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Re: Wiggo's hour on freeview
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2015, 04:52:52 pm »
PICK also appears to be on Freesat.

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Re: Wiggo's hour on freeview
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2015, 05:21:24 pm »
He's going to smash it. Beard or no beard.

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Re: Wiggo's hour on freeview
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2015, 08:47:52 pm »
It's what used to be Sky 3. Can be found on Freesat and freeview :)
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Re: Wiggo's hour on freeview
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2015, 09:29:28 pm »
That's a Sky channel, though, isn't it? I should imagine it'll be available on the YouTube UCIchannel

I don't know about the UCI Channel, but the Sky Channel on YouTube and the Sky website itself are providing live coverage.

See here:http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/news/latest-news/where-to-watch-bradley-wigginss-hour-record-attempt-174707

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Re: Wiggo's hour on freeview
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2015, 03:46:32 pm »
How long's it on for  :P

(Pick were showing a Bradley Wiggins documentary - "A year in yellow" - the other day.  I saw it listed and wondered why.   This scheduling explains it.)

I am strangely hyped for Wiggo's attempt.  Normally I don't mind, but there is something about his attempt that's caught my imagination.

Re: Wiggo's hour on freeview
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2015, 05:27:12 pm »
Hoping I can pick up enough signal despite being onnatrain to watch the YouTube stream!

Re: Wiggo's hour on freeview
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2015, 10:28:14 am »
D. Telegraph has a podcast with Wiggins/Dowsett/Boardman/Obree. Wiggins v.up for doing this record - wants to finish 'completely spent'.

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Re: Wiggo's hour on freeview
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2015, 12:55:37 pm »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XgL3ByqBVo

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Re: Wiggo's hour on freeview
« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2015, 01:21:35 pm »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XgL3ByqBVo

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Can't see that in UK...
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Re: Wiggo's hour on freeview
« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2015, 05:57:26 pm »
Interesting that the attempt is timed to start at 6:30pm, when all the other recent ones have started on the hour. Clearly thinking about the TV scheduling implications there.

Air pressure now looks likely to be way more than 1030hPa, which is 750-1000m of handicap over a low-pressure day.
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Re: Wiggo's hour on freeview
« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2015, 06:20:39 pm »
Interesting that the attempt is timed to start at 6:30pm, when all the other recent ones have started on the hour. Clearly thinking about the TV scheduling implications there.

Air pressure now looks likely to be way more than 1030hPa, which is 750-1000m of handicap over a low-pressure day.

Wow.  I know air pressure makes a difference, but I had not appreciated it could be that significant. Incredible.
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Re: Wiggo's hour on freeview
« Reply #12 on: June 06, 2015, 07:27:58 pm »
Say the air pressure is 1035 mbar for his attempt.  A low pressure system over the UK could easily be 50 mbar lower than that, i.e. a 5% difference.  Power lost to drag is linear with air pressure, so if this were a flat TT where virtually all power goes into overcoming drag, we'd expect to see a 5% difference, which at 50 kph means going 2.5 km slower.  For an hour record in a velodrome, power lost will mostly be split between overcoming air resistance and accelerating himself round the corners - I don't know the split, but if it's a portion of a 2.5 km pie, 1 km sounds eminently feasible.

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Re: Wiggo's hour on freeview
« Reply #13 on: June 06, 2015, 08:04:36 pm »
Surely with the airlock doors at the Olympic velodrome they can just get a good vacuum pump in there.
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Re: Wiggo's hour on freeview
« Reply #14 on: June 07, 2015, 01:45:08 pm »
I am told that there is a network of tunnels under Norwich which might be partially evacuated for record attempts though as they're only about 3' in diameter they'd only be of use to the Dark Side siblinghood.
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Re: Wiggo's hour on freeview
« Reply #15 on: June 07, 2015, 06:24:20 pm »
Where do I "tune in" for the best commentary[1]? I've found Pick TV on the idiot box and the Telegraph has a commentary.

[1] Surely everyone grew up watching test matches on the TV but listening to the commentary on the wireless. Everyone apart from my wife - who thought it bizarre.

Re: Wiggo's hour on freeview
« Reply #16 on: June 07, 2015, 06:25:18 pm »
PICK also appears to be on Freesat.

Lose the beard, Brad - the drag could make all the difference.

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Re: Wiggo's hour on freeview
« Reply #17 on: June 07, 2015, 06:32:07 pm »
UCI on Youtube seems good.

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Re: Wiggo's hour on freeview
« Reply #18 on: June 07, 2015, 06:34:27 pm »
UCI Youtube isn't working in East London

"The uploader has not made this video available in your country. Sorry about that."

Thanks UCI.

(I do have it on Pick, but was hoping UCI had some timings.)
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Re: Wiggo's hour on freeview
« Reply #19 on: June 07, 2015, 06:36:32 pm »
Listening to the Telegraph, I at least heard the start! The TV was on an ad break when Wiggo got an early start.

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Re: Wiggo's hour on freeview
« Reply #20 on: June 07, 2015, 06:40:56 pm »
Help please.
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Re: Wiggo's hour on freeview
« Reply #21 on: June 07, 2015, 06:41:31 pm »
No average speed so time for the spreadsheet to quickly calculate the average speed.
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Re: Wiggo's hour on freeview
« Reply #22 on: June 07, 2015, 06:45:15 pm »
UCI feed is working in this bit of East London, but I'm running 'YouTube Unblocker' on FF.

I'm kinda surprised at his gearing: 58-18;  I had expected something a bit higher.
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Re: Wiggo's hour on freeview
« Reply #23 on: June 07, 2015, 06:45:54 pm »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XgL3ByqBVo

That's a shame if it doesn't work, it's a great picture on a 27" iMac.

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Re: Wiggo's hour on freeview
« Reply #24 on: June 07, 2015, 06:47:40 pm »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XgL3ByqBVo

That's a shame if it doesn't work, it's a great picture on a 27" iMac.

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