Thursday, 27 October 2011

Here we go again...

It’s been pretty quiet of late here in Diente Towers; I tried commuting to my new job using the Triumph, but what with the crowded roads in central London and Westminster councils’ apparent policy on motorcycling being not to provide parking bays I’ve ended-up using the tube every day, so the bike is now only used for weekend ride-outs. Then LF turned-up on the doorstep a couple of weeks ago, saying she’d like to have another try at living with a miserable old git, so I’ve been busy entertaining her at weekends, building up the brownie points in anticipation of our next bust-up. On the positive side, I have now got loads of freshly ironed shirts!

All this has forced me to re-evaluate my relationship with the Triumph; plan A has already been put into action – she’s up for sale on e-bay. If sold, I’m going to buy a newer, lighter, more powerful bike for journeys with pillion (LF insists she wants to share my hobby – huh). Plan B, if the Triumph doesn’t sell, is to modify her for more power and braking, and use her for pillion journeys. Watch this space.


  1. It's hard letting go, but needs change. Keeping my Triumph America was not feasible either. I am so much happier on the Tiger and expect it to last until I can afford a new Tiger.
    Don't you wish women were that easy to figure out?

  2. It is a bummer that you have to take the tube everyday to work, but I assume it saves you money on petrol.

    Women are fickle creatures. I hope it works out for you and you have a riding partner. Don't try to figure us out, you'll hurt your brain. ;-)

  3. EL D:

    perhaps it's time to change strategies . . .

    Plan C: go for that mid-life cruiser Miata, go topless with your LF and keep the Triumph

    Riding the Wet Coast

  4. Life is always about compromises, isn't it? I went from a Blackbird to a Street Triple as a concession to advancing years. Have loved every minute of it and the only downside is poor pillion comfort. Even that has an upside in that you can misbehave more when riding solo :-)

  5. Take the LF to your local Triumph dealer and part-ex her for a new Thunderbird.

    Give up wearing shirts.

  6. I'm with Affer but would point out that the new easy care shirts aren't too bad if you let them dry on a coat hanger.

  7. I'm also with Affer. Dry cleaners iron shirts for a very reasonable sum.

  8. Actually, I think I'm with Affer also.

    Thanks for the comments - the e-bay auction finishes today so I'll soon know what to do next.

    Cheers, El D