Tuesday, 1 October 2013

L'Eroica// More Merino, Less Lycra

Or as my computer likes to spellcheck 'La Erotica' which brings up actual porn, not bike porn.

L'Eroica has taken place in Chianti Italy every year since 1997 and sees participants ride one of four courses that takes them through picturesque Tuscan scenery. I want to play but you have to ride a 'heroic' bike built before 1987 with vintage qualities. The nearest I have right now is a beat up BMX which doesn't match any of the criteria and I don't think it would do too well on those hills. And by 'it' I mean 'me'.

Penned as 'the Woodstock of vintage cycling' this elegant yet treacherous ride definitely features more merino less Lycra.

L'Eroica 2013 Sunday October 6th.

Images from the documentary by Morgan Bertacca  Bikes,Bread and Wine: L'Eroica:

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