Ode to you, the Ducati from Tron

Ducati from Tron

During Christmas of 2012, my older brother wouldn’t stop testifying about one of his new top 5 movies of all time, the new Tron movie, Tron Legacy. I was beyond confused when he told me this, because my older brother is one of the pickiest movie critics I know, and I recalled that while I was serving as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I saw billboards all over the city advertising the movie, and it looked ridiculous to me; therefore, I thought my brother was nuts and I couldn’t believe what he was telling me. And here was my brother telling me it was amazing? I had spent years of life wondering why the Rotten Tomatoes team hadn’t contacted him yet. That is an exaggeration, but I hope it paints the picture of my brother’s passion for critiquing.

Alas, I joined my brother in sitting down and watching this movie, and as the movie started he said the following: “Dude, the bike that this guy has, THAT is my dream bike.” And then I saw it. The movie started out with the most beautiful bike I had ever seen (and props to the helmet he has; that thing is amazing). I learned that it was a Ducati, and this Ducati from Tron was a Sport 1000, and it was so classy, so slick, sporty, black, so sexy; I knew that when the day came to own a bike, this would be the bike I would own. I just knew it.

I started to picture myself riding this magical Ducati from Tron through the canyons of Utah, or through the Moab desert, or down the city streets of Salt Lake City. The thought was filling me with excitement, and I felt like Wayne in Wayne’s World dreaming and yearning for the day he would own that gracious and gorgeous white Fender Strat.

At the end of the movie, the protagonist also has his girl on the bike as they beheld the sunrise – and yes, I pictured that I was the guy driving the bike, with the girl I was in love with at the time. And it just again made sense.  As I write this blog post, I am daydreaming of me and my girl on that black Ducati from Tron as well.

Quoting Wayne: “She will be mine. Oh yes, she will be mine.”

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