The one and only Domenic Malvestuto. In Arizona, he was known by one name alone. And that was Domenic.
He was born in 1943. His bicycle shop was known as Domenic’s Cycling Imports. Or, simply, DCI.
Cancer, I heard. I received notice tonight via a text message. I poured myself a stiff one, took a deep breath, and went to sharing the sad news. I realized then how many folks in my life are connected to this man. I started sending out text messages, and I lost count at 40 people.
I worked for Domenic for several years. I’ve got stories about those times that would stretch out for miles. This website started while I was his employee. Man, what grand time it was.
Oh, the memories. That damn Salt Mine. Breaking big rocks into little rocks.
The action that went through that shop. I can’t begin to tell you. An entire generation of fast men raced for Domenic. Anyone who is anyone in Arizona is connected to DCI.
I chatted with him many times. He'll be missed.