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

Official BF Eroica California 2022 Roll Call! Apr. 29-May 1, 2022

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 2022 Roll Call! Apr. 29-May 1, 2022

Old 03-24-22, 08:34 AM
  #326  
Kilroy1988 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Visalia, CA
Posts: 1,753
Mentioned: 37 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 747 Post(s)
Liked 850 Times in 327 Posts
Hello all,

As a Californian and enthusiast for the past several years I'm super excited to say I've finally signed up for the event! My uncle and I will just ride the short Piedras Blancas route because we have not been doing any hill riding lately and I'm busy with work and grad school, so my riding time is limited.

I will be at the event all weekend although my uncle may not show up until the ride. I hope to meet many of you there! I'll be finishing off my 1954 Carlton Super Python for the ride, which should be more than sufficient for the gently rolling hills along the coastal highway. Cheers!

-Gregory
Kilroy1988 is offline  
Likes For Kilroy1988:
Old 03-24-22, 11:12 AM
  #327  
gugie 
Bike Butcher of Portland
 
gugie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 10,572

Bikes: It's complicated.

Mentioned: 1168 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4046 Post(s)
Liked 3,533 Times in 1,560 Posts
Originally Posted by Kilroy1988 View Post
Hello all,

As a Californian and enthusiast for the past several years I'm super excited to say I've finally signed up for the event! My uncle and I will just ride the short Piedras Blancas route because we have not been doing any hill riding lately and I'm busy with work and grad school, so my riding time is limited.

I will be at the event all weekend although my uncle may not show up until the ride. I hope to meet many of you there! I'll be finishing off my 1954 Carlton Super Python for the ride, which should be more than sufficient for the gently rolling hills along the coastal highway. Cheers!

-Gregory
Great! Hope to finally meet in person. We're thinking of a counter programming dinner Saturday night at the Palazzo (AirBnB we've rented in Cambria).
__________________
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 03-24-22, 12:50 PM
  #328  
Gary12000 
Full Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2021
Location: South Louisiana
Posts: 278

Bikes: '71 Raleigh Inter, '98 Tommasini, ' 79 Peugeot Super Comp, '82 Trek 714, '95 Trek 520

Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 89 Post(s)
Liked 124 Times in 65 Posts
counter programming ?

Originally Posted by gugie View Post
Great! Hope to finally meet in person. We're thinking of a counter programming dinner Saturday night at the Palazzo (AirBnB we've rented in Cambria).
Is there an organized Saturday night event by the L'eroica peeps and this is an alternative to that? open invite? or inner circle only? looking to meet and greet with some folks..

Gary
Gary12000 is online now  
Likes For Gary12000:
Old 03-24-22, 03:30 PM
  #329  
gugie 
Bike Butcher of Portland
 
gugie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 10,572

Bikes: It's complicated.

Mentioned: 1168 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4046 Post(s)
Liked 3,533 Times in 1,560 Posts
Originally Posted by Gary12000 View Post
Is there an organized Saturday night event by the L'eroica peeps and this is an alternative to that? open invite? or inner circle only? looking to meet and greet with some folks..

Gary
The Palazzo Capo is @rccardr, we discussed this during our Spring Training in Arizona respite last week. Rather than potentially get overrun by grillions of the BF crew, we might just send out invites. If so I'll make sure you're on the list!
__________________
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 03-24-22, 04:37 PM
  #330  
Kilroy1988 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Visalia, CA
Posts: 1,753
Mentioned: 37 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 747 Post(s)
Liked 850 Times in 327 Posts
gugie Hello Mark, I'm sure that would be a great way to meet some of you quietly rather than during the bustling event earlier that day! Do keep me in mind if invitations end up being required. I'll be staying in Cayucos at my uncle's place with my wife, and by Saturday evening he and my aunt should also be up there. I won't have any problem sneaking away for a couple hours though to come up and shake hands with everyone and all that good stuff. Cheers!

