Thanks for the link to roads, Bogfarth. I might be around for longer than a week, esp. if the weather clears up. And/or if I can get a functioning rain suit. Two down so far. I think I'm meant to just get soaked every time I ride.
Speaking of dry weather--it was a sunny day the first time I stopped by MotoCorsa. One of the finest Ducati shops I've been to. Even yesterday when it was pouring it seemed guys would just come in with no reason to be there other than to worship and it's not hard to figure out why.
And for all those women and new-to-motorcycling people for whom Ducati doesn't currently make a bike, here's some hope:
And if that doesn't float your boat, this probably won't either, but so cute you could punt one over the fence: