ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > Ride reports
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 10-26-2012, 06:55 PM   #11
AntiHero OP
Beastly Adventurer
 
AntiHero's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2012
Location: Above ground
Oddometer: 1,109
Quote:
Originally Posted by hery22 View Post
I'm anxious to hear Anti Hero's perception and experiences on the 1199 as his bike choice. He could have chosen any bike. My guess is that he feels best on any ride being a part of the Ducati overall experience.
I received three speeding tickets in 30 miles on the Blue Ridge. The engineering of the road is stellar. Banked turns, great traction.
I'll let someone else do the talking for me. The handsome guy on top of my 1199 is Ken--I've mentioned him before, but in case anyone jumped ahead, any of us would happy being him. In addition to having a wonderful wife and kids (and a 276 acre ranch with a couple lakes on it), he's got a lifetime of stories that had me thinking I really need to start living and doing things. Seriously, he's been everywhere and done it all (I'm still trying to get the Malta story out of my head). Hell, he even built his own boat and sailed the Atlantic in it. He's polite and refined (he is English), but you know not to mess with him because he's both physically tenacious and has a mental/intellectual edge that will sort you out properly if you get out of line. He was a bit incredulous when I first showed up, mentioning how my choice in cross-country motorbikes could stand some improvement. Having ridden just about every bike ever made except a Ducati, I thought it was only right to toss him the key.




(I believe he's got a little slip angle going on....)



After a half-hour or so of riding he returned to exclaim (with a restrained voice and a huge smile), "that was the most fun I've ever had on a motorbike." After a pause he grew serious, confiding, "I will never forget that ride as long as I live." We then enjoyed tea and had more great conversation about life and motorbikes.

Hard to top that, gentlemen.

AntiHero screwed with this post 10-30-2012 at 11:45 AM
AntiHero is offline   Reply With Quote
 

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 09:11 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014