The Rides

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The Ride. It is the cathedral of our sport, where we worship at the altar of the Man with the Hammer. It is the end to our means. Indeed, The Bike may be the central tool to our sport, but to turn the pedals is to experience the sensation of freedom, of flight. It is all for The Ride.

The world is overflowing with small, twisty roads that capture our collective imagination as cyclists. We spend our lifetimes searching out the best routes and rides; we pore over maps, we share with our fellow disciples, we talk to non-cycling locals all in pursuit of the Perfect Ride.

The Rides is devoted entirely to the best routes and rides around the world. Some are races or cyclosportives, others feature in the Classics and stages of The Great Races, while others still are little-known gems, discovered through careful meditation on The V. Be warned: these rides are not your average Sunday Afternoon spin; these rides are the best and most difficult rides in the word – they represent the rites of passage into La Vie Velominatus. It is to be taken for granted that these rides require loads of Rule #5, many of them Rule #10, and all of them are best enjoyed in Rule #9 conditions. They have been shared by you, the community. The Rides also features articles devoted to the greatest rides and providess a forum for sharing other rides for discussion.

If you’d like to submit a ride or an article about your own favorite ride, please feel free to send it to us and we’ll do our best to work with you to include it.

Haleakala

Category: Grimpeur / Distance: 56km / Location: Paia, Maui, Hawaii, USA

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Haleakala is simultaneously the longest paved continuous climb in the world as well as the shortest ascent from sea level to 10,000 feet in the world. Though not terribly steep, this is a long, grinding climb that will reduce a strong rider to a whimpering lump.

To put the effort in perspective, this climb is 60km long a an average of 6% with two pitches as steep as 17%. That translates to somewhere between 3 or more hours of nonstop climbing, usually in Maui’s direct heat and often into a whipping headwind that spins around into a headwind no matter which direction the switchbacks take you.

Route: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/50412514

Liege-Bastogne-Liege

Category: Rouleur / Distance: 265 / Location: Liege, Belgium

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Liege-Bastogne-Liege is not only La Doyenne, the oldest of the Classics, but also represents perhaps the most demanding course in cycling. The 280 km, 3000m vertical route starts with an easy ride out from Liege to Bastogne which lulls riders into a false sense of security; the hills are frequent, but none of them terribly demanding. Into Bastogne, and the story changes on the way back to Liege with 9 categorized climbs in the second half, including the fearsome Côte de la Redoute and the Côte de Saint-Nicolas.

Route: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/58053308/

Paris-Roubaix

Category: Hardman / Distance: 265 / Location: Compiégne, France

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L’enfur du Nord. The Hell of The North. The Queen of the Classics. This isn’t a ride over the stones from your local brick-paved roads. You think climbs are what make a ride tough? We’ve got news for you: this is the hardest ride on the planet and it boasts a maximum elevation of 55 meters. These are vicious, brutal stones; the kind that will stretch each kilometer to their full length, the kind of stones that you will feel long after the rattling of the bars has stopped. These stones will change you. Forever.

Route: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/58052610/

Guide: Pavé Cycling Classics

Mortirolo/Gavia Loop

Category: Grimpeur / Distance: 115km / Location: Bormio, Italy / Contributor: Joe

The Mortirolo is perhaps the most feared pass in Western Europe, and the Gavia the most storied. Given their proximity to each other, its a wonder why this isn’t the most talked-about ride in Italy. Maybe it is; its impossible to say without being Italian. The loop nature of this ride makes it feasible as a solo escapade, but any ride with the kind of stats this one bears – 3200 meters ascended in 115 kilometers including the viscously steep Mortirolo – is best enjoyed with a riding partner or support car.

Route: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/59027020/

200 on 100

Category: Grimpeur / Distance: 330km / Location: Vernon, VT / Contributor: cdelinks

“Dumptruck of Awesome” has become the catch-phrase associated with this brutally hard, yet strikingly beautiful 330 kilometer (200 mile) ride down Vermont Route 100.  This ride was made popular during the summer of 2011 when Ted King, Tim Johnson, and a local amateur cyclist, Ryan Kelly, documented this ride on film. The ride starts on the Canadian border and finishes on the Massachusetts border.  With over 2500 meters of climbing on this 330 kilometer ride, you will need to pack a few lunches to get through this one.  Do this ride in the Fall, and the foliage might be beautiful enough to distract you from the horrible pain you will most certainly suffer.

