NOTE TO DARIO
Ciao Dario, Su internet se ne leggono tante, io ho letto che il telaio GIORDANA che possiedo FORSE era stato fatto da te. Chissà se è vero... In cuor mio mi piace crederlo. Non so ad oggi quale sia il tuo stato di salute, ma ti auguro tutto il bene. Anzi mi piacerebbe che tu mi rispondessi: "Vaffanculo, è storia vecchia!!! Ora sto da leoni!". Ti abbraccio, e in bocca al lupo, Valentina
Dario a few year back, after a crash w/an auto I found the ride of my life........a palosanto you built. it is a delight, many thanks and very best wishes for good health, long life and ever latsing friends
albert Cook, Winchester, MA, USA
Dario, I have followed your work forever, and I just took the plunge for a Big Leg Emma (my cycling dream). You are a very special person, and I wish (pray) you the very best. God's speed............
Dave Clifford, San Jose CA
Dario, Hello! I'm a new rider that lives out side of San Francisco. I just started looking a custom bikes and came across your beautiful frames. While doing my research on your frame I came across this article. I want to let you know that I've been raising money with the local charity called The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Also know as Team In Training. With Team In Training we do Century's (100 miles rides), Tri's, and Marathons to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I just want to wish you the best of luck. Regards, Erin Ryan from San Francisco
Dario - I'm a musician first and a budding cyclist second. I wanted you to know that despite my ignorance of the mechanics of making bicycles, I can indeed see something in your shapes, your paint that has an inherent quality of passion. I certainly don't believe that an inanimate object can have a soul, but I think that that object can reflect the soul of the person (or people) who made it. In that light, your work and your drive was immediately apparent to me, and I thought you might want to know that it doesn't take a trained eye to see what you've made. Lymphoma cannot affect the mark you have made, nor can it solely deprive you of your will to continue. Keep it up.
Rob, Boston, MA
Dario: My current life ambition is to further my love of cycling, into its heart and soul. I have been trying to make my body understand that I want it to go fast but it is not easy nor simple. It takes time. I believe you are the most interesting and artistic frame builder I have ever seen. I would like to buy one of your frames in the near future but I'm having a difficult time choosing my first. I'm sure you understand. I don't expect you to respond to my message, but I want you to know that your work inspires me to be better, to be appreciative of the art of frame building and to be my best. I hope you are well, and happy. I will think of you as I train and ride.
Randy Bullock, Pensacola Florida USA
Hi Dario, This is Fernando Tibau from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I wish you strong health and hope find you cycling around in Europe as soon as possible. Cheers!
Fernando Tibau, Brazil
Dario, Craig at Competitive Cyclist built up a Love #3 for me. I named it Uccello because I learned a few words of Italian a few years back and love birds. I wanted to ride a work of art and I'm riding Uccello with passion. Thank you for your passion and art.
David Harvey, Conway, Arkansas
Dario, I hope this message finds you healing and improving each day. I may have some understanding of your situation: my diagnosis of T cell lymphoma in January, 2003 had all of the hallmarks of a death sentence. It was front and center in my mind all through the night, every night. Five years later, I am changed forever, for better and for worse. Yet I continue to ride more than 1,000 miles per year, loving and savoring each moment. You can be certain of my best wishes, positive thoughts and prayers for you, among the many others sent your way every day. You'll win.
Paul OConnell, Evanston, Illinois USA