Archive for ‘Chicago’

July 30, 2021

Water Tower

Magnificent Mile

– my journey home from work this week has included a couple of evening diversions along the shopping district of Michigan Avenue. The canyon of skyscrapers includes the tapering behemoth of John Hancock and the warm stone spire of the Water Tower.

July 27, 2021

Garage Gaff

Commute Scoot

– though it’s hot in slow traffic, it’s been great to be hauling down lake Shore Drive to work this week. A bit of snarled traffic near Grant Park where Lollapalooza is being set up.

July 26, 2021

Upper Wacker

Along the River

– two-wheel commuting today. A minor detour around The Loop following the River to Michigan Avenue. A canyon of architecture.

July 25, 2021

Focal Point

Garden Ornament

– planning on some summer commuting mikes so I need to park the Tiger in our small yard. Locked to the house wall and covered.

July 24, 2021

Urban Scene

Halstead Street

– quick snap of a black Triumph near work.

June 13, 2021


Water on the drivin’ side

– cruising down Chicago’s lakefront from Hollywood to the Gold Coast. This is my new commute.

June 5, 2021

Lake Forest Coke stop.

Ev’nin’ Outin’

– a hot day pushed today’s ride into the evening when cooler temperatures would give more comfortable conditions.

June 3, 2021


Trident Town

– the new Triumph Trident has arrived in Chicago and have already sold out at Motoworks. I haven’t seen one in person yet, but will no doubt see one darting around the urban environment.

May 31, 2021

Long Sight

Vanishing Point View Point

– another couple of images from yesterday’s trip. Following the tracks gets interrupted by the occasional train. Either a freight or the South Shore Line.

May 30, 2021

Red Arrow Highway

Along the Lake

– clear and cool air followed us along the shore to Michigan. Fairly quiet roads through Lansing, Gary, New Buffalo. Brunch of pancakes, eggs ‘n’ sausage washed down with delicious coffee at Three Oaks.

May 27, 2021

Pipes in Concrete composition

Oh Danny Boy

– spotted in the parking garage at work. A nice British Racing Green Thruxton. Smart!

May 25, 2021

Blue Machine

Kustom Skooter

– spied on Halsted near work. Big guy on low custom scooter. Not your usual Lambretta!

April 4, 2021

White Rabbits

White Light

– a splendid ride to the Wisconsin State Line in unseasonably warm weather on this Easter Sunday. Clear skies with temperatures in the upper sixties had us ride through the budding trees and scrub lacing Lake County’s gentle landscape. The occasional whiff of scorched vegetation from controlled prairie burning drifted across the roadway. Overhead buzzards circled across the scrubby farm fields. The oil change carried out the day before had the smooth triple engine running extra silky.

March 22, 2021


A certain point of view

– old forest service trucks were lined up at the Russell Road Military Museum under the Spring sun; their paint was faded and cracked, instrumentation spare and efficient.

March 21, 2021

Season opener

Spring in my Step

– glorious day for a ride. the roads were fairly quiet; the views into the surrounding Chicagoland countryside; cloudless blue sky; Tiger purring like a content kitty. Perfect!