• Video: San Francisco Critical Mass cyclists attack car1 day 12 min agofelixcat

    felixcat wrote:
    demolitionspecial wrote:

    If he'd tried that obnoxious behaviour here in England someone would have stepped off the pavement/out of a car and given him a lesson in manners, probably resulting in surgery required to remove that D-lock.

    Some believers in the appropriateness of violence would, in different circumstances, say that this sort of thing would not happen in the USA, where guns act as "equalisers", and the driver might shoot.

    You really don't want to open that hornets nest. The video is in San Francisco, where it's near impossible for the public to legally carry a loaded firearm within the city. Of course the NRA think that leaving people without the means to defend themselves puts them in extreme danger and challenge it as unconstitutional.

  • It's official: caffeine makes you ride harder and faster1 day 15 min agoCaffeine has the opposite

    Caffeine has the opposite effect on me, any more than a coffee or two a day knocks me out, literally.

  • Everton footballer banned from driving after hitting cyclist and fleeing the scene1 day 25 min agotatsky wrote:danthomascyclist

    tatsky wrote:
    danthomascyclist wrote:
    Spending the next 20 months in a chauffeur-driven Bentley will certainly teach him a stern lesson.

    They should force him to cycle to training and to games for the duration of his ban, and find out what it's like to be a cyclist.

    Never know, he might gain some understanding, and we have a silver lining.

    With his injury record I doubt he would make it out of the end of his drive.

  • OK for London, why not the rest of us ?1 day 25 min agoIf you're so jealous of

    If you're so jealous of London why don't you come and live here? Every other moaning whinging git is here already, and it's sh#t.

    Look, these new regs are a victory for safety, for tireless campaigning in the face of huge, well funded and well established vested interests, and above all for cycling. Are they the be-all and end-all, no. Are they going to save lives, yes.

    Getting this rule in London means that the people who make the laws can see what a difference it makes, because Parliament is in London, because it's the nation's capital. And that means it's more likely to get rolled out everywhere. You want your own local byelaws: campaign for them. Make your MP's life a misery until they batter down the door of the DfT begging for it to be law. That's democracy.

  • Everton footballer banned from driving after hitting cyclist and fleeing the scene1 day 28 min agoYorkshie Whippet

    Yorkshie Whippet wrote:
    Ordered to pay £6k, on £150K a week, so that's about 20 minutes work?

    Bet the damage to the car is more costly.

    He plays for Everton, so he's probably on a burger and a bag of balloons a week. But yes, a fine is a bit pointless for a footballer.

  • Vuelta stage 111 day 35 min agothank-you open again

    thank-you open again Applause Wink

  • Vuelta stage 111 day 36 min agoBe nice if someone could get

    Be nice if someone could get this re-opened please Big Grin
    Especially as the stage dosen't start untill 12:22(uk) Nerd Kiss

  • Everton footballer banned from driving after hitting cyclist and fleeing the scene1 day 46 min agodanthomascyclist

    danthomascyclist wrote:
    Spending the next 20 months in a chauffeur-driven Bentley will certainly teach him a stern lesson.

    They should force him to cycle to training and to games for the duration of his ban, and find out what it's like to be a cyclist.

    Never know, he might gain some understanding, and we have a silver lining.

  • Video: San Francisco Critical Mass cyclists attack car1 day 46 min agoWycombe, I am still looking

    Wycombe, I am still looking forward to your apology.

  • Trek trials disc brakes at the Vuelta - and reaction is positive from the pro riding them1 day 52 min agoGrizzerly wrote:One of the

    Grizzerly wrote:
    One of the regular causes of crashes in the peloton is tyres losing grip under braking on wet roads. The carnage in La Course on the Champs Elysee was a clear example of this. Imagine how much worse it will be when everyone uses disc brakes.

    Watch this:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHFSSXOSnxs
    and this:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JplymlruPZ8

    then stop talking rubbish!

  • How to fix my knackered knee1 day 1 hour agoStretching and program of

    Stretching and program of core exercises is what I think would work best for you and it is a matter of you keeping at it. Treat your body like your bike (or car - depending on what you treat better) and do regular servicing and tune ups.

    Getting rid of stiffness and muscular imbalances doesn't happen overnight. Stick with a routine and over time you will heal yourself. Ultimately this is what you do anyway....surgery is just a kick start for the process in a way.

    It is likely that you fixed your body into a position and then you get into a process of compensation (tight ankle requires flexible knee etc) which you would be well to try to unwind. It's the same with leg imbalances. You may find that this is because you tend to have a dominant standing leg (typically you'll hitch you hip and stand with one leg straight and one leg bent). Try to ensure you stand with both legs straight. It's little things but over time it can make a big difference. A lot of people just accept these things as being 'their body', but usually it is the way our environment and experiences shape us that cause these things and because we don't notice it happening and don't try to do anything about it we slowly get molded. But you can change these things if you work at it.

  • Bikes for under £600 - great cycling deals from the DealCatcher1 day 1 hour agoClaris equipped 16-speed the

    Claris equipped 16-speed the best you could find ?

    http://www.wiggle.co.uk/felt-z75-2015/

  • Everton footballer banned from driving after hitting cyclist and fleeing the scene1 day 1 hour agodanthomascyclist

    danthomascyclist wrote:
    Spending the next 20 months in a chauffeur-driven Bentley will certainly teach him a stern lesson.

    They should force him to cycle to training and to games for the duration of his ban, and find out what it's like to be a cyclist.

    Never know, he might gain some understanding, and we have a silver lining.

