• Cav sick?3 years 3 weeks agoIts offical Cav has been

    Its offical

    Cav has been replaced for Qatar AND i have evidence

    You'll notice 8 guys and NO Cav, not riding a Dogma, because it wasn't build, as you can see in the final picture Wink

    All pictures nicked from Sky's facebook page Nerd

  • Day 3 of the Times Cities Fit for Cycling Campaign… a bit of a backlash3 years 3 weeks agofred22 wrote: to be frank

    fred22 wrote:

    to be frank Dave that's a connection that you're assuming the non-cycling public is making and I just don't think its a correct one. But its not wrong to expect people to take the responsibility for their actions.

    i disagree here. i'm all for everyone being responsible, but the focus on high viz and helmets attempts to shift the responsibility for avoiding accidents onto cyclists, as if the lack of them is what's causing the deaths. it isn't. But the response of non cycling folk is often along these lines:

    http://road.cc/content/news/34847-cyclist-who-died-after-being-hit-three...

    collisions involving cyclists and motorists are predominantly caused by the actions of motorists. All the stats show that. people die on bikes in collisions with vehicles predominantly because other people drive those vehicles badly.

    http://road.cc/content/news/12065-cyclists-not-blame-road-casualties-say...

    There's any number of ways to mitigate that risk. The best one by far is to build well-designed and segregated facilities for cyclists in cities. Slower cars is another (http://road.cc/content/news/48413-slowing-motorists-down-best-way-increa...) Mutual respect in shared spaces is needed. education and proper enforcement can help. Helmets are a red herring. High viz too.

    I wear a helmet. all the time. I wear a high viz jacket too, when it's murky out. But these are not the things that will bring about big improvements in safer cycling.

  • Cav sick?3 years 3 weeks agoAppolonio looks the business;

    Appolonio looks the business; in that stage of the Giro last year where he got second behind Cavendish he was going faster, just needed 5 metres more road... interesting to see how they do on the same team.

  • So...Mark Renshaw.....3 years 3 weeks agofluffchucker wrote: Can't

    fluffchucker wrote:

    Can't understand why all my team have `Picked by: 0% of teams'

    Its because none of your riders were in or weren't picked for the Tour Down Under, it says Picked by: 0% of teams for last stage

  • So...Mark Renshaw.....3 years 3 weeks agoI have, him, him, him and him

    I have, him, him, him and him as my stars, funny enough, i also have him, him, him, him and him as my DS

    2 from down under
    2 from waffle country and not stroop's
    2 from the fjords
    1 that likes potato's
    1 who's a jumping goat

    and then one who i'm still unsure if i'll switch him or not Devil

  • Day 3 of the Times Cities Fit for Cycling Campaign… a bit of a backlash3 years 3 weeks agoChrisc wrote:Yep. Hi viz for

    Chrisc wrote:
    Yep. Hi viz for every activity outside the house will be compulsory. It already seems that way to an extent with more and more people adopting it for walking, jogging etc. on the other hand when everyone else is clad in luminous yellow I'll stand out in my black jacket...

    I'll be sure to look out for you as I drive my polypropylene car on wheels of sponge... Wink

  • Cav sick?3 years 3 weeks agogkam is blatently using his

    gkam is blatently using his cycling connections to spread the word in the media ... Thinking

  • Rider total scores3 years 3 weeks agoRaleigh wrote:Will there be a

    Raleigh wrote:
    Will there be a page with all the riders names and points; ranked like last year?

    yes. there will.

  • Rider total scores3 years 3 weeks agoWhoops, they're called

    Whoops, they're called Sabermetrics. Sad

  • Rider total scores3 years 3 weeks agoYeah, thought that it was a

    Yeah, thought that it was a bit difficult to find.

    Will there be a page with all the riders names and points; ranked like last year?

    If there is, I'll sell you my sabermatics after each stage.
    (The future of Fantasy Cycling Cool )

  • Rider total scores3 years 3 weeks agoclick on the rider's name and

    click on the rider's name and it's in the pop-up info

    (well, it is now Smile )

  • Cav sick?3 years 3 weeks agoCan't believe I've just

    Can't believe I've just dropped Cav from my team. Surprise

    Hope I'm not going to regret this. At Wits End

  • Day 3 of the Times Cities Fit for Cycling Campaign… a bit of a backlash3 years 3 weeks agoI wear a helmet at the BMX

    I wear a helmet at the BMX track and took a big spill recently when I made a bad landing, with the helmet undoubtedly being a help. But it was my knee protection that saved me from injury. Without those I'd have had a cracked or broken kneecap for sure. The thing is, as others in this thread point out, other parts of the anatomy tend to impact most often when a cyclist comes off. Knees and elbows are the most often injured. I've seen various statistics about injuries to cyclists, and head injuries aren't high on the list with regard to risks.

    I wear a helmet at the BMX track and a skate type lid when I'm riding my BMX at the skatepark but that's because it's concrete and I'm jumping my bike, while I rarely bother when I'm on the road. Even in the years when I was commuting 20 miles/day across central London, I rarely wore a helmet.

