For the last three years, around the beginning of June, a small and humble town east of Cologne turns into a Mecca for vintage roadbike afficiando’s. I am not talking about l’Eroica-like scenes, but still. As a prologue for the market that is held on Sunday, the guys from Klassikerausfahrt.de organized a small tour around Rommerskirchen-Nettesheim. Alltough the route was exactly the same as last year, it felt completely different. That could also have been because of the fact that this time I didn’t use the car to get there, but (like I should have) went by bike instead. I went together with Tom – a very enthusiastic cycling friend who really knows his way around – and those 28 kilometers in 30˚Celcius were a bit more than a warm-up.