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Went for a ride with the DROC (Ducati of Orange County) on Saturday. About 25 bikes, 20 Ducatis, 4 BMW and a Kawasaki. The plan was to go around Lake Arrowhead on the way to Big Bear, but that route was socked in with clouds and treacherous conditions...

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So we skipped Arrowhead and went "straight" to Big Bear where we were able to break through the clouds. Lunch at a place in Big Bear, with all the bikes parked in a group.

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Total miles for the day was about 170.

On the return trip I started gathering images for the MOA Coddiwomple since we were in the area. One of two remaining Wigwam Motels out of an original (I think) eight.

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Nice overhead image @r0ckrat - a unique individual in a gaggle of red.


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The silver bike on the left edge 3 bikes in was picked up by the new owner the night before, and at the stop had just over 100 miles on the ODO. Brand new V4. There were at least 4 V4 Panigales and 2 or 3 more V4's in the group. The Scrambler was a two-up couple.
 

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I rode my bike to the Mildura airport so a potential purchaser could check it out and go for a test ride. We exchanged stories and he took it for a test ride. He didn't need to go far to know it was the bike for him and we agreed on a reasonable price. I offered to help him load it into his plane, but he decided he will be driving up with his son and riding it back to Melbourne in the near future. I've already started looking for a Honda Rebel 1100 to replace it :ROFLMAO:

Much like LoS, even though I'll be R-less I'll be sticking around to post cat and dog pics.

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I rode my bike to the Mildura airport so a potential purchaser could check it out and go for a test ride. We exchanged stories and he took it for a test ride. He didn't need to go far to know it was the bike for him and we agreed on a reasonable price. I offered to help him load it into his plane, but he decided he will be driving up with his son and riding it back to Melbourne in the near future. I've already started looking for a Honda Rebel 1100 to replace it :ROFLMAO:

Much like LoS, even though I'll be R-less I'll be sticking around to post cat and dog pics.

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Where's a moderator when you need one - posting doggie pix simply a pawling.



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Where's a moderator when you need one - posting doggie pix simply a pawling.
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I do agree! On a recent-ish trip I stayed in a motel where the resident Great Dane took an instant liking to me - clearly a doggie of good taste. Who needs a disc-lock with such security around?

And as dog_dogg fades out of the picture (but hopefully only temporarily) I may re-enter, stage-left, as I have my beady eye on a seemingly mint 2011 R1200 R Classic, mit Telelever, with a mere 8,500 km on the clock. The bike is entirely unfarkled, and the elderly owner seems keen to sell and is flexible on his asking price. The bike is only about 130km from me, so I plan to go check it out after May 6th when the seller returns home after a business trip away.

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This tread has gone to the dogs.


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I took the last 3 days to ride from my home in Buckeye, AZ to my lady friend's home in Osoyoos, BC. I spent the first night in Ely, NV spending most miles on side roads, with a small freeway stretch through Las Vegas. The second night was in Baker City, with a long freeway ride from Twin Falls to Baker City, encountering heavy winds, scattered showers and one downpour. From Baker City to Osoyoos was mostly side roads with plenty of lakes, mountains, vineyards and orchards and was the best day weather wise. Crossing the border into Canada was relatively easy, except that I was the winner of the 1 in a 100 lottery that day and had my panniers searched. I'm looking forward to exploring the Okanagan Valley again (I rode the 3 flags classic in 2019) and venturing further afield.
 

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Out for a traditional Ducati club ride today. A back roads route starting central NH, across western MA to a brew pub in Granby CT for Moto GP viewing.
Weather cool and drizzly and it was just me and El Presidente’ showing up at the starting point. Weather turned to mostly dry, but the Gerbings were much appreciated.
One other rider met at the venue and excellent ale and brisket sandwich and Ducati achieved a podium place.
300-ish miles total for the day.

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Out for a traditional Ducati club ride today. A back roads route starting central NH, across western MA to a brew pub in Granby CT for Moto GP viewing.
Weather cool and drizzly and it was just me and El Presidente’ showing up at the starting point. Weather turned to mostly dry, but the Gerbings were much appreciated.
One other rider met at the venue and excellent ale and brisket sandwich and Ducati achieved a podium place.
300-ish miles total for the day.
Love the 'Ducati' yellow!
 

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In a very last minute plan, decided to get out for a couple of nights on the weekend just gone.
Day 1 was a quick escape from Sydney to Ulladulla after work in horrid weather.
Day 2 highlights included Mount Darragh, Bonang Hwy and Alpine Road to Omeo.
Day 3 highlights included Omeo Highway, Granya, Murray River Road and Green Hills.

After doing mostly commutes and dirt bike distractions, I forgot how awesome this bike is.

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I love those place names: Ulladulla, Mitta Mitta, Coddiwomple... :D
 

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I had an errand to run out to Rosemount, only 10 km north of home, but made the most of it by taking the roundabout route along Eudlo Flat Road through to Diddillibah then Rosemount. On the way back I continued up over Kiels Mountain.

They’re lovely winding rural roads, well surfaced, but a bit too populated for highly spirited riding. Nevertheless, a grand day to be out and about exploring, taking the long way round.

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Took a ride out to western Massachusetts using the comfort seat instead of the Corbin, I may sell the Corbin. Warm weather for May here.

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I stopped to help a turtle cross the road before tragedy....and then to take a picture of my bike.

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