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I know a few are listening to this.

I was reluctant to get on board as I am so Anti-Lance, but have to admit I am enjoying it but it seems now in week three that once he has explained things like echelons etc once then he gets thin on things to talk about and more and more of each episode is becoming answering listeners questions.

A few things have struck me while listening though, one was that its obvious that Lance, while so involved with the tour for so many years was obviously so focused on himself and the Yellow Jersey that he didn't even know how the sprinters lead out trains were organised, and to be honest it sounded like he didn't care. 

He still sounds a little bitter though. 

What do others think about it? 

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Yeah agree. He was solely focused on his race and didn't care about much else about the circus. It has been interesting hearing about stuff like the transfers on  rest days and how he used to have a special car to get him back to hotel sooner rather than his teammates. 

It's also funny how he still skirts around the big issue..

He doesn't seem to like Jens...

I didnt like that he was picking my kiwi hope George Bennett as the next great thing after he "rode for my development team" I hope that is not a bad sign... 

 

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I also feel bad for liking it, but I think its entertaining.

Yes, some bitterness, some self deprecating humour mixed in.

I regularly listen to this and the cycling podcast with Richard Moore and co, which is also really good. They're actually at the race and have lots of great interviews with team managers and riders. 

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I like the podcast too but am also surprised by how little he knows about the sport. Like you say, no idea about the sprinters or how things work out of the top 3-5 guys and the number 1 team.

Then again I know people who go to Kona or do Ironman after investing so much $$$ and have no idea how to change a puncture.

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54 minutes ago, pieman said:

...on  rest days and how he used to have a special car to get him back to hotel sooner rather than his teammates. 

 

Such a team player...not.  :puke:

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16 minutes ago, Turtle said:

Such a team player...not.  :puke:

well to be fair sometimes he would finish mountain stages so far ahead of his mates it would probably be detrimental to hang around... especially if the doping controls were waiting for him... :mellow:

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1 hour ago, Peter said:

I like the podcast too but am also surprised by how little he knows about the sport. Like you say, no idea about the sprinters or how things work out of the top 3-5 guys and the number 1 team.

Then again I know people who go to Kona or do Ironman after investing so much $$$ and have no idea how to change a puncture.

To him, sprinters are in an associated sport, with about as much relevance to him as track cycling is to Triathletes.

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6 minutes ago, Ex-Hasbeen said:

To him, sprinters are in an associated sport, with about as much relevance to him as track cycling is to Triathletes.

Exactly - the sprinter and KOM jersey's are consolation prizes (side events)  - it's about the over all winner B)

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Such a team player...not.  :puke:

You wouldn't expect Elvis to wait for the rest of the backing band to travel back to the hotel with him would you - the guy is / was a super star - he operated at a different level to what you're used to :huh:

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I am only hearing good things so have downloaded a couple to listen to.

Now to find the time to listen to them.

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I find listening to pod casts about as exciting as listening to my wife talk about housework......the few podcasts I have tuned into I honestly fell asleep, and couldn't remember much of what they had said anyway.

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7 minutes ago, KieranR said:

I find listening to pod casts about as exciting as listening to my wife talk about housework......the few podcasts I have tuned into I honestly fell asleep, and couldn't remember much of what they had said anyway.

They are about 40 minutes long, same as my drive to work. Means I can catch up on the tour news on my commute.

 

Oh and try The Infinite Monkey Cage for some science fun.

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1 hour ago, KieranR said:

I find listening to pod casts about as exciting as listening to my wife talk about housework......the few podcasts I have tuned into I honestly fell asleep, and couldn't remember much of what they had said anyway.

Do you not have a dog?  Ride a turbo? Catch public transport?

53 minutes ago, dazmuzza said:

You're listening to the wrong ones then :D

I think you are right.

There are some great ones out there.

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the legends of triathlon podcasts are pretty good and have done some of the real legends from the 80s and 90s ....unfortunately they haven't done one for a few months ....they have done some guys you may have heard like Molina, Tinley etc...miles stewart

 

http://www.legendsoftriathlon.com/

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3 hours ago, AP said:

You wouldn't expect Elvis to wait for the rest of the backing band to travel back to the hotel with him would you - the guy is / was a super star - he operated at a different level to what you're used to :huh:

Elvis without his backing band is still Elvis.

