Archive for ‘Gals’

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?

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 2, 2020

Yeehaa!

We made it!

– the weekend is finally here! Y’all have a good time folks!

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…