Re: [CR]Eroica: 125 km race on ancient bikes

Example: Framebuilders:Masi

From: "Sterling Peters" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Eroica: 125 km race on ancient bikes
Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2002 20:24:47 -0800

Go for it Chuck , you ride a mean set of wheels! COWABUNGA! DUDE! Sterling

>Holy Crap, Dude! Don't you think that's stretching the drive to the race
>a bit too far? That would be a long swim just to get there. Add the
>weight of a bike on my back, gee man, I don't know if I can make it. I
>thought driving to Pasadena to ride 25 miles was extreme (even though we
>all do it a few times a year thankfully) but that haul to ride 125 KM is
>out of my league.
>Sounds like a great time and perhaps a wonderful thing to plan a
>vacation around. I'd really love to join you but I'm afraid if I brought
>my 1962 Masi Special to race, it might get homesick and not want to come
>back. Maybe next year.
>Brian Baylis
>La Mesa, CA
>Hide me in your luggage, Chuck; I promise not to eat much.
> >
> >
> > Check out the vintage bike racing event called "Eroica" in the February
> > 4 issue of VeloNews®. It is 125 km, some of it on dirt roads in Tuscany
> > at Gaiole between Florence and Rome.
> >
> > Racing bikes from the fifties, from the thirties and even some from pre
> > Turn of the Century! Last year's version had 60 riders entered and
> > ranged from youngsters to guys in their fifties and sixties.
> >
> > This year's event is September 28-29 and Andy Hampsten's touring group,
> > Cinghiale Cycling Tours, will end its Super Tuscan itinerary at the race
> > (Andy will be riding it).
> >
> > Show of hands! Who is up for this event? I'm seriously thinking of
> > entering with my 1939 Bianchi or my 1954 Bianchi.
> >
> > Chuck Schmidt
> > South Pasadena, Southern California
> > (reprints, T-shirts and Campagnolo Timeline)