Archive for October, 2021

October 31, 2021


Trident Card

– glass artist Amy Jean Nichols enjoys a sideline drawing art cards depicting classic motorcycles. Her studio is called Rigadoon Glass, after her adventurous travels aboard her R75/5 BWW sidecar rig. This Triumph Triple is one such card that looks the part for old fashioned communication.

October 30, 2021

Fobbed off


– an essential item for a single key or a collection of keys. Identity of use or group storage. They can be souvenirs, promotional, toys, trinkets.

October 29, 2021

How fast can you run?

Reflections of Speed

-an art piece at the Figge Art Museum in Davenport IA included this video of Leslie Porterfield filmed during her 232.522 mph record across the Bonneville Salt Flats.

October 28, 2021

Like Clockwork

Wind-up Tin Toys

– on display at the National Motorcycle Museum

October 27, 2021

China Set

Willow Pattern Dinnerware

– nice helmet in the classic chinoiserie blue and white motif as seen on English porcelain. Gorgeous painting.

October 24, 2021

Bin Lid

Visor View

– I’ve been using the flip up Shoei Multitec helmet for a little while. Mostly comfortable apart for the occasional pressure point on my forehead hairline. The integrated Sena Bluetooth headset is handy for chatting with other riders as well as the phone, music or podcasts.

October 23, 2021

St Mary’s Road

Lengthening Shadows

– nice afternoon ride up through Lake County. Low stretched shadows across the road ahead. Leaf offering hints of autumn.

October 21, 2021


Display details

– individual bike exhibits were splendidly assembled each showing off the machines with posters, paraphernalia and provenance. A racing Norton; Knievel’s stunt bike; McQueens Traveller; Harley garage.

October 20, 2021

Museum pieces

Curation curiosities

– fa few choice articles seen at the Nation Motorcycle Museum. Gang jacket patch, tin toy motorcycles, kids ride, Shriner fez . Shelves were filled, corners clogged and walls covered.

October 19, 2021

Anamosa IA

National Motorcycle Museum

– on our road trip through Iowa we stopped in at this impressive collection of motorcycles. Here is a selection of engines spanning 7 decades. More to follow this week!

October 13, 2021

More back country shenanigans

Ghost town gander

More travels through hidden corners. This time a Scrambler owner is exploring the relic town and gravel single track road in Montana. Adventure awaits for this willing to head onto the road less ridden.

October 12, 2021

Devils Tower

Close Encounters of the Triumph Kind

– someone has a travel laden Bonneville passing through Wyoming. Waiting for UFO’s to appear over the porphyry columns looming over the Belle Fourche River.

October 11, 2021

Oak Alley

Arching Columns

There’s nothing like the architecture of mighty trees overhead. Natures cathedral.

October 10, 2021

Country Lane

Autumnal Avenue

– I had to go and visit a new project site today. So I took the Tiger for a spin up Sheridan Road along the Lake. Turning off a small lane took me through a quiet corner of the northern suburbs in true rustic fashion. The overcast sky and splash of rain only enhanced the turning colors.

October 10, 2021

Well worth the wait

Double Oh

– with over a year waiting for its eventual release; the latest Jane’s Bond outing is all you could want in a 160-odd minute action movie. The initial bike chase sequence, through the narrow and steep streets of Madera, Italy, sets up the film in true 007 fashion. An exciting final outing for Daniel Craig as the agent protagonist.