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What's the weather typically like down there in April?
Hoping for Flemish weather.

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Damp and cool in the morning- think arm warmers and either knee warmers or knickers, with a wool jersey and a base layer. Then the sun comes out and you peel off the warmers. At least that's the way it's been the past two years.
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Damp and cool in the morning- think arm warmers and either knee warmers or knickers, with a wool jersey and a base layer.
For last year, "cool" would be a gross understatement. It was absolutely freezing until the first rest stop. My teeth were chattering.
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Originally Posted by Andy_K View Post
What's the weather typically like down there in April?
We have only two kinds of weather -- perfect and unusual.
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While it was cool, I didn't feel it was as bad in the morning as the others; I wore shorts and a light thin rain jacket over my jersey at the start but the jacket didn't stay on for long.
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have long wanted to attend this race, but it is just too far away for me, esp given the amt of kit one needs to bring. Doesn't help that is is pretty from airports too.

Are there any eroica-style antique bike fests in the PNW area? Or is the Eroica organization the only entity doing these antique bike festivals?
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Are there any eroica-style antique bike fests in the PNW area? Or is the Eroica organization the only entity doing these antique bike festivals?
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And this...Velocirque

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1134908-velocirque-feb-24-portland.html#post20149175
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Portland not too far

thanks


really would like to visit Portland

(though I will be in AZ at that time)
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Last year it monsooned on Friday on the way down, wasn't to bad Sat, nice in the afternoon then Sunday was pretty nice but part of the long? route was too muddy and I think they altered the course a bit.

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Ill be there again on the Coastal- and Hopefully we do the pre ride on Sat. Only 3 did it last year

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Hey Joe,
I remember that ride! I hope to catch up with you (and Jim?) again on the pre-ride or actual ride this year.
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Hey Joe,
I remember that ride! I hope to catch up with you (and Jim?) again on the pre-ride or actual ride this year.
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No jim this year but Im planning on doing the pre-ride saturday around noon or so - unless Mavic has one organized.

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have long wanted to attend this race, but it is just too far away for me, esp given the amt of kit one needs to bring. Doesn't help that is is pretty from airports too.

Are there any eroica-style antique bike fests in the PNW area? Or is the Eroica organization the only entity doing these antique bike festivals?
There are some flights from Vancouver (YVR) to San Jose (SJC) for $328 roundtrip on Air Canada leaving Fri. April 13, returning Monday April 16. If you fly into San Francisco instead, you may get it for cheaper ($286) but would have to get/use public transport to get to San Jose International Airport, and it would take some additional time which might be at a premium that day unless you arrive quite early at SFO. Your choice.

https://www.google.com/flights/#sear...2018-04-16;s=0

Gugie is organizing an RV Camper group from San Jose to Paso Robles and Back:
2018 Eroica California RV trip from San Jose, CA

A bigger issue though is how to transport your bike, assuming you can carry your everything else in your baggage. If you have a bicycle carrier case, the baggage charges vary among airlines and you should contact your carrier for confirmation of bike case charges. Some cases fall inside guidelines, and other are way outside which costs more.

https://www.aircanada.com/ca/en/aco/...e/checked.html

Could be up to $105 per direction. So overall, your flight costs could be as much as $550.

You could also ship your bike via bikeflights.com, and they work with Eroica California to do just that. But in checking the costs shipping from Vancouver BC to Paso Robles would be:
$185 shipping on Friday Apr. 6, arriving April 12, std. road box up to 55 pounds
$133 Shipping on Monday Apr. 16, arriving Apr. 20, same box.

But you don't have to buy a heavy duty airflight shipping box (which even on CL in your area are running $375) but need to do your own packing or pack with a LBS (additional charges). The airflight baggage might be better?

If you stay with Gugie and camp, your accommodations are cheap. So not an inexpensive trip if you factor in entry cost, meals, flights, bike shipping either method, but it IS a really neat event, and you get to spend some time in Sunny California in April.

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There are some flights from Vancouver (YVR) to San Jose (SJC) for $328 roundtrip on Air Canada leaving Fri. April 13, returning Monday April 16. If you fly into San Francisco instead, you may get it for cheaper ($286) but would have to get/use public transport to get to San Jose International Airport, and it would take some additional time which might be at a premium that day unless you arrive quite early at SFO. Your choice. Bikeflights from Port Angeles to San Jose is $43, double it for round trip. Take the ferry back, voila. I know there are some Washingtonians driving down to Eroica, if you could get your bike to Port Angeles, there might be a way to get it to them.

I can pack a bike for shipment in about 15 minutes. It's not difficult, but it can be done wrong. There's at least one bike shop in Port Angeles, typically they give away the cardboard boxes for free. You could have them pack it.

