Archive for July, 2020

July 31, 2020

Apple Green

Sixties Vibes

Tiptoes and knee high socks. Narrow bars turning a pair of lengthened forks backed up with a cushy swept back saddle. Pea colored coffin tank matches the trim jacket. Well, how else are you going to get to your private jet from the executive terminal?b

July 30, 2020

Pup

Dog goes Riding…

Sirius the hound peers out of the tank perched knapsack. The warm tones of desert rock outcropping litter the arid scrub alongside the blacktop route. The Sporty bobber is fettled for such a journey; and the companion just adds to the enjoyment of travel and adventure.

July 29, 2020

Ay Up!

Wednesday.. nuff said
July 28, 2020

“What’s up Doc?”

Bugs Bunny is 80 today!
July 25, 2020

W Kelly Rd

Back Roads

– A winding route up through Lake County saw our wheels rolling along this narrow gravelly lane through shoulder-high corn crops, blanketing soy bean fields , horse pastures, and arching oak trees. Away from the City’s hustle and bustle; at least for a morning.

July 23, 2020

Shoehorned

Mini Bike

– someone took it upon themselves to wedge a Triumph twin cylindered engine into a small Honda Monkey pit bike. sure looks like a lot of fun!

July 22, 2020

Truckers Cap

Bill to Shade

– mesh back and adjustable band with padded forehead adorned with logo. Essential summertime sunshine garb.

July 21, 2020

Full Breakfast

Egg Yolk: Sunny Side Up

Nicely sorted cafe’d Triumph with a breakfast theme. Just needs bacon, sausages, black pudding and a buttered slice washed down with a hot Cuppa.

July 20, 2020

Hippie Ride

Chopper Express

– Tonka Motorcycles in British Columbia used this period image for their catalogue of custom parts.

July 19, 2020

Gun Drop

Chicago River

– as part of yesterday’s City tour we dropped kickstands just outside of the Wrigley Building. 35 W Wacker, The Jewelers Building, looms beacon-like over Michigan Avenue Bridge.

July 18, 2020

Skyline

Early Morning Spin

– with an expected temperature to hit the high nineties today we set off to get in a dawn ride into the City and along the Lakefront. Here are the bikes at a very photogenic spot at the Adler Planetarium looking back to the Chicago skyline.

July 17, 2020

Wheear ‘ast tha bin sin’ ah saw thee?

Rambling Roses

– here’s a vintage photo of a pair of ladies rough riding over the moors on a brace of Model H Triumphs.

July 16, 2020

We’re gonna need a bigger bike…

Quint touring Amity

– Actor Robert Shaw taking a spin around the fishing village of Meneshma on Martha’s Vineyard which stood in for the salty fictional island location. He’s probably got a couple of bottles of scotch in the handlebar basket for an evening booze session with the locals.

July 15, 2020

Airborne

Jump the Mini

Marvelous old photograph of one of the Royal Marines Display Team riders soaring over his colleagues and a Mini Cooper. An elegant flight path.

July 14, 2020

Crusin’

Thruxton Tidy

– some dapper cove hoofing along a Miami quayside aboard his cafe’d Triumph.