Category Archives: Triumph Tiger XC

Day 1: Strike 1

The day started perfectly. We met at 7 in western New Jersey and proceeded on an uneventful four hour ride through Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, and into Virginia. We arrived at Front Royal, topped up our water and fuel, paid … Continue reading

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Laurie is joining the trip!

Our friend Laurie is joining us on her 2013 Wee Strom!  I met Laurie at the Bennington Triumph Bash a few years ago.  Kim & Kate brought her and then the four of us rode the 2014 Nutmeg 400 together.  … 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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Anatomy of The Dragon

2012: Tail of the Dragon on the Bonneville with Andrew; 2013: Tail visit again with Frenchy, Andre, and Antonio, this time with blue Tiger; 2014: Tail again for IBA BunBurner 1500 with Frenchy, Matt & Ariel; 2015: Back of The … 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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T-7

A week from today the whole gang rides up to beloved Bennington, VT for the Eighth Annual Bennington Triumph Bash.  This year’s t-shirt was designed by Wendy with help from the forum members as art directors. Our unofficial leader, Dave, … 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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2015 Nutmeg 400

We received the Bonus Book Thursday night around midnight.  Here are all the Bonus Locations: Here are the Bonuses I selected to go after: This is a total of 7 hours riding time, giving me just 60 minutes for traffic, making … Continue reading

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Ride report: Old Mine Rd

Vincent met me on the Upper West Side at 8:15 and we set off through New Jersey. After a couple of traffic slow-downs we were into the countryside and ascending what I refer to as the Sussex Alps. We kept … Continue reading

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This week’s ride

Vincent (Frenchy) and I are taking in the season’s first Old Mine Road trip in two days.  Old Mine Road is America’s oldest commercial road and is only an hour west of NYC.  I learned to ride out here in … Continue reading

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