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  • ddraverddraver Posts: 23,212
    edited 6 September
    Well I think I've just been part of an EPIC helicopter/horse shot...

    (Edit - meaning there IS helicopter coverage today...)
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • Stuck it on early to see the parts of Devon I know well, but not sure I can make it through a full day of ITV4's adverts!

    Ah yes, the JML Leg Pillow. Perfect comfort for anyone whose duvet has been inexplicably stolen...
  • As for the race, there's a classic chasse patate going on right now - Barranetxea stuck in the middle of nowhere
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 23,212
    ddraver said:

    Well I think I've just been part of an EPIC helicopter/horse shot...

    (Edit - meaning there IS helicopter coverage today...)

    They missed it! 😭



    I'm in there...
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • Cornwall might have missed out, but Dartmouth has got genuinely lucky with the weather - it looks gorgeous. Last time I was there I was dodging yachts on a paddleboard...
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 10,220
    Cricket for me today...
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 23,212
    Just seen Manon off of GCN 🥰
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • ProssPross Posts: 29,622

    Cornwall might have missed out, but Dartmouth has got genuinely lucky with the weather - it looks gorgeous. Last time I was there I was dodging yachts on a paddleboard...

    How do you get a yacht on a paddleboard?
  • Pross said:

    Cornwall might have missed out, but Dartmouth has got genuinely lucky with the weather - it looks gorgeous. Last time I was there I was dodging yachts on a paddleboard...

    How do you get a yacht on a paddleboard?
    I came very close to finding out...

    I now have a morbid curiosity in finding out how quickly the peloton can get from Slapton to Kingsbridge. It's almost certainly faster than I've ever driven it, thanks to tractors, caravans, and people who are convinced their car is five feet wider than it actually is.
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 23,212
    It is a gorgeous day.

    The race comes right past Grandpa raver's Con Club and we're in the garden waiting (don't you dare tell Cake Stop that!!)

    It's is genuinely rather wonderful to watch the best cyclists in the world come past a village cricket club whilst picking blackberries out of the hedge.
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • ProssPross Posts: 29,622

    Pross said:

    Cornwall might have missed out, but Dartmouth has got genuinely lucky with the weather - it looks gorgeous. Last time I was there I was dodging yachts on a paddleboard...

    How do you get a yacht on a paddleboard?
    I came very close to finding out...

    I now have a morbid curiosity in finding out how quickly the peloton can get from Slapton to Kingsbridge. It's almost certainly faster than I've ever driven it, thanks to tractors, caravans, and people who are convinced their car is five feet wider than it actually is.
    Used to do that road regularly as we had a caravan in the South Hams for about 15 years.
  • davep1davep1 Posts: 806
    I was in Devon last week, my family live in Bovey Tracey which is the bottom right corner of Dartmoor. I found a new climb out of Bovey thanks to Simon Warren's 40 rides book. Hospital Hill the locals call it; will make sure I have a proper warm up next time I attempt it!
    Looks glorious today.
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,448
    The Road into tavistock is a nightmare on a bike if it's the road I remember
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,448
    Tour of Britain is going past Rob carpenter's house
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • notquite6footnotquite6foot Posts: 204
    edited 6 September
    Break advantage got up to about 7:45 with 70km to go thanks to JV trying to bluff another team into pulling. Movistar now at the front.
  • daniel_bdaniel_b Posts: 9,646
    Odd, unable to find this on ES Player - have let my GCN sub lapse.
    Then found ITV4 are showing in, and lucked into Adam Blythe being Boultings co-commentator, so very pleased with that, aside from the adverts.

    Just confused the ES Player seems to have no record of it on the search, and nothing in the schedule.
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  • JimD666JimD666 Posts: 408
    daniel_b said:

    Odd, unable to find this on ES Player - have let my GCN sub lapse.
    Then found ITV4 are showing in, and lucked into Adam Blythe being Boultings co-commentator, so very pleased with that, aside from the adverts.

    Just confused the ES Player seems to have no record of it on the search, and nothing in the schedule.

    GCN had the last couple of hours yesterday but with ambient sound only. No commentary available.

    Can't watch it on ITV, the adverts.....
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 23,212
    Ivybridge



    Somehow the funny hats just make it seem more village...
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • ProssPross Posts: 29,622
    edited 6 September
    Jake Scott looks horrible climbing on that huge gear.
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,448
    Non of the WT teams want to.do the work because of the TTT tomorrow? Jumbo down a man too
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • ProssPross Posts: 29,622
    Distinct lack of interest. The catch is probably still just about on but looking less and less likely.
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 23,212
    Even Dartmoor is looking pretty today...
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,448
    Hell of a ride for a Paralympian
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • ProssPross Posts: 29,622
    Peloton now stringing out as Alpecin Fenix take the lead. Talk of crosswinds which surprises me given how light the winds are around my neck of the woods today.
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,448
    Sorry was busy buying my own funeral cremation
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,448
    Carpenter rides Scott off his wheel .... Ride
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,448
    I think the WT teams are banking on the TTT
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • daniel_bdaniel_b Posts: 9,646
    JimD666 said:

    daniel_b said:

    Odd, unable to find this on ES Player - have let my GCN sub lapse.
    Then found ITV4 are showing in, and lucked into Adam Blythe being Boultings co-commentator, so very pleased with that, aside from the adverts.

    Just confused the ES Player seems to have no record of it on the search, and nothing in the schedule.

    GCN had the last couple of hours yesterday but with ambient sound only. No commentary available.

    Can't watch it on ITV, the adverts.....
    How very strange.
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  • daniel_b said:

    JimD666 said:

    daniel_b said:

    Odd, unable to find this on ES Player - have let my GCN sub lapse.
    Then found ITV4 are showing in, and lucked into Adam Blythe being Boultings co-commentator, so very pleased with that, aside from the adverts.

    Just confused the ES Player seems to have no record of it on the search, and nothing in the schedule.

    GCN had the last couple of hours yesterday but with ambient sound only. No commentary available.

    Can't watch it on ITV, the adverts.....
    How very strange.
    Dunno - there's a limit to the number of explicitly maimed animals anyone can stomach in one afternoon, no matter how much it's leavened by jolly adverts about your impending death. I'm actually slightly surprised by how grisly the footage is allowed to be.
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,448
    Carpenter is a bit special here
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
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