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Re: TDF viewing plans

Postby DavidTomic » Fri Jun 29, 2012 9:28 pm

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 ...
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Re: TDF viewing plans

Postby GrumpySmurf » Mon Jul 02, 2012 2:42 pm

Is there an app or something which lets us see the rider telemetry? ie. Heart Rate, Cadence, Speed?
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Re: TDF viewing plans

Postby JohnJoyner » Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:01 pm

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...
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Re: TDF viewing plans

Postby cp123 » Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:07 pm

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:
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Re: TDF viewing plans

Postby norbs » Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:54 pm

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:
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Re: TDF viewing plans

Postby drubie » Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:21 pm

I'd comment in this thread but an everyday moment keeps turning romantic for me.
So we get the leaders we deserve and we elect, we get the companies and the products that we ask for, right? And we have to ask for different things. – Paul Gilding
but really, that's rubbish. We get none of it because the choices are illusory.
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Re: TDF viewing plans

Postby g-boaf » Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:44 am

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:
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Re: TDF viewing plans

Postby JohnJoyner » Tue Jul 03, 2012 1:20 pm

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.
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Re: TDF viewing plans

Postby JV911 » Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:09 pm

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

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Re: TDF viewing plans

Postby DavidTomic » Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:12 pm

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!
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Re: TDF viewing plans

Postby JohnJoyner » Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:20 pm

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..
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Re: TDF viewing plans

Postby JohnJoyner » Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:22 pm

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...
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Re: TDF viewing plans

Postby norbs » Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:25 pm

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.
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Re: TDF viewing plans

Postby DavidTomic » Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:37 pm

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. ;)
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TDF viewing plans

Postby find_bruce » Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:02 pm

I am worried that I have peaked too early, great effort for first week but will I have the endurance for the big mountains?
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Re: TDF viewing plans

Postby roller » Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:09 pm

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.

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Re: TDF viewing plans

Postby toolonglegs » Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:59 pm

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 .
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Re: TDF viewing plans

Postby DavidTomic » Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:34 am

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...
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Re: TDF viewing plans

Postby Chuck » Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:13 pm

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


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Postby toolonglegs » Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:22 pm

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!... :-) .
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Re: TDF viewing plans

Postby Chuck » Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:28 pm

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
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Postby toolonglegs » Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:36 pm

Ha... But we only got one bag of Haribo's amongst 4 kids!.
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Re: TDF viewing plans

Postby JV911 » Mon Jul 30, 2012 1:07 pm

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