Archive for ‘Triumph Bonneville’

May 28, 2017

Hoop Dreams

Wheels Shadow – another snap from yesterday’s ride. Atmospheric blur of speed along a leaf dappled road. 

May 27, 2017

Green Sunlit Roads

Woodland Light – terrific weather today for a more than decent ride. Kept going up Old Green Bay Road into Wisconsin where some lovely back roads are found. The recent cool and wet weather has greened everything up to a verdant lushness. Cut grass smells hint an the coming heat of summer.

May 21, 2017

Where two roads meet

Highway 41 & Route 21 – Mid ride was held at The Point roadside diner. Skillet plate of eggs, sausage links, hash browns and a couple of pancakes, all washed down with coffee. Mostly overcast with the odd patch of blue sky. Bikes running well for a fine Sunday afternoon trip.

May 20, 2017

Oil & Ink

Selfie Sketch – trying out a new brush tipped drawing pen- here’s the first result. Based on a selfie view sitting astride the Bonnie. Not quite Jack Kirby but not bad for a 10 minute scribble.

May 15, 2017

Roadside Maintenance 

There’s a’wys summat! When your machine is reaching half a century in age even a 100 mile jaunt can uncover a mechanical snafu. Here Dean finds that the small timing pin plug behind the cylinders decided to jump ship somewhere between Glencoe and Antioch. Upsetting pressure and spewing a fine mist of oil onto the frame he had to get a 1/2″ bolt from a Napa auto parts store to make a temporary fix.

Knowing your bike inside and out means these impromptu repairs just delay an otherwise smashing weekend ride… 

May 14, 2017

Weekend Goal

Sunday Best – a glorious day to be out on two wheels. 70’s with clear blue skies and not to busy roads. A couple of lesser travelled routes for variation and a coffee stop in Antioch (we didn’t see Brother Maynard and his Holy Hand-grenade…) . I’m sportin’ my new tee from Bryan Thompson. Bike running pretty good though the return leg had a ten mile section of 15mph Sunday drivers… it’ll drive yer bonkers!

May 10, 2017

Weekend Goals

Midweek Blues – wish I was out on the road taking the Bonnie for a spin. Busy work means I need to wait until the weekend to get some wind to blow the old cobwebs out.

May 7, 2017

One for the Vine

Sunny Sunday Outing – though the air was chill, beautiful clear blue skies, blooming crabapples & redbud lining the roads, and a diner stop in Zion halfway on the ride made up for the fresh lakefed breeze.  

May 2, 2017

City Gent

Bowler Hat & Cane – how else are you going to scoot about like a gentleman on your Bonneville. Silk scarf ready to fly like a pilots pearly white neck warmer. Smart rider gets appreciative nods from other bikers.

April 30, 2017

Half a Century ago

Fifty Years – like some scene from MadMen here’s the brochure from a New England showroom a guy and his gal out for some fresh air. Precision, Power, Performance… the cards were on the table though. Honda’s sublime 750 was on the drawing board in Japan ready for release and two-wheeled domination in ’69. 

April 17, 2017

BikeArt

PopBangColour – Bold artwork in strong colour carried out with a confident hand. This oil pastel looking piece is as lively as an itchy wool sweater.  Just enough detail to feel real yet in a looseness to seem that the engine is ticking over.

The artists site is Here.

April 15, 2017

Spring Spin

Behind the Bars – perfect April weather today. A warm breeze wafted across northern Illinois With the engine purring like a cat. Forsythia blooming sunshine yellow and redbud dappled in complementary purple. Brushed against the Wisconsin State Line along Russell Road and swung back down along the Lake. 

April 12, 2017

Cinq Moto

50-59-68-72-06-16 Five of the Best. From Ed Turners Speed Twin, through the original Bonneville’s of the late fifties, sixties, and early seventies; to the New Century Bonnie’s right up to the latest Twins. 500cc’s up to 1200. 

April 3, 2017

B&W Dude

Straddled Strider – Proud owner and his cafe’d Triumph. Nice monochrome portrait perfect narrow depth of field and crisp focusing of subject. It looks like my bike, with big tank, however the twin disc forks and bum-stop seat are added extras.

April 1, 2017

I’m a lot like you were

Blokey MacBlokeface – after yesterday’s post for the lassies here’s a one for the lads. A leather boy  and his greaser quiff kicking an old Bonnie into life. Seems like a happy Ton-Up lad!