Thursday, October 23, 2008

Harvest Classic 2008 --> Starts tomorrow!

Can't wait to get this going. Taking the whole herd is always more challenging than just jumping on the scoot and heading over, but the last two times I was there I just kept wishing they had been there with me. So this time were all going. :)

Harvest Classic Rally

Woohoo --- Hernia Surgery

Well this has been interesting to say the least. I got cut Friday,and it took me til solidly tuesday to feel somewhat Human again,and even today, almost a week later, I still feel maybe 50%. It really makes you realize how truly delicate we are.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Friday, October 3, 2008

RSVR 1000

RSVR 1000, originally uploaded by Dave in Austin.

Ducati 996 v Aprilia RSVR

So I rode both, back to back today. I rode the Priller first, and in the interest of full disclosure I'm going to say that it has BRAND new tires, so I took it easy at anything other than full upright.

It has a FANTASTIC chassis, it feels like its up on its toes, ready to sprint in any direction you nudge it toward. Not at planted feeling as the Duke, but again, read the tire comment.

The engine. Honestly, at this early juncture, it let me down. I thought it would be more powerful, smoother, and more modern. Across the board, I prefer the 996 engine. It REALLY makes me want to spin up a 1098. Archren? :)

I found a couple things I would like the Duke to better after riding the other Italian bike, the 4 pad Brembos are breathtakingly good for instance, and I'd like my fork to work more like the Ohlins (who wouldnt...) so I have something to shoot for after the 'Stan. Its good to want things.