Archive for ‘Gals’

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.

August 28, 2020

The Tattooed Lady

Half the Sky

– Friday’s gal Triumph.

August 13, 2020

Howay Kettle!

Cuppa!

Sometimes just a simple brew is all you need.

August 7, 2020

‘tude

“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference “ Winston Churchill
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.

July 31, 2020

Apple Green

Sixties Vibes

Tiptoes and knee high socks. Narrow bars turning a pair of lengthened forks backed up with a cushy swept back saddle. Pea colored coffin tank matches the trim jacket. Well, how else are you going to get to your private jet from the executive terminal?b

July 20, 2020

Hippie Ride

Chopper Express

– Tonka Motorcycles in British Columbia used this period image for their catalogue of custom parts.

July 17, 2020

Wheear ‘ast tha bin sin’ ah saw thee?

Rambling Roses

– here’s a vintage photo of a pair of ladies rough riding over the moors on a brace of Model H Triumphs.

July 10, 2020

Roadside Chat

Courier

– wartime communication was enabled by the feat women riders who carried essential documents between various ministries and planning groups. They look very proud in this image on some country road under grey skies.

June 26, 2020

Waterfall

Girl on a Bike

Another motorcycle blogger is Vanessa Ruck who enjoys extolling the virtues of two-wheel travel. Particularly with an adventure bike such as the impeccable Tiger.

https://thegirlonabike.com/

June 19, 2020

A Foundling

The Bawdy Adventures Of Tom Jones

Madeline Smith & Nicky Henson taking a break from filming the 70’s comedic version of the 18th Century Henry Fielding classic novel. I don’t think the Norton motorcycle is period accurate…

June 17, 2020

Ink Sketch

Pure ‘n’ Simple

Just love this black ink sketch of a lass and her vintage Triumph motorcycle. I’m going to give this spare graphic look a go.

May 29, 2020

Postcard

Coastline

Rugged seaside snap of a cute couple with a red ‘n’ white Triumph Thunderbird. Kodachrome 64

May 19, 2020

“Join the Wrens—free a man for the fleet.”

Wren

The Women’s Royal Naval Service was the women’s branch of the Royal Navy. Affectionately called Wrens they provided an essential supportive role during wartime and peacetime. They rode motorcycles as couriers and messengers such as this BSA M20.

May 8, 2020

Rusty Ride

Chopper

Best boot forward on this long legged cycle as it hoofs along a green verged highway under blue skies. Enjoy your weekend folks!