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Old 10-27-2012, 02:26 PM   #21
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Coast to coast on a Panigale: Wrong tool for the job.

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Old 10-27-2012, 05:06 PM   #22
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The whole of his comments are the reasons for his choosing the Panigale not bashing anyone. He offers praise to the BMW more than once. You point out his reference to their impressive performance numbers. His reasoning is that there are more than numbers to be considered. There is also a spirit, a passion an intangible emotional aspect of riding for him. This is lost on those who simply ride or consider performancxe numbers. He also mentions his looking forward to enjoying the destinations not just riding which is beyond you. "We`re not looking to socialize or analyze the locals. We`re just in it for the ride." Take time to observe and appreciate the whole of the riding experience if not do not castigate those those who do.

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Old 10-27-2012, 06:30 PM   #23
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The whole of his comments are the reasons for his choosing the Panigale not bashing anyone. He offers praise to the BMW more than once. You point out his reference to their impressive performance numbers. His reasoning is that there are more than numbers to be considered. There is also a spirit, a passion an intangible emotional aspect of riding for him. This is lost on those who simply ride or consider performancxe numbers. He also mentions his looking forward to enjoying the destinations not just riding which is beyond you. "We`re not looking to socialize or analyze the locals. We`re just in it for the ride." Take time to observe and appreciate the whole of the riding experience if not do not castigate those those who do.
I see, so the "if that's your thing (16 year old boys), look no further than the BMW dealer" was offering praise? ....okay "Performance figures of BMWs S1000RR might be the stuff of adolescent male dreams" I wasn't aware of any numbers in his observations.

This is more of a soap opera than a riding experience ...

"He'd gotten married years back and had spent the past 9 years dealing with a stay-at-home woman who specialized in being unhappy, cranky and dissatisfied with everything. And the more he appeased her the more evil she became. Sound familiar to anyone? I characterized it as "Subjective Omnipotence," which is a term typically applied to children who are still in the phase of their development where they think the universe should provide for their needs."

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Old 10-27-2012, 10:05 PM   #24
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Sheeeet... getting on my bike and never looking back is something i always think about, ever.

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Old 10-28-2012, 12:01 AM   #25
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If I had a panigale, the time, and the money...I'd do this and a bag of chips too. In fact, I'd do it on my r6 and just be happy as fuck everyday. Actually, I'm pretty sure I will do it. Right now would be difficult, but as with most of the dreams I've had, the day does come.

Uhh...but pass on the backpack. I'll use my tailbag and or saddlebags.

Now that I've read the entire thread...I think the panigale, or whatever your dream sportbike is, is exactly the right tool for the job. In my ultimate bike journey dream, I never pictured doing on anything but a sportbike. This guy's journey has only reinforced my belief. His journey could not have possibly turned out like it did if he had rolled out of the driveway on a wing. I'm sure the wing journey would be a fine one, but it would not have been the journey he took or the one in my dream.

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Old 10-28-2012, 01:21 PM   #26
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I repeat that penal envy is unattractive but it looks good on you.

Closet biker, totally anonymous offering nothing positive or constructive. You are quite simply a internet miscreant that makes the internet experience unpleasant. Is your life so uninspiring that you do not lay claim to your city, your bike or riding experiences. Instead your are simply critical of those who do lay claim to their lives and offer to share at least a part of it with others of like interests.

Most of those viewing this thread offer something if only their hope to do the same some day. I too would like to take that not look back ride but lifes limitation inhibit if not prohibit.

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Old 10-28-2012, 01:25 PM   #27
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Coast to coast on a Panigale: Wrong tool for the job.
I think that was part of his point though. It's as much for the toughness of the undertaking as it is about the undertaking itself. From reading his posts he was also a triathlete as well as quite a few other difficult and dangerous sports.

Pretty much anybody can hop onto a Goldwing, punch in the coordinates, and sleep until you get there. Doing it on a Panigale...that's a little different.

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Old 10-28-2012, 01:43 PM   #28
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I repeat that penal envy is unattractive but it looks good on you.

Closet biker, totally anonymous offering nothing positive or constructive. You are quite simply a internet miscreant that makes the internet experience unpleasant. Is your life so uninspiring that you do not lay claim to your city, your bike or riding experiences. Instead your are simply critical of those who do lay claim to their lives and offer to share at least a part of it with others of like interests.

Most of those viewing this thread offer something if only their hope to do the same some day. I too would like to take that not look back ride but lifes limitation inhibit if not prohibit.
Obviously you don't peruse the forum much. With that ... we come full circle. It was fun ... but all dances end.

