New Site Format

Startriding.com has finally been reformatted and streamlined as a blog site.  There will still be permanent articles here so the beginners can find useful information quickly, but this new format will make it easier for me to manage the site and post new or relevant information.  Ride safe.
 
-Ray

 

Cerro Noroeste

Ducati Hypermotard Test Ride

Ducatis Hypermotard Test Ride at Newcombs Ranch
Ducati's Hypermotard Test Ride at Newcomb's Ranch

Ducati had its own campaign in full swing this year, promoting the Hypermotard with a nationwide test ride tour. I had the good fortune of attending the test ride on Southern California’s famed Angeles Crest Highway. Ducati had set up camp at Newcomb’s Ranch (the official Angeles Crest Highway restaurant/bar/hang out) and all that was needed was a valid CA driver’s license with an M1 motorcycle endorsement. Sweeeeeeet…

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Keith Code’s California Superbike School

Wow, has it really been that long since I posted? Yikes. In any case I wanted to write about my experience with Keith Code’s California Superbike School, which I attended last weekend as a level 1 student. I’ve been riding now for 4 1/2 years and prior to the class had done nine track days (I think). Keith has an impressive list of motorcycle racers that he and his staff have coached, so when some members of my riding club signed up I figured it was a good time to go.

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