Tag Archives: Speedmaster

Going the distance: Metzeler Marathon ME 880

While not specifically covered in my review of the Triumph Speedmaster, the bike came with some pretty sweet options for an “entry level” motorcycle. I’m a big fan of the adjustable levers, 90 degree hard valve stems, and the bulletproof … Continue reading

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Around Town: Creepy places, covered bridges, and moto tag

Shortly after purchasing my shiny new Triumph Speedmaster, I met up with the local Rider’s Association of Triumph (RAT). I have learned a lot from riding with the seasoned group of veterans that the local RAT pack is, made some … Continue reading

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Pubs and Street Eats 3: Weekend Wandering

The long awaited dry weekend finally arrived. With spring in the air (albeit a crisp 40 degrees) I donned my armored gear and helmet and headed out onto the road. With no place in particular to go, I stopped randomly … Continue reading

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Surviving the Winter: Spring arrives at last!

After dumping another six inches of snow on us two weeks back, the big meltdown has finally begun. Sadly, my trusty steed stayed in the stable for most of last weekend as my driveway was a muddy bog for most … Continue reading

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Indian Motorcycles: Seduced by an icon

Ohio weather has continued its depressingly frigid trend this week, with more snow on the way shortly. Admittedly, motorcycle news has improved slightly this week as manufacturers are getting their new demo bikes out to the press outlets; I caught … Continue reading

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Surviving the Winter: Motorcycle Maintenance

Taking a little joy ride wasn’t the only time I spent with my ride last weekend; I also dedicated about 2 hours to some necessary maintenance that I truly despise: polishing aluminum. Why… -just why on earth do manufacturers sell … Continue reading

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Surviving the Winter: Jack Frost blinks

January came to an end, despite a short respite which I actually brought the bike back home (…to the porch), she’s sat covered for the last few weeks. Finally, after the outbreak of spring fever, temperatures rose above freezing Saturday … Continue reading

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Cleveland IMS: Unsung Heroes

There is a lot going on at the IMS every year. Working my way through the crowds that weekend I was left with the feeling of “same old, same old” but after writing the last few blog entries I realize … Continue reading

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Cleveland IMS: Courting the big cat

The moment of truth was upon me, after browsing the various wares of the show, I was finally stepping into the Triumph booth. I’ll apologize now for the British obsession, hopefully you can see past it, or get caught up … Continue reading

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Cleveland IMS: first up – Italian Super Models

After a arriving late to the show my wife and I pushed our way through the crowd to the first booth; Northern Ohio Ducati Triumph & the Ducati manufacturer’s booth. Last year the Northern Ohio  guys brought some cool bikes … Continue reading

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