Archive for ‘Gals’

July 13, 2018

I’m gonna miss you so

Bye Bye Birdie – Norton Atlas provides are very apt machine for Ann Margaret and Jesse Pearson in the titular sixties musical comedy. Portraying Kim MacAfee, the movies teenage protagonist and Conrad Birdie,the heartthrob crooner, respectively the characters get up to all sorts of period Hollywood high jinx. Another Norton “650 Manxman” was also used.

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July 6, 2018

Flat

Salt ‘n’ Pepper – Bonneville is legendary for the vast stretches of flatness allowing two and four wheeled vehicles to be tested against the demon of speed. Here is Jessica Giesen, who is head of the North American Marketing & Public Relations departments at Triumph Motorcycles, taking a white Speed Triple along the paper flat plane. Without a jacket she won’t be winding up the throttle across the sandpaper rough surface. But the white on white on white looks cool.

June 29, 2018

Mountain High

High Desert Heroine – we drove across the San Juan Valley today, taking in the magnificent sight of the Great Sand Dunes, and had our itinerary rerouted due to wildfires. Took the Continental Divide Independence Pass to Aspen. I’m definitely coming back to that road on two-wheels…

Here’s Friday’s fiery locked rider taking a long sweeping corner under, what now to me looks like, golden Colorado sunshine.

June 22, 2018

quelle? moi inquiète?

Belle femme numéro cinq a Vendredi – End of the week. Finally! And we’re off on holiday! Finally too! Here’s a new Bonnie T100 with shredded jeans clad lassie looking a tad serious. Let’s get this show on the road!

June 15, 2018

Girl Power

Incredibles – the latest offering from Pixar has Elastigirl returns as the main superhero protagonist. In this outing she’s given transportation in the form of the elasticycle: an electric powered bike with fast lines that I’m sure will be realized before we know it. Actress Holly Hunter voices the matriarch of this superpowered family.

June 9, 2018

Swedish Vigilante

Trouble with a capital T that rhymes with Tattoo – Stieg Larsson’s protagonist tough punk gal motorcycle riding, leather clad hacker Lisbeth Salander’s latest outing will be portrayed by Claire Foy. Fresh from her solid role as a youthful Queen Elizabeth she turns 180 to be another Liz; but this time one steeped in badassery. The cafe’d Honda from The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is replaced by a more than capable Ducati Monster in The Girl in the Spiders Web. Release date: November 9

June 8, 2018

The Three Amigas

Louche Ladies – a gang hits the highway spearheaded by the gals who blaze the biker trail lookin’ for trouble. Period machines, from left to right, look like a Triumph, Harley Davidson Sportster and Norton. Wide american handlebars ensure a fist-punch pose.

photo found by my father.

June 1, 2018

Lipstick Lady

Pucker Up – this lass gives us a sly kiss for the coming weekend as she wheels along some New York City Borough. Cherry red Triumph Thruxton ensures coolness fit for her shades.

May 25, 2018

Howlin’ Wolf

Of Ink & Skin – in the vein of a Sailor Jerry Tattoo this graphic has a rosy cheeked brunette surrounded by classic ink symbolism. Piercing daggers and forkéd tongue serpents represent the Roman god Mercury for transportation or trickery. The red rose promises new hopeful beginnings. Safe travel is borne by the wings of a bird. And Lydia, for she IS the tattooed lady, has the German Kriegsmarine cap emblazoned with the Triumph motorcycle logo for winning effect.

May 23, 2018

Cowboy

Cheyenne- he was a big dude with mellow baritone voice and perfectly cast as Cheyenne Bodie for 8 seasons back in the late fifties. Clint Walker, who passed away a couple of days ago at the sturdy age of 90. enjoyed riding, either equine or moto. Here he makes his BSA B40 single look like a pony on the trail. That’s Andra Martin who portrayed an Arapaho captive in another Clint Walker movie Yellowstone Kelly, about an Indian tracker.

May 22, 2018

In the Halls of the Mountain Kings

Mountain View – taking your gal on an alpine tour behind the controls of a Speed Twin is good as it could get according to this advertising illustration from the fifties. The yellow frock doesn’t seem like suitable attire for high altitude pass cresting. Of course the Amaranth Red is picture perfect for the sublime scenery.

May 18, 2018

Alberta Moto

TRW – the side valve developed by Triumph for the war effort in ’42. Here’s a lass in suitable attire ready to look for some pastoral country lane to zip along. Very stylish she looks to along with the forest green bike.

May 9, 2018

Black Cat Turquoise Trident

The Mother Road – beautiful crisp graphic art by Antonio Ortega showing a MotoGirl sitting recumbent on her speeding triple. A lucky cat sits contentedly at pillion. All is Good in the World.

May 4, 2018

Smalltown riding

Casper WY – BSA dealership run by Tim Oler was at 1343 S. McKinley St. here his wife Olive rides a smart new A10 Shooting Star around The Oil City on the edge of cowboy country in 1956.

April 27, 2018

Incline

Uphill – This lady kills in roadworthy leathers and boots; hair color with attitude; and a clean Triumph Scrambler. Parked on one of the less steep streets of San Francisco – gotta make sure it’s parked pointing uphill ideally with the rear tire against a curb. Nice composition.