Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Classic & Vintage
Reload this Page >

Official BF Eroica California 2020 Roll Call!

Notices
Classic & Vintage This forum is to discuss the many aspects of classic and vintage bicycles, including musclebikes, lightweights, middleweights, hi-wheelers, bone-shakers, safety bikes and much more.

Official BF Eroica California 2020 Roll Call!

Old 03-06-20, 01:11 PM
  #151  
Thalia949
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2019
Location: Southern Cal
Posts: 105

Bikes: Masi Gran Crit, Bianchi Campione D' Italia 84, Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra, Ibis Ripley, Co Motion Tandem, Merlin Agilis, Ritchey Breakaway, Bianchi Infinito CV, Colnago Master

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 44 Post(s)
Liked 84 Times in 39 Posts
Originally Posted by gugie View Post
Damn SoCal riders...

;-)
I'm more worried about traffic on the 405 and 101 getting to the event. Chalk up another So Cal stereotype...LOL
Thalia949 is offline  
Likes For Thalia949:
Old 03-06-20, 02:13 PM
  #152  
Slightspeed
Senior Member
 
Slightspeed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 2,257

Bikes: 1964 Legnano Roma Olympiade, 1973 Raleigh Super Course, 1978 Raleigh Super Course, 1978 Peugeot PR10, 2002 Specialized Allez, 2007 Specialized Roubaix, 2013 Culprit Croz Blade

Mentioned: 68 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 741 Post(s)
Liked 809 Times in 417 Posts
Originally Posted by rccardr View Post
I intend to be there and ride even if the event is canceled.

We can make our own fancy food.
Like Chuck Schmidt says of the monthy Pasadena vintage ride, "The ride goes on, even if nobody shows up." 😉
Slightspeed is offline  
Likes For Slightspeed:
Old 03-06-20, 03:03 PM
  #153  
gugie 
Bike Butcher of Portland
 
gugie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 11,056

Bikes: It's complicated.

Mentioned: 1228 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4336 Post(s)
Liked 4,428 Times in 1,881 Posts
Originally Posted by rccardr View Post
I intend to be there and ride even if the event is canceled.

We can make our own fancy food.
Oh, we will. We will.
__________________
If someone tells you that you have enough bicycles and you don't need any more, stop talking to them. You don't need that kind of negativity in your life.
gugie is offline  
Old 03-06-20, 03:04 PM
  #154  
gugie 
Bike Butcher of Portland
 
gugie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 11,056

Bikes: It's complicated.

Mentioned: 1228 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4336 Post(s)
Liked 4,428 Times in 1,881 Posts
Originally Posted by Thalia949 View Post
I'm more worried about traffic on the 405 and 101 getting to the event. Chalk up another So Cal stereotype...LOL
That ain't no stereotype, that's reality! Driving on the freeways in LA is like being in a NASCAR race.
__________________
If someone tells you that you have enough bicycles and you don't need any more, stop talking to them. You don't need that kind of negativity in your life.
gugie is offline  
Likes For gugie:
Old 03-06-20, 03:07 PM
  #155  
davester
Senior Member
 
davester's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Berkeley CA
Posts: 2,375

Bikes: 1981 Ron Cooper, 1974 Cinelli Speciale Corsa, 2000 Gary Fisher Sugar 1, 1986 Miyata 710, 1982 Raleigh "International"

Mentioned: 87 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 841 Post(s)
Liked 911 Times in 384 Posts
Originally Posted by rccardr View Post
I intend to be there and ride even if the event is canceled.

We can make our own fancy food.
Hey Doc, If you fly in to SFO the Monday before Eroica you can join Gugie and I (and others) for the ride down.
davester is offline  
Old 03-06-20, 03:14 PM
  #156  
hwheel72 
Steele is Real
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: Rowlett, Tx
Posts: 155

Bikes: 86 De Rosa Pro, 79 Gazelle Champion Mondial, 72 Nishiki Professional, 71 Peugeot PX-10

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 49 Post(s)
Liked 36 Times in 23 Posts
Originally Posted by Fixit View Post
1. Fred W., fixit, Orange County, CA. 714-930-6834

2. Santa Lucia as a nervous first timer.

3. Still deciding but narrowing to 86 Bianchi Limited-Metallic Violet or 72 Nishiki Professional Green (still working on it)


3A. For now, 52/42 14-24 but still building. Climber? hate to walk but am keeping the option open, hehe..

