Motorcycle Forum

Motorcycle Forum (
-   MO Reader Feedback (
-   -   Triumph's Long Journey Home (

TheFox 05-02-2007 03:21 PM

Re: My Long Journey to work
Join the club. I almost commuted today, but the south side is so torn up, it's not worth it to try.

The Dan Ryan is jammed constantly due to lane reductions and the surface is so iffy I harly trust it outside of rush hour. 57 is down to one lane and that adds over 30 minutes to go 4 blocks, and I can't get on the Calumet off of 80/294 because the Northbound ramp is closed. I would go down to 394 and then go, but the northbound ramp there is closed as well. Literally, every road of transit from the south side is closed or under construction. It's insane.

This leaves me with over a 2 hour morning commute to get to the city, when normally it only takes 30 minutes. Then I have to struggle to get home. It's just not worth it.

I can't wait for the Olympics. Sigh.

--The Fox

BrowningBAR 05-02-2007 03:31 PM

Re: My Long Journey to work
The crappy part is I work from home, so I can't even commute. (Though, it probably sounds great to you with that 2 hour nightmare)

I don't know why cities dislocate their jaws trying to suck off the Olympic committee. The city usually loses money.

TheFox 05-02-2007 09:28 PM

Re: My Long Journey to work
But in Chicago, a certain select few will make a fortune. That's the plan.

No tax dollars my ass.

--The Fox

SRMark 05-03-2007 06:04 AM

Re: Triumph's Long Journey Home
That's just it, I do like the triple. The speed four was a four. The 675 is a triple. A 675 speed triple is about as good as it could get, I'd imagine.

SRMark 05-03-2007 06:05 AM

Re: Triumph's Long Journey Home
Fair enough. Would you mind if I just unbolted one?

pushrod 05-03-2007 11:29 AM

Re: Triumph's Long Journey Home
Speaking of Touring bikes, check out this test mule...

Gabe 05-05-2007 12:02 AM

Cheap blends?
I'm not supposed to spend much time here, but what the hell...hey, since blends are the cheaper end of the market, could you send me a case of Johnnie Walker Green Label? It's $200 a bottle, but that must be like $5 bucks to you...

If that's too rich for your blood, send me Blue label; that's just $125.

Airfiddler 05-05-2007 04:41 PM

Re: Triumph's Long Journey Home
By the way... Old Triumphs don't leak oil. They just leave a mark to let you know they've been there. The Lucas thats another matter. In those days the factory tool kit was a necessity. Everybody used to whine about the quallity of the Jap tool kits. I never even used mine, except to adjust the chain now and then.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:15 AM.