Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Sun Dec 11, 2016 3:20 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 14 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 2010 5:01 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Wed Nov 24, 2010 4:38 pm
Posts: 1470
Location: The Lovely Lincolnshire Wolds and by the sea in Sussex
Hi everyone,

not quite sure where to post this...I am seriously considering doing L'Eroica next year, combine with a holiday..lovely Italy, classic bikes on those white gravel roads.

Decided the road bike forum was best as L'Eroica is barred to bikes newer than 1987 and no clipless pedals!

That's my 1986 Looks banned then.

Any comments welcome.

Cheers, Roadking.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 2010 5:42 pm 
rider | rBoTM Winner
rider | rBoTM Winner
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jan 25, 2008 1:42 pm
Posts: 5133
Location: Wakefield, Yorkshire
I'm sure Ed Edwards will be along soon to tell you all about his exploits there this year. :lol:

If you do a 'search' you should find a L O N G thread all about it.

There are rumours about a possible Retrobike club outing for 2011 so watch this space!

In a similar vein, I'm interested in doing the Retro Ronde von Vlaanderen next year 'cos L'Eroica is a bit far away and Belgium's a bit nearer. Anyone else?

EDIT - just found this link regarding the 2011 event -

http://italiancyclingjournal.blogspot.c ... -2011.html


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 2010 8:14 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Wed Dec 10, 2008 9:19 am
Posts: 2098
Location: Sheffield, top city
roadking wrote:
That's my 1986 Looks banned then.


yeah ive got some too... right bummer that decision ... cant see me going back to clips & straps with all the associated discomfort


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: L'erioca
PostPosted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 11:19 am 
Retro Guru

Joined: Wed Nov 04, 2009 9:57 pm
Posts: 641
Bit nearer home, am trying to organise a similar ride here on the Isle of anglesey, lots of narrow lanes and farm and forest tracks, all for retro bikes, clipless pedals allowed ...


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: L'erioca
PostPosted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 2:05 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Tue Feb 23, 2010 1:56 pm
Posts: 1032
Location: West Yorkshire
orbeas wrote:
Bit nearer home, am trying to organise a similar ride here on the Isle of anglesey, lots of narrow lanes and farm and forest tracks, all for retro bikes, clipless pedals allowed ...


Will it be just like the Italian ride but instead of glasses of wine and bowls of pasta we'll be treated to chip butties and Vimto?

If so....... count me in!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: anglesey ride
PostPosted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 4:20 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Wed Nov 04, 2009 9:57 pm
Posts: 641
More than likely it will be lob scouse and a panadd !!!!!!!!!!!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 7:26 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Mon Feb 01, 2010 8:57 pm
Posts: 774
I rode the event with Ed - a great experience but don't under-estimate the 205km event. There's no scrutineering of bikes as it's more a festival of cycling, so you can get away with riding anything - there were people riding with modern carbon frames or using clipless pedals and shoes, but it's not exactly in the spirit of the event. I really admired the guys riding the really old bikes - the climb up to Montelcino is hard on anything, never mind a single speed weighing 35lbs


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 10:56 am 
Retro Guru

Joined: Wed Nov 24, 2010 4:38 pm
Posts: 1470
Location: The Lovely Lincolnshire Wolds and by the sea in Sussex
Thanks for all the comments guys,

I live in the Lincolnshire Wolds, which would be a great venue for a classic event like L'Eroica; be real cool to set something up in the UK.

We have really quiet lanes here, lovely rolling countryside...and in the day (I am unsure when exactly) the national road race championships were held here.

We could use that course.

Any thoughts?

Steel is real, anything else is just a compromise.

Cheers, Roadking.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 7:55 pm 
rider | rBoTM Winner
rider | rBoTM Winner
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jan 25, 2008 1:42 pm
Posts: 5133
Location: Wakefield, Yorkshire
Good idea - but you'll need some cart tracks and rough bridle ways to make it right :twisted:

When are you thinking of having the Anglesey one Barry?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 10:51 pm 
Pumpy's Bear
Pumpy's Bear
User avatar

Joined: Mon Oct 10, 2005 10:03 pm
Posts: 8145
Location: Hereford
Rode l'eroica this year with Fraser, egocentic report here http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=119806

Key points are

- don't assume that regular road miles = strada bianchi miles. They are no further, not much harder but do take considerably longer. Which gives more time to look at the views/reflect on your weaknesses.

- toeclips are not an issue, or if they are then you are in the wrong event.

- the 205km route has 5,000m of climbing. Nothing is super steep but it is pretty regular. Not a problem but worth knowing beforehand.


I'm loving the idea of the retro Ronde de Vlanderen even if it conflicts with Mayhem. Perhaps we should start a thread to see if anyone is up for it (the Ronde, not MM).


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 14 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: cromoman, Little Al, mpatts and 37 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group