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Forum: Trip Planning Today, 08:03 AM
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Posted By AntiHero
Excellent news! Bike is in Rome.

Excellent news! Bike is in Rome.
Forum: Trip Planning 07-25-2014, 08:43 AM
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Views: 49,664
Posted By AntiHero
Well I'm still here in Milan. Extended my stay...

Well I'm still here in Milan. Extended my stay here in the apt. I'm in for another week. Had another mime-conversation with the dentist yesterday, then went to pick up a new prescription. Got home...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-22-2014, 11:29 AM
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Posted By AntiHero
Ran across a couple of those idiots today. ...

Ran across a couple of those idiots today.

Those pics look incredible. Hmmmm...may have to consider.
Forum: Trip Planning 07-22-2014, 01:25 AM
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Posted By AntiHero
Soon as the ride starts. Bike still stuck in US...

Soon as the ride starts. Bike still stuck in US Customs.

Would love to get to Budapest....but I don't think it's going to happen until I come BACK this way. Right now it's looking like I'll...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-21-2014, 11:52 AM
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Posted By AntiHero
Still no word on my bike. Grrr. Once it...

Still no word on my bike. Grrr.

Once it arrives I'll be heading north while the weather is still good. Denmark/Sweden/Norway. I'll probably stay north until the end of August, then head south as...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-19-2014, 05:47 AM
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Posted By AntiHero
Ok, this is the first day since I left Milan that...

Ok, this is the first day since I left Milan that I've had internet access. I'm feeling much better, but still not 100%. Had I not seen the dentist when I did I would be in really bad shape, though....
Forum: Trip Planning 07-16-2014, 01:52 PM
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Posted By AntiHero
You said it there. It's unreal. The market could...

You said it there. It's unreal. The market could really use a good ex-stolen vehicle shipper as a consultant on 'loopholes'.

In any case, I got in to a dentist today. A friend of mine in the Bay...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-15-2014, 10:39 AM
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Posted By AntiHero
In the off chance anyone knows a doctor in Italy...

In the off chance anyone knows a doctor in Italy who will write me a prescription based on my US doctor's recommendation, let me know.
Forum: Trip Planning 07-15-2014, 10:28 AM
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Posted By AntiHero
Oh and an update: The root canal infection is...

Oh and an update: The root canal infection is pretty severe. A close friend and surgeon has told me in no uncertain terms to get my ass to the doctor. Once the infection moves to bone (it has),...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-15-2014, 10:20 AM
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Posted By AntiHero
I have no problem with making sure that someone...

I have no problem with making sure that someone doesn't steal and export my bike. But 1) a call to the police to inquire about whether or not my bike has been stolen would be a good idea (maybe they...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-15-2014, 12:56 AM
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Posted By AntiHero
Looking like things are back on track now....

Looking like things are back on track now. Fingers crossed.
Forum: Trip Planning 07-14-2014, 12:06 PM
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Posted By AntiHero
If anyone asks me for advice on how to travel...

If anyone asks me for advice on how to travel across Europe, here will be my recommendation:

Fly to Europe. Steal a bike. Tear off the plate. Clobber a few people in the head to take their working...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-14-2014, 11:22 AM
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Views: 49,664
Posted By AntiHero
Sorry...meant bike insurance. Changed...

Sorry...meant bike insurance. Changed description.

Oh yeah, and what REALLY pisses me off--either TSA or a bag handler STOLE MY GHOST CHILI POWDER.
Forum: Trip Planning 07-14-2014, 10:58 AM
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Posted By AntiHero
Been a great day. Walked 25 min. to Vodafone to...

Been a great day. Walked 25 min. to Vodafone to score a new SIM card. The 10GB one I bought for 30 Euro was only good for 10 MB. Yes, I got ripped off....fucker said, "10 jeegabyte." So after almost...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-13-2014, 11:36 AM
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Posted By AntiHero
Well, landed yesterday in Milan. The flights were...

Well, landed yesterday in Milan. The flights were typical--cramped, lots of crying babies, bad food, etc. Didn't get any sleep, but still stepped off the plane with energy. Couldn't get my mobile...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-10-2014, 06:12 PM
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Posted By AntiHero
Yep, took all y'alls advice and went with a...

Yep, took all y'alls advice and went with a Garmin. Good thing, too, because Verizon wants to hold my phone hostage to their network. I won't even bother going into the collective stupidity of their...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-07-2014, 06:14 PM
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Views: 49,664
Posted By AntiHero
Thanks for all your advice, guys. I broke down...

Thanks for all your advice, guys. I broke down and picked up a Garmin. No more standing on the side of the highway for me this trip. :)

Regarding that R1--if I had a desire to have all that crap...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-05-2014, 11:36 PM
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Views: 49,664
Posted By AntiHero
I don't want to get into the stupidity I've had...

I don't want to get into the stupidity I've had to deal with lately....first with Verizon, then with JetBlue and Emirates. Fucking 'eh, can't anyone just not fuck anything up? Lesson #17: nothing...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-03-2014, 01:21 AM
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Posted By AntiHero
Thought it would be easy to score a SIM card and...

Thought it would be easy to score a SIM card and use my iPhone in Europe for both data and GPS, but that's proven to be kind of a pain in the ass (Thanks, Verizon!).

If anyone can recommend a...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-02-2014, 10:15 PM
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Views: 49,664
Posted By AntiHero
Been a crazy past week and a half (wait, two...

Been a crazy past week and a half (wait, two weeks?) since trading my beloved in for the younger model. 1000 miles, one service and lots of wrenching to prep the bike for battle.

