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Old 02-03-05, 01:39 PM   #1
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OLN Race Coverage

I just read this on the OLN site from their moderator.

[I][COLOR=Blue]OK cycling fans, I finally have some news to share with you.

Regular cycling coverage will resume in Mar. Right now, it looks like it will begin Mar. 6 or 13.

There will be regular, same-day coverage on Sundays at 3pm ET. Shows could run up to 2 hours, depending on the race.

Phil, Paul and Bob will be calling the races. We will be covering ALL of the spring classics.

When we have a definite start date (Mar. 6 or 13) and a detailed schedule, it will be posted on our website.

For now, I thought Id share this good news with you.
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Old 02-03-05, 01:42 PM   #2
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That is good news.
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Old 02-03-05, 01:45 PM   #3
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Yes! I promise, as bike forums is my witness, not to make any more negative posts about OLN,(unless they piss me off,) I see my Al Tautwig voodoo doll did some good,after all.
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I just want to say...



YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!
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Old 02-03-05, 02:08 PM   #5
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Cool.

Though I doubt we'll see Milan San Remo or Het Volk.

But good news it is.
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Old 02-03-05, 02:12 PM   #6
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March 6 is the beginning of Paris-Nice...guess who's riding in that one???

Coincidence???

Any port in a storm.

Maybe someone can start "The Bicycle Racing Channel"...nobody thought the Golf Channel would last...

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March 6 is the beginning of Paris-Nice...guess who's riding in that one???

Coincidence???

Any port in a storm.

Maybe someone can start "The Bicycle Racing Channel"...nobody thought the Golf Channel would last...

That would be the crowning point of my addiction...
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Good news. I was in the process of talking a friend into taping them all and sending them over so I could watch them weeks later. Same day coverage would be even better.

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Old 02-03-05, 02:27 PM   #9
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When we have a definite start date (Mar. 6 or 13) and a detailed schedule, it will be posted on our website.
I now have the exact date to resubscribe to OLN. I dumped them, and shot them an e-mail stating why, after they totally blew of the Vuelta last year.

Do you know if they are planning on covering the Giro, or the Vuelta this year? ThanX!
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He did say, "ALL of the spring classics." Gotta think Milan-San Remo is a good possibility. I'm assuming Lance is going to ride Paris-Nice, Ronde, Paris-Roubaix, and Amstel at least. That's a good start.
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Old 02-03-05, 02:39 PM   #11
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That would be the crowning point of my addiction...
Maybe they could get Emeril Lagasse to do a cycling food show with Chef Willy...Emeril handing out feedbags at the Tour, yelling "Bam" as he hands them out..
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Jazzy, you've got that right, it would be the crowning point of my addiction to cycling as well!! very well put!!!

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Great between this, the start of the F1 season and my racing my wifes gonna kill me....late night TiVo sessions for me!
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YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!

I'm a little afraid to ask about that pic.
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Ask and you shall receive.
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I'm a little afraid to ask about that pic.
Constipation is a bad, bad thing.
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Old 02-03-05, 05:49 PM   #17
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more like ... "another fabulous win for team Krispy Kreme!!!"
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Blasted DirecTV and their newfangled technology. No more stealing satellite signals up here in Canadia.

As a gift to the cycling gods, in thanks for for your good fortune, perhaps you should pay it forward? Hm? Anyone want to tape Flanders for me? Maybe Paris-Roubaix?
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Old 02-04-05, 08:05 AM   #19
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Schwing! Way to go OLN!!!
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Got to make sure I get the DVR locked and loaded on this...and F1. LOL DVR is CLEARLY a great invention.
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Time for me to reestablish my OLN race tape connection, since up here in canada we're race-deprived.

However, with no hockey, TSN has been devoting time to triathlons instead of game reruns. SO at least you get to see people cycling.
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since up here in canada we're race-deprived.
Here is where you'll find a contact at OLN Canada. I would suggest a flood of polite email requests could convince them there's an audience for more cycling coverage.
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Old 02-05-05, 12:37 PM   #23
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Here is the reply I received in the link to a contact at OLN Canada, posted above:

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As of this moment, OLN Canada does not have intentions of airing more
cycling outside of the Tour de France. Typically, cycling does not perform
well (in ratings) in Canada (other than the above mentioned event). Having
said that, I am not discounting bringing cycling to Canada this spring and I
am currently investigating some events. It will depend of rights
availability and scheduling scenarios.
C'mon Canadians, let OLN know there IS an audience in Canada for cycling events other than just the Tour. Certainly the ratings for same-day coverage of a Spring Classic can't be any worse than the umpteenth repeat of Carribean Workout????
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It's a waste of time. Everyone I know has been emailing them for three years, and it's done nothing. If they haven't figured it out yet, they're morons. The best solution for canadians is to get dish tv or a connection in the US who can tape stuff for you.
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Wow!

That's GREAT news. Only time I'm glued to the TV - except Battle Star Galactica.
Makes trainer riding a little more tolerable too.
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