No Coverage of Stage 1 of the 2015 Vuelta

There will be no Live Update Guy Coverage of the first stage of the 2016 Vuelta. Why? Well, there are a lot of reasons. LUG and the family are on the road, the LUG software is experiencing technical difficulties, the stage is being run late in the day and, above all, because of the course and team objections, the stage – a Team Time Trial on bad roads – will not count toward the overall standings in this event.
We will try to get our technical issues resolved and we hope to be back for live coverage of Stage 2, a 165-kilometer race from Alhaurin de la Torre to Caminito del Rey.

One week and counting:

From our guy, Patrick Declan O’Grady
This is your yellow alert: It’s just one week until Live Update Guy cranks up the Non-Race-Related Blah-Blah-Blah® to 11 for the Tour de France. Join Charles Pelkey, Man On the Scene (MOTS), the Old Guy Who Gets Fat In Winter, the LUG Nuts Mystery Theatre Repertory Group & Chorale, and some old bald dude whose 15 minutes should have expired with the first Clinton presidency. What the hell, you’re a cube farmer, right? Think of it as virtual fertilizer for whatever you’re growing in there.

Pre-Tour Test and Run

We are putting our software through its paces, mostly to hunt down bugs and look for improvements we can make.

This is largely for system administrators, but folks are welcome to weigh and comment on any technical issues you may have encountered during the Giro d’Italia. CLICK HERE to join us as we muddle our way through our software. Don’t hesitate to comment.

The Giro is over

The Giro is over and we’ve been here for three weeks, ever since the Team Time Trial start in San Lorenzo a Mare. We are off the air for the time being.
We are still considering whether or not to offer Tour coverage. It’s a huge time commitment. (About 85+ hours per grand tour.) You can off-set those costs by hitting the TIP JAR. How do you do that? just look for the DONATE button on the right-hand side of the home page.

Giro d’Italia 2015 – Stage 3: Rapallo to Sestri Levante, 136km

After two days of relatively easy riding along the coast, the third stage of the 95th Giro d’Italia takes riders inland on a large loop through the coastal hills along the Mediterranean, giving the climbers in the peloton a chance to show their stuff. With Category 2 summit on the Barbagelata more than 40k from the finish, though, it may not be enough to totally eliminate the sprinters in the bunch.

CLICK HERE to join us for Live up-to-the-minute coverage of what promises to be an interesting stage at Italy’s national tour.