Seen in a San Jose bike shop.
The story goes that a traveler named Ghisallo was attacked by roving bandits. He ran to a nearby shrine and sought refuge after he was drawn to the shrine by an apparition of the Virgin Mary. Religious leaders later proclaimed this apparition — the Madonna del Ghisallo — to be the patroness of cyclists.
I never ride without my Madonna del Ghisallo medallion; doesn’t hurt to have a little divine protection. At least until Rome gets around to making Gino Bartali a saint.
I’d be very curious what that Ghisallo Bicycles refers to, though. I know Litespeed has a Ghisallo frame, but that doesn’t seem to be what that is.
Hey Ted, I don’t know what’s inside the box.