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Old 01-07-13, 06:40 PM   #1
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L'Eroica Registration Just Got More Difficult

Enrollment in L'Eroica just got a lot more difficult for most of us. It's going to be a lottery for men under 60 ....

http://italiancyclingjournal.blogspo...attention.html

Looks like we'll have to work harder to arrange our own?
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I guess, men can always get a sex change to guarantee themselves a spot.....
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Or just wait for the inevitable......<sigh>
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That is good news for some of us. Now if I could only afford to do it.
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That is good news for some of us. Now if I could only afford to do it.
Time has always been the bigger problem, I figured if I could nail that, the rest can if need be go in credit.

I had a feeling this was coming. Hopefully the drawing will be early enough to allow reasonable planning.
Conversely, this is better than a field that was too big for the local infrastructure to support.
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While the L'Eroica is not in my short term plans it is on my bucket list. Since I've only got 2 years more to go to bypass the lottery entry, I figure in about 5 years I will be in Italy; my wife would like it to be earlier.
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Thanks for posting OP. Sounds like things will be interesting getting in this year.
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Grrrr. last year I had a ticket, but couldn't go... Well, let's hope some of us get lucky.
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I hope I can make it in 2014. October this year I will be in Japan.
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My wife and I, along with Barrettscv, were planning on going this year, but this may change things....
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Discrimination. Lost interest in future editions, so they accomplished what they were looking for: less interest. From now on it is for people without a well defined concept of ethics.
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I had a feeling this was coming. Hopefully the drawing will be early enough to allow reasonable planning.
Conversely, this is better than a field that was too big for the local infrastructure to support.
+1. Interest seems to grow geometrically each year, so they have to do something. By the time I'll be able to go, they'll have a lottery for the 60+ crowd as well.
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Looks like it'll be Cino Heroica for me!

Seriously though, don't we have some nice rides here in the US? I'm pretty sure there are routes that could be planned here in the US that would be similar to L'Eroica.
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Title should changed to: Just got easier. Now this gives me three years to train....

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Sounds like they need two of these events.
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Looks like it'll be Cino Heroica for me!

Seriously though, don't we have some nice rides here in the US? I'm pretty sure there are routes that could be planned here in the US that would be similar to L'Eroica.
Of course we can come up with special rides/events in the United States.

What we can"t synthesize or replicate are the incredible cultural experiences experiences only available in the Tuscan hills.

The food, history, museums, roads, cities, people are so unique to this region.

After slogging up the hills outside Volterra, I can't imagine the riding being any more difficult for that matter.
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What we can"t synthesize or replicate are the incredible cultural experiences experiences only available in the Tuscan hills.
The food, history, museums, roads, cities, people are so unique to this region.
Yes, this is why I want to return to Tuscany with a bicycle.

Even to go it independently if need be on some day other than the actual event. In some ways, not having the crowds would be a plus.
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I agree, Northbend. Though, having driven those narrow roads last year, one advantage might be safety in numbers. Still, I think it would be OK.
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Of course we can come up with special rides/events in the United States.

What we can"t synthesize or replicate are the incredible cultural experiences experiences only available in the Tuscan hills.

The food, history, museums, roads, cities, people are so unique to this region.

After slogging up the hills outside Volterra, I can't imagine the riding being any more difficult for that matter.
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L'Eroica Registration Lottery - Is Cino Heroica an Apt Replacement?

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Of course we can come up with special rides/events in the United States.

What we can"t synthesize or replicate are the incredible cultural experiences experiences only available in the Tuscan hills.

The food, history, museums, roads, cities, people are so unique to this region.

After slogging up the hills outside Volterra, I can't imagine the riding being any more difficult for that matter.
I knew someone would come up with this response. Admittedly, I tend to be more provincial than many here on this forum. I'm not very tempted by travel outside the North American continent, though I have considered travelling to England.
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I think the Napa region in northern CA would be a good area for a US based Eroica event. Not exactly like Tuscany, but some areas do feel and look like Tuscany, specially at the foothills.

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