4. Arrival TBD being my first time and trying to see if others I know want to join.

5. Im pretty sure I could handle being a buyer at the swap but am clueless as to other stuff.
Did you happen to pick up that Nishiki Pro off Ebay a few months back by chance? I hope you bring that one. I would love to see it in person!!
hwheel72 is offline  
Old 03-06-20, 03:49 PM
  #157  
Spaghetti Legs 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Central Virginia
Posts: 4,795

Bikes: Numerous

Mentioned: 126 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1554 Post(s)
Liked 2,136 Times in 720 Posts
Originally Posted by gugie View Post
That ain't no stereotype, that's reality! Driving on the freeways in LA is like being in a NASCAR race.
Thats if youre lucky. Otherwise its like sitting in a parking lot.
__________________
N = '96 Colnago C40, '04 Wilier Alpe D'Huez, '10 Colnago EPS, '85 Merckx Pro, '89 Merckx Century, '86 Tommasini Professional, '04 Teschner Aero FX Pro, '05 Alan Carbon Cross, '86 De Rosa Professional, '82 Colnago Super, '95 Gios Compact Pro, '95 Carrera Zeus, '84 Basso Gap, 89 Cinelli Supercorsa, 83 Bianchi Specialissima, VO Randonneur, Ritchey Breakaway Steel, '84 Paletti Super Prestige, Heron Randonneur

Spaghetti Legs is offline  
Old 03-06-20, 04:47 PM
  #158  
davester
Senior Member
 
davester's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Berkeley CA
Posts: 2,375

Bikes: 1981 Ron Cooper, 1974 Cinelli Speciale Corsa, 2000 Gary Fisher Sugar 1, 1986 Miyata 710, 1982 Raleigh "International"

Mentioned: 87 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 841 Post(s)
Liked 911 Times in 384 Posts
Originally Posted by Spaghetti Legs View Post
Thats if youre lucky. Otherwise its like sitting in a parking lot.
That's what I remember most about living in LA. Also, some of those folks in the parking lot are brandishing iron.
davester is offline  
Old 03-06-20, 05:33 PM
  #159  
gugie 
Bike Butcher of Portland
 
gugie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 11,056

Bikes: It's complicated.

Mentioned: 1228 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4336 Post(s)
Liked 4,428 Times in 1,881 Posts
__________________
If someone tells you that you have enough bicycles and you don't need any more, stop talking to them. You don't need that kind of negativity in your life.
gugie is offline  
Old 03-06-20, 06:07 PM
  #160  
Kabuki12
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 2,698
Mentioned: 30 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 648 Post(s)
Liked 1,488 Times in 868 Posts
Almost time to load up the motor Home! I am going through the freewheels I have for the Medici and I found a 14-28 that should work well. I have a 53 - 41 Super Record set up for the crank. This worked out well last year on the ItalVega so that’s what I am going with. I am leaving the aero brake levers on as I think they are ok now with the Eroica folks. I saw a few last year. The tires are 70x25 race lites that would not have been good in Paso Robles but will be fine on the 35 mile route. I am bringing my 1977 Raleigh Competition GS to ride around on Saturday. As far as this Coronavirus thing we will just have to see. Putting a shout out to fellow Medici riders to maybe get a group picture in.
Kabuki12 is offline  
Old 03-06-20, 09:43 PM
  #161  
Manny66 
Senior Member
 
Manny66's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: Whittier
Posts: 631

Bikes: 1973 Colnago Super, 1977 Windsor Profesional,1977 Mondia Special, Automoto , Pinarello Gavia TSX,Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra,Eddy Merckx EMX-5 ,Basso Gap, 1982 Moser SL,Concorde TSX,Concorde TVT, LOOK 486,Vitus 979 KAS.Diamant SLX,60's Meteor

Mentioned: 17 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 167 Post(s)
Liked 348 Times in 167 Posts
Originally Posted by Thalia949 View Post
I'm more worried about traffic on the 405 and 101 getting to the event. Chalk up another So Cal stereotype...LOL
You forgot about the 5 Fwy, and the 10 Fwy, and the 91 Fwy ,and the ......
Manny66 is offline  
Old 03-07-20, 05:40 AM
  #162  
gugie 
Bike Butcher of Portland
 
gugie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 11,056

Bikes: It's complicated.

