Double Ducati Scrambler Ride to Santa Barbara


Joy and I went on a joyride to the mountains of Santa Barbara for a photoshoot.

So, this is a fun one. My lady friend Joy Lewis and I happen to both have the new Ducati Scramblers at the same time for some test riding. I rode over and met her, the photographer Dylan Gordon, and Holly from the Lady Tramps.

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We geared up, hopped on bikes, and headed to get gas- planning to meet the photo car at the Santa Barbara off-ramp. Well, gas up we did, however getting to Santa Barbara was delayed. We were having a little too much fun and got pulled over by CHP. The first time getting pulled over on motorcycles for both of us, actually.

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So, there we sat on the side of 101 getting tickets on borrowed 2015 Ducati Scrambler motorcycles. I’ve had my endorsement for ten years now, and I’ve had my own bike(s) for just over five years. I figure that’s a pretty good ratio of time on the road to infractions, so I can’t be too upset. It does still suck, though. The officer told politely to slow down, and that he had seen too many motorcyclist injuries. Joy asked him if he was a rider, and indeed he was.

On our way we went, taking it down a peg or two on the remainder of our journey to SB. On the way up the mountain with Holly driving, Dylan took photos of us on the Scramblers out of the car window. These are behind the scenes shots I took with my good ol’ iphone.

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Joy (with her dog Kodiak) and I with the Ducati Scramblers… and an awesome view.

Holly and Joy swapped seats and she took the other Scrambler back down the hill while Dylan took more photos. With awesome views and clouds, plus a talented photographer, I’m really excited to see the final product!

Check out Dylan’s photography work at

related: more with Joy Lewis | SoCal | Ducati

Posted on March 11, 2015 in Blog, MotoLadies by

11 Comments for “Double Ducati Scrambler Ride to Santa Barbara”

  1. Kamil Arıkut says:

    Ugliest Ducatis Ive ever seen.Ugly bikes too for that matter

  2. Mosey Levy says:

    beautiful photos. beautiful bikes. beautiful girls. enjoy them. sucks about the tickets.

    • El Apestoso says:

      Speeding tickets are like scars, trips to the drunk tank, and STDs: You haven’t lived until you’ve gotten them at least once.

  3. Ray says:

    where can I find your review of the bikes?

  4. Kamil Arıkut says:

    Well I am a Gickster but wouldnt mind a nice Duck 899, they r way cool but these cafe racers??? in canary yellow????? uggghhhhhhhhh, people caught riding them should be penalized jajajajajajajajajj

  5. Kamil Arıkut says:

    Not only ticketed LOL

  6. bohfun says:

    Sucks about the tickets but it’s gotta happen at least once in a life time.Looks like it was a fun ride otherwise and the new duc scramblers a ok.

  7. Zombie Jake says:

    My father has made it abundantly clear to my mother that he is allowed one ticket a year so one in ten is pretty great! When in groups the rule I usually ride with is that only one of us stops for a cop, we each take a turn being the whipping boy for that, and the rest wait at the next gas station. That way only one person ends up with a ticket and we can all split the cost. Just a thought.

  8. Anthony PK says:

    I’ve had my Ducati scrambler icon in red for about 3-4 months now and it sure is one amazing machine! Most people don’t realise it’s an 800cc when they see you out and about because it’s quite small for an 800!

    I agree the throttle is a little snatchy but i soon got used to it and it also make the bike more unique to ride! The fun i have on this bike can’t be beaten, no way will i ever sell this bike… ever!!