Racing on the beach?!?! Well…

It was 1972 when for the first time I’ve got in touch with cycling wa s with Felice Gimondi…

little a knew at the time I would live in one of his houses when I raced in 1983/4 for Metauro mobili/Pinarello as pro rider…anyway back to 1972, usual seaside resort were my family used to spend summer holiday, Cervia no far from Cesenatico (Pantani’s home land)…

like all kid my age play on the beach and building….the PISTA (racecourse)…

well this photo as adult playing?!??! but the “Pista” was something realy special and we use to spend hours making the most attractive and fast with perfect “parabole” (high corners) were the ball would stay in the course and get as far possible.
So the rules are very simple 4/5 kids as a plastic ball with a figurine inside and you got to complete the “pista” and win! you can only flick once a time in turn and if you flick to fast and goes out of the couse the next flick start from the previuos position.
The palline were personal and at the time “ciclisti” were the most appropriate and I had …GIMONDI!
Here some example…

anyway if want to play in Bognor Regis here some trick ideas…but dont forget two major things are required:
1) Sunshine
2) Golden sand
…happy play!

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