• Santini 365 Storm Bib Tights2 days 12 hours agooliverjames wrote:£100 is a

    oliverjames wrote:
    £100 is a lot of money. I'd want reassurance that the product will last and retain it's properties for at least 5 years before buying.

    As long as you don't mind waiting for a review for so long that the products are no longer available to buy, I'm sure we could operate like this.

  • Discrepancies between Cyclemeter and Strava Distances2 days 12 hours agoSuccess! At least I think

    Success! Smile At least I think so. Looks like the cadence magnet was the source of interference on the speed sensor.

    A quick 15 mile blast (according to Cyclemeter) with top speed of 30.2mph uploaded into Strava and it's come back with 14.75 miles and top speed of 30.0mph.

    Hoping to go for a longer ride tomorrow, so we'll see if this extrapolates to wider inaccuracies, but I'm pretty happy with the change.

  • Stage towns announced for May's Tour de Yorkshire and sportive launched2 days 12 hours ago'It is clear the people of

    'It is clear the people of Yorkshire are passionate about
    cycling ' err, not to mention the thousands of Lancashire lads and lassies that supported the event, in Yorkshire.

  • Santini 365 Storm Bib Tights2 days 12 hours agoKiwiMike wrote:ColT

    KiwiMike wrote:
    ColT wrote:

    Actually, I read it as "up to 4 degrees they generate heat" (but it doesn't state how much heat) - i.e. over 4 degrees and they don't generate heat. I didn't read it as they generate 4 degrees. That is patently absurd.

    "we have created a pair of tights that ... generates additional heat – up to 4 degrees C – as your body moves"

    That's pretty clear to me. An insulating effect works regardless of the external temperature - wearing a Roubaix fabric will make you toasty at 4º, uncomfortable at 14º and unbearably hot at 24º.

    It obviously isn't clear if we both read it differently. From the text:

    "The BeHot fabric does this but also generates heat. Up to 4 degrees c, it does this as your body moves."

    The full stop is the key. Then again, I'm a proofreader and get to read plenty of nonsense, so who am I to judge? Wink

  • More than 1,000 fined in latest phase of Met's Operation Safeway2 days 12 hours agoWhy wait for an 'initiative',

    Why wait for an 'initiative', if it was 24/7 everyone would soon get the message, even if it's not via a mobile.

  • More than 1,000 fined in latest phase of Met's Operation Safeway2 days 12 hours agoSeems that using your phone

    Seems that using your phone while driving is no longer an offence, i'm staggard by the numbers i've seen doing it in South London as of late, no enforcement of it though, maybe the Met are too distracted over trying to unearth the crime of politicians they burried in the 70s.

  • Video: Flat-bar road bike v Austrian mountain bike downhill2 days 12 hours agoGenius.

    Genius.

  • Police around the country hand out free bike lights and reflectives to keep cyclists safe2 days 13 hours agofelixcat wrote:Ush

    felixcat wrote:
    Ush wrote:

    Anyone got references to studies which indicate to what extent having lights on your bicycle prevents accidents in urban areas?

    A study showing lights preventing accidents would be quiute difficult to design!

    Here is a link to one which shows the proportion of bike/car accidents caused be lack of lights, at least as assessed by the police attending.

    http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2009/dec/15/cycling-bike-acciden...

    "A tiny proportion of accidents involving cyclists are caused by riders jumping red lights or stop signs, or failing to wear high-visibility clothing and use lights, a government-commissioned study has discovered.

    The study, carried out for the Department for Transport, found that in 2% of cases where cyclists were seriously injured in collisions with other road users police said that the rider disobeying a stop sign or traffic light was a likely contributing factor. Wearing dark clothing at night was seen as a potential cause in about 2.5% of cases, and failure to use lights was mentioned 2% of the time."

    "With adult cyclists, police found the driver solely responsible in about 60%-75% of all cases, and riders solely at fault 17%-25% of the time."

    "The main cause of crashes seems to be 'failed to look properly', whereas very few cyclists are injured or killed acting illegally, such as failing to use lights at night or disobeying traffic signals,"

    Hope this helps.

    This really matches my personal experience. I see a lot of unlit riders around town (plus dark clothes etc. etc.) but in honesty I don't have any difficulty in seeing them as the roads are well lit. In such environments I'm not surprised that lights offer limited safety benefits in real terms. Unlit rural roads are a different story altogether but I suspect the number of unlit riders on such roads is very small.

