Noosa L'Eroica; 18 Dec 2011

Noosa L'Eroica; 18 Dec 2011

Postby spinner » Wed Nov 23, 2011 4:46 pm

Now that the global financial crunch has put paid to any visit to the Chianti region of Italy to do the famous L'Eroica
( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcTV9FBHOlM ), in the foreseeable future, a cycling buddy & I have decided on the next best thing; to bring the L'Eroica here, well to Noosa, anyway.
A possible route has been mapped; 116km, including several sectors of 'strade bianche'.......
Beginning in Noosaville the we pass through several country towns with bakeries, coffee shops & even country pubs for those so inclined. Basically low traffic roads & no traffic lights.
The idea is just a fun randonneur, not a race.
Now set for 18 December 2011.
A couple of routes are under consideration & the final one will be posted up soon.
The same basic premise at the Italian version:
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Re: Noosa L'Eroica; 18 Dec 2011

Postby spinner » Wed Nov 23, 2011 4:48 pm

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Re: Noosa L'Eroica; 18 Dec 2011

Postby elantra » Thu Nov 24, 2011 10:32 am

Awesome mate that looks good.
My 1988 Repco wants to do it.
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Re: Noosa L'Eroica; 18 Dec 2011

Postby spinner » Thu Nov 24, 2011 1:28 pm

Great; hope to see you there! :D
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Re: Noosa L'Eroica; 18 Dec 2011

Postby munga » Fri Nov 25, 2011 10:33 am

pitty43 wrote:Thanks all for your help. Better change my Gumtree add now.

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Re: Noosa L'Eroica; 18 Dec 2011

Postby spinner » Sat Dec 03, 2011 2:10 pm

Here's the route!
Cotterpin & I rode it this morning & I think I can safely say that it lives up to its 'heroic' tag.
Quiet roads with every surface & grade that you could imagine, great scenery, several country towns with cafes & pubs :D .
Oh, and it's now 120km.... there were simply some roads that we couldn't leave out :shock:
See you there!
http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/59797050
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Re: Noosa L'Eroica; 18 Dec 2011

Postby duds2u » Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:38 pm

Spinner,
I'll bet you didn't ride that on your fixie today.
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Re: Noosa L'Eroica; 18 Dec 2011

Postby spinner » Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:46 pm

I was going to, duds, but glad I didn't!
It would be a bit of a mission on a single speed.....but do-able....
there would just be a bit of walking involved, but then again,
I reckon a few of the geared brigade could be walking it too. :D
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Re: Noosa L'Eroica; 18 Dec 2011

Postby Retro man » Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:17 am

How do you get a downloadable version of the flyer for this event. I would like to print some off and hand them out to some local bike shops.
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Re: Noosa L'Eroica; 18 Dec 2011

Postby ldrcycles » Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:25 am

Retro man wrote:How do you get a downloadable version of the flyer for this event. I would like to print some off and hand them out to some local bike shops.
Rob...

I've printed it as a jpg and gave one to hooked on angling and outdoors in tewantin (bought my first bike there) and took one to Cognition but they already had one. Going to put some on supermarket notice boards in noosa cooroy and pomona over the next few days. The writing is a little fuzzy at A4 size but half A4 is good.
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Re: Noosa L'Eroica; 18 Dec 2011

Postby Retro man » Tue Dec 06, 2011 12:05 pm

Thanks Spinner
They printed out a treat! I pass three bike shops on the way home, I will pass one each on to them.
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Re: Noosa L'Eroica; 18 Dec 2011

Postby spinner » Tue Dec 06, 2011 4:47 pm

A website is now online, with a downloadable flyer & route details....thanks to my talented daughter!

http://www.noosa-eroica.com.au/
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Re: Noosa L'Eroica; 18 Dec 2011

Postby ldrcycles » Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:42 pm

Holy moley spinner that site is great! Might have been a good idea to ask earlier, but before i embarrass myself, is it pronounced e-roy-ca or er-oh-ee-ca?
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Re: Noosa L'Eroica; 18 Dec 2011

Postby spinner » Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:03 am

Err.. I just tend to mumble it.

I was thinking; it probably should be 'Noosa Eroica' without the L' ?
Anyone? :)
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Re: Noosa L'Eroica; 18 Dec 2011

Postby ldrcycles » Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:09 am

spinner wrote:Err.. I just tend to mumble it.

I was thinking; it probably should be 'Noosa Eroica' without the L' ?
Anyone? :)


There are already a few people who think it is the Noosa L'Erotica, dropping the L' might not help that much? Or it could make no difference at all. I'm happy either way.
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Re: Noosa L'Eroica; 18 Dec 2011

Postby munga » Wed Dec 07, 2011 5:01 pm

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