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  • you just match your name to your entry - no id required BUT the whole purpose is insurance, if you fall off your bike i don't know whether your liability insurance will cover it and it could get messy? cycling in an organised event abroad i know isn't covered on my insurance

    also bearing in mind that 3 people died in 2009 it's probably not worth jinxing it... they are very friendly though - could be worth giving it a go via email with a sob story. one of the organisers might fall for it seeing as though we're not italian and they like people to travel for the event?

  • I wouldn't do anything to cause a fuss, I was just trying to see if they needed photo ID or something..... I'll look into insuring myself before I do anything else. I have emailed them with a good effort ( I was hoping to do it for charity, anyway), but haven't heard anything back yet....being Italian though, they might not have read it yet! Ill try again tonight, as I want the whole experience if possible, and not just to do it furtively..... Fingers crossed, one way or the other!

  • I think ,rather than risk the possibility of fucking up anyone else's chances for subsequent years, I will concede defeat for this year.....gutted.
    I will DEFINATELY be going next year though.......properly!

    Thanks for the offers of help though ;o)

  • mr lucifer has to come next year too! this year is a little thin on the ground from yorkshire sadly just me and i bought 6 with me last year... can't wait!

  • Peter, what sort of pedals have you got there on the Nishiki? And the tyres?

    I rode to Knokke on Saturday (perfect day), and despite the zero elevation, my knee felt it. I think it's safe to say that my knee won't want to see any hills before Chianti, I'm afraid. And, I am now certain that I will do the 75km instead when I get there.

  • Think I may have to let my place go unused...

    Skint...

  • mr lucifer has to come next year too! this year is a little thin on the ground from yorkshire sadly just me and i bought 6 with me last year... can't wait!

    I'm most definitely in next year.
    I'm annoyed at myself for not getting the dough together, but it's been a tight year. Those selfish children keep growing and demanding more shoes and clothes. If they'd just stop eating, like I suggested, then I'd be able to go for lovely bike rides in the Autumn Italian sunshine.

    I'm getting drunk on Chianti on the day of the race, so they better not get too close to the back of my hand...

    (lolz)

  • Peter, what sort of pedals have you got there on the Nishiki? And the tyres?

    I rode to Knokke on Saturday (perfect day), and despite the zero elevation, my knee felt it. I think it's safe to say that my knee won't want to see any hills before Chianti, I'm afraid. And, I am now certain that I will do the 75km instead when I get there.

    They're utterly incorrect Shimano 105 triangular pedals. I think I'll replace them with some period-correct black Kyokuto Top-Run units I just found. The tyres are old worn Michelins and I'm rather surprised they held up during the Retroronde ;-) will have to get some 25mm Pasela's I think

    Shame about your unwilling knee, I hope you'll be able to ride it pain-free in Chianti! We'll surely meet up there.

    Skully & Lucifer, too bad you guys won't be there!!

    How's the line up of forumengers looking now then?

    UPDATE:

    1. tilover (tom) (205km)
    2. sam (my brother)
    3. mark (non-forumger)
    4. 105champ (john)
    5. junoface on a Bianchi (205km)
    6. teddy
    7. peter v on a nishiki (205km)
    8. fietsenfrans on a Ti Speedwell (205km)
    9. aeneas (205km)
    10. JD (135km)
    11. shredder on a Motobécane (135km)
    12. marky753
    13. marky753's mate1
    14. marky753's mate2
    15. romanceofrust on a Hetchins (135km)
    16. Merlin on a Woodrup (135km)
    17. Algy on a Newton (135km)
    18. windy on a Raleigh-Henry Burton (135km)
    19. Stephan (135km)
    20. Evelyn (135km)
    21. tika on a De Rosa
    22. snapper65
    23. Peter C (135km)
    24. Mr Spintoofast (205km)
    25. The Caped Crusader on a Benotto (205Km)
  • UPDATE:

    1. tilover (tom) on mercian (205km)
    2. 105champ (john)
    3. junoface on a Bianchi (205km)
    4. teddy
    5. peter v on a nishiki (205km)
    6. fietsenfrans on a Ti Speedwell (205km)
    7. aeneas (205km)
    8. JD (135km)
    9. shredder on a Motobécane (135km)
    10. marky753
    11. marky753's mate1
    12. marky753's mate2
    13. romanceofrust on a Hetchins (135km)
    14. Merlin on a Woodrup (135km)
    15. Algy on a Newton (135km)
    16. windy on a Raleigh-Henry Burton (135km)
    17. Stephan (135km)
    18. Evelyn (135km)
    19. tika on a De Rosa
    20. snapper65
    21. Peter C (135km)
    22. Mr Spintoofast (205km)
    23. The Caped Crusader on a Benotto (205Km)
  • I have to say, I still want to come. We'll see.

  • doo it. that's what credit cards are for

  • Do it, skully..... I'm gutted I missed out this year

  • @ tilover

    Hello mate, how are you? I sent you a message back in February when I registered but i think i fucked up.. and never sent it!

    I'll be there with the same guys from last year plus three more, all doing the 205k. This is where we stay http://www.borgosicelle.it/ a bit further but cheaper than last time.

    We all be there for the Saturday fair, drink, ride and why not dinner! let's catch up.

  • hello andrea!

    definitely meet up again - will pm you my mobile number - would be good to ride the full 205km with you guys, you have the drink/ride balance just right for me
    ;)
    we're staying near radda i think

    t

  • Sounds good!

    We should arrive at the B&B Saturday just before mid day, check in and then cycle down to Gaiole passing by Radda which is on our way.

  • great - look forward to it buddy!

    t

  • yes sir, bring it up!


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  • will a suntour freewheel block be ok on a camapgnolo record hub?

  • anyone got a 6sp Shimano 600AX Cassette with a climbing range on it? need to get some hills done on my Benotto.

    Thinking about spending the 100EU OTL entry....

  • I have to say, I still want to come. We'll see.

    If you dont go that means I need to cancel the hotel as I won't be going either!

  • aw guys, come on!

  • can anyone recommend a hostel or somewhere bike friendly to stay in pisa?

  • sadly not - what day you need one?

  • There are some photos of my newly renovated 531C Revelle Rapide in the following link. I have a nice low gear (42/34) thanks to the Shimano hyperglide 6 speed, so needed a replacement long-arm derailleur. Apart from that, its still Shimano 6oo speed non-index gearing and original Campag hubs and Ascenti rims, re-built with new spokes. Pedals are non-original, but comfortable.

    https://picasaweb.google.com/10351603849­9036836792/PeterSParisBrestParis2011

    followed by my photos of last month's PBP.

    Staying in Gaolle with Snapper65

  • sadly not - what day you need one?

    I'll be in Pisa the weekend before 24th-25th Sept.

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