I Hope)

    Worried

  • Closed road racing to get easier?1 day 4 hours agoThe original comment was

    The original comment was intended to highlight why this could be good for road (cycle) racing in the UK.

    It takes an act of parliament to close the roads currently and this was required for the three TdF stages. This is why the tour of Britain has rolling road closures and why several cyclists have been killed in the last few years racing on open roads.

    So the opportunity for more closed road racing is only a good thing.

  • London BMW 4X4 driver faces jail for assault on cyclist1 day 4 hours agoI was waiting for him to

    I was waiting for him to reply "well actually, the cyclist was a chimpanzee - REALLY long arms!"

  • Reg Harris1 day 4 hours agoCrosshouses wrote:I'll be

    Crosshouses wrote:
    I'll be taking some flowers next time I'm riding that way.

    Thanks for that, with any luck you'll see a much tidier grave and plenty of floral tributes to the great man.
    The exhibition at the Museum of Science and Industry was put on with much help from another Wheelers' member who is a lead archivist there. He and the curator were given access to our considerable archives to gather material for it.

  • Closed road racing to get easier?1 day 5 hours agoWhat is it with people? The

    What is it with people? The story is about motor racing. Doesn't even mention cycling. The furtherest it strays from motorsport is "We have seen in recent years a great number of successful sporting events here in the UK, of various sizes," so why are 3 out of 5 comments about cyclists?! Nutters.

  • The Armstrong lie on channel 41 day 5 hours agoI am watching the storyville

    I am watching the storyville version on iplayer which is equally fascinating.
    I first started watching pro cycling in the era of Indurain and when LA came along I wanted to believe the "phoenix from the ashes story" and overlooked the obvious signs (eg destroying competition on the climbs without even gasping for air).
    I read his book and yes his tough childhood and conflict with substitute father figures shaped him. It excuses nothing but might serve to explain. He is undoubtedly a man with many flaws and I hope he makes peace with all those he destroyed on the way up.
    I hope there is some redemption for him as for anyone who has done wrong. His fund raising and his services to cancer will no doubt have inspired and saved lives and if he can find peace with those he hurt, I hope his legacy can be balanced.
    Doping was endemic and let's remember his jerseys have not been re awarded to others (bar one).
    A very sad era in the sport but we can not rewrite history. Iam no apologist or fan but I do think the context of the era and his live strong activities need to be borne in mind.

  • Training on Low Carb Diet1 day 5 hours agoI haven't, but let us know

    I haven't, but let us know the results.

    Have you weight yourself before giving this a go?

  • Tour de France Stage 71 day 5 hours agoA bad day fantasy wise, but 4

    A bad day fantasy wise, but 4 quid each way on Trentin softened the blow.

    At last, phew!

  • London BMW 4X4 driver faces jail for assault on cyclist1 day 5 hours agoSteppenHerring wrote:I have

    SteppenHerring wrote:
    I have seen in other internet fora people complaining about their wingmirrors being damaged by cyclists. HIGHWAY CODE RULE 163. Tossers.

    I pointed this out only last week at a BBQ. One bloke giving off about a cyclist smacking his window a few people around tutting at the scenario he described. In I went.

    "So you must have been pretty close to him then?" says I
    "Oh not really" he says.
    So I start playing with my arm and hold it out from body. I turn to my wife and casually say "how far do you reckon that is love?" "well you know from your shirts don't you?" she chips in. "That's right it's 33 inches" says I.

    "But that's the middle of your shoulder to your cuff" says the Lady Oozaveared. "So just about 2ft then in reach" says I. "Yes" says the good lady "..and he'd have to be closer than than that beceause that's just to touch the vehicle and he said the window was slapped quite hard".

    "So you were very close to this cyclist then" says I as the fellah and the little group looks on. "Closer than 2 feet, that sounds pretty dangerous to me. Have you thought the fellah on the bike might have been scared and angry about you dangerous driving"."

    That's when Lady Oozaveared poked me in the ribs and we headed off to see one of her mates.

  • Locals claim Olympic legacy path improvement will bring in "thousands" of cyclists1 day 5 hours agoOh FFS.

    Oh FFS.

  • Is it worth a wheel upgrade?1 day 5 hours agoNoelieboy wrote:I was really

    Noelieboy wrote:
    I was really interested in the Soul wheels because of this test ride they offered but I couldn't get a reply off the rep.
    real shame cos I reckon I would've bought them.

