Saturday, October 24, 2009

Oh happy, happy day! Our water well came in at an incredible 60 gallons per minute See video http://ping.fm/4vCVy

Sunday, November 23, 2008

BCS ratings are out and Texas is number 2! Despite being ranked fourth in both the Harris and the USA Today Coaches polls, Texas jumps into the top two because of computer strength. Hook 'em.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Interesting new lifestreaming site let's you tell your story, here's my story - http://budurl.com/story - and I'm stickin' to it

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

pushed videos from GeekAustin at Union Park last night to http://ping.fm/crJvX & video sites keyword: austinblogger

Monday, September 22, 2008

streaming live at OneWebDay in Austin, Texas at http://ping.fm/IplxM

Saturday, September 20, 2008

cnn's Ali and Poppy showed my tweet and answered by mortgage question, even highlighted it! http://spring.net/blog/

Friday, September 19, 2008

at jelly austin at cafe caffeine on mary street in s austin... today is both onewebday & pirate day. Orgggg!

Friday, August 29, 2008

still sitting at Central Market

microblogging: waiting for a meeting to start in one minute with Terry. At Central Market on N Lamar where it's quieting down after a big rush

Friday at Central Market

chilling out at Central Market with a chicken salad sandwich and fries waiting for a web dev meeting. It's been a hurry up and wait kind of a day.

nice day at Central Market

I'm at Central Market one of Austin's more comforting destinations waiting for a meeting about a website design. Nice crowd, nice ambience. Reminds me of the http://touroftexas.com event we had here every time I visit. The wifi is a nice new feature, I know they waffled on getting wifi for a long time because they thought customers would waste time on their computers. They're still low on wall outlets.

testing out profilactic integration with ping.fm . . . they have a "post something" button on profilactic it turns out

Thursday, August 21, 2008

adding ping.fm to sidebar on http://spring.net/blog and to http://ping.fm/AV8Ne - also adding profilactic sidebar

Thursday, July 31, 2008

http://ping.fm/rfOJh Spring.net interviews Will Pate. He cohosts CommandN video podcast w Amber Macarthur. Founded Raincity Studios (byte). Will “can’t talk” about new ventures, but talks TX bbq

Saturday, July 26, 2008

http://ping.fm is a pretty cool way to push to twitter, facebook, friendfeed, etc. dm me for invite code, I have a few left

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

http://ping.fm/ZBEo2 is video interview w Deanna Zandt alternet.org she put on a great party for Hightower at netroots nation

the hurricane in the Gulf just reached out and tickled Austin

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

hour long video screencast interview with @Tamar Weinberg of Lifehacker, Mashable, Techipedia showing at http://spring.net/blog & itunes

Monday, July 07, 2008

catching up on tour de france programs I missed over the 4th

Thursday, July 03, 2008

need help doing video interviews at netrootsnation.com July 17-19 Austin TX dm or email me

Monday, June 30, 2008

AZ School Works Interviews Munoz Jr. and Loredo on Roosevelt School District Receivership (http://ping.fm/bb0vl)

Friday, June 27, 2008

Hillary obama unite now on cnn

heading to Home Depot to pick up parts for my malfunctioning ice maker, gotta have ice in TX

Friday, February 23, 2007

Friday morning at Jo's

It’s Friday morning at Jo’s and there are a couple of dozen folks enjoying the chill air.  Tom, with the green bandana, is sweeping up aound the place and extolling the virtues of the new espresso machine, the La Marzocco.  We’ll have the scoop on this in an upcoming blog episode.  It’s a nice view from the Jo’s front deck of Amy’s Ice Cream, Zen restaurant, and the Hotel San Jose.  Tom cranks up the ipod and the music resumes.

We found 63 photos on flickr matching the search phrase Jo’s Coffee.

Jo's Coffee

Jo’s has a MySpace page at myspace.com/joshotcoffee and soon there will be a guide to MySpace on Jo’s blog.  What would you like to see on Jo’s blog, send us an article or post something in our comments. 

 

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Goodnight

A little comedy at home with Paul and Dot.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Team Hotel San Jose's Chris Brewer video podcast

Watch the video podcast at http://touroftexas.com/podcasts/sjhcycle.mpg Chris Brewer, Discovery Channel “primary journalist”, does a video podcast on the outlook for this year’s Tour de France, the Discovery team with Ivan Basso, the Flying Forehead, and his Team Hotel San Jose. Barry Lee and Todd Reid head up Team San Jose. Today is Barry’s 42nd birthday and the team is showning pedaling off to South Austin for a 3 hour ride. “The Discovery team is looking great with Ivan Basso, says Chris. Lance is riding with the team and grooming Basso as his successor. We takea look at the Madone 5.9 SL with the Powercontrol V with “more information than a man needs to know”. We also talk with several other Team San Jose members, which numbers over 300 members. The interview takes place in front of Downtown Jo’s, which is the site of tonight’s moveon.org event and showing of “An Inconvenient Truth”. from http://teamhotelsanjose.com

Team Hotel San Jose is a new kind of racing team and sports club, led by athletes who are dedicated to serving the community by working with disadvantaged and at-risk youth, developing the skills of beginning and intermediate cyclists, and cultivating the most incredible regional racing team you've ever seen. The core team members are a motivated group of professional and ex-professional cyclists, cycling enthusiasts, and triathletes, who ride with respect for all, regardless of experience. We welcome road cyclists and mountain bikers, runners and multi-sport athletes, men and women, and girls and boys.

Monday, December 11, 2006

birthdayparty

Jan and Neil Cronk put on a birthday party for about half a dozen folks, me included, at their home in North Austin. Neil is a talented painter whose work appears at many restaurants and galleries around town. Here's today's video podcast of that event.  Shown below is the paiting of Neil’s that hangs in our living room in Cedar Creek.

Testing BlogJet

I have installed an interesting application - BlogJet. It's a cool Windows client for my blog tool (as well as for other tools). Get your copy here: http://blogjet.com

"Computers are incredibly fast, accurate and stupid; humans are incredibly slow, inaccurate and brilliant; together they are powerful beyond imagination." -- Albert Einstein

Monday, May 01, 2006

Web2.0Slides.com | Web 2.0 Slideshow

I'm looking forward to seeing ads on the site!

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great job!

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Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Travel Channel shows Chasing Lance

Chasing Lance film debuts on Travel Channel Thursday Dec 22 at 7 pm CST
Lance Amstrong News on our Blog - The "docureality" show produced by the Discovery Networks Travel Channel will air on Thursday night, Dec 22 on channel 58 (Grande Communications) and channel 33 (Time Warner).Many local Austin media outlets carried coverage of this event. On the last day of the Tour de France several thousand people showed up to cheer Lance on and sign several giant yellow cards that the Outdoor Life Network brought to the event.
Here's the email from producer Bill Delano about the event Hey Ya´ll~ Tune in tomorrow night for my first film, "Chasing Lance: a Fans Story"!!! Its a great show, was a thrilling adventure and will forever stand as testament to what two friends can do with a camcorder, computer, and a dream. Here's the TV Guide sum up: Join five Americans on an emotion packed thrill ride as they chase the Tour all around France supporting their hero in his seventh and final ride. These are true fanatics who do far more than vacation, they redefine what it means to be a true Fan. Let everyone know and check it out on the Travel Channel on Thursday, December 22 at 8 and 11pm EST (7 and 10 pm CST).

Monday, August 15, 2005

The Austin Chronicle: News: Naked City

The Austin Chronicle: News: Naked City

When is "affordable housing" not entirely affordable? When the housing development in question is called "Spring." On July 29, developers Robert Barnstone and Perry Lorenz (of the famed high-end Nokonah at Ninth and Lamar) and Larry Warshaw (of the decidedly more affordable Eastside Pedernales Lofts) announced their plans for a new 36-story, 200-plus-unit condo development at Third and Bowie called Spring.

According to the development team, the project is unique because it will be built on a relatively small, 6,500-square-foot "floor plate" – as opposed to the more common 16,000 to 20,000 square feet – in order to keep costs down.

"For the first time, living in downtown Austin will be a real option for teachers, firefighters, young professionals, and middle-income families – not just the very wealthy," Lorenz said.

Of course, one might argue that living downtown was entirely affordable for all of the aforementioned before high-end projects like the Nokonah began poking up all over town.

Although Lorenz and company may call Spring "affordable," for the rest of us, whether the development will be the way for the pushed-out to get back in is a matter of debate:

The so-called affordable units will cost "around" $250K, with some under $200K, Lorenz said. Back to the drawing board, boys. –

Jordan Smith

Lance's next riding partner: Bush

Lance's next riding partner: Bush

Lance's next riding partner: Bush

August 15, 2005

President George W. Bush is getting plenty of bike time during his ranch vacation and next week he'll hit the trails with seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong.

