Some rides are great on their own. And other rides are blessed with the company of greatness. On this day, we may have ridden with a man who may have once been the Serbian National Champion of something, Ziemke. We’re told that Ziemke left his home country with nothing more than his national champion jersey, a six pack of Serbian beer, and a state-of-the-art-at-the-time Serbian flipphone.
It’s true that his greatest cycling may now be in the past, it’s also true that he brings out the joy in everyone he graces. It was an honor to have ridden with him, an experience that made may of our normal Super Serious black and white photos turn Instagram-vintage color and full of whimsy.
Riding in the company of greatness, indeed.