Archive for ‘Chicago’

August 28, 2022

1.5-40-10

Chicago Triathlon motocrew

– another year volunteering as a member of the support team who carry race officials around the bike course. Looking for rule infractions such as drafting, earbud use, riding on the right ( the right is only for passing). A few CPD bikes were present on their shiny Harleys. It was a sharp start with a 5am meet for volunteer coordination.

August 14, 2022

Khaki

Military Verdant

The Tiger looking sharp against a nice green car. The RAF roundel befitting the natural hue. Overcast and drizzly ride to Zion. Nice greasy combo breakfast at Emily’s. Fresh coffee, eggs over easy, and pancakes.

August 6, 2022

Shadows

Parked Up

Enjoying the commute. My company has parking in a nearby ramp which is very convenient to take the Tiger down LSD (aka Jean Baptiste Point du Sable Lake Shore Drive). I came home via the Adler Planetarium promontory, which offers a marvelous view back to the City.

July 29, 2022

Lakefront Layover

Montrose Harbor

I took a quick stop at the Lakefront on my way home. The City skyline touching the waters edge with water whipping around under a half cloudy sky.

July 28, 2022

Loyola Corner

Legend

Taking the curve on Sheridan Road as it passes the seminary college on the lakefront. This lad is enjoying the sunset turn-in on his nineties black Triumph.

July 27, 2022

River Road

LaSalle Crossing

Hipster dude with turned up skinny jeans on his bobbed Bonneville along Wacker Drive. Little bit of mullet peeping under the edge of the open face helmet. Good scene.

July 19, 2022

Wet Weather Rider

We got hot weather everywhere

. And a spot of rain is called for. The extreme heat in the UK and Europe need the cooling effects of inclement weather. Having learned to ride in the rain I’m not shy to get out in the wet. You just need a little extra care on the corners or freshly rained upon roads. This motorcycle covered and parked in the City is ready for action dry or wet.

July 18, 2022

Purple Beech

Fire and Magma

A light cruiser from Honda’s lineup perched against a city curb. heavy shade from a purple leaves beech tree.

July 17, 2022

Bark at the Sky

Stop

– an adept 400 twin from the Honda stable mid 80’s. This was spied in my ‘hood Rogers Park.

July 16, 2022

Condo Cycle

Street tree shadow

More city snaps of parked motorbikes. This time a lightly customized Triumph Twin sat patiently on a north side Chicago street.

July 15, 2022

Grand

Scoot scene

– another urban snap. This time a small size scooter parked near Greentown. Whatever gets you about!

July 14, 2022

Bandit ‘n’ Buildings

City livin’

Another urban ‘cycle parked next to the Chicago River near the Merchandise Mart. Skyscrapers reflected off skyscrapers. A smart ruby red Suzuki looks the part.

July 13, 2022

Black Bomber

Honda happiness

This continues my series of street side bikes. A bobbed Honda 750 a la noir.

July 4, 2022

Green Necklace

Boulevard outing

This is always a good ride through the City. Taking a pleasant cruise through the leafy wide roads that connect a series of parks – from Logan Square in the north to Hyde Park in the south. As architect and city planner Daniel Burnham said: “Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men’s blood and probably will not themselves be realized.” Well his 1909 plan for Chicago isn’t little.

June 26, 2022

His ‘n’ Hers

Chi-street cred

– I managed to snap a shot of a pair of bikers hauling up Ashland Avenue. Honda Helix superscooter and Suzuki GS1000.