Peloton Magazine - June 2018
He then explained to his buddies that I was training for Eroica California, a ride for vintage road enthusiasts a few months away. "Eroica is like Comic-Con for cyclists," he said.
"What? Comic-Con is for nerds and geeks," I protested. But, before the words left my lips, I realized he was sort of right. My mom likens my passion for riding vintage bikes in costume with those who reenact Revolutionary or Civil War battles. More nerds.
I spent most of my life trying to not be a nerd. But it was clear I had definitely become one—a nerd who dresses up like a bike racer from the 1970s, riding a matching bike, with fantasies of racing the cobbled classics rolling through my head.
Total nerd. And I’m cool with it.
Read the rest of the story at Peloton Magazine here.