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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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