Archive for ‘Travel’

February 20, 2021

Shangri-La

Mountain Tigers

– the gravel road hugging the rugged Spiti Valley in the north of India where is touches the Himalaya. Boy; to be wheelin’ along this dirt road!

February 12, 2021

Got2Go

RTW Tiger

– moto traveller Lea Rieck gets her gas tank refilled somewhere up the Karakoram. Her sturdy Tiger clocked 90k km on her circumnavigation.

February 5, 2021

Of Mountains & Glaciers

Snow & Ice

– some Triumph Bonneville owner taking his steed over a wintry mountain pass. We’re heading into minus degrees Fahrenheit windchills for the next few days so a balmy alpine col wouldn’t be too bad…

January 31, 2021

Snow Day

Frozen Lake Runnings

– heavily insulated Russian biker is aptly garbed to rip across an iced-up lake . Spike clad tires will maintain traction to put down the tremendous torque offered by the big 2400cc Triumph Rocket engine.

January 29, 2021

World Traveler

Moto Mogli

– I’ve started following the Instagram page of a young German RTW biker Martin Klauka who, four years ago, was joined by a tuxedo colored cat he named Mogli. He celebrates her birthday on January 29th (today) and has so far travelled from Europe through the Middle East to India.

December 20, 2020

By Jove!

Ted Simon’s world odyssey

– very nicely executed watercolor portrait of his RTW steed Jupiter.

December 9, 2020

NYC

New York State of Mind

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

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.

September 20, 2020

How much is that doggy in the window?

Old Hardware Store

– on our return drive from a weekend away we stopped at the hipster town of Three Oaks MI. In one of the dusty window displays at an old hardware store stands a couple of vintage bikes. A 750cc Triumph Bonneville and a Norton Commando. I’ll have a 1/2lb bag of 6d nails please!

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 1, 2020

Lord of the Rings

Pioneer 11

– on this day in 1979 a NASA probe became the first to encounter Saturn and its impressive rings. A gold anodized aluminum plaque designed by Carl Sagan, was attached to the robots body in case in some distant future should it be intercepted by some alien intelligence its graphics may explain its origins. We’ll be long gone by then… but at least in some far flung corner a little hint of our existence will be drifting about.

August 29, 2020

Smoky Scene

Campfire

– Triumph company advertising photo of a couple of adventurers parked up in the woods with their Tigers getting a fire going to boil up for a brew.

August 9, 2020

Postcard

Dear All,

Having a marvelous time. Scenery pleasant, company good, roadside attractions zany, weather warm, and traffic light. Wish you were here.

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 30, 2020

Pup

Dog goes Riding…

Sirius the hound peers out of the tank perched knapsack. The warm tones of desert rock outcropping litter the arid scrub alongside the blacktop route. The Sporty bobber is fettled for such a journey; and the companion just adds to the enjoyment of travel and adventure.