My brain can barely fathom how awesome this video is.
As I sit in an non airconditioned home in a week of scorching summer weather, this video comes as a bit of a relief. The winter slumber of the Northern Hemisphere is turned into a time of deep meditational of the mechanical kind as a builder from Cast & Salvage in Philadelphia throws another log on the fire and continues his customisation work.
I do love the look of an old lid. I’ve been searching for one lately, choosing between the Davida’s and Bell helmets. There is something evocative about some of these old helmets, with their retro graphics and lack of tribal and splashy designs. It is commonly known that open face helmets are not as safe as the full faced but I’m hoping with the addition of a screen my face will at least have some protection!Via East Site Moto Babes
It’s good to know that the retro looking Triumphs were not just built for their looks. In the search for the ultimate go anywhere bike, James Hammarhead has chosen the Scrambler as the bike that “has it all”.
I do love seeing this bike ridden hard through the amazing desert landscape.
As Jeremy Clarkson once said, “To be born Italian and male is to win the first prize in the lottery of life”.Via Davida
A photojournalist friend of mine lent me his lovely Canon 1d Mark IV and a 300mm f2.8 lens to play with on this day at the Phillip Island race track. It was a steep learning curve as I’m more a portrait shooter rather than a sport shooter, however, I did come back with some images I was quite happy with. The Sidecar races were a real surprise for me as to how much I enjoyed photographing the riders hanging on with their helmets nearly scraping the ground. Hope you find something you like too.
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The Phillip Island Classic Bike race has been and gone for another year featuring some very tasty retro and classic race bikes. It was a privilege strolling through the pit lanes chatting to enthusiastic builders and riders who welcomed questions about their bikes and races. Here are some images I took that represent some highlights of what was there. I also tried to capture more images of the riders this year as they were often as interesting and colourful as the bikes they rode. All rights reserved on these images. More images of the actual races to come!