• Tour de France Stage 211 day 1 hour agonice dude nice

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  • Glasgow bike shop lends Malawi's cyclists new bikes for Commonwealth Games1 day 1 hour agoPure Dead Brilliant!

    Pure Dead Brilliant!

  • what specialized?1 day 1 hour agoThe Scott Speedsters have

    The Scott Speedsters have been recalled because of the forks going wrong, so i would stick with Specialized and probably the tarmac and then you can upgrade the kit as and when you want to but i would suggest you try them before making a choice.

  • Glasgow bike shop lends Malawi's cyclists new bikes for Commonwealth Games1 day 1 hour agoGenerous move. Thanks to the

    Generous move. Thanks to the bike shop and I hope the malawi's go well.

  • Not more #bloodycyclists: Social media intern slammed for 'asking to be hit' tweet1 day 1 hour agoDrSport wrote:Put the

    DrSport wrote:
    Put the pitchforks down, the era of the murderous driver isn't upon us. Tweets are opinions, and everyone is entitled to one.

    Check out Mr Cloud Cuckoo Land!
    You evidently have not watched a driver of a car deliberately try to murder a person on a bike, using their car as the weapon.

    I have seen this more than once. It infuriates me to this day that the first time I witnessed this offence, it was reported to the police, with over 40 witnesses with corroborating recollections. The police were not even the slightest bit interested.

    The era of the murderous driver is very, very much upon us; as is the era of the manslaughterous driver and the accidental homicide driver, in sequentially greater numbers each. The writers of the law and the enforcers of the law know this, but do not care.

    A tiny weeny defence that people who ride bikes might hope to fall back on is that the employers of such murderous drivers might wish to dispose themselves of them as employees, in the hope of rinsing off the stain that they potentially bring to the company name.

    Such a hope is sometimes extended to those who threaten to kill, as distinct from those who have gone ahead with it. And thus it is with the "pitchfork sharpening" we see here.

    Drivers may possibly not be the enemy of the bike rider, but have no doubt that the cabal of government, drivers' political lobby, police, courts and media are very much the enemy of the bike rider.

  • Castelli Aero Race 5.0 jersey1 day 1 hour agoNext years version is going

    Next years version is going to come in an aerosol can, I hear.

  • Feel the pain of overweight cyclists1 day 1 hour agoWhat's worked for me is

    What's worked for me is regularly doing a pre-breakfast ride that takes in a local 100m climb. I try for Mon/Wed/Thu to leave me a little fresher for the big Saturday ride.

    I've gone from 87kg to 79kg without changing much else, in 8 months, just eating breakfast after the commute instead of before. As a result, hills are much easier.

    However, I wouldn't say that I've improved my speed. My flat circuits take much the same time as before, but then I'm not actually training, not actively trying to go faster, not varying my routine. I'm just losing weight at this time. I'm aiming for the Le Mans 24h next year, so I will soon be changing a lot of things to make that possible and get the maximum distance possible.

    So, for me, hill times means less weight and keeping a decent cadence.

    And finally, the absolute 100% won't-be-taken-seriously-otherwise rule is: remove the valve caps. Wink

  • Police to seize phones of all drivers in crashes in clampdown on illegal texting and phoning at the wheel1 day 2 hours agoVeloPeo wrote:Good news - but

    VeloPeo wrote:
    Good news - but do they need to physically take the phones? Surely the driver's TelCo could provide logs of calls and texts in and around the crash time just as easily.

    Traffic from services like Twitter, WhatsApp, Facebook, or Apple's iMessage, would not show up in telco logs of calls or texts. It would show up in encrypted network traffic but telcos do not log all such traffic. If you want to know if the driver was using the phone, you have to look at the phone.

    Also, a person can be distracted by a phone without sending or receiving a message. For example they could be playing a game on the phone.

  • Metric Century Challenge 2013-20141 day 2 hours ago16 Jan | 1 point | 120.18 km

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  • Police to seize phones of all drivers in crashes in clampdown on illegal texting and phoning at the wheel1 day 2 hours agoVeloPeo wrote:Good news - but

    VeloPeo wrote:
    Good news - but do they need to physically take the phones? Surely the driver's TelCo could provide logs of calls and texts in and around the crash time just as easily.