Armstrong told ABC's "This Week" on Sunday that he'll travel to Crawford, Texas, on Saturday to ride with the president around Bush's ranch.

"It's a dream scenario for me," Armstrong said. "Now that President Bush doesn't run anymore, he rides his mountain bike fanatically. People wonder why he stays at the ranch so long, it might be the mountain bike trails."

Bush has become an avid biker in the last couple of years, after a knee injury forced him to give up his jogging routine.

"Like a lot of baby boomers, my knees gave out," Bush explained to seven journalists who accompanied him on a two-hour ride Saturday. "And I believe that mountain biking is going to be an outlet for a lot of people my age. I'm 59, and people are going to realize you get as much aerobic exercise -- if not more on the mountain bike -- without being hobbled."

Bush said he prefers mountain biking to road biking, where riders often shave their legs and wear Lycra shorts. "There are certain things that age brings with it, and not wearing the form-fitting Lycra shorts is one of them, if you know what I mean," Bush joked with the reporters.

Mix 94.7 raises over 400,000 for Cancer

JB and Sandy on Mix 94.7 FM Radio raised over $400,000 for the Kelly Davidson Cancer Research Activity Wing at the Dell Hospital over the weekend.  Lance called in to the show which was livecast at two of Austin's biggest malls (Barton Creek and Lakeline).  Way to go, JB, Sandy and the group!

Sunday, August 14, 2005

Sunday TV news shows

Sunday TV news shows

ABC's "This Week" - Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong

Friday, August 05, 2005

Windsor Tribune - Windsor man spots Lance Armstrong

Windsor Colorado Tribune -
Windsor man spots Lance Armstrong

Windsor man spots Lance Armstrong
By T.M. FASANO
Posted on Friday, August 05 @ 08:03:07 PDT
The lights were out in Windsor, but Zach Mitchell knows whom he saw — the greatest cyclist in Tour de France history.

Mitchell, 21, a 2001 Windsor High School graduate, said he’s not crazy. Mitchell said he is 90 percent sure that the man he saw riding a bicycle in the rain at 9:30 a.m. Thursday was none other than Lance Armstrong.

Mitchell said the man looked just like Armstrong, the winner of seven straight Tour de France races.

“He looked right at me,” Mitchell said.

Mitchell said the man he thinks was Armstrong had no body fat, was wearing a yellow jersey (not that yellow jersey, though) and spiffy Nike cyclist shoes and gave the thumbs up to the curious people in the five vehicles who slowed down to gawk.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

wannabe bike girl

wannabe bike girl

why cycling won't last in the states and race

It's been one week (I know, there's a song that starts like that) since the Tour de France ended and the traffic on my site has dropped significantly. It just the way I expect cycling has dropped from the news and the minds of 90% of the people in the US.

Why? Because now that it's over, most people think that cycling is over (out of ignorance) or, if they don't, they don't care enough now that Armstrong isn't racing.

It's a depressing thought, but not a surprising one. Soccer hasn't taken off in the states, either. Probably for similar reasons. Just as Americans know who Armstrong is, they know who Beckham is and that's about it. If the American isn't winning everything, they won't care about the sport (sad, but true). No matter how good the American cyclists are, they will not even come close to bringing in the same size audience as Armstrong. Even if one of them wins the tour, it won't matter. People will remember Armstrong and that will be enough for them.

It will not be enough for those of us living in the States who love more than Armstrong, who have gotten beyond the hype and into the sport. Sure, we'll be grateful to Armstrong for being famous and causing OLN to carry cycling. But we are happy (as is much of Europe) that he is gone. Cycling will be the sport we love again (or wish we knew before), the Tour will be like the other two Grand Tours and life will be spent living on the edge of 'who will win' this year instead of 'oh, another for Armstrong.

But Americans, for the most part, aren't like that. They want their man to win all the time and in cycling, that just doesn't happen that often. Armstrong is a freak of sorts, in the sport. Not that he himself is a freak, but the fact that he's won the same race seven times makes him stand out. Most people are happy to win the same race twice, and three times? Wild. Of course, Grand Tours are a little different, but if you look at the Vuelta and the Giro, they have all had a few different winners during the seven years Armstrong has been racing -- sure a few of them are repeats, but not just one.

And now that Armstrong is gone, anything can happen. That is what makes this sport so awesome. Armstrong made the tour boring, though he did bring focus to other parts of the sport, but the overall race was no longer an issue. It was just 'by how much this year'? And, well, what's the fun in that?

I guess we're about to find out, that is, if OLN will keep covering the sport. Without Armstrong, over half their audience will be gone. I know Armstrong claims to have created new cycling fans, but I doubt he's created enough. Most of them, I'm sure, are Armstrong fans. And now that he's gone, there's no reason for them to watch. I've seen people state the opposite, but I don't believe it. Each year the audience of the Tour grew on OLN and their coverage of the rest of cycling dropped. We went from full coverage of the grand tours (in one year!) two just an hour for the Vuelta.

What's the solution? I don't know. Digital cable the comes with Eurosport? (I would give a lot for that.) Or, my preferred (though extremely expensive) solution: moving to Europe. But what about those of us (me, right now) who can't afford either of those? We just have to suffer and hope that Armstrong is right. I'd like more than just another year of cycling coverage on OLN (no, I don't have faith that people will keep watching -- maybe next year, but definitely not in '07). I'll just cross my fingers and start saving money.

Monday, August 01, 2005

Governor Lance?

Outside magazine last month asked what Lance Armstrong planned to do after retiring from professional cycling, laid-back Lance responded that he was going to stay active with his cycling team and its sponsors and relax.

"There's obviously a whole bunch of stuff I want to do," he explained. "I want to ride my motorcycle on my ranch. I want to go kayak the Pedernales down to friggin' Lake Travis and call somebody and say 'Uh, can you come pick me up?' I want to build a rock wall out here. Just weird things." Then he added the kicker, `"Maybe I'll run for governor."

Asked if he was serious about running in next year's Texas governor's race, Mr. Armstrong aw-shucked, but then responded in surprising detail, "There's no follow up. I'll leave it at that. Not in '06, though. I drove Sheryl (Crow, his singer-girlfriend) by the governor's mansion on the way home from dinner. It's a nice mansion. Nice place, nice house. I hate the word mansion, but it's a nice house."

Sunday, July 31, 2005

Lance on TV

Lance on TV - all these times are CST, check your own tv listings for your time zone.

Lance will be on Letterman and Charlie Rose on Monday night, Aug 1st.  Charlie Rose is on Tuesday, August 2nd at noon, also.

Lance and the Ride of a Lifetime on OLN - First two showings on Aug 2nd with more showings on August 6th and 7th. 

No date yet on the Discovery Channel Documentary on the TourWatch 2005 event in Austin, but I'll try and get the air date from Bill and Talia (the videographers) this week.

Lance on TV

Lance on TV - all these times are CST, check your own tv listings for your time zone.

Lance will be on Letterman and Charlie Rose on Monday night, Aug 1st.  Charlie Rose is on Tuesday, August 2nd at noon, also.

Lance and the Ride of a Lifetime on OLN - First two showings on Aug 2nd with more showings on August 6th and 7th. 

No date yet on the Discovery Channel Documentary on the TourWatch 2005 event in Austin, but I'll try and get the air date from Bill and Talia (the videographers) this week.

Thursday, July 28, 2005

Eatin' out to help the LAF

Austin's hometown hero Lance Armstrong will kick up his cancer fundraising efforts next month by teaming with seven Austin restaurants.

The seven-time Tour de France champion is organizing the "Best of 7 Austin" fundraising event on Aug. 8 and 9.

Each restaurant will donate a portion of the proceeds to the Lance Armstrong Foundation.

Participating restaurants include Cool River Cafe, County Line Barbecue, El Arroyo, Texadelphia, Waterloo Ice House, The Bitter End and Zen.

Not all restaurants participate both days, visit bestof7austin.com for more information.

Flying Forehead flees to Liberty Seguros

 

Vinokourov to Liberty Seguros

BBC SPORT | Vinokourov joins Liberty Seguros

Alexandre Vinokourov, whose aggressive riding animated the 2005 Tour, will join Manolo Saiz' Liberty Seguros squad.

The team's previous Tour leader, Roberto Heras, had a disappointing Tour in 45th, and Saiz said publicly during the Tour that Heras would ride Giro and not lead the team's Tour squad next season.

Vinokourov will bring along a fellow Kazakh, Sergey Yakovlev, from T-Mobile.

Said Vino:

"They have the best riders in the mountains and are among the best in the team time trials. It was almost a natural choice," he said of Liberty Seguros.

"We have discussed my programme for 2006 - I've had the guarantee I will be able to fully focus on the Tour de France."

Flying Forehead heading to Liberty Seguros

Vinokourov to Liberty Seguros; Discovery's missed this one!

