June 1, 2019

Motorcycle Wheels on a Gravel Road

Tiger Trail | the days riding around north east Illinois was enlightening. A good 150 miles of rural gravel roads crisscrossing Jo Daviess County. I learned to finally use the back brake on the loose surface; and to power through the looser gravel. The new tires performed exceptionally. The day (and weekend) were cut short… but we’ll get into that tomorrow…

May 31, 2019

Geodesic Dome

Tramping | That stands for Triumph camping. Here’s the tent set up at Blandings Landing on the Illinois side of the Mississippi. Rolling farmland interspersed with shady woodland connected by clean gravel roads. Good ride across the Northern part of the state along Stagecoach Road.

May 30, 2019

The cat is drilling behind the sofa

Comedy Nite | An evening down in the City at the opulent Chicago Theatre to see funnyman Eddie Izzard.

May 29, 2019

Canvas For a roof

Under a starry sky | Here’s a hint of what I’ll be getting up to this coming weekend… watch this space!

May 28, 2019

Chicago & Main

Stop Light Intersection | Whilst commuting home there was an everyday street view in Evanston that I had to capture. A slightly motion blurred Triumph Speed Triple became the central focus as others made their way about town.

May 27, 2019

Smokes

Stay Cool | Effortlessly is how Steve McQueen maintains his aplomb attitude. White shirt, black tie and Persol shades. The Viceroy cigarette barely hanging to his lower lip is pure effect.

May 26, 2019

Road Crossing

Belisha Beacon | Lady Bonneville zooming through Los Angeles. Denim and crimson jacket flutter in the breeze.

May 25, 2019

Read all about it!

‘Zines | Whatever your interest there is a magazine for it. And, in the specialist topic of motorcycling, there are sub genres covering everything from custom, classic/vintage, off road, on road, Day-to-day riding, travel & adventure. We have a great magazine store in Evanston with a great selection.

May 24, 2019

Single Point

Campagne brouiller | Blurred vision of rurality. As the Memorial Weekend approaches then plans can be made for trips out of the hustle and bustle of the City. Leafy roads and sleepy villages under a lofty sun.

May 23, 2019

Smokin’!

The Ton | Welsh Racer Malcolm Uphill thrashing his Triumph Thruxton around the Isle of Man circuit in 1970. Wire fencing encloses livestock fields beyond the rural road.

May 22, 2019

Wheelie

Air | Spring sunlight and warmth arrived today. Spinning a race bike around a sun kissed track would have been a good way to spend it. White Daytona under a bleached sky.

May 21, 2019

Ursa Presley

There’s a fella down the chip shop… | This image was doing the rounds a couple of weeks ago. Late night talk show host and former Saturday Night Live member Jimmy Fallon dressed as Elvis riding a Triumph Bonneville with a bear sitting at pillion. Vegas is undoubtably the destination.

May 20, 2019

Austrian Racer

Niki Lauder | He won the F1 world championship in 1975, 1977 & 1984 racing for both Ferrari and Maclaren. He had a horrific accident at the Nurburgring in ’76 where a fiery crash severely burned his head and toxic fumes damaged his lungs. His rivalry with James Hunt is legendary. He died earlier today aged 70.

May 19, 2019

How fast are you gonna run?

Grand Prix | 1947 Triumph Tiger fettled and trimmed for speed. Perfect side elevation illustration in period airbrushed monochromatic.

May 18, 2019

Architecture & Embroidery

Chi-Town Gangs | we had a day in west suburban Oak Park enjoying open house tours of Prairie Style homes from the early 20th Century. Here are some gang patches from this locality-such as the Road Runner MC. It’s a varied bunch much like the buildings we enjoyed today.