WPM/WDW

I have been home from Italy now a week, a few are still making the trip back after staying on to make the most of the trip. My trip started in Genoa the Saturday before WDW, WPM or World Presidents Meeting this is a meet for the heads of clubs from all over the world, all continents were represented with more Asian countries represented, this is clearly an indication of a very important market for Ducati.

I got to ride a 400 Scrambler for the trip which covered just under 1500 miles, I was a bit upset with the choice of bike at first but when revved hard it performed well, the 800 Scrambler would have been the perfect choice, the trip took in mountains, tight turns and what could only be described as goat tracks, I felt sorry for the guys on the Panigales and the Multistrada Enduro is just too big for me, there were though some guys smaller than me riding them and very well.

we stayed in Florence on the way down and what we saw of the city is beautiful, we had though an hour to have a walk round, on a few days the bus to take us to dinner was already there and we had 20 minutes to get ready, it really is a whirlwind trip with late night and you have to packed and ready to roll by 8 am.

It was so nice to see so many members at WDW, the most we have ever taken over, massive thanks to Kevin Baker for organising the tickets, the event was bigger than ever, the Scrambler area was very good, the entertainment for me went a bit flat Saturday night with the football but the after party at Dolce Vita was always the place to be, it really is a crazy place where mechanical sympathy is just not considered, Guy Burton nearly had a baby !!!

Martyn