Featured What you been doing with your TRIUMPH today??

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  1. Sandi T

    Sandi T It's ride o'clock somewhere!
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    Thanks, @Helmut Visor. I've just been doing a little research since I always heard to avoid Rain-X like the plague. But I also figured that guys here would not steer me wrong. Looks like the Rain-X folks finally figured it would be good to make a product that can be used safely and successfully on plastic.
     
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  2. Baza

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    THIS IS SPAM. ALL OF HIS TWENTY POSTS ARE THE SAME, NOTHING TO DO WITH BIKES
     
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    Wayne @Havit , for you.
     
  4. Blacktruck

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    Been part of this group for a long time but not in the last few years. Too much work and life in the way. I do the same thing every day with my Trophy. Ride to work and then on the weekends, if it isn't scorching hot like we have had here for awhile, ride to somewhere interesting just for the ride.
     
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  5. Mrs Visor

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    @Sandi T it's great to hear that El Gordo is behaving again.....and Speedy got a well deserved trip out :).
     
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  6. Mrs Visor

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    #19566 Mrs Visor, Aug 27, 2023
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    Today Helmut and I had a nice day out - I took my Street Triple and he took the Tuono. We did a few roads we rarely go on and went for the first time to the Silver Fox cafe https://www.thesilverfoxcafe.co.uk in Newnham, which was really friendly, served a decent cup of coffee and was frequented by plenty of bikes ( must be alright then :cool:). When we arrived, there were a Street Triple and Tuono already there - turned out they were riding together too…Helmut had to take a photo of them lined up two-by-two.
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    We then went just up the road to Littledean Jail https://www.littledeanjail.com for a look around. It was absolutely bonkers!! There is no way to describe quite what it is like…definitely a place that needs to be seen to be believed.

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    After that, we went on some roads through the Forest of Dean that the Street Triple was made for, went across to Chepstow and then to the Old Station Cafe, Tintern before heading home on some more excellent roads. The cafe had some sort of wasp convention on, they were everywhere :eek:. I was really careful (I thought) to make sure I didn’t take any with me when we left, so thought I was being paranoid for about 30 minutes thinking something was crawling around on my head…then I saw one casually strolling across in front of my eyes on the inside of my visor and back into my helmet so hastily stopped and evicted the beastie :p.


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    There were a few showers we got caught in but in the main the weather held as well so it was a pretty top day out :).

    EDIT: Sorry for the same photo twice, I can't remove it when I edit o_O:blush:.
     
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  7. Dartplayer

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    Nice day out avoiding the one large rain cloud :poop:moving around. Managed to ride through it once, which was ok :p. Good meals at the Muddy Waters Irish bar :cool:

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  8. Sandi T

    Sandi T It's ride o'clock somewhere!
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    Loved your ride report, @Mrs Visor! Looks like you and Helmut had a grand day out. :)Great "two by two photos". What a neat coincidence. Glad you didn't get stung by the waspie. BTW, I've had the same issue with a repeated photo and not being able to delete one. In fact, I just had that happen in the last post I did on the Sturgis thread. Frustrating but certainly small potatoes in the grand scheme of things.
     
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  9. Sandi T

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  10. Mrs Visor

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    #19570 Mrs Visor, Aug 28, 2023
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    I could see you on one!!
     
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  11. Mrs Visor

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    Another nice day out today for Helmut and I - I took the Street Triple again and he took his Multistrada. We ventured across the border to Wales - first stop was Baffle Haus to have a coffee and meet a friend:
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    Then we went across to the Owl's Nest in Llandovery for a bite to eat where we bumped into another friend who was up to some off - road stuff and home via Builth Wells.
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    The roads weren't too busy at all for a bank holiday and anything slow was overtaken in fairly short order (likely the clouds, showers and far - from - tropical temperature had something to do with it!!) so we had lots of fun on the lovely Welsh roads.

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  12. RevPaul

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    #19572 RevPaul, Aug 28, 2023
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    Trip out to Sleap (pronounced Slape) airfield on a grey and showery bank holiday Monday with mate Colin on his new BSA Goldstar. {report now heavily edited and typos corrected thank you @Mrs Visor.}

    To be honest I'd have given up due to the weather (I just want some sun!:mad:), but I've ridden the bike so little this year, I just had to get out on it.

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    Sleap airfield was the destination of choice on Colin's and another friend's recommendation from a trip they'd made last Thursday (which was sunny but I wasn't free).

    The airfield was established in 1943 as an advanced training base for RAF pilots and also had some bombers based there.

    The café is in the old control tower, so the view of the runway was great for what little activity it had; probably due to the low heavy cloud.

    But we did watch an American radial engined two seater taking someone on what looked like a flying experience take off, very cool:cool:. It looked to me to be WW2 vintage, I'm sure there's a plane nut somewhere amongst us who can identify the plane (see below).

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    The all day breakfast (for Colin) and in my case a second breakfast of Eggs Royale and a cappuccino, followed by a hot chocolate and a chocolate brownie, was scrummy:yum and very reasonably priced:). I'd had my normal muesli and strong coffee breakfast before we set off, (well you've got to keep the energy up)

    As well as being the base for an aeroclub where (if you've got the money) you can learn to fly, it also serves as a kind of flying equivalent of a roadside café and fuel stop; so some of the customers were pilots, their passengers and students, as well as sight-seeing families and some bikers. A model flying club is also based there and we could see some very skilled pilots putting their models through their aerobatic paces on the other side of the runways:cool:. And there is a museum to the former life of the airfield, but that was unfortunately closed today.

