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Yes, i always follow the tour its the second best time in the cycling year (flanders classics 1st). Plus my babies due in about week two so i can do the night shift and watch le tour.
 

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Of course. What else will I have to watch at night? It's not like there's a lot on TV nowadays...
 

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I will DVR each stage. FF through the flat stages to see the sprint finishes. Looking forward for the MTN stages, usually watch those without FFing. Word to those DVRing the stages. If your new to the DVR make sure you rec past the end time. If its scheduled to end at 1130 am, rec to 1230. One of the stages went over, I watched 2:30 of racing to miss the last 10 min and finish.
Bryan
 

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Bry03cobra said:
. If your new to the DVR make sure you rec past the end time. If its scheduled to end at 1130 am, rec to 1230. One of the stages went over, I watched 2:30 of racing to miss the last 10 min and finish.
Bryan
Amen- I have lost out a few times. This is my second DVR, the first was not recording correctly so hopefully I will not miss anything.
 

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Yep, I'll be watching!

DVR the live morning show and watch it as soon as I get home!
I prefer the commentary from Phil and Paul. I like Bobke also, but Al is not my favorite, and in the past they have paired those two up. (To give Al his due, he does seem to have learned a lot about cycling since he first started. That first year was painfull!! :mad2: )
I am looking forward to the sprints, the mountains, and the time trials. Different specialists, different fun.:thumbsup:
 

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The Tour is an annual must watch. Who cares about the UCI? The ASO has run the tour for over 100 years and on balance they have done a good of it.

The UCI is how old? All they seem to do is f#[email protected] up cycling with their inaction on drug, the desire to rule the world with the pro-tour crap (it could have been good - instead it is a joke) and I could go on.

Here is my philosophy about it all - Forget about the politics, treat the drugs as a spectacle, but never forgive the dopers (ie f#$#K Astana, Landis, LA and the rest they deserve our condemnation). In the end remember it is just cycling so enjoy the racing the rest is a distraction.
 

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rkb said:
Just got my DVR so I can record it. Looking forward to the race, probably one of the few that cares not if Astana rides.
I second that.
I don't care much about Festana either. It's not so much the riders. It's JB I can't stand.
Remember back in 2006 when the entire podium from 2005 didn't start?
Was it still an exciting race?
 

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Hell yeah, I don't give a damn about any controversy as long as there's a good race.

On a sidenote: anyone have a '98 Festina team jersey for sale in size 5 (L)?
 

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Sure, it might be the most exciting in years. On paper there are several contenders, including several which have shown good form and are not afraid to attack.

Someone's going to want to make a mark as the next big GT rider.
 

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I'll follow flat stages and TT's online. I'll watch mtn stages in their entirety off the DVR.

What ASO, UCI and/or the riders are doing to destroy the sport has no impact on my interest.
 
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