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2013 Ducati Hyperstrada – Launch and First Ride

When I heard rumors about the Ducati Hyperstrada, a touring  version of the revised Hypermotard line, I thought of it as a great fun machine. I had ridden the Ducati Hypermotard before, and I knew how nimble it was, a … Continue reading

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2013 Ducati Multistrada 1200 Pikes Peak – First Ride

As you have guessed from my previous two posts, I chose the Multistrada as my next step from the Streetfighter. I picked it up Saturday morning, March 9th, a nice sunny day making it a great way to start this … Continue reading

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180° South, Economics, Alaska, Marshall Islands, and my new Motorcycle

Last Friday I finally met my new motorcycle when I stopped by the European Motorcycles of Western Oregon (EMCWOR) to start its paper work process.  Beautiful and shiny under a bright and sunny March day, there it was waiting for … Continue reading

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The Ducati Streetfigher 848 and the Stockholm Syndrome

A look back at my 2012 Riding Season  The 2012 riding season was an extraordinary riding season for me. I mostly rode a bike that is completely different than what I traditionally ride.  A bike that pushed my road riding … Continue reading

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Testing the 2013 Ducati Multistrada (and how it compares to the 2010-12 Multistrada)

The weekend before last I had the privilege of riding, back to back, two great motorcycles: the 2010 Multistrada and the brand new 2013 Multistrada.  After a short three years in production we have here a rather long list of … Continue reading

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The Ducati goes to Yachats on the Oregon Coast. Again!

One of the fellow motorcycle bloggers in the Pacific Northwest, or maybe he would say Pacific Southwest since he is in beautiful British Columbia just north of the border, invited me for lunch on the coast. Bob and his wife … Continue reading

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Happy Hour in the Wine Country

I’ve been mostly riding on Sundays.  But it is possible to organize work so that I can leave the office a couple of hours early and ride to nice places not too far from Eugene under plenty of day light, … Continue reading

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The Ducati, Oregon Vinyards, Mary’s Peak, Old Cars and the Pacific

Even on my customary pacific loop rides I’m in search of something different and new to see or to learn or to capture with my camera. The pacific loop has a lot to offer: I can use alternate roads, for … Continue reading

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The Ducati and the Wooden Boat show in Toledo, Oregon

The list of lame excuses to ride the Yellow Hooligan Machine goes on. Whether it is a cup of coffee 100 miles away in Sisters, an Oyster farm in Winchester Bay, or a bowl of Manila Clam Chowder in Yachats, … Continue reading

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Back to Mary’s Peak with the Ducati

2012 has brought a great Summer for riding around here. But I have not made my long distance riding plans a reality – they are still in the dreams department.  And as days get shorter, the cooler breezes arriving,  the … Continue reading

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