Re: [CR]Gios Torino

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From: "John Pergolizzi" <>
To: "Brian Van Baush" <>, <>
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Subject: Re: [CR]Gios Torino
Date: Wed, 29 Dec 2004 09:26:03 -0500

Brian Van Baush wrote:

" located on the outer beltway of the periphery of Torino. I'm sure the store is listed in the yellow pages if you where in Italy and wanted to visit."

I did. It's not.

I was there this past June-July -Aug. Did visit the Paletti shop by Maranello. Saw Enzo's office in The Ferrari Museum. Paletti is a real nice guy with a great heritage. Gifted me two water bottles. While in Cernobio on Lake Como, I was gifted a framed photo of Fabio Casartelli winning the 92 Olympic road race in Barcelona by his cousin who owns the local bike shop Cicli Casartelli. Generosity to a stranger! Twice! If parting out some bike stuff yields you some bread to put towards a trip to the old country where you will have some amazing experiences, then get out the wrenches. Open a special account. This is called "Horse Trading" and is the basis for the economic form known as capitalism. Yes, have some morals about it: do not part out grandpa's Pop Brenan. But remember, those Gio's had to get built up by someone not at the factory. Hey, it might have been me. Went to the shop of the importer in Manhattan back around 1979. He distributed espresso machines and offered to let me buy whatever I wanted. No bread, so the story ends there.

John T.Pergolizzi
Brooklyn, New York