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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by bwhip62, Mar 18, 2015.
Zubb, that place is called the Lochsa Lodge. Great area with fantastic food. Glad you came out ok.
Thanks for the reminder, on the name.
Two college guys came by in a ratty forerunner. They were counting wolves for the state game Dept. I threw my side cases and self in the bed and they drove me back there
@bwhip62 stories always light me up. So many good memories and roads in Idaho. .
I'm pretty sure that I have an addiction. To fast, beautiful, Italian works of art.
A few weeks back, I was having strong, irrational impulses to buy a gorgeous V4 superbike. I needed someone to talk me out of it. I knew it was totally impractical and unnecessary. Lots of other needs, now and in the future. So, I reached out to some reasonable people I know to steer me in the prudent direction. First was my buddy Etienne, who said "I definitely think you should buy it." No help there. Next, the very level-headed Zoltan, who said "I definitely think you should buy it." Arrrggghhh. Enablers everywhere. Nice guys, for sure. But total moto-addicted enablers. Okay, I'll do the unthinkable. I told Mrs. Whip what I was thinking. "I definitely think you should buy it." Probably feeling guilty from adding a couple of new puppies to our tiny house.
So, being outvoted by these rational, reasonable people - what could I do?Found a great deal on this masterpiece. 2018 Panigale V4 S Speciale. If it wasn't a Ducati, I'd swear that my buddy Tim must have owned it previously. Never seen a bike with 3500 miles on it this meticulously cared for. I can't take my eyes off of it.
200 HP at the wheel. Sounds very, very angry. In a good way. Lovely, impossible mixture of raw and refined.
Incredibly stoked and grateful, to say the least.
Totally ridiculous. Totally unnecessary. Totally impractical.
And I'm completely in love, and completely flabbergasted that this spectacular work of insanely fast Italian art is in my garage.
Oh no. Now you've done it!
congrats...theres nothing quite like the sound of a V4 moto engine...I have 3 Honda V4s in my garage...they are addicting
What he said...V4 madness is easy to catch, hard to cure. Except with more V4's of course.
Brian...would love to see the whole stable represented in one photo if you have such an image or can pose one. That is quite a magnificent collection you have!
Thanks so much! It certainly feels like a dream. I tell my friends that I'm overcompensating for when I was a kid and all my friends had motocross bikes (we lived in the desert in SoCal), and they'd never let me get one.
I did shoot a couple of quick "Italian Family Photos" last week. The only family member missing is our exchange student - the Aprilia RSV4 track bike, which is at my friend's home in Quebec.
I know that there are people with even more nice bikes, or Ferraris, or whatever - but to me this is just an unbelievable dream. Very grateful, to say the least.
I hate you.
You are living a very beautiful dream, indeed! And because you have chosen to share a bit of it here through your beautiful photography we can dream as well. Thank you, Sir!
Ahh, thank you so much!
Added an edit above to my most recent adventure - specifically the issue of needing to adjust my loose chain:
* [Edit: Okay, so I’m officially an idiot. A few days after the trip I discovered that, although there isn’t much in the minimalist underseat toolkit on a Multistrada - two of the three tools it does have, include a 10mm Allen wrench and a chain adjuster tool. What a dope. ]
Not an idiot, but perhaps getting a taste of the pleasures of being "chronologically gifted"
Man, have you ever been tested for AMD?
"Attention Motorcycle Deficit"
I hate you more!
Multiple Bike Disorder
Love Duc. No Japanese design can't come even close.
Hey, that's my story as well. My friends had those lawnmower engine powered mini bikes when I was a kid but my parents wouldn't let me get one. I didn't get my first bike until I was 22 and I have been overcompensating ever since.
Congrats on the new addition to your collection. It must be tough deciding which bike to ride!
Had planned to take a long ride over in Oregon on Saturday of the three-day weekend, but my big home tree trimming project turned out to be massive. So, instead it was three separate short-ish rides on three of the four sexy Italians (Tuono, Hyper and Pani). About an hour each. Pinching myself over how fortunate I am to have these and be able to ride them on some lovely roads nearby. Each one is completely perfect for me in its own way. Didn't take pics on the Hyper ride, too busy being a hooligan I guess. Snapped a few on the other two.
Tuono is still my all time favorite bike to ride. Hyper is the most fun bike for lower speed madness. Panigale thrills me like nothing I've ever ridden. So grateful.
You're fortunate to have a job which affords you the opportunity to buy such fantastic bikes and a wife who doesn't inhibit such pleasures.