Name: Martino Baretta
Bike: Maripose, Specialized Tarmac, Bianchi Specialissima - depends on the day...

Why do you ride?

I have been thinking about this question a lot recently. To give the reader some context, I am an engineer, a boyfriend and recently a dog-owner. I consider myself to be very lucky as I have a great job, a happy loving relationship and a crazy pup that I love coming home too. After university, I started working at a consulting firm and I devoted all my efforts to being the best I could be at my new job. My work-life balance was off and I needed to get back into sports. I decided to take my Dad's bike out for a spin and after ten minutes I was hooked. 

So, why do I ride? I ride because it is good for my health and it is a nice release from a stressful day. The social aspect of riding with like-minded people is fun, but in the end I just love riding my bike. Riding is like pizza. When it is good, it is really good. When it is bad, it is still pretty good.