Tag Archives: Triumph

Dressing for the Apocalypse: 2015 Indy Mad Max Run

Last weekend was the 2nd Annual Indy Mad Max Ride and I wasn’t about to miss it. Being the guy who loves taking photos of slums, graffiti, and the like, a Mad Max themed event is like Halloween in April! … Continue reading

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Motorcycle Shopping: 7 Reasons to buy an Adventure Bike

Since the commenting that I’m in the market for an Adventure bike I’ve been met with apprehensive responses from a lot of different people. In attempt to better explain my interest, I started looking for articles outlining the advantages of owning … Continue reading

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If it aint raining we aint training: first wet ride of the season

“If it aint raining, we aint training” is a common military expression I’m all too familiar with. While I’m a believer that nearly everyone has the physical capability to become a solider, what excludes most people is the mental fortitude … Continue reading

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Preliminary Riding report: Ad hoc Smoky Mountain Trip

I have a buddy with a standing rule: “If you see my motorcycle on a trailer… call the police –because it’s stolen!” An excellent rule, which I plan to live by… no sooner than I said that, fate called my … Continue reading

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Motorcycle Maintenance: Routine Chain and Sprocket Replacement

While out sampling the fine Camden cuisine a couple weeks back, parked in front of The Depot, I noticed a piece of rubber O-ring seal protruding from my chain. With just shy of 26,000 miles, that chain’s days were numbered, … Continue reading

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DIY Motorcycle Accessories: Homemade Hand Guards

A new RAT pack member asked me the other day where I got my “BarkBusters” (Hand Guards) from. As it turns out, I actually made the hand guards and the windscreen on my bike, so I figured I’d share a … Continue reading

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Preliminary Ride Report: Moto Tag in South Indy

Despite my better judgement, I woke up early Sunday morning with the intent to snag the latest RAT Pack Moto Tag in south Indiana. Still significantly frosty outside, Lola started up with no protest thanks to the new battery. I … Continue reading

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Pubs and Street Eats 6: Diners and backroads

Well, I finally reached the weekend following my Friday incident. After stuffing a new battery into the Speedmaster I was keen for a ride. In my haste I didn’t bother documenting the process of handling battery connections for the bike itself, … Continue reading

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Pubs and Street Eats 5: Chicago Gyro’s and Dogs

The week right before the first day of spring, I rode to work four days; the week after, just the opposite (Technically four and a half). As I stepped out of the office Tuesday afternoon I suddenly had the feeling … Continue reading

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Pubs and Street Eats 4: Random Roadside Pizza

While touring creepy places and chasing down the covered bridge tag last week, I stumbled across a roadside pizza place that caught my fancy. Generally I find state routes to be somewhat boring, but Ohio State Route 725 has just … Continue reading

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