June 18, 2020

June 19th

Juneteenth

The oldest known celebration honoring the end of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, Union General Gordon Granger led thousands of federal troops to Galveston, Texas to announce that the Civil War had ended, and slaves had been freed. Everyone needs to Ride Free!

June 17, 2020

Ink Sketch

Pure ‘n’ Simple

Just love this black ink sketch of a lass and her vintage Triumph motorcycle. I’m going to give this spare graphic look a go.

June 16, 2020

Bookends

Holding up the volumes
June 15, 2020

Pizza Pie

Stunt Jump

– the current advertising campaign for Caesar’s Pizza involves a caped daredevil under a spotlight ready to perform motorcycling derring do. The bike is a Triumph just like Evel Knievel used in ‘67 to jump the fountain at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. Extra cheese topping please!

June 14, 2020

Two Wheels Good

Road Bike

I finally said farewell to my old road bike today. It had been gathering dust in the basement and I reckon someone else should get some use out of it. All built up from parts off EBay, scavenged in bins at cycle shops, and sales of components. The unnamed steel frame was given an orange powedercoat coloring to enliven the look and a smorgasbord of older Shimano components gave life to pedal powered conveyance.

June 13, 2020

‘Orses

Mill Creek Hunt

– est. 1897 | one of the stops on this ride through an unseasonably cool June afternoon had us stop in at this old stable located along Hunt Club Road.

June 11, 2020

Bike Shelf

For the reader rider. A motorcycle saddle and tank shelf system for your book perusing pleasure.

June 10, 2020

Seventeen Hundred Pages

Ten Years

– as GeordieBiker nears its 10 years I’ve been looking into a way of memorializing the over 3,300 posts that have accumulated over its lifetime. I had a PDF document prepared which contains all 1,707 pages of blog posts (to date). It’s nice to skim through and reminisce on past rides, or musings, or image finds.

June 9, 2020

Seven Years

Two of Us

– we recreated the classic photo of designers Charles and Ray Eames a while back. All I needed was a pipe to complete the look.

June 8, 2020

Layby

Via Volo

– the return leg of Saturday’s ride brought us back along the delightful Gilmer Road. A leafy road that winds through Lake Country passing horse farms and old railway lines; passes barns and crosses multiple county roads ready to explore.

June 7, 2020

US 12 & HWY’s 12 & 67

Old Roadhouse at the intersection

– one of our stops for a leg stretch was at this abandoned crossroads building. You can imagine hoarded of Harley Davidson bickered swarming around at this corner on a Sunday morning before roaring around the backroads then heading back to Milwaukee after a spin around the Moraine’s.

June 6, 2020

Kountry Inn

Gassin’ Up

– stopping off near the rolling hills of the Kettle Moraine area of south east Wisconsin. Quiet roads through the idyllic rural dairyland. Old barns, oak woodland and small hamlets scatter through the patchwork countryside formed from the rocky remnants of a continent-wide glacial retreat.

June 5, 2020

Henge alignment

Low Sun

A waning week finally meets its dusk. The morning will bring Saturday and we anticipate perfect June weather.

June 4, 2020

Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

Triumph motorcycles partnered with the latest Gotham City based DC Comics movie to utilize their Speed Triple RS in a multicolored diamond harlequin pattern across the bodywork.

June 3, 2020

Wooded Valleys

My kinda hump day view…

.. wish I was on a gravel road through the Rockies with the occasional arboreal vista across blue layered slopes.