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08 Nov 2012 11:15

Cancellator wrote:When reading an article about this in the mainstream press (i.e. Yahoo UK), I was simply shocked at all the negative comments. Instead of wishing their TDF/Olympic champ a speedy recovery, it seems that most people are thinking along these lines:

...not all bike rider are as arrogant, but in my experience most are...most accidents involving bikes is the riders direct fault and stupidity.

The only certainty is that our roads are not fit for both cars and cycles.

most cyclists are a nuisance on the road

If cars and motorcycles need insurance to be on the road (and horses?) then bikes need insurance.

This is just round the corner from my gym - where I ride the static bikes because it is too dangerous to ride on the narrow local country roads.

Kind of depressing isn't it?


It is, yes.
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08 Nov 2012 11:29

The rumours that it was Chris Froome;s girlfriend driving the van are yet to be substansiated.....


lol :D... if its true, then Froome better watch out for wiggos girlfriend
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08 Nov 2012 11:37

Pricey_sky wrote:As people have already on here, perhaps he prefers riding in the dark so he can just get on with riding. Perhaps he was busy during the morning/afternoon yesterday so could only ride his bike last evening.

Riding during the evening is common in alot of countries.


why is he training on his bike in early november. seems a bit excessive
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08 Nov 2012 11:40

Cancellator wrote:When reading an article about this in the mainstream press (i.e. Yahoo UK), I was simply shocked at all the negative comments. Instead of wishing their TDF/Olympic champ a speedy recovery, it seems that most people are thinking along these lines:

...not all bike rider are as arrogant, but in my experience most are...most accidents involving bikes is the riders direct fault and stupidity.

The only certainty is that our roads are not fit for both cars and cycles.

most cyclists are a nuisance on the road

If cars and motorcycles need insurance to be on the road (and horses?) then bikes need insurance.

This is just round the corner from my gym - where I ride the static bikes because it is too dangerous to ride on the narrow local country roads.

Kind of depressing isn't it?


well they are right. especially amateur bikeriders annoy the living **** out of me. sometimes with up to 15-20 guys riding 3 or 4 rows(even in small roads) blocking the entire road thinking they are pro's and often when you are honking they put up fingers or start shouting. one time I had such a small peloton blocking my car when I overtook them my friend opened the window to throw one of the front guys of his bike.
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08 Nov 2012 11:58

Ryo Hazuki wrote:well they are right. especially amateur bikeriders annoy the living **** out of me. sometimes with up to 15-20 guys riding 3 or 4 rows(even in small roads) blocking the entire road thinking they are pro's and often when you are honking they put up fingers or start shouting. one time I had such a small peloton blocking my car when I overtook them my friend opened the window to throw one of the front guys of his bike.


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08 Nov 2012 11:59

not me, my friend
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08 Nov 2012 12:02

Ryo Hazuki wrote:well they are right. especially amateur bikeriders annoy the living **** out of me. sometimes with up to 15-20 guys riding 3 or 4 rows(even in small roads) blocking the entire road thinking they are pro's and often when you are honking they put up fingers or start shouting. one time I had such a small peloton blocking my car when I overtook them my friend opened the window to throw one of the front guys of his bike.


I like your friend :D They also annoy me and when I tell them they should watch out because they almost ride into me or push me in the river then they start shouting and insulting. Stupid people and they always think I hate cyclists. :rolleyes:
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08 Nov 2012 12:07

Hope he bounces back quickly.
Am very glad it wasn't even more serious.
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08 Nov 2012 12:10

Ryo Hazuki wrote:why is he training on his bike in early november. seems a bit excessive


Several of the Sky riders have posted pics/tweets of them beginning their aerobic base building for 2013.

Its whats expected from the team, especially for those targeting earlier races in the season. There will likely be a trip to Tenerife in January for most of the riders (2 week camp in previous years, riders arrive and depart so aren't there the whole time).

