September 9, 2020

Zagreb Zoom

Croatian Cool

– everyone’s favorite Balkan, Goran Višnjić, celebrates his 47th birthday today. Lookin’ smart on a big adventure Beemer.

September 8, 2020

Antioch IL

– Brief stopover at this northern Illinois town yesterday for a coffee and seat outside the old bank building watching the world go by. The late 19thC Main Street architecture is still part of the towns character.

September 7, 2020

Labor Day Ride

100 miler

– a splendid spin out on the Tiger today under perfect conditions. Being a Holiday the roads were fairly clear and an early autumnal feel to the air. Color just about to turn with the dusty scent of vegetation heading into dormancy wafting across the highways.

September 6, 2020

Bin Lid

Noggin Protection

– there are too many bikers riding around Illinois, which doesn’t have a helmet law, with no protection to their bonce. They must think their skull is ample enough to protect their brain from a stot along the road if everything turns pear-shaped. I do not, so I’m an ardent helmet fan.

September 5, 2020

Boots

Blunnies

– I finally realized my seven year old Tasmanian boots were in need of replacement; so I plumped for the exact same Blundstone. Once broken-in they are like slippers in comfort.

September 4, 2020

Vanishing Point

Parallel Convergence

– Pleasant Friday evening ride north to Zion and back through dragonfly blazed forest preserves in the deepening dusk.

September 3, 2020

Invention

Science & Technology

– the intellectual and practical activity encompassing the systematic study of the structure and behaviour of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment. This publication has been in circulation for nearly 150 years so undoubtedly there has been various suggestions for the improvement of motorcycles. The tracked adventure bike looks particularly intriguing.

September 2, 2020

Topless Ted Logan

Johnny Utah

– genuine nice guy Keanu Reeves is 56 today. True motorcycle enthusiast and manufacturer. He’s currently starring with Alex Winter in the long awaited latest installment of the Bill & Ted buddy outing franchise.

September 1, 2020

Lord of the Rings

Pioneer 11

– on this day in 1979 a NASA probe became the first to encounter Saturn and its impressive rings. A gold anodized aluminum plaque designed by Carl Sagan, was attached to the robots body in case in some distant future should it be intercepted by some alien intelligence its graphics may explain its origins. We’ll be long gone by then… but at least in some far flung corner a little hint of our existence will be drifting about.

August 31, 2020

Oak Tree

Mighty Canopy

– half way around yesterday’s circle tour was a shady spot under some Oaken woodland. Cool verdant breeze gives a promise of colorful Fall rides ahead.

August 30, 2020

Owld Shed

Fox River Valley Fliers

– late summer weather is spot-on today. So a new loop added to the local repertoire. Out along Ogden Ave to Oswego then north along art 25 which follows the Fox River through the historic towns of Aurora, Batavia, Geneva, St Charles, Elgin and Algonquin. Finally turning for home back down the leafy swoops of Gilmer Road from McHenry. This building is a hint of the various levels of decrepit industry that supported the River corridor in the past.

August 29, 2020

Smoky Scene

Campfire

– Triumph company advertising photo of a couple of adventurers parked up in the woods with their Tigers getting a fire going to boil up for a brew.

August 28, 2020

The Tattooed Lady

Half the Sky

– Friday’s gal Triumph.

August 27, 2020

Sun & Tiger

Feline Fun

– Entertaining graphic of some striped cool cat ripping over the rugged font of the Triumph logo.

August 26, 2020

Black Ink

Joint Efforts

– Bringing strength together with prowess; agility with power; and tenacity with fortitude, a Tiger partnered with Triumph is the ideal team.