OK, you can take another look...
The legendary V engine
In the Summer of '04, I rode my glorious 1980 850T3 to Mandello and to
Alis Agostini's unparalleled
dealership, where I traded it in (sigh)...
...for a new, shining, do-I-really-deserve-it V11 LeMans Rosso Corsa
Yes, it is a gorgeous bike,
and yes, it does ride like a dream,
and yes, I rode it for 2600 miles in a single month in Italy.
But make no mistake: I really only got it to help me in my research:
here, for instance, I am in Biarritz on my way to SOSP 2011 in Portugal
...here I have just entered Switzerland through the Great Saint
Bernard, on my way to Lausanne, for a DISC PC meeting
...here in 2012 on my way to MPI in Saarbruecken
...and here I am with Irene in Summer 2008, ready to leave Trento for
Udine, where I was to to give an invited talk
So, see, it is strictly business. Honest..
But it's not like it's all work and no play. Here I am with Maria and my new Griso SE outside of the Bluebonnet Cafe in Marble Falls, after a gigantic slice of pie.