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Road cycling on tv

RockmonkeySCRockmonkeySC Posts: 15,247
edited June 2014 in The Crudcatcher
F**k me it's dull. I caught ten minutes of some race while waiting for the Isle of Man TT to start.
Watching road racing on tv is as exciting as being stuck behind some middle aged team sky kit wearing carbon bike riding c**t while stuck in a diesel vauxhall astra (the most boring car in the world) with the radio stuck on radio 1 while fearne cotton is on with a coldplay special featuring a verl long chris martin interview and all through this the roadie you are stuck behind is not having a heart attack.
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  • arran77arran77 Posts: 9,260
    You appear to be the Piña Diva of Crudcatcher :lol:
    "Arran, you are like the Tony Benn of smut. You have never diluted your depravity and always stand by your beliefs. You have my respect sir and your wife my pity" :lol:

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  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 39,487
    You're how old and it's taken you this long to realise that watching blokes in lycra on the box is dull? :)
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  • RockmonkeySCRockmonkeySC Posts: 15,247
    I'm old enough! In my defence I wasn't intending to watch blokes in lycra, I just turned on to itv4 a little too early for the men in leather.
  • Lewis ALewis A Posts: 767
    I can (kind of) understand the enjoyment of road biking, but not watching it, dh and even some xc (the women's races) are fun to watch, but not road stuff.
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  • homers_doublehomers_double Posts: 6,442
    It's actually more interesting than you think, but pick an event to watch rather than just watching something random.

    I watched the Paris-Roubaix a few months ago and that was pretty good because it's different than your average tarmac-fest.
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  • RockmonkeySCRockmonkeySC Posts: 15,247
    How was it different? It's just a bunch of lycra wearing, steroid fueled bicyclists riding on the road.
    The most impressive riding at the Tour de France was the two freeriders who jumped over a group of racers.
  • ThewaylanderThewaylander Posts: 8,767
    Im with Rock poo flinging monkey here... it is Epically dull but then so is most of the human race so it fits rather well lol.
  • markhewitt1978markhewitt1978 Posts: 7,614
    Live coverage is boring, this is why highlights are good, watching the race on fast forward where they only show the best bits and lets face it on many stages even on the tour it's, just :
    "There's a break away, will they make it?"
    "No"
    "Sprint for the line"
    End.
  • saprkzzsaprkzz Posts: 592
    you could say it for any sport though, rugby, boxing, golf (especially golf zzzzzz)

    Tennis: back and forth, back and forth.. zzzzz but get a good close match with top players and it gets exciting.. and I usually hate tennis

    Football.. kick, kick, kick.. again get teams that need to win and it can be alright.. sort of, All sport when watching on TV are dull, unless someone or a team NEEDS the win, then its can get exciting, hell I have even watched a boat race before!!!

    I love watching the last 10k of a bike race, its when most the battles start, bringing back a break, crash fest!.. high speeds and wet corners!.. can be fun!

    But with all sports, even chess?? much more fun taking part than spectating.
  • ThewaylanderThewaylander Posts: 8,767
    Boxing is interesting..

    Most of the others you stated suck.. footballs people fall over and cry.. Rugby mostly its people standing around waiting for 2 minutes of play, and dont get me started on Golf!!
  • arran77arran77 Posts: 9,260
    I don't mind watching the female road cycling :wink:

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    :twisted:
    "Arran, you are like the Tony Benn of smut. You have never diluted your depravity and always stand by your beliefs. You have my respect sir and your wife my pity" :lol:

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  • RockmonkeySCRockmonkeySC Posts: 15,247
    Good sports get censored coverage on uk tv. The Isle of Man TT races are amazingly good but there's a few hours tv for a weeks racing. Downhill isn't on tv at all. Moto gp gets a short highlights show.
    Golf, snooker, tennis, darts and F1 are all dull as censored but get loads of coverage.
  • markhewitt1978markhewitt1978 Posts: 7,614
    tbh most sports are dull to watch live, there are very few exceptions.
  • ThewaylanderThewaylander Posts: 8,767
    Good sports get censored coverage on uk tv. The Isle of Man TT races are amazingly good but there's a few hours tv for a weeks racing. Downhill isn't on tv at all. Moto gp gets a short highlights show.
    Golf, snooker, tennis, darts and F1 are all dull as censored but get loads of coverage.