BBC SPORT | Vinokourov joins Liberty Seguros

Alexandre Vinokourov, whose aggressive riding animated the 2005 Tour, will join Manolo Saiz' Liberty Seguros squad.

The team's previous Tour leader, Roberto Heras, had a disappointing Tour in 45th, and Saiz said publicly during the Tour that Heras would ride Giro and not lead the team's Tour squad next season.

Vinokourov will bring along a fellow Kazakh, Sergey Yakovlev, from T-Mobile.

Said Vino:

"They have the best riders in the mountains and are among the best in the team time trials. It was almost a natural choice," he said of Liberty Seguros.

"We have discussed my programme for 2006 - I've had the guarantee I will be able to fully focus on the Tour de France."

Tour of Texas TourWatch 2005 at Central Market

Dutch National Television did a news story on the TourWatch 2005 event with shots of Town Lake, Bicycle Sports Shop, Central Market and podcasting during the Tour.

Go to this page and then click on
“Austin is trots op Lance Armstrong”

wannabe bike girl

A friend of mine who lives in Germany messaged me this morning (my time) and asked if I’d heard about Ullrich. I hadn’t, so she told me. It seems that Armstrong has been trying to get Ullrich to join Discovery. German news reported that Ullrich was leaving T-Mobile for Discovery. (It’s in German, but you can use http://world.altavista.com to translate it like I did.)

Part of one of my sounding seeing tour podcast from the big day on the Final Stage of the Tour de France, July 24, 2005

This has the interview that Reuters News Service did with me at the TourWatch 2005 Central Market event.

TourWatch fans cheer as Lance wins Tour 7

This has been going on for 7 years for Lance Armstrong. And he proved himself again.
Hundreds, maybe over a thousand, of fans showed up at the final day of the TourWatch event and cheered for Lance. Many signed the giant card brought to the event by OLN.

I made a two hour video of the whole event and card signing (with 20 to 30 video thank you notes from Austin fans) which I’ll be publishing in bits and pieces over the next week or two. And I’ll be sending the whole 2 hours to Lance Armstrong as a DVD as a “video thank you card” from Austin.

This podcast
is a “sound seeing” tour of the event and the card signing. I’ll have a final Tour de France 2005 wrapup podcast in the next day or so.

Oh yeah, and the “Flying Forehead” Alexandre Vinokourov won today’s stage.

Lance Armstrong (”Chuy”) has done it.

He smashed his rivals Ullrich, Basso and Vinokourov in today’s time trial, the 20th stage in the Tour de France.nk

I’m podcasting live at Central Market, and doing a “video thank you card” for Lance from the folks at Central Market. I got video thank yous from about 20 or so folks.

Listen to the podcast.

I did an interview with Walter of Dutch National Television and escorted them around a little bit of Austin.

Tour de France Stage 19 at Central Market and Kevin Blessing, CM GM

Paul Terry Walhus, founder and creator of TourWatch 2005, provides live coverage from Tour de France Stage 19 at Central Market. And he talks with Kevin Blessing, General Manager of Central Market who let Paul and Trek Sports Drink initiate this event.

Listen to the Tour de France Stage 19 Podcast now.

Walhus say “this may be my best podcast ever, at least it’s the most enjoyable one I’ve ever made. It’s kind of a sound seeing tour of Central Market with Kevin Blessing plus some coverage of today’s stage which brings you up to date quotes and news from the best cycling blogs and podcasts.”

Phil Liggett says come to Central Market in Austin Texas on Sunday July 24th and sign the big card and thank Lance. Listen to Phil now. 15 second podcast. In the Stage 19 podcast, Paul, Stephen Dulaney and Kevin discuss this rumor which got Central Market 50 some odd phone calls yesterday from folks asking “Is Lance going to be at Central Market on Sunday?”

from CycloBlog:

Stage 19 - Albi to Mende, 189 km - Marcos Serrano (Liberty Seguros) has won today’s stage of the Tour de France after riding away from his breakaway partners on the torturous climb of Côte de la Croix Neuve, 1 kilometre from the finish.

Early on in the day, a large number of riders attempted to escape from the main group, but each one was quickly pulled back. Rider after rider attacked, but the main players didn’t allow any break to get away until Carlos Da Cruz (Française des Jeux) instigated the move of the day after 40 kilometres.

Da Cruz — a tough rider who has been involved in numerous getaways throughout the Tour — was quickly joined by a number of riders, including Franco Pellizotti (Liquigas), Luke Roberts (CSC), Xabier Zandio (Illes Balears), Axel Merckx (Davitamon-Lotto), Thomas Voeckler (Bouygues Telecom), Matthias Kessler (T-Mobile), Cédric Vasseur (Cofidis) and Marcos Serrano (Liberty Seguros).

With the best-placed rider in this ten-man group being Zandio — 25th, and nearly 40 minutes down — the peloton were content to let them build up a big lead. With 60-odd kilometres of the stage remaining, the gap stood at 10 minutes, and it continued to build until the 35km to go mark, at which point it had reached it’s maximum of 15 minutes.

Video Card to Lance

Phil Liggett says come to Central Market in Austin Texas on Sunday July 24th and sign the big card and thank Lance. Listen to Phil now. 15 second podcast.

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And be sure to sign the “video” card to Lance that Paul Terry Walhus will be making with his camera.

Serrano takes stage 18. Listen to the podcast recorded live at Central Market in Austin, Texas. Includes talk with Stephen Dulaney and others.

Liberty Seguros can celebrate. Marcos Serrano rode a saavy race, and outrode Axel Merckx and Cedric Vasseur for a stage win. Lance “the Boss” had picked Axel as the stage winner but apparently Serrano didn’t get the message. Isn’t Serrano’s one of Lance’s Austin burrito stops?

Another stage split will again shake up the General Classification. The selection narrowed the field down to just Armstrong (”Chuy”), Basso (needs no knickname), Ullrich (the “sausage”), and Cadel Evans (the “Aussage”), who took the line sprint at 11:18, and moves into 7th at 9:49.

Top 20:
1) Marcos Serrano, Liberty Seguros, in 4:37:36
2) Cedric Vasseur, Cofidis, at :27
3) Axel Merckx, Davitamon-Lotto, at :27
4) Xabier Zandio, Illes Balears, at 1:08
5) Franco Pellizotti, Liquigas, at 1:08
6) Thomas Voeckler, Bouyges Telecom, at 1:28
7) Luke Roberts, CSC, at 1:28
8) Matthias Kessler, T-Mobile, at 1:44
9) Egoi Martinez, Euskaltel-Euskadi, at 1:44
10) Carlos Da Cruz, Française des Jeux, at 2:38
11) Cadel Evans, Davitamon-Lotto, at 11:18
12) Lance Armstrong, Discovery Channel, same time
13) Ivan Basso, CSC, same time
14) Jan Ullrich, T-Mobile, same time
15) Alexandre Vinokourov, T-Mobile, at 11:55
16) Michael Rasmussen, Rabobank, same time
17) Levi Leipheimer, Gerolsteiner, same time
18) Francisco Mancebo, Illes Balears, same time
19) Leonardo Piepoli, Saunier Duval-Prodier, at 12:01
20) Floyd Landis, Phonak, at 12:07

New overall classification:
1) Armstrong
2) Basso, at 2:46
3) Rasmussen, at 3:46
4) Ullrich, at 5:58
5) Mancebo, at 7:08
6) Leipheimer, at 8:12
7) Evans, at 9:49
8) Vinokourov, at 10:11
9) Landis, at 10:42
10) Christophe Moreau, at 13:15

Rasmussen has the polka dot king of the mountains jersey locked up mathematically.

Phil Liggett says come to Central Market in Austin Texas on Sunday July 24th and sign the big card and thank Lance. Listen to Phil now. 15 second podcast.

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And be sure to sign the “video” card to Lance that Paul Terry Walhus will be making with his camera.

Hear all about Lance Armstrong and Discovery Team Paolo Savoldelli winning the 17th stage at Tour de France; Armstrong gets his 79th yellow jersey

On today’s Tour of Texas Podcast TDF Stage 17

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Austin, Texas - Lance Armstrong marked another milestone in his Tour de France career by claiming his 79th race leader’s yellow jersey Wednesday in a stage won by teammate Paolo Savoldelli.

Armstrong tied French great Bernard Hinault. Only Eddy Merckx, with 111, has won more yellow jerseys. Merckx, Hinault, Miguel Indurain and Jacques Anquetil all won five Tours - a record Armstrong surpassed last year.

Savoldelli’s victory on stage 17, the longest this year, was the third for Armstrong’s Discovery Channel team at this Tour. George Hincapie won a stage in the Pyrenees and the squad won the team time trial. Armstrong has not won an individual stage.

