Smitten by a demoness: riding and rationalizing the Aprilia Tuono V4 1100

To properly describe what it’s like to ride the 2017 Aprilia Tuono, I’m enlisting the help of a song. A beautiful Italian opera would be fitting as the Tuono has pipes like Pavarotti. A dreamy love song works too, as would a soulful melody that inspires me to the stars. I haven't chosen any of... Continue Reading →

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Monstah Mash: Ducati’s new Monster 797

Ever since Ducati phased out the Monster 696/796 duo back in 2014, new riders looking to the famed Bologna marquee for their first motorcycle had precious few choices. They could opt for the Monster 821, a bigger and heavier motorcycle than a green rider might be comfortable with, or the Scrambler, which only became available... Continue Reading →

My Top 5 motoring dreams

I know I’ve got my arms around a powerful dream when it ignites a kind of desperation in me to have it, own it, hold it before it disappears: I’m learning it’s wise to pay attention to the ideas that steal inside and prick at your heart with such cold, sweet longing. I’ve been thinking a lot... Continue Reading →

Year One: 2011 in review

Thank you everyone for a spectacular year! The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for TDC and I wanted to share it with you. Check it out, and here's to an even better 2012! Here's an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 7,000... Continue Reading →

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