Category Archives: Ducati Monster 620

How I Rode 100,000 Miles on a Ducati Monster

Looking back it’s crazy. 100k on a naked motorcycle? Who does that and how? The who in this case is easy, I did it. The how is maybe a bit more complicated. It breaks down into two parts, how I … Continue reading

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The FrankenMonster Has a New Home

All good things come to an end. My time with the amazing bike that is the FrankenMonster has ended. She has found a new owner that will cherish her and keep her on the road for a little longer at … Continue reading

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Ten Years Ago: My First Crash

Ten years ago on this day I had my first “real” motorcycle crash. I say first real crash because I had dropped the bike over a couple of times, once at almost 20mph by misjudging the road side surface, but … Continue reading

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Autumn Ride 2016: With Lots of Pictures

Getting away on a motorcycle is one of my most treasured activities. Some time on the road with no one but yourself to dictate your day and your pace. Solo riding is pretty amazing. I also really enjoy motorcycle camping, … Continue reading

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Wife’s Bike Fixed: details on what broke

I picked up the Wife’s bike this week. It is running good thanks as always to the guys at Nichols Sportbike. Turns out it was the RPM sensor which when it dies stops working when it gets too hot. So … Continue reading

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Cart Before the Horse: Passion > Logic

I had no idea what I was in for and we’re going to spend June 2016 looking back at my first steps into motorcycling 10 years ago. Starting with this: https://motocynic.wordpress.com/2006/06/04/the-price-of-a-new-hobby/ Enthusiasm, I had plenty of it. Despite lowsiding my … Continue reading

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Good Thing I Have Three in the Garage

A week and a half ago I couldn’t get my bike into Neutral, and therefore couldn’t start it and ride it to work. I was really annoyed that morning and because of how long I spent messing around with my … Continue reading

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