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Forum: Ride reports 02-03-2014, 07:57 AM
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Views: 332,536
Posted By musicman
Sad, one of my favorite ADV threads ever, not to...

Sad, one of my favorite ADV threads ever, not to mention losing a fabulous host in Italy. Good fortune in the new job.
Forum: Ride reports 06-17-2013, 07:12 AM
Replies: 1,080
Views: 332,536
Posted By musicman
Welcome back Tage. Having ridden in Sardegna...

Welcome back Tage. Having ridden in Sardegna twice, I am looking forward to your report. You seem to have gone to many places I did not go so all the better. Looking at your Spot tracks I was rather...
Forum: Ride reports 04-12-2013, 07:17 AM
Replies: 2,050
Views: 1,201,354
Posted By musicman
Don't know if Vickie Smith was there, but she is...

Don't know if Vickie Smith was there, but she is a Ducati insider who pulls strings for American Ducati customers. Since USA is their biggest market, it would seem wise of Ducati to sponsor you on a...
Forum: Ride reports 03-25-2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 2,050
Views: 1,201,354
Posted By musicman
Claudio most likely heard of you through Vickie...

Claudio most likely heard of you through Vickie Smith.. a person you should get to know. I do not know her exact title now but she works for Ducati in rider/club relations for the US. I sent her a...
Forum: Ride reports 03-05-2013, 07:54 PM
Replies: 1,080
Views: 332,536
Posted By musicman
I too, am missing one of the more diverse and...

I too, am missing one of the more diverse and intelligent ride reports on the interwebz. In the meantime I have had to amuse myself by actually riding. The ride report "Coast to Coast on an Italian...
Forum: Ride reports 01-29-2013, 07:06 AM
Replies: 2,050
Views: 1,201,354
Posted By musicman
I have followed this report from the beginning...

I have followed this report from the beginning and have told many people about it. If you plan to go to Europe I may have a cost-effective motorcycle solution for you. Will PM you on that.

Thanks...
Forum: Ride reports 01-22-2013, 06:55 AM
Replies: 2,050
Views: 1,201,354
Posted By musicman
Ducshop in Atlanta does my non-warranty work....

Ducshop in Atlanta does my non-warranty work. There are other excellent, independent Ducati shops around the country. I do hydraulic systems flush and oil changes myself, leaving the infrequent valve...
Forum: Ride reports 01-20-2013, 07:40 AM
Replies: 2,050
Views: 1,201,354
Posted By musicman
There are plenty of great independent shops...

There are plenty of great independent shops around the country that will do Ducati maintenance for about 1/2 the price of dealers. Their work is as good or better than most dealers, although YMMV....
Forum: Ride reports 12-13-2012, 01:33 AM
Replies: 2,050
Views: 1,201,354
Posted By musicman
looks like you ran into my buddy Alex in Austin....

looks like you ran into my buddy Alex in Austin. he's on a bit of a road trip too.
Forum: Ride reports 11-10-2012, 02:20 PM
Replies: 2,050
Views: 1,201,354
Posted By musicman
As a resident of the fine state of Georgia, I can...

As a resident of the fine state of Georgia, I can advise that the above road has more radar traps than anywhere else because it is the safest on which to drive fast. Straight and with little traffic,...
Forum: Ride reports 11-07-2012, 06:31 AM
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Views: 1,201,354
Posted By musicman
...but do some research to find out which days...

...but do some research to find out which days the traffic is lightest. It can be a frustrating, while scenic highway.
Forum: Ride reports 11-02-2012, 07:28 AM
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Views: 1,201,354
Posted By musicman
Malaysian foo

There is a family-owned small chain called "Panang" with small restaurants all across the country. Every one of them them is owned by a relative. They are quite good... and quite authentic for...
Forum: Ride reports 10-25-2012, 02:20 PM
Replies: 2,050
Views: 1,201,354
Posted By musicman
Totally agree but must say, doing the trip...

Totally agree but must say, doing the trip handicapped on such an ill-suited bike makes the story 2 x more interesting. Keep up the fine work. One of the best trip reports evah, IMHO.

and watch...
Forum: Ride reports 10-25-2012, 02:17 PM
Replies: 2,050
Views: 1,201,354
Posted By musicman
Yup, that was a double retail, reduced content...

Yup, that was a double retail, reduced content version Garmin that sold poorly for a few years as an option for the Multistrada. It did have Ducati dealers per-entered as points of interest.
Forum: Ride reports 09-19-2012, 08:23 AM
Replies: 2,050
Views: 1,201,354
Posted By musicman
Those chicks have the bored and precious look of...

Those chicks have the bored and precious look of professional models, not actual fantasy-convention nerdettes, who would be reveling in the attention they are getting.
Forum: Ride reports 09-10-2012, 10:43 PM
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Views: 1,201,354
Posted By musicman
In the land where the Panigale was born, donkey...

In the land where the Panigale was born, donkey ravioli and horse ragu are considered special treats.
Forum: Ride reports 09-04-2012, 03:15 PM
Replies: 2,050
Views: 1,201,354
Posted By musicman
Yes it is and as a frequest Italy traveler can...

Yes it is and as a frequest Italy traveler can verify that the pizza looks highly authentic, including the bufalo mozzerella.
Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2012, 02:16 PM
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Views: 1,201,354
Posted By musicman
dang!

dang!
Forum: Ride reports 08-26-2012, 08:43 PM
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Views: 1,201,354
Posted By musicman
Squalor show.:waysad Your Detroit pics tell a...

Squalor show.:waysad Your Detroit pics tell a cautionary tale.
Forum: Ride reports 08-24-2012, 09:53 AM
Replies: 2,050
Views: 1,201,354
Posted By musicman
Not to poke a stick in a hornet's nest but ADV...

