Category Archives: Equipment

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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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 Insidious Nature of Gear Creep

The Insidious Nature of Gear Creep Have you noticed how much “stuff” you carry with you each day?  Of course, we now have the moral and logical obligation to carry and wear mask to slow the spread of this awful … Continue reading

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The Triumph Rocket 3 at 5,000 miles

The Triumph Rocket 3 at 5,000 miles Actually 4,943 miles, but we’ll take the last 57 miles on faith. It has been deluging lately, with even more rain than the Seattle area is justifiably known for. Now retired, I tend … Continue reading

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reading pickup trucks on the road

Reading Pickup Trucks on the road Pickup trucks used to be simple. When I was first starting to drive cars or (better yet), ride motorcycles, if you were enjoying a sporting day on a winding back road and came upon … Continue reading

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An idea for an advanced degree

An Idea for a Master’s Thesis Or maybe a doctorate – probably in Sociology. It occurred to me several months ago (when wearing a mask for virus protection was still debatable), that my motorcycle friends seemed to all have adopted … Continue reading

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The 2020 Triumph Rocket 3 GT – in the rain

Riding the 2020 Triumph Rocket 3 GT in the rain I live outside of Seattle, Washington, USA. There’s a saying among motorcyclists around here that if you don’t like riding in the rain, you don’t ride.  This is a bit … Continue reading

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Life As A Product Tester

Life As A Product Tester Due to my 53 years of experience riding motorcycles, including the 14 years in the motorcycle business where the job I invented encouraged me to ride every different motorcycle I could (and I took full … Continue reading

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Calculating the Cost of a Motorcycle (or anything else)

What is the Actual Cost of a Motorcycle (or anything else)? After receiving hundreds of responses from all over the world to my essay on coping with your motorcycle dealer (thank you), almost all of them positive (thank you!), I … Continue reading

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