Archive for September, 2020

September 26, 2020

Green Flash

The elusive sunset phenomenon won’t be seen here in the Midwest. You need good atmospheric conditions over an ocean to spot the brief moment the refractive conditions of a mirage of the sunk sun provides a merest peep of green light. However the Tiger is my “green flash” which can be enjoyed long after dusk.

September 25, 2020

J M W Turner

Impressionist Sunset

– a luminous early evening ride with a fresh autumnal atmosphere. Setting orb of the sun drops behind the fading foliage. The Tiger carried me effortlessly into the dusk.

September 24, 2020

Mirror Mirror

The further adventures of Geordie Biker in the land of the Wandering Lagoons and the Woodland Way.
September 23, 2020

King of Tigers

Shere Khan

– From Rudyard Kipling’s well loved stories The Jungle Book a main antagonist is the bengal tiger who is lord over the animals of the tropical forests. The Disney version has the most feline character in a near Hobbes quality.

September 22, 2020

Today’s view from the office…

Autumnal Equinox

– as the days shorten the weather maintains an optimum balance of sun and temperatures. In my mind this is perfect conditions. I had a site meeting so took the Tiger out for a prowl to enjoy the day.

September 21, 2020

Repair 101

Duct Tape

– Moon River fender fix. The fine dust kicks up under spirited acceleration as the Apollo 17 astronauts venture up the slope of Taurus-Littrow valley in search of geological samples. Gene Cernan and Harrison Schmidt were the last people to venture past low earth orbit nearly 48 years ago. A damaged fender was repaired by taping moon maps together and clamping them across the mesh tires.

September 20, 2020

How much is that doggy in the window?

Old Hardware Store

– on our return drive from a weekend away we stopped at the hipster town of Three Oaks MI. In one of the dusty window displays at an old hardware store stands a couple of vintage bikes. A 750cc Triumph Bonneville and a Norton Commando. I’ll have a 1/2lb bag of 6d nails please!

September 19, 2020

After Akira

Manga Anime Inspiration

Quick sketch of a Tiger and it’s rider in Shōtarō Kaneda style from the cult Japanese Akira film.

September 17, 2020

虎 Tora

Japanese Tiger Silk Painting
September 15, 2020

Bud Ekins

“We all wanted to be Steve. Steve wanted to be Bud”
September 14, 2020

Atari

Video Games

– 8 Bit graphics in bright colors. Shifting perspective and panning horizon. High scores and top speeds. Blocky pixelations but excitement was guaranteed.

September 13, 2020

Algonquin Road Loop

Route 62

– Ideal weather gave an opportunity for a short circuit along an unridden Route. West along Oakton to meet the gently meandering north west road from Mount Prospect through the Barrington’s towards the Fox Valley. Passing through some wooded swathes of Forest Preserves with Fall bloomed clearings between deeply shaded boughs. A cut back along County Line Road through Wauconda and a quick detour to the Gentleman Farm at Lakewood Forest Preserve. Then a spin back towards the Lake along 176 to Lake Bluff.

(I didn’t take any photos today. These were downloaded from Google.)

September 12, 2020

Baz

“Don’t wait for your ship to come in;

swim out and meet the bloody thing!” Barry Sheene (1950-2003) He would have been 70 yesterday.

September 11, 2020

Cafe Continental

Coffee Time

– very happy lass stretched over a long low cafe’d Royal Enfield. Sometime in the late sixties.

September 10, 2020

Emma Peel

The Original Avenger

– Dame Diana Rigg (1938-2020) played the original action girl opposite Patrick MacNee’s John Steed in the early sixties British TV show. Other notable characters include Countess Teresa di Vicenzo who became 007 James Bond’s wife; and Olenna Tyrell in Game of Thrones. But for everyone she’ll always be the catsuited Emma Peel.