Route: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/58052808/

De Ronde Van West Portlandia

Category: Grimpeur / Distance: 76km / Location: Portland, Oregon, USA

A ride that officially “never happens” each spring, this 76 km route charts a course through Portland’s West Hills, paying homage to the European Spring Classics. Approximately 1,800 meters of paved and unpaved climbs are spread throughout the course, with several sections reaching grades of over 20%. More information can be found at Ronde PDX.

Route: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/15276210

Seattle Master Urban Ride

Category: Rouleur / Distance: 130km / Location: Seattle, Washington, USA

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This is perhaps the most challenging urban route in Seattle, hitting three of the big hills that define Seattle’s topography. The route starts and ends on Phinney Ridge, but hits the climbs of Interlaken and Alder Street/Lake Dell Drive on its way to Mercer Island, before coming back to hit Queen Anne and Magnolia, weaving its way up each of these hills as many times as possible via the steepest route available before the finale to the north via Golden Gardens, Blue Ridge Drive, and Carkeek Park. Panoramic views of the Cascades, Mount Rainier, Mount Baker, The Olympic Penninsula and Puget Sound makes this a standout Urban ride.

Route: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/57732282

  1. While waiting for @Gianni to sort out the VSP window for the Ronde I thought I’d read an article about something other than Wiggins/TUEs on the BBC. Then found myself getting angry again.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/wales/39438171

    Check the caption on the photograph.




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  2. @RobSandy

    Thanks! Rode on the rollers on Sunday for 45 minutes and then on the road Monday and Tuesday with no issues. Still a bit tetchy walking, but it doesn’t hurt on the bike and that’s what really matters!




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  3. @RobSandy

    So who else got out on the weekend in bibs and short sleeves for the first time this year?

    It’s been short sleeves weather for a long time here. I did two weekends in a row of imperial centuries this month with temperatures around 95F (35C). It’s only going to get hotter over the next few months.




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  4. Just posting up a bit from the facebook page as I had a fellow V member wondering how my RVV cyclo went.

    Stayed with the most amazing William a la Pave Classics Boys the night before and drank a bit too much Sauternes (is that possible???) and got about 4-5 hours of sleep before driving myself to the bus to catch a one hour bus ride to the start in Antwerp. Raining on the drive over and I was praying that it would stop by the start. The Flandrien Gods heard my prayers and made sure that it started to FUCKING downpour on us at the start in Antwerp and continue for the first two hours to punish me for praying for no rain instead of praying for more rain. Everyone was so fucking cold. Teeth chattering, hands going numb over and over again. Finally, after two plus hours it completely stopped raining and we started to dry out.

    I rode the full 237 kilometer RVV route with 15 climbs. Over nine hours in the saddle. After 112 kilometers we hit the first of the 15 climbs, the Leberg. I have read and dreamt about this route and these climbs since I started cycling in the late ’80’s. To be able to ride them was unbelievable. To hit the Valkenberg with over 100 miles in my legs (and having done the Muir 13 miles before), followed by the Eikenberg and the Koppenberg in quick succession was mind blowing. And then to do the Oude Kwaremont at mile 137 and the Paterberg at mile 141 was just unimaginable. I watched the last 25 years of each RVV video on youtube starting in December while on the rollers and I thought I had an idea of how hard it would be. I was not even close. The group that I had settled in with was like a zombie cycling club as we were totally and completely wrecked after each climb and we would struggle to the base of the next climb and somehow struggle up that and just kept repeating that for the final 3 hours of climb after climb. I totally fucked up the Paterberg (which came at 141 miles) as I was so fucking zoned out that I did not recognise the right hander and hit it in the 53/17. Not being Museeuw and not having 3 gallons of EPO and Testo in my system, I promptly went NOWHERE. I actually dismounted, switched it into the little ring and rode it up to the top. I was able to ride all 15 climbs, even with the other cyclo riders, without it being too crowded– except for the Koppenberg where the Dude in front of me just collapsed on the climb right in front of me. I unclipped, went over to the side and looked up and thought, “Well, FUCK.” Then I felt some big spectator dude along the sdie grab me and steady my bike while I clipped in and then he gave me a HUGE push and yelled this Flandrien God-like ROAR and I was off, to complete the climb. Must have ben the Gods forgiving me for my earlier blasphemy about the rain. Super cool moment. Also had a super cool moment when I crested the Muur earlier in the day and right beside me was a Bloke in full Vemlominati kit, just like me! We chatted a bit and he is a German fellow who does not post but frequents the site regularly (Where-ever you are Mate–Congrats on the ride! )