    That's odd - was it Adam from ASD? I only had to comment on the year-old Road.cc review article noting that Raceware Direct had dropped the price, and he replied almost instantly (I hadn't even contacted him), and also answered my questions. I do note, however, that Raceware list most of them as being sold out now - I wonder whether they aren't bothering to restock...

  • Tour de France Stage 71 day 5 hours agoSpartacus disappointed today

    Spartacus disappointed today and eventually so did GVA but hey had sagan GvA renshaw pichot and lemoine Thinking

  • Tour des Pays Savoie (2.2)1 day 5 hours agoAmazing insight once again,

    Amazing insight once again, well done dude! Every blog of yours I read just makes me want to buy you guys a HUGE ice cool pint and a slice of cake.

  • Jurgen Van Den Broeck stage 5 score - please can it be updated ?1 day 5 hours agoHe's also due to get a time

    He's also due to get a time credit today due to his crash 800m from the end so don't be too hasty on doing updates. He is top 10 on the GC still.

  • Closed road racing to get easier?1 day 5 hours agoThis is great news. I live on

    This is great news. I live on the IoM and the tarmac for the TT course is great, the Southern 100 course ain't too shabby either, if they emulate that for the UK it could mean RR circuits for pushy races are run on the same routes - meaning better roads and hopefully a better culture towards the sport.

    But yeah, the "racing that people might actually be interested in" comment is ridiculous, I wonder if the sort of motorsport fans that come out with this crap realise that the people the idolise usually use cycling as a secondary sport to keep fit for the racing.

    I've love for someone who stalks a top BSB, road or GP rider to shout abuse out a car one day at a cyclist, only to realise it's the rider they stalk! In fact, I think that actually happened over here recently!!

    Anyway, grumbling aside - two wheels = awesome, even more reasons to visit the UK now. Smile

  • Tour de France Stage 71 day 5 hours agoYep a bad day at the office

    Yep a bad day at the office for me

  • Tour de France Stage 71 day 5 hours agoCompletely misjudged this

    Completely misjudged this stage, took Tom Doumalin out for Reza and left all my pure sprinters in, while waiting for the hills coming.
    Oh well, still had sagan at least.

    They are all out for tommorrow onwards though, maybe need to take a penalty.

  • Tour de France Stage 71 day 5 hours agoCompletely misjudged this

    Completely misjudged this stage, took Tom Doumalin out for Reza and left all my pure sprinters in, while waiting for the hills coming.
    Oh well, still had sagan at least.

    They are all out for tommorrow onwards though, maybe need to take a penalty.

  • London BMW 4X4 driver faces jail for assault on cyclist1 day 5 hours agoFrogstar wrote:As a cyclist

    Frogstar wrote:
    As a cyclist who spends much more time pedalling 2 wheels than driving with 4 I also have happen to have an X5 and shudder than I'm being labelled in a catch-all... Surprise
    Indeed having previously lived in the area my main observation is why would any sane individual want to cycle (let alone drive along) the hell that is Green Lanes ? D Oh

    You could always sell it and buy something else instead. My car's a Ford. It does the job rather well.

  • Locals claim Olympic legacy path improvement will bring in "thousands" of cyclists1 day 6 hours agoI can imagine the DM

    I can imagine the DM story:
    Improved access to Olympic cycling facility worries locals

    Improvements to the path connecting with the 2012 Olympic MTB facility will attract more cyclists. Locals are up in arms about the environmental threat these non-polluting, posing pedallers will produce. Local NIMBY Arthur Pedantic complained, "It's disgraceful. We hoped everyone would forget about this mountain bike track after the Olympics were over and go back to scoffing pies. Worse still, some people will bring their children here and encourage them to take up physical activity. Where will all this exercise end? Now get orff my land."

  • London BMW 4X4 driver faces jail for assault on cyclist1 day 6 hours agoAs a cyclist who spends much

    As a cyclist who spends much more time pedalling 2 wheels than driving with 4 I also have happen to have an X5 and shudder than I'm being labelled in a catch-all... Surprise
    Indeed having previously lived in the area my main observation is why would any sane individual want to cycle (let alone drive along) the hell that is Green Lanes ? D Oh

  • Locals claim Olympic legacy path improvement will bring in "thousands" of cyclists1 day 6 hours agonever mind the rest of the

    never mind the rest of the story

    Quote:
    ... billowing with wildlife ...

    that's a keeper - I'll be using that 'un regularly