No point doing that sort of camp if you arrive without a good base block behind you.
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08 Nov 2012 12:17

Was actovegin used to treat the road rash?
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08 Nov 2012 12:20

Cancellator wrote:When reading an article about this in the mainstream press (i.e. Yahoo UK), I was simply shocked at all the negative comments. Instead of wishing their TDF/Olympic champ a speedy recovery, it seems that most people are thinking along these lines:

...not all bike rider are as arrogant, but in my experience most are...most accidents involving bikes is the riders direct fault and stupidity.

The only certainty is that our roads are not fit for both cars and cycles.

most cyclists are a nuisance on the road

If cars and motorcycles need insurance to be on the road (and horses?) then bikes need insurance.

This is just round the corner from my gym - where I ride the static bikes because it is too dangerous to ride on the narrow local country roads.

Kind of depressing isn't it?

Unfortunaley this shows the ignorance of the British motorist, the amount of abuse I've had whilst riding is crazy. Most try and force you off the road by riding closer than neccessary and cutting you up.
I've been hit twice once during the day and once at night by drivers not paying attention, they don't have the manners and cultural awareness that drives in Europe do.
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08 Nov 2012 12:43

Ryo Hazuki wrote:why is he training on his bike in early november. seems a bit excessive


He's had 2 months off and has his main aim for next year less than 6 months away. Besides, I think the current Velo d'Or winner, yellow jersey and Olympic Champ knows how to prepare. I would like to know why he's out at night though. A lot of Sky' marginal gains stuff is about reducing risk. Seems a bit pointless to then go out in the dark.
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08 Nov 2012 12:53

Wiggins did train at night for the 2007 prologue. twas because he wanted empty roads.
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The story is beginning again, just as it did 14 years ago


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08 Nov 2012 13:07

The Hitch wrote:Wiggins did train at night for the 2007 prologue. twas because he wanted empty roads.


That's fair enough, but 6pm is kind of rush hour. Would understand if it was later or earlier.

Still, glad there wasn't any serious harm done, and hope he heals quickly.

As for motorists, I find that usually they are okay: cars may be bigger and stronger, but no one really wants a scratched bumper. White vans are an issue but mainly because of width and visibility. That said, some punk thought it was hilarious to drive toward me this morning whilst flicking the Vs and parping his horn.
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08 Nov 2012 13:08

Sky news at the petrol station.
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08 Nov 2012 13:22

Training at this time of year is quite normal for most cyclists. Most of them have probably started training already again...
Ryo Hazuki wrote:horrible. boonen just the same guy as years before and this course is too hard for him. that's why he rode like a coward there were at least 3 guys stronger than boonen today and none of them won: sagan, ballan, pozzato


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08 Nov 2012 13:48

Shane Sutton knocked off this morning. Has suffered bleeding on the brain.
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08 Nov 2012 13:52

OK, after reading the news it would seem Sutton is mostly fine, so...

Who else is Sky trying to silence? :p
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08 Nov 2012 14:10

hrotha wrote:OK, after reading the news it would seem Sutton is mostly fine, so...

Who else is Sky trying to silence? :p


Let's hope so.
Otherwise, the early attempt at humour, is just that.
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08 Nov 2012 15:23

Cancellator wrote:When reading an article about this in the mainstream press (i.e. Yahoo UK), I was simply shocked at all the negative comments. Instead of wishing their TDF/Olympic champ a speedy recovery, it seems that most people are thinking along these lines:

...not all bike rider are as arrogant, but in my experience most are...most accidents involving bikes is the riders direct fault and stupidity.

The only certainty is that our roads are not fit for both cars and cycles.

most cyclists are a nuisance on the road

If cars and motorcycles need insurance to be on the road (and horses?) then bikes need insurance.

This is just round the corner from my gym - where I ride the static bikes because it is too dangerous to ride on the narrow local country roads.

Kind of depressing isn't it?


There are some real narrow minded people in this world, I suggest some of the people who make comments like those take a basic logic class.

Hope Wiggins will be ok, a broken rib isn't as bad as it could have been. Riders have been able to come back from a lot worse.
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