Re: [CR]De Rosa (of Province of Naples), CORRECTION

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Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2008 17:27:04 -0800 (PST)
From: "Fred Rednor" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]De Rosa (of Province of Naples), CORRECTION
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> The founder, and builder, in 1940 was Raffaele De Rose. > "*Quando la bicicletta era il solo mezzo di fortuna, > nel 1940 durante la guerra, mio padre De Rosa Raffaele > costruiva biciclette per lavoro, lasciando in eredità > l'arte e la passione per la bicicletta. > <>"

Funny - southern Italian dialect is so similar to Spanish, and uses so much simple Latin, that it's easy to translate to English.

"When the bicycle was the only means of masupport - in the 1940s, duringthe way - my father, Raffaele De Rosa, worked building bicycles, leaving a legacy of art and passion for the bicycle."

In fact, here are some tips I pciked up while cyclo-touring in Italy on a classic bicycle. 1) In the south (i.e. Lazio, Apuglia and below) you can get away with speaking Spanish with a fake Italian accent. 2) Anyone who recognizes you as traveling by bicycle will love you. Even moderated slovenliness and unstylish clothing will be forgiven. 3) In the north, all cyclo-tourists are assumed to be German. 4) Once you get to Tuscany, you better start speaking real Italian; although once in Veneto you'll never figure out the accent. 5) If you're using panniers, and can still get some good speed on the flats, be prepared to pull a long paceline to your destination. 6) In Verona, avoid political discussions. (Is that still the case, Angel?) Ciao, Fred Rednor - Arlington, Virginia (USA)

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