I must say, my most recent pleasure is buying new shiny upgrades for Penny, putting them on, then going for a ride to discover how much they have improved her and made her more fun and enjoyable to ride.
You have virtually all said it. Once you've experienced the feel of the bike moving and the wind in your face, its there for life, FREEDOM, nothing else comes close.
I sold my 1972 MGB GT when I came to Spain which at the time broke my heart, but the BSA has been with me since 1967 so it eventually came over here too. The Bonnie was a decision made to spend some of my children's expected inheritance after my wife died, not regretted it yet. Don't do as much riding as I would like now and being on the wrong side of the road (for a Brit) at times takes some remembering, but wouldn't change that feeling for anything.
Not much to add. As a kid I would ride a dirt bike for hours on end. Didn't get back to it until my 40s and wasn't sure I'd like the road. Was like second nature. Had to give it up for a few years and am back. Still can just ride forever, or until my butt gives out. May look at seats in the future.
Love the feeling of true freedom, seeing everyone stare as the T Bird rolls by and the complete different zone I enter. Call it therapy in a sense but everything not related to me and the bike in the moment I am riding is forgotten.
Just ask my co workers and wife. I do not ride they all know it. Have had junior welders go out to the parking lot just to see if i finally rode and get off their backs Wife will break out the cold weather gear and say ride as&hole. Placed over 99,000 thousand on a Harley fat-boy that still runs. 2010 to 2015. Bought the Triumph Rocket X in 2015 and got 66,000 showing. Not bragging but love bikes that much. Got a Fiat Abarth bought new in 2013 and has 30,0000 miles on it. Lucky for me i live in Oklahoma and even so it may get cold at times snow is really not a problem. Have some really bad arthritis in my Knees and at times have to watch out. Cold weather will lock them up which makes the few stop lights interesting. Have never been a fan for cages. Started out at seventeen on a RD 350 Yamaha. Have and will continue as long as i can throw a leg over will ride. Never even tried to understand it. Kind of like a drug addict when it comes to riding. I do not get my daily fix watch out.
Just curious about how far some of us commute to work.
I myself have a 117 mile round trip commute. I work 12 hour shifts, 4 on 4 off (correctional officer), so it's not too bad.
If I ride one of my bikes (weather dependent), then I know I have something to look forward to when I get off...
I doubt this will be read by anyone at Triumph UK much less responded to.
I like Triumphs. Although I have no experience of, or desire to own, Triumphs from the Meriden era I like the history of the company. John Bloor's acquisition and subsequent successful relaunch of the brand is inspiring...
I started working from home 2 weeks ago, so not riding to work, but I have been going out on the weekends. I don't come in contact, but I do worry about if something dose happen and I have too visit a hospitalo_O
Anyone else riding whose community (almost everyone) is in the quarantine mode?
Weather was great, just above 70F, overcast, roads were relatively clear with no traffic on most of the twisties, light traffic on the arterials.
We rode around the Lake Travis via Anderson Mill, Lime Creek, across the dam on 620, 71 to Mopac, 2222 back to 620, back to Anderson Mill then home...
Hello all. I have a 2003 T100 - bought last March 2019 - Picture attached . Recently began heating up quickly and acting as if she wanted to stall. I was looking here for some AIr Filter changing instructions and the most helpful mentioned the snorkel tube feeding into the air filter. I...
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