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

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

  1. Tarek

    Tarek Accidental Asshole

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    This. Now we need need to stop this hijacking of this thread and get back to listening to what AH has to say
  2. Scooterquest

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    T minus 8 days to our annual Spring Deals Gap pilgrimage, and if the deepest thing I ponder the whole trip is my own navel, then so be it. I've thoroughly enjoyed The AntiHero's RR, especially the lonesome road psychology. Thanks again Dennis for helping me through the winter till my own adventure rolled around!

    If you happen to be in the area, all are welcome around the campfire- it'll be the one with an airborne Fiddy sailing over!:freaky
  3. AntiHero

    AntiHero Long timer

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    Thanks, Manban!

    Ha. Now THAT would be something. And I'd have to be deaf in order to get any writing done with a woman and kid around!

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    Deals gap! Enjoy, scooterquest.
  4. AntiHero

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    Now where were we....oh yes.

    After an exciting ride back to the pits in a track golf cart (I don't think I've ever ridden in a golf cart before), we filmed a little more outside the pits until Ducati closed up and were ready to lock the doors. We moved inside and Ducati hesitantly abandoned us. Though it wasn't exactly like being locked inside the Louvre overnight, it was a privileged and unusual circumstance. We finished the remainder of the interview, the photographers packed up their gear and then I was alone...

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    ...if you can call being in the presence of a colony of Ducatis "alone." For a brief moment I thought about all the times I was really isolated on the trip--in the pouring hail huddled under a tin roof in Herrick, SD; watching a midnight train glide through a cornfield in Wyoming at midnight, bike illuminated by a sliver of silver moon; sitting in a room in Ontario with a cheap print of van Gogh staring at me all night while eating a bag of Intense Pickle Doritos drinking wine. During these and hundreds of similar moments across the country I had no idea what my future would be. No idea if what I was doing was just a grand diversion, a waste of time, or a path to nowhere, or a series of singular events that would eventually connect into some grand plot. But they all meant something while they were happening in the present and I'm happy if that's all. A tremendous collection of memories continue to stay with me in a way that events that are supposed to mean something have not.

    Alone again, at CotA, with keys to the Ducati castle I still had no clue what it meant or why I was really there, what it would or wouldn't lead to. It was just me and a multiplicity of demons (except these ones were real and gorgeous). After a knowing grin, I gathered up up my gear, shut the lights off, and walked away with more memories that will be impossible to forget.

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  5. wiswoodsguy

    wiswoodsguy Kmart shopper

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    This better not be your fade to black moment :cry
  6. Trane Francks

    Trane Francks Been here awhile

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    It's called selective hearing. All us married folk engage in it to some degree. :rofl
  7. jesse v

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    You, my good sir, have picked yourself.

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  8. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8

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    Yo! Dennis, where are the stickers?
  9. rico2072

    rico2072 Been here awhile

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    I guess i'm one step ahead of you, I've learned that trick and I'm not married yet! lol
    I guess i got lucky though, because my girl likes to ride and travel, so i got very lucky.
  10. cmacfar

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    Did you talk more about this interview or am I missing something. I'd love to know what kind of questions he asked you. I know being as awkward of a small talker as I am that it would be pretty short interview :D

    NH: So you road a Ducati across the country?

    Me: Yep

    NH: That's Cool

    Me: Yep

    NH: Alright, see ya later

    Me: Ok
  11. AntiHero

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    I love the design, and the material is decent, but I don't think they'd stand up to enough abuse, so I'm going to source them from another vendor. But I have a stockpile now if anyone wants some!
  12. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8

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    PM sent.
    PS: Is Ducati cool with you using their fairing design as the center design of your sticker?
  13. Contevita

    Contevita Cigar Adventurer

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    PM sent!
  14. AntiHero

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    They fucking better be! I've sold quite a few bikes for them and helped Ducati accomplish from a branding/marketing/PR perspective what they couldn't have possibly done on their own. All at no cost, too.


    As for the Scythes in the background--I just hope the grim reaper doesn't have any issues with it or I'm in big trouble!
  15. fifthcircle

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    Big gulps huh? Welp, see you later...

    Sent from my fat thumbs on a small touch screen.
  16. GeorgiaBound

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    PM sent my man keep up the great RR!
  17. Tiger_DFT

    Tiger_DFT West Aussie old fart

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    AH, thanks.

    I feel like I understand myself a little better due to a motorcycle RR....that hasn't happened before....in fact, I don't think I've ever read anything so well written and so in synch with my clumsy and at times disjointed wonderings.

    I have really enjoyed all aspects of your writing and enjoyed most of the other inmates positive discussions.

    We are lucky free thought is still available to all!

    AH....if you ever come to Australia, you are most welcome at my place. Keep that in mind because I hope you will keep travelling AND writing!!

    Be great to see you and let me show you some Aussie treasures.
    Thanks once again....on so many levels:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap
  18. Trane Francks

    Trane Francks Been here awhile

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    The remarkable indigenous species known as the "sheila" comes to mind. :deal:lol3 (Sorry. For me, female + any variety of Aussie accent = *SWOON*)
  19. desmodab

    desmodab Oversized Canuck

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    Looks great AH - I've always thought the lights on the Pani look a bit like a skull, so with the scythe IMO it all fits.

    DD
  20. rico2072

    rico2072 Been here awhile

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    Your KILLING me AH!!!!!!!!!

    What happened tot he pictures!