Archive for ‘90’s’

August 24, 2021

A Bit of Fry…

Writer, comedian, actor, wit, Qi host, travel journalist

– Stephen Fry celebrates his 64th birthday today. Along with Hugh Laurie, he was one half of the celebrated duo of mirth.

August 6, 2021

In front of Runge’s

Gee Ess Ex

– picking my car up from the mechanic this week I spied a thirty years old Suzuki 1100. Detuned GSX-R Slighshot engine was given a low maintenance shaft drive and relaxed seating to created a daily rider. This idea was continued in the very popular Bandit model range. Good sting bikes.

April 16, 2021

Calvin & Hobbes

It’s Friday!
April 2, 2021

A Verdant Workshop

Falcon

– another photo of Ewan and his favorite marque. This is a caféd Moto Guzzi Nuovo Falcone. The famous bacon slicer flywheel obvious on the drive side. The green color scheme of the workshop furniture even matches the fuel tank.

April 1, 2021

Half a C

Fifty & Nifty

– Jedi Knight and heroin addict Ewan McGregor is 50 today. Here’s an old photo of him as an aspiring actor living in Primrose Hill in the early nineties. His first bike for hoofing around the Big Smoke was a T3 Moto Guzzi dressed up to look like a Le Mans.

March 12, 2021

Kawasaki

GPZ Fivehundred

– I really liked this bike I owned when living in London. Weekend trips to the Peak District, the Northeast, and Wales were enjoyed. Motorways, A & B Roads as well as the interwoven streets of London.

February 13, 2021

Winter Sled

Snowy Suzuki

– tucked in a corner behind a neighboring apartment building stands this older GS500 under a blanket of snow. I nearly bought one of these in London back in the nineties but ended up with the Kawasaki GPZ500.

December 24, 2020

Oh Tannenbaum

Festivus for the rest of us…

– as Frank Costanza would celebrate, with a seasonal gathering around an aluminum pole, allowing family and friends the annual opportunity to air grievances. A classic Triumph is surely a better focus than a pipe. “Serenity Now!”

November 21, 2020

Family Tree

DNA

– For over six decades there has been a Tiger model in the Triumph line-up. Each generation epitomized the riding needs of its time.

October 8, 2020

The Biz

Drokk!

Dynamic composition depicting PSI Judge Anderson riding her Lawmaster through a Gotham quadrant of Mega City One with The Batman on pillion. Cape battering in the wind. Dredd scowls ominously. Art by Simon Bisley.

July 2, 2020

John ‘n’ Tom

One man and his cat

– wonderful imagined future of the mischievous Calvin and his sardonic pet tiger Hobbes on an adventurous escapade. The flights of fancy Calvins imagination drew the pair of them into are legendary in Bill Watterson’s strip published in worldwide newspapers between 1985 and 1995.

June 24, 2020

Whatever you do, don’t call the cops…

Shakedown

Robocop actor Peter Weller celebrates his 73rd birthday today. Here he is riding pillion with Sam Elliott in another law and crime movie. Weller portrays an idealistic lawyer who teams with a veteran cop to find out the truth in a possible police corruption scandal.

June 22, 2020

Time

Amazon deal

Picked up this great reference book of Triumph motorcycles from the last eighty odd years. All models and variations discussed in depth from the legendary Meriden examples to the current Hinckley offerings. Lots of photos and masses of written information.

The Complete Book of Classic and Modern Triumph Motorcycles 1937-Today https://www.amazon.com/dp/0760366012/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_EIw8EbMGGRAH3

May 31, 2020

Biz

The Adventure of Johnny Biker

In the late eighties comics evolved from pen and ink drawing to full blown painted illustration blowing the mind of impressionable readers. One of the greats at this effort was British artist Simon Bisley who transformed: the ABC Warriors; Slaine with his Hornéd God series; Dredd & Batman graphic novel; Lobo; and this one from 1992’s Dredd Megazine. a combination of fantasy artist Frank Frazetta; secessionists Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele; and Marvel Comic artist Bill Sienkiewicz.

October 29, 2019

“Curiosity is the Lust of the Mind” Thomas Hobbes

Bicycle Balance | We can all remember the moment equilibrium was achieved on two wheels. Calvin on the other hand…

“You must submit to supreme suffering in order to discover the completion of joy.” John Calvin