Sunday, 15 March 2009
Square's Not Square
One for Deus ex Carby. No it's not a flat tracker, but I did get it sideways once. On some diesel. And highsided. (hence wonky bars in bottom photo). Ever started a project with just a rusty frame, handlebars, and a disassembled gearbox in a cardboard box? This chop started out as just the headlight. A French Marchal, as fitted as ancillary spotlamps, by Shelby and Ferrari in the late 60s.
The poncho is a highly underrated utility garment - especially as a 70% Peruvian lama wool 30% Gortex weave. This one doubled up as my tent, on a soul searching road trip to the island of Terschelling. I mistakenly smeared my sunburnt body in toothpaste in the middle of the night and then nearly drowned swimming in the sea. But thats another story. And Yes those flares do inflate when you've got your heels on the forward controls. BP