Archive for ‘Adventure’

June 8, 2023

Washington Island

The punctuation of Door Co.

We took the small car ferry over to Washington Island at the top end of the peninsula beyond Green Bay. 25 square miles of woodland, farming, vineyards, cabins. A harbor to the farther Rock Island, itself a nature reserve.

A farm museum

Interesting real variety of farm buildings, tools and cabin of the day. Bleating goats gave noise to the location.

Leafy Roads

No need to go fast. Perfectly paced for the go-slow feel of the place. Relax.

June 5, 2023

Gitche Gumee

Fresh water as far as the eye can see…

Got to the campsite right on the waters edge. Splendid sunset and campfire as the stars lit up. Super riding through the National Forests that speckle the area.

Of Pine & Aspen

There were signs warning road users of Elk crossing, beautiful trout streams cross-crossing the way and the occasional bald Eagle soaring overhead.

June 5, 2023

Via Wisconsin

The Road North

We’re on a multi-day trip through the Dairlyland of America. From the historic lead mining center of Galena IL we headed north along the Mississippi through wooded dales and along barn scattered ridges. Back roads, gravel trails, reedbed carpeted bottomlands, and sprouting cornfield amidst oak woodland. A splendid part of the State.

Tigers eyes: A couple of young mousers inspect the bikes.
March 7, 2023

What a memory!

Mahout with Motorcycle

Nellie says just strap ‘er on and I’ll get you through the jungle to your destination. An Indian with an Indian being carried by an Indian elephant. Adventure awaits!

February 5, 2023

Nos Vulpes vulpes

Vos Canis lupis

Mr. Fox on a motorcycle with Ash, Kris, and Kylie speaking to a wolf off on a distant ridge.

Mr. Fox: Where did you come from? What are you doing here? [to the others] I don’t think he speaks English or Latin. [to the wolf] Pensez-vous que l’hiver sera rude? [to the others] I’m asking if he thinks we’re in for a hard winter. [to the wolf] I have a phobia of wolves.

Through all this, the wolf has not responded.

Mr. Fox: What a beautiful creature. [to the others] Wish him luck boys.

Mr Fox raises his paw. The wolf mirrors the gesture in solidarity.

January 30, 2023

Packed like a Yak

Mountain bound

– a well loaded BMW GS heading up an alpine road. Hard case panniers, dry bags and spare tires. An adventure is certainly afoot!

July 30, 2022

Gravel Roads

Crawford Road

A back lane in Lake County that is usually gated off. It threaded through corn fields, old oak savannah and a horse paddock. Two track and muddy puddles. The Tiger loved it.

July 25, 2022


Big Rig

A pair of Beemer adventure bikes were parked next to my car. always like the black and yellow color scheme that is reminiscent of the original air cooler R90 GS from the late eighties.

April 3, 2022

Big Cat

Tiger in the Dust

There are a few glowing articles out there about the new Triumph Tiger 1200. Redesigned from the ground up. The various models give blistering attitude for the asphalt roadways and the crude off-road trails. Press release was carried out in Portugal.

January 5, 2022


Tiger Claws

– temperatures are dropping in the usual January fashion. Here’s a Triumph Tiger being ridden with enthusiasm around a frozen lake. Tire studs a must.

December 31, 2021

Iberian Gato

The Cats Whiskers

Nomade Cycles, a Madrid-based custom garage, took a mid nineties Triumph 900 Tiger and gave it a desert sled look fit for any windmill tilting adventurer.

December 10, 2021

Big Cat


– top of the line explorer from Triumph. 2023 model 1200cc Tiger Rally. RTW tool.

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 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 7, 2021

Kraftfahrzeug Trunkenpolz Mattighofen

Someone is headin’ outta town

– behind a dirt bike owner on Lake Shore Drive. Hopefully it came home muddy.