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Old 07-09-24, 11:16 PM
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My goodness. erioca.cc has vintage internet speeds to go with the vintage bikes. Dialup 33kbps maybe (not complaining, highlighting a compatible experience)

As of 7/9/24 there is a 2024 event listed with a date but the info still is for 2023 and the registration only shows an event in October for Italy for which it has been 'late registration' since April. It seems pretty clear there will be no official event this year. Has anyone received a response otherwise?
It's been like this for a few months now. I have not given up all hope, but it is looking less and less likely all the time. As Kabuki12 posits, I expect to be in Cambria for that weekend having a \good time with a bike regardless.
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Originally Posted by bikingshearer
It's been like this for a few months now. I have not given up all hope, but it is looking less and less likely all the time. As Kabuki12 posits, I expect to be in Cambria for that weekend having a \good time with a bike regardless.
Why do we need erotica.cc to organize it for us? SLOBC is super active and they could probably put it on. They even have a monthly century ride. All we’d need is an Eroica class.
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Dreams

Would love to do the Cali L’Eroica one day.
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Originally Posted by cpt.crumpet
Would love to do the Cali L’Eroica one day.

"California L'Eroica"
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Why do we need erotica.cc to organize it for us? SLOBC is super active and they could probably put it on. They even have a monthly century ride. All we’d need is an Eroica class.
That would be a Fantastic idea . I ride Unsupported every day so leaning on an organization for food and water is not that important . The Main Factor is the Group .
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I just emailed the President of the San Luis Obispo Bicycle Club asking for some non-ride help (hotels and meeting places, etc.). I'll report back on her response.
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Originally Posted by PromptCritical
I just emailed the President of the San Luis Obispo Bicycle Club asking for some non-ride help (hotels and meeting places, etc.). I'll report back on her response.
Be advised that SLO bailed and pulled out of the original L'Eroica CA over tent stakes amongst other things and was very heavy handed about it, unreasonable, etc.

Not sure if the club was involved but it was very ugly IMO.
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Originally Posted by merziac
Be advised that SLO bailed and pulled out of the original L'Eroica CA over tent stakes amongst other things and was very heavy handed about it, unreasonable, etc.

Not sure if the club was involved but it was very ugly IMO.
SLO? San Luis Obispo? Do you mean Paso Robles? Because Eroica CA never went through SLO / was never hosted by SLO.

But yes, the city of Paso Robles made it clear that they'd rather not host the ride.

Regardless, SLOBC is an independent cycling club. You could also try to reach out to https://www.cyclecentralcoast.com/, who are a tourism group for the area. Also search here for "Fouxroica", where @gugie and others rode their own version, and https://velocambria.com/faux-eroica/, where a local club did their own vintage ride on the route.

I could be convinced. It's a fantastic route.
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I could be convinced. It's a fantastic route.
April 2025. Book it!
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Paso Robles WAS the ultimate Eroica California . Even the short ride was challenging and included some gravel and off the beaten path sections. Who can forget the Cass winery stop? The sesame bars ? The Olea Farm French fries , Olive tea? I am so glad to have enjoyed those years. Unfortunately the city did not share our enthusiasm even though we filled hotel rooms and restaurants. The Cambria location is a good one and I have enjoyed the event there , hopefully a miracle will make it happen. If not , it is a great ride up the coast (or down) and meet folks who will want to ride.
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https://www.slobc.org/lighthouse/

info on slobc organizanized rides

$90 for pre registration before 7/20. Seems fun with limit of 1000 riders.

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Originally Posted by Manny66
That would be a Fantastic idea . I ride Unsupported every day so leaning on an organization for food and water is not that important . The Main Factor is the Group .
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Why do we need erotica.cc to organize it for us? SLOBC is super active and they could probably put it on. They even have a monthly century ride. All we’d need is an Eroica class.
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I just emailed the President of the San Luis Obispo Bicycle Club asking for some non-ride help (hotels and meeting places, etc.). I'll report back on her response.
Unfortunately, SLOBC has a Century planned for the next week and is not interested in supporting L'Eroica.
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SLOBC's Lighthouse Century on September 28 has added a 65 mile part gravel route that includes part of Old Creek Road and the gravel Santa Rita Road climb used in Eroca CA. I've done the Lighthouse more times than I can remember, and plan to use it to "ride my age" (I'm turning 69 the day before). If you want a pay-to-ride well supported event in the area, it's a nice ride. Not many folks ride C &V anymore, but I always do.
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I don’t mean to hijack the thread, but can anyone recommend some size 49 shoes that would work for L’Eroica? I have big feet and even the reproductions don’t run that large. I may just use some Vans classics if I can’t find anything else. Hoping next year to attend.
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I don’t mean to hijack the thread, but can anyone recommend some size 49 shoes that would work for L’Eroica? I have big feet and even the reproductions don’t run that large. I may just use some Vans classics if I can’t find anything else. Hoping next year to attend.
I found some brand new old school Duegi’s with wood soles and nail on plastic cleats (same as I raced on in 79-82) on eBay.
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Originally Posted by mhespenheide
SLO? San Luis Obispo? Do you mean Paso Robles? Because Eroica CA never went through SLO / was never hosted by SLO.

