Big changes are happening soon for us, so it's time to give my beloved bicicletta a new home. My darling red bike, adequately named Pepe' from it's first owner, has been my little companion the last three & 1/2 years in Florence. I have been insanely fortunate that none of the bike gangsters have successfully taken him away from me after all this time. One time they attempted and miserably failed when I found him around the corner : Bike gangsters can't fool me!
My bike means more to me than just being a "bike". It represents all the places, streets, parties, meetings with friends, rides along the Arno River & rides through the piazzas that I have enjoyed while living in Florence. I look at my red bike and only think about happy memories of living here. It is bittersweet to let him go, but I am molto felice (very happy) to give him to a friend who I know will take good care of him ..... keep him where he belongs.......roaming the streets of Florence.
Arrivederci, Auvoir, Ciao my Beloved Pepe'!!!