A week after we came back from our first adventure, I received a call from the shop that works on my bike. “Hey Andres, your bike is ready!” Best call ever!
I packed up my “trailer in a bag” and headed up to pick up my baby, my money pit, my headache.
Let me introduce you to “EVIL” that’s her nickname; it is a 2010 Ducati 1198S with lots and lots and lots of mods. It was at the shop for service and to fix a few issues. (shout-out to European Cycle Services in NY for always taking care of my bikes!)
I went out for a few solo rides around the Bear Mountain area in NY; this is probably the most popular place to ride for people from NYC and NNJ. I wanted to make sure the bike was running perfectly without any issues.
Once I knew EVIL was good, I started riding with my unemployed companion aka @motomilosh.
At this point she only had a few hours of riding under her belt (and some of those hours were carrying my butt. see pic below) but little by little she started getting more comfortable and better.
We started heading north, each time we would increase the distances, I took every opportunity I had to ride and to also put some miles on other friend's bikes.