Archive for ‘Travel’

June 23, 2021

Clocks

Distance over Time

– I’m reading a book about the meaning of time right now. And, as we know when time is concerned, Speed is of the essence…

June 9, 2021

Rocket Man

Escape Velocity

– British Astronaut Tim Peake was loaned an Apollo-like Triumph Rocket Three which he immediately took for an orbit of the English countryside. NASA, one of your spacecraft is missing!

May 22, 2021

Lake County Lap

McHenry coffee stop

– with rising May temperatures a loop around north east Illinois was on the cards. A stop by Fox River for a well earned coffee; being the first time since the start of the pandemic on our weekend rides. Taking back roads along the Illinois Wisconsin state line we rode to the Lake and back down Sheridan Road with a quick stop at the Durand Art Institute in Lake Forest.

May 9, 2021

Snow Tiger

Mountain Valley

– a perfect place for the elusive alpine feline bike. Wide glacial alluvial plains between craggy snow class spires. What a journey that would be.

May 3, 2021

Fuel Stop

Gas Up

– at a fill-up just north of Milwaukee I spotted a pup wandering around the gas station. Looking for the owner I spied a sign on Mart’s window. “I live here. My name is Diesel” when getting a quick coffee I asked the attendant how old the old boy was. “Quite old” came the reply. “And he’s the second Diesel!”

May 1, 2021

Doors of Perception

– an overnight trip to the northern parts of Door County was undertaken. Cool but nice clear light on the way up last evening with a deep blue lake on the right and the occasional sunset illuminated barn. Camped on the beach and returned back along the Green Bay side of the peninsula. A nice 560 mile leg stretch.

April 24, 2021

Chocks Away

Eureka Springs AR

– an adventurous sort tootling along the historic Main Street of a town that drew late 19th Century Americans to try the healing waters. Now it has fudge shops, t-shirt stores, trinket emporia, among other tourist attractions. Today also had the cacophony of open-piped Harley riders thundering up and down the traffic jammed narrow streets.

April 17, 2021

Desert Sunset

Sand as far as the Horizon

April 15, 2021

Moody Moto

Puddles & Cooling Tower

– Urban peril in the form of a repurposed Tiger parked in an Eastend industrial yard under a gloomy sky. Jerry can strapped to the tank and bug-eye headlights create the appearance of an ‘every-day-carry’ tool.

March 30, 2021

New Horizons

Panorama

– like this fella parked with his white Tiger on a Kentucky overlook we need to look out to distant possibilities to broaden our experiences.

It’s getting to be the time of year to start thinking of destinations, and hence experiences, further afield.

March 1, 2021

Where the streets have no name

Joshua Tree

– dusty machine parked amongst the Piñon Pine and Scrub Oak as well as the eponymous Joshua Tree. Like some relic from U2’s photo shoot for their ‘87 album it blends into the arid landscape waiting for its sun-wrinkled leather skinned owner to kick it into life and ride peacefully through the desert.

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.