    Overall, Nothing like it. Harder than the full Paris-Roubiax cyclo 5 years ago, in my opinion. And to add to my fuck-all state at the end, I forgot where I had parked my car and had to ride a bunch more k to find it–ended the day with 245.1 k’s. A right proper ride, if I do say so myself!

    Next year I am going to do the 274km L-B-L full cyclo if anyone wants to start to plan for that one! That will give me the 240 km P-R full cyclo in 2012, this 245 km RVV and the full L-B-L–something to fucking bore the eyeballs out of my future grandchildren while I sit around drinking some good whiskey in 25 years.




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  5. @Buck Rogers

    Chapeau




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  6. @Buck Rogers

    Chapeau indeed!

    Shame we didn’t meet up on the Kwaremont on Sunday, we were down the hill from you by the village square. A spot on the fence in line of sight of a big screen was too go to miss.

    I completely fucked up the Paterberg as well; head down and big ringing it, not realising how tight that corner was, concentrating on getting round rather than little rings and big cogs. Then there was agonising moment filled with the sound of a rear derailleur at it limits. I just manage to keep enough forward momentum and made it to the top.

    There were butterflies.

    The rubber speed bump protecting the timing kit at the top was almost one incline too much.

    I “only” did the 141 km route but what an awesome day. I’ve suggested that, if it lines up with school holidays next year, we might make a week of it and do PR as well. So far the suggestion hasn’t been shot down in flames.




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  7. @chris

    @Buck Rogers

    Well the Paterberg was about the only thing I did not screw up at the weekend – so I guess I have that going for me!




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  8. @Buck Rogers

    This Epic Tale makes me very happy. Outstanding work, Buckaroo.




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  9. @Buck Rogers

    Great excite. Chapeau. Much jealous.




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  10. @Buck Rogers

    Fantastic! Thanks for the report. Crazy jealous and also amazed – there’s no way at this time of the year I could be in adequate shape to do that many kms.How much adrenaline was sloshing around in your system? Must have been loads to be riding those climbs with spectators cheering you on. Chapeau!




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  11. @Buck Rogers

    Top man! My legs ache just reading……..




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  12. Thanks all! Finally able to log into the site. I have been having problems getting on here for some weird reason!

    It was a great ride and one that you all can do next year as well! Or you can join me for the full L-B-L cyclo! So amazing being here and being able to ride these classics with other punters like myself.

    Truly stories to bore the great-grandkids with when all I am driving is the rocking chair 40 years from now!




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  13. When riding away from the bunch on your own is not a good thing…

    Racing a Cat 2/3 crit last night I thought I’d get on the front and try to bring the break back. Misjudged my pace slightly and rode off the front on my own. In no-man’s land between the break and the bunch, tried to bridge, ran out of legs then got dropped as the bunch came past me.

    One of my first DNF’s in a crit. Fortunately, one of my team mates (a junior, no less) rode away from everyone shortly after that and stayed out on his own for the last 10 laps to win by a wheel just as the sprint caught him. I’d like to think I helped him get away.




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  14. This is a good workout for any London/Surrey locals. Any takers?

    http://littlelumpy.co.uk




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  15. @RobSandy

    In no-man’s land between the break and the bunch, tried to bridge, ran out of legs then got dropped as the bunch came past me.

    “Être en chasse-patate” is what they call that state.




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  16. taking a break from the post-Giro recaps, this is what i did last Saturday. i haven’t climbed hills of any significance in over 20 years, and part of this course was gravel and fire roads, part of the Rouge Roubaix course, which was a first for me. i met the Man With the Hammer at about 78km. another first, as i’ve never met him with another hill to climb. the last 26 km were the hardest of my cycling life. hills will make you hate your refrigerator.




