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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-19-2014, 09:39 PM Thread Starter
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50th Birthday - Connecting with DAD!

Hello. Just turned 50 last week and decided it was finally time to buy a bike (2006 America) no matter what she said!!! My Father (God rest his soul) had 7 Triumphs when I was a kid. He was a hill climber and a flat track racer. I used to love to go to the hill climbs in Western MD, PA and WV as a pre-teen. He used to park my rear end at the starting blocks and I wouldn't leave for nothing. He had to come back and bring me food and drinks every once in a while but he knew he didn't have to worry about where I was because I wouldn't move. I miss those events. Anyhow, buying a Triumph was always something I wanted to do, and I miss him so I had to do it. I haven't been riding for over 30 years but I can't wait to start. It has been raining and the temp has been at/or below freezing since I got the bike...hopefully I can get out on it this Sunday and re-learn how to ride. I have been peeking at the forums here before I joined and I'm blown away with how kind, giving, and helpful everybody seems to be. A new chapter begins. Can't wait.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-20-2014, 07:39 AM
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Welcome to the forum!

Thank you for sharing your story. He sounds like quite the Triumph man! I hope you enjoy your America, and this community of Triumph RATs.


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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-20-2014, 07:42 PM
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Welcome to the group. Enjoy riding again!

And Happy Birthday.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-20-2014, 09:06 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks fellas. Looking to learn and contribute eventually. Be safe.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-10-2014, 03:58 PM
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Love that story. I recently started riding again after 30 years. I bought my late father-in-law's 2006 America from my brother-in-law (who needed the cash) to keep the bike in the family. His dad (always a biker) bought it at age 80! The first day I ever saw it, I fell in love with it.

I don't know why I ever stopped riding...but it feels like I just turned the clock back 30 years. The America is a great bike, I love it. You'll love yours.
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