Archive for ‘Triumph Tiger’

September 26, 2022

Lake horizon

Convergence

Rail crossing on a back road leading to Lake Michigan. Very pleasant riding conditions that I would hope to continue well into Fall.

August 28, 2022

1.5-40-10

Chicago Triathlon motocrew

– another year volunteering as a member of the support team who carry race officials around the bike course. Looking for rule infractions such as drafting, earbud use, riding on the right ( the right is only for passing). A few CPD bikes were present on their shiny Harleys. It was a sharp start with a 5am meet for volunteer coordination.

August 14, 2022

Khaki

Military Verdant

The Tiger looking sharp against a nice green car. The RAF roundel befitting the natural hue. Overcast and drizzly ride to Zion. Nice greasy combo breakfast at Emily’s. Fresh coffee, eggs over easy, and pancakes.

August 6, 2022

Shadows

Parked Up

Enjoying the commute. My company has parking in a nearby ramp which is very convenient to take the Tiger down LSD (aka Jean Baptiste Point du Sable Lake Shore Drive). I came home via the Adler Planetarium promontory, which offers a marvelous view back to the City.

July 30, 2022

Gravel Roads

Crawford Road

A back lane in Lake County that is usually gated off. It threaded through corn fields, old oak savannah and a horse paddock. Two track and muddy puddles. The Tiger loved it.

July 29, 2022

Lakefront Layover

Montrose Harbor

I took a quick stop at the Lakefront on my way home. The City skyline touching the waters edge with water whipping around under a half cloudy sky.

July 9, 2022

Eyes Wide Open

Yerkes Observatory

– glorious weather for a decent jaunt around Lake Geneva WI. Stopped in at the big telescope in Williams Bay. Beautiful building that houses historical world class astronomical equipment. The dome behind the bikes has the 41” reflector.

May 29, 2022

Michigan Miles

Highway 12
Green Corridors
Spring Foliage
May 8, 2022

Sheridan Road

Spring Spin

– a cool hundred mikes around Lake County with a brief sojourn into Wisconsin. I gotta say it but the bike is just a pleasure to ride.

May 1, 2022

Coming out of winter

Out & About

– Lake Bluff was the nearby destination with grey skies overhead. Project site visit to inspect trees that are going to be transplanted. Good to be on the bike in spring. New sheepskin saddle cover is plush and make you want to ride off into the west.

April 3, 2022

Big Cat

Tiger in the Dust

There are a few glowing articles out there about the new Triumph Tiger 1200. Redesigned from the ground up. The various models give blistering attitude for the asphalt roadways and the crude off-road trails. Press release was carried out in Portugal.

March 20, 2022

Padfoot and Harelip

Spring is in the Wind

– Bike running just great. Windscreen ideal to keep a cool lakefront air off me. Cup of coffee in Waukegan. Roads fairly quiet.

March 13, 2022

Winter Warmup

First Ride Out

finally able to get the Tiger onto the road today. Temperatures in the low fifties and blue blue heavens. The Lake echoed a classic Caribbean azure along the North Shore. New knobbly tires and clear tall windscreen were a treat. Short mulch path off road was transverse with ease.

February 28, 2022

Screen Time

Madstad

– clear view forward- I installed a new tall windscreen to the Tiger yesterday. Can’t wait to try it out this spring!

January 5, 2022

Caad

Tiger Claws

– temperatures are dropping in the usual January fashion. Here’s a Triumph Tiger being ridden with enthusiasm around a frozen lake. Tire studs a must.