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  17. So I had a bit of project to turn my boring old ‘hybrid’ (road bike with flat bars) into a ‘proper’ road bike.

    Here’s the bike before I started:

    The conversion was pretty fun, removing the handlebars and shifting gear, replacing it with drops and STIs, new wheels, general overhaul. Here’s the bike as is now.

    I noticed once it was all done that there was a lot of clearance over the 23mm tyres I was using for commuting, and thought it’d be possible to fit wider, treaded tyres to basically make it a CX bike, which goes back to a road bike by swapping the tyres. The eagle-eyed will notice this pic has the bumpy tyres fitted.

    So much fun to ride. So here’s me pulling my son in a trailer over a ploughed field.




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  18. Interesting TT in the Criterium Dauphine today for pre TdF competitors…..




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  19. @Teocalli

    That is an interesting line up. As in I’d expect Froome to be at the top of that list.

    Also, strong win for Niewiadoma in the Women’s Tour.




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  20. Porte Appears to have very good form this year. That lost time on Stage 2 last year likely cost him a podium spot. I think he is the favorite for the TdF this year.




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  21. @Rick

    Porte Appears to have very good form this year. That lost time on Stage 2 last year likely cost him a podium spot. I think he is the favorite for the TdF this year.

    Indeed, also looks like Valverde’s amazing run of form continues which could be a challenge for Quintana who seemed decidedly lacklustre (vs expectation that is – if you can call 2nd lacklustre) by comparison in the Giro.




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  22. @Teocalli

    @Rick

    Porte Appears to have very good form this year. That lost time on Stage 2 last year likely cost him a podium spot. I think he is the favorite for the TdF this year.

    Indeed, also looks like Valverde’s amazing run of form continues which could be a challenge for Quintana who seemed decidedly lacklustre (vs expectation that is – if you can call 2nd lacklustre) by comparison in the Giro.

    Valverde, a climber/puncheur only a few seconds slower than Tony Martin in a TT. Hmm.




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  23. @RobSandy

    @Teocalli

    @Rick

    Porte Appears to have very good form this year. That lost time on Stage 2 last year likely cost him a podium spot. I think he is the favorite for the TdF this year.

    Indeed, also looks like Valverde’s amazing run of form continues which could be a challenge for Quintana who seemed decidedly lacklustre (vs expectation that is – if you can call 2nd lacklustre) by comparison in the Giro.

    Valverde, a climber/puncheur only a few seconds slower than Tony Martin in a TT. Hmm.

    Fuckng Malmerde (and how is it possible that “Malmerde” is not in the lexicon??? Not sure who first used that term but it was not me). I cannot wait until he fucking retires or dies from an EPO/HGH overdose.




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  24. @Buck Rogers

    I thought that might pull a few rises!




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  25. Pretty decent climbing today from Aru, Porte and Froome. Contador didn’t seem to have anything when it picked up and Valverde blew after his initial attack.

    Froome’s descending was epic.




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  26. Loved Porte’s panache today riding away from Froome. I am not entirely sure if The Tasmanian Devil mounted a full on attack or just rode Froomey off his wheel. Regardless it was great to see the leader riding aggressively rather than simply marking his closest rival.

    Chapeau Mr. Porte




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  27. I need pre-absolution fellow Velominati.

    I’m in Sweden to do the Vatternrundan ride – 300km around a lake in western Sweden.

    As always other cyclists have been very generous and I’ve been included in a group of friends if a friend who are mostly Swedish policemen. They’ve organised transport, accommodation and been very helpful.

    I carefully chose my kit, as we do, but on arrival was issued with the team kit. See picture.

    So not only will I sin by wearing national colours but I will have mismatched shorts. It’s going to prey on my mind the whole way around isn’t it?




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  28. @ChrisO

    Didn’t take any plain black bibs with you?




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  29. Are there no bike shops there?




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  30. @ChrisO

    It’s going to prey on my mind the whole way around isn’t it?

    Yes, it will. Do a Rule #13 and wear it inside out.




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  31. @ChrisO

    I think you can probably get away with citing Rule #43. Turning down the jersey in the face of your new friends’ hospitality would put you in deeply unfunny jackass territory.

    You could be in for a spot of bother though, they also sound like the sort of group that will insist on making you drink evil things in very small glasses until you die. Possibly during the ride.




