Category Archives: Riding the Ducati

These are reports of rides on the Ducati Streetfighter 848. I bought this bike in May 2012.

What’s in Lincoln City?

Not much. Except that it is often where my friends find rental houses for the weekends when we get together on the coast. I had this trip marked on my calendar long time ago. When was it going to happen … Continue reading

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Pacific Coast Loop – March 2014

The weekend before last I ran into my friend Ricardo and his wife at a local grocery store. I had not seen him for a while, as we usually see each other on the soccer pitch and both of us … Continue reading

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Pacific Coast Loop – February 2014

Sunday morning the sun was out early. Doug would be joining me on my first Pacific Ocean loop of 2014.  The Ducati is ready! Because one of my neighbors’ cats picked the Ducati as a territory marker (he has done … Continue reading

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Another trip to Portland

It’s still raining here today and I still have plenty of stories to tell from my rides this summer.  I had big ideas for this summer, going to Alaska was one of them.  In the end, there were only rides … Continue reading

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Portland via The Dalles at the Columbia Gorge

It is a rainy weekend here in Eugene.  I’ve been to the garage a few times already this Sunday morning, checking on my bikes, touching them, I’d rather be riding! Instead, it’s another story I’m writing.  This one was the … Continue reading

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Back to the Cascades: a ride organized by the local Ducati shop

I can’t believe… this ride happened in early summer… I’m still in June on my reporting while at the present time we are at the end of September here in Eugene and it has been raining for a few weeks … Continue reading

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The Ducati Multistrada does the California Sierras

The Multistrada found its way into my garage for me to open my street riding horizons.  It is here to take me on long distance trips while bringing an edge to the touring side of riding, the Ducati edge I … Continue reading

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The Multistrada does the Cascades Lake Highway

[The ride reported here took place  May 11th, 2013] Meandering through the tallest peaks in the mid-Oregon portion of the Cascades, the Cascades Lake Highway is classified as a scenic drive. It starts going west from Bend, passing by the … Continue reading

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Checking the Spruce Goose in McMinnville

I always liked airplanes. I loved when my parents took me to the local airport in Porto Alegre when I was growing up.  The photo below is from the Aeroporto Internacional Salgado Filho (Salgado Filho International Airport) in Porto Alegre.  … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day, Dalai Lama, Closed Mountain Roads, and the Pikes Peak

I once heard that in terms of dedication to their children and families, mothers are all alike around the world. The only thing different between my mother, your mother, their mother, his or her mother is the address. My mother … Continue reading

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