Archive for ‘Chicago’

December 2, 2021

Commuter Suzuki

Off to work

– spied on Lake Shore Drive on my way into work today. A well used V-Strom carrying its owner into the City. The decal clad top box says this rider means business in urban traffic.

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 7, 2021

Kraftfahrzeug Trunkenpolz Mattighofen

Someone is headin’ outta town

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

September 17, 2021


Adler viewpoint

A swing-by the planetarium to get the classic Chicago architectural backdrop. LSD was a mess but the view was worth it.

September 3, 2021

Van Life

Band Transportation

We were behind this van coming home along the lakefront. Good range of 70’s band names.

August 31, 2021


LSD in a black Porsche

– what is German for zoom?

August 29, 2021

Tri tri try

Swim Bike Tun

– an early Sunday saw me in Grant Park at 5am to meet with the others in the motorcycle crew for this year’s Triathlon. Again, I ferried Oli the photographer around the course to allow him to capture the athletes. Mostly loops up Lake Shore Drive, but also rode along the busway, a secretive road between the Illinois Center and McCormick, and some sections of the south lakefront trail to see the runners. Nice team and splendid weather.

August 27, 2021

A tree grows…

.. in West Loop.

I needed to park the Tiger on the street today. The garage was closed off due to Greek-fest. The green cat-bike looked cool in front of the vintage brickwork and under a dappled tree canopy.

August 23, 2021

Michigan Avenue

John Hancock looms…

… over The Magnificent Mile. Nice detour along this prominent street from the River north to the Lake.

August 20, 2021

Solidarity Drive

View from the Planetarium

– I took a slight detour on my way home for a lakefront view back to the City. Hot here – in the nineties. The Navy jets have been practicing over the skyline today.

August 19, 2021

Grate Roads

Crossing the River

– many of the City’s bridges have open metal decks. It makes the tires a little squirrelly, and you can see the water below. But they’re used effectively for the many bascule bridges through Chicago.

August 2, 2021

In the rearview mirror

Sixty Three

– I enjoyed the company of this gold colored Buick LeSabre down Lake Shore Drive this morning. Or to give the Highway it’s full new name Jean Baptiste Point DuSable LSD.

August 1, 2021

Green belt

Boulevard route

We took an inner city tour of Chicago today riding the 100 year old tree lined historic Boulevard system. From Jackson and Washington Park in the south; along Garfield and Western; past Sherman, Gage and McKinley Park; through Douglas, Garfield and Humboldt Parks; then through Logan Square, it offers a great cross section through Chicago. The gilt Statue of the Republic, located in Jackson Park, erected in 1918, is a golden reminder of the 1893 World’s Colombian Exposition.

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.