Archive for ‘Triumph Bonneville’

July 16, 2018

Wingardium Leviosa

Magicians Special – actor Rupert Grint beams whilst perched on a black Bonnie. Not quite a Nimbus 3000 but I’m sure you’d give the Golden Snitch a run for its money. Ron Weasley usually ended up with hand-me-downs but this time he’s plumped the wizards prize.

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July 12, 2018

Silver Dream Racer

Break a Leg! Period post seventies shenanigans as singer David Essex and the late great racing driver James Hunt lad it up on a Triumph T-140. Hunt broke his leg skiing thwarting a possible comeback in 80′ with McLaren.

June 29, 2018

Mountain High

High Desert Heroine – we drove across the San Juan Valley today, taking in the magnificent sight of the Great Sand Dunes, and had our itinerary rerouted due to wildfires. Took the Continental Divide Independence Pass to Aspen. I’m definitely coming back to that road on two-wheels…

Here’s Friday’s fiery locked rider taking a long sweeping corner under, what now to me looks like, golden Colorado sunshine.

June 22, 2018

quelle? moi inquiète?

Belle femme numéro cinq a Vendredi – End of the week. Finally! And we’re off on holiday! Finally too! Here’s a new Bonnie T100 with shredded jeans clad lassie looking a tad serious. Let’s get this show on the road!

June 14, 2018

Rovers Return

Corrie Bonnie – leather clad actor and 1970’s children’s television presenter Derek Griffith is looking calm and collected perched aside this classic Triumph. The setting is Coronation Street, location of the long, long running kitchen-sink soap opera.

June 10, 2018

Incline Inclination

‘Frisco Cool – as the weekend draws to a close let’s chill out with a spot-on photo of Steve McQueen scooting up the hills inThe City by the Bay. From his sharp attire this was taken during the filming of the classic movie Bullitt.

“Shotgun and a backup man. Professionals.” Frank Bullitt
May 31, 2018

Black ‘n’ White and Red all over

Woodcut Wheelie! Stunning black and red print-like graphic of some riding dude hauling their Triumph onto its back wheel.

May 29, 2018

Spring Scene

Fences – Another photo from the weekend ride. Sun sinking in the West across the expansive North Shore gardens; farm fields; and spring-fresh woodland. Lilac hedges waft heady scents in the cool dusk breeze.

May 28, 2018

Center Line

Vanishing Point – where perspective meets and parallel lines converge. Traveling the road the future draws nearer and the present recedes behind you. On a bike you feel at rest whilst the world screams past in a fleeting blur. Sometimes you just need speed man, to feel alive.

May 26, 2018

Sheridan Road

Evening Ride – after a hot day the cooler air before sunset was perfect for an early summer jaunt up to Lake Bluff.

May 19, 2018

Blue Blood

Royalty – with the wedding of Harry & Meghan earlier today I thought I’d look at the Windsor’s and compare them with their corresponding Triumph. Queen Mother? Model H, old world classic, suitable for a day at the races. Prince Philip? A German TWN 2 Stroke – the European Triumph. QE2? Easy, a ’59 Bonnie; timeless classic. Princess Margaret? The racy Thruxton, Charles? The too-little-too-late Trophy 250.

William & Harry? The new Triumphs! 675 Daytona or T120 Bonneville. Next generation.

May 12, 2018

Two + Two

Family Values – The McQueens looking good on one of dad’s Triumphs. Chad, Steve, Terry & Niele.

May 7, 2018

Zogo’s

Diner – monochrome photo of yesterday’s stop. Cheeseburger with bacon and fries. Sheridan Road Northshore drag back into Town.

May 6, 2018

Gnomon

Shadows – burger stop at Zogo’s in Zion IL. Good weather, nice roads and the bikes running well. Win-win-win!

April 29, 2018

Under the Midwest sunshine

April Shadows – clear blue skies, a chill breeze off the lake, and a pair of good looking Bonneville’s. A quick 50 mile round trip jaunt up to Lake Forest. Hot coffee and a breakfast bagel sarnie warmed frozen fingers. Felt good to get the wheels rolling…