Installed and...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-02-2014, 08:25 PM
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Posted By AntiHero
Dropping my bike off to be crated tomorrow....

Dropping my bike off to be crated tomorrow. Flying into Milan late next week. It's happening!!!!!
Forum: Trip Planning 06-24-2014, 08:01 PM
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Posted By AntiHero
Yesterday spent some time breaking the motor in...

Yesterday spent some time breaking the motor in properly (varying the revs as much as possible, keeping the RPMs under 6k rpm):
...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-24-2014, 08:21 AM
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Posted By AntiHero
Not to worry. Those pics and the edits look great...

Not to worry. Those pics and the edits look great when viewed on a phone w/Instagram, but not when linked here. Was just a lot easier than downloading to PC, uploading to photobucket, then...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-23-2014, 11:11 PM
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Posted By AntiHero
Spent the past few days breaking the motor in. ...

Spent the past few days breaking the motor in.

Hit up Downtown LA, sort of on the outskirts, where I had a few flashbacks of Detroit:
...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-22-2014, 10:07 PM
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Posted By AntiHero
If it does, it hasn't bothered me one bit. ...

If it does, it hasn't bothered me one bit.

Thanks, Greg! Glad to see you still tuning in.
Forum: Trip Planning 06-22-2014, 12:13 AM
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Posted By AntiHero
Sandstrom: Right now I'm still just using...

Sandstrom: Right now I'm still just using American Plugs.

Mr. ID: Vegas would have been great--too much running around and wrenching right now and not enough space on my back for the 90lbs of...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-20-2014, 05:14 PM
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Posted By AntiHero
I'll look into Redline. UglyBastard: I...

I'll look into Redline.

UglyBastard:
I took the Ducabike rearsets off my old bike and was going to put 'em on the new one. Only issue--well, two--was that a bolt would rub on the swingarm and...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-20-2014, 09:32 AM
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Posted By AntiHero
The bad news is no, there's no difference other...

The bad news is no, there's no difference other than a hazard switch and a larger oil sight window.

The good news? Every bike I've owned I've put more than 30,000 miles on. And they all felt it....
Forum: Trip Planning 06-19-2014, 10:28 PM
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Posted By AntiHero
Cozmo spoiled it! ...

Cozmo spoiled it!

http://scontent-b.cdninstagram.com/hphotos-xfp1/t51.2885-15/10467787_1440918206167866_482248188_n.jpg


The RTW trip will be on a 2014 Panigale S, which is now sitting in the...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-18-2014, 01:06 PM
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Posted By AntiHero
Ok guys, we're on. After considering selling...

Ok guys, we're on. After considering selling mine/buying new or selling mine and flying across the country to pick up a used one, I've got a deal worked out with Newport Beach Ducati and will be...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-17-2014, 10:20 AM
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Posted By AntiHero
Looks like a new constellation was discovered...

Looks like a new constellation was discovered today. Pretty cool:

http://38.media.tumblr.com/851f224dabe6b79902d76419055710bf/tumblr_n7a4te51OL1r7k0y6o1_500.jpg

Well TODAY is the day I'm told...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-09-2014, 06:15 PM
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Views: 49,664
Posted By AntiHero
You guys are hilarous. Even though I don't...

You guys are hilarous. Even though I don't plan--and haven't even been around the world yet, when I first heard of Ducati's Scrambler project I immediately thought, "that's the sequel!" RTW on a...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-09-2014, 01:08 PM
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Views: 49,664
Posted By AntiHero
The 1199 is so friggin loud stock! May have to...

The 1199 is so friggin loud stock! May have to take a different road. ;)
Forum: Trip Planning 06-09-2014, 11:26 AM
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Posted By AntiHero
I'm with ya! I've racked up 600,000 or so other...

I'm with ya! I've racked up 600,000 or so other views on Ducati.ms with the PacNW and Original trip, too....but that's very much preaching to the choir.

On another front--Ducati just announced...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-09-2014, 08:47 AM
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Posted By AntiHero
Yeah, I thought about the ad I could put up for...

Yeah, I thought about the ad I could put up for my bike: "Commute miles, never tracked, never ridden in rain, never redlined, detailed with a diaper after each ride and definitely owned by a...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-08-2014, 12:51 PM
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Posted By AntiHero
That is my first choice. But a lack the kind of...

That is my first choice. But a lack the kind of bank account that would allow me to drop $65k on an Superleggera means no SL for me. Hoping to find a decent price on a 2013 or 14 1199 S (though an R...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-08-2014, 09:27 AM
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Views: 49,664
Posted By AntiHero
Nicoveto: Very sorry my experience has turned you...

Nicoveto: Very sorry my experience has turned you away from your dream bike. As we all know, my bike was extremely reliable up to this point. And the fucked up thing is that it's not like it's a...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-07-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 49,664
Posted By AntiHero
Never needed anything other than oil and gas for...

Never needed anything other than oil and gas for the first trip. Should mean all I need to bring is a couple oil filters. I'm not going through Nigeria, Afghanistan or Iran. Western Russia at the...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-07-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 49,664
Posted By AntiHero
Yep, sounds good....but my warranty expired last...

Yep, sounds good....but my warranty expired last week. Nothing to invoke other than disappointment.
Forum: Trip Planning 06-07-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 49,664
Posted By AntiHero
Thanks for saying so, Mr. Long Trail. I thought...

Thanks for saying so, Mr. Long Trail. I thought around page 4 of my original Ride Report I kind of declared war on both fear and common sense. And that philosophy led me to great places. I'd sooner...
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