Category Archives: Riding the Triumph

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

A Perfect Sunday. Well almost…

On any Sunday was a great film.  Steve McQueen, Mert Lawwill, and Malcolm Smith showed us several versions of great motorcycling Sundays.  Here I offer one humble interpretation of a perfect, to me, motorcycle Sunday. First, you need to have … Continue reading

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Is the Tiger 800XC a desert racer? (Steens 2014 Part 3/3)

[This is the third and final post from my last trip to the high desert in southeastern Oregon and this time with the Triumph Tiger 800XC. This post includes a comprehensive review of the Tiger’s performance on dirt roads.  Click … Continue reading

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Riding the Tiger 800XC as if it were a Rally Machine (Steens 2014 Part 2/3)

Many years ago I was traveling by car with one of my cousins in the area close to the border between Brazil and Uruguay.  As soon as the pavement ended and we hit dirt and gravel, my cousin made an … Continue reading

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The Tiger Runs Wild in the High Desert (Steens 2014 Part 1/3)

Our group of riding friends here in Eugene started talking about a trip to the High Desert this spring. What about an extended weekend stay at the Diamond Hotel in June?  This conversation was not about a motorcycle trip. But … Continue reading

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A Warm Spring and Several Good Rides

It seems spring has come and is gone already. Either that or time flies when you are busy riding, busy at work, busy researching for blog posts, and also spending some time abroad in this mix. But I’ve managed to … Continue reading

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Old friends get together for a Spring day ride

I moved to Eugene in November 2005.  After several years without riding, in March of 2006 I once again acquired a motorcycle. It was a BMW Dakar and with it I started riding again.  New to the area, riding was … Continue reading

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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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