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  32. @RobSandy I have nearly plain dark blue shorts so they sort of go. But it’s still a far cry from proper coordination isn’t it – I mean it’s not just the colour, they’re not even the same brand. My problem will be if it’s cold and I have to wear my club arm-warmers.

    @Teocalli Funny you should mention that. I did look. There’s a whole village thing at the start with lots of kit but nothing that would have improved the situation. And really, one can’t just throw these things together.

    @Chris yes I think you’re right, on all counts.




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  33. @ChrisO

    @RobSandy I have nearly plain dark blue shorts so they sort of go. But it’s still a far cry from proper coordination isn’t it – I mean it’s not just the colour, they’re not even the same brand. My problem will be if it’s cold and I have to wear my club arm-warmers. @Teocalli Funny you should mention that. I did look. There’s a whole village thing at the start with lots of kit but nothing that would have improved the situation. And really, one can’t just throw these things together. @Chris yes I think you’re right, on all counts.

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    The small glass thing is definitely a threat you can’t ignore.




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  34. @ChrisO

    @RobSandy I have nearly plain dark blue shorts so they sort of go. But it’s still a far cry from proper coordination isn’t it – I mean it’s not just the colour, they’re not even the same brand. My problem will be if it’s cold and I have to wear my club arm-warmers. @Teocalli Funny you should mention that. I did look. There’s a whole village thing at the start with lots of kit but nothing that would have improved the situation. And really, one can’t just throw these things together. @Chris yes I think you’re right, on all counts.

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    The colorful mishmash of kit with zero coordination ? And any chance it remotely matches up with the Giant ? You just know everyone will be looking at ya and thinking what the… so surely yes it will prey on your mind the whole way around. The only solution will be to ride fast and get it done with promptly. And avoid any pic’s that would immortalize the situation. Still, should be great fun ! Cheers




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  35. Well it’s done and I managed not to be too demented by kit. I think the effect of riding in a group all wearing the jersey was enough to deflect dark thoughts.

    It was all very Swedish. A really disciplined group and we all rode together, waiting for the weaker riders and very good communication to make sure everyone was on – not easy in an event that size. We did it in 9hrs34mins which was the group’s fastest ever time.

    TBH it was basically an ultra-long recovery ride for me – average around 180 watts, but that was fine. I just had to control my urge to jump off and chase the wheels as faster groups came past.

    The hip held out OK. A little sore today (two days after) but my legs hardly felt it at all. My arse is another story.

    Super well-organised event and I recommend it if you’re thinking about it. I’m not usually keen on big mass-participation events but the roads are so open and in good condition so it never felt really crowded or dangerous. There’s very little climbing to speak of – a couple of drags but a total of 1700m climbing in 300km.

    https://www.strava.com/activities/1042465838

    Very appreciative of being included in the group. Some of them have done it 20 times and most are close to 10, so letting a completely unknown outsider come in, especially not speaking the language, is always a risk. But I behaved myself and did more than my share of turns on the front so I think I passed the Nordic Consensus test.




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  36. Err, what’s happened to paragraphing?

    Anyway, one more note if anyone is thinking of doing it – apparently this was the best weather in 20 years, according to Hasse, our organiser. Started about 12-13 C at 5am and got up to 19-20, with only a few minutes of light rain.

    I came prepared for showers and relative warmth not constant rain and single-digit temperatures so I was bloody lucky, but would be better prepared next time.




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  37. @ChrisO

    300km at 32.5kph? A recovery ride? Chapeau.




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  38. There’s an annual race round these parts, consisting of 3 stages (TTT and 2 road races) over 2 days.

    To save the usual arguments about who we enter our of the racers as a team of 4, the race sec of my club made the call to enter a bunch of our strong juniors instead.

    The outcome? These four 15/16 year olds destroyed the field in a tough, hilly senior Cat 2/3/4 race. They took 1st and 2nd in all 3 jerseys (GC, Points and Young Rider) and won the team prize too.

    I’m absolutely stunned by these lads, what they have been doing in races this year is astonishing.




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  39. @ChrisO

    Chapeau indeed! I’m sure you represented yourself and the Velominati admirably. Nothing like doing a wee bit more than your fair share on the front to endear you to a group of strangers. (The opposite also holds true!)




