Thursday, February 26, 2009
I've been checking the So~So's blog for a few weeks now and have been intending to post up some of their stuff but the shot above was the trigger to do it now. Here are a few of the others I was taken with:
I'd been following the Fast Eddies blog but must have missed the transition and was stoked to see the torch still being run with.
Monday, February 23, 2009
The lake is dry for the first time in three years and it's go! Lake Gairdner Speed Trials 2009. I'll be there helping out and I can taste the dust, see the haze, feel the flies, smell the fumes, and hear the roar already.
Image: Cardboard Robot's KX500, World's fastest dirtbike (131mph) at Bonneville 2008.
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Today various South Pacific communities will be preparing for the return of their mysterious spiritual leader; John Frum, just as they do on the 15th February every year.
There is an interesting article in the Smithsonian Magazine about these followers and many others like them, there is also some discussion of these "Cargo Cults" in Richard Dawkins' excellent book The God Delusion.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Monday, February 9, 2009
The HFL guys were (justifiably) tearing shreds into the Victory Core for it's claims to be a "performance cruiser" despite it's lack of rear suspension, and the boasts about break-through technology which is in fact centuries old. The criticisms are certainly justified, but it's a factory concept: it's primary function is to create noise in the press and the public and it's doing that quite well. Plus I happen to think it looks pretty good (if not performance orientated or ground-breaking).
via HFL (the comments make an interesting read too)
Check out the tyres relative to the terrain, nice effort BP
Love the parts selection, 6 pot rear caliper.
The Sachs Beast, one of my favourite concept bikes
Nostalgia on wheels
I you can look past the foreground check out the tins on the shelving
Everything about the bike is spot on!
Ze Last Chance Garage
An interesting mix of styles, plus check out the blower!
Of course the builders of some of the most stylish but low budget bikes have an HQ that mirrors this ethos
BMX parts look perfect, been years since I've seen triple traps