Last Saturday we had plans to take the Bonneville down to the Triumph shop in Eugene to put it on consignment. Troubadour was teaching a Team Oregon class and was out of the house early. About 8:30 am I started suiting up to ride to coffee. I was the first one there and managed to get premium parking right out front.
|(Beau at Coffee Culture Annex)|
It wasn't raining on the way to coffee but by the time I left it was sprinkling. I rode downtown to fuel up and also buy some tofu spring rolls from Vietnamese Baguette for lunch. It was really raining by the time I entered the restaurant to pick up the to-go order.
One customer asked me: "Aren't you hot in all that gear?" I just chuckled and told her it was keeping me dry so I didn't mind.
Lunch purchased, I rode towards Albany to meet Troubadour. Luckily it stopped raining just a bit out of town.
We shared lunch and headed down to Eugene. The easiest route from our starting point was Highway 99E; straight and boring. Oh well.
We arrived with no issues but Rod and Erica were busy so we amused ourselves by wandering around.
I was distracted by the shiny 110th Anniversary Edition of the Bonneville T-100. Previously I'd only seen it in pictures. This was the first time seeing it in person.
|2012 Triumph Bonneville T-100, 110th Anniversary Edition)|
|(Striking green and silver combination with a touch of gold pin striping)|
|(Triumph - 1902 - 2012)|
|(Reflection for Bobskoot)|
|(The T-100's backside)|
|(The brake lever reflection caught my eye)|
We were at the shop for a few hours and Troubadour, which you've probably seen by his post last week, was ogling the 2012 Triumph Explorer 1200 and also took a Stella two-stroke scooter for a ride. If you missed his post you can check it out by clicking on this ----> link.
|(Troubadour looking stylish on the Explorer)|
|(Just back from his Stella test ride)|
We rode home two-up on Lucy that night. Brad didn't have the top case on it, so I had no back rest. It meant that I had a bit more wiggle room back there, but because of the riding position (high passenger pegs) my butt and knees were killing me by the time we got home. That bike sure isn't great for a long legged pillion rider, although it tries to lull me to sleep so it must be a smooth ride.
- Au Revoir
"It is good to be without vices, but it is not good to be without temptations." - Walter Bagehot.