  • More than 1,000 fined in latest phase of Met's Operation Safeway2 days 13 hours agoah ha..."operation turn a

    ah ha..."operation turn a blind eye"

    saw loads of these police at junctions in London last week during my daily commute

    seemed very selective in who they could be bothered to speak to? basically, ignored motor vehicles driving into the bicycle box, right in front of them, the cops seemed more interested in talking to each other than keenly observing the traffic

    nothing new then?

  • Santini 365 Storm Bib Tights2 days 13 hours ago£100 is a lot of money. I'd

    £100 is a lot of money. I'd want reassurance that the product will last and retain it's properties for at least 5 years before buying.

  • Santini 365 Storm Bib Tights2 days 13 hours agoColT wrote: Actually, I read

    ColT wrote:

    Actually, I read it as "up to 4 degrees they generate heat" (but it doesn't state how much heat) - i.e. over 4 degrees and they don't generate heat. I didn't read it as they generate 4 degrees. That is patently absurd.

    "we have created a pair of tights that ... generates additional heat – up to 4 degrees C – as your body moves"

    That's pretty clear to me. An insulating effect works regardless of the external temperature - wearing a Roubaix fabric will make you toasty at 4º, uncomfortable at 14º and unbearably hot at 24º.

  • Cycling code of conduct for Richmond Park up for discussion amid "rising tensions" betwen users2 days 13 hours agoI just looked up this story

    I just looked up this story again after finding what I think is one of the funniest quotes of the year. A report on the meeting appeared on Richmond's local newspaper website yesterday, along with this gem -

    Quote:

    Another member of the audience said: "Driving through Richmond Park is very hard at 20mph, it is hard to keep to 20mph, particularly if you had kids to get to school."

    http://www.richmondandtwickenhamtimes.co.uk/news/11680221.Hundreds_turn_...

    That's one for the scrapbook.

  • Santini 365 Storm Bib Tights2 days 14 hours agoKiwiMike wrote:Would love to

    KiwiMike wrote:
    Would love to see the peer-reviewed science behind a fabric that can apparently generate 'up to 4ºC' simply by being stretched.

    From their website: "Most tights simply insulate you from the cold but, thanks to the Heat Generating Technology of the BeHOT fabric, we have created a pair of tights that not only insulate but also generates additional heat – up to 4 degrees C – as your body moves.

    The appliance of science has allowed us to achieve this in two ways: firstly, as you exercise the movement of your legs stretches and compresses the BeHOT fabric and its fibres generate heat. Secondly, the insulation property of the fabric results in less heat loss – entropy – than other fabrics. Of course, all this is achieved with maximum breathability that maximizes comfort."

    Firstly, where is the 4ºC measured? at the skin? over what area? If your legs cover approx. 0.2m2, raising an area that large by 4ºC would seem to me to require a massive amount of energy - far more than could be generated by rubbing some fibres together.

    And this heat is coming from your own legs in the form of chemical potential converted into kinetic energy through the act of flexing and contracting the leg muscles. Nothing else is moving those fibres against each other.

    Now If Santini have invented a magic fabric that can make the tights *feel* like it's 4º warmer than other tights - super. OK. I'd get that. But the idea that the tights themselves are generating 4ºC worth of heat?

    Thinking Liar Silly Rolling On The Floor

    Next you'll be telling us that Father Christmas doesn't exist. Wink

    Actually, I read it as "up to 4 degrees they generate heat" (but it doesn't state how much heat) - i.e. over 4 degrees and they don't generate heat. I didn't read it as they generate 4 degrees. That is patently absurd.

  • Brighton "death trap" bike lane fixed in double-quick time2 days 14 hours agoThe design falls far short of

    The design falls far short of Danish design.

    The kerbs there are much clearer, there are often trees planted between the cycle track and road,. There are often parked cars between the cycle track and moving traffic.
    They are consistent across the whole of Copenhagen so the problem of unexpected kerbs does not arise.
    They will have priority across side roads.
    This is a parody of Danish design.

  • Garmion 510 battery life2 days 14 hours agoJust ride the route faster

    Just ride the route faster Party

  • Santini 365 Storm Bib Tights2 days 14 hours agoWould love to see the

    Would love to see the peer-reviewed science behind a fabric that can apparently generate 'up to 4ºC' simply by being stretched.

    From their website: "Most tights simply insulate you from the cold but, thanks to the Heat Generating Technology of the BeHOT fabric, we have created a pair of tights that not only insulate but also generates additional heat – up to 4 degrees C – as your body moves.

    The appliance of science has allowed us to achieve this in two ways: firstly, as you exercise the movement of your legs stretches and compresses the BeHOT fabric and its fibres generate heat. Secondly, the insulation property of the fabric results in less heat loss – entropy – than other fabrics. Of course, all this is achieved with maximum breathability that maximizes comfort."

