East Coast Ducs ride to Ducati Montreal

The East Coast Ducs had a bit of a late start this morning.  A few of us were ready to go early, but everyone didn't congregate until about noon, so we didn't end up going to ride out of the city as we had planned. 

The temperature was in the nineties, and even a short ride over to the other side of Montreal was sweltering.  

Rolling up thirteen East Coast Ducs deep, parking on the sidewalk or wherever we could find space. 
Of course Ducati Montreal was located in Little Italy. 
We spent a couple hours in western Montreal, then decided to go back to Vieux Montreal (and the Old Port) to find some lunch. 
We parked on the street, but the waterfront appeared kind of hectic, so we walked and balked a bit. 
East Coast Ducs: Kiss French, Ride Italian
Jerry: "Kiss French, Ride Italian"
We finally found a steakhouse for lunch, and had a few beers to cool off. 
At some point we collectively decided to have a relaxing night, and have some drinks on the rooftop terrace of the Hotel Zero. 
I bought a bottle of Bulleit, Shawn a bottle of Belvedere; others brought wine and tunes; and we lounged into the evening. 
Clockwise: Shawn, Jason, Joe, Jerry and Sal
Montreal is truly a beautiful city, partially due to the fact that it is vibrantly illuminated.  Classical and modern buildings alike have been backlit with different colors of light show...
 highlighting different shapes and architectural elements alike, creating a wonderful ambiance to view from atop a roof deck. 
Tigh Loughhead and the East Coast Ducs
Selfie Photo Credit: Jason (far right)
 We ended up having a really great time, and ended the night by stuffing ourselves with some mediocre Chinese food, at the only restaurant we could find open at that time of night.
"El Hefe" aka "El Presidente"

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