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Old 09-30-18, 08:08 PM
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Unofficial Eroica California 2019 BF C&V Thread - Reg, info, roll call and more!

Hi All!! I wanted to start this new thread so everyone here has a common place to work from for Eroica California 2019. The older 2 threads discuss training and other considerations. Last year was a great success with over 70 BF members (and likely more) attending EC 2018 so let's really make a push to get out there this year. Eroica California 2019 has moved this year to Cambria as the hosting city and promises to be better than ever!

Eroica California 2019 is happening April 6th-April 7th, 2019.
Eroica California 2019 registration opens on October 1, 2018 and is $130 for early registrants through October 30, 2018.
EROICA CALIFORNIA | 6 - 7 APRIL 2019
REGISTRATION. EROICA CALIFORNIA 5 -7APRIL 2018

New routes starting from base and hosting city of Cambria are here:
EROICA CALIFORNIA | 6 - 7 APRIL 2019

4 routes altogether this year.
Piedras Blancas route at 35 miles and 1500' of climb - https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28678...679.1537486049

Santa Lucia Route at 75 miles and 5700' of climb - https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28627...679.1537486049

La Via Dello Scalatore (formerly the Coastal Route) at 82 miles and 6400' of climb - https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28660...679.1537486049

Heroic Route is the LVDS with additional miles in Templeton, Paso, and stops at Olea Farms (killer olive oil Fries) and Cass Winery (parts of the old short route) before rejoining the Scalatore route along Kiler Canyon in Paso, 110-130 miles (EC pages says both, RWGPS says 110 miles) and 8300 feet of climb: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28628...679.1537486049

Plus Nova Eroica happens again on Saturday April 6 separate from the vintage ride. Tell your friends who want to ride Eroica with modern bikes and we can cheer them off on Saturday!
EROICA CALIFORNIA | 6 - 7 APRIL 2019

Nova Eroica Route - Uses the former Coastal Route, now renamed La Villa della Scalatore with 82 miles and 6400' of climb
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28660...679.1537486049

Join in everyone and hope to see you all in April. NB: I am not officially affiliated with Eroica California or the organizers but am an avid vintage rider and enthusiast. Questions posed here will be answered by the BF members and any communications we get from EC organizers. Last year we helped get 1100 into Eroica California, let's push to at least 1250-1400 entrants!!

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Fantastic! Super Excited to hit the Cass Winery well after 7 am. While I am a little disappointed with less than 1 mile and 70 feet of climbing per dollar, the headwind into home base will make up for it.
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Lots of AirBnB and VRBO places in Cambria, but don't wait too long, they'll fill up fast!
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Yes, can't wait!

Last year was great and I'm looking forward to doing it again. We booked a VRBO a couple days ago.

I'm planning on doing the long route again this year.
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Hi All!! I wanted to start this new thread so everyone here has a common place to work from for Eroica California 2019. The older 2 threads discuss training and other considerations. Last year was a great success with over 70 BF members (and likely more) attending EC 2018 so let's really make a push to get out there this year. Eroica California 2019 has moved this year to Cambria as the hosting city and promises to be better than ever!

Eroica California 2019 is happening April 6th-April 7th, 2019.
Eroica California 2019 registration opens on October 1, 2018 and is $130 for early registrants through October 30, 2018.
EROICA CALIFORNIA | 6 - 7 APRIL 2019
REGISTRATION. EROICA CALIFORNIA 5 -7APRIL 2018

New routes starting from base and hosting city of Cambria are here:
EROICA CALIFORNIA | 6 - 7 APRIL 2019

4 routes altogether this year.
Piedras Blancas route at 35 miles and 1500' of climb - https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28678...679.1537486049

Santa Lucia Route at 75 miles and 5700' of climb - https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28627...679.1537486049

La Via Dello Scalatore (formerly the Coastal Route) at 82 miles and 6400' of climb - https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28660...679.1537486049

Heroic Route is the LVDS with additional miles in Templeton, Paso, and stops at Olea Farms (killer olive oil Fries) and Cass Winery (parts of the old short route) before rejoining the Scalatore route along Kiler Canyon in Paso, 110-130 miles (EC pages says both, RWGPS says 110 miles) and 8300 feet of climb: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28628...679.1537486049

Plus Nova Eroica happens again on Saturday April 6 separate from the vintage ride. Tell your friends who want to ride Eroica with modern bikes and we can cheer them off on Saturday!
EROICA CALIFORNIA | 6 - 7 APRIL 2019

Nova Eroica Route - Uses the former Coastal Route, now renamed La Villa della Scalatore with 82 miles and 6400' of climb
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28660...679.1537486049

Join in everyone and hope to see you all in April. NB: I am not officially affiliated with Eroica California or the organizers but am an avid vintage rider and enthusiast. Questions posed here will be answered by the BF members and any communications we get from EC organizers. Last year we helped get 1100 into Eroica California, let's push to at least 1250-1400 entrants!!