-Gregory
Kilroy1988 is offline  
Likes For Kilroy1988:
Old 03-24-22, 09:57 PM
  #331  
rccardr 
aka: Dr. Cannondale
 
rccardr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 7,046

Bikes: Bob Jackson, Wizard, Pegoretti Duende, Merckx ProSLX, Pelizzoli, Cannondale ST, Schwinn Tempo, Davidson Sport Custom, Canyon Endurace, Richard Sachs, Davidson Discovery

Mentioned: 197 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1782 Post(s)
Liked 1,831 Times in 735 Posts
While in Tucson last week, we discussed the potential for a Saturday night dinner, invite only, and a Sunday post-ride open house, BYOB.
No man wagging permitted. We’re too classy for that.
Stay tuned.
__________________
Hard at work in the Secret Underground Laboratory...
rccardr is offline  
Old 03-25-22, 01:11 AM
  #332  
merziac
Senior Member
 
merziac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: PDX
Posts: 10,546

Bikes: Merz x 5 + Specialized Merz Allez x 2, Strawberry/Newlands/DiNucci/Ti x3, Gordon, Fuso/Moulton x2, Bornstein, Paisley,1958-74 Paramounts x3, 3rensho, 74 Moto TC, 73-78 Raleigh Pro's x5, Marinoni x2, 1960 Cinelli SC, 1980 Bianchi SC, PX-10 X 2

Mentioned: 211 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3286 Post(s)
Liked 3,196 Times in 1,994 Posts
Originally Posted by rccardr View Post
While in Tucson last week, we discussed the potential for a Saturday night dinner, invite only, and a Sunday post-ride open house, BYOB.
No man wagging permitted. Were too classy for that.
Stay tuned.
Sounds like a fine idea.
merziac is offline  
Old 03-25-22, 08:25 AM
  #333  
Gary12000 
Full Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2021
Location: South Louisiana
Posts: 278

Bikes: '71 Raleigh Inter, '98 Tommasini, ' 79 Peugeot Super Comp, '82 Trek 714, '95 Trek 520

Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 89 Post(s)
Liked 124 Times in 65 Posts
Not sure if any of you guys have been keeping track of rental car costs, luckily we booked ours already and got a "normal price" i was watching a car you tube guy that flies to buy vintage cars and he showed the camera his receipt for a Jeep Wrangler 24 hour rental $732.00, soundsunbelievable, but he showed the receipt, i can surmise that it was a last minute rental not a planned rental...

if you have not booked your stuff, might be good to start shopping..
Gary12000 is online now  
Old 03-26-22, 11:26 AM
  #334  
SquireBlack 
Junior Member
 
SquireBlack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Portland, Oregon, USA
Posts: 150

Bikes: '66 Lygie, '02 Rivendell Atlantis, '03 Air Friday, '21 Black Shadow Campeur

Mentioned: 51 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 70 Post(s)
Liked 93 Times in 32 Posts
Tourica '22

Once again, I'm registered for Eroica that 2020 registration just keeps on rollin' along. Beginning to look like Eroica '22 will actually happen! But this time I'm planning to ride from my daughter's house in Sunnyvale to Cambria Monday 24th April thru Friday 29th April. davester and Thor are coming too. jrozzelle will be there in spirit his car is providing the ride home, even though James is going to be punishing himself by riding in Switzerland: family obligations can't be avoided.

The route is essentially a repeat of the route that jrozzelle and gugie put together for the 2019 and 2021 Eroica rides, so I won't elaborate here; in any case, gugie is better at "elaboration" than I will ever be.

There is room for a fourth to join this tour, so if you are inclined to do so, send me a PM.
SquireBlack is offline  
Likes For SquireBlack:
Old 03-26-22, 05:42 PM
  #335  
gugie 
Bike Butcher of Portland
 
gugie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 10,572

Bikes: It's complicated.

