In the summer of 2010 I crashed my R1200GS and among other things, broke my pelvis. I was cleared to walk in November, and a few weeks later to ride. I knew I wanted a lighter bike and was pretty set on a BMW F650GS. Then I began to read the early British reports on Triumph's new Tiger 800. The more I learned, the more I knew it was the bike for me. Just before Christmas I went to the local dealer, the Tiger was still three months from its US debut, but I worked a pretty decent deal by paying in advance.

It wasn't until early April that the bike finally arrived. Just six weeks later I left with Bob (hip replacement) and Neil (just old) for UT and the World Superbike races. The Tiger turned out to be just what I'd hoped it would be and I've happily put the miles on it since.


On the way to UT in 2011. In NM on the way to Athabasca, BC in 2013.


Outside Leadville, CO during the 2012 MSTA STAR rally.