I love my Centauro!


OK, you can take another look...


The legendary V engine


In the Summer of '04, I rode my glorious 1980 850T3 to Mandello and to Alis Agostini's unparalleled dealership, where I traded it in (sigh)...


...for a new, shining, do-I-really-deserve-it V11 LeMans Rosso Corsa


Yes, it is a gorgeous bike,
and yes, it does ride like a dream,
and yes, I rode it for 2600 miles in a single month in Italy.

But make no mistake: I really only got it to help me in my research:
here, for instance, I am in Biarritz on my way to SOSP 2011 in Portugal


...here I have just entered Switzerland through the Great Saint Bernard, on my way to Lausanne, for a DISC PC meeting

...here in 2012 on my way to MPI in Saarbruecken

...and here I am with Irene in Summer 2008, ready to leave Trento for Udine, where I was to to give an invited talk

So, see, it is strictly business. Honest..


But it's not like it's all work and no play. Here I am with Maria and my new Griso SE outside of the Bluebonnet Cafe in Marble Falls, after a gigantic slice of pie.