Mentioned: 1168 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4046 Post(s)
Liked 3,533 Times in 1,560 Posts
Originally Posted by SquireBlack View Post
Once again, I'm registered for Eroica — that 2020 registration just keeps on rollin' along. Beginning to look like Eroica '22 will actually happen! But this time I'm planning to ride from my daughter's house in Sunnyvale to Cambria Monday 24th April thru Friday 29th April. davester and Thor are coming too. jrozzelle will be there in spirit — his car is providing the ride home, even though James is going to be punishing himself by riding in Switzerland: family obligations can't be avoided.

The route is essentially a repeat of the route that jrozzelle and gugie put together for the 2019 and 2021 Eroica rides, so I won't elaborate here; in any case, gugie is better at "elaboration" than I will ever be.

There is room for a fourth to join this tour, so if you are inclined to do so, send me a PM.
I highly recommend joining up if you have the time. If work demands weren't so high I'd do it again myself. I've done several multi-day, multi-rider credit card tours over the past few years and I try to add in at lest one "newby tourist" to the group. They all loved it. Andrew, Thor and Dave are fantastic travel companions.
__________________
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.

Last edited by gugie; 03-26-22 at 09:25 PM.
gugie is offline  
Old 03-27-22, 10:10 AM
  #336  
FML123
Senior Member
 
FML123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Road-tripping around California
Posts: 75

Bikes: 2018 Focus Mares CX 105 // 1984(?) Guerciotti GLX 7600 Super Record // 2021 Giant Stance 27.5”

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 60 Post(s)
Liked 21 Times in 13 Posts
Water supply for short ride?

Hi guys, another noob question: if Im only riding the short 36 mile Piedras Blancas course I should be able to get by with one 750ml water bottle, right?
My bike only has bosses for one cage and Im not really sure I want to use a clamp-on cage with the thin paint on the bike.
FML123 is offline  
Old 03-27-22, 10:30 AM
  #337  
Kilroy1988 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Visalia, CA
Posts: 1,753
Mentioned: 37 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 747 Post(s)
Liked 850 Times in 327 Posts
Originally Posted by FML123 View Post
Hi guys, another noob question: if I’m only riding the short 36 mile Piedras Blancas course I should be able to get by with one 750ml water bottle, right?
My bike only has bosses for one cage and I’m not really sure I want to use a clamp-on cage with the thin paint on the bike.
That depends entirely on how much water you like to drink during a ride... I regularly ride 30-40 miles out here in the San Joaquin Valley on hot days without drinking any water at all, even if I have it handy, because that's just where I'm at in life... So, the answer to that question is totally dependent on your personal physical and mental conditioning!

There will also be a stop up at the lighthouse if I read the route description correctly, with snacks and almost certainly the opportunity to refill water bottles.

-Gregory
Kilroy1988 is offline  
Likes For Kilroy1988:
Old 03-27-22, 11:08 AM
  #338  
FML123
Senior Member
 
FML123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Road-tripping around California
Posts: 75

Bikes: 2018 Focus Mares CX 105 // 1984(?) Guerciotti GLX 7600 Super Record // 2021 Giant Stance 27.5”

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 60 Post(s)
Liked 21 Times in 13 Posts
Originally Posted by Kilroy1988 View Post
That depends entirely on how much water you like to drink during a ride... I regularly ride 30-40 miles out here in the San Joaquin Valley on hot days without drinking any water at all, even if I have it handy, because that's just where I'm at in life... So, the answer to that question is totally dependent on your personal physical and mental conditioning!

There will also be a stop up at the lighthouse if I read the route description correctly, with snacks and almost certainly the opportunity to refill water bottles.