Regards,

Bartley Yee
72 Italvega Super Speciale
Bartly, Thank you for the update! Good to hear from you, we had a nice talk at the last Eroica Ca. in Paso Robles. I have been working a lot lately but still taking time to ride my local foothills. Really looking forward to seeing you there. Maybe I will have the Italvega Gran Rally back together by then. If you remember, this is the one that was left for dead in a field in Moro Bay. I have been getting a lot of the rust removed and am anxious to ride it. I don't have much paint left on the frame , but it is clean now with no dings or structural damage that I can find . I would love to show it to you. Anyway I am really excited to have the ride by the sea! Joe
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If my cardiologist approves, I would like to try doing the Eroica. Probably the Nova Eroica as I am too lazy to swap out components on either the Bottecchia or the Master.
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Just registered, so I'm officially in!
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Woot!

Registered for the medium route! Can’t wait...
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Registered for the "coastal" route, may be talked into the long one later.
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I've reserved my motel room, so I'll be there, but I haven't made up my mind which route to do so I haven't signed up for the ride yet. If I'm feeling like my usual slug self, I'll do the short ride with my Eroica-ready old Bianchi. If I am feeling ballsy, I'll sign up for the Nuovo Eroica and use one of my classic-steel-frame-Campy-10sp-triple bikes. If I do the latter, I will reserve the right to have my wife come bail me out after 50 or so miles.
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In for the “new” coastal route. I think this is going to be harder because the legs are going to be softer before hitting those two hard climbs. This is good, I didn’t suffer enough last year, other than having to sleep with Gugie.
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So, no gravel on the short route?
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I’ll be there - coastal.

I was hoping for some unusual route configurations - although I believe this way is harder than previous years, with Cypress as the 3rd big climb.

I’ve ridden the long route loop east of Paso a few years ago, no desire for a repeat - once was enough.

Good news on the coastal, if you’re not feeling it on Santa Rita Rd, you can skip Kiler and still make it back
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I've reserved my motel room, so I'll be there, but I haven't made up my mind which route to do so I haven't signed up for the ride yet. If I'm feeling like my usual slug self, I'll do the short ride with my Eroica-ready old Bianchi. If I am feeling ballsy, I'll sign up for the Nuovo Eroica and use one of my classic-steel-frame-Campy-10sp-triple bikes. If I do the latter, I will reserve the right to have my wife come bail me out after 50 or so miles.
You don't need to make up your mind on which route, you can change it later. Wes just needs a reasonable head count for the food at the stops. Last year the differene between what people said they'd ride and what they actually did wasn't significant. On that note, do try and sign up for the route you intend to do, it will help with planning.
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I've started a google spreadsheet for those that want to keep "in the loop" of going's on for the weekend. I'll make a google group soon with everyone who wants to be on it. My goal is to make il Palazzo the pre-party and post-party place to be, so I can meet and greet with as many BF C&V members as possible.
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Not sure which route, probably short, or even which bike yet but I am going to register today! I am already excited and I think a change in venue will be great. If we have the turn out we had last year(or better) we can easily take over the town for the weekend . Joe
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Thanks to everyone who has responded. I'll try to bump this thread if it falls back some. The new 35 mile route sounds like a lot of fun, while the 75'er without Kiler Canyon climb sounds intriguing. I hope to be registered within a day or two. Looking for accommodations that will suit my handicapped daughter's need for wheelchair access is slowing me down somewhat. That and needing to get a lot more climbing in.

Joe, do you have pics of your Windsor Pro to share?
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Registered the day they opened it up, and I already have a room booked. Hoping to get a teaser shot of my frame from the painter very soon.
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Am signed up for the Heroic Route (heaven help me) and have a room booked.
Potential ride showed up yesterday afternoon, we'll see whether I can massage it into shape.
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Am signed up for the Heroic Route (heaven help me) and have a room booked.
Potential ride showed up yesterday afternoon, we'll see whether I can massage it into shape.
Well done. Looking forward to seeing your ride.
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Bumping up to the first page, let’s see some pics of bikes that will be considered or used for Eroica California 2019.
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If I do the short coastal route, probably ride the Legnano.


If I do the hilly medium route, probably ride the granny gear Raleigh.

Good to see you Sunday, Bart. I've got a room booked along Moonstone Beach, not signed up for the ride yet. Undecided on route. I've ridden most of the roads up there, just need to decide on how much pain I need to endure.
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This is not as pretty as many Eroica CA rides, but pretty much catalogue spec once I get a Winner FW.

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This is not as pretty as many Eroica CA rides, but pretty much catalogue spec once I get a Winner FW.
Wow, I haven't seen one of those in a while. One of my local buddies here in Ventura had the identical bike . He bought it new in L.A. somewhere and paid quite a bit for it (somewhere around a grand). He loved that bike and rode it a lot until he got a spiral break in the head tube on one of his rides to Santa Barbara. He was really upset about it , even had a frame builder try to repair it with no avail. He could not find another one so he ended up with a 1973 Paramount(had to be Schwinn!). I am servicing it now for him. I got all the left over parts from the Circuit brakes , drive train etc. even the fork. I never rode it but he swears it rode just as good as his Paramount. Joe
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