Archive for ‘Clothing’

November 20, 2020

In the dunes

Adieu warm days

– a week shy of Thanksgiving sees us in the transition of seasons. Cooler weather and shorter days means wrapping up and making sure your clearly visible in duller lights or low suns.

November 13, 2020

Cobbles

Street Cafe

Assassins in the City. With blacked out visor and matching leathers here’s a femme fatale using the dual sport Tiger to chase down targets. Double oh?

November 12, 2020

1001 Nights

Persian Rug

– woven art for the floor or wall. The intricate patterns are unique to the region they come from. Aladdin also travelled the Arabian real on a carpenter wafting upon a desert breeze.

November 10, 2020

Winter’s Coming

Crochet Cycle

– it’s nearly the time of year to get the warm clothing out. Tonight the temperatures drop from a record high of the mid seventies to the low thirties. Wrap-up folks! Photo taken in DuKalb IL.

November 7, 2020

Forty years ago today…

McQueen

TRIBUTE TO STEVE MCQUEEN

March 24, 1930 – November 7, 1980

October 21, 2020

These Days

All Tomorrow’s Parties

Sixties chanteuse Nico looking very Chelsea in London on a parked bike. Born Christa Päffgen she was given her name by the photographer Herbert Tobias, who discovered her at 16. She went on from modeling to acting, singing and Andy Warhol’s muse in 60’s New York. Her version of Jackson Browne’s “These Days” is one of the great covers.

October 10, 2020

Orange Streak

Seven

– Cool illustration of a cafe’d Triumph Bonneville under a turquoise backdrop.

October 9, 2020

Mon Oncle

Monsieur Hulot

– trench coat, Homburg cap and lip-clenched pipe. Oui c’est Jacques Tati. Here the gauche and somewhat inept character on his trusty Solex motorscooter with nephew perched over the rear pannier rack. Today is Tati’s birthday. “Joyeux Anniversaire Jacques!”

October 3, 2020

Parched pastime

Avid in Arid

– Hardtail iron being give a steady pitch through the scrubby high desert in the sixties. Shin-high engineer boots and hooded parka are useable garb for the dry cold climes of the open lands.

September 11, 2020

Cafe Continental

Coffee Time

– very happy lass stretched over a long low cafe’d Royal Enfield. Sometime in the late sixties.

September 10, 2020

Emma Peel

The Original Avenger

– Dame Diana Rigg (1938-2020) played the original action girl opposite Patrick MacNee’s John Steed in the early sixties British TV show. Other notable characters include Countess Teresa di Vicenzo who became 007 James Bond’s wife; and Olenna Tyrell in Game of Thrones. But for everyone she’ll always be the catsuited Emma Peel.

September 7, 2020

Labor Day Ride

100 miler

– a splendid spin out on the Tiger today under perfect conditions. Being a Holiday the roads were fairly clear and an early autumnal feel to the air. Color just about to turn with the dusty scent of vegetation heading into dormancy wafting across the highways.

September 5, 2020

Boots

Blunnies

– I finally realized my seven year old Tasmanian boots were in need of replacement; so I plumped for the exact same Blundstone. Once broken-in they are like slippers in comfort.

September 2, 2020

Topless Ted Logan

Johnny Utah

– genuine nice guy Keanu Reeves is 56 today. True motorcycle enthusiast and manufacturer. He’s currently starring with Alex Winter in the long awaited latest installment of the Bill & Ted buddy outing franchise.

August 6, 2020

Don’t forget your flask…

Simpler Times:

A delightful photograph from past days with a happy couple enjoying a cuppa along some quiet country road. The Triumph ‘Twenty One’ carried them there in competent fashion and a post war bucolic England let’s them relax trouble-free.