Savoldelli was part of a breakaway group that built up a lead of more than 24 minutes over Armstrong’s following pack. Because the riders ahead were no threat to his overall lead, Armstrong did not give chase

The Tour of Texas TourWatch 2005 is sponsored by the Austin Podcasting Network, Grande Communications, Circuit City, the Spring, the Tour of Texas, 24 Hour Fitness, SXSW Interactive, and Rob Sartin’s Ride for the Roses Blog.

Pereiro wins 16th stage as Armstrong nears title 19 July 2005

AUSTIN, TEXAS - Today’s Stage 16 podcast features two hours of live commentary on the stage with a special promo of the Bazzman and Hutch Cycling Insight podcast, one of the funniest around. And a report live from TourWatch 2005 from Rob Sartin.

This podcast is part 1. Part 2 will be out soon. The second hour.

Spaniard Oscar Pereiro Sio won the 16th stage of the 2005 Tour de France as American Lance Armstrong continued to roll towards his seventh consecutive championship.

Oscar Pereiro celebrates his stage victoryThe 27-year-old Pereiro covered the 180.5 kilometres from Moulenx to Pau in 4 hours 38:40 minutes, and beat countryman Xabier Zandio in a sprint to the finish to register his first-ever Tour stage victory.

He also bested Aussie Cadel Evans, who led most of the way. Armstrong finished with the main pack, 3:24 minutes behind the winner and continues to lead Italian Ivan Basso by 2:46 minutes in the overall standings, with Mickael Rasmussen of Denmark 3:09 adrift.

Tour of Texas TourWatch 2005 Monster Podcast of Stage 15 at the Tour de France on July 17, 2005

Sunday was the biggest stage in the Pyrenees, a great day for Lance and an awesome day for George Hincapie who won the first stage ever by a member of Lance’s teams over all these years. Hincapie has been Lance’s most faithful lieutenant throughout the years. In his podcast, Paul Terry Walhus watches and talks about the stage for over an hour and breaks down the riders, the coming stages and has some potent quotes on this years Tour de France.

It was a huge day at Austin, Texas Central Market, where it was standing room only and the crowd went wild with Lance’s performance and the Hincapie win.

One of the most touching moments at the TourWatch event was watching Spencer Sartin, a 7 year old kid in cancer treatment, work the crowd. His dad, Rob Sartin, loaded him up with Ride for the Roses flyers and yellow wristbands and Spencer went to nearly every single table and gave them away. And this coming only 12 hours after his last chemo treament.

Stay tuned for tomorrow’s monster podcast of Stage 15 of the Tour de France. A “not miss podcasts” with some great surprises.

No dad I beat you by 30 minutes on Alp D’Huez, not 20 minutes

Stay tuned for my monster podcast covering the biggie, stage 15 coming tomorrow. It’s a blow by blow of Stage 15 with an accompanying video of the scene at Central Market.

Until then, here is a photo gallery from that day. Spencer. That boy can really work a crowd. And what a Trekfest! The photos were captured from the video.

Pereiro wins 16th stage as Armstrong nears title 19 July 2005

AUSTIN, TEXAS - Today’s Stage 16 podcast features two hours of live commentary on the stage with a special promo of the Bazzman and Hutch Cycling Insight podcast, one of the funniest around. And a report live from TourWatch 2005 from Rob Sartin.

This podcast is part 1. Part 2, the second hour, will be out soon.

Spaniard Oscar Pereiro Sio won the 16th stage of the 2005 Tour de France as American Lance Armstrong continued to roll towards his seventh consecutive championship.

Oscar Pereiro celebrates his stage victoryThe 27-year-old Pereiro covered the 180.5 kilometres from Moulenx to Pau in 4 hours 38:40 minutes, and beat countryman Xabier Zandio in a sprint to the finish to register his first-ever Tour stage victory.

He also bested Aussie Cadel Evans, who led most of the way. Armstrong finished with the main pack, 3:24 minutes behind the winner and continues to lead Italian Ivan Basso by 2:46 minutes in the overall standings, with Mickael Rasmussen of Denmark 3:09 adrift.

Podcasts
Tour de France Dinner Party - July 15
Chip Brown - talk #2 ESPNAustin sportscaster on the Tour
Chip Brown with ESPN talk #1 on the Tour
Home Town Tales with Gene Fitzpatrick
Paul and Rob Sartin Live on Stage 11 TDF
Grande Communications and 24 Hour Fitness, our sponsors
Triathlete Jan Le Bourgeois on the Tour de France (with Rob Sartin)
Bazzman and Hutch of Cycling Insight
Dawn and Drew talking about the Tour de France
Ted Arnold part 1 - TDF Tour Guide part 2 part 3
Lance Armstrong Q&A May 19 2005 - Windows Media Video
Gabriel, Austin’s biggest TDF Fan
Lance Armstrong’s Daily Podcast
Marlene Merritt (cycling Atlanta to Maine)
Marlene Merritt video podcast interview

TourWatch History and Comments by Paul Terry Walhus

Paul talks about the beginnings and history of the TourWatch 2005 at Central Market and what a great event this has been for Austin, Texas.

Tomorrow, a special “sound seeing” podcast is planning at Central Market as the second epic day begins in the Pyrennees and the crowds grow bigger at the Event.

Paul recaps his TourWatch podcasts to date and the podcasts he has planned. He discusses the Pyrenees stages and he uses some interesting quotes from Jan Ullrich, Kevin Livingston, letour.fr and tdfblog.com as a launching pad for his Tour “strategycast”.

Quotes of the Day for Sunday July 17

lance207.jpgIt was also nice to see that when Leipheimer found himself with no support and water, in the break under scorching hot conditions, it was Lance who handed him a water bottle. - Kevin Livingston

The day’s runner-up will have mixed emotions tonight. There’s no doubt that Armstrong has an answer for every assault thrown at him but he must be wondering what happened to the team of champions his team employed for one purpose; to help him win a record seventh title in his final race as a professional” - letour.fr

Some other big questions were raised: How did Armstrong find himself alone — again — so early in the action? Why does T-Mobile keep chasing down Vinokourov? Should he revert to the pink jersey so they recognize he’s on their team? How many times can Armstrong finish 2nd in a single Tour? - tdfblog.com

“I’m fed up with all those questions about my morale and my mental strength,” Ullrich said. “I crashed twice in the beginning of the Tour but I don’t think I have lacked morale or ambition”. - Jan Ullrich at Eurosport

Help me pick a “theme” for this blog. Here’s a very cool “theme picker”

http://www.alexking.org/software/wordpress/theme_browser.php

Bazzman and Hutch are using “Benevolence” with their own custom header. Still trying to figure out how to replace my header graphic. Right now, I’m using “Connections” which is sort of ok. Some that I like:

These have a choice of themes and 3 columns:
*** Devenir En Gris - grey violet and white
*** Journalized Blue - grey and blue
**** Journalized Sand

Framefake Scheme (for the Spring.net blog maybe) or Greenwood
Meadow (for CanadaCow.com)

Chip Brown brings his terrific insight in to the Tour in a phone podcast from Central Market, Austin, Texas on Bastille Day, July 14, 2005 as Lance maintains his lead but suffers a big setback in today’s stage.

Listen now:

http://www.touroftexas.com/podcasts/chipbrown.mp3

Lance Armstrong lost a key teammate today when Spanish rider Manuel Beltran crashed during the 12th stage of the Tour de France.

Beltran fell on the Col des Demoiselles (dehm-wah-ZEHLZ’) Coiffees (kwah-FEEZ’) climb early in the 116-mile route. He got back on his bike but quit after receiving treatment from a Tour doctor.

Beltran may have sustained a concussion and was taken to the hospital for further tests.

The 34-year-old Beltran is a specialist mountain climber and will be missed by Armstrong when the race heads into the Pyrenees on Saturday. He has been part of Armstrong’s Tour-winning team since 2003.

Armstrong continued to wear the yellow jersey by 38 seconds over Mickael Rasmussen, a Dane with Rabobank, and 2:34 over Christophe Moreau, a Frenchman with Crédit Agricole.

Chip Brown talks about what a threat the relatively unknown Rasmussen could be to Armstrong. Rasmussen could be called the 9th Discovery team member, the way he is clinging to the Discovery team.

The Dawn and Drew Interview from TourWatch 2005!
two ex gutter punks fall in love, buy a retired farm in wisconsin and tell the world their secrets. In this podcast, we find out some things you may not hear on the Dawn and Drew Show (like brief Tour de France commentary).

Libby Malone, the director of community relations for Grande Communications, talks about the company’s local focus and their approach of getting out into the neighborhood and meeting their customers. Grande is supplying Internet, phone, and television service through their 100% fiber network to the Central Market location for TourWatch 2005. Malone has been a fixture at the event so far, along with Grande’s G-Force RV, their mobile unit used to demo all the company’s products.

Download this podcast directly

Paul Terry Walhus and Rob Sartin Talk Live during Stage 11 Tour de France

Rob and Paul talk live during the final hour of stage 11 in which Vinokourov (the “Flying Forehead” as dubbed by Bazzman and Hutch) shaves about a minute and a half off Lance Armstrong’s lead.

