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In October I bought a 2017 Triumph Tiger Explorer XRx.

So far I am enjoying this bike.  I have no connection whatsoever with Triumph other than I own a few of their motorcycles.  (Although if anyone from Triumph or wants to sponsor me I certainly wouldn't Turn them away.).

Here are pictures of my TEx out and about.

Northwest of Portland in the hills.

Lots more after the jump!

Coast range, west of Portland metro.

Along Skyline Road, northwest Portland.

Heading towards Dixie Mountain, Northwest Portland.

Mouth of the Columbia River, near the bar.

Elk along highway 101 between Astoria and Seaside.

A very cold drive to work through the northwest hills. 

The eyes of the tiger.

Northwest of Portland in the hills.

Oregon coast, beach north of Seaside.

Lolo Pass, Mt Hood

Coast range west of Portland metro.

Browns Camp OHV trails, Coast Range west of Portland

Browns Camp OHV trails, Coast Range west of Portland

Browns Camp OHV trails, Coast Range west of Portland

Barlow Crossing, Mt Hood National Forest

High Rock, Mt Hood National Forest

Rock Creek OHV, Mt Hood National Forest

Deschutes River, Oak Springs

Tygh Valley

Mt Hood National Forest

White River Canyon, Mt Hood

Northwest hills, Portland

Portland West Hills, looking down at the city

Near Hagg Lake


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