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Old 08-09-2012, 10:23 PM   #226
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The most entertaining RR I've come across anywhere. Truly inspiring. I took the liberty of dropping the -anti- from your screen name.

If you can ride that 1199 one tenth as well as you can write and inspire, (and I'm sure you can), you could easily take over Stoner's MotoGP ride next year!

Let us know if you ever decide to publish anything (assuming you haven't as yet). Looking forward to the next installment.

(BTW, even I could ride a superbike cross country, but at ~100 miles/day I'd still be somewhere in Utah).

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Old 08-10-2012, 02:05 AM   #227
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I thinks I need me a Duc in my life
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Old 08-10-2012, 05:54 AM   #228
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Once inside Ducati Minneapolis I briefly thought--wait, did I get hit and is this heaven?:







This is why I avoid Ducati dealerships. I could not walk out of there without a new bike.
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Old 08-10-2012, 06:23 AM   #229
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Couldn't agree more with your vivid interpretation of a color scheme. :)
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Old 08-10-2012, 06:24 AM   #230
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So, what was the surprise they had in store for you? The suspense is killing me!
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Old 08-10-2012, 06:35 AM   #231
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Oh was it the dyno run? That would have been a nice gift :)
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Old 08-10-2012, 06:57 AM   #232
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I got one question for you...

...what the feck do you think you're doing?

Not only are you actually showing people all across this cruiser-infected country that it is possible to TRAVEL on an Italian superbike (provided you can push the pain into a little a little box over there), but you are also blogging about it with enough amazing photos, personal insights and philosophical meanderings that undoubtedly will lead some small percentage of the wallet-on-a-chain, be-tasseled types to start thinking that they can maybe do without the cup holder, sound system and fishtail dragpipes and buy an actual motorcycle. Unfortunately that small percentage works out to be a vast multitude...pretty soon every city block will have at least one chromed-out Hyper or Multi, with tassels and the cup holder they really couldn't do without. That wonderful bonus of exclusivity will be out the window and it will all be your fault! As Cleese once said "It's people like you what cause unrest"
Seriously though, well done man. Very entertaining.
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Old 08-10-2012, 07:11 AM   #233
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I don't know why, but I wouldn't have pictured such a nice Ducati dealer ship in Minneapolis. Never been there though. I guess it is more the size that surprised me.
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Old 08-10-2012, 07:21 AM   #234
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I think your RR stands out for the mix of introspection and reportage. Ran across this blurb from a WB Yeats pome the other day..."how do you tell the dancer from the dance?" Says it all right there. Thanks for a very interesting RR that adds some "why" to the "who, what, where, when" (and the food, and bike porn, of course ). Dance on!
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Old 08-10-2012, 07:26 AM   #235
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...what the feck do you think you're doing?

Not only are you actually showing people all across this cruiser-infected country that it is possible to TRAVEL on an Italian superbike that undoubtedly some small percentage of the wallet-on-a-chain, be-tasseled types will start to think that they can maybe do without the cup holder, sound system and fishtail dragpipes and buy an actual motorcycle.
Seriously though, well done man. Very entertaining.
Listen dude it takes a manly man to trailer a bike to Sturgis.
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Old 08-10-2012, 08:03 AM   #236
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Good stuff man, the bike is amazing ! It takes a psyhco triathlete for such an endevour !
Finished the great Floridian full and half a couple times here in clearmont. Good for you and your
Will to move on and continue to push. Awesome !
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Old 08-10-2012, 08:21 AM   #237
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Since you have a Panigale, I figured you might get a kick out of these photos:

http://motocorsa.com/featured/ducati...top-wallpapers




And this set (total hoot):
http://motocorsa.com/featured/ducati...apers-manigale



Great RR. Keep it up! And besides the prose (which everyone has stated they love), the pics are terrific. I'm really enjoying this. I gotta make it out to Pikes Peak one of these days when I'm better at riding (actually, make that one of these years haha).

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Old 08-10-2012, 03:30 PM   #238
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...what the feck do you think you're doing?

Not only are you actually showing people all across this cruiser-infected country that it is possible to TRAVEL on an Italian superbike (provided you can push the pain into a little a little box over there), but you are also blogging about it with enough amazing photos, personal insights and philosophical meanderings that undoubtedly will lead some small percentage of the wallet-on-a-chain, be-tasseled types to start thinking that they can maybe do without the cup holder, sound system and fishtail dragpipes and buy an actual motorcycle. Unfortunately that small percentage works out to be a vast multitude...pretty soon every city block will have at least one chromed-out Hyper or Multi, with tassels and the cup holder they really couldn't do without. That wonderful bonus of exclusivity will be out the window and it will all be your fault! As Cleese once said "It's people like you what cause unrest"
Seriously though, well done man. Very entertaining.
Amen, brutha! Well said. (Though I do have to confess as sarcastically as I can that after seeing all those pretty handlebar tassels blowing in the wind I kind of wouldn't mind some frilly leather--and maybe some rinestones--on my bar ends!) Come to think of it, Blixa has got me thinking of just how good red pumps go with the bodywork, too!) Hilarious.
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Old 08-10-2012, 06:24 PM   #239
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Old 08-11-2012, 05:47 AM   #240
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...what the feck do you think you're doing?

Not only are you actually showing people all across this cruiser-infected country that it is possible to TRAVEL on an Italian superbike (provided you can push the pain into a little a little box over there), but you are also blogging about it with enough amazing photos, personal insights and philosophical meanderings that undoubtedly will lead some small percentage of the wallet-on-a-chain, be-tasseled types to start thinking that they can maybe do without the cup holder, sound system and fishtail dragpipes and buy an actual motorcycle. Unfortunately that small percentage works out to be a vast multitude...pretty soon every city block will have at least one chromed-out Hyper or Multi, with tassels and the cup holder they really couldn't do without. That wonderful bonus of exclusivity will be out the window and it will all be your fault! As Cleese once said "It's people like you what cause unrest"
Seriously though, well done man. Very entertaining.
AntiHero, not to steal your thread, but after reading your GREAT REPORT and this comment I had to post one small pic for you to see my ride AND this is why I said I think I'm planning too much! LOL



Tassels WILL NOT be included!!!!!! LOL
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