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by Asphalt_World
Sat Sep 08, 2012 10:54 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Official Cycling Thread
Replies: 774
Views: 214131

Re: Official Cycling Thread

Clocked up a nice 127 miles today riding 1st stage of the Tour of Britan.

Going out to watch how it should be done tomorrow. Can't wait!
by Asphalt_World
Mon Sep 03, 2012 7:35 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Lewis not very smart?
Replies: 164
Views: 21668

Re: Is Lewis not very smart?

Lewis somehow manages to make really stupid mistakes time after time. It's astonishing really.
by Asphalt_World
Mon Sep 03, 2012 6:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Lewis Tweet: Need analysis
Replies: 30
Views: 7626

Re: Lewis Tweet: Need analysis

He isn't half a numpty at times isn't he? I mean it's not just a one off with him in.
by Asphalt_World
Fri Aug 31, 2012 7:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Would Alonso be leading the Championship if?
Replies: 19
Views: 2521

Re: Would Alonso be leading the Championship if?

It rained and he leads. That's all I care about!
by Asphalt_World
Fri Aug 31, 2012 4:56 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Looking for a list of Michael Schumacher's race wins
Replies: 14
Views: 2124

Re: Looking for a list of Michael Schumacher's race wins

Could someone please supply me with the same info for Yuji Ide?
by Asphalt_World
Fri Aug 31, 2012 3:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: DRS @ SPA. Where?
Replies: 17
Views: 2494

Re: DRS @ SPA. Where?

Useless place to put it. Not that it is needed at all but if they insist they should put the detection line just prior to Stavelot and then have the zone in the run up to the Bus Stop.
by Asphalt_World
Fri Aug 31, 2012 10:47 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Official London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Thread
Replies: 293
Views: 43543

Re: Official London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Thread

Well I have to say that when GB won gold last night in the Aquatics centre it was the loudest crowd I have yet been in at any Olympic / Paralympic venue this year. It was totally defening.

Such an amazing atmosphere all evening.

Can't wait to be in the Stadium tomorrow for some more.
by Asphalt_World
Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:58 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Learning to drive
Replies: 24
Views: 8157

Re: Learning to drive

The first thing I'd say is to stop adding up the number of lessons or hours you've had. Everyone needs a different length of time to learn anything so please don't worry if you think it's taking a long time. Also, I think it will suddenly all click in to place. By that I mean things you have to conc...
by Asphalt_World
Wed Aug 29, 2012 6:20 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Quick mobile phone question.
Replies: 21
Views: 4206

Re: Quick mobile phone question.

Thanks, Yes I only found out about running the GPS facility whilst the rest of the phone is in flight mode through reading info on the Strava website. It appears lots of people have trouble with batteries running out on long runs or rides and Strava recommended it. Makes a huge difference on my exis...
by Asphalt_World
Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Double standard for Alonso than Schumacher?
Replies: 182
Views: 24531

Re: Double standard for Alonso than Schumacher?

lonix2011 wrote:Hmmm new thought, new thread, same person.


Yep, just another attempt to have a dig at Kimi's replacement at Ferrari!!!
by Asphalt_World
Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:07 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Quick mobile phone question.
Replies: 21
Views: 4206

Re: Quick mobile phone question.

Oh yes, another quesiton. Whilst I know I will have to download all the apps I want to use on the new phone, what about all the data, contacts etc on my existing one? I can seemingly backup my SMS history to the sim so switching that over should be fine, but what about contacts? Again I think I can ...
by Asphalt_World
Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:06 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Apple, Samsung, HTC etc and the constant court battles!!!
Replies: 51
Views: 10332

Re: Apple, Samsung, HTC etc and the constant court battles!!

Edit. Sorry, posted in the wrong thread!!!
by Asphalt_World
Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:03 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Quick mobile phone question.
Replies: 21
Views: 4206

Re: Quick mobile phone question.

I already use my Wildfire for all my bike rides. I put the phone in Airplane mode so all communications are turned off. Then I manually switch the GPS on and run Strava. I rode for nearly 5 hours yesterday and recorder the ride. The battery life was still showing well over half charge. I also use a ...
by Asphalt_World
Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:05 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Quick mobile phone question.
Replies: 21
Views: 4206

Re: Quick mobile phone question.

I've gone for the HTC One V I've had a Wildfire for the last two years which has never put a foot wrong. It's done everything I've asked it to do. I do the majority of my email and internet on it these days, listen to the radio on it most days, log my bike rides, use it as my sat nav and lots more t...
by Asphalt_World
Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:56 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Quick mobile phone question.
Replies: 21
Views: 4206

Re: Quick mobile phone question.

Well thanks to a bit of internet research I have managed to haggle a good deal with my current mobile supplier Virgin. I spoke to them re my renual and pointed out the deals I could get elsewhere and instead of paying £20 for a Free phone 200 mins talk 500MB data 500 texts per month, I am now gettin...
by Asphalt_World
Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:10 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Official London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Thread
Replies: 293
Views: 43543

Re: Official London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Thread

Oh I can't wait for tonight. Hope it's a really good opening.

