Archive for ‘Adventure’

November 19, 2020

Muddy Butt

Patina from mileage – best kind!
November 18, 2020

A Ride on the Wild Side

Alaska or Bust!

– here’s some adventurer scooting along the truckers route between Fairbanks and Prudhoe Bay. Also known as The Dalton Highway. I’d love to take the Big Kitteh along this road.

November 17, 2020

Eight Fifty

Join the Streak

– Today saw the launching of a base model 900 Tiger. More road-centric than the Rally model it’s aimed at the city commuters and Highway or A road tourists. Diablo Red or Caspian Blue are the color options.

November 8, 2020

Chicago Lumber Company

– with November temperatures in the upper sixties a smashing couple of hundred mile loop was undertaken over in DuKalb and McHenry counties. Rolling farmland along old Midwestern routes such as “Plank Road” and “”Lincoln Highway”. Red barns is various degrees of decrepitude sprinkled the rural scene. Oh, and Trump lost reelection- all in all a pretty pretty pretty good day.

November 1, 2020

Woof!

Knuckle Dusting

– the new reinforced hand-guards are now affixed to the Tiger. Australian made Barkbusters have a hefty aluminum strap across the knuckles. Still good wind breaking shields too.

October 27, 2020

Cats Paw

Adventure Guaranteed

– the Swiss Army Knife of motorcycles. It’ll go anywhere, anytime, anyhow, and keep you grinning.

October 11, 2020

Apache Red

Barn Find

– halfway along Fairfield Road a little north of Volo sits this ragged red clapped barn. I’ve passed by it numerous times so decided to stop today and memorialize its presence on the Lake County outings.

October 5, 2020

Life’s a Beach

Caribbean Blue

– A stop-in at Waukegan Beach gives a nice view across the azure hued water of mishigami. One day I’ll have to take the Tiger along the sands for fun.

October 1, 2020

Cats Whiskers

Here Kitty!

A content mog sitting like a fresh loaf of bread by this adventuresome Tiger. It is my humble belief that cats are truly our masters.

“In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this.” – Terry Pratchett

September 29, 2020

Nighthawk

Nocturnal Escapades

– the cats eyesight has evolved for use in low light level use. Like the feline sort my Triumph Tiger is an adept animal after the sun sinks. Dual headlights are supplemented by a couple of piercing LED fog lights. The display shows clear information and companion GPS reveals your location too. Roll on the throttle until morning!

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 24, 2020

Mirror Mirror

The further adventures of Geordie Biker in the land of the Wandering Lagoons and the Woodland Way.
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 9, 2020

Zagreb Zoom

Croatian Cool

– everyone’s favorite Balkan, Goran Višnjić, celebrates his 47th birthday today. Lookin’ smart on a big adventure Beemer.

September 3, 2020

Invention

Science & Technology

– the intellectual and practical activity encompassing the systematic study of the structure and behaviour of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment. This publication has been in circulation for nearly 150 years so undoubtedly there has been various suggestions for the improvement of motorcycles. The tracked adventure bike looks particularly intriguing.