Archive for ‘Roads’

July 30, 2022

Gravel Roads

Crawford Road

A back lane in Lake County that is usually gated off. It threaded through corn fields, old oak savannah and a horse paddock. Two track and muddy puddles. The Tiger loved it.

May 29, 2022

Michigan Miles

Highway 12
Green Corridors
Spring Foliage
December 1, 2021

Knobby Clark

New Boots

– just picked up a pair of Continental TKC80’s. Give the underfoot grip a bit more bite on gravel roads. Looking the part!

November 29, 2021

View from the Cockpit

Best seat on the road!

– “It’s the ride of life the journey from here to there living and loving every moment like we have none to spare.” Jess “Chief” Brynjulson

November 28, 2021

Leafless

Seasons change

We’re getting back to some degree of normalcy here. I finally got to take the Tiger for a spin. Chilly weather under clear blue skies called for the the full heated gear and head to toe GoreTex outfit. Kept fairly cosy in the 39°F air temperatures. I ventured along a few of the usual gravelly backroads for a quiet section of travel. A few trail side ponds were skinned with a thin sheet of ice. Oak trees grab skyward with their sculptural skeletal form.

October 23, 2021

St Mary’s Road

Lengthening Shadows

– nice afternoon ride up through Lake County. Low stretched shadows across the road ahead. Leaf offering hints of autumn.

October 10, 2021

Country Lane

Autumnal Avenue

– I had to go and visit a new project site today. So I took the Tiger for a spin up Sheridan Road along the Lake. Turning off a small lane took me through a quiet corner of the northern suburbs in true rustic fashion. The overcast sky and splash of rain only enhanced the turning colors.

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.