Then I'm off to the Swimming tomorrow early evening and then track cycling and Athletics over the next few days.

COME ON TEAM GB!!!!!
by Asphalt_World
Sat Aug 25, 2012 5:54 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Apple, Samsung, HTC etc and the constant court battles!!!
Replies: 51
Views: 10332

Apple, Samsung, HTC etc and the constant court battles!!!

Yet again we see one company being sued by another, this time Apple on Samsung. What I find truly amazing is that they are allowed to patent such things as a 'double tap to zoom' facility. Now I appreciate they are not simply banning other companies from letting their customers tap the screen twice ...
by Asphalt_World
Sat Aug 25, 2012 5:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Why is there so many overtakings in GP2?
Replies: 20
Views: 4001

Re: Why is there so many overtakings in GP2?

Not sure what you mean about a car becoming a sitting duck when it hits dirty air. It's the car behind that has to run through dirty air! Basically although the cars are very reliant on aerodynamics it's not to such a high degree as F1 cars. Therefore the mechanical grip to aero grip ration is less ...
by Asphalt_World
Sat Aug 25, 2012 7:52 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Official Cycling Thread
Replies: 774
Views: 214131

Re: Official Cycling Thread

Just discovered that you can get a resistance add on for my rollers. Future purchase!
by Asphalt_World
Fri Aug 24, 2012 6:49 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Lance Armstrong stripped of Tour du France wins.
Replies: 153
Views: 20561

Re: Lance Armstrong stripped of Tour du France wins.

Can anyone except for the UCI strip the titles from him? It doesn't really matter what USADA say if the UCI continues to support him and doesn't agree with the charge. You don't understand this at all do you? His license was with US Cycling who employ USADA for their anti-doping programme. When he ...
by Asphalt_World
Fri Aug 24, 2012 5:09 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Lance Armstrong stripped of Tour du France wins.
Replies: 153
Views: 20561

Re: Lance Armstrong stripped of Tour du France wins.

Worst witch hunt since Salem.... Armstrong has been totally and completely f**ked over by a small group of ****s who cannot comprehend that a man can beat cancer and then compete as he did without being a druggie... he has never tested positive for anything.... the only 'proof' is the word of prove...
by Asphalt_World
Fri Aug 24, 2012 5:02 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: When did Karts get all this bodywork?
Replies: 10
Views: 2824

Re: When did Karts get all this bodywork?

lamo wrote:But your hand out of the window the next time you are doing 80mph. Reducing drag will make a huge different in karting. During the Olympics the cyclist are slipstreaming one another at about 25-30mph.


And the cyclists can save over 50% of their energy just by following another rider.
by Asphalt_World
Fri Aug 24, 2012 5:00 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Lance Armstrong stripped of Tour du France wins.
Replies: 153
Views: 20561

Re: Lance Armstrong stripped of Tour du France wins.

Worst witch hunt since Salem.... Armstrong has been totally and completely f**ked over by a small group of ****s who cannot comprehend that a man can beat cancer and then compete as he did without being a druggie... he has never tested positive for anything.... the only 'proof' is the word of prove...
by Asphalt_World
Fri Aug 24, 2012 4:58 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Lance Armstrong stripped of Tour du France wins.
Replies: 153
Views: 20561

Re: Lance Armstrong stripped of Tour du France wins.

sultanofhyd appears to be taking this rather personally.
by Asphalt_World
Fri Aug 24, 2012 4:41 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Lance Armstrong stripped of Tour du France wins.
Replies: 153
Views: 20561

Re: Lance Armstrong stripped of Tour du France wins.

Well I can't find official info regarding a failed test in that years Tour of Switzerland. In fact he got accused of failing in the tour by Landis (someone that was banned) in the 2002 tour which Lance did not even compete in!!!!! Every interview I have listened to today on various radio stations s...
by Asphalt_World
Fri Aug 24, 2012 4:30 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 26ers vs 29ers Mountain Bikes
Replies: 43
Views: 16276

Re: 26ers vs 29ers Mountain Bikes

SchumieRules wrote:I'll try it, thanks.

My GPS once lost signal, only to pick it up after a few meters down the road. So it showed at the end of the route, it had clocked a top speed of 200mph...

I'm not that fast!


You might be on your new wheels! :lol:
by Asphalt_World
Fri Aug 24, 2012 4:20 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Quick mobile phone question.
Replies: 21
Views: 4206

Re: Quick mobile phone question.

Thanks everyone. I'll do a bit of experimenting with the various links you have given me.

Cheers
by Asphalt_World
Fri Aug 24, 2012 4:19 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 26ers vs 29ers Mountain Bikes
Replies: 43
Views: 16276

Re: 26ers vs 29ers Mountain Bikes

I'll have a look round. Do try cyclestreets though. I know that's used for planning but can't remember if it navigates for you. I too use Android and find that about 1 in 10 rides I do has a GPS fault but this normally only lasts for about 5 minutes of riding so only cuts short a very small part of ...
by Asphalt_World
Fri Aug 24, 2012 4:17 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Lance Armstrong stripped of Tour du France wins.
Replies: 153
Views: 20561

Re: Lance Armstrong stripped of Tour du France wins.

