Good Day From Kingston, On, Canada

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  1. tumblingdice54

    tumblingdice54 New Member

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    Just a note to say hi to the forum members. I put a deposit down on a 2024 Speed 400 in Caspian Blue today from Ottawa's Goodtime Centre that will be delivered to me in early April (as soon as the Canadian winter disappears) This will be my very first Triumph in 51 years of riding. I've had Hondas, Kawis, Yamahas, Suzukis, Royal Enfield and HD but never a Triumph. I'm nearly 70 years of age and this is my birthday present to myself. I'm hoping for another 10 years at least of safe, good riding around the byways of eastern Ontario and northern NY State. If anyone else is from this area and would like to plan some day trips next year, please give me a shout! Cheers, Ron
     
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  2. Boothman

    Boothman Senior Member

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    Hi and welcome to the forum :cool:
     
  3. Wessa

    Wessa Cruising

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    Hi and welcome…..
     
  4. Glenn2926

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  5. Helmut Visor

    Helmut Visor Only dead fish go with the flow
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    PhannieNL New Member

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  7. Bikerman

    Bikerman I used to have 5500 posts.

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    Greetings Ron, from Lincolnshire.
     
  8. Markus

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    Hi there! Welcome to the forum! ;)
     
  9. Rob the Scott

    Rob the Scott Active Member

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    I'm a bit south in Northwest NJ. One of my favorite places to ride is among the ski areas around Burlington, VT. It's like riding through the Alps (only a fair bit lower elevation)! Stowe to Smuggler's Notch, through the "notch" (boulder-bordered narrow road about a lane-and-a-half wide) is most memorable. Mad River Glen, Killington and many small towns in the area are wonderful to visit, along with the interesting roads among them! No plans to visit again yet, but negotiations with my long-suffering bride (and pillion) continue! Where should I consider riding in Eastern Ontario? We brought a travel trailer to the Canadian Maritimes a few years ago, and are keen to go back with the bike. But if you have interesting suggestions closer to NJ, I'm all ears! PS. My 62nd birthday is a couple of weeks away, but only starting riding at 56. Love to hear your stories sometime!
     
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  10. tumblingdice54

    tumblingdice54 New Member

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    I have not been in NJ since I went to 3 sessions of California Superbike School at New Jersey Motorsport Park in 2014-15. Awesome track on a Gixxer 1000. Vermont and New Hampshire are gorgeous for biking too. I've been to Laconia twice on a bike and the drives there and back were the highlight of the trips. Eastern Ont is flat - it's basically a flood plain for the St Lawrence River. But there is lots of farm lands so north of the interstate equivalent 401 it's wooded and green with more lakes than you can count. Further north a little ways along the Ottawa River and into Quebec it's very picturesque. You can actually drive on pavement all the way to James Bay in Quebec. The Maritime provinces are fantastic on bike. Did that a few years ago on a HD. The Cabot Trail is stunning but all of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick provinces are fun on a bike. Keep in touch...
     
  11. Visor79

    Visor79 New Member

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    Hi Ron. Like you, I'm 70 and also have bought one as a present to myself. I'm in UK and waiting till March before I receive my bike. I've never owned a Triumph, but have owned BSA, Greeves, Montesa, Honda, Yamaha and an MZ. Last bike was a Honda CBR250R.
     
  12. R_1000

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    Welcome buddy :)
     
  13. Tim Gibbs

    Tim Gibbs Member

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    Welcome to the forum, a photo when you receive the bike would be good
     
  14. Dennis Mcleroy

    Dennis Mcleroy Well-Known Member
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    Welcome Ron, I just got back to riding and good to hear nobody slowing down.
     
  15. TaffD

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    Hi Ron welcome
     

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