Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Larnaca, , Cyprus
My short time in Greece was pretty average overall. My crap Blue Tooth ear phones crapped out again, my supplier in Larnaca had replaced them twice already but again fail to hold a charge. I know they are budget at 70 euro but should still perform to some degree. Getting lost in a city on a 999 wearing full leathers in 30+c is not fun, trust me.
The Greeks are a warm and hospitable people until you put one inside a tin box with a wheel in each corner. Then they resemble a rabid pit-bull dog whom you have just kicked in the balls and is seeking revenge. Knowing the Mediterranean driving mentality of no rules, I had fitted a secret weapon a few days ago. It is called Stebel Nautilus air horn blasting out 138 decibels of rage! In US you have a concealed carry, its the same thing. Make my day Punk.
For the ride up to Igoumenitsa I used the highway as I had a late start having got mega lost in Patras city having no GPS again. The A1 roads are the best I have ever ridden on with high speed sweepers and mega long tunnels cutting through the mountains, Termi sound is amazing. Average speed was around 150-170kph and absolutely no police seen on the whole journey, actually very few cars either.
I arrived at the port at dusk and had a 3 hour wait for the ferry to arrive. Loading onto the ferry I had clutch drag which was strange but was not allowed to stay on the car deck to investigate. In the morning there was zero pressure, the slave had packed in. Recovery required. The team at Ducati Bari were superb, Antonio the technician especially. They were not aware of Ducati.ms, they are now. CNC slave fitted @175 euro, breakdown truck 20 min ride @150 euro and a better quality Blue Tooth headset purchased for the remainder of the journey at the same time @140 euro. I told myself it will save time and stress on the road to justify. Expensive day and I'm looking at the port from my hotel window right now having travelled only 2km.
Evening now so having sampled some real Italian food washed down with a Peroni or two, life again is good.
Having problems uploading photo's due to size, will try to figure it out.
'03 SS 1000 (Sold)