Mentioned: 1228 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4336 Post(s)
Liked 4,428 Times in 1,881 Posts
Originally Posted by Manny66 View Post
You forgot about the 5 Fwy, and the 10 Fwy, and the 91 Fwy ,and the ......
Just do what davester and I are doing and ride to Cambria. You can bypass all that traffic...
__________________
If someone tells you that you have enough bicycles and you don't need any more, stop talking to them. You don't need that kind of negativity in your life.
gugie is offline  
Old 03-07-20, 06:38 AM
  #163  
Brad L
Full Member
 
Brad L's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: Southeast TX
Posts: 422

Bikes: 1947 Ciclo Piave, 1969 Colnago Super, 1972 Legnano Olimpiade, 1980 Mercian Vincitore, 1983 Gitane Interclub, 1985 Peugeot PGN10, 1986 Bianchi Vittoria, 1989 Vitus 979, 1990 Bianchi Axis, 1990 Specialized Sirrus, 2001 Colnago Dream B-Stay, 2007 Trek

Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 149 Post(s)
Liked 536 Times in 191 Posts
Originally Posted by Thalia949 View Post
Given that Sea Otter was just postponed, it very much has crossed my mind that Eroica might be cancelled or rescheduled. I'll attend unless the situation gets much worse.

However, given that Eroica has the Italian connection, they may opt to cancel given what is going on over there. Strade Bianchi pro and fondo were cancelled.
I'm honestly considering not going. I'm a transplant recipient so I'm definitely concerned. Having a compromised immune system and sitting on a plane with 300 travelers from around the world really makes me think it might not be in my best interest.
Brad L is offline  
Likes For Brad L:
Old 03-07-20, 09:23 AM
  #164  
Slightspeed
Senior Member
 
Slightspeed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 2,257

Bikes: 1964 Legnano Roma Olympiade, 1973 Raleigh Super Course, 1978 Raleigh Super Course, 1978 Peugeot PR10, 2002 Specialized Allez, 2007 Specialized Roubaix, 2013 Culprit Croz Blade

Mentioned: 68 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 741 Post(s)
Liked 809 Times in 417 Posts
Originally Posted by Brad L View Post
I'm honestly considering not going. I'm a transplant recipient so I'm definitely concerned. Having a compromised immune system and sitting on a plane with 300 travelers from around the world really makes me think it might not be in my best interest.
Legit concerns. Its not so much the ride that is an issue, but getting there, motels, restuarants, etc., that leave questions. I'm a local, relatively, but still have the motel and restuarants to deal with. LA's close, but too far for a day trip. Good luck, whatever you decide.🤞

Last edited by Slightspeed; 03-07-20 at 10:02 AM.
Slightspeed is offline  
Likes For Slightspeed:
Old 03-07-20, 10:50 AM
  #165  
gugie 
Bike Butcher of Portland
 
gugie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 11,056

Bikes: It's complicated.

Mentioned: 1228 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4336 Post(s)
Liked 4,428 Times in 1,881 Posts
Originally Posted by Brad L View Post
I'm honestly considering not going. I'm a transplant recipient so I'm definitely concerned. Having a compromised immune system and sitting on a plane with 300 travelers from around the world really makes me think it might not be in my best interest.
Anybody with an elevated risk probably should play it safe. It's too bad, but I think that would be the smart move.
__________________
If someone tells you that you have enough bicycles and you don't need any more, stop talking to them. You don't need that kind of negativity in your life.
gugie is offline  
Likes For gugie:
Old 03-11-20, 08:11 PM
  #166  
mech986 
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
mech986's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: La Habra, California
Posts: 789

Bikes: Italvega Super Speciales and Superlights

Mentioned: 25 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 345 Post(s)
Liked 257 Times in 147 Posts
Well folks, things with Eroica may get more serious as a large scale gathering or sports event.