Well I can't find official info regarding a failed test in that years Tour of Switzerland. In fact he got accused of failing in the tour by Landis (someone that was banned) in the 2002 tour which Lance did not even compete in!!!!! Every interview I have listened to today on various radio stations se...
by Asphalt_World
Fri Aug 24, 2012 3:57 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Lance Armstrong stripped of Tour du France wins.
Replies: 153
Views: 20561

Re: Lance Armstrong stripped of Tour du France wins.

So, moving this along a little, are we to now believe that the organisers of the TDF should be under some kind of pressure. As far as I know he never failed a test, certainly not during any of his TDF victories. However if he was taking drugs at the time then heads should roll within the TDF and it...
by Asphalt_World
Fri Aug 24, 2012 3:45 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Quick mobile phone question.
Replies: 21
Views: 4206

Quick mobile phone question.

Does anyone know of a website that allows you to know what kind of reception you are likely to get with different mobile operators? You see my virgin mobile contract is up for renewal and although Virgin's reception is fantastic where I live, in the past I have had vodafone and that was useless. Vir...
by Asphalt_World
Fri Aug 24, 2012 3:41 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 26ers vs 29ers Mountain Bikes
Replies: 43
Views: 16276

Re: 26ers vs 29ers Mountain Bikes

To be honest, I don't know about following a route. It's something I never really do. I tend to plan the route before I go out using good old fashioned maps and then either remember it or put a few notes down on a bit of paper in my back pocket!!! However I have used cyclestreets which is specifical...
by Asphalt_World
Fri Aug 24, 2012 3:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 26ers vs 29ers Mountain Bikes
Replies: 43
Views: 16276

Re: 26ers vs 29ers Mountain Bikes

Ah, I think you are getting confused with what these are. Strava works in two ways. The main use is that you can of course track your route you cycle be it on road or across fields. It does not matter. It will record time, distance, average speed, top speed, elevation changes, power plus a few other...
by Asphalt_World
Fri Aug 24, 2012 3:10 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 26ers vs 29ers Mountain Bikes
Replies: 43
Views: 16276

Re: 26ers vs 29ers Mountain Bikes

Yeah, you suggested it in the other thread. I'll start doing it. Checked the routes around here, but the longest one is 0.7 of a mile! Not much of a ride... I'll check it very very soon. I'll share the route if I ever get to use the Strava over Mytracks. Are you talking about a 0.7 mile route being...
by Asphalt_World
Fri Aug 24, 2012 2:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Lance Armstrong stripped of Tour du France wins.
Replies: 153
Views: 20561

Re: Lance Armstrong stripped of Tour du France wins.

So, moving this along a little, are we to now believe that the organisers of the TDF should be under some kind of pressure. As far as I know he never failed a test, certainly not during any of his TDF victories. However if he was taking drugs at the time then heads should roll within the TDF and it...
by Asphalt_World
Fri Aug 24, 2012 2:54 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 26ers vs 29ers Mountain Bikes
Replies: 43
Views: 16276

Re: 26ers vs 29ers Mountain Bikes

Do you track your rides at all using GPS.

I'm a Strava man myself. It's great fun and incredibly useful for my training.
by Asphalt_World
Fri Aug 24, 2012 2:48 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 26ers vs 29ers Mountain Bikes
Replies: 43
Views: 16276

Re: 26ers vs 29ers Mountain Bikes

Nice wheels!!! Hope you get some good rides in soon. Not sure where you live but the UK is looking like having a very wet bank holiday weekend. Then again, that could add to your fun, though not mine as a road cyclist.

May have to dust down the MB this weekend instead.
by Asphalt_World
Fri Aug 24, 2012 2:46 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Lance Armstrong stripped of Tour du France wins.
Replies: 153
Views: 20561

Re: Lance Armstrong stripped of Tour du France wins.

So, moving this along a little, are we to now believe that the organisers of the TDF should be under some kind of pressure. As far as I know he never failed a test, certainly not during any of his TDF victories. However if he was taking drugs at the time then heads should roll within the TDF and its...
by Asphalt_World
Fri Aug 24, 2012 12:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Long summer break, get rid of it!
Replies: 45
Views: 6232

Re: Long summer break, get rid of it!

Personally I think a break is a good idea but always wondered if it would be better to fit a number of races in to the summer period because it is often a time where more people are able to holiday and could visit more flyaway races. Yeah but if it's summer here it's winter on the other side of the...
by Asphalt_World
Fri Aug 24, 2012 12:19 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Lance Armstrong stripped of Tour du France wins.
Replies: 153
Views: 20561

Re: Lance Armstrong stripped of Tour du France wins.

One would hope that all evidence against Lance comes out pretty quickly, in fact before any official banning and removing of titles occurs.