RE: [CR]L'Eroica (old posting)

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From: "John Price" <>
To: Classic Rendezvous <>
Subject: RE: [CR]L'Eroica (old posting)
Date: Fri, 20 Sep 2002 14:28:45 -0600

For those of you going (wish it was me, hopefully the next time!)- make sure to take plenty of pictures and record your memories to share with the rest of us. And if you find any bargain Masis at the swap, well I've always like Masis...

John "extremely envious" Price Denver, CO

-----Original Message----- From: Chuck Schmidt [] Sent: Friday, September 20, 2002 2:18 PM To: Classic Rendezvous Subject: [CR]L'Eroica (old posting)

Steven Maasland wrote:
> To anybody interested in going for a ride that is intended to recreate the bicycle races of the past, there is an organized ride on September 30th in the Chianti area of Italy (just around the corner for most of us!) The long course is 140 km of which 85 are on unpaved 'white' roads just like in the old days. There are people riding all types of vintage bikes, even though it is open to anybody on whatever bike they like, as long as they don't ride mountain bikes. There are many that ride turn of the century bikes with matching outfits. Their is also an accompanying swap meet that is a great place to find older lightweight bikes.

----------------------------------- Yes, there is/was a group of CR list members planning on attending after an article appeared in Velo-News about 1/2 year ago. A couple of Americans and a couple of Canadians are planning on going. There is also a tie in with Andy Hampsten's touring company in Tuscany and a package deal to include the L'Eroica. Some on the list were busy acquiring an appropriate bike to do the event with. The winner the last couple of years has been an Italian on a turn of the century race bike and a 1930s race bike! The only problem for me is that the event takes place the week before the big Velo-Rendezvous event that I organize in Pasadena Oct. 4,5 & 6. (See details at

Where's some links (translated) about the L'Eroica event in September:

L'Eroica web site (translated): < org/gruppo/a2000/cr00917.htm&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dl%2527eroica%26hl%3Den%26lr% 3D%26ie%3DUTF-8>

Elevation map of ride (translated): < t/bartali/eroica.html&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dl%2527eroica%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26ie %3DUTF-8>

L'Eroica (translated): <,2393,23524,00.html&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dl%2527%2Beroica%26 hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26ie%3DUTF-8>

L'Eroica web site (translated): < om/web/frame_eroica.html&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dl%2527eroica%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D%2 6ie%3DUTF-8>

Chuck Schmidt SoPas, SoCal