Thursday, 15 July 2010
What can be better?
I got to borrow a friend's 1971 Ducati Scrambler, the 350cc version, on a trip to Italy. When you come from somewhere like London like me, and a country like the UK where it rains a lot (though not recently it has to be said..), you grab the opportunity to ride around in the countryside with a deep blue sky above you and a shining sun warming you up - with both hands.
The Ducati is ideal for such excursions and what fun - single cylinder torque, burbling exhaust noise and comfy upright riding postion. You can wheelie it, go across dirt tracks and fields, go up hill and down dale, then pull over and enjoy the view. Life is good on days like that.