Is it wrong to love a Diavel (Devil)?
Log Item: A young man moved in with (I think his grandparents) the people who live five doors down. Grandma is a retired school teacher and Grandpa is a retired ice cream sales person who looks like Santa Claus every day of the year. The young man bought a 2009 Ducati Monster 696 last week and has been riding up and down the street in front of my house every day without a helmet on. Based on his riding skills I deduce that he's new to riding and likely does not have a motorcycle license.
- His bike is slower than mine.
- He doesn't know how to ride well.
- He is talking street race, not a track race.
- He wears shorts and boat shoes when he rides his bike...no gloves.
I asked him if he was planning suicide. He said, "no, I just want to race somebody."
I suggested that he come by once he got his license and I'd do the Ortega Highway run with him. I'm not really looking for a little friend, but -- I don't want to turn a cold shoulder to the kid. And maybe if he gets some sense into him, he'll live to become a responsible rider.
Log Item: Ducati Factory Tour. It's a YouTube video, but you might enjoy it. The 1199 Panigale is featured, not the Diavel. (Keep in mind that now, Ducati is owned by Audi Corporate.) I'm waiting for my invitation to the factory in Bologna for my personal tour but as with my ride with Charlize Theron -- I have to be patient.