On Tuesday I had to return a key to the local council and took the Ducati into town for the job. The sun was up, the wind was down and it was a lovely, lovely day. After dropping the key off and grabbing a coffee, I planned my route back to work. The direct route was primarily dual carriageways, which didn't appeal, so in what can only be described as 'stealing a ride' I took the much more desirable scenic route.
Riding out in the mid morning sunshine, the roads were quiet and the Ducati and I had a field day, but I can't say the same thing about some of the bugs we met en-route. One of which can be best described as 'full'.
After the joy of yesterday, today was windy and rainy. Not being afraid of the rain, the Ducati and I headed back out and the Rosso tyres she's sporting are fantastic in the wet. I was maintaining a good speed and making good progress despite the damp conditions and both wheels dealt with any surface water brilliantly. I didn't have a single moment where I feared I would loose grip. That's confidence building right there.
My mate Dean and I are all booked in for a trackday up at Rockingham with Bike Magazine in August. Dean also has a black 1098s so it should be a good laugh. The only downside is Rockingham is at least three hours from home. Looks like we'll be sharing the driving.