Archive for ‘Horse’

November 29, 2015

Giddy Up

  
Just back from a few days in the Southwest. What you need down there is horse power…

November 27, 2015

Twins

  
We’re in New Mexico for a few days so here’s an image that has an echo of the past… A pair of old wagon train codgers captured in an old ink etching on display at the art museum in Taos.

I love line work as fluid and expressive as this.

November 7, 2015

Che

  
Ernesto Guevara. Doctor, revolutionary, icon, cigar smoker. And horse rider. We know his exploits across South America on his old Norton but here he is in full guerilla mode riding through the Sierra Maestra mountains of southern Cuba looking the part. A new world awaits those who dare.

July 2, 2015

A Horse, a Horse my Kindom for a Horse

  

Rise of the White Knight: under the banner’d canopy of Hinckley Triumph here is a thoroughbred oyster pearl. Like some chivalrous band of brothers these racers stand proudly under standards of Rats, Rocker, & Ton-up.

April 23, 2014

Saint Geordie

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The twenty third of April is the feast of the Roman soldier George who was martyred on this day in the fourth century. Typically shown defeating a dragon atop a white steed with maiden beyond his veneration is celebrated in many countries for his virtue. The English flag is his banner: a red vertical cross on white. Itself forming the very foundation for the Union Flag (Jack).

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Here is a Triumph Bonneville used as a modern ride leaning into one of the many corners of a latter day dragon: the Dragons Tail at Deals Gap in North Carolina, an 11 mile stretch of Route 129 with over 300 corners.

February 19, 2014

Seven Guns

Aka The Seven Samurai. John Sturges western remake of the Akiro Kurosawa classic Shinchinin no Samurai. 七人の侍 
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This was a big production with notable actors playing the hired guns: Yul Brynner, Brad Dexter, Charles Bronson, James Coburn, Robert Vaughn and introducing Horst Bucholtz. Eli Wallach was the antagonist Calvera running the bandits. Oh, and of course Steve McQueen.
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Steve and Yul were Vin Tanner and Chris Adams respectively. A great pairing with Colt, Winchester or ‘pepper gun’.
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Riding? Yep on four legs not two wheels but I bet he had a 500 Triumph desert sled handy between shoots.
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V for Victory? When asked about the progress of village preparations Vin replies:
” Reminds me of that fella back home who fell off a ten-story building. As he was falling, people on each floor kept hearing him say, “So far, so good.” Heh, so far, so good.”