Why is the NorCal forum so dead?
John said:I've noticed a drop off in interest starting way back. Its frustrating but if I could blame something I would blame the lack of interest in riding. The majority of Ducati owners aren't avid riders, group riders that is. I interact on another site and they are much more social and interactive because their main interest is riding and many of them are racers too. If you are a rider then it seems you are more active on sites that support your activity. If you just stare at your bike in the garage, what have you to talk about? The inactivity of this site caused me to move on to another site where riding is the primary activity. It seems on the Ducati sight the primary activity is talking about broken parts and poor running machines. Almost like what old people talk about when they get together. In a way, I'm caught in the lack of riding cycle too. Buyers of Ducatis seem to want machines that are older and with low miles on the speedo. It seems putting miles on the clock devalues the bike or somehow harms the bike. That is one of the reasons why I bought my Honda; to put as many riding miles on it as I wanted to and do so without fear of the bike breaking down.
Most Ducati people, you mean. I have over 40k on my humble ride. The only reason I haven't been seen or heard from lately started out with a death in the family, followed by a case of the creaping cruds. My voice is just now coming back to 50%. The only thing that keeps me from riding is either rain or seeing my breath in front of my face in the morning. Otherwise, it's two wheels for me. Trust me, I'm dying to get back on the bike. With the way things have been going lately, I need some relaxation.John said:Ducati people as a whole don't put miles on their bikes. Who in the hell would when it costs you an arm and a leg every 6K miles.