Archive for ‘Adventure’

January 18, 2020

Uber alternative

Boda Boda Madness | Dutch artist Jan Hoek and Ugandan-Kenyan fashion designer Bobbin Case captured the madcap Nairobi taxi drivers who elaborately design their bikes to attract customers.

The motorcycles are all Indian made Bajaj 125’s.

January 11, 2020

Arboreal Adventures

Walden Wanderin’

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practise resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms…

Henry David Thoreau
January 10, 2020

The sound of a different drummer

Adventure Percussionist | Rush drummer Neil Peart recently passed away. His contribution to music is legendary. He was also an avid long distance motorcyclist covering countless miles between concerts and later journeys of introspective exploration. His autobiography Ghost Rider: Travels on the Healing Road a haunting memoir of self rediscovery.

Neil Peart (1952-2020)

January 6, 2020

Under the palm

Winter | About this time in Chicago ones mind wanders to the warmer days sometime in the distant future. Under a blue sky sittin’ on a bobbed Bonnie you need to wear a black exposing armfuls of tattoos. A beard, yes you need to grow a beard.

January 2, 2020

Doctor Who – The Doctor

The Doctor | Jodie Whittaker returns as the Time Lord from Gallifrey in the latest season of chronological shenanigans. The trailer sees her racing through a vineyard on a large bike. A far cry from the temperamental Tardis.

“A straight line may be the shortest distance between two points, but it is by no means the most interesting.” – The Third Doctor (Jon Pertwee) The Time Warrior (1973)

December 20, 2019

Two Wheels Good

Ride On | One-time Olympian and current jockey Victoria Pendleton swaps her pedal power and horse for a Triumph Speed Triple. She’s been taking further adventure riding training to enable her to join the club of adventure motorcycle escapades.

December 19, 2019

Halcyon Days

Oceanic Horizon | as we bottom out at the Winter Solstice we can at least dream days with an azure ocean to your side as you zoom along a coastal highway.

December 5, 2019

License

Double Oh Seven | The latest offering in the long running James Bond franchise had its first trailer released yesterday. No Time To Die stars Daniel Craig in his fifth and final outing as the MI6 agent. Of course action will ensue with amazing stunts which include a couple of Triumph motorcycles. A Scrambler 1200 and the all new Tiger 900 are given a run for their money is chase sequences. The DB5 gets a healthy nod in the action too of course.

November 29, 2019

Discovery

Traveling | hit the road; lean into a corner; look for a horizon; pack your bags; scour maps; read up on destinations; and put mikes under your tires. There is so much to see out there: places to go and people to meet. GO!

November 23, 2019

Reykjavík or Bust

Iceland | we’re on vacation on the edge of the Arctic this week. This isn’t me on my Tiger, but I sure wish it was! A rugged landscape abounds.

November 15, 2019

High Kick

Escapism | Sun sinking in the West sets mountains aglow. Park the bike in a meadow and kick your smile to the skies. Enjoy what life can offer you.

October 8, 2019

Tangiers – Trials

Happy Birthday Matt Damon! 49 today. Broad smile whilst filming for The Bourne Ultimatum riding a lightly customized Montessa Cota by Honda 4RT260 trials bike.

September 29, 2019

Dinosaur Racer

Prehistoric Pratt | Toy bike from Matchbox of the Triumph Scrambler ridden by Chris Pratt’s character velociraptor handler Owen Grady. I need to elbow room in my wall display…

September 14, 2019

Carry-All

Cases | The new panniers were finally picked up and installed. Now Georgie is set for good distances. The first oil change is coming up too! First milestone!

September 11, 2019

Magic Carpet

Arabian Nights | like some Aladdin character this overhead view of a modern Bonneville looks set to swiftly transport you across lands for adventure.