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tell us about your last ride...

Went out this morning for two hours, 80 degrees F when I left the house @ 9am. A short outing of 78 miles, and back by 11am & 88 degrees F, with 53% humidity.

Wanted to see how my new extended footpeg felt and it is a big improvement. Much more comfortable. Most all the others M/C riders waved, a dozen or so bicyclists got passed.

Get out and ride you Ducati, that is what they are made for....

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My last ride was last Saturday. Rode over to Sonoma to meet my riding buddies for lunch. Left the house around 10:00AM for a noon meeting. Probably a bad idea.

Left the house it was around 78 degrees out. Took the back road over to Napa which worked out well. 29 to 121 wasn't horrible. Then, 121 came to a sudden stop about a mile in.

NASCAR raced at Sonoma Raceway last weekend so traffic was just....horrific...well, maybe not quite horrific but it was still pretty piss poor. I only needed to take 121 for around a 2 miles until I could pick up the turn off to Sonoma. Even then, it took me a total of an hour and 45 minutes to get to Sonoma. That's normally a 30 minute maximum trip.

Had lunch with the guys and rolled towards home at around 3:00 PM. Took the same trip on the return so I could at least enjoy a few curves on the mountain road. Got home around 5:00 PM in 102 degree heat. I couldn't tell you what the humidity was...it was just freakin' hot. I was miserable, even in mesh gear.

Grand total in mileage? around 90 miles. Ridden on my 996 as my 900 Supersport is still in pieces in my garage.........sean
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Rode home and back to work both Wed & Thurs, it's only 50 miles round trip but thats the first 100 miles I have put on this bike, still trying to dial the carbs in but I am getting close --I'll have an update on Tuesday--I made some changes yesterday-(Sat) and it was pouring rain so didnt have a chance to test ride.
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Saturday....155 mi round trip out to Montauk Point on Long Island, NY abusing my 900SS/SP with 35k on the clock. Weather so nice out there...mid 70's with a cool breeze. Hiked some of the little trails around the point to stretch out some.

Legendary, terrible Hamptons summer traffic was a drag, though anticipated, I knew it going in, choosing to take the main highway out and back. I do this yearly, otherwise using mostly all back roads.

Anyways...4 1/2 hours found me home before noon following an early start.

Not bad for a 67 YO retired bum, eh?
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I just pulled in from ~100 miles on the far west side of Portland - Timber Road, 47, Scappoose-Vernonia Highway, 30, McNamee, Skyline and Thompson roads. It's a classic canyon-carving loop around these parts.

I was on the 2017 Supersport shaking down some recent changes and practicing body position, though I regularly ride this loop on the '94 900SS too.

https://a.rever.co/rides/1362035

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Went out this morning for two hours, 80 degrees F when I left the house @ 9am. A short outing of 78 miles, and back by 11am & 88 degrees F, with 53% humidity.

Wanted to see how my new extended footpeg felt and it is a big improvement. Much more comfortable. Most all the others M/C riders waved, a dozen or so bicyclists got passed.

Get out and ride you Ducati, that is what they are made for....

Fred
Thanks to you Fred, I rode to work the other day for the second time, worry free. It was in the 80s with no humidity, which as you know is rare for this time of year where we live. I rode about 60 miles. Your carb re-build is perfect.
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Rode 200 miles on the 999R and couldn’t wait to unmount the freaking thing, my knees and back were not happy
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Made the most of a (mostly) not raining winters day, and did my 'Ride Video' (thread here somewhere) ride - 100 mile round trip up 'my road' and back. Dodged the rain both ways, but had patchy roads, with it being quite wet on the shaded parts of the road. Sadly visiting a mates mum and another mate, both with the big C.

Kinda chilly at 16C in the daytime, and about 10C returning at night - which is rather warm for this time of year.
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I just pulled in from ~100 miles on the far west side of Portland - Timber Road, 47, Scappoose-Vernonia Highway, 30, McNamee, Skyline and Thompson roads. It's a classic canyon-carving loop around these parts.

I was on the 2017 Supersport shaking down some recent changes and practicing body position, though I regularly ride this loop on the '94 900SS too.

https://a.rever.co/rides/1362035

Dang that looks like a sweet loop and I know all those roads except just driving for work. I'm going to have to keep that in mind for trip with a buddy of mine and make the short trip up from Salem. I did did get to go for a short scoot with my favorite passenger today though so it was all good. Dammit I still haven't figured why my photos come up sideways.
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The only recent ride was on my GT yesterday to Southern California Motorsport’s Royal Enfield 650 twin release demo ride. It was quite warm and rode in a group of about ten with most fairly new riders. They asked us to ride staggered two abreast and the guy ahead of me to the right made a wide right hander, and very slow. That was enough for me, I backed way off and followed them back to the dealer, got on my bike and went home.
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