Thomas Daddi is Puntilla Camp and Resort; he’s a person you might not have heard much about; however, he has been heavily concerned inside the Enduro scene. He hosted the primary ever EWS returned in 2013, rowed for the Italian National Team, and performed rugby in Australia. He now spends his time between Florence and his resort in Punta Ala. He’s recently raced the Cape Epic and has been a regular on the Andes Pacifico, with many races in-between.
We sat down to talk to him at closing weekends Superenduro to discover a piece about him, the EWS, and what goes into deciding on trails for a race.
Before we sat down for the interview, the men at Superenduro gave me an exquisite metaphor. Our race series is the restaurant. They’ll serve you a four-path meal. Every venue is a specific course cooked by a particular chef; they’ve their policies, and each path has to go with the flow from one. However, chefs must convey exceptional flavor and ideas to their serving route. Thomas has thoughts and ideas from many distinctive places I wanted to learn more about…
Could you begin by giving us some of your heritage and dating with Punta Ala Lodge?
Thomas: It’s been on family property for over a century. A giant pine forest with whole dense underbrush of Mediterranean plants. It’s functional, stunning, herbal, and at the beach. It was once looking grounds when it was first offered by using my brilliant grandfather. Over time matters changed, and tourism developed after the battle. Due to the 60s, humans began vacationing in coastal regions, which was when tenting became a herbal destination of this particular location.
In 2000 I commenced to get an increasing number of worries within the walking of the motel, and by using 2004, I was taking care of this location nearly solely. Moreover, I developed a hobby within the tourism industry, and I began operating on turning it into a larger inn and a vacation spot; over the years, I’ve been lucky enough to tour lots, touring many exclusive hotels and areas, which has allowed me to first-class-song Puntala into what it is nowadays.
Where have motorcycles geared up into your life?
Thomas: Bicycle riding became me into an active man or woman. It came into my existence within the United States. I was born there, and my mom is from the United States, but I lived in Italy. We used to visit Crested Butte, Colorado, and it just occurred to be a middle factor for mountain cycling within the 80s, and growing up, I spent all my summers in Crested Butte, Colorado. By the age of thirteen, I used to love the adventure, heading out on my own into the barren region just with the necessities, an internal tube, pump, and maybe a map. It seems wild to me now; I bet my mom didn’t pretty recognize what I changed into as much.
I became a rower in my overdue teenagers. I positioned all my attempts into that and became part of the Italian countrywide crew for three years. I went onto Rugby, which took me to Sydney, which sidelined my mountain biking for quite some years.