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Old 02-07-24, 12:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Manny66
Myself and Bert ,the Rancho Cucamonga Vintage ride organizer, were discussing doing the Cino-Eroica double this year . Starting in Los Angeles and making the road trip to Cino ,and then back to L.A. area in time for Eroica California in Cambria. Its alot of driving ,but road tripping thru Utah and Idaho doesnt sound like a bad idea at all.
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Not complaining

Yes finally. This is going to be my first Eroica, so I'm not complaining but grateful.
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Originally Posted by cottercrank
Yes finally. This is going to be my first Eroica, so I'm not complaining but grateful.
Anyone riding a cotter pin crank at Eroica deserves bonus points.
If you haven't posted there, please make one in the Introductions section. Once your post-count hits 10, you can share pics of your bikes, which is fun.
I'm either riding this early 80's Colnago, or a Peugeot from the same decade. I'll need to switch to toe clips and straps by then.

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Any updates on this ride for 2024? Still hoping for registration to open.
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Originally Posted by bobaguilar
Any updates on this ride for 2024? Still hoping for registration to open.
Not sure and don't think so but there will be a Classic Rendevous West in Davis Calif. Oct 19.

Show, swap and ride, this may be a good alternative that just might be a better option.

Doing both would be ideal and I would encourage anybody that can to do so.
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Both seem to be pretty low key at this point-

I found this for the CR West event

Classic Rendezvous West - Vintage Bike Show

the above is minimal but there is a location, date and time.

Eroica California- they have placed a date but
not much beyond that it appears as of 4-14-2024

Chuck Schmidt pulled the plug on his Velo Rendezvous when there was a lack of pre- registrations. Understandable. California locals are pretty low excitement, spur of the moment folk? The way of things perhaps.
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Other Eroica events being help at roughly the same time frame have only recently had registration open. I am cautiously optimistic that we Eroica CA will open up soon. If not, maybe I'll just go to Cambria and do some rides on my own or with whoever else shows up. Hey, Faux-roica a few years back was a blast.

The only qualification for riding with me is the ability to tolerate my going kind of slow on the flats and very slow on climbs.
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Originally Posted by Manny66
Myself and Bert ,the Rancho Cucamonga Vintage ride organizer, were discussing doing the Cino-Eroica double this year . Starting in Los Angeles and making the road trip to Cino ,and then back to L.A. area in time for Eroica California in Cambria. Its alot of driving ,but road tripping thru Utah and Idaho doesnt sound like a bad idea at all.
at first I thought you were riding to Cino an back....which has not been unheard of, but from a closer start
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Originally Posted by squirtdad
at first I thought you were riding to Cino an back....which has not been unheard of, but from a closer start
Thats alot of cycling for me,, unless there's Beer stops along the way, but then it would take a a few months to complete .
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I do not know if there will be an official Eroica California in 2024. My sister, my brother-in-law, and I still plan on riding our vintage bikes in Cambria on September 22, 2024 regardless. We have already rented a house near last year's starting point, and have decided to do our own ride if there is no organized ride. If anyone one else wants to join us, that would be even better.
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1981 SR Semi-Pro
1983 Nishiki Olympic 12
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Originally Posted by bobaguilar
I do not know if there will be an official Eroica California in 2024. My sister, my brother-in-law, and I still plan on riding our vintage bikes in Cambria on September 22, 2024 regardless. We have already rented a house near last year's starting point, and have decided to do our own ride if there is no organized ride. If anyone one else wants to join us, that would be even better.
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1981 SR Semi-Pro
1983 Nishiki Olympic 12
1986 Nishiki Olympic
That's exactly what happened in 2021. COVID upswing cancelled the ride just a few weeks before it was scheduled (not a complaint, right decision IMO). Many had already made reservations, rides were organized, and all had a great time.
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Originally Posted by bobaguilar
I do not know if there will be an official Eroica California in 2024. My sister, my brother-in-law, and I still plan on riding our vintage bikes in Cambria on September 22, 2024 regardless. We have already rented a house near last year's starting point, and have decided to do our own ride if there is no organized ride. If anyone one else wants to join us, that would be even better.
Our rides are:
1981 SR Semi-Pro
1983 Nishiki Olympic 12
1986 Nishiki Olympic
Sounds like a great idea! I was just up in Cambria last weekend. Riding along the coast was amazing, as there is a road closure up in Big Sur so there are hardly any cars on the road. Tons of elephant seals on the beaches with their little pups playing in the water. Did almost 40 miles along the coast and was distracted by the views the whole time...
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That is a very nice place to ride . I have gone up there and ridden even in light rain and not been disappointed. You can ride as far as you like and there are great views around every corner and over every hill.
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Originally Posted by Caliwild
Sounds like a great idea! I was just up in Cambria last weekend. Riding along the coast was amazing, as there is a road closure up in Big Sur so there are hardly any cars on the road. Tons of elephant seals on the beaches with their little pups playing in the water. Did almost 40 miles along the coast and was distracted by the views the whole time...
There was a time about 10 years ago now when there were closures on both the south end of Big Sur and the central/northern section -- but you could take some very small very windy back roads to get into the section between the two closures. I went in, camped, and rode every day for a week. It was amazing.
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Originally Posted by mhespenheide
There was a time about 10 years ago now when there were closures on both the south end of Big Sur and the central/northern section -- but you could take some very small very windy back roads to get into the section between the two closures. I went in, camped, and rode every day for a week. It was amazing.
Alas, that very windy back road, Nacimiento Ferguson Road, unfortunately suffered huge amounts of damage itself this past winter and is closed.
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Alas, that very windy back road, Nacimiento Ferguson Road, unfortunately suffered huge amounts of damage itself this past winter and is closed.
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That just sounds like a good excuse to take a classic NORBA-era mountain bike back there and explore. ...assuming you can get through Fort Hunter-Ligget, that is.
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California Eroica-Registration-
Can anyone assist with information about registration for this year's event, 2024? I participated in 2019 and 2022 and am registered on the website but I can find no info on how to register for this year's event and am getting no response from the contact listed.
Any assistance would be appreciated.
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California Eroica-Registration-
Can anyone assist with information about registration for this year's event, 2024? I participated in 2019 and 2022 and am registered on the website but I can find no info on how to register for this year's event and am getting no response from the contact listed.
Any assistance would be appreciated.
I'm riding Eroica Montalcino at the end of the month. I'll ask about the status of CA and post what I hear.
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Originally Posted by Muckum
California Eroica-Registration-
Can anyone assist with information about registration for this year's event, 2024? I participated in 2019 and 2022 and am registered on the website but I can find no info on how to register for this year's event and am getting no response from the contact listed.
Any assistance would be appreciated.
There hasn't been any registration information released yet. If I was going to make a guess, I would expect it to happen in late May or early June.

Contact from the organization has been pretty poor.....you're far from the first to not receive a response.
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