I read an interesting story about a bike “race” held annually in Tuscany. You have to wear period clothing, and ride a steel-framed bike manufactured before 1987, or a contemporary bike with vintage components. Two favorite quotes: “There’s a lot of smuggling going on here,” said one young cyclist as he pedaled downhill and grabbed a panino wrapped in yellow butcher’s paper from a friend before speeding off. “We mostly smuggle mortadella sandwiches.” And: “The race is a throwback to when ‘doping meant red wine with eggs'”.
There is no prize for winning.
Here’s a link to the article from today’s New York Times.
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