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where it’s hotter today than a cool Triumph.

Am celebrating the 2 month anniversary of my 2020 (or 21) Street Twin. The model year is confusing (dealer and DMV insisted it was a 2021) and now I see the 21 models are being called the 2022. Weird but whatever. Bought it new because I could and it was in stock. It’s my second bike and I’m likewise celebrating 2k miles on it.

The picture shows my bike in absolute stock form with a color-clashing lid and a cup of Joe on the seat.

I know the Street Twin isn’t a tourer, per se, and I also live in the heart of the great metropolis with real city traffic (and all that entails). I really appreciate the Street Twin’s nimbleness. My plan is to mod it up modestly for long voyages along blue highways. There are plans for adventure afoot. Anyway, as they say, one mod at a time.

I’ve only been riding a short while, came to it late after raising three kids from a long history with cow horses, various tractors and trucks, city bicycle commuting in my vigorous college youth, and high performance automobiles (my late dad was an influential automotive engineer: story for another day). Aside from dirt bikes as kid, which doesn’t seem to count, my experience with motorbikes is very limited. Interestingly, or not, my experience with horses has probably best prepared me for the joys of motorcycling: balance, inputs and cues, as well as being in the weather. That said, I am very much a Beginner Mind, as in wide open, and which, really, I love. Everything is so New!

I recently finished my third training class, the one called Advanced, and will take the Total Control 1 as soon as it’s offered (the summer heat I think sort of shuts down class offerings here). In my first 9 months of riding I’ve got 6k miles and am hopeful for many, many more to come.

This forum has been so incredibly helpful to me—figuring out which second bike to select, and details about it, as well as general riding suggestions—and I wanted to say thanks to this community. So: hello to all, and Thank You!

Stamper

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Welcome. It is suitable for 400 mile, even 500 mile days!
1500 miles on the clock expected in first 3 weeks of ownership.
I am averaging 60+ MPG on my "2022"
The 2022" has another 10 mm of foam on the seat and I am grateful for that!
I talked with GO AZ in Scottsdale, before buying mine in Las Vegas, but they did not have a cobalt blue in stock.

Attached photo taken last week when high at Furnace Creek was under 100F.

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where it’s hotter today than a cool Triumph.

Am celebrating the 2 month anniversary of my 2020 (or 21) Street Twin. The model year is confusing (dealer and DMV insisted it was a 2021) and now I see the 21 models are being called the 2022. Weird but whatever. Bought it new because I could and it was in stock. It’s my second bike and I’m likewise celebrating 2k miles on it.

The picture shows my bike in absolute stock form with a color-clashing lid and a cup of Joe on the seat.

I know the Street Twin isn’t a tourer, per se, and I also live in the heart of the great metropolis with real city traffic (and all that entails). I really appreciate the Street Twin’s nimbleness. My plan is to mod it up modestly for long voyages along blue highways. There are plans for adventure afoot. Anyway, as they say, one mod at a time.

I’ve only been riding a short while, came to it late after raising three kids from a long history with cow horses, various tractors and trucks, city bicycle commuting in my vigorous college youth, and high performance automobiles (my late dad was an influential automotive engineer: story for another day). Aside from dirt bikes as kid, which doesn’t seem to count, my experience with motorbikes is very limited. Interestingly, or not, my experience with horses has probably best prepared me for the joys of motorcycling: balance, inputs and cues, as well as being in the weather. That said, I am very much a Beginner Mind, as in wide open, and which, really, I love. Everything is so New!

I recently finished my third training class, the one called Advanced, and will take the Total Control 1 as soon as it’s offered (the summer heat I think sort of shuts down class offerings here). In my first 9 months of riding I’ve got 6k miles and am hopeful for many, many more to come.

This forum has been so incredibly helpful to me—figuring out which second bike to select, and details about it, as well as general riding suggestions—and I wanted to say thanks to this community. So: hello to all, and Thank You!

Stamper

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As for horse experience relating to motorcycles- I do agree that you need to grip with your legs and have “soft hands”. Congrats on your new ride and enjoy the rewards of being a crazy motorcyclist!!!
 

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You may commute in the city, but to your north is the largest Pondersa Pine forrest in the world.
When I lived in Flag, mid-nineties, work took me from Flagstaff, to Payson, to Showlow and beyond...over 200 miles without leaving the forest...good memories.

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You may commute in the city, but to your north is the largest Pondersa Pine forrest in the world.
When I lived in Flag, mid-nineties, work took me from Flagstaff, to Payson, to Showlow and beyond...over 200 miles without leaving the forest...good memories.

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Also the ride from Phoenix~Prescott- over Mingus Mountain on 89a to Cottonwood-Sedona and through Oak Creek Canyon to Flagstaff is quite enjoyable!
 

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Also the ride from Phoenix~Prescott- over Mingus Mountain on 89a to Cottonwood-Sedona and through Oak Creek Canyon to Flagstaff is quite enjoyable!
Yes, my youngest daughter, son-in-law and 3 of our 14 grandkids live in Clarkdale.
When I have visited on Moto Guzzi, Honda CB1100 and lastly on the Can-Am Ryker, 89 from Ash Fork via Mingus and home via Oak Creek Canyon.

We had a ranch in Yavapai County for 20 years...just sold it 3 months ago.

Big fire in Cornville yesterday...glad it is contained.

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When did you leave Cottonwood?
 

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Hey All,

I know those roads well! Though not yet on a Motorbike. I’m hopeful to travel those and many others in other states. One of my favorite places here is the Lake Mary road. Another is Jerome. There are cool things about this state despite the summer heat in the Valley. Those fires though, as you know—the smoke is in the air, and that crescent moon tonight hanging in the western sky is bright orange.

