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Hello,

I'm not a Triumph owner yet, but hopefully next year - just the small matter of passing my test! Have just taken my CBT after being away from bikes for well over 25 years.....

I nearly bought a Saint when I was a teenager in the 80's, had my test booked but then the recession kicked in, I was put out of work, so those plans went out of the window. Now, as a 47 yr old, I have the desire to correct that regret! I quite like the looks of the Adventurer/Legend bikes, so I'll probably work towards getting one of those.

Anyway I thought I'd join up now for a few reasons - researching the right bike for me, obviously, but also looking for really nice Triumph pictures, which (with the owners permission) I may indulge my other passion, which is painting.

I used to do very twee village/church landscapes and pet portraits in a very realistic style. I'm currently halfway through a painting of a Pioneer Nevada (cheap chinese bike which I'll be riding until I have the confidence back to pass my test) and it turns out that my photo-realistic style is very suited to motorbikes. I would like to paint more, with a view to funding my future bike habit with sales of originals and prints!

These do take a long time though, I typically spend over 100 hours on a painting.

That's it for now, hope to get to know you all better!
 

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Welcome.

A lot of new Welsh members recently. Search on Wales should give you several new contacts.
Best of luck with your test (and hope the weather improves)
 

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Thanks!

Just thought I'd post up my current painting. It's still got a long way to go, but it's far enough along to show what I'm capable of (don't forget this is the first bike I've done, so in some areas I'm experimenting)

Imagine what it would be like if I did this with a Bonnie or a Rocket, but with a nicer background....

http://www.triumphrat.net/images/attach/jpg.gif
 

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Spit, you've got some real talent. Color me impressed. I'm particularly impressed with the reflections of the handlebars and calbes in the top of the tank. Wow.
 
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