Posted: 10:05AM March 16th, 2011 | Comments
Luigi entered my life but two short weeks ago and I have to say I'm in love! Who would have thought that a body made of aluminum dressed in turquoise and red would not just catch my eye but my heart too. Who is this Luigi? An Italian ex-pat, with eight speeds, an internal hub, fenders to die for, and two rubber tires with pretty red trim. Yes, Luigi is my new Bianchi Milano. An eight-speed commuter bike. A replacement for my fifteen year-old, no-named clunker that carried me through miles of riding on Madison Streets. I thought I might feel a twinge of sadness as I moved on to embrace a new ride. But, you know what, I felt nothing. Simply, nothing. Actually what I did feel was the sheer joy of Luigi. Now, I ride to work with ease, the wind blowing through my hair, um, I mean helmet, and a big, big smile of joy on my face.