Archive for ‘Clothing’

January 31, 2021

Snow Day

Frozen Lake Runnings

– heavily insulated Russian biker is aptly garbed to rip across an iced-up lake . Spike clad tires will maintain traction to put down the tremendous torque offered by the big 2400cc Triumph Rocket engine.

January 24, 2021

Spies like Us

Thriller

– we watched a six part crime drama on Amazon Prime last week. Based on a John Le Carré book of the same name The Night Manager has actor Tom Hiddleston become an undercover spy to a wealthy philanthropist arms dealer played by Hugh Laurie. One scene sees our protagonist ride a Triumph Thruxton around the rugged Atlantic coastal landscape of Devon. Good series superbly executed in the classical style of the genre.

January 17, 2021

la photo française

Le Film Noir

– posed like some emotionally distanced couple in a Jean-Luc Goddard outing; this BSA Starfire plays a central role in the discourse between the laconic reserve of the anorak bespectacled male lead contemplating the idea of home, against the young femme fatale toying with a solitary freedom of the open road.

Tu me fends le coeur… J´ai le coeur fendu par toi !”

You are breaking my heart… My heart is being broken by you!

FIN

January 15, 2021

Agnes

Still smiles a hundred years ago

– Nostalgic photo of a lady and her motorcycle. Dressed in trench coat, cloth cap and goggles she’s ready to take to the roads.

November 26, 2020

Gobble

Thanksgiving

– a green tee with a happy looking turkey pilgrim riding a dirt bike.

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.