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  40. Did anyone ride the Eroica Britannia??? If so, photos!!!

    I’ll be there reiterate next year or in 2019!




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  41. “Either”, not reiterate!




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  42. @Buck Rogers

    Did anyone ride the Eroica Britannia??? If so, photos!!! I’ll be there reiterate next year or in 2019!

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    The heresy with the numbers was at the request of the organisers to assist the marshals. The Rule #29 apparent infringement is that both bikes run tubs and if you put all your gear in a woolen jersey the darned thing ends up around your knees like some old granny! So that’s my buddy on The Butler and me on the Gios. Should have some official photos in a little while.




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  43. Only did the 90 Km as it was blazing hot and my buddy was doing the middle distance so that was a good excuse. These two are from a previous year but on the route this year too (there were no clouds this year) but in the 90 Km I think well over 50% seemed to be on Strade – and some of it pretty rough.




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  44. Might look to do this next year http://www.anjou-velo-vintage.com/en/




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  45. looks like a gorgeous ride on a gorgeous bike.




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  46. @Teocalli

    @Buck Rogers

    Did anyone ride the Eroica Britannia??? If so, photos!!! I’ll be there reiterate next year or in 2019!

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    The heresy with the numbers was at the request of the organisers to assist the marshals. The Rule #29 apparent infringement is that both bikes run tubs and if you put all your gear in a woolen jersey the darned thing ends up around your knees like some old granny! So that’s my buddy on The Butler and me on the Gios. Should have some official photos in a little while.

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    Bloody Hell! That is just mindblowingly awesome!!! Cannot WAIT to do it in a year or two. Definitely doing Limberg next year and maybe one of the Italian ones!

    Just got the final pieces to my Hinault build and I am sending them off to the guy who is assembling it all for me. Bob Jacksons finished with the 753 frame building with original early ’80’s Campag dropouts, chroming the forks and rear chain stay, and using an original Cinelli early ’80’s BB housing.

    Big Al came through again and built me up some 36 spoke tubulars on NOS Ambrosio Durex Montreal rims with Campag SR hubs. I have sourced all original early ’80’s Campag SR gourpo parts to include the old pedals with Binda toestraps. Cannot wait to get it soon.

    Only things that have me worried are the 21 mm tubulars on those gravel-esque roads and the 53/41 13-24 freewheel that I have on it. The cranks came with 53/42 and I could only find 41 that would fit on the 1985 Campag SR crankset that I have. Could not find a 39 that would fit that year’s Crankset diameters. Still searching for a 25 or 26 for the rear cassette.

    Your ride just looks unbelievable! I am so jealous (but not for long!)!




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  47. @Teocalli

    Might look to do this next year http://www.anjou-velo-vintage.com/en/

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    Oh dear LORD! These Eroica rides are so amazing!!! Cannot wait to get involved!




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  48. @Buck Rogers

    I run 25mm, Veloflex Paris Roubaix on The Butler and Vittoria G+ on the Gios. I compromised on the cranks on both and fit period Stronglight so that I could run 50/36 Chainrings. I have 14-28 Blocks on both. These events seem to delight at throwing in a few steep offroad climbs – as well as steep on road ones and my knees need all the help I can give them through gearing! You will need robust tyres – they do throw in some pretty rough tracks.

    I was feeling a bit dead legged for the second half of the ride and my buddy started setting the pace towards the end. It was only on getting home and cleaning the Gios that I realised I had been dragging the rear brake! No wonder I was feeling something was a bit sluggish.

    Can’t wait to see your finished article.




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  49. @Teocalli

    Ha! The Gods of the V paid you in kind for your compact by sabotaging your brakes!

    Yeah, the guy helping me to source and assemble all the parts is doing it for free (I pay for all the parts but he helps to find them and make sure that they are perfect and spotless) but he is totally insisting on it being an absolutely perfect 1985 Hinault bike, right down to the 21 mm tubs. Once ai blow a few I’ll replace them with FMB 25 mm ones but form the gate, they’ll be the period correct 21’s and I’ll be “cheating” with the 41 on front as opposed to the 42!




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  50. @Buck Rogers

    It is bloody good fun searching out components. If a bit expensive at times!




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