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Old 04-01-2013, 06:52 AM   #1711
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That is awesome AH, both in imagery and execution of a gravel hillclimb on a sportsbike. Very cool.
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Old 04-01-2013, 07:22 AM   #1712
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Pics of Scottsdale to Vegas:

Appropriate ;)

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Primitive road? Ya think! Government uh:
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:10 PM   #1713
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Itching for a journey

I'm halfway through the RR and already wanting to take my duc on a similar journey as yours. Fantastic reading!
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Old 04-02-2013, 02:04 PM   #1714
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This is about the most profound reading I've ever done on the internet. This ride report has infected my daily thoughts. I gave up my beloved 1098 to get a R1200GS so my 9 year old daughter and my wife can go riding with me. I will be back on a Ducati when I can afford to keep the GS and have the Ducati.

I think very few people understand how motorcycles can become a way of life. This report captures what it’s like to live and breathe motorcycles day in and day out. Pure sport bikes and dirt bikes are my favorite because there is little there that doesn't absolutely need to be. There is truly nothing better than being one with the machine and it becoming your companion, almost transcending being an inanimate object. Thank you for the time and commitment it took to document your trip.
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Old 04-02-2013, 04:12 PM   #1715
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I think very few people understand how motorcycles can become a way of life. There is truly nothing better than being one with the machine and it becoming your companion, almost transcending being an inanimate object.
Very well stated and I couldn't agree more. I hope a Ducati comes back into your life sooner than you expect.
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Old 04-03-2013, 04:48 AM   #1716
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That sounds like something Vicki might have had a hand in. She knows more people inside Ducati than anyone, short of Cladio...

If you've never met her, make of point of doing so.
I met her and Rich 2 years ago at Ducstock and I've never met 2 more passionate, personable and genuinely nice Ducatisti in my life.
In my opinion they are royality in the Ducati world.

Looks like were going to have to add your name to that list soon enough Antihero.

jimi
Just had dinner with Vicki at the weekly S.FL Ducati Owners Meetup last night and brought this discussion up with her. She DID send word of this Ride Report to Ducati, but in her words, she's not sure whether or not Ducati Corporate was already aware of AH's ride...

...she really is the "eyes and ears" for Ducati, given her vast social network.
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:28 AM   #1717
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I'm on page 77.
can not find the words to describe your talent. your biggest ability is to hit a perfect match between words and feelings. it's like you know how to refine so many thoughts into a resonant sentence. you were blessed dude! waiting for your book (and if necessary will translate it to hebrew [yep, I'm jew but will do it for free]).
I'm about to do a us roadtrip this summer (the common R1200GS , still do not have the guts to drive on a superbike) and will definetaly read your RR few times again.
warm greetings from Israel.
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Old 04-04-2013, 03:18 PM   #1718
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PMs sent. Always a great feeling to log in and see so much great feedback. Should have a fairly substantial update soon, so stay tuned!
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Old 04-04-2013, 04:11 PM   #1719
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i'm on page 77.
Can not find the words to describe your talent. Your biggest ability is to hit a perfect match between words and feelings. It's like you know how to refine so many thoughts into a resonant sentence. You were blessed dude! Waiting for your book (and if necessary will translate it to hebrew [yep, i'm jew but will do it for free]).
I'm about to do a us roadtrip this summer (the common r1200gs , still do not have the guts to drive on a superbike) and will definetaly read your rr few times again.
Warm greetings from israel.
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Old 04-04-2013, 05:09 PM   #1720
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Knocked over Duc

Damn, each time I see that photo of the bike on its side it makes me cringe.
I hope the dumb ass that was the cause makes his way to hell before the rest of us!
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Old 04-04-2013, 08:10 PM   #1721
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Yo Anti, you should plan to include this when you get to Europe.
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=858688
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Old 04-05-2013, 07:28 AM   #1722
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PMs sent. Always a great feeling to log in and see so much great feedback. Should have a fairly substantial update soon, so stay tuned!
Great to hear!
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Old 04-06-2013, 08:38 PM   #1723
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Yo Anti, you should plan to include this when you get to Europe.
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=858688
Sounds great, except for the 100hp limit. Hmmmm....maybe if I mix 1/2 gallon of gas with 1/2 gallon of water? Or hack the ECU and set the rev limiter to 5000 RPM? :)
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Old 04-06-2013, 09:47 PM   #1724
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First of all, a buddy of mine sent me this RR, saying 'you and this guy have alot in common'. I started reading have communicated with Dennis a few times.

Cafe Racer, FWIW...you're not alone....."That was over five years ago".......

I built two houses by myself, the last one because my wife wanted acreage for her horses. Kitchen addition, big barn, 1000' of fencing/etc (you get the picture).....and I retired early, turning down a promotion/more $$$ because she wanted me 'out of that fucking job'! I couldn't really argue with her there. I've never been more content! and then.....a year after I retired, she wanted a change....the change being me leaving. Yeah, a divorce! That was five years ago.............

I crawled off, dragging my severed heart, soul, spirit and 'being' and tried to heal up. Can't say I wandered. More like a blind man in a large room trying to find a door and then realizing that there is no door! I have to climb out! Learned alot about ME during my climb out of th at room! Learned ALOT, but am fightin certain aspects of 'me'.

Cut to today.....in a much better place! I've taken numerous road trips, over the last 2+ years, and have a few planned for this year. A new bike is sitting in the garage (MultiStrada) and.......have a new woman that 'understands what moves me'! Ain't life interesting!

As Dennis said....I've never been on my bike without having totally clarity/calmness/peace! My mind is in neutral, but totally focused. Some buddy's of mine ride listening to music and want to know why I don't. Simple....when my helmet goes on, I'm totally alone in my own world and I don't want outside influences!

Cafe.....I'm bout 5 hrs north of you in Humboldt county. You ride this way.....
Yeah... On occasion. Planning on riding to Alberta in June. Possibly passing through.

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Old 04-06-2013, 11:24 PM   #1725
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I am. But my bike is still in the shop--As soon as my clip ons come in I'll probably pick her up, seeing as though all the other parts will probably take some time to come in. So if you see someone on a Panigale with jacked up bodywork, it's me!
When you get your bike back lets set up a breakfast ride. I'm in San Francisco off of Monterey Ave.

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