Cinelli came to visit us yesterday. Their representative noticed Patrick’s wax seals on his correspondence lacked the proper intaglio so he gave Patrick a new ring complete with Cinelli logo. Let’s hear it for our Italian componentry friends and their gifts that always reflect a sense of secrecy and underworld machinations, as it should be in the cycling industry. Last year’s list of “Most Secret Societies” had “Bicycle Part Distribution” sandwiched above The Bilderberg Group and the Knights of The Golden Circle but below The Illuminati and Freemasons. Who knew?