Not to poke a stick in a hornet's nest but ADV guys with full adventure GS1200s and gianormous aluminum cases who spend more time at Starbucks than transversing Africa seem not that different from...
Forum: Europe 07-30-2012, 09:51 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 11,633
Posted By musicman
Your breakdowns provided plenty of drama on this...

Your breakdowns provided plenty of drama on this trip. Overcoming challenges makes for a good report.
Forum: Europe 07-23-2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 11,633
Posted By musicman
Well, at least your starter got a good...

Well, at least your starter got a good cleaning... :D
Forum: Europe 07-09-2012, 08:21 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 11,633
Posted By musicman
I truly wish I could offer some help.

I truly wish I could offer some help.
Forum: Europe 06-28-2012, 09:12 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 11,633
Posted By musicman
Didn't they get the memo up there that's it's...

Didn't they get the memo up there that's it's almost July? it will be 102 f here in Atlanta on Saturday.
Forum: Europe 06-16-2012, 06:35 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 11,633
Posted By musicman
Good luck on your adventure. High hopes that the...

Good luck on your adventure. High hopes that the FD gods will smile on you.. After what you have been through, your brand loyalty is admirable. :clap

I just had a small group riding in Sardinia...
Forum: EMEA 01-28-2012, 02:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,125
Posted By musicman
Eligio and his rental gal Mariaelena are good...

Eligio and his rental gal Mariaelena are good folks. In addition to the above transportation from airport I find it quicker/easier to take the Malpensa bus to the "central bus depot" and a cab from...
Forum: EMEA 01-28-2012, 02:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,125
Posted By musicman
Mototouring Biancoblue CIMT has depots in...

Mototouring
Biancoblue
CIMT has depots in Milano and Roma
Forum: EMEA 01-28-2012, 01:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,705
Posted By musicman
+2 the challenge is finding a part of Italy that...

+2 the challenge is finding a part of Italy that is not good for riding. they are there, but you have to look hard.
Forum: Ride reports 08-09-2011, 07:39 AM
Replies: 1,080
Views: 332,536
Posted By musicman
Every BMW dealer must have a huge bin of FD parts...

Every BMW dealer must have a huge bin of FD parts in stock, even if they don't have one spark plug or air filter. :lol3

As to the mighty Panda, I rented one on my last trip to Italy in May and it...
Forum: Ride reports 01-14-2011, 09:06 PM
Replies: 1,080
Views: 332,536
Posted By musicman
key word above is "wants" when "need" should have...

key word above is "wants" when "need" should have been the criteria.

Observing the way different countries tax & spend our money is part of the fun of traveling. I wish the US government would...
Forum: Ride reports 01-09-2011, 10:50 AM
Replies: 1,080
Views: 332,536
Posted By musicman
What can I say... another stellar report. You...

What can I say... another stellar report. You truly capture the essence of the place, the food, the people and weave philosophy throughout. :clap

Abbie and I will be back in Italy for the month...
Forum: Beasts 01-07-2011, 07:56 PM
Replies: 5,947
Views: 1,180,432
Posted By musicman
Just installed their crashbars on my MTS1200st....

Just installed their crashbars on my MTS1200st. Easy install, great instructions and they look sturdy.
Forum: Ride reports 11-28-2010, 01:58 PM
Replies: 1,080
Views: 332,536
Posted By musicman
Enjoying your trip vicariously, as usual. Abbie...

Enjoying your trip vicariously, as usual. Abbie and I will be back in Italy in May riding Milano to Marches to Abruzzo to Roma in a week with a group, then staying another two weeks somewhere south...
Forum: Ride reports 09-29-2010, 08:45 AM
Replies: 1,080
Views: 332,536
Posted By musicman
Thank you again for the home-cooked meal, the...

Thank you again for the home-cooked meal, the best of my three weeks in Italy... and that says a lot. Tage and his bride are wonderful hosts. Find a way to visit and stay at one of his apartments as...
Forum: Road warriors 07-05-2010, 10:46 PM
Replies: 517
Views: 104,915
Posted By musicman
I think the electrical goodies are German on this...

I think the electrical goodies are German on this bike. I've had my Touring S for three weeks. Definite surging between 3000-4000 RPM when cruising. The dealer says he will update the map when I...
Forum: Ride reports 01-26-2010, 05:25 PM
Replies: 1,080
Views: 332,536
Posted By musicman
When I'm touring around Italy on the bike and...

When I'm touring around Italy on the bike and want to stay in Rome I stay in this place- Hotel Casa Domitilla via delle Sette Chiese, 280, 00147 Roma (RM), Italy <NOBR>06 513 3956</NOBR>‎...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Europe, Africa, & Middle East 01-10-2010, 07:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 15,379
Posted By musicman
We rented a villa near Florence last fall. I...

We rented a villa near Florence last fall. I mostly rode the bike I keep in Milan but the other couple had their own car and drove a lot. My friend got two speed-cam tickets almost a year after the...
Forum: Ride reports 11-28-2009, 08:03 PM
Replies: 1,080
Views: 332,536
Posted By musicman
most excellent, Tage! :clap

most excellent, Tage! :clap
Forum: Ride reports 11-23-2009, 06:09 AM
Replies: 1,080
Views: 332,536
Posted By musicman
:ear :lurk Your audience awaits!

:ear :lurk Your audience awaits!
Forum: Road warriors 11-01-2009, 06:24 PM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 594,757
Posted By musicman
My Monster which lives in Georgia, close to the...

My Monster which lives in Georgia, close to the mountains:

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e275/roysteve/Bikes/ducrtside.jpg

My Aprilia Futura, which lives in Milan and takes me on a lot of...
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