Where could I soak up the sun as I sit in a piazza for an espresso and also challenge myself on mountain climbs with beautiful ocean vista descents?
I didn't expect to find an ex-national champion to ride with who'd tow me along at 40km/h one minute and the next ride side by side talking about Lucchese lifestyle, setting up a business, sports psychology and life as a pro-rider. Alison and her team member, Enzo took care of all the organization and created a memorable experience: a quality rental bike, exciting and challenging routes, obligatory espresso stops and great company! They took great trouble to find out what kinds of rides I wanted to do with routes away from traffic including climbing challenges of Monte Serra and Pizzorne. Enzo's bike skills are matched by his love of photography, and as a bonus, I got to practice my Italian with him. Although a couple of words give a clue to Alison's Canadian heritage, she's certainly greeted and treated like a local! Ci rivediamo presto!
- Simon Hunt, United Kingdom
Riding with Alison is a gift.
She is a pro who can ride you into the pavement if you prefer. She is a friend who is comfortable to ride tempo beside you and talk about Joseph Campbell and the meaning of it all. We rode together for only two days. I know Lucca like a good friend - Alison too.
- Chet Scott, Ohio, USA