Bottom line, there are many options, depending on your frugality, but if you want to go, but want to keep costs down, there are a lot of ways to do it, and there are people here to help.

https://www.google.com/flights/#sear...2018-04-16;s=0

Gugie is organizing an RV Camper group from San Jose to Paso Robles and Back:
2018 Eroica California RV trip from San Jose, CA

A bigger issue though is how to transport your bike, assuming you can carry your everything else in your baggage. If you have a bicycle carrier case, the baggage charges vary among airlines and you should contact your carrier for confirmation of bike case charges. Some cases fall inside guidelines, and other are way outside which costs more.

https://www.aircanada.com/ca/en/aco/...e/checked.html

Could be up to $105 per direction. So overall, your flight costs could be as much as $550.

You could also ship your bike via bikeflights.com, and they work with Eroica California to do just that. But in checking the costs shipping from Vancouver BC to Paso Robles would be:
$185 shipping on Friday Apr. 6, arriving April 12, std. road box up to 55 pounds
$133 Shipping on Monday Apr. 16, arriving Apr. 20, same box.

But you don't have to buy a heavy duty airflight shipping box (which even on CL in your area are running $375) but need to do your own packing or pack with a LBS (additional charges). The airflight baggage might be better?

If you stay with Gugie and camp, your accommodations are cheap. So not an inexpensive trip if you factor in entry cost, meals, flights, bike shipping either method, but it IS a really neat event, and you get to spend some time in Sunny California in April.
The Magic Bus still has room. Since you're in Victoria, you could take your bike, with ferry over to Port Angeles and meet up with one of the great BF members @Lascauxcaveman. He runs the Downtown Hotel, which is right next to the ferry. I'll throw him under the bus and say that he could assist with boxing a bike.
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The Magic Bus still has room. Since you're in Victoria, you could take your bike, with ferry over to Port Angeles and meet up with one of the great BF members @Lascauxcaveman. He runs the Downtown Hotel, which is right next to the ferry. I'll throw him under the bus and say that he could assist with boxing a bike.
Glad to see my services come so highly recommended!

But seriously, @bcsaltchucker, I'd be happy to help you box up your bike if pass through on your way to California. I've packed bikes and frames for shipping several times and do it well. The LBS across the street from my hotel always has a box for me when I ask. A relatively inexpensive strategy would be to ship the bike from Port Angeles (avoiding the international shipping penalty) and take the Dungeness Bus Line to SeaTac to fly out to LaLa land. Cheaper still; the Clallam Transit Straight Shot to downtown Seattle, then local bus to Sea Tac.

And if you don't go to California, you could still come over and join us for stuff like our local metric century in May, and/or a ride up to Hurricane Ridge, like we did last summer. Be in touch!
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You PNW guys are an ingenious bunch and thrifty to boot! Nice to see everyone pitching in to help our BC neighbors. Hope it all works out.
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You PNW guys are an ingenious bunch and thrifty to boot! Nice to see everyone pitching in to help our BC neighbors. Hope it all works out.
Actually, we're addicts, and we're pushers as well.
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I’m going!
Started riding again after many years off the bike. Dusted off the ol’ Peugeot, oiled the chain and we will see what happens.
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Ps. Doing the short route.
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Started riding again after many years off the bike. Dusted off the ol Peugeot, oiled the chain and we will see what happens.
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Cool. You've got 6 weeks to build up to a 50 mile ride so you dhould sign up for the Coastal route. You might suffer but that is the point. AND it is beautiful.

Pictures of the Peugeot are coming?
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I'll be there this year and will have a display of drillium bikes and parts in the non judged section of the concours on Saturday. And will be riding the coastal route on one of the display bikes on Sunday. See you there...
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Neat stuff Otis. Are you machining the chain rings or taking rings and drilling them?
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Cool. You've got 6 weeks to build up to a 50 mile ride so you dhould sign up for the Coastal route. You might suffer but that is the point. AND it is beautiful.

Pictures of the Peugeot are coming?
Well see how the training goes. The mountain riding starts on Tuesday. The coast ride does sound nice.

When I have enough posts I will submit a picture of the Peugeot.
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Cool. You've got 6 weeks to build up to a 50 mile ride so you dhould sign up for the Coastal route. You might suffer but that is the point. AND it is beautiful.

Pictures of the Peugeot are coming?
Fifty miles is one thing, but the coastal route is 88 hard miles. It truly is the most beautiful route, but I would not encourage someone just getting back on the bike to attempt it with only 6 weeks of training. The short route will be very nice, and if he enjoys it I'm sure he'll work his way up to the coastal in some future year. Patience, Grasshopper, patience.
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Neat stuff Otis. Are you machining the chain rings or taking rings and drilling them?
I'm drilling original rings, or modern production. I'll leave making them to the CNC guys.
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I like the idea of an identifying BF marker. Maybe somebody could come up with a vintage looking small paper plate similar to the Eroica number plate, tied on the same way, maybe further along the top tube, or maybe a slightly smaller version affixed to the non drive chain stay. Artwork could be published here to be copied and printed and affixed to the bikes. Cheap, visible, maybe include your screen name for reference.
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