Eroica CA


Was just talking this weekend about a new ride to do, something unique and different…then today, got the PR that Eroica CA registration is open.

Eroica CA will be held from April 10-12, 2015 in Paso Robles, California. Registration is limited to 1000 riders and a cost of $150 per-entrant. There are three course distances: 123, 65 and 41-miles.

Owned and organized by the founders of Italy’s famous L’Eroica vintage bike ride, participants may only use a bicycle that was built before 1987, with many riders using two-wheelers built prior to World War II.

Part of the proceeds benefiting local non-profit, Hospice of SLO County.

The ride will take place on Sunday, April 12 and the weekend will include a Classic Bicycle Concours in central Paso Robles and will also feature a vintage market, including classic bicycles, parts and other merchandise.

Couples on Valentines Day

Issue 21 Seasons

Issue 21

The cover: it’s like you want to be wrapped in it, make a comforter with the pattern.

Issue 21 Seasons is available now on iTunes and the Web with articles about fat bikes, gravel, racing, roadies, and relationships.

And lines from our contributors like these:

…fat bikes are machines that emit joy, both for the rider and everyone that encounters them

I like the intersection of road bikes, unpaved roads and wildly varied terrain

As middle-aged men took to Twitter expressing their rage they did so without looking at the fact that every team invited to the 2015 Tour of California is better on a competitive level than Airgas-Safeway.

Annual subscriptions are $16 or an individual issue for $4. Your money directly supports the authors, photographers, and editors who contribute to Bike Hugger.

How to Buy/Sell on eBay, Lesson #1

Lesson #1: Know your product and know your target demographic. Example, this “Bianchi Recumbent Bike” being listed from somewhere in the good ol’ 253 area code. The description says: “This is a vintage bike, what is called a messenger bike, with reverse pedaling.” At first glance, the seller has nailed the description as a laid-back kind of Bianchi bike, and who is more laid-back on a bike than a messenger? Every messenger needs a nimble bike like this when they want to reverse pedal away from a bath with soap. But if you read between the lines, the seller reveals himself to be of the social vangaurd when he equates “messenger” as “vintage”…slyly acknowledging that the messenger scene is so over now that mainstream ‘rents provide a pseudo-messenger bike to their spawn as part of the mandatory community college survival pack. Real MESSENGERS don’t exist anymore, there are only roving gangs of Jimmy John’s delivery riders threatening low-level office drones with ill-timed lane changes and soggy, bland sandwiches.

Notice that no frame size is indicated; this is because the only size that a REAL messenger cares about is a 12oz can versus a 40oz bottle…because the bottle is like way better because it’s twice as big as the can.

Magazine Bonus: Another Free Issue

Issue 00

Shared yesterday that we created a new Sampler issue from our first 20 issues. It’s bundled as the base issue (free with the download) in our updated-to-iOS 8, iTunes Newsstand app. While the update to the app is being approved by Apple (about two weeks), you can download the previous base issue for free too.

So that’s two free issues for a limited time – after Apple approves our update app, Issue 00 changes from free with our app to the per issue price of $4.00.

To read the free issues, download our app from iTunes, tap “back issues” from the main menu, grab the Sampler issue, and then scroll down to get Issue 00 too.

And I hope you enjoy all that content. Considering subscribing too on iTunes or the Web: annual subscriptions are $16; individual issues are $4.

Here’s what’s in Issue 00….

  • From Lance to Rapha, Cycling Moves to the People — David Schloss
  • Mark V’s Opinion on Carbon Clinchers at Levi’s Gran Fondo — Mark V
  • Garmin Edge 810: GPS Computer Wins Battle-Loses War — David Schloss
  • Reluctant to Change, Grow, and Become Safer — Byron
  • SRAM Hydro: Tested, Approved, Recommended — Byron
  • Lance Can’t Bully the Truth — Byron
  • Old School — Bike Hugger
  • Waiting for Tubeless Cyclocross Options — Mark V
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