    I see both sides of this, but agree, why remove the Phone when Phone records would be used in any court case, as calls and texts can be deleted in a split second anyway. The Post below VeloPeo's shows why people's views on the Police can be so poor.
    The Police need to run more operations to catch people on their phones in the first place. Proactive Policing is the answer to preventing accidents, but I realize too that due to a lack of Bobby's the chances of being caught in the first place are limited. The guy across the road from me has been running around in untaxed/un-MOT'd/uninsured cars for about 2 years now and he never gets caught so the chances of getting caught making a phone call must be about 1 in 1,000,000.

  • Police to seize phones of all drivers in crashes in clampdown on illegal texting and phoning at the wheel1 day 2 hours agoI've never understood why

    I've never understood why this is considered a difficult law to enforce. Seriously, it's like shooting fish in a barrel. If there anyone on here who rides in commuter traffic who doesn't see multiple people doing this every single day.

    Earlier this year I pointed out a driver using his phone to a Police officer, as I was crossing the road in front of him (on foot, no bike). He went over, tapped on the drivers window, had a word and then continued on his way. So clearly not something that is enforced as an offence as serious as drink driving with lethal consequences.

  • Feel the pain of overweight cyclists1 day 2 hours agoI've dropped from 15st 5lb to

    I've dropped from 15st 5lb to 13st 5lb. The fat loss is greater than that as I've obviously put muscle weight on.

    To do it I've combined doing two hard shorter rides (Tues & Thurs) with a long tempo ride on a Sunday and eating sensibly without denying myself too much of the stuff I love.

    One of the shorter rides (50km or so) I do in the hills. They are still hard but certainly quicker and I certainly feel the benefit on the longer rides.

    Shorter climbs I'm happy to be out of the saddle but the longer & more challenging climbs I simply sit and spin. The rhythm of spinning suits me and leaves me plenty in the tank.

  • Feel the pain of overweight cyclists1 day 2 hours agoI've dropped from 15st 5lb to

    I've dropped from 15st 5lb to 13st 5lb. The fat loss is greater than that as I've obviously put muscle weight on.

    To do it I've combined doing two hard shorter rides (Tues & Thurs) with a long tempo ride on a Sunday and eating sensibly without denying myself too much of the stuff I love.

    One of the shorter rides (50km or so) I do in the hills. They are still hard but certainly quicker and I certainly feel the benefit on the longer rides.

    Shorter climbs I'm happy to be out of the saddle but the longer & more challenging climbs I simply sit and spin. The rhythm of spinning suits me and leaves me plenty in the tank.

  • Glasgow bike shop lends Malawi's cyclists new bikes for Commonwealth Games1 day 3 hours agoBilly bilsland cycles has

    Billy bilsland cycles has been recommended by posters on here previously. Sounds like they were right. Good stuff.

  • Phil 'N Paul Bingo1 day 3 hours ago"He's shown them a clean pair

    "He's shown them a clean pair of wheels"

    Still, they're much better than the banal insanity of Carlton Kirkby on Eurosport. He's beyond Alan Partridge.

  • Police to seize phones of all drivers in crashes in clampdown on illegal texting and phoning at the wheel1 day 3 hours agostumps wrote:Yes we need to

    stumps wrote:
    Yes we need to take the phone becuase if nothing else it really p1sses people off not having their arm attachment with them all the time.

    It's amazing what people admit to doing if you threaten to keep their phone.

    Maybe people would have a higher opinion of the Police if you concentrated on enforcing the law rather than pissing people off.

    However you are ill equipped or unwilling to enforce this particular issue, the technology exists to make phone use at the wheel impossible and the only reason it isn't in production is because consumers/voters don't want it, most would rather carry on texting at the wheel.

  • Sir Dave Brailsford hopes Sky can keep Sir Bradley Wiggins1 day 3 hours agoI don't really see what

    I don't really see what Wiggins can offer TBH, when motivated we've seen what he can do. But, I can't see him being motivated for anything on the road. Maybe Paris Roubaix, but we've seen what he's like in the rain and in bad conditions...

