I did four times L'Eroica with this bike
2009: a puncture in Lucignano d’Asso. What a great place to have a puncture!
2010: on the steep part to Montalcino. This part of the strade bianche was also in the Giro that year.
2011: At the start. Yes is dark but the atmosphere is great!
2012: Somewhere down the track
This year no l'Eroica. For me it's grown to big. It's become more and more a monster of the God of money. 5000 riders!!!!
So this year I did La Mitica. Small retro event on the homeground of Fausto Coppi.
I became this great start number
The Gazelle at Casa Coppi
It was also it's last trip. Tonight a friend pick up the Gazelle for some new adventures. I have had some great pleasure with this bike.
The bike cost me 140 Euro's, bar tape become for free from and old bike from a friend.
Saddle 50 Euro, 36t chainwheel 25 Euro and two Micheline Dynamics 28mm for 30 Euro's.
5 times L'Eroica, 3 times Retro Tour of Flandres and La Mitica with this bike. It shows that you can have a lot of retro bike fun for just a few Euro's (Dollars, Ponds etc).