We didn't go for the app

Maybe next year?

Reshared post from +Larry press

Review of NBC's Tour de France app — three stars, five suggestions
http://cis471.blogspot.com/2014/07/nbcs-tour-de-france-coverage-three.html

At first, new media mimic old media and NBC's earlier attempts at covering live sporting events online was shaped by their traditional TV coverage — shoot video and insert commercials. This year, they have developed good ancillary data capability to go along with their video and dropped the commercials for a flat fee. Once they get the video and data synchronized and archived and I can lean back and watch the video or lean forward and play with the data, I'll give them five stars.

#cordcutters   #cordcutting   #iptv   #tourdefrance   #nbc   #newmedia  
#tdf2014   #tdf2014  

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Beware the Red Devil and Mankini Man

The crazy outfits seen as the Tour de France riders go past are pretty eye-catching by design. I suspect it's all about getting caught on camera.

Beware of the Mankini! I actually spotted him twice. One time the TdF rider did a double take.

Fans watching the Tour de France 2014 – in pictures
The Tour de France attracts spectators from all walks of life and their enthusiasm and ingenuity when supporting the riders is famous. They will do whatever it takes to see the race, relax in the sun when they’re waiting or use it for protest.

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15512: A London Boris Bike

15512: A London Boris Bike

A day in the life of a London Boris bike
Two brothers on a pilgrimage, a surgeon, a stunt double, a student in a rush: who rides a city bike, and why? We tag along for a day • And here’s what happened when we followed a Citibike around New York for a day

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Local Bike Shop, P.I



Bike shop aids in police sting, helps recover stolen bicycles
Bike mechanics at Heritage Bicycles used fast Facebook sleuthing to help reunite a stolen bike with its owner Monday evening, Chicago police officials said.

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A Moveable Feast (On Two Wheels)

A Moveable Feast (On Two Wheels)

The Epic 2,200-Mile Tour De France Is Also A Test Of Epic Eating
Tour de France cyclists need to eat up to 9,000 calories a day to maintain their health and weight during the race. But many teams hire chefs to elevate the meals to gourmet status.

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A Moveable Feast (On Two Wheels)

A Moveable Feast (On Two Wheels)

The Epic 2,200-Mile Tour De France Is Also A Test Of Epic Eating
Tour de France cyclists need to eat up to 9,000 calories a day to maintain their health and weight during the race. But many teams hire chefs to elevate the meals to gourmet status.

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Can You Judge A (Comic) Book By Its Cover?

Back in the day, I read mostly Disney comics. But did I pick up anything by osmosis?

http://www.theguardian.com/books/quiz/2014/jul/17/quiz-can-you-identify-comics-by-their-covers

Not bad, 8 out of 10 right. I used to browse the comic novel and quasi-manga sales racks at Tower Records back in the 90's, too.

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Andrew Talansky's Rough Ride

He made it across the line yesterday, but withdrew from the Tour de France today.

http://www.slipstreamsports.com/2014/07/17/andrew-talansky-withdraws-from-the-tour-de-france/

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Priority Bicycle: The $400 Ride

Priority Bicycle: The $400 Ride

How Priority Bicycles Made a “Maintenance Free” Bike For Under $400
Buying a bike is all about compromises. You can get a cheap one at Target, but it’ll be heavy and have low-end components. Or you could get a light bike with killer components, but you’ll be paying through the nose. Priority Bicycles is a new company that thinks it’s found the sweet spot: A cheap, light, “maintenance free” bike, with quality components.

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John Oliver: National Treasure

John Oliver: National Treasure

Watch John Oliver explain why “it’s your fault you’re not rich” is bullshit
“Income inequality,” says Oliver, ” has become just another topic of conversation we prefer to avoid in America—like Japanese interment camps, or that time that we gave Roberto Benigni an Academy Award.”

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