Archive for ‘10’s’

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!

August 18, 2021

Speaks Volumes

True Words for sure!

– it was probably tricky to hold up that placard.

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.

March 5, 2021

Wicker Baskets

And a kettle

– a couple of cheery lasses heading onto the open road to do a bit of glamping. they’d probably just going a few miles away but I’m sure adventure is guaranteed.

January 15, 2021

Agnes

Still smiles a hundred years ago

– Nostalgic photo of a lady and her motorcycle. Dressed in trench coat, cloth cap and goggles she’s ready to take to the roads.

December 22, 2020

Chicago and Northwestern Railway Bridge

River Crossing

– a relatively mild (for late December) day allowed my to use the Tiger to make a job site visit. This Strauss Trunnion Bascule bridge is a national landmark. It is lowered once a year and a Union Pacific company truck is driven over it to ensure it remains in active status.

November 11, 2020

The Unforgotten

There was days of fun…

.. although the legacy of The Great War is of death and pain some of ‘the lads’ did find camaraderie with the mundane tasks to keep the military machine running. Here are despatch riders from the Royal Signal Corp having a jolly old time keeping their Triumph Model H’s on the road.

September 8, 2020

Antioch IL

– Brief stopover at this northern Illinois town yesterday for a coffee and seat outside the old bank building watching the world go by. The late 19thC Main Street architecture is still part of the towns character.

August 13, 2020

Howay Kettle!

Cuppa!

Sometimes just a simple brew is all you need.

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.

November 11, 2019

This position will be held

Lest we Forget | Anzac mechanics making field repairs in a muddy corner of the First World War. Ypres November 11th 1917

April 20, 2019

Gesamtkunstwerk

bauhaus 100 | 2019 is the centenary of the formation of the influential German design school based in Weimar and later Dessau. As well as founder Walter Gropius and later directors Hannes Meyer and Mies Van der Rohe there were numerous staff and students who were allowed to develop creative talent in the manufacturing arts – .Gesamtkunstwerk (Total work of Art ). Here’s one such alumni Heinrich Brocksieper, who worked on photography, painting and animation, enjoying great German motorrad engineering of the day in front of the workshop block at the Dessau building.

“Heinrich Brocksieper auf seinem Motorrad vor dem Bauhaus Dessau, 1930, Originalfoto 64 x 41 cm © Nachlass Brocksieper, Hagen.”

April 6, 2019

Hound in the Hack

Comfy Chair | a respectable couple take their pet pup for a ride in the countryside. I’m sure there’s a picnic tucked away in there somewhere.

March 19, 2019

Cuppa

Royal Flying Corps | A despatch rider in the Women’s Royal Air Force (WRAF) enjoying a tea break while seated on her Phelon & Moore 500cc single cylinder motorcycle circa 1918. On 1 April of that year the Royal Flying Corps and Royal Naval Air Service were amalgamated to become a new service: The Royal Air Force (RAF). Image from the archives of the Imperial War Museum

December 3, 2018

Machine

Three and a Half – further to yesterday’s posting with the LE to JO’G race here is some illustration, literature imagery and motorcycle photography of the Triumph used in the run. It’s now considered an antique at over a Century old but some collectors still ride them with passion.