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Auntie Helen

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Re: Liggett and Sherwinisms TdF 2012
« Reply #25 on: July 02, 2012, 08:46:28 pm »
Since when has riding a recumbent bike been difficult? And why on earth would you ride round in circles?  ???
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Re: Liggett and Sherwinisms TdF 2012
« Reply #26 on: July 02, 2012, 09:18:02 pm »
I thought the riding in circles comment was about an attempt he made at riding a trike.

We watch the ITV as Mrs Dan finds the "authentic irishman" grates.

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Re: Liggett and Sherwinisms TdF 2012
« Reply #27 on: July 02, 2012, 09:31:06 pm »
I for one am looking forward to the first mention of someones "job of work" being over (which I vaguely recall is Mr Boardmans speciality) ...
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Re: Liggett and Sherwinisms TdF 2012
« Reply #28 on: July 02, 2012, 09:53:54 pm »
I thought the riding in circles comment was about an attempt he made at riding a trike.

They both rode in circles  :)

Phil trying out a recumbent while on holiday in Cornwall with friends.
This then reminded Paul of his experience of trying to ride a Trike. Again in circles though. So he gave up after that!

These two experiences then led to Phil's concluding comment - "It looks easy, but it's very, very difficult".
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Re: Liggett and Sherwinisms TdF 2012
« Reply #29 on: July 02, 2012, 10:36:49 pm »
But don't be too keen to dismiss them, http://www.itv.com/tourdefrance/team-predictions/
...not yet at least!

Re: Liggett and Sherwinisms TdF 2012
« Reply #30 on: July 03, 2012, 08:17:23 am »
I flicked onto ITV 4 just as Mr Boardman and ? were showing how a lead out for a sprint worked.   I switched channels quickly.
But I must say Cav's ride was a masterclass in sprinting, although he admitted he should have jumped earlier!

Re: Liggett and Sherwinisms TdF 2012
« Reply #31 on: July 03, 2012, 08:24:09 am »
I flicked onto ITV 4 just as Mr Boardman and Ned Boulting were showing how a lead out for a sprint worked.   I switched channels quickly.
But I must say Cav's ride was a masterclass in sprinting, although he admitted he should have jumped earlier!

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Re: Liggett and Sherwinisms TdF 2012
« Reply #32 on: July 03, 2012, 08:40:25 am »
"He's riding a recumbent bicycle" [a spectator on the other carriage-way, not a competitor!]

It was a trike.

But better than the original guess of "A high speed wheelchair"

Well that's what I'll be calling them from this day forth.

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Re: Liggett and Sherwinisms TdF 2012
« Reply #33 on: July 03, 2012, 10:42:48 am »
Like you, spesh, I'm finding Phil and Paul do grate a bit these days. Might try the cheapskate solution of an audio feed from Eurosport from now on while watching on ITV4 - if I can put up with the delay 'twixt vision and sound. It is on Eurosport, right? Or am I being a bit thick not realising that Sky are showing it instead now?

It is indeed still on Eurosport, where you can get commentary from David Harmon and Sean Kelly.  I find this significantly more bearable than Ligget 'n' Sherwin.  However the Eurosport logo is causing increasing image retention on my plasma screen >:( so a means of having ITV4 pictures and Eurosport audio would be useful.  I'm obviously watching too much pro cycling.

The problem I find with Eurosport coverage is that, needing to watch the highlights show which I record, I have lost cout of the number of times the programme has started late and the recording finished before the end of the stage >:( Too bloody lax on their scheduling.
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Re: Liggett and Sherwinisms TdF 2012
« Reply #34 on: July 03, 2012, 12:16:55 pm »
I'm just pathetically grateful that we get any cycling coverage at all on free "mainstream" telly and will put up with the inanities without so much as a wince.
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Re: Liggett and Sherwinisms TdF 2012
« Reply #35 on: July 03, 2012, 12:23:46 pm »
I'm just pathetically grateful that we get any cycling coverage at all on free "mainstream" telly and will put up with the inanities without so much as a wince.

Good point.   If I couldn't watch the Tour on "free" telly I would consider getting Sky.  Since this would be my only reason for getting Sky such a move would be incredibly expensive.  It would probably be cheaper to cross The Channel and follow the Tour round in person ... now, there's a thought  :demon:

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Re: Liggett and Sherwinisms TdF 2012
« Reply #36 on: July 03, 2012, 01:23:20 pm »
Last year ITV4 managed 3 different pronunciations of Voeckler.

