Dear friends and followers this post is an unabashed dedication to Moto Guzzi. My Brevas have carried me faultlessly for near on 200,000km in Australia and 100,000km in Europe over the last 10 years. Many of you have followed those adventures.
Coming to Mandello in many ways is the culmination of my European Adventure. An adventure that started in 2016 and has taken me from the west coast of Ireland to the Romanian coast of the Black Sea and from the Actic Circle in Norway to the edge of the Sahara in Morocco. And so many places in between.
It was a huge celebration in Mandello. The official estimate is that 60,000 people attended the party.
A celebration of the great marque Moto Guzzi and motorcycling in general. The party had been delayed a year due to the pandemic so everyone was ready to celebrate.
A must view part of a visit to Moto Guzzi is the refurbished museum.
There is even a mighty Breva in the museum.
But the main action was in the streets.
And of course Mandello put on the food and wine.
Absolutely amazing gelato cups
Local wine and Pizza with my mechanic mate Baldrick
And a spit roast oven big enough to roast a whole cow!
Saturday night the music played loud. As the locals and visitors alike tucked into the cow with polenta.
Five amazing years travelling Europe, meeting beautiful people who are now friends. Falling in love in Europe with Europe, guided by the goddess Europa.
Thank you Moto Guzzi the motorcycle marque on the Lake Como, the Lake of Dreams. Happy 100th Anniversary!