July 25, 2022

Bumblebee

Big Rig

A pair of Beemer adventure bikes were parked next to my car. always like the black and yellow color scheme that is reminiscent of the original air cooler R90 GS from the late eighties.

July 23, 2022

Orange Utility

The Thing

Volkswagen’s response to the US Jeep and UK’s Land Rover was this lightweight version. The Type 181 is the military version of its 2WD lineup.

July 22, 2022

SCUBA Bike

Dive HD

Driving past Elmer’s Watersport I saw the owner, Myron Siciak’s Harley parked out front. I used to be a dive instructor at this ‘shop. Many moons ago.

July 19, 2022

Wet Weather Rider

We got hot weather everywhere

. And a spot of rain is called for. The extreme heat in the UK and Europe need the cooling effects of inclement weather. Having learned to ride in the rain I’m not shy to get out in the wet. You just need a little extra care on the corners or freshly rained upon roads. This motorcycle covered and parked in the City is ready for action dry or wet.

July 18, 2022

Purple Beech

Fire and Magma

A light cruiser from Honda’s lineup perched against a city curb. heavy shade from a purple leaves beech tree.

July 17, 2022

Bark at the Sky

Stop

– an adept 400 twin from the Honda stable mid 80’s. This was spied in my ‘hood Rogers Park.

July 16, 2022

Condo Cycle

Street tree shadow

More city snaps of parked motorbikes. This time a lightly customized Triumph Twin sat patiently on a north side Chicago street.

July 15, 2022

Grand

Scoot scene

– another urban snap. This time a small size scooter parked near Greentown. Whatever gets you about!

July 14, 2022

Bandit ‘n’ Buildings

City livin’

Another urban ‘cycle parked next to the Chicago River near the Merchandise Mart. Skyscrapers reflected off skyscrapers. A smart ruby red Suzuki looks the part.

July 13, 2022

Black Bomber

Honda happiness

This continues my series of street side bikes. A bobbed Honda 750 a la noir.

July 12, 2022

Thruxton

Garage piping

Red tanked cafe racer.

July 11, 2022

Robbie Baby

Big Red

This evening’s Dick Van Dyke show was the episode when Rob Petrie brings home a motorcycle. Laura isn’t too happy; but he puts on the leather jacket given to him from Buddy and Sally and heads out onto the road. Sixties sitcom hilarity ensues.

Hardly Davidson

The bike used was a 50cc step through cycle based on many a European scooter of the day.

July 10, 2022

Aad bikes ’n’ stuff

Morries Place

A visit to the premier classic British motorcycle shop in northern Illiniois was also included in the agenda. Always a treat to look over the various items parked shoulder to shoulder in the main display area. The workshop was so busy that bikes awaiting service and restoration work were stood outside.

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.

July 7, 2022

Rollerball

Johnathon E

– long sighted movie from 1975 starring the recently deceased James Caan (1940-2022). Ultraviolet corporate sport is the global entertainment and the individual personality is quashed. Inspired stories in my childhood comic 2000ad.