Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Road Cycling
Reload this Page >

Save the Vuelta petition

Notices
Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

Save the Vuelta petition

Old 07-29-04, 01:13 PM
  #1  
daneil
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Posts: 255
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Save the Vuelta petition

There's an online petition started with at this point 209 signatures for OLN to air complete coverage of this year's Vuelta. (There have been messages in the racing forum about this as well as on roadbikereview and the olntv message board, the word so far is that there will be a 1 hour recap show at the end of the race. That's one hour devoted to the entire grand tour. Please sign, it can only help.


https://www.petitiononline.com/vuelta3/
daneil is offline  
Old 07-29-04, 01:19 PM
  #2  
J-McKech
What?
 
J-McKech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: N. Tx
Posts: 1,650

Bikes: Bianchi Brava(retired), Surly Instigator(retired)

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Signed and ready... I think everyone should sign this! LETS GO GUYS SIGN UP!
J-McKech is offline  
Old 07-29-04, 01:22 PM
  #3  
Guest
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
I signed it. Bastards! They said they'd give full coverage before. What the heck happened?

Koffee
 
Old 07-29-04, 01:25 PM
  #4  
SipperPhoto
The Cycling Photographer
 
SipperPhoto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Orange, CA
Posts: 1,404
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
we had full coverage of the Giro, the Tour, and the vuelta Last year... got the Giro, and Tour this year... I can't imagine why they wouldn;t show the Vuelta

signed

jeff
SipperPhoto is offline  
Old 07-29-04, 01:58 PM
  #5  
BikeInMN
Dude who rides bike
 
BikeInMN's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: U S of A
Posts: 642
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Don't stop at signing the petition. Everyone needs to email them at feedback@olntv.com and tell them you want to see the Vuelta. Be polite but let them know how disappointed you are that they're pulling the live coverage.
BikeInMN is offline  
Old 07-29-04, 03:30 PM
  #6  
NitroZip
Junior Member
 
NitroZip's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Iowa
Posts: 23
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Done, I hope it works.
NitroZip is offline  
Old 07-29-04, 03:42 PM
  #7  
Raiyn
I drink your MILKSHAKE
 
Raiyn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: St. Petersburg, FL
Posts: 15,061

Bikes: 2003 Specialized Rockhopper FSR Comp, 1999 Specialized Hardrock Comp FS, 1971 Schwinn Varsity

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Signed up Fargin Bastiges!
__________________
Raiyn is offline  
Old 07-29-04, 05:42 PM
  #8  
ProvRider
Ruler of Heck
 
ProvRider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Providence, RI
Posts: 18
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I'm in...Love watching racing...a major race like the Vuelta...has to be have full coverage.
ProvRider is offline  
Old 07-29-04, 07:44 PM
  #9  
Grampy™
Geezer Member
 
Grampy™'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
Posts: 1,384

Bikes: Airborne, LeMond, Bianchi CX, Volae Century, Redline 925 (fixed) and a Burley Tandem.

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by BikeInMN
Don't stop at signing the petition. Everyone needs to email them at feedback@olntv.com and tell them you want to see the Vuelta. Be polite but let them know how disappointed you are that they're pulling the live coverage.
It only takes a minute!!! Sign the petition..... Write OLN! Don't expect "everyone else" to do it for you. YOU do it!
Grampy™ is offline  
Old 07-30-04, 12:35 AM
  #10  
bagel
(Poppyseed)
 
bagel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
Posts: 49

Bikes: 2002 Bianchi Veloce, 2001 Schwinn Homegrown Factory, 1996 Specialized Hardrock GX

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
OLN should've gotten so much ad revenue from the TdF. Can it not afford the production costs for the Vuelta? And with all the new cycling fans, it should be a winner!
bagel is offline  
Old 07-30-04, 05:01 AM
  #11  
...jeff
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 271
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Signed.
...jeff is offline  
Old 07-30-04, 10:17 AM
  #12  
drroebuck
Ride.
 
drroebuck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 362
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
#942.

The thing is, they're stupid. The Tour was the most watched, most talked about Tour ever, if I'm not mistaken. They should ride that momentum all the way through the end of the season, get casual viewers to get more into it. I guarantee you that a casual viewer of the Tour this year will NOT watch next year if Lance doesn't race. But they might watch if they've gotten more involved in watching in the meantime.
drroebuck is offline  
Old 07-30-04, 10:34 AM
  #13  
Allen H
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Piedmont, CA
Posts: 584

Bikes: '04 LeMond Buenos Aires

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
#949

Don't know about the recent TdF being the "most watched" Tour, but I do know:

- OLN did NOT sell out ad space for the TdF coverage (unfortunately, the almighty $ often rules these decisions, which MAY be why OLN is trying to "scale back" Vuelta coverage)
- Lance's 6th DID get front-page coverage on most major US newspapers - which is a BIG step up for cycling coverage in the US, albeit driven by the incredible feat of one American
Allen H is offline  
Old 07-30-04, 11:17 AM
  #14  
Guest
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
How is it that OLN didn't sell ad space? What were those commercials they were showing for Starbucks, Subaru, Specialized, Powerbar, etc.? Those weren't OLN-personalized ads, those were ads that were run during commercial breaks for the Tour. If they were running during the Tour, then didn't they sell out ad space? Besides that, if they didn't sell out completely, it's the fault of their sales team for not emphasizing how lucrative it would be to advertise during a record breaking, history making event. I'd fire the whole lot of them and get a new sales team. If they can't sell ad space for that at the premium price, then they are totally useless as sales people.