Without his "backing band" Lance would be singing a different tune. 

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3 hours ago, dazmuzza said:

You're listening to the wrong ones then :D

Try:

IM Talk - by the same guys who do the Legends of Triathlon podcast that Shrek recommended.

My Dad Wrote a Porno

Stuff You Should Know

Stuff You Missed In History Class

Hardcore History (if you are a history buff)

 

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I'm very negative LA, elite sport destroyer. But I watched the LA podcast about Sagan and the sprint and found the analysis pretty good. The extra photo and slo-mo video evidence wasn't available at the time. But no doubt it is all part of LA's redemption. Has he had to repay earnings yet? Llost his house yet?

 

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 Elite sport destroyer? Hahahahaha 

 

He hasn't mentioned having to head off to work yet so think his $ is holding up..

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23 hours ago, pieman said:

 

It's also funny how he still skirts around the big issue..

 

Listen to his forward podcasts, he talks about it openly & doesn't shy away from it. Often poking fun at himself etc.

I'm still a big LA fan. I stopped in a Mellow Johnny's in April & geeked out at all of his bikes on display etc.  Grabbed a t-shirt & drank a couple of brews. 

His $ are holding up but the next court case could change all of that.

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2 hours ago, Bored@work said:

His $ are holding up but the next court case could change all of that.

He'll be OK - this will all blow over :lol:

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I find both his podcastes and his rogan interview to be pretty good. But i am sure all the people that never saw him race will still go on about how he ruined the sport....

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16 minutes ago, trek52 said:

I find both his podcastes and his rogan interview to be pretty good. But i am sure all the people that never saw him race will still go on about how he ruined the sport....

I highly doubt the sport would be as popular in USA and Australia is it wasn't for Lance. 

I think he was a cock by the way he treated people. Not for taking the drugs. 

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I bet that Lance doesn't even own the shirt on his back. His accountants have had plenty of time to prepare the books to show where the monies gone and why there's nothing left for US Postal and mofo Floyd landis.

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18 hours ago, Peter said:

I think he was a cock by the way he treated people. Not for taking the drugs. 

It's almost impossible to get to the top in any sport or in business without somebody thinking you're an ass hole - there's always someone who thinks they should have shared the glory or is disgruntled for not being pampered the way they thought they should be  :mellow: even Hitler had his critics 

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sometimes people think you're an asshole........ cause you're actually an asshole!

Don't know if he actually is or not.  Just saying, if it walks like a duck, and squawks like a duck, sometimes it's an asshole.  If people think you are, maybe it's because you are....

disclaimer - this is just a royal "you're", like a royal "we".  Not directed at anybody here.  But if you're willing to be an asshole to get yourself further - then you maybe are.

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23 hours ago, Peter said:

I think he was a cock by the way he treated people. Not for taking the drugs. 

I agree with this and always have. 

If you think of them all as murderers Lance is the guy who won't tell the relatives where the body is.......... probably because he boiled and ate them. 

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Listened to a couple of episodes over the weekend. The arrogance and absolute conviction that allowed him to bully people into submission is still there. To be honest, that is what makes it interesting to listen to. LA is not backward about expressing an opinion and is pretty good at explaining the reasoning behind it. Add in the insight from his time racing and it makes for compelling listening.

It's a bit of a sycophantic boys club, if you are expecting challenging questions, you won't find them there. But LA is self-deprecating enough that I could put up with that for interesting stuff that comes out.

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I think one of the reasons lance was so popular is that he was a good showman and personality. 

You hardly ever hear from the current crop of cyclists and when you do it's not very interesting. Lance knew how to hold an audience, and use people to get his way. Before it all blew up many thought he would go into politics because he would obviously be very successful. 

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12 minutes ago, dazaau said:

I think one of the reasons lance was so popular is that he was a good showman and personality. 