    I'd like to see Sky taking a more rounded approach. Saxo and OPQS both had great tours after loosing their leaders. Sky's was truly terrible.

  • Marianne Vos: I'm like a kid waiting for her birthday, I'm so excited about La Course by Le Tour TODAY1 day 3 hours agoLooking forward to it. Unlike

    Looking forward to it. Unlike in some other sports, the spectacle of women's cycling is by no means inferior to the mens. They may be riding a little slower, but that does not impact what we see on TV.

    Would love to see more womens cycling events, a big stage race would be awesome.

  • Feel the pain of overweight cyclists1 day 3 hours agoAs a fellow cyclist who is

    As a fellow cyclist who is also gravitationally challenged, the best way is to improve your power to weight ratio by getting fitter & losing weight.

    On anything other than really short climbs, you are far far better to stick in a lower gear and spin up - Watch the climbers in the TDF, they spin when sitting. Will save muscle power & knees than out of the saddle climbing or mashing a big gear slowly. Climb lots as well

    If you don't already use Strava (can keep rides private) and you will see yourself improve over time, especially if you do the same segments frequently.

    As the great Greg Lemond said, hills don't get easier,you just get faster - it is true, and while you may suffer like you did 6 months ago, I bet you'll be quicker.

    Oh, and learn how to descend well, and laugh at the skinny kids on the way down!

  • Glasgow bike shop lends Malawi's cyclists new bikes for Commonwealth Games1 day 3 hours agoNice one

    Nice one

  • Video: Cyclist's lucky escape as driver turns across him1 day 4 hours agolevermonkey wrote:Have I got

    levermonkey wrote:
    Have I got that right? If so I think you need to go and take a long hard look at yourself and your moral compass.

    You'll need to supply a map to the moral compass store before that happens.

  • Not more #bloodycyclists: Social media intern slammed for 'asking to be hit' tweet1 day 4 hours agoDrSport wrote:Put the

    DrSport wrote:
    Put the pitchforks down, the era of the murderous driver isn't upon us. Tweets are opinions, and everyone is entitled to one.

    Funny, when did inciting or stating you were going to commit violence against the person become legal?

  • Not more #bloodycyclists: Social media intern slammed for 'asking to be hit' tweet1 day 4 hours agoronin wrote:joemmo

    ronin wrote:
    joemmo wrote:
    jacknorell wrote:
    ronin wrote:
    The fact is, on the road we are all Palestinian.

    No, we're not.

    We don't have an unelected gov't ruling by force, which is also sending more rockets against civilians than Germany did against London/England during the blitz. And then intentionally use us as human shields against the inevitable retaliation, hoping to get dead cyclists (Palestinians) in the news.

    In fact, we're worse off, because in no way have we incited this hatred and resulting second-class status.

    It's pretty hard to hold the moral high ground over what people write on internet media if you make spectacularly crass and inappropriate comparisons like that. Get a grip.

    You're right of course. Was just watching the utter devastation in Gaza on the news. Now 1049 murdered. I thought I'd give a humanitarian donation, so sought out a charity that stated 100% donation policy. Only they mentioned HSBC has decided to give them notice to close their account because of their work in Gaza...the people in Gaza have it really stacked against them.

    Look, the situation in Gaza is horrendous on all sides. War criminals on both sides, and Palestinian civilians (and Israeli ones, including the 1 million Palestians living in Israel) targets. Neither you nor me should have brought that up really.

    My point is simply that the cyclist-hatred here in England is utterly idiotic, and there's not even any basis at all in reality for it. It's just arbitrary bigotry and hate of an outgroup.

  • Not more #bloodycyclists: Social media intern slammed for 'asking to be hit' tweet1 day 4 hours agocharliepalooza wrote:Calm

    charliepalooza wrote:
    Calm down FFS. This sort of comment is best ignored. She clearly didn't mean it literally. Why do us cyclists have such chips on our shoulders that we need to turn every idiotic comment into a car drivers and the rest of the world are against us.

    Move on.

    Replace 'cyclist' with 'Jew' and try that again... should it still be ignored?

  • la vuelta1 day 4 hours agoAh, ok! Thanks! Just wondered

    Ah, ok! Thanks!

    Just wondered because I thought of all the spare time I might have Wink