Riding Through Arches National Park on a 1978 Ducati Darmah 900


Craig Light

Reader Craig Light with his Ducati in Arches National Park. Photo courtesy Craig Light

I saw the article on Arches National Park in the November/December 2015 issue of Motorcycle Classics, and I wanted to send a picture from my road trip this summer. I passed through there on my 1978 Ducati Darmah 900 on the homeward leg of a 6,000-mile trip from Georgia to the Pacific Coast Highway. We stopped at Arches after finishing “The Loneliest Road” (US 50 in Nevada), and on our way to Pike’s Peak in Colorado. We saw lots of amazing scenery that looks nothing like Georgia. It was a fantastic trip that was all the more rewarding for doing it with a vintage bike. The bike ran great the whole time, too, except for the Lucas starter solenoid, which got fried after a couple days in the rain. No surprise there I guess! Good thing it has a kickstarter, too. Thanks for publishing a great magazine and keep up the good work! MC

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