Saturday, February 23, 2008


Mystique of the Bianchi

OUR bicycles aren’t
they’re not turquoise
not seafoam
but they do resemble
the color of

- ob


Snakebite said...

What's your point?

the old bag said...

...if you have to ask....

Chris said...

I like the Bianchi color. What is the official name for it?

the old bag said...

Celeste (you're not a Bianchi man, are you?) -- has to mean something in Italian, but I can't find any English definition.

Vito said...

I love that "Bianchi Green" as I like to call it. I've always wanted to own one and I don't know what the hell I'm waiting for. Some day, some day.

shawnkielty said...

Completely debunked

the old bag said...

Shawn -- THAT made me laugh!

Vito -- whad'ya waiting for?

Vito said...

I love your blog. Spent some time this evening reading back. Very fun, great humor, and good insights.

As far as what am I waiting for...I guess I'll have to keep teaching after school classes and summer school to save some $$$$. I have a Stumpjumper to pimp out along with the road bike.

the old bag said...

Thanks Vito -- much appreciated. Unfortunately, I've not had as much writing time lately as I used to. I'm hoping to keep carving out a bit of time...I miss it, but life gets in the way sometimes.

What do you teach? and how far in are you?

Vito said...

5th Grade
18 yrs. at my current school. 4th, 2nd, and the last 12 in 5th. Two years before that in Foley and St. Cloud.
Feeling worn down and ready for spring break.

You're so right about life getting in the way : )


the old bag said...

Sounds like you're a lifer like me -- a couple years in SD then in Eden Prairie since then...4th, 5th, 1st, 3rd, computers and now library (and that one might be at risk in the upcoming year or two--budget) to the tune of 24? years.

Never thought I'd be at it this long!

Have a great week.

SiouxGeonz said...

I was going to say: "Don't you mean Celeste toothpaste?"

Vito said...

I agree. I never thought I would be teaching this long. Especially down here in the cities.
Anyway it has been a long haul and the past two weeks have been tough. A lot of stress, talk of cuts, more expectations, etc. Some sleepless nights, blah, blah, blah.
Hope all is well :)

bluecolnago said...

def: celeste = bianchi green. like a heavenly body on 2 wheels.

i made that up.


ride safe

GhostRider said...

Celeste, in Italian, refers to the color of the know, like "celestial"?

It's a greenish sky blue, said to be based on the color of a Queen's eyes or on some wartime surplus paint that was mixed together. Mostly, though, it is the most beautiful color you can paint a bicycle!