FINAL TRIUMPH TIGER 800XC REVIEW AND OUR GEAR


At this time in 2011 we were on the road with Triumph. Although on this trip we loved these bikes we are owners of 2013 BMW F800GS bikes now for many reason. In the end our opinion stays the same about the T8XC and thought reblogging this would maybe help those who were thinking about buying this bike.

Advgrrl Motorcycle Adventures & More

August 14th 2011

By Cheryl & Leslie

After riding the Tigers that were loaned to us by Triumph Canada for 13673 KM or 8496 Miles we both feel confident that we have an informed opinion. We spent 44 days on the some of the harshest roads we have ever ridden on in BC, the Yukon and Alaska.

This bike was truly put through an average ADV rider’s trip. No magazines, no professional photographers, no back up team, we are not professional riders or reviewers. We are normal hard working grrls who commute to work every day and try to get in one decent trip per year. We ride on the street a lot but also head into the back woods on forestry roads and some that would be considered ATV like.

Like we said in our first review we do not beat on our bikes. They are an investment…

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Top 5 Deathbed Regrets and Why I Won’t Be Having Any


Interesting…..would you have any regrets?

greenMinimalism

  1. I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.
  2. I wish I hadn’t worked so hard.
  3. I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.
  4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.
  5. I wish that I had let myself be happier.

Recently I found the above list of deathbed regrets on the Guardian website. It also came attached with a great quote:

Health brings a freedom very few realise, until they no longer have it.

Take Joe Bloggs. In his early life, he sets himself big dreams. His various aspirations multiply as he grows older, but he doesn’t have much time and he fails to follow up most of his dreams, so they get constantly deferred into the future. Time passes, he carries on ‘just living’ and BAM! One day he has a heart attack…

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Motorcycle Safety: Think! Don’t ride too fast


Comments???? There are three videos in one…second video is the Transport for London advertisement about motorcycle safety.

A Transport for London (TfL) advert promoting motorcycle safety.

For more information visit our website:
http://www.tfl.gov.uk/roadsafety
http://www.tfl.gov.uk/corporate/proje…

Transcript:
I could be at home now, watching telly with the kids. Well I was thinking about going for a pint, instead I’ve punctured my lung and it’s slowly filling up with blood. I’m going into cardiac arrest now. Silly place to overtake really. Still you live and learn, don’t you?

Riding in the Rain and Wind


by Jeff Cobb

SOURCE:  MOTORCYCLE.COM

Wearing really good gear can help in a down pour.  Preparing for the worst and hope for the best is our motto.  We wear Gore Tex suits and Gore Tex gloves in the rains we hit where we live and on the road.  We ride all year, rain or shine so we know a thing or two about staying safe in climate weather.  Personally, we both feel that rain should not be a deterrent but a reminder to take extra care and be respectful of Mother Nature.  Never over do it, be alert and you can still have fun. Also, bringing heated gear is always a good plan even in the summer months. 

Riding roads you have been on before also take on a whole different feel in the rain.  Rain can be beautiful even though you might not have too many views.  😉

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CHINA hits the 1000 views CLUB!


THANKS CHINA!

 Background
For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. After World War II, the Communists under MAO Zedong established an autocratic socialist system that, while ensuring China’s sovereignty, imposed strict controls over everyday life and cost the lives of tens of millions of people. After 1978, MAO’s successor DENG Xiaoping and other leaders focused on market-oriented economic development and by 2000 output had quadrupled. For much of the population, living standards have improved dramatically and the room for personal choice has expanded, yet political controls remain tight. Since the early 1990s, China has increased its global outreach and participation in international organizations. Continue reading “CHINA hits the 1000 views CLUB!”

Night Riding


Important safety tips!

How to see and be seen when the sun goes down

Jeff Cobb Apr. 12, 2013

As it is, some riders avoid the night because unless extra steps are taken, it is usually harder to see and be seen. What’s more, in many regions splattering bugs can be an issue, as can deer or other nocturnal animals. And if you crash in the middle of nowhere, well, that could be a bad scenario, no doubt.

But this said, many commuters wind up riding in the dark of the early morning or after the sun has gone down, or both. And many others may finish a day of riding after sundown. So, if you expect to ride in the dark, you’d be well advised to assess your equipment and decide whether it is really all you need it to be.

 

And even once you are satisfied with your setup, you will still want to ride within limits. Continue reading “Night Riding”

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