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Olympic Road Race (Men)

Postby Chuck » Sun Aug 03, 2008 9:22 pm

Sat August 9th at 1pm on SBS (thank god for SBS).

Channel 7 have it on their schedule as well but it's sure to be highlights only.
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Postby Chops » Sat Aug 09, 2008 1:12 pm

How's everyone's views of it so far?

How are our chances?

Is Mathew Lloyd going to make a last minute dive for a place?
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Postby gsxrboy » Sat Aug 09, 2008 1:18 pm

They say it's the longest and toughest olympic course yet. at 242kms it's longer distance than any of the single TdF stages recently.
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Postby Chops » Sat Aug 09, 2008 1:22 pm

gsxrboy wrote:They say it's the longest and toughest olympic course yet. at 242kms it's longer distance than any of the single TdF stages recently.

Boredom may play a part you say?

Looks very, very smoggy...

I wonder if they'll get shot for public urination....
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Postby s-s-a » Sat Aug 09, 2008 2:01 pm

Boo hiss SBS stop showing ads for adult time-slot movies at 2pm in the afternoon :shock: I keep having to drag my 4yo away from the TV during ad breaks :x

Great coverage otherwise :D

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Postby Chops » Sat Aug 09, 2008 2:07 pm

s-s-a wrote:Boo hiss SBS stop showing ads for adult time-slot movies at 2pm in the afternoon :shock: I keep having to drag my 4yo away from the TV during ad breaks :x

Great coverage otherwise :D

Steph

Oh come on...

How can you not love Abbie Cornish?
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Postby Chops » Sat Aug 09, 2008 2:14 pm

How boring is this track though?

Well... it's not just boring, it's horrible to look at.

Just massive freeways. No-one wants to see that. :roll:
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Postby Mulger bill » Sat Aug 09, 2008 2:35 pm

Us blokes stuck at work without reception would love to see it... :P

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Postby Chops » Sat Aug 09, 2008 2:38 pm

I thought too many TV screens was one of your problems? :P
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Postby Mulger bill » Sat Aug 09, 2008 2:45 pm

Bwahaha :lol: , wish one of 'em could get SBS, look sweet on a 30" widescreen, so would me flightsim, hmmm :twisted:

Thanks for the laugh.

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Postby sogood » Sat Aug 09, 2008 2:55 pm

Chops wrote:How boring is this track though?
Well... it's not just boring, it's horrible to look at.
Just massive freeways. No-one wants to see that. :roll:

Patience has its rewards! :roll:
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Postby toolonglegs » Sat Aug 09, 2008 3:12 pm

need to adjust my contrast button to get some color into the smog!
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Postby sogood » Sat Aug 09, 2008 3:18 pm

toolonglegs wrote:need to adjust my contrast button to get some color into the smog!

They are way out of the city and into the mountains. That's not smog.
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Postby Chuck » Sat Aug 09, 2008 3:22 pm

sogood wrote:
toolonglegs wrote:need to adjust my contrast button to get some color into the smog!

They are way out of the city and into the mountains. That's not smog.


What is it then :?
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Postby Chops » Sat Aug 09, 2008 3:22 pm

sogood wrote:
toolonglegs wrote:need to adjust my contrast button to get some color into the smog!

They are way out of the city and into the mountains. That's not smog.

Apparently it is.
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Postby toolonglegs » Sat Aug 09, 2008 3:30 pm

I know the official line is water vapour :lol: .
But reading the personal blogs of a few riders it is not only water vapour,some guys are saying their eyes are burning and their lungs are suffering.They were warned that it might be postponed today for pollution but is obviously within spec.
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Postby sogood » Sat Aug 09, 2008 4:05 pm

Chuck wrote:What is it then :?

Mist. The humidity is very high.
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Postby sogood » Sat Aug 09, 2008 4:07 pm

Chops wrote:Apparently it is.

Prove it. Looks perfectly like a hazy day in the Blue Mountains. You can actually get a hazy day without a smog.

In any case, concentrate on the race rather than being a whinger.
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Postby Chops » Sat Aug 09, 2008 4:22 pm

sogood wrote:
Chops wrote:Apparently it is.

Prove it. Looks perfectly like a hazy day in the Blue Mountains. You can actually get a hazy day without a smog.

In any case, concentrate on the race rather than being a whinger.

WT??

All pollution levels are off the scale. The air quality is of such a bad state, you wouldn't legally be allowed to work in it, in Australia.

Liggett at the start of the race was saying the smog isn't clearing from the circuit.

And if riders are complaining of sore eyes and lungs, that's exceptional ozone pollution right there.
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Postby Chuck » Sat Aug 09, 2008 4:37 pm

sogood wrote:
Chops wrote:Apparently it is.

Prove it. Looks perfectly like a hazy day in the Blue Mountains. You can actually get a hazy day without a smog.

In any case, concentrate on the race rather than being a whinger.


Why are you taking any criticisms towards China so personally ?

They were thinking of postponing the race, would you do that if it was just haze ?
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Postby CB » Sat Aug 09, 2008 5:03 pm

Who is the guy commentating with Phil Liggett? He's a total moron and talks like and absolute bogan.

"I reckon"

"Ya know?"

"Like..."

"Them two riders are doin' a great job"

constantly grunting as Liggett is talking, and interrupting as well. Whenever Phil makes an observation this dear friend pipes up and says "I was just about to say that." Show me how to do it right!

don't they test these morons for basic command of the english language and a knowledge of the sport they're commentating? An IQ above 70 wouldn't go astray either.
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Postby Chuck » Sat Aug 09, 2008 5:05 pm

CB wrote:Who is the guy commentating with Phil Liggett? He's a total moron and talks like and absolute bogan.

"I reckon"

"Ya know?"

"Like..."

"Them two riders are doin' a great job"

constantly grunting as Liggett is talking, and interrupting as well. Whenever Phil makes an observation this dear friend pipes up and says "I was just about to say that." Show me how to do it right!

don't they test these morons for basic command of the english language and a knowledge of the sport they're commentating? An IQ above 70 wouldn't go astray either.


Former cyclist Mike Turtur (spelling ?) I think.
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Postby Kalgrm » Sat Aug 09, 2008 5:07 pm

Michael Turter - one of Australia's best ever track riders.

Doesn't mean he can talk though .... :roll:
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Postby toolonglegs » Sat Aug 09, 2008 5:09 pm

Chuck wrote:
CB wrote:Who is the guy commentating with Phil Liggett? He's a total moron and talks like and absolute bogan.

"I reckon"

"Ya know?"

"Like..."

"Them two riders are doin' a great job"

constantly grunting as Liggett is talking, and interrupting as well. Whenever Phil makes an observation this dear friend pipes up and says "I was just about to say that." Show me how to do it right!

don't they test these morons for basic command of the english language and a knowledge of the sport they're commentating? An IQ above 70 wouldn't go astray either.


Former cyclist Mike Turtur (spelling ?) I think.


Same guy who runs the Tour Down Under?...maybee he is grumpy the pro tour is dead.Hey at least your coverage is in English :D ...and uninteruppted!...I have wrestling and not a French man in sight!.
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Postby CB » Sat Aug 09, 2008 5:12 pm

la course n'est pas sur le télé francaise? Je ne le crois pas, regardez les autres chaînes!

Je preferais le commentaire francaise plus que Mike Turter.
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