SportsterDoc, I’ve been reading about your Street Twin. Such a cool color! I have been paying attention to your luggage rack in particular.

I thought about waiting for the 22 model though I just didn’t want to wait having started so late already. I even checked places in LV and Southern Cal as I locked in. Because I’m new I don’t have a sense of seat comfort, so it is what it is, and I think I had a bit more room to move going with the 21, or the dealer did, during the big talk. I suppose the 22 seat is better, or Triumph wouldn’t have gone with it, though I sort of like the pseudo alcantara fabric stuff on the 21. Weird the things which float a boat. The 10 extra mil might have been better for me ergonomically, maybe, and that blue really, really is cool. I would have snagged it if I didn’t have to wait. I was at dealer yesterday to check on mod stuff and there wasn’t a Street Twin in sight. Anyway, I love my red bike, and that color red does go well with the nameplate: Triumph, that Roman parade of victory, in Roman Red, or whatever they call it! Korosi?

Nheany765, yes, loose hands! Body weight and shifting that weight in synch. And the seemingly counter-intuitive cues: prompting a horse to take its lead, countersteering, the role of the knees. It’s so interesting to me these similarities. Obviously I’m still learning as I go, and it’s a gas. Are you in Southern or Northern CA?

Have you seen that cool photo of John Wayne, he must been in his sixties by then, on a Honda while shooting The Alamo?

Thanks for the warm welcome!
 

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Hey All,

I know those roads well! Though not yet on a Motorbike. I’m hopeful to travel those and many others in other states. One of my favorite places here is the Lake Mary road. Another is Jerome. There are cool things about this state despite the summer heat in the Valley. Those fires though, as you know—the smoke is in the air, and that crescent moon tonight hanging in the western sky is bright orange.

SportsterDoc, I’ve been reading about your Street Twin. Such a cool color! I have been paying attention to your luggage rack in particular.

I thought about waiting for the 22 model though I just didn’t want to wait having started so late already. I even checked places in LV and Southern Cal as I locked in. Because I’m new I don’t have a sense of seat comfort, so it is what it is, and I think I had a bit more room to move going with the 21, or the dealer did, during the big talk. I suppose the 22 seat is better, or Triumph wouldn’t have gone with it, though I sort of like the pseudo alcantara fabric stuff on the 21. Weird the things which float a boat. The 10 extra mil might have been better for me ergonomically, maybe, and that blue really, really is cool. I would have snagged it if I didn’t have to wait. I was at dealer yesterday to check on mod stuff and there wasn’t a Street Twin in sight. Anyway, I love my red bike, and that color red does go well with the nameplate: Triumph, that Roman parade of victory, in Roman Red, or whatever they call it! Korosi?

Nheany765, yes, loose hands! Body weight and shifting that weight in synch. And the seemingly counter-intuitive cues: prompting a horse to take its lead, countersteering, the role of the knees. It’s so interesting to me these similarities. Obviously I’m still learning as I go, and it’s a gas. Are you in Southern or Northern CA?

Have you seen that cool photo of John Wayne, he must been in his sixties by then, on a Honda while shooting The Alamo?

Thanks for the warm welcome!
I’m in Napa currently. I’ve been here for three years. Before that I lived in Monterey.
 

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I know those roads well! Though not yet on a Motorbike. I’m hopeful to travel those and many others in other states. One of my favorite places here is the Lake Mary road. Another is Jerome. There are cool things about this state despite the summer heat in the Valley. Those fires though, as you know—the smoke is in the air, and that crescent moon tonight hanging in the western sky is bright orange.

SportsterDoc, I’ve been reading about your Street Twin. Such a cool color! I have been paying attention to your luggage rack in particular.
In the fall, if I remember correctly, Lake Mary Road has an elk encounter almost nightly.
89A, west of Jerome is a good ride on a bike.
Your red looks great!
I am glad to have the rack, even having to modify it to work.
Again, welcome...I am also a newcomer here.
 

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I moved away from AZ in 2013. I actually just came up to visit my mom in Kearny and my best friend in Cottonwood. It was great to see Old Town booming!
Old Town is doing well. Lots of wine tasting shops (not of interest to me).
I do enjoy eating at Colts and Hog Wild...which is reported to have closed permanently.:(
 

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I’m in Napa currently. I’ve been here for three years. Before that I lived in Monterey.
Monterrey! It has been 17 years since I had the opportunity to eat at Domenicos on the wharf.
Best clam chowder and best calamari anywhere.

Eldest son-in-law was part of the team that closed Fort Ord. Later (2004), business took me to Gilroy to meet a potential client.
Good excuse to drive my 03 Miata up the coast highway and visit Domenicos.
I think I brought home 2, maybe 4 cases of clam chowder.
 

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I'm in Gilbert. Let's ride!
Are there any dairy herds left in Gilbert?
Youngest daughter lived there about 15-16 years ago and they were starting to move.
 

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I don't mind the smell. My dad was a commercial/industrial electrical contractor and worked for almost all the dairies in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles. I started going on service calls with him when I was about 12. Very good memories.
 
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Monterrey! It has been 17 years since I had the opportunity to eat at Domenicos on the wharf.
Best clam chowder and best calamari anywhere.

Eldest son-in-law was part of the team that closed Fort Ord. Later (2004), business took me to Gilroy to meet a potential client.
Good excuse to drive my 03 Miata up the coast highway and visit Domenicos.
I think I brought home 2, maybe 4 cases of clam chowder.
I’m a chef so I moved from Cottonwood to Monterey to be Chef de Cuisine at Schooners, which is in The Monterey Plaza Hotel. I am a chowder and calamari fanatic! But some great riding and super fun events like Concours and Moto GP races at Laguna Seca. I miss living there- but for my line of work- the Napa Valley is the place to be.
 
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