Featured What you been doing with your TRIUMPH today??

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  1. OsteKuste

    OsteKuste Intergalactic Warlord
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    I do hear as we get older it’s more difficult to keep things erect. Glad you and the bike are relatively ok.
     
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  2. Martine

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    Sorry you had that happen. HH nodded with understanding about dropping a bike. He just reminded me about how he had never dropped his Norton in the decades he'd owned it and then dropped it twice in one night. Fortunately the first time it happened I was pillion and we had camping gear loaded so that helped cushion the fall and the second time was while pushing it on grass so that wasn't as brutal as pavement.

    Glad you weren't hurt (other than pride), @Adie P. You could have pulled something fighting it and that would have been a bummer to add to the mix.
     
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  3. Adie P

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    #15843 Adie P, Apr 30, 2021
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    Yeah, I'm lucky I didn't get pinned beneath the lumbering beast! It's got to go back to the shop to get the carb problem sorted so I'll hopefully get them to sort the broken indicator at the same time!
     
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  4. Adie P

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    I think I see what you did there ..... or would if I could remember what we were talking about ......... ;)
     
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  5. Adie P

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    Thanks Martine.

    I remember once making a long, long motorcycle journey - just shy of 800 miles and around 12 hours riding - and arriving at my destination after a 4 hour, non-stop final stint. It was late and quite cold and, not surprisingly, I was dog tired. When I finally pulled in to the yard I came to a stop and went to put my left leg down but my knees were so stiff and locked that they just didn't work in time and I just gently fell to the side landing on my shoulder and side with the bike on top of me! Luckily it was a GL1200 Gold Wing so it pretty much rested on the engine crash bars and I was able to wriggle free ...... then call a local crane operator to come and get it upright again! Sort of.

    Old age and infirmity are absolutely no fun! But they are a bit better than the only realistic alternative.
     
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  6. Iron

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    Only pride hurt (and it'll hurt for ages - those embarrassing events never really go away) - have you ever pressed the electric start with it in gear? have you ever gone to pull away with the front disc lock still on? have you ever pulled out without looking properly and the car driver's skill saved you? have you ever been riding for miles with an indicator on? Yep. Oh dear.

    But some things just make you feel better - today, I set the floats in the carbs as ye olde Bonny was running a bit rich (the PO set them incorrectly, they need to be done upside down). Had to have a bit of a test, as you do, so a quick nip up the road, park up, admire.
    Passers by comment on how nice it is and I revel in that warm glow of a builder's ownership. Then Mr "you didn't want to do it like that" came up.
    He looked at the speedo and asked me "Is that a 250?" "No" says I, "a 750".
    "How fast does it go" he askes. I answer "I dunno, it's only done 50 miles since I rebuilt the engine"
    "How much mileage do you get?"
    Jeez, I started it up and he put his fingers in his ears. FFS. I came home and felt better. :expressionless:
     
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  7. brown mouse

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    #15847 brown mouse, Apr 30, 2021
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    A couple of hours ride with Mrs Mouse on pillion and a stop at Buttercups Tearoom for tea and cake under the watchful eyes of the alpacas.

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  8. Martine

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    I'm so glad I looked at this beautiful picture on my big screen...Love it:heart_eyes:! (I wont' spoil it for others;))
     
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  9. Ducatitotriumph

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    I had a mate on a vfr in germany (b500 black forest) who decided to stop to take pics....
    He dropped his bike over at a standstill in a layby and his excuse was "it was so beautiful that I forgot to put my foot down".
    Queue lots of laughs for two days afterwards!
     
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  10. Dartplayer

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    Nice ride around the Coromandel loop, beautiful day

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  11. Ducatitotriumph

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    Went to a charity ride for captain Tom 100. Basically, a 100 mile ride around the Rutland TT route.
    About 50 bikes (probably more) and £10 entry fee. All went to cransley hospice. Rained a bit and cold but well worth it. Home for MotoGP too so win-win!

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  12. OsteKuste

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    Nice little 120 mile run today. Finally some nice Spring weather.
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  13. Sandi T

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    From the looks of that map, Dartplayer, it looks like most of your ride was along or near coastline. I'm jealous! I so miss WATER!!! I'll take all the coastal photos your willing to post. :blush:
     
  14. Mark9

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    Here’s one in the UK Sandy, sorry Sandi!
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  15. Sandi T

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    Well, maybe not ALL the coastal photos, Mark9. :rolleyes:
     
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    A cheeky weekend away for the Tiger :cool:
    Borrowed a friends empty house in Middleton Cheney near Banbury.
    Good ride up through Berkshire and Oxfordshire mainly via Wantage and Witney.

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    Tiger and support vehicle.

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    View from the front bedroom.
    @Sandi T, the house opposite dates from 1680 - most of the cottages are probably 18th Century.

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    Back of the house - they don't make them like this anymore!

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    Beer time at the local! :D

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    Very appropriate!

    Met up with my mate from Banbury for a rideout and ended
    up at Gilk's garage cafe.

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    Good mix of bikes and cars, including some good 'ol American muscle.
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  17. Sandi T

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    #15857 Sandi T, May 4, 2021
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    Looks like a terrific weekend of bikes and beer (and muscle cars)! Love that house, Steve! :) 1680, that's amazing!!! Not much like that here in the U.S., that's for sure.
     
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  18. Sandi T

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    It was Mr. Sandi's birthday yesterday and we'd made reservations for dinner at a favorite steakhouse that's about a dozen miles from our home. He suggested we ride the motorcycles and I jumped on that offer! We realized that we'd not done a night ride in probably about two years. I forgot how much I enjoy riding at night--quiet and peaceful, very little traffic, kind of "cocoon-like". I think we'll be doing more night rides this summer and fall. I selected my Speed Triple RS for this evening's ride. :grinning:

    We left the garage when it was still daylight and the sun was just starting to go down.
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    We had reserved a lovely table out on the patio. This place is fully open for business and they were busy indoors as well as out, but we're still choosing to sit outdoors when we dine out. Fortunately there are numerous great restaurants in Tucson with that option and the weather right now is pretty much perfect for alfresco dining. Here we are with Mr. Sandi's complimentary birthday dessert, something they call Billy MIner's Pie. Basically coffee and chocolate ice cream with an oreo crust and drizzled with chocolate and caramel. :yum Yum! He shared it with me...what a sweetheart. :heart:
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    I'm not sure what the waitress was doing when she took THIS photo! :joy::joy::joy:
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    Looking back at the restaurant and patio fireplace as we prepared for the ride back home. We took a longer route home "just because". :blush:
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  19. Wessa

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    You are so lucky to be able to go to a restaurant for a meal. Whilst we can at the moment to sit outside, but it is to bloody cold to even think about it right now. Soon maybe when the weather improves. And a happy birthday to mr Sandi T :)
     
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  20. Dawsy

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    Sounds like a perfect evening Sandi! A Happy Birthday to Mr Sandi :party:
    It's too cold in the wilds of Cumbria at present but I did meet up with my regular group of drinking/gig going mates on Saturday at one of their gardens and it was excellent fun. The host has a huge fire pit so that took the chill off but I stunk like a kipper by the end of the night:grinning: Worth it though!
     
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