  • Hands on: Cycliq Fly121 day 1 hour agoAre there differences between

    Are there differences between the Mk1 and Mk2 Fly6? I was a Mk1 kickstarter, and I have to say I'd put its video quality in the "not awesome" box: it's quite often hard or impossible to read plates (though you can of course record notable ones by shouting them out, if you're not too busy crapping yourself at the time). I have a Polaroid Cube and a Rideye to compare with, and I'd say the Fly6 Mk1 is on a par with the former. The Rideye blows the others out of the water in terms of video quality (once you've spent half your life getting it mounted without wobbling).

    So are we all talking about the same video quality?

    I do love the Fly6's simplicity, though. I use it a lot more than either of the front camera, simply because I can strap it on and go (though it's rendered useless if I'm using a seat pack). And the battery life is a hugely important feature. With hindsight I wish I'd kickstarted the Fly12 as well, but I was still waiting (and waiting…) on my Rideye.

  • Video: San Francisco Critical Mass cyclists attack car1 day 1 hour agovonhelmet wrote:Cycling

    vonhelmet wrote:
    Cycling against traffic? Why would you do that? What point are you possibly going to prove by doing that?

    Prove that you are a twat. Duh! Wink

  • Where to watch itv highlights if abroad1 day 1 hour agoYou could install hola for

    You could install hola for your web browser

  • Can Speedplay’s new Zero Aero Pedals help you go faster?1 day 1 hour agoFlying Scot wrote:my dentist

    Flying Scot wrote:
    my dentist asks me for all his kit advice and uses the cheapest Look Keo's.

    Are you sure he's REALLY a dentist?

  • Tommy Simpson remembered with Rapha special edition jersey and cap1 day 2 hours ago"Simpsonissimo" ?? Oh dear.

    "Simpsonissimo" ??

    Oh dear. Rolling Eyes

  • Tommy Simpson remembered with Rapha special edition jersey and cap1 day 2 hours agozanf wrote: As for the

    zanf wrote:

    As for the jersey, I wouldn't buy one until Rapha release the exact percentage of sales that go towards the memorial fund, considering the price is at least double what other jerseys of similar quality cost.

    And your list of jerseys of similar quality at half the price or less?

    Along with telling us what Rapha kit you own, which clearly you must do in order to make a comparison.

    As for the memorial fund, yes it would be nice to know, but they haven't said it was a charity jersey, just that they would be making a donation. They're a commercial company, and they have a fair record of supporting and sponsoring teams and events to promote cycling.

  • Tommy Simpson remembered with Rapha special edition jersey and cap1 day 2 hours agosorebones wrote:MNgraveur

    sorebones wrote:
    MNgraveur wrote:
    On the one hand, "put me back on the bike" is epic and tragic. Alternatively, it's a sign of being so crazed on amphetamines that you kill yourself. A bit hard to celebrate this.

    It's also a sign of what great creative journalism can do.

    Simpson never uttered these words, they were created by a journalist. As was common at that time journalists used a fair bit of artistic license to describe events (before the use of multiple TV camera bikes / helicopters etc it was hard to cover every aspect of the race). The classic line was an invention, but what an impact it has made in cementing Simpson's image / legacy.

    The quote comes from Sydney Saltmarsh, a journalist for The Sun, who was following the race from a bar.

    William Fotheringham's book "Put Me Back On My Bike" is a biography of Tom, with a fair and unbiased investigation into his death.

    As for the jersey, I wouldn't buy one until Rapha release the exact percentage of sales that go towards the memorial fund, considering the price is at least double what other jerseys of similar quality cost.

  • VIDEO: Karma as van driver screaming abuse hits car in front1 day 3 hours agoLOL. Thanks alansmurphy, you

    LOL. Thanks alansmurphy, you cheered my up this morning. Big Grin

  • Buyer's guide to electric bikes1 day 4 hours agoIt makes me laugh how many

    It makes me laugh how many people spend £thousands to get lighter or more aero bikes in order to gain an "advantage" for a given amount of pedal power, and then slate something that will give a genuine and perceptible advantage as somehow "unfair"!

    From toothbrushes to derailleurs, electric is the way forward whether you like it or not. I suspect electrically assisted bicycles will progress rapidly (especially outside the risk-overassessed uk), and when youtube commuters start to post videos of themselves getting held up by the local carbon cc peloton, the writing will be on the wall.

  • VIDEO: Karma as van driver screaming abuse hits car in front1 day 7 hours agoVery rarely do i see these

    Very rarely do i see these helmet videos and side with the driver, but megatool you are mega wrong.

    Firstly your 'filtering' is awful, far too quick for the volume of traffic. Unbelievable to say it but just the way you ride has an air of pompus indignation about it.

    The van did nothing wrong and your altercation was the direct cause of the accident. Well done you, making the road safer for your children eh?

    Even after the crash (if i was the driver the camera would have been so far up your arse it could have checked for fillings) both drivers seem calm and relaxed and happy to deal with the knock. You jump up and down like a spoilt child "I've got evidence", and "he hit you really hard". You're such a pious little weasel.

    For the good of those that mount a bike and other road users, grow up ffs!

  • London safer lorry scheme comes into effect in bid to protect cyclists1 day 8 hours agoFFS - Just extend the powers

    FFS - Just extend the powers of the HSE to the road network. Someone get hurt that road get shut down until declared safe.

  • Tommy Simpson remembered with Rapha special edition jersey and cap1 day 9 hours agoMNgraveur wrote:On the one

    MNgraveur wrote:
    On the one hand, "put me back on the bike" is epic and tragic. Alternatively, it's a sign of being so crazed on amphetamines that you kill yourself. A bit hard to celebrate this.

    It's also a sign of what great creative journalism can do.

    Simpson never uttered these words, they were created by a journalist. As was common at that time journalists used a fair bit of artistic license to describe events (before the use of multiple TV camera bikes / helicopters etc it was hard to cover every aspect of the race). The classic line was an invention, but what an impact it has made in cementing Simpson's image / legacy.