Category Archives: Triumph Tiger 800

Day 2: Skyline Drive and the Blue Ridge Parkway

It was cool and foggy when the Sun started peeking through at 7 30. By 8 o’clock, you could tell it would break apart. I got on to Skyline Drive just after 8, and true to prior experiences, the first … Continue reading

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Day 1: Home to Skyline Drive

I left Manhattan about noon, and made very good time west through New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, and into Virginia. The fall colors are starting to hit nicely, and there were some exceptional examples along Route 81 heading south. … Continue reading

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XC reborn

After waiting all summer for my replacement frame to arrive, my bike is finally finished.  Aside from the frame, just a few bent and broken accessories were the damage from my May 31 dirt wreck.  They were all replaced in … Continue reading

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Prepping for the compete 574 miles of Skyline Drive and the Blue Ridge Parkway

Sadly, I don’t live at the northern entrance to Skyline Drive and the southern terminus of the Blue Ridge Parkway isn’t my final stop on this trip, so I need to get to and from both of those points.  The shorter of … Continue reading

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Ride report: Centralia, PA125/Gold Mine Rd

It was going to be in the 90s today so I left at 6:30 am while it was still cool.  The last week of August traffic was de minimus leaving NYC and I was early to the NJ rendezvous. Rob … Continue reading

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Centralia, PA

Rob and I share a birthday week and decided to take a day ride.  Rob has seen the ride reports on Centralia, PA posted by some of us and wants to make a visit.  Centralia is the PA coal-country town … Continue reading

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The Complete 574 miles of Skyline Drive & the Blue Ridge Parkway

 After recently riding all of Skyline Drive south-north as well as most of the northern 200 miles of the BRP leading up to Skyline, I still have a desire to ride the complete 574 miles of these two connected scenic … Continue reading

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Tigers in the wild

Rob & I happen to be on a pair of ’14 Triumph Tiger 800 XC for this trip; he has several bikes. With a 200 mile range, we stop about every 3 hours for fuel & a stretch. We have … Continue reading

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Frame Shame

I enjoyed a nice quiet ride up to Bennington, Vermont for the 8th annual Bennington Triumph Bash. I managed to avoid both traffic and trucks the entire way from Manhattan by taking the Taconic Parkway and routes 22 and 7. … Continue reading

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Summer road trip: Nova Scotia do-over

After missing last year’s 7th annual Bennington Triumph Bash, the gang are returning this year.  We attended the 4th, 5th, and 6th Bash, held each year the final weekend in May.  This year, about 7 of us are going up, … Continue reading

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