Archive for October, 2016

October 16, 2016

Fender Triumphcaster

Air Guitar – the roar of an engine or the burr of chords strummed is music to many ears. But for the devotees of both two-wheeled motion and an electric ‘axe’ then I suppose you’d better ride with same d tool across your back. 

“Jump!”

October 15, 2016

Bend It

H&M -the latest advertising campaign of the clothing company Hennes & Mauritz has footballer David Beckham and comedian Kevin Hart playing buddies in a couple of long adverts. As well as snappy men’s outfits and quippy banter A new Triumph Bonneville is utilized in the short tale. 

Cup of Tea? Don’t mind if I do!

October 14, 2016

Wszystko zaczyna się od marzeń

Warsaw Wanderer – 
Weronika Kwapisz, 27 years old Polish motorcyclist rode 12,000 miles across across America on a Triumph Bonneville. Taking eighty days she covered a the country in a grand loop north to south, east to west. Other travels include Europe. Her website has some great travel photography. http://ridingacross.com/

Her mantra? Everything starts with a Dream.

October 13, 2016

Noble Nobel

Wandering Troubadour – Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature earlier today. “The unwashed phenomenon – The original vagabond” as Joan Baez sang. Of course we know the story of his Triumph Tiger crash in ’66 which allowed him to change direction reflectivly. 

Great songwriter with words that can pierce your soul. 

October 12, 2016

Nowts a bother like!

Howay the Lads! Seeing that this is a Geordie Biker blog we’d better get some appropriate lingo for two wheeled conveyance sorted.

Me motosickle is gan reet champion the noo! 

The Triumph is running quite well at the moment.

Haddaway man! There’s oil aal ower me boiler suit. Am aal clarty.

Dear me! The Triumph has dripped some Castrol onto my overalls. I am dirty.

How marra! Hoy ower a spanner like! 

Excuse me my good friend. Can you pass the Whitworth wrench promptly.

Am ganna tyek wor pet ower the Carter Bar. Weel come back doon threw Seahooses and have a fish supper from the chippy.

My wife and I shall have a jaunt up the A68 over to Scotland. We will make a return journey along the coast stopping for fish and chips at Seahouses.

October 11, 2016

Gan canny wor puss 

Geordie Cat – this is Nutmeg who just turned 31 last week looks like one tough cookie. Deaf in one ear and only three teeth left he spends his days watching gulls fly over the Tyne from a Blaydon home. 

October 10, 2016

Stamp

Philatelist – beautiful classic British bikes adorn these stamps used to mail letters, postcards, and parcels across the country & world. Issued on July 19, 2005. QE2 looks one way while the motos head the other.

October 9, 2016

Robin

Pillion Paw – after my mothers pose with the Bonnie yesterday, here’s the other half. We look like Che & Alberto ready to cross South America. “¡Hasta la victoria siempre!”

October 8, 2016

Joan

Me Ma – here’s our mother with me at the garage with the bikes. I was showing off the Cub. My folks are in town for a fortnight. We then went to the Bunny Hutch on Rt41 for Hot dogs (Chicago style of course!)

October 7, 2016

Dotty

Polka Dot – a pair of red cafe racers meet for a roadside chat. Matching boots, holdall, and lid. 

October 6, 2016

Silly Cycles

Krazy MotoSickles – old chewing gum cards of custom bikes and a bunch of kooky riders. Very sixties/seventies. Ed Roth aka Big Daddy, would be proud! 

” Wot is …is…what aint…aint…! ”

October 5, 2016

Commuter

Michigan & Van Buren – heading to a meeting in the City today I spied this well suited feller on his shiny Bonneville rumbling into the Loop and some high rise occupation. I would have just kept going and enjoyed the perfect weather.

October 4, 2016

Up

Balloon Bonneville – around the world on Triumph wheels. Etsy Artist Douglas Thompson creates fun prints of travelers atop that classic British twin on the whim of the winds.

Woof: “Whatcha doin’ up there?”

October 3, 2016

A Man, A Plan, An Ambition, A Cub

Goal Achieved – I set out to put together a vintage trials motorcycle over three years ago. Using examples such as this image as guidance and inspiration you can achieve your objective.

October 2, 2016

Bella Bella

Coming or Going – a gorgeous 650 BSA Lightning prepared by Spain’s La Raiz garage.