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For any of the other people who have read this 10443 times, shame on you for not replying or posting anything to this post as I know Vince and I try to give this club our all even though I'm unable to ride or afford to have a ducati in my garage to just hear its motor running like I would love to again we need you to become more enthusiastic about riding your amazing pieces of italian artwork and engineering with us, I'm even happy to meet you guys and follow you safely to the destination just to take some photos and be involved in my past experiences again and I know the new frasers managers keen to help us out but we need something worth helping and its a club not just a bloke, sheela or two and a goat showing up to these things we need a good group to let others hear our rumble coming down the road to inspire some ladies or younger men to want the same passsion some of us still have!!!
Club and Short Rides / Re: SOCIAL RIDE FOR A QUIET DRINK
« Last post by TopDOG on Yesterday at 05:30 PM »
Thanks for trying to inspire members from our amazing old club that needs to be put back a gear to get it back up on the back wheel again so I hope the other 10 dogs who read this have sent Alan an email to go for a ride with him!!!
« Last post by alan flores on 04 Jul 2020, 10:56 PM »



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Well isn't that fascinating, and apt. The demise of whatever this still is has been announced by a co-founder at nearly 2am, after who knows what happened just before that.

My views have not changed from the basic sentiment somewhat untidily expressed here:,861.msg2756.html#msg2756 - in effect this website 'skeleton' is being maintained pending some rebirth of interest from a sufficient core group - it doesn't take much.

It is true that I have encouraged Scott to find other outlets for his passion, rather than attempting to engage here as a 'social media thing' in a one-way kind of way with zero response. That is not why any of us are living on the planet - riding Ducatis is a great way to occupy some of that time, but if you can't do that, well, move on to what you do enjoy and complete the grieving process, now only doing damage from reliving the past.

An sms I sent Scottie last week included: "In all honesty, I should not keep paying to keep the website there, but I do because hundreds of fellow Duc owners read the technical stuff every month so I do it for them. Not even Frasers has managed to get a local interest group going, which just baffles me. They are all out riding solo or via Facebook groups, it seems. This is the world we live in, no point hanging on to stuff that isn't real any more, sad 'though it be..."

The reality is it is pretty cheap to keep this website as an adjunct to other stuff so, as long as data consumption / viewing rate doesn't suddenly rise, it is simple enough to manage. Web-bots have been a problem causing high cpu usage (and therefore risk of penalty costs), but pretty well sorted that out now, hopefully permanently.

Every other Newcastle Ducati club that has had a go has folded. After a red hot go of a typically high quality effort they have disappeared, for many reasons. This one in reality is no different. Whilst you don't ever know what is going to happen in life, I am not going to choose to simply hit the delete button. For me, closure would be, at least, transferring whatever of the technical articles looked to be of interest to, which ensures longevity of the info for those that follow.

So, should I do this closing down process any time soon? Or let it stay here in the hope some new group finds it a handy spring-board to effectively support a new chapter of Novocastrian Ducati life?

I am interested to hear opinions on the topic. Guest posting is pretty easy. You have read this lot now, kindly do add your thoughts to the mix. Thank you.
I'm truly sorry to be the 1 to tell you all this and that is due to the lack of interest and involvement in the club by it's members of which there are many of you by Vince that he will be closing down our club website and riding with other active online riding groups and I put myself to blame for this so from me personally to you all "I am permanently sorry for being the cause of this" and I hope that any of you who still read this will stay in touch with me and drop in to see me sometime and my contact numbers still listed in about us or in white pages I'm listed in Barnsley or via my google website under Scott Priestley photographer and thanks for your friendship and former company riding with me as I loved and miss it so much and hopefully this won't be my final goodbye and something else lost from my former amazing Ducati life 😩
Yours in Ducatisti friendship and riding "the rider formally known as Topdog ❤️"
This is so clever and simple!!
OK I'll let you all of because you're probably too tired from riding your bikes (Ducati's) all weekend and spent today cleaning and modifying what you're not happy with on it (nothing because they're born perfect) to not read and reply or comment to my post, so go nuts now its all cleaned and is still running at its high performance usual self!!!

Ducati love to you all!!!
For those of us who still love our chosen brand of Ducati here's a new model and do still read from our amazing forum here's this new one!!
Club and Short Rides / So who went riding over the weekend?
« Last post by TopDOG on 13 May 2020, 01:49 AM »

If you got out on tour beautiful Ducati iver the weekend we would all love to read about where you went, what the roads like and if its one you could recommend for our club rides? And please share any pics you took while there if you took any!!

PS  I'm just trying to inspire & make our group back to what it was like before my acident because we used to do so much more together making our friendship and Ducati love so much more than where it is now and no im not 1 to talk being so slow to get back out riding but I am pushing hard with my physiotherapy doing my walking at home now along my back deck that you're welcome to come watch and maybe even help my experienced staff to help me walk and I'[m sure you wont be surprised with me tryinng to walk again for over a decade while making me jealous seeing and hearing your sweet rides and watching you leave on her!!
I wish I had of red the date before my last post because im unable to delete or modify it for some reason!! :(
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