We’ll be doing more live commentary from our perch at Central Market during the exciting final days of the Tour de France.

http://touroftexas.com/podcasts/sartin050713.mp3

Home Town Tales are stories about everyone’s home town.

http://www.touroftexas.com/podcasts/hometown.mp3 is the podcast we did at Central Market with Gene Fitzpatrick via telephone with Rob Sartin and some motivated passersby.

Hometown Tales is A Podcast supporting the popular underground TV show about local legends, folklore, ghost stories and more. Hear the latest strange news, tales and stories from around the world.

Hometown Tales Podcast July 12, 2005
This week a snake baggin’ festival in PA, mass sheep suicide, Jack the Ripper theories, bigfoot webcam, an island lost treasure for sale, some hauntings including a listeners creepy child’s ghost, tree circles, Loch Ness insurance, famous gravestones, Cambodian zombies and more.

A conversation with Rob Sartin and Jan Le Bourgeois at the TourWatch 2005 on the Tour de France.

Lance became the holder of the Yellow Jersey on July 5 thanks to Discovery Team having a great ride, but decided not to wear yellow to start July 6. Why not? Listen to Conversations with Rob: Yellow Jersey Etiquette for a brief discussion.


Audio and Video Podcasts:

New! Triathlete Jan Le Bourgeois
on the Tour de France
(with Rob Sartin)

Marlene Merritt cycling from Atlanta to Maine)
Marlene Merritt video podcast interview
Bazzman and Hutch of Cycling Insight
Gabriel, Austin’s biggest TDF Fan
Dawn and Drew talking about the Tour de France
Velogal talks about the Tour de France
Ted Arnold part 1 - TDF Tour Guide part 2 part 3
Lance Armstrong Q&A May 19 2005 - Windows Media Video

The TourWatch 2005 podcasts are now ready to roll. In the last few days I’ve done several podcast interviews with Dawn and Drew (the nations top podcasters), Bazzman and Hutch (Australia’s Dawn and Drew, just kidding, these guys are funny, insightful cycling and TDF commentators), and some great local Austin cyclists and Tour de France enthusiasts that I’ve met at Central Market. Velogal, our correspondent at the Tour.

I’ll also post the Cycling Insight guys recording of our interview because I suspect it will be of better quality than the one I did on the skype session.

Marlene Merritt, cyclist, at Central Market (cycling from Atlanta to Portland Maine)
Marlene Merritt video podcast interview
Bazzman and Hutch of Cycling Insight
Gabriel, Austin’s biggest TDF Fan
Dawn and Drew talking about the Tour de France
Velogal talks about the Tour de France
Ted Arnold part 1 - TDF Tour Guide
Ted Arnold part 2
Ted Arnold part 3
Lance Armstrong Question and Answer from May 19 2005 - Windows Media Video Podcast

TourWatch 2005 July 3

un 3 Jul 2005

TourWatch 2005 at Central Market - Sponsor Site

Listen to Tourwatch Podcasts Video, Podcast and photo gallery help

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Austin’s Trek “TourWatch 2005? at Central Market; watch Lance go for number 7

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Austin, Texas - Paul Terry Walhus

Trek TourWatch 2005, a television viewing and podcasting party for the Tour de France, is now being held in Austin, Texas at Central Market from July 2 though July 24. Central Market is at 4001 N Lamar in Austin, Texas (see map and directions below in this article). See event schedule to right.

I conceived of the TourWatch 2005 as an event to bring Austin folks together and provide a creative outlet for established and new “podcasters”. I invited the Austin Podcasting Network to join with me in holding this event and Gilbert from Circuit City South Austin chipped in with all the big tvs and computers to run the event. Grande Communications pulled off a miracle by laying fiber optic cable to the event in record time and at considerable expense.

The TourWatch 2005 podcasts are now ready to roll. In the last few days I’ve done several podcast interviews with Dawn and Drew (the nations top podcasters), Bazzman and Hutch (Australia’s Dawn and Drew, just kidding, these guys are funny, insightful cycling and TDF commentators), and some great local Austin cyclists and Tour de France enthusiasts that I’ve met at Central Market. Velogal, our correspondent at the Tour.

I’ll also post the Cycling Insight guys recording of our interview because I suspect it will be of better quality than the one I did on the skype session.

Bazzman and Hutch of Cycling Insight
Gabriel, Austin’s biggest TDF Fan
Dawn and Drew talking about the Tour de France
Velogal talks about the Tour de France
Ted Arnold part 1 - TDF Tour Guide
Ted Arnold part 2
Ted Arnold part 3
Lance Armstrong Question and Answer from May 19 2005 - Windows Media Video Podcast

Coming Next: More from Central Market at the Trek Drink booth podcast table. And a report on how well the Austin Podcasting Network is handling the TourWatch 2005 Event I handed off to them.
The actual Tour of Texas cycling excursion will be held in October following the Ride for the Roses. I’m looking for volunteers and help on this event starting now. Please come by my table at Central Market and sign up if you would like to help with this event. I’m looking for a volunteers of all types.

I’m also looking for more Austin folks to interview (video podcast and audio podcast) so come by the Trek table if you have something to say and would like me to podcast it on this site. I’ll also be doing podcast interviews with more of the world’s top 50 podcasters. And I’ll be more than happy to help you get started if you are a budding podcaster by showing you how podcasts are done or by helping you create your own podcast.

The Discovery Network and Travel Channel sent a 2 person crew (Bill Delano and Talia Pulver) to produce a reality show on the Trek TourWatch 2005 Event. Bill and Talia are in Austin from June 28th through July 3rd. Their “reality documentary” will air in September and will include character pieces on Rob Sartin (LAF Pelton Project) and Robs son Spencer , Paul Terry Walhus (TW2005 Founder) and a surprise character.

KEYE TV 42’s Allison Smith did a special newscast called “Austin Prepares for the Tour” on Sunday, June 26 when we started setting up our equipment for the event. Allison’s segment includes and interview with Paul Terry Walhus, a live interview with Ted Arnold and some nice shots of Spencer Sartin.

The Friday June 24 issue of Austin’s major metropolitan newspaper has an article called Central Market to be Lance Central. The Austin Statesman site is doing a comprehensive Tour coverage section.

Fox 7 Sports Dennis de la Pena interviewed Paul Terry Walhus at Central Market on July 1 as part of their live coverage of the TourWatch 2005 event.

The TourWatchTM 2005 is being produced by the Tour of Texas The event is sponsored by Grande Communications, Circuit City, Trek Sports Drink, 24 Hour Lance Armstrong Sport Club, Central Market, the Spring, and the Tour of Texas (coming in the Fall, a bicycle adventure excursion around Central Texas).

Newsweek is carrying a piece about the event called Sports Tour de Lance in the June 26 issue, on news stands soon. It’s in an article about Tour watching parties all over the US.

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The TourWatch 2005 will be showing the Tour de France on two 61? large screen high definition televisions compliments of Circuit City. The TourWatch 2005 crew of podcasters, radio announcers and telecasters will bring your their own commentary and spin on the Tour which will be broadcast at the event and over the Internet.

Central Market, Grande Communications, AustinCast, the Spring, 24 Hour Lance Armstrong Fitness, the Tour of Texas, Trek Sports Drink and Circuit City are the prime sponsors of the event. The Event is being produced by Paul Terry Walhus. Walhus and Stephen Dulaney are co-chairs of the event.

TourWatch 2005 will feature a daily podcast, radio and tv show spots with many local celebrities from the sports, fitness, radio, tv, blogging, podcasting and entertainment communities.

lance207.jpgRepresentatives of the local bicycling, swimming, running, triathlon and fitness communities are going to have tables at the event where they will give out information on upcoming events (eg. marathons, bike races, etc) and offer the public the opportunity to join their organizations.

The podcasters will be interviewing local Austinites who are following the race and doing interviews with Tour enthusiasts around the world via phone and skype. The interviews will be carried over the PA System at the event and syndicated over the Internet in the form of podcasts which Tour followers will be able to subscribe to.

If you want to be a podcast star, come by our podcast table at the event, and we’ll set you up behind a microphone and help you create your own podcast. Or we’ll interview you if you are a Lance fan or Tour de France enthusiast.

We’ll be doing video interviews for television and video podcasts in high definition tv. So if you want to be a tv star, come by our booth and record an interview or do your own little show.

Sponsorships are available for this event, call 512-699-4000 for details.

We’re very happy with the way our video of Lance’s sendoff event on June 19th came out. The occasion was the opening of Lance’s own sports club but he didn’t promote it much in his talk, he talked mostly about his upcoming bid for a seventh Tour de France win and what he’ll do apres le tour (”race toward the city limits signs”). He plans to stay fit and active.

