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

Old 01-01-22, 09:42 AM
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Originally Posted by gugie View Post
I知 with Hugh. It痴 like riding up to an intersection in the distance and seeing red lights, by the time you get there they値l be green. The opposite is also true.

On the other hand, maybe we just repeat Touroica. Weather has to be better than TdMIL.
I知 all in unless the world is kinda ending. Have a house, have a bike, got some friends. Worst case is we値l drink beer and ride the route ourselves.
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Originally Posted by Kabuki12 View Post
Yes! Gugie is right . The event , after all, is the bikes and the people. The rest, the number placards, posters, etc. are cool , but it is the ride and attendees that does it for me . Either way, I do feel something special WILL happen in Cambria come April.. Yes?
To be honest, I wasn't very upset when Eroica Cali was cancelled last year. I was much more looking forward to the Touroica credit card tour and wasn't disappointed. I go for the people, and honestly, a 1000 rider event is actually a slight deterrent for me. I end up seeing my friends and ride with them. Last year we came up with our own "Fauxroica" ride.

I think that if you want to do Eroica California, sign up, and unless, as Doc suggests "the world is ending", we don't absolutely need no stinking "official" event to do this ride.
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Just given my own scheduling demands, I'm leaning towards doing my own ride of the "Scalatores" route on April 10th, if anyone wants to join me.
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Originally Posted by rccardr View Post
I知 all in unless the world is kinda ending. Have a house, have a bike, got some friends. Worst case is we値l drink beer and ride the route ourselves.
Ditto, worst case is you're in beautiful Cambria, California. April weather is usually very nice, and I know of a decent fish n chips place, and a good Mexican place too. Wine country is only one massive climb away. And some very cool vintage bikes to ride.


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Very Cool Looking Eisentrout.
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Very Cool Looking Eisentrout.
Isn't an eisentrout something you catch with a good fly rod and a lot of patience?
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I just went through 24 pages of Show off that Randonneur; and let's discuss the bike, the gear, the sport and now I wouldn't mind if they *&^%$#@ again. The SoCal 600 Ks are all at the end of April and I never did get past the 300k a few years ago. (Can you tell that I am excited about riding come spring? it has been rarely above 63 degrees here for weeks and it is a struggle to get out each morning.)
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I just went through 24 pages of Show off that Randonneur; and let's discuss the bike, the gear, the sport and now I wouldn't mind if they *&^%$#@ again. The SoCal 600 Ks are all at the end of April and I never did get past the 300k a few years ago. (Can you tell that I am excited about riding come spring? it has been rarely above 63 degrees here for weeks and it is a struggle to get out each morning.)
El Jefe,

If it were to hit 63 degrees in Portlandia before mid-March the roads would be messy with bikes. I was ecstatic on the last 2 days of our NorCal TdMIL when it got up into the 50's.

Do they teach you to apply the five and dime on Rule 9 days down there?
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El Jefe,

Do they teach you to apply the five and dime on Rule 9 days down there?
More like two and twenty-two. I'll sneak in a recovery day unless I'm showing off for my daughter's fianc or my wife gives me her, "What would Lance do?"
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More like two and twenty-two. I'll sneak in a recovery day unless I'm showing off for my daughter's fianc or my wife gives me her, "What would Lance do?"
The answer is, HTFU

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Only a few months ! Sounds like we’re already raving up. This is fantastic , and the enthusiasm is good to see. I look forward to see’n you and riding the coast. Just throwing it out there ….this needs to happen, it’s been too long. Joe
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Eroica, Fauxroica, like the monthly Pasadena ride, it'll happen even if no one shows up.
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What if I also ride C&V on Saturday's Nova?
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What if I also ride C&V on Saturday's Nova?
You would be a bad *#&$^@(%&$^#
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Only a few months ! Sounds like we池e already raving up. This is fantastic , and the enthusiasm is good to see. I look forward to see地 you and riding the coast. Just throwing it out there .this needs to happen, it痴 been too long. Joe
I intend to be in Cambria with a bike that weekend whether the official event happens or not. I don't know if that's an incentive or a disincentive, but there you are.
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I’ve got a bike, a house, friends, beer, and now two good arms.
Gonna happen no matter what.
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Well it’s sounding like we will make it happen. I am looking forward to riding with my good friend Rich ( bikingshearer)and anyone else who can tolerate riding one of the most beautiful places to ride a bike. I have some catching up to do! I am talking to my new riding buddies about the Nova as they ride modern bikes.
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Well it痴 sounding like we will make it happen. ... I am talking to my new riding buddies about the Nova as they ride modern bikes.
plenty of time for your friends to fall in love with a C&V bike. Friends don't let friends limit themselves to carbon.
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plenty of time for your friends to fall in love with a C&V bike. Friends don't let friends limit themselves to carbon.
you池e right, I would loan them bikes but mine are too tall. One has an old Schwinn so he is set but just gonna keep planting the idea.
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I'm in. My first Eroica. I signed up for the hilly La Via Dello Scalatore (81 mi, 6400 ft) route, so an ambitious training plan will be needed.
My first idea is to ride my '84 Holdsworth. Currently riding on 25mm Tufo tubulars, but I'm open to suggested tire changes from any experienced riders...
Here shown soon after purchase from Chas (verktyg) last year:
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Wanting to see who I might train with, I started this spreadsheet of attendees:
Roll Call Google Sheet ( you can edit)
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Gears and brakes.
Gears and brakes.
And comfortable shoes.
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Gears and brakes.
Gears and brakes.
And comfortable shoes.
Thanks!
Gears will probably be 50/36 with 13-28.
Comfortable shoes - always a challenge. Currently I ride clipless, but could switch to toe clips if that's what most will do.
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Thanks!
Gears will probably be 50/36 with 13-28.
Comfortable shoes - always a challenge. Currently I ride clipless, but could switch to toe clips if that's what most will do.
Technically you must for the official ride on Sunday.
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Clipless is frowned on and just remember to descend in the drops.
Your bike looks great with those tires. And those gears will be fine but I get my kicks trying to follow the riders who have bigger rings and tighter cogsets 😁
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