Archive for February, 2020

February 28, 2020

Graveyard Shift

Vincent Priceless

Friday night was typically late night horror films on my 6” B&W TV. Under the bed sheets with a mono headphone I’d watch such classics as Dracula or the Wolfman. here our Friday lady on a bobbed classic Triumph in a graveyard… in monochrome.

February 27, 2020

Flu Season

State of Decrepitude

I’m going down with flu like symptoms. So I’m bed bound, drinking copious amounts of tea, and takin’ ‘er easy.

February 26, 2020

Orbital Muscle


The new Triumph Rocket Three is a behemoth in person. And, it looks the part if escape velocity is your goal. 2 1/2 liters of beastly engine will propel this speed demon through the stratosphere. Chuck Yeager would be proud!

February 25, 2020


My Sweet Lord

George Harrison would have been 77 today. His music was more thoughtful especially his opus-like triple album All Things Must Pass. He also supported the arts as a movie producer and had an interest in racing, both Formula One and Motorcycle Grand Prix. Here he is with Barry Sheen #7 at some racetrack. Barry is wearing a non-flammable racing outfit rather than his usual leathers so must be getting in a four wheeled racer.

February 24, 2020

Blue Sky Thinking

Sign o’ the Times

Clear heavens over the Woodstock dealership at the weekend. Though there was snow piled in the edges of the parking lot the temperatures rose to the mid fifties; very unseasonably mild.

February 23, 2020

A Little Faith


A very short ride out in the sun today to have a quick go of the helmet camera. Some operational logistics to work on. Shutter button use, leveling, glare… practice needed!

February 22, 2020


Happiness is…

A brand new Triumph Street Scrambler. Moto friend Dean picked up his ‘19 pearly white motorcycle from Woodstock Illinois. Does he look happy? As a clam!

February 21, 2020

Deciduous Tribute

By saw and plane…

Leroy Mize, 73, of Oskaloosa, crafted a 1965 Triumph Bonneville motorcycle out of oak and walnut. Spending over 1,000 hours cutting and piecing together the wooden Bonneville, it is an exact replica of his actual racing motorcycle.

February 20, 2020



More than an age worn patina, this mid seventies Bonneville has been weatherized under decades of barn rafter dust and farm critter nesting. It may be past any level of recovery with an appearance of disintegration into its constituent ferrous and alumina atoms.

February 19, 2020

The Links

Field of Dreams

This fifties Triumph Trophy looks like it spent its entire existence in this meadow. The golden hued sunshine warms the cuff rubbed patina.

February 18, 2020

Poetry in the Garage

Writings from the sharp end of a wrench

Just ordered this small book from Etsy of a collection of motorcycle inspired odes. It’ll make a change from the oily thumbed workshop manual…

February 17, 2020


Stark figurine

Rebel Without a Cause saw Jimmy Dean as an angst ridden teen trying to assimilate into a post war town. This bronze sculpture has the protagonist cast as a determined youth riding his Triumph heralding an icon for the disenfranchised generation of the mid fifties.

February 16, 2020

Whitworth Thread

Nut ‘n’ Bolt | an ingenious diminutive sculpture from the artisans at Brown Dog Welding. The combination of nuts, bolts, screws, chain-links, and metal off-cuts are assembled to create the distinctive lines of a Triumph Scrambler.

February 15, 2020

Yellow Background | Bonneville graphic

February 14, 2020

Red Motorcycle of Love

Be my Valentine!