Home Up '03 Honda Goldwing Triumph Trophy BRP WV Black Hills SD

At least the wishful thinking is comforting.  I still have flashback on the thoughts of Mark C. getting my Suzuki 90 and trashing an otherwise perfectly good trail blazer into pile of spokes and bolts.  Man I liked that machine.  Now all I can do is forgive Mark and dream of the hours spent without a care in the world except where was the next sand dune and how close was it to a gas station by trail.

Howie, it seems like just yesterday we were heading up 611 and Copper Mine Road own our way to the Hawk's Nest near Port Jervis, NY.  

I have a new ride now and enjoy it greatly.  I now know why they say; "I feel the need, the need for speed".  A year ago I bought a Triumph Trophy 1200.  She is fast and beautiful.  As much as I loved the Intruder, she is no match for the Trophy when it comes time to carving the canyons and launching in style with gobs of luggage space into those longer MC tours.  The Trophy the the way to go.  dscf0027.jpg (384413 bytes)  Unlike the Intruder, this one is basically stock.  The only things I've changed are the seat (Corbin Dual Canyon Sport, carbon fiber/graphite leather) and windshield (Clearview, Tour Large).  I've also just added a Gerbing heated garment regulator for those colder rides :-)  The paint job was paid for by the previous owner.  It was done by Rick's Superpaint in Freehold, NJ.

richiestruder.jpg (126137 bytes) This was my re-entry into the MC scene as she was when I bought her in April 99. I added a  few things to enhance the pure riding pleasure that only a two wheeler can bring.

 A new motorcycle enters the family on April 1, 2004.  It is a 2003 Goldwing (GL1800A) and I picked it up on 4/2/04.  The girls begged me to show the bike off to them, so I grabbed the digital and took some pictures while they were checking her out.