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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by LadyCruiser, Mar 27, 2014.
Fort Wayne, IN
After 10 000 miles together
I should write something about my friend. YES Friend!! Mr. #Triumph #Bonneville. At the beginning lots of people couldnt believe that I choose him. But Hey Guys!! I was looking for good Pal with soul not a fancy, full of gadgets STAR TREK motorcycle!!
We needed just the few miles to get to know each other. Bonneville is easy to handle motorcycle on the parking and on the road. He loves turns. He behaves like an antelope on curved roads compering to big, heavy cows like cruisers or choppers. I really had fun riding Deals Gap and Big Sur on Bonneville.
In parking situation I didnt have any problems with handling him by myself and I must admit that my luggage weights 30kg (66lb).
Of course with all this bags he lost a little bit of his charm... of a city boy café racer style but hes still vintage guy. And when I start the engine
on my face you can see smile
because on Triumph you just feel happy! And whats funny you see smile on the faces of other people - even in Kingdom of Harley!! Its because when we see Bonneville we move back to the 60s and we think that in the next corner we will meet Steve McQueen. And thats the magic of this bike we can feel special; we can join to club of Gerard Butler, Hugh Laurie, Ryan Reynolds or David Beckham.
67HP is enough to ride across the continent and this engine wont ruin your budget!! My record is 3.6l/100km (65,3mpg)! Isnt that a scooter result? And the average fuel consumption isnt far from that
While my trip I didnt have any problems with Triumph!! He blink to me only once with red light but it was because of a big pothole and I think he wanted to say to me Hey Girl!! Wake up!! Avoid these bastards!. While my trip Ive made only one guaranty service and I changed tires after more than 8 000 miles and
For me Bonneville is the essence of style, timeless motorcycle that has a soul. I dont want to beat any record, I want to soak up the world which becomes more clear at lower speeds. I also like minimalism, because nowadays too many gadgets distract our attention from whats really important. Besides, you cant buy adventure, you can only experience it Ride Your Own Biography. Of course you wont fell on this motorcycle like on the couch in your living room but seriously do you expect it from motorbike?!? We love to ride on motorcycle because we can experience world: fell the wind, smell the forest, see the scenic views from the saddle.
And you know what?!? YES, I would love to take Bonneville for a next adventure!!
Do you have any suggestion for a next chapter of Riding Across...? Where should Polish Chic ride on Triumph Bonneville? Please leave a comment
New York State
Today I'll jump on Bonneville for the last time... I don't know how I'll stand separation... I'll miss every mile... every corner... every experience... Triumph thanks for a great Riding Across America adventure!!
Great report! Looks like you had a blast! There many places left to be seen over here. Come on back!
I'm a little sad to know that this journey is done and I am very happy that your experience was a good one without major problems or incidents. I can't wait to find out what your next adventure will be. Please keep us posted when you decide.
come back for some of the best roads in America
love all the pics!
Amazing. Congratulations on your completion. Awesome...
Fantastic ride report and wonderful pics. I know what you mean about the Triumph. My first bigger bike was a 1973 Tiger 750 and rode her all over the place back then. Wish I still had her! What ever your next adventure, do the same and take your time. Its the journey, not the destination!!! Enjoy!
so what's happening with the Bonnie now?
Was it a rental?
Or did you buy it and you'll freight it back to Europe or sell it???
I've made it!!
Adventure Riding Across America is finished Bonneville have 12 262 miles / 19 729km on odometer. Thank you for your support!!
The bike was an 80 day lease.
Thanks for taking us along for the ride.
Well Done Veronica! And well said about the virtues of the Bonneville. And for the next trip? There's a lot of places you haven't been in the US yet. Might take a couple more trips.
Great rr.... Lovely to meet you....let's see you do new Zealand next...all he best..import
New Zealand is one of my big dreams... But first maybe visit in Hinckley factory?? I will see what time will brings ;-)
Wonderful report and congrats on the ride!