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by Postboxer
19 Oct 2020, 11:47am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Giro d'Italia
Replies: 61
Views: 1966

Re: Giro d'Italia

The same watts/kg isn't it? More watts as he's heavier. If the bike is slightly more efficient, slightly less drag, it will be helping him a little, more at higher speeds, less on climbs, unless it's significantly lighter than other riders' bikes. Does a heavy rider creating 6 w/kg climb faster than...
by Postboxer
19 Oct 2020, 12:03am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Giro d'Italia
Replies: 61
Views: 1966

Re: Giro d'Italia

What is the power bar on Eurosport showing though? Is it direct from the bike or a rough calculation based on gradient, speed and possibly weight of bike and rider, could a 25k bike be inflating the estimate by being more efficient?
by Postboxer
16 Oct 2020, 12:05am
Forum: On the road
Topic: woman freezes to death after falling from bike
Replies: 32
Views: 1270

Re: woman freezes to death after falling from bike

Am I the only person having real trouble understanding the events in the report? The timeline is hard to follow, when is the 17 hours timed from? When was she found? Is the witness the dog walker? If the witness who called the police had a clear view of her, was that at the time they were on the pho...
by Postboxer
13 Oct 2020, 9:34pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Giro d'Italia
Replies: 61
Views: 1966

Re: Giro d'Italia

Wondering whether the racing will really kick off now, with people planning on going all out to be in the lead in case racing is cancelled.
by Postboxer
12 Oct 2020, 10:38pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist sues after falling off bike due to dog
Replies: 36
Views: 1469

Re: Cyclist sues after falling off bike due to dog

Some people are bad at falling. Some are unlucky. Some people spent their younger days running around, playing football and rugby, climbing trees, jumping on bmx's and so are well practised at falling over and falling off bikes, others didn't. Perhaps this guy is bad at falling or fell badly, we don...
by Postboxer
12 Oct 2020, 9:34am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Giro d'Italia
Replies: 61
Views: 1966

Re: Giro d'Italia

Shame about Yates, it's testing day today so hopefully there won't be any more positives. Well done to Alex Dowsett on a great stage win, hopefully someone will sign him up for next year. Think British fans have been spoilt by so much success in recent years, there were times when the odd stage win ...
by Postboxer
8 Oct 2020, 5:56pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Giro d'Italia
Replies: 61
Views: 1966

Re: Giro d'Italia

I think there are still disparities in how different riders handled being in and coming out of lockdown, potentially magnifying differences between riders.
by Postboxer
7 Oct 2020, 9:49am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist sues after falling off bike due to dog
Replies: 36
Views: 1469

Re: Cyclist sues after falling off bike due to dog

Obviously it's all the helmets fault, had he not gone home for it, it wouldn't have happened.
by Postboxer
6 Oct 2020, 9:14pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist sues after falling off bike due to dog
Replies: 36
Views: 1469

Re: Cyclist sues after falling off bike due to dog

Need to know the location better really, maybe he means 5mph by the time of the collision, obviously if it was downhill, the weight argument is moot, it doesn't stand up anyway. If it was a busy park with adults, children and dogs everywhere it seems a difficult argument to win. Perhaps the dog came...
by Postboxer
6 Oct 2020, 8:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Busted wheel- Got knocked off my bike. **bike dummy
Replies: 13
Views: 779

Re: Busted wheel- Got knocked off my bike. **bike dummy

The front wheel looks wonky to me, might just be the photo.

Who or what knocked you off, if it was another party's fault, claim on their insurance if you got details.
by Postboxer
28 Sep 2020, 10:09pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Worlds TT (spoilers)
Replies: 35
Views: 965

Re: Worlds TT (spoilers)

It really annoys me when that happens, the chasing group all stop to look at each other, happened in the women's too. No-one else cares who comes second, try to win! Alaphilippe is a great rider but looking at the quality of the chasing pack, they should have been able to catch him. “If you try to w...
by Postboxer
27 Sep 2020, 12:09am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Is the 2020 Giro d'alitalia on TV
Replies: 6
Views: 296

Re: Is the 2020 Giro d'alitalia on TV

I also read that on some freeview tv's/boxes, maybe all of them, maybe you need to be somewhere near, but if you do a retune and tell it you're in Wales, it will tune to S4C in place of channel 4. Might try it on the TV, as I never usually use the TVs tuner.
by Postboxer
26 Sep 2020, 4:09pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: First e-scooter prang
Replies: 32
Views: 1264

Re: First e-scooter prang

Have you reported it to the police? They're illegal aren't they?
by Postboxer
26 Sep 2020, 2:49pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Is the 2020 Giro d'alitalia on TV
Replies: 6
Views: 296

Re: Is the 2020 Giro d'alitalia on TV

I was hoping there would be a half price offer on Eurosport player, as signing up now for 12 months would cover next years tours as well assuming they stay as scheduled. I think the GCN race pass app will also have coverage.
by Postboxer
26 Sep 2020, 10:20am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclists on the road with two bikes, up to no good?
Replies: 50
Views: 1549

Re: Cyclists on the road with two bikes, up to no good?

I remember an episode involving my blue VW beetle, my mate's Honda 750 VF and some climbing rope... Which way around? My brother once towed me up to 30mph on our farm driveway, him on his motorbike, me on a skateboard. I can't skateboard very well, it wobbled and I almost managed to stay on my feet...