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Offline TYKE

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Re: Why we love motorcycles
« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2018, 08:10:11 AM »
*Originally Posted by Keener [+]
A few years back several and some actually , there was as usual a group of us riding some very challenging mountain roads that we went to every year , our group had  some pretty accomplished riders and the pace set was fast and smooth as per usual .
One day we encountered while taking a break an much older fellow on a Ducati 900ss it was a bevel drive so I would guess about 1978 model .
He pulled up and chatted with us about the roads , corners all types and law enforcement in the area he was new to the roads and welcomed any information he could garner from us before we set off ..
He asked  to tag along with us on the way back to town and we obliged him..
The road in question is full of just about any kind of corner you could ask for  along with some short straights in total about 50km long .
He was the first to leave as we all set out , I was two bikes behind him in line and I must say I expected to pass very shortly on the outset, as speeds picked up it became very evident that this was not going to happen his ability and style of riding was beautiful to watch from behind , entrance speed was smooth and calculated in the corners and in the straights he would roll off and then on and set himself up for the next set of switchbacks , always perfect lines and smooth as glass the whole way back , hardly any brake lights were seen it was an absolute pleasure to ride with him.
I learned some tricks that day as well and the ride was never to be forgotten , when we arrived in town for fuel he  kept on going .
Later we talked about this old man and his old Ducati and how smooth, fast and well he rode on a road he had never been on before ..Occasionally we talk of him still , I wonder if he is still out there after all these years.   


Great story Keener , and so true, every day is a school day   :002:   
Be wary of an old man in a world where men die young

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Re: Why we love motorcycles
« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2018, 07:36:03 PM »
Yes nice video!!
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Re: Why we love motorcycles
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2018, 11:35:09 PM »
*Originally Posted by Keener [+]
A few years back several and some actually , there was as usual a group of us riding some very challenging mountain roads that we went to every year , our group had  some pretty accomplished riders and the pace set was fast and smooth as per usual .
One day we encountered while taking a break an much older fellow on a Ducati 900ss it was a bevel drive so I would guess about 1978 model .
He pulled up and chatted with us about the roads , corners all types and law enforcement in the area he was new to the roads and welcomed any information he could garner from us before we set off ..
He asked  to tag along with us on the way back to town and we obliged him..
The road in question is full of just about any kind of corner you could ask for  along with some short straights in total about 50km long .
He was the first to leave as we all set out , I was two bikes behind him in line and I must say I expected to pass very shortly on the outset, as speeds picked up it became very evident that this was not going to happen his ability and style of riding was beautiful to watch from behind , entrance speed was smooth and calculated in the corners and in the straights he would roll off and then on and set himself up for the next set of switchbacks , always perfect lines and smooth as glass the whole way back , hardly any brake lights were seen it was an absolute pleasure to ride with him.
I learned some tricks that day as well and the ride was never to be forgotten , when we arrived in town for fuel he  kept on going .
Later we talked about this old man and his old Ducati and how smooth, fast and well he rode on a road he had never been on before ..Occasionally we talk of him still , I wonder if he is still out there after all these years.   


"...when we mentioned the old guy to the gas station attendant he said there hadn't been a Ducati on this road for over 30 years, not since old Ducati Dave went over the rails back in 1981..." :5:

Great story.  Watching anyone carve smooth controlled turns with perfect lines is just a work of art. 

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Re: Why we love motorcycles
« Reply #13 on: June 09, 2018, 04:46:00 AM »
Thanks for sharing this video. I really enjoyed watching it.

 



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