Pikes Peak / Ducati Multistrada – MotoGeo Adventures
After riding the Ducati Multistrada from Los Angeles to Colorado Springs, Jamie Robinson now races to the clouds in the 93rd running of the famous Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.
Gear used in this video:
Once the journey from Los Angeles to Pikes Peak was complete the bike got prepared for the hill climb while I went down to the registration and signed up.
Once I was given the green light it was then time for the bike to pass through technical inspection. Now fitted with performance suspension, exhaust, and new race graphics the Multistrada is ready and raring to go. Colorado Springs celebrates the race as riders and teams head downtown and Fan Fest rolls in.
Here we are on the Pikes Peak Mountain. Tomorrow is race day and today as you can see behind me is just a normal highway.
I’ve been riding the Ducati Multistrada from Los Angeles, we’ve been through all of the modes, now I’m in sport mode. We changed out the suspension when we got here, added some cool graphics, and that’s it — the bike I left Los Angeles on is the bike I’m ripping up this hill.
It’s been quite incredible — the Pike’s Peak course has got a hundred and fifty six corners. I have to memorize every single one and it’s been really quite difficult because so much on the track looks the same –there’s lots of blind corners so it’s really easy to make a mistake. Tuesday was the bottom section we did the bottom section of the race track. Wednesday we did this middle section which is right here and then on Thursday we actually did the top section. Tomorrow we’re going to piece it all together and rip up this hill with a big smile on my face, safely and as fast as possible. I can’t wait!
[announcer at podium] “There is no greater feeling you will have then when you cross the finish line.”
On race day there was a mixture of excitement and nervous tension in the air. The mechanics major the Multistrada was race-ready and before I knew it I was on my way to the start line. Seconds to go there and was no turning back now, just enough time for a big deep breath, get fired up, and then go — flat out to 14,000 feet!
We made it! Woohoo!
Reaching the summit of the Pike’s Peak mountain was a thrilling end to a truly epic adventure. Thank you Ducati Multistrada for giving me the ride of my life.
Gear used in this video:
► Rider Communication: Scala Rider Packtalk
► Cooking Stove: Jetboil
► Tent: REI Halfdome Tent
► Sleeping Bag: REI
► Sleeping Pad: REI