Riding Partners & Cycling Friends

Our old gang in Enego, Asiago Plateau

Kneeling, me. Sitting, left to right, Edda, Pat, my Jersey homegirl, George, Franco, the 80+-year-old mountain goat, and Gianluca.

missing, Anna (insert)


(left) Mario, "il figlio del vento" (the son of the wind), cancer survivor and indestructable victim of innumerable, incredible crashes. A guardian angel who somehow always appears when his help is needed, he's loved by all for his kindness and thoughtfulness.

Bill Speckman, owner of the Your Cycling Italia cycling camp.


(above) Ben and Liz from Brighton, England. He proposed to Liz on the "sacred cobbles" of Paris-Roubaix. How could she resist?!

Giorgio and Bobbie live in the USA, but Giorgio's parents were born in the mountains of Vicenza province, where he returns every year.

(above) Dario Bottaro, wearing his Tour de France stage winner's medal (TTT, 1995). He also finished third in the '93 Tour of Flanders, and twelth in the '94 Paris-Roubaix. 

"Every time I see an adult on a bicycle I no longer despair for the human race." H.G. Wells


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