BMWSportTouring BMWST DB
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 1 of 6 1 2 3 4 5 6
#1002925 - 12/30/17 02:26 PM Dakar 2018 TV Coverage  
Joined: May 2007
Posts: 591
TestPilot Offline
Member
TestPilot  Offline
Member

Joined: May 2007
Posts: 591
Williamsville, NY
I've been programming my DVR to record the Dakar 2018 rally and am appalled at NBC Sports' coverage. Like last year, coverage consists of a 30 minute summary the day following each day's racing action. However, broadcast times are all over the map. For example, on January 7 and 9 the show is early evening, but on other days broadcast times range from 11 PM to 2:30 AM the following day. But not to worry. On Monday, January 8, we get to watch 10 hours of poker from 1 PM to 11 PM.


Karl
2007 R1200ST
#1002957 - 12/31/17 04:56 AM Re: Dakar 2018 TV Coverage [Re: TestPilot]  
Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 1,152
Tri750 Offline
Member
Tri750  Offline
Member

Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 1,152
CA
If it's recording it for you, what's it matter ? You can watch it at your leisure .
Like the F1 races, they are shown at appalling times as well sometimes, I watch them when I have my Honey Nut Cheerios and toast.


Classic Cycle Connection
Current:
1971 R75/5 roadracer
1973 Kawasaki Z1 roadracer
1976 BMW R75/6
1999 BMW R1100RT
2007 Kymco People 200S

#1003000 - 12/31/17 10:21 PM Re: Dakar 2018 TV Coverage [Re: Tri750]  
Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 812
gordiet Offline
Member
gordiet  Offline
Member

Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 812
Washington State and Arizona s...
Who’s carrying the Dackar this year?

#1003001 - 12/31/17 10:50 PM Re: Dakar 2018 TV Coverage [Re: gordiet]  
Joined: May 2007
Posts: 591
TestPilot Offline
Member
TestPilot  Offline
Member

Joined: May 2007
Posts: 591
Williamsville, NY
NBC Sports


Karl
2007 R1200ST
#1003072 - 01/02/18 04:15 PM Re: Dakar 2018 TV Coverage [Re: TestPilot]  
Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 701
Rider1200RT Offline
Member
Rider1200RT  Offline
Member

Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 701
FT. Lauderdale
We are watching the Spanish language channels down here, more coverage and interviews even for F1. Can't stand NBC sports! Too many talking heads and commercials.


Oscar
2017 R1200RT
S.FL



#1003110 - 01/03/18 06:54 AM Re: Dakar 2018 TV Coverage [Re: Rider1200RT]  
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 3,146
roadscholar Offline
Member
roadscholar  Offline
Member

Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 3,146
N. Fla.
On Advrider there are a number of ways to get coverage and updates in the Racing section. Also this year Lyndon Poskitt, who's entered, has a video crew and is doing updates after each stage. I've read some of his reports from years past and he is quite interesting..

Races to Places, Dakar Rally 2018

.


Bill

I didn't just ride in on a Buell.

MOA 80884
RA

R1200GS Adv, KTM 950 Adv, F800GS, Husky Terra 650
#1003154 - 01/04/18 05:06 AM Re: Dakar 2018 TV Coverage [Re: roadscholar]  
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 3,146
roadscholar Offline
Member
roadscholar  Offline
Member

Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 3,146
N. Fla.


Bill

I didn't just ride in on a Buell.

MOA 80884
RA

R1200GS Adv, KTM 950 Adv, F800GS, Husky Terra 650
#1003302 - 01/08/18 05:29 AM Re: Dakar 2018 TV Coverage [Re: roadscholar]  
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 3,146
roadscholar Offline
Member
roadscholar  Offline
Member

Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 3,146
N. Fla.


Bill

I didn't just ride in on a Buell.

MOA 80884
RA

R1200GS Adv, KTM 950 Adv, F800GS, Husky Terra 650
#1003374 - 01/09/18 07:26 PM Re: Dakar 2018 TV Coverage [Re: roadscholar]  
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 3,146
roadscholar Offline
Member
roadscholar  Offline
Member

Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 3,146
N. Fla.
I don't know if anyone's watching these but I think it gives a great perspective into what it's like behind the scenes, the logistics, characters, drama, and camraderie of racing. Steve McQueen in the movie LeMans said, 'racing is life, everything else is just waiting'. And Lyndon boils it down to the basics for what it's like as a privateer plus he's a one man wrecking crew, he films, edits, acts, wrenches, and is a hell of a rider. Few can pull that off, and most wouldn't even attempt it. It's starting to get good..

Episode 5

and 6


Bill

I didn't just ride in on a Buell.

MOA 80884
RA

R1200GS Adv, KTM 950 Adv, F800GS, Husky Terra 650
#1003378 - 01/09/18 10:12 PM Re: Dakar 2018 TV Coverage [Re: TestPilot]  
Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 970
TheOtherLee Offline
Member
TheOtherLee  Offline
Member

Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 970
Wilsonville, Oregon, USA
Lyndon has a winning personality. A good guy to listen to. Thanks for the posts.


Channeling farfegnugen since 2011.
Page 1 of 6 1 2 3 4 5 6

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0
Page Time: 0.010s Queries: 15 (0.002s) Memory: 2.8034 MB (Peak: 2.9917 MB) Zlib enabled. Server Time: 2018-06-20 01:34:58 UTC