The Cycling Podcast

iainf72
iainf72 Posts: 15,784
edited March 2019 in Pro race
I hope you're all friends of the Cycling podcast. If not, stop being so tight and donate a fiver to them.

The first special was pretty decent. Some interesting stuff from Lionel which you may not have known.
Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
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  • RichN95.
    RichN95. Posts: 27,147
    iainf72 wrote:
    If not, stop being so tight and donate a fiver to them.
    It's not a donation though - you're actually buying something.

    Ironically, if they'd just begged for donations I'd have given them a tenner.
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • iainf72
    iainf72 Posts: 15,784
    RichN95 wrote:
    iainf72 wrote:
    If not, stop being so tight and donate a fiver to them.
    It's not a donation though - you're actually buying something.

    Ironically, if they'd just begged for donations I'd have given them a tenner.

    I know, but I feel bad about buying friendship with a balding middle aged guy, wanna be hipster and that track fan :P
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • RichN95.
    RichN95. Posts: 27,147
    iainf72 wrote:
    a balding middle aged guy
    On the other hand, that's very much my demographic.
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 72,517
    Yes, agreed with Iain.

    Is a very good podcast. Look forward to it every week more or less.

    They've pitched it well. £5er to access 'exclusive' content sounds a lot less attractive than a £5er to be a 'friend of the podcast' to keep the weekly podcast free, and receive a special podcast each month, for your troubles.

    I'd have paid more for it, but presumably little steps.

    They've done it absolutely the right way IMO.
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 72,517
    Would have thought you'd have been disappointed that the first paid for podcast was a sky one Iain?

    ;)
  • iainf72
    iainf72 Posts: 15,784
    Would have thought you'd have been disappointed that the first paid for podcast was a sky one Iain?

    ;)

    I was, slightly. But it was good.

    I was amazed at how few 1 dayers they've won.

    And the JTL chat was interesting. I felt like I knew Dan's position on it.
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • iainf72
    iainf72 Posts: 15,784
    RichN95 wrote:
    iainf72 wrote:
    a balding middle aged guy
    On the other hand, that's very much my demographic.

    I look forward to a furious email from Lionel
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 72,517
    iainf72 wrote:
    Would have thought you'd have been disappointed that the first paid for podcast was a sky one Iain?

    ;)

    I was, slightly. But it was good.

    I was amazed at how few 1 dayers they've won.

    .

    2?
  • shinyhelmut
    shinyhelmut Posts: 1,364
    KBK and Het Nieuwsblad twice each plus some shitty small races?

    I've just invested my fiver but haven't listened yet.
  • RichN95.
    RichN95. Posts: 27,147
    KBK and Het Nieuwsblad twice each plus some sh!tty small races?.
    They won the 'sixth monument' - the Dutch Food Valley Classic
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • tailwindhome
    tailwindhome Posts: 18,922
    Hang on.
    They asked you to be their friend too?
    “New York has the haircuts, London has the trousers, but Belfast has the reason!
  • iainf72
    iainf72 Posts: 15,784
    Getting emails from Lionel, Daniel and Richard is a bit strange.

    They need to turn themselves into a single identity - Like Bragelina.

    Lionanard?

    Daliord?
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • Macaloon
    Macaloon Posts: 5,545
    iainf72 wrote:
    Getting emails from Lionel, Daniel and Richard is a bit strange.

    They need to turn themselves into a single identity - Like Bragelina.

    Lionanard?

    Daliord?

    Experts.

    The coverage and analysis is outstanding.
    ...a rare 100% loyal Pro Race poster. A poster boy for the community.
  • tailwindhome
    tailwindhome Posts: 18,922
    iainf72 wrote:
    Getting emails from Lionel, Daniel and Richard is a bit strange.

    They need to turn themselves into a single identity - Like Bragelina.

    Lionanard?

    Daliord?


