• Tour de France Stage 71 day 16 hours agoSo who's on tdf update duty?

    So who's on tdf update duty? It's been updating for nearly an hour .....

  • Chris Froome out of Tour de France1 day 16 hours agoFroome has just posted on

    Froome has just posted on Twitter: "MRIs done, confirmed fractures to the left wrist & right hand. Time for some R&R..."

    Looks like he's out of action for a while then, no wonder he didn't climb back on.

  • Training on Low Carb Diet1 day 16 hours agoYou'll have a very difficult

    You'll have a very difficult time getting through two weeks of high intensity trainings with no carbohydrates. Carbs provide the energy your muscles need to complete high load work and endurance work.

    Better would be to find the carbohydrates to metabolize "cleaner" so that you can lean out (sounds like your goal) while still maintaining a high level of fitness. A shifting of the "standard" macro nutrient pie chart would help as well...iow, reduce your carbohydrates to 50% of your daily intake and up the protein intake to 40%. This will also help you lean out while still providing a "base" level of energy to slog through the workouts

  • Tour de France Stage 7: Matteo Trentin pips Peter Sagan to the line in Nancy1 day 16 hours agoIt did look like a naughty

    It did look like a naughty move, he cut out into Talansky and then moved back over. Although I wonder why Talansky thought being in the mix of a sprint was a good idea. I hope he's alright though, I've got money on him to podium.

  • Tour de France Stage 71 day 16 hours agoOr they could update it at

    Or they could update it at the same time as the skoda game......

  • Tour de France Stage 71 day 16 hours ago...or maybe you could have a

    ...or maybe you could have a trivia question worht 5 points in the game to the first person who answers correctly while waiting for the game to update... Thinking

  • Tour de France stage 21 day 16 hours agoVVV73 wrote:Purist Contador (

    VVV73 wrote:
    Purist

    Contador ( Really like the Saxo Squad ) Smile

    Sagan (speaks for himself) Smile

    Mollema (team is totally set up for Mollema to give his best go) Smile

    Pinot ( my number one pick for youth, as I really like this bloke always have, if only you were allowed to use training wheels to descend) hmmm

    Bardet (my number 2 for yth, extra points help I hope) Smile

    Tom Dumolin ( This bloke is absolutely flying and stamping himself as a serious TTer) !!!!! Smile

    Visconti ( was backed earlier in year to win TDU before falling if I remember first stage. Seems to have some back well with 4th in Nationals last month.( How good does Fromolo look ) :0

    Oliviera (this bloke is a pretty smart TTer and was bought across to Lampre by Rui Costa, Oliveira said he hopes to learn lots, he is already climbing better, winning Portugese Nationals (both TT and ROAD last month beating the likes of Rui and Machado) Thinking
    Last but not least my BIG GAMBLE
    his last chance before he goes on my BFL=Barred For Life.

    REIN TARRAMAE ( we know what promise he showed a few years ago, he seems to have shown a bit lately at Turkey and Rhone. I am hoping he will go for KOM and get Cofidis on Tele) Smile

    Good luck everyone, well nearly E1.. Silly

    Grrrrrrrrrr

  • Tour de France Stage 7: Matteo Trentin pips Peter Sagan to the line in Nancy1 day 16 hours agonicholassmith wrote:Does

    nicholassmith wrote:
    Does anyone know what sort of punishment Gerrans might be looking at for taking down Talansky by cutting across the lane?

    The same punishment he got for taking down Cavendish. Big Grin Gerrans did move off his line like in the Cavendish incident, but Talansky wasn't looking where he was going.

  • Halfords wants to hire over 400 "cycling gurus" to boost its bike boom1 day 16 hours agoQuote:Not sure I understand

    Quote:
    Not sure I understand you there?

    I'm quite sure you don't. Cool

  • Tour de France Stage 71 day 16 hours ago... or maybe have a replay of

    ... or maybe have a replay of the Greg LeMond show playing on the page as we wait... Waiting Oh, it's up! Thank you! Smile Oh, no... it's not... Waiting

  • Jurgen Van Den Broeck stage 5 score - please can it be updated ?1 day 16 hours agoshould be sorted now.

    should be sorted now.

  • Tour de France Stage 71 day 17 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 17 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 17 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 17 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 17 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 17 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 17 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 17 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 17 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 17 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 17 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 17 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 17 hours agoOh FFS.

    Oh FFS.

  • Is it worth a wheel upgrade?1 day 18 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...