Archive for August, 2021

August 11, 2021

No Cars

Modern Take

– cleaner than a clock; a rather splendid oil-in-frame Triumph with ruby tank and polished cases. The light bronze frame is a special touch.

August 10, 2021

Go for Mud!

Scrambler

– knobbly boots ready to stroll along a country hedgerow. Chasing the hare.

August 9, 2021

Seventy Two

Off-Road Implement

– woodland warrior, sand dune destroyer, green lane gobbler. A sweet six course meal of a rugged Moto straining at the reins looking for an adventure.

August 8, 2021

Addams Family

A Lightbulb Moment

[explaining why there’s a light bulb in his mouth] “Oh, the children persuaded me to light up and ride my cycle around, just for old time’s sake.”

Mortician: “We love to watch him ride his motorcycle in the house.”

Gomez: “And wrestle the alligator.”

Thaddeus Logan: “Wrestle… the alligator? A LIVE alligator?”

Gomez: “Not very sporting wrestling a dead one.”

August 7, 2021

Get Lost!

Mountain Tracks

– it would be great to take the Tiger along a gravel road amidst snow clad peaks. Like where this 1200 Tiger’s owner has taken theirs. Wilderness destination.

August 6, 2021

In front of Runge’s

Gee Ess Ex

– picking my car up from the mechanic this week I spied a thirty years old Suzuki 1100. Detuned GSX-R Slighshot engine was given a low maintenance shaft drive and relaxed seating to created a daily rider. This idea was continued in the very popular Bandit model range. Good sting bikes.

August 5, 2021

Cat Saddle

Tabby Tiger

– the purrfect rider has whiskers, striped fur and green eyes. C’mon let’s go!

August 2, 2021

In the rearview mirror

Sixty Three

– I enjoyed the company of this gold colored Buick LeSabre down Lake Shore Drive this morning. Or to give the Highway it’s full new name Jean Baptiste Point DuSable LSD.

August 1, 2021

Green belt

Boulevard route

We took an inner city tour of Chicago today riding the 100 year old tree lined historic Boulevard system. From Jackson and Washington Park in the south; along Garfield and Western; past Sherman, Gage and McKinley Park; through Douglas, Garfield and Humboldt Parks; then through Logan Square, it offers a great cross section through Chicago. The gilt Statue of the Republic, located in Jackson Park, erected in 1918, is a golden reminder of the 1893 World’s Colombian Exposition.