• Carbon Lite Racing CLR-38mm Clincher Wheels10 min 39 sec agoNow, I'd be the first to

    Now, I'd be the first to admit it when I don't understand technology - and I spend a lot of my spare time reading up to improve my knowledge in this constantly changing landscape - but I do become frustrated, confused or a combination of both when experts writing articles designed to inform the readership appear to liberally sprinkle technical jargon to embellish reports, especially when it concerns carbon fibre. Articles often read more like blurb from a marketing department rather than insightful product assessment: I'd love to be accurately educated on this, but as far as my research goes, '3k' defines the size of the 'tow' - a bundle of fibres - used in a carbon fibre *weave* meaning '3k unidirectional carbon fibre' - as used here - is totally meaningless, according to this clarification piece by Zipp: http://bit.ly/VXrQiv

    Why not run an in-depth carbon-fibre article cutting through the technical guff that gets bandied around & regurgitated, but is rarely understood? You know, T700, UHM, 3K, unidirectional, 'lay-up schedule' and all the other terms we take for granted?

  • Cervélo launch revamped S5 aero road bike13 min 7 sec agoLooks awesome, wonder if the

    Looks awesome, wonder if the aero handlebars are interchangeable with the 2014 model?

  • Can you remove all those stupid teams please enrique20 min 40 sec agoJohnnyRemo

    JohnnyRemo wrote:
    1 Ratcliffe26 TERatcliffe26 902
    2 Team Don Q enrique 887
    2= Team Juliette genoveva 887
    4 Team Teddy kennedy 881
    4= Team Castroneves helio 881
    4= Team Oceano pacifico

    The irony is that it's his "A" team that are doing best...

    I know. That's the only one I will recognise, rather than the other 228 teams.

    Nurse, nurse...

  • Can you remove all those stupid teams please enrique22 min 39 sec agoi count 229 teams making

    i count 229 teams making transfers from enrique's IP

    so enrique - will you sort it out? or do i have to?

  • Can you remove all those stupid teams please enrique25 min 6 sec ago1 Ratcliffe26

    1 Ratcliffe26 TERatcliffe26 902
    2 Team Don Q enrique 887
    2= Team Juliette genoveva 887
    4 Team Teddy kennedy 881
    4= Team Castroneves helio 881
    4= Team Oceano pacifico

    The irony is that it's his "A" team that are doing best...

  • 'Not enough' walking and cycling in Wales, study finds29 min 12 sec agoCycling is fine here. I do 40

    Cycling is fine here. I do 40 miles a day most weekdays of the year. It's more about getting out of your warm car than traffic issues per se. Of course there are incidents, but they are few and far between. Plus, for anyone living, for example, within 10 miles of Cardiff, there are so many options.

    What's not been widely reported here is that "only 17%" is, if I recall correctly, up from only 10% 3 years ago. That's a pretty massive increase. Not as a result of this Act, yet. But, give it time.

    I'd prefer there to be a duty on local authorities to ensure that walking/cycling provision is, a) physically increased and b) given equal priority rather than simply a duty to have regard to. Arguably if there were to be, say, a new road, then that new road must have provision.

  • Training on Low Carb Diet29 min 46 sec agoIt can take 3/4 weeks to

    It can take 3/4 weeks to fully adapt to a low carb diet. Training during that time can be VERY hard and you can feel like S**t. Have alook at this if you are serious about low carb and training.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Art-Science-Carbohydrate-Performance-ebook/d...

  • “Cycling madness” – Highland road safety campaigners warn of chaos due to event clash39 min 39 sec agoSome Fella wrote: This is

    Some Fella wrote:
    This is nowt to do with nowt but does anyone know the location of the photograph that accompanies this story?
    It looks heavenly

    Ironically I think it's on the A82 alternative on the east side of Loch Ness

  • LA sheriff to face internal investigation after hitting and killing cyclist while typing on mobile computer42 min 28 sec agoQuote:Although California has

    Quote:
    Although California has a law against texting while driving, it exempts emergency services professionals operating their emergency vehicles.

    ...

    Bruins said this loophole allows certain people to “essentially use a computer as if they’re at a desk while they’re behind the wheel.”

    Cycling campaigners are to hold a vigil ride next week to call on local lawmakers to reconsider the decision to not press charges against Wood.


    It sounds like he was working within the rules, as bizarre as that seems. Perhaps they'd be better using their energies to focus on changing that loophole in the first place

  • Getting to France50 min 26 sec agoI've not done it by plane,

    I've not done it by plane, but I have taken the Eurostar and TGV to Grenoble. It was pretty straightforward and a lot more relaxing than driving. Bikes on the Eurostar and TGV are easy if they're in a bag. Otherwise you need to book them seperately.

  • Can you remove all those stupid teams please enrique58 min 48 sec agobackflipbedlem wrote:dc04dc

    backflipbedlem wrote:
    dc04dc wrote:
    chiv30 wrote:

    If someone can be bothered to go to that much effort then I'll pat them on the back everytime Applause

    I agree.


