Now we have two bikes.
This past spring the O’Niell/Vitale family left us their bike when they went back to the
Mariella has certainly seen better years but she still gets us around the centro storico. I stripped some of the parts off the bike that weren’t functioning (lights) or needed (child guards) and adjusted the brakes. She still rattles going over the cobblestone roads but she is a welcome addition to our transportation modes. Now the we can peddle around town together, ringing our bells in unison as we go.
Whenever we use Mariella we will think of Steve, Michelle, Madeline and Henry.