NOOSA EROICA 2- 2012

Vintage, yesteryear and retro biking

Re: NOOSA EROICA 2- 2012

Postby RonK » Thu Jul 26, 2012 6:22 pm

Does anyone have a map or description of L'Eroica route?
Cycle touring blog and tour journals: whispering wheels...
User avatar
RonK
 
Posts: 4931
Joined: Mon Aug 24, 2009 2:08 pm
Location: Brisbane, Queensland

by BNA » Thu Jul 26, 2012 8:21 pm

BNA
 

Re: NOOSA EROICA 2- 2012

Postby cotterpin531 » Thu Jul 26, 2012 8:21 pm

Big hello to all the riders in this years Eroica. Personally i had another memorable weekend with many new found friendships made and some brilliant cycle related experiences. The entire program including the outstanding Show and Shine on the Marina deck surpassed my expectations , I hope you were suitably impressed also. The introduction of Saturdays Mini Eroica was well received from the feed back I,ve gathered , The course is not too difficult but challenging enough to keep the heart rate well in the upper reaches especially on the way back on the Strade Bianche climbs .Sundays Noosa Eroica route in my opinion is a brilliant mix of country terrain. There has been some feed back regarding the Mc Kinnon Drive return route. Personally i find this section the least interesting of the 115 Klm . The alternative wold be to bypass the township of Lake Cootharaba and ride back through Pomona Via Cootharaba Range Road.Possibly over to Black Mountain Cooroy and home . This would add considerably to the total distance ( 150 _160) and a few more hundred meters of solid climbing .Please feel free to reply as to your suggested route, or any other suggestions that you feel would improve 2013. I do apologise for the tight time frame on Sunday but we were committed to be at Pomona by 8.30 am Due to King Of The Mountain .N ext year we will be rescheduling dates so as not to coincide. Thanks to Lee from Bike On Tours for supporting the tired or broken. On behalf of Andy and myself thanks for attending the 2012 Noosa Eroica and making it such a success. Hope to see you all next year. Cheers Cotterpin.
cotterpin531
 
Posts: 25
Joined: Wed Nov 23, 2011 7:51 pm

Re: NOOSA EROICA 2- 2012

Postby spinner » Thu Jul 26, 2012 8:35 pm

RonK wrote:Does anyone have a map or description of L'Eroica route?


Check out the route map and download the route-notes here;
http://www.noosa-eroica.com.au
User avatar
spinner
 
Posts: 201
Joined: Thu Mar 19, 2009 10:14 am
Location: Noosaville QLD

Re: NOOSA EROICA 2- 2012

Postby Mustang » Fri Jul 27, 2012 6:55 pm

The fact that we broke up after lunch probably caused the last part to be bit of a drag. Certainly the stiff SW made the last 20km tough, as I rode most of it on my own.
Not sure I want too many more tough climbs after we have reached 100km, on an old bike.
I think the route is good as it is, perhaps some leaving times announced after the major stops so everyone can leave together??
A great route & day .
Image
User avatar
Mustang
 
Posts: 1354
Joined: Tue Feb 02, 2010 8:20 am
Location: Little Mountain Q

Re: NOOSA EROICA 2- 2012

Postby singlespeedscott » Fri Jul 27, 2012 8:57 pm

Definitely keen on a reroute to avoid McKinnon dr. If we were to stretch it out to 150+ km I think you should look at splitting the group into 2 parts to better cater for the varying fitness levels.
Image
User avatar
singlespeedscott
 
Posts: 2705
Joined: Sun Jan 20, 2008 3:35 pm
Location: Elimbah, Queensland

Re: NOOSA EROICA 2- 2012

Postby ldrcycles » Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:08 pm

McKinnon Drive isn't the best riding but the big issue on the weekend was that headwind, which you obviously can't do much about.
The route as it stands is pretty solid going, adding any more distance (and especially any more climbs) would be really pushing it for the majority.
I agree with Mustang on the times, i think with the numbers increasing we need something like that to make it easier to keep groups together. After all the social aspect of it is the most important thing.

Article in today's Gympie Times.

Image

Also a few small photos in the sports section of today's Noosa Today, a bunch of photos on their facebook page www.facebook.com.au/noosatoday .
When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments- Elizabeth West.
User avatar
ldrcycles
 
Posts: 5853
Joined: Thu Oct 28, 2010 2:19 pm
Location: Kin Kin, Queensland

Re: NOOSA EROICA 2- 2012

Postby michaelweare » Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:27 pm

MarkusG wrote:We stopped in (in the sag wagon) and asked that bloke with his cracked Malvern Star frame if he needed a lift. He said his wife was on the way and he was walking downhill. Frame completely split at the downtube shifters. No idea how that happened. Wouldn't have been pretty had it happened at the wrong time. Was he part of the L'Eroica as we were all asking ourselves as we didn't think we'd seen him on the day.

Cheers
Michael


Hi Michael, he was part of the ride, he's in some of Munga's pics at the start.
I had a talk to him too, probably a few minutes before you guys did (he was slowly walking uphill at that stage). The crack through the downtube near the shifter bosses is almost always a result of the person brazing the shifter bosses sending too much time on that spot, getting it too hot and so heat hardening the Cro-Mo tubing there. It then become brittle and slowly fatigues.
I havn't seen a huge amount of them, but three or four all in the same spot.

Markus[/quote]

Thanks for the clarification Markus...
Cheers Michael
michaelweare
 
Posts: 24
Joined: Tue Jan 03, 2012 5:39 pm

Re: NOOSA EROICA 2- 2012

Postby michaelweare » Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:27 pm

munga wrote:are you guys talking about this guy with the esky for a helmet?