We’re excited about TourWatch 2005. We hope you join us at this event in July. We hope you join our organizing committee and volunteer to help set this up. Email touroftexas@touroftexas.com

Initial Press release TourWatch 2005

Press Release Friday 6/24/2005 for immediate release
Austin’s TourWatch 2005, the USA’s largest Tour de France viewing party,
provides daily podcasts and video feeds at http://touroftexas.com

TourWatch 2005, a television viewing party for the Tour de France, will be held in Austin, Texas at Central Market from July 2 though July 24. Central Market is at 4001 N Lamar in Austin, Texas. The event website is http://touroftexas.com

The Friday June 24 issue of Austin’s major metropolitan newspaper has an article called Central Market to be Lance Central. The Austin Statesman site is doing a comprehensive Tour coverage section.

lance073.jpgThe Austin Podcasting Network TourWatch 2005 is being produced by the Tour of Texas The event sponsored by Grande Communications, Circuit City, Trek Sports Drink, 24 Hour Lance Armstrong Fitness Center, Central Market, the Spring, and the Tour of Texas (coming in the Fall, a bicycle adventure excursion around Central Texas).

The TourWatch 2005 will be showing the Tour de France on two 61? large screen, high definition televisions compliments of Circuit City. The TourWatch 2005 crew of podcasters, radio announcers and telecasters will bring your their own commentary and spin on the Tour which will be broadcast at the event and podcast over the Internet.

The Discovery Channel is sending a 3 person crew to produce a documentary on the TourWatch 2005 Event and on Austin’s support of Lance in the Tour. Austin’s KEYE TV 42 will be doing a special newscast to be called “Austin Prepares for the Tour” on June 23. Newsweek will be featuring a piece on Austin’s TourWatch 2005 in the June 26 issue.

lance207.jpgTourWatch 2005 will feature a daily podcast and radio and tv show spots with many local celebrities from the sports, fitness, radio, tv, blogging, podcasting and entertainment communities.

Representatives of the local bicycling, swimming, running, triathlon and fitness communities are going to have tables at the event where they will give out information on upcoming events (eg. marathons, bike races, etc).

The podcasters will be interviewing local Austinites who are following the race and will be doing interviews with Tour enthusiasts around the world via phone and skype. The interviews will be carried over the PA System at the event and syndicated over the Internet in the form of podcasts which Tour followers will be able to subscribe to.

If you want to be a podcast star, come by our podcast table at the event, and we’ll set you up behind a microphone and help you create your own podcast. Or we’ll interview you if you are a Lance fan or Tour de France enthusiast. We’ll be doing video interviews for television and video podcasts in high definition tv. So if you want to be a tv star, come by our booth and record an interview or do your own little show. Sponsorships are available for this event, call 512-699-4000 for details.

Contact: Paul Terry Walhus 512.699.4000 or Stephen Dulaney 512.785.4701
email: touroftexas@touroftexas.com website http://touroftexas.com

Tour de France Showings at Central Market, Austin, TX

July 2 - 24

Ongoing Coverage
Pre-race 7:30 - 8 am
Live 8 - 10:30 am
Re-air 11 - 1 pm
Re-air 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Re-air 4 - 6 pm

Pre-Race Show
7 - 7:30 pm

Primetime Coverage
7:30 - 10 pm
11 - 1:30 am

All times Central Standard Time

We’re looking for volunteers. If you’d like to help with the event (and you don’t have to be in Austin, Texas to help), email volunteer@touroftexas.com

We’re very happy with the way our podcast and video of Lance’s sendoff event on May 19, 2005 in Austin, Texas came out. The occasion was the opening of Lance’s own sports club but he didn’t promote it much in his interview, he talked mostly about his upcoming bid for a seventh Tour de France win and what he’ll do apres le tour (”race toward the city limits signs”). He plans to stay fit and active.

TourWatch 2005 will be held in Austin, Texas at Central Market in Austin, Texas from July 2 through 24, it will be a public viewing party of the Tour de France. We’ll have a large screen television which will feature a daily podcast, radio and tv show spots with many local celebrities from the sports, fitness, radio, tv, blogging, podcasting and entertainment communities.

Representatives of the local bicycling, swimming, running, triathlon and fitness communities are going to have tables at the event where they will give out information on upcoming events (eg. marathons, bike races, etc) and offer the public the opportunity to join their organizations.

We need volunteers for the event in Austin and around the world. Email volunteer@touroftexas.com

TourWatch 2005 Press Release

Press Release Friday 6/24/2005 for immediate release
Austin’s TourWatch 2005, the USA’s largest Tour de France viewing party,
provides daily podcasts and video feeds at http://touroftexas.com

TourWatch 2005, a television viewing party for the Tour de France, will be held in Austin, Texas at Central Market from July 2 though July 24. Central Market is at 4001 N Lamar in Austin, Texas. The event website is http://touroftexas.com

The Friday June 24 issue of Austin’s major metropolitan newspaper has an article called Central Market to be Lance Central. The Austin Statesman site is doing a comprehensive Tour coverage section.

lance073.jpgThe Austin Podcasting Network TourWatch 2005 is being produced by the Tour of Texas The event sponsored by Grande Communications, Circuit City, Trek Sports Drink, 24 Hour Lance Armstrong Fitness Center, Central Market, the Spring, and the Tour of Texas (coming in the Fall, a bicycle adventure excursion around Central Texas).

The TourWatch 2005 will be showing the Tour de France on two 61? large screen, high definition televisions compliments of Circuit City. The TourWatch 2005 crew of podcasters, radio announcers and telecasters will bring your their own commentary and spin on the Tour which will be broadcast at the event and podcast over the Internet.

The Discovery Channel is sending a 3 person crew to produce a documentary on the TourWatch 2005 Event and on Austin’s support of Lance in the Tour. Austin’s KEYE TV 42 will be doing a special newscast to be called “Austin Prepares for the Tour” on June 23. Newsweek will be featuring a piece on Austin’s TourWatch 2005 in the June 26 issue.

lance207.jpgTourWatch 2005 will feature a daily podcast and radio and tv show spots with many local celebrities from the sports, fitness, radio, tv, blogging, podcasting and entertainment communities.

Representatives of the local bicycling, swimming, running, triathlon and fitness communities are going to have tables at the event where they will give out information on upcoming events (eg. marathons, bike races, etc).

The podcasters will be interviewing local Austinites who are following the race and will be doing interviews with Tour enthusiasts around the world via phone and skype. The interviews will be carried over the PA System at the event and syndicated over the Internet in the form of podcasts which Tour followers will be able to subscribe to.

If you want to be a podcast star, come by our podcast table at the event, and we’ll set you up behind a microphone and help you create your own podcast. Or we’ll interview you if you are a Lance fan or Tour de France enthusiast. We’ll be doing video interviews for television and video podcasts in high definition tv. So if you want to be a tv star, come by our booth and record an interview or do your own little show. Sponsorships are available for this event, call 512-699-4000 for details.

Contact: Paul Terry Walhus 512.699.4000 or Stephen Dulaney 512.785.4701
email: touroftexas@touroftexas.com website http://touroftexas.com

Tour de France Showings at Central Market, Austin, TX

July 2 - 24

Ongoing Coverage
Pre-race 7:30 - 8 am
Live 8 - 10:30 am
Re-air 11 - 1 pm
Re-air 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Re-air 4 - 6 pm

Pre-Race Show
7 - 7:30 pm

Primetime Coverage
7:30 - 10 pm
11 - 1:30 am

All times Central Standard Time

We’re looking for volunteers. If you’d like to help with the event (and you don’t have to be in Austin, Texas to help), email volunteer@touroftexas.com

We’re very happy with the way our podcast and video of Lance’s sendoff event on May 19, 2005 in Austin, Texas came out. The occasion was the opening of Lance’s own sports club but he didn’t promote it much in his interview, he talked mostly about his upcoming bid for a seventh Tour de France win and what he’ll do apres le tour (”race toward the city limits signs”). He plans to stay fit and active.

TourWatch 2005 will be held in Austin, Texas at Central Market in Austin, Texas from July 2 through 24, it will be a public viewing party of the Tour de France. We’ll have a large screen television which will feature a daily podcast, radio and tv show spots with many local celebrities from the sports, fitness, radio, tv, blogging, podcasting and entertainment communities.

Representatives of the local bicycling, swimming, running, triathlon and fitness communities are going to have tables at the event where they will give out information on upcoming events (eg. marathons, bike races, etc) and offer the public the opportunity to join their organizations.

