NOOSA EROICA 2- 2012

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Re: NOOSA EROICA 2- 2012

Postby Retro man » Thu Jun 14, 2012 6:47 am

Well
Five flyers up in the local bike shops down here now. I hope you get some entrants from them. I would love to get the vintage scene going here. Im sick of riding on my own all the time. Theres got to be others like me around.
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Re: NOOSA EROICA 2- 2012

Postby spinner » Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:57 am

Thanks mate, look forward to seeing you in a few weeks.
The Show & Shine is looking huge!
Will be attending Pushies Galore the weekend before Eroica, I'm sure there will be a few more recruits! :D
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Re: NOOSA EROICA 2- 2012

Postby Mustang » Thu Jun 14, 2012 5:40 pm

Retro man wrote:Well
Five flyers up in the local bike shops down here now. I hope you get some entrants from them. I would love to get the vintage scene going here. Im sick of riding on my own all the time. Theres got to be others like me around.

Where are you based?
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Re: NOOSA EROICA 2- 2012

Postby Mustang » Thu Jun 14, 2012 5:41 pm

Retro man wrote:Ill print some flyers out and do a ride of the local bike shops and ask them to put them up in the windows again.

PM me for an address, I can try the bike shops around Caloundra
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Re: NOOSA EROICA 2- 2012

Postby Retro man » Fri Jun 15, 2012 2:57 pm

Hey Spinner
Ill see ya at Pushies Galore. Its a great show and a great venue.
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Re: NOOSA EROICA 2- 2012

Postby ldrcycles » Fri Jun 15, 2012 3:58 pm

I'm heading down too with my Tom Wallace and unrestored Ashby, it'll be a dress rehearsal for the L'Eroica!
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Re: NOOSA EROICA 2- 2012

Postby Retro man » Fri Jun 15, 2012 6:12 pm

Excellent I can talk to you about your race training and your restorations!
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Re: NOOSA EROICA 2- 2012

Postby munga » Fri Jun 15, 2012 6:16 pm

re: pushies galore.
put your phone number on your bike so ppl can sms you and find you.
most of us will recognise bike more easily than people, unless you all look like your avatars 8)
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Re: NOOSA EROICA 2- 2012

Postby spinner » Sat Jun 16, 2012 11:42 am

ldrcycles will be the one dressed in tweed 8)
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Re: NOOSA EROICA 2- 2012

Postby cotterpin531 » Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:02 pm

Just a quick update re Eroica course. Spinner and i rode the bottom section of the 130 klm course today in absolute glorious winter conditions. QLD winter that is 14 to 22 degree. This really is beautiful classic cycling country , undulating back country roads with a great mixture of bitumen and character building strade bianche.Oh how i love those two gravel pinches on Jam Pot Creek road. No flats to report only the shriek of L,eroica on completion of the final climb.Oh and if there are any race orientated enthusiasts out there the current fastest time posted from the bottom bollards on Gyndier Drive out to the age care facility at Cooroy is 35 minutes 22 seconds on a Ken Evans.I,m expecting a post from Idrcycles very shortly Ha Ha.Oh and you can be assured that the venue for this years show and shine is absolutely perfect. Spinner and i had a very sucessful meeting with the marina manager on Friday , followed by a glass of red on the marina deck very professional way to do business, I,m going to join Idrcycles on the Saturday morning mini Eroica in Tweed atire on a classic BSA that is by no means lightweight. Maybe you,d like to join us ?
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Re: NOOSA EROICA 2- 2012

Postby ldrcycles » Sun Jun 17, 2012 9:54 pm

Challenge accepted cotterpin!! And i've finally got my outfit just about sorted, i'm actually going to be in brown corduroy rather than tweed but it's going to look brilliant.

