Month: August 2010

On the Ducati

A Week in July… Summer 2009,

Even after having two motorcycle accidents (and having recovered…) , which I attribute to my learning curve (not recommended though:) in riding motorcycles, that there is not much that I have experienced that compares to the exhilaration of being on a motorcycle particularly a fiery-red, Ducati GT-1000. My previous accidents have educated me about paying attention to our weather; like when’s the best time to take a motorcycle trip. So I wanted to take a process-work oriented psychology workshop in Portland, Oregon. Getting there by Southwest Airlines in 80 minutes sounded too boring. So why not take the “DUC”?  Going shopping for rain gear, SmartWools, face weather protection, extra motor oil and different riding gloves was like preparing to play golf in Scotland last Spring. One doesn’t know what the weather will blow in…I must say I was a little anxious leaving on that Wednesday morning, packing up the bike with two bags on the back seat with netted bungie cords.