Category Archives: Riding the Triumph

These are the reports of rides on the Triumph Tiger 800XC. I bought this bike on July 2011.

First ride of 2014

It was still February when finally the riding stars aligned for me for the first time in 2014: I was here at home, it was a weekend, and the weather was reasonable. I had been eying the KTM 1190 adventure … Continue reading

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2013 Oregon Discovery Rally

This post is well past its time, but I just don’t feel I can start posting this year’s rides before properly completing the 2013 riding season. And especially because this last proper ride of 2013 became a relevant one for … Continue reading

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Honey and Allergies

[The events here reported took place in June 2013 - yes, I'm very late in my posting] I moved from Ohio to Oregon in 2005. Besides Oregon’s beautiful landscapes, the mountains, the Pacific ocean, the great roads for motorcycle riding, … Continue reading

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A can of chain lube and a lot more

A few Saturdays ago, sometime before my weekends were consumed in the garage, cleaning up 88 years of dust and left over bits of projects from the owners my house has had since 1925 when it was built, I realized … Continue reading

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Canon G1 X and a trip to Lincoln City

I’ve been looking for an upgrade to the Canon S-95. My ideal camera has the S-95 size, an about 5x zoom lens, and an APS-C sensor, such as what we see on DSLRs. But I know that is virtually impossible … Continue reading

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Triumph Tiger 800 XC, Alsea Falls, the Coast…

You must be thinking how these stories have become boring and repetitive. And you are right. Sunday after Sunday there I go to the coast or some other place, showing off Oregon’s beautiful landscapes and most of the times spoiling … Continue reading

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Crater Lake National Park with the Triumph

[This story is a continuation from my previous post, Metolius River, 2012 Edition.] Leaving the Metolius River area [Sunday, September 2] I rode south towards the Crater Lake via 97, following along the transition between the Cascades and the Oregon’s … Continue reading

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The Metolius River, 2012 Edition

Labor day weekend was coming up and I did not have a specific plan for this three-day weekend. I just had the idea that I was going to go for a long ride and would take my camping gear with … Continue reading

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Back to the Steamboat Inn, Oregon

Last year I joined the Cycle Parts Triumph team and friends on their lunch at the Steamboat Inn, on the west side of the Oregon Cascades.  I did not ride with them, only met them for lunch last year.  This … Continue reading

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To the Coast for Oysters

The weekend before that Timbers game we had rented a house in Lincoln City, what has become an annual tradition for us. I took the Triumph for this trip. In Eugene we had clear sunny skies, and soon it was … Continue reading

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