    DaRiLio
    “New York has the haircuts, London has the trousers, but Belfast has the reason!
  • iainf72
    iainf72 Posts: 15,784


    DaRiLio

    I like it - It's like a camp Game of Thrones character.
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • Yeah a great listen and the fiver for the 11 specials to keep the weekly stuff (plus the daily Tour shows) free is a product worth having. I'm happy to pay for any product that is worth it.
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 72,517
    iainf72 wrote:

    And the JTL chat was interesting. I felt like I knew Dan's position on it.

    You just like to feel you're on the inside :P
  • tailwindhome
    tailwindhome Posts: 18,922
    How long does it take to get the email from completing the transaction?
    “New York has the haircuts, London has the trousers, but Belfast has the reason!
  • inseine
    inseine Posts: 5,786
    How long does it take to get the email from completing the transaction?

    I never got the mail so I contacted them (dirtandglory) si I can listen to it on sound boom now but can't save it to my iTunes account.
  • andyp
    andyp Posts: 10,095
    Poor Tao Geoghegan-Hart, being proposed as the future of Team Sky when he doesn't even ride for them! Yet.
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 72,517
    inseine wrote:
    How long does it take to get the email from completing the transaction?

    I never got the mail so I contacted them (dirtandglory) si I can listen to it on sound boom now but can't save it to my iTunes account.

    The first one they sent a private soundcloud link later which you can download.
  • tailwindhome
    tailwindhome Posts: 18,922
    inseine wrote:
    How long does it take to get the email from completing the transaction?

    I never got the mail so I contacted them (dirtandglory) si I can listen to it on sound boom now but can't save it to my iTunes account.

    The first one they sent a private soundcloud link later which you can download.

    Emailed them and got a quick response with the link
    Listening to it now.


    Just getting into the doping bit now
    “New York has the haircuts, London has the trousers, but Belfast has the reason!
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 72,517
    Doping bit is easily the most boring bit of it.

    Unsurprisingly.
  • inseine
    inseine Posts: 5,786
    Just finished listening to it. Good, as ever. It's a shame they can't say more, because they've obviously more juice than the let on.
  • I was expecting something really good, and I just found it really tedious. It didn't feel like anything I couldn't have read from a magazine I wouldn't buy in WH Smiths at lunchtime. Can I get a refund? :evil:
  • Stridor wrote:
    I was expecting something really good, and I just found it really tedious. It didn't feel like anything I couldn't have read from a magazine I wouldn't buy in WH Smiths at lunchtime. Can I get a refund? :evil:

    Would you expect anything different from three cycling journalists, at least two of whom write for those such magazines regularly?
  • RichN95.
    RichN95. Posts: 27,147
    edited February 2015
    Stridor wrote:
    I was expecting something really good, and I just found it really tedious. It didn't feel like anything I couldn't have read from a magazine I wouldn't buy in WH Smiths at lunchtime. Can I get a refund? :evil:
    There are going to be 11 of these for £5. That's 45p each. What can you buy for 45p? A Mars bar - no, an iTunes pop song - no, a national newspaper - no, anything in Poundland - no.

    (And that's not even taking in to consideration the free ones)

    The internet has bred a generation of ingrates who want the moon on a stick for free.
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 72,517
    Stridor wrote:
    I was expecting something really good, and I just found it really tedious. It didn't feel like anything I couldn't have read from a magazine I wouldn't buy in WH Smiths at lunchtime. Can I get a refund? :evil:

    You've got 10 more for the price of one mag (or indeed a big sandwich).
  • However much of an ingrate I may be, I still didn't like it, and I was expecting it to be something extra. Perhaps they talked it up to much when they described it as being 'timeless' and something that could be listened to again and again...
  • RichN95.
    RichN95. Posts: 27,147
    Stridor wrote:
    However much of an ingrate I may be, I still didn't like it, and I was expecting it to be something extra. Perhaps they talked it up to much when they described it as being 'timeless' and something that could be listened to again and again...
    Forty Five F***ing P
    Twitter: @RichN95