NOOSA EROICA 2- 2012

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NOOSA EROICA 2- 2012

Postby spinner » Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:58 pm

Had a blast with this last year (see http://www.noosa-eroica.com.au ), but obviously a week before Xmas wasn't ideal. :?
This year we are hoping to give it another go around mid-year.

I was thinking the weekend of 30th June-1st July;
1. It doesn't clash with the heaps of other events here in Noosa.
2. Being during school holidays might make it easier for interstaters to attend.

But it's been pointed out that accommodation is expensive at these times :idea: and for many of us, school holidays are irrelevant :idea:

Maybe a couple of weeks later may be better?
So, I 'm going to throw it out there; when (if at all :) ) suits you guys??
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Re: NOOSA EROICA 2- 2012

Postby ldrcycles » Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:38 pm

Yay! Great to hear news about it so soon, you can count me in if it's to be held on a day ending in y :D . Now just to decide what bike to ride this year, the Univega again or one of the 6 restorations i have lined up...
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Re: NOOSA EROICA 2- 2012

Postby vaeske » Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:52 pm

how did your univega go last year? someone said that having 27" wheels were much better than the 700s? Makes me want to bring mine up this year and give this a go! prolly leave the viner at home then.
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Re: NOOSA EROICA 2- 2012

Postby ldrcycles » Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:02 pm

Haha, that would have been me before and after the ride, harping on endlessly to anyone who would listen :) . Plenty of guys went fine on their 700c tires, but i was delighted with how my 27" tires went, and will DEFINITELY be on them again this year. Make sure you learn the lesson of the poor sod on the Tommassini single speed, who copped something like 14 flats due to his Campag Delta brakes being barely 2mm from the tires (trapping any rock that happened to get up there).
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Re: NOOSA EROICA 2- 2012

Postby vaeske » Tue Feb 14, 2012 6:22 am

oh what tyres were you on? I thought about the slick gatorhardshells i have and also some treaded veerubber gumwalls...
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Re: NOOSA EROICA 2- 2012

Postby Retro man » Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:16 am

Pencil me in again.
This time I'm running Vittoria Rubino pro 2's 700x28c don't like fixing flats!
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Re: NOOSA EROICA 2- 2012

Postby ldrcycles » Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:42 pm

This sort of thing http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/27-x-1-1-4-D ... 2316c6ee58 .

You can get a pair of 27 x 1-1/4 whitewalls with tubes for $45, a fair bit cheaper than gatorskins :D .
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Re: NOOSA EROICA 2- 2012

Postby ldrcycles » Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:52 pm

Retro man wrote:Pencil me in again.
This time I'm running Vittoria Rubino pro 2's 700x28c don't like fixing flats!


If you have room for 28s i can strongly recommend Michelin City tires, about 3,000k so far with no punctures or even any wear at all.
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Re: NOOSA EROICA 2- 2012

Postby Mustang » Wed Feb 15, 2012 7:16 am

Suggested date, or two weeks later suits.
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Re: NOOSA EROICA 2- 2012

Postby duds2u » Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:39 am

How about the weekend after the school holidays, being Sunday 22 July
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Re: NOOSA EROICA 2- 2012

Postby spinner » Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:32 am

That might be the day.... I was looking at 15th but it clashes with Pushies Galore & I don't want to miss that this year :D
Plus the swapmeet might yield up a gem or 2 8)
If 22 July doesn't clash with anything we might lock it in!
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Re: NOOSA EROICA 2- 2012

Postby ldrcycles » Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:05 am

I'm good with that date, gives me just enough time to have my current list of restos done. Fingers crossed i might have more than a dozen really well presented bikes for the show n shine this year :) .
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Re: NOOSA EROICA 2- 2012

Postby spinner » Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:56 am

Checking the rain averages: for you Victorians: August has the least monthly 'mean' rain : 45.9mm and 15 clear days...July runs close behind AND a mean max. temp of 20.4° :D

http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/averages/ ... 0214.shtml
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Re: NOOSA EROICA 2- 2012

Postby leighthebee » Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:39 pm

ldrcycles wrote:
Retro man wrote:Pencil me in again.
This time I'm running Vittoria Rubino pro 2's 700x28c don't like fixing flats!


