Thursday, 22 December 2016
Saturday, 19 November 2016
Service date today.
As I haven't managed to hit 10000 miles yet, I booked the annual service instead. It's cheaper luckily.
It should have been last week but due to the building work at the Triumph shop it was put back a week.
This morning it was freezing. Cars iced over but at least the roads clear enough. By the time I got to Ashford my fingers were frozen at the tips.
After changing the date when I got to the Triumph shop the workshop looked like it was weeks away from finished. So we schlepped across to the other shop where they usually have KTM, Ducati and Kawasaki.
Outside was another Rocket fitted with a supercharger. I'd love to hear that running. I took a couple of photos.
Some three hours later I got an sms to say it was finished. We were in Folkestone walking the dog and watching a ceremony where they were commemorating the centenary of the ending of The Battle of the Somme in 1916. A picture here too.
At least it was dry and cold but not as cold as the morning.
They have adjusted the clutch and that took a bit of getting used to. But otherwise it passed all its electronic tests and felt a bit more responsive.
Monday, 31 October 2016
Thursday, 27 October 2016
Before then there a few rides where I can make thew odometer look a little more respectable.
Tuesday, 11 October 2016
Monday, 26 September 2016
Missed the DGR yesterday as I had a really bad dose of man-flu. Felt bad most of the day until late afternoon when I pulled Pepe out for a short run around the edge of the Marsh
Down to Dymchurch and New Romney then back up towards Ashford and across the top of the Downs back home. Altogether 25 miles.
Monday, 29 August 2016
|Selfie before the off|
Friday, 26 August 2016
I have been back a few days now.
Overall the Rocket and I did over 1730 miles.
There were some really long days using the Czech roads off-motorway routes. But rewarding to see the countryside.
The Burgenstrasse in Germany was a nice route but sadly most of the castles weren't easily accessible for the killer bike and building photo.
Tuesday, 16 August 2016
Well. Mostly packed. Just sponge bag and the new pocket atlas to go out and be stuffed into the Saddlemen bag.
It's a bit full as I wanted to save the panniers.
The left one contains my Kent Fire Brigade "Biker Down" first aid kit and... two bottles of English white wine from Chapel Down Vineyard (never call it a winery!) That's about 15 miles from home. Both bottles wrapped in bubble wrap and then on a travel blanket.
The right one has my Triumph waterproof over jacket and trousers. Plus a lock and a bag for race day.
I was going to manage without my tank bag, but I need somewhere for my passport and spectacle cases!
Now I have to decide on what to wear. Vented jacket obviously but it looks like Hood jeans over leathers.
So. It's nearly 1030pm and I have to be up early to be on the train to France at 8.50am.