Pegoretti Rally – Siena

Posted by on Apr 5, 2011 in Journal Post | 9 Comments

I had a spectacular weekend. My family and I were kindly invited to the Dario Pegoretti Raduno, a rally for Pegoretti owners which was organized by Nicola Vezzaro from Rome and some friends of the BDC Forum. When Dario told me that it was to be held in Asciano, a small hilltown near Siena (and about 45km from my home), I knew that it would be a great setting for such an event.

The weekend at the Podere Alberese was filled with a host of great food, pleasant talk (not only about bikes!), and an opportunity to meet some great folks from around the country who came to find other passionate Pegoretti owners. What struck me the most was the quality, not only of the bikes (obviously), but also of the guys and gals who were nice enough to include me in their weekend event.

My family and I had a chance to hang out in a beautiful place, relax for the weekend, and even take a dip in the hot therapeutic waters of  San Giovanni Terme as the sun set over the Senese hilltop afar. I wish I had my camera around for that one. I couldn’t get my new road bike finished in time to pedal with the group, so I was forced to kick back with a few bottles of prosecco and chat about the business and art of framebuilding with Dario and Pietro while our kids were enjoying the first signs of spring. What an event..

Thanks again Nicola, Dario, Pietro and friends for letting us get to know you and participate in this extraordinary event. Hope to see you at ExpoBici 2011 and at the Raduno Pegoretti 2012!

 

For more info regarding Dario Pegoretti and his art, you can click HERE.

Thanks for reading and have a good ride!

 

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9 Comments

  1. dario e pietro
    April 5, 2011

    grazie mille di tutto Marco

    bellissime le foto , te si n’artista !!!
    saluti a Sorana e pargole .
    un abbraccio

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    • darren
      April 5, 2011

      Quando hai materie prime di qualita..il resto e’ facile… Grazie a Voi! A presto.

      Reply
  2. nicola
    April 5, 2011

    quasi quasi me riciclo come organizzatore de eventi……

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  3. david crisp sr
    April 5, 2011

    what beautiful photos and what a beautiful place…you are truly blessed to be living over there and to have such great friends……ti amo….babbo

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  4. Andrea (Bombo)
    April 6, 2011

    Caro Darren,
    quella passata insieme è stata un’esperienza tanto insolita quanto bella.

    E’ stato insolito incontrarsi per la prima volta con tante persone conosciute solo attraverso una tastiera e avere la netta sensazione di trovarsi tra amici di vecchia data!

    E’ stato bello scoprire che pur avendone la possibilità, anche tu, al pari di Dario, sei l’ultima persona che se la tirerebbe, pronta a stupirsi e ad appassionarsi per una storia raccontata da uno sconosciuto (gli americani e il DDT nell’Agro Pontino, ricordi?).

    E’ stato stupefacente sentire un texano parlare con un perfetto accento toscano (conosco americani che dopo vent’anni in Italia, a parte lo stile impeccabile nelle parolacce, usano ancora i verbi all’infinito) e vedere il medesimo texano tracannare vino come un camallo di Genova!

    In poche parole, uno di noi!

    Mi fa piacere che tu abbia apprezzato il DVD che ho realizzato e ti ringrazio per le belle foto che hai fatto, spero al più presto di poter vedere le altre.

    Un caro saluto alla tua signora ed un bacio alle tue splendide bambine.

    Alla prossima!

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    • darren
      April 11, 2011

      Ciao Andrea, Grazie a te per il dvd e per i commenti. Hai fatto una raccolta di video ed immagini importante e mi fa piacere averla nella mia collezione. Spero di rivederci presto! See you soon, darren

      Reply
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  7. David Crisp
    May 4, 2011

    Great photos!! Thanks for sharing.

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