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Crossing the country, hmm Panigale it is

Discussion in 'Roads, Touring, Journeys, and Travel' at netrider.net.au started by Stigy, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. So, I figured what's the best way to get to know my nice shiny 1199. Go for a 6 month ride across the country, turn around and come back again ...
    :riding:

    Then I woke up :( Well unfortunately it's not my story, but it is a really damn cool story, so I thought I'd share. I just warn you, if you almost sort of ish could afford a Panigale, and you've got some serious leave piling up, then you may not want to read this or you'll be on your way.

    Short highlights:
    http://hellforleathermagazine.com/2013/01/rideapart-review-ducati-1199-panigale-s/



    The thread:
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=808437

    Enjoy!
     
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  2. Thanks for the links! That sounds like an awesome trip. The dude's a decent writer, too. (just finished page four of the forum thread..)
     
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  3. What a legend! That's how you do a trip, none of this ugly soft c0ck Ventura rack and a Charlie Boorman wanna be bike
     
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  4. Been following it on Adventure Rider
     
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  5. Thanks Stigy, you just wasted my night.













    But, as Bertrand Russell said, the time that you enjoy wasting is never wasted time! :)

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  6. fcuk, it is when you have a 9am Interview tomorrow and it's 2am :ROFLMAO: Up to page 22!
     
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  7. Oh man, You have to read his story about Detroit. I went for training to Ann Arbor, MI for my last job and i decided to visit American Loan and Jewelry (from the Pawn TV show). My GPS decided to switch to "kill owner mode" and sent me down 7th & 8th Mile Detroit, which I did in a brand new 2013 Chrysler 300 (gangsta's choice) rental car. Trust me, it's as bad as his pictures & story portray it to be. I was very quickly into the store to buy a t-shirt, straight back to the car and on my way back to mom & pop Ann-Arbor. Love this thread!
     
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  8. Yeah, Detoilet is a warzone alright. Jeremy Clarkson had a terrifying time there, IIRC.
     
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  9. Sorry guys, the warning about the hours to be spent reading was in my first writing of the post, before it got lost :(

    I'm only up to about page 19, it's great.
     
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  10. Finished it this morning, I only read the OP's comments. No offense to the other posters, but his writing style was so good it made it very hard to read the other comments. I was very impressed, in the latter pages he goes very deep into some of his feeling and thoughts and they resonated strongly with me. A+++ shits life changing.
     
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  11. Yeah, I'm just reading OP's posts too. Wish there was a filter button. I've read the Detroit bit now, OMG. I've been wondering about he security of his bike at night, but that is just insane :eek:
     
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  12. Being a big fan of post apocalyptic movies, I actually found Detroit very fascinating (been around there, but never toured around like he did). I think something is up with the story, He details his getaway, but it sounds like part of it's missing. Check this out here: http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=19460167&postcount=358 Someone has quote him... Seems he deleted it? I couldn't find that post.
     
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  13. Yeah, I noticed the same thing. Luckily the quote fills in the blanks for us.
     
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  14. I'm up to page 58. It's fascinating.
     
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  15. I finshed the whole thing earler today and found it most interesting. Very deep in parts and particularly thought provoking.

    Brave thing to do but a true jouney of discovery. Now where's that map.....
     
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  16. Rob, ditch the map and just go :riding:
     
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  17. Did the first 20 pages or so. Well written, thoughtful & interesting. :)
     
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  18. Good Stigy.
    Thats exactly what i think,if you enjoy the challengers and the bike,you can ride whatever you like anywhere,the bike doesnt have to fit the agenda.
    Friend of mine road from Melb to Alice Springs on a Ducati 749,very inspiring.
     
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  19. This ride & report has really got me thinking about doing a road trip somewhere.
     
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