Green-eyed Lady

Yoikes. Busy weekend…some good busy, some bad. Let’s start with the good.

Y’all recall this ‘Coming Soon‘ post? Well, now it can be told..

BW bought a brand-new 2008 Triumph Bonneville T100!

Isn’t she lovely? Click here for the full new bike photo gallery.

So what’s the story? Quite simple, really. BW had been wanting a genuinely new bike for some time. He loves the BSA, but he had lingering concerns about its reliability and it’s old-school lack of safety features (little things like…dependable brakes.) He looked around on eBay and Craigslist hoping to find a new-used model. But then we went to visit a Triumph dealership a few weeks ago when we went to look at Acuras, and he was sold on a New new one. Well, that dealership didn’t have the color we both loved, but BW recalled a biker co-worker had good things to say about a small out-of-the-way bike shop in the middle of nowhere called Collins Cycle. Sure enough, they had the color in stock.

The began the long process of applying for the loan, playing phone and email tag between the dealership and the credit union (BW trying to do it all from Utah the other week), etc etc etc. Blargh. Finally, we signed the loan papers on Tuesday. Then we needed to arrange some transport down to the cycle shop (did I mention it’s like beyond the middle of nowhere) so that BW could pick up the bike and ride it home. Thankfully, Tim the Enchanter stepped up to the plate, and on Saturday we three drove down to Collins’ for the big day and gave BW a geek escort home.

(Want to insert quick props to the very nice people at Collins Cycle here. Not just “car salesmen” types, these are guys who know and love British bikes. Steve Collins has been in business since 1965, selling only Triumphs, and repairing all ages and models of Ts and BSAs. It’s a real ‘labor of love’ place that exists on word of mouth…a rarity these days. And he gave me a free patch. :) )

And that’s that! It’s been too hot for me to want to try her out, but BW says she rides really smoothly. We christened it Vivien after Vivien Leigh, another sexy British lady. She joins Bess the BSA in our now rather crowded garage.

One Response to “Green-eyed Lady”

  1. Loup Says:

    She’s bee ewe tea full. = )

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