A couple of years ago Phil managed three different pronunciations of Andreas Kloeden's surname in the same sentence :facepalm:
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Re: Liggett and Sherwinisms TdF 2012
« Reply #37 on: July 03, 2012, 02:14:44 pm »
Last year ITV4 managed 3 different pronunciations of Voeckler.

A couple of years ago Phil managed three different pronunciations of Andreas Kloeden's surname in the same sentence :facepalm:

Hence my prescription of just a sip for every pismronounciation.  ;)
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Re: Liggett and Sherwinisms TdF 2012
« Reply #38 on: July 03, 2012, 02:17:44 pm »
I'm just pathetically grateful that we get any cycling coverage at all on free "mainstream" telly and will put up with the inanities without so much as a wince.

Precisely this.

I'd go further and say I actually like the Liggett and Sherwin commentary and I like the Boardman info about each stage as he rides/walks the finish.

I don't like any adverts, that's why I start watching 20 minutes after the start and use my PVR to jump through them.

Hats off to ITV4 for covering it live and for the extended highlights show.

I'm waiting for the complaining to start on YACF when ITV decides to drop coverage of the Tour.


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Re: Liggett and Sherwinisms TdF 2012
« Reply #39 on: July 03, 2012, 04:39:21 pm »
"Chaos" was clearly today's buzzword but, amid it all, Evans and a team-mate were riding "calmly and collectively." Maybe they were?  :-\
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Re: Liggett and Sherwinisms TdF 2012
« Reply #40 on: July 04, 2012, 09:16:09 pm »
Last year ITV4 managed 3 different pronunciations of Voeckler.

A couple of years ago Phil managed three different pronunciations of Andreas Kloeden's surname in the same sentence :facepalm:

Hence my prescription of just a sip for every pismronounciation;)

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Re: Liggett and Sherwinisms TdF 2012
« Reply #41 on: July 07, 2012, 06:19:59 pm »
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Re: Liggett and Sherwinisms TdF 2012
« Reply #42 on: July 07, 2012, 06:23:38 pm »
I think my favourite this week was on Wednesday when Phil said 'there's moisture on the camera lens, must be riders sweat'  ???
5 seconds later ... 'oh it's actually raining'  :facepalm:

Re: Liggett and Sherwinisms TdF 2012
« Reply #43 on: July 07, 2012, 08:36:34 pm »
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Re: Liggett and Sherwinisms TdF 2012
« Reply #44 on: July 08, 2012, 03:52:33 pm »
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Re: Liggett and Sherwinisms TdF 2012
« Reply #45 on: July 08, 2012, 03:57:20 pm »
They just accused Cuddles of being Canadian...

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Re: Liggett and Sherwinisms TdF 2012
« Reply #46 on: July 08, 2012, 04:02:03 pm »
I caught my first hearing of Phil and "Mano a mano" on Friday ...

This year Phil seems a bit better than he had been - much less of the re-saying what Paul has just said ... but Paul seems even worse with his "Yes Phil .... <repeat of Phil's last statement> - .... and ... "    at every commentary change-over.   

And WHY do they (especially Paul) have to rabbit all the time? ... it's television, we can see what's happening!

Not seen any "Ask Phil & Paul" questions from viewers yet this year - but we seem to get more of Boardman and Boulting.

BTW I stopped for a phone call on the club run on Weds ... nobody to "pace me back to the main field of the bike race this afternoon" as Paul would have said  ;D
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Re: Liggett and Sherwinisms TdF 2012
« Reply #47 on: July 08, 2012, 04:31:07 pm »
They're a pair of daft tw@ts who I avoid at all costs. I'd rather listen to Robert Peston.

Re: Liggett and Sherwinisms TdF 2012
« Reply #48 on: July 08, 2012, 05:29:11 pm »
I think it was yesterday that one of them refereed to a rider having a "rival team-mate" in the group with him.

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Re: Liggett and Sherwinisms TdF 2012
« Reply #49 on: July 08, 2012, 05:51:56 pm »
There is no such mountain as Mt Kilimanjaro!