For those of you who missed out on signing up for the 2011 Pipeburn Meat Burn & Burn (it's this weekend, guys!) or for the rest of you overseas types, we've been sending out regular updates on the day to all those who put up their hands. In the last one we mentioned that we'd be riding on dirt for a small part of the day. Cue about 27 frantic questions from some of the attendees sweating bullets about riding their bikes off-road. I duly diffused the panic (hello Mike if you're reading) and went on my merry way, which on this particular day involved shooting the beautiful Guzzi you see before you. Imagine then the internal chuckles that I enjoyed when I asked the owner of this 250kg (550 lbs) beauty, the super cool and most friendly David Ottesen, how she handled. "Beautifully. I even take her off-road; she's great fun to ride on the dirt." Damn straight, brother.
Can you introduce yourself?
Dave Ottesen. I am an Aircraft Mechanic (I detect a trend here - Andrew), I work on Helicopter gas turbine engines. I live in the Wollindilly Shire about 90ks south of Sydney, great country roads and really suited to the Guzzi.