Anders Hansen seems to read a lot of the same material as I and has a cool blog called sr500project (or my81sr, I'm not sure). As you would expect it features plenty of motorcycles, but he also puts up things fantasic images like these. Spend some time browsing through his Flickr for more
If the alignment was intentionally done to hide the valve behind the fork when the graphic is right-way-up, I'm extremely impressed with the attention to detail! Does anyone have any idea where these wheel covers might be procured? They look like an idea solution for polo.
There was a great variety of bikes at the 2009 BUB Motorcycle Speed Trials at Bonneville, among the usual mix of Busa and Harleys there were plenty of more interesting scoots. Here's a just a small selection:
Check out Bob's Salty Blog for many more, that's where I stole these shots from.
When I travel, I ride to and from the airports whenever possible, one of the headaches that this produces is the problem of packing the bike for flight. There are boxes available, either hard case or just an old box from a bike shop, but it's not the sort of thing I want to ride with for 20km+ on the way to Tullamarine. There are bags available too, but from what I've seen so far, they lack any form of protection for the bike, and if you've seen the way the freight is handled you'll know it's needed. I tend to just buy a cardboard box at the airport, but there is always the chance they will be out when I get there, especially around the date of a bike event. This Bike Wrap from Jooks seems like a plausible solution.
The Scion Xb has been cut in every way, shape and form, but this one built by 5 Axis has to be my favourite thus far. The guards are the first attention grabber, but its the stunning wheels that stand out the most to me.
I really despise the term 'Rat' in relation to vehicles (other than in the context of a rat motor) but who am I to stand in the way of the progress of our language. That, and the fact I couldn't think of a more fitting noun for this 240Z. It's all spot on in my eyes, the flares, the paint (of lack of), the wheels, and above all the stance. This is pretty much how I would build one, admittedly there might be a few concessions for practicality.
Since I ride bicycles and motorcycles there is a reasonable chance that I'll be in a position to donate organs one day, so for future reference here's how it should play out: -Flick the switch if it looks unlikely I'll rise and shine -Take any usable organs and give them a new home -Give the rest to a medical school for the budding students to slice and dice -Once they've done what they can, feed the everything remaining to the fish
I don't think I could/would pull these off (they are women's shoes after all) but they are just so rad, it's had to beat classic materials paired radical forms, or visa versa. Does anyone want to bankroll that Chesterfield lounge idea I've had rolling around for a while now?
If it were April I would certainly think someone was trying to pull a fast one with each of these three items, at least at first glance.
1. McFancy A rebranding of McD's for the fashion driven crowd using collaborations with luxury brands and some pretty radical interior design. This one I have some trouble getting my head around. Fair enough, you can repackage all the traditional McD fare but it's still traditional McD fare, right? I guess it's the sort of thing that would thrive on the novelty of the idea and the limited other options available in its intended location (Pop-ups during fashion weeks), plus the menu has it's appeal as basic get-what-you-expect food. Maybe I do "get it" after all. The Cool Hunter
2. $1200US Sponge Bob Helmet Purveyors of high-end carbon fibre and lambskin open-face motorcycle helmets Les Ateliers Ruby have announced a special edition Sponge Bob helmet in collaboration with Nickelodeon to celebrate the 10th birthday of the lovable yellow sponge and his cohorts. As one commenter suggests "smells like a PR stunt".... Gee, do ya think? I still have very little doubt that the limited run of 200 will sell pretty quickly. via Hell For Leather
3. Auto Hammer This one was one of those " What the...." moments that soon passed after just a little thought. The initial surprise at why anyone would need to automate something as simple as a hammer is quickly dissipated when you think about the close confines that are routinely encountered in carpentry. Add to that problems of lack of light, delicate surfaces, precarious positions and muscle fatigue and it quickly starts to make a great deal of sense. Via BusinessWeek
Local photographer Robert Geh contacted me after finding my post on the Franklin Street paste ups, he is trying to document as many of these pieces before they are each torn down to make way for advertising. As you can see from the fantastic photos he sent me, he is more then up to the task of capturing these images, so if any of you local cats spy any bike, or environmentally themed pastes around the Adelaide streets be sure to comment on this post and we'll send him on his mission.
A while ago I was searching for the opening sequence of Dirt Brothers' Cheese (an epic canyon jump), I'm yet to find it so I may have to digitise the VHS copy I have one day. For now this is a pretty good selection of highlights from Cheese and some of the other Dirt Brothers videos of the era. Still makes me want to ride as much as any thing else!