You hardly ever hear from the current crop of cyclists and when you do it's not very interesting. Lance knew how to hold an audience, and use people to get his way. Before it all blew up many thought he would go into politics because he would obviously be very successful. 

Listening to the podcast it seemed to become clear that Lance only cared for or knew about stuff that was beneficial to him. Probably good traits to get him into to politics but not actually be an effective politician, but Im sure he'd feather his nest beautifully along the way. 

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Just a bump, Lances stages podcast did some Kona stuff.

A preview, then an episode each with Dave Scott and Mark Allen then a wrap up.

Some good stuff in there. 

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Lance is a dick. Trying to re-invent and re-market himself. He's lucky he's not in the can .... but there is still hope!

From a former fanboy.

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Listening to these podcasts you can tell he has an ego bigger than Texas, he simply cant stop talking about himself (except when it comes to his past indiscretions which he glosses over or makes light of) 

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He is an arrogant SoB, but has become a more self-aware arrogant SoB. 

As a fellow arrogant SoB I enjoy his podcasts, doesn't mean I excuse his past behaviour. I just understand I live in an imperfect world full of imperfect people.

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My hubby enjoys listening to his podcasts for TDF and Kona.

Last night he was listening to an Irish athlete from Kona?

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So I have only jumped back on this morning,

Is it just me or is the podcast now becoming all Lances ego and advertising? 

If this mornings episode was my first listen I dont think I would bother again, since I have listened before I will give it another day or two , but today was almost no decent info and just a load of babble and ads. 

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5 minutes ago, roxii said:

So I have only jumped back on this morning,

Is it just me or is the podcast now becoming all Lances ego and advertising? 

If this mornings episode was my first listen I dont think I would bother again, since I have listened before I will give it another day or two , but today was almost no decent info and just a load of babble and ads. 

Agree roxii, I am still getting through the preview show and it kinda sounds like big business rather than Lance venting in an Airstream. If it stays like this I'm out.

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I still quite like it - but it is far from a news piece. If you have no idea of what happened on the stage, you wont really find out here, but there is an honest opinion piece every pod.  Many may not respect or agree with that opinion, but thats what makes it different.

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Best Tour podcasts. 

Funny as **** 

 

Listen to them at work 

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On 20/07/2017 at 10:04 AM, KieranR said:

I find listening to pod casts about as exciting as listening to my wife talk about housework......the few podcasts I have tuned into I honestly fell asleep, and couldn't remember much of what they had said anyway.

I like the idea of that! 

Sleeeep 👍👍👍👍👍👍

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5 hours ago, Kim jong-un said:

Yep over 50% advertising now

Your just jealous 

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On 20/07/2017 at 11:26 AM, AP said:

Exactly - the sprinter and KOM jersey's are consolation prizes (side events)  - it's about the over all winner B)

You wouldn't expect Elvis to wait for the rest of the backing band to travel back to the hotel with him would you - the guy is / was a super star - he operated at a different level to what you're used to :huh:

Sorry Al have I misread this? The guy operated at a different level because he was doping the hell out of his body! Are you genuinely putting that on a pedestal?

And @KieranR check the Podcasts thread in t'Sandbox. There's bloody gold out there!

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Yep..there's ads, but I still like to listen to it. Just go and make a coffee or tea or hang out some washing while the advertorials are on. Otherwise, you can always fast forward it. I watch on Youtube.

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Agree, there's a difference to last years shows. Last year the show was done on a shoestring budget, probably because Lance didn't want to earn any money until all the court cases were sorted. This year Lance has settled with his pursuers and is free to make an income which won't be a consider component of any settlement. 

Enter advertisers and a slicker production crew. There's nothing like a hint of professionalism in the production of a show, along with some sponsor advertising to inflate a presenters ego. The presenter in this case, Lance, has an ego the size of a bus at the best of times. Hence all the good race analysis that we heard last year has been pushed aside to make way for the dribble that is being presented this year.  A shame because he could offer a better show and still satisfy the advertisers.

think I will go back to the velo talk podcast.

 

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