At least the
wishful thinking is comforting. I still have flashback on the thoughts of
Mark C. getting my Suzuki 90 and trashing an otherwise perfectly good trail
blazer into pile of spokes and bolts. Man I liked that machine. Now all I
can do is forgive Mark and dream of the hours spent without a care in the
world except where was the next sand dune and how close was it to a gas
station by trail.
Howie, it seems like just yesterday we were heading up
611 and Copper Mine Road own our way to the Hawk's Nest near Port Jervis,
I have a new ride now and enjoy it greatly. I now know why they say; "I
feel the need, the need for speed". A year ago I bought a Triumph Trophy
1200. She is fast and beautiful. As much as I loved the Intruder, she is
no match for the Trophy when it comes time to carving the canyons and
launching in style with gobs of luggage space into those longer MC tours.
The Trophy the the way to go.
Unlike the Intruder, this one is basically stock. The only things I've
changed are the seat (Corbin Dual Canyon Sport, carbon fiber/graphite
leather) and windshield (Clearview, Tour Large). I've also just added a
Gerbing heated garment regulator for those colder rides :-) The paint job
was paid for by the previous owner. It was done by Rick's Superpaint in
This was my re-entry into the MC scene as she was when I bought her in April
99. I added a few things to enhance the pure riding pleasure that only a
two wheeler can bring.
A new motorcycle enters the family on April 1, 2004. It is a 2003
Goldwing (GL1800A) and I picked it up on 4/2/04.
The girls begged me to show the bike off to them, so I grabbed the digital
and took some pictures while they were checking her out.