We need volunteers for the event in Austin and around the world. Email volunteer@touroftexas.com

catching up with the Tour de France

Press Release Friday 6/24/2005 for immediate release
Austin’s TourWatch 2005, the USA’s largest Tour de France viewing party,
provides daily podcasts and video feeds at http://touroftexas.com

TourWatch 2005, a television viewing party for the Tour de France, will be held in Austin, Texas at Central Market from July 2 though July 24. Central Market is at 4001 N Lamar in Austin, Texas. The event website is http://touroftexas.com

The Friday June 24 issue of Austin’s major metropolitan newspaper has an article called Central Market to be Lance Central. The Austin Statesman site is doing a comprehensive Tour coverage section.

lance073.jpgThe Austin Podcasting Network TourWatch 2005 is being produced by the Tour of Texas The event sponsored by Grande Communications, Circuit City, Trek Sports Drink, 24 Hour Lance Armstrong Fitness Center, Central Market, the Spring, and the Tour of Texas (coming in the Fall, a bicycle adventure excursion around Central Texas).

The TourWatch 2005 will be showing the Tour de France on two 61? large screen, high definition televisions compliments of Circuit City. The TourWatch 2005 crew of podcasters, radio announcers and telecasters will bring your their own commentary and spin on the Tour which will be broadcast at the event and podcast over the Internet.

The Discovery Channel is sending a 3 person crew to produce a documentary on the TourWatch 2005 Event and on Austin’s support of Lance in the Tour. Austin’s KEYE TV 42 will be doing a special newscast to be called “Austin Prepares for the Tour” on June 23. Newsweek will be featuring a piece on Austin’s TourWatch 2005 in the June 26 issue.

lance207.jpgTourWatch 2005 will feature a daily podcast and radio and tv show spots with many local celebrities from the sports, fitness, radio, tv, blogging, podcasting and entertainment communities.

Representatives of the local bicycling, swimming, running, triathlon and fitness communities are going to have tables at the event where they will give out information on upcoming events (eg. marathons, bike races, etc).

The podcasters will be interviewing local Austinites who are following the race and will be doing interviews with Tour enthusiasts around the world via phone and skype. The interviews will be carried over the PA System at the event and syndicated over the Internet in the form of podcasts which Tour followers will be able to subscribe to.

If you want to be a podcast star, come by our podcast table at the event, and we’ll set you up behind a microphone and help you create your own podcast. Or we’ll interview you if you are a Lance fan or Tour de France enthusiast. We’ll be doing video interviews for television and video podcasts in high definition tv. So if you want to be a tv star, come by our booth and record an interview or do your own little show. Sponsorships are available for this event, call 512-699-4000 for details.

Contact: Paul Terry Walhus 512.699.4000 or Stephen Dulaney 512.785.4701
email: touroftexas@touroftexas.com website http://touroftexas.com

Tour de France Showings at Central Market, Austin, TX

July 2 - 24

Ongoing Coverage
Pre-race 7:30 - 8 am
Live 8 - 10:30 am
Re-air 11 - 1 pm
Re-air 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Re-air 4 - 6 pm

Pre-Race Show
7 - 7:30 pm

Primetime Coverage
7:30 - 10 pm
11 - 1:30 am

All times Central Standard Time

We’re looking for volunteers. If you’d like to help with the event (and you don’t have to be in Austin, Texas to help), email volunteer@touroftexas.com

We’re very happy with the way our podcast and video of Lance’s sendoff event on May 19, 2005 in Austin, Texas came out. The occasion was the opening of Lance’s own sports club but he didn’t promote it much in his interview, he talked mostly about his upcoming bid for a seventh Tour de France win and what he’ll do apres le tour (”race toward the city limits signs”). He plans to stay fit and active.

TourWatch 2005 will be held in Austin, Texas at Central Market in Austin, Texas from July 2 through 24, it will be a public viewing party of the Tour de France. We’ll have a large screen television which will feature a daily podcast, radio and tv show spots with many local celebrities from the sports, fitness, radio, tv, blogging, podcasting and entertainment communities.

Representatives of the local bicycling, swimming, running, triathlon and fitness communities are going to have tables at the event where they will give out information on upcoming events (eg. marathons, bike races, etc) and offer the public the opportunity to join their organizations.

We need volunteers for the event in Austin and around the world. Email volunteer@touroftexas.com

Friday, July 22, 2005

Tour de France Stage 19 at Central Market and Kevin Blessing, Central Market M

Tour de France Stage 19 at Central Market and Kevin Blessing, CM GM

Paul Terry Walhus, founder and creator of TourWatch 2005, provides live coverage from Tour de France Stage 19 at Central Market. And he talks with Kevin Blessing, General Manager of Central Market who let Paul and Trek Sports Drink initiate this event.

Listen to the Tour de France Stage 19 Podcast now.

Walhus say “this may be my best podcast ever, at least it’s the most enjoyable one I’ve ever made. It’s kind of a sound seeing tour of Central Market with Kevin Blessing plus some coverage of today’s stage which brings you up to date quotes and news from the best cycling blogs and podcasts.”

Phil Liggett says come to Central Market in Austin Texas on Sunday July 24th and sign the big card and thank Lance. Listen to Phil now. 15 second podcast. In the Stage 19 podcast, Paul, Stephen Dulaney and Kevin discuss this rumor which got Central Market 50 some odd phone calls yesterday from folks asking “Is Lance going to be at Central Market on Sunday?”

from CycloBlog:

  Stage 19 - Albi to Mende, 189 km - Marcos Serrano (Liberty Seguros) has won today’s stage of the Tour de France after riding away from his breakaway partners on the torturous climb of C?te de la Croix Neuve, 1 kilometre from the finish.

Early on in the day, a large number of riders attempted to escape from the main group, but each one was quickly pulled back. Rider after rider attacked, but the main players didn’t allow any break to get away until Carlos Da Cruz (Fran?aise des Jeux) instigated the move of the day after 40 kilometres.

Da Cruz — a tough rider who has been involved in numerous getaways throughout the Tour — was quickly joined by a number of riders, including Franco Pellizotti (Liquigas), Luke Roberts (CSC), Xabier Zandio (Illes Balears), Axel Merckx (Davitamon-Lotto), Thomas Voeckler (Bouygues Telecom), Matthias Kessler (T-Mobile), C?dric Vasseur (Cofidis) and Marcos Serrano (Liberty Seguros).

With the best-placed rider in this ten-man group being Zandio — 25th, and nearly 40 minutes down — the peloton were content to let them build up a big lead. With 60-odd kilometres of the stage remaining, the gap stood at 10 minutes, and it continued to build until the 35km to go mark, at which point it had reached it’s maximum of 15 minutes.

Tour de France card signing Austin Texas

Phil Liggett says come to Central Market in Austin Texas on Sunday July 24th and sign the big card and thank Lance. Listen to Phil now.  15 second podcast.

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Tour de France Stage 16 Live Podcast

Pereiro wins 16th stage as Armstrong nears title 19 July 2005

AUSTIN, TEXAS - Today's Stage 16 podcast features two hours of live commentary on the stage with a special promo of the Bazzman and Hutch Cycling Insight podcast, one of the funniest around. And a report live from TourWatch 2005 from Rob Sartin. Spaniard Oscar Pereiro Sio won the 16th stage of the 2005

This podcast is part one, the first hour, part two which is the second hour will be own very soon.

  Tour de France as American Lance Armstrong continued to roll towards his seventh consecutive championship.

Oscar Pereiro celebrates his stage victoryThe 27-year-old Pereiro covered the 180.5 kilometres from Moulenx to Pau in 4 hours 38:40 minutes, and beat countryman Xabier Zandio in a sprint to the finish to register his first-ever Tour stage victory.

He also bested Aussie Cadel Evans, who led most of the way. Armstrong finished with the main pack, 3:24 minutes behind the winner and continues to lead Italian Ivan Basso by 2:46 minutes in the overall standings, with Mickael Rasmussen of Denmark 3:09 adrift.

Saturday, July 16, 2005

New Tour of Texas podcasts

Podcasts
Tour de France Dinner Party - July 15
Chip Brown - talk #2 ESPNAustin sportscaster on the Tour
Chip Brown with ESPN talk #1 on the Tour
Home Town Tales with Gene Fitzpatrick
Paul and Rob Sartin Live on Stage 11 TDF
Grande Communications and 24 Hour Fitness, our sponsors
Triathlete Jan Le Bourgeois on the Tour de France (with Rob Sartin)
Bazzman and Hutch of Cycling Insight
 


Dawn and Drew talking about the Tour de France
Ted Arnold part 1 - TDF Tour Guide part 2 part 3
Lance Armstrong Q&A May 19 2005 - Windows Media Video
Gabriel, Austin's biggest TDF Fan
Lance Armstrong's Daily Podcast
Marlene Merritt (cycling Atlanta to Maine)
Marlene Merritt video podcast interview

Sunday, July 10, 2005

TourWatch 2005 at Central Market Austin TX podcasts

 

Audio and Video Podcasts:
New! Triathlete Jan Le Bourgeois on the Tour de France (with Rob Sartin)

Marlene Merritt cycling from Atlanta to Maine)
Marlene Merritt video podcast interview
Bazzman and Hutch of Cycling Insight
Gabriel, Austin's biggest TDF Fan
 


Tour Watch 2005
Dawn and Drew talking about the Tour de France
Ted Arnold part 1 - TDF Tour Guide part 2 part 3
Lance Armstrong Q&A May 19 2005 - Windows Media Video

Thursday, May 12, 2005

Spring in to these podcasts

Austincast.com Podcasts

  • Tuesday 5/19/2005 - Lance Armstrong does a question and answer session with fans at the opening of his new sports club in Austin, Texas. Lance is training for his bid to win an unprecedented seventh straight win in the Tour de France which runs July 2 - July 24.  The Tour of Texas is sponsoring a "Tour Watch 2005" viewing party in Austin throughout this year's Tour.  See the video of this event at the Tour of Texas site.

