Archive for ‘Triumph Motorcycle’

June 22, 2019

Two Wheels Good

Motoblot | The annual pilgrimage to Chicago’s main open air motorcycle gathering was had today. Weather cooperated after stormy forecasts. Plenty to look at amongst the offering. The KZ900 in sparkly brown and oranges was a notable example; as was a display of the Danish in-line 4 workpony’s Nimbus.

June 20, 2019

Solstice Eve

Sepia | evocative photograph of decked out leather boy on his cafe’d Triumph. Low summer sun stretches hedgerow shadows across the road. Scarf across the mouth to keep the flies out.

June 19, 2019

Bloomin’ Marvelous!

Floral Display | Secondary use for a racing fiberglass fuel cell. Som ingenious gardener has repurposed a perforated petrol tank with some flowering plants.

June 15, 2019

Everyday guy

SoCal Villa | Summer is upon us here in the Midwest, though the cooler days with a foggy fret off the Lake would make you think otherwise. Here’s Steve McQueen maintaining a cool look, as always, in the courtyard of his Beverly Hills home on a Triumph Matisse runabout’. His ’57 Jaguar XKSS which he called The Green Rat is parked in the background. He makes that faded denim shirt and jeans ensemble with Turkish slippers look stylish.

June 13, 2019

Mulholland Drive good sir and on the double!

Pillion Who? | We’re not sure who this is as passenger with Mr Steve McQueen… but if he’s racing around the Hollywood Hills like the two-wheeled fanatic he was then this gent had better hold on! Answers on a postcard to BBC TV Wood Lane London W12 8QT

May 28, 2019

Chicago & Main

Stop Light Intersection | Whilst commuting home there was an everyday street view in Evanston that I had to capture. A slightly motion blurred Triumph Speed Triple became the central focus as others made their way about town.

May 22, 2019

Wheelie

Air | Spring sunlight and warmth arrived today. Spinning a race bike around a sun kissed track would have been a good way to spend it. White Daytona under a bleached sky.

May 16, 2019

Moottoripyörä

Helsinki Spirit | My folks are enjoying their cruise around the Baltic. One further stop they had on the itinerary was the Finnish capital. My paw was kind enough to send this shot of an urban ready Triumph Scrambler. But I’m sure it’s used further afield through the lake scattered and wooded rural areas of the northern kingdom of Suomi.

May 13, 2019

Burrito

Gene Romero (1947-2019)

One of the top flat track racers in the late sixties and early seventies passed away over the weekend. Talented on Triumph twins around the dirt ovals and fast on the faired triples around a road track.

May 10, 2019

May 10th

Bobbina | Across the decades women have been as keen riders as men. It can certainly be seen here with an early incarnation of a bobber followed by the latest model in the Triumph line.

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 18, 2019

Répartiteur

Le Telefon | “Allo allo!” More Gallic adventure with this policeman utilizing a bike mounted ‘phone whilst out on patrol. TRW Triumph looks clean. Deux Chevaux parked behind.

April 17, 2019

Une force humaine

Soixante Quinze | More Gendarmerie Nationale Motorcycle police from the fifties. The uniform is very formal from the shin high leather riding boots, jodhpurs, tunic jacket, white Sam Browne holster belt, shoulder aiguillettes, and white gauntlet gloves. Quite the appearance. White wall tyre’d Triumph Thunderbird complete the look.

April 16, 2019

“Vous êtes en état d’arrestation!”

Gendarmes Moto | a couple of French Motorcycle police are looking into some skullduggery on a nighttime Gallic street. The fact a pistol is drawn and pointing adds to the suspense. Black Triumph Thunderbird provides vehicular support in this apprehension. Zut Alors!

April 12, 2019

You too can be a Rembrandt

Paint by Numbers | all of those tank badges were painted by hand. Each one painstakingly given a pearly white background and black enamel lettering infill.

Factoid: Dan Robbins who invented Paint-by-Numbers in the fifties died last week aged 93.