    My Beeline had taken us down smaller A and B roads to the east of the A49, the route south from my home that I'd have taken, but was happy to avoid it being August Bank Holiday. But most of the roads on the route were twisty with double centre white lines, so overtaking was next to impossible and we were often stuck in queues of cars and campers doing 40 in 60 limits due to elderly day trippers:(.

    Return route was sweeping further East via Market Drayton to explore the A and B roads around there and the same thing happened.

    So having observed the dubious standards of driving out there today I'm left with the following conundrum: Which is worse, following dawdling, unpredictable campers and Nissan Qashqais (and other small SUVs) at less than the speed limit:mad:, or ride at the speed limit (+10%) and have impatient Audis and Beemers tailgate you and then only choose to overtake on the way in to bends:confused:?

    Just to rub salt into the wound it wasn't just cars! On the final few traffic free miles to the airfield, I'm up to speed enjoying putting into practice what I learned on my police Bike Safe course and taking the perfect entry into a sharpish left hander, only to have to get out of the way of an oncoming BMW GS on my side of the road:mad:, well I guess I hadn't been there yesterday, so why should I have been there today:(? At least the training had me in the right position to both see it coming and get out of the way.

    Hopefully my ride to Blackburn on Friday for my annual service and MOT will be dry and incident free.

    Overall though, lessons learned and good to be out:).
     
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  13. Mrs Visor

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    Hopefully an "s" is missing...otherwise I'll be giving the place a swerve :p.
     
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  14. TRIPLE X

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    Took the back wheel off my Speed Triple due to another puncture. Needs a new tyre this time as it's already been plugged once. Usually screws are the culprit but this time it was a barely detectable sliver of stone embedded in the tyre.
     
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  15. Dawsy

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    Bummer. Hope it wasn't a recent tyre!
     
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  16. TRIPLE X

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    Maybe about 50% worn so plenty of tread left. At least it got me home before going flat.
     
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  17. Eldon

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    #19577 Eldon, Sep 2, 2023
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    A trip out with the wife on the Street Twin today. Typical conversation.... I don't want to go too far etc .... :joy:
    First stop Birkin tearoom for a bit of breakfast.

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    From there we headed towards Stamford Bridge through the back lanes and despite being overtaken by a 765 R at Elvington, we then got overtaken by the same bike at Helmsley gate some 10 miles further on :joy:.... anyone on here, hi vis bib, white and red 17 plate bike?

    A few lanes later and we passed a blackboard.

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    So, a quick spin around and lets have a coffee.

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    I fancied a view across the moors, so using minor roads we headed for Rosedale Abbey.

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    Onwards to home in time for the last bit of sun plus a GnT in the garden :p:yum

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  18. FellZebra

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    #19578 FellZebra, Sep 3, 2023
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    Not today but yesterday I went up to Cumbria and rode up the Hartside Pass, just east of Penrith.
    A good ride up and views from the top at 1900’ elevation were pretty good on a day like yesterday. There used to be a very good cafe up there years ago; I’m not exactly sure but think it burned down.
    Now just a large parking area, although there was a mobile coffee van yesterday.
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    From there I went down the other side to Alston and took the road over the moors and Teesdale down to Barnard Castle.
    Can’t recall where, maybe the MCN but I’d read this road was one of the must-do roads in the UK. And yeah it was stunning, don’t expect perfect racetrack smooth surfaces and you’ve got to be aware of the odd sheep in the road but this high moorland road was brilliant. Also surprisingly quiet, I’ll be doing it again!!

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    After Barnard Castle I headed down to Devil’s Bridge, Kirkby Lonsdale. There’s a snack van here and very popular with bikers. Handy to plan a stop if you’re in the area.
    Then a loop through Dent, over to Hawes and back down via the Ribblehead viaduct.
    Pen y Ghent (one of the Yorkshire 3 Peaks) in the background behind my bike.
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    Whernside , another of the Yorkshire 3 Peaks is behind the Ribblehead viaduct.
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    Sorry but no pictures of the other one Ingleborough.

    Then it was down to Bentham and south through Bowland, narrow high moorland roads but relatively less visited due to its proximity to the popular Yorkshire Dales, but absolutely stunning countryside.
    No stopping for photos on that bit cos it’d been a long day and I wanted to crack on and get home!
     
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  19. Helmut Visor

    Helmut Visor Only dead fish go with the flow
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    Took the Nightstorm out for a run with Mrs Visor on her Street Triple, she had to stay fairly local but my plan once she turned for home was to do a quick 60-100 mile route to give the Nightstorm a bit of a run out. Unfortunately on leg 2 of our local trip the ABS light came on, had a quick check and can't see anything obvious but decided not to go any further so back home and very few miles achieved :triumph:
     
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  20. Dustywheels

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    finally got my Carbon Fibre front mudguard fitted to my liking. Originally for the early model Tiger, I've modded it to fit my 2019 Tiger Sport.

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