We don't have to worry about European or losing Italian participants for Eroica, I just heard that all travel from Europe has been suspended. The NBA has just suspended their season, and MLB may not be far behind with a temporary halt.

This is a worst case scenario of course if the event is cancelled or postponed, but the overall safety of Cambria and or the 1400+ Eroica participants is most important. The routes and rides will always be there for us to ride when it is safe to or individually for now.
__________________
Italvega and Torpado Enthusiast
mech986 is offline  
Old 03-13-20, 10:07 AM
  #167  
keithdunlop
Junior Member
 
keithdunlop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: San Luis Obispo, CA
Posts: 175

Bikes: 1988 Bottecchia Professional (for Eroica), 2011 Ridley Noah ISP (retired), 2020 Soma Fog Cutter (daily commuter), 2021 Ridley Kanzo Adventure (gravel), 2022 Tideace Aero (main road bike).

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 77 Post(s)
Liked 76 Times in 32 Posts
Eroica CA 2020 Postponed

Just announced by email to all participants -- Eroica CA 2020 has been postponed.
keithdunlop is offline  
Old 03-13-20, 10:13 AM
  #168  
jackbombay
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Portland Oregon
Posts: 970
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 447 Post(s)
Liked 430 Times in 258 Posts
Originally Posted by keithdunlop View Post
Just announced by email to all participants -- Eroica CA 2020 has been postponed.
Odd that I haven't received an email, I'm sure your post is accurate, but, I'm scratching my head regarding not having been informed directly.
jackbombay is offline  
Old 03-13-20, 10:15 AM
  #169  
davester
Senior Member
 
davester's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Berkeley CA
Posts: 2,375

Bikes: 1981 Ron Cooper, 1974 Cinelli Speciale Corsa, 2000 Gary Fisher Sugar 1, 1986 Miyata 710, 1982 Raleigh "International"

Mentioned: 87 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 841 Post(s)
Liked 911 Times in 384 Posts
Originally Posted by jackbombay View Post
Odd that I haven't received an email, I'm sure your post is accurate, but, I'm scratching my head regarding not having been informed directly.
Check your junk mail folder?
davester is offline  
Old 03-13-20, 10:16 AM
  #170  
keithdunlop
Junior Member
 
keithdunlop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: San Luis Obispo, CA
Posts: 175

Bikes: 1988 Bottecchia Professional (for Eroica), 2011 Ridley Noah ISP (retired), 2020 Soma Fog Cutter (daily commuter), 2021 Ridley Kanzo Adventure (gravel), 2022 Tideace Aero (main road bike).

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 77 Post(s)
Liked 76 Times in 32 Posts
https://mailchi.mp/7f2861409a87/nova...8d7e30a3ddNova Eroica and Eroica California are postponed

It is with great regret that we must announce the postponement of the 2020 Nova Eroica and Eroica California scheduled for April 04 and April 05 due to the high risk of the COVID-19 virus. As such, we apologize for a delayed decision but until the recent California state-wide ban on social gatherings of 250 or more people, it has been our intention to move forward.

We are working with County authorities as well as our global sponsors to determine a new date later in 2020. We will inform you as soon as it is confirmed.

All current Nova Eroica and Eroica California rider registrants will be immediately rolled over into the new date. Rider registrants who cannot attend the new to-be-announced date will have the option of rolling over into 2021 instead. As per regulations, refunds will not be issued if you are unable to attend. Please see Article 21 for a complete explanation of the policy.

Vendor registration will also be rolled over to the new date.

It has always been our intention to deliver a memorable and beautiful ride experience a promise we will keep. The spirit of Eroica and Nova Eroica is one of camaraderie and of meeting old friends and making new. It is of breaking bread, sharing a hug, a laugh and a toast. Its about giving someone encouragement when they need it most. Its not just a ride. Eroica is the opportunity to experience the beauty of fatigue and the thrill of the conquest - where you never suffer alone.

