Archive for ‘Adventure’

February 20, 2021

Shangri-La

Mountain Tigers

– the gravel road hugging the rugged Spiti Valley in the north of India where is touches the Himalaya. Boy; to be wheelin’ along this dirt road!

February 12, 2021

Got2Go

RTW Tiger

– moto traveller Lea Rieck gets her gas tank refilled somewhere up the Karakoram. Her sturdy Tiger clocked 90k km on her circumnavigation.

February 7, 2021

Sno-Cat

Tracked Mini Cooper

– an inventive sort has superbly winterized their Issigonis marvel. Bright orange in the whiteness of fresh snow. I need tracks like this for our Mini to navigate the alley.

February 5, 2021

Of Mountains & Glaciers

Snow & Ice

– some Triumph Bonneville owner taking his steed over a wintry mountain pass. We’re heading into minus degrees Fahrenheit windchills for the next few days so a balmy alpine col wouldn’t be too bad…

February 1, 2021

Frozen Lands

Ski-Doo

– found on the InterWeb here is a forlorn machine hiding in the dusty background of a barn. It looks like something used to effect in a James Bond film during a ski chase scene. The bullet nose is inspired!

January 29, 2021

World Traveler

Moto Mogli

– I’ve started following the Instagram page of a young German RTW biker Martin Klauka who, four years ago, was joined by a tuxedo colored cat he named Mogli. He celebrates her birthday on January 29th (today) and has so far travelled from Europe through the Middle East to India.

January 10, 2021

Goodies

– The Tiger was fitted with some new farkles to improve a couple of items for road awareness and navigation. One was a bar mount just above the information screen allowing my GPS to be affixed more centrally in my field of vision for clearer navigation. The other was a pair of indestructible rear-view mirrors affixed with sturdy Ram mounts. These are promoted by adventure tourists and off-road gurus as the most versatile units.

January 5, 2021

Wilderness Cat

Stripes for the Open Road

– “The world is big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark.” – John Muir

December 20, 2020

Solstice

Mid Winter jaunt

– a Sunny sky with lowest sun and brisk temperatures saw the Tiger and I going for a quick spin around familiar roads. The heated vest and handgrips were very welcome. New iPhone camera being utilized too!

December 20, 2020

By Jove!

Ted Simon’s world odyssey

– very nicely executed watercolor portrait of his RTW steed Jupiter.

November 29, 2020

A Road North

Crabtree Farm

Late November before the forecast snow flies and I take the Kit out for a speedy 50 miler. the 2 mile stretch past this Lake Bluff destination just before you reach the Great Lakes Naval Station is a nice run past open fields and wooded copses.

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.