But yes, the city of Paso Robles made it clear that they'd rather not host the ride.

Regardless, SLOBC is an independent cycling club. You could also try to reach out to https://www.cyclecentralcoast.com/, who are a tourism group for the area. Also search here for "Fouxroica", where @gugie and others rode their own version, and https://velocambria.com/faux-eroica/, where a local club did their own vintage ride on the route.

I could be convinced. It's a fantastic route.
Yeah, my bad, Paso Robles, I was not impressed anyway with the route and always felt it was very convoluted for the inner city parts, nothing but jag around, an alleyway here, a broken bike path/sidewalk/ cut through/cluster there was less than ok.

The festival was superb for the most part and by far the highlight, the city flat sucked in their handling of problems that were inherent, should have been anticipated and dealt with in stride by them, they took little or no responsibility for the problems they created and blamed them on Wes, the organization and riders.

Pizz off and good riddance, BS PR, they really screwed up a good thing.
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Originally Posted by mhespenheide

Regardless, SLOBC is an independent cycling club. You could also try to reach out to https://www.cyclecentralcoast.com/, who are a tourism group for the area. Also search here for "Fauxroica", where @gugie and others rode their own version, and https://velocambria.com/faux-eroica/, where a local club did their own vintage ride on the route.

I could be convinced. It's a fantastic route.
When's your spring break next year? Touroica in 2023 was a 5 day trip from the SF Peninsula to Atascadero. Original plan was the Hwy 1 route that has been done as a group ride a few times. It looks like Caltrans will have the full length repaired sometime this year. If the rains are mild next winter, they should hold up. If you can't get away for the week, there'll probably be a Palazzo rented for the weekend with room for extra bodies.

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April 2025. Book it!
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When's your spring break next year? Touroica in 2023 was a 5 day trip from the SF Peninsula to Atascadero. Original plan was the Hwy 1 route that has been done as a group ride a few times. It looks like Caltrans will have the full length repaired sometime this year. If the rains are mild next winter, they should hold up. If you can't get away for the week, there'll probably be a Palazzo rented for the weekend with room for extra bodies.
Wowza. Then I could go from being the last guy to the top of Carmel Valley Road to the last guy to the top of Ragged Point.
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Originally Posted by gugie
When's your spring break next year? Touroica in 2023 was a 5 day trip from the SF Peninsula to Atascadero. Original plan was the Hwy 1 route that has been done as a group ride a few times. It looks like Caltrans will have the full length repaired sometime this year. If the rains are mild next winter, they should hold up. If you can't get away for the week, there'll probably be a Palazzo rented for the weekend with room for extra bodies.
You got it, Neal-o!
Book it, and count me in!
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Wowza. Then I could go from being the last guy to the top of Carmel Valley Road to the last guy to the top of Ragged Point.
Last to arrive, first in our hearts.
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Originally Posted by gugie
When's your spring break next year? Touroica in 2023 was a 5 day trip from the SF Peninsula to Atascadero. Original plan was the Hwy 1 route that has been done as a group ride a few times. It looks like Caltrans will have the full length repaired sometime this year. If the rains are mild next winter, they should hold up. If you can't get away for the week, there'll probably be a Palazzo rented for the weekend with room for extra bodies.
I thought you also did a version of the Eroica route as a small group one of the COVID years that it didn't run?

I don't have a schedule for the upcoming school year yet. I'm assuming I'll get one when we start the introductory meetings. That said, I don't know that I could be away for the entire week, but if we wanted to ride the route and a couple other routes near SLO/Paso/Los Olivos, there's some amazing riding down there!
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No Molto Benne !

How do you say, Missing in Action in Italian ?

Looks like I might have to take a long drive North to get my Vintage Fix.
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yep , just logged in . Looks like no E. C. I got the same thing. Dang!! I kinda knew , Joe
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Originally Posted by mhespenheide
I thought you also did a version of the Eroica route as a small group one of the COVID years that it didn't run?
You are correct. The COVID years were a blur, but we managed to get some riding in.
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