    So if someone can be arsed to spend hours creating 200 email accounts, then signing up to 200 fantasy accounts, then making a spreadsheet to cover all of the different permutations for team selection, then enter all those 200 teams!
    Then yes fair play on the amount of time and effort they are putting in, as there is lots of work and dedication involved. But ultimately it is in order to cheat and rob everyone else of a chance of winning. The rules state that you shouldn't have multiple accounts, people have been berated for having one extra team before, and this is hundreds of teams.
    People will soon be annoyed when at the top of each leader board is a 'Team ****' taking all the top spots and all of the Wiggle prizes.
    So it seems like a joke to others, but really it is undermining the skill / luck of every other person playing the game that can only select 1 team.

    Does anyone actually know that these accounts belong to Enrique! Beyond speculation?
    It seems a really tricky thing to police, as anyone with an email address can set up an account. And the only reason these teams have been spotted is due to their similar naming convention. If they were completely random, or used a word generator then it might go under the radar.
    For all we know, this sort of behaviour has probably been going on for a long time, with people having a few multiple accounts, which isn't too much of a problem, except for when there is a chance to win prizes and bikes worth thousands of pounds.
    If this is Enrique doing this, then perhaps with the obvious way it has been implemented, it is an attempt to highlight the issue to everyone playing the game.
    As a fix maybe we need to start adding a location address to our accounts, to avoid any duplicates. And this address will be where any prize will be sent.

    Thinking

    +1

    This situation is so not in the spirit of the game.

    enrique, do the decent thing and just have one team

    Where's the fun for you in knowing that you have all bases covered? Where is the fun for everyone else playing who knows that whoever they choose they are likely to be beaten by 20 of your teams?

    It's pathetic.

  • Vuelta stage 91 hour 6 min agoNairo Alexander Quintana

    Nairo Alexander Quintana (MOV)
    Christopher Froome (SKY)
    Johan Esteban Chaves (OGE)
    Merhawi Kudus (MTQ)
    Daniil Fominykh (AST)
    Alberto Contador (TSB)
    Lluis Guillermo Mas (CJR)
    David Arroyo (CJR)
    Daniel Navarro (COF)

    No pens today.

  • Vuelta stage 91 hour 10 min agoi took one penalty! after the

    i took one penalty!
    after the last summit finish i didnt have any of the big 5 except quintana.
    this time got,

    Froome
    Valverde
    Martin
    Contador
    Chaves
    Mondory
    Le Mevel
    Fumeaux
    Mas

  • Can you remove all those stupid teams please enrique1 hour 21 min agodc04dc wrote:chiv30 wrote: If

    dc04dc wrote:
    chiv30 wrote:

    If someone can be bothered to go to that much effort then I'll pat them on the back everytime Applause

    I agree.


    So if someone can be arsed to spend hours creating 200 email accounts, then signing up to 200 fantasy accounts, then making a spreadsheet to cover all of the different permutations for team selection, then enter all those 200 teams!
    Then yes fair play on the amount of time and effort they are putting in, as there is lots of work and dedication involved. But ultimately it is in order to cheat and rob everyone else of a chance of winning. The rules state that you shouldn't have multiple accounts, people have been berated for having one extra team before, and this is hundreds of teams.
    People will soon be annoyed when at the top of each leader board is a 'Team ****' taking all the top spots and all of the Wiggle prizes.
    So it seems like a joke to others, but really it is undermining the skill / luck of every other person playing the game that can only select 1 team.

    Does anyone actually know that these accounts belong to Enrique! Beyond speculation?
    It seems a really tricky thing to police, as anyone with an email address can set up an account. And the only reason these teams have been spotted is due to their similar naming convention. If they were completely random, or used a word generator then it might go under the radar.
    For all we know, this sort of behaviour has probably been going on for a long time, with people having a few multiple accounts, which isn't too much of a problem, except for when there is a chance to win prizes and bikes worth thousands of pounds.
    If this is Enrique doing this, then perhaps with the obvious way it has been implemented, it is an attempt to highlight the issue to everyone playing the game.
    As a fix maybe we need to start adding a location address to our accounts, to avoid any duplicates. And this address will be where any prize will be sent.