    Firstly, where is the 4ºC measured? at the skin? over what area? If your legs cover approx. 0.2m2, raising an area that large by 4ºC would seem to me to require a massive amount of energy - far more than could be generated by rubbing some fibres together.

    And this heat is coming from your own legs in the form of chemical potential converted into kinetic energy through the act of flexing and contracting the leg muscles. Nothing else is moving those fibres against each other.

    Now If Santini have invented a magic fabric that can make the tights *feel* like it's 4º warmer than other tights - super. OK. I'd get that. But the idea that the tights themselves are generating 4ºC worth of heat?

    Thinking Liar Silly Rolling On The Floor

  • Police around the country hand out free bike lights and reflectives to keep cyclists safe2 days 14 hours ago"Two car headlights shining

    "Two car headlights shining at a red rear reflector is going to throw back a lot more light than an LED light from the pound-shop surely, no batteries are required, and they are very cheap."

    Have you tried the lights from the pound shop? They are brighter than the branded lights I purchased 2 years ago. Don't knock it unless you have tried it.

  • Brighton "death trap" bike lane fixed in double-quick time2 days 14 hours ago"The spokesperson said:

    "The spokesperson said: "Cycle representatives were involved in the new design of the new junction, and we will involve them in any future review."

    This is what South Glos does, but then ignores the cyclist's comments.

  • Police around the country hand out free bike lights and reflectives to keep cyclists safe2 days 14 hours agooldstrath wrote:Das

    oldstrath wrote:
    Das wrote:
    Cool. Break the law, get caught, get a Free Gift..... W0oho0 that'll really show them!! Wonder what would happen if i got caught drink driving? Maybe the Police will just phone me a free taxi. Seriously, fine them!! Half the fine if they take a receipt and their bike fitted with lights to the Police station.

    Because drivers never break the law, do they? No motorist would ever dream of speeding, passing too close, texting at the wheel, driving without or insurance or whole banned, surely?

    Did you actually read my whole post, or just the first sentence? Your just arguing for the sake of it. Please be quiet.

  • Frozen shoulder2 days 14 hours agoI had what was diagnosed as a

    I had what was diagnosed as a frozen shoulder a few years ago possibly as a result of a fall off the bike. Moderate pain for three months and wasn't really improving. Saw my GP who's a keen cyclist and so was interested. He recommended a cortisone injection but did suggest that it may not work. If not, a second injection a month later almost certainly would. Within days of the first, the pain was just about gone and has never returned. Only wish id gone to the docs earlier.

  • Video: Cyclist in China has very lucky escape after lorry runs him over2 days 15 hours agobadback wrote:Any chance you

    badback wrote:
    Any chance you can delete this article after what's happened in Glasgow today ?

    Hi guys, totally agree with the above, can this article please be removed?

  • slipped disk and road to recovery2 days 15 hours agoWell its day 2 since my

    Well its day 2 since my injury and I've woken up able to walk straight and although I can still feel the pain its less severe and thee is no shooting pain. I might try go for a walk today weather and pain permitting. Fingers crossed it will hold out and I can help out with the Christmas preparations!

    Will update when I can,

    Thanks for all the advice.

  • More than 1,000 fined in latest phase of Met's Operation Safeway2 days 15 hours agocousinbillybob wrote:Still

    cousinbillybob wrote:
    Still beggars belief that cyclists are moaning about police enforcement - how about spacial awareness and using your eyes and not still going up the inside of vehicles turning left..? IT STILL HAPPENS.
    Aren’t most cycle lanes are on the left?

  • More than 1,000 fined in latest phase of Met's Operation Safeway2 days 15 hours agocousinbillybob wrote:Still

    cousinbillybob wrote:
    Still beggars belief that cyclists are moaning about police enforcement - how about spacial awareness and using your eyes and not still going up the inside of vehicles turning left..? IT STILL HAPPENS.
    Aren’t most cycle lanes are on the left?

  • yet another h.r.richmond/epsom coaches bus overtook me and pushed me into the kerb2 days 16 hours agoBikebikebike wrote:Helmet

    Bikebikebike wrote:
    Helmet cam?

    I did buy one of these, waited ages to get it and it only records 3 minutes at a time, but I did get a refund eventually:-
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-Action-Camera-Full-HD-1080P-Camera-Camcord...

    freespirit1 wrote:
    I have complained to them in the past, by phone and letter. Never had a reply to be honest I doubt they have got past using crayons yet.

    I knew a guy who went to school with h r richmond, said he was a total b**tard and made scrooge look generous.

    I feel the best way to get back at these murderers in waiting, is to take video footage of their crimes and upload them to youtube.