November 7, 2020

Forty years ago today…

McQueen

TRIBUTE TO STEVE MCQUEEN

March 24, 1930 – November 7, 1980

November 6, 2020

Between a Wing and a Prayer

Biplane

– the de Havilland Tiger Moth was developed in the 30’s as a training aircraft. There are still examples that are operated due to unexcitable characteristics powered by the sturdy Gipsy engine. This example is set to race a Triumph Tiger.

November 5, 2020

Anonymous

V

– a 16th Century Catholic conspirator became the symbol of postmodern anarchism with the mask of anonymity. The individual biker is an appropriate use of the effigies face.

November 4, 2020

Creative Cyclery

Captain Custom

– here is a selection of one-off builds based on the Hinckley twin. Whether it’s a tracker, military hack, cafe or desert sled one of these examples is sure to tickle your fancy.

November 3, 2020

Voted

Day of Days
November 2, 2020

It’s a Gas

Green Bay Road & Lake

– fuel is the essence of movement.

Gasoline (/ˈɡæsəliːn/), or petrol (/ˈpɛtrəl/) is a clear petroleum-derived flammable liquid that is used primarily as a fuel in most spark-ignited internal combustion engines. It consists mostly of organic compounds obtained by the fractional distillation of petroleum, enhanced with a variety of additives.

November 1, 2020

Woof!

Knuckle Dusting

– the new reinforced hand-guards are now affixed to the Tiger. Australian made Barkbusters have a hefty aluminum strap across the knuckles. Still good wind breaking shields too.

October 31, 2020

Double Oh Seven

Sir Sean Connery (1930-2020)

– one thing can be said: any film with Sean Connery in it was always worth watching. He brought a certain brogue gravitas to his characters. RIP

King Agamemnon, Professor Henry Jones; Mike; William of Baskerville; Robin Hood; Bond, James Bond; Major General Roy Urquart; Jim Malone; Daniel Dravot; Juan Sánchez Villa-Lobos Rámirez; Captain Marko Ramius; Zed.

October 30, 2020

New Kid on the Block

Launch

– Triumph rolled out their new mid-size roadster today. A triple cylinder 80hp using the legendary Trident name. The unveiling video link is here:

October 29, 2020

Tweeting

Birdwatching

– Robin Wilfred Woods (1936-2020) was a noted ornithologist and botanist who made his career based in Port Stanley on the Falkland Islands. From extensive field work netting and ringing the birds much was learned of the avians of the South Atlantic. His narrow focused Birds of the Falkland Islands is a classic of its genre. With few finished roads across the bleak British outpost a motorcycle is a usual form of transport. Here’s Robin on a 50’s BSA roughing it over the moors near Goose Green.

October 28, 2020

A different viewpoint

Bird’s Eye

– sometimes you just need to look at things from a fresh perspective. The Tiger has an interesting front heavy form with a muscular tank and fairing; somewhat like an owl.

October 27, 2020

Cats Paw

Adventure Guaranteed

– the Swiss Army Knife of motorcycles. It’ll go anywhere, anytime, anyhow, and keep you grinning.

October 26, 2020

Full Frontal

Road Presence

– one more thing I like about the Tiger is its front view. Making sure you are visible to the other road users is imperative.

October 25, 2020

Luminous Leaves

Autumnal Aurorae

More photos from the Fall outing yesterday. The foliage hues against a striking blue sky was a sublime natural phenomenon. This time of the year is resplendent in a blaze of colors that always seems so fleeting before the naked winter arrives.

October 24, 2020

Fall Color

Maple Fire

– a nice autumnal spin along Sheridan Road through the Northshore suburbs which were splendid under the blue October sky. Temperatures were on the chilly side but my heated vest and grips kept this rider toasty.