The Wild West on a Ducati Scrambler

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by AntiHero, Mar 24, 2015.

  1. bluestar

    bluestar sheep shagger

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    :photog :poser :poser

    From a little town with a population of 800 and the average home is probably worth under 50K.

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    Malibu needs to take lessons. :deal
  2. Scourge

    Scourge Long timer

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    Ha! Even Chetsville outdid that effort! Love the report. Keep it comin'

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  3. rtwpaul

    rtwpaul out riding...

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    Dennis, sorry i missed you in Vegas, the day you were here i was riding in Titus Canyon!!!

    we were less than 24 hours apart

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    keep the info coming, good to see another option for a potential RTW bike

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  4. StevenF

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    I love living my thrust for adventure through your posts, hopefully I'll have an adventure of my own one day. As usual, beautiful photographs and an exhilarating read!
  5. BSUCardinalfan

    BSUCardinalfan Been here awhile

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    This is a great ride report. I think it helps that it is on a very unknown, but much anticipated, bike. This is really the first time most of us out here in the real world have been able to get even a second hand impression of how the bike works in the sorts of situations we imagine ourselves maybe using it one day.

    To have someone with AntiHero's talents with words and iphone pictures putting it together for us is just icing on the cake. Someone at Ducati is pretty smart for making this happen.:beer
  6. Vikingtazz

    Vikingtazz Will ride for food.

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    Love the pics - love the words.
    Excellent RR

    StevenF - I realize it was a typo, but "...my thrust for adventure..." is an awesome saying.
  7. justafurnaceman

    justafurnaceman Imaginary

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    That's sig line worthy! Well, most of what you write is....

    Great stuff Dennis, glad I found you on Instagram. Being an east coast guy the only desert experience I have is Ft Irwin, CA and Iraq and Afghanistan. I really want to take a trip out there on a motorcycle and ride around!
  8. infinwin

    infinwin n00b

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    Another great ride report, Dennis! You already inspired me to buy this:
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    I'm thinking a Scrambler would be the perfect companion for the 899...
  9. Gvidon

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    Now i feel like riding to Death Valley :rofl
  10. kickstandsup

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    HURRYÂ…"but it's a dry heat" :1drink

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  11. AntiHero

    AntiHero Long timer

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    kickstandup: It is definitely dry. You don't sweat in DV, as the water evaporates before it has time to bead. Not too sure if the dryness makes it any more pleasant, though. 115-120 is hot no matter what!

    Before I get to Malibu and the Coast--a couple parting shots of LA:

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    Headed up PCH. Lots of traffic, lots of construction.

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    In the three years I've lived in LA I've been to the beach three times. Once during open-water training for an M-Dot event, once while heading up 1 to SF when I first started out on a Coast to Coast trip on my 1199, and this time. Every time I come out I'm reminded why I haven't been out in a very long time: too many cars, too many people! But ya don't have to go far off PCH to get a little solitude in.
  12. AntiHero

    AntiHero Long timer

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    Short ride just above PCH:

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/AUotUuO0SgA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    You can thank GoPro for calibrating their mic to precisely record only the sound of howling wind.
  13. SilkMoneyLove

    SilkMoneyLove Long timer

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    I'll be riding from LB on a trip coming up. Heading north. My original thought was to ride PCH right away, but I'll be seeing coastal beauty for a few days. Is highway 33 a good option? I'm trying to avoid construction delays and while Malibu is nice looking, I don't care to take in the scenery of stop&go traffic.

    I plan to ride PCH for much of my trip, jumping off around Santa Cruz and taking a mountain road up to San Fran.

    Anyhow, my point is, I appreciate the back and forth of this part of the thread. It is easy to get burnt out on people when they are all around you and all you see is decay. It is also important to see the beauty around you as well. Every person needs to find that balance.
  14. CKutzGO

    CKutzGO Been here awhile

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    I've never been there, but I'd check it out.

    I do however live in an awesome city, with lots of local business, arts, music and countryside/mountains within minutes. I considered it a massive upgrade to my living situation to move here, paying the premium to live it up while i'm young and can do so.
    Yet I routinely meet people who are from here and despise it and just wish they could get out of here. It's an interesting thing, how more often then not, the place we live eventually becomes somewhere we wish we didn't.
    Maybe people like AH that have decided to pursue a life on the road have got it right. By outrunning the repetition that brews this disdain for location.
  15. Mikey Boy

    Mikey Boy Been here awhile

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    I'm 6' 1" tall. How was comfy was it? Could you stand up and reach the bears without bending down too much? Going to sit on one at a dealer soon but they haven't come in yet. Awesome RR and great pics. DV is a magical place. :clap
  16. ExtremeRide

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    Do you have more videos?
  17. GB

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    Mop up time.....:cob

    The Ride Reports rules are posted at the top of the forum.

    The beauty of this place is not only seeing parts of the world we don't often see, but we also get to hear the OP's perceptions as he/she sees them. Perception is reality. Two people visit the same place (be it a restaurant, a town, a city or a country and/or ride the same motorcycle model) and one person perceives it as a shit hole and the other person perceives it as paradise. Who's right? Both are, because to them, perception is reality.

    Please do not disrupt this ride report with your own rebuttals of the OP's views. You don't like what the OP has to say, don't read it. We have other forums in the basement where you can debate your views. Pissing contests in RR is a big :nono

    from the posted RR rules:

    &#8226; Ride reports in the Ride Reports forum should have a beginning and an end. Let the Original Poster tell his/her story, it's his ride report and it's his observations to make as he perceives them. If you don't like it, don't read it. Ride Reports is not the place for a rebuttal. Inappropriate off-topic idle banter will be pruned and punted at our discretion. Never ending threads are considered personal weblogs (blogs) and will be moved to a more appropriate forum. We invite you to visit the Inmates forum if you wish to post a blog, where you and your viewers may indulge in personal details, idle banter and drivel.


    Now back to riding a Scrambler in the Wild West. :lurk
  18. jerdog53

    jerdog53 Crop Dusting Everywhere

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  19. AntiHero

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    Thank you, GB. :wink:

    Extremeride: I've got lots of videos. Need to edit them into a supercut....will most likely come at the end.

    Mikey: I'm 6'1 (in the boots I was wearing) and the bars were at a perfect height while standing up.

    CKutzGO: You took the words right out of my mouth: "By outrunning the repetition that brews this disdain for location."

    SilkMoneyLove: Will shoot you a PM.
  20. dedave

    dedave Gold in dem dare hills

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    Great write up!

    I sure hope this kicks the other manufactures in the arse to build a proper scrambler. Every enduro out there I need a stepladder to get on. Naked bike, no obnoxious fairings, power, low center of G, what's not to like?

    Favor please, more glam shots of the left side. :evil

    You are a lucky devil, hard work pays off sometimes eh?