-Gregory
Thanks, that’s what I thought. Since there’s a refill stop around the halfway point I should be good.
FML123 is offline  
Old 03-27-22, 02:07 PM
  #339  
merziac
Senior Member
 
merziac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: PDX
Posts: 10,546

Bikes: Merz x 5 + Specialized Merz Allez x 2, Strawberry/Newlands/DiNucci/Ti x3, Gordon, Fuso/Moulton x2, Bornstein, Paisley,1958-74 Paramounts x3, 3rensho, 74 Moto TC, 73-78 Raleigh Pro's x5, Marinoni x2, 1960 Cinelli SC, 1980 Bianchi SC, PX-10 X 2

Mentioned: 211 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3286 Post(s)
Liked 3,196 Times in 1,994 Posts
Originally Posted by FML123 View Post
Hi guys, another noob question: if I’m only riding the short 36 mile Piedras Blancas course I should be able to get by with one 750ml water bottle, right?
My bike only has bosses for one cage and I’m not really sure I want to use a clamp-on cage with the thin paint on the bike.
I use these.





https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_fro...+cage&_sacat=0
merziac is offline  
Likes For merziac:
Old 03-27-22, 03:53 PM
  #340  
Bad Lag
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: So Cal, for now
Posts: 1,687

Bikes: 1975 Bob Jackson - Nuovo Record, Brooks Pro, Clips & Straps

Mentioned: 19 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 669 Post(s)
Liked 271 Times in 169 Posts
Originally Posted by FML123 View Post
Hi guys, another noob question: if I’m only riding the short 36 mile Piedras Blancas course I should be able to get by with one 750ml water bottle, right?
My bike only has bosses for one cage and I’m not really sure I want to use a clamp-on cage with the thin paint on the bike.
I'd say this is a mistake. The route isn't wilderness, but water is LIFE. How about a Camelback, too. They come in all sizes and shapes, including fanny pack and large and small back pack styles.

You can bonk from lack of blood sugar but you can bonk from lack of water, too.

Where is the "white road" section? The route looks to be along PCH which has a wide shoulder both ways. Is it just along the Lighthouse driveway?

Last edited by Bad Lag; 03-28-22 at 09:27 AM.
Bad Lag is offline  
Likes For Bad Lag:
Old 03-27-22, 04:02 PM
  #341  
Kabuki12
Senior Member
 
Kabuki12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Ventura County ,California
Posts: 2,336

Bikes: 71 Stella,72 Mondia Special,72 ItalVega Grand Rallye, 73 Windsor Pro,75 Colnago Super,76 Kabuki DF,77 Raleigh Comp.GS,78 Raleigh Pro,80 Moto Gran Sprint,82 Medici Pro Strada

Mentioned: 28 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 539 Post(s)
Liked 1,163 Times in 692 Posts
Yea, the short route isn’t that demanding but it tends to get windy by the early afternoon. Wind-dry mouth. I use a fairly large water bottle with Nuun. There is only one stop and other than fruit that was it in 2019. The route takes you through San Simeon and you could always fill up at the hotels or something.
Kabuki12 is offline  
Likes For Kabuki12:
Old 03-27-22, 04:40 PM
  #342  
FML123
Senior Member
 
FML123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Road-tripping around California
Posts: 75

Bikes: 2018 Focus Mares CX 105 // 1984(?) Guerciotti GLX 7600 Super Record // 2021 Giant Stance 27.5”

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 60 Post(s)
Liked 21 Times in 13 Posts
Originally Posted by Bad Lag View Post
I'd say this is a mistake. It isn't wilderness but water is LIFE. How about a Camelback, too. They come in all sizes and shapes, including fanny pack and large and small back pack styles.

You can bonk from lack of blood sugar but you can bonk from lack of water, too.