    Not to much on the rally in comparison either...

    i want to disagree with you and insult you out right for being a mong and so on... but but i cant your right.
  • pilchpilch Posts: 1,136
    With 6 weeks of overpaid primadonnas diving about feigning agony at every opportunity coming up I think the drama of proper athletes pushing themselves to the limits in the TDF will be more entertaining...
    A berm? were you expecting one?

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  • homers_doublehomers_double Posts: 6,442
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    Not sure if a :shock: or a :( is more appropriate here.
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  • RockmonkeySCRockmonkeySC Posts: 15,247
    pilch wrote:
    With 6 weeks of overpaid primadonnas diving about feigning agony at every opportunity coming up I think the drama of proper athletes pushing themselves to the limits in the TDF will be more entertaining...

    I heard the English soccer team have all booked holidays in Magaluf for the second half of the world cop.
    I'm going out riding and rock climbing instead of watching tv and a nice long weekend at Glastonbury :-)
  • Pesky JonesPesky Jones Posts: 2,986
    Soccer? Jackass.
    :D:lol::)cooldad :shock: :? :cry:
  • Mikey23Mikey23 Posts: 5,028
    Cycling is great for looking at countryside and deciding whether you want to go there for a holiday... Other than that, several hours of mind crushing tedium ... Oh and wondering why the overpaid over pampered bunch known as team sky are languishing at the back again
  • RockmonkeySCRockmonkeySC Posts: 15,247
    Soccer? Jackass.

    That always upsets the soccer fans. Football is what they play in America. Soccer is played by a bunch of over paid fairies (Rooney, Beckham etc)
  • Pesky JonesPesky Jones Posts: 2,986
    So I guess FIFA (federation internationale de football association) got it wrong then
    :D:lol::)cooldad :shock: :? :cry:
  • markhewitt1978markhewitt1978 Posts: 7,614
    They are all football. It's just that football has different codes. If you want to give it it's proper name it's Association Football, saying 'Soccer' is just lazy.
  • Chunkers1980Chunkers1980 Posts: 8,035
    and not its name.
  • The first record of the use of the term 'Soccer' predates the term football by 18 years, and long before it became Association Football in 1863.
    It used to be a sport played by the upper classes (at least in a recognisable form - that doesn't include a bunch of yokels running around a fields kicking a ball). It became known as football when the proles started playing it.

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  • RockmonkeySCRockmonkeySC Posts: 15,247
    It's the last race of the TT today. The Senior race is going to be the highlight of sport on tv this year. Good chance of a British winner as well.
    The racing has been proper good this year.
  • arran77arran77 Posts: 9,260
    It's the last race of the TT today. The Senior race is going to be the highlight of sport on tv this year. Good chance of a British winner as well.
    The racing has been proper good this year.

    Watched the highlights of the Senior TT race, absolutely amazing riding.

    Did think that Martin could do it at one point but Michael Dunlop just began to fly....fastest lap of the race at 131.67mph :shock:

    Got to be one of the most exciting sports to watch on the box 8)
    "Arran, you are like the Tony Benn of smut. You have never diluted your depravity and always stand by your beliefs. You have my respect sir and your wife my pity" :lol:

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  • Daz555Daz555 Posts: 4,040
    Great stage yesterday at the Dauphiné.

    Froome really laying the pressure onto Contador and attacking again and again. Superb stuff.
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  • RockmonkeySCRockmonkeySC Posts: 15,247
    Daz555 wrote:
    Great stage yesterday at the Dauphiné.

    Froome really laying the pressure onto Contador and attacking again and again. Superb stuff.

    F**k off back to the roadie forum.
    All road cycling on tv is censored especially when compared to a sport like motorcycle road racing.
  • Daz555Daz555 Posts: 4,040
    Daz555 wrote:
    Great stage yesterday at the Dauphiné.

    Froome really laying the pressure onto Contador and attacking again and again. Superb stuff.

    F**k off back to the roadie forum.
    All road cycling on tv is censored especially when compared to a sport like motorcycle road racing.
    :roll:
    You only need two tools: WD40 and Duck Tape.
    If it doesn't move and should, use the WD40.
    If it shouldn't move and does, use the tape.
  • welshkevwelshkev Posts: 9,690
    i guess it's horses for courses. i don't mind watching road riding on tv, but find motor racing of any sort dull as hell.

    a mate of mine used to race rally cars and I'd go and watch him and love it, but watching it on tv bores me.
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