July 1, 2000, special day, "The Boy" (as I call my Ducati Monster 750) was born. The bike was purchased from this wonderful man named Edwin Soucy that owned a small shop in Worcester MA called Moto Italia. The day prior to The Boy being born, Ed (as everyone called him) allowed me to test ride his own bike that was fully loaded with all the bells and whistles that a motorcycle Ducati lover would want. After my test ride, I said to Ed, "I will be here to pick up a bike tomorrow, here is my deposit. I want a red one". It was love at first sight. However, I had to settle for the simple version due to a lower budget.