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My new hero!
« on: 12/10/18 03:47PM »
Not sure if she's on the board, but I have a new hero. My wife and I walked to a Cars and Coffee in Villa Park yesterday morning. As we got to it, I saw a new-ish Ducati Monster 821 parked with a few other bikes. The rider was walking up to it, and since that's a bike on my mental short list of "What would I replace my current bike with right now if something happened to it", I figured I'd ask the owner what they thought of it.

I only saw the rider from the back as I walked up, but could tell it was a lady. I said "how do you like the Monster?", and she turned around. She said she had just got it, and had only put a few hundred miles on it so far, but liked it.

She then said that she bought the new 821 as a gift to herself for her 70th birthday. She had a 1200, but it was starting to become a handful for her, so she had recently traded for the 821. She then excused herself, as she had to take off to meet up with her riding buddies.

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Re: My new hero!
« Reply #1 on: 12/10/18 04:03PM »
I usually don't go for 70 year olds but did you get her number? :32:
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Re: My new hero!
« Reply #2 on: 12/10/18 04:52PM »
Dude, c'mon, my wife was with me...
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Re: My new hero!
« Reply #3 on: 12/10/18 07:14PM »
So is that a yes on the number?

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Re: My new hero!
« Reply #4 on: 12/10/18 11:15PM »
Sorry, no. Just hope Iíll be picking out new Ducatis when Iím 70.
« Last Edit: 12/10/18 11:32PM by Gone in 60 »
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Re: My new hero!
« Reply #5 on: 12/17/18 06:08AM »
pretty sure i know who you're talking about - she was at the D-Store toy ride yesterday.

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Re: My new hero!
« Reply #6 on: 12/17/18 09:00AM »
Bummed that I missed it! When I saw her she was wearing a snazzy red leather jacket to match the Duc.
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Re: My new hero!
« Reply #7 on: 12/17/18 05:08PM »
yeah, same lady.  she and I chatted a little at DNB.  she's an interesting person for sure.

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Re: My new hero!
« Reply #8 on: 12/17/18 07:27PM »
bummed I couldn't make it
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Re: My new hero!
« Reply #9 on: 12/17/18 10:06PM »
While I love the story of the 70 year old lady riding a Monster, I'm also glad to find out there's a Cars and Coffee in Villa Park, which is really close for me.  I'll have to check it out in January.

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Re: My new hero!
« Reply #10 on: 12/18/18 08:28AM »
We got there an hour into the listed hours, and there were maybe a dozen cars. I wouldn't get too excited. But nice to have something in the area. Not sure if you've checked out the shows at Enderle Center in Tustin, they do a lot of cool stuff. www.socalcarculture.com
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Re: My new hero!
« Reply #11 on: 12/25/18 06:07PM »

I did a classic track day earlier this year.  There were several 70y+ olds riding.  I believe one guy was 81  :36: .  Pretty awesome!!

 

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