    As for saying that wearing seatbelts shouldn't be compulsory, to use a quote from a certain famous tennis player of yore, "You cannot be serious."

  • Tech Roundup: Knog, Polaris, Ergon, Feedback, Bionicon, Rainlegs, UCI plus more…3 years 3 weeks agoNever mind this UCI guff.

    Never mind this UCI guff. 'Rainlegs'. Hahahahahaha. File alongside those gloves with integral mirrors, or clipless pedals with optional toasted sandwich maker add-on.

  • Cav sick?3 years 3 weeks agoCav just posted `Just shaved

    Cav just posted `Just shaved my legs in preparation to race tomorrow, so fingers crossed!'
    I reckon he was just missing Peta's new puppies Waiting

  • Cav sick?3 years 3 weeks agoJAndrewHill wrote:Cav has

    JAndrewHill wrote:
    Cav has been sleeping 17 of the last 23 hours, He's feeling a little better. Just shaved his legs in preparation to race tomorrow, so fingers crossed!

    So I'm going to pick Ben Swift now. . . he's bound to replace Cav.

    Hmm.. Cav seems to be staying in as far as I can understand - though Appo. seems to be the best bet for their man then. He is a good sprinter.

  • Day 3 of the Times Cities Fit for Cycling Campaign… a bit of a backlash3 years 3 weeks agofred22 wrote: A helmet won't

    fred22 wrote:

    A helmet won't save your life in some/many situations but a helmet certainly saved the life of a number of cyclists.

    in your opinion, of course. There's no proof of that whatsoever.

  • NB!! Fantasy Cycling BUG needs fix - unlimited money3 years 3 weeks agoDerri Slatcher wrote:If you

    Derri Slatcher wrote:
    If you had any self decency then you wouldnt do it, or if you did it accidently, then atleast build a legal team that would come in at the price it should. Thats totaly unfair, you lot are worse than ricardo ricco.

    Huh?

    Isn't it half decent to report a bug? Smile

    The picture I posted above was just an example of what an obsene team you could build with the bug, and not the actual team I was building.

    Besides, as Dave informed us about, we would never be able to save the teams if they were over 150.

    I think its only decent people at this forum!

    Good luck in Quatar tomorrow!

  • Greipel out of Qatar3 years 3 weeks agoIt might be as flat as Keira

    It might be as flat as Keira Knightley, but it has been windy as hell, 30Km/Hr head and cross. This caused splits in the womens race on various stages, so if FDJ get away as they will no doubbt try, and then the field splits, it could be tres interessant.

  • So...Mark Renshaw.....3 years 3 weeks agoStop it, stop it, stop it,

    Stop it, stop it, stop it, you're all confusing me now Confused
    Can't understand why all my team have `Picked by: 0% of teams' D Oh & now my climbers have disappeared as well, so don't know who to pick for K-o-M Not Talking

  • Cav sick?3 years 3 weeks agoCav has been sleeping 17 of

    Cav has been sleeping 17 of the last 23 hours, He's feeling a little better. Just shaved his legs in preparation to race tomorrow, so fingers crossed!

    So I'm going to pick Ben Swift now. . . he's bound to replace Cav.

  • Day 3 of the Times Cities Fit for Cycling Campaign… a bit of a backlash3 years 3 weeks agodave_atkinson

    dave_atkinson wrote:
    Quote:
    There's so many more things that adversely affect us as cyclists, I wish all our efforts were directed against those.

    Me too. but unfortunately we often find ourselves in the position of opposing people who seem to think that a bit of polystyrene and some yellow clothes will solve all cyclists' problems, and that our safety issues are self-inflicted.


    to be frank Dave that's a connection that you're assuming the non-cycling public is making and I just don't think its a correct one. But its not wrong to expect people to take the responsibility for their actions, possibly we'd all be better off if in general people balanced rights with responsibility.
    A helmet won't save your life in some/many situations but a helmet certainly saved the life of a number of cyclists. It never makes an accident worse and to not wear one can understandably be viewed as reckless or worse.

  • So...Mark Renshaw.....3 years 3 weeks agoI have Renshaw, Hushovd, Cav

    I have Renshaw, Hushovd, Cav and one other with Qatar palmares,as Star riders, but don't know who to put in for Cav if he does not race. A Sky would be good TTT wise.

  • Federal investigators close Lance Armstrong probe with no charges brought... but USADA enquiry continues3 years 3 weeks agoah bad luck! devons the place

    ah bad luck! devons the place to be, if theres a catastrophic world wide ice age, it would merely rain in plymouth

  • Day 3 of the Times Cities Fit for Cycling Campaign… a bit of a backlash3 years 3 weeks agoYep. Hi viz for every

    Yep. Hi viz for every activity outside the house will be compulsory. It already seems that way to an extent with more and more people adopting it for walking, jogging etc. on the other hand when everyone else is clad in luminous yellow I'll stand out in my black jacket...