The ride reminded me of riding home at night after swing shift, sometimes accompanied by friends Doug and/or Clint. That was fun. Then I started thinking about the bike I was using to commute back then, a 1995 Pinarello Dyna-Lite. I was a bit crazy to be commuting on a racing bike but at the time I didn't think much about it.
That got me thinking about the rides a group of us old geezers from work used to do on weekend mornings around 2000-2001. We'd meet in Roveredo's piazza and ride all over the area. Lots of good times.
Short ride today, but brought back some long-gone memories- enjoyed that.
ADDED: I'd heard that Dario Pegoretti had welded some of the Dyna Lite bikes in 1995, so I asked over on Velocipede Salon and he confirmed that it was possible he had welded my bike. Maybe if I save up I can afford one of his new frames- though they're quite expensive now. The price back then with Chorus gruppo: ₤4,250,000 or about $2,500. Not sure you can get even a Chorus gruppo for that now, let alone a top of the line frame.
|This picture resembles my bike- same color but without the Banesto stickers|
and with Chorus instead of Record
|Lovely fork crown; I had low-profile Montreal rims instead of Shamal;|
the original gruppo and front wheel are now on the Trek 1220 Clint gave me
|Giovanni Pinarello did my fitting;|
"Hai gambe corte" he noted reprovingly ;-)