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Re: TDF viewing plans

Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 9:28 pm
by DavidTomic
rednaxela wrote:i work regular (8-5) hours so get home reasonably early. my simple solution is -
have light meal in the evening and then go to bed early, say 8:30 pm but set the alarm to 11-ish pm.
i then wake up and watch till the end of the stage then go back to bed
if all else fails, the HDD recorder is set as a back-up ...
thankfully wife just leaves me alone during this times ...


I've got the next week off work- so that's already sorted - but after that this is pretty much my exact plan as well.

On another note ... I'm really *NOT* a fan of the new Greenedge uniform! Bleh ...

Re: TDF viewing plans

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 2:42 pm
by GrumpySmurf
Is there an app or something which lets us see the rider telemetry? ie. Heart Rate, Cadence, Speed?

Re: TDF viewing plans

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:01 pm
by JohnJoyner
Fell asleep before the end of last nights finish... I find it hard to watch the entire stage & then get up & ride to work... May try what's been suggested, go to sleep early & wake for the last hour or so... But I think I will struggle to nod off early...

Am thinking of taking week 3 off work. Just because I can... :D And that is always the best week, in my opinion...

Re: TDF viewing plans

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:07 pm
by cp123
I taped the first hour last night and watched something else. Then I put on the TDF and fast forwarded over all the ad breaks until I caught up to live time. I think if I see "readyeveryday" one more time I'm gonna go nuts. :x I do not need to see ads for Men's issues on EVERY ad break EVERY day.


enough.... p u h l e a s e... :lol:

Re: TDF viewing plans

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:54 pm
by norbs
cp123 wrote:I taped the first hour last night and watched something else. Then I put on the TDF and fast forwarded over all the ad breaks until I caught up to live time. I think if I see "readyeveryday" one more time I'm gonna go nuts. :x I do not need to see ads for Men's issues on EVERY ad break EVERY day.


enough.... p u h l e a s e... :lol:



Get used to it. There were 3 or 4 ads that drove me mad last year.

The readyeveryday ad seems a bit freudian. Pitching a tent! :shock:

Re: TDF viewing plans

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:21 pm
by drubie
I'd comment in this thread but an everyday moment keeps turning romantic for me.

Re: TDF viewing plans

Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:44 am
by g-boaf
norbs wrote:
cp123 wrote:I taped the first hour last night and watched something else. Then I put on the TDF and fast forwarded over all the ad breaks until I caught up to live time. I think if I see "readyeveryday" one more time I'm gonna go nuts. :x I do not need to see ads for Men's issues on EVERY ad break EVERY day.


enough.... p u h l e a s e... :lol:



Get used to it. There were 3 or 4 ads that drove me mad last year.

The readyeveryday ad seems a bit freudian. Pitching a tent! :shock:


I must have been too sleepy to notice that at first! :shock:

Re: TDF viewing plans

Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 1:20 pm
by JohnJoyner
And who's the muppet that commentates before Phil & Paul take over... Is it Matt Keenan?? He's as boring as bat excrement... He's enough to send me off to sleep before the real action even begins.

Re: TDF viewing plans

Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:09 pm
by JV911
Parrott wrote:What's your strategy for dealing with the compulsory viewing


my strategy is as follows:

leave work at 3pm, go home, get bike and luggage and proceed to airport.

board plane for zurich. overnight a zurich

drive to Porrentruy

ride to stage 7 finish at La Planche des Belles Filles

ride stage 8, watch finish at Porrentruy

follow tour for next few days

:mrgreen:

Re: TDF viewing plans

Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:12 pm
by DavidTomic
JohnJoyner wrote:And who's the muppet that commentates before Phil & Paul take over... Is it Matt Keenan?? He's as boring as bat excrement... He's enough to send me off to sleep before the real action even begins.


Boy have I got just the thing for you then!

Re: TDF viewing plans

Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:20 pm
by JohnJoyner
DavidTomic wrote:
JohnJoyner wrote:And who's the muppet that commentates before Phil & Paul take over... Is it Matt Keenan?? He's as boring as bat excrement... He's enough to send me off to sleep before the real action even begins.


Boy have I got just the thing for you then!


Ha ha. Too funny... I did spot that a few minutes ago... :shock: Needless to say, I won't be signing it.
It's like signing a petition to get rid of Richie Benaud..

Re: TDF viewing plans

Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:22 pm
by JohnJoyner
JV911 wrote:
Parrott wrote:What's your strategy for dealing with the compulsory viewing


my strategy is as follows:

leave work at 3pm, go home, get bike and luggage and proceed to airport.

board plane for zurich. overnight a zurich

drive to Porrentruy

ride to stage 7 finish at La Planche des Belles Filles

ride stage 8, watch finish at Porrentruy

follow tour for next few days

:mrgreen:


That's just showing off...

Re: TDF viewing plans

Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:25 pm
by norbs
Sadly, Shergett make so many mistakes it is embarrassing. I think to the brand new viewer, they are probably fine, but after god knows how many TdFs and other races, I am sick to death of them. If Paul isn't explaining how hard a man he is, Phil is banging on about something we have heard a thousand times before.

It would be a difficult job though. Even Harmon, Kirby, Kelly and Smith on the other channels aren't perfect.

Re: TDF viewing plans

Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:37 pm
by DavidTomic
I think that I might flick over to one of the Eurosport feeds during tonight's stage, just to see how it compares.

If nothing else, at least it means that I might be able to get away from the ReadyAnytime commercials. ;)

TDF viewing plans

Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:02 pm
by find_bruce
I am worried that I have peaked too early, great effort for first week but will I have the endurance for the big mountains?

Re: TDF viewing plans

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:09 pm
by roller
I'm going to watch tomorrow's stage either from the slopes of the Col du Grand Columbier, or from the finish in Bellegarde-Sur-Valserine.

Undecided.

I think the Col du Grand Columbier should be good though.

Am hopefully going to ride all the way up it in the morning, I think that will be fun.

:D

Re: TDF viewing plans

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:59 pm
by toolonglegs
So JV911 and roller are nearby tonight!... as much as I would like to head up the Grand Colombier tomorrow I only have a couple of days at home and no road bike... so will wander 100m down the road and find some shade to watch tomorrows stage :D .

Re: TDF viewing plans

Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:34 am
by DavidTomic
find_bruce wrote:I am worried that I have peaked too early, great effort for first week but will I have the endurance for the big mountains?


LOL ... very good! ;)

I might be facing the same problem actually...

Re: TDF viewing plans

Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:13 pm
by Chuck
roller wrote:I'm going to watch tomorrow's stage either from the slopes of the Col du Grand Columbier, or from the finish in Bellegarde-Sur-Valserine.

Undecided.

I think the Col du Grand Columbier should be good though.

Am hopefully going to ride all the way up it in the morning, I think that will be fun.

:D


8)

TDF viewing plans

Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:22 pm
by toolonglegs
Installed road side 1 minute from home ... The little Aussies are flagged up... Already done my training ride with crowd lined roads ... Off to the pyrenees tomorrow... Life seems good today!... :-) .

Re: TDF viewing plans

Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:28 pm
by Chuck
toolonglegs wrote:Installed road side 1 minute from home ... The little Aussies are flagged up... Already done my training ride with crowd lined roads ... Off to the pyrenees tomorrow... Life seems good today!... :-) .


You do like to rub it in :twisted:

Sounds awesome!! :D

TDF viewing plans

Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:36 pm
by toolonglegs
Ha... But we only got one bag of Haribo's amongst 4 kids!.

Re: TDF viewing plans

Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 1:07 pm
by JV911
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