Still, I picked up the Triumph from Port Macquarie Motorcycles on Tuesday and rode it home. It was a glorious day, and I really like that bike. A lot. Even though all I did was trickle up the highway, it was a fabulous couple of hours.
I’m still having trouble with the panniers. As much as I admire the Triumph company, these panniers aren’t one of their best designs. My demolishing one started the problems for sure, but it still seems the system isn’t as secure as it should be. I took the bike around to Craig Murcott to see if he could come up with a solution. He climbed all over the bike, looked at everything, then scratched his head and said, “They’re all flippy-floppy.”
I thought that was gold. I’m still smiling about it. It’s the most accurate description I’ve heard.
I don’t have much to report from this week. The Facebook group is on fire with all the people from Dave Ramsay’s ride last week obviously having had a great time, and that always makes a bloke feel good.
I have a few really busy weeks coming up, as I expect everyone else does as well. Christmas does tend to make everything a rush as it approaches.
The Moto Expo is on this coming week, so I should be able to get a few pics of tasty bikes for next week’s blog. Let’s hope so. This Expo is one of the ones that has heaps of events and demonstrations, so I might get to see something wild from a good rider or two. Let’s hope so.
Despite these few rainy days, I reckon Summer’s here. The days are getting longer and, thankfully, warmer, so we should all be looking at getting on our bikes over the Christmas break. Let us all know if you’re planning something and would like a few riders to join you. I’m sure there’ll be takers.