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2004 Tour de France
Tiki Bird
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Joined: Sep 25, 2003
Posts: 850
From: Cerritos, Ca.
Posted: 2004-07-08 10:05 am   Permalink

I know there are some cyclist out there watching everyday on OLN channel like me. Well their on Stage 4 of the Tour, and Lance has taken the Yellow Jersey early this year. Team U.S. Postal also has won a time trial! Looking forward to the mountain stages soon. For up-to-date info goto

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/more/specials/tour_de_france/2004/



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SallyandJay
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Joined: Aug 20, 2003
Posts: 111
From: Boise, ID
Posted: 2004-07-08 10:28 am   Permalink

Thanks TikiBird for the update. While on vacation this last week we were visiting family with great cable coverage on the race but now back home we have no coverage. The site is great and I imagine I will be checking it regularly.

 
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cynfulcynner
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
Posts: 1800
From: Ocean Beach, San Francisco
Posted: 2004-07-08 11:04 am   Permalink


I watched some of the Tour over the weekend, and I think I saw more of Lance during the commercials than I did during the race coverage!

This week I'm paying more attention to the Olympic swimming trials -- my cousin is in several events.
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Tiki-bot
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Joined: Jun 24, 2002
Posts: 1345
Posted: 2004-07-08 11:41 am   Permalink

Of course The Pineapples are glued to LTDF - we found out just before the race that OLN was added to our basic cable - Woo-hoo! All Tour all the time! We'll be missing it next week while on vacation, but will be back home for the mountain sections.

Yeah, the commercials are ultra-repetitive and all seem to feature Lance, but that's preferrable to most (or all) other commercials.

Go Postal! Wait, I mean, Go Lance!
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johntiki
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Joined: Mar 31, 2002
Posts: 1525
From: MD
Posted: 2004-07-08 5:00 pm   Permalink

I've always appreciated OLN for their occasional airing of surfing programs but those damn commercials are enough to drive you away - not necessarily the content but the frequency! A couple weeks ago they aired a mini-documentary about Bruce Brown's Endless Summer and they broke away for commercials every 5 minutes! I eventually got tired of watching Lance Armstrong in Subaru ads so I turned it off!


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foamy
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Joined: Jun 15, 2004
Posts: 590
From: The Land of Pleasant Living
Posted: 2004-07-08 9:44 pm   Permalink

The Tour is probably my favorite racing to watch. The commentators are the best. Great programming and these guys are the best racing out there. Been a Lance fan since he came back from cancer. Go USPS and hopefully number 6 for Lance!

 
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tikiEAMES
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Joined: Jun 29, 2004
Posts: 54
Posted: 2004-07-08 10:39 pm   Permalink

Huge fan of the tour as well as Cycling. Had the big opportunity to ride with Lance for a very short amount of time at the first Ride for the Roses. That was before he won the first tour, and in the crit that year he didn't even win it. Phil Ligget the commentator can make just about anything seem interesting. We've really seen nothing yet, stay tuned as stages 13, 15-17 will determine the winner. They are a little less than two weeks away. You can't beat a mountain time trial with a stick especially when it ends on L'Alpe Duhez. Go Lance, and go TIKI. This is a great site. Just bitten by the tiki bug. Found the hardcover book of tiki at half price books for 4.98.

 
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MachTiki
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Joined: Feb 16, 2004
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From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2004-07-09 07:50 am   Permalink

Is Sheryl Crow still winning? I keep hearing them mention her name.

 
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virani
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Joined: Sep 17, 2003
Posts: 1438
From: Volcanic area of France
Posted: 2004-07-09 09:31 am   Permalink

I also like the tour, and watching it every year since i'm a kid
I also like to go at the arrival at the Champs d'Elysées.
And god, they're going real fast, it's hard to imagine it from the TV...


 
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McDougall
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Joined: May 02, 2003
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From: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Posted: 2004-07-16 12:57 pm   Permalink

Lance looked great today, tommorow he will take the lead. Only Basso can challenge him from here on I think.

 
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Tiki-Toa
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Joined: May 30, 2004
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From: Somewhere on Planet Tiki
Posted: 2004-07-16 1:37 pm   Permalink

Basso may challenge but I think from the sounds of how fresh Lance looks he will not really be challenged, unless some unforseen event takes place he will make history and chumps of a lot of naysayers (screw you Lemond!)
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McDougall
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From: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Posted: 2004-07-16 1:44 pm   Permalink

Absolutely TT, I put the odds at 98% Lance, 2% Basso 0% anyone else. Voeckler is puting up a class fight though. Jan looked the worst of the top 20 riders. lemond is pathetic.

 
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Tiki Bird
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Joined: Sep 25, 2003
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From: Cerritos, Ca.
Posted: 2004-07-16 2:21 pm   Permalink

Wow everyone is counting Jan Ulrich already! Its a long way to Paris, it just takes 1 good fall. Looking forward to the next several stages.


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McDougall
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From: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Posted: 2004-07-16 2:26 pm   Permalink

One of the things that makes Lance so good is his ability to aviod falling and when he does minimizing the loss, also perhaps his greatest asset of all is the way he recoveries from injury. Jan will likely improve as the tour goes on as he always does, but he was horrible today and is now 4 minutes back, I really don't see him having any chance at all.

 
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cynfulcynner
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
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From: Ocean Beach, San Francisco
Posted: 2004-07-16 2:35 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2004-07-16 14:26, McDougall wrote:
One of the things that makes Lance so good is his ability to aviod falling and when he does minimizing the loss



Does anyone here know if Lance has broken his collarbone(s)? It's supposed to be a rite of passage for cyclists.

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