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We have another toy in the garage. Ducati 748 motorcycle.

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In order to drive one in Florida (legally) there is a school you need to go to, pass exams, pay $225, go to the DMV to get a new license – suffice to say that I waned to get one for years but I’ve never had the time. So when the schedule cleaned up I spent a weekend at a training course and well, here we are.

I always wanted a crotch rocket – and since I don’t forsee driving far or often – I got the best one I could for as little money as possible.

Timmy has been extremely excited about this since seeing Tron. I’ve had the helmet for a while since the was the first thing to go on sale Winking smile

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The guy I bought it from is a toy collector. From Rolex’s to sports cars, this guy has an ultimate toy factory.

Derrick: So what do you do?

Vlad: I own a software company. You?

Derrick: I sell gold, jewelry, Rolexes. Every now and then I get bored and get a new toy.

Me too! This guy was was my long lost cousin and I got pretty much a brand new bike for far less than it’s worth.

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The excitement at home is… divided. Timmy loves it. I can’t remember how or why I lived so long without one. Katie was originally supportive of it but got really scared when she saw me drive it by at under 30 mph – I have to agree, looking at it from the sidewalk does make it seem extremely scary. It looks and sounds like a monster. But when you’re on it, the feeling is quite different. Decidedly the least supportive of the bunch was my father, who told me to sell it right away.

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So for now, it’s chilling in the garage. I am nowhere near capable of riding this bike and its going to take quite a bit of practice that I really look forward to.

I can’t quite explain the awesome feeling. Remember driving your bicycle? Ok, now add a big motor on it. Now make it really, really loud. Now imagine just sitting back (or leaning forward) and having it go faster and faster. Smile 

Thankfully, I live out in the country among golf courses and retired people so nobody expects to go over 45 in Windermere.

Seriously.. go buy a Ducati.

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