12 Jul Soccer and Cycling, yesterday was fun.
I got to watch the World Cup final, watch the days Tour stage, and go for a ride yesterday. It was a pretty good day.
Of course most people know that the World Cup game was a bit of a stinker, but at least Spain won in the end. However, yesterday’s stage of the Tour de France was phenomenal. Had there not been a sleeping baby on the couch, I would have been yelling at the TV.
Is everybody thoroughly sick of Versus coverage yet? It seems like the first showing of the day is decent, and then every replay from there on out gets progressively worse, until prime time when you get Bobke blabbing about stuff unrelated to the race, 50% commercials, and all sorts of “special interest” crap that are really elaborate advertisements.
So my suggestion: go to http://cyclingtorrents.nl/ and sign up as a member, and download your tour coverage. Yesterday there was the coverage from ITV4, a Britsh channel I believe, with the commercials removed. It was fantastic.
Also, if you are wanting to watch the live coverage in the morning, plenty of streaming options are available. I would suggest http://www.cyclingfans.com/ to find a nice video stream.
In shop news, I’m working on getting some new socks made, ones that will match our jerseys nicely. What does everybody think about sock height? I personally have been liking my socks pretty tall lately, but I would hate to buy a bunch of tall socks and then hear everybody ask for shorter ones.