It’s a good week to recall another recently-departed hero, Hunter S. Thompson. Here’s one I hadn’t seen before, his review of the Ducati 900 racing motorcycle for Cycle World in 1995:
Some people will tell you that slow is good — and it may be, on some days — but I am here to tell you that fast is better. I’ve always believed this, in spite of the trouble it’s caused me. Being shot out of a cannon will always be better than being squeezed out of a tube. That is why God made fast motorcycles, Bubba….