Archive for ‘Roads’

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.

June 1, 2019

Motorcycle Wheels on a Gravel Road

Tiger Trail | the days riding around north east Illinois was enlightening. A good 150 miles of rural gravel roads crisscrossing Jo Daviess County. I learned to finally use the back brake on the loose surface; and to power through the looser gravel. The new tires performed exceptionally. The day (and weekend) were cut short… but we’ll get into that tomorrow…

January 25, 2019

You take the high road…

A Speed Twin called Daisy and her exploits in the Highlands.

There is no such uncertainty as a sure thing.

Burns Night – in celebration of The Bard here are some fun photos taken by a Triumph owner back in 2002 as he rode his Amaranth Red hub sprung Triumph through the lochs and glens of Scotland. As they romp through Glencoe they stop at the layby near it’s summit where they ask the piper to pose with Daisy.

September 13, 2018

Gan canny!

Pitmatic – a motorcycle shop in the fifties on Station Road in the North East mining village of Ashington. Proper Geordie Bikers!

July 18, 2018

Red ‘n’ Silver

Hump Day – immaculate Triumph Scrambler parked on the gravel shoulder of a curvy road: ready to take on hilly highways. It serves as a midweek respite as we head downslope to the weekend.

July 4, 2018

Bolder

Boulder Colorado – the roads around here are perfect for motorcycles. Given one of these machines I’d thrash it to within an inch of its triple engined life…Boulder Canyon Drive… esses in perfection.

February 22, 2018

Ellwood

The Healing Road – I’ve just finished a very good book: Ghost Rider. Written by maestro drummer Neil Peart of Canadian band Rush, it involves the outward experience and personal introspection on a 55,000 mile journey around North America. Carried out in late 1998 and through 1999 is occurs after a double family tragedy. With a world seemingly in tatters he uses the continuous movement on his big BMW GS to keep ahead of his emotional demons. Well written and heartfelt about the experiences of the ‘open road’, his descriptions of the many 500 or mile-a-day travels make me want to get on a big bike and aim for the horizon.

December 20, 2017

Tree

The Original Speed Triple – before Hinckley Triumph rolled out their bruiser 900 naked Speed Triple it was being created by Meriden enthusiasts using the Trident lump at its heart. Here’s Jock Drysdale on his roadgoing machine during, what looks like, a speedy blast through the River Cherwell’s bucolic scenery. He’s dressed for suitably healthy velocities; I think there’s a broad grin under that lid.

December 5, 2017

A to B

Black Electrical Tape – this about sums it up. After poring over maps to memorize roads, junctions, towns, and other landmarks; you’d take a folded-up map and either stuff it in a front pocket or, as in this case, tape it onto your bike. Ideally in a waterproof Ortlieb clear map case.

October 29, 2017

James Howlett

The Wolverine – we watched Logan last night. The final outing of Hugh Jackman as the X-Men clawed heavy. Here is an atmospheric black & white photo of the actor riding a 70’s Bonneville along an empty industrial backdropped highway. A side note: I am one eighth Logan.