Archive for ‘Triumph Tiger’

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 6, 2019

Bookworm

D-I-Y Sometimes you need some ken to be familiar with your interest. A ubiquitous Haynes Service & Repair Manual is an essential reference tome for any self respecting biker.

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.

January 28, 2019

The Valley

Half Dome – winter wonderland in Yosemite National Park for Tiger rider Ivan Hidalgo. Soaring granite above John Muir would prefer to be on foot but I’d take the Triumph any day.

January 22, 2019

Freestyle

Swimming – I managed to get back in the pool today after a month off. Just half a mile but it’s a start. The Tiger is a machine that can take a watery paddle, long legged it’ll cross streams and shallow rivers with aplomb.

January 18, 2019

Alpine Attitude

Swiss Miss – Triumph Tiger owner, Maike from Switzerland has a happy face after every single ride on her Tiger 800. She feels it’s her perfect companion when it comes to short rides or long journeys, riding on a highway or off-road.

With a positive attitude such as this can only inspire many more women to take up their passion for riding.

January 13, 2019

Small -Far Away

Scaled Down – another model bike for my select collection. This one is an eighteenth scale Tiger 800.

it has a decent level of detail for the XR version of the multipurpose Triumph.

January 6, 2019

Do or Do Not… there is no Try

Resolute – It is typical of the New Year for us to put on the mask of Janus and look back at what we achieved (or not) the previous year and thus look forward to the coming twelve months and make a determination of what we want to achieve. Usually in an effort to better ourselves; and, in a way, make this time we have count. Me? I’m not a big one for ‘resolutions’ but it’s fun to think of things that you would like to try and do. A list you ask? Well, here goes:

  1. Write/Illustrate a children’s book.
  2. Ride the Triumph Tiger more.
  3. Sketch more.
  4. Ride the Lake Michigan loop.
  5. Fettle the Bonneville for occasional vintage runs.
  6. Get the Cub out onto some off-road shenanigans.
  • There… all fairly straight forwards and all that can be incorporated into this blog…
  • January 4, 2019

    Branding

    Logo – looking for inspiration for an update to the blog page header… watch this space!

    December 24, 2018

    Merry Crimble

    Santa’s List – Well I got my Christmas present early; several months early. The Tiger was my Xmas gift for this, and many years ahead. I’m more than cool with that! Nevertheless hope everyone has a smashing time with your family and friends this holiday season.

    December 22, 2018

    Jungle Cat

    Quilt – Another offering in attire from Lucky Brand. This one is a lightly insulated khaki jacket splashed with a proud Japanese inspired illustration bearing the Triumph logo, a crouching Tiger and catchy slogan.