6 and counting

So this is the little beauty I will be riding at L'Eroica this Sunday. Many hours of hard work and graft have been applied by Bruno Pearson to bring this to fruition. My job is to get it round the course in a respectable time.

Its a Holdsworth. Good old London bike builder. They still have a shop in Putney and sell a nice retro bike that echoes back to the old days of steel bikes when 531 Reynolds was the best tubing you could get. With such a beauty to ride need to sort some decent kit for the ride. Hoping for some warm autumn sunshine so it has to be the Road Rags 'Hoxton' perfect for such weather and recently given 8/10 by Urban Cyclist Magazine in their review and its damn hard to get better than that. Those guys are tough!! Match in with a pair of our 'under test' merino mid length touring shorts and a pair of Quoc Pham leather 'daisy roots' and we will be pretty much set.

Hoping the weather is better than Cav, Wiggins and that Froome chappy endured last weekend... Now to find a Euro sat nav, get a few euros and prepare for a long route trip...but it will be 'Italian Job' soundtracks through the mountains though not in an Aston or E type.

Looking forward to hooking up with Lance McCormack and his fine lads, sharing a few glasses and indulging in the bike festival on the Saturday.... Question is, do we really need to head back on Monday or can a little more time be squeezed out of the adventure...

At the end of the day it's all down to Bruno who put the bikes together and made all this possible...

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 He's not looking his most dapper here...certainly not Tweed Run dapper that's for sure but he's just finished a days chroming and polishing......Top work Bruno!!

He's not looking his most dapper here...certainly not Tweed Run dapper that's for sure but he's just finished a days chroming and polishing......Top work Bruno!!