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Old 10-28-2012, 09:17 PM   #29
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His coast to coast thread is pretty rad.
Props to the guy.

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Old 10-29-2012, 05:52 AM   #30
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I repeat that penal envy is unattractive but it looks good on you.
Dude, with all due respect quit using penal when you really mean penile. You look like a total buffoon while you're trying to appear intelligent and pretentious.

I'll go read the article now and see what this fuss is all about.

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Old 10-29-2012, 06:24 AM   #31
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Dude, with all due respect quit using penal when you really mean penile. You look like a total buffoon while you're trying to appear intelligent and pretentious.

I'll go read the article now and see what this fuss is all about.
I was thinking the same thing but was going to let it go.

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Old 10-29-2012, 09:28 AM   #32
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The whole of his comments are the reasons for his choosing the Panigale not bashing anyone. He offers praise to the BMW more than once. You point out his reference to their impressive performance numbers. His reasoning is that there are more than numbers to be considered. There is also a spirit, a passion an intangible emotional aspect of riding for him. This is lost on those who simply ride or consider performancxe numbers. He also mentions his looking forward to enjoying the destinations not just riding which is beyond you. "We`re not looking to socialize or analyze the locals. We`re just in it for the ride." Take time to observe and appreciate the whole of the riding experience if not do not castigate those those who do.
Setting aside your brief castigation of others for a moment...

Yes, he was complimenting the BMW, albeit in a rather backhanded manner. I understood him to be saying that if straight up performance was the only criteria, then you couldn't beat the BMW (I assume he's referring to the s1000rr), and it would be the bike to choose.

He however, was looking for something more than simple performance. If he doesn't clearly spell it out up front, then I think it becomes painfully obvious through his either conscious or unconscious wordings in later postings. With wordings like "the f'ing bike you lust over", "the bike had to get my rocks off", "ducati porn". He was looking for a bike that oozed sex. It's not to say the panigale lacks performance, but it was something more subjective than simple performance he was after. I don't even think it was just sex appeal either, but rather art...rideable art.

Not surprisingly to me was that art was a continuous theme throughout his journey. Beyond his seeking out pieces of art that he wanted to see, he found it all along the way. Whether it be nature, architecture, his choice of food and drink, grafitti, or the bikes of people he met along the way. There was an artistic quality to the things he presented in his descriptions and photos.

Of course, to say his journey was to seek out art would be rather shallow. And no, I don't think his journey was about destinations. It was about a journey, but not simply a journey as in moving through space and time on a motorcycle, though that was part of the experience.

If I had done such a ride at 20, it would have been about nothing more than riding the motorcycle. At 30 it would have been about go to places. At 40 it would have been about getting away from places. Now, at 50 it would be about experiencing more of the human condition. Not only my little corner of the human condition, but to whatever extent possible, if it is possible at all, that of others as well. And to do so before time runs out, perhaps before one expects, which is a possibility he faced and shared on page 10.

Why? Of all the things where I might obtain some degree of personal growth, such as learning to be a better rider, or better sailor, or better whatever, it is gaining a better understanding of the human condition that i think would lead me to the most personal growth. Would lead me to a better understanding of my place in the world, what I'm suppose to do here, to become a better person if that's even possible. I think that is what his journey was about.

Then again, maybe I'm just full of shit and reading what I want to read into his postings.

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Old 10-29-2012, 11:57 AM   #33
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Yeah...someone get that guy a tailbag.
I'll do this someday. The nice thing about touring on a sportbike is you can knock down 400-500 miles relatively quickly (barring getting any performance awards), then have all afternoon to recover in a hotel room.
If you look at the pics he has a tailbag and would have needed at 2 or More expandable tankbags to replace that backpack.

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The "comfort and convenience are overrated; masochistic machines cultivate will and test mental fortitude" kind of sets the tone for this trip.
Never heard a MC characterized as a masochistic machine before. That's a good one ... I'll be remembering this.
Quote-Rock Dodger: Coast to coast on a Panigale: Wrong tool for the job.

You know even casually riding around on a couple sport bikes makes me appreciate the comment - "comfort? you only ride for 20min. at a time" .
I'mthinking that the reviews mentioning the Panigale as being most Ergo friendly Ducati sportbike ever probably have something to do with this Masochist even being able to do 200mi/da.

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Old 10-29-2012, 12:08 PM   #34
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Its a fantastic read on the ADvrider forums. I wont link cause i am not sure if that is allowed...

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