The combination of Yowamushi Pedal with all the cycling talk in municipal politics did induce me into picking up a bike of my own. The fact that cycling is something that even a lazy nerd like me can get into is very appealing to me. Of course, the first time I tried cycling downtown and then to campus (about a ten minute ride), I collapsed once I reached the library and I had to lie down on a bench outside because trying to move made me feel nauseous. This makes Onoda’s journey from nerd to cycling nerd all the more impressive. And as we have learned from Yowapeda, cycling nerds are adorable.