Your Kona Picks - 2019

Club run & S&C in the morning so will miss rugby.
Club swim 5-6pm so will miss start.
Then I will be sofa bound (laptop plugged into TV, phone for forums) with cider but won’t make it to the end of the bike without falling asleep. Then there will be intermittent dozing/watching until the result looks set and I give up and go to bed.
Last few years that’s been relatively early, hoping for a tighter race (probably only in the men’s) to take it to the end.

I’m laid up on the sofa after a knee op, Sky planner is empty & Saturday couldn’t come soon enough. I’m in for the long haul :).

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I’m at a christening in Scotland this weekend. Be a bit rude if I find myself a corner and sit behind the iPad :sob: Will have to catch up later on the Sunday along with the NFL

Is that in the video by LIONel’s videographer?

I’ll have the swim on my phone, whilst making supper, then watch standard Saturday night TV, go to bed, wake up and find out what happened…might dip in and out of it.

Yes, the Talbot Cox one. He uses his mouth, whereas the Germans use their racing to get into people’s heads. The latter is way more effective.

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Probably the same as me. I’ll have it streaming on the google home in the kitchen whilst i make dinner etc. Then will probably leave it on there as i#m in and out of the lounge/kitchen until the littlies go down.

Then apologise to my wife, boot up the laptop for the TT and tracker etc and stream on the ipad. Once the wife gets bored and goes to bed then i’ll ping the footage to the tv. There’s a small chance, that the wife may even agree to watching her tv stuff on the ipad. Couple of beers and i’ll be happy

So is the TT chatter happening here this year then, cos it was mainly on FB last year …

I don’t do FB so all my inane observations will be on here, with the odd poke of the bear on ST about how Lionel isn’t doing well (or is going to blow up if he’s going well) - I’ve got nothing against the guy, in fact I’m a bit of a fan of his stubbornness , but they don’t half rise to it.

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It’s times like these I have to remind myself how lucky I am :grin:

I will watch it if I can, do have to be a FB member to watch it? If so, then I’m out.

I have the 10km at Newbury on the Sunday and Little One is in the 1mile Jnr race at 9.30.

Fatpom- I’m not on Facebook either, but my longsuffering wife is. So she logs on & then we hook things up to the Amazon Firestick

(She probably gets bike porn spam for the rest of the year as a result, but I haven’t said anything about that. Let sleeping dogs lie etc)

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What channel and when is it being aired?

Facebook live - think it normally starts at about 1700

Have you watched the full series?
With Lange, Ryf, LCB, et al.

If you have not, you can play “Who isn’t wearing Nike% whatever’s”

List of the Brit boys and girls to track on Saturday

In a cruel twist of fate, I unknowingly agreed to my gf moving in on Saturday :man_facepalming:Not only will there no doubt be a load of stuff to do, I’m not sure how well it’ll go down if the first day is me spent glued to a triathlon facebook stream. I have however dropped a few hints, and made reference to the guy from my club who’s out at the World Champs (response - “I thought we were at the world champs in Nice” … “that was the half distance world champs” … “oh, so this is the Hawaii one?” - she’s learning well!)

Off topic, but how do you do this? What can you stream on the video screen itself? I’ve often contemplated one, but have never been able to answer the question as to whether I could get BT sport / sky go / other video services working on it? It would make it a lot easier to have the football / other sport on whilst in the kitchen! I currently have my phone propped up on the kitchen towel!

Get yourself over to my Home DVR Solutions thread :wink: Sky is notoriously tricky - they want you to fork out for the mutliroom/Q subscription. You can’t chromecast sky go and there’s no app AFAIK for any of the popular dongles like Firestick to get it working that way. Of course HDMI laptop into a TV is fine.

For Kona I guess GB is casting his phone or other android device?

At least you’d be setting expectations appropriately.


I agree, he is trying too hard. He knows AB and Jan will be up the road and riding well and he will have to work hard to get a lead into T2 because he will need it. I’m not discounting anyone else in so much as these two will likely be a fair bit ahead of him out of the water and are strong cyclists.

Saturday, I will watch on the laptop whilst cooking then after eating will have the laptop next to me while the family watch strictly, etc. I will be doing a sub-2 run earlier in the day. I have a Sunday CPD thing so may not watch the end of the race unless it’s looking really interesting. I quite fancy Haug to pip LCB to 2nd.

The google home supports certain services directly on the device. So it works with youtube, bbc iplayer, itv player (but weirdly doesn’t support ITV live so i’ve been watching rugby in the morning on my phone on a teatowel like you!), facebook live, bbc sport player etc. You’d have to look on the google page to see exactly what it supports. It’s not a true casting solution as it won’t, for example, cast netflix from my linked google phone to the home hub. Whereas i can use the google chromecast to throw netflix to the main tv via my phone .So i have no idea why some (more) things will cast via a chromecast compared to the home hub.

They’ve rebranded it all as Nest now, don’t know if the newest version have improved functionality etc.

It’s a semi useful piece of kit. Handy for recipes in the kitchen etc, kids watching and playing music/videos, i play al my music via it in the kitchen, weather updates etc You can set it to give you daily updates against your profile e.g. weather, traffic report to work, latest news updates etc etc and it can control other smart devices (i have one smart light that i like and my wife despises).

For under £200 i thought it was a decent investment. I tested the whole smart speaker concept with the cheap google mini. At £20 or whatever i paid it was worth a crack to see if it was just gimmick or handy. WIth kids, it definitely proved helpful hence the upgrade to the home hub. I also ended up getting another google home with my broadband, so we now have a few around the house. The home hub also acts as a nice digital photo frame when it’s not in use.