the 1000 Ninja. After that, I gave up. It was too tough and too expensive to keep up with the latest and greatest, so I settled onto
a sport touring Concours for a few years. Following the sale of the Concours, life got busy with me and I found no time for a motorcycle in my garage. That went on for over a decade.
a Ducati Scrambler Italia Independent in pictures. I had found my category but once I saw the bike in person, I was underwhelmed. It didn't take long for me to find another version of the same style -
a Triumph Thruxton.
I wasn't happy with how uncomfortable I was while riding, but every time I looked at her, those pains went away. I waited patiently as the accessories I wanted were not available at time of purchase. I would have called them ESSENTIAL, as I wanted a seat for two and the related footpegs. What kind of motorcycle DOESN'T have room for TWO??? The bike also didn't have any tie-down tabs to be able to carry anything. Ugh... And let's not start with the 500 mile service that is NOT included with the purchase price. Are you kidding me??? And then I look at her and all is forgiven...
It is nice to be able to go for a cruise and not have to worry about her. She is in her 70's now and has memory issues. She hasn't known my name in a while and has forgotten most of the bad things that went on in her life. Luckily she hasn't forgotten how to laugh. I like to think her sitting on the back of the Thruxton as therapy. She has a relaxing ride and I enjoy the quality time with her. Win, win.
We started out a bit rocky, me and Triumph. Yet, the rides have been fun, I am averaging around 60 mpg, and when all else fails, all I have to do is take a good look....
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