Image


Think so, although think he must have lost the orange vest by the time we saw him.
michaelweare
 
Posts: 24
Joined: Tue Jan 03, 2012 5:39 pm

Re: NOOSA EROICA 2- 2012

Postby MarkusG » Sat Jul 28, 2012 5:37 am

michaelweare wrote:
munga wrote:are you guys talking about this guy with the esky for a helmet?

Image


Think so, although think he must have lost the orange vest by the time we saw him.


Sorry that's not him, he had a Banesto team jacket on and a whiteish beard. I just went looking and he was in my shot's, not Munga's.
Too many pics.
Must work out how to upload some pics on here.
I'm already helping someone get a bike together for next year, she was so enthused by the great atmosphere and riding on the 40k, she wants something that will do the 'heroic' ride with ease.

Mark
MarkusG
 
Posts: 4
Joined: Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:06 am

Re: NOOSA EROICA 2- 2012

Postby munga » Sat Jul 28, 2012 9:54 am

any bike'll do it with ease. as for the legs pushing it.. 8)
pitty43 wrote:Thanks all for your help. Better change my Gumtree add now.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/retroclassiccycling/
User avatar
munga
 
Posts: 6396
Joined: Mon Jan 28, 2008 2:17 pm
Location: wowe

Re: NOOSA EROICA 2- 2012

Postby Retro man » Tue Jul 31, 2012 1:13 pm

Any more pictures
Gitane Criterium. Puch mistral SE. Manhattan Flyer.
Retro man
 
Posts: 149
Joined: Mon Jul 18, 2011 8:29 am

Re: NOOSA EROICA 2- 2012

Postby elantra » Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:43 pm

Retro man wrote:Any more pictures

Not from me - could not find room to carry a camera - saddlebag and pockets were full with 2 spare tubes, a few allen keys, a spoke turner, a pump, a few dollars in coin, a little samsung phone and a jar of nutella and a spoon to eat it with.

Next time i will only take one tube and i will take a smaller jar of nutella. :D
"Technology gives us much more information but Education is never be able to give us the skill to evaluate it"
User avatar
elantra
 
Posts: 1699
Joined: Tue Jan 13, 2009 5:01 am
Location: Trying to avoid the Brisbane traffic.

Re: NOOSA EROICA 2- 2012

Postby funnybike » Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:49 pm

elantra wrote:
Retro man wrote:Any more pictures

Not from me - could not find room to carry a camera - saddlebag and pockets were full with 2 spare tubes, a few allen keys, a spoke turner, a pump, a few dollars in coin, a little samsung phone and a jar of nutella and a spoon to eat it with.

Next time i will only take one tube and i will take a smaller jar of nutella. :D


Man, you need to get one of those lovely big saddle bags that I saw on some guy's bikes. Looked like they could carry enough nutella for a week!
User avatar
funnybike
 
Posts: 178
Joined: Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:04 pm
Location: Brisbane

Re: NOOSA EROICA 2- 2012

Postby vaeske » Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:52 pm

funnybike wrote:
elantra wrote:
Retro man wrote:Any more pictures

Not from me - could not find room to carry a camera - saddlebag and pockets were full with 2 spare tubes, a few allen keys, a spoke turner, a pump, a few dollars in coin, a little samsung phone and a jar of nutella and a spoon to eat it with.

Next time i will only take one tube and i will take a smaller jar of nutella. :D


Man, you need to get one of those lovely big saddle bags that I saw on some guy's bikes. Looked like they could carry enough nutella for a week!


I'll be more than happy to carry your food around in my bag!! i'm just use to the feel the crumpler i guess, not sure if its a good or bad thing.
User avatar
vaeske
 
Posts: 882
Joined: Thu May 05, 2011 9:22 am
Location: Brisbane

Re: NOOSA EROICA 2- 2012

Postby MarkusG » Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:48 pm

funnybike wrote:
elantra wrote:
Retro man wrote:Any more pictures

Not from me - could not find room to carry a camera - saddlebag and pockets were full with 2 spare tubes, a few allen keys, a spoke turner, a pump, a few dollars in coin, a little samsung phone and a jar of nutella and a spoon to eat it with.

Next time i will only take one tube and i will take a smaller jar of nutella. :D


Man, you need to get one of those lovely big saddle bags that I saw on some guy's bikes. Looked like they could carry enough nutella for a week!


I think the bag to which you refer, was/is my Carradice "Nelson Longflap" and yes i have camped and commuted and shopped with it. They are very very useful.
(it was on the back of my pink Gilbert Rando styled 650Ber Black wax cotton canvas with white leather straps)

There is always the tempatation to put too much in it too.

mark.
MarkusG
 
Posts: 4
Joined: Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:06 am

Re: NOOSA EROICA 2- 2012

Postby cotterpin531 » Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:36 pm

Hre's a link to some photos taken by a newspaper photographer, hope you enjoy! >> http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set= ... 507&type=3
cotterpin531
 
Posts: 25
Joined: Wed Nov 23, 2011 7:51 pm

Re: NOOSA EROICA 2- 2012

Postby ldrcycles » Fri Aug 03, 2012 4:06 pm

When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments- Elizabeth West.
User avatar
ldrcycles
 
Posts: 5853
Joined: Thu Oct 28, 2010 2:19 pm
Location: Kin Kin, Queensland

Previous

Return to Retro biking

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: simonsausage



Support BNA
Click for online shops
Torpedo 7 Torpedo7 AU
Ground Effect Ground Effect NZ
Chain Reaction Cycles CRC UK
Wiggle Wiggle UK
Cycling Express Cycling Express
Ebay Ebay AU
ProBikeKit ProBikeKit UK
Evans Cycles Evans Cycles UK
JensonUSA Jenson USA
JensonUSA Competitive Cyclist