Where is the "white road" section? The route looks to be along PCH which has a wide shoulder both ways. Is it just along the Lighthouse driveway?
Hmmm, I do have a smallish hiking backpack with a water bladder, but it doesn’t look very 1980s. I guess I could just buy a clamp on cage and bottle and put some inner tube or cork between the clamp and the seat tube.
FML123 is offline  
Old 03-27-22, 05:10 PM
  #343  
cyclic_eric
Full Member
 
cyclic_eric's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Oakland CA
Posts: 213

Bikes: 1984 Gitane TdF, 1984 Holdsworth 753

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 85 Post(s)
Liked 91 Times in 59 Posts
On the route I signed up for, La Via dello Scalatore, it looks like there are water fill-up options every ~15 miles, at least.
I see that by viewing the 2020 RidewGPS route that is posted at the Eroica site.
With a few snack stops, it seems sufficient for refilling my one larger-than-in-the-80's water bottle. I've done similar rides, some in the same region, but not this particular ride. So I'll listen to those with prior experience.
cyclic_eric is offline  
Likes For cyclic_eric:
Old 03-27-22, 06:11 PM
  #344  
Classtime 
Senior Member
 
Classtime's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 3,426

Bikes: 82 Medici, 2011 Richard Sachs, 2011 Milwaukee Road

Mentioned: 38 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1331 Post(s)
Liked 817 Times in 515 Posts
Years ago, on the last Eroica CA, we were expecting refills where there weren't any--Top of Kiler? It just makes it more Heroic.
__________________
I don't do: disks, tubeless, e-shifting, or bead head nymphs.
Classtime is online now  
Old 03-27-22, 07:24 PM
  #345  
nlerner
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 15,773
Mentioned: 405 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3012 Post(s)
Liked 3,884 Times in 1,710 Posts
That route runs right along the Pacific. Plenty of water!
nlerner is offline  
Likes For nlerner:
Old 03-28-22, 07:32 AM
  #346  
Spaghetti Legs 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Central Virginia
Posts: 4,603

Bikes: Numerous

Mentioned: 122 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1472 Post(s)
Liked 1,640 Times in 607 Posts
Originally Posted by Classtime View Post
Years ago, on the last Eroica CA, we were expecting refills where there weren't any--Top of Kiler? It just makes it more Heroic.
I heard guys were wringing out their shorts into bottles.
__________________
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  
Likes For Spaghetti Legs:
Old 03-28-22, 11:04 AM
  #347  
davester
Senior Member
 
davester's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Berkeley CA
Posts: 2,290

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

Mentioned: 86 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 795 Post(s)
Liked 799 Times in 339 Posts
Looks like Ill be riding down the coast on Touroica II with Thor and @SquireBlack then doing the formerly-known-as-Coastal route. Ive been training hard for this by sitting on a sailboat in Mexico while swilling margaritas, with occasional snorkel excursions sprinkled in. Hope to see you all soon. Adis!
davester is offline  
Likes For davester:
Old 03-28-22, 11:31 AM
  #348  
gugie 
Bike Butcher of Portland
 
gugie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 10,572

Bikes: It's complicated.

Mentioned: 1168 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4046 Post(s)
Liked 3,533 Times in 1,560 Posts
Originally Posted by cyclic_eric View Post
Yes.
The Santa Lucia Route, La Via Dello Scalatore, and the Heroic Route all pass through Cayucos along Ocean Avenue.
You can find the 2020 Ride with GPS routes at their website:
Eroica CA Rides
It looks like we enter Cayucos along North Ocean Ave, jog west for a block at Cayucos Dr to the pier, ride south for a block, and then go back inland a block to rejoin South Ocean Ave. When we get to the pier we will have ridden 15 miles, mostly flat.
I just follow the bikes in front of me. There'll be a lot of 'em.
__________________
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 03-28-22, 08:03 PM
  #349  
mech986 
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
mech986's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: La Habra, California
Posts: 759

