Archive for ‘Roads’

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 22, 2021

Country Road

Rural Retreat

– perfect weather allowed us to explore a few more back roads through the agricultural setting of Lake County. This gravel lane in particular was especially inviting. Shoulder height corn field to port and fallow arable to starboard. White farm building clusters ahead.

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.

July 18, 2021

Best seat in the house

Cockpit

– a good place to view the world from when scooting around the lanes, roads and highways.

June 18, 2021

On the bank of a stream

It’s all about the scenery

– especially when the verdant valley provides a perfect backdrop.

June 13, 2021

LSD

Water on the drivin’ side

– cruising down Chicago’s lakefront from Hollywood to the Gold Coast. This is my new commute.

May 31, 2021

Long Sight

Vanishing Point View Point

– another couple of images from yesterday’s trip. Following the tracks gets interrupted by the occasional train. Either a freight or the South Shore Line.

May 30, 2021

Red Arrow Highway

Along the Lake

– clear and cool air followed us along the shore to Michigan. Fairly quiet roads through Lansing, Gary, New Buffalo. Brunch of pancakes, eggs ‘n’ sausage washed down with delicious coffee at Three Oaks.

May 22, 2021

Lake County Lap

McHenry coffee stop

– with rising May temperatures a loop around north east Illinois was on the cards. A stop by Fox River for a well earned coffee; being the first time since the start of the pandemic on our weekend rides. Taking back roads along the Illinois Wisconsin state line we rode to the Lake and back down Sheridan Road with a quick stop at the Durand Art Institute in Lake Forest.

May 7, 2021

Friday

Weekend here…

.. let’s speed along and enjoy our days of rest.

May 4, 2021

Early Light

Morning Dust

– tearing off into the high desert trail. There’s nothing like riding under the fresh early morning light. Especially if the destination is some wilderness backwater.

May 2, 2021

Throttle Grip

WI Route 42

– quality light from the west as the sun sank over the Dairyland. The road ahead always beckons.

April 25, 2021

Get your kicks…

Rust on Route 66

– we’re now traveling through Missouri along the old cross country driving road. Occasionally an old American car peeps out from some weeds.

December 9, 2020

NYC

New York State of Mind

– Tiger roars over the Brooklyn Bridge. Iconic symbol of Manhattan Island.