My perfect world of Cycling.

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The art of make believe.

When I pick up my pen or brush I enter a world where the sunflowers are made from yellow jerseys and espresso is served to riders in the peloton on a cold wet race day.

 

 

In my perfect world the wind is always behind me and I never get a flat tire. Sorry Peter.

The best thing about living in my world is I get to make it up as I go. If I’m in the mood for a smile, I draw a smile.

 

 

If I’m in the mood for weird, I dig into the Picasso bag and find way to express the feeling. It’s all real emotions that I get to play with on paper, board and computer. And it’s always something different. I never really know what mood will strike on the day.

 

If I’m needing a fix of the old-school, I just squeeze out some paint and go visit Coppi for his famous charge up the Izoard in 1949.

 

 

Or if I’m looking for a more touching moment, I can find that too. It really is a wonderful place I live in, my world of make believe. Where I can float on a cloud or draw hearts made from bikes … thanks for hanging out with me.

 

Michael

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Michael Valenti is "The Veloist" - He is an avid cyclist and artist known for his Cycling Art work. Each year Michael chases the Pro Peloton at the Tour de France and other major cycling events. He is available for event and corporate cycling related projects as well as personal commissions for art.

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