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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-22-2010, 02:21 AM Thread Starter
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My name is Garry and I live in Chandler Arizona. I ride a 2008 Sprint ST ABS and this is my third ST in the past eleven years. I originally had a 1999 Blue 955 ST which I sold in 2002. Had a three and a half year break. I missed riding so much that I bought a 2006 Sprint ST ABS and I just loved what Triumph had done with it. Didn't much like the color so I traded up to a dark blue, 2008 ST ABS.

I originated in the UK and my first bike was a CBR600 which I bought in 1993.

I moved to the USA in 1994 and bought a CBR600F3 which was nice enough, but you really had to wind that thing up to get it to perform.

That's about it.

I am particularly interested in meeting other Triumph (ST etc) riders in the Phoenix metropolitan area. I'd like to go riding. I am not a speed junkie and would like to ride with people who are not constantly flouting the law. Having said that, I'm not a complete buzzkill either and do enjoy high speed and acceleration where it is safe to do so.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-23-2010, 10:16 AM Thread Starter
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Hi Catenaccio,

First of all, thank you for your welcome message.

In answer to your question, "yes" I am an all year rider. I use my bike predominantly for commuting and get to ride it out for fun at the weekends. The summers here in Arizona (as I am sure you are aware) can be brutal (112+ degrees F), but using a fully vented jacket and helmet goes a long way to make the high summer manageable.

We don't really get that much of a Winter here and I don't usually take the bike out in the wet. Mainly because of all the oil deposits on the road and not the rain itself. Although I have done my fair share of wet riding, coming from the UK.

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