For any questions, please contact info@eroicacalifornia.com
keithdunlop is offline  
Old 03-13-20, 10:23 AM
  #171  
velomateo
Senior Member
 
velomateo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: California
Posts: 923

Bikes: 86 Mike Walton, '87 Serotta Colorado,'96 Moots VaMoots, Bertoni MAX, '83 TREK 970, '84 Rossin Record

Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 143 Post(s)
Liked 216 Times in 110 Posts
It was only a matter of time.

I'm glad they made the call within the time limit to cancel my hotel reservations without a charge. Hopefully I can attend the new (later) date and getting a new reservation won't be a scramble.
velomateo is offline  
Old 03-13-20, 10:27 AM
  #172  
jackbombay
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Portland Oregon
Posts: 970
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 447 Post(s)
Liked 430 Times in 258 Posts
Originally Posted by davester View Post
Check your junk mail folder?
Yea, when I signed up the confirmation email showed up in my inbox so it doesn't seem this could be an issue of me entering my address incorrectly, I'm not too concerned about it as any updates will certainly be posted here promptly.
jackbombay is offline  
Old 03-13-20, 11:02 PM
  #173  
mech986 
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
mech986's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: La Habra, California
Posts: 789

Bikes: Italvega Super Speciales and Superlights

Mentioned: 25 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 345 Post(s)
Liked 257 Times in 147 Posts
I suspect by now most everyone has received an email from Eroica California or has seen the announcement on their Facebook page or main website.

Sadly, it was necessary to postpone. I hope everyone puts effort into helping shut down the Coronavirus spread, and not be touched by its effects. Well take a few deep breaths and then see if a new 2020 date emerges, or at worst, we wait till 2021.

Please remember this postponement is also a big blow to Cambria and to the event organizers because it will literally need to be re-planned all over. Please continue to support everyone involved.

PS, if you do want a touch of Cambria to sustain you, consider Linns fruit-bin. Ummm, ollaliberry pie!!

https://www.linnsfruitbin.com/

https://www.linnsfruitbin.com/content/current-catalog/
__________________
Italvega and Torpado Enthusiast
mech986 is offline  
Likes For mech986:
Old 03-13-20, 11:50 PM
  #174  
Slightspeed
Senior Member
 
Slightspeed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 2,257

Bikes: 1964 Legnano Roma Olympiade, 1973 Raleigh Super Course, 1978 Raleigh Super Course, 1978 Peugeot PR10, 2002 Specialized Allez, 2007 Specialized Roubaix, 2013 Culprit Croz Blade

Mentioned: 68 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 741 Post(s)
Liked 809 Times in 417 Posts
Originally Posted by mech986 View Post
I suspect by now most everyone has received an email from Eroica California or has seen the announcement on their Facebook page or main website.

Sadly, it was necessary to postpone. I hope everyone puts effort into helping shut down the Coronavirus spread, and not be touched by its effects. Well take a few deep breaths and then see if a new 2020 date emerges, or at worst, we wait till 2021.

Please remember this postponement is also a big blow to Cambria and to the event organizers because it will literally need to be re-planned all over. Please continue to support everyone involved.

PS, if you do want a touch of Cambria to sustain you, consider Linns fruit-bin. Ummm, ollaliberry pie!!

https://www.linnsfruitbin.com/

https://www.linnsfruitbin.com/content/current-catalog/
+1 on Linn's. Besides the pies and fruit products the restuarant is great and features a display of cool vintage bikes.

Slightspeed is offline  
Likes For Slightspeed:
Old 03-14-20, 08:14 AM
  #175  
Kabuki12
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 2,698
Mentioned: 30 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 648 Post(s)
Liked 1,488 Times in 868 Posts
Linn’s Always the go to for comfort food. Unfortunately now that I am vegan I don’t partake in a lot of the fare. My family has been going there for many years and have always loved it. Great staff and the owner was so generous at last years Eroica event , I used every morsel of the jam!
Kabuki12 is offline  
Likes For Kabuki12:

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2023 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.