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The big demo truck was in town the other day and he had all of the Triumph models to ride.

I rode the Bonneville and it was good but no prize winner. I the rode the Speedster and again no prize. Don't like forward controls!

As time was running out I caught a ride on the Tiger. The bike sits a lot taller and I just about needed a little ladder to get on the damn thing! I must be getting old because I think this bike had to much power! It was either on or off. It rode very good. They took us on a 16 mile loop that was a comp of different types of roads. This was a Friday and most of the crowd was 50+ and it seemed as though everybody had a limp.

Just a bunch of retired old guys hobbling around riding a young mans bike.

Lunch was free, and it was some of the BBQ ever. Ride a bike and gain 10 lbs!



At the end of it all I was very happy to get back on The GL500I and ride home. More than enough for me. And besides, it's paid for!
 

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I've had a go on a few modern bikes and some are nice but it's cost in my case plus the old Cxs/GLs are easy to work on etc and not modern sophisticated,"Laptop" technology" involved.



Last Sunday(Clear and Sunny Autumn/Fall day) I had 150 mile tootle about my County and was thinking,as my CX purred beautifully up and down the hills and dales,what he hell do I need anything better than this for?



As I came out of the other side of a small backwater village I often go through there's a couple of houses on a small rise and there was an old geezer in the front garden sat on a deckchair with a cup of tea and having a smoke.As I came close and passed he stood up and saluted me




Made my day,even if there might have been bit of Micky taking/humour there




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If I did go for another bike it would most likely be a 2nd hand Triumph Trident
 
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