Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Rumble Fish

This is a great movie with a terrific cast...


Rumble Fish
Mickey Rourke and Matt Dillon aboard a GPZ 550. The Kawasaki and GPZ badges have been removed from the the tank and side-panels.







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Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Sahara Trip, Christmas 2008 (Part 3)

Part 1 is here... Sahara Trip, Christmas 2008 (Part 1)
Part 2 is here... Sahara Trip, Christmas 2008 (Part 2)

Part 4 is here... Sahara Trip, Christmas 2008 (Part 4)


The Trip Home is here... Africa Twin, The Trip Home



Sahara Trip, Christmas 2008
"For a clean desert take your garbage with you. Help to protect the soil and plants: Don't leave the road by car."



Sahara Trip, Christmas 2008


Sahara Trip, Christmas 2008


Sahara Trip, Christmas 2008


Sahara Trip, Christmas 2008


Sahara Trip, Christmas 2008
I met these two Swiss guys coming the other way. They seemed a bit dubious about my ratty old Africa Twin yet gave out about how badly there BMWs coped with sand. The G650 seemed to be particularly useless. I met an English couple on a GS1150 and a G650 who echoed these sentiments about the 650.



Sahara Trip, Christmas 2008
This was a good a place as any to stop for Christmas dinner - Peanuts and crocodile jerky!



Sahara Trip, Christmas 2008
Back on the highway for the short spin from Mhamid to Tagounite.



Sahara Trip, Christmas 2008
Tanking in Tagounite before heading back out on the piste again.



Sahara Trip, Christmas 2008
Losing daylight and looking for somewhere to camp, I came across a sign for an auberge.



Sahara Trip, Christmas 2008
I chose to stay in the Auberge rather than camp. I expected to have a room to myself but ended up sharing a big living space with all the male members of the family. We spent Christmas night watching The Fantastic Four on an enormous TV.




Sahara Trip, Christmas 2008
Packed up and ready to go at dawn the next morning. It was a cold start but warmed up quickly.

Sahara Trip, Christmas 2008


Sahara Trip, Christmas 2008
These guys were great. They sorted me out with petrol, tea, cookies, cigarettes and some information about the way ahead.



Sahara Trip, Christmas 2008
Easy going. So far...


Part 1 is here... Sahara Trip, Christmas 2008 (Part 1)
Part 2 is here... Sahara Trip, Christmas 2008 (Part 2)

Part 4 is here... Sahara Trip, Christmas 2008 (Part 4)

The Trip Home is here... Africa Twin, The Trip Home




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Xian Insiders

Sidecar adventures in China?


Xian Insiders






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Urban Fighter

Illustration by Florent Auguy







































Illustration by Florent Auguy


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Heavy Metal

Heavy Metal


Heavy Metal

Simon Bisley - Cover art for Heavy Metal Magazine, March 1998


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Deadlock



Deadlock


By Simon Bisley - The ABC Warriors, 2000AD 1987




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Monday, 22 July 2013

NOTGSOTT*

It's been uncharacteristically hot here in Dublin for the last couple of days...


NOTGSOTT*


NOTGSOTT*

*None of the Gear, Some of the Time


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