Archive for ‘Photography’

February 24, 2021

Shady Alcove

In a dusty corner

Sits an unused Bonneville

– just needing a dust-off, lubrication, gas up and a quiet winding road.

February 17, 2021

Grandpa rides pillion

Vintage Photography

– neat old image of a proud Triumph Mountain Tiger Cub owner, Orville, taking his grandfather for a spin.

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.

February 10, 2021

AA

Snowy Streets

– imagine being on call as a recovery service in a snowstorm. Your bright yellow combination is your transportation. Heavy winter clothes and a barn door fairing to protect you from the elements. The Automobile Association had to get out through rain, snow or shine. My grandfather George must surely have experienced these conditions as an AA Man.

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.

January 11, 2021

Hot dog, jumping frog, Albuquerque

The King of Rock & Roll

– one of the most memorable song in late 80’s British music was the “hot-dog” song by Prefab Sprout. Written by Durham bred Paddy McAloon it tells the poignant tale of a washed up crooner living off a one hit wonder from decades past. Photo on blog is from photoshoot of their ‘85 LP titled Steve McQueen; the album was titled “Two Wheels Good” for the US market.

January 4, 2021

Of a Time

Scottish Guidness

When a picture says a thousand words it feels good to immerse your sen in the imagery.

January 1, 2021

Another orbit another lap

Board Tracker

Even a Century ago they were whirling breakneck around a circuit in a death defying manner. Just like 2020 huh? We’ll let’s keep the attitude rubber side down for Twenty One!

December 20, 2020

Solstice

Mid Winter jaunt

– a Sunny sky with lowest sun and brisk temperatures saw the Tiger and I going for a quick spin around familiar roads. The heated vest and handgrips were very welcome. New iPhone camera being utilized too!

December 9, 2020

NYC

New York State of Mind

– Tiger roars over the Brooklyn Bridge. Iconic symbol of Manhattan Island.

December 1, 2020

Figurehead

Black Cat Biker

– 70’s hip ‘n’ cool aboard the lazy lines of a Yamaha twin. Pure City of Angels vibe.

November 23, 2020

All shipshape

… and Bristol fashion

– sent over from GB’s southwest correspondent, Rich, is this vintage motorcycle and scooter dealership located on Bath Road in Arnos Vale. The shop opened in 1960 with success selling the Raleigh Runabout moped.

November 7, 2020

Forty years ago today…

McQueen

TRIBUTE TO STEVE MCQUEEN

March 24, 1930 – November 7, 1980

October 25, 2020

Luminous Leaves

Autumnal Aurorae

More photos from the Fall outing yesterday. The foliage hues against a striking blue sky was a sublime natural phenomenon. This time of the year is resplendent in a blaze of colors that always seems so fleeting before the naked winter arrives.