[CR] Nice article re: L'Eroica


Example: Racing:Jacques Boyer

From: theonetrueBob@webtv.net (Bob Hanson)
Date: Wed, 4 Oct 2006 23:07:57 -0600
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR] Nice article re: L'Eroica


Since I did not make the trip, and now fueled by the photos I've seen, I've been reading a bit about L'Eroica.

Here's a nice article by a British cyclist about his 5+ hour ride over the 80km (50 mile) variant, along with his wife or grilfriend in 2005. Gives a good sense of just how very demanding the course really is. A few more photos, too... note the photo showing the splendid early Peugeot jersey worn by one of the entrants.

http://www.flammerouge.je/content/6_cyclos/events/leroica.htm

Their elapsed time was at a rate of under 10 mph (16 km/hr)... and that was a considerable challenge!

Bob Hanson, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA