Not every bike has achieved it’s finest expression right out of the box, and so it is with my Bianchi L’Eroica. After several hundred miles of time in the saddle (including Eroica Hispania) I have come up with a few changes that I will make. Not that any of it will improve the performance of the bike, which is already great at this point, but just to add some style points. After all, can a classic bike ever really be too classic?
July 26, 2016
July 15, 2016
This is my seventh participation in the Grand Tour double century and it’s various distances. I have done the 125 mile distance once, the 300 mile distance twice and the 200 mile distance four times now. It is an enjoyable route in-spite of the many traffic lights and heavy traffic in some sections.
June 12, 2016
This is the second year that Eroica Hispania has been held. The La Rioja wine region of Spain and the village of Cenicero is home to the event. I signed up for it last year but as it turned out I was unable to attend. This year however was a different story and we were able to make the trip. This post will be mostly a photo essay of the event with some commentary thrown in here and there. I’ll let the pictures do the talking!
May 24, 2016
May 21, 2016
This year is my 13th participation in this event which apparently makes it my favorite double century! I first did this ride in the late 1980’s before it was part of the California Triple Crown series. This year was one of my better Davis rides, in spite of the weather.
May 8, 2016
Another great Oregon Randonneurs event, this time with the added benefit of wonderful weather! OR puts together some of the best routes anywhere and this one was no exception!
April 1, 2016
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My 2015 Bianchi L’Eroica
I originally discussed this bike in a post last year after I first heard about it, Preview of the Bianchi L’Eroica. I determined that I wanted to get one as soon as they became available and put my local bike shop onto the job of tracking one down. After a few months of phone calls and inquiries my Bianchi arrived in January of 2016. It appears to be the 17th bike in production based on the serial number, and is certainly among the first to arrive in the US.
March 23, 2016
This is one of the prettiest double centuries on the schedule each year. It traverses the beautiful hill country of the central coast and if you have a sunny Spring day, you are in for a real treat!