Category Archives: Motorcycles

Light Touring on the Triumph Rocket 3

Light Touring on the Triumph Rocket 3 As every video or published review indicates, as well as sales data, the Triumph Rocket 3 introduced in 2020 is an extremely capable motorcycle. Which is odd in and of itself, because at … Continue reading

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The New and Improved August 20-23rd Ride!

4 Day Motorcycle Ride: August 20-23, 2021 Friday, August 20th: 7:00am – Brekkie at the Crystal Creek Café. (optional) 8:15ish – on the road I-405 to Smokey Point rest area                               38 miles RIGHT on SR 530 to SR 20                              … Continue reading

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The Best Four Day Ride Ever in my experience

4 Day Motorcycle Ride: August 20-23, 2021 Please note: You need a valid passport and proof of Covid vaccination to enter Canada. You will also (at this time) need to get a PCR test within 72 hours of the 20th. … Continue reading

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On the Road Again Ride 2021 Final – probably

On the Road Again #1   2021        July 23rd to July 26th This one is more complicated than most, both in route and accommodations. Please read carefully, and then send me an e-mail at dapreston1947@gmail.com if you have questions, want to … Continue reading

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On the (motorcycle) road again – twice

Two motorcycle rides for this summer.  At last! I’m planning for (at least) two different rides for this summer.  The first will take place July 23rd to 26th, and the second in early September.  The order will be determined by … Continue reading

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The Triumph of the…Passenger

The Triumph of the… Passenger Do you enjoy giving a passenger a ride on your Triumph? It has always surprised me how few riders do. After all, that was how my own motorcycle story began, with a very carefully done … Continue reading

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Triumph’s Steve McQueen Scrambler…ugh!

Fair warning!  What follows is a rant, but a well-reasoned one. …I hope. Triumph has announced a “Steve McQueen Special Edition Scrambler 1200X” and it is a management and marketing error of epic proportions.  Just when I thought Harley-Davidson had … Continue reading

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How to replace the Battery in the Key Fob of your Rocket 3

How to Replace the Battery in the Key Fob of your Rocket 3 This was a new one for me.  Fifty-four years of riding and I’ve never needed a new battery for the key fob of a motorcycle.  Of course, … Continue reading

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Two Up on the Triumph Rocket 3

Two Up on the Triumph Rocket 3 I purchased my 2020 Triumph Rocket 3 in March, with no thought given to carrying a passenger.  At the time I had nobody in my life who would fill that role.  I was … Continue reading

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The Search for the Second Motorcycle

The Second Motorcycle Search Here’s the situation:  for several years I had the pleasure of owning two motorcycles.  It was a subtle joy to enter the garage each day and decide which one to ride, depending on the distance, type … Continue reading

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