Archive for ‘Triumph Tiger’

November 6, 2022

A canopy flush

After the leaf drop…

Temperatures in the upper fifties and blue sky. So a run up along the Lake was called for. It would certainly have been rude not to. Pumpkin spice latte and chocolate chip cookie at a coffee shop in Lake Bluff gave the destination a purpose.

October 16, 2022

Green Span

This bridge is one of four rare Scherzer rolling lift bascule bridges in Joliet that cross the Des Plaines river. Once a thriving transporation hub, this crossing built in 1933 would lift to allow the barge traffic from the nearby Sanitary and Ship Canal through. Carrying both industrial products and raw materials it was arterial in Chicagos economic success up until the 70’s.

October 15, 2022

Color

Starved Rock

Marvelous autumnal ride to a State Park south of the City. A good 200+ miler through cityscapes, rolling cornfields, and coloring woods. Old bascule bridges and the penitentiary in Joliet, hawks aloft over the River bluffs. Splendid!

Joliet Penitentiary
October 1, 2022

Skyline Ride

Friday afternoon

My commute home took me along Wacker Drive that follows the Chicago River through the towering architecture of downtown Chicago. Setting sun light warms the upper floors of the Tribune Tower behind me.

September 30, 2022

Under the Tracks

Saint Asphalta

Lucky parking spot directly outside of the office in the West Loop. Friday traffic on the way home was slow and backed up. Otherwise a nice spin along LSD.

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.