Hi, this is Fabio, founder of grancanariamountainbike.com. Welcome to this web site!
Before settling down in Gran Canaria in 2013, I experienced the whole development of mountain biking, from the first full-rigid steel bike landed on the market, to the last generation of e-bike. I have practiced all disciplines, from XC to DH, which I still do today, but if you ask me to categorize myself as biker, I would say I’m a freerider.
All my life in the last 40 years has been focused on mountain biking.
Even if I have never raced seriously, nevertheless I have lived significant experiences, such as the first two editions of the 24 Hours of Finale Ligure, the most Epic 24H RACE in the world, when it was still a pioneering race (starting from lighting systems!😁).
Employed in a sport company, I hanged around with the World Cup team of Corrado Herin, DH winner in 1997 and with the team of Paola Pezzo, 2 times Olympic XC Champion. You can see me in some of her videos, both as rider and as helmet-cam man. In the same period I developed a patent to synchronize the impulses of a neuro-muscular stimulator to the pedaling movement onboard of the mountain bike.
Of course I have rode the most beautiful trails in Italy and in Europe and the most beautiful bike parks, such as Les Gets, Morzine, Chatel, Les Deux Alpes, Crans Montana, Leogang, Saalbach and Finale Ligure, where I started as a mountain bike guide. Obviously I did not miss a pilgrimage to Moab, a mountain bike mecca.
One of my favorite hobbies is the trail building. My last work before moving to Gran Canaria was a nice trail builded with some local friends, in one of the most beautiful mtb spot of Italy. Today that single track is the heart of Portofino Superenduro stages, the popular Italian Enduro Series.
In short, not a glittering palmares, but anyway a life spent in the name of mountain biking. A biker by nature, therefore.