Archive for January, 2020

January 15, 2020

Gittern God

Skydog | supremo guitarist Duane Allman picking away on his ’59 Cherry Sunburst Gibson Les Paul. He looks to be in another zone altogether. Cool t-shirt.

January 14, 2020

The Blues

Pickup | More guitar tomfoolery with a Triumph logo emblazoned across the pick guard.

January 13, 2020

Six String

Axe | instrumental crossover of the original ’59 Triumph Bonneville color scheme applied to an electric guitar.

January 12, 2020

Engine Art

Black ‘n’ White | neat graphic of the classic per-unit engine from the late fifties. It would make a cool tee-shirt.

January 11, 2020

Arboreal Adventures

Walden Wanderin’

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practise resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms…

Henry David Thoreau
January 10, 2020

The sound of a different drummer

Adventure Percussionist | Rush drummer Neil Peart recently passed away. His contribution to music is legendary. He was also an avid long distance motorcyclist covering countless miles between concerts and later journeys of introspective exploration. His autobiography Ghost Rider: Travels on the Healing Road a haunting memoir of self rediscovery.

Neil Peart (1952-2020)

January 9, 2020

Fleabag

Binge | we just spent the past couple of evenings watching both seasons of the outstanding tragi-comedy Fleabag. Created by, and starring as the titular character the talented Phoebe Waller-Bridge. Towards the end of one of the episodes she’s given a helmet by her on-off boyfriend then they roll away on a Triumph down some London Street.

January 8, 2020

Tea!

Brew fixin’s | the garage is ready for winter maintenance occupation. Kettle, mug, teabags and wireless. Sorted!

January 7, 2020

Forearm

A Farewell to Arms | motorcycle tattoo in a Sailor Jerry style. Heavy ink graphics show off the classic lines of a Bonneville. The flowery backdrop flavors the image up.

January 6, 2020

Under the palm

Winter | About this time in Chicago ones mind wanders to the warmer days sometime in the distant future. Under a blue sky sittin’ on a bobbed Bonnie you need to wear a black exposing armfuls of tattoos. A beard, yes you need to grow a beard.

January 5, 2020

Man Cave

Shed | winter organizing at the garage. Shelves, hooks, bins and swept floor. Wireless playing public radio. Just need a kettle and teapot.

January 4, 2020

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Seventh | in the late eighties we were up to regeneration number eight for The Doctor. Sylvester McCoy was the Time Lord and his sidekick Mel by the 70’s child star Bonnie Langford. When the Tardis is parked up they can tear around aboard a beautiful Vincent combination.

January 3, 2020

Sisters

Vida | Actress Roberta Colindrez as Nico tears it up around East LA on this black Bonnie in the latest TV offering on Starz. Nicely composed image.

January 2, 2020

Doctor Who – The Doctor

The Doctor | Jodie Whittaker returns as the Time Lord from Gallifrey in the latest season of chronological shenanigans. The trailer sees her racing through a vineyard on a large bike. A far cry from the temperamental Tardis.

“A straight line may be the shortest distance between two points, but it is by no means the most interesting.” – The Third Doctor (Jon Pertwee) The Time Warrior (1973)

January 1, 2020

Riding into the New Year

Whatever your means of transport enjoy the road ahead. May it be filled with good scenery; exciting adventure; and happy times with family and friends.