Some history ....
My deep love for bikes probably has been passed down
through the generations. I don't have any pictures of my
grandfather with his Sertum 350, nor of my other grandfather with his
Vespa, but this is my father
with his Gilera
150cc in 1953, near the river Po.
My first love (with 2 wheels!) was a CAGIVA
SST 125. Here is an old photo
of the SST near Pisa in 1981. With a little imagination
you can almost see the famous leaning tower on the
horizon! How great it was to be 20
years old ! This is a photo on the
Côte d'azur on my first serious trip to Spain in
1983. After 40,000 km with that bike other bikes came into
Going to Sardinia, in 1992, I took this photo of my
R45 in Genoa, by the famous Italian ship Amerigo
Vespucci. Here is another picture of
me with my BMW R45, this time in Besozzo, at precisely 8.03pm on
20 June, 1995, at a steady 68km/h.
This photo cost me 226,000 Lire (approx 110 Euro), so
to take a look!!
Some years ago I took the R45 to the Col
del Nivolet. I think this is an
impressive picture of that trip.
I really love French
pâté, together with a baguette. All you need is a
quick trip to France to purchase all the necessary ingredients, then
you choose a shady riverbank, where you can eat (and siesta!).
This is how I looked after such a lunch.
Here is another picture of me, this time with my
BMW R100 RS (called "la grigiona") at the
first Moto Tour of the lakes, organised by the "Boxer
and Kappa" BMW motorbike clube of Gallarate,
held in Jerago con Orago 17 Sept 1995.
Each year there is a motorbikers reunion on the 1st of
November at the church of "Madonna del Ghisallo", nr Bellagio
(Como). This is a good opportunity to remember people who lost
their lives through their passion for bikes. Here is a group of friends
in Ghisallo on the 1st of November 1995.