If you have room for 28s i can strongly recommend Michelin City tires, about 3,000k so far with no punctures or even any wear at all.


I usually run Specialized 700 x 23's on that bike, but changed to Conti GP4000S 700 x 25's from the bike that shall not be mentioned and the difference was quite marked.

No flats here for that rider either.
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Re: NOOSA EROICA 2- 2012

Postby Mustang » Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:32 pm

spinner wrote:Checking the rain averages: for you Victorians: August has the least monthly 'mean' rain : 45.9mm and 15 clear days...July runs close behind AND a mean max. temp of 20.4° :D

http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/averages/ ... 0214.shtml

20.4 BBBbbbbrrrrrr :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: NOOSA EROICA 2- 2012

Postby Mustang » Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:34 pm

spinner wrote:That might be the day.... I was looking at 15th but it clashes with Pushies Galore & I don't want to miss that this year :D
Plus the swapmeet might yield up a gem or 2 8)
If 22 July doesn't clash with anything we might lock it in!

Can you enlarge on pussies sorry pushies galore & the swapmeet, dates & venues??
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Re: NOOSA EROICA 2- 2012

Postby munga » Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:48 pm

Mustang wrote:
spinner wrote:That might be the day.... I was looking at 15th but it clashes with Pushies Galore & I don't want to miss that this year :D
Plus the swapmeet might yield up a gem or 2 8)
If 22 July doesn't clash with anything we might lock it in!

Can you enlarge on pushies galore & the swapmeet, dates & venues??


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Re: NOOSA EROICA 2- 2012

Postby fitz » Sat Feb 25, 2012 10:05 am

That would be well worth a trip up north. I'll lock it in.
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Re: NOOSA EROICA 2- 2012

Postby duds2u » Sun Feb 26, 2012 3:25 pm

Hi spinner,
Is the T shirt pattern for last years ride still availabe at the T Shirt shop?
Maybe you should have a new one for this year available for viewing at the Show & Shine and orders could be taken.

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Re: NOOSA EROICA 2- 2012

Postby spinner » Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:23 pm

Hopefully some announcement soon on venues for this year's Show & Shine as well as other things;
in the meantime, check out the current issue of Bicycling Australia (Mar./April)
for a wee plug on Noosa Eroica :D
Thanks Simon.

For a little inspiration, this weekend sees the running of the Strade Bianche for the pros.
(I wonder what tyres they run??)

http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/news/lat ... eview.html

Duds, I'll get Cotterpin to model the T shirt, as he's the most urbane of us lot. 8)
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Re: NOOSA EROICA 2- 2012

Postby spinner » Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:03 am

Noosa Eroica 2012 dates set :D
21-22 July, hosted by Noosa Marina
http://www.noosamarina.com.au/

Yep, we're in competition with the final stages of this year's Tour de France :shock:

Online registration, soon hopefully, for mini-Eroica on saturday, the Show & Shine and Sunday's Noosa Eroica.

Also a couple of social events planned to keep the non-riding other-half happy too 8)
Thanks to River Deck Restaurant
http://www.riverdeckrestaurant.com.au/
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Re: NOOSA EROICA 2- 2012

Postby ldrcycles » Sun Mar 04, 2012 12:05 am

Same route as last year? Should be a blast having it at the marina :) .
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Re: NOOSA EROICA 2- 2012

Postby redrover3 » Sun Mar 04, 2012 7:09 am

Looking forward to this one after missing last year (Christmas committments). My Berretto will be wearing 700x28c Hutchinson Globetrotters. They might be a bit slow on the bitumen but hopefully no punctures. I bought the bike specifically for this event. We will probably make three new riders. :)
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Re: NOOSA EROICA 2- 2012

Postby spinner » Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:33 am

ldrcycles wrote:Same route as last year? Should be a blast having it at the marina :) .


ldr, yep, thinking to keep the same course, now that we have those two 'iconic' climbs:
Jampot Creek road and Shadbolt Rd!!

Looking forward to seeing you there, redrover.
Cotterpin will be keen to see another Berretto.

Cheers, spinny
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Re: NOOSA EROICA 2- 2012

Postby Mustang » Sun Mar 11, 2012 2:36 pm

Hi Spinner,
Are modern helmets a requirement or could one wear a vintage?
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