Gary sent me this essay at my request some time ago and I offer it here by way of introduction to a month's worth of his pictures that I will be publishing here at Key West Diary. I had been thinking about just leaving the page blank for the month of July while my wife and I are in Italy renewing acquaintance with Giovanni my childhood motorcycle riding buddy and my sisters and their families. Giovanni and I got our first mopeds together and we rode them all over Umbria together, graduating to motorcycles and cars as we grew older. We still like to ride together.So for the next month as Giovanni and I plan our adventures for ourselves and our wives, I will be publishing three pictures a day from gary's archives that he has very kindly loaned me.
I expect I shall make room from time to time to publish the odd picture of our rides together as we make middle aged mischief across Umbria and Tuscany this July.