Tag Archives: Gear

Roll Call: Gear Edition

Among among our friends and family, the number one topic of discussion as we prepare is about gear. As mentioned in an earlier post, we have a single Jandd 30 liter pack that was Wendy’s triathlon bag when she competed … Continue reading

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Day 3: Finishing the BRP

Although I’ve been on several different parts of the Blue Ridge Parkway, several different times over the years with various other riders, I have never ridden from Asheville west to the southern terminus in Cherokee, NC. I attempted it from … 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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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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Trip Prep

Once again I have loaded up the Giant Loop Great Basin, the Triumph top box, and my 20 year-old Chase Harper tank bag. I will be out 7 nights, 2 in a HoJo’s along the Maine highway as I head up … Continue reading

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Florida Trip #2

As noted above, I scheduled two visits to Tally this year; the first one was a bit of a washout so I am hoping for better/different weather in 2 days when I return to the Panhandle to help Max move.  I … Continue reading

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12 hrs til Florida

That’s right, my carefully crafted leisure ride, described in the Panhandle menu above, is in danger of a 3-day soaker, due tomorrow. Coming soon: Gear Review-the Nelson Rigg rain suit!

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Slab riding-

Slab riding- While slab riding is typically reserved for ‘getting there’ or ‘getting home’ and is the case for us this time as well, if you’re in unfamiliar parts, you can try to turn into a somewhat more interesting experience.  … Continue reading

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De Minimus

This is a quick trip, under 72 hours total, from 4:30am Mon until about 7pm Weds. I am not bringing much beyond a long sleeve t-shirt and Gerbings gear for the early morning departures each day and my normal road … Continue reading

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