Archive for ‘Triumph Tiger’

September 26, 2021

Sunday outing

Captain Daniel Wright Woods

– splendid outing this afternoon with perfect weather. What’s not to like about a quiet smooth road through trees with a blue sky above. Temperatures in the sixties. Champion!

September 23, 2021

Big Cat

Roar!

– a few photos have been released showing Moto enduro ace Ricky Carmichael taking a prototype of the new 1200 Tiger through its paces. “This thing is sweet!” Is champ Ricky’s first impressions.

September 22, 2021

Early Light

Fall Equinox

The golden rays of a morning light glows on the Tigers engine. Rarin’ to go…

September 19, 2021

Waters Edge

Lake Geneva

– splendid ride into Wisconsin for a lap around this resort ringed weekend destination. A delicious cup o’joe was enjoyed at Steamers in Williams Bay. Lots of boats on the water and hoards of ice cream licking visitors in Geneva town. A few leaves on the odd maple we’re turning.

September 10, 2021

Spotlighting

Under the moon

– nice portrait of the Tiger last night

September 9, 2021

Evening Ride

Dusk

– very nice temperatures as we rode up a fairly quiet Sheridan Road to Lake Bluff. A waxing crescent moon hung over the western horizon. A hint of earth glow countered with a bright Venus.

September 8, 2021

Tiger Lady

– some Tiger owner took a photo of their grandmother after a ride and added an older snap of her in younger days with a Royal Enfield 125 nearly 70 years prior.

August 29, 2021

Tri tri try

Swim Bike Tun

– an early Sunday saw me in Grant Park at 5am to meet with the others in the motorcycle crew for this year’s Triathlon. Again, I ferried Oli the photographer around the course to allow him to capture the athletes. Mostly loops up Lake Shore Drive, but also rode along the busway, a secretive road between the Illinois Center and McCormick, and some sections of the south lakefront trail to see the runners. Nice team and splendid weather.

August 27, 2021

A tree grows…

.. in West Loop.

I needed to park the Tiger on the street today. The garage was closed off due to Greek-fest. The green cat-bike looked cool in front of the vintage brickwork and under a dappled tree canopy.

August 23, 2021

Michigan Avenue

John Hancock looms…

… over The Magnificent Mile. Nice detour along this prominent street from the River north to the Lake.

August 22, 2021

Country Road

Rural Retreat

– perfect weather allowed us to explore a few more back roads through the agricultural setting of Lake County. This gravel lane in particular was especially inviting. Shoulder height corn field to port and fallow arable to starboard. White farm building clusters ahead.

August 20, 2021

Solidarity Drive

View from the Planetarium

– I took a slight detour on my way home for a lakefront view back to the City. Hot here – in the nineties. The Navy jets have been practicing over the skyline today.

August 19, 2021

Grate Roads

Crossing the River

– many of the City’s bridges have open metal decks. It makes the tires a little squirrelly, and you can see the water below. But they’re used effectively for the many bascule bridges through Chicago.

August 15, 2021

Nothing beats…

..knobbly tires on a Tiger.

– when my current set of original tires need changing I’m going for boots with more bite.

August 7, 2021

Get Lost!

Mountain Tracks

– it would be great to take the Tiger along a gravel road amidst snow clad peaks. Like where this 1200 Tiger’s owner has taken theirs. Wilderness destination.