My name is Gianluca Morini, also known as Gian or Gionny, depending on my friends’ moods.
I’m 47 years old and I’ve had a rather adventurous life, but hey, we’re here to talk about cycling! So, if you wish to hear my war stories, you’ll have to catch me at the bar and buy me few drinks.
Going back to cycling…
I’ve owned a road bike since I was 12 years old.
I never had a motorbike or a scooter in my teenage years. I’ve always been a cyclist.My life has been marked by intense passions which some of my friends and family would call obsessions. Cycling is certainly one of them and I got back into it three years ago, after many years spent working at sea.
Currently I cycle 10,000 kilometers a year. I ride with the Byron Bay Cycle Club, I race my bike for fun, seeking some Sunday morning glory and, most importantly, I’m a strict observant of the Velominati rules.
Daydreaming is the best value for money I get out of my bike. Well, apart from when I’m chasing a fast bunch, when daydreaming turns into suffering.
Now something you’ve probably guessed, I was born in Italy, in a small and dormant country town called Gorizia, Friuli Venezia Giulia. I’ve spent most of my life in Italy, until my late 20s. Twelve years ago, I came first to Australia and I now call home Byron Bay.
If you ever come by or “shoot through” as they say here, let me know and I’ll take you out for a ride.
Alternatively, if you want to read more about me, off a bicycle, you can check my travel blog Travelling Scrittori.