All good things must come to end, and so what's now my favorite long-term test bike of all time has to be returned. For the curtain call, the Bird and I flew down Skyline Drive, over the Blue Ridge Parkway and across the "Dragon." Before we left our local Triumph shop, Branchville Motors spooned on a new set of skins, and replaced the rear pads, which had worn themselves to a frazzle. They also changed the oil and filter. The original tires had some life left, though how much is debatable, and I didn't want to find out in the middle of a slippery turn somewhere on the Blue Ridge.