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Photographic Proof I Was Born To Ride

A Non-Italian track frame.
A Non-Italian track frame.

I have a love affair with Italian bikes, especially classic, lugged steel frames. The bulk of my ‘stable’ is made up of Torellis and Cinellis, and I still find myself stopping to look when I see a Colnago or Pegoretti or Pinarello, or you name it…I just tend to lean that way. And it’s not just because I’m brown – despite peoples guesses as to my sometimes being Italian, or Hawaiian, we are definitely of Hispanic descent. Despite my Italian leaning preferences, I can approve a fine bike built by anyone, anywhere, and am very much looking forward to getting my locally grown Ira Ryan frame this year. I’ve even admired some funky Japanese frames, when visiting a track shop in Portland, and it turns out I may have a deeper connection than I ever knew…