Archive for ‘Travel’

April 19, 2019

Eiffel Good

Bon Pâsques | The weekend is once more nearly upon us. The weather is looking good. I’m sure a hare around the countryside is in order. Stay Safe brothers & sisters!

April 4, 2019

Compass bearing

All Points | when heading North South East or West what better mode than a kitted out Tiger for the road less travelled.

March 31, 2019

Zzzzzzzz

Nessun Dorma | The aria from Puccini’s opera Turandot was famously used for the BBC coverage of the World Cup in ’90. Sung in true maestro style by Pavarotti it was also used by Pirelli tire manufacturer in their late 80’s advertising campaign. Direct translation from the Italian is “None shall sleep” so using it for a tire seems appropriate. So, back to the matter at hand: these are the two tires I got for the Tiger from old new stock at Motoworks yesterday. Knobbly treads for a bit better traction on gravel. I need to go look for some back roads now! Heidenau K60 Scout up front and Continental TKC 80’s in back. This combination is meant to be a good balance for compromise between asphalt and loose dirt.

March 28, 2019

Amphibian Rider

Poop-Poop | one of the great environmental books to read is Kenneth Graham’s tale from the riverbank: The Wind in the Willows. Mr Toad of Toad Hall always finds the adventurous side of life as can be seen in the latest animated offering being released this summer. In the trailer he’s haring along a country lane on a vintage motorcycle only to come a cropper.

The Open road, the dusty highway, the heath, the common, the hedgerows, the rolling downs; Travel, change, interest, excitement! The whole world before you, and a horizon that’s always changing! ” Toad

March 23, 2019

Blue & Ice

The Cat’s Whisker | a sunny early spring day gave me an opportunity to haul the pussycat over back roads across Lake county into Wisconsin and a lap of the still frozen over Lake Geneva. New saddle was extremely comfy, new leather jeans and boots kept me cosy. A perfect flight to broom cobwebs out of the feathers.

March 18, 2019

Giddyup

Saddle Up! | here’s the new perch on the Tiger. Like a BarcaLounger it creates a comfy place to enjoy the long road from. Dense foam concave shaped padding support the gluteus maximus as the miles accumulate under wheel.

March 11, 2019

“…I’d rather be happy than right any day.”

Slartibartfast | The renowned Magrathean planet designer who won awards for his coastline design of the Norwegian fjords. These are roads I would most certainly like to travel upon with two wheels.

Today -11th March – is interstellar Towel day; being the birthday of Douglas Adams (1952-2001)

February 27, 2019

Jump

Geologically Speaking- midweek comes around on schedule so that means there’s a hill to negotiate. Best to use a suitable two-wheeled tool to get over it.

February 24, 2019

Tea & Crumpets

The Riding Dead – current season of Ride with Norman Reedus sees him reunite with TWD co-stars Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Andrew Lincoln to take their motorcycles from the bustle of London to a tranquil Cotswolds. On their way they stop off at the 5000 year old Neolithic site at Stonehenge. The jaunt along the cross country A303 is undertaken under rainy skies. It’s a great episode.

February 16, 2019

Nacelle

T.O.M.C.C. – this months edition of the Owners Club ‘zine has an experienced Tiger on its cover amongst some wooded hills.

February 12, 2019

N66 º 33′ 45”

Spindrift Shadows – low arctic sun, hazy frozen sky and wisps of ice particles wash across some upper latitude highway. Make sure you’re wrapped up and heated devices and garnets are switched to ‘Sahara’. This looks cool – literally and figuratively.

February 2, 2019

Groundhog Day

One Two Three – here we are in midwinter and the riding season is months away. A plan needs to be put in place to get each of my Triumph ready for their particular outing requirements. The Cub to take to some off road trails in Wisconsin; the Bonneville for some local riding and vintage shows; and the Tiger for long stretches of American highways and backwaters.

February 1, 2019

Silk Road

Dare to be Different- traveling across Rajasthan, avid adventurer Sonia Jain enjoys the versatility of the Triumph Tiger to broaden her travelers horizon. The thinking gals Enfield Bullet!

January 31, 2019

Himal Heights

Peaks & Passes – I love mountains; especially high snowy ones with rugged features. Adventure riding can be had by swooping up switchback highways, punctuated my cafes or teahouses to the frigid cols where some remote monastery shines above strings of flapping prayer flags. Ride a Snow Tiger to the Hills.

January 30, 2019

Subarctic Scenery

Taiga Tiger – snow daubed coniferous forests and a rough road that’s more stream than trail. Wrapped up with the heated grips turned on you’re sure to encounter a grizzly.