Austincast.com Podcasts with the Podcast Alley top 50

  • Tuesday 5/17/2005 - Fausto Fernos, Former Austinite now in Chicago, has the fabulous Feast of Fools podcast.  Listen in on the ridiculous world of Chicago's Gay iconoclasts! This is NOT Will and Grace, but an laid back, insane look at topical news, humor, satire, music and more. Hosted by Fausto Fernos with guests: boyfriend Marc Felion, shock jock Sukie DelaCroix, Yeast Radio's Madge Weinstein, and more savory nuts for you to enjoy. Podcast Alley Number 19
  • Monday 5/16/2005 Kristopher Smith and Betsy of croncast.com talk about their end of the cul de sac suburban family life in Illinois.  It's the geek and the funny girl, it's like listening to NPR Very soothing and comforting.  Podcast Alley Number 25.
  • Sunday 5/15/2005 Caleb of Area 51 talks about purecastmedia.com, giving a voice to the voiceless and choice for the choiceless. This laid back St. Pete FL guy waxes on some of the great podcasts (including both of his). A new cast comes out every Thursday night at midnight. Podcast Alley Number 23
  • Saturday 5/14/2005 Adam Vargas discusses the Daily Sonic, a hipclectic, very NPRlike podcast which is like an amped up version of Morning Edition. Surprising, it dwells down near the bottom of the list at Podcast Alley but it's a real gem. Podcast Alley number 37.
  • Friday 5/13/2005 - Geoffrey Kleinman of dvdtalkradio.com  is at number 27 on Podcast Alley.  DVD Talk Radio features: talk about DVDs, DVD reviews, news and columns - plus interviews with actors, producers and directors. It's our first actual telephone interview (not skype)
  • Wednesday 5/11/2005 Scott Sigler is the author of Earthcore, the world's first podcast novel.  His podcast has risen to number 4 at Podcast Alley.  He talks about the behind the scenes at his locale atop a hill in San Francisco, where is building a large following (4,000 listeners going to 10,000) and contemplating some future science/horror thrillers via print and podcast.
  • Tuesday 5/10/2005 Michael Butler, the Rock and Roll Geek, talks about podcasting, his band, the indy music scene, the Adam Curry Sirius satellite venture and waxes optimistic for the "middle tier" of podcasters who may be worried about these developments. He's number 26 in the rankings at Podcast Alley.  And he bails out the novice podcaster by recording the second half of the show. The first half is here!
  • Monday 5/9/2005 Ian Bernard of freetalklive.com talks about podcasting.  Ian is number one on Podcast Alley! His podcasts are beamed up to C Band Satellite Galaxy 13 From there they get syndicated on radio stations all around the country.  Dedicated, moving and shaking, watch out!
  • Sunday 5/8/2005 Gene Fitzpatrick of HometownTales.com  talks legends, ghost stories, folklore in every town and in your town He and Brian Minogue talk about everything from the origins of chicken fried steak to the servant girl killer of late 1800s Austin.  Podcast Alley number 34.
  • Friday 5/6/2005 - Adam Christianson of MacCast.com (Podcast Alley top ten) talks about podcasting strategy and the Tech Podcast Network. Number 11 on Podcast Alley but climbing fast.

President ClintonCast and the Jedi Trainer

Dreadful Snake Radio Guy on Adam Curry StrategyCasts

 Beginner's Casts

Friday, December 17, 2004

RealSocial.com begins an initial launch in the realtor rich town of Austin, Texas. It will be a "social network" where you can expand your professional network, meet business associates, and meet up strategically with your peers in the world of real estate.

The Friendster, Spoke, Orkut, Ryze type social network website is coming to the business world, hoping to foster professional relationships, increase sales -- and maybe even eliminate the need for cold calling.

Tuesday, August 17, 2004

I recommend fig's blog.

Here's what weblogsky Jonl wrote:

Cliff Figallo is blogging his experiences networking via LinkedIn. Cliff was director of The WELL during its richest years as a virtual community, and has consulted on whole tons of huge online community endeavors ("social interaction on the net" - think AOL, or Salon's Table Talk). It's great to see him blogging away! [Link]
From the responses I'm getting, it feels like the enthusiasm that was dampened by the dotcom bust is building again. Seems like in my field - social interaction on the Net - there is renewed interest coming from many different directions. Organizations looking to get smarter, software developers innovating in the social networking arena.
Jon Lebkowskyhttp://www.weblogsky.com

Sunday, May 23, 2004

Spring's Blog

Sunday, February 15, 2004

Webgirlvillage

Monday, September 08, 2003

The Responsibility Era - Bringing Responsibility to Government: "'...I relish the idea of documenting contractually a politician's commitment to serving their constituency...'
George Zimmer, CEO, Men's Wearhouse.
'... a worthy effort, reflecting much deep thought about the original intent of our Founding Fathers in creating a Representative Government by worthy men. But it is also a very much updated and needed application of the theory of 'responsibility'...'
Dave Hughes, 'The Founding Father of Electronic Democracy,' US Congress Office of Technology Assessment.
'It looks like you are preparing us for the future.' William Bailey Lockhart, Constitutional scholar.
'Where is it written that the American people are limited in the number of social contracts under which we allow ourselves to be governed?'
Jeff Aldrich, Founder of the Microtution Foundation.
'We have the Bill of Rights. What we need is a Bill of Responsibilities.'
Bill Maher, host of 'Real Time with Bill Maher'. "

Friday, August 15, 2003

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The Spring Virtual Community discussions and talk about Jane Austen, Colin Firth, movies, tv, sports, politics, news, radio, Austin, Texas Coverage of the Tour de France and Lance Armstrong.

Thursday, August 14, 2003

ABCNEWS.com : Power Outage Hits Northeast and Canada: "Major Power Outage
Electricity Out in NYC, Many Other Eastern Cities



N E W Y O R K, Aug. 14— A power outage struck several cities in the eastern United States and Canada this afternoon, wreaking havoc at intersections as traffic lights went out and trapping thousands of people in New York City's stalled subways. "

Wednesday, August 13, 2003

Symantec Security Response - W32.Blaster.Worm: "Based on the number of submissions received from customers and based on information from Symantec's DeepSight Threat Management System, Symantec Security Response has upgraded this threat to a Category 4 from a Category 3 threat.
W32.Blaster.Worm is a worm that exploits the DCOM RPC vulnerability (described in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS03-026) using TCP port 135. This worm attempts to download the msblast.exe file to the %WinDir%\system32 directory and execute it.

Block access to TCP port 4444 at the firewall level, and then block the following ports, if they do not use the applications listed:

TCP Port 135, 'DCOM RPC'
UDP Port 69, 'TFTP'"

Google Toolbar Installed Great stuff!

MSBlast picks on vulnerable computers Here's a real good guide that will enable you to protect your computer quickly. One tv show said this is affecting half the world's computers. No way? That seems like a hyped stat to me.

But still, take action now!

Mercury News | 08/13/2003 | Computer worm's punch grows

A crude computer ``worm'' targeting flaws in Microsoft Windows mushroomed into a full-blown Internet attack Tuesday, affecting as many as 1.4 million computers worldwide, according to a leading government Internet security center.

The spread of the so-called MSBlaster or LoveSan worm appeared to be slowing later Tuesday, computer security experts said. But it had already left a wide swath of bewildered computer users in its path, crippling some companies and government agencies -- like the Maryland Department of Motor Vehicles, which was forced to close its doors at noon.

Mercy Sakes! A 13 year old can bring the world to a crawl!

MAIN.org - Online Communication MAIN is the Metropolitan Area Information Network for Austin, Texas. My hometown. Curiously, they have a Bastrop address, this is a good thing!

The Spring got listed in their "online communication" section along with a lot of other cool links.

MAIN.ORG
P.O. Box 328,
Bastrop, TX 78602
512-303-MAIN

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The Spring Virtual Community discussions and talk about Jane Austen, Colin Firth, movies, tv, sports, politics, news, radio, Austin, Texas

Saturday, March 31, 2001

Well what is a blog?

It's some software I just got on blogger.com to maintain a weblog.

Let the weblog begin.