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mattc

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Re: Olympic track cycling *with spoilers*
« Reply #25 on: August 03, 2012, 12:02:02 pm »
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Well we'll have to agree to disagree - I thought her questioning manner/tone was very fair and not at all aggresive or sneering; she let Vicky speak, she didn't try to put words in her mouth, she didn't dispute her responses.

So not at all Paxmanesque. In my view.
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Re: Olympic track cycling *with spoilers*
« Reply #26 on: August 03, 2012, 12:06:50 pm »
According to the comic he corrected himself later on. His rear wheel slipped in the frame and he went down:

A bit of intensive coaching went on after that post-race interview, I suspect. What an idiot.

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Re: Olympic track cycling *with spoilers*
« Reply #27 on: August 03, 2012, 12:20:12 pm »
They rode to the rules and won. Fair enough but not very sportsman like. I would like to see the rules changed so that it is only in the event of a mechanical failure (not rider incompetence) that the restart is granted. Does a skier get a second chance if they miss a gate?
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Re: Olympic track cycling *with spoilers*
« Reply #28 on: August 03, 2012, 01:17:04 pm »
If it ain't broke, fix it 'til it is...

Re: Olympic track cycling *with spoilers*
« Reply #29 on: August 03, 2012, 01:28:17 pm »
According to the comic he corrected himself later on. His rear wheel slipped in the frame and he went down:

A bit of intensive coaching went on after that post-race interview, I suspect. What an idiot.

The reactions of the other two while he's talking are quite amusing:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/mobile/olympics/2012/stories/19104330

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Re: Olympic track cycling *with spoilers*
« Reply #30 on: August 03, 2012, 01:38:55 pm »
So what was all this about ?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/olympics/19104330
I did it just to get a restart.  Yes I pulled a fast one ?

Jill D has tweeted that she thinks it was a 'lost in translation' thing.  I'm not sure I'm convinced.

Hmmm.  Based on 16 years' personal experience of dealing with things between native-speakers of the two languages in question, in my view this is actually quite a plausible explanation (without needing to invoke the special defence that Hindes comes from far enough south in Germany that any live interview attempt at "Englisch" levity is almost inevitably doomed).

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Re: Olympic track cycling *with spoilers*
« Reply #31 on: August 03, 2012, 01:41:24 pm »
In my experience of non-track cycling, I have never known a wobble like that. Not sprinting, not gurning uphill at impossibly low revs.

Is it common on the track? I'm aware these guys are operating at somewhat higher torques than me!

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Re: Olympic track cycling *with spoilers*
« Reply #32 on: August 03, 2012, 04:14:09 pm »
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Re: Olympic track cycling *with spoilers*
« Reply #33 on: August 03, 2012, 06:17:56 pm »
The girls looked a bit shabby in the womens TP. Only a world record and over three seconds faster than the next team.. Somewhat below par :)
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Olympic track cycling *with spoilers*
« Reply #34 on: August 03, 2012, 06:27:19 pm »
The Brits are truly masters of the team pursuit. The men looked like they were coasting to win their heat. I'm expecting them to break their own WR in the final.

Unfortunately, I had to pop out and got back moments after the women finished their qualifying ride but I'll definitely catch up with that on iplayer - sounds like it was well worth seeing.

Good ride by the NZ men just now for a well deserved TP bronze.

And Vicky P is looking imperious in the keirin.

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« Reply #35 on: August 03, 2012, 06:43:41 pm »
I'm expecting them to break their own WR in the final.

Not the most difficult prediction I've ever got right... but even if it had an air of inevitability about it, that was a spectacular performance.

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Re: Olympic track cycling *with spoilers*
« Reply #36 on: August 03, 2012, 06:45:20 pm »
Smash smash smash! ;D
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Re: Olympic track cycling *with spoilers*
« Reply #37 on: August 03, 2012, 06:46:49 pm »
Piece of piss. No shouting at the telly required  :P

I expect the women's will be equally - if not even more convincing...
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Re: Olympic track cycling *with spoilers*
« Reply #38 on: August 03, 2012, 06:51:44 pm »
In a sport where photos are often used to determine a winner,the margins of victory achieved by all the GB riders/teams is impressive.
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Re: Olympic track cycling *with spoilers*
« Reply #39 on: August 03, 2012, 06:54:10 pm »
WRT the crash being deliberate or not.

Sport is about winning. Winning means beating your opponant within the rules. To win takes practice to be adept at the gameplay and it takes practice to be adept at tactics. *if* he took a tactical crash, in order to force a restart, he has executed a masterful tactical stroke, at risk of injury, that worked.

In my sport, there is still rumblings about how unfair it was for one team to accept deliberate (non contact) penalties, which gave them the edge to let their team score enough points to win in the dying seconds of the game. They didn't foul the other team, or pretend that they had fouled, they exploited a the rules to their advantage. The other team said that it was unfair, but what they meant was that they had failled to respond with a counterattack (which they could have very easily done).
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Re: Olympic track cycling *with spoilers*
« Reply #40 on: August 03, 2012, 06:59:18 pm »
Piece of piss. No shouting at the telly required  :P

I expect the women's will be equally - if not even more convincing...

+1 with frikkin' lasers on top!
 
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Re: Olympic track cycling *with spoilers*
« Reply #41 on: August 03, 2012, 07:06:03 pm »
WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

She is looking super sharp!
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Re: Olympic track cycling *with spoilers*
« Reply #42 on: August 03, 2012, 07:07:29 pm »
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Re: Olympic track cycling *with spoilers*
« Reply #43 on: August 03, 2012, 07:11:31 pm »
0.024s is a bit squeaky, though !
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Re: Olympic track cycling *with spoilers*
« Reply #44 on: August 03, 2012, 07:17:52 pm »
I swear I saw her bike flexing side to side by about six inches when she hit the sprint.

Re: Olympic track cycling *with spoilers*
« Reply #45 on: August 03, 2012, 07:26:31 pm »
GET IN!!!

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Re: Olympic track cycling *with spoilers*
« Reply #46 on: August 03, 2012, 07:31:30 pm »
What the f*** was that? A brief five second glimpse of Vicky getting her gold medal. F***ing useless BBC!

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Re: Olympic track cycling *with spoilers*
« Reply #47 on: August 03, 2012, 07:42:15 pm »
My, that was a good afternoon at the track.  :thumbsup:

And after the men's TP, one of our bikes taken off the track wearing a San Marco Rolls! I thought they would all be carbon jobs. Still, one has to be comfortable at work, doesn't one?  ;D

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Re: Olympic track cycling *with spoilers*
« Reply #48 on: August 03, 2012, 07:47:51 pm »
What the f*** was that? A brief five second glimpse of Vicky getting her gold medal. F***ing useless BBC!
You can't keep everyone happy :) (there are another squillion events to show.)

Personally, I'd rather they had shown the Keirin B final while Cav blathered on, rather than showing Cav & co with the b final in the background!
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Re: Olympic track cycling *with spoilers*
« Reply #49 on: August 03, 2012, 07:49:57 pm »
0.024s is a bit squeaky, though !

Nah, she had it timed to perfection. No one was ever going to come past her...
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