Archive for ‘Chicago’

March 22, 2020

Room & Board

Home Decor

– we’re heading into the first week of stay-at-home so let’s enjoy some more examples of storage of motorcycles in living quarters. What we need is a cool city hipster loft with separate ‘man-shed’ floor.

March 20, 2020

Van Life

Stay-at-Home

– today Illinois called for its population to undertake the more severe form of social distancing by keeping indoors… well here’s one solution.

March 18, 2020

Mirror Mirror

Reflections…

Photography is like a mirror looking rearward. A view of where you’ve just come from. A recollection or memory of the road previously travelled with experiences to allow the way ahead to be navigated.

March 17, 2020

Gnomon

Evening Shadow

– I needed to partake is some social distancing after work. So with the sun setting across the Skokie Lagoons I had a spirited run up north. I just love that Tiger!

March 8, 2020

Vanishing Point

Canny weather the day.

A promise of temperatures in the sixties had the two new Triumphs out and about. I played with the helmet camera too to memorialize Deans first proper outing on the Street Scrambler. A fine looking machine there! Clocks changed this weekend and spring is truly around the corner.

February 2, 2020

First Ride of the Year

Groundhog Day | temperatures reached the low fifties today with a blue sky overhead. Even though there were patches of snow around it was decided to take the Tiger out for a ride nonetheless . The roads were particularly quiet and a good breakfast was eaten at Emily’s Diner in Zion.

January 14, 2020

The Blues

Pickup | More guitar tomfoolery with a Triumph logo emblazoned across the pick guard.

January 6, 2020

Under the palm

Winter | About this time in Chicago ones mind wanders to the warmer days sometime in the distant future. Under a blue sky sittin’ on a bobbed Bonnie you need to wear a black exposing armfuls of tattoos. A beard, yes you need to grow a beard.

December 23, 2019

Curves Ahead

Continuing Fine Weather | with another atypically warm day in late December I was able to visit some job sites on the Tiger. I could zoom up and down Forest Way Drive along the Skokie Lagoons.

December 22, 2019

Low Sun

Solstice Shadows | unseasonably warm temperatures allowed for a ride today. Low fifties and sunny skies as well as quiet roads made for a nice outing. With the handgrip warmers and an electric vest I was toasty. Coffee stop in Lake Forest IL.

November 19, 2019

Momme Moto

Black & White | I had to pick up my owners manual from Motoworks at the weekend. It gave me a chance to eye the current stable of Triumphs. This white Street Scrambler was a pearl shucked from the oyster that is the British motorcycle industry.

November 16, 2019

Painted Horse

16th St | we were exploring the near South Side and the extensive murals along some railway embankments. Glinting under the clear skies was this rust edged vee twin parked up. The Hayburner was a Bonanza episode where Hoss and Adam buy a Thoroughbred and find themselves competing with Little Joe for the Virginia City Sweepstakes. Or it could just be the slang for a second rate racehorse…

October 27, 2019

Kodachrome moment

Golden Years | after torrential rain yesterday this morning awoke under crystal clear blue skies. This enabled further enjoyment of the colors that accentuate fall. Cool temperatures very first thing allowed me to use the grip warmers….

October 19, 2019

Leaf Turning

Autumnal Hues | good ride through the changing colors of a Midwest October. It got quite warm (70°F) at times but the air was refreshing.

October 12, 2019

J & R

Pet Tiger | I introduced my folks to the Triumph today. They’ve been visiting for a couple of weeks and had to go and see the green machine.