Bike Meeting at Ghisallo

A nice sunny day pleased a few thousand of bikers who met in Magreglio, near the Madonna del Ghisallo sanctuary, a special place for me since it’s tied to the summer camping days spent in that area during adolescence. It was also my first meeting together with Vespa Club Como’s friends.

We left early in the morning from the rendezvous point in Como and we reached Magreglio parading with the hundreds of bikers already there. Then we moved to Civenna where they celebrated the commemoration of the motorcycling fallens.

The bike that impressed me the most was a beautiful 1929’s Moto Guzzi.

I wanted to visit the recently inaugurated Museum of Cycling near the sanctuary. A new and well done structure, but the price of the ticket was discouraging to say the least: a couple of Euros less than the ticket for the Vatican Museums o the Uffizi’s Gallery, booking included. With all the due respect for the history of cycling (I’m still using a speed bike older than me ;)) I doubt there was the Stendhal’s syndrome waiting for me at the museum’s exit…

On the journey back home, I went a bit of the way in the middle of a group of bikers riding Harleys, almost a sort of provocation after the letter I wrote to the local daily newspaper about Clooney and his bike.

Who knows, maybe he was there among the 4000-5000 bikers that day! :mrgreen:

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  1. #1 by Mauro Galli on June 3, 2008 - 3:18 pm

    Bravissimi motociclisti!
    Aderite alla Commemorazione dei caduti del MOTOCICLISMO della fmi!
    ma per favore non chiamatela:
    Motoraduno al Ghisallo!
    Come avete visto dal museo, il Ghisallo è votato al ciclismo come Civenna al Motociclismo!
    L’evento è a Civenna e si stà cercando di togliere la tappa del Ghisallo perchè suscita confusione in parecchi motociclisti!
    C’è tutto l’anno per visitar il museo del ciclista ed un solo giorno per render onore ai motociclisti, uniti ed assieme!
    Alla prossima!

  2. #2 by Albegor on June 4, 2008 - 8:54 am

    Grazie per la precisazione Mauro!
    Al prossimo motoraduno!

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