Archive for November, 2012

November 30, 2012

Tag

Netherlandgraffiti: a Moto themed tag on the side of a box van in one of the street markets of Amsterdam. I can’t fully read the artists tag but it looks like ¡DiCe!

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November 29, 2012

Ga toch fiesten!

A perfect machine! Elegant in line, simple in function, pure in balance. The safety bicycle from over a century ago still looks unimprovable today. This Dutch example locked to a canal railing defines that design. The swooping frame line mirrors the wheels hoops. it’s ready to roll on the cobbled streets to work, on an errand or just cruising the back lanes.

Now If we can just find a way of attaching a motor…. There’s a thought!

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November 28, 2012

Utility

Utrecht, The Netherlands: spied in an windswept shopping center on the fringes of that beautiful dutch city this ‘ute looks like it would tote all your wares, tools, kids whatever around town. This practical two-stroke truck just needs a boiler suited rider ready to get on with their job at hand.

It’s like a cross between a Ford F150 and a Can Am Spyder…

November 27, 2012

Going Dutch

The Netherlands: known for windmills, tulips, flatness and of course bicycles. A few days in Amsterdam one had to be wary of other roadway and path users, be they trams, cars, bikes or stoned visitors…

The ubiquitous dutch cyclist rides a plain black ‘sit-up-and-beg’ bike, usually slowed by a back-pedal brake. A healthy and efficient way to get about. Especially when the only hill is the occasional bump over a canal!

 

Utrecht is a beautiful city perched along a picturesque canal. A bicycle is a good speed to dawdle around here at the speed of the water easing through this idyllic setting.

 It was here that we saw a unique bike that would be sure to turn heads: a wooden framed item, complete with finely sanded frame, adjustable seat height and wooden mudguards. Velo du bois!

November 26, 2012

Quack-quack

Just back from vacation to Blighty… While I get back to some semblance of order here’s a moto-card I saw: an ink line watercoloured Triumph Thunderbird. Duck!

November 24, 2012

Bonnie Gal

November 23, 2012

Tiger Gal

November 22, 2012

Rocker Gal

November 21, 2012

250 Triumph Trophy Gal

November 20, 2012

Triumph Scooter Gal

November 19, 2012

Thruxton Gal

November 18, 2012

Pillion Poster Gal

November 17, 2012

Cafe Racer Gal

November 16, 2012

Great Escape Gals

November 15, 2012

Indian Biker Gal