Ducati Summer

I’ve been getting out on a motorcycle as much as I can this summer.  Work has been super busy (our business tends to flow in cycles), so I haven’t been able to ride as much as I’d like, but it’s still been a good summer.  I picked up a track bike early this summer so I could push myself at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway more.  I’ve taking my Monster 900 on the track several times, but she has so much custom work and parts I’m always very anxious about wiping out.  Now I have a used dedicated track bike, which is a bit of a beater, but very fast.  I was on the track up in Loudon last month, and had a great time.  It rained the whole day, which made things a bit slow and very wet, but I still enjoyed it and got to practice some good racing.  You can see photos from that day here:

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Yesterday some friends and I did a big loop up into New Hampshire.  We followed this route, more or less: http://www.motorcycleroads.com/75/289/New-Hampshire/Monadnock-Run.html I missed a turn once, and we ended up on one of the best roads ever totally by accident!  Overall we had perfect weather, really great roads, and had a great time.  Everything from big sweepers to super tight turns (one caught Britt by surprise).  There was very little traffic and generally good pavement.  I can’t wait to do it again!

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I’m heading back to the track tomorrow for another track day. Usually I ride up the night before, stay in a hotel, do the track day and then ride back, but this time I rented a U-Haul trailer and will be driving up in comfort early tomorrow morning, and then driving home after. This also means I can track-prep the bike before hand, as I did today, and not have to spend time dealing with converting it from street legal to track-happy, and then back again. So it should be a great day! I’ll report back when I’m done.

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3 responses to “Ducati Summer”

  1. Gary Hillard Avatar
    Gary Hillard

    Wow! Looks like a great summer. Maybe time to buy a trailer, or… An old Dodge van? Keep yourself in one piece. I love you. Dad

    1. Devon Avatar

      Thanks! Yeah, I want to buy a real enclosed trailer, so i can store all the track goodies in it, with the nice fold down rear door, etc… but I want to be sure I’m going to do enough track days to justify it. This is sort of a beta test:)

  2. […] me to do track days.  You can read some previous posts about my track days here and here and here and […]

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