July 31, 2022

Lunmad

John Plews 1953-2022

Anyone who worked on their 60’s and 70’s Triumph motorcycles surely used the clear wisdom of Lunmad. His Yorkshire accent narrating the home videos expertly edited sharing his knowledge of keeping these aged machines on the road in simpler fashion. Sadly he passed away last Thursday and is a loss to the vintage motorcycle community.

July 30, 2022

Gravel Roads

Crawford Road

A back lane in Lake County that is usually gated off. It threaded through corn fields, old oak savannah and a horse paddock. Two track and muddy puddles. The Tiger loved it.

July 29, 2022

Lakefront Layover

Montrose Harbor

I took a quick stop at the Lakefront on my way home. The City skyline touching the waters edge with water whipping around under a half cloudy sky.

July 28, 2022

Loyola Corner

Legend

Taking the curve on Sheridan Road as it passes the seminary college on the lakefront. This lad is enjoying the sunset turn-in on his nineties black Triumph.

July 27, 2022

River Road

LaSalle Crossing

Hipster dude with turned up skinny jeans on his bobbed Bonneville along Wacker Drive. Little bit of mullet peeping under the edge of the open face helmet. Good scene.

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.