Coast to Coast (and back?) with an Italian Supermodel

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by AntiHero, Jul 13, 2012.

  1. RxZ

    RxZ Legal Drug Dealer

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    Looks like a good start to your time in Austin. I just "followed" you on Twitter as well, you have some good stuff there! Have fun with the rest of your time in Texas!
  2. Blader54

    Blader54 Long timer

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    Haven't checked in much since the ride ended so am a little late to express my sadness and regret that the Duc was smacked around by some drunken/idiot cager. Terrible, terrible, terrible. I'm sure it will be sad to see any part of her replaced after all you've been through together. You'll have her fixed and put this behind you, after all you're AH! Have fun at the event!
  3. Pepemoto

    Pepemoto Road-slicer

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    Hope your bike's ok as well as you. It had happened to me before and got riled up so bad. *sign*

    Anyway, I have a feeeeeeling Ducati will beckon you to Italy if they're secretly building a big Sport Tourer. (U never know!)
  4. obnoxious2

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    Ben Spies?! :eek1
  5. mint julep

    mint julep Been here awhile

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    Hey Dennis, you are living the dream.
    Hanging with the big boys, Nicky Hayden, Ben Spies, et all.
    Looks like you are part of the Ducati familia now.
    Maybe you could be their endurance/distance test rider.
    Nice to see peeps get rewarded every now and then, considering your journey.

    Cheers,
    Dave
  6. The Killstar

    The Killstar Ted Simon Acolyte

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    If you need a free beer in Austin, let me know! I just moved to the area on the new year.
  7. ducnut

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  8. rk604

    rk604 n00b

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    Took a little while for the sign up process from the admins, but i decided to make my first post after reading 100+ pages of your report. I must say that I am impressed seeing someone take a duc cross country and back. I had ideas of taking long distance trips with my 848 but have always been reluctant but you've definitely put all my doubts away. I must admit that I didn't post up here just cause i rode a duc, but it is also cause im an S owner myself :)

    If you happen to head up towards Vancouver BC, let me know, I'd be happy to show you around town and take you to many multicultural foods in Vancouver
  9. guavadude

    guavadude de-composer

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    Ugh, so sorry to hear about the hit and run. I watch this cop show "First 48" and they often catch criminals by checking nearby security cameras for a similar vehicle driving off around that time.
    Might be worth a shot. If you find them, pretty sure a couple hundred ADV members will help you give them a talking to.
  10. fifthcircle

    fifthcircle Beer Knurd

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    That's a great picture!
  11. mario33

    mario33 Howling around...

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  12. fifthcircle

    fifthcircle Beer Knurd

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  13. AntiHero

    AntiHero Long timer

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    Hey, that's me!

    Back from Austin. Beat. Very exhausted. Will post a complete review once I can get my head around what just happened.

    I will say in advance, though, that my respect for Ducati has grown significantly. After having spent three days with 'em, it's clear now why bikes such as the Panigale, Multistrada, Streetfighter, etc., exist. Everyone at Ducati is a fanatic. The end result of relentless dedication and passion? Extraordinary bikes and the extraordinary experience of riding one. (See above.)
  14. fifthcircle

    fifthcircle Beer Knurd

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    Got my shirt. :D

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    Sent from my fat thumbs on a small touch screen.
  15. oalvarez

    oalvarez Resident Raggamuffin

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    Wicked pics, Dennis....looks like you had a super time. Wow! :eek1 :clap
  16. jesse v

    jesse v Motorcyclist

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    GoPro footage. Right. Now.
  17. 3B43

    3B43 Adventurer

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    We still doing dinner at 'The Bear' next month? Looking forward to hearing MORE 'bout your COTA 'XXXperience'!!
  18. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    Old friend of mine is a journo, at the same event. Sounds like you had more fun than him, but he's been doing these things too long. I need to go in his place next time. :D
  19. DJGypsy

    DJGypsy Ewok Taxidermist

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    read the whole thread a few weeks ago, been watching it ever since. my heart aches with joy to see someone living their dream so fully.

    go get 'em AntiHero! you're a true inspiration!
  20. AntiHero

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    Not of me, but a Youtube vid of the experience:

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    3B43: Just got word that I will have to be in Pittsburgh next month for a meeting. On the 25th, no less. Stay tuned--if the meeting ends on the 24th, I might be able to get a late night flight back to CA.

    Love the shirt, fifthcircle!