Koffee
 
Old 07-30-04, 11:29 AM
  #15  
TriDevil
Spinmeister
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Tempe,AZ
Posts: 623

Bikes: Scattante Carbon, Full Ultegra

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
#999. The Vuelta should be really good this year. Sounds as if Tyler will be riding it. Surely they would show a major American GC contender going for it.
TriDevil is offline  
Old 07-30-04, 11:40 AM
  #16  
Iron Chef
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Illinois
Posts: 372
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Maybe all the complaints about Roadside Tour, Al and Bob soured the executives toward cycling coverage. Cowboys and fishermen don't ***** as much
Iron Chef is offline  
Old 07-30-04, 11:46 AM
  #17  
Guest
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
Then the best thing they should do is not ask for feedback. And they also should work towards getting commentators at the caliber of Phil and Paul. Then they wouldn't have any complaints, would they? :-/

Besides, we gotta have something to ***** about! Some reaction is better than no reaction, right?

Koffee
 
Old 07-30-04, 12:10 PM
  #18  
daneil
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Posts: 255
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Good work so far everyone. I signed on as #208 and it's now up to #1043. Keep up the good work. Post a link on other message boards (i've already added it to roadbikereview.com). Tell the shop guys at your lbs, make as much noise about it as possible. The Vuelta is a great race to watch, and OLN's coverage for the past few years has ben great and I'm sure that ratings have gone up for all three of the Grand Tours each year.
daneil is offline  
Old 07-30-04, 12:41 PM
  #19  
Iron Chef
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Illinois
Posts: 372
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I was 1036 and that was maybe 5 minutes ago
Iron Chef is offline  
Old 07-30-04, 12:42 PM
  #20  
Guest
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
I was in the high 200s yesterday, and the fact that it's at 1036 in one day is pretty good stuff! Let's keep hope alive!

Koffee
 
Old 07-30-04, 12:52 PM
  #21  
Devil
Since Ever Since
 
Devil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 1,575
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
This is bull****.

Whatever.

Back to CN's live coverage and post-race reports.
Devil is offline  
Old 07-30-04, 01:59 PM
  #22  
Allen H
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Piedmont, CA
Posts: 584

Bikes: '04 LeMond Buenos Aires

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Koffee Brown
How is it that OLN didn't sell ad space? What were those commercials they were showing for Starbucks, Subaru, Specialized, Powerbar, etc.? Those weren't OLN-personalized ads, those were ads that were run during commercial breaks for the Tour. If they were running during the Tour, then didn't they sell out ad space? Besides that, if they didn't sell out completely, it's the fault of their sales team for not emphasizing how lucrative it would be to advertise during a record breaking, history making event. I'd fire the whole lot of them and get a new sales team. If they can't sell ad space for that at the premium price, then they are totally useless as sales people.

Koffee
I said they didn't sell OUT their ad space.

Did you notice how often they ran ads touting the OLN coverage of the TdF DURING the TdF coverage? THAT was unused ad space that they "used" promoting to their viewers what they were already watching - didn't generate a dime of revenue for OLN - because no corporate entity bought those "spots".
Allen H is offline  
Old 07-30-04, 02:17 PM
  #23  
Scooby Snax
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
I'm hoping that they would show some of the Vuelta up here (Canada) on OLN, last year some was carried on TLN (telatino) But it only seemed to be on late at night... not that I was sleeping anyway... or was that the year before... it's all a blur!!
#1163 or 1136....?
 
Old 07-30-04, 02:33 PM
  #24  
jonbanjovi
smells like cabbage
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Stone Mtn, GA
Posts: 26
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
i'm 1140. don't forget to take into account the cult of personality. is lance in the vuelta? hmmmm. it's much cheaper for them to run the 25 most courageous hang gliders of all time, etc.
jonbanjovi is offline  
Old 07-30-04, 02:35 PM
  #25  
jonbanjovi
smells like cabbage
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Stone Mtn, GA
Posts: 26
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by jonbanjovi
i'm 1140. don't forget to take into account the cult of personality. is lance in the vuelta? hmmmm. it's much cheaper for them to run the 25 most courageous hang gliders of all time, etc.
oh yeah, if you go to wwitv.com, you can probably find the vuelta on one of several european stations that broadcast full coverage. i watched giro coverage all day on rai sports italy.
jonbanjovi is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.