Archive for ‘Triumph Tiger’

April 5, 2021

Black ‘n’ White

Heart of a Tiger

– good solid British engineering.

April 4, 2021

White Rabbits

White Light

– a splendid ride to the Wisconsin State Line in unseasonably warm weather on this Easter Sunday. Clear skies with temperatures in the upper sixties had us ride through the budding trees and scrub lacing Lake County’s gentle landscape. The occasional whiff of scorched vegetation from controlled prairie burning drifted across the roadway. Overhead buzzards circled across the scrubby farm fields. The oil change carried out the day before had the smooth triple engine running extra silky.

March 31, 2021

Can’t miss me…

Fluorescent Fuel

– someone has done a plasti-coat treatment to their gas tank. In invigorating yellow like a highlighter pen. the other road users will certainly see you!

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 23, 2021

Scrapyard Cat

– More imagery from Sunday’s ride.

March 22, 2021

JEEP

A certain point of view

– old forest service trucks were lined up at the Russell Road Military Museum under the Spring sun; their paint was faded and cracked, instrumentation spare and efficient.

March 21, 2021

Season opener

Spring in my Step

– glorious day for a ride. the roads were fairly quiet; the views into the surrounding Chicagoland countryside; cloudless blue sky; Tiger purring like a content kitty. Perfect!

February 27, 2021

Sleeping Tiger

Waiting for a warm-up

– whilst putting the snow blower back into the garage the Triumph was giving me eyes. The temperatures touched 50 today and much of the snow mounds continued to melt away. Should be back on the roads soon!

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.

January 10, 2021

Goodies

– The Tiger was fitted with some new farkles to improve a couple of items for road awareness and navigation. One was a bar mount just above the information screen allowing my GPS to be affixed more centrally in my field of vision for clearer navigation. The other was a pair of indestructible rear-view mirrors affixed with sturdy Ram mounts. These are promoted by adventure tourists and off-road gurus as the most versatile units.

January 5, 2021

Wilderness Cat

Stripes for the Open Road

– “The world is big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark.” – John Muir

December 22, 2020

Chicago and Northwestern Railway Bridge

River Crossing

– a relatively mild (for late December) day allowed my to use the Tiger to make a job site visit. This Strauss Trunnion Bascule bridge is a national landmark. It is lowered once a year and a Union Pacific company truck is driven over it to ensure it remains in active status.

December 21, 2020

Baháʼí

Temple

– one of the landmarks on any ride north out of Chicago takes you past this house of worship. Sat like a luminous jewel on the lakefront in Wilmette, the nine sided dome represents a closed lotus flower. Nine, being the last number in the decimal system, which Baha’í’s believe to mean completion and thus perfection. It looks stunning under a clear blue winter sky.

December 20, 2020

Solstice

Mid Winter jaunt

– a Sunny sky with lowest sun and brisk temperatures saw the Tiger and I going for a quick spin around familiar roads. The heated vest and handgrips were very welcome. New iPhone camera being utilized too!