Cycling Central turning into ACA

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Cycling Central turning into ACA

Postby Stephen » Sun 08 Sep 2013, 6:36 pm

I couldn't believe it. Tomalaris was asking, with a straight face, "Should bicycles be registered? have your say by going to blah, blah, blah...."

Then they they showed a few interviews pretending that it was an even handed discussion. Don't know where they found the 0.03% of cyclists who thought it was a good idea. But they did. Must have been people with too much money looking for the government to take it off them. Or big-government socialists who think that employing all those extra public servants to administer those registrations would be a good idea.

And NO, I am not going to go to SBS to "Have My Say", can't figure out how their new login/authentication system works for a start. Do you notice how so many of their articles have 0 comments?

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Re: Cycling Central turning into ACA

Postby cyclotaur » Sun 08 Sep 2013, 6:50 pm

Really don't care for their coverage these days, apart from the time they give to various minor competitive cycling events. They really should just stick to reporting rather than 'commentary'. Haven't bothered watching for a long while.

Most info available elsewhere, and I enjoy the luxury of Eurosports for better cycling coverage - although that was denied by SBS's 'exclusive' coverage of TdF this year.
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Re: Cycling Central turning into ACA

Postby wagger » Sun 08 Sep 2013, 6:58 pm

The "couch discussion" format as turned me off sinced they moved to sbs2 has me turned off

I am fortunate in taping the show, so I fastforward through the couch dicussions and only watch the stories on racing.
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Re: Cycling Central turning into ACA

Postby UJ1 » Sun 08 Sep 2013, 7:57 pm

It's the only show on FTA tv that deals with cycling and while I didn't see the "rego" edition it does often feature many issues that are important to the sport and cycling in general. It regularly has major players on and more tellingly, insightful comments from very capable, well informed women who are contributing through various cycling bodies. It will by necessity include topics such as rego because unlike us BNV afficionados who are all knowing, it also broadcasts to those who may not be aware of the issues and pitfalls in such things.
Following the sport as long as I have, it is noteworthy too that local cycling commentary, general and sporting related, apart from print media, is still in its infancy. I'm a big fan of Tomalaris because of his long support for cycling and while he may come across at times seemingly not as we would like, he has championed the sport via SBS when no one would touch it. It will take time to build up an articulate professional commentariat that can provide the in depth coverage across all aspects of the sport and particularly cycling as legitimate transport. Cycling while now a mainstream pastime is still to gain legitimacy and only reaches a fraction of the coverage that ball sports attain. Hopefully similar shows will develop and offer a multitude of voices to advance cycling. Oth the development of suitable presenters to call races has undergone a steady process that has found confident interesting local talent that now outperforms the traditional voices of cycling.

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Re: Cycling Central turning into ACA

Postby cyclotaur » Sun 08 Sep 2013, 9:20 pm

^^ Fair comment, UJ1.

I guess I just don't get around to watching it these days and frankly, with lots of other coverage and commentary available (especially online), I don't miss it.
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Re: Cycling Central turning into ACA

Postby Marx » Mon 09 Sep 2013, 7:58 am

I think it is important to record Cycling Centre & watch it later so you do have the ability to tailor the programme to your sencibilities.
They also have a generally odd opinion of MTB racing too.
Maybe it comes from aligning itself to the more visible aspects of cycling on Aust - the lycra clad beer guts waddling into cafes of a weekend with a noticable waft of stale sweat & Dencorub.
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Re: Cycling Central turning into ACA

Postby ajft » Mon 09 Sep 2013, 1:50 pm

wagger wrote:The "couch discussion" format as turned me off sinced they moved to sbs2 has me turned off

I am fortunate in taping the show, so I fastforward through the couch dicussions and only watch the stories on racing.

My wife and I used to watch Cycling Central, her more than me, we gave up entirely when it turned into the current format.
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Re: Cycling Central turning into ACA

Postby PiledHigher » Mon 09 Sep 2013, 1:52 pm

I caught up with the last two weeks yesterday, it's ~10minutes of tv for both once I skip all the panel discussions
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Re: Cycling Central turning into ACA

Postby baudman » Mon 09 Sep 2013, 8:11 pm

I haz ratingz box.

The TV always plays CC. Occasionally live. Mostly not.

I sometimes watch some of it.

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Re: Cycling Central turning into ACA

Postby Marc » Mon 09 Sep 2013, 8:51 pm

SBS might be reading this forum,

Cycling Central SBS1 are having a 1 hour show from the Subaru National Road Series 6 day Tour of the Murray that just finished on the weekend. it will be on 4pm Sunday 29th. could be worth watching.

Sneak peek of the 6 days of racing here http://nationalroadseries.subaru.com.au/videos/


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