Archive for ‘Triumph Bonneville’

January 25, 2023

Donald! Donald! Whar are ye’ gan?

I’m aff tae the braes o’ Bonnie Scotland

Happy Birthday to Oor Rabbie Burns.

For a’ that, an’ a’ that, It’s coming yet for a’ that, That Man to Man, the world o’er, Shall brothers be for a’ that.

January 11, 2023

Yardbird

Jeff Beck (1944-2023)

One of the top rock guitarist of his generation who established a powerful technique that inspires many performers to the present day.

January 7, 2023

Stairway to Heaven

Lobby Lady

Spied on my walk from the office yesterday. Someone’s Triumph parked on a mid landing at a building entry. Keeping it warm in the chilly January Chicago days.

January 6, 2023

I got you babe!

If you can’t go straight ahead, you go around the corner.

The Goddess of Rock Cher has been a music and fashion icon for over 50 years. Lookin’ cheery with Sonny’s Triumph.

December 17, 2022

Lead Lines

Pencil Pracis

Quick sketch of an early seventies Bonnie. Perhaps I might add a little wad of color.

October 29, 2022

Pumpkin Orange

Jack-a-Lantern

The Tigers battery was flat (I’d left the GPS plugged in from a couple of weeks ago) so I decided to take the Bonnie out for a wee spin. Bit lumpy to start with – old fuel- but she I was able to open ‘er up a bit. An electrical short in north Evanston saw me head back to the garage. But a good few mile run after sitting for a few years. Winter maintenance is on the cards.

July 31, 2022

Lunmad

John Plews 1953-2022

Anyone who worked on their 60’s and 70’s Triumph motorcycles surely used the clear wisdom of Lunmad. His Yorkshire accent narrating the home videos expertly edited sharing his knowledge of keeping these aged machines on the road in simpler fashion. Sadly he passed away last Thursday and is a loss to the vintage motorcycle community.

July 27, 2022

River Road

LaSalle Crossing

Hipster dude with turned up skinny jeans on his bobbed Bonneville along Wacker Drive. Little bit of mullet peeping under the edge of the open face helmet. Good scene.

June 17, 2022

Sunset Strip

City Heat

A chap and his Bonneville on Sheridan Road. Heading home to Rogers Park I was at the red light near Loyola when this dude swerved up.

January 7, 2022

Snow Days

Winter Fun

– freezing fields crossed with a black Bonnie.

January 6, 2022

Interrogation

Shadow Boxing

– early seventies oil in frame Bonneville under the harsh illumination of a spotlight.

October 3, 2021

Gentle Persuasion

Alive!

A new battery, ticked carbs, hefty kick and she started right up. Settled into gentle burble ready for the off. Want to check fluids, cables and tires. Then an autumnal ride should be on the cards.

September 28, 2021

Resurrection

Next Task

– as we head into cooler days I’m planning on getting the old Bonnie back on the road. Pulled out from a corner of the garage, there will be some workshop tasks to check over the engine, electrics, wheels, oil and various moving parts.

September 25, 2021

Lucasfilm origins

Android Police

– George Lucas’ first major cinematic offering is this dystopian world where the protagonist needs to find escape from the controlling authorities. The ‘droid cops ride white faired Triumph Bonnevilles through the tunnels of this future world.

August 21, 2021

Remake

The Blob

– afternoon TV was airing this 1988 revisit of a classic ‘58 Steve McQueen horror. Kevin Dillon is the high school teen protagonist who tears around the town on his vintage Triumph.