Man this year is going to be bigger than Ben Hur, i'm like a kid at christmas and it's still over a month away! :D
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Re: NOOSA EROICA 2- 2012

Postby spinner » Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:32 am

I should add that Noosa Eroica day inadvertently happens to be on the same day as Pomona 'King of the Mountain'! :shock:

Yesterday, Cotterpin & I had a meeting with the event organisers; if we can all be in Pomona by about 8.30am,
we will be allowed to ride under the start/finish of King of the Mountain & use the section of closed road up to the base of Mt. Cooroora.

Expect this sector to be reminiscent of the Mur de Huy in Belgium's 'La Flèche Wallonne'......
except maybe not lined with screaming, beer drinking Belgians at that time of the day.... 8)
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Re: NOOSA EROICA 2- 2012

Postby funnybike » Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:01 am

spinner wrote:maybe not lined with screaming, beer drinking Belgians at that time of the day.... 8)


Huh. Not much fun without screaming, beer drinking Belgians.......... :|

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Re: NOOSA EROICA 2- 2012

Postby servicimo » Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:38 am

Not much fun without screaming, beer drinking Belgians


Surely we could round some up!
one nice bike.....
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Re: NOOSA EROICA 2- 2012

Postby ldrcycles » Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:52 am

There's plenty of screaming and beer drinking in Pomona, especially around KOM time :D . You and Cotterpin deserve awards Spinner, this is sounding like an absolutely incredible event.
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Re: NOOSA EROICA 2- 2012

Postby cotterpin531 » Mon Jun 18, 2012 4:17 pm

Wow Idrcycles . Were going to look the part. I,ve just scored the finest 3/4 tweed leather bum patch cycling threads brand new with the tag still attatched . Made in Australia by RISTO NOVA from possibly early sixties. I know your going to be jealous. Cheers Cotterpin
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Re: NOOSA EROICA 2- 2012

Postby ldrcycles » Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:29 pm

DAMN DAMN DAMN! Took the freshly restored Lawrencia out for it's first run and had a crack at the gyndier to topaz st section, very sketchy on the dirt downhills but was going really well and then my left crank arm came off :evil: . Still managed bang on 36 minutes, gonna have to go back soon with the Mercier and get it done properly!

Only a month left now!!
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Re: NOOSA EROICA 2- 2012

Postby munga » Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:44 pm

registered. phear!

now to put together a bike. :lol:
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Re: NOOSA EROICA 2- 2012

Postby ldrcycles » Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:51 pm

Oh and i forgot to say, after riding to cooroy today there's no way i'm doing the Mini Eroica on the Healing, those downhills with only a coaster brake? :shock: . Not sure what i'll do, might just ride the mini on the Mercier with matching jersey and change for the show, or find another bike of a suitable style with rim brakes.
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Re: NOOSA EROICA 2- 2012

Postby vaeske » Fri Jun 22, 2012 7:11 am

registered! looking forward to this!
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NOOSA EROICA 2- 2012

Postby singlespeedscott » Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:37 am

Registered too. Just got to decide what to ride.
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Re: NOOSA EROICA 2- 2012

Postby funnybike » Fri Jun 22, 2012 2:02 pm

singlespeedscott wrote:Registered too. Just got to decide what to ride.


How about something with gears on it this year? :wink:
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Re: NOOSA EROICA 2- 2012

Postby Mustang » Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:37 pm

Hey Spinner..you have got them started????? :D :D :D
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Re: NOOSA EROICA 2- 2012

Postby ldrcycles » Fri Jun 22, 2012 10:12 pm

Been trying to register all day and it finally worked, yay! Looks like it will be a bit tight getting my bikes ready in time but it should happen.

Also, looking for feedback, do you reckon this would work as a 'tweed bike' with flipped north road bars and a Brooks B17? I'll probably also swap the not particularly attractive cranks for some older steel ones, maybe even cottered.

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Re: NOOSA EROICA 2- 2012

Postby munga » Fri Jun 22, 2012 10:55 pm

yeah, i need to get a bike ready too
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