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Austin Social Media breakfast Aug 25

Social Media Breakfast Aug 25

The nth Social Media Breakfast (insert the correct number) was my first, and was held at the Statesman Conference room on Tues, Aug 25, 2009.  I sat at a table with Alex Jones of Plurk and Refresh, Ekaterina of ytrepreneur.com and watched a panel with Elise @elisewho Hu.   Statesman social media editor Rob Quigley (Twitter handle: @RobQuig) led a panel discussion on how local mainstream media professionals and organizations are making the transition to social media.

Since I flipped it, you might as well see the video of the whole thing (the audio gets clear for the last 50 minutes, the first 10 minutes are full of the buzz that you would expect from a roomful of 40-50 social media and network types).


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I have a longer commentary on Spring.net/Blog

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Watch austintexas live video and chat on Justin.tv

We’re live streaming with a show on justin.tv/austintexas now.

We’re working with Redbud Sports in Austin, Texas and the plans are to bring you many athletes and sports events around Austin. Also, you can see our feed at austincast.com

Lance Armstrong, Cat Osterman, Vince Young and Matthew McConaughey at the espy’s

Vince Young and Cat Osterman: Big 12 Athletes of the Year

Vince Young and Cat Osterman have been named the Big XII Players of the Year. Vince Young led his team to a last minute victory in the Rose Bowl and became the first person to pass for 3,000 yards and rush for 1,000 yards in the same season. Cat Osterman had a 38-4 record this season with a 0.42 ERA. She pitched 36 complete games with 28 shutouts, 5 no-hitters, 11 one-hitters, 12 two-hitters and also set a CWS record with 18 strikeouts in a single game.

So it’s not too surprising that Cat and Vince were also nominated for the same award at the 2006 ESPYS. Cat won an award for best female college athlete, Young won for “championship performance” and UT’s victory over Southern California in the Rose Bowl was named best game.

Lance Armstrong emceed the event and did a great job as a deadpan comedian, proving that Saturday Night Live wasn’t just a fluke. He pointed out Austin’s Mathew McConaughey in the audience as the “sexiest man alive” and then chided the audience that you don’t all have to look at him, we know what he looks like, then he motioned to Gyllenhaal, the co-star of “Brokeback Mountain,” and said “Up here Jake, eyes front!” Answering his own question “What am I doing here” he said he told the producers“Are you kidding, Iwould givemy left ball” to do the gig.

Lance Gets Bawdy at the ESPY Awards| Jake Gyllenhaal, Matthew McConaughey, Lance Armstrong

“Lance Armstrong raised eyebrows – and got laughs – as host of Wednesday night’s ESPY Awards, where he cracked crude jokes about new best friends Jake Gyllenhaal and Matthew McConaughey.” – People

The actors, who’ve been photographed recently clad in Spandex and biking with Armstrong, were in the audience at Hollywood’s Kodak Theatre. Armstrong, in a reference to Gyllenhaal’s Brokeback Mountain role, asked why Gyllenhaal was sitting in the front when Armstrong thought he preferred to be “in the rear”. . . Of the theater, people.” – People

Armstrong took apunch at the World Cup runner-up French Soccer team, saying “all their players tested positive … for being assholes.” Part of the Lance Love Hate French thing.
People: At the afterparty at the Mondrian Hotel’s Skybar, Armstrong, McConaughey and Gyllenhaal hung out with actors Cole Hauser and Matthew Perry, while Arizona Cardinals footballer Matt Leinart stuck with Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo. Other guests included Ashley Judd, Brandy, Venus and Serena Williams and Kiefer Sutherland.
And there were the young Afghan girls who were honored by the ESPYs with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award for defying Taliban authorities to play soccer.

Here’s the link to the YouTube video of Lance at the Espy’s

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Watch the Tour de France in Austin Texas at Central Market

TourWatch 2005 at Central MarketSponsor Site

Listen to Tourwatch Podcasts Video, Podcast and photo gallery help
Podcasts: Lance Armstrong does Q&A
Sitemap Podcast: TourWatch 2005 at Central Market
Sponsorship Press Release Need info fast? Call 512.699.4000
New! Bicycling Podcasters

TourWatch Team Member Access

Links Join our TourWatch 2005 Team!
Cycling Podcasts
Austin’s Trek “TourWatch 2005″ at Central Market; watch Lance go for number 7

Contribute to TourWatch 2005
Donate Online
Sponsorship Benefits

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


wannabe bike girl

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.)

TourWatch2005 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

Tour Watch 2005 Event

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

Tour of Germany and the Sausage

Peloton Blog

The Tour of Germany ended today and it was a good stage race with American Levi Leipheimer winning the hardest stage and taking the overall (results). This is another race that has been seriously elevated in significance by the ProTour. Unlike the Eneco Tour this has been a pretty good race with 2 stages that were selective and a time trial on the penultimate day. Ullrich dominated the final time trial to take 2nd, but could not stay with Levi and Totshnig on the hillier stages. Cadel Evans also had a fine race winning a stage and taking 5th overall. Ullrich’s failure in the mountains despite having good form makes me doubt him ever winning a GT again.

The Vuelta starts Saturday and what looks to be a good group of sprinters despite Oscar Friere being out with injuries.