Welcome to NC
Welcome to NC. I have been following along with your ride report.
A colleague of mine recently left the US to head back to his home country, Italy. He is a huge Ducati fan.
I stopped by the new Ducati dealership here in North Raleigh. I told the sale man (Mark) about your journey on the 1199. He thought that must be one hell of a trip on a Panigale. I finally saw a 1199 Panigale at the dealership. Nice choice on a bike. The sale mans also talked about the female appeal.
Enjoy our great state of NC. Hopefully mother nature allows you to have dryer and warmer rides.