NOTE TO DARIO
Dario, Just wanted to let you know what an inspiration you have been for me and my family. I got my Palosanto in ’02 which was my re-entry into cycling (I now have a Responsorium on order). It's been a great bike and has traveled with me around the world. I have included a picture of my sons and I at the end of a 2-day 150 mile ride (they don’t have Pegoretti’s yet. They won’t stop growing!). Take care and thank you for building bikes with soul. David
David Fischer, Charlotte, NC
Dario - all the best to you and may you have a quick recovery. I was hit on a bike ride in April of 2006, my lower right leg was blown into pieces. It took 2 surgeries, an 18" titanium rod, 6" plate, 12 screws, a bone graft out of my upper leg, and almost a year on crutches to recover. Life's a bitch ain't it! I lost hope so many times - especially when they told me they would have to amputate the leg if the bone graft didn't work. Well, I kept watching my Tour de France videos and going by my steel road bikes in the basement and touching them - scared of them and yet hopeful I could return to them one day too... Anyway, I am going on about my own troubles, which were very bad, but not cancer - which must be very frightening. I just wanted you to know others are suffering and others are using their bikes (even it's just to touch them gently in passing) to pull through tough times. I think your bikes are magnificent and I hope I get to meet you one day! Pic is of me and my son.
ALex Loker, Alexandria Virgina
Egregio Signor Pegoretti, Come medico e ricercatore ho constatato di persona che il desiderio di vivere serve tanto quanto la piu' avanzata chemioterapia. Spero che lei ne abbia grande quantita'. Grazie per aver fatto sorridere tanti appassionati con il frutto del suo essere. In bocca al lupo.
Carlo Russo, MD, Princeton, New Jersey
Hi, Dario! We wish You a HAPPY NEW NEAR with health and very much happiness in building bicycles! While me and my family use average bicycles (for me it's an alu road-bike), I extremelly appreciate those - like You! -, who provide something special; both concerning their products and their personality! Good luck for 2008 and 2009, 2010, and so on...! /and good luck for me to have a Pegoretti sometimes :) ... /
Gabor Eszes; Budapest; Hungary
Dear Dario, I have always loved things Italian and lucky for me you are Italian! I finally made the decision to move forward with my purchase of one of your pieces of rolling art following my return from Tuscany in Sept. 2006. I have since taken delivery of my BLE and have on order a custom Marcelo since August 2007. Stay strong and realize that you have achieved a purpose in life that is defined by your passion and artistry. You have achieved a purpose that many us can only imagine and one that I expect you will deem complete on your own terms. I wish you well.
John Jones, Wyomissing, PA
dario-thank god for you! be well!
pjd, massachusetts usa
Life is beautiful and it never ceases to challenge, take care. A little Beethoven, Mozart, Leonardo Da Vinci and looking out into the cosmos is nice. I envy your legacy and pray for your good health.
Jim Konopasek, Atlantic Beach, Floirda USA
Hello Dario, I wish you health and happiness and many more productive years and raise my glass for you and the fabulous machines you create. This is my Duende which I built while I was recovering from surgery to my shoulder. It kept me motivated and entertained which is more I could ever ask for. All the best, Haim
Haim, Long Beach, CA
ciao dario, dalla tremula, come vi auguro il la cosa migliore di fortuna con il vostro trattamento... Verrò vedo che la caduta prossima e noi guiderete, tu amici, keith webster
keith webster, aspen colorado
Dear Dario, I wish you Health and you are in my prayers, Keep fighting! You Are THE MAN You are a constant inspiration to me, I have slowly become a fanatic about you, your frames and your art to the point my friends are like "shut up about Pegoretti already!". My best riding buddy is looking at new frames and all I can say is why would you want anything else but a Pegoretti! I have a simple Palosanto,it is by far my favorite bike, as I like long rides, I plan on acquiring more of your frames. My dream is to come to your shop someday and help build a totally custom frame, a "Miles Davis Marcelo". I anxiously await more news of your progress. Hang in there Brother!
Piro Mittig, Franklin TN