Archive for May, 2019

May 25, 2019

Read all about it!

‘Zines | Whatever your interest there is a magazine for it. And, in the specialist topic of motorcycling, there are sub genres covering everything from custom, classic/vintage, off road, on road, Day-to-day riding, travel & adventure. We have a great magazine store in Evanston with a great selection.

May 24, 2019

Single Point

Campagne brouiller | Blurred vision of rurality. As the Memorial Weekend approaches then plans can be made for trips out of the hustle and bustle of the City. Leafy roads and sleepy villages under a lofty sun.

May 23, 2019

Smokin’!

The Ton | Welsh Racer Malcolm Uphill thrashing his Triumph Thruxton around the Isle of Man circuit in 1970. Wire fencing encloses livestock fields beyond the rural road.

May 22, 2019

Wheelie

Air | Spring sunlight and warmth arrived today. Spinning a race bike around a sun kissed track would have been a good way to spend it. White Daytona under a bleached sky.

May 21, 2019

Ursa Presley

There’s a fella down the chip shop… | This image was doing the rounds a couple of weeks ago. Late night talk show host and former Saturday Night Live member Jimmy Fallon dressed as Elvis riding a Triumph Bonneville with a bear sitting at pillion. Vegas is undoubtably the destination.

May 20, 2019

Austrian Racer

Niki Lauder | He won the F1 world championship in 1975, 1977 & 1984 racing for both Ferrari and Maclaren. He had a horrific accident at the Nurburgring in ’76 where a fiery crash severely burned his head and toxic fumes damaged his lungs. His rivalry with James Hunt is legendary. He died earlier today aged 70.

May 19, 2019

How fast are you gonna run?

Grand Prix | 1947 Triumph Tiger fettled and trimmed for speed. Perfect side elevation illustration in period airbrushed monochromatic.

May 18, 2019

Architecture & Embroidery

Chi-Town Gangs | we had a day in west suburban Oak Park enjoying open house tours of Prairie Style homes from the early 20th Century. Here are some gang patches from this locality-such as the Road Runner MC. It’s a varied bunch much like the buildings we enjoyed today.

May 17, 2019

Horizon beckons

New Boots | I finally managed to get the new tires levered on to the wheels. These are made for half road half trail use. Like having a pair of Vibram soles on the bike. They are befitting the Tiger

May 16, 2019

Moottoripyörä

Helsinki Spirit | My folks are enjoying their cruise around the Baltic. One further stop they had on the itinerary was the Finnish capital. My paw was kind enough to send this shot of an urban ready Triumph Scrambler. But I’m sure it’s used further afield through the lake scattered and wooded rural areas of the northern kingdom of Suomi.

May 15, 2019

Gripper Stebson

Knobby Clarke | You can conjure up long forgotten or invent new creative curse words when changing a tire. Four ‘tar arns’, soapy water, elbow grease, and the job gets done… in 1 1/4 hours. I’m sure the front should go quicker now some semblance of a technique is being learned.

May 14, 2019

Ralph

The Mouse and the Motorcycle | I need to conjure up a children’s book like this one… adventure for a diminutive rodent mammal. The original tale was written in 1965 by Beverly Cleary.

May 13, 2019

Burrito

Gene Romero (1947-2019)

One of the top flat track racers in the late sixties and early seventies passed away over the weekend. Talented on Triumph twins around the dirt ovals and fast on the faired triples around a road track.

May 12, 2019

Geezers

Owld Moto’s | Sunday scoot up to Highwood for a coffee. Bikes are running pretty good. Weather was a tad cooler by the Lake. It was fun to be on the older machine.

May 11, 2019

‘Gin ‘n’ Tonic

Tri-Umph | Three in the garage. Rainy day spent changing the oil and filter on the Bonnie. Getting it ready for some short outings in the coming season.