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About The Author

Eric Bowen

A road cyclist since the late 80s, Eric is a professional cycling fanatic. He launched the website TheVirtualMusette.com (now defunct) in 2008 as a way to share his passion of the sport with other cycling enthusiasts. The centerpiece of the site was a ranking system, which was called the Top 50 Cyclists of the Modern Era. His first book, Peloton Legends: Ranking the Top 100 Cyclists of the Modern Era is an expansion of the project first introduced on his website.

 

Eric has been a professional bike fitter for over 20 years, and for the last 10 years had worked with Revolution Bike Shop in Solana Beach, CA, handling bike fits, sales, and warranties through his business, VeloFitter. He is also the owner of www.VeloLoss.com, which produces written damage and loss estimates for those who have been involved in an accident or had their bikes stolen.

 

Prior to working in the bicycling industry, Eric worked in the financial services industry from 1984 - 2009. His resume includes companies in the banking industry (Pacific Savings Bank, CalFed, and Great Western Bank), insurance (Waddell and Reed, and Asset Marketing Systems), mutual funds (American Funds and Touchstone), and technology (Financial Profiles, Informa, and Stone River). No, he doesn't miss this industry. Not even a little.

 

In addition to riding with his Cyclopath friends, Eric loves cooking (especially pasta), wine (hearty reds), IPA beer (doubles, or even triples), horror and sci fi movies (good ones like the Exorcist and 2001: A Space Odyssey); is a Star Wars geek (he’s even watched the all the animated tv shows), and is an Italophile who dreams of one day opening a cycling themed caffè somewhere in Tuscany (maybe in Montepulciano or Panzano - home of his idol, Dario Cecchini, the famous butcher).

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