Otago Director - Andrew
Andrew has been battling his worsening Ducati addiction for over 25 years now.
Recently he's accepted what his wife has been telling him for years; that he has a problem. To this end he decided it was time to step up and connect with other similarly afflicted Otago Ducatisti, for help and support.
Let's get to know him...
What’s the best thing about DOCNZ?
Great club and people, awesome motorcycles.
Living a good life, and doing the good things in life.
Tough question.... & one I don’t have an answer for. Primal Scream ‘Loaded’ comes to mind as song that ‘fits’ with riding, and invokes a similar spirit or mood. The excited vocal intro ‘…we’re gonna party, we’re gonna have a good time! ’ sets the scene, and the upbeat rhythm and the variation speaks to me of riding a mint section of road.
Meeting some great Ducati nuts, and getting out riding more than I otherwise would.
Sitting on the hillside at Valencia among the drunk Spanish punters watching Baylis win the last ever 1000cc MotoGP race, as a wildcard entry having just taken out the WSBK title. And it was a Duc 1-2 with Capirossi taking 2nd place.
That sudden realisation you are flying through the air and it’s not going to end well.
Running the Motogiro d’Italia, and too many others to list.
Appreciate the risk and responsibility / risk and reward side of it; finding that balance, and getting out there and trying to do it as well as you can. This follows through to other aspects of life also.
Too many stops ….
Family. Plus working on Duc & car projects
Another good question….
That old cliché; “ it’s not what you ride, it’s how you ride”
Get amongst it!
📸 by Phil Aynsley. Andrew on Justin Lowe's beauty
other 📸 by Andrew and Kent Murray