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A couple shots from today’s ride   Leave a comment


The skies looked a lot more threatening than they wound up being today. I’ve been working hard on longer rides this spring and even though the skies didn’t want to cooperate today, I knew I had to head out and get some saddle time.

Here are a couple shots from today’s rides:

Everything starts with food – here’s the Tiger resting while I ate half of my breakfast:

The Tiger at Breakfast

A couple hours later, taking a break in a park and eating the rest of breakfast:

Tiger in the Park

There are all kinds of flowers out now:

Honeysuckle

Dogwood

I picked up a sandwich shortly after this stop and took it with me for a ride out into PA. I thought I might find another nice place to stop and eat it. After an hour or so  I took another break. I like to stop at this one pulloff – you can see it was pretty gloomy, but it only rained lightly a few times up to this point.

Another  pic looking to the right:

A little gloomy out today

I headed home to eat my lunch and took a break for a couple hours and then decided to finally button up the Bonneville from it’s new battery and take it out. The Bonneville hasn’t been out yet this season, so a fresh tank of gas was in order, along with a good long ride. I only stopped a couple times.

For Dinner:

Dinner with the Bonnie

Dinner with the Bonnie

On the side of the road. Now it was raining on and off and it was getting dark:

Bonnie break

Bonnie break

That’s it. Today’s rides started at about 10 this morning and ended at about 8:00pm with about 3 hours of breaks throughout the day. Good Stuff!!!

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Posted May 14, 2011 by jeffkeith in Bonneville, Motorcycles, Tiger 1050, Triumph

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A Little Ride on the Bonneville   Leave a comment


I finally washed the Bonnie tonight and took it out for a dry-off spin. I’m really liking the spray-on-hose-off bike wash lately. I had a bottle of Suzuki bike wash that I’m about to run out of – the stuff works great. We had some really nice weather tonight.

Next time maybe I’ll clean my camera lens too….

The bike is a 2009 Triumph Bonneville SE with the Triumph Arrow 2-into-1 stainless pipe. I put the MC Resources luggage brackets on the bike, but the Arrow pipe is a little high for the bags I had bought. For now, I’m running around with a MotoFizz Small Camping Bag on the back, which is a great bag that fits the seat perfectly (it also fits the Tiger seat perfectly). With the racks on, the bag attaches to the rack instead of the frame rails under the seat.

Saturday Ride on the Bonneville   Leave a comment


the bonneville at breakfast

Bonneville at breakfast

I went for a little ride on the bonnie yesterday around the area. The ride started at the Schooley’s Mountain General Store for a Bacon, Egg and Cheese sandwich. mmmm, Bacon.

I gave the Flip video camera a tryout by just capturing a few minutes of footage while I was eating. The image above is taken from a snapshot of the video, which, in my estimation, turned out to be the most boring motorcycle video in history. The Flip is great for taking with me on the bike. It’s small and inexpensive and I don’t worry about it getting destroyed. The quality of the video it takes is pretty good too.  The audio is also good from the built-in mic.

The latest mod on the Bonnie is the addition of the Triumph-branded Arrow 2-into-1 stainless exhaust and an FI remap. The exhaust sounds great and the remap makes a difference in how responsive the throttle is. It was a little expensive for the pipe, but I think it was worth it. I have a set of saddlebags that I ordered with the racks that you can see on the bike in the picture, but I have to take some time away from riding the bike to put them on 🙂

It was pretty warm out yesterday, about 89*F by the time I wrapped it up. I’m glad I took the Bonnie and not the Tiger. I think the wind on the Bonnie was the only thing that kept the weather in the “pleasant” category.

The bike ran flawlessly, as always, and I did about 60 miles on mostly back roads. I didn’t stop to take any other pics. The ride was roughly the following:

Map of Ride

Map of ride

If you would like a copy of the GDB or GPX files of the route, just shoot me an email or leave a comment.

Posted May 2, 2010 by jeffkeith in Bonneville, General, Motorcycles, Photography, Travel, Triumph

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