Archive for ‘Roads’

November 19, 2020

Muddy Butt

Patina from mileage – best kind!
November 18, 2020

A Ride on the Wild Side

Alaska or Bust!

– here’s some adventurer scooting along the truckers route between Fairbanks and Prudhoe Bay. Also known as The Dalton Highway. I’d love to take the Big Kitteh along this road.

October 15, 2020

Equine Drawn or Tigris Ridden

Wagons Roll

– two horse versus 94 ponies. Nice old farm box wagon at a driveway in Northern Illinois. To think that people used to travel around the country on dirt roads with transportation such as this. Me? I’d rather have be on my Tiger over those rural lanes.

October 13, 2020

Roadside Attraction

Nothing Gold Can Stay

Nature’s first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf’s a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.

Robert Frost – 1874-1963

October 12, 2020

Covered Bridge

Birthday Ride

– here’s riding buddy Dean enjoying the autumnal conditions yesterday on his Triumph Street Scrambler, which he still likes apparently, along a pineneedle dusted lane which led to a covered bridge.

September 24, 2020

Mirror Mirror

The further adventures of Geordie Biker in the land of the Wandering Lagoons and the Woodland Way.
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.