Archive for ‘Triumph Tiger’

June 7, 2021

Teddy Bear

Adventure Awaits to those who Dare

– Bear Grylls also tames Tigers. today is his 47th birthday.

June 5, 2021

Lake Forest Coke stop.

Ev’nin’ Outin’

– a hot day pushed today’s ride into the evening when cooler temperatures would give more comfortable conditions.

May 31, 2021

Long Sight

Vanishing Point View Point

– another couple of images from yesterday’s trip. Following the tracks gets interrupted by the occasional train. Either a freight or the South Shore Line.

May 30, 2021

Red Arrow Highway

Along the Lake

– clear and cool air followed us along the shore to Michigan. Fairly quiet roads through Lansing, Gary, New Buffalo. Brunch of pancakes, eggs ‘n’ sausage washed down with delicious coffee at Three Oaks.

May 15, 2021

Shampoo

– Warren Beatty looking cool as a cat in the ‘75 movie about a charismatic and womanizing Beverly Hills hairdresser. The farcical story sees George Roundy tearing around Rodeo Drive & Sunset Boulevard on a purebred Tiger.

May 9, 2021

Snow Tiger

Mountain Valley

– a perfect place for the elusive alpine feline bike. Wide glacial alluvial plains between craggy snow class spires. What a journey that would be.

May 4, 2021

Early Light

Morning Dust

– tearing off into the high desert trail. There’s nothing like riding under the fresh early morning light. Especially if the destination is some wilderness backwater.

May 3, 2021

Fuel Stop

Gas Up

– at a fill-up just north of Milwaukee I spotted a pup wandering around the gas station. Looking for the owner I spied a sign on Mart’s window. “I live here. My name is Diesel” when getting a quick coffee I asked the attendant how old the old boy was. “Quite old” came the reply. “And he’s the second Diesel!”

May 2, 2021

Throttle Grip

WI Route 42

– quality light from the west as the sun sank over the Dairyland. The road ahead always beckons.

May 1, 2021

Doors of Perception

– an overnight trip to the northern parts of Door County was undertaken. Cool but nice clear light on the way up last evening with a deep blue lake on the right and the occasional sunset illuminated barn. Camped on the beach and returned back along the Green Bay side of the peninsula. A nice 560 mile leg stretch.

April 17, 2021

Desert Sunset

Sand as far as the Horizon

April 15, 2021

Moody Moto

Puddles & Cooling Tower

– Urban peril in the form of a repurposed Tiger parked in an Eastend industrial yard under a gloomy sky. Jerry can strapped to the tank and bug-eye headlights create the appearance of an ‘every-day-carry’ tool.

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!