Archive for ‘Roads’

September 22, 2020

Today’s view from the office…

Autumnal Equinox

– as the days shorten the weather maintains an optimum balance of sun and temperatures. In my mind this is perfect conditions. I had a site meeting so took the Tiger out for a prowl to enjoy the day.

September 13, 2020

Algonquin Road Loop

Route 62

– Ideal weather gave an opportunity for a short circuit along an unridden Route. West along Oakton to meet the gently meandering north west road from Mount Prospect through the Barrington’s towards the Fox Valley. Passing through some wooded swathes of Forest Preserves with Fall bloomed clearings between deeply shaded boughs. A cut back along County Line Road through Wauconda and a quick detour to the Gentleman Farm at Lakewood Forest Preserve. Then a spin back towards the Lake along 176 to Lake Bluff.

(I didn’t take any photos today. These were downloaded from Google.)

September 8, 2020

Antioch IL

– Brief stopover at this northern Illinois town yesterday for a coffee and seat outside the old bank building watching the world go by. The late 19thC Main Street architecture is still part of the towns character.

September 4, 2020

Vanishing Point

Parallel Convergence

– Pleasant Friday evening ride north to Zion and back through dragonfly blazed forest preserves in the deepening dusk.

August 23, 2020

Windy City Wanderings

Lake Shore Drive & The Loop

– Early Sunday morning ride down LDS to a near deserted Loop. Millpond-calm Lake on the drivin’ side and glistening buildings lit up by a bright and crisp sunlight.

August 17, 2020

Forest Green

Woodland Road

-The Tiger looks quite at home under the leafy canopy of a tree’d lane. A clear understory offers near distance glimpses into the bower of a stand of oak trees. The sunlit glad ahead provides a beckoning destination.

August 14, 2020

Evening Light

Splendid Friday Dusk Ride

To close the week off in a high point we took the bikes or a circle of the North Shore. Woodsmoke wafted across tree lined suburban backroads and cooling air refreshed a work worn mind. First time I’ve had the new Tiger out at night. Lights work great!

August 8, 2020

The Main Street of America’s

Route 66

We had a full day ride looping mid-north Illinois. Heading down old Highway Sixty Six from where it springs at Lake Shore Drive it runs parallel to Interstate 55 through small grain fed towns. A stretch between Dwight and Bloomington has a vestige of one of the southbound lanes alongside the road. The telegraph poles still line the grass cracked asphalt.

July 25, 2020

W Kelly Rd

Back Roads

– A winding route up through Lake County saw our wheels rolling along this narrow gravelly lane through shoulder-high corn crops, blanketing soy bean fields , horse pastures, and arching oak trees. Away from the City’s hustle and bustle; at least for a morning.

June 8, 2020

Layby

Via Volo

– the return leg of Saturday’s ride brought us back along the delightful Gilmer Road. A leafy road that winds through Lake Country passing horse farms and old railway lines; passes barns and crosses multiple county roads ready to explore.

May 3, 2020

Rustic Road

Frame by Frame

Another video of yesterday’s smashing ride in America’s Dairyland. You’ll see the flooding left over from last weeks heavy rains.

April 25, 2020

off to look for America

On the buses

– zooming along the Interstate racing a Greyhound Bus on a Triumph.

March 31, 2020

Airborne

Adrenaline Transmittal

– in this day and age when viral infection can occur through the air between us here’s a photo of a Tiger under full chat zooming through the Dales on a single lane road over the moors. I can hear the theme tune for All Creatures Great and Small when I look at this.

July 27, 2019

Driftless

Highway 39 | South West Wisconsin- the rolling green countryside and swooping roads that meander amongst gently hilly farm and wood land. *mental note: must come back on motorcycle

June 20, 2019

Solstice Eve

Sepia | evocative photograph of decked out leather boy on his cafe’d Triumph. Low summer sun stretches hedgerow shadows across the road. Scarf across the mouth to keep the flies out.