Friday, July 9, 2010

Strade Bianche di Romagna

Dust, sweat, heat and fatigue.

These are the dirt roads of Romagna.

A dip into the past. A return to the "heroic" age of cycling when cyclists were happy to dust off their race bikes. Bikes which had downtube shifters, brake cables high on the brake hoods, toe clips and wool jerseys. But, not only this. It was a time to be in contact with nature, to enjoy the space around them, to ride the white roads with their unique atmosphere which the asphalt roads removed from their lives.

A dip into the past. This is what gave the ASC di Romagna (organizer of the Giro di Romagna) the desire to organize a new adventure: Strade Bianche di Romagna, to be held 18-19 September, 2010 in Mordano (Bologna).

Four routes: "gourmet" route of 35 km, corto (short), medio (medium) and lungo (long) routes of 64km, 104 km, and 160 km. A bike exposition, swap meet, and sales of vintage clothing are also planned.

The photo in the poster is of Diego Ronchini changing a flat at the Giro di Sardegna.

The event website, only in Italian, is

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