    Thinking

  • Metric Century Challenge 2013-20141 hour 36 min ago08 JAN 100km 10 JAN 105km 11

    08 JAN 100km
    10 JAN 105km
    11 JAN 105km
    12 JAN 112km
    15 JAN 100km
    18 JAN 105km
    25 JAN 131km

    01 FEB 105km
    07 FEB 128km
    14 FEB 102km
    15 FEB 104km
    19 FEB 101km
    21 FEB 176km
    22 FEB 104km
    26 FEB 101km
    28 FEB 196km

    01 MAR 104km
    02 MAR 122km
    08 MAR 100km
    14 MAR 121km
    28 MAR 113km
    30 MAR 105km

    01 APR 103km
    04 APR 115km
    05 APR 100km
    08 APR 120km
    11 APR 101km
    13 APR 100km
    15 APR 114km
    20 APR 143km
    21 APR 113km
    27 APR 116km
    29 APR 103km

    03 MAY 104km
    10 MAY 104km
    13 MAY 105km
    20 MAY 107km
    23 MAY 171km
    24 MAY 170km
    27 MAY 103km
    30 MAY 105km

    03 JUN 111km
    06 JUN 165km
    07 JUN 158km
    10 JUN 107km
    15 JUN 206km
    17 JUN 101km
    24 JUN 115km
    27 JUN 130km
    28 JUN 103km

    01 JUL 102km
    05 JUL 110km
    11 JUL 100km
    12 JUL 106km
    13 JUL 146km
    20 JUL 213km
    27 JUL 126km

    08 AUG 120km
    09 AUG 104km
    15 AUG 130km
    16 AUG 125km
    22 AUG 170km
    29 AUG 165km
    30 AUG 125km

    Total Points 66
    Total KMs: 7675km

  • 'Not enough' walking and cycling in Wales, study finds1 hour 38 min agoHave you seen some of the

    Have you seen some of the "drivers" in Wales, not suppressed that no one cycles, especially in the narrow "valleys"

  • Ridley lightens up Noah aero road bike with 950g-framed SL version1 hour 52 min agoIt would look better if it

    It would look better if it was 'Orange and Yellow' Love Struck

    I'll take this one for now though Cool

  • Metric Century Challenge 2013-20141 hour 59 min ago19 Jan: 1 Point 81.8

    19 Jan: 1 Point 81.8 Miles/131.6km.
    16 Feb: 1 Point 81.4 Miles/131.1km
    8 Mar: 1 Point 64.4 Miles/103.7km
    22 Mar: 2 Points 130.9 Miles/210.7km
    13 Apr: 1 Point 71.5 Miles/115.1km
    21 Apr: 1 Point 93.9 Miles/151.1km
    3 May: 3 Points 187.5 Miles/301.7km
    10 May: 2 Points 135.1 Miles/217.4km
    15 June: 1 Point 81.4 Miles/131.1km
    12 July: 1 Point 82.0 Miles/132.0km
    20 July: 1 Point 62.3 Miles/100.2km
    2 Aug: 2 Points 129.9 Miles/210.2km
    27 Aug: 1 Point 62.1 Miles/100.0km
    TOTAL: 18 POINTS; 2,035.9km

  • Getting to France2 hours 4 min agoYou might find driving is the

    You might find driving is the cheapest option and it's by far the most fun. Add up the cost of flights, baggage, rented bike boxes, rental car and the car even with petrol and an overnight stop is cheaper. Add in the hassle of air travel and I'd drive any day.

    Crossing are cheap - paid £126 return this year for Eurotunnel during the summer holidays!

  • WWC GP De Plouay-Bretagne2 hours 23 min agoPersonally don't think that

    Personally don't think that they should be in the game.... The info on line-ups etc does not come through quick enough... its farcical from a fantasy point of view....

  • LA sheriff to face internal investigation after hitting and killing cyclist while typing on mobile computer2 hours 42 min agoCan't believe it's taken you

    Can't believe it's taken you this long to pick up on this story...

  • WWC GP De Plouay-Bretagne2 hours 46 min agoThe fantasy rules for the

    The fantasy rules for the women's races should be changed and we should be allowed to take more than 2 riders from a team... seeing so many Rabobank points go to waste in so many races saddens me, really... the greed in me finds such waste almost impossible to bear...

  • WWC GP De Plouay-Bretagne2 hours 48 min agoAnd scores still not up?

    And scores still not up?

  • Canyon launches new Endurace AL distance road bike plus Urban and Fitness hybrid ranges3 hours 40 min agoIt seems strange all the

    It seems strange all the major manufacturers can't afford campag yet the Decathlon stores are offering a bike with full athena group set for under £ 1000

  • Canyon launches new Endurace AL distance road bike plus Urban and Fitness hybrid ranges4 hours 23 min agoThe Ultimate CF SLX has no

    The Ultimate CF SLX has no Campag option for 2015 and just one model with SRAM. The Ultimate CF SL has Campag on Motistar team bike and a furthed model with just Athena.

    So Canyon have firmly jumped aboard the Shimano ship like all other mass market brands.

    My Ultimate CF SLX with Record is now a collectors item. Serouisly this is backwards step by Canyon as their appeal apart from the price was wide of choice and specs across the range. The same brilliant frame speced at different prices points. So none of this lower spec frame at the bottom of the range like the other big players. Now a Campag user wanting a top spec Canyon with have use the frame only option and buy the rest or buy a Canyon with Shimano and sell off the group set which is just a pain.