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August 16, 2019

Easy Rider

Captain America | “I’m hip about time.” Peter Fonda RIP (1940-2019)

August 15, 2019

Lock-Up

Cooper Coop | trying the garage for size before getting the bikes moved in. It’ll do nicely!

July 20, 2019

Heading to the surface

The Eagle has wings | So said Neil Armstrong as the LM separates from the CM on its way to the lunar surface fifty years ago today. Its spidery and seemed ungainly form was spare and ideally suited to the vacuum of space.

June 27, 2019

Up Hill & Down Dale

George | The new scooter arrived today. Fresh off the dealers floor and glimmering with subtle verdancy under a warm bright summer sun. Like the previous Tiger it fits me like a glove. Named after my grandfather who rode khaki colored British bike across North Africa during the War and our pup Geordie whose birthday it would be today.

April 7, 2019

Lotus

Jim Clark – Farmer, Motor Racing Driver | on this day in 1968 tragedy struck the racing world when scot Jim Clark was killed in a Formula 2 race at Hockenheim Germany. Aged 32 his short but bright career saw him achieve great things in a very dangerous world. Seen as one of the greats his peers were shocked at the loss.

“He  was so smooth, he was so clean, he drove with such finesse. He never bullied a racing car, he sort of caressed it into doing the things he wanted it to do” Sir Jackie Stewart

March 18, 2019

Giddyup

Saddle Up! | here’s the new perch on the Tiger. Like a BarcaLounger it creates a comfy place to enjoy the long road from. Dense foam concave shaped padding support the gluteus maximus as the miles accumulate under wheel.

March 15, 2019

Mordor’s Friday

New Zealand | it’s an almost forgotten corner of the world but by all accounts of visitors it’s one of the most beautiful place on the globe. Kiwis are a friendly lot and the indigenous Māori a proud people. Today’s shocking news of a terrorist attack with unsurpassable horror is a blow to humanity. Let us think of what good the antipodean nation gives the motorcycling community as a ray of light in this day of darkness: Burt Munro and his 1924 Indian Scout at home on The Salt; and genius John Britten with the sublime V1000 racebike.

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 5, 2019

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December 31, 2018

2018-2019

Happy New Year!

October 15, 2018

7:30am

Early Start – the new day broke clear, though chill, with a bright low sun and temperatures in the mid twenties. The Tiger started easily and took her packs without a shred of notice. I stayed at the friendly Homestead Inn ($39.95 a night) being fed the promised fresh coffee and ginormous cinnamon buns made by the proprietress Mary. Wrapped up against the chill and a steady road home I made good progress back to Chicago. All in all 930 miles and 5 1/2 tanks of gas. Good outing with a huge variety of riding conditions.

May 27, 2018

6 o’clock shadows of

Shadow Bar – the evening light with its low warm illumination lights up the orange tanked Bonnie to good effect. The shadow of you and your bike speeding along beside you is quite mesmerizing.

April 12, 2018

To ride a rocket into the Dark

Star Man – today marks the 57th anniversary of Colonel Yuri Gagarin’s flight into space.

Poyekhali!Let’s go!

February 13, 2018

Custard Speed

Yellow Peril – Privateer racer John Parker built this Trident in the late seventies successfully competing in over 100 races.

Fettling includes: a Norman Hyde big bore kit; a Rob North frame; a stroked crankshaft; works cams; works steel-billet con-rods; lightened timing gears; triple Amal 30mm carburettors; works specification valves; Lucas RITA electronic ignition; a Quaife 5-speed close-ratio gear box; Ceriani forks; Essex wheel hubs; Borrani alloy wheel rims; Twin Lockheed front brake calipers; and a 3-into-1 exhaust system.

Fast? You betcha!

January 26, 2018

cycle guide

‘Zine Cover- sunny lemon backdrop and a profile portrait of a racing green Trident and coo’ing model in pure sixties vibe. Fifty years ago when the T150 was introduced.