Why I’m writing a blog about this new venture, bike business, tech and opinion
As you can imagine, not every project going always smooth, and there is not always a good mood. Sometime the frustration is around to test my dedication. For example, when I want to understand in full the Italian legislations and its fiscal rules (something that maybe not-Italian friends cannot imagine!), or when an idea that looks great on paper is not working properly and I need to further open mind. But when a similar case happen, you will find me on my bike around here. This is one of the reason I moved to a really small place, a village that seems far away from the centre of Italian productivity area (Lombardy and Veneto if we talk about bicycles). It is in the province of Cuneo and at the big entrance of a valley named Valgrana in Piedmont. Nothing bad with the cities or villages (and the opportunities), in Italy and abroad, where I spent my childhood, used to leave or work (all with me). But in a resized place like this, values return central, and I really can find my inspiration. New ideas can flow and I can have the right time for family too. Anyway, it is not lost in the countryside how many of you can think, depending from where you are looking, right? Asia should be far! Let’s say that internet and willingness to travel when needed help! For example, after some research, I discovered that this area was called the Italian China of bike industry until few years ago, and although hidden at this time, there are a lot of companies and expertise related to bicycles around here. Moreover this valley and the nearest area are something between spectacular and not yet popular to all cyclists, where you start ride gently in the middle of fields of apple trees, peach or kiwi and you will find yourself uphill on a moon territory and rocky astonishing view. Few kilometres and you can scale the famous Colle Fauniera (site of the spectacular Granfondo Fausto Coppi) or several minor hills (but don’t think so easy) like Montemale, Valmala,.. so not so bad area for a bicycle lover and someone that want to establish a new venture!
What I will post about. I don’t know yet exactly all the arguments, remember I’m not a blogger with editorial plan! I will write about bike technical aspects, I will post some riding or my opinion on bike business remaining as open as possible. I will try to update you about each project I will be involved (but please note that I can have some confidentiality relationship with companies to maintain or some sort of interest involved) or about the steps of this new venture. I will not force to be omnipresent and only when there is something noteworthy to tell I will do. Otherwise you will find me via mail. What I perfectly know is that I will try to offer my experience to you and enjoy. So, feel free to drop me a line if you would like to discuss about something specific, or you need some tip. I’ll do my best to answer any questions.