Bikes: Italvega Super Speciales and Superlights

Mentioned: 25 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 333 Post(s)
Liked 191 Times in 122 Posts
Originally Posted by FML123 View Post
Hmmm, I do have a smallish hiking backpack with a water bladder, but it doesn’t look very 1980s. I guess I could just buy a clamp on cage and bottle and put some inner tube or cork between the clamp and the seat tube.
I suggest expanding your caged bottle to a nearly 1 liter bottle or carry a spare bottle in your middle back pocket. It usually doesn't get very hot near the coast (typically around 68-72 degrees) but can be quite sunny and windy if leaving mid-morning and riding through 1-2pm round trip. As noted above, some like to drink little, others a lot. IMO, never a bad idea to carry extra, I freeze 1/2-2/3 of the bottle fluids (water plus Skratch brand electrolytes or Costco Kirkland Orange Juice), then add more in the morning before taking off. I insulate both bottle bottoms with neoprene can coolers in LA Dodgers logos for that vintage look! Really helps to have ice cold to cool fluids for at least a few hours, especially if the ride is long. I also carry the small thin Skratch dry powder refills for the later stops. On last weekend's local ride of 50+ miles, we had a gal who didn't carry enough water and was drying out after 35 miles. Another rider got her a half liter water from a local Circle K and I gave her my electrolyte refill. After 15 min rest and rehydration, she was good to go.



Even though I expect decent food and fluids at Cayucos, Santa Rosa summit, maybe somewhere near Templeton or Paso Robles, then Halter Winery and finally Cypress Mountain summit, I suggest carrying enough food, water, tools, tubes/patches to be somewhat self sufficient. There's always the option of stopping at a store or shop to get supplies, nobody's going to notice. I suspect we'll hear more about support in the next couple of weeks.

Originally Posted by cyclic_eric View Post
On the route I signed up for, La Via dello Scalatore, it looks like there are water fill-up options every ~15 miles, at least.
I see that by viewing the 2020 Ride w/GPS route that is posted at the Eroica site.
With a few snack stops, it seems sufficient for refilling my one larger-than-in-the-80's water bottle. I've done similar rides, some in the same region, but not this particular ride. So I'll listen to those with prior experience.
The Via dello Scalatore, Santa Lucia, and Heroic rides all go inland. While the weather in Cambria and along the coast North to the Piedras Blancas Lighthouse (short route) or south to Cayucos can be cool to mildly warm, once you turn into the Santa Lucia mountains, the weather can get very warm very fast. Couple that with a 7 mile climb and then descending into and around Templeton/Paso Robles into the late morning/early afternoon sunshine, it can get hot, hot, hot. It wouldn't surprise me to see low to mid 80's or hotter during the middle part of the ride. On the Santa Lucia route from mile 27 to mile 50 (Halter Ranch) its a lot of rolling hills and gradual elevation climb and under a baking sun can be very taxing. I made sure I drank my fluids and refilled at the Santa Rosa Summit stop and peeled the insulating layers off. I ended up using all fluids in 2019 before getting to Halter Ranch because it was over 80 degrees and sunny so it felt even hotter. YMMV depending on your conditioning, effort, and tolerance. Just don't tempt heat stroke or dehydration, once you pass a tipping point, if its really hot, it can become a fast cascade to a critical situation. Always consider stopping,finding shelter and shade, a residential water hose to cool off with and getting more fluids, salt, and electrolytes into you. Other riders will definitely stop and offer help plus supplies, and if need be, call for help.
__________________
Italvega and Torpado Enthusiast

Last edited by mech986; 03-28-22 at 08:22 PM.
mech986 is offline  
Likes For mech986:
Old 03-28-22, 08:08 PM
  #350  
FML123
Senior Member
 
FML123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Road-tripping around California
Posts: 75

Bikes: 2018 Focus Mares CX 105 // 1984(?) Guerciotti GLX 7600 Super Record // 2021 Giant Stance 27.5”

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 60 Post(s)
Liked 21 Times in 13 Posts
Okay, you guys convinced me. I’ll buy a clamp-on cage and use two 750ml bottles with hydration mix. Is 50% diluted Gatorade okay, or should I use one of the “real” hydration powders?
FML123 is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

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

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.