There are pretty rides from me, Cooperstown on 23 or anything in Columbia County to MA, but something about CT is alluring. The roads are better and perhaps the traffic a tad less aggressive. I'm dreaming of those rare days I get to ride 44 in the 80 degrees plus heat on the way back. I only just worked out where The Hawk's Nest is and that will be one of the first rides next year. Jervis to Hancock for The Hawk's Nest but with the from and return to Woodstock on those points, it is 240 miles total on the day which is about my distance. Roll on 2023. Agreed on Guy. I like his operation as well.yes Windsor locks, I bought my bike from Guy in Kent. Nice roads out there. Yes I have been to Woodstock years ago On my FXDX I had we stayed in Kingston. Other than that never explored Eastern NY much.
The Internet is a harsh place. No, Hawk's Nest off 209 to 97 on the Delaware River. See YouTube videos. Come my way and we'll do it. I will check the one near Old Lyme. Let's meet in the spring for either NH or just western CT. Yeah, bring the Triumph. The Himi is a different beast.Yes Most CT drivers are a bit more mellow than NY or even Mass. You say The Hawks Nest. Are you talking Hawks Nest Beach in Old Lyme,CT ? I look forward to 2023 nice weather also. I don't plan on any long rides on the Himalayan. Maybe out to Thomasto Damm of Rte 8. They have state land open to dual sport bikes. Otherwise any longer distance rides I will ride my Triumph T120. That is a much nicer longer haul bike. The 1200 bonne eats up those back roads and will do 80-90 all day long on the interstate. My brother in law lives at Hawks nest beach. Nice to talk to someone on this forum I posted a couple things and only about 3 people replyed ???
I won't be trying to keep up with the T120. We'll set the destination for coffee or lunch and I will see you there when I arrive. I am very content with bringing up the rear. I've just had visions of Blue Square in West Hartford. I really like riding in western CT in the summer. I look at Guzzis and they have their own mystique but a friend in Rome says even in Italy they are hard for parts. That and I find it hard to part with anything once I buy it. I want another bike but I don't see myself parting with the Interceptor to get it. If the truth be known, if I had room, there are at least two bikes on my wish list over and above the Interceptor. One should not wish your life away and I have lots of tasks for the winter but roll on 2023. If you are up, we will make a plan. Life is just too short.yes maybe so in western CT and Eastern NY. Since my wife doesn't ride any more I haven't done any 300 - 400 mile riding days in a few years. The wife and I rode the Fat Boy, we had about 10 years ago to Wichita and back but that was then. I got the Triumph T120 last year and it is maybe the second favorite bike I have ever had to my 83 moto Guzzi SP1000. A month ago I rode out to Kent and back on the Triumph to go test drive a Himalayan. That was over 100 round trip.
It is clearly a Hunter for tooling around the house today. But bigger is still up in the air. I will do nothing for two more years if I do anything at all. But ignoring any sudden moves to electric I have admittedly opened the Norton Commando order page. Enfield bringing out an 850 plus would do it for me with the caveat of appealing aesthetics. But then I am also drawn to an Indian Scout Sixty. In some ways, I believe I should have bought a 1200 Sportster this time round but as I was about to buy, an Enfield rode past and that was the end of that for now. I could still buy a used Sportster. But then, the move to electric is close. And there is just so little time and garage space. I can't see myself giving up the Interceptor without very good reason. There are reasons and stories for all of us and I am no less a product of my past.Well now that you let the cat out of the bag, please do tell what the 2 other bikes are -
I'm kind of in the same boat, but since I have the Classic so for me it would be 3x thing.
If I had the room (and I just might build it) I would add an INT650 and an ADV bike of some kind
They are all emotional decisions. Enfields for me as they never stopped making them. And I clearly remember being still a kid and standing in awe in Bombay in the early 80s thinking that all the Enfields the cops and military were riding were left behind by the Brits. And that I wanted one. Took 20 years and the advent of the Internet to realize they were still making them. And 20 more years before I actually owned one. Lunch in the Spring.The reason I bought my Himalayan as a second bike is I wanted something different from my 2020 Triumph T120. In my opinion there is no better modern classic to be had. The interceptor is nice but I wanted more power since I was trading in a 2018 T100. Norton ?? never liked the old one compaired to a Triumph, can"t imagine they are as reliable as a Hinckly Triumph. The himalayan gives me some off road capibility With out sitting 5 ft off the road and having 60 HP in the woods to rocket me into an oak tree. I see the advertised 75 MPGs and here tales of 90. The build quality is very nice. The power numbers are dismal but the bike feels more than adiquit for bad roads and no roads. At 75 MPGs and 400 cc displacement I probably have a pretty small carbon footprint. Keep your 650 and have some fun in style.
Clearly, I only frequent the more genteel parts of Hartford. Salisbury, Kent, Pine Plains, Hillsdale, Millerton. Hudson is fun. Pick your druthers. I also plan to run NH with Alan F if all else fails. and he is up for it. Three months and 13 days until April 1.Lunch sounds good Maybe out your way No where near Hartford. To many bad guys there. My first ride on a Bonneville was when I was 18 as a passenger thru the woods. I thought this is a cool bike I bought a new T140v 750 Bonneville new the next year $2200. I have owned another 20 bikes since then and now back on a Bonneville. Yes thie t120 came to my emotional rescuea like Mick said " a night in shinny armour on a fine arib charger "