For those who've not ridden it, the Lofty 105 (http://www.lofty105.com.au) offers 100km (or shorter options) of gravel riding out of Monarto. This year it takes place on Sept 10, and one of the categories is for vintage bikes, meaning L'Eroica style - pre '87, DT shifters, toe clips not cleats. (https://www.eroicagaiole.com/regulation)
It is a great day out, and I'll be riding my old steelie - I would love to see as many others out there as possible.
I put together a couple of images and thoughts about the beauty of old bikes on gravel
Go on, grab your steelie and have a great day out on some wonderful roads!