Archive for ‘Safety ATGATT’

October 27, 2021

China Set

Willow Pattern Dinnerware

– nice helmet in the classic chinoiserie blue and white motif as seen on English porcelain. Gorgeous painting.

October 24, 2021

Bin Lid

Visor View

– I’ve been using the flip up Shoei Multitec helmet for a little while. Mostly comfortable apart for the occasional pressure point on my forehead hairline. The integrated Sena Bluetooth headset is handy for chatting with other riders as well as the phone, music or podcasts.

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.

July 19, 2021

Skin Graffiti

Tattoo Wall

– Gorillaz bassist Murdoc Niccals gets up to no good street art in this body art scene.

March 31, 2021

Can’t miss me…

Fluorescent Fuel

– someone has done a plasti-coat treatment to their gas tank. In invigorating yellow like a highlighter pen. the other road users will certainly see you!

October 26, 2020

Full Frontal

Road Presence

– one more thing I like about the Tiger is its front view. Making sure you are visible to the other road users is imperative.

September 6, 2020

Bin Lid

Noggin Protection

– there are too many bikers riding around Illinois, which doesn’t have a helmet law, with no protection to their bonce. They must think their skull is ample enough to protect their brain from a stot along the road if everything turns pear-shaped. I do not, so I’m an ardent helmet fan.

September 2, 2020

Topless Ted Logan

Johnny Utah

– genuine nice guy Keanu Reeves is 56 today. True motorcycle enthusiast and manufacturer. He’s currently starring with Alex Winter in the long awaited latest installment of the Bill & Ted buddy outing franchise.

May 28, 2020

Stars ‘n’ Stripes

All the Gear All the Time

Seven years ago today I was sworn in as an American. In hindsight perhaps I should have been wearing one of these for the duration under the political adventures we’ve been through…

May 23, 2020

Cats Eyes

Most Illuminating

The Big Kitty got a pair of auxiliary lights affixed to it today. Added brightness down the road ahead and better conspicuousness in traffic. They are genuine Triumph accessories so once plugged into the bikes harness a switch, which until now wasn’t operational, gives easy control of the new lighting.

February 7, 2020

Get the wind in your face!

Puppy Life!

January 18, 2020

Uber alternative

Boda Boda Madness | Dutch artist Jan Hoek and Ugandan-Kenyan fashion designer Bobbin Case captured the madcap Nairobi taxi drivers who elaborately design their bikes to attract customers.

The motorcycles are all Indian made Bajaj 125’s.

December 6, 2019

Ladybird

Mayhem | This is what can happen if you drive around with a cat on your head. It may startle, dug it’s claws into your scalp, causing you to careen across the road and the ongoing calamity spreads to all other roadway and path users. Remember: don’t drive around with a cat on your head, no matter how cool you might think it seems!

October 22, 2019

Peaky Blinder

Shady Dealings | the new helmet with internal tinted visor came in handy during the weekend jaunt under the lowering autumn sun. The Bluetooth headset connected to my iPhone music was an added touch.

October 5, 2019

Smiles

Tiger Two | an updated photo of the vintage Triumph bike owner from yesterday’s post. This time with his wife on pillion.