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Old 05-11-22, 08:01 PM
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Originally Posted by keithdunlop
I got all excited about an Eroica CA alternative, until I saw that the 2022 ride rules require a vintage steel mountain bike.
Cino ain't anal. I'm bringing the same bike I used at Eroica California.
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Originally Posted by BFisher
From the official Cino Rider page:
"This year has a theme Ė vintage mountain bikes! Of course traditional Cino bikes are still welcome, but so is your 1979 MountainBike!"

Hardly seems like a requirement.
Point taken!
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Originally Posted by gugie
Cino ain't anal. I'm bringing the same bike I used at Eroica California.
No time to build a Klunker?
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Originally Posted by Classtime
No time to build a Klunker?
Heís busy building somebody a new forkÖ
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Originally Posted by merziac
And another.


No socks or real low riders?
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Originally Posted by bironi
No socks or real low riders?
No socks, it was a thing, apparently for manly men.

Or maybe it was laundry day for all 3.
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from the 2018 Eroica California timeframe:

https://fb.watch/cZXHovMiSZ/

Some people who attended Eroica California 2020/2022 had a great time, note the comments and acknowledgments:


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This was a promotional video done back in 2019.


Yeah, the 2022 event didnít live up to the organizational hype. But IMO, everything you see in the video, we saw with our own eyes and experienced it, including the suffering, the walking, the scenery, the breathtaking Pacific Ocean and GREEN hills of the Santa Lucia mountain range. If you were lucky, you had riding partners for most of the ride. Iím not a good or fast climber like you guys from Portland, I got dropped pretty fast out of Cayucos and the Old Creek Road climb, and I could only say Hi to riders passing me by. No matter, in my case, I rode most of the ride solo, no AirPods Pro, no music, no distractions, just being in the moments, taking in the ride and roads again, trying to conquer my inner expectations and fears about faltering on the big climbs. In 2019, I walked the last part of Santa Rita, the first climb on Cypress Mountain Road, and the last 2 miles of Cypress where it was 10-12%. Through a gearing change, some fine tuning of the drivetrain, and a lot more climbing preparation with my regular group (thanks Team Hiro), I rode all of Santa Rita without walking, got up the first Cypress climb, and got to within 3/4 mile of Cypress Summit where I had to get off and walk. Some shoe mods helped me get up the incline much easier this year. I figured I was the last guy on the 72 mile or longer courses but to my surprise, I found 5 riders resting at the summit.

So for me, Eroica California, the ride, was a grueling physical (6200 calories worth) and deeply mental challenge which I completed again. I made at least 5 new friends and renewed many others from Oregon and California, sadly I didnít get to see many others on Sunday as they were riding the Lighthouse ride. I had a great time, was disappointed at organizational gaffes (I carried 2x 24oz bottles full from Cayucos plus extra Skratch packs which I gave out at Halter to some Velo-Retro buddies), but made the best of the week my family and I spent there in Cambria. I even had a vendor near the finish line GIVE me an Italvega frame he had just because he knew I liked them, he just asked me to get it to someone who would put it to good use.

Iíve many suggestions and recommendations for improving the event and how it could get better. Those will be shared here and with the organizers. My wife has threatened to not go next year with me if I decide to not ride but help with the event because Iíd be much less help to her and our nursing staff in taking care of my handicappped daughter. I understand her point. But IMO, some of us need to be part of the solutions instead of the peanut gallery IF we want this event to survive, let alone prosper and meet/exceed basic to lofty American style expectations. The primary difficulty is being local enough to help make preparations and see them through in pre- and intra-event. The need for volunteer manpower and more funding is obvious.

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Originally Posted by Classtime
No time to build a Klunker?
All his bikes are Klunker's lol I kid I kid....
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Originally Posted by merziac
No socks, it was a thing, apparently for manly men.

Or maybe it was laundry day for all 3.
apparently no show socks back then meant you didn't have any.
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