Archive for ‘Adventure’

June 14, 2019

Indian Blue

Tigress | On Display at a recent New Delhi Motorcycle show are a pair of Triumph XC 800’s . The model is Prabhjot, a model from Chandigarh, who, at the time, was pursuing a masters degree.

Photograph: Rajesh Karkera

June 6, 2019

Le Corbeau elle est morte!

Totaled | A sad day in GeordieBiker-ville. The insurance evaluation guy came by today and, after an exhaustive hour looking at the damage, wrote her off. Damages far exceed the value. Simple accounting with far reaching implications. The bike of my dreams was taken away in the back of a van.

June 2, 2019

Collision Course

It’s not IF it will happen, but WHEN | So this was the reason for shortening the weekend: I had an accident on the bike, the first serious one. At an intersection in deepest Illinois farmland as I was leading the group the route took a left turn at a Stop sign. As I rolled to a stop the bike behind me barreled into the rear of the Tiger. Next thing I knew it was a scattering of me and bikes. The Tiger is beat up superficially and I managed to ride it the 200 miles home last evening – I frankly don’t know how. Today I went to the ER. X-rays found 2 broken ribs, a fractured wrist and a crack at the tip of my ring finger. Splint, pain meds, then healing. Remember kids! All the gear all the time! I could have come off a lot worse! The ride to that point was marvelous!

June 1, 2019

Motorcycle Wheels on a Gravel Road

Tiger Trail | the days riding around north east Illinois was enlightening. A good 150 miles of rural gravel roads crisscrossing Jo Daviess County. I learned to finally use the back brake on the loose surface; and to power through the looser gravel. The new tires performed exceptionally. The day (and weekend) were cut short… but we’ll get into that tomorrow…

May 31, 2019

Geodesic Dome

Tramping | That stands for Triumph camping. Here’s the tent set up at Blandings Landing on the Illinois side of the Mississippi. Rolling farmland interspersed with shady woodland connected by clean gravel roads. Good ride across the Northern part of the state along Stagecoach Road.

May 29, 2019

Canvas For a roof

Under a starry sky | Here’s a hint of what I’ll be getting up to this coming weekend… watch this space!

May 25, 2019

Read all about it!

‘Zines | Whatever your interest there is a magazine for it. And, in the specialist topic of motorcycling, there are sub genres covering everything from custom, classic/vintage, off road, on road, Day-to-day riding, travel & adventure. We have a great magazine store in Evanston with a great selection.

May 24, 2019

Single Point

Campagne brouiller | Blurred vision of rurality. As the Memorial Weekend approaches then plans can be made for trips out of the hustle and bustle of the City. Leafy roads and sleepy villages under a lofty sun.

May 17, 2019

Horizon beckons

New Boots | I finally managed to get the new tires levered on to the wheels. These are made for half road half trail use. Like having a pair of Vibram soles on the bike. They are befitting the Tiger

May 6, 2019

Shades of Black

Big Cat | The Tiger looks good whilst traveling the highways and byways. Purposeful and raring to go in any direction and distance.

May 3, 2019

Follow the Water

The River Road | From Madison I took the roads across heart of Dairyland to Prairie du Chien. From there I followed the Mississippi through La Crosse to Winona and on to Red Wing, Minnesota. Spotted a few eagles soaring over the tree clad bluffs. Good Roads, Good Ride.

May 2, 2019

Belvedere Services

Road Trip | A weekend venture to Minnesota. I’m staying in Madison Wisconsin tonight then will head over to the Mississippi and ride up the River Road to the Twin Cities tomorrow. Overcast so far but forecast promises brighter conditions in the morning.

April 24, 2019

Off the beaten track

‘ump Day | ‘bike is parked up; pyramid tent erected; Primus stove lit and brew on the go; time to light up and perch my’sen on this crag edge. Look up magazine advertisements for Camel Lights “It’s a whole new world” and you’ll see this adventurer getting up to all sorts in the wild corners of the world – whilst making sure his tabs are close at hand…

April 23, 2019

Tent

Countryside Pleasures | What better way to enjoy touring on a motorcycle than to end the day at a campsite in a wooded clearing by a babbling stream. Boil some water for tea and listen to the chirruping birds as they roost for the night. Then the stars come out in their bedazzle across the inky heavens.

April 22, 2019

The Earth Roared

Earth Day | What better way to go out there and explore what our planet has to offer and see how beautifully fragile our home rally is than on the back of a Tiger. For nearly a Century there have been sharp clawed Moto’s roaming the globe looking for earthly adventure.