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 Post subject: Retro Ronde 2013
PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 2:35 pm 
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Looks like next year's event is on 26 May, a bit earlier than before. Is anyone thinking of going - especially from up this way?

I'm determined to go before it's to late!

Keep up to date with the website (which is currently showing loads of photos from this year but no full details yet of next year apart from the date) -

http://www.crvv.be/en/museum/activities/retroronde


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:24 pm 
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I did the 2012 and I won't miss the 2013. Great event... Really really nice


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 9:54 pm 
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I will probably go, but I don't come from UK.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 9:34 am 
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Registrations now open for 40,70 and the new 100 Km event

Also a kermesse in the streets of Oudenaarde the night before for extra fun


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 10:49 am 
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Very tempted - we had an excellent time watching Boonen win in Oudenaarde this year. Will consult with my Black Ops team...


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 6:40 pm 
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mrkawasaki wrote:
Very tempted - we had an excellent time watching Boonen win in Oudenaarde this year. Will consult with my Black Ops team...


Keep me in the loop. This is in my Bucket List......................


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 11:25 am 
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Tempting now that there is a 100km option plus the crit the evening before. The dansant is less appealing.

I'm not quite sure of the route though - the Taaienberg and Oude Kwaremont (and the mysterious sounding 'rampe') but no Koppenberg or Paterberg? If not perhaps as well - winching up those while having to gamble on a) getting straps toe crushingly tight to avoid pulling feet out; or b) not being able to get feet out at all as someone in front stalls sounds pretty tricky and probably best left for the day after when it is quieter.

Reading the rules, a wool jersey is essential but I'm not sure whether the bibshorts also have to be woolen, if so then chafing heaven.

Right, let's see if those tubs hold air.......


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 4:29 pm 
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The course is only inspired by the RVV... it instead goes trough back lanes and less celebrated cobbles stretches. There was even a footpath in 2012. It is a truly beautiful event, with a unique atmosphere, which comes with a 10 pounds entry fee, that even you stingy people can afford.
Of course it makes sense to make it into a weekend, especially as that's a bank holiday weekend in the UK. Oudenaarde is the heart of the Flanders and a trip to the Koppenberg, Paterberg, Molenberg and down to Gerardsbergen for the Muur are due. There are permanently singed rings that one can do the day before/after


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 9:45 pm 
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ededwards wrote:
Tempting now that there is a 100km option plus the crit the evening before.


Never know what a 'crit' was - unless it's the Judge picking holes in my bicycles of course...


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 25, 2012 8:31 pm 
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For bicycles 1987, but no mountainbikes allowed. So if I would arrive there with Breezer No 1 they would sent me back. Modernish retro-hipster creations and fixies allowed in the 40km event however. Hmm...

http://www.retroronde.be/nl/163-protocol


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