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Had a great time on Sunday at the monthly Velo-Retro Ride in Pasadena, CA.

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Had a great time on Sunday at the monthly Velo-Retro Ride in Pasadena, CA.

Old 10-09-22, 06:33 PM
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Sorry I missed this one, looks like a great time. Next month (I hope).
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Manny, as always tank you very much for the photos!
See you guys next month.
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Question: I'd love to see one of these started here in Colorado/Denver. But not sure where to start or how to organize? I looked at the 'Regional Discussions' for my area and conversation is pretty dead. Wouldn't take much to get things going...even just 4 or 5 riders and then slowly spreading the word I guess.

Would the mods look favorably or unfavorable on a discussion in this forum regarding a get-together roll call type of thread?

I have these vintage bikes and think it would be fun to ride them with others!
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Old 10-12-22, 11:38 AM
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Originally Posted by AdventureManCO View Post
Question: I'd love to see one of these started here in Colorado/Denver. But not sure where to start or how to organize? I looked at the 'Regional Discussions' for my area and conversation is pretty dead. Wouldn't take much to get things going...even just 4 or 5 riders and then slowly spreading the word I guess.

Would the mods look favorably or unfavorable on a discussion in this forum regarding a get-together roll call type of thread?

I have these vintage bikes and think it would be fun to ride them with others!
They havn't yet and many are here so I would get after it ifn I was you.
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Just got my first vintage bike (1986 Bianchi Sport SX) so look forward to joining you guys on one of your upcoming rides. Looks like you guys cover many of the usual roads I ride on so was fun going over the photos and trying to recognize where they were taken.
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Old 10-12-22, 11:07 PM
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Originally Posted by AdventureManCO View Post
Question: I'd love to see one of these started here in Colorado/Denver. But not sure where to start or how to organize? I looked at the 'Regional Discussions' for my area and conversation is pretty dead. Wouldn't take much to get things going...even just 4 or 5 riders and then slowly spreading the word I guess.

Would the mods look favorably or unfavorable on a discussion in this forum regarding a get-together roll call type of thread?

I have these vintage bikes and think it would be fun to ride them with others!
I've joined organized rides and also organized clubs and rides for, well, decades... it's your idea, run with it.

Pick a meeting point, map a route, and advertise your intentions. Put announcements here, on Facebook, Instagram, MeetUp, and whatever other online platform the kids are using these days. Print flyers and pin them up in shops. Do your ride and see who shows up. And do it again the next month. And the next month. And keep doing it consistently. If the weather is super crappy, meet with people and stand around drinking coffee and talking about bikes. But you have to keep showing up! A consistent schedule is your greatest asset. People need to know that even if they miss a month, the ride will be there for them next month.

Admire the diversity of bikes out there. If you advertise a "vintage bicycle ride" and someone shows up on a clapped-out Varsity... welcome them. If they show up on a Spaceterzoid XL unobtanium bike... welcome them. Ride with them. Tell them what your intent was in organizing the ride... maybe they'll show up on a different bike next month. Maybe they'll tell a friend with an orange Colnago.

I rode a few times with the Portland C&V group before the demise of Velo Cult put the kibosh on it. I rode my recumbent, and no one looked sideways at me. It was sort of old, but it didn't matter. They were a fun group to ride with and chat with and I hope someone gets a C&V ride going again. I also want to get back to Pasadena (I grew up there) with one of my old Schwinns and join the Velo-Retro ride. Ambitions, ambitions... I just have to survive my job long enough to retire.
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If I were in your area, I would go!
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Almost that time of the month... Who is coming on Sunday? Need real time critiques for my new to me Shogun.


Check out the head badge - Looking for a Samurai helmet to go with this...

What tape to go on that Randonneur bar black or blue.... need suggestions before Sunday, Leaning toward Cinelli black cork

Purple Annodized Araya rim - Any info on these would be much appreciated.

Shimano Deore touring groupo - funky pedal
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Silver Benotto on the Shogun
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Silver Benotto on the Shogun
I also think the silver might be nice. Wonder if the purple would match the rims?

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You all have fun on Sunday. I'm taking the '77 Grand Record on its first real ride with the PCH Randonneurs. But this summer and before September, we need to arrive early for some Pre-Velo-Retro climbing and dirt miles.
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You all have fun on Sunday. I'm taking the '77 Grand Record on its first real ride with the PCH Randonneurs. But this summer and before September, we need to arrive early for some Pre-Velo-Retro climbing and dirt miles.
my usual riding group, Team Hiro (on FB) will be riding PV loop on Nov. 19 starting in Torrance, about 28 miles and 1400 ft of climb. A few vintage bikes like me may be there. Contact me if interested. We also have another loop there off the beaten path about 40 miles and 4000 feet of climb for the mountain goats.

see you all on Sunday, Torpado month.
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