Archive for ‘Chopper’

July 4, 2017

Doug

Hell’s Angel – we stopped in to an Irving Penn exhibition at the Frick Museum Pittsburgh. One of his series was capturing the late sixties counterculture, and in particular the Californian Biker gangs. This platinum palladium print from ’67 captures a surly Panhead chopper owner in an evocative portrait. 

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May 24, 2017

Kool 

Aped Cub – Well; if you must. Forest green Tiger with hi-rise bars being hustled ’round some rustic park setting. Burgundy outfit, complete with stirrupped legs, add to the jolly nature of this period photograph. “Come in number five two seven, your time is up!”

April 26, 2017

Tuesday to Thursday

Chopper Wednesday – we haven’t had a long-fork special for a while, so to get us over hump day here’s a stretched wheelbase Triumph rumbling down the highway, sunward bound. 

March 29, 2017

Music Fights Entertainment 

Let’s Go! A destination to get beer, burger and ink. Halfway between Dubuque and the Quad Cities it sits on the east bank of Old Man River Mississippi… 3 hours by hog from Chicago: pure Americana by the looks of it. 

February 25, 2017

Brr a bit parky out there…

After last weeks brush with spring-like 60’s temperatures the true nature of February claws its icy talons back into our locale. We’re experiencing close to single digit wind chills right now. An inventive Triumph chopper owner takes snow removal into his own hands with this street-sign homespun plow. No snow here right now… perhaps if a whiteout beckons I’ll finagle a shovel attachment onto the Cub…

January 14, 2017

Learn to Fly

Foo Fighter! Dave Grohl is 48 today; hope he gets to take one of his motorcycle’s out for a spin. Drummer, guitarist, lead singer; he is rock’s Lord Commander.

“I think people should feel encouraged to be themselves.”

January 5, 2017

Frank Sings but…

Walt Disney – The Magic Kingdom’s rodent master Mickey takes to the lanes on a slick chopper. White gloved thumbs-up, leathers ‘n’ Levi’s keep our squeaky voiced lil’ feller on the cool side.

November 2, 2016

Day of the Dead

Día de Muertos – let the dead ride out! Mustachioed mariachi thunders across the prickly desert slurping his tequila. Illustration by David Lozeau.

October 6, 2016

Silly Cycles

Krazy MotoSickles – old chewing gum cards of custom bikes and a bunch of kooky riders. Very sixties/seventies. Ed Roth aka Big Daddy, would be proud! 

” Wot is …is…what aint…aint…! ”

September 22, 2016

Nightmare Bloodbath

Biker Movie – one of the lesser known Outlaw Motorcycle Gang films from 1969 has a bunch of two-wheeled anarchist take to the highways on British Iron. 

The tag line is: “Vicious bikers go on a killing spree in the desert, causing would-be victims to seek grisly revenge.” 

Starring Russ Tamblyn better known as Riff leader of the Jets gang from West Side Story. In this vehicle he play leader ‘Anchor’. Violence ensues but bikes across a stark desert landscape add much needed respite.

September 6, 2016

Red Chopper

Intrigue – I would really like to ride one of these stretch fork’d, low saddl’d, ape bar’d, red, red, red bobber chopper. Probably very particular in corners and surly over potholes but with a tightened belt, and steady throttle grip. It’s called Hard Knox

Yeehaar!

August 24, 2016

Saddle Up!


Hump Day – advert from seventies chopper magazine. When you need a break lush ride for yourself and the pillion then look no further than Chi-Town Products. 64 colors!

August 4, 2016

A Pious Mess


My Lady Madonna-

Goin’ ninety I ain’t scared  ‘Cause I got the Virgin Mary   Assuring me that I won’t go to hell

July 28, 2016

Alfred E. Neuman

Mad? You must be to work here. The cartoonist, illustrator and fine charicaturist Jack Davis passed away yesterday. He was one of the founders of Mad Magazine and helped create the zany look of the film and TV show spoofs. Easy Rider didn’t escape…

What, me Worry?

July 20, 2016

“Come on! I ain’t got all day!”


Action Figure – on Monday past we saw the real Daryl Dixon stoking his Triumph chopper in search of the undead. Today is the ultra detailed ‘collector’ toy in poseable form with well defined bike components and machinery.