The Triumph Bonneville has a nice ride…and a lost GoPro

The Versys and Bonneville gear up for the ride...

The Versys and Bonneville gear up for the ride…

Scott had gotten the 1973 Triumph Bonneville ready for a longer ride, after rebuilding the top-end, and testing out on local rides throughout the city.  New overbore, rings, valves, valve guides and a whole lot more went into this refurb, and it was finally time to get it out on the open road for some fun… Read More …

A journey to Vermont on the Kawasaki Versys: Part 2

Kawasaki Versys at the lake cottage

Kawasaki Versys at the lake cottage

The first long ride of the season, the first big miles on the Kawasaki Versys.  The destination on this trip to Vermont was a cottage (called a “camp” in New England), on a small lake called Joe’s Pond.  The lake is located in Central Vermont, at the southern part of what is called the Northeast Kingdom.  Grandiose titles for a grandiose land… Read More …

A Vintage Honda Ride to Bear Mtn.

Scott Checks His Bike...

Scott and I decided to take a ride yesterday, to shake down and flesh out any issues with the vintage Honda.  Our plan is to leave Thursday for the big trip, so a little test ride was in order.  The weather was cool, but beautiful, so the choice to head up north to Bear Mountain seemed like a good one.  Met at the garage, got the bikes ready, bundled up and headed off through Manhattan, toward better riding roads.  There is nothing like Manhattan to let you know your choice to get to less congested areas is the right one.  The minute we hit traffic in the city, I was ready for the more open roads… Read More …