Archive for ‘Chicago’

August 19, 2019

B&W

Out ‘n’ About | A good black and white photo reminds me of countless hours in chemical scented dark rooms trying to get the optimum negative exposure from the enlarger. Developer : Stop-Bath : Fix

“Do not enter” light on the door.

August 18, 2019

Bean Been

Coffee Stop | between the summer storms we managed a brief trip north for an iced java in Highwood. An occasional fresh breeze wafted up the lakefront ravines from Lake Michigan. Very pleasant.

July 14, 2019

Field and Sky

Besting the Summer Heat | A sharp start this morning whilst the cool air was still around. A low light angle picks out the rural landscape in stark contrasting shadows. A hayfield has been harvested and baled for fodder. The khaki hue of the Tiger sits comfortably in the countryside scene.

July 7, 2019

The Cat Purrs

The Single Step | today was the Tigers first true ride: a short 80 mile jaunt up to Zion IL and back through Lake Country. Impeccable manners and a joy to travel on; the prospect from the Corbin saddle is commanding and controls are all ‘at hand’.

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” Chinese Proverb

June 30, 2019

Northshore Definitive

Coffee & Classics® | A pleasant morning with ideal weather saw a good attendance at the Fuelfed European car gathering. As well as the usual gathering of 911’s,Dino’s, XK-E’s, and other continental esoterica a collection of vintage motorcycles were clustered on the corner of Elm & Lincoln in Winnetka. It was nice strolling and gazing at the unatainable whilst sipping on my cup o’ joe.

June 23, 2019

Jorge

The Replacement | I dropped into Johnny Scheff’s Motoworks yesterday and utilizing their deals on ’18 model bikes made good on this Tiger 800 XCx. Triumph are including pannier boxes for bikes in June too so the old black crow has a successor. I’m considering the name George for it after my grandfather George Lawrie who rode olive drab motorcycles in North Africa during WWII.

June 22, 2019

Two Wheels Good

Motoblot | The annual pilgrimage to Chicago’s main open air motorcycle gathering was had today. Weather cooperated after stormy forecasts. Plenty to look at amongst the offering. The KZ900 in sparkly brown and oranges was a notable example; as was a display of the Danish in-line 4 workpony’s Nimbus.

June 21, 2019

Top ‘er up!

Gas Up! | weekend arrives none too soon! Motoblot bike show here in Chicago.

June 7, 2019

Heavy Man!

Leadville | The prime destination last weekend was the old mining town of Galena. Historical seat of Joe Daviess Country and home of Ulysses S Grant. In the early C19th it rivaled Chicago in population and was the busiest steamboat hub north of St Louis.

June 6, 2019

Le Corbeau elle est morte!

Totaled | A sad day in GeordieBiker-ville. The insurance evaluation guy came by today and, after an exhaustive hour looking at the damage, wrote her off. Damages far exceed the value. Simple accounting with far reaching implications. The bike of my dreams was taken away in the back of a van.

May 30, 2019

The cat is drilling behind the sofa

Comedy Nite | An evening down in the City at the opulent Chicago Theatre to see funnyman Eddie Izzard.

May 28, 2019

Chicago & Main

Stop Light Intersection | Whilst commuting home there was an everyday street view in Evanston that I had to capture. A slightly motion blurred Triumph Speed Triple became the central focus as others made their way about town.

May 18, 2019

Architecture & Embroidery

Chi-Town Gangs | we had a day in west suburban Oak Park enjoying open house tours of Prairie Style homes from the early 20th Century. Here are some gang patches from this locality-such as the Road Runner MC. It’s a varied bunch much like the buildings we enjoyed today.

May 12, 2019

Geezers

Owld Moto’s | Sunday scoot up to Highwood for a coffee. Bikes are running pretty good. Weather was a tad cooler by the Lake. It was fun to be on the older machine.

May 2, 2019

Belvedere Services

Road Trip | A weekend venture to Minnesota. I’m staying in Madison Wisconsin tonight then will head over to the Mississippi and ride up the River